THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18\r\nSERVSAFE FOOD HANDLER TRAINING: $20 per person, includes course, book, and three-year certificate; pre-registration required, call Terri Alt at the Extension Office at 694-3341 to register; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre.\r\nCOMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST: eat in or take out, call (276) 694-3440, the breakfast will honor Ivon Thomas, a long-time supporter of the meal; 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Stuart Baptist Church fellowship hall.\r\nBOOK DISCUSSION: by the Spencer-Penn Book Club of \u201cAll the Light We Cannot See\u201d by Anthony Doerr (books for March and April are \u201cThe Blue Zones\u201d by Dan Buettner and \u201cCircling the Sun\u201d by Paula McLain); free program, all welcome; for information call (276) 957-5757; 3:30 p.m., Hylton Library, Spencer-Penn Centre.\r\nFAIRYSTONE\/POLE BRIDGE COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Mickie Martin, 911 coordinator; topic: \u201cEmergency Medical Dispatch;\u201d for information call Captain Ward Stone or Sheriff Dan Smith, 7 p.m., Fairystone Fire Department.\r\n\r\nFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19\r\nEARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: for the Patrick Henry Master Gardeners\u2019 \u201cMaster Your Garden\u201d symposium; $25 before Feb. 19, $30 after; price includes lunch; topics include home grown fruits, extending the growing season and more; for information call (276) 692-6175 or (276) 952-8302; sign in at 8:30 a.m., program at 9 a.m., Patrick Henry Community College site, Motorsports Auditorium.\r\n\r\nSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20\r\nCARING HEARTS FOR HEALTHY SOLES 10K\/5K FITNESS WALK: 10K cost: $30 through Feb. 10, $35 after; 5K fitness walk: $15 through Feb. 10, $20 after; inclement weather day: Sat., Feb. 27; visit www.caringheartsclinic.org, click on News and Updates for details and to print a registration form; call Christie Fain at (276) 694-3410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information; 10 a.m., Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart.\r\nPATRICK COUNTY MUSIC ASSOCIATION: music by Over the Hill Gang, 2 Guys and a Gal, The Country Boys, and featuring Wayne Henderson and Friends; food provided by the 4-H Shooters Club, $3 donation requested; doors open at 4:30 p.m., music begins at 5 p.m.; Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Dr. Stuart.\r\nCOUNTRY BREAKFAST: menu: pancakes, country ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, gravy, baked apples, homemade biscuits, coffee\/orange juice; adult plate: $7, child\u2019s plate: $3.50; eat in or take out, call in orders at 930-2113; sponsored by the fire department and ladies\u2019 auxiliary; 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department, 6687 Fairystone Park Hwy., Stuart.\r\nMOUNTAIN TOP SUPPORT TEAM SUPPER: menu: spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and drink; adult plate: $7, child\u2019s plate: $4; 4:30 to 7 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.\r\nWESTERN MOVIES: first: \u201cUtah Trail\u201d starring Tex Ritter (1938), main feature: \u201cAngel and the Badman\u201d starring John Wayne and Gail Russel (1947); popcorn and sodas for sale; call (276) 957-5757 for information; first movie at 1 p.m., second at 2:15 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre.\r\n\r\nSATURDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20-21\r\nBENEFITS OF DAMS: learn the benefits of having a local dam; take a virtual tour of the dam and powerhouse; program led by Assistant Project Manager Earl Wright, 2 to 3 p.m., Philpott Lake Visitor Center.\r\n\r\nSUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21\r\nELIZABETH VON TRAPP IN CONCERT: free admission (donations accepted), for information call Nancy Peters at (276) 930-3317 or Ginette at (276) 930-1004; 4 p.m., Woolwine United Methodist Church.\r\nSUNDAY CONCERT: featuring Tina Liza Jones and her husband Eric with Blue Ridge and Irish songs on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, concertinas and bouzouki; free admission, donations for the band appreciated; call (276) 957-5757 for information; Spencer-Penn Centre.\r\nWORSHIP SERVICE\/DISCUSSION: discussion on \u201cHealing the Heart of Democracy\u201d led by Susan Adams on Parker Palmer\u2019s book, about learning to listen to those with whom you might not agree; worship service from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a shared meal, and discussion at noon; Floyd Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Quaker Meeting House, 1199 Christiansburg Pike, Floyd.\r\nCONCERT: featuring the Patrick County High School Praise and Worship Team, refreshments after the music, 6 p.m., Fairystone Baptist Church.\r\n\r\nMONDAY, FEBRUARY 22\r\nSURVIVAL 101: with instructor Carol Haynes; discuss natural and manmade disasters, make a small emergency kit for your home or car, learn useful tips and ideas to implement in case of an emergency; small snack provided, $10 for members, $15 for non-members; 7 to 8:30 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre.