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Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service is pleased to offer a wide variety of both on-going and seasonal events. We invite you to return often to see what’s coming up on our calendar. If you’d like to keep up-to-date, we invite you to visit our social media pages.

January Events

  • Career Help at PHML

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 : 5:00 PM to Thursday, December 20, 2018 : 7:30 PM

    Campbell County Adult and Career Education will present "Your Path to a World of Career Opportunities" at Patrick Henry Memorial Library- Lower Level, 204 Lynchburg Ave, Brookneal, VA 24528 on Mondays and Wednesdays, from now - December 20, 2018, 5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Contact 434-477-5583 ext. 632. Individualized instruction for reading, writing, science, and social studies, and math is offered plus GED Education, Workforce Ready, Build your resume, Prepare for a job interview, and Increase Computer Skills.

February Events

  • NHVFD Announces Fundraisers

    Saturday, February 03, 2018 to Sunday, December 02, 2018

    The North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary has set the following dates as Fundraisers this year.
    *Pancake Supper- Saturday February 3 (Snow Date: Saturday, February 10)
    *Turkey Luncheon- Sunday March 18
    *Vera Bradley Bingo- Sunday, April 8
    *Marathon- Saturday, September 8
    *Trunk or Treat- Wednesday, October 31
    *Spaghetti Luncheon- Sunday, November 4
    *Christmas Tree Lighting- Sunday, December 2
    The station is located at 4201 Leda Grove Road, Nathalie. The pancake supper on February 3 will begin at 5 p.m. Adults: $6 and children age 10 and under is $3. The menu includes pancakes and your choice of bacon or sausage, fried apples, coffee or tea. Carry out plates are available. Snow date is February 10

  • Community Breakfast Schedule

    Wednesday, February 07, 2018 to Sunday, December 16, 2018

    A free of charge Community Breakfast is held January 2018-December 2018 at the Brookneal Community Building on Main Street, Brookneal. Third Saturday each month from 8:30-10 a.m.
    January- Heritage Hall
    February- Watts Realty
    March- Falling River
    April 15- Heritage Hall
    May 20- Watts Realty
    June 17- Falling River
    July 15- Heritage Hall
    August 19- Watts Realty
    September 16- Falling River
    October 21- Heritage Hall
    November 18- Watts Realty
    December 16- Falling River
    Contact for each sponsor:
    Heritage Hall- Sabrina Jones- 434-579-1259-cell
    Watts Realty- Al Watts- 434-941-3606-cell
    Falling River- Dee Carwile- 434-610-2885-cell

  • Centra 2018 Bereavement Calendar

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 to Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    Through our Bereavement Program we offer support not only to family members of hospice patients who have passed but to the community as well.
    Throughout 2018 there will be Grief Support Groups held in a specified meeting location in Bedford, Farmville, and Lynchburg. In October 2018, there will be several programs held in the community related to Grief and the Holidays.

    Series One: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
    Lynchburg: February 20, 27 / March 6, 13, 20, 27

    Series Two: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    Lynchburg: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / June 5

    Series Three: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    Lynchburg: August 7, 14, 21, 28 / September 4, 11

    Series Four: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
    Lynchburg: November 6, 13, 2, 27 / December 4, 11

    Spring Series: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    Bedford: March 28 / April 4, 11, 18, 25 / May 2
    Farmville: March 27 / April 3, 10, 17, 24 / May 1

    Fall Series: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
    Bedford: September 26 / October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    Farmville: September 25 / October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    Grief and the Holidays
    Lynchburg, Bedford, & Farmville: October / Details to be announced

    Meeting Locations:
    Lynchburg Hospice Office / 2097 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg, VA
    Bedford Hospice Office / 1621 Whitfield Drive, Bedford, VA
    Farmville Hospice Office / 1705 East Third Street, Farmville, VA

March Events

  • Gretna Volunteer Fire Department

    Thursday, March 01, 2018 to Saturday, August 18, 2018

    Gretna Volunteer Fire Department is currently selling Raffle Tickets for a Camouflage Honda Rancher 4 Wheel Drive Four-Wheeler. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased by any Fire Department member. Tickets also available at Mason's NAPA Auto Parts and Western Auto in Gretna. Drawing will be held, Saturday, August 18, at the BBQ Dinner. You do not have to be present to win.

April Events

  • The Annual Mimi Wheeler Art & Photography Show

    Friday, April 06, 2018 to Saturday, June 02, 2018

    The Annual Mimi Wheeler Art & Photography Show is now accepting applications for the Uncle Billy's Day Show, Saturday, June 2. Monetary awards and ribbons will be given to Best Show Art, Best in Show Photography, Peoples Choice Art, Peoples Choice Photography and first place in each category. To download your application, visit, www.unclebillysdayfestival.com or you can pick up a form from the Altavista Area YMCA, 718 7th Street, Altavista.

