Community Calendar – August 2nd, 2017

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2

REVIVAL: with Blonnie Gregory, evangelist; special singing each night; Sun. at 6 p.m., Mon.-Wed. at 7:30 p.m.., Harris Chapel Church, Willis, pastor: Marcus Wood.

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.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

SPENCER-PENN PHOTO CLUB MEETING: learn new photo techniques, first meeting free to new members, 6:30 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre.

RUSSELL CREEK COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker from 911 Dispatch, for information call the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office at 694-3161; 7 p.m., New Hope United Methodist Church.

WHARTON-STUART CAMP OF THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: MEETING: 7 p.m., Reynolds Homestead.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4

BLOOD DRIVE: 1 to 6 p.m., Blackberry Baptist Church, 3241 Stone Dairy Rd., Bassett.

STUART FARMERS’ MARKET: recipe cookbook/exchange, fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, meats, eggs, tea and coffee; other items also available, 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

SMART-WILLIAMS REUNION: for descendants of Clarendar and Mamie Williams Smart; bring covered dish, for information call (276) 952-8302; meet at 12:30 p.m., meal at 1 p.m., Dobyns Community Building, Rye Cove Rd., Stuart.

COUNTRY STYLE BREAKFAST: menu: scrambled eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, stewed apples, pancakes, bacon, coffee and orange juice; proceeds help to support mission work, 7 to 10 a.m., Providence United Methodist Church, Providence Drive, Patrick Springs.

BINGO: sponsored by the Meadows of Dan Women’s Club; bingo theme is “sports,” raffle drawings, food available, proceeds will be donated to Mountain Top Recreation Park for repairs, upgrades and adding playground equipment and a fitness trail; doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building, 2858 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan.

FELLOWSHIP, COFFEE AND DESSERT: with Donna Turner of Rachel’s Thrift Shop, for closure on the one-year anniversary of the fire that destroyed the store, 3 p.m., Honduras Coffee Shop, Main St., Stuart.

FREE MUSIC: by Bob Grubel, 9 to 11 p.m., Woodberry Inn.

NEW LIFE BIKERS MEETING: all bikers welcome, for information call Terry at (276) 692-5740; monthly meeting, also meets on the third Thursday at 7 p.m., 8:30 a.m., Honduras Coffee Shop, Main St., Stuart.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6

MOPS COMMUNITY FUN DAY: sponsored by the Creasey’s Chapel MOPS group and community businesses, donations accepted, outside fun from 4 to 6 p.m., movie inside at 6:30 p.m., Rotary Building, Stuart.

HOMECOMING: special singing at 10:30 a.m., regular worship service will follow, covered dish lunch and fellowship; Smith River Church of the Brethren.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 7

FLOYD QUILT GUILD MEETING: business meeting followed by show and tell, theme: “It’s back to school time,” members can show what they made over the summer; 10 a.m., Floyd Center for the Arts, 220 Parkway Lane, Floyd.

MONDAY MARKET: home-grown produce, eggs, plants; jellies, crafts, music by Fred Weber (variety), barbecue truck; rain or shine, free parking (stop at pay booth for a free market pass); most vendors accept cash only; still room for more produce vendors and local crafters, call (276) 930-2424 for information; 5 to 7 p.m., Allied Picnic Area, Shelters 3 and 4, Fairy Stone State Park.

PATRICK COUNTY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION MEETING: all ministers invited to attend, 10:30 a.m., Pioneer Community Hospital conference room in the basement.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8

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 wiredrecoverypc@gmail.com; 9 a.m. to noon, Stuart United Methodist Church, 108 E. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.

STUART FARMERS’ MARKET: fresh produce for sale, 3 to 6 p.m., downtown Stuart.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9

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.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10

BUFFALO RIDGE COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH: guest speaker, Captain Ward Stone, presenting a class on the legal and illegal carry of weapons in Virginia; for information call the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office at 694-3161; 7 p.m.; Sycamore Baptist Church.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

STUART FARMERS’ MARKET OPEN: fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, meat, eggs, tea and coffee and more for sale; music by the F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M., information from the library, 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.

