Church and Community Events for the week of April 22

Published 12:27 pm Friday, April 22, 2022

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


LUNCHEON — Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will hold its monthly self-pay luncheon and program on Friday, April 22, at 12:30 p.m. at the Riverside Café located at 522 N. Main Street, in Farmville. Active/former/retired military officers/spouses/widows/guests are invited. PEC Agricultural & Natural Resources Extension Agent Erin Small will be the speaker.

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CHICKEN BARBECUE FUNDRAISER — The Woman’s Club of Cumberland will be holding a drive-thru chicken barbecue fundraiser on Friday, April 22, in the parking lot of Payne Memorial United Methodist Church located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland. Chicken, halves only, no dinners, will be available for $8 each beginning at 11 a.m., while supplies last. The fundraiser will provide support for local programs in the community. Pre-orders may be made by calling Lisa at (804) 387-2356.


WOMENS CONFERENCE — The women of the Apostolic Faith Church of All Nations located at 1358 Sheppards Road in Farmville will hold its annual Women’s Conference on Saturday, April 23 beginning at 9 a.m. The guest evangelists will be Minister Darlene Bland and Minister Sandra Hall. The theme is Broken Women Being Made Whole. Tickets are $20 which will include conference materials and lunch. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please call (434) 547-8641.

BIRD WATCHING FUN AND SITE CLEANUP — In a partnership program with High Bridge Trail State Park, the Margaret Watson Bird Club will have volunteers on site to share their avian knowledge during a birding adventure on Saturday, April 23. Help the local bird club conduct a bird survey of wild birds on the park’s Rochelle Tract, located 1.6 miles east of Farmville along High Bridge Trail. Participants are to meet at the Charley’s parking lot in Farmville near the trail crossing with Main Street at 8:30 a.m. We will convoy in vehicles to an access to the program area. A brief cleanup will be held on site just prior to the bird hike. For more information, contact the High Bridge Trail State Park office at 434-315-0457, or email

BBQ CHICKEN FUNDRAISER — The Cumberland County Republican Committee will sell BBQ chicken between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. The sale will be at the Masonic Lodge parking lot located at 1470 Anderson Highway. $5 for a quarter chicken, $8 for a half and $8 for a meal which will include a quarter chicken, cole slaw and potatoes. Call (434) 390-7878 or (804) 912-5786 for more information.

PATRIOTS DAY — On Saturday, April 23, Cumberland County will host its Annual Patriots Day event that celebrates the first call for Independence which was April 22, 1776. The event will be held at the Cumberland County Courthouse Complex located at 1 Courthouse Circle in Cumberland and will be from noon to 4 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, April 24, from 2 to 6 p.m.


MEMBERSHIP MEETING — The Spring Membership Meeting of Historic Buckingham will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at historic “Perry Hill” which is located on Rt. 56 at 7878 S. James River Highway in Buckingham. Members and prospective members are invited to attend.

EASTER CANTATA — Payne Memorial UMC located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland will host a Easter Cantata on Sunday, April 24 at 11:15 a.m.

USHERS ANNIVERSARY — The Sharon Baptist Church Ushers will celebrate their anniversary on Sunday, April 24, during the 10 a.m. worship service. Sharon Baptist is located on Plank Road in Cumberland. Rev. Robert R. Jones is the Pastor. Masks are required.

THE SERENITY SOLDIERS — The Hamilton presents “The Serenity Soldiers” on April 24, at The Hamilton High School located at 1925 Cartersville Road in Cartersville. Doors open at 2 p.m. and show starts at 2:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $5. Contact Kenny Rowe at (804) 837-0428 for questions.


SPRING CONCERT — The Longwood University Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble will present a spring concert on Monday, April 25 in Jarman Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The Wind Symphony is directed by Earl E. Shaffer Jr., the Jazz Ensemble is directed by Charles Kinzer.


TASTE OF FARMVILLE — The Rotary Club of Farmville will host the Taste of Farmville on Thursday, April 28. Due to COVID, there will be two sessions of tasting. Session one will be from 5-6 p.m., while the second session will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Firemen’s Sports Arena, located on 1328 Zion Hill Road, just beyond Prince Edward County High School. Tickets will be available for purchase at Benchmark Community Bank in Farmville, Citizens Bank on Main Street, at on Facebook or by asking a Rotarian. The cost of the tickets in advances are $15 for adults and $7 for children 6-12 years old. Tickets at this time will not be available at the door.


PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY DAY — On Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. there will be a Primitive Technology Day held at the Historic Village at Lee Wayside in Buckingham. This event will feature demonstrations and hands-on events on camping, long-bow shooting, flint knapping, animal tracking and identification, survival skills and much more. The public is invited. There is no admission charge. Lunch will be available.

WILDFLOWER SYMPOSIUM — The Central Piedmont Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists will host a Wildflower Symposium on Saturday, April 30 at Bear Creek Hall in Bear Creek Lake State Park. Wildflower walks begin at 9 a.m., speakers and children’s crafts from 10:30 to noon. Event is free, State Park parking fee applies. To register email

LIBRARY FUNDRAISER — The Cumberland County Public Library will be holding its 10th Annual Sweets in the Stacks fundraiser on Saturday, April 30, from 4-6 p.m. Tickets to attend the basket and gift item raffle event are $10 each and include a meal with dessert as well as the chance to win door prizes. Children’s tickets (for those under age 12) may be purchased at the door for $5 and include a meal with dessert. Raffle tickets for the donated baskets, gift items and gift cards are $1 each or 6 for $5. Combo tickets (entry plus raffle tickets) are available through April 29 at reduced prices. You do not need to be present to win raffle prizes as long as your name and phone number are written clearly on the ticket stubs. For more information, call (804) 492-5807. To see what donated items are available, visit the Sweets in the Stacks page at

SPRING PLANT SALE — There will be a spring plant sale at Virginia Cooperative Extension Prince Edward Extension Office located at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville, on Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to noon.

