Herald Community Calendar for the week of April 26, 2024

Published 9:21 am Friday, April 26, 2024

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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.


TASTE OF FARMVILLE — The Farmville Rotary Club will hold its annual Taste of Farmville on Thursday, April 25. There will be one session from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., then a second running from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It will be held at the Fireman’s Sports Arena on Zion Hill Road, just past Prince Edward County High. Tickets are $20 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be bought at both Benchmark Community Banks, both Citizen Bank & Trust, as well as Piedmont Real Estate. You can also contact a Rotarian on the Facebook page, or by calling Rhonda Arnold at 434-392-7633 or Bruce Davis at 804-986-2034. 

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TRIVIA — Three Roads Brewing, located at 312 W. Third Street in Farmville, will host trivia on Thursday, April 25, beginning at 7 p.m.


FREE CONCERT — The Rosedale Chorale, from Rosedale Bible College, will give a concert at Trinity Church in Prospect on Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. The choir will lead a choral worship service using compositions from the classics to contemporary. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call David Edmonston at (434) 390-8334. Rosedale Bible College is a Mennonite two-year college located near Columbus, Ohio. 

PLAY PERFORMANCE — The Waterworks Players Community Theatre will perform the play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams on Friday, April 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 each and available online at waterworksplayers.org/buytickets. 


BIRD SURVEY — The Margaret Watson Bird Club will have members on site at High Bridge Trail State Park on Saturday, April 27 to hold a bird survey. The goal here will be to conduct a survey of wild birds along the park’s Rochelle Tract, located 1.6 miles east of Farmville, along High Bridge Trail. Participants will meet at the Charley’s parking lot in Farmville at 8:30 a.m., then drive to the program area. 

ART WALK — Sponsored by Central Virginia Arts and the Farmville Downtown Partnership, the Art Walk will feature about 30 artists and artisans along the High Bridge Trail, starting at the Train Station and then down Main Street. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. It’s free to the public. 

CRUISE-IN — There will be a cruise-in to benefit the Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first 75 vehicles will get dash plaques, with food available for purchase and a 50/50 raffle. Cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. The firehouse is located at 2673 Darlington Heights Road in Pamplin. 

CEMETERY FUNDRAISER — Sulphur Spring Baptist Church in Prospect will hold a cemetery fundraiser on Saturday, April 27, running from 11 a.m. until all the food is gone. The group will be selling an option of fish or chicken, with baked beans, potato salad, a dessert and drink for $10. There will also be various activities going on, like a lawn mower race. 

CANDIDATE FORUM — A forum for Democratic candidates in the 5th Congressional District will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. That’ll be at New Flame Church of God in Christ, located at 308 S. Virginia Street STE B in Farmville. All four candidates have promised to attend and it is open for anyone to attend. 

PLAY PERFORMANCE — The Waterworks Players Community Theatre will perform the play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 each and available online at waterworksplayers.org/buytickets. 


LONGWOOD STRINGS — A trio of strings players from Longwood University will perform during Sunday worship at Farmville United Methodist Church, beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 28. The Longwood Strings will offer selections, along with Farmville UMC’s Handbell Ensemble, throughout the service. Farmville UMC is located at 212 High Street, with parking found off Randolph Street.  

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY — Monroe Baptist Church in Rice will hold their annual Family and Friends Day on Sunday, April 28, starting at 11 a.m. A light lunch will be served following the service. 

PRAISE AND PAINT — Farmville United Methodist Church, located at 212 High Street, will host a Praise and Paint Party on Sunday, April 28, beginning at 3 p.m. The idea is to celebrate God through poetry, gospel music, appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks, along with painting. All paint supplies will be included and there is a $25 cost to attend for adults, $15 for children ages 10 to 15. To register or if you have questions, text or call 804-240-1374. 

FREEDOM FUND BANQUET — The Buckingham Branch of the NAACP will host its Freedom Fund Banquet, observing 85 years in operation, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. That’ll happen at the Carter G. Woodson Education Complex, located at 40 Frank Harris Road in Dillwyn. The theme is “What Lies in Our Future?” with Linda Thomas, former NAACP state president, as the keynote speaker. Joi Fultz from CBS 6 in Richmond will be Mistress of Ceremony. The cost is $35 per person and for more information or to purchase a ticket, call 434-394-4911 or email buckinghamnaacp@gmail.com.

