Tuesday, Oct. 17
The Patrick County Planning Commission will have a sub-committee work session at 4 p.m. followed by a regular business meeting at 6 p.m. at the Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) community room.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
The Patrick County Economic Development Authority (EDA) Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the Patrick County Administration Building.
Friday, Oct. 6
Stuart Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to noon. Tool Sharpening available for a fee.
First Friday Fall Jam Series, 6 p.m., Stuart Farmers’ Market, Downtown Stuart.
The Woolwine Methodist Food Truck will be at the Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7
Community Breakfast at Jeb Stuart Rescue Squad from 7-10 a.m., at 1258 American Legion Road, Stuart. Donations accepted.
Dippin for Dolly Ice Cream Fundraiser at The Back Yard Cow Ice Cream Shop located at 9869 Woolwine Highway, Woolwine. Eat ice cream, raise funds for the Patrick County Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. Proceeds from that day’s sales will be donated to the program. Additional donations will be accepted and also the opportunity to register your child for the program. The Back Yard Cow will be open from 2 to 7 p.m. for our Dippin for Dolly Fundraiser. This will also be the second to last day the ice cream shop will be open for the season. So come and enjoy one last taste of summer and support a great cause.
The Woolwine Methodist women will be making apple butter and having a yard sale starting at 9 a.m.
Meadows of Dan Women’s Club Bingo, at the Meadows of Dan Community Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., games start at 6 p.m. Raffle Drawings; Cards 3 for $25. Food available for sale. For more information, call (276) 952-2674 or (276) 952-6395.
Sunday, Oct. 8
Buffalo Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church will hold its homecoming beginning at 10:30 a.m. with singing by the church group “The Voices of Praise.” At 11:15 a.m. the preaching service will begin with Bishop Tommy McGhee and a covered dish meal will follow in the fellowship hall.
Wednesday, Oct. 11
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.
Volunteers are needed for the Woolwine October Festival Community Apple Peeling starting at 8 a.m. at the Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department Grounds in Woolwine. Lunch will be provided.
Thursday, Oct. 12
The Patrick County Senior Citizens Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the Hooker Building at Rotary Field in Stuart. Entertainment will be provided by Johnny Joyce and friends. The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection will be providing the meal for all attendees. Attendees are requested to bring desserts to share with the group.
Friday, Oct. 13
The second annual Early Childhood Community Connections Event will be at Patrik & Henry Community College (P&HCC) Frith Building, Room 129-Exhibit Hall from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 14
The annual Woolwine October Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department Grounds. Admission is free. Located at the Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department Grounds in Woolwine. Music provided by Friday Night Band, Jordan T Morrison & The Foothill Boys and Twin Creeks String band (Formerly Dry Hill Draggers). Events include Music, Dancing, Apple Butter, Crafts, etc. Food: Hotdogs, Fried Apple Pies, HAM PLATES, Bake Sale and Beverages. Craft vendors are welcome at no charge. Call (276) 229-8241 for more information.
The 53rd annual Lord’s Acre Sale will be held at Rotary Field with doors opening at 7 a.m. There will be food, baked goods, crafts and homemade treasures available. A brief worship service will be at 10:30 a.m., and an auction beginning at 11 a.m.
Forest School at Philpott Lake, 1058 Philpott Dam Road, Bassett, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join DRBA and the US Army Corps of Engineers at Philpott Lake for a free family event which will provide learning opportunities about our natural resources. Educational exhibits and activities will be set up in the grassy area for youth to participate in with giveaways. Free meals will be provided to the first 100 youth and their parents.
Sunday, Oct. 15
The Thanksgiving service for Lord’s Acre will be at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Nebo Pentecostal Church. Pennies for the Penny House will be collected at this service.
Thursday, Oct. 19
The Patrick County Republican Committee will meet at 6 p.m. at the Motorsports Hall of Fame Auditorium, 212 Johnson St., Stuart.
Friday, Oct. 20
The Patrick County Library will hold an educational presentation about Medicare and Social Security starting at 12 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21
Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department County Breakfast, 6:30 until 10 a.m., 6687 Fairystone Park Highway, Stuart. Dine-in price is $10 per adult plate and $5 for a child’s plate. All take out/to-go plates are $10. Call in orders on (276) 930-2113. Sponsored by the Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department & Ladies Auxiliary.
Fridays in October
The Stuart Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. till noon, with locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, baked items, eggs, crafts and more.
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 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 on Mondays from 6:30-8 p.m.
The Patrick County Parks and Recreation Office is now accepting basketball registration for the 2023 – 2024 school year. Students who are currently in grades K – 7 are eligible to participate in the recreation department’s basketball 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, October 27, 2023. Games will begin the second week of November 2023.
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.
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 at 6 p.m. Music gets underway at 7. Food is available.