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Published 11:48 am Wednesday, April 12, 2017


LENTEN LUNCHEON, noon at Keysville United Methodist Church. The speaker will be Jane Smith of Farmville UMC. Bring a sandwich; drinks and dessert provided.  All are welcome.

BLOOD DRIVE, Mt. Calvary UMC will not be holding a Red Cross Blood Drive for the month of April due to lack of Red Cross staff. The next drive is scheduled for June 15.


MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE, 7 p.m. at Wylliesburg Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 506 Jackson Vaughan Road in Wylliesburg. Everyone is welcome.

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE, 6:30 p.m. at Keysville United Methodist Church. The Last Supper will be brought to life, followed by Holy Communion. All are welcome.

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE, 7 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church. All are invited.

HOLY THURSDAY, 7 p.m. at Mr. Carmel United Methodist Church.


GOOD FRIDAY, 7 p.m. at Keysville United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

HOLY FRIDAY,  7 p.m. at Phenix United Methodist Church.


BARKSDALE SCHOLARSHIP, The Barksdale Cancer Foundation is sponsoring a one-time scholarship for high school graduates pursuing a medical career. Scholarship information and guidelines may be picked up at your school guidance office or downloaded from Information must be received by April 15. For more information, call (434) 470-1225.

RETIRED TEACHERS SCHOLARSHIP, The Charlotte County Retired Teachers will offer a scholarship to high school seniors or college students who plan to teach school. Applications can be picked up at the Randolph-Henry High School guidance office or by contacting Kaye at (434) 454-6238. Applications are due by April 15.

KIDZ CONSIGNMENT SALE, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Southside Virginia Community College in Keysville. Team Cassidy will be sponsoring the kids consignment sale. Those interested in consigning should contact Kristen at All profits from the sale will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

EASTER EGG HUNT, 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Bible Church in Keysville. The event will feature more than 1,000 eggs and the Easter story will be presented by Pastor Todd Childers. All are invited to stay and enjoy a hotdog lunch. The church is located at 401 Southern Dr.

EASTER EGG HUNT, 11 a.m. at Cullen Baptist Church. Prizes will be awarded and lunch will be served. All children 12 and under are invited to participate.

USDA FOOD DISTRIBUTION, 10 a.m.- noon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Red House. USDA food can only be received at one site. Food will only be given to those in the Phenix and surrounding Red House community. Any person with a Keysville zip code must go to Keysville’., For questions, please contact Bernice Pannell at (434) 248-6465 after 5 p.m. and before 8 p.m.

COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Phenix Elementary School. The Egg Hunt is for kids of all ages through fifth grade. The event will also feature a bouncer, obstacle course and lunch. For more information call (434) 376-3574.

EASTER EGG HUNT AND COOKOUT, 2 p.m. at Trinity Gospel Church. All are invited.


EASTER SUNDAY, at Wylliesburg Presbyterian Church. Easter breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Easter Cantata at 11 a.m. The church is located at 506 Jackson Vaughan Road in Wylliesburg. Everyone is welcome.

EASTER SON-RISE SERVICE, 7 a.m. at Emmanuel Bible Church in Keysville. Experience an outdoor Easter Son-Rise Service. Breakfast will be served by the men of Emmanuel Bible Church in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 401 Southern Dr.

EASTER SUNDAY, at Providence Baptist Church. Sunrise Service will begin at 6:35 a.m., followed by a fellowship breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Sunday School will resume at 9 a.m., followed by regular service at 10 a.m.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE, 6:30 a.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church in Phenix. Preaching will begin at 7 a.m. with a message from Pastor Russell Lomax. Breakfast will be served immediately after the service. All are welcome.

SUNRISE SERVICE, 6 a.m. at Morrison Grove Baptist Church. Breakfast will be served. All are invited. 

EASTER SUNDAY, 7 a.m. at Cullen Baptist Church. Breakfast will follow sunrise service. Easter service will be held at 11 a.m. All are invited.

EASTER SONRISE SERVICE, 7 a.m. at Staunton River Baptist Church. Everyone is invited.

SUNRISE SERVICE, 7 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church in Red Oak. The Rev. Roger Lee Allen will bring the message. Breakfast will be served after the service. There will not be Sunday School or 11 a.m. service. Everyone is invited.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE, 6 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Red House. Pastor Lewis M. Watson will deliver God’s message. Music will be rendered by the senior choir. Breakfast will follow. Sunday school will begin at 8:45 a.m.

SON-RISE SERVICE, 8 a.m. at Trinity Gospel Church. Breakfast will follow the service. All are welcome.

EASTER SUNDAY, 6 a.m. at Galilee Baptist Church. The topic will be “Life’s Victory: The Resurrection.” All are invited to attend.


TAI CHAI, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Adult Learning Center. For more information, contact (434) 542-5782.


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 for more information.

CHICKEN SUPPER, 5 p.m. at Salem Christian. The menu will include chicken, assorted vegetables and desserts. Cost is $8 per plate for adults and $5 for children under 7.

WOMEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST, 9 a.m. at Morrison Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte Court House. The speaker will be Lillian Johnson. The Women’s Empowerment Bible Study invites all women to come enjoy breakfast and hear the word of God.


DENIM DAY, Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc. would appreciate your help and support during the month of April. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join them and stand up for an end to sexual violence by wearing jeans on Denim Day.


CANNING WORKSHOP, 6-8 p.m. at the Southern Piedmont AREC in Blackstone. Class topics will include the science of canning, canning recipes, storage of canned goods and how to can with a pressure, hot water bath and steam canners. Call Eric Bowen at (434) 607-2049 or email for additional details. Registration is due by April 21. Registered participants will receive a bound copy of the USDA Guide to Home Canning.


USED BOOK SALE, 9 a.m.-noon behind the Charlotte Court House Library. This event is sponsored by the Charlotte County Friends of the Library. All proceeds will support the public libraries of Charlotte County.