Community Calendar for the week of July 22

Published 6:13 pm Friday, July 22, 2022

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RAFFLE — The Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is holding a raffle for a Blackstone Flat Top 4-Burner Grill. Tickets are $10 at NAPA in Cumberland or from any auxiliary member. A maximum of 200 tickets will be sold. The drawing is Saturday, Aug. 27, and the winner must pick up the grill from NAPA, where it is on display. Proceeds will benefit the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department.

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BLUEBIRD BOX BUILD — The Friends of Twin Lakes State Park has kits available for the public to assemble their own Bluebird Boxes from 10 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, July 23, in the day use area of the park. Members will be on hand to assist as needed. Suggested donation is $10 per kit. Fully assembled boxes will also be available. For more information, please email

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE — Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department has a school supply drive and raffle. Donate school supplies and be entered to win a $200 gift basket. The donation drop off site is Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department located at 2145 Cumberland Road in Cumberland. Drop off day is 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 23.


CHURCH ANNIVERSARY — Forest Baptist Church, located at 1097 Meherrin Road in Meherrin, holds its 149th church anniversary at 11 a.m., Sunday, July 24. Pastor Walter Fells will deliver the message. All are welcome to join.

HOMECOMING GUEST PREACHER — High Bridge Baptist Church, located at 2526 Lockett Road in Rice, hosts Elder James Henley of Chesterfield as its homecoming guest preacher Sunday, July 24. The service will be at 11 a.m. Masks are required.

OPEN HOUSE — The Pamplin Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating 70 years of service with an open house with free activities for children, at the Pamplin Fire House on Sunday, July 24, from 2-4 p.m. They will have carnival games with small prizes, cool off under our new Splash Tower, you will get wet so bring a towel and enjoy free hotdogs and refreshments.


BOARD MEETING — The Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, July 26, at 11 a.m., in the conference room of the Prince Edward County Agricultural and Natural Resources building located at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville. The Finance Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. prior to the meeting. The public is invited to attend.

JULY 24, 27 – 29

REVIVAL SERVICES — Old Green Creek Baptist Church, located at 282 Cooks Road in Farmville, holds revival services starting during the regular 11 a.m. service Sunday, July 24, and will continue with tent services at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 27 through Friday, July 29. The Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Bland, pastor of Mt. Pero Baptist Church in Powhatan, is serving as the guest minister. All are invited to attend.

JULY 24 – 28

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL — Payne Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland, hosts Vacation Bible School from 6 – 8 p.m., Sunday, July 24 through Thursday, July 28, with a family gathering with games and picnic at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 28. The theme is “Food Truck Party – on a roll with God.” All children ages 3 – 13 are welcome. To reserve a spot for your child, contact Marjorie Robison at (804) 492-9514. Registration begins on July 24 at 5 p.m.

JULY 28 – 29

MOTON MUSEUM TRIP AND COMMUNITY FUN DAY — Buckingham Unity Action team sponsors two events on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29. On Thursday, the team is providing a free trip to the Moton Museum in Farmville. The trip is open to both children and adults. They will leave Buckingham at noon, arriving at the museum at 12:30 p.m. Transportation is free and lunch is provided. To sign up, call (434) 218-2576 or email On Friday, there is a Community Fun Day at Ellis Acres from 5-9 p.m. This event also is free. There will be games, food and a movie will be shown under the pavilion. For more information, call (434) 218-2576 or email All are invited to participate.


ORDINATION SERVICES — Sharon Baptist Church located on Plank Road in Cumberland holds ordination services for Deacons-Elect, Sisters Ernestine Monroe and JoAnn Vaughan, at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 31. The Rev. Kern Gilliam delivers the ordination message. The Rev. R. Robert Jones, the church’s pastor, serves as worship leader. The Cumberland Deacons and Trustees Conference is in charge of the Acts of Ordination.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL — Dillwyn First Baptist Church, located at 16980 Oak Street in Dillwyn, hosts youth Vacation Bible school for grades six-12 from 6 to 9 p.m. each night. For more information contact the church at (434) 983-3368.


GROW YOUR OWN GROCERIES — The Prince Edward County Extension Office, located at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville, hosts a grow your own groceries workshop series. The workshops are from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays, Aug. 2, Aug. 9 and Aug. 16. Learn to plant your own microgreens, cook with sprouts, grow herbs and how to start your own windowsill garden using kitchen scraps. You must register and pay by Tuesday, July 26. Cost is $15. For more information contact ANR Agent, Erin Small at (434) 392-4246 or email

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT — National Night Out is set for Riverside Park in Farmville, 5- 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2. Festivities include informational displays from area first responders, churches, local civic organizations, as well as children’s activities and multiple vendors on site with food for sale.


F.A.C.E.S. COOKING DEMONSTRATION — The Prince Edward County Extension is having a F.A.C.E.S. cooking demonstration series. The demonstrations are from noon to 1 p.m., on Wednesdays, Aug. 3, Aug. 10 and Aug. 17 at F.A.C.E.S, located at 482 Commerce Road in Farmville. The demonstrations will cover nutrition and safety, cooking demos, recipes and meal preparation. You must register by Wednesday, July 27. For more information contact ANR Agent, Erin Small at (434) 392-4246 or email


BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT — There will be a back to school event on Thursday, August 4, at 5 p.m., at the Prince Edward Elks Lodge in Farmville. There will be motivational speakers, hot dogs and refreshments and free school supplies for kids in grades kindergarten through sixth. Anyone interested in making a donation or for more information call Carl U. Eggleston at (434) 392- 7000.