\r\nPATRICK COUNTY COUGAR CLUB MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Patrick County High School library.\r\n\r\nTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23\r\nLA LECHE LEAGUE OF PATRICK COUNTY MEETING: support persons, partners and nursing children also welcome along with those interested in breastfeeding; accredited leader will address breastfeeding-related questions; for information call (276) 692-4415 or email email@example.com; 5 to 6:30 p.m.\r\n\r\nTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25\r\nARARAT COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Jason McGhee of the Department of Forestry, for information call Deputy Bryant Pruitt or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161, 7 p.m., Ararat Ruritan Building.\r\n\r\nFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26\r\nBATTLE OF THE BOARDS CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: fund-raiser sponsored by the school\u2019s Junior Beta Club, double elimination games to 21 points; entry fee: $10 per person, pre-registered teams and blind drawing teams; spectator admission: donation; concessions available; for information call Jason Wood at (276) 952-2424 or James Eaton at (336) 648-0975; first place team: receive $10 each and a prize package; second place: $5 each; doors open at 5:30 p.m., registration begins at 6 p.m., blind team drawings, 6:20 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., Meadows of Dan Elementary gymnasium.\r\n\r\nSATURDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27-28\r\nLOST BUT FOUND: Ranger Shepherd will lead a lecture and video session on the dangers of getting lost in the great outdoors and how to survive through the night, 2 to 3 p.m., Philpott Lake Visitor Center.\r\n\r\nFRIDAY, MARCH 4\r\nLOCAL BUSINESS BINGO: sponsored by the Stuart Elementary PTO, proceeds will benefit the Stuart Wildcats; tickets: $20, one ticket buys 20 games with three cards per game; $25 value packs available, $5 kids\u2019 value pack, coverall game; door prize tickets: four for $1; concessions available; prizes of gas cards, gift cards and gift certificates all valued at $30 or more; doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m., Rotary Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.\r\n\r\nSATURDAY, MARCH 5\r\nCOUNTRY BREAKFAST: menu: eggs, bacon, sausage, fried apples, gravy, biscuits, coffee, juice, etc.; carry-out available, donations benefit the church building fund; 7 to 10 a.m., Providence United Methodist Church, Providence Dr., Patrick Springs.\r\n\r\nWEDNESDAY, MARCH 9\r\nBLOODMOBILE: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.\r\n\r\nFRIDAY, MARCH 11\r\nDODGE BALL TOURNAMENT: teams of eight are needed; separate high school and adult divisions will compete in a double elimination tournament; registration packets available at the high school front office during school hours; admission for the event is $5, children under three admitted free; concessions available; proceeds benefit the junior\/senior prom; for information call (276) 694-7137; 7 p.m., Patrick County High School.\r\n\r\nTHURSDAY-FRIDAY, MARCH 24-25\r\nTHE LAST SUPPER, A RE-ENACTMENT: depiction using Leonardo da Vinci\u2019s fresco as a visual reference; call (276) 694-3440 for information; 7:30 p.m., Stuart Baptist Church, 108 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nBOOKMOBILE\r\nSCHEDULE\r\nThursday, February 18: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School; 2:30 to 4 p.m., Trinity Christian School.\r\nMonday, February 22: 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; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.\r\nTuesday, February 23: 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.); 3:30-4:30 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church..\r\nWednesday, February 24: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee\u2019s 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., gas station across from Blue Ridge Elementary School; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:30 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:35-5 p.m., Trinity Christian School.\r\nThursday, February 25: 10:30 to 10:40 p.m., Wildwood Acres\u2014off St. Rd. 694; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Memorial School; 2:30-3:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 4 to 5 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nCOMPANIONS\r\nSUPPORT GROUP\r\nCompanions, 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nCOMMUNITY BEREAVEMENT\r\nSUPPORT GROUP\r\nA 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nSIT AND BE FIT\r\nEXERCISE CLASS\r\nSit and Be Fit, an exercise class taught by Sharon Mason, meets each Friday from noon to 1 p.m. in the meeting room of the Patrick County Library. Call the library at 694-3352 for information.