Community Calendar

Tuesday, Nov. 10

The Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Rotary Field, Stuart from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Saturday, Nov. 14

The Disability Rights & Resource Center will hold its annual board meeting starting at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in the conference room at the Natural History Museum.


Providence United Methodist Church will hold a drive-thru breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Tuesday, Nov. 17

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Historic Tax Credit Virtual Workshop starting at 10 a.m. The virtual workshop is expected to run about 3 hours. The event is free for Patrick County residents and $20 for non-residents. To register visit, call (276) 694-6012, or email


Wednesday, Nov. 18

Raven Rock Wesleyan Church will serve a special holiday take-out or dine-in meal from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Limited delivery will be available for Ararat residents who are unable to go out. For more information contact Scott or Nann Phillips at (276) 633-4140 or email


Saturday, Dec. 5

The Stuart Farmers Market will host the annual Mistletoe Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.



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.


Operation Christmas National Collection Week drop-off days, from Nov. 16 to Nov. 23 at Minnie’s Chapel and Meadows of Dan Baptist Church. Hours for Minnie’s Chapel are Nov. 16 to Nov. 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Hours for Meadows of Dan Baptist Church are Nov. 16 to Nov. 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 19 to Nov. 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


The Floyd County Historical Society program “Traditional Folk Culture of Southwest Virginia” by Ricky Cox has been postponed until May, 2021. The annual business meeting will be held at a yet to be determined location.


Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness offers no contact application assistance for Virginia’s free or low-cost Medicaid plans. Questions about healthcare coverage can be answered and applications completed by phone. Call or text Ann Walker at (276) 732-0509 for more information.


Bookmobile Schedule

The Patrick County Branch’s Library Bookmobile offers trunk-side service only until further notice at the locations, dates, and times listed below:

Monday, Nov. 16:

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

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

Tuesday, Nov. 17:

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

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

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

Robert’s Market/57, 2:35 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18:

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

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

Thursday, Nov. 19:

Wildwood Acres (off Virginia 694), 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Hardin Reynolds Memorial School, noon to 12:30 p.m.

Hardin Reynolds Road (Ramey’s), 12:35 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Patrick Henry Volunteer Fire Station, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Salem United Methodist Church, 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

For questions or comments, call Tammy at (276) 694-3352 Ext. 1 or Ext. 2, or via email at



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