Saturday, Oct. 2
The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold a meet the candidates’ night at 7 p.m. Candidates for local offices who have committed to being at the event include Brandon Simmons (Dan River Supervisor), Robert Martin (Dan River School Board), Cynthia Kendrick (Patrick County Commissioner of Revenue), Wren Williams (9th District Virginia Delegate), and Glenn Youngkin (Virginia Gov).
High Point Baptist Church will hold a one-day Vacation Bible School from 1:30 to 4 p.m. for children aged 5 to 12. It will be an outdoor event, and the rain date is Oct. 9.
CCDF Fire and Rescue will hold a BBQ dinner at the Old Station Room, 4 to 7 p.m. Plates are $8 each, and include all the fixings and a drink. Children’s meals are available. Dine-in or curb service for take-out will be available.
The Woolwine United Methodist Church will make apple butter and hold a yard sale in the Social Hall beginning at 7 a.m.
The Meadows of Dan Women’s Club will hold a bingo night at 6 p.m. at the Meadows of Dan Community Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and concessions will be available. For more information, call (276) 952-6395.
Monday, Oct. 4
The Alzheimer’s Group LLC will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the basement of Hill Tax Service on Buena Vista Ave.
Wednesday, Oct. 6
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Lunch and Learn with the topic being Effective Communication. The free workshop will be held at 12 p.m. via Zoom, but registration is required. To register, visit www.patrickchamber.com, or call the office at (276) 694-6012.
Friday, Oct. 8
The Woolwine Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department from 3 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 9
The Lord’s Acre Committee will hold a Penny Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rotary Field to fundraise to buy the Penny House. The event will be a drive thru for people to donate their pennies and other loose change.
A Bingo & Movie Night will be held at Patrick Springs Park. Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo starts at 5 p.m. A bingo ticket costs $20 and covers 20 games and one coverall card. There are three bingo cards per game. “The Sandlot” will start at 7 p.m. and is $5 per person and free to those three and under. Bring a blank or chairs for sitting on the field to enjoy the movie. Proceeds from the event will support a local travel baseball team.
Wednesday, Oct. 13
The Patrick County Planning Commission will have a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. in the Patrick County Memorial Building for public input of the goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Five-Year Plan.
Friday, Oct. 15
Woolwine Elementary School will hold a fun-filled night with cash bingo, crafts, vendors, and food. Vendors will be set up around the parking lot from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and bingo will start at 6 p.m. A chicken sandwich meal of sandwich, chips, and drink will be available for $6. The bingo game package costs $20 for 10 games with 3 bingo cards per game. Craft vendors must make a minimum donation of $15 to receive a set-up of a table and two chairs. To reserve a table or donate an item for a door prize, call the school at (276) 930-2811.
Saturday, Oct. 16
The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold a Jackpot Bingo at 6 p.m. The event costs $20 for 20 games. Each game pays out $50 with coverall payout at $150 if not won in 51 draws. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
The Apple Dumpling Festival 5K will be held at 8 a.m. in Downtown Stuart. The 5k race is run along the Mayo River Rail Trail prior to the town’s Apple Dumpling Festival. Pre-registered runners receive a guaranteed T-shirt size. All runners will receive a finishing medal, marked course, and a chance for awards. Proceeds benefit the Dan River Basin Association’s (DRBA’s) trail development in Patrick County. For more information and to register, go to www.patrickchamber.com, or call the office at (276) 694-6012.
Friday, Oct. 22
The Woolwine Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Fairystone Fire Department from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 23
The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold a BBQ/Cruise-in. Each plate costs $10 and includes BBQ, potatoes, slaw, roll, homemade dessert, and drink. Eat in or take out. The cruise-in will feature a people’ choice award. All cruisers are welcome to attend.
The Stuart Farmers’ Market is open Friday 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 from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays.
The Patrick County Branch’s Library Bookmobile offers trunk-side service only until further notice at the locations, dates, and times listed below:
Monday, Oct. 4:
Stuart Elementary School, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 5:
Patrick Springs Primary School, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wildwood Acres – Off 694, 2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 29:
Ararat Fellowship Church, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Trinity Christian School, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 30:
Circle K on 58, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Hardin Reynolds Memorial School, 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Patrick Henry Volunteer Fire Station, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Salem United Methodist Church, 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
For questions or comments, call Tammy at (276) 694-3352 Ext. 1 or Ext. 2, or via email at email@example.com.