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COMMUNITY NEWS

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Wednesday. Items must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Monday for that Wednesday’s calendar. Email events to CommunityCalendar@TheCharlotteGazette.com. 

JANUARY 18 

GRASP PROGRAM, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Richmond Public Main Library, 101 E. Franklin St., Richmond. GRASP advisers will provide free college financial aid counseling and assistance with completing the FAFSA, by appointment. Call (804) 527-7772 to schedule your hourlong appointment. More information is available at the GRASP website at www.grasp4va.org.

FOOD BANK, 10- 11:45 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Red House.

BEEKEEPER’S SCHOOL, 7-9 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office. A hands-on session is planned for a date to be announced. Presented by Heart of Virginia Beekeepers. For more information or to register contact Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315- 1433 or email wmorgan476@gmail.com.

FEBRUARY 8 

INTERFAITH DEVOTIONAL, 7 p.m. for followers of all Faiths and none at 771 Greenfield Road, Charlotte Courthouse. Prayers, music, socializing and refreshments.

FEBRUARY 12 

DARK-FIRED TOBACCO & PIEDMONT BURLEY MEETING, 10 a.m. at Midway Baptist Church, Phenix. This meeting will serve as grower training to satisfy the requirements set forth in the U.S. Tobacco GAP Program and credit will be issued to individuals who attend the meeting in its entirety. For more information, contact Joanne Jones at (434) 542-5884.

FEBRUARY 18 

BEEKEEPER’S SCHOOL, 7-9 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office. A hands-on session is planned for a date to be announced. Presented by Heart of Virginia Beekeepers. For more information or to register contact Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315- 1433 or email wmorgan476@gmail.com.

FEBRUARY 25 

BEEKEEPER’S SCHOOL, 7-9 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office. A hands-on session is planned for a date to be announced. Presented by Heart of Virginia Beekeepers. For more information or to register contact Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315- 1433 or email wmorgan476@gmail.com.

FEBRUARY 29 

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT, 6 p.m. at Red House Volunteer Fire Department. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Winner will receive a monetary prize. There will be a 50/50 drawing and food available for purchase. Hope to see you there.

ONGOING 

DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 7 p.m. every third Monday of the month at the Drakes Branch Municipal Office, 4800 Drakes Main St., Drakes Branch.