Wednesday, Aug. 9
The Patrick County Economic Development Authority (EDA) will meet at 7 p.m. in the second-floor conference room.
Thursday, Aug. 10
The Patrick County School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the school board office.
Monday, Aug. 14
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will meet at 6 p.m. in the third-floor court room of the Patrick County Administration Building.
Wednesday, Aug. 16
The Stuart Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the town office.
Thursday, Aug. 10
The Buffalo Ridge Community Crime Watch meeting, 7 p.m. at Sycamore Baptist Church. Trey Joyce of Branch Civil speaking on the U.S. 58 Lovers Leap construction project.
Friday, Aug. 11
National Farmers Market Week and Library Program, 10 a.m. at the Stuart Farmers’ Market, which is open from 8 a.m. to noon.
Saturday, Aug. 12
Catfish Tournament to benefit Valerie Smith, 4 p.m. blastoff from Boat Ramp #1 (Marina) at Philpott Lake. $40 entry fee, $10 big fish optional. Weigh in at midnight. 50/50 payout, payout for heaviest bag. Call Jonathan Scott at (276) 229-1700 for more information.
Operation Christmas Child will hold a Full Circle Speaker and Project Leader Workshop from 5-7 p.m. at the Rotary Building in Stuart.
For Goodness “Snakes” Alive (and Amphibians too), learning program, 2 p.m. Fairy Stone State Park. Shelter 4.
Sunday, Aug. 13
Pleasant View Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming with Dr. Wayne Falson, Executive Director of Virginia Baptist, as the guest speaker. Lunch will be served following the morning service.
The Boyd Family Reunion will start at 12 p.m. at the Vesta Community Center. Family and friends are welcome, and folks are encouraged to bring a covered dish and their musical instruments. For more information, call Chris Boyd at (336) 344-2365 or Benny Pendleton at (276) 952-2120.
A Benefit Catfish Tournament for Valerie Smith will be held at Philpott Lake. There is a $40 entrance fee. Blastoff is at 4 p.m. and weigh in is at 12 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 16
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. 17
The Patrick County Republican Committee will meet at 6 p.m. in the Motorsports Hall of Fame Auditorium. Sen. Bill Stanley and Del. Wren Williams are expected to attend.
Friday, Aug. 18
The Stuart Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free blood pressure checks will be available.
The Woolwine Methodist Food Truck will be at the Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department from 3-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 19
The seventh annual Bike Ridge, Car Show, and Fish Fry at Mt. Nebo Holiness Church. Registration for the ride starts at 9 a.m.; riders leave at 10 a.m. Registration for the car show starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m. when judging begins.
Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department will hold a country breakfast from 6:30-10 a.m. Dine in plates are $10 for an adult and $5 for a child. All to go plates are $10. To place an order, call (276) 930-2113.
Sunday, Aug. 20
The 68th annual Griffith Reunion will be at 1 p.m. at Griffith Valley in Woolwine. All descendants of Tyler Griffith are asked to attend and bring a covered dish and a good family story. Call Bruce at (276) 692-5310 for more information.
Homecoming at Ross Harbour Methodist Church, 6260 Elamsville Road. Special Singing at 10 a.m., with worship at 11. David Gaylor is the guest speaker.
Monday, Aug. 21
A second meeting to gauge interest for a new Ruritan Club in the Woolwine/Fairystone area will be held at 7 p.m. at the Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department. Anyone interested in helping the community is invited to attend. Address questions to Kevin Smith, (276) 229-6493.
Monday, Aug. 21-Wednesday, Aug. 23
Revival at Ross Harbour Methodist Church, 6260 Elamsville Road. Special singers and speakers each night.
Thursday, Aug. 24
Charcuterie Class at the Patrick County Branch Library. A $5 nonrefundable supply fee od required to register. For ages 18 and over.
Friday, Aug. 25
The Stuart Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be a monthly Master Gardeners program and pressure canner seal checks.
Messianic Bible Study, Fridays from 6-7:30 p.m. Event is for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the Old Testament and how it relates to us now. Come and discover the Hebrew side of the Christian Faith during the meetings held at The Honey Pot, 106 N. Main St., Stuart (across from The Coffee Break). Call (276) 694-2356 for more information.
The Patrick County Parks and Recreation Office is now accepting football registration for the 2023–24 school year. Students who are currently in grades K-7 are eligible to participate in the recreation department’s football program. Registration forms are available at any elementary school or parents can call the recreation office at (276) 694–3917 to register children. The deadline for registration is Friday, September 8. Games will begin the first week of October.
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.
Every Friday Night (The Crooked Road), Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music gets underway at 7. Food is available.
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 holds Rook games every Monday night from 6:30-8 p.m.
Last Tuesday of each month, Golden Oldies, Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, with 50s, 60s, 70s Rock and Roll. Doors open 6 p.m. Music gets underway at 7. Food is available.
Briarpatch Amateur Radio Club (BARC) and the Region Four Auxiliary Communication network (AUXCOMM) meetings are at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively, on the 4th Thursday of each month at the First Christian Church in Galax. Visit www.briarpatcharc.com for more information.