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Church and community events

The 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.

FEBRUARY 28

SELF PAY LUNCHEON, 1 p.m. of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) at the Riverside Café, 522 N. Main St., Farmville. All active, former and retired military officers and spouses/widows are welcome to attend. Presenter will be Warren Reid, of the Farmville Jaycees.

CONTEST AWARDS, 6:30 p.m. for students who participated in the Carter G. Woodson Essay Contest, hosted by the Buckingham African American Life and History Society at New Hope Baptist Church. Students will present their essays and winners will be recognized and receive their awards. A light meal will be served. We welcome you to join us as we celebrate our youth who participated in the contest.

BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION, 7 p.m. hosted by Pamplin Area Legacy Supporters (PALS), will be showing the movie. “Hidden Figures” at the Pamplin Depot. Entrance to the movie is free, and all are welcome to attend. The Depot is located on Main Street in Pamplin.

FEBRUARY 29

CREATE YOUR OWN FOSSILS, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Twin Lakes State Park. The program will take place at “The Spot” concession stand.

MOTON COMMUNITY BANQUET, 6 p.m. at the Longwood University Health and Fitness Center. Keynote speaker, The Honorable Judge John Charles Thomas.

GOSPEL BLUEGASS CONCERT, 7 p.m. at Sandy Creek Baptist Church, Jetersville featuring Appalachian Express. Admission is free. A love offering will be taken to support the Ageless Wonders Community Outreach.

OYSTER DINNER, 4 p.m. at Glenmore UMC. There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds will go to Glenmore UMC and George Lodge #32. Takeout plates available also.

MARCH 1

CHURCH PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Tearwallet Baptist Church, Route 60, Cumberland. Special guests include Soldiers for Christ and other soloists and speakers. All are welcome.

PASTOR’S AID PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Jericho Baptist Church in Farmville. Guest preacher is the Rev. Travis Warren, pastor of Spring Hill Baptist Church in Blackstone, along with his choir.

MEETING, 3 p.m. of the Amateur Radio Club at the Keysville Fire Station located at 500 Osbourne Street. Experienced and newcomers to amateur radio are welcome. Call Dan at (434) 210-8383 with questions.

WOMEN IN COLOR AND MEN IN TIES SERVICE, 3 p.m. at the First Rock Baptist Church of Prospect. The Springfield Mass Choir along with Marilyn Randolph of Brookneal, will be in concert. Everyone is welcome.

HEALING AND DELIVERANCE SERVICE, 5 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church,1144 Hendricks Road, Prospect. All are welcome.

MARCH 2

POT LUCK DINNER, 6:30 p.m. at Curdsville Community Center, 122 School Road. A program on veterans benefits will be presented by Sarah Dunn. Everyone is welcome.

MARCH 3

BEEKEEPERS TO MEET, 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office near Lowe’s in Farmville. The program will be “How To Build and How to Use a Swarm Trap.” Anyone who has bees or is interested in bees is welcome. For more information call Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433 or visit Facebook or heartofvirginiabeekeepers.org

MARCH 4

MARKETING 101, 9-11 a.m. hosted by The Longwood Small Business Development Center at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC), presented by Ilsa Loeser, founder of Letterpress Communications in Farmville.

MARCH 5

LUNCH AND LEARN PROGRAM, noon, at the Farmville-Prince Edward Library with a program entitled “Buy Fresh Buy Local”, hosted by the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET, 2-3 p.m. at Brookview at the Woodland for families and caregivers of persons living with dementia. For information, contact Marion Kyner at (434) 392-6106 or (434) 547- 7850.

OPEN HOUSE, 4-7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Cannery. This event is a chance for farmers, food entrepreneurs, and home canners to tour the facility, taste samples of our in-house recipes, see a demonstration and learn more about Virginia Food Work’s services.

QUARTERLY MEETING, 7 p.m. of the Cumberland Deacons and Trustees Conference at the Old Green Creek Baptist Church. Deacons and Trustees of member churches are urged to attend along with members of their congregations.

MARCH 7

DEACON ORDINATION SERVICE, 3 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church for Deacon- Elect William Copeland, Jr. and Deacon-Elect Gerry Trent. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Larry Smith, pastor of Rocky Mount Baptist Church in Cumberland along with his choir and ushers. Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road, Farmville. Rev. Irma T. Watson is pastor.

MARCH 8

WOMEN’S DAY, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 100 S. Main St., Farmville. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Vanessa Phillips.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY, 11 a.m. at Old Green Creek Baptist Church. Dress is casual. The Rev. Samuel Trent, pastor. All are welcome.

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MARCH 12

CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY, 6 to 9 p.m. hosted by the Farmville Police Department, on Thursdays through May 7. Deadline for application will be Feb. 21. Call (434) 392-2109 for more information.

MARCH 14

GARDEN TIPS AND TOPICS PROGRAM, 10 a.m. at the Extension Office in Buckingham hosted by the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners. Harry Poulter from the Central Piedmont Master Naturalists (CPVMN) will be presenting on the topic of mycorrhizae.

SWEETS IN THE STACKS FUNDRAISER, 4-6 p.m. hosted by the Cumberland County Public Library featuring live music, a variety of sweet and savory snacks served among the bookshelves, and the raffling off of a variety of donated gifts. Regular library services will not be available during the event. Visit the library’s website or Facebook page to find out more about this event.

MARCH 21

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DANCE, 8 p.m.-midnight, hosted by the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary at the firehouse on Old Buckingham Road. Music provided by DJ Bob Huddleston. Ages 21 and older.

MARCH 29

MISSIONARY DAY, 3 p.m. at Jericho Baptist Church with guest preacher, the Rev. Ethyel Coleman, pastor of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Midlothian, accompanied by his choir. All missionaries are asked to wear white if you so desire.

APRIL 8

SPRING REVIVAL, 7:30 p.m. nightly at Petersville Baptist Church, 3330 Petersville Church Road, New Canton. Different pastors, choirs and ushers each night. Everyone is welcome.

MAY 2

MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE, 7:30 a.m.- noon in the parking lot of the Halifax Library on Main Street, Halifax. Several varieties will be for sale. If you want to guarantee that you will succeed with succulents, pick up one of the painted “rock garden cactus,” which require no care at all on a desk or bookshelf.

JUNE 19-20

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION, 4 p.m. on Friday for screening of the movie “Harriett” at Moton Museum. Then on Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Farmville Sports Arena, there will be an educational program in the morning then fun and games in the evening with, song, dance, local food and craft vendors as well as activities for the youth. The event is free and open to the public. At 6 p.m. the reunion committee will host a semi-formal banquet with a meal, music and dancing.

FIREFLY FESTIVAL, 9-11 p.m. at High Bridge Trail State Park. Activities, crafts, food vendors and much more. The event will be held rain or shine. Parking fees apply. Parking will be at the Camp Paradise parking area.