August 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17
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; meal at 6 p.m., food distribution following the meal, around 7:30 p.m.; Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
FAIRYSTONE AND POLE BRIDGE COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Virginia State Trooper Patrick Meade, topic: “Crime prevention techniques;” for information call Captain Ward Stone or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161; 7 p.m., Fairystone Fire Department.
SPENCER-PENN BOOK CLUB MEETING: discussion of “Complications” by Atul Gawande, a doctor who discusses several cases which highlight ethical issues of medicine; 3:30 p.m., Hylton Library, Spencer-Penn Centre.
MASTER GARDENER TRAINEE ORIENTATION: for anyone interested in becoming a master gardener, call 952-3028 or 952-8302 for information; 6 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.
TACKLE FOOTBALL SIGN-UP: for students in grades three through six; sign up by calling the Patrick County Recreation Department at 694-3917 by August 31.
STEP BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: fund-raising committee at 1 p.m., finance committee at 2 p.m., board meeting at 3 p.m., The Franklin Center, 50 Claiborne Ave., Rocky Mount.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
FARMERS’ MARKET OPEN: Peach Festival recipe check-in, fruit, vegetables, baked goods, meats and more for sale; 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
MEADOWS OF DAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 5K/1 MILE RUN/WALK: 5K entry fee: $25, pre-register by August 5 to receive a sized T-shirt (included in entry fee), make checks payable to Meadows of Dan Elementary School; 1-mile run/walk is free to enter, (T-shirt available for $12 with pre-registration by August 5); for information call Jason Wood at (276) 952-2424 or James Eaton at (336) 648-0975; proceeds benefit the school, race day registration at 8 a.m., race begins at 8:30 a.m., Meadows of Dan Elementary School.
PATRICK COUNTY MUSIC ASSOCIATION: music by Heart Strings, Travis Frye and Blue Mountain, and the featured group, The Shelton Brothers; food provided by 4-H Shooters Club; homemade ice cream by Concord United Methodist Church; doors open at 4:30 p.m., jam session at 5 p.m., groups begin at 5:45 p.m., Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Dr., Stuart.
MEADOWS OF DAN FOLK FAIR: sponsored by the Meadows of Dan Community Association; music by Jim Lord, The Country Boys, Two Young Two Old, and Southern Remedy; play: “Five Favorite Fairy Tales,” presented by Once Upon a Blue Ridge; food available will include a fish fry, hot dogs, kettle corn, deep-fried Oreos, pork skins, homemade ice cream, and peach cobbler; vendors, authors, and Stanburn Winery will sell various merchandise; inflatables for the kids; for information call Trinity Goad (540) 230-7943; begins at 10 a.m., uptown Meadows of Dan to the Meadows of Dan Community Center, business Rt. 58.
REVIVAL: with Pastor John Cahill of Open Door Fellowship Ministries, Lancaster, S.C.; 7 p.m., Harvest Worship Center, 21225 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart.
FUND-RAISER RIDE FOR THE BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM: ride coordinated by the CMA Dragon Slayers #1209, cars, trucks and motorcycles all welcome; cost: $15 for single, $5 for riders; Patrick County Public Schools collects school supplies and monetary donations and shares them with local children in need, all donations benefit the school system’s Back to School program; for information call JW Young at (276) 694-6366; registration at 10 a.m., kickstands up at 11 a.m., DeHart Park, Stuart.
COUNTRY BREAKFAST: menu: pancakes, country ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, gravy, baked apples, homemade biscuits, coffee/orange juice; adult plates: $7, child’s plate: $3.50; eat in or take out, call in orders to 930-2113; sponsored by the fire dept. and ladies’ auxiliary; 6 to 10 a.m., Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department, 6687 Fairystone Park Hwy., Stuart.
BLACK POT CHICKEN DINNER: includes baked potato, slaw, dessert and drink; $8 per plate; 4 to 7 p.m., Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire Department.
FOLEY-SHOUGH REUNION: for family of Robert and Mae Foley Shough; bring a covered dish; paper products and drinks furnished; meet at noon, lunch at 1 p.m., Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department.
SUPER-SOAKING SATURDAY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: for ages 2-11, free hot dogs, slushies, etc.; 1 to 4 p.m., Harvest Worship Center, lower church, 21225 Jeb Stuart Hwy.
GREATER BASSETT CRUISE-IN: rain or shine, door prizes awarded to cruisers; free popcorn, 50/50 drawing includes prizes from Bassett Furniture and Bassett Mirror; food court at the train depot; 4 to 8 p.m., Bassett Furniture Industries parking lot.
TESTIMONY AND HEALING: with Evangelist Revonda Anderson from Crossroads Ministries; music by The Appeal; 6:30 p.m., Faith, Hope and Love Church, Commerce St., Stuart.
CAR WASH FUND-RAISER: donations accepted, proceeds go to the food ministry, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.
VFW VIRGINIA DISTRICT 5 MEETING: any members needing a ride should contact Roy Jones at 930-4571; 11 a.m., VFW Post 4637, 2327 Old Chatham Rd., Martinsville.
FREE CLOTHES CLOSET: 2 to 4 p.m., Blackberry Baptist Church, 3241 Stones Dairy Rd., Bassett.
CAR WASH/BAKE SALE: proceeds go to Patrick County Cougar AAU Basketball; bake sale at 10 a.m. at Walmart; car wash at 10 a.m. at Advance Auto and Four Rivers Realty.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
GOARD REUNION: for descendants of John Thomas and Susella Collins Goard, bring a covered dish, lunch at 1 p.m., Patrick Springs Fire Department.
SUNDAY CONCERT: featuring “Heartstrings,” an acoustic duo with Jennifer Ayers-Barnard and Jackie Massey Hall; free admission, donations accepted, 3 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL/CRUISE IN: hosted by the Woolwine Covered Bridge Committee; various ice cream treats for sale; bring special or unique vehicles for the cruise-in (participants get a discount on ice cream purchases); ‘50s decor, dress in clothes of the era and dance to music of the past; 2 to 5 p.m., Smith River Rescue Squad Building, Rt. 8, Woolwine.
HOMECOMING: guest speaker: Bro. Dennis Arrington; lunch to follow service, no Sunday night service; 11 a.m., True Gospel Baptist Church, Rt. 8 South beside Patrick County High School.
HOMECOMING: with Bro. Phillip Goins; special singing by the church singers, covered dish meal after the service, for information call Tommy Nichols at (336) 789-0824; 10:30 a.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 1233 Collinstown Rd., Westfield, N.C.
HOMECOMING: service at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch in the fellowship hall; singing in the afternoon; Mountain View United Methodist Church, Meadows of Dan.
TATUM REUNION: for descendants of John and Priscilla Burge Tatum; beverages and paper products provided; for information call 647-1610 after 6:30 p.m.; lunch at 1 p.m., Nettle Ridge United Methodist Church, 70 Nettle Ridge Loop, Stuart.
WORSHIP SERVICE/LUNCH/SINGING: worship service at 10 a.m., covered dish lunch at 11:15 a.m., gospel singing with The Country Boys at 12:30 p.m., Bouldin Memorial Presbyterian Church.
HOMECOMING: singing by “New Found” at 10 a.m., worship service with Patricia Stover at 11 a.m., meal to follow; Ross-Harbour United Methodist Church, 6260 Elamsville Rd., Stuart.
GRIFFITH REUNION: paper products and drinks provided; bring a covered dish lunch to share; call Anthony Byrd at (276) 930-1886 for information; arrive at noon, eat at 1 p.m., Griffith Valley homeplace.

