Dispatch Church and Community Calendar

Published 9:55 am Wednesday, November 22, 2023

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Wednesday. Items must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Monday for that Wednesday’s calendar. Email events to CommunityCalendar@ KVDispatch.com. 

NOVEMBER 22 – 27 

MONDAY NIGHT QUILTERS EXHIBIT — The Monday Night Quilters will have their annual quilt exhibit on display at the Victoria Public Library, located at 1417 7th Street in Victoria, through Nov. 27. This includes a number of quilts made by residents of both Kenbridge and Victoria. The exhibit is open during regular library hours. 

NOVEMBER 22 – JANUARY 8 

WINTER COAT DRIVE — The Kappa Rho Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is holding a winter coat drive through Jan. 8, 2024. The drop-off places are Bland-Reid Funeral Home in Farmville, Cheryl’s Beauty and Barber Shop in Dillwyn and Cumberland High in Cumberland County. Residents are asked to donate new and gently used coats, hats, gloves, scarves and other winter items for children and adults. The items collected will be donated to families in the area. 

NOVEMBER 25 

FREE LOCAL MUSIC — The Rosewood, located at 11426 Courthouse Road in Lunenburg, will host saxophone musician Michael Redman on Saturday, Nov. 25. Music begins at 7 p.m. 

NOVEMBER 26 

HANGING OF THE GREENS — Victoria Baptist Church, located at 1423 8th Street in Victoria, will hold worship services on Sunday, Nov. 26 to celebrate the Hanging of the Greens. The annual Hanging of the Greens worship service starts at 11 a.m. 

DECEMBER 1 

VICTORIA CHRISTMAS PARADE — The Town of Victoria will hold its annual Christmas parade on Friday, Dec. 1, beginning at 7 p.m. The parade participants line up on Tidewater Avenue and go down Main Street, before making the loop. 

DECEMBER 2 

HORSE RESCUE OPEN HOUSE — White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue, located at 1688 Burkes Tavern Road in Burkeville, will hold an open house on Sunday, Dec. 2 from noon to 7 p.m. There will be chili, hot drinks, cookies, popcorn and music, to go along with pony rides, a raffle, different games and vendors. To register, visit https://tinyurl. com/yckejryt 

DECEMBER 7 

CREWE CHRISTMAS PARADE — The Town of Crewe will hold a Winter Wonderland Christmas Parade on Thursday, Dec. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. The parade will march down Main Street, with Christmas lights on display. 

DECEMBER 8 

BLACKSTONE CHRISTMAS PARADE — The Town of Blackstone will hold their annual Christmas parade on Friday, Dec. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. The event will start at Seay Park, located at 507 S. Main Street in Blackstone and end at Northwest Ace Hardware, located at 110 Inge Street. This year’s theme is The Night Before Christmas and there will be awards given out for best performance and best floats. 

DECEMBER 9-10 

HOLIDAY HERITAGE HOUSE TOUR — The home of Robert and Diana Clement, located at 2421 6th St. in Victoria, will be open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $10 and you get a tour of the historic house, a log cabin on the grounds and the rest of the property. The event is sponsored by the Lunenburg County Historical Society. 

DECEMBER 9 

CHRISTMAS COUNTRY STYLE — The Kenbridge Auditorium, located at 511 E. 5th Avenue in Kenbridge, will host a Country Christmas variety show on Saturday, Dec. 9, full of local talent and musical group First Go Round. The event begins at 6 p.m. and tickets can be purchased on First Go Round’s Facebook page. 

ONGOING 

CHURCH SERVICES — Bethany Baptist Church, located at 5968 Plank Road in Kenbridge, holds worship services on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Service starts at 11 a.m. and masks are optional. 

CHURCH SERVICES — Victoria Evangelical Presbyterian Church, located at 1419 8th Street in Victoria, will hold worship services each Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

CHURCH SERVICES — New Grove Baptist Church is open for in-person morning worship and teleconferences on the second and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m. In-person Sunday School will be held every week at 10 a.m. The call-in telephone number is 301-715-8592. The ID number is 825-3893-8062, with a passcode of 016713. Masks are required for in-person attendance. 

CHURCH SERVICES — New Galilee Baptist Church, located at 4565 Plank Road in Kenbridge, has re-opened its church doors for in-person and teleconference services. These will be held every first and third Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m. Masks are required and people are asked to bring their own Bible. 

CHURCH SERVICES — Oak Grove Baptist Church, located at 127 Oak Grove Road, holds worship services on each first and third Sunday at 11:30 a.m. under the leadership of Rev. Boris Bullock. 

VFW MEETINGS — The VFW and VFW Auxiliary meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at VFW Post No. 9954 in Victoria. The members of the VFW and the Auxiliary share a dinner at 6:15 p.m. prior to the meeting.