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Published 10:59 am Wednesday, November 8, 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 10

VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM, 2 p.m. at Central Middle School. Refreshments will follow. This program is sponsored by Charlotte County Public Schools.

November 11

GOSPEL CONCERT, 6:30 p.m. at Ontario Christian Church in Drakes Branch. Gospel recording artist Michael Wayne Smith of Oak Ridge, Tennessee will be in concert.

ART SHOW, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the freight room of the Pamplin Depot. Local artists will exhibit their work.

BENEFIT STEW, 11 a.m. at Scuffletown Grocery. Proceeds will support Darrell Bennett. This event is sponsored by friends. For preorders, call (434) 454-6299.

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.

USHER’S ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at New Witt Baptist Church. Special guest will be the Rev. Erika Tyree, Associate Minister of the Rocky Mount Baptist Church in Cumberland. The public is invited.

PASTOR’S AID PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Brookneal. This program will be held by the Pastor’s Aid Society. The public is invited.

USHER’S ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Keysville. Everyone is invited.

November 18

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

STEW, 10 a.m. at New Hope Methodist Church in Randolph. Stewmaster is James E. Tuck. Brunswick or chicken stew will be available. To preorder, call Callie Tucker at (434) 454-7418.

November 19

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY, 11 a.m. at St. Andrews Baptist Church in Cullen. Pastor Maurice Finney will bring the word and dinner will be served. All are invited.

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, PO 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 Farmer’s 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 until Nov. 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.