Community Calendar








Friday, Sept. 11

The Friday Night Jam at the Lambsburg Community Center is starting up again from 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m. until quitting time. All area musicians are invited to come and join in the village of Lambsburg, VA. Food and desserts will be sold.


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


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 276-540-365-9904 for more information.


Tuesday, Sept. 15

The Patrick County Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. in the Board Room on the 3rd floor of the Patrick County Veteran’s Memorial Building.


Saturday, Sept. 19

The Remedy band 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 276-540-365-9904 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 New Hope Church of the Brethren will hold a fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for Ann Easter, whose home suffered major damage from an underground mudslide in May. The meal is drive-thru only and costs $8 per plate for BBQ pork, green beans, corn, slaw, roll, desert, and drink.


Saturday, Oct. 3

The Ararat Ruritan Club is selling 8-feet table “spots” for $10 for a “Vendor Blender” event to be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 12 tables will be reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis. One table per product. Email for an application. Include the product to be sold.



 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.


Mountain Home Masonic Lodge is selling whole cooked Boston butts for $30 per butt. The pick-up date is Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Mountain Home Masonic Lodge #263, 111 Buena Vista Ave, Stuart, VA, 24171. To order, call 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.


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. For more information, call Allison Hemrick, Community Outreach Provider, at 336-789-2922, 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#.



The Jeb Stuart Rescue Squad is auctioning off a 2001 Ford F450 4×4 unit via silent auction. The 2001 unit has 142,336 miles. Maintenance logs are available upon request. Bids can be mailed to P.O. Box 340, Patrick Springs, Va., 24133 by Friday, Oct. 16 by 5 p.m.


Bookmobile Schedule

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


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:

The Alexander Wood family reunion has been cancelled for Sunday, Sept. 13. There are no plans to reschedule the event.


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.






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