Wednesday, Feb. 15
The Stuart Town Council meets at 7 p.m. in the Town Office.
Tuesday, Feb. 21
The Patrick County Planning Commission’s sub-committee work session, 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) Stuart site.
The Patrick County Planning Commission’s regular business meeting, 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) Stuart site.
The Patrick County Department of Social Services (DSS) Board meets at 6 p.m. in the second-floor conference room of the Patrick County Administration Building. Enter the building from the PCDSS entrance. For more information, call (276) 693-2084.
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.
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.
Thursday, Feb. 16
The Patrick County Republican Committee meets at 6 p.m. at 212 Johnson St., Stuart.
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.
Wednesday, February 22
Ash Wednesday Supper and Service, hosted by Stuart Methodist Church. Salads Supper (Ham, Egg, Chicken, Macaroni, Garden, etc.) begins at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite salad dish to share! Dinner will be followed by our Ash Wednesday Service of the imposition of Ashes at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Everyone is welcome.
Thursday, Feb. 23
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.
Saturday, March 18
Xperience Youth Rally, Patrick County High School Auditorium, 6 p.m., Corey Ball is the speaker. A drama will be presented by Redemption Point Church. The PCHS Praise & Worship Team will be featured.
Saturday, March 25
Who’s Your Patriot? The Colonel Abram Penn and Patrick Henry Chapters Daughters of the American Revolution will conduct a genealogy workshop from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Stuart Library.
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 hosts 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. 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.
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 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. Visit www.briarpatcharc.com.
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. through March 12.
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