Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 17

The Tourism Advisory Council will hold a meeting starting at 6 p.m. via zoom.


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.


Brunswick Stew will be sold at the 84th Spencer Community Fair at the Spencer Ruritan Building via drive through. A quart of stew costs $8 and a gallon costs $30. Only pre-orders will be accepted at (276) 340-1615.


The Salem United Methodist Church will hold a Ribeye Steak Sandwich Drive-Thru from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A sandwich, chips, drink, and a piece of homemade pound cake will cost $10.


Wednesday, Sept. 23

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum will be holding live kids cooking classes with SoFAB Kids starting at 5 p.m. To join the meeting go to Facebook/SouthernFood&BeverageMuseum/ or by going to zoom.


Thursday, Sept. 24

Mountain Valley Brewing and the Blue Ridge Regional Library will host a virtual “Friends” trivia night from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. To register, email and you will receive an email with a link to join the Zoom meeting the day of the event.


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.



Mountain Home Masonic Lodge is selling whole cooked Boston butts for $30 per butt. The pick-up location is at the Mountain Home Masonic Lodge #263, 111 Buena Vista Ave, Stuart, VA, 24171. You can place your 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.


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 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, 1 and 6 p.m., for families dealing with serious illness, such as cancer, Alzheimers, 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:

Monday, Sept. 21:

BB&T Bank Meadows of Dan, noon to 1 p.m.

Meadows of Dan Community Center, 1 to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 22:

Appletree Development Center, 12 to 12:30 p.m.

Rose Window 40 Charity, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

Charity- Charity Primitive Baptist Church, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Robert’s Market/57, 2:35 to 2:50 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 23:

Ararat Fellowship Church, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Trinity Christian School, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 24:

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.





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