Herald Community Calendar for the week of September 29, 2023

Published 9:42 am Friday, September 29, 2023

The Herald 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.

SEPTEMBER 28

TRIVIA — Three Roads Brewing, located at 312 W. Third Street in Farmville, will host trivia on Thursday, September 28, beginning at 7 p.m.

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FREE LOCAL MUSIC – North Street Press Club, located at 127 North Street in Farmville, will host Rolling Stones tribute band Mother’s Little Helpers, on Thursday, Sept. 28, beginning at 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

SEPTEMBER 29

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL – The Prince Edward High Eagles will play host to Central Lunenburg on Friday, Sept. 29. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and the field is located at 35 Eagle Dr. in Farmville.

FREE LOCAL MUSIC — Charley’s Waterfront Cafe, located at 201 B. Mill Street in Farmville, will host musical group Point Judith on Friday, Sept. 29 beginning at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

SEPTEMBER 30

DAIRY DAY – The Prince Edward Cooperative Extension will hold its second annual Dairy Day on Saturday, Sept. 30 in Rice. The event will run at 3282 Poorhouse Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $5 to register and you have to do so by Sept. 16.

PIG ROAST FUNDRAISER – The Piedmont Habitat for Humanity chapter will hold its annual Pig Roast fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 30, running from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Farmville Community Marketplace. Food provided by The Fishin’ Pig will include pulled pork and homemade sides. Vegetarian sides, appetizers, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available, with craft beer provided by Farmville’s Three Roads Brewing. Music will be provided by beach music group The Holiday Band. Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for those ages 6 to 20 and admission is free for children 5 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the Farmville ReStore, located at 1550 S. Main Street or on the website at piedmonthabitat. org.

FREE LOCAL MUSIC – Sandy River Distillery, located at 147 Monroe Church Road in Rice, will host acoustic musician Marie Anderson on Saturday, Sept. 30. The music begins at 5 p.m.

FREE LOCAL MUSIC – North Street Press Club, located at 127 North Street in Farmville, will host country and blues group The Dan Schutt Band, on Saturday, Sept. 30, beginning at 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

RESTORATION EVENT – The Robert Russa Moton Museum will hold a “Restoration and Re-Entry” event on Saturday, Sept. 30. Beginning at 1 p.m., residents can learn how to return to society after incarceration. Officials will go over driver’s license restoration, restoring Civil Rights, registering to vote and how to get Medicaid assistance.

OCTOBER 1

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY – Elon Baptist Church in Pamplin will celebrate 164 years as a church on Sunday, Oct. 1, beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will be special music, testimonies and a reaffirmation of the church covenant. The service will conclude with a covered dish meal in the fellowship hall. Bible study for all ages starts at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call the church at 434-248-6132 or email at dsexton@ ebcpamplin.org.

MEN & WOMEN’S DAY – High Bridge Baptist Church in Rice will hold Men & Women’s Day on Sunday, Oct. 1, beginning at 11 a.m. Sermonettes will be by Pastor Timothy Hurt and Minister Brenda Nash. Lunch will be served following the morning service, with an afternoon service of praise and song beginning at 2 p.m. Men are asked to wear black suits and women are asked to dress in purple.

HOLY COMMUNION – Grace Episcopal Shrine Ca Ira in Cumberland County will hold Holy Communion on Sunday, Oct. 1. Bishop Susan Haynes from the Diocese of Southern Virginia will be on hand to celebrate, along with Rev. Martha Jenkins and Rev. James Drinard Smith. There will be a short business meeting after the service and then dinner in the yard, weather permitting.

BLESSING OF THE PETS – The Blessing of the Pets will be held on the lawn of Johns Memorial Episcopal Church, located at 400 High Street in Farmville, beginning at 5 p.m. Cats, dogs and any other animal are welcome to come for a blessing. Dogs should be on a leash and cats placed in a carrier. Drive-thru blessings are available for nervous pets.

OCTOBER 2

CURDSVILLE COMMUNITY MEETING – The October meeting of the Curdsville Community Center will be held on Monday, Oct. 2, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Mike Morris, quality control manager for Kyanite Mining. He will be talking about the geology of the mine and the overall geology of Buckingham County. Everyone is invited. All that is asked is that those who come bring a covered dish or dessert. The Community Center is located at 122 School Rd., just east of Route 15.

OCTOBER 2 – 4

FALL REVIVAL – New Hope Baptist Church in New Canton will hold its fall revival from Monday, Oct. 2 to Wednesday, Oct. 4. On Monday, Rev. Dr. Earl Pendleton from Union Baptist Church in Waynesboro will deliver the message, with music from the Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church Men’s Chorus out of Charlottesville. On Tuesday, Rev. Larry Harris, pastor of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Arvonia will preach, with music from the Buckingham Community Choir. Finally on Wednesday, Rev. Patrice Carson Lewis from Dillwyn Holy Temple will preach, with music from Brother Chris Lewis.

OCTOBER 2 – 6

REVIVAL – Rocky Mount Church, located at 348 Rocky Mount Road in Dillwyn, will hold revival services from Oct. 2 to Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. nightly. There will be special music each night.