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nTAI CHI\r\nCLASSES\r\nTai Chi classes are held each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Patrick County Branch Library, 116 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart. There is no fee to participate and the instructor is Sharon Mason. Call (276) 692-4733, or the library at (276) 694-3352, for information.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nYOGA CLASS\r\nYoga classes will be held each Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Patrick County Library, Stuart with gentle yoga to help stretch and strengthen. Pilates and core work included. Classes will also be held Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the community room at Patrick Henry Community College., Stuart. For information, call Rebecca at 229-9917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nGENEALOGICAL\r\nRESEARCH\r\nThe Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4751 N.C. 14, just south of Eden, N.C., is open from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Consultants\/professional genealogists are on hand to assist in researching a family tree at no cost. Popular research sites can be accessed free of charge. Copies are 10\u00a2 each. Appointments may be made for other times. Call (336) 623-7154 for information.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nWOOLWINE HAPPY\r\nHEALTHY HEARTS\r\nWoolwine Happy Health Hearts is an exercise class for all levels and meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesday nights from 6 to 7 p.m., and Thursday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to participate; dress comfortable and join in the fun, fellowship and fitness. Classes are held in the lower level of the fellowship hall at Woolwine United Methodist Church, Rt. 8, Woolwine Hwy.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nCHURCH SERVICES\r\nSkyline Pentecostal Holiness Church will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship services each Sunday at 11 a.m. Call (336) 368-2775 for information.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nTEEN TIME\r\nKING\u2019S KIDS\r\nTeen Time will be held on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Patrick Springs. The sessions will include Bible lesson, fun, and supper, King\u2019s Kids will be held Sunday nights from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for students in grades kindergarten through seventh for games, lessons, and snacks.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nTAI-CHI CLASSES\r\nTai-Chi classes are taught at The Landmark Center in Stuart each Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Adults and young people are welcome to attend.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nSPAGHETTI DINNER\r\nThe VFW Post 8467 ladies\u2019 auxiliary will serve an all you can eat meal, which includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink, on the first Monday of each month from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8467 building, intersection of Rt. 58 and Mabry Mill Rd., Meadows of Dan.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nMOPS GROUP MEETING\r\nA Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group for mothers of children ages 0-5 will meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 10 a.m. at Creasey\u2019s Chapel United Methodist Church. The group will help mothers to connect with each other and offer support, assist in personal growth and give practical parenting tips. Childcare is provided. Call 634-8950 or visit Facebook page for information.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nFLOYD RELIGIOUS\r\nSOCIETY OF FRIENDS\r\nMEETING\r\nServices are held each Sunday at 1199 Christiansburg Pike, Floyd, with worship sharing at 9:30 a.m., meeting for worship at 10 a.m., and Sunday school for children. The church welcomes each person of any age or ability, race or ethnic background, sexual orientation or gender.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nPATRICK HENRY\r\nPATRIOTS MEETING\r\nThe Patrick Henry Patriots, Patrick County\u2019s chapter of the Tea Party, meet at 6 p.m. each third Tuesday at the Spencer-Penn Centre in Spencer. For information visit www.Facebook.com\/patrickhenrypatriots323403935084 or email email@example.com.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nCHRISTIAN\r\nMOTORCYCLISTS\r\nASSOCIATION MEETING\r\nThe Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will meet on the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at 322 Patrick Avenue in Stuart. Call Terry at (276) 692-5740 for information.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nAMERICAN LEGION\r\nPOST 123 SCHEDULE\r\nAmerican Legion Post 123 and Legion Auxiliary meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Mount Airy, N.C. Sons of the American Legion Squadron 123 meet the second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the park; American Legion Post 123 Riders meet the last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the park. American Legion bingo is held every Thursday at the park. Early birds start at 6 p.m.; the main game begins at 7 p.m.