WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
ARARAT COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: 7 p.m., Ararat Ruritan Building, 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat. Lt. Eric O’Connell will be speaking on drug trends.
FRIDAY, MAY 24
STUART FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon. 320 Chestnut Street, Stuart. Great selection of cool season crops, bedding plants, and more.
HJDB MUSIC PERFORMANCE: 10 a.m. to noon, performance by the Kitchen Pickers, 3321 Fairystone Park Highway, Bassett (formerly the old Bassett Printing Co.).
FRIDAY, MAY 24 AND SATURDAY, MAY 25
CHURCH BENEFIT FLEA MARKET: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 1043 VA Line Road, Lawsonville, N.C. Baked goods, general items, handmade goods, breakfast, lunch, and dinner foods available. Space rental available. Proceeds go back into the church fund and to help with Cornerstone Camp for the youth. For more information call (276) 806-1573 or (336) 613-8289.
FRIDAY, MAY 24 – SUNDAY, MAY 26
3-WHEEL SIDE CAR BASIC RIDER COURSE: Classes meet 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Henry County Public Safety Center, 1024 Dupont Road, Martinsville. Course teaches riders to safely operate a three wheeled vehicle, basic motorcycle operation, classroom and hands-on training. Motorcycles and helmets provided. Cost $100. Pre-Registration required. Call (276) 656-5461.
SATURDAY, MAY 25
SAMMY MARTIN VFW POST 7800 “BUDDY POPPIES”: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., VFW Post 7800 will be handing out Buddy Poppies at Walmart, Stuart. Proceeds from donations will go to “Tunnel Towers,” “Patriot Paws,” “The VFW National Home for Children,” and “VFW Military Assistance Program.”
MUSIC AT THE PARK: 7 p.m., Fairystone State Park, 967 Fairystone Lake Drive, Stuart, Shelter 2. Performance by Mason Via and Friends.
FISH FRY DINNER: 4 to 7 p.m., Patrick Springs Park, Patrick Springs. Sponsored by the Patrick Springs Ruritan Club.
COUNTRY BREAKFAST: 7 to 10 a.m., Meadows of Dan Community Center, 2858 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart. Breakfast foods available are: Biscuits, gravy, eggs, sausage, bacon, hashbrowns, apples, coffee, and juice. $8 per person. All proceeds to help the Meadows of Dan Community Center.
MEADOWS OF DAN HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL ALUMNI MEETING: Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., Meadows of Dan Elementary School, 3003 Jeb Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan. Meeting to immediately follow dinner. For more information call (276) 952-2674.
HONORARY HOTDOG LUNCH WITH MEET AND GREET: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. meet and greet with retired Lt. General ‘Jerry’ Boykin; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., free hot dog lunch, Ararat Ruritan Club, 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat. In honor of military and first responders.
TUESDAY, MAY 28
CHRONIC DISEASE CLASS: 3 to 5 p.m., Twin County Regional Healthcare, 200 Hospital Drive, Galax. Topic covered will be Congestive Heart Failure. Classes are free and registration is requested but not required. Call (276) 236-1633 or visit TCRH.org for more information.
THURSDAY, MAY 30
MONTHLY PAWS MEETING: 6 p.m., Rotary Building on Woodland Drive, Stuart.
FRIDAY, MAY 31
HJDB JAM SESSION: 10 a.m. to noon, 3321 Fairystone Park Highway, Bassett (formerly the Bassett Printing Co.).
STUART FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon. 320 Chestnut Street, Stuart. Music by the F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
HOTDOG SUPPER: 5 p.m., Concord United Methodist Church, 1497 Concord Church Road, Stuart. Menu will include baked beans, chips, desserts, and drinks. Donations accepted.
DAN RIVER FIRST SATURDAY OUTING PADDLE ON THE LAKE: 10 a.m., Twin Ridge Recreation Area, Henry. Free for all ages and abilities.
MEADOWS OF DAN WOMEN’S CLUB BINGO: Doors open at 5 p.m., games start at 6 p.m., concessions available.
BOOK MOBILE SCHEDULE
Monday, June 3: 2 – 2:55 p.m., BB&T; 3-4:50 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Center.
Tuesday, June 4: 2 – 2:30 p.m., Appletree Development Center; 2:30 – 3:15 p.m., Rose Window 40 Charity; 3:30 – 4:15 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:35 p.m. – 4:50 p.m., Robert’s Market/57.
Wednesday, June 5: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 – 12:30 p.m., Lee’s Greenery – Doe Run Church Road; 12:45 – 1:30 p.m., Willis Gap Community Building; 1:45 – 2:15 p.m., Blue Mountain Petroleum Station; 2:30 – 3:05 p.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 3:30 – 4:45 p.m., Trinity Christian School.