MONDAY, AUGUST 22
MONDAY MARKET: rain or shine each Monday through September 5, fresh in-season local fruit and vegetables, eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods, herbal remedies, walnuts, gourds, honey and more; mostly cash only sales; live music, activities for children; food truck on site, 5 to 7 p.m., Fairy Stone State Park, Shelters #3 and #4.

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22-24
REVIVAL: with Pastor David Westmoreland; singers: Mon., Jackie Belcher; Tue., One Accord; Wed., Roger Wells; 7 p.m., Ross-Harbour United Methodist Church, 6260 Elamsville Rd., Stuart.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23
CRITZ COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Sallie Scales, topic: “Emergency Medical Dispatch,” for information call the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office at 694-3161, 7 p.m., Critz Baptist Church fellowship hall.
PATRICK COUNTY FRIENDS OF TENNIS ORGANIZATIONAL SOCIAL: plans to set up tennis groups for weekly play; open to current or former players and those who want to learn, and tennis supporters; contact Sharon Smith at (757) 635-6922, (276) 694-2489 or sks1365@gmail.com for information, 6 p.m., Honduras Coffee Shop, Stuart.
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.
FARMERS’ MARKET OPEN: 3 to 6 p.m., downtown Stuart.
VFW MEETING: 6 p.m., VFW Post 7800, Patrick Springs.
LA LECHE LEAGUE OF PATRICK COUNTY MEETING: informal meeting, open to pregnant women, parents, support persons and breastfeeding children; call (276) 692-4415 for information; 5:30 to 7 p.m., Patrick County Branch Llibrary, Stuart.

