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COMMUNITY NEWS

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. Email events to CommunityCalendar@KVDispatch.com.

AUGUST 31

BLOOD DRIVE, noon-6 p.m. at the C.A.R.E. building, 1755 North Mecklenburg Ave., South Hill.

SEPTEMBER 3

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LECTURE, 6 p.m. at Victoria Library, 1417 Seventh St., Victoria, hosted by The Kenbridge-Victoria Lions Club. Guest speaker will be a representative from Madeline’s House. A light meal will be served. Reserve your seat by calling (434) 696-3557.

SEPTEMBER 8

10TH PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY 3 p.m. at Mt. Gazerine Baptist Church located at 3606 Kenbridge Road, Blackstone, of Dr. Irene B. Allen. The guest pastor and church will be Dr. A. Lincoln James, Jr. and the Trinity Baptist Church of Richmond. Dinner will be served. Everyone is welcome.

SEPTEMBER 10

FREE SAFETY PROGRAM, 6:30 p.m. at Kenbridge Town Center Auditorium. Observe/Assess/React/Seminar (OARS), sponsored by Turning Point Healing Retreat Center and Sheriff Arthur Townsend. Protect yourself. Develop a plan of action for safety wherever you go.

SEPTEMBER 14

LIGHTING OF THE LAKE, 5 p.m. at Twin Lakes State Park. Paper lanterns will be available to decorate in memory of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the opportunity to launch the lanterns on the lake. Meet at the concession stand. There will be no parking fee during the ceremony. For more information, call the park office at (434) 392-3435.

SEPTEMBER 15

DEADLINE FOR PHOTO CONTEST, noon. Sponsored by Lunenburg County Historical Society. Submit your photo at either Victoria or Ripberger (Kenbridge) library. Rules and applications are also available.

OCTOBER 5

TOUCH A TRUCK, 10 a.m-4 p.m. at Meherrin Volunteer Fire & Rescue. Vehicles to include, emergency vehicles, farm equipment, construction equipment and lots more. This is a family fun event featuring food, fun activities and more.