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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. 

FEBRUARY 7 

COMMUNITY MEETING, 7 p.m. at Bacon District Firehouse, hosted by Kay Pierantoni.

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.

BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM, 2 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist. Guest speaker is Judge Beverly Scarlett of Hillsborough, N.C. along with a guest choir. All are welcome to attend and wear African attire. A soul food dinner will be served after the program.

DAR TO MEET, 10 a.m., the Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter, at the Farmville-Prince Edward Library. Guest speaker will be Robin Warren, owner of Glory Reins Ranch, Cumberland. Her presentation is titled “A Place to Heal”.

STEW SALE, 11:30 a.m. The Randolph-Henry High School FFA Chapter will be selling stew prepared by Robert Brown. Stew can be purchased that morning at the Randolph-Henry High School Agriculture Department or pre-order at pughjs.@ ccps.k12.va.us

FEBRUARY 9 

BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION, 3 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Keysville. A one-act play will be presented. Guest singers will be singing gospel songs. Dinner will be after the service. The public is welcome.

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 13 

EARLY CHILDHOOD HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR, 5-8 p.m. at Phenix Elementary School. The target audience is the parents of children ages 2 to 8. The VPI Steering Committee hopes through this event they promote and support the health and well-being of young students to set a solid and strong foundation for future health and education.

FEBRUARY 15 

RAINBOW OF RIBBONS PAGEANT, 3:30 p.m., a fundraiser for Barksdale Cancer Foundation at Randolph-Henry High School. For more information call (434) 607-0189 or (434) 735-8699.

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY PROGRAM, 1 p.m. hosted by the Central High Museum at the St. Michael Baptist Church in Drakes Branch. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Willie Tisdale of South Hill. Music provided by the St. Michael Baptist Church choir. All guests are encouraged to wear African attire. Dinner will be served. All are welcome.

FEBRUARY 16 

BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM, 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Baptist Church, Cullen.

FEBRUARY 22 

EARLY CHILDHOOD HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR, 9 a.m.-noon at Bacon District Elementary School. The target audience is the parents of children ages 2 to 8. The VPI Steering Committee hopes through this event they can promote and support the health and well-being of young students to set a solid and strong foundation for future health and education.

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.

MARCH 14 

EARLY CHILDHOOD HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR, 9 a.m.-noon at Eureka Elementary School. The target audience is the parents of children ages 2 to 8. The VPI Steering Committee hopes through this event they can promote and support the health and well-being of young students to set a solid and strong foundation for future health and education.

ONGOING 

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