TUESDAY, THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 25
AUDITIONS: for “Peter Pan and Wendy,” be prepared with a one to two minute monologue or ready to read sides from the play that will be available; children’s play, participants must be age 16 or younger; for information email fctheatreguild@gmail.com; 6 to 8 p.m., June Bug Center, Floyd.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24
DMV 2 GO: mobile unit visit; provides all DMV transactions, also provides certified copies of Virginia birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates and sells hunting and fishing licenses; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Community College parking lot, 212 Johnson St., Stuart.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
PATRICK-HENRY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Mickie Martin, 911 coordinator; topic: emergency medical dispatch, for information call Deputy Oscar Tejeda or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161, 7 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Department.
ARARAT COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Steve Allen from Patrick County Emergency Management; for information call Deputy Shawn Keffer or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161; 7 p.m., Ararat Ruritan Building.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, AUGUST 25-26
REVIVAL: with Bro. Darrell Cox of Mocksville, N.C.; special singing by: Thurs., James Orange Family; Fri., Harrison Family; 7 p.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 1233 Collinstown Rd., Westfield, N.C.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
FARMERS’ MARKET OPEN: pressure canner seal checks by Patrick County Extension; local fruit and vegetables available along with baked items, meats and handmade crafts, 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.

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BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE
Monday, August 22: 2 to 2:55 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
Tuesday, August 23: 2-3:15 p.m., Woolwine—Rose Window at Rt. 40 and Charity Hwy.; 3:30-4:15 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:45-5 p.m., Robert’s Market, Rt. 57.
Wednesday, August 24: 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., Blue Mountain Petroleum Station; 2:30-2:45 p.m., gas station across from Blue Ridge School; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:30 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:35-5 p.m., Trinity Christian School.
Thursday, August 25:11:15-12:30 a.m. Wildwood Acres, off St. Rd. 694, 1-2 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Elementary; 2 to 3:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 4-5 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.

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MEADOWS OF DAN JAM
Bring musical instruments or join in to sing—or just bring a chair for music each Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. on the Poor Farmer’s Market stage in Meadows of Dan. Call Zeb Hicks at (276) 952-2670 for information.

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MEAL, MINISTRY AND FOOD BANK
Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church has a meal, ministry and a food bank Wednesday nights at the church. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the meal begins at 6 p.m., and the food bank is open after the service (approximately at 7:30 p.m.). Van rides are available for to Wednesday evening and Sunday morning services. Call (276) 694-6357 for information.

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FREE LADIES’
GOLF CLINIC
Gordon Trent Golf Club will offer free golf clinics for ladies each Thursday at 5:30 p.m. through August. All skill levels, including beginners are welcome. Call (276) 694-3805 for information.

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COMPANIONS
SUPPORT GROUP
Companions, a grief, loss and survivors of suicide support group, will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. at Piedmont Community Services Group Room, 22280 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart. For information, call Patricia Crissman at (276) 694-4361.

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CHRISTIAN
MOTORCYCLISTS
ASSOCIATION MEETING
The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Honduras Coffee Shop in Stuart. Call Terry at (276) 692-5740 for information.

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COMMUNITY BEREAVEMENT
SUPPORT GROUP
A community bereavement support group will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Stuart United Methodist Church. (Enter through the red door at the back of the church.) The purpose of the group is to offer support in a relaxing atmosphere to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Call Susan Foster at (276) 694-4416 or Becki Turner at (276) 694-3238 for more information.

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CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS
SUPPORT GROUP
Creative Expressions, a support group, meets every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Call or text Sandy Dawson at (276) 692-5504 for the location and information. The meeting is sponsored by Citizens Against Family Violence. The mission is: “Empowering survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault as you heal from the trauma you’ve experienced.”