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nALZHEIMER\u2019S SUPPORT\r\nGROUP MEETING\r\nAn Alzheimer\u2019s support group will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon at the Landmark Center on Landmark Drive, Stuart. Refreshments will be provided. The program is sponsored by Southern Area Agency on Aging and Home Care and Hospice of Memorial Hospital. Caregivers may call Southern Area Agency on Aging at (276) 632-6442 or toll-free at (800) 468-4571 if they need to arrange care for a family member while attending the support group meeting. This service can be provided through the generosity of the Patrick County Alzheimer\u2019s Group, LLC.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nMUSEUM HOURS\r\nThe Patrick County Historical Museum hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointment (closed Thursday). Visit the web site at www.patcovahistory.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nSUPPORT GROUP\r\nCOUNSELING\r\nCitizens Against Family Violence offers weekly support group counseling for victims, friends and family of sexual and domestic violence. Share with others from similar situations and be supportive of each other, offer solutions and learn ways to make changes. Meetings are held each month in Martinsville; call (276) 632-8701 for information. Patrick County residents should call (276) 692-5504 to get the location and meeting time, which is not disclosed for the safety and privacy of participants.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nFOOD BANK\r\nThe Patrick County Community Food Bank distributes food boxes on the third Wednesday of each month from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and again from 5 to 7 p.m. at its building at 108 Commerce Street, Stuart. Food boxes cannot be taken out by individuals for extended family members or friends. You must be present to obtain a food box, and bring identification with your current physical address. For more information or to volunteer contact the Food Pantry at 694-6300. Contributions may be mailed to Patrick County Community Food Bank, P.O. Box 1304, Stuart, Va. 24171.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nJAM SESSION\r\nJam sessions are held every Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Willis Gap Community Center, The Hollow Rd., Ararat. There is no charge for admission, and food and drinks are available. The event is sanctioned by the Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail and all musicians are invited to bring their instruments.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nBOOK OF\r\nREVELATIONS CLASS\r\nA series of classes on the Book of Revelations will meet each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. Call 694-4757 for information.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nBIBLE STUDY\r\nTwo Bible study groups meet each Tuesday at Stuart United Methodist Church. The daylight group meets at 9:30 a.m. and the starlight group meets at 7 p.m. For information call 694-3322 or email email@example.com.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nYARN DONATIONS\r\nNEEDED\r\nDonations of yarn are needed to make prayer shawls for patients in hospitals and nursing homes by a volunteer group from Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. For information, call Connie Casagrande at 694-4416.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nFAMILY AEROBICS\r\nFree family aerobics classes are held each Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Spencer-Penn Centre in Spencer.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nCHARLES AND\r\nROSE HYLTON\r\nLIBRARY OPEN\r\nThe Spencer-Penn Centre invites the public to visit the Charles and Rose Hylton Library. There is no admission charge. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. To visit the library, turn off Hwy. 58 at the Spencer Post Office.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nPATRICK HENRY\r\nPHOTOGRAPHY\r\nCLUB\r\nThe Patrick Henry Photography Club meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Reynolds Homestead. No dues or fees are required. The group is open to beginners, amateurs and those experienced in film and\/or digital photography. For information call (276) 694-3328, extension 228 or (276) 694-6729 or visit www.angelfire.com\/film2\/homestead..\r\n\r\n*****\r\nWORD OF LIFE\r\nBIBLE STUDY\r\nWord of Life Bible Study will meet each Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Dr. Hall\u2019s barn at 4234 Abram Penn Hwy. in Critz. For information call (276) 694-4591. Turn on Abram Penn Hwy. from Hwy. 58 across from M & M\u2019s Exxon, go about four miles to barn.