The Mountain Home Masonic Lodge is selling whole cooked Boston butts for $30 per. The pick-up date is Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Mountain Home Masonic Lodge #263, 111 Buena Vista Ave, Stuart, VA, 24171. Place an order by contacting Benny Baliles at 229-6517, Jack Williams at 692-5679, or Jim Litten at 694-2449. Proceeds will help benefit the group’s Christmas and community projects.
Saturday, Sept. 5- Monday, Sept. 7
Barn Quilt Blessings will host a Labor Day Weekend Barn Quilt Extravaganza at the Blue Ridge Real Estate- Blue Ridge Cabin Rentals. Hand-drawn and painted barn quilts of a variety of sizes and patterns will be sold.
Peters Creek Baptist Church, Labor Day Weekend Yard Sale, 6561 Hwy 8 in Lawsonville, N.C., held as a fundraiser for the Youth Group to go to summer camp.
Red Cross Blood Drive, Rotary Field in Stuart, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by Rogers Realty.
The Red Cross suggests that before donating, drink plenty of water and get a lot of rest. Wearing a mask is important and temperatures will be taken before entering the building. Blood donations are always needed, especially now.
Saturday, Sept. 12
Patrick Henry Community College will host an Introduction to Photography class led by Rick Dawson, a certified professional photographer. The class will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a break from noon to 1 p.m. The class costs $60 and pre-registration is required by calling 276-656-5461 or visiting ph.augusoft.net
Sunday, Sept. 13
A free, outdoors bluegrass concert with Mountain Highway will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. at Ferrum Faith Assembly of God in Ferrum. Bring your own chair. A free will offering will be received. Call 540-365-9904 for more information.
Saturday, Sept. 19
Remedy will hold an outdoor concert starting at 6:30 p.m. at Ferrum Faith Assembly of God in Ferrum. Multiples genres of music will be played including contemporary Christian, jazz, and blues. Bring your own chair. A free will offering will be received. Call 540-365-9904 for more information.
Saturday, Sept. 26
The Patrick County Demolition Derby will be held at the Rotary Field Amphitheater starting at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in cash at the gate. Children 12 and under get in for free.
The Stuart Farmers’ Market is now open for on-site shopping on Fridays 8 a.m. to noon. No sales before 8 a.m. Masks and social distancing for patrons encouraged. Stay up to date with market events with Stuart Farmers’ Market Facebook Page.
The Jeb Stuart Volunteer Rescue Squad will hold a silent auction on a 2001 Ford F450 4×4 unit, with 142,336 miles. Maintenance logs are available upon request. Bids can be mailed to P.O. Box 340 Patrick Springs 24133 by Friday, Oct. 16 by 5 p.m.
The Mountain Valley Hospice Alzheimer’s Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. Meetings are held virtually due to COVID-19. Call 336-789-2922 for more information, ask for Allison Hemrick, Community Outreach Provider, Ext. 1030, or join the meeting by dialing the call-in number, (701) 801-1211- followed by the access code, 433-348-686#.
Mountain Valley Hospice hosts a virtual caregiver support group the first Thursday of each month at 1 and 6 p.m. The support group is for families dealing with serious illness, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, congestive heart failure, or COPD. Allison Hemrick, Community Outreach Provider, is the facilitator. To join call (701) 801-1211 and access code of 433-348-686#. Call 888-789-2922 for more information.
The Patrick County Branch Library’s Bookmobile offers trunk-side only service until further notice at the locations, dates and times listed below:
Wednesday, Sept. 9:
Ararat Fellowship Church, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Trinity Christian School, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 10:
Wildwood Acres (off Virginia 694), 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Hardin Reynolds Memorial School, noon to 12:30 p.m.
Hardin Reynolds Road (Ramey’s) 12:35 to 12:50 p.m.
Patrick Henry Volunteer Fire Station, 1 to 2 p.m.
Salem United Methodist Church, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
For questions or comments, call Tammy at (276) 694-3352 Ext. 1 or Ext. 2, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule for Recycle Bins
1st weekend of the month: Hardin Reynolds Memorial School, Blue Ridge Elementary School, Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department;
2nd weekend of the month: C&J Signs (Woolwine), Meadows of Dan Elementary School, Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire Department;
3rd weekend of the month: Hardin Reynolds Memorial School, Willis Gap Community Center,
Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department;
4th weekend of the month: C&J Signs (Woolwine), Meadows of Dan Elementary School, Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire Department
5th weekend of the month: No recycling.
Cancellations due to COVIC-19:
Pancake Days in Meadows of Dan is postponed. As this is the only annual fundraiser for Meadows of Dan Ruritans, the Meadows of Dan Volunteer Fire Department, and the Vesta Rescue Squad, consider sending a donation to Meadows of Dan Ruritan Club, P.O. Box 804 Meadows of Dan, Va. 24120.