Community News

Published 10:54 am Wednesday, September 6, 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


FAMILY AND FARM DAY, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center located at 2375 Darvills Road in Blackstone. Test your navigating skills in the corn maze. Express your artistic abilities with seed art and pine cone bird feeders. See cows, chickens, alpacas, sheep, goats, owls and horses. Watch a cow being milked, milk a “no-kick” cow and see how bees make honey. Learn about aquaculture and catch a backyard bass. See what we make from peanuts, soybeans, corn, wheat, and cotton. Watch a lumberjack demonstration. Admission is free and food may be purchased on the premises. For more information call (434) 292-5331.

KEN SAUNDERS WHITE CANE WALK, 7:30 a.m. beginning at Food Lion in Victoria and ending at Shopper’s Value in Kenbridge. Your donations will help prevent blindness and restore sight both locally and globally. Contact Bonnie at (434) 696-3357 or Sandra at (434) 262-1432 for more information. Help us to help Ken to achieve our mission with your donations.

BREAKFAST MEETING, 8 a.m. of the VFW Post 9954.


FALL REHEARSAL, 6-8 p.m. for the Southside Virginia Community College Chorus at South Hill Presbyterian Church, 914 Mecklenburg Ave., South Hill. Director will be Carol Henderson with accompanist Sally Tharrington. Registration Fee will be $20. Contact Carol Henderson at (919) 602-0462 or Nancy Turner at

CHOIR ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of the New Galilee Senior Choir. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

SACT AUDITIONS, 6-8 p.m. for the SACT Broadway Revue directed by Maurice Ellis and Nicci Bragg, at the Kenbridge Community Center, 511 E. 5th Ave., Kenbridge. All participants must come prepared with a Broadway song they would like to perform. Bluetooth devices will be available as well as a speaker to connect your device. Showmanship counts. If cast, you may be asked to perform additional songs. Rehearsals will be Sundays from 2:30-5 p.m. Performance dates will be Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. For questions, email

89TH MISSION ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of the Friendship Baptist Church Missionary. Guest preacher for the occasion will be The Rev. Annette Wilson, associate minister of Mt. Gazerine Baptist Church, Blackstone and the R.G.M. choir of the Mt. Zion Church of Blackstone will provide the music. All are welcome.

DEACON, DEACONESS AND TRUSTEE DAY, 3 p.m. at Saint Matthew’s Baptist Church. The Rev. Bridget Wilson, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Waverly, will be the guest speaker. She will be accompanied by her church congregation. Everyone is invited to come worship with us during this special service.

SERVICES AT CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST, 11 a.m. preacher will be the Rev. Bryant A. Walker of Second Baptist Church, Chester. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. The church is located at 2104 Jonesboro Road, Kenbridge, VA.

REMORTAL SERVICE, 2 p.m. for Mrs. Arlene Johnson Moseley at Mayflower Baptist Church, 3620 Snead Store Road, Kenbridge.


MEETING, 7 p.m. of the Lunenburg NAACP Branch at the Senior Citizen Building, Tidewater Avenue, Victoria.

CHOIR ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of the New Galilee Senior Choir. On the program will be First Baptist Gospel Choir, Silone Youth Choir and Pleasant Oak Inspirational Choir. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.


CHANGE OF MEETING DATE, 6:30 p.m. of the Charlotte County Grays 1964, Sons of Confederate Veterans at Sheldon’s Restaurant in Keysville. The meeting will begin with a Dutch treat meal followed by a short business meeting and a program. Byron Brady will be the guest speaker and his program will on “Montgomery, Alabama, Cradle of the Confederacy, Feb. 4-May 20, 1861.” The meeting is open to all who are interested in learning about the history of the South. For more information about this meeting or about becoming a member, call (434) 735-8415 or (434) 696-2202.


CLASS REUNION, 6 p.m. of the Nottoway Senior High Class of 1977. Cocktails and dinner will be held at the Blackstone Herb Cottage. Cost is $35. Members may also attend the Nottoway High School home football game against Buckingham on Sept. 22. For more information or to get a registration form, contact Barbara (Thomas) Gilchrist, Beth Lawver or Cherol (King) Watkins at


SERVICES AT CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST, 11 a.m. Preacher will be the Rev. Bryant A. Walker of Second Baptist Church, Chester. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. The church is located at 2104 Jonesboro Road, Kenbridge.


OPPORTUNITY FUND SKEET CLASSIC, 8 a.m. at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox for graduating high school seniors in Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) service area. In just two years, 30 $1,000 scholarships have been given to students headed to college or a trade/technical school whose parents or guardians are served by SEC. The individual registration fee for the skeet shoot is $75, while squads of five can sign up for $325. All participants must provide their own guns and ammunition, and skeet shooters of all levels are welcome. The event is limited to the first 50 participants who must register in advance. The deadline to sign up is Sept. 26. Sponsorship and donation opportunities are available for businesses and individuals who’d like to support this event. Sponsor returns include having a squad in the event, banners, signage and recognition in the event program.