\r\nget new hours\r\n*****\r\nSOCRATES CAF\u00c9\r\nSocrates Caf\u00e9, a freewheeling philosophy discussion group for ordinary people, meets every second Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Patrick County Branch Library, 116 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart. Socrates Caf\u00e9 is based on the book Socrates Caf\u00e9: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy by Christopher Phillips. Ask questions, express views or just listen as neighbors explore the burning issues of today. There are no membership requirements or fees. Call (276) 930-4743 for more information.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nNARCOTICS\r\nANONYMOUS,\r\nMARTINSVILLE\r\nMeetings of the New Vision Group of Narcotics Anonymous are held at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and at noon on Wednesday at various locations in Martinsville. Open topic meetings are held Sundays and Mondays and basic text study meetings are held Tuesdays at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, open topic meetings are held Wednesdays at Passages, 817 Starling Ave., candlelight open topic meetings are held Thursdays and Saturdays at First Presbyterian Church, and meetings with a speaker are held Fridays at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nCOVERED BRIDGE\r\nSOCIETY\r\nThe Covered Bridge Society of Virginia, Inc., which is dedicated to preserving and promoting Virginia\u2019s historic timber covered bridges, is seeking new chapters and members in this area. Anyone interested in starting a chapter or who would like to join the society is asked to contact Leola B. Pierce, 4114 Forresthills Dr., Portsmouth, VA 23703; call (757) 484-4404; or email VaBridgeLady@aol.com.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nFRIENDLY VISITORS\r\nNEEDED\r\nSouthern Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers to serve as \u201cfriendly visitors\u201d in nursing homes and adult homes. Friendly visitors bring caring and encouragement to people who have few or no visitors. For information call Christine Stoneman at 1 (800) 468-4571.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nSMITH RIVER\r\nTROUT UNLIMITED\r\nMEETINGS\r\nThe Smith River Trout Unlimited Chapter #264 meets on the first Thursday of March, June, September and December at 7 p.m. at Raina\u2019s Restaurant in uptown Martinsville.. For information, visit www.smithrivertu.com.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nNARCOTICS\r\nANONYMOUS\r\nNarcotics Anonymous meetings are held each Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Horizons Unlimited building, 24141 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Patrick Springs\r\nget new hours\r\n*****\r\nPRESCHOOL\r\nSTORY TIME\r\nPatrick County Branch Library will hold storytime for children ages two to four. The half-hour sessions will meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Call 694-3352 for information.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nDAN RIVER\r\nART MARKET\r\nHOURS\r\nThe Dan River Art Market is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy artwork from area artists and crafters, 502 N. Main St., Danbury, N.C.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nBIG BROTHER\r\nBIG SISTER\r\nPROGRAM\r\nAnyone interested in volunteering with the Big Brother Big Sister program should call (276) 632-6106.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nWILLIS GAP\r\nCOMMUNITY MEETING\r\nThe Willis Gap Community Center holds membership meeting on the first Monday night of the month at 7 p.m. at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nPIEDMONT\r\nWRITERS\u2019 GROUP\r\nPiedmont Writers\u2019 Group, an affiliate of Piedmont Arts Association, meets each second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at PAA, Starling Ave. in Martinsville. Meetings are open to all aspiring writers. Call (276) 957-4479 for details.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nSTOP DRUG\r\nADDICTION\r\nIf drugs are affecting a family or a friend, log on to www.stopaddiction.com or call 1 (800) 468-6933. Narconon provides answers to drug addiction, provides free assessment, evaluation and referral services to internationally recognized alternative and traditional treatment facilities. When continuing relapse is occurring, call Narconon. Don\u2019t give up. Drug addiction can be overcome.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nMY FRIEND\u2019S\r\nCLOSET HOURS\r\nMy Friend\u2019s Closet, a ministry of Stuart Presbyterian Church, sells gently worn clothes at affordable prices. The store at 131 N. Main Street, Stuart, is open Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and Thursdays from noon to 5:30 p.m. Call 694-4710 for information.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nEMS SPECIAL\r\nTRAINING SESSIONS\r\nEMS providers may receive category one or two continuing education credits by attending classes each third Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Smith River Rescue Squad Building.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nHONOR GUARD\r\nNEEDS MEMBERS\r\nThe Patrick County Veterans\u2019 Memorial Honor Guard is looking for new members. