Community Calendar


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.

SOCCER REGISTRATION: through July 14, for ages 3-18, can register online at or call the Patrick County Recreation Department at 694-3917 to register.

REVIVAL: with Blonnie Gregory, music by The Comptons, 7 p.m., Burks Fork Church of the Brethren.



BLUE RIDGE BAPTIST CAMP MEETING: with Bro. James Knox; moderator: Bro. Tommy Nichols; special singing each night by the Camp Meeting Choir and others; for information call (336) 789-0824; 2049 Caudle Dr., Mount Airy, N.C., follow signs from Hwy. 52 traffic light at Mayberry Waterworks.



REGISTRATION DEADLINE: for the Hill-Clark reunion at Fairy Stone State Park, speaker will be Nancy Tolson; call Marquita Hill at (480) 925-5785 or email

DOBYNS CRIME WATCH MEETING: for information call Deputy Dan Gray or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161, 7 p.m., Dobyns Community Center.

BLOCK PARTY: music by Slick Jr. and the Reactors, food and beverages for sale; kickoff of the Reynolds Homestead’s Bushels and Barrels, 6 to 8 p.m., Stuart Farmers’ Market, downtown.



BRIGHTER DAYS CHILDREN’S CAMP: free camp for children in rising kindergarten through 12th grade who have suffered a loss; campers learn that they are not alone in their feelings of sadness and anxiety about the ways their lives have changed; they also learn that mourning the loss of a loved one is not a process of forgetting but a way of remembering with less pain; activities for each age group are developed and led by professional bereavement counselors and trained volunteers; includes swimming; lunch and snacks provided; sponsored by Mountain Valley Hospice; call (888) 789-2922 or go to for information; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart.

STUART FARMERS’ MARKET OPEN: fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, meats, eggs, tea, coffee and crafts for sale; music by the F.A..R.M. T.E.A.M., visit by Kids on the Move campers, 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.

COOKOUT: menu: hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings, sodas, water and dessert; $10 per person or $30 for a family of four; all you can eat; music by the Kitchen Pickers and Herbert and Tina Conner; tickets may be purchased at the event, from any member or by calling (276) 629-2069 or (276) 629-5248; Historic J.D. Bassett Event Center, Bassett.



CAMP MEETING MINISTRIES: speaker: Kyle Winkler, Fri. service at 7 p.m. with light refreshments following; Sat., free dinner at 6 p.m., service begins at 7 p.m., for information call (276) 692-5362 or (276) 692-7238 or go to; 4234 Abram Penn Hwy., Critz.



VIRGINIA COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL: free admission, variety of live music; mule and horse drawn wagon rides, 5K run, historical presentations; artisan, craft and food vendors; duck race in river; entertainment for children; hosted by Woolwine residents, Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department and Smith River Rescue Squad; for vendor spaces or information call (276) 930-2670 or visit the Virginia Covered Bridge Festival Facebook page or; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., near Jacks Creek Covered Bridge and at the site of the former Bob White Covered Bridge at Woolwine.

BENEFIT RIDE: for dependent family members of breast cancer victims, in memory of Susan Rae Horton; for three scholarships; live music (bring a chair), food, 50/50 drawing, cake auction (donations needed), vendors welcome (no set-up fee); for information call 952-5505; $15 per bike, car or truck, registration during the event, ride out at 1:30 p.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Vesta Community Building.

MOUNTAIN TOP FIRE AND RESCUE SUPPORT TEAM SUPPER: menu: hamburger steak, baked potato, salad, roll, drink and dessert; plates: $7 for adults, $4 for child’s plate; 4:30 to 7 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.

FREE MUSIC: by The Kinders, 2 to 3 p.m., Poor Farmer’s Farm, Rt. 58, Vesta.

CRUISE-IN: third Saturday of each month through October; all makes and models are welcome, free admission, food and vendor court, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, music by deejay Fat Daddy; for information visit, 4 to 8 p.m., downtown Bassett.

PATRICK COUNTY MUSIC ASSOCIATION: food provided by the Patrick County Shooting Education Team; open jam at 4:45 p.m., Zephyr Lightning Bolts at 6 p.m. and Shelton Brothers at 7 p.m., Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Dr., Stuart.

COVERED BRIDGE 5K: sponsored by the Stuart Athletic Boosters Club, transportation provided to the start line, race finishes at the church; cost is $30, awards given to the top overall male and female and top three finishers in each age group (under 18, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and older); for information or to download a registration form or register online, go to or call Stephanie Vipperman at 694-3945; registration from 7 to 7:45 p..m., race begins at 8 a.m., Smith River Church of the Brethren, Woolwine.



VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: “Galactic Starveyors,” classes for pre-K through sixth grade; lesson, food, music, games/recreation, crafts and more; call Megan Mitchell at (704) 902-2121 for information; meal at 6 p.m., VBS at 6:30 p.m., Collinstown Presbyterian Church.



MONDAY MARKET: home-grown produce, eggs, plants; jellies, crafts, live music by the F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M., barbecue truck; rain or shine, free parking (stop at pay booth for a free market pass); most vendors accept cash only; still room for more produce vendors and local crafters, call (276) 930-2424 for information; 5 to 7 p.m., Allied Picnic Area, Shelters 3 and 4, Fairy Stone State Park.



VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: for information call 694-3618; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., closing with a hot dog supper on Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m., Five Forks Wesleyan Church.



VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: Camp Providence, snacks, games, music, fun and fellowship; short program and meal Thurs., 6 to 8 p.m., Providence United Methodist Church.



REVIVAL: speakers: Blonnie Gregory and family; special music each night; 7:30 p.m., Mountain View United Methodist Church, pastor: Terry Martin.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., High Point Baptist Church.



PATRICK COUNTY LIONS CLUB MEETING: still recruiting new members, discussion of new members, recently completed projects and future plans; for information email; 6:30 p.m., Pioneer Community Hospital conference room.

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; 9 a.m. to noon, Stuart United Methodist Church, 108 E. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.

STUART FARMERS’ MARKET OPEN: locally grown produce, 3 to 6 p.m., downtown 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.

SOCCER REGISTRATION: through July 14, for ages 3-18, can register online at or call the Patrick County Recreation Department at 694-3917 to register.



YARD SALE: all proceeds go to the church’s building fund; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m. to noon Sat., Bethel Presbyterian Church, Red Bank School Rd., Claudville.



FLOYD HOUSE AND GARDEN TOUR: of five county homes, presented by the Floyd Center of the Arts; for information call (540) 745-2784, email or visit www.FloydArt

SHALL WE DANCE?: fund-raiser to benefit the Patrick County Alzheimer’s Group, dance performances include disco, swing, foxtrot, country and more; presented by local community members; tickets are $10 per person and are available at Honduras Coffee, RSVP by June 19, email:; 7 to 9 p.m., Star Theatre, Stuart.

TESTIMONY: from JT Clark about the power and freedom of forgiveness; 6:30 p.m., Faith, Hope and Love Church, 768 Commerce St., Stuart.

50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: music by Too Young Too Old, Almost There, Marcie Horne, and others; games for the kids, face painting, dunking booth, door prizes, gift bags and more; hot dogs and hamburgers, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, drinks and desserts; rain date: July 1 (without the musical guests); 2 to 6 p.m., CCDF Volunteer Fire and Rescue, 1409 Dry Pond Hwy.


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