  • Relay for Life

    Saturday, April 07, 2018 to Friday, April 27, 2018

    Relay Volunteers to honor cancer survivors. Cancer survivors across Campbell County and the surrounding area are invited to celebrate their victories over this dreaded disease at receptions leading up to the Relay for Life in Altavista.
    Altavista area survivors are invited to a reception, Saturday, April 7, at New Prospect Baptist Church, 509 Prospect Road, Hurt, 5-7 p.m. Rustburg area survivors are invited to a reception on Saturday, April 14, at White's United Methodist Church, 383 English Tavern Road, Rustburg, starting with check-ins at 5 p.m. The meal will be served at 5:30 p.m.
    Both receptions are free and will include meals and other activities. Survivors and guest are welcome.
    For the April 15 reception, call the ACS office by April 6. The office number is 434-845-0974.
    This year's joint Campbell County Relay for Life will be held, Friday, April 27, at Altavista High School from 6 p.m.- midnight. At the event, cancer survivors will walk the opening lap and enjoy activities at the survivor tent alongside the high school track.

  • Red House VFD to Hold Turkey Contest

    Saturday, April 21, 2018 to Saturday, April 28, 2018

    Red House Vol. FD Turkey Contest: $20.00 registration fee for one turkey entry. $10.00 for any additional turkeys killed within the week. The contest will run from April 21 - April 28th. Judging will be by weight of the turkey combined with length of beard and spurs. 1st prize will be for the largest and 2nd prize for the smallest. Turkeys must be checked in by 1:30 p.m. on the day of the kill. Registration will be held 7:00 p.m. on April 20th at Red House Fire Department. Contact information will be given at the registration. You must have a valid hunting license on the day of check in. You must have at least ten signed up to hold the contest. For more information you may contact. Diane Lee 434-610-0783 or Shannon Joy 434-665-4610.

  • Volunteer Tutors Needed

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Adult and Career Education (ACE) of Central Virginia provides free GED classes and career readiness training for adults throughout the region. We are currently seeking volunteer literacy tutors to work one-on-one or in small group settings with individuals needing extra support, in basic literacy or English as a second language. No experience necessary; we will provide training and resources. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in both an individuals life, and in our community. Our next orientation/training session will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25th, and will take place at the Amherst Education Center, 219 Trojan Road, Madison Heights. If you are unable to attend this session, we'll be happy to work with you to find a more suitable time. If you are interested in participating, or want more information, please contact us.....we would love to hear from you!

  • Relay for Life

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    This year's joint Campbell County Relay for Life will be held, Friday, April 27, at Altavista High School from 6 p.m. to Midnight. At the event, cancer survivors will walk the opening lap and enjoy activities at the survivor tent alongside the high school track.

  • Catfish Tournament

    Friday, April 27, 2018 to Sunday, April 29, 2018

    Staunton River Masonic Lodge #155 will hold the 6th Annual Catfish Tournament, Friday, April 27 through Sunday April 29, at the Brookneal Boat Ramp on the Staunton River. Entry fee is $40 per fisher. First through Fifth place prizes will be awarded. Tournament begins at 8 p.m. Friday and ends 2 p.m. Sunday. Onsite registration will be available at the Brookneal Boat Ramp 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, April 27. Children under 12 may fish with a parent or guardian without being registered in the tournament, however they will not be eligible for prize money. For more information contact Staunton River Masonic Lodge #155.

  • Deputy Jason Saunders Memorial Car Show & Spring Festival

    Saturday, April 28, 2018 : 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    The Campbell County Sheriff's Office will hold the 11th annual Deputy Jason Saunders Memorial Car Show & Spring Festival on Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Yellow Branch Elementary School, 377 Dennis Riddle Drive, Rustburg.
    In addition to the car show, the event will include a drug take-back, free document shredding, free car seat check, food and craft vendors and DJ music. Free giveaways and activities for children and car lovers alike.
    Pre-registration for car entries and merchandising vendors can be done at the Campbell County Sheriff's Office, 87 Courthouse Lane, Rustburg, by visiting, www.campbellcountyva.gov or call Rhonda Mason at 434-332-9580. Fee for car entries and merchandising vendors is $15 through April 20 and $75 after April 20. First 75 car entries receive a participation souvenir.

