Community Calendar – April 26th, 2017

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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.

WILLIS GAP OPEN JAM: music, dancing, 50/50 drawing; proceeds go to the building fund and community services. Jam is every Friday night, 7 to 10 p.m., Willis Gap Community Center.

 

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 Cora 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 to help with medical expenses, sale items needed, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sycamore Baptist Church. Call 930-2564.

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.

BOOK SALE: sponsored by Friends of the Blue Ridge Regional Library, variety of items including fiction and non-fiction hardback and paperback books, 9:30 to 2 p.m., basement of the Martinsville Branch Library.

FREE CLOTHES CLOSET: 2 to 4 p.m., Blackberry Baptist Church, 3241 Stones Dairy Rd., Bassett.

DRUG TAKE BACK: prescription or over-the-counter medication accepted to be disposed of safely; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., lobby, Patrick County Sheriff’s Office.

YARD SALE/BAKE SALE/HOT DOG SALE: lots of sale items, proceeds go to the building fund; 7:30 a.m.. to 1 p.m., Hunters Chapel Church, Hwy. 773, Ararat.

FAMILY FUN-STIVAL: hosted by STEP’s Head Start/Early Head Start programs and sponsored by Clark Gas & Oil; bounce house, children’s activities, music, vendors’ booths, information about services available from various agencies; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dan River Park, Ararat.

 

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.

SINGING: featuring Herbert and Tina Conner, 11 a.m. service, Burks Fork Church of the Brethren.

 

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.

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.

ALZHEIMER’S MEETING: 7 p.m., Alzheimer’s office, basement of Hill’s Tax Service, Stuart.

FLOYD QUILT GUILD MEETING: lecture by Susan Lenz of “Second Life,” information about grave rubbing art quilts and using vintage textiles for making quilts; trunk show; free for FGQ and TQP members, $5 guest fee; 10 a.m., Floyd Center for the Arts, 220 Parkway Lane, Floyd.

 

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.

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, MAY 3

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.

MOUNTAIN TOP BLOOD DRIVE: to make an appointment call (800) 733-2674; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Center 2858 JEB Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan.

 

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.

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.

WHARTON-STUART CAMP OF THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: 7 p.m., Reynolds Homestead.