Community Calendar – April 12th, 2017


REVIVAL: with Bro. Scott Bishop, pastor of Swan Creek Baptist Church in Jonesville, N.C.; if a ride is needed call 930-4276; for additional information call 694-6941; 7 p.m., Christian Faith Baptist Church, Union Bridge Rd., Ferrum.

FREE MEAL/FOOD DISTRIBUTION: church van available to pick up people on Wednesday and on Sunday mornings, to ride call the church at 694-6357; doors open at 5:30 p.m., meal at 6 p.m., food bank ministry open Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 3 to 5 p.m.; Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.



HOLY WEEK SERVICES: noon, followed by lunch in the fellowship hall; Stuart Baptist Church.



SUPPORT GROUP FOR RELEASED INMATES: potluck supper followed by a time of sharing information; released inmates, their families an others needing help are encouraged to attend and learn of community services available to assist them; 6 p.m., community room, Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart.

”LAST SUPPER” RE-ENACTMENT: 7:30 p.m., Stuart Baptist Church.

WIRED RECOVERY: peer run recovery center that offers support for anyone dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues; provides certified peer recovery specialists, certified WRAP facilitator, one-on-one peer counseling and WRAP classes; for information call Jackie Scales at (276) 340-5221 or Jeff Roher at (276) 352-8902 or email; meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon, Stuart United Methodist Church, 108 E. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.

PATRICK COUNTY SENIORS MEETING: entertainment by the Senior Melodies; bring a favorite dish to share, for information on upcoming Patrick County Senior trips and events, call the Patrick County Recreation Department at 694-3917; 11 a.m., John D. Hooker Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.



AGRI-TOURISM PROGRAM: sponsored by Blue Ridge Heritage, Inc., Heather Wheeler, equine and agritourism marketing specialist at the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will present an introduction to agritourism (agritourism: any activity of a farm or ranch that allows members of the general public to view or enjoy rural activities—including farm demonstrations, festivals, farm vacations, school tours, hay rides, pick-your-own and corn mazes); light refreshments will be served; 6 to 7 p.m., Patrick Henry Community College community room, Stuart.



EASTER EGG HUNT: in Peter Rabbit’s garden, rain or shine, over 3,000 eggs to find; photos with Peter Rabbit, refreshments; call (276) 694-7161 for information; 10 a.m. to noon, ages 1-5 hunt eggs from 11:30 to noon; ages 6-12 hunt from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., Blue Ridge Therapy Connection, 105 Landmark Drive.

BAKE SALE: sponsored by the Critz Baptist Church Prayer Circle; 8 a.m. until sold out; On the Run convenience store, corner of Business 58 and Rt. 8, Stuart.

EASTER EGG HUNT: prizes, popcorn, and black light puppets; free and open to the public, for children ages 2-9; contact the church at (276) 629-6088 or or Facebook for information; 11 a.m., Fairway Baptist Church, 9427 Fairystone Park Hwy., Bassett.

MOUNTAIN TOP FIRE/RESCUE SUPPORT TEAM SUPPER: barbecue plate with baked beans, slaw, roll, dessert and drink; adult plate: $7, child’s plate: $4; 4:30 to 7 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.

EASTER EGG HUNT: sponsored by Nettle Ridge United Methodist Church, lunch provided, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominion Valley Park.

EASTER EGG HUNT: snacks, games, prizes, face painting and

more; 2 p.m., Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church, Spring Rd., Patrick Springs.

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: sponsored by the Wharton-Stuart Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, will honor soldiers from Patrick County who served from 1861 to 1865 in the War Between the States; speaker: Lester Harrell, topic: Gen. Robert E. Lee’s farewell address to the Army of Northern Virginia; wreath unveiling, flowers laid in remembrance of the dead, SCV Honor Guard will fire a volley, “Taps,” 11 a.m., Patrick County Courthouse, Stuart.

PATRICK COUNTY MUSIC ASSOCIATION: food available from the Patrick County Shooting Education Club, jam session at 5 p.m., Swift Creek at 6 p.m., Rich in Tradition at 7 p.m., doors open at 4:30 p.m., Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Dr. (Rotary Field), Stuart.



EASTER CELEBRATION: sunrise service at 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast; Easter egg hunt for the children; morning worship service at 10 a.m., Mountain View Church of God of Prophecy, 436 Mountain View Church Rd., Patrick Springs; pastor: Tom Warren.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast in the fellowship hall, Stuart Baptist Church.

EASTER SERVICES: sunrise service at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast, morning worship service at 9 a.m., Collinstown Presbyterian Church, 2868 Collinstown Rd., Westfield, N.C., pastor: Shawn Draughn.