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome to join. The honor guard meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at American Legion Post 105 building. For information contact Richard Cox at (276) 930-3265 or (276) 340-1618.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nAMERICAN LEGION\r\nMEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY\r\nVirginia Legionnaire advises that with the enactment of Public Law 105-110, the start date of Vietnam service has been moved to February 28, 1961, opening membership in the American Legion to any veteran of that conflict, regardless of where he or she served.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nPRAYER TIME\r\nThe altar and doors of the First Christian Disciple of Christ Church will be open each Monday at noon for anyone to come in to pray together. The church is located on Forest Lane in Stuart, pastor, Roger Hagwood; Sheila T. Thomas, coordinator.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nMOBILE\r\nRECYCLING UNIT\r\nA mobile recycling unit will be at the following locations from late Friday afternoon until early Monday morning: Blue Ridge Elementary School: first and third Saturday and Sunday of each month; Hardin Reynolds Elementary School: first and third Saturday and Sunday of each month; Mountain Top Park, Meadows of Dan: second and fourth Saturday and Sunday of each month; Woolwine Elementary School: second and fourth Saturday and Sunday of each month; and Willis Gap Community Center, Friday through Sunday on the third weekend. For more information, call the Patrick County Administrator\u2019s Office at 694-6094.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nYOUTH NIGHT\r\nFairway Baptist Church will hold Youth Night each Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for ages 6-19. The church is located on Rt. 57 west of Bassett.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nAMERICAN LEGION\r\nSEEKS MEMBERS\r\nThe American Legion Patrick Post 105 reminds all honorably discharged male and female veterans of the Armed Forces of the U.S. who served during periods of armed conflict that they may qualify to become local post member-Legionnaires. The group welcomes new members and applications are available at all American Legion posts.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nTO VETERANS\r\nBoth local V.F.W. Posts wish to remind all honorably discharged male and female veterans of Armed Forces of the United States that if they served outside the U.S. in armed conflicts and earned campaign medals that they are likely to qualify for. membership. Applications are available at all VFW Posts, or call 952-2362.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nVOLUNTEERS NEEDED\r\nPatrick County Department of Social Services is seeking volunteers for transportation services. Reimbursement: 24\u00a2 per mile. Call 694-3328 for more information.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nMILITARY HONORS FOR\r\nFUNERAL OF VETERAN\r\nMilitary honors are available for the funeral of all honorably discharged veterans of the. Armed Forces at the request of the family of the deceased, through the funeral director, or by direct contact with the local Post Commanders of The American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nDAN RIVER\r\nARTMARKET\r\nThe Dan River Art Market in Danbury is open Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. and Sun., 1 to 5 p.m. Membership open to artists and craftsmen from Stokes, Rockingham, Surry and Forsyth Counties in N.C., plus Patrick County. Interested members and volunteers should contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-2808 for more information.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nSENIOR CITIZEN\r\nCALL-IN PROGRAM\r\nThe Patrick County Sheriff\u2019s Department has implemented a Senior Citizen Call-In Program for elderly individuals living alone. Under the free program, senior citizens call the sheriff\u2019s department each morning before 9 a.m. to report that they are not sick or injured. If the call is not received, the dispatcher will call the senior citizen and send someone to the home if necessary. If you are interested in enrolling, please call the sheriff\u2019s office at 694-3161 and request that a form be mailed to\r\n\r\n***DON\u2019T PRINT***\r\n\r\n*****\r\nBOOKMOBILE\r\nWEEK OF AUGUST 31\r\nMonday, Aug. 31: 2-2:40 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.\r\nWednesday, Sept. 2: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee\u2019s Greenery\u2014Doe Run Church Rd.; 12:45-1:30 p.m., Willis Gap Community Building; 1:45-2:15 p.m., Blue Mountain Petroleum Station; 2:30-2:45 p.m., closed gas station across from Blue Ridge School; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:30 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:30-5 p.m., Jo Ann Boles\u2019, Cox Ridge Rd.\r\n\r\nMonday, : 2-2:45 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.\r\nTuesday: 2-3:15 p.m., Rt. 40 and Charity Hwy., Woolwine; 3:30-4 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:20-5 p.m., Roberts Market, Rt. 57.