91.7 [ Lynchburg ]  93.9 [ Roanoke ] 105.3  [ Farmville & Fluvanna]

91.7 [ Lynchburg ]  93.9 [ Roanoke ] 105.3  [ Farmville & Fluvanna]

Lynchburg Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg has kicked off the 2017 Red Kettle Campaign with a plea for volunteers. Families and individuals of all ages are welcomed to ring with most choosing to ring in two-hour time slots, but time can be adjusted to accommodate groups and larger families.

If you would like more information regarding how you can volunteer or how to donate, please call 434-845-5939 or visit www.salvationarmylynchburg.org. The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg serves Lynchburg, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and Nelson counties and has been a part of the Greater Lynchburg community for more than 112 years.

Drivers Needed for Feeding Farmville on Thanksgiving Day

Update on Feeding Farmville:

Drivers are need to deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day. Feeding Farmville plans to deliver 650 meals to Farmville area residents. Meals will be delivered by teams of at least two people and the goal is that each team will have no more than ten stops.  Even if you don’t want to drive you can be a part of a delivery team!  The delivery teams need to be at St John’s Lutheran Church no later than 10 am on Thursday morning. They will have them on the road by 10:30 am and they should be done by noon.

Anyone willing to deliver meals on Thanksgiving should call 434-392-1875 and leave your name and phone number.

Boones Mill Baptist Church Free Thanksgiving Dinner November 23

Boones Mill Baptist church is offering a free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day from 11am-1pm at the church at 10 Whispering Creek Road. Delivery is available for shut-ins; please call 540-334-5154 by November 17 to arrange delivery.




Lighthouse Community Center's Free Thanksgiving Lunch - November 23

Lighthouse Community Center is hosting a free Thanksgiving Lunch on Thanksgiving Day from 10am at the center at 1310 Church St. Lynchburg. No registration or tickets are necessary. Participants in need can also register to receive a free food box from the Lighthouse pantry at the close of the event. For more information, call 434.847.5050. https://thelhcc.org/




Drumstick Dash – THANKSGIVING, November 23


This year the Roanoke Rescue Mission is celebrating a "DOZEN DASHES" with a 5K race and family walk and you can be part of the fun!  This event is held Thanksgiving morning. To guarantee a DASH T-shirt, you must be registered for the event by November 13. For more information about the event or to register, go to https://drumstickdash.net/index.php.



Experience the Holidays Celebration in Appomattox – December 2

Join us in historic downtown Appomattox on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10a.m. – 6 p.m. for a day filled with holiday festivities, entertainment, and eats with our first annual Experience the Holidays celebration!

Experience a Civil War Christmas with a visit to the Courthouse Square where you can shop for unique gifts and stocking stuffers that highlight our region's history. Children can paint soldiers, create period ornaments and decorate a tree, play with 19th Century toys and games, and learn how the holiday was celebrated more than 150 years ago. Wander through the Merry Market in Courtland Field for an eclectic mix of vintage, local artisans, and live entertainment. Next, meet some of your favorite Holiday characters in Abbitt Park for pictures and a Candy Land Village—including Buddy the Elf, Jack Skellington, Anna & Elsa, and of course, Santa Clause. Finally, Main Street will be transformed into Dr. Seuss’s Whoville! Meet the Grinch, Cindy Lou, and the Mayor while you explore, shop, and eat local.

For more information, please visit our website at www.experienceappomattox.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram: @ExperienceAppomattox. If you would like to know more about joining the committee or participating in the Experience the Holidays event, please email info@experienceappomattox.com.

Healing for Charlottesville Prayer Walk and Assembly – December 2

On December 2 there will be a Prayer Walk and Solemn Assembly in Charlottesville to pray for realing and reconciliation following the tumultuous events earlier this year. The day begins with a Prayer Breakfast at 9:30am for pastors & community leaders. The Prayer Walk is open to the piblic and begins at 1pm followed by the Solemn Assembly at 2pm. For more information about the event, guest speakers and to register for the breakfast, visit www.healing4charlottesville.com.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, December 7-9

Illyria Theatre Company presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, three nights only, December 7, 8, 9 at 7pm at Jarman Auditorium in Farmville.

Inspired by the classic American film of the same name, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. Illyria Theatre Company invites you and your family, friends, and loved ones to celebrate the holiday season with this classic holiday story!

But wait, there's more...

In the spirit of the holidays, I.T.C. has made this production a benefit for charity!

They will donate $2 per ticket purchased to one of several local organizations like Meals on Wheels, the Heart of Virginia Christmas Mother, United Way, the H.O.V. Free Clinic, and many more.

All you need to do is choose one at checkout.

