Saturday, September 7
Dan River Basin Association Outing: a 6.5-mile paddle down the Dan River from Milton Access, Rt. 62 Bridge to Leggett’s Bottom Access. Bring food, water, life jackets and boats for each boater; 10 a.m., free and open to the public. For more information, call (540) 570-3511.
Meadows of Dan Women’s Club BINGO: Meadows of Dan Community Center, 2858 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Meadows of Dan. Doors open at 5 p.m.; Games Start 6 p.m., raffle drawings; food available. For more information call (276) 952-2674.
Big country breakfast: 7 to 10 a.m. Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Rd., Ararat, Va.Country ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, gravy, homemade biscuits, apples, pancakes and much more.
Stuart Seventh-day Adventists Church: the church will be closed due to a district-wide celebration held at the Danville S.D.A. Church, 1543 Piney Forest Rd. Danville. Service starts at 11 a.m. All are welcome, for more information call (276) 694-4775.
Folk Festival: Landmark Center, 227 Landmark Dr, Stuart, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fab-Lab Family Days: experiment with 3D Doodler Pens that let you draw sculptures and create 3D designs, $15 per person. 10 a.m. to noon, PHCC Thomas P. Dalton IDEA Center, 26 Fayette Street, Martinsville. Pre-registration required at: ph.augusoft.net or (276) 656-5461.
Sunday, September 8
Reynolds Homestead Jazz Evening: “Five Brothers” jazz quintet will be performing modern jazz, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $8, free admission for ages 15 and under. Tickets sold at the door or in advance by calling (276) 694-4135.
Human Trafficking Awareness: Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church is hosting a seminar to show the signs and how to protect yourself from human trafficking. 260 Spring Road, Patrick Springs at 10:45 a.m.
Alexander Wood Reunion: starts at 10 a.m. in the Meadows of Dan Community Center.
Tuesday, September 10
American Red Cross Blood Drive: at Rotary Field, Stuart, 11a.m. to 5 p.m. The Red Cross suggests that you drink a lot of water and get a good night’s sleep before donating.
Thursday September 12
Piedmont Arts: Matthews Gallery dedication, 5:30 p.m., Piedmont Arts 215 Starling Ave, Martinsville. RSVP at www.piedmontarts.org
Saturday, September 14
Horton Reunion: Dry Pond Community Building. Starts at 1 p.m.; bring a covered dish to share.
Belcher-Boyd Reunion: the family of the late Robert L. Belcher and Indie B. Belcher, will hold their annual reunion at the Wildlife Building in Woolwine at 5 p.m. Bring a covered dish and drink to share.
Woolwine Vol. Fire Department: is holding its 12th annual car, bike and truck show. Check-in is 8 a.m. and judging starts at 11 a.m., $15 entry fee. Music, food and door prizes available. For more information call (276) 692-5820.
Saturday, September 21
Francisco Farm-Fest: a country fair celebrating North Carolinas agricultural heritage, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tractor parade, home grown produce, music and food. 7165 NC 89 W, Westfield, Nc. 27053
Fairystone Vol. Fire Department: is hosting a country breakfast 6:30 to 10 a.m., Pancakes, gravy, ham, baked apples, sausage, biscuits, coffee and more. 6687 Fairystone Park Highway, route 57 W, Stuart.
Alzheimer’s Support Group: at The Landmark Canter, 4th Tuesday of every month. Noon to 1 p.m.
LEGO CLUB: Build and have fun together from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Patrick County Library. Call (276) 694-3352 for more information.
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 – 8 p.m., Stuart Baptist Church.
LIVE MUSIC: Live music featured at the Coffee Break every Tuesday from 8:30 – 11 a.m.
VISION – 12 STEPS TO A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY: Meet every Thursday night, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Harvest Worship Center’s Fellowship Hall, 21225 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart. For more information, call (276) 229-9392.
OPEN JAM: An open jam will be held every Friday from 7 – 10 p.m., music, food, family-friendly. Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat.
MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS: Every first Thursday each month from 5 – 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 12-STEP PROGRAM: 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 every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Mayo Mountain Church, Claudville Highway, Stuart. Call (276) 229-7462 or (276) 694-7614 for information.
NEW LIFE BIKERS: New Life Bikers meet 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 more information, call (276) 692-5740.
Monday Market at Fairy Stone State Park: Every Monday, 5 – 7 p.m., Shelter 4 rain or shine. Vendors and shoppers enjoy free parking to the market. Vendors offer homegrown produce and goods and accept cash only.
COUNTRY BREAKFAST: Providence United Methodist Church will hold a country breakfast on the first Saturday of every month from 7:30 -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 country breakfast on the first Saturday of each month from 7 – 10 a.m. homemade biscuits, apples, eggs, country ham, sausage, bacon, gravy, pancakes, and much more. Donations to Willis Gap Community Center.
SPENCER-PENN CENTRE: Open computer lab on Mondays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 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. – 8 p.m.
Book Club: meets every third Thursday at 3 p.m.
Chair Aerobics: Thursday 11:30 a.m. with Paula Battle, free.
Aerobics: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. with Anita Hooker, free.
Zumba: Tuesdays from 6 – 7 p.m. with Julie Brown, $5 per class.
Martial Arts Class: Class occurs every Thursday 6 to 7 p.m. monthly cost $40 for members, $65 for non-members. All ages, fitness, and experiences levels. Call (276)-957-5757 to sign up.
Music Night: 5:30 p.m., Witcher Creek and Don Smith; Foggy River Boys.
PATRICK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: the Book Club meets, the second Thursday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with Garry Clifton.
COFFEE FOR VETERANS: The first Tuesday of every month from 9 – 11 a.m. at The Landmark Center, 105 Landmark Drive, Stuart. Donuts and coffee will be served. All veterans are encouraged to participate.
Carroll County Genealogy Club: Open every Wednesday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. anyone interested in genealogy is invited to stop in the Historic Courthouse on Main Street, Hillsville.
BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE Sept. 9 – 12:
Monday: Meadows of Dan – School, 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.; BB&T, 2 to 2:55 p.m. Community Building, 3 to 4:50 p.m. Tuesday: Woolwine– School, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Apple Tree Center, 2 to 2:30 p.m. Rose Window, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Charity Baptist Church, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Robert’s Market, 4:30 to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday: Ararat — Fellowship Church, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; 2:30 to 3 p.m. Lee’s Greenery, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Willis Gap Community Building, 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. Jeb Stuart Grocery, 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. Trinity Christian School, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Thursday: Step, 10 to 11 a.m. Hardin Reynolds School,11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patrick Henry Fire Station, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Salem United Methodist Church, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. For more information, call (276) 694-3352.
Saturday, September 7