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Published 10:35 am Wednesday, November 15, 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 16

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

USDA FOODBANK, 10 a.m.-noon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Red House. USDA food can only be received at one site in Virginia. This foodbank is for those in the Phenix and surrounding Red House community. Please bring a large cardboard box. For more information, call Bernice Pannell at (434) 248-6465 after 5 p.m. and before 8 p.m.

WOMEN AND GIRLS PRAYER BREAKFAST, 9 a.m. at Mossingford Baptist Church. Speaker will be the Rev. Loretta Bailey. Everyone is invited.

November 19

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Galilee Baptist Church. The Rev. John Craighead will be the guest speaker along with his choir. Dinner will be served. All are invited.

SENIOR CITIZENS THANKSGIVING DINNER, 3 p.m. The Guest speaker for the evening will be the Rev. Willie Vaughan of Farmville. Music will be provided by The Gospel Traveliers. This event is sponsored by the Prince Edward Elks Lodge #269 and Manhattan Temple #184. Everyone is invited.

PRE-THANKSGIVING SERVICE, 3 p.m. at Gill Hill Baptist Church in Keysville. The Blackstone Community Chorus will perform. Everyone is invited.

CEMETERY ASSOCIATION MEETING, 7 p.m. at Drakes Branch Presbyterian Church. The Drakes Branch Presbyterian Church has turned over the operation of its cemetery to an independent association. The Drakes Branch Presbyterian Church now has full control of the cemetery. All interested parties should attend the meeting.

November 21

CHARLOTTE COUNTY GRAYS #1964 MEETING, 6:30 p.m. at Sheldon’s Restaurant in Keysville. The meeting will begin with a Dutch treat meal followed by a short business meeting and a program.  James Haymes, Sergeant Major, Retired, US Army, will be our guest speaker. The meeting is open to all who are interested in learning about the true history of the South. For more information about this meeting or about becoming a member please call (434) 735-8415 or (434) 696-2202.

December 1

KEYSVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE, 7 p.m. in the Town of Keysville. Line up starts at 6 p.m.

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.