LIVE AT RIVERSIDE — The Farmville Jaycees presents Live at Riverside at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, at 517 N. Main St., in Farmville. Music provided by Abbey Road Band. The event is sponsored by Letterpress Communications and the food is by food by E. L. Catering.


HOMECOMING SERVICE – Mt. Zion Baptist Church located at 6277 Cartersville Road in New Canton holds a homecoming service at 11 a.m., on Sunday, Aug. 7 with former Pastor Jerry Stewart as guest speaker. Lunch will be in the social hall following the service. Revival services are Monday through Wednesday nights. Geoff Bruschi is guest speaker all three nights. Music on Monday night is Malachi. Tuesday night is Shelby Taylor and Mark Waldrop, while Wednesday night is Lynn Cooper. Services will start at 7 p.m. each night. Cedar Baptist Church 3932 Bell Road Dillwyn, will celebrate Homecoming

AUGUST 7 – 10

HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL — First Liberty Baptist Church in Dillwyn holds a homecoming service at 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 7. The guest speaker is Co-Pastor Sandra James of Canaan Soul Station in Kents Store and she will be accompanied by her congregation. Lunch will be served immediately following the service. There will be no afternoon service. The church also holds a revival starting Monday, Aug. 8 through Wednesday, Aug. 10. Each night the prayer and praise service starts at 7 p.m. followed by worship service at 7:30 p.m. The guest revivalist is Elder Jason Lewis, associate pastor of the Temple of Deliverance, H.C.G., in Mineral. For the safety of all wearing a mask is required as well as social distancing and temperature checks.

AUGUST 7 – 12

HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL — Cedar Baptist Church located at 3932 Bell Road in Dillwyn celebrates homecoming Sunday, Aug. 7, with worship service at 11 a.m., followed by lunch in the fellowship hall and then a song service to follow at 1:30 p.m. featuring Chris Lewis and Greentop Express. Revival services are Monday, Aug. 8 through Friday, Aug. 12 with the Rev. Jerry Gray from Iva, South Carolina as guest speaker. We will have special music each night beginning at 7 p.m. as follows: Monday, Allan Cooper; Tuesday, Andrew Bowles; Wednesday, the Bryant Family; Thursday, the Wells Family; and Friday, Barry Snoddy.

AUGUST 10 – 12

REVIVAL — Mount Zion Second Baptist Church located at 3753 Green Bay Road, holds a three-night revival beginning at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10 through Friday, Aug. 12.


STARS UNDER THE STARS — Stars under the Stars presents Batman (1989, Rated PG-13) on Friday, Aug. 12 at Crute Stage, located on the corner of Main and Fourth Streets in Farmville. Pre-show activities begin around 8 p.m. The movie starts at dusk. Parking is available on Main Street and in the municipal parking lot behind the courthouse. For more information on the series, please visit us online at:

AUGUST 14 – 17

HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL — Sharon Baptist located on Plank Road in Cumberland celebrates Homecoming at the 10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 14 worship service. There will be no dinner following the service and no afternoon service. Revival services are Monday, Aug. 15 through Wednesday, Aug. 17, beginning with prayer and praise at 7 p.m., followed by worship service at 7:30 p.m. The Revivalist is the Rev. Gary Harmon of Level Run Baptist Church.


FIELD TO VASE — On Thursday, Aug. 18 the Prince Edward County Extension Office located at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville is having a field to vase program from 9 to 11 a.m. Come prepared to be outside. Learn to grow great Zinnias and Sunflowers and create bouquets straight from your field. You must register and pay by Friday, Aug. 12. Cost is $10. For more information contact ANR Agent, Erin Small at (434) 392-4246 or email


REIKI CIRCLE — A Reiki Circle event is 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event will be held in Meherrin. It is an outdoor event and will be canceled in the event of rain. For more information or to register, call Debbie Vigneri at (518) 248-7220 to register.

AUGUST 21 – 24

HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL — Baptist Union Baptist Church, located at 125 Baptist Union Road in Dillwyn, celebrates homecoming at the 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 21 worship service. There is no dinner following the service and no afternoon service. Revival services are Monday, Aug. 22 through Wednesday, Aug. 24, beginning with prayer and praise at 7 p.m., followed by worship service at 7:30 p.m. The revivalist is Minister Sandy Patterson from Dillwyn Holy Temple Church who will deliver the preached word. The Rev. Timothy I. Jackson Sr. is the pastor.


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

SPEARS MOUNTAIN BAPTIST CHURCH — Spears Mountain Baptist Church is located at 106 Meadow Creek Road in Buckingham. Sunday Worship Service is at 10 a.m. Pastor Robert C. Wilson.

DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEETING — The Buckingham County Democratic Committee meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month 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.

AMATEUR RADIO MEETING — The Charlotte County Amateur Radio Club meets at 3 p.m. the first Sunday of the month at 1426 Estes Road in Chase City. 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.

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 at 2 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at FUMC, 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. holds Bible study at 9:45 a.m. every Sunday, followed at 11 a.m. by worship. 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. holds in-service worship at 11 a.m. every Sunday. 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 are available to see veterans and their family members at the Farmville VFW from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays. Veteran Service Officers may be reached at (434) 414-6504.

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