Wednesday, July 28
A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Meadows of Dan Community Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make an appointment, call 1-800-Red Cross
The Patrick County Economic Development Authority will hold a regular business meeting at 7 p.m. in the 3rd floor board room of the Patrick County Administration Building. Public comments will be accepted. Anyone wishing to provide comment before the meeting may do so by emailing EDA@co.patrick.va.us, or calling 276-694-8367.
Thursday, July 29
The Patrick County Public Service Authority will hold an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. in the 2nd floor conference room of the Patrick County Veteran’s Memorial Building.
Friday, July 30
The Stuart Farmers’ Market will host the Patrick County Master Gardeners during scheduled market hours of 8 a.m. to noon.
Saturday, July 31
The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold a Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Lambsburg Community Center will hold a cruise-in from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to drive their vintage car, truck, or motorcycle to display. Steve Marshall and High Road will provide music on the center stage of the pavilion. Food will be available in the cafeteria and 50/50 tickets will be sold all evening. For more information, call 336-648-2078, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Hope Church of the Brethren in Elamsville will hold a fundraiser meal for a girls orphanage in Haiti from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meal consists of BBQ grilled chicken, green beans, slaw, drink, and dessert. Plates are $8 each and can be eat-in or carry-out.
Sunday-Wednesday, Aug.1-Aug. 4
The Middle Cross Missionary Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for children ages 5 to 15.
Thursday, Aug. 5
The Russell Creek Community Crime Watch Meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the New Hope United Methodist Church in Stuart. The guest speaker will be Sheriff Dan Smith speaking on office operations and changes in the past year.
Friday, Aug. 6
The Vesta Community Center will hold a Quarter Auction with doors opening at 5 p.m. and games starting at 6 p.m. $5 includes 2 paddles and 1 door prize ticket. Bring travel size toiletries to donate and get an extra door prize ticket. The event will benefit the Roanoke Ronald McDonald House Charities. Contact Katlyn Boyd at 952-8152 or Connie N. Nester at 952-8885 for more information.
The First Friday Summer Jam will take place at Stuart Farmers’ Market and will feature music by Slick Jr. and The Reactors. Gates open at 6 p.m., and admission is $5 per person with children 12 and under entering for free. Finger Wingin’ Good will be serving up food, and adult beverages will be available. Masks are required for those who are unvaccinated.
Saturday, Aug. 7
Primland, Auberge Resorts Collection will hold a Blue Ridge Wilderness & Survival Hike Experience from 2 to 5 p.m.
Meadows of Dan Women’s Club will hold a bingo night at the Meadows of Dan Community Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6 p.m. Food is available for purchase. For more information, call 276-952-2674.
Thursday, Aug. 12
The Buffalo Ridge Community Crime Watch meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Sycamore Baptist Church. The guest speaker will be Sheriff Dan Smith speaking on office operations and changes in the past year.
The Stuart Farmers’ Market is open Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For up-to-date availability and produce, visit Facebook.com/StuartFarmersMarket.
The Coffee Break Café hosts live music on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Bring an instrument and join in, or just come and listen.
The Patrick County Recreation Department is taking registration for youth soccer from now through July 30. Only elementary students ages 3-14 are eligible. Call the Recreation Department at 276-694-3917 to sign-up.
Fairy Stone State Park will hold a Monday Market on Mondays from June 14 to Sept. 6 at Picnic Shelters 3 & 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Vendors will accept cash only.
The Physical Therapy Assistant Program (PTA) at Patrick Henry Community College will accept applicants for the next term from Aug. 2 to Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. Space is limited and the application process is competitive and rigorous. To apply, students should go to https://www.patrickhenry.edu/health-careers-2/1751-physical-therapist-assistant. On this page, interested students can download the application packet to review the steps for eligibility and submit the electronic application. For questions regarding the application process, contact Amber Shelton via email at email@example.com.
The Patrick County Branch’s Library Bookmobile offers trunk-side service only until further notice at the locations, dates, and times listed below:
Monday, Aug. 2:
BB&T Bank of Meadows of Dan, noon to 1 p.m.
Meadows of Dan Community Center, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 3:
Appletree Development Center, noon to 12:30 p.m.
Rose Window 40 Charity, 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Charity- Charity Primitive Baptist Church, 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Robert’s Market/57, 2:35 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 4:
Ararat Fellowship Church, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Trinity Christian School, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 5:
Wildwood Acres (off Virginia 694), 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Circle K, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Hardin Reynolds Road (Ramey’s), 12:35 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Patrick Henry Volunteer Fire Station, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Salem United Methodist Church, 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
For questions or comments, call Tammy at (276) 694-3352 Ext. 1 or Ext. 2, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.