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Church and community events

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be emailed to CommunityCalendar@ FarmvilleHerald.com.


BROADWAY FAVORITE, “Guys and Dolls” will be showing at Wolfbane’s indoor venue, 197 Old Courthouse Road, Appomattox, Jan. 30-Feb. 23. Thursday-Saturday, doors open at 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees, doors open at 2 p.m. Show begins at 3 p.m. Seating is limited. Reserve your tickets soon.


NEW YEAR REVIVAL, at Empowerment Temple COGIC. Theme is God’s People: Called to Holy Living, 2 Corinthians 7:1. The Revival will be held at the following locations: Wednesday,Jan. 29 and Friday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m., Empowerment Temple, 354 Wood Row Road, Pamplin and Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. at Empowerment Temple, 1617 Park Ave., Lynchburg.


ARTIST RECEPTION, 6-8 p.m. hosted by Central Virginia Arts at the Riverside Café, 522 N. Main, Farmville featuring Susie Shade and Janet Williams. There will be savories and sweet bites as well as beverages. The public is welcome and the event is free.


CIVIL WAR SEMINAR, 8:30 a.m. in the Jarman Auditorium at Longwood University, Farmville. Noted scholars will present on topics related to the central theme of “Lifting the Veil on Sundry Aspects of the Civil War.” This seminar is free and open to the public. No reservations needed.

AREA E MEN’S MEETING of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia 10 a.m. at the Cherrystone Missionary Baptist Association Center located at 5551 Tom Fork Road, Ringgold. Men from the churches in the Bluestone Harmony Association, The Banister Missionary Baptist Association, The Cherrystone Missionary Baptist Association and The Sunnyside Missionary Baptist Association are encouraged to attend.

BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION, 1:30- 2:30 p.m. at Twin Lakes State Park with special tours of what used to be Prince Edward State Park. Visitors will be able to tour the historic Cedar Crest Conference Center and see where visitors of Prince Edward State Park for Negroes swam, fish, dined and danced in the 1950s and 60s. This event is free to the public, but a parking fee applies.

ORDINATION SERVICE, 3 p.m. at Peaks Baptist Church for Deacon Elect Charles O’Neal Walker. All are welcome.


PLAY, 3 p.m. at Oakwood UMC, 1291 Columbia Road, Columbia, entitled “The Journey,” Not the Magi, but a group of “Nerds” on a journey to an epiphany. Followed by refreshments and conversation.

MIRACLE HEALING AND DELIVERANCE SERVICE, 5 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1144 Hendricks Road, Pamplin. All are welcome.

LECTURE, 3 p.m. hosted by Central Virginia Arts by Sean Kane entitled Pencil and Powder: Combat Artists of the Civil War at the Atkinson Museum at Hampden-Sydney College. The lecture is free and open to the public.


RED CROSS INFORMATION MEETING, 6 p.m. hosted by the American Red Cross at the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library, 1303 W. Third Street, Farmville. All are welcome to attend.

HEART OF VA BEEKEPERS TO MEET, 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office near Lowe’s in Farmville. State Bee Inspector Josh Martin will speak. Anyone who has bees or is interested in bees is welcome. For more information call Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433 or visit Facebook or our website: heartofvirginiabeekeepers.org

SKRIDE PIANO QUARTET TO PERFROM, 7:30 to 9 p.m. hosted by Hampden-Sydney in Crawley Forum. A supergroup of European soloists, the quartet made its North American debut in the 2018-2019 season. Members of the quartet have performed all around the world with groups such as the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony Orchestra.


CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 2-3 p.m. at Brookview @ The Woodland 2005 Cobb Street, Farmville for families and caregivers of persons living with dementia.


SPAGHETTI DINNER AND RAFFLE, 5 to 7 p.m. hosted by the Randolph District Fire Department Auxiliary at the firehouse. Donations will be taken at the door.


POLAR PLUNGE, in Virginia Beach in support of Special Athletes, which includes Prince Edward, Cumberland and Buckingham counties, in order to raise much needed monies for Area 12. To give, go to https://impact. specialolympicsva.org/ fundraiser/2459938.

DAR TO MEET, 10 a.m., the Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter, at the Farmville-Prince Edward Library. Guest speaker will be Robin Warren, owner of Glory Reins Ranch, Cumberland. Her presentation is titled “A Place to Heal”.

COMMUNITY INTEREST PROGRAM, 1 p.m. hosted by the Friends of the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville/Prince Edward Community Library at the Farmville branch. Allison Crews of Natural Phuel will present on “Our Health is in Our Hands.” Free and open to the public.

7TH PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church. Musical guest will be New Bethel Community Male Chorus. Dinner will be served. Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road, Farmville.


BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church of Rice. Guests will be The Blackstone Community Chorus.


CVA POETRY GROUP TO MEET, 10 a.m. at the Atkinson Museum at Hampden-Sydney College. From noon-1 p.m., there will be a special poetry reading of Elizabeth Egglestons’ poetry.


STUDY GROUP, 6:30 p.m. at the HÜMÜH Buddhist Center at Prince Edward Community Library,1303 W. Third Street, Farmville. Everyone is welcome.


AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY PROGRAM, 1 p.m. at the St. Michael Baptist Church in Drakes Branch. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Willie Tisdale of South Hill. Music provided by the St. Michael Baptist Church choir. All guests are encouraged to wear African attire. Dinner will be served following the program. Hosted by Central High Museum.

BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM, 2 p.m. at Jericho Baptist Church, 615 Franklin Street, Farmville, entitled “The Spirit of Harriett Tubman,” presented by Diane Faison. Pastor, the Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor, III.

DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION, 6 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, Ca Ira Road, Buckingham for baby Asher Pleasants, who needs a second heart operation in California. His stay there will be about three months. He is the son of Hugh and Sheryl Pleasants.

2020 BIENNIAL WINTER GALA, 8 p.m.-midnight hosted by Longwood Center for the Visual Arts at 129 N. Main St., Farmville.


BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Dillwyn. Morning service will begin at 11 a.m. with Buckingham native, Minister Zan Allen from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Charlottesville. A luncheon will be served. The afternoon service will begin at 2:30 p.m. with Buckingham presenters in the field of art, entrepreneurship, education, government, law, music and more. B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers And Sisters In Christ) from Longwood will be celebrating with us in song.

BLACK HISTORY SERVICE, 11 a.m. at Midway. Master Sergeant Otis Brown will be sharing his testimony of his experience in Afghanistan. The theme is “Hush, Hush, Somebody’s Calling My Name” with scripture reference from Matthew 3:1-4. Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road, Farmville. Rev. Irma T. Watson is pastor.


MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP CELEBRATION, 1 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. Understanding love, laughter, communication and forgiveness. Adults only. No childcare will be available. Refreshments will be served. Hosted by the Rev. Timothy Woodson.


GUEST SPEAKER, 7:30 p.m. in the Blackwell Ballroom of Longwood featuring Rodney Robinson, the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, to discuss his whole-child approach to education, as well as his efforts to improve equity in educational opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.


ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE, 7 p.m. at Farmville United Methodist Church. Please join us.