MUSIC NIGHT: admission: $4, concessions available, for information call (276) 957-5757; open mic at 5:30 p.m., Witcher Creek at 6:20 p.m., Hard Times Band at 7:20 p.m., Hubert Lawson and The Bluegrass Boys at 8 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre.

 

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AUGUST 11-12

YARD SALE: proceeds go to the church building fund; biscuits, coffee, sodas and water available both days; Sat. only, bake sale, hot dogs, barbecue and chips for sale; yard sale and biscuit sale open at 8 a.m., Sat. lunch begins at 10:30 a.m., Providence United Methodist Church, Patrick Springs.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

OUTDOOR CONCERT: featuring Simple Gifts of the Blue Ridge, sponsored by the Reynolds Homestead, free admission but $5 parking fee at the gate, 7 p.m., Shelter #2, Fairy Stone State Park.

AFTER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: “Getting S’more of Jesus,” for ages 2-12, lunch and snacks will be served; registration begins at 8:45 a.m., Bible school from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday night program and cookout at 6 p.m., Minnie’s Chapel Wesleyan Church, Stuart.

BARBECUE DINNER: sponsored by CCDF Fire and Rescue; menu: barbecue, hush puppies, French fries, coleslaw, dessert and drink; $6 per plate; live music, 4 to 7 p.m., 2086 Dry Pond Hwy., (old CCDF station).

FUND-RAISER: sponsored by Meadows of Dan Faith Baptist Church, noon to 4 p.m., Vesta Community Building.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

BOYD-PENDLETON REUNION: bring musical instruments and a covered dish, for information call Chris at (336) 344-2365 or Benny at (276) 952-2120 10 a.m., Vesta Community Building, Community Lane, Vesta.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15

PATRICK SPRINGS CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Dayna Kendrick, assistant commonwealth attorney, speaking on “Evidence Based Prosecution,” for information call Deputy Jesse Pickerel or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161, 7 p.m., Patrick Springs Fire Department.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

PATRICK COUNTY MUSIC ASSOCIATION: food available from the Patrick County Shooting Education Team; open stage performance at 4:45 p.m., Over the Hill Gang at 6 p.m., featured group, The Country Boys, at 7 p.m.; Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart.

BLACK POT CHICKEN DINNER: includes baked potato, slaw, dessert, rolls and drink; $8 per plate, 4 to 7 p.m., Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire Department.

STUART HIGH SCHOOL REUNION: for anyone who attended the school, doors open at 2 p.m., covered dish dinner at 4 p.m., Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church, Patrick Springs.

RIDE FOR THE PATRICK COUNTY BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM: cars and trucks welcome, ride coordinated by the New Life Bikers, $15 fee and $5 for riders; registration at 10 a.m., ride leaves at 11 a.m., DeHart Park, Stuart.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

SUNDAY CONCERT: by the Horseshoe Bend Band with Bobby Henderson, Fairy Ann Ashworth Coleman and Mike Sutphin; free admission, donations accepted to help with expenses for the event; call (276) 957-5757 for information, 3 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre.

GOARD REUNION: for descendants of John Thomas and Susella Collins Goard, bring a covered dish, lunch at 1 p.m., Patrick Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23

DMV2GO MOBILE UNIT VISIT: apply for or renew ID cards, driver’s licenses, reinstate driving privileges, get copies of driving record, obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, customer and vehicle transcripts, purchase hunting and fishing licenses and temporary boat registrations, apply for Virginia birth certificates, change address and update voter registration and organ donor status, order disabled parking placards or plates, request a personal ID number to set up a DMV online account, and get E-Z Pass transponders, 8:30 a.m.. to 4:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

COMMUNITY YARD SALE/AUCTION: spots available for rent for $10 each, to reserve a space, call 694-7522, all proceeds benefit Patrick Springs Park, 8 a.m. until, auction at 1 p.m., Patrick Springs Park.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

CAR, BIKE AND TRACTOR SHOW: classes include car/truck, bike and tractor, $15 per entry (call for multi-car discount), firemen’s awards for top 15 cars and trucks, top three bikes and top three tractors and People’s Choice, door prizes for entries, DJ music; biscuits, hot dogs and snacks for sale; for information call Eddie at (276) 692-5820 before 4 p.m. or David at (276) 930-1339 after 4 p.m., check in at 8 a.m., judging starts at 11 a.m., Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department.