DRUG TAKE BACK — On Saturday, April 30, the Farmville Police Department and Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office will join with other law enforcement agencies across the nation to participate in the 21st National Drug Take Back Initiative. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. officers from both departments will be collecting unwanted or expired medications at Midtown Square. Citizens may drive through to drop off medications, with no questions asked and without having to exit their vehicles. To remain anonymous, donors should remove the labels from all containers, or they may dump loose medications directly into our collection box. However, any liquids should remain sealed in their own containers. Unfortunately, Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes cannot be accepted at this time.


CAREGIVER RETREAT — There will be a caregivers retreat called “Caring for the Caregiver” on Tuesday, May 3 at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at 1301 Milnwood Road in Farmville. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the event is free, but space is limited. You must register to attend. Visit to register.


ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP — The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet Wednesday, May 4, from 2-3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at 1301 Milnwood Avenue in Farmville. For more information contact Marion Kyner (434) 547-7850.


A RACY AFFAIR — Piedmont Senior Resources will host “A Racy Affair” on Saturday, May 7, from 5 – 8:30 p.m. The Kentucky Derby Fundraiser is coming back to the North Street Press Club. There will be a silent auction, hat competition, live viewing of the Kentucky Derby Race, live band, charitable betting, 50/50 raffle and more. Dinner, discounted drinks and appetizers can be purchased through the North Street Press Club restaurant. For more information, call (434) 767-5588 or contact Renata Bruszewska Sharnick at

MAY 9 – 12

POURING ACRYLICS AND WATERCOLORS — There will be a four-day CVA/LCVA Painting Workshop on pouring acrylics and watercolors held May 9 – 12 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the lower level of the LCVA building located at 129 North Main St., in Farmville. The workshop is being held in remembrance of longtime CVA member Jackie Paterson and her donated acrylic paints will be used during the workshop. The workshop is being led by Ursula Burgess. There is a cost associated with the workshop and space is limited. To register for the workshop or for more information email Ursula Burgess at

MAY 11

TICKS AND TICK DISEASES SEMINAR — A seminar on Ticks and Tick Diseases in Virginia will be held at the Prince Edward Extension Office located at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville on Wednesday, May 11 from 9 – 11 a.m. Register by May 1. Cost is $10. Contact ANR Agent Erin Small at (434) 392-4246 or email

WALK THROUGH NATURE — Francis Wood will present “A Walk Through Nature With Francis Wood: Wild Critters and Tall Tales” at the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library on Wednesday, May 11 at 6 p.m. Wood will display some of his personal collections of taxidermy, survival tools and critter calls, as well as his captivating stories about hunting, fishing and exploring nature. The program is family-friendly, free and open to the public. This community event is hosted by the Central Piedmont chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists.

MAY 14

FALCONFEST FURNITURE AUCTION — The FalconFest Furniture Auction will be Saturday, May 14 at Fuqua School’s Gilmer Gym in Farmville. Preview will start at 9 a.m. The live auction begins at 10 a.m. The auctioneer is Jimmy Carwile, Carwile Auctions. All auction items donated by Green Front Furniture. This event is free and open to the public.


HIGH BRIDGE TRAIL 5K RACE — High Bridge Trail State Park will host the annual National Trails Day 5K race on Saturday, June 4 at 8 am. The out and back course will start at the Camp Paradise access to High Bridge Trail located at 1466 Camp Paradise Road in Rice. Those wanting to walk the trails on race day are welcome and encouraged to participate. Early bird registration by May 15 is $25. From May 16 to June 3 registration is $30. Race morning registration is $35. Parking fees apply at the event. Register for this race online on the run signup website. For more information, contact High Bridge Trail State Park at (434) 315-0457 or email


DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEETING — The Buckingham County Democratic Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Agricultural Building in Buckingham County. The address is 54 Administration Lane in Buckingham, off Route 60. The Ag Building is next to the Arts Council Building.

JERICHO BAPTIST CHURCH — Jericho Baptist Church located at 615 Franklin St., Farmville will host praise and worship in the sanctuary every Sunday at 11 a.m. The services are also available on WXJK Radio 101.3 every Sunday. Social distancing and face masks required in the sanctuary. Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor, III is the pastor.

AMATEUR RADIO MEETING — The Charlotte County Amateur Radio Club meets the first Sunday of the month at 1426 Estes Road in Chase City at 3 p.m. Any questions, contact Jason Byrum at (434) 944-9100.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DILLWYN — First Baptist Church of Dillwyn located at 16980 Oak St., Dillwyn hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Worship Service at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

PIEDMONT CHURCH OF CHRIST — Piedmont Church of Christ located at 1405 North Main St., Farmville holds Bible study at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, and the church service starts 10:30 a.m. The church also holds Bible study at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights. The church has a free clothing giveaway on Thursdays from 1- 3 p.m. weather permitting.

PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH — Pisgah Baptist Church located at 202 Pisgah Road, Rice welcomes everyone each Sunday for Worship. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and Worship starts at 11 a.m.

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.

FARMVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH — Farmville Baptist Church at 132 N. Main St. will have Bible study every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and Worship at 11 a.m. Worship services are held in person and broadcast via Zoom. Specific details and more information can be found on the church website at

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.

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.