Saturday, March 5
The Ararat Ruritan Club will host a Double Elimination Rook Tournament. Doors open at 5 p.m. – Games begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $20/team ($10/person) CA$H prizes will be dependent on number of teams. Concessions will be available.
The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) will hold its 20th annual business meeting via Zoom from 9:30-10:30 a.m. To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrd-yprD0pGdVeijw9ia-7So43XYrV9Jbe.
The 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. Refreshments will be available. For more information, (276) 952-6395.
Monday, March 7
The Patrick County Alzheimer’s Group, LLC, will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the group’s office.
Tuesday, March 8
The Patrick Henry Community Crime Watch meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Fire Department. Guest speaker investigator Jason Kruse will discuss internet crimes against children.
Thursday, March 10
The public hearing on the Patrick County Public Schools 2022-2023 budget will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level conference room of the School Board Building.
Saturday, March 12
Rotary Field in Stuart will hold a Small Business Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with crafts, home décor, food and sweets, and more will be available for purchase.
The Francisco Fire Department will hold its annual chicken stew meal with each quart of chicken stew being $8 a quart. The department is only doing pre-orders, and stew will be ready for pick-up from 2-4 p.m. All orders must be submitted by March 4 by midnight. To order, see any fire department member or call the fire department at (336) 351-2696 and leave a message with your name and telephone number and someone will call you back to verify your order. This year the department has partnered with Double Creek Fire Department to support kids in need and their families that attend Nancy Reynolds Elementary at Christmas time. All proceeds will go to support that cause.
Saturday, March 12 – April 2
Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) will hold a Still Life Photography: Flowers course from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pre-registration is required by calling 276-656-5461, or by going to ph.augusoft.net. The first two classes will take place at the Patrick County site. The last two courses will be held at Walker 135.
Monday, March 14 – Monday, May 9
Patrick & Henry Community College(P&HCC) will hold a nurse aid training course with lectures on Monday and Wednesday from 12:30-3:30 p.m., labs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m., and clinical hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost of the course in $3,495, but the FastFoward price is $1,165. The tuition includes all instructional materials and program supplies. For more information, call (276) 656-0260.
Tuesday, March 15
The first Mountain Top Alzheimer’s Support Lunch will be at 12 p.m. at the Vesta Community Center. It will be cancelled if school is called off for bad weather.
Wednesday, March 16
The Patrick County Community Food Bank will hold a distribution day in Stuart from 8:30-11 a.m. and 5-6:30 p.m., in Ararat from 8:30-11 a.m., and in Meadows of Dan from 5-6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 19
The Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Country Breakfast from 6:30-10 a.m. at the station. Dine in prices are $8 for an adult plate and $4 for a child plate. All take out plates are $8 each. To make a call-in order, call (276) 930-2113.
Monday, March 21
The Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) Budget & Finance Committee and Facilities Committee will meet jointly at 11:30 a.m. in Frith 124.
Friday, April 1
The Patrick County Alzheimer’s Group, LLC, will hold Bingo at John D. Hooker Building at Rotary Field in Stuart. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and playing starts at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 & 30
Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) will hold an Action Photography course from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Patrick County site. Pre-registration is required by calling 276-656-5461, or by going to ph.augusoft.net.
The Coffee Break Café hosts live music on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Bring an instrument, or just come and listen.
The Patrick County Library hosts Story Time with Ms. Sam at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, with books, songs, finger plays, and more. For more information, call the library at (276) 694-3352.
Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) will hold a series of Learning Leadership Community virtual sessions every other Wednesday from Jan. 12 to June 22 from 4 to 5 p.m. 12 sessions $225, nine sessions cost $175, six sessions are $100, three sessions are $50 and individual session are $25. Pre-registration can be done by going to ph.augusoft.net or calling (276) 656-0260.
The Patrick County Library will hold the LEGO Club with Ms. Sam on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. This program is mainly intended for school age children. For more information, call the library at (276) 694-3352.
Surry Community College is offering a three-month NC Real Estate Provisional Broker Pre-Licensing course that will meet at the Pilot Center in Pilot Mountain. The class will start Monday, Feb. 21 and run through Thursday, May 26 with students meeting each Monday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. The class will cost $182 for tuition and an additional $50 for the book and printed course materials. For more information or to register, contact the Pilot Center at 336-386-3618.
The Patrick County Branch’s Library Bookmobile will be at the locations, dates, and times listed below:
Monday, March 7:
Stuart Elementary School, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15:
Woolwine School, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Woolwine – Appletree Development Center, 1:45 to 2:15 p.m.
Woolwine – Rose Window 40 Charity, 2:15 to 2:45 p.m.
Charity- Charity Primitive Baptist Church, 3 to 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2:
Ararat Fellowship Church, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Trinity Christian School, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Thursday, March 3:
Circle K on 58, 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Hardin Reynolds Memorial School, 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Patrick Henry Volunteer Fire Station, 2 to 3 p.m.
Salem United Methodist Church, 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.
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