Community Calendar



Thursday, July 18

STEP Inc. board meeting July 18 3 p.m. The Franklin Center, 50 Claiborne Avenue  Rocky Mount


Friday, July 19

HJDB Event Center Friday Night Jamboree July 19 appearing  Larry Sigmon and Friends at 7 p.m. Admission $5 donation. Concessions available. 3299 Riverside Dr. Bassett. For more information please call 276-629-1369


Stuart Farmers’ Market,  8 a.m. to noon Patrick County Library; Senior Snap Distribution, Selection of backed items, meats, eggs, goat cheese, and crafts.


July 18 to 20

Little Mountain Church House, 7:30 p.m. Revival celebrating 10 years, speaker Randy Rippey. Conner Grove Road #799, Willis. For more information, call 276-952-2560



Saturday, July 20

Moorefield Store Community Fire Department, Black Pot Chicken Dinner, 4 to 7 p.m.


Community Family Fun Day at Grace Baptist Church, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., all ages. Music, comedy show, games, bounce house, face painting, dunking booth, crafts, balloons, hotdogs, popcorn, snow-cones, and more. 14087 JEB Stuart Hwy, 694-5211,


Raven Rock Wesleyan Church Bible School, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 1886 Raven Rock Road Ararat. For more information, call 276-251-9937


Mountain Top Support Team Luau, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Center. Grilled ham and pineapple, baked beans, baked sweet potato, roll, homemade dessert, drink – adult $8, child $5.


Dan River Basin Association Dan River Clean Up, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to bring canoes to assist with carrying litter/tires and kayaks for smaller items. Recommend minimum age is 12 years old. Should be accompanied by a parent or legal responsible adult. Dress for the weather and be prepared to get dirty. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt while supplies last. Let us know on Facebook if you are coming.


Bassett Highway 57 Cruise-In, 4 to 8 p.m.  Over 400 classic cars, trucks attended the May Cruise-In and over 400 classic cars, trucks attended the April Cruise-In. Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy will be the benefactor of the 50/50 ticket sales. This is a free event and everyone is invited.


Elgin Reunion, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Pot luck meal at noon. Fairy Stone Volunteer Fire Department, 6687 Fairystone Park Hwy. Stuart.



Tuesday, July 23

Artspiration Senior Studio, 10 a.m. to noon. Piedmont Arts free to members; $5 for non-members. Offering self-guided art studio time for seniors.


Stuart Farmers’ Market, 3 to 6 p.m. Selection of fresh grown products.


Patrick County Library, 10:15 a.m. Preschool program, The Cow Said Neigh! A Farm Story.


Virginia Natural History Museum, 11 a.m. Animal needs, meet the museum’s live animals. Students will explore life needs, characteristics, adaptations, and habitats as they interact with friendly critters.



July 24 -28

Floyd Fest, Floyd, featuring live music, and more. For more information, visit or call  540-745-3378.



Thursday, July 2527

Mayo Mountain Church, July 25 – 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; July 27, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday we will have 4 stations of fun. Bible study, crafts, music, and snacks. On Saturday parents and family come and enjoy a short program and stop by to see what your child has done and then stay for a cookout and water fun outside. Bring a swim suit and towel. 3977 Dry Pond Highway Stuart.

PAWS- Patrick Animal Welfare Society meeting, 6 p.m., in the Hooker Building, Stuart.



Friday, July 26

United Methodist Church Free Community Meal,  4 to 7 p.m. 6260 Elamsville Road, Stuart.

All are welcome, good food and fellowship. For more information, call 276-930-1530




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.




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.




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.




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.




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.




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. Homemade biscuits, apples, eggs, country ham, sausage, bacon, gravy, pancakes and much more.  Donations to Willis Gap Community Center.




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.

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 COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Book Club, the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with Garry Clifton, branch manager.

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 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.




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.



Carroll County Genealogy Club is open each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Anyone interested in genealogy is invited to stop by the club library in the Historic Courthouse on Main Street, Hillsville.  Special research is being done on the Utt family during July.



Monday Market at Fairy Stone State Park, Every Monday 5p.m.-7p.m. at Shelter #4. Rain or shine. Vendors will have fresh, home-grown produce, baked goods, eggs, and hand-made crafts. A food truck will be available most Mondays. Free parking for market shoppers. Vendors accept cash only (no cell service at location).




Monday, Aug.12th & 26th 2p.m. – 2:55 p.m., BB&T; 3-4:50 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Center.

Tuesday, Aug. 13th & 27th 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, Aug. 14th & 28th 10:30a.m. – 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 Aug. 1, 15 & 29th 12:15p.m.-12:30p.m. Wildwood Acres, 1p.m.-2p.m. Hardin Reynolds Memorial School, 2:05p.m.-2:20p.m. Harding Reynolds Rd. (Ramey’s), 2:30p.m.-3:30p.m. Patrick Henry Fire Station, 3:45p.m.-4:45p.m. Salem United Methodist Church. For more information please call: 276-694-3352.