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Published 9:53 am Wednesday, November 1, 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

November 2

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY, 6 p.m. at Morrison Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte Court House. All women are invited.

November 3-4

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday at St. Theresa Parish Center in Farmville. Admission is free and will include a local author book signing, door prizes, baked goods, crafts, stained glass and more.

November 4

USED BOOK SALE, 9 a.m.-noon in the small brick building behind the Charlotte Court House Library. This event is hosted by the Charlotte County Library. Very low prices on books and DVD’s. All proceeds benefit the four libraries of Charlotte County.

BENEFIT STEW, 10 a.m. at Central High Museum grounds. Stew master will be Melvin Woodson. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cakes and pies will also be available for sale. To preorder, call Thelma Jones at (434) 568-6621 and Dr. Hezteine Foster at (434) 248-5513 or (434) 665-8492. Donations are accepted.

PASTOR’S AIDE ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church in Red Oak. The Rev. Opie Terrell, Pastor of Nut Bush Baptist Church in Henderson, North Carolina and First Baptist Church in Wylliesburg will be the guest speaker. Music will be rendered by the White Oak Grove Mass Choir of Phenix St. Luke Baptist Church choir of Skipwith. All are invited.

November 5

SENIOR CHOIR ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Jericho Baptist Church in Farmville. Special guests will include the St. Michael Baptist Church Senior Choir and Mount Zion Second Baptist Church Senior Choir.

PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at St. Louis Baptist Church in Charlotte Court House. Pastor Brown from Promised Land Baptist Church will be the minister for the hour along with his choir. Everyone is invited.

November 12

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 2:30 p.m. at New Store Baptist. The Rev. Lloyd Feggans will be the guest speaker and New Green Mountain Choir will provide music. All are invited.

November 18

THANKSGIVING MARKET, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Drakes Branch Pavilion. Join the Charlotte County farmers market at Drakes Branch for their special market dates.

December 2

CHRISTMAS PARADE, 2 p.m. at Town of Phenix. If you would like to be a participant please mail information to Town of Phenix, P.O. Box 29, Phenix VA 23959 or call Emily Lawhorne (434) 568-0849 or Rachel Canada (434) 610-1320. Entries can also be emailed to or call Barbara Copal at the Town office (434) 542-4123. Please include contact information and description of entrant.

December 9

HOLIDAY GIFT MARKET, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Charlotte County farmers market at Drakes Branch. The market is located at the Drakes Branch Pavilion. Visit for special market dates.


CANTATA PRACTICE, 7 p.m. at Drakes Branch Baptist Church. The Charlotte County Community Choir has begun practice for the December Cantata entitled “Christmas is Real.” Everyone in invited to attend practices. For more information, contact Barbara at (434) 736-4021 or Tony Trent at (434) 736-8559.

ARTISTS AMONG US, The Friends of the Charlotte County Library invite the public to visit the Keysville Branch Library from Oct. 19 – November 22 to view the art show, which features the works of more than a dozen talented professional artists with close ties to Charlotte County. There are many works of art on exhibit, and they may be viewed from 10 a.m.-  6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays as well as from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.