The calendar of church and community events is published every Friday. Articles must be submitted by 10 a.m. on Monday for that Friday’s schedule. Events should be emailed to [email protected]


TRAINING JACKET – The Baptist Heritage Church is holding a winter coat drive for coats to distribute at the local Mothers of Christmas event. Coats are necessary for all ages of children and for teenagers. You can drop them off at the community hall door of Heritage Baptist Church at 700 Milnwood Road. The deadline for submission is December 6.


TRAINING JACKET – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, the Kappa Rho Omega chapter of Farmville, is sponsoring a winter coat drive from October 13 through December 13. The drop-off sites are Bland-Reid Funeral Home on Griffin Boulevard in Farmville and Cheryl’s Beauty and Barber Shop in Dillwyn.


DRIVING TOYS – The Eggleston Foundation and Prince Edward Elk’s Lodge # 269 are hosting an annual Christmas toy drive. Toys can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, at the Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Home, 914 S. Main St., Farmville. Toys will be distributed on Christmas Eve. For any questions, contact (434) 392-7000 or (434) 645-9292.

19 – 27 NOVEMBER

BATTLE OF BULBS – The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the entry period for the Bulb Battle Holiday Decorating Contest. The registration period is from November 19 at 5 p.m. to November 27 at midnight. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/4u8dzb6u.


ALZHEIMER CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP – The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet in person on December 1 from 2 to 3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 1301 Milnwood Road. in Farmville. The group will continue to meet on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Marion Kyner (434) 547-7850.


HOLIDAY SALE – Handcrafted items by Longwood students, faculty and alumni will be on sale Friday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during this year’s Design in Craft Holiday Sale at Bedford Hall. 40% of the profits will be donated to FACES and the student collective art grant. Items for sale include ceramics, graphic arts, jewelry, and more. For questions or to request disability-related accommodations, send an email to [email protected]

3-5 AND 10-12 DECEMBER

LIGHTS AT THE LAKE – Bear Creek Lake State Park holds its seventh annual Lights at the Lake Holiday Lightshow event on two consecutive weekends; December 3, 4 and 5 and again on December 10, 11 and 12 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the park. Admission is a new toy or unwrapped monetary donation to benefit Mother Christmas in Cumberland.


NOL OPEN DOORS – Historic Buckingham, Inc. will be holding its annual Christmas Open House from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Housewright House Museum and Adams Museum on Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5. Museums will be decorated for Christmas and will feature special exhibitions of “Dolls Through the Years: From Chinese Dolls to Barbie Dolls”. There is no admission fee. The museums are located on Route 60 across from the Buckingham County Courthouse at 13012 W. James Anderson Highway, Buckingham.


FARMERS HOLIDAY MARKET – The Holiday Farmer’s Market will be held at the Farmville Community Marketplace on December 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market will feature over 20 vendors offering gift items and handmade baked goods. The Farmville Community Market is located at 213 North Street, Farmville.

CHRISTMAS LUMINAIRE EVENT – The Trinity Memorial Gardens will hold a Christmas light on Saturday, December 4, starting at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and light a candle for family and friends. For more information, call (434) 392-3008.

CHRISTMAS MARKET – Historic Buckingham, Inc. will be holding its annual Christmas Market on Saturday, December 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Historic Village located at 84 Lee Wayside Road, Buckingham. The Christmas Market will feature arts and crafts, jewelry, paintings, ornaments, Amish baked goods and natural Christmas wreaths from Foxfire Farm. Lunch will be available.

SILENT NIGHT – White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue located at 1688 Burkes Tavern Road, Burkeville will host its “Silent Night” event from 11 am to 6 pm on December 4th. Come have a fun time with friendly rescued horses. The event will include refreshments and pony rides. You can help fill the bottom of a horse and support the horses. Time slots are available for your convenience. Register now at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aa5a92faafdc07-white1. For weather cancellation, see www.facebook.com/Whitebirdrescue/.


OPEN HOUSE DAY – Patrick Henry’s Red Hill will be hosting its Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature holiday decorations, free hot cider and cookies, Brunswick Stew, a gift shop and living history demonstrations.