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SIT AND BE FIT
EXERCISE CLASS
Sit and Be Fit, an exercise class taught by Sharon Mason, meets each Friday from noon to 1 p.m. in the meeting room of the Patrick County Library. Call the library at 694-3352 for information.

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TAI CHI
CLASSES
Tai Chi classes are held each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Patrick County Branch Library, 116 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart. There is no fee to participate and the instructor is Sharon Mason. Call (276) 692-4733, or the library at (276) 694-3352, for information.

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APPLE BUTTER
SALE
Stuart Baptist Church has apple butter for sale at the church from 10 a.m. to noon at the church office at 108 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.

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GENEALOGICAL
RESEARCH
The Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4751 N.C. 14, just south of Eden, N.C., will be closed for the summer and will reopen Sept. 6. Call (336) 577-0500 for information/appointment.

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MEADOWS OF DAN
ADDICTIONS RECOVERY
SUPPORT GROUP
The Meadows of Dan Addictions Recovery Support Group meets each Monday night at Mayberry Presbyterian Church, 1127 Mayberry Church Rd., at 7 p.m. Meetings include prayer, fellowship, sharing, networking, and the 12-Step Program to assist with a journey of healing and recovery. For information, contact facilitator Felecia Shelor at (540) 593-3062 or fshelor@swva.net.

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RIDE TO CHURCH
AVAILABLE
Buffalo Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church has a van ministry route and will pick up anyone who wants or needs a ride to the church. Call Pastor Kenneth Terry at 930-2673 with questions or to make arrangements.

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CHURCH SERVICES
Skyline Pentecostal Holiness Church will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship services each Sunday at 11 a.m. Call (336) 368-2775 for information.

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TEEN TIME
KING’S KIDS
Teen Time will be held on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Patrick Springs. The sessions will include Bible lesson, fun, and supper, King’s Kids will be held Sunday nights from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for students in grades kindergarten through seventh for games, lessons, and snacks.

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TAI-CHI CLASSES
Tai-Chi classes are taught at The Landmark Center in Stuart each Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Adults and young people are welcome to attend.

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SPAGHETTI DINNER
The VFW Post 8467 ladies’ auxiliary will serve an all you can eat meal, which includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink, on the first Monday of each month from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8467 building, intersection of Rt. 58 and Mabry Mill Rd., Meadows of Dan.

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MOPS GROUP MEETING
A Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group for mothers of children ages 0-5 will meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 10 a.m. at Creasey’s Chapel United Methodist Church. The group will help mothers to connect with each other and offer support, assist in personal growth and give practical parenting tips. Childcare is provided. Call 634-8950 or visit Facebook page for information.

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FLOYD RELIGIOUS
SOCIETY OF FRIENDS
MEETING
Services are held each Sunday at 1199 Christiansburg Pike, Floyd, with worship sharing at 9:30 a.m., meeting for worship at 10 a.m., and Sunday school for children. The church welcomes each person of any age or ability, race or ethnic background, sexual orientation or gender.

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PATRICK HENRY
PATRIOTS MEETING
The Patrick Henry Patriots, Patrick County’s chapter of the Tea Party, meet at the Spencer-Penn Centre in Spencer. For information visit www.Facebook.com/patrickhenrypatriots323403935084 or email patrickhenrypatriots@hotmail.com.

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AMERICAN LEGION
POST 123 SCHEDULE
American Legion Post 123 and Legion Auxiliary meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Mount Airy, N.C. Sons of the American Legion Squadron 123 meet the second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the park; American Legion Post 123 Riders meet the last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the park. American Legion bingo is held every Thursday at the park. Early birds start at 6 p.m.; the main game begins at 7 p.m.

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ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT
GROUP MEETING
An Alzheimer’s support group will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon at the Landmark Center on Landmark Drive, Stuart. Refreshments will be provided. The program is sponsored by Southern Area Agency on Aging and Home Care and Hospice of Memorial Hospital. Caregivers may call Southern Area Agency on Aging at (276) 632-6442 or toll-free at (800) 468-4571 if they need to arrange care for a family member while attending the support group meeting. This service can be provided through the generosity of the Patrick County Alzheimer’s Group, LLC.

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MUSEUM HOURS
The Patrick County Historical Museum hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointment (closed Thursday). Visit the web site at www.patcovahistory.org or email pcvahistory@gmail.com.