  • Hurt Pentecostal Holiness Church

    Sunday, April 29, 2018 : 11:00 AM

    Mel-O-Tones will be performing, Sunday, April 29, 11 a.m. at Hurt Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1212 Grit Road, Hurt. It has been over 50 years since the group started singing. This group was started under the direction of Mrs. Peggy Smith Short as a young ladies Gospel Choral Group. The Mel-O Tones performed all over the state of Virginia, North and South Carolina reaching out to all denominations, spreading the word of God through song. Please come out and hear the Mel-O-Tones sing. We are believing God for a great move of His Spirit and are believing for a precious move of God's healing power. Hope to see you there. In His name.

  • Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church

    Sunday, April 29, 2018 : 2:30 PM

    Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1055 Stagecoach Road, Nathalie, will hold a Missionary Day Service, Sunday, April 29, 2:30 p.m. Service is "Women in Hats." Guest speaker will be First Lady Jacqeline Coleman and music by Blue Wing Grove Baptist Church Choir. Everyone's welcome.

  • Rough Creek PC Concert

    Sunday, April 29, 2018 : 7:00 PM

    "Bill Joyner and the Gospel Express" will be performing a concert at Rough Creek Presbyterian Church on April 29th at 7:00 p.m. There will be light refreshments following the concert and all are welcome to attend. The church is located three miles north of Phenix on highway 727.

May Events

  • Silver Grove BC Revival

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018 to Friday, May 04, 2018

    Silver Grove Baptist Church will be having a three night Spring Revival on May 2nd, through May 4th. Prayer and Praise starts at 7:00 p.m. Our Revivalist is Reverend Dr. Calvin Gray, New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Appomattox. Everyone is invited to join us.

  • Halifax County Heritage & Antique Machinery Festival

    Friday, May 04, 2018 to Saturday, May 05, 2018

    Halifax County Heritage & Antique Machinery Festival, May 4 and May 5, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Halifax County Fairgrounds (Behind South Boston Speedway), 1118 James D. Hagood Hwy., South Boston. Grand opening of Grist Mill. Exhibits and Events. Jr. Livestock show-Friday, 12 noon. Tickets: $7 for one day, $10 for both days. No pets or alcohol allowed.

  • Hurt Pentecostal Holiness Church Outreach Ministries

    Saturday, May 05, 2018

    Hurt Pentecostal Holiness Church Outreach Ministries will hold a Golf Tournament, Saturday, May 5, at the Willows, (Formerly Altavista Country Club). Two person Captains Choice Men/Women. Check-in will be held at 12:45 p.m. and tee off at 1:30 p.m. Entry fee is $120 per team. Mulligans will be available at sign-in. Prizes/Drawings: Cash prizes paid (number of places paid depends on number of entrants); Closest to the pin prize on holes two and eight; prize drawings at the conclusion of the tournament. "Goody Bag" will be provided for each participant plus a full meal for all participants at the conclusion of play. Please call Mike Jennings at 434-821-3064 (home) or 434-401-4536 (cell). Mailing address: 167 Magaron Lane, Evington, VA 24550.

  • Ebenezer BC to Hold 5K

    Saturday, May 05, 2018 : 5:55 PM

    Ebenezer Baptist Church, located at 267 Ebenezer Rd, Gladys, VA 24554, will have a 5K Cinco de Mayo run/walk on Saturday, May 5, 5:55 p.m. The cost of $10 includes a t-shirt and without a t-shirt is $5. Please call Rebecca to register at 434-665-7813 by Sunday, April 15, if you want a shirt. Call by May 3 if you don't want a shirt. We hope to see you there.

  • BGF Retirement Lunch

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    The BGF Retirement Lunch will be held Thursday, May 10, 12 p.m., at New Prospect Baptist Church, 509 Prospect Road, Hurt. Bring a covered dish.

  • Childrey Baptist Church Schedules Bus Trip To Billy Graham Library/Museum

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    Childrey Baptist Church has reserved a chartered bus to Billy Graham Library/Museum, Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, May 15, and would like to invite others who may be interested. Reservations are being accepted through March 30. Ellie Crews is the Trip Coordinator. Anyone interested in going is asked to call her at 434-376-3578 for further information.

  • Anchors of Light Suicide Awareness Candlelight Service

    Saturday, May 19, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    The second annual Anchors of Light suicide awareness event will be held at The Booker Building in Altavista's Riverfront Park.
    Everyone is encouraged to light a candle in support of suicide awareness because EVERYONE matters!
    Please bring a chair and join us for this years rain or shine event.
    For more information please contact us on Facebook at Anchors of Light or Kim Cox, kwcoxn6@aol.com and Marisol Marcan, brooklyngal4@yahoo.com