MEMBERSHIP MEETING — Historic Buckingham invites the community to attend their Spring Membership Meeting on Sunday, April 28, beginning at 2 p.m. That’ll take place at Maysville Presbyterian Church at Buckingham Court House. The speaker will be the former chief of the Monacan Indian Nation, Kenneth Branham, who will share his tribe’s history here in Central Virginia. The church is located at 12945 W. James Anderson Highway.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY — New Bethel Baptist Church, located at 14167 Farmville Road in Meherrin will celebrate their 149th church anniversary on Sunday, April 28, beginning at 3 p.m. The guest preacher will be Rev. Calvin Gray, pastor of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, accompanied by his choir and ushers. Dinner will be served after the service. 


PLAY AUDITIONS — Waterworks Players will hold auditions on Monday, April 29 for their next performance, a production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball. Auditions will start at 7 p.m. at the Waterworks Players Theatre, located at 25 SMI Way in Farmville. For more information, including character descriptions and show dates, visit waterworksplayers.org. 


PLAY AUDITIONS — Waterworks Players will hold auditions on Tuesday, April 30 for their next performance, a production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball. Auditions will start at 7 p.m. at the Waterworks Players Theatre, located at 25 SMI Way in Farmville. For more information, including character descriptions and show dates, visit waterworksplayers.org. 

MAY 2 

TRIVIA — Three Roads Brewing, located at 312 W. Third Street in Farmville, will host trivia on Thursday, May 2, beginning at 7 p.m.


PLANT SALE — The Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 4, running from 8 a.m. to noon. This will take place in the parking lot of the Prince Edward Extension Office, located at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville. Members will have perennials, native plants, shrubs and trees for sale, as well as some vegetable and herb bedding plants. For information, call 434-392-4246. 

WILDFLOWER SYMPOSIUM — The 2024 Wildflower Symposium, presented by Virginia Master Naturalists, will be held on Saturday, May 4, running from 9 a.m. to noon. That will take place at the Bear Creek Hall at Bear Creek Lake State Park. Cynthia Wood will give a presentation, followed by a guided wildflower walk. To register, email Regina Schwabe at gwpchi@mindspring.com.


WOMEN’S DAY — Jericho Baptist Church will hold Women’s Day on Sunday, May 5, during the 11 a.m. service. The guest preacher will be Minister Vernetta Bolden from Oak Grove Baptist Church. 

MAY 6 

CURDSVILLE MEETING — The Curdsville Community Center will host a potluck dinner on Monday, May 6, beginning at 6 p.m. This will be followed by a presentation by Siller Pollinator Company, experts in honey bee pollination. You can learn how to play a role in supporting pollinators and helping the environment. 

MAY 9 

TRIVIA — Three Roads Brewing, located at 312 W. Third Street in Farmville, will host trivia on Thursday, May 9, beginning at 7 p.m.

MAY 11

PRE-MOTHER’S DAY PROGRAM — High Bridge Baptist Church will hold a ‘Pre-Mother’s Day’ program on Sunday, May 11, beginning at 3 p.m. The event will recognize all the women chosen as “Mother of the Church”, with each woman asked to wear something in the color of the rainbow. 

MAY 18 

TURTLE DAY — The Friends of Twin Lakes State Park will host a celebration of turtles on Saturday, May 18, running from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will feature live turtles from Central Virginia Reptile Rescue and Ranger Myrtle, an animal ambassador for the park. There will be turtle-themed games, turtle face painting and a selfie station with wearable turtle shells. 

MAY 28 

DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEETING — The Prince Edward Democratic Committee will meet Tuesday, May 28, moving the date due to Memorial Day. This begins at 6 p.m. in the Extension Office, located at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville. 


SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES — The congregations of Cumberland and Guinea Presbyterian Churches hold services every Sunday. The Guinea service is at 10 a.m. at the church, located at 1176 Guinea Road in Farmville. The Cumberland service is held at 1835 Cumberland Road in Farmville, beginning every Sunday at 11:15 a.m.

