Community Calendar

Thursday, February 6

Wharton-Stuart Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans: monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Reynolds Homestead. New members welcome.

Russell Creek Community Crime Watch: New Hope United Methodist Church, 7 p.m. For more information call (276) 694-3161.

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Friday, February 7

Valentines Market: a pop-up farmers market just in time for Valentine’s Day shopping. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 334 Patrick Ave., Stuart. For more information, check out the Stuart Farmers’ Market Facebook page.

HJDB Event Center: Bluegrass and Gospel music featuring Randy Farmer and Friends from 10 a.m. to Noon. Admission $2. 8:30 Breakfast $5 noon to 1 p.m. Lunch $6. For information call (276)358-0489.

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Saturday, February 8

Ho-Down: 5 to 8 p.m. at Woolwine Fire Department. Music by: ‘Friends of the Fire Department.’ Poor Man’s Supper available. Free admission. For more information call (276) 229 – 8241.

Willow Branch Animal Sanctuary: BBQ dinner 4 to 7 p.m., at Rotary Field, Stuart. Proceeds help programs raise awareness and help senior animals in Patrick and surrounding areas. Pork and chicken BBQ. Donations accepted. For more information please call (276) 694-0287.

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Tuesday, February 11

Broadband Committee Meeting: at 6:00 pm in the Veterans Memorial Building 2nd floor conference room.  RiverStreet Networks and Mr. Bryce Simmons will provide an update on the project plans and timeline.

Red Cross Blood Drive: at Rotary Field from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Red Cross suggests drinking a lot of water and getting a good night’s sleep before donating.

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Thursday, February 13

Alpha Gal Meeting: for those impacted by AG. If there is a need and support a support group may be assembled. A AG friendly meal will be provided, bring AG friendly desserts and beverages. Bring your ideas and topics. Starts at 6 p.m. at 334 Patrick Ave., Stuart.

Buffalo Ridge Community Crime Watch: at the Sycamore Baptist Church, 7 p.m. For more information call (276) 694-3161.

Patrick County Seniors Meeting: at 11 a.m., in the John D. Hooker Building, Rotary Field. Roger Wells will provide the entertainment. Bring desserts to share. For information on upcoming Patrick County Senior events and trips, call (276) 694-3917.

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Saturday, February 15

Moorefield Store Supper: hamburger steak, baked potatoes, slaw, rolls and desserts. $8 per person, 4 to 7 p.m. at Moorefield Store.

Fairystone Vol. Fire Department Breakfast: pancakes, county ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, gravy, apples and homemade biscuits. $7, eat-in or take-out. 6687 FairystonePark Hwy. Route 57 West, Stuart.

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Thursday, February 20

Tourism Advisory Council: meeting will be held at 6 p.m., second floor of the Veterans Memorial Building conference room. The public is invited.

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Friday, February 21

Chamber Awards Soiree: 6:30 p.m., $25 per person. Celebrate Patrick County businesses and the roaring 20s with d’oeuvres and refreshments at the Reynolds Homestead. Reserve tickets by visiting patrickchamber.com or call (276) 694-6012.

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Saturday, February 22

Patrick Springs Park BINGO: held at the Patrick Springs Primary School, doors open at 6 p.m. Proceeds go towards parking lot improvements and playground equipment upgrades.

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Tuesday, February 25

DMV TO-GO: parked at Patrick Henry Com. College Stuart site. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Saturday, February 29

BBQ Fundraiser: at the Patrick Henry Vol. Fire Department, 4 to 7 p.m. Proceeds go to Shawn Dehne for medical expenses. Menu: pulled pork, mac and cheese, baked beans, slaw, rolls, and berry cobbler. 3125 County Line Road, Patrick Springs.

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Patrick County Foster Care& Adoption (Feb. 4 – March 3)

Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education(PRIDE) pre-service training gives the information you need to make an informed decision about whether fostering/adopting is the right choice for your family, and the start of skills needed to work with children and families in the foster care system. Virginia requires completion of pre-service training and assessment as a part of the approval process for all “resource parents” (foster, adoptive, respite, and formal kinship care). All adult household members must complete background checks.  More information about the process, including checks and other health & home requirements, will be reviewed in our first training session. All in-person sessions will be held at Patrick Henry Community College,212 Wood Brothers Dr, Stuart. To register email Ann.foley@dss.virginia.gov or call (276) 694-3328.