\r\nWednesday, : 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee\u2019s 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; 2:30-2:45 p.m., gas station across from Blue Ridge School; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:30 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:30-5 p.m., Trinity Christian School.\r\nThursday: 10:30-11 a.m. Wildwood Acres, off St. Rd. 694, 11:15-noon, Unity Mission Baptist Church; 12:30-1:30 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Elementary; 2-3 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 3:25-4:25 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church; 4:45-5:15 p.m., Midway area, Rt. 58.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nBOOKMOBILE\r\nSCHEDULE\r\n\r\n*****\r\nMonday, October 14: noon to 2:00 p.m., Meadows of Dan Elementary School; 2:05-2:45 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.\r\nTuesday, October 1: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Elementary School; 2:25-3 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 3:30-4:30 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church; 4:45-5:30 p.m., Midway area, Midway Bargain Center.\r\nWednesday, June 9: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lee\u2019s 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., M n M Grocery; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:25 p.m., across from Claudville Caf\u00e9; 4:30-5 p.m., Jo Ann Boles\u2019, Cox Ridge Rd.\r\n*****\r\n\r\nMonday, : BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.\r\nTuesday, : 2-3:15 p.m., Woolwine\u2014Rose Window at Rt. 40 and Charity Hwy.; 3:30-4 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:25-5 p.m., Robert\u2019s Market, Rt. 57.\r\nWednesday, : 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee\u2019s 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; 2:30-2:45 p.m., gas station across from Blue Ridge School; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:30 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:35-5 p.m., Trinity Christian School.\r\nThursday, : 10:30-11 a.m. Wildwood Acres, off St. Rd. 694, 11:15 a.m.-noon, Unity Mission Baptist Church; 12:30-1:30 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Elementary; 2 to 3 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 3:25-4:25 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church; 4:45-5:15 p.m., Midway area, Rt. 58.\r\nThursday: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School.\r\n******\r\nTuesday: 2:00-3:10 p.m., Intersection of Rt. 8 and Rt. 40 (Charity Hwy.); 3:30-4 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:20-5 p.m., Robert\u2019s Market, Hwy. 57.\r\nWednesday: 10:15-10:30 a.m., Wildwood Acres\u2014off St. Rd. 694; 10:40-11:15 a.m., Big A Christian Church, Big A School Rd.; 11:30 a.m.-noon, Unity Mission Baptist Church; 12:20-1:30 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Elementary; 2-3 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 3:30-4:30 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church; 4:45-5:30 p.m., Midway area\u2014Rt. 58.\r\n\r\nWednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee\u2019s Greenery\u2014Doe 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., gas station across from Blue Ridge Elementary School; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:30 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:35-5 p.m., Trinity Christian School.\r\nThursday: 10 a.m. to noon, Walmart; 12:15 to 12:30 p.m., Wildwood Acres\u2014off St. Rd. 694; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., Unity Mission Baptist Church; 2:30-3:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 4 to 5 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.\r\n\r\nMonday, September 20: 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; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.\r\nTuesday, September 21: 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.); 3:30-4:30 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church..\r\nWednesday, September 22: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee\u2019s 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., gas station across from Blue Ridge Elementary School; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:30 p.m., across from Claudville Post Office; 4:35-5 p.m., Trinity Christian School.\r\nThursday, September 23: 10:30 to 10:40 p.m., Wildwood Acres\u2014off St. Rd. 694; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Memorial School; 2:30-3:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 4 to 5 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.\r\n\r\nMonday, : 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stuart Elementary School.\r\nTuesday, : 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Patrick Springs Primary School.\r\nThursday, : 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School; 2:30 to 4 p.m., Trinity Christian School.