Religious and Community Events for the Week of June 3 – Farmville
The Church and Community Events Calendar is posted every Friday. Papers must be submitted by 10 a.m. on Monday for this Friday’s schedule. Events should be emailed to [email protected]
LIVE BY THE RIVER — The Farmville Jaycees perform Live at Riverside at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 3 at 517 N. Main St. in Farmville. The group is TestiPhy. The event is sponsored by Fuqua PK3-12 School and the food is by the Farmville Fire Department.
5K HIGH BRIDGE TRAIL RUN — High Bridge Trail State Park will host the annual National Trails Day 5k run on Saturday, June 4 at 8 a.m. The round trip route will begin at the Camp Paradise access to the High Bridge Trail located at 1466 Camp Paradise Road in Rice. Those who wish to hit the trails on race day are welcome and encouraged to participate. Early bird registration before 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 at the race registration website. For more information, contact High Bridge Trail State Park at (434) 315-0457 or email [email protected]
SALE OF BBQ CHICKEN AND PASTRIES — Thomas Chapel UMC, located at 1313 Cartersville Road, will host a chicken barbecue and bake sale as a fundraiser for Ukraine. We solicit donations of any amount. Our goal is $10,000 and we are 2/3 of the way there. The chicken will be ready at noon on Saturday June 4th. For pre-orders, call Faye Lickey at (804) 349-4431.
CHRISTMAS CHILD EVENT OPERATION — All are invited to an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox event at Worsham Baptist Church, located at 6708 Farmville Road, on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. Special testimonial from Shoebox recipient Viktoriia Thorson from Ukraine.
GUEST PREACHER — The High Bridge Baptist Church located at 2526 Lockett Road in Rice will have a guest preacher for Sunday, June 5, who is the Reverend Larry Williams. The service will be at 10:00 a.m. Mandatory mask.
JUNE 5 – 9
HOLIDAY BIBLE SCHOOL — Mt. Zion Baptist Church located at 6277 Cartersville Road in New Canton will host Mega Sports Camp Vacation Bible School from Sunday, June 5 through Thursday, June 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This Bible school is for children from 3 years to eighth grade. . Dinner will be served each evening. Please wear sports attire.
JUNE 6 – 10
HOLIDAY BIBLE SCHOOL — Heritage Baptist Church, located at 700 Milnwood Road in Farmville, will be holding a Vacation Bible School Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10 for ages 3-12. Bible School will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each evening. All are welcome.
Potluck – On Monday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m., the Curdsville Community Center located at 122 School Road in Farmville will host a potluck with guest speaker Sam Allen of Three Roads Brewery. Allen’s program is called “Making Beer in Meade”.
CANNING WORKSHOP — The Virginia Cooperative Extension office is hosting a Pressure Canning and Waterbath Canning Workshop on Tuesday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Prince Edward County Extension office located at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville. For more information, visit https://forms.gle/2MwpYYh85E8jV3XA8.
MEETING OF BEEKEEPERS — Heart of Virginia beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at the Prince Edward County Extension Office, located at 100 Dominion Drive, Farmville, next to Lowe’s. Local gardener and beekeeper Robin Simoni will talk about what to plant for bees. Anyone who has bees or is interested in bees is welcome. For more information, call Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433 or visit them on Facebook or online at heartofvirginiabeekeepers.org.
COMMUNITY DINNER — Payne Memorial UMC, located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland, will host a community luncheon on Wednesday, June 8 at noon. The speaker will be Susan Carden.
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR WEEKEND — The Holiday Lake 4-H Education Center is hosting a Women’s Outdoor Weekend Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12. The education center is located at 1267 4-H Camp Road in Appomattox. For more information or to register, visit https://www.holidaylake4h.com/women-s-outdoor-weekend.html.
BARBECUE CHICKEN — The Glenmore Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a Chicken BBQ on Sunday, June 12 starting at noon. Drive only. Orders by phone Sunday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (434) 969-2317. Plates are $10 and include half a BBQ chicken, two sides, a bun, drink and dessert.
STARS UNDER THE STARS — Stars Under the Stars presents Disney’s The Lion King (1994, G-Rated) on Friday, June 10 at Crute Stage, located at Main and Fourth Streets in Farmville. Pre-show activities will begin around 8 p.m., with the film beginning 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: http://www.facebook.com/starsunderthestars.
RECOVERY EVENT — The Crossroads Community Service Board (CCSB) will be hosting a substance use recovery event titled “Recover This Summer” on Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the CCSB lawn located at 214 Bush River Drive in Farmville. The event will include live music from Mitch Evans, food, activities for kids, recovery training with free Narcan, recovery testimonials and more.
