Community Calendar – July 5th, 2017

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 5

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.

SOCCER REGISTRATION: through July 14, for ages 3-18, can register online at SABCSPORTS.com or call the Patrick County Recreation Department at 694-3917 to register.

BLOOD DRIVE: donate from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Center, 2858 JEB Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 6

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

 

FRIDAY, JULY 7

STUART FARMERS’ MARKET: fresh produce, bread, meat, eggs and more for sale; pressure canner seal checks, 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 8

ICE CREAM SUPPER: many flavors of homemade ice cream; music by Mike Hall; donations accepted for the ice cream; baked goods for sale; 5 p.m., Concord United Methodist Church, 1497 Concord Church Rd., Stuart.

YARD SALE: all proceeds go to benefit the Bookmobile Fund, community-wide yard sale, to donate items for the sale, drop them off at the community building on Fri., July 7 from 2 to 6 p.m., for information call Sara at (276) 952-6580; food (breakfast and lunch) for sale; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building, 2858 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan.

 

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 8-9

PUCKETT REUNION: for the descendants of Jacob and Sarah Puckett; for directions or information contact Shelby Puckett at sipuckett@ls.net or (276) 398-2253 or Glenda McCormick at gpmglenda@aol.com or (336) 682-3973; golf at Olde Mill Resort Sat., arrive at 1:15 p.m., tee off at 1:42 p.m.; military PowerPoint, veteran stories and special music at 3 p.m., Pilot View Picnic Shelter, Pilot View Rd., Hillsville (off the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 186); meal, jam session following other activities at The Hollow History Center, 36 Marigold Lane, Ararat; reunion Sun., bring favorite foods, family photos and lawn chairs, 1 p.m., Pilot View Picnic Shelter.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 9

MORRISON/CRAIG REUNION: bring a covered dish; paper products, utensils, ice and beverages provided; 1 p.m., Woolwine United Methodist Church.

QUARTERLY MEETING: of the Rockingham and Stokes Counties, N.C., Genealogical Society, Jerry Taylor will present a program on the old taverns of the area; board meeting at 1:30 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., Danbury Library, W. Main St., Stuart.

WILLIAMS FAMILY REUNION: for descendants of J.P. and Mitti Tecoa Gilbert Williams; bring a covered dish, pictures, etc., of past reunions; lunch at 1 p.m., Hughes Picnic Shelter, Trot Valley Rd., Stuart.

 

SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, JULY 9-12

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Sun. from 10:30 a.m. to noon; Mon.-Wed., 6 to 9 p.m., Harvest Worship Center.

 

MONDAY, JULY 10

MONDAY MARKET: home-grown produce, eggs, plants; jellies, crafts, live music by StepheNico Duo, 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.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 11

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.

 

TUESDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 11-14

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: “Operation Arctic,” bible lessons, crafts, snacks, songs, outdoor games, and a comedy show each evening; for ages 4-13, for information call (276) 694-5211 or www.hisgraceforyou.org; 5:45 to 8:30 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 14087 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

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.

SOCCER REGISTRATION: through July 14, for ages 3-18, can register online at SABCSPORTS.com or call the Patrick County Recreation Department at 694-3917 to register.

 

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 12-15

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: Hero Central, discover your strength in God, refreshments, crafts and activities; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mt. View Pentecostal Holiness Church, 497 Hatcher’s Chapel Rd., Claudville.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 13

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

 

FRIDAY, JULY 14

MUSIC NIGHT: admission: $4, for information call (276) 957-5757; concessions available, doors open at 5 p.m., open mic at 5:30 p.m., music by Zephyr Lightning Bolts at 6:20 p.m. and Two Young Two Old at 7:40 p.m., special performance by the Old Dominion Cloggers, Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.

STUART FARMERS’ MARKET OPEN: fresh fruits and vegetables available with fresh baked bread, meats, eggs, tea and coffee; health screenings by Team Nurse and booth from the local library starting at 9 a.m., market open from 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 15

PATRICK COUNTY MUSIC ASSOCIATION: food provided by the Patrick County Shooters Education Group, open performance at 4:45 p.m., Highway South at 6 p.m., and The Foddrell Family at 7 p.m., Rotary Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.

VBS/COMMUNITY FAMILY FUN DAY: for everyone whether or not a child attended the Vacation Bible School; for all ages, songs, comedy show, games, bounce house, face painting, dunking booth, crafts, emergency vehicles, balloons, hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, sno-cones and more; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 14087 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart.

MOUNTAIN TOP FIRE AND RESCUE SUPPORT TEAM SUPPER: menu: Hawaiian luau, grilled ham and pineapple, sweet potato, baked beans, dessert and drink; adult plates: $7, child’s plate: $4; 4:30 to 7 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.

CRUISING FOR A CURE: FIGHT MS: for motorcycles, trikes, classic autos and muscle cars; $10 entry fee and $5 for each additional rider; over 100 miles, poker run, best hand: $100, worst hand: $25; ice cream stop and lunch provided for all ride participants at the end of the ride; door prizes; proceeds go to the National MS Society, Virginia-West Virginia Chapter, for information call Regina at (276) 733-8207; registration at 9 a.m., ride at 10 a.m., Sylvatus Ruritan Building, 6915 Sylvatus Hwy. (Rt.. 100), Sylvatus.

 

MONDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 24-28

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: “Over the Moat,” classes for pre-K through 12th grade; for information call Susan Wright at (276) 694-6823; snacks, Bible lessons, crafts, recreation, music, and a pool party Friday night for the whole family; 6 to 8 p.m., Stuart Baptist Church.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: “Gadgets and Gizmos,” classes for kids and adults of all ages, learn how God designed us uniquely for a purpose; Bible story, music, crafts, games and snacks each night; special party on Fri. to wrap up VBS with a hot dog meal, inflatable activity for kids, escape room for adults, and more; Like on Facebook for more information; 6 to 8:30 p.m., Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.

 

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BOOKMOBILE

SCHEDULE

Monday, July 10: 2 to 2:55 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-4:50 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.

Tuesday, July 11: 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, July 12:10:30-11:30 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, July 13:12:15-12:30 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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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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CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLISTS ASSOCIATION MEETING

The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Honduras Coffee Shop in Stuart. Call Terry at (276) 692-5740 for information.

 

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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..

 

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SIT AND BE FIT EXERCISE CLASS

Sit and Be Fit, an exercise class taught by Sharon Mason, meets each Friday from 11 a.m. to noon in the meeting room of the Patrick County Library. Call the library at 694-3352 for information.

 

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APPLE BUTTER SALE

Stuart Baptist Church has apple butter for sale at the church from 10 a.m. to noon at the church office at 108 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.

 

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GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

The 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 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Professional consultants are on hand to help people trace their roots for free through a number of genealogical sites. Call (336) 623-7154 or (336) 623-1797 for information/appointment.

 

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MEADOWS OF DAN ADDICTIONS RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP

The Meadows of Dan Addictions Recovery Support Group meets each Monday night at Mayberry Presbyterian Church, 1127 Mayberry Church Rd., at 7 p.m. Meetings include prayer, fellowship, sharing, networking, and the 12-Step Program to assist with a journey of healing and recovery. For information, contact facilitator Felecia Shelor at (540) 593-3062 or fshelor@swva.net.

 

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RIDE TO CHURCH AVAILABLE

Buffalo Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church has a van ministry route and will pick up anyone who wants or needs a ride to the church. Call Pastor Kenneth Terry at 930-2673 with