Wednesday, Oct. 18
The Stuart Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Stuart Town Office.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
The Patrick County Economic Development Authority (EDA) will meet at 7 p.m. in the Patrick County Administration Building.
Thursday, Oct. 19
The Patrick County Republican Committee will meet at 6 p.m. at the Motorsports Hall of Fame Auditorium.
Friday, Oct. 20
The Patrick County Library will hold an educational presentation about Medicare and Social Security starting at 12 p.m.
Jeb Stuart Rescue Squad will hold a spaghetti dinner from 6-8 p.m. at 1258 American Legion Road. Plates are $8 for dine-in or take out. Orders can be called in at (276) 694-6171.
The Woolwine Methodist Food Truck will be at the Fairystone VFD from 3-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21
The Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department will hold a country breakfast from 6:30-10 a.m. Dine in prices are $10 for an adult plate and $5 for a child plate. All take out plates are $10 each. To place an order, call (276) 930-2113.
The Patrick County Master Gardeners will hold a Native Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. beside the Tourism Office on Main Street in Stuart. Plants are $2 and up, and proceeds will benefit the Patrick County Alzheimer’s Group.
The Town of Stuart’s 22nd annual Apple Dumpling Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Stuart.
Sunday, October 22
Pancake Days, Meadows of Dan, starts at 7 a.m. in the Meadows of Dan Community Building.
Saturday, Oct. 28
Fairy Stone State Park will hold a ranger led Ghost Hike beginning at the ADA Fishing Area parking lot at 7, 8, and 9 p.m. Don’t forget your flashlight. To register, call the park’s office at (276) 930-2424.
High Point Baptist Church will hold a free bowl of soup event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vegetable beef and meat-free vegetable soups, dine-in or take out, 2381 Big A School Road, Stuart.
Trunk or Treat, 4-6 p.m. at Shelters 3 and 4, Fairy Stone State Park.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Middle Cross Missionary Church will hold a Trunk or Treat event, 59 Wayside Road, Stuart, from 6-8 p.m.
The Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post 105. Interested veterans are welcome to attend.
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 will hold Rook games every Monday night from 6:30-8 p.m.
The Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard meets the first Tuesday of every month at the American Legion Post 105 at 7 p.m. Interested veterans are welcome to attend.
Starting Oct. 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, an Introduction to Zen Meditation and Zen Buddhism will be held at the Blue Ridge Regional Library Stuart site.
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.