TOWN HALL MEETING – Cumberland County Landfill Alert (CCLA) is holding a community town hall meeting Saturday, June 12 at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland County Community Center, located at 71 Community Center Drive, Cumberland. Muriel Branch, President of the Pine Grove Project will speak about recent events at the historic site. For more information, call (804) 308-5748.
JUNE 12 – 16
HOLIDAY BIBLE SCHOOL — Cedar Baptist Church, located at 3932 Bell Road in Dillwyn, will host Holiday Bible School Sunday, June 12 through Thursday, June 16 from 6-8:30 p.m. for children 2 1/2 to 12 years old. There will also be a class for adults from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. from Sunday to Wednesday. For more information or to register, go to www.cedarbaptistchurch.org.
JUNE 17 – 18
FIREFLIES FESTIVAL — High Bridge Trail State Park will host the Firefly Festival on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 from 9-11 p.m. Parking and entry for this event will be in the Camp Paradise parking area only. Tickets must be purchased in advance; no tickets will be sold at the door. This is a rain or shine event. All visitors must have a valid ticket to enter. All tickets are sold online at: https://tinyurl.com/FireflyFestival2022. For more information, visit www.virginiastateparks.gov or call (434) 315-0457, or email [email protected]
JUNE TEN CELEBRATION — Forward 2020 will hold its third annual Juneteenth celebration in Buckingham on Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a rain date on Saturday, June 25. The event will be held at Straight Street located at 1174 S. Constitution Rt. at Dillwyn. This family community fun day is free to the public. There will be a vendor’s market, live music, great food, and other activities such as gospel singing, historical reflections, and games and prizes for children and adults. Additionally, we will recognize people in our community for their public service to Buckingham County. For more information, call (434) 218-2576.
PANCAKES AND SAUSAGES DINNER — On Saturday, June 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Curdsville Community Center, located at 122 School Road in Farmville, will be hosting a pancake and sausage dinner. Donations will be accepted.
JUNE TEN CELEBRATION — The Cumberland County branch NAACP will present a June 19 celebration on Saturday, June 18. The event will take place at the Bright Hope Center, located on Route 45, in Cumberland, from noon to 6 p.m. The event will feature delicious food, youth activities, games, cultural exhibits, historical skits, a 50/50 raffle and the Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Club. Owners of classic and antique cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome to take a cruise. For more information, please call (804) 909-0949.
GUEST PREACHER — High Bridge Baptist Church, located at 2526 Lockett Road, Rice, will have a guest preacher for Sunday, June 19, who is the Reverend Larry Williams. Service will be at 10 a.m. Masks are mandatory.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING — The Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 21 at the Farmville train station at 7 p.m. The presentation will be a Power Point program marking the 50th anniversary of Tropical Storm Agnes Flood which flooded Farmville and Prince Edward County in June 1972. The program will include the story of the flood, numerous photographs and two video tapes. This tropical storm was the worst natural disaster to hit the Farmville and Prince Edward County area in the past decade. Bob Flippen will be providing many great door prizes. The program is free and open to the public.
PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY — The New Jerusalem Baptist Church located at 14287 Richmond Highway in Appomattox will celebrate the birthdays of Pastor Calvin and First Lady Sandra Gray on Saturday, June 25. Special guest will be Luther Barnes and Company. This event will begin with a dinner at 3 p.m. followed by a melody of singing and preaching at 6 p.m.
LIVE BY THE RIVER — The Farmville Jaycees perform Live at Riverside at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 1 at 517 N. Main St. in Farmville. The group is Soul Expressions. The event is sponsored by A Great Escape Spalon Inc. and the food is by The Fishin’ Pig.
STARS UNDER THE STARS — Stars Under the Stars presents Sabrina (1954, Not Rated) on Friday, July 8 at Crute Stage, located at the corner of Main and Fourth streets in Farmville. Pre-show activities will begin around 8 p.m., the film will begin 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: http://www. facebook.com/starsunderthestars.
LIVE BY THE RIVER — The Farmville Jaycees perform Live at Riverside at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 5 at 517 N. Main St. in Farmville. The band is Abbey Road Band. The event is sponsored by Letterpress Communications and the food is by food by EL Catering.
STARS UNDER THE STARS — Stars Under the Stars presents Batman (1989, rated PG-13) on Friday, August 12 at Crute Stage, located at the corner of Main and Fourth streets in Farmville. Pre-show activities will begin around 8 p.m., the film will begin 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: http://www. facebook.com/starsunderthestars.