Church and community events

Published 6:00 am Friday, October 29, 2021

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


BASKETBALL REGISTRATION — UPWARD Basketball registration for boys and girls in grades K – 4 is now open online. Visit the Maysville Baptist Church Facebook page or for the link to register. A mandatory evaluation for participants will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, between 9 a.m. – noon. Contact the church if you have any questions (434) 969-4657.

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COAT DRIVE — Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, the Kappa Rho Omega Chapter of Farmville, is sponsoring a Winter Coat Drive from Oct. 13 – Dec. 13. The drop-off sites are Bland-Reid Funeral Home on Griffin Boulevard in Farmville and Cheryl’s Beauty and Barber Shop in Dillwyn.


TRUNK OR TREAT — Payne Memorial UMC located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland will be having Trunk or Treat on Oct. 29th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.


ASTRONOMY NIGHT — Twin Lakes State Park will host astronomy night on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Crewe Astronomy Club will bring their knowledge and tools to allow guests a chance to explore the night sky. This program is open to the public.

TRUNK OR TREAT — Cedar Baptist Church located at 3932 Bell Road in Dillwyn will host a “Trunk or Treat” on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5 -7 p.m.

TRUNK OR TREAT — Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host a trunk or treat Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Chili will be available for purchase. To preorder chili, message the auxiliary on Facebook.

TRUNK OR TREAT — Mt. Zion Baptist Church will hold its annual Trunk or Treat Oct. 30 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. in the church parking lot located at 6277 Cartersville Road, New Canton.

FALL FESTIVAL — New Flame Church of God in Christ located at 308 S. Virginia and Church Streets, Farmville will be having a Fall Festival for ages 3-18 on Saturday Oct. 30, from 3 – 6 p.m. There will be a cartoon character costume contest, food, games, prizes, bouncy house, Farmville Fire Trucks and more. Bring a canned food and receive a bag of candy. Elder Robert E. Gay Jr. is the Pastor.

SPOOKY HOLLOW DRIVE-THRU — Historic Buckingham will host its annual fundraiser “Spooky Hollow” at the Historic Village at Lee Wayside on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 7 – 9 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 per car. Lots of fun for the whole family. The Historic Village at Lee Wayside is located at 84 Lee Wayside Road, Buckingham.


WALK TO END ALZHEIMERS — Farmville area residents set to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimers care, support and research with a Walk To End Alzheimers. The walk will be Sunday, Oct. 31 at the Farmville Farmer’s Market located at 213 North Street, Farmville. Registration for the event will start at 1 p.m. and the walk will start at 2 p.m. For more information visit


HEART OF VIRGINIA BEEKEEPERS — The Heart of Virginia Beekeepers check-in time for our annual Fun Honey-Tasting is 6:30 pm at the Prince Edward County Extension Office located at 100 Dominion Drive, Farmville. The meeting will start there at 7 pm. The competition is open to all who have extracted honey from their own bees in 2020 or 2021. Please bring your honey in an unmarked squeeze bottle. The club will have some plastic bottles available for those who do not have one. If you don’t have any honey, come to taste and vote. No spoons will go from jar to jar, since the honey is squeezed out onto your spoon, but please bring your own hand-sanitizer. 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:


CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP — The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet in-person on Nov. 3 from 2 – 3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at 1301 Milnwood Road, Farmville. For information Contact Marion Kyner (434) 547-7850.


HOLIDAY BAZAAR — The St. Theresa Catholic Church Holiday Bazaar will be Friday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Bazaar will be at 700 Buffalo St., Farmville. Admission is free.


BOOK AND BAKE SALE — The Buckingham County Friends of the Library will host a book and bake sale Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. – 2p.m. at the Buckingham County Community Center/Library located at 16268 N. James Madison Highway, Dillwyn. Use the Community Center Entrance. For everyone’s safety, please wear a mask.

STEW AND PORK SALE — The Hamilton High School in Cartersville is having a Brunswick stew and pork sale on Saturday, Nov. 6. Food will be ready at noon. Contact 804-375-9654 for more information.