MEETING OF BEEKEEPERS – Heart of Virginia beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office (100 Dominion Dr., Farmville, VA 23901) near Lowe’s in Farmville. The holiday dinner will be prepared by Family Affair Catering, but members who wish to bring a dish or other food to share are welcome. Also on the program, elections and more information on the bee school. Anyone with bees or interested in bees is welcome. For more information, call Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433 or visit Facebook or the group’s website: heartofvirginiabeekeepers.org.


HOLIDAY SHOP, PASTRY SALE AND DRAW – The Friends of the Cumberland County Public Library Group is sponsoring a raffle, bake sale and shop on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 11, during library hours. The raffle winner will be drawn on Saturday December 11 at 1 p.m. You don’t have to be there to win. This is a fundraiser for the benefit of the Cumberland County Public Library with all proceeds going to the library. The library is located at 1539 Anderson Highway, Cumberland.


CHRISTMAS PARADE – The Cumberland County Christmas Parade will take place on Sunday, December 12 at 2 p.m. ET. Nominations are now available at NAPA, Courthouse, Custom Interiors and Framing and Cumberland County Museum or by calling (804) 492-3348. All churches, organizations, school clubs, elected officials, fire and rescue units and nonprofits are welcomed free of charge. The theme for the parade is: Cumberland County – Caring and Sharing. All units must be decorated to participate. Applications must be submitted before December 6.


BLOOD COLLECT – The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, December 15 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church located at 1680 Oak Street in Dillwyn. Donors will automatically be entered for a chance to win a private screening with their 50 closest friends of the epic new movie The Matrix Resurrections and will also receive a $ 10 Amazon gift card via email.


PARKING SERVICE – The regular church service at Mercy Seat Baptist Church will begin at 11 a.m. on the first Sunday in December, December 5.

CHURCH OF CHRIST OF PIEDMONT – Piedmont Church of Christ located at 1405 North Main Street, Farmville hosts a Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning and church service begins at 10:30 a.m. The church also hosts a Bible study at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. The church has a free clothing donation on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. weather permitting.

BAPTIST CHURCH OF JERICHO – Jericho Baptist Church located at 615 Franklin Street, Farmville, will have indoor worship service every Sunday at 11 a.m., live service on Facebook every Sunday and on WFLO 870 radio every 2 and 4 Sunday at 11 h. The Rev. James H. Taylor, III is the pastor.

CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH – Cornerstone Baptist Church located at 18 Horsepen Road, Farmville, will change hours of service. The hours of the church service and Sunday school will change from November to April 2022. Sunday school will start at 9:30 am in the pavilion and the worship service will begin at 11:00 am. Park and Praise and in-person worship services on the second, third and fourth Sundays will continue. The church will always follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines.

Mourning support group – The Farmville United Methodist Church (FUMC) offers a bereavement support group for those who have suffered recent or long-term losses. It is an ecumenical group welcoming anyone who has experienced loss. The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 2 p.m. at the 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 – Starting Sunday, October 10, Sharon Baptist Church in Cumberland will have three options for worshiping on Sunday: indoor service at 10 am, mask required; Radio parking service at 10 a.m. on 89.7 FM. and the YouTube service later Sunday afternoon.

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF FARMVILLE – Farmville Presbyterian Church at 200 West Third St. will have a service in service every Sunday at 11 a.m. Join us and Reverend Pete Smith on Sunday mornings in person or enjoy the audio of our services on the church website. The video is available on the church’s Facebook page and on the YouTube channel (search 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 be hosting a curbside food distribution at Cumberland Middle School on the second, third and fourth Fridays of the month at 9:30 a.m. every Friday. Senior boxes will be distributed during 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. If you have any questions, contact Dan at (434) 210-8383.

VETERANS AFFAIRS SERVICES – American Legion Accredited Veterans Duty Officers are available to see veterans and their families at Farmville VFW on the second and fourth Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Veterans Service Officers can be reached at (434) 414-6504.

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

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