Dispatch Community Calendar week of May 8

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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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. 

MAY 11 

FARMERS MARKET OPENS — The Kenbridge Farmers Market is open now for the 2024 season, running from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, May 11. The market is held on East Fifth Avenue, just across from the Kenbridge Recreation Center. 

MAY 12 

MORNING WORSHIP — Victoria Baptist Church, located at 1423 8th Street in Victoria, will hold worship services on Sunday, May 12 with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Dr. Tom Stocks will continue the sermon series titled “Life of David”, with the sermon title “When It Is 2 A.M. All Night Long”. 

MAY 17 

MUSIC IN THE PARK — The Town of Victoria will hold another ‘Music in the Park’ celebration on Friday, May 17 with performances by Chap Cash and Danny Dalton. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Railroad Park. 

MAY 18 

MEDITATION FOR BUSY PEOPLE — The Victoria Public Library will host a meditation session from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. The event is free and open to the public, as attendees will learn and experience simple research-based meditation techniques which improve wellness of body, mind, emotions and spirit. Beginners are welcome. Call or text Angie Tharpe at 434-447-9465 for more information. 

CRUISE-IN — The Heart of Virginia Classic Car Club will hold its monthly cruise-in on Saturday, May 18, in the parking lot by Tractor Supply in Farmville. The event will run from 5 p.m. until dusk. 

MAY 22-MAY 24 

SPRING REVIVAL — Mt. Gazerine Baptist Church, located at 3606 Kenbridge Road in Blackstone, will hold a Women of God three night Spring Revival from May 22 to May 24, beginning nightly at 7 p.m. The theme is “Lessons Learned from the Life of Ruth”. The guest ministers will be Rev. Dr. Vanessa Hicks and the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church family; Associate Minister Rev. Aileen Moorman and the St. Matthew’s Baptist Church family and Associate Minister Rev. Beverly Holmes and the Cellar Creek Baptist Church family. 

MAY 24 

FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISER — Palmer Springs Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fried chicken dinner fundraiser on Friday, May 24, running from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be drive through and dine in options available, with a menu of fried chicken, green beans, boiled potatoes, a roll, dessert and water for $12 per plate. Preorders are highly encouraged and may be placed by calling 434-689-2739 prior to 10 a.m. Preorders will be accepted until 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. The Palmer Springs Volunteer Fire Department is located at 1697 Palmer Springs Road. 


CHOIR ANNIVERSARY — First Baptist Church, located at 821 Lunenburg Avenue in Victoria, will hold a 97th anniversary for the church’s senior choir, with various singing groups on hand. The event begins at 3 p.m. 


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. 

LUNENBURG REPUBLICANS — The Lunenburg Republicans meet the first Tuesday of each month at the La Victoria Mexican Restaurant in Lunenburg at 6 p.m. 

BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH — Bethany Baptist Church located at 5968 Plank Road in Kenbridge holds in-person services at 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays. Sunday School is every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Bring your Bible. Face masks are optional and social distancing will be practiced. 

ST. LUKE’S BAPTIST CHURCH — The St. Luke’s Baptist Church, formerly St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, located at 409 North Broad Street in Kenbridge conducts worship services at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. The Rev. Ricky C. Allen Sr. is the pastor of the church.