FESTIVAL — Bluegrass, Barbecue, & Brew festival at Patrick Henry’s Red Hill will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6. Patrick Henry’s Red Hill is located at 1250 Red Hill Road, Brookneal. For more information on the festival and to purchase tickets visit


BLOOD DRIVE — Hampden-Sydney College will host a blood drive Nov. 9 from 1 – 7 p.m. in the Kirk Athletic Center located at 113 Athletic Center Drive.


BOOK SIGNING — Moton Museum will host a book talk, tour, and signing for author Steven K. Smith. Smith completed his 9th book in The Virginia Mysteries series entitled Pictures at the Protest. The book is targeted for young readers ages 7-12. The event will take place on Nov. 13 at Moton Museum, located at 900 Griffin Boulevard, Farmville from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


GRIEF SHARE — Grief Share is a free seminar on surviving the holidays. The seminar will be Nov. 14 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Preregister by Nov. 7 by calling (434) 392-4686 or online at The Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. The event is sponsored by Farmville United Methodist Church and will be held at the church located at 212 High Street, Farmville.


BLOOD DRIVE — Longwood University will host a blood drive Nov. 18 from noon – 6 p.m. in the Lankford Student Union on Redford Street.

NOVEMBER 19 – 27

BATTLE OF THE BULBS — The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the registration period for the Battle of the Bulbs holiday decorating competition. The registration period is Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. – Nov. 27 at midnight. For more information, visit


CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH — Cornerstone Baptist Church located at 18 Horsepen Road, Farmville with be changing it service times. The Church Service and Sunday School times will change starting in November through April 2022. Sunday School will start at 9:30 a.m. in the Pavilion and Worship Service will start at 11:00 a.m. Park and Praise as well as in-person Worship services on the second, third and fourth Sundays will continue. The church will still be following CDC COVID-19 guidelines.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP — Farmville United Methodist Church (FUMC) is offering a Grief Support Group for those who have suffered recent losses or losses long ago. This is an ecumenical group welcoming anyone who has experienced a loss. The group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 2 p.m. at FUMC located at 212 High St. Participation in the discussion while attending the sessions is optional. You can join the group at any time. Call Rebecca Maxwell (434) 414-4562 or Tracey Oddo (434) 392-4686 for more information.

CHURCH SERVICES — Beginning Sunday, Oct.10, Sharon Baptist Church in Cumberland will have three options to worship on Sundays: inside service at 10 a.m., mask required; 10 a.m. radio parking lot service on 89.7 FM. and YouTube service later Sunday afternoon. A celebration of the pastor’s 22nd anniversary will also be held on Oct. 10.

JERICHO BAPTIST CHURCH — Park and Praise worship service at Jericho Baptist Church, 615 Franklin Street in Farmville will be held every Sunday at 11 a.m. and Facebook live will also be every Sunday at 11 a.m. Live broadcast on WFLO Radio Station 870am every second and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m.

FARMVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — Farmville Presbyterian Church at 200 West Third St. will have in-service worship every Sunday at 11 a.m. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases again, the church is now requiring masks again during worship. Join us and Rev. Pete Smith Sunday mornings in person or enjoy the audio of our services on the church website. Video is available through the church’s Facebook page and YouTube channel (search for Farmville Presbyterian Church). For further questions, contact the church office at (434) 392-4243 and find the church on Facebook or YouTube.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION — Delma’s Pantry in Cumberland County will have curbside food distribution at Cumberland Middle School the second, third and fourth Fridays of the month at 9:30 a.m. each Friday. Senior boxes will be given out at the distributions.

AMATEUR RADIO MEETING — The Charlotte County Amateur Radio Club meets the first Sunday of the month at the Drakes Branch Municipal Building located at 4800 Drakes Main St. at 3 p.m. Any questions, contact Dan at (434) 210-8383.

VETERANS SERVICES — The American Legion Accredited Veterans Service Officers is available to see veterans and their family members at the Farmville VFW on the second and fourth Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Veteran Service Officers may be reached at (434) 414-6504.

OLD GREEN BAPTIST — Old Green Baptist Church will have outdoor and indoor worship services the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 11 a.m. until further notice. The Rev. Samuel F. Trent is the pastor.