Community News

Published 9:56 am Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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CANDIDATES MEET AND GREET, 6-8 p.m., at the Victoria Restaurant. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Lunenburg Democratic Party.


BENEFIT MOTORCYCLE RIDE, 9 a.m. to benefit the Burkeville Lodge for the Blind. Registration is at 9 a.m. at the Burkeville Lodge, 341 Oak St., Burkeville. Ride begins at 10 a.m. Day includes 145-mile scenic ride to Lovingston, lunch at the Burkeville Lodge and drawings. Route details will be handed out the morning of the ride. Cost is $20 per rider, includes lunch, $10 per passenger with lunch. Contact Harold Wagstaff at (434) 603-1433.

GOSPEL SING, 4 p.m. at the People’s Community Center sponsored by the Lunenburg NAACP Branch. Appearing will be The Blackstone Community Chorus, the Rev. Marvin Harris and Inner Peace, The Harmonizing Echoes, Friendship Church male chorus and more. Admission is free. All are welcome.

GOSPEL EXPLOSION, 3 p.m. of the Lunenburg County Branch of NAACP at the People’s Community Center, 1021 Tidewater Ave., Victoria. There will be many groups and choirs appearing on the program. Everyone is encouraged to come out and make the program a success.


CLASSICAL GUITAR ENSEMBLE FROM VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY will make a special guest appearance at 4 p.m. at the Kenbridge Community Center Auditorium. Solo by VCU graduate Ashby Pernell. Free to the public.

NEW GROVE BAPTIST, 11 a.m. will be honoring First Lady Mrs. Freda Pullen Bagley during the regular morning worship service. Dinner will be served following the worship service. Everyone is welcome to attend.

ANNUAL YOUTH DAY SERVICE, 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church. The Rev. Grace Barr from Spring Hill Baptist Church, Blackstone, will be the guest speaker and Reed Rock Youth Choir, Jetersville, will be the guest choir. All are invited to attend.

SPRING CONCERT, 7 p.m. sponsored by The Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) Chorus titled “American Homeland” at South Hill Presbyterian Church. For more information, contact or Admission is free.

WORSHIP SERVICE, 11 a.m. at Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 2104 Jonesboro Road, Kenbridge. Speaker will be the Rev. Dorothy Ogburn of Gilfield Baptist Church, Kenbridge.

29TH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of the Pleasant Oak Baptist Church Inspirational Choir. Guest will be The Gospel StarLights of Crewe, Brother Lonnie Gallion, of Richmond, and The GospelTeers, of Amherst. The worship leader will be sister Roxanne Logan. Refreshments will be served after the program. All are welcome.


MEETING, 7 p.m. of The Lunenburg Democratic Party Committee at the Lunenburg Courthouse, second floor.


CANNING WORKSHOP, 6-8 p.m. sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension at the Southern Piedmont AREC, 2375 Darvills Road, Blackstone. Class topics include the science of canning, canning recipes, storage of canned goods and how to can with a pressure, hot water bath and steam canners. Canning equipment will be on display and used as various methods are discussed. Call Eric Bowen, area food safety agent, Nottoway County, at (434) 607-2049 or email at for additional details. Register by Friday. Registered participants will receive a bound copy of the USDA Guide to Home Canning.

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

MEETING, at noon of the Lunenburg County Chamber of Commerce at Mildred’s Meals. This month’s speaker is Joanne Stugart of Turning Point Healing Retreat Center. For more information visit


INITIAL SERMON, 2 p.m. by sister Sandra H. Jones at First Baptist Church, 821 Lunenburg Ave. and 10th Street, Victoria.