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SUPPORT GROUP
COUNSELING
Citizens Against Family Violence offers weekly support group counseling for victims, friends and family of sexual and domestic violence. Share with others from similar situations and be supportive of each other, offer solutions and learn ways to make changes. Meetings are held each month in Martinsville; call (276) 632-8701 for information. Patrick County residents should call (276) 692-5504 to get the location and meeting time, which is not disclosed for the safety and privacy of participants.

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FOOD BANK
The Patrick County Community Food Bank distributes food boxes on the third Wednesday of each month from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and again from 5 to 7 p.m. at its building at 108 Commerce Street, Stuart. Food boxes cannot be taken out by individuals for extended family members or friends. You must be present to obtain a food box, and bring identification with your current physical address. For more information or to volunteer contact the Food Pantry at 694-6300. Contributions may be mailed to Patrick County Community Food Bank, P.O. Box 1304, Stuart, Va. 24171.

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JAM SESSION
Jam sessions are held every Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Willis Gap Community Center, The Hollow Rd., Ararat. There is no charge for admission, and food and drinks are available. The event is sanctioned by the Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail and all musicians are invited to bring their instruments.

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BOOK OF
REVELATIONS CLASS
A series of classes on the Book of Revelations will meet each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. Call 694-4757 for information.

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BIBLE STUDY
Two Bible study groups meet each Tuesday at Stuart United Methodist Church. The daylight group meets at 9:30 a.m. and the starlight group meets at 7 p.m. For information call 694-3322 or email stuartumc@embarqmail.com.

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YARN DONATIONS
NEEDED
Donations of yarn are needed to make prayer shawls for patients in hospitals and nursing homes by a volunteer group from Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. For information, call ß Casagrande at 694-4416.

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FAMILY AEROBICS
Free family aerobics classes are held each Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Spencer-Penn Centre in Spencer.

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CHARLES AND
ROSE HYLTON
LIBRARY OPEN
The Spencer-Penn Centre invites the public to visit the Charles and Rose Hylton Library. There is no admission charge. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. To visit the library, turn off Hwy. 58 at the Spencer Post Office.

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PATRICK HENRY
PHOTOGRAPHY
CLUB
The Patrick Henry Photography Club meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Reynolds Homestead. No dues or fees are required. The group is open to beginners, amateurs and those experienced in film and/or digital photography. For information call (276) 694-3328, extension 228 or (276) 694-6729 or visit www.angelfire.com/film2/homestead..

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WORD OF LIFE
BIBLE STUDY
Word of Life Bible Study will meet each Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Dr. Hall’s barn at 4234 Abram Penn Hwy. in Critz. For information call (276) 694-4591. Turn on Abram Penn Hwy. from Hwy. 58 across from M & M’s Exxon, go about four miles to barn.

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SOCRATES CAFÉ
Socrates Café, a freewheeling philosophy discussion group for ordinary people, meets every second Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Patrick County Branch Library, 116 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart. Socrates Café is based on the book Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy by Christopher Phillips. Ask questions, express views or just listen as neighbors explore the burning issues of today. There are no membership requirements or fees. Call (276) 930-4743 for more information.

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NARCOTICS
ANONYMOUS,
MARTINSVILLE
Meetings of the New Vision Group of Narcotics Anonymous are held at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and at noon on Wednesday at various locations in Martinsville. Open topic meetings are held Sundays and Mondays and basic text study meetings are held Tuesdays at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, open topic meetings are held Wednesdays at Passages, 817 Starling Ave., candlelight open topic meetings are held Thursdays and Saturdays at First Presbyterian Church, and meetings with a speaker are held Fridays at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.

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COVERED BRIDGE
SOCIETY
The Covered Bridge Society of Virginia Inc., which is dedicated to preserving and promoting Virginia’s historic timber covered bridges, is seeking new chapters and members in this area. Anyone interested in starting a chapter or who would like to join the society is asked to contact Leola B. Pierce, 4114 Forresthills Dr., Portsmouth, VA 23703; call (757) 484-4404; or email VaBridgeLady@aol.com.

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FRIENDLY VISITORS
NEEDED
Southern Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers to serve as “friendly visitors” in nursing homes and adult homes. Friendly visitors bring caring and encouragement to people who have few or no visitors. For information call Christine Stoneman at 1 (800) 468-4571.