SUNRISE SERVICE: 6:30 a.m., breakfast to follow in the fellowship hall; worship service at 10:30 a.m., Mountain View United Methodist Church, Meadows of Dan.

SUNRISE SERVICE: 7 a.m., breakfast to follow, worship service at 9 a.m., Ross-Harbour United Methodist Church, 6260 Elamsville Rd., Stuart.

EASTER EGG HUNT: 3 p.m., Ross-Harbour United Methodist Church, 6260 Elamsville Rd., Stuart.

SUNRISE SERVICE: 7 a.m., breakfast to follow service; Sunday school at 10 a.m., preaching at 11 a.m., no Sunday night service; True Gospel Baptist Church, Rt. 8 south beside Patrick County High School.

EASTER MORNING SERVICE: 8 a.m., breakfast at 9 a.m., egg hunt at 10 a.m., Bouldin Memorial EPC, 119 Bouldin Church Lane, Stuart.

SONRISE SERVICE: 8 a.m., breakfast to follow, regular service at 10:30 a.m., New Beginning Church, Dobyns Rd., Stuart.

CANTATA: “Embrace the Cross,” 10:45 a.m., Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church, Spring Rd., Patrick Springs.

SUNRISE SERVICE: 6:40 a.m. with breakfast to follow, worship service at 9:30 a.m., Five Forks Wesleyan Church.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: 7 a.m., breakfast to follow, Burks Fork Church of the Brethren.

DISCUSSION: topic: “End of Life—Being Mortal,” centered around the book “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande; discussion on what makes life worth living when you are unable to take care of yourself, and advance medical directives; worship service at 10 a.m., shared meal at 11 a.m., discussion around noon after the meal, Floyd Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), 1199 Christiansburg Pike, Floyd.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: 7 a.m., breakfast to follow, for information call Clayton and Ella Sue Hylton at (276) 930-2037; Faith Community Church, 3836 Iron Bridge Rd., Stuart, near Fairy Stone State Park.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: 7 a.m., breakfast served following service, morning worship at 9 a.m., Wayside Community Church, 3520 Wayside Rd., Stuart, just past WHEO Radio.



OPEN SHOP NIGHT: annual $10 fee, use available equipment including ARC and MIG welders, torches, planers, table saw, jointer, wood lathes and other metal and woodworking tools; for information contact Jonathan Wood at or (276) 694-6078, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday nights, Patrick County High School Agriculture Shop, 215 Cougar Lane, Stuart.

FLOYD QUILT GUILD MEETING: Judy Bradley will lead a charity quilt workshop, 10 a.m., Floyd Center for the Arts, 220 Parkway Lane, Floyd.



FREE MEAL/FOOD DISTRIBUTION: church van available to pick up people on Wednesday and on Sunday mornings, to ride call the church at 694-6357; doors open at 5:30 p.m., meal at 6 p.m., food bank ministry open Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 3 to 5 p.m.; Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.

PATRICK HENRY PATRIOTS MEETING: meets each third Tuesday of the month, for information see or email; 6 to 8 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.



FREE MEAL/FOOD DISTRIBUTION: church van available to pick up people on Wednesday and on Sunday mornings, to ride call the church at 694-6357; doors open at 5:30 p.m., meal at 6 p.m., food bank ministry open Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 3 to 5 p.m.; Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.

PATRICK COUNTY COMMUNITY COALITION MEETING: bring a bag lunch, noon to 1:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart.



PRACTICAL STRATEGIES IN DEMENTIA CARE: workshop for caregivers; to reserve a seat, register by April 17; no charge to attend but registration is needed for lunch; call (276) 694-3050 to register; for information visit; workshops on caregiving, registration at 8:30 a.m., workshop from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an hour for lunch and networking; The Landmark Center, Stuart.

BOOK DISCUSSION: of “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail” by Ben Montgomery; 3:30 p.m., Hylton Library, Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.



ALZHEIMER’S BINGO: cost: $25; all donations and proceeds from bingo go to help people with Alzheimer’s; refreshments will be served by New Beginnings and Peters Creek Churches to send children to camp; doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m., John D. Hooker Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.



YARD SALE: sponsored by the Meadows of Dan Women’s Club, table or space: $15; for information or to reserve a table or space call (276) 952-6395 or (276) 952-2674; food available; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Center, 2858 JEB Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan.

HAILEY’S HOPE AUTISM AWARENESS AND ACCEPTANCE ONE MILE FUN WALK: free to participate, for more information contact: Wendy Wilson (276) 695-6958 or;; 10 a.m., DeHart Park, Stuart.

SPRING SWAP MEET: sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Rockinghanm and Stokes Counties, N.C., tables set up in meeting room, copier available, food available but bring a dish to share, free, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Francisco Community Building, 7104 NC Hwy. 89 West, Westfield, N.C.