Illyria Theatre Company is a 501c3 charitable organization and all gifts support the professional productions.  To learn more or for tickets visit www.illyriatheatrecompany.com. You can also find them on Facebook.

Benefit Christmas Concert and Reception, December 10

Christian Motorcyclists Association and Pantasia Flute Choir present A FREE Benefit Christmas Concert and Reception on December 10th, 2017, 7:00 PM at English Meadows Elks Home, 931 Ashland Ave, Bedford, VA 24523

CMA will have a display table with information about the charities they fund.

Gift Baskets will be raffled to benefit CMA’s “Run for the Son”.

Pantasia will perform a concert of Christmas favorites and a Christmas Carol Sing-along. Pantasia is an adult flute choir based in Roanoke VA. The instrumentation includes piccolo, C flute, alto flute and bass flutes.  Pantasia Flute Choir was formed in 1991 and has grown to volunteer membership of about 20 members.

CASA Information Session December 12

CASA of Central Virginia will present an hour-long video/slide presentation Tuesday December 12 at 5:30pm about the role and responsibilities of a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected childen in our community, and how to become one. Attend to apply now for Winter2018 training classes. There'll be time for Q&A with a veteran volunteer! Bring a friend and learn more about the rewards of this unique volunteer opportunity to serve the abused and neglected children of your community. To RSVP, register at Eventbrite.

For more information call Bonnie Gentry at 434-485-7262 or email bonnie@cvcasa.org.

Roanoke Rescue Mission Coat Drive 

The Roanoke Rescue Mission is celebrating "Happy Coats-giving" this season!  Donate new or gently used coats to give to local families in need. Coats for men, women, and children of all sizes are needed. You can bring your new or gently used coats to The Rescue Mission or a collection box bearing their "Happy Coats-giving" ad. The Rescue Mission is located at 402 4th St. SE, Roanoke, VA and can be contacted at 540.343.7227 or by e-mail at mission.info@rescuemission.net.

Campbell County Department of Social Services Help with Benefits

The Campbell County Department of Social Services will begin having a representative on site at Patrick Henry Memorial Library in Brookneal once a month to help residents with benefits.

Starting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, a benefit program specialist will be at the library every second Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 noon to help with the benefit programs SNAP, TANF, and Medicaid.

The specialist will be there to help residents in the area who have questions about benefits, who want to apply for or renew benefits, or drop off information.

The library is located at 204 Lynchburg Avenue, Brookneal.

If you have any questions, please contact Social Services at 434-332-9585.

2018 Beekeeping Workshop Series - RSVP Jan 5

Are you a new beekeeper? Have you been raising bees for some time now? Or, are you just considering beekeeping?
No matter the reason, come to the Buckingham Extension Office at 7 p.m. to learn from other beekeepers in Buckingham and surrounding counties.

January 17: Intro to Beekeeping

February 21: Hive equipment, Bee Ordering, & Installation

March 21: Beekeeping Panel – local experts

April (TBD): Hands on working a Hive

Pre-pay at Buckingham Extension office, when registering for these classes:

Cost $25.00, includes all instructional and take home materials
Please RSVP by January 5, 2018 to Buckingham Extension (434) 969-4261

Farmville United Methodist Church Fitness Group

Farmville United Methodist Church invites you to join The Methodizer's, a women’s only small group fitness program that meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 9 AM to 10 AM in the Social Hall.  There is also a Thursday evening PiYo class at 6 PM, held in the Social Hall and open to the community.  For more information, call 434-392-4686


Campbell County Public Library currently has volunteer tutors trained and waiting to serve adult learners who struggle with basic reading, writing, and/or English language skills (ESL). Classes are FREE.

Class times can be arranged to suit almost any schedule. Meetings are held once per week at:

Staunton River Memorial Library, 500 Washington St., Altavista,

Patrick Henry Memorial Library, 204 Lynchburg Avenue, Brookneal.

Free classes for development of workplace skills are also available.

For more information, please call the Literacy Volunteers office at 434-592-9534 or 434-332-9561 or email Lynne Wheeler, program director, at lpwheeler@campbellcountyva.gov.


For 33 years, Lynchburg Daily Bread has provided a hot meal in a Christian environment to the needy of the Lynchburg area.

Our office hours are 8am-1:30pm, 7 days a week. We serve a free, nutritious lunch from 10:50am to 12:20pm, 365 days a year. Everyone is welcome and guests may have as many servings as they wish. More than 98% of our food is donated from local colleges, grocery stores, restaurants, etc.

Volunteers are the lifeline of Lynchburg Daily Bread. Each day, 10-12 volunteers prepare, cook and serve the meal to the homeless and hungry of our community. If you would like to help, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.