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.
Saturday, Aug. 13
Inside yard sale, to benefit the Patrick County High School Band Boosters and the Marching Cougar Band, will be held at Rotary Field from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. To donate, please contact the school.
Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) will hold a Fab Lab Family Day with 3D Doodler Pens at the Patrick County Fab Lab from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. Pre-registration is required by going to ph.augusoft.net or calling 276-656-5461.
The Back to School with Mannafest Youth Rally will be held at Dominion Valley Park. Doors open at 4 p.m. There will be free food, worship, laser tag, inflatables, water games, and more. Patrick County High School (PCHS) Praise & Worship, Winston United Worship, and Billy Wayne Arrington are set to perform.
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.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
The Vesta/Meadows of Dan Alzheimer’s Group will meet at the Vesta Community Building at 6 p.m. The guest speaker will be Sheriff Dan Smith talking about the bracelets the Sheriff’s Office provides to patents and the safety of the group’s clients. Stephanie Laprade from Southern Agency on Aging will be speaking on Safety. Dinner will be served.
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.
The Carroll County Genealogy Club will meet at 6 p.m. on the left side of the Historic Old Courthouse on Main Street in Hillsville.
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 Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department will hold a County Breakfast from 6:30-10 a.m. The dine in prices are $8 for an adult plate and $4 for a child plate. All to go plates are $8 each. To call in orders, call 276-930-2113.
Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) will hold a Fab Lab Family Day with 3D Doodler Pens at the IDEA Center from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. Pre-registration is required by going to ph.augusoft.net or calling 276-656-5461.
The Meadows of Dan Folk Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. stretching from the Meadows of Dan Baptist Church to the Meadows of Dan Community Center. At 10 a.m. Aaron McAlexander will hold a talk on the real Mayberry at Mayberry Church and from 12-2 p.m. the Country Boys will perform at the Meadows of Dan Community Center. From 2-4 p.m. the Rock Castle Ramblers and flatfooting will be at the Meadows of Dan Community Center.
Tuesday, Aug. 23
Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) will hold an Introduction to Vinyl Cutting at the Patrick County Fab Lab from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $59 including all supplies. Pre-registration is required by going to ph.augusoft.net or calling 276-656-5461.
Friday, Aug. 26
The Stuart Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27
The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold a program about the Dinky Railroad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local author Tom Perry will give a presentation about the history of the railroad. The club is asking people who have information or artifacts to bring them and talk during the second hour. After that, Chip Bondurant will lead a tour across the Porter Bondurant Farm, where the railroad crossed after lunch. Donations for the Perry Family Scholarship will also be accepted.
The LifeSpring Center will feature Dr. John Kelly as he presents “Lifestyle, Genetics, Gene Switches, and Longevity.” A light suppler will be served at 5 p.m. and Kelly will continue to speak at 6 p.m. To reserve a space, call Betty Dean at 276-694-4775.
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 (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 for an opportunity to fellowship. 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 to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 16:
Woolwine – Appletree Development Center, 1:30 to 2 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, Aug 17:
Ararat Fellowship Church, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Trinity Christian School, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Aug 18:
Circle K on 58, 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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