COW BELL SERVICE: special singing, guest speakers; for information call Andy Pack at (276) 694-6653; 6 p.m., Dan River Baptist Church.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST: menu: pancakes, country ham, gravy, sausage, bacon, baked apples, homemade biscuits, eggs, coffee/orange juice; adult plate: $7, child’s plate: $3.50; eat in or take out, call in orders to 930-2113; sponsored by the fire department and ladies’ auxiliary; 6:30 to 10 a.m., Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department, 6687 Fairystone Park Hwy., Stuart.



WILLIS GAP COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Investigator Nick Pendleton; topic: “Drug Take Back Program;” for information, call the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office at 694-3161; 7 p.m., Willis Gap Community Center.

MONDAY MARKET PLANNING MEETING: vendors are being sought who produce agricultural products grown in Patrick County or adjoining counties; hand-made crafts also may be sold this year; call (276) 930-2424 for more information if interested in participating but cannot attend the meeting; Monday Market will open June 12 and will be held from 5-7 p.m.; planning meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at Shelter #4, Fairy Stone State Park.



DMV 2 GO VISIT: full-service DMV mobile unit, apply for or renew ID card (available for adults, children and veterans), driver’s licenses, take road and knowledge tests, get photo taken; reinstate driving privileges, get a copy of driving record, vehicle titles, licenses plates, decals, transcripts; purchase hunting and fishing licenses an temporary boat registrations; apply for copies of Virginia birth, death, marriage and divorce credentials; obtain E-Z Pass Transponders; change address on DMV record, update voter registration address and organ donor status; order disabled parking placards or plates; request a personal ID number to set up a myDMV account, and more, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart.



GOLF TOURNAMENT: sponsored by Valley Star Credit Union, proceeds go to purchase medical equipment at Carilion Children’s Hospital in Roanoke; $300 for a four-person team (or $85 per single player) includes lunch, free drinks and prize opportunities; rain date: May 4; for information call (800) 475-6238, extension 3125; Chatmoss Country Club, Martinsville.



PLANT DROP-OFF: for Master Gardener annual and perennial plant sale, plants and gardening items are needed, for information call (276) 952-8302; 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m., Rotary Building, Stuart.



CELESTIAL SOULS FOR BRENNER: vendor/craft fund-raiser and cruise in to raise funds for Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.; hosted by Carole-Anne Penn; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, 475 Spencer Penn Rd., Spencer.

MASTER GARDENER ANNUAL AND PERENNIAL PLANT SALE: proceeds benefit master gardener programming and the Patrick County Branch Library Bookmobile Fund; for information call (276) 952-8302; 8 a.m. to noon, Rotary Building, Stuart.



50TH HOMECOMING: music by Swift Creek Band, 10 a.m., Christian Faith Baptist Church, Union Bridge Rd., Ferrum.

FIFTH SUNDAY SINGING: featured artist: Brian Beverly, pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church in King, N.C.; free admission, 7 p.m., Peters Creek Baptist Church, Lawsonville, N.C., at the VA/NC state line.



SPRING REVIVAL: with Evangelist Shirley Quesenberry, special music each night, for information call (276) 694-6901; 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sun., Mon.-Wed. at 7 p.m., Mountain View Church of God of Prophecy, 436 Mountain View Church Rd., Patrick Springs, pastor: Tom Warren.



PAINT THE NIGHT: $40 per person includes all paint supplies, food, and a glass of wine or beverage of choice; proceeds benefit Caring Hearts Free Clinic; 6 to 8 p.m., Reynolds Homestead.



GOSPEL SINGING: featuring the Orange Family; fellowship meal, 6 p.m., Willis Gap Baptist Church, 2767 Willis Gap Rd., Ararat.





Thursday, April 13: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School; 2 to 3:10 p.m., Trinity Christian School.

Monday, April 17: 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Meadows of Dan School; 2:05 to 2:55 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-4:55 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.

Tuesday, April 18: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Woolwine Elementary School; 2:05-3:15 p.m., Rose Window, intersection of Rt. 8 and Rt. 40 (Charity Hwy.); 3:30-4:15 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:40 to 4:55 p.m., Roberts Market, Rt. 57.

Wednesday, April 19: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee’s Greenery, Doe Run Church Rd.; 12:45-1:30 p.m., Willis Gap Community Building; 1:45-2:15 p.m., Jeb Stuart Grocery; 2:30-2:45 p.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:20 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:25-4:50 p.m., Trinity Christian School.

Thursday, April 20: 10:30 to 10:40 p.m., Wildwood Acres—off St. Rd. 694; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Memorial School; 2:30-3:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.





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