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Spencer-Penn Centre Events Feb.:

13th- Using Canva and Beginning Marketing: 6 to 9 p.m. $10 for the full 10 week series.  Must pre-register by calling 276-638-1668 or 276-957-5757. 14th- Music Night: open Mic at 5:30, Timbre Trail. $5 cover charge, concessions available. 15th- Basket Making: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $25-$40 depending on basket type. To register call, 276-957-1521 or 276-957-5757.  16th- Sock Hop: 2 to 5 p.m. $4 admission.  21st- Trivia Night: starts at 6:30 p.m. this month’s theme is ‘Friends.’ $10 per team, 5 people per team. March 8th- Barn Quilt Class: starts at 1 p.m. Spots are reserved on a first paid bases. reserve your spot by calling 276-957-5757 or emailing Susan at spc.susan@yahoo.com. Story Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Story and crafts are geared towards pre-schoolers, but all ages are welcome. Computer Lab: open Monday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Charles & Rose Hylton Library: open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Martial Arts: Thursdays 6 to 7 p.m. All ages and fitness levels welcome. $40 for members per month.  Chair Aerobics: Thursday, 11:30 a.m. Free. Aerobics: Thursday 6:30 p.m. Free. Yoga: Tuesday, Jan. 7 – Feb. 11. All experience levels welcome. $40 for six weeks.

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PHCC- Into to Photography: certified professional photographer Rick Dawson shows the basics of digital photography in a fun, hands-on class. Learn different functions of your camera along with skills and techniques to take great photos. $60 per-person, pre-registration required by contacting ph.augusoft.net or (276) 656-5461. Saturday, Feb. 22 at PHCC 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturday, March 7 at PHCC Patrick County site 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PHCC- Fast Forward to a New Career: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)- March 9 & 16; Electrical Groundsman Training- March 16; Certified Phlebotomy Technician- March 17; Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)- April 6; Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)- May 4 & 11; Registered Medication Aide Training- May 4 (Must register by March 23rd). Call to register at (2760 656-0260 or email ph.augusoft.net.

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Supervisor Sit-Down, Blue Ridge: Clyde Deloach will be at the Meadows of Dan Community Building at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month. He will also be in Stuart at Honduras Coffee Shop on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., for questions and discussion.

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LIVE MUSIC: featured at the Coffee Break every Tuesday from 8:30 – 11 a.m.

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VISION – 12 STEPS TO A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY: Meet every Thursday night, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Harvest Worship Center’s Fellowship Hall, 21225 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart. For more information, call (276) 229-9392.

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OPEN JAM: An open jam will be held every Friday from 7 – 10 p.m., music, food, family-friendly. Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat.

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MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS: Every first Thursday each month, from 5 – 5:30 p.m., free. Learn simple techniques to get started with an insight meditation practice. There will be a 10-minute meditation every meeting hosted by Garry Clifton. Patrick County Library.

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COME TO THE TABLE, 12-STEP PROGRAM: A 12-step program centered in the Word of God and Jesus Christ, The Chain Breaker. Bring your hurts, hang-ups, and habits, and leave them. Meets every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Mayo Mountain Church, Claudville Highway, Stuart. Call (276) 229-7462 or (276) 694-7614 for information.

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NEW LIFE BIKERS: New Life Bikers meet at Honduras Coffee Shop on the first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m., and on the third Thursday at 7 p.m. All bikers are welcome. For more information, call (276) 692-5740.

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COUNTRY BREAKFAST: Providence United Methodist Church will hold a country breakfast on the first Saturday of every month from 7:30 –10:30 a.m. Breakfast includes biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, apples, juice, and coffee. Donations benefit United Methodist men’s mission work. Eat-in or take out.

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BIG COUNTRY BREAKFAST: Willis Gap Community Center will hold a country breakfast on the first Saturday of each month from 7 to 10 a.m. homemade biscuits, apples, eggs, country ham, sausage, bacon, gravy, pancakes, and much more. Donations to Willis Gap Community Center.

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PATRICK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: The Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., with Garry Clifton.

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COFFEE FOR VETERANS: The first Tuesday of every month from 9 – 11 a.m. at The Landmark Center, 105 Landmark Drive, Stuart. Donuts and coffee will be served. All veterans may participate.

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Carroll County Genealogy Club: Open every Wednesday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Anyone interested in genealogy is invited to stop in the Historic Courthouse on Main Street, Hillsville. During the month of February research is continuing on the Webb Family.  Edward’s Family books are for sale for $20, also for sale copies of older newsletters.

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BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE  Feb. 10 -13

Monday- 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stuart Elem. School. 2 to 2:15 p.m., Wildwood Acres. Tuesday- 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Patrick Springs Primary School. 2 to 2:15 p.m., Wildwood Acres. Thursday- 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Elem. School. 2 to 3 p.m., Trinity Christian School. For more information call (276) 694-3352 ext. #2.

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