Community Calendar

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, Nov. 21

Patrick Henry Community College will hold a Basic Contractor Licensing Class from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost of the class is $189, and pre-registration is required at or (276) 656-0260.

Hunters Chapel Assembly and others will hold a Thanksgiving dinner at Ararat Ruritan Building from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Takeout orders will be available, and deliveries can be made in the Ararat area only. If you plan on attending call 251-7232. For more information call Joseph Easter or Lori Easter at 251-7232.

DeHart Park Benefit Drive-Thru Dinner at Rotary Field, from 4 :30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Choice of pinto beans and soup, $10 per quart (includes cornbread). Apple dumplings are $3 each or two for $5.

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 will have 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.


Southern Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) will celebrate caregivers during November, National Family Caregivers Month by giving away a series of “Fearless Caregiver Guides.” Caregivers may request all three titles “Successful Respite Solutions,” Holiday Caregiving,” and Getting Friends & Family Members to Help,” by calling (276) 632-6442 or 1-800-468-4571 or by email at


The Floyd County Historical Society program “Traditional Folk Culture of Southwest Virginia” by Ricky Cox has been postponed until May 2021.


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. 30:

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, Dec 1:

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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