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Published 11:00 am Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Wednesday. Items must be submitted by noon Monday for that Wednesday’s calendar. Events should be emailed to

June 5-8

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church. Grades K-6 welcome. For more information, call (434) 542-5904.

June 5-9

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 5:30-8 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church in Red House. Pre-registration can be accessed at

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6 p.m. at Beautiful Plain Baptist Church. The theme is the Ten Commandments. Refreshments will be served. All are invited.

June 10

YOUTH RAINBOW TEA, 3 p.m. at Gill Hill Baptist Church. This event is sponsored by the youth department. Everyone is invited.

SCVGS TO MEET, 1:30 p.m. at the Charlotte County Library. Guest speaker for the program will be Connie Routon Purvis. For more information, visit

FISH FRY, 11 a.m. on Main Street in Keysville. The event is sponsored by Antioch Baptist Church.

June 11

YOUTH PROGRAM, 11:30 a.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Brookneal. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Fabian Poindexter of Traynham Road Baptist Church in Nathalie. The public is invited.

KICKOFF AND FAMILY COOKOUT, 4-7 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Charlotte Court House. The event will include inflatables, games and fellowship.

USHER ANNIVERSARY, 4 p.m. at Galilee Baptist Church in Randolph. Rodney Scott, of Appomattox, will be in concert. Come and be blessed.

June 12-15

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6-8:30 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Charlotte Court House. Vacation Bible School is open to individuals preschool-grade 8.

June 12-16

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6-8 p.m. at St. Michael Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome to attend.

June 15

BLOOD DRIVE, 1-6 p.m. at the Drakes Branch Municipal Building. To make an appointment, call Beth Walton at (434) 568-6721. The Drakes Branch Municipal Building is located at 4818 N. Main St.

June 11-16

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, at Bethel Baptist Church. Children age 2-fifth grade will meet Monday -Friday 9 a.m.-noon and the youth will meet Sunday at 4 p.m. and Monday-Thursday 6:30-8 p.m. The commencement service will be held Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the church.

June 17

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY POSTPONED, at Gethsemane Presbyterian Church. A new date will be announced soon.

June 18

MEN AND WOMEN’S DAY, 3 p.m. at St. Michael Baptist Church. The Rev. Roger Allen, pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Red Oak, will be the guest preacher. Everyone is invited.

June 23

FISH FRY, 6:30 p.m. at the Red House Fire Department. All you can eat fish is served with French fries, slaw, hush puppies, dessert and beverage for $10.

June 24

CENTRAL HIGH MUSEUM CELEBRATION, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Central High Museum. The community is invited to come out and support this event.

TASTE A STATE, 3 p.m. at Mayflower Baptist Church in Victoria. To purchase a ticket, contact Ethel Gunter at (434) 676-4694.

July 4

QUILT RAFFLE, sponsored by Charlotte County Meals on wheels. Drawing will be held July 4. A hand-quilted throw (42-feet by 57-feet) made by South Central Parish Quilters will be on a rotating display at county libraries, banks and Sheldon’s. Tickets are $1 or six for $5 and can be purchased from Denise at the library, from the Charlotte County Meals on Wheels office at (434) 736-8441 or from any board member.