OCTOBER 3

BEEKEEPERS MEETING – The Heart of Virginia Beekeepers will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 3, beginning at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Prince Edward County Extension Office, located at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville. Tommy Nelson will do a live demonstration, making a candy board and fondant for winter feeding of honeybees. Anyone who has bees or is interested in bees is welcome. For more information, call Mary Jane Morgan at 434-315-1433 or visit the website at heartofvirginiabeekeepers.org.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT – The Longwood University Jazz Ensemble will present a concert on Tuesday, Oct. 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. The concert will be held at Longwood’s Jarman Auditorium, with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. The Ensemble will perform music from Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, Duke Ellington and David Sanborn, among others.

OCTOBER 5

FALL BOOK SALE FUNDRAISER – The Friends of the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library will hold a members only fall book sale on Thursday, Oct. 5. The sale will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a bag of books for $5.

OCTOBER 6

WALK FOR EDUCATION – The Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation will hold their 22nd annual Walk for Education from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 6. The event will be held at the Cumberland High School track, with a rain date of Oct. 13. Donations can be made to CCPSF Inc., mailed to P.O. Box 313 Cumberland, VA 23040.

FALL BOOK SALE FUNDRAISER – The Friends of the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library will open their fall book sale to the public on Friday, Oct. 6. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a bag of books for $5.

FREE LOCAL MUSIC – North Street Press Club, located at 127 North Street in Farmville, will host rock group The Seth Winters Band, on Friday, Oct. 6, beginning at 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

FARM FEST – Historic Buckingham will hold their annual Fall Farm Fest on Saturday, Oct. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. That’ll take place at the Historic Village, located at 84 Lee Wayside Road in Buckingham. There will be plenty of kids’ activities, delicious food, animals, tractors, vendors, exhibits and music by the Farm Use Band. There is no admission fee but donations are welcome. For more information, call 434-547-2296.

FALL BOOK SALE FUNDRAISER – The Friends of the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library will open their fall book sale to the public on Saturday, Oct. 7. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a bag of books for $5.

GOSPEL BRUNCH – The Fresh Girlz Club will hold a gospel brunch at Prince Edward County Middle School on Saturday, Oct. 7. Running from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the event will feature music from Anthony Tucker and Soldiers for Christ. The cost is $15 to attend and the school is located at 35 Eagle Drive in Farmville.

STEW FUNDRAISER – The Mercy Seat Baptist Church Missionary Ministry will hold a stew and cornbread fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 7. The event will be held at the Turnout Grounds, across from Mercy Seat Baptist Church, starting at noon. Stew and cornbread will be sold by the quart for $10.

CHICKEN & PIG BBQ – The Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual chicken and pig BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 7, running from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Plates are $12 each and include barbeque chicken or pork, baked beans, coleslaw, bread and tea or coffee. Desserts are also available.

OCTOBER 8

HOMECOMING – Rocky Mount Church, located at 348 Rocky Mount Road in Dillwyn, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 8 with special music at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. That’ll be followed by a meal in the fellowship hall.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY – The members of Cornerstone Baptist Church, located at 16 Horsepen Road in Farmville, will be celebrating the congregation’s 155th anniversary on Sunday, October 8. The celebration will be incorporated in the regular 11 a.m. worship service.

Cornerstone’s pastor, Rev. Cetric Gayles, will be preaching the word. Dinner will be served afterwards.

FALL HARVEST RALLY – Macedonia Baptist Church will hold their fall harvest rally on Sunday, Oct. 8, beginning at 2:30 p.m. The event will feature a time of singing for Jesus and the church is located at 6643 Lockett Road in Rice.

OCTOBER 13

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL – The Prince Edward High Eagles will play host to Randolph-Henry High on Friday, Oct. 13. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and the field is located at 35 Eagle Dr. in Farmville.

GODSPELL PERFORMANCE – The Waterworks Players will present the musical “Godspell” on Friday, Oct. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at waterworksplayers.org/buytickets. The show will be performed at the Waterworks Players Theatre, located at 25 SMI Way in Farmville.

OCTOBER 14

FUN DAY – Calvary Baptist Church, located at 3010 Sandy River Road in Burkeville, will host a Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. on the church grounds. There will be food, desserts, games for adults and children’s activities. Please bring a lawn chair. The event is free and open to the public.

FRIENDS OF THE CUMBERLAND LIBRARY MEETING – The Friends of the Cumberland County Public Library will hold their annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. That’ll take place at Payne Memorial Methodist Church, located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland. The guest speaker will be Rick Ewing, Director of the Central Virginia Regional Library System. Lunch will be served along with a pound cake sampler. The winner of the Friends raffle will also be announced at the end of the business meeting.

GODSPELL PERFORMANCE – The Waterworks Players will present the musical “Godspell” on Saturday, Oct. 14, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at waterworksplayers.org. The show will be performed at the Waterworks Players Theatre, located at 25 SMI Way in Farmville.