TRIUMPH BAPTIST CHURCH — Triumph Baptist Church, located at 2756 Darlington Heights Road in Prince Edward County, welcomes everyone to services each Sunday. Sunday school at 10:00 a.m. followed by Prayer/Praise and worship service at 11:00 a.m. Worship Service is live streamed on the church Facebook page.  Rev. Morris Garner is the pastor.

CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 1835 Cumberland Road in Farmville, welcomes a new pastor, Jeffery Schroeder. Sunday School is at 10 a.m., with worship services at 11:15 a.m. Outside worship is available, by tuning to 1620 AM on the radio. 

EXERCISE CLASS – Payne Memorial Church, located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland, holds an exercise class every Monday and Thursday at 9 a.m. It’s free and all are welcome to attend.

HOMESCHOOL SUPPORT GROUP – Maysville Baptist Church, located at 13327 W. James Anderson Highway in Buckingham Courthouse, hosts a Homeschool Support Group the first Thursday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The purpose of this group is to provide support and connection for homeschooling families in the area. There is no childcare provided. Anyone with questions can call 434-414-5292. 

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT – An Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month at St. John’s Lutheran Church, located at 1301 Milnwood Avenue in Farmville. Meetings are held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Marion Kyner at 434-547-7850.  

NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH – New Bethel Baptist Church in Meherrin will hold worship services on the first and third Sundays of the month at 10:45 a.m. Sunday School will be held every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH – Heritage Baptist Church, located at 700 Milnwood Road in Farmville holds services each Sunday morning, with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Worship Service at 11 a.m. A fellowship with donuts and coffee is held from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. 

SOUP FOR THE SOUL – Cumberland Presbyterian Church will hold “Soup for the Soul” the third Tuesday of every month, beginning at 10 a.m. Church members prepare soup to be taken out to those who need a visit. The mission group meets at the church, located at 1835 Cumberland Road, three miles north of Farmville on Route 45. For more information, call Norma at 804-514-1135. 

CONFIDENT WOMEN MINISTRY — The Confident Women Ministry Worship Service will be held every Sunday at 3 p.m. online, via a conference call. The phone number to call in is 1-657-390-7012. 

THE AWAKENING — The Awakening Christian Circle, a Christian Rehab Support Group, meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Dillwyn Library, 16266 N. James Madison Highway in Dillwyn. For more information, call Butch Manywaters Davis at (434) 983-8967. 

FARMVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Farmville United Methodist Church located at 212 High Street welcomes everyone to worship each Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m., followed by worship at 10 a.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FARMVILLE — First Baptist Church located at the corner of Main and Fourth Streets in Farmville hosts Sunday worship at 11 a.m. each Sunday. The Rev. Dr. James P. Ashton leads the services. At this time, face masks and social distancing are required inside of the sanctuary.

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 meetings are held at 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 5104 Double Bridges Road in Meherrin. Any questions, contact Joe Reid at (808)-927-8910. 

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. They have Bible study on Sunday nights at 5 p.m. and a 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.

CHURCH SERVICES — Sharon Baptist Church in Cumberland offers three options to worship on Sundays: inside service at 10 a.m., masks are optional; 10 a.m. radio parking lot service on 89.7 FM. and YouTube service later Sunday afternoon. 

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 www.farmvillebaptist.org. 

FARMVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — Farmville Presbyterian Church at 200 West Third St. holds in-service worship at 11 a.m. every Sunday with Rev. Dr. Pete Smith. The church also livestreams their church Facebook page and posts services on YouTube (search for the church name). You can visit the website for more information, including sermon audio and special announcements, at www.farmvillepresbyterian.org or call the church office at 434-392-3829. 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION — Delma’s Pantry in Cumberland County will have curbside food distribution at Delma’s Pantry 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.

MEMOIR WRITING GROUP – The group, which meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, encourages new people to join. The meetings take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Farmville Library’s main meeting room. Call Joan at (434)-607-1576 for more information. 

WORSHIP AND THE WORD – Appomattox Assembly of God meets every Sunday for a Worship and the Word service, beginning at 11 a.m. The church, led by new pastor Mark Bartow, is located at 1225 Confederate Boulevard in Appomattox.