Thursday, Aug. 4
The Russell Creek Community Crime Watch meeting will be at the New Hope United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Law Enforcement Officer Communications/Technology Coordinator Cameron Adkins speaking on communications.
Friday, Aug. 5
The Woolwine Food Truck will be at the Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department from 3-5 p.m.
The Stuart Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be sharpening available and public input for the Downtown Revitalization Plan from 9-10 a.m. The First Friday Summer Jam Series will be held at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 6
Providence United Methodist Church will meet at 5 p.m. to celebrate the faithful work of paying for its new educational wing. There will be a special guest, food, and music.
New Hope Church of the Brethren will hold a Haiti Benefit from 4-7 p.m. A grilled chicken dinner with green beans, corn, roll, dessert, and drink will be sold for $8 a plate.
The Meadows of Dan Women’s Club will hold BINGO at the Meadows of Dan Community Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6 p.m. There will also be raffle drawings and food available for purchase. For more information, call 276-952-2674.
4th annual BBQ Potluck at Faith Community Church, 3836 Iron Bridge Road (Near Fairystone Park on Virginia 704), 5 – 8 p.m. Cruise-in, music, silent auction. BBQ provided. Bring your favorite fixings.
Wednesday, Aug. 10
The Patrick County Community Food Bank will hold a food distribution day at the Stuart site from 8:30-11 a.m. and from 5-6:30 p.m. There will be a morning distribution in Ararat from 8:30-11 a.m., and an evening distribution in Meadows of Dan from 5-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 11
John Drawbond, the Veteran’s Benefits Representative will be in Stuart at the Workforce Office. Call and ask for an appointment at 434-836-8447.
Friday, Aug. 12
The Stuart Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Landmark Center will be on site conducting blood pressure checks.
Sunday, Aug. 14
The Boyd Family Reunion will be held at the Vesta Community Center at noon. Family and friends are invited to bring their favorite covered dish and musical instruments. Call Chris Boyd at 336-334-2365 or Benny Pendleton at 276-952-2120 for more information.
Thursday, Aug. 18
The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold a Blood Drive for the American Red Cross from 1-6 p.m. The goal is to collect 18 units of blood. To reserve your time, please contact Kevin Smith via telephone at 276-229-6493. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Friday, Aug. 19
The Woolwine Food Truck will be at the Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department from 3-5 p.m.
The Stuart Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20
The Ararat Ruritan Club will have its monthly Jackpot Bingo with doors opening at 5 p.m. and games starting at 6 p.m. Coverall Jackpot is $500 if won within 53 draws. If won in 54 draws or more the prize is $150. All 20 regular games payout $50. Concessions including hotdogs, chips, candy, popcorn, nachos, soft drinks, and water will be available.
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 will hold 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.
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.
Stuart United Methodist Church will offer The Circle of Hands from 1:30-3:30 p.m. the first and third Sunday of every month. If it is a holiday weekend, the meeting will be cancelled. Men and women are invited to attend the new group, which offers an opportunity to fellowship, and bring a project to work on or lean a new craft.
The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts virtual raffles on its Facebook page on the first of each month. Various items are raffled off at $10 or $20 per limited chance. There are 30-35 chances on each raffle. Prize values range from $150 to $400. For more information, go to Facebook.com/AraratRuritanClub or contact the club via email at AraratRuritanClub@gmial.com or Kevin Smith at 276-229-6493.
Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church will hold Emergency Preparedness classes on Sundays from 4-5 p.m. Topics that will be covered include communications; security and self-defense; food storage; water treatment and storage; needed non-food items; forming a community and more. For more information, call Van or Donna Rowe at 276-694-2709.
The Patrick County Quilters will hold a Sit-N-Sew every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Quilted Colors. For more information, call 276-694-3020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Patrick County Branch’s Library Bookmobile will be at the locations, dates, and times listed below:
Monday, Aug. 15:
Truist Bank of Meadows of Dan, 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Meadows of Dan Community Center, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 16:
Woolwine – Appletree Development Center, 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Woolwine – Rose Window 40 Charity, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Charity- Charity Primitive Baptist Church, 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug 17:
Ararat Fellowship Church, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Trinity Christian School, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Aug 4:
Circle K on 58, 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.
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