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COMMUNITY NEWS

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

FEBRUARY 12
DARK-FIRED TOBACCO AND 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 are 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
FOOD BANK, 10-11:45 a.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Red House, for those in the Phenix and surrounding Red House community. Bring a large cardboard box and identification.
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.
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.
FEBRUARY 16
BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM, 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Baptist Church, Cullen.
FEBRUARY 18
MEETING, 2:30 p.m. of The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Executive Committee in the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, 820 Bruce Street, South Boston. The meeting is open to the public.
CORE PROGRAM, 4 p.m. entitled ‘Preventing the Big One’, relating to risk factors of heart disease. The program is free and will be held in the CARE building, 1755 N. Mecklenburg Ave., South Hill.
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.
FREE FAMILY EVENT, 1 p.m. entitled “Birds of Prey” at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield. Program presented by Master Falconer Robb Herbst, who specializes in Virginia’s raptors.
FEBRUARY 29
THIRD ANNUAL SPORTSMEN WILD GAME DINNER, 5 p.m. at the Phenix Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The menu includes fried chicken, brisket, wild game dishes, and various sides. Door prizes for all ages. Hosted by Bethel Baptist Church, Phenix.
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT, 6 p.m. at Red House Volunteer Fire Department. Registration begins at 6 p.m. The 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.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, 5-7 p.m. to benefit Charlotte County Meals on Wheels at Ash Camp Baptist Church, Keysville. Dinner includes spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and drink.
SOCIAL, 7 p.m. at 771 Greenfield Road, Charlotte Court House, for followers of all Faiths and none. Prayers, music, socializing, dinner and refreshments. Everyone welcome. Call (434) 208-0117 for more information.
ONGOING
DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 7 p.m. every third Monday of the month at the Drakes Branch Municipal Office, 4800 Drakes Main St., Drakes.