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COMMUNITY NEWS

September 12

BIBLE STUDY CLASS, 7-8 p.m. at Drakes Branch Baptist Church. The class is free and open to middle school students in grades 6-8 each Wednesday. The curriculum used will be AWANA material. For more information, call (434) 208-8496.

September 13

PAPSA MEETING, 5:30 p.m. at the Farmville Community Library. This meeting is sponsored by the Piedmont Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse (PAPSA). Learn how to help fight the current opioid epidemic and other substance abuse/misuse issues. If interested, contact Angela Cook at (434) 392-9461 ext. 274 or Kathy Reed (434) 392-9461 ext. 271.

September 15

USDA FOOD BANK, 10-11:45 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Red House. The food bank is for those in the Phenix and surrounding Red House Community who are residents of Charlotte County. USDA food can only be received at one site. Please bring a large cardboard box. For questions, contact Bernice Pannell at (434) 248-6465 after 5 p.m. and before 8 p.m.

September 16

CHOIR ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church. The Antioch Adult Choir will celebrate their 47th anniversary. All are invited.

ALL CHOIRS DAY, 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Red House. The Mt. Zion Youth Choir is hosting the anniversary this year. Refreshments will be served.

CHOIR ANNIVERSARY, 4 p.m. at Galilee Baptist Church. The event will celebrate the anniversary of the Galilee Shining Stars.

September 17

DEMOCRATIC MEETING, 7 p.m. at the Drakes Branch Municipal Building, 4800 Drakes Main St.

KIDS CLUB, 4-5:30 p.m. at Drakes Branch Baptist Church. The program is free and will be held each Monday after school. Activities will include snacks, homework help by certified teachers, Bible study, games and crafts. Parents need to register children for the program. Call the church office at (434) 568-4021 for more information.

September 18

ACTIVE PARENTING CLASS, 5-7 p.m. at 216 Bush River Dr. in Farmville. This event is sponsored by Crossroads Community Services Board. To register, contact Angela Cook at (434) 392-9461 ext. 274. Space is limited.

September 19

BIBLE STUDY CLASS, 7-8 p.m. at Drakes Branch Baptist Church. The class is free and open to middle school students in grades 6-8 each Wednesday. The curriculum used will be AWANA material. For more information, call (434) 208-8496.

September 22

BRUNSWICK STEW, 8:30-9:30 a.m. pickup at Concord Baptist Church in Chase City and 10:30 a.m. pickup at Sheldon’s in Keysville and the Drakes Branch Pavilion. Preorders may be placed no later than Sept. 17 by calling the Charlotte County Meals on Wheels office in Keysville at (434) 736-8441. Stew will be prepared by Scott Winn.

September 23

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY, 11 a.m. at St. Michael Baptist Church in Drakes Branch. Pastor Goode will deliver the message and lunch will be served. Everyone is welcome.

September 24

KIDS CLUB, 4-5:30 p.m. at Drakes Branch Baptist Church. The program is free and will be held each Monday after school. Activities will include snacks, homework help by certified teachers, Bible study, games and crafts. Parents need to register children for the program. Call the church office at (434) 568-4021 for more information.

September 26

BIBLE STUDY CLASS, 7-8 p.m. at Drakes Branch Baptist Church. The class is free and open to middle school students in grades 6-8 each Wednesday. The curriculum used will be AWANA material. For more information, call (434) 208-8496.

September 29

MEN’S DAY, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church in Red Oak. Various games will be played and the guest speaker will be Minister Michael Haskins of Organ Hill Baptist Church.

September 30

MEN’S DAY, 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church.The Rev. Glen Faulkner of White Pak Fork Baptist Church in Virgilina will be the guest speaker along with a guest male chorus.

October 1

KIDS CLUB, 4-5:30 p.m. at Drakes Branch Baptist Church. The program is free and will be held each Monday after school. Activities will include snacks, homework help by certified teachers, Bible study, games and crafts. Parents need to register children for the program. Call the church office at (434) 568-4021 for more information.

October 6

OPPORTUNITY FUND SKEET AND TRAP CLASSIC, 8 a.m. registration at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox. participants will shoot one round each of skeet and trap, have breakfast and lunch, win prizes and take home awards for their shooting skills. All proceeds will go to the nonprofit Southside Opportunity Fund’s scholarships for graduating high school seniors in Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) service area. For more information or to register as a participant or sponsor, please contact Mark Thomas, community relations coordinator in SEC’s Altavista office, at (434) 645-3276 or mark.thomas@sec.coop or visit www.sof.coop.

October 13

HARVEST FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Drakes Branch Farmer’s Market. Craft vendors still needed. For more information, contact Julie Hamlett at (434) 568-6451 or crewite@hotmail.com.