Thursday, June 6: 12:15 – 12:30 p.m., Wildwood Acres – off 694; 1 – 2 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Memorial School; 2:05 – 2:20 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Rd. (Ramey’s); 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 3:45 – 4: 45 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.
5TH QUARTER YOUTH MINISTRY
For all teens ages 13 to 19, hotdog supper served each week, all area church youth groups are invited to the weekly event, every Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Stuart Baptist Church.
Build and have fun together from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Patrick County Library. Call (276) 694-3352 for more information.
Live music featured at the Coffee Break every Tuesday from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
VISION – 12 STEPS TO A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
Meet every Thursday night, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Harvest Worship Center’s Fellowship Hall, 21225 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart. For more information, call Israel Ashworth at (276) 229-9392.
An open jam will be held every Friday from 7 to 10 p.m., music, food, family-friendly. Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat.
HJDB EVENT CENTER ACTIVITIES
The HJDB Event Center on Riverside Drive in Bassett
Rook is held each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vendors will be set up on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, handmade items, jellies, baked goods, and other items. Breakfast and lunch available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Other activities also available including art room, sewing room, craft room, puzzles, corn hole, walking area and exercise room filled with equipment. Rentals areas also available. Indoor walking area available, a $2 daily donation is asked. Applications for membership available. Call Sharon at (276) 629-1369 for more information. Call Judy Potter at (276)629-8259 for information concerning music.
MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS
Every first Thursday each month from 5 to 5:30 p.m., free, learn simple techniques to get started with an insight meditation practice. There will be a 10 minute meditation every meeting hosted by Garry Clifton. Patrick County Library.
COME TO THE TABLE
A 12-step program centered in the Word of God and Jesus Christ, The Chain Breaker. Bring your hurts, hang-ups and habits and leave them. Meet each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Mayo Mountain Church, Claudville Highway, Stuart. Call facilitator, Revonda Anderson at (276) 229-7462 or Pastor David Heath at (276) 694-7614 for information.
PCHS OPEN SHOP
Patrick County High School is holding open shop nights on Mondays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. There is an annual $10 fee. The following equipment is available: ARC welders, MIG welders, torches, planers (10 boards per person per night), table saw, jointer, wood lathes, and many other metal and woodworking tools. Open shop is located in the Agriculture Shop at PCHS, 215 Cougar Lane, Stuart. For more information, contact: Jonathan Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org or (276) 694-6078. Open shop will be closed if 12 month employees do not report or are released early.
NEW LIFE BIKERS
New Life Bikers meet monthly at Honduras Coffee Shop on the first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m., and on the third Thursday at 7 p.m. All bikers are welcome. For information, call Terry at (276) 692-5740.
Providence United Methodist Church will hold a country breakfast on the first Saturday of each month from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast includes biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, apples, juice and coffee. Donations benefit United Methodist men’s mission work. Eat in or take out.
BIG COUNTRY BREAKFAST
Willis Gap Community Center will hold a big country breakfast on the first Saturday of each month from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Donations will be used to repair and remodel the building.
Open computer lab on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to the public, high speed internet access available.
Pre-school story time and play date (for ages 2-5 years) on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Carole-Anne Penn will lead story, songs, crafts, and play time with friends.
Charles & Rose Hylton Library: open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Book Club: meets every third Thursday at 3 p.m.
Chair Aerobics: Thursday mornings with Paula Battle at 11:30 a.m., free.
Aerobics: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. with Anita Hooker, free.
Zumba: Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. with Julie Brown, $5 per class.
PATRICK HENRY PATRIOTS
The third Tuesday of every month Patrick Henry Patriots will be meet and show Constitutional films from 6 to 8 p.m. at Spencer Penn Centre.
PATRICK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Book Club the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Garry Clifton, branch manager, will be the guide.
Preschool story time, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 a.m. to noon.
Free homework assistance for grades k-7, Wednesdays 3 to 5 p.m. Dee Nolan, retired elementary and special education teacher will teach the fundamentals of learning, studying and comprehending reading, writing and mathematics.
THE SHEPHERD’S KIDS
First through fifth grade meets weekly on Wednesdays 3 to 5 p.m. for dinner, a Bible lesson, crafts, fun, games and to learn life skills. Students from Stuart Elementary can ride school bus to the church. Other areas require parent transportation. Parent pick up at 5 p.m. Stuart United Methodist Church, 101 E Blue Ridge St., Stuart. For more information call (757) 746-2106.
COFFEE FOR VETERANS
The first Tuesday of each month from 9 – 11 a.m. there will be “Coffee” for Veterans at The Landmark Center, 105 Landmark Drive, Stuart. Donuts and Coffee will be served. All Veterans are encouraged to participate.
LADIES FREE SUMMER GOLF CLINIC
Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. a golf clinic will be held at Gordon Trent Golf Club, 2160 Golf Course Road, Stuart. Beginner’s or seasoned golfers welcome to develop their skills with professional golfer Dewey Hinnant.