Thursday, Feb. 9
The Patrick County School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Patrick County School Board Office.
Monday, Feb. 13
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will meet at 6 p.m. in the third-floor court room of the Patrick County Administration Building.
Tuesday, Feb. 14
The Patrick County Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will meet at 4 p.m. at the Patrick County School Board Office.
Wednesday, Feb. 15
The Stuart Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Town Office.
Wednesday, Feb. 22
The Patrick County Economic Development Authority (EDA) will meet at 7 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room of the Patrick County Administration Building.
Friday, Feb. 24
Organizational meeting for the 2023 Stuart Farmers’ Market begins at 11 a.m. in the Town of Stuart office, 100 Patrick Avenue, Stuart. Available vendor spots, application, rules and regulations to be covered. Call Billy Gammons with questions, (276) 694-3811.
Thursday, Feb. 9
The Buffalo Ridge/Fairystone Community Crime Watch meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Sycamore Baptist Church. The guest speakers are representatives from STEP Inc.
Friday, Feb. 10
Poor Man’s Supper, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Patrick Springs Park Building, sponsored by the Ruritan Club. Meals include pinto Beans, potatoes, cornbread, dessert and drink.
Saturday, Feb. 11
A Turkey Shoot, sponsored by the Patrick County Patriots, will be held at the Smith River Wildlife Building on Charity Highway in Woolwine, starting at 1 p.m. Practice rounds begin at 12:30. Food will be available for purchase by the Patrick County Patriots.
Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) will hold a Fab Lab Family Day at the Patrick County Fab Lab to help people customize valentines using the Laser Engraver from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pre-registration is required by going to ph.augusoft.net, or calling (276) 656-5461.
Saturday, Feb. 11 – Sunday, Feb. 12
Providence United Methodist Church holds its annual subs and salad for sale for Super Bowl Weekend, be available on drive thru on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. and Sunday 12:30-3:30 p.m. Eight-inch subs are offered with three meats, three cheeses, lettuce, tomato, pickles, chips or salads and all the same fixings except crackers not chips. The cost is $10 each or two for $19. To place an order, call (276) 694-6203, (276) 692-6046, (276) 694-4273, or (276) 692-7194.
Sunday, Feb. 12
Raven Rock Wesleyan Church, at 1886 Raven Rock Road, Ararat, VA, invites our community to a special Friend Day at 11 a.m., with a fellowship meal afterwards. All are welcome.
Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church will hold a Valentine’s Spaghetti Meal from 12-2 p.m. Plates are $10 each and come with spaghetti, toast, salad, dessert, and a drink. Meals are dine-in or to-go.
Monday, Feb. 13
Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church will hold a couples’ Zumba from 7-8 p.m. Classes will be $5 per couple and led by certified Zumba instructor Elizabeth Woolwine.
The Patrick County VA250 Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the community room of the Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC). For more information, contact James Houchins at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (276) 693-2005.
The Friends of the Blue Ridge Regional Library will hold their monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m., in the Bassett Historical Center, 3964 Fairystone Park Hwy., Bassett. Interested in joining? Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday, Feb. 15
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.
Friday, Feb. 17
The Patrick Springs Park Board will hold a bingo fundraiser at Patrick Springs Primary School. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m.
The Woolwine Methodist Church Food Truck will be at the Fairystone Fire Department from 3-5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18
The Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department will have a Country Breakfast from 6:30-10 a.m. Dine in prices are $10 for adult plates and $5 for child plates. All take out plates are $10 each. To call in an order, call (276) 930-2113.
Thursday, Feb. 23
Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) will hold a Management Bootcamp course in Patrick County from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $195, or $350 including the other three sessions. Pre-registration is required by going to ph.augusoft.net, or calling (276) 656-0260.
The Ararat Community Crime Watch meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Ararat Ruritan Building. The guest speaker will be Commonwealth Attorney Dayna K. Bobbitt.
Saturday, Feb. 28
The Patrick County Democratic Committee will meet at the Patrick County Library at 11 a.m. to discuss achievements and recruit candidates. Lunch after is optional.
The Patrick County Recreation Department will hold sign-ups February 1 through February 28, for tee-ball, minor league softball, and major league softball. To participate in tee-ball, students must be ages 4 through 6 as of April 1, 2023. To participate in minor league softball, students must currently be enrolled in grades 3, 4, or 5. To participate in major league softball, students must currently be enrolled in grades 6 or 7. Games will be played in April and May. Parents can complete a sign-up form at any of the elementary schools or by calling the recreation office at 276-694-3917.
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.
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.
The Patrick County Quilters’ Sit-N-Sew is held on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Quilted Colors. For more information, call 276-694-3020 or email email@example.com.
The Stuart Elementary School Running Club will hit the pavements along the sidewalks in town on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold Rook games every Monday night from 6:30-8 p.m.
Beginning tai-Chi classes, especially for seniors, will be offered at the Hooker Building at Rotary Field in Stuart on Mondays and Thursdays. Monday hours are from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Thursday hours are from 3-4 p.m.
The Briarpatch Amateur Radio Club (BARC) and our Region Four Auxiliary Communication network (AUXCOMM) are meeting in person. Everyone interested in ham radio is invited to attend the BARC meeting, and all AUXCOMM volunteers and curious hams are encouraged to attend the AUXCOMM meeting. AUXCOMM meets at 6:30 p.m. and BARC meets at 7:30 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each month at the First Christian Church in Galax, VA. Mark your calendars! Both organizations serve SW Virginia and NW North Carolina. Visit www.briarpatcharc.com for the latest scoop, local on-air networks details and VE test sessions for station licensing.
The Meadows of Dan Baptist Church will host Henry Blackaby’s study “The Seven Realities of Experiencing God,” where the group will watch the videos with discussion and questions to follow. The study will meet Sundays at 5:30 p.m. from Jan. 29 to March 12.
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