Community Calendar – April 19th, 2017

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

FREE MEAL/FOOD DISTRIBUTION: church van available to pick up people on Wednesday and on Sunday mornings, to ride call the church at 694-6357; doors open at 5:30 p.m., meal at 6 p.m., food bank ministry open Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 3 to 5 p.m.; Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.

PATRICK COUNTY COMMUNITY COALITION MEETING: bring a bag lunch, noon to 1:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 20

PRACTICAL STRATEGIES IN DEMENTIA CARE: workshop for caregivers; to reserve a seat, register by April 17; no charge to attend but registration is needed for lunch; call (276) 694-3050 to register; for information visit landmarkassistedlivingcenter.com; workshops on caregiving, registration at 8:30 a.m., workshop from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an hour for lunch and networking; The Landmark Center, Stuart.

BOOK DISCUSSION: of “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail” by Ben Montgomery; 3:30 p.m., Hylton Library, Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.

STEP BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: 3 p.m., fund-raising committee meeting/finance committee meeting, 2 p.m.; nominating committee meeting, 2:45 p.m., STEP conference room, 4559 Wayside Rd., Stuart.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 21

ALZHEIMER’S BINGO: cost: $25; all donations and proceeds from bingo go to help people with Alzheimer’s; refreshments will be served by New Beginnings and Peters Creek Churches to send children to camp; doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m., John D. Hooker Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.

STUART FARMERS’ MARKET: get a sneak peek at the market; fresh lettuce and greens, crafts, bedding plants, fresh roasted coffee, baked items and more; 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

YARD SALE: sponsored by the Meadows of Dan Women’s Club, table or space: $15; for information or to reserve a table or space call (276) 952-6395 or (276) 952-2674; food available; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Center, 2858 JEB Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan.

HAILEY’S HOPE AUTISM AWARENESS AND ACCEPTANCE ONE MILE FUN WALK: free to participate, for more information contact: Wendy Wilson (276) 695-6958 or wendy.wilson@patrick.k12.va.us;; 10 a.m., DeHart Park, Stuart.

SPRING SWAP MEET: sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Rockinghanm and Stokes Counties, N.C., tables set up in meeting room, copier available, food available but bring a dish to share, free, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Francisco Community Building, 7104 NC Hwy. 89 West, Westfield, N.C.

COW BELL SERVICE: special singing, guest speakers; for information call Andy Pack at (276) 694-6653; 6 p.m., Dan River Baptist Church.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST: menu: pancakes, country ham, gravy, sausage, bacon, baked apples, homemade biscuits, eggs, coffee/orange juice; adult plate: $7, child’s plate: $3.50; eat in or take out, call in orders to 930-2113; sponsored by the fire department and ladies’ auxiliary; 6:30 to 10 a.m., Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department, 6687 Fairystone Park Hwy., Stuart.

THIRTY-ONE BINGO: sponsored by the Martinsville High School Band Boosters, cost: $20 for adult players, $10 for those 18 and under; 50/50 raffle; $5 combo meal includes hot dog or pizza slice, chips, dessert and a soda; doors open at 5 p.m., bingo begins at 6 p.m., Martinsville High School, 351 Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville.

MEETING/WORK DAY: sponsored by the Rocky Knob Chapter of Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, anyone interested in volunteering in the Rocky Knob area of the Parkway should attend; for information call Libby Wilcox at (276) 398-1117 or (919) 417-4987; 10 a.m., Rocky Knob Picnic Area Shelter for the meeting; workday will be in the picnic area; Blue Ridge Parkway mile marker 169.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST: proceeds go to the Fieldale Fire Department, menu: bacon, ham, sausage biscuits, gravy, apples, eggs, hash browns, grits, fruit, jelly, coffee and juice; adult plate: $7; child’s plate (for age eight and under): $4; fried apple pies $1.25; 6 to 9:30 a.m., Rangeley Ruritan Building, 609 W in Fieldale, Dillons Fork Rd., Callaway Drive at Ruritan sign.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 24

WILLIS GAP COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Investigator Nick Pendleton; topic: “Drug Take Back Program;” for information, call the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office at 694-3161; 7 p.m., Willis Gap Community Center.

MONDAY MARKET PLANNING MEETING: vendors are being sought who produce agricultural products grown in Patrick County or adjoining counties; hand-made crafts also may be sold this year; call (276) 930-2424 for more information if interested in participating but cannot attend the meeting; Monday Market will open June 12 and will be held from 5-7 p.m.; planning meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at Shelter #4, Fairy Stone State Park.

OPEN SHOP NIGHT: annual $10 fee, use available equipment including ARC and MIG welders, torches, planers, table saw, jointer, wood lathes and other metal and woodworking tools; for information contact Jonathan Wood at jonathan.wood@patrick.k12.va.us or (276) 694-6078, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday nights, Patrick County High School Agriculture Shop, 215 Cougar Lane, Stuart.

VIRGINIA LEGAL AID SOCIETY MEETING: group provides free civil legal services to low-income families and individuals; input needed about the most important civil legal needs in this community; free admission, light refreshments; noon to 1 p.m., Patrick County Community Center, Room 101, Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 24

WIRED RECOVERY: peer run recovery center that offers support for anyone dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues; provides certified peer recovery specialists, certified WRAP facilitator, one-on-one peer counseling and WRAP classes; for information call Jackie Scales at (276) 340-5221 or Jeff Roher at (276) 352-8902 or email wiredrecoverypc@gmail.com; meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon, Stuart United Methodist Church, 108 E. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

DMV 2 GO VISIT: full-service DMV mobile unit, apply for or renew ID card (available for adults, children and veterans), driver’s licenses, take road and knowledge tests, get photo taken; reinstate driving privileges, get a copy of driving record, vehicle titles, licenses plates, decals, transcripts; purchase hunting and fishing licenses an temporary boat registrations; apply for copies of Virginia birth, death, marriage and divorce credentials; obtain E-Z Pass Transponders; change address on DMV record, update voter registration address and organ donor status; order disabled parking placards or plates; request a personal ID number to set up a myDMV account, and more, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart.

