Wednesday, Aug. 18
The Town of Stuart Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the Town of Stuart office.
Thursday, Aug. 19
The Patrick County Tourism Advisory Council (TAC) will meet in Fayerdale Hall at Fairy Stone State Park at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. A Zoom link will be posted on the Friends of Patrick County Facebook group closer to the date for those who cannot attend in person.
The Fairystone/Pole Bridge Community Crime Watch meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Fairystone Fire Department. Sheriff Dan Smith will discuss office operations and changes in the past year.
Friday, Aug. 20
The Woolwine United Methodist mobile food pantry will be at Howell’s Furniture Store from 3 to 5 p.m.
The scheduled showing of Rock Castle Home at the Motorsports Auditorium on Friday, August 20 has been postponed until further notice. The Reynolds Homestead and the Patrick County Historical Society will announce a new date as soon as it is safe to do so.
Saturday Aug. 21
Stuart High School Reunion will be held at Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church in Patrick Springs. Door opens at 2 p.m., covered dish meal begins at 4 p.m.
The Robert “Bob” and Mae Shough Family Reunion will start at 12:30 p.m. at the Fairystone Fire Department. Family and friends should bring a covered dish, drink, and family pictures and stories to share.
The Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department, located at 6687 Fairystone Park Highway, will hold a country breakfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m. The dine in prices are $8 for an adult plate and $4 for a child plate. All to go plates are $8 each. Call in orders can be made by calling 276-930-2113.
Tuesday, Aug. 24
P&HCC will hold a diversity, equity, and inclusion training debrief from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the cost of the class is $49.
The Patrick County Planning Commission will conduct a work session on the Comprehensive Plan at 1 p.m., in the 2nd floor conference room of the Patrick County Memorial Building.
Wednesday, Aug. 25
Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Piedmont Community Services Community Recovery Program via Zoom at 12 p.m. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 276-694-6012.
Thursday, Aug. 26
The Ararat Community Crime Watch meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Ararat Ruritan Building. Sheriff Dan Smith will discuss office operations and changes in the past year.
Saturday, Aug. 28
Raven Rock Wesleyan Church at 1886 Raven Rock Road, Ararat, will provide a free community meal from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Eat-in or Take-out available. Email email@example.com for questions.
Concord United Methodist Church will hold an Ice Cream Social at 5 p.m.
W.E.A.R. Book Club Meeting will hold a meeting at the Spencer Penn Centre from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to discuss “The Shell Collector” by Nancy Naigle. A Social Meet and Greet with Naigle will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. A Facebook LIVE Book Club Meeting will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 29
The Peters Creek Baptist Church in Lawsonville, N.C., invites everyone to hear the local talents of Taylor Vaden at 7 p.m. Vaden is a singer/songwriter that has performed with Natalie Grant, Jason Crabb, Casting Crowns and many more.
Folk Mountain Gospel music at LifeSpring at 3:00 p.m. Don and Donna Mohl are gospel singers who blend their voices with various biblical and traditional instruments, as they sing of Jesus’ love and grace.
Enjoy their heart-warming stories designed to encourage and inspire. A love offering will be received. LifeSpring is located at 218 Patrick Avenue in Stuart.
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 3-Sept. 4
Dominion Valley Park will hold a Labor Day Weekend event, with music performances starting at 5:30 p.m. each day. The cost of admission is $25 for each day, or $40 for a two-day pass. Those eight and under can enter for free. Camping is available for $20 per night and sites have electricity and water. For more information, visit dominionvalleyllc.com.
Saturday, Sept. 4
The Shelor Reunion is scheduled for 12 p.m. at the Concord Primitive Baptist Church in Meadows of Dan. There will be a potluck meal and then singing in the church. For more information, call Amy Shelor at 276-692-8328.
Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 7-Sept. 8
The DMV Mobile Unit will be at the Stuart P&HCC site. You must have an appointment and will not be seen without an appointment. Call 276-692-4594 to schedule an appointment.
Tuesday, Sept. 14
P&HCC will hold an Equity vs. Equality discussion as part of its diversity, equity, and inclusion training from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $99, but those who register by Aug. 21 pay $85.
Thursday, Sept. 16
The Ararat Ruritan Club will host a “paper” flower making class. The class will begin at 6 p.m. and all materials will be provided. Anyone who would like to participate should call Pamela Smith at 276-229-6931 or email AraratRuritanClub@gmail.com to pre-register. Pre-pay $20 via PayPal.me/AraratRuritanClub.
Saturday, Sept. 18
The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold a Rook tournament at 6 p.m. the double elimination tournament cost is $20 per team. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded. Concessions will be available.
Saturday, Sept. 25
The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold the monthly jackpot bingo. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with concessions (hotdogs, chips, candy, popcorns, soft drinks, and water) ready and games start at 6 p.m. The anticipated jackpot is $800 and grows $100 each month until won. Regular payout is $50 per game and $150 coverall payout. Game sets are sold for $20 each, which includes two door prize tickets. Additional sets and door prize tickets can be purchased. Coverall games are sold for $5 each.
The Stuart Farmers’ Market is open every Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For up-to-date availability and produce, visit Facebook.com/StuartFarmersMarket.
The Coffee Break Café offers live music every Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Bring an instrument and join in, or just come and listen.
Monday Market at Fairy Stone State Park through Sept. 6 at Picnic Shelters 3 & 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Vendors will accept cash only.
The Recreation Department is taking registration for Flag and 8 on 8 Football until Aug. 27. Elementary students in kindergarten through 2nd grade can play Flag Football. Students in 3rd through 6th grade are eligible to play 8 on 8 football. Call 276-694-3917 to register.
The Patrick County Branch’s Library Bookmobile offers trunk-side service only until further notice at the locations, dates, and times listed below:
Wednesday, Aug. 18:
Ararat Fellowship Church, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Trinity Christian School, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 19:
Wildwood Acres (off Virginia 694), 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Circle K, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Hardin Reynolds Road (Ramey’s), 12:35 to 12:50 p.m.
Patrick Henry Volunteer Fire Station, 1 to 2 p.m.
Salem United Methodist Church, 2:15 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.