 

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BOOKMOBILE

SCHEDULE

Tuesday, August 8: 2-3:15 p.m., Woolwine—Rt. 40 and Charity Hwy.; 3:30-4:15 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:35-4:50 p.m., Robert’s Market, Rt. 57.

Wednesday, August 9:10:30-11:30 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., Blue Mountain Petroleum Station; 2:30-2:55 p.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 3:10-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:30 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:35-4:45 p.m., Trinity Christian School.

Thursday, August 10:12:15-12:30 a.m. Wildwood Acres, off St. Rd. 694, 1-2 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Memorial School; 2 to 3:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 3:45-4:45 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.

 

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NEW LIFE BIKERS

New Life Bikers meet monthly at Honduras Coffee Shop on the first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. and on the third Thursday at 7 p.m. All bikers are welcome. For information, call Terry at (276) 692-5740.

 

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COUNTRY BREAKFAST

Providence United Methodist Church will hold a country breakfast on the first Saturday of each month from 7 to 11 a.m. Donations benefit the church building fund. Eat in or take out.

 

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R U READY 2

GO 2 COLLEGE?

The EOC program assists high school seniors and adults with every step. See Ms. Alderson at the Patrick Henry Community College Stuart site or call (276) 694-8778 for an appointment for free services.

 

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YOUTH PROGRAM RESTRUCTURED

New opportunities are available for spiritual education and activities for fun and community involvement for children ages 2-18. Nursery is available for ages 0-1 during Sunday school and worship service; Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Sunday night service with Bible study, crafts, and community service projects for ages 6-16 at 6:30 p.m. at Patrick Springs Christian Church. Visit www.patsprings.org or www.facebook.com/patrickspringschristian/ for information.

 

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LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

The following groups meet at the Patrick County Branch Library: Sit and Be Fit class meets each Friday from 11 a.m. to noon. Yoga classes meet Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Genealogy class meets Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Color Pencil Open Studio meets the first Thursday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. The Writer’s Block, a new writing group, meets the second and fourth Thursdays from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.

 

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PATRICK COUNTY

FRIENDS OF TENNIS

Patrick County Friends of Tennis will meet at the DeHart Park courts in Stuart on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. for play. Drop by or contact Sharon Smith at (757) 635-6922 or (276) 694-2489 or sks1365@gmail.com for information.

 

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MEADOWS OF DAN JAM

Bring musical instruments or join in to sing—or just bring a chair for music each Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. on the Poor Farmer’s Market stage in Meadows of Dan. Call Zeb Hicks at (276) 952-2670 for information.

 

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MEAL, MINISTRY

AND FOOD BANK

Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church has a meal, ministry and a food bank Wednesday nights at the church. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the meal begins at 6 p.m., and the food bank is open after the service (approximately at 7:30 p.m.). Van rides are available for to Wednesday evening and Sunday morning services. Call (276) 694-6357 for information.

 

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COMPANIONS

SUPPORT GROUP

Companions, a grief, loss and survivors of suicide support group, will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. at Piedmont Community Services Group Room, 22280 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart. For information, call Patricia Crissman at (276) 694-4361.

 

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COMMUNITY BEREAVEMENT

SUPPORT GROUP

A community bereavement support group will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Stuart United Methodist Church. (Enter through the red door at the back of the church.) The purpose of the group is to offer support in a relaxing atmosphere to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Call Susan Foster at (276) 694-4416 or Becki Turner at (276) 694-3238 for more information.

 

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SUPPORT GROUP

Southside Survivor Response Center (formerly Citizens Against Family Violence) currently has support groups in Ararat, Stuart, and Woolwine. These are women’s encouragement, hope and direction support groups for women who have experienced domestic and/or sexual assault. For times and locations, call Sandy at (276) 692-5504 or check the website calendar at www.SSRCenter.org.