FREE MEAL/FOOD DISTRIBUTION: church van available to pick up people on Wednesday and on Sunday mornings, to ride call the church at 694-6357; doors open at 5:30 p.m., meal at 6 p.m., food bank ministry open Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 3 to 5 p.m.; Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

GOLF TOURNAMENT: sponsored by Valley Star Credit Union, proceeds go to purchase medical equipment at Carilion Children’s Hospital in Roanoke; $300 for a four-person team (or $85 per single player) includes lunch, free drinks and prize opportunities; rain date: May 4; for information call (800) 475-6238, extension 3125; Chatmoss Country Club, Martinsville.

WIRED RECOVERY: peer run recovery center that offers support for anyone dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues; provides certified peer recovery specialists, certified WRAP facilitator, one-on-one peer counseling and WRAP classes; for information call Jackie Scales at (276) 340-5221 or Jeff Roher at (276) 352-8902 or email wiredrecoverypc@gmail.com; meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon, Stuart United Methodist Church, 108 E. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

PLANT DROP-OFF: for Master Gardener annual and perennial plant sale, plants and gardening items are needed, for information call (276) 952-8302; 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m., Rotary Building, Stuart.

STUART FARMERS’ MARKET OPEN: cool season produce, plants, crafts, baked items and more available, 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

CELESTIAL SOULS FOR BRENNER: vendor/craft fund-raiser and cruise in to raise funds for Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.; hosted by Carole-Anne Penn; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, 475 Spencer Penn Rd., Spencer.

MASTER GARDENER ANNUAL AND PERENNIAL PLANT SALE: proceeds benefit master gardener programming and the Patrick County Branch Library Bookmobile Fund; for information call (276) 952-8302; 8 a.m. to noon, Rotary Building, Stuart.

JONATHAN W. BOWLING MEMORIAL RIDE: sponsored by Chapter 11 Red Knights Motorcycle Club in honor of Marine CPL Bowling, proceeds from the ride fund the Bowling Scholarships at Patrick Henry Community College (two given per year to Patrick County students); live music, food and door prizes available; registration for the ride: $15 per vehicle, all entrants have a chance to win prizes; trophies given for farthest traveled bike; for information visit www.cpljonathanbowling.us, meet at 10 a.m., ride begins at noon; Patrick County High School, 215 Cougar Lane, Stuart.

CASH BINGO MEDICAL BENEFIT: for Cor Beasley, hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks available; for information call Temple Bowman at (276) 251-5620; doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6 p.m., Ararat Ruritan Building, 4711 Ararat Hwy., Ararat.

BENEFIT YARD SALE/BAKE SALE: for Ricky Hubbard, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sycamore Baptist Church.

COMMUNITY MARKET DAY: sponsored by Our Communities of Northeast Stokes and the Francisco Fire Department; homegrown and handmade items for sale, local arts, crafts, music, food, activities for children; farmers’ market an demonstrations by the Francisco Fire and Rescue; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., ladies’ auxiliary breakfast at 7:30 a.m.; Francisco School, 7165 Hwy. 89 West, Westfield, N.C.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

50TH HOMECOMING: music by Swift Creek Band, 10 a.m., Christian Faith Baptist Church, Union Bridge Rd., Ferrum.

FIFTH SUNDAY SINGING: featured artist: Brian Beverly, pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church in King, N.C.; free admission, 7 p.m., Peters Creek Baptist Church, Lawsonville, N.C., at the VA/NC state line.

 

SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30-MAY 3

SPRING REVIVAL: with Evangelist Shirley Quesenberry, special music each night, for information call (276) 694-6901; 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sun., Mon.-Wed. at 7 p.m., Mountain View Church of God of Prophecy, 436 Mountain View Church Rd., Patrick Springs, pastor: Tom Warren.

 

MONDAY, MAY 1

COUGAR CLUB MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Patrick County High School library.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 2

PAINT THE NIGHT: $40 per person includes all paint supplies, food, and a glass of wine or beverage of choice; proceeds benefit Caring Hearts Free Clinic; 6 to 8 p.m., Reynolds Homestead.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 4

RUSSELL CREEK COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Investigator Nick Pendleton, topic: Drug Take Back Program, for information call the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office at 694-3161, 77 p.m., New Hope United Methodist Church.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 7

GOSPEL SINGING: featuring the Orange Family; fellowship meal, 6 p.m., Willis Gap Baptist Church, 2767 Willis Gap Rd., Ararat.

 

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BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, April 19: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee’s Greenery, Doe Run Church Rd.; 12:45-1:30 p.m., Willis Gap Community Building; 1:45-2:15 p.m., Jeb Stuart Grocery; 2:30-2:45 p.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:20 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:25-4:50 p.m., Trinity Christian School.

Thursday, April 20: 10:30 to 10:40 p.m., Wildwood Acres—off St. Rd. 694; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Memorial School; 2:30-3:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.

Monday, April 24: 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stuart Elementary School.

Tuesday, April 25: 9:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m., Patrick Springs Primary School.

Thursday, April 27: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School; 2 to 3:10 p.m., Trinity Christian School.

 

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PCHS CLASS OF 1987 REUNION INFORMATION NEEDED

Patrick County High School’s class of 1987 will hold its 30th reunion this year. Classmates who have not received information about the reunion should send any contact information (mailing and/or email address) to pchsclassof87@embarqmail.com or go to the Patrick County High School Class of 1987 Facebook page.