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SMITH RIVER
TROUT UNLIMITED
MEETINGS
The Smith River Trout Unlimited Chapter #264 meets on the first Thursday of March, June, September and December at 7 p.m. at Raina’s Restaurant in uptown Martinsville.. For information, visit www.smithrivertu.com.

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NARCOTICS
ANONYMOUS
Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held each Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Horizons Unlimited building, 24141 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Patrick Springs

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PRESCHOOL
STORY TIME
Patrick County Branch Library will hold storytime for children ages two to four. The half-hour sessions will meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Call 694-3352 for information.

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BIG BROTHER
BIG SISTER
PROGRAM
Anyone interested in volunteering with the Big Brother Big Sister program should call (276) 632-6106.

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WILLIS GAP
COMMUNITY MEETING
The Willis Gap Community Center holds membership meeting on the first Monday night of the month at 7 p.m. at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat.

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STOP DRUG
ADDICTION
If drugs are affecting a family or a friend, log on to www.stopaddiction.com or call 1 (800) 468-6933. Narconon provides answers to drug addiction, provides free assessment, evaluation and referral services to internationally recognized alternative and traditional treatment facilities. When continuing relapse is occurring, call Narconon. Don’t give up. Drug addiction can be overcome.

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MY FRIEND’S
CLOSET HOURS
My Friend’s Closet, a ministry of Stuart Presbyterian Church, sells gently worn clothes at affordable prices. The store at 131 N. Main Street, Stuart, is open Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and Thursdays from noon to 5:30 p.m. Call 694-4710 for information.

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EMS SPECIAL
TRAINING SESSIONS
EMS providers may receive category one or two continuing education credits by attending classes each third Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Smith River Rescue Squad Building.

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HONOR GUARD
NEEDS MEMBERS
The Patrick County Veterans’ Memorial Honor Guard is looking for new members. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome to join. The honor guard meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at American Legion Post 105 building. For information contact Richard Cox at (276) 930-3265 or (276) 340-1618.

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AMERICAN LEGION
MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY
Virginia Legionnaire advises that with the enactment of Public Law 105-110, the start date of Vietnam service has been moved to February 28, 1961, opening membership in the American Legion to any veteran of that conflict, regardless of where he or she served.

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PRAYER TIME
The altar and doors of the First Christian Disciple of Christ Church will be open each Monday at noon for anyone to come in to pray together. The church is located on Forest Lane in Stuart, pastor, Roger Hagwood; Sheila T. Thomas, coordinator.

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MOBILE
RECYCLING UNIT
A mobile recycling unit will be at the following locations from late Friday afternoon until early Monday morning: Blue Ridge Elementary School: first and third Saturday and Sunday of each month; Hardin Reynolds Elementary School: first and third Saturday and Sunday of each month; Mountain Top Park, Meadows of Dan: second and fourth Saturday and Sunday of each month; Woolwine Elementary School: second and fourth Saturday and Sunday of each month; and Willis Gap Community Center, Friday through Sunday on the third weekend. For more information, call the Patrick County Administrator’s Office at 694-6094.

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YOUTH NIGHT
Fairway Baptist Church will hold Youth Night each Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for ages 6-19. The church is located on Rt. 57 west of Bassett.

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AMERICAN LEGION
SEEKS MEMBERS
The American Legion Patrick Post 105 reminds all honorably discharged male and female veterans of the Armed Forces of the U.S. who served during periods of armed conflict that they may qualify to become local post member-Legionnaires. The group welcomes new members and applications are available at all American Legion posts.

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TO VETERANS
Both local V.F.W. Posts wish to remind all honorably discharged male and female veterans of Armed Forces of the United States that if they served outside the U.S. in armed conflicts and earned campaign medals that they are likely to qualify for. membership. Applications are available at all VFW Posts, or call 952-2362.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Patrick County Department of Social Services is seeking volunteers for transportation services. Reimbursement: 24¢ per mile. Call 694-3328 for more information.

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MILITARY HONORS FOR
FUNERAL OF VETERAN
Military honors are available for the funeral of all honorably discharged veterans of the. Armed Forces at the request of the family of the deceased, through the funeral director, or by direct contact with the local Post Commanders of The American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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DAN RIVER
ARTMARKET
The Dan River Art Market in Danbury is open Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. and Sun., 1 to 5 p.m. Membership open to artists and craftsmen from Stokes, Rockingham, Surry and Forsyth Counties in N.C., plus Patrick County. Interested members and volunteers should contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-2808 for more information.

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SENIOR CITIZEN
CALL-IN PROGRAM
The Patrick County Sheriff’s Department has implemented a Senior Citizen Call-In Program for elderly individuals living alone. Under the free program, senior citizens call the sheriff’s department each morning before 9 a.m. to report that they are not sick or injured. If the call is not received, the dispatcher will call the senior citizen and send someone to the home if necessary. If you are interested in enrolling, please call the sheriff’s office at 694-3161 and request that a form be mailed to

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BOOKMOBILE
WEEK OF AUGUST 31
Monday, Aug. 31: 2-2:55 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
Wednesday, Sept. 2: 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., Blue Mountain Petroleum Station; 2:30-2:45 p.m., closed gas station across from Blue Ridge School; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:30 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:30-5 p.m., Jo Ann Boles’, Cox Ridge Rd.

Monday, : 2-2:45 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
Tuesday: 2-3:15 p.m., Rt. 40 and Charity Hwy., Woolwine; 3:30-4:15 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:45-5 p.m., Roberts Market, Rt. 57.
Wednesday, : 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., Blue Mountain Petroleum Station; 2:30-2:45 p.m., gas station across from Blue Ridge School; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:30 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:30-5 p.m., Trinity Christian School.
Thursday: 10:30-11 a.m. Wildwood Acres, off St. Rd. 694, 11:15-noon, Unity Mission Baptist Church; 12:30-1:30 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Elementary; 2-3 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 3:25-4:25 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church; 4:45-5:15 p.m., Midway area, Rt. 58.

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BOOKMOBILE
SCHEDULE

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Monday, October 14: noon to 2:00 p.m., Meadows of Dan Elementary School; 2:05-2:45 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
Tuesday, October 1: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Elementary School; 2:25-3 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 3:30-4:30 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church; 4:45-5:30 p.m., Midway area, Midway Bargain Center.
Wednesday, June 9: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m. to 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., M n M Grocery; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:25 p.m., across from Claudville Café; 4:30-5 p.m., Jo Ann Boles’, Cox Ridge Rd.
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Monday, 2 to 2:55 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
Tuesday, : 2-3:15 p.m., Woolwine—Rose Window at Rt. 40 and Charity Hwy.; 3:30-4:15 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:45-5 p.m., Robert’s Market, Rt. 57.
Wednesday, :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., Blue Mountain Petroleum Station; 2:30-2:45 p.m., gas station across from Blue Ridge School; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:30 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:35-5 p.m., Trinity Christian School.
Thursday, :11:15-12:30 a.m. Wildwood Acres, off St. Rd. 694, 1-2 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Elementary; 2 to 3:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 4-5 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School.
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Tuesday: 2:00-3:10 p.m., Intersection of Rt. 8 and Rt. 40 (Charity Hwy.); 3:30-4 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:20-5 p.m., Robert’s Market, Hwy. 57.
Wednesday: 10:15-10:30 a.m., Wildwood Acres—off St. Rd. 694; 10:40-11:15 a.m., Big A Christian Church, Big A School Rd.; 11:30 a.m.-noon, Unity Mission Baptist Church; 12:20-1:30 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Elementary; 2-3 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 3:30-4:30 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church; 4:45-5:30 p.m., Midway area—Rt. 58.

Wednesday, 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., gas station across from Blue Ridge Elementary School; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:30 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:35-5 p.m., Trinity Christian School.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to noon, Walmart; 12:15 to 12:30 p.m., Wildwood Acres—off St. Rd. 694; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., Unity Mission Baptist Church; 2:30-3:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 4 to 5 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.

Monday, September 20: 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Meadows of Dan School; 2:05 to 2:55 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
Tuesday, September 21: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Woolwine Elementary School; 2:05-3:15 p.m., Rose Window, intersection of Rt. 8 and Rt. 40 (Charity Hwy.); 3:30-4:30 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church..
Wednesday, September 22: 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., gas station across from Blue Ridge Elementary School; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:30 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:35-5 p.m., Trinity Christian School.
Thursday, September 23: 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; 4 to 5 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.

Monday, : 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stuart Elementary School.
Tuesday, : 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Patrick Springs Primary School.
Thursday, : 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School; 2:30 to 4 p.m., Trinity Christian School.

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