Community News

Published 9:40 am Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Wednesday. Items must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Monday for that Wednesday’s calendar. Events should be emailed to


MEETING, 5 p.m. of the Friends of the Victoria Public Library. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO MEET, noon at Mildred’s Meals. Guest speaker will be Beth Gregory, from Legal Shield. For more information, visit

INFORMATIONAL HEALTH FAIR, 11 a.m. sponsored by SVCC Nursing Club — The Heartbeats — in the Nursing Lab on campus. The event will offer information on topics such as breast cancer, coronary artery diseases, COPD, mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder, smoking, stroke kidney disease, skin cancer, heart failure, diabetes, vision health and infection control. There will be light refreshments provided. For more information, call Le’Tina Giles at (434) 736-2023.


COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 p.m. sponsored by Lunenburg County Ministries at Kenbridge United Methodist Church, 201 E. 5th Ave., Kenbridge. The meal will consist of spaghetti, salad and dessert. Bring friends and family for good fellowship and a great meal.


12th ANNUAL WHOLE WOMAN CONFERENCE, at the Clarksville Community Center. Jane Lyon, the conference worship leader, invites all women to come experience the life-changing love of Christ. This year’s theme is “Letting Go.” The cost of the conference is $50 and a Crusader Camp for children ages 2-12 is available. Complete details and registration are available online at or by contacting V.J. Springer at (434) 374-5256, email, or Nicky Farmer at (434) 374-4925, email


BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM, 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Kenbridge, sponsored by the Lower Lunenburg Sunday School Union. Everyone is welcome.


A MUSICAL, 3 p.m. at the Concord Baptist Church of Chase City presented by The Blackstone Community Chorus in a musical entitled “The Old Fashion.” The musical will depict the plight of African-Americans from slavery as they labored in the tobacco and cotton fields to the present time. Also, the musical will show how African-Americans worshiped in secrecy in a bush arbor in the woods. The music will climax with spirituals and modern-day gospels composed by famous African-Americans. The Rev. Raleigh Bagley and members of the Concord Baptist Church welcome the community to worship.

WORSHIP SERVICE, 11 a.m. at Historic Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 2104 Jonesboro Road, Kenbridge. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Rickey Allen Jr., associate minister of Mt. Gazerine Baptist Church, Blackstone.


SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER, 5-7 p.m. at Victoria Christian Church, corner of Nottoway Boulevard and Lee Avenue in Victoria. All are welcome to feast on all-you-can eat three kinds of pancakes with trimmings. Donations will benefit Madeline’s House, the Southside Shelter for abused women. Pancakes are the traditional fare for Shrove Tuesday when an effort was made to deplete the supply of fattening cooking ingredients before Ash Wednesday, the first day in the self-sacrificial season of Lent that precedes Easter.


SPEAKER AT GILFIELD BAPTIST, 11 a.m. will be the Rev. Sharon Baskerville on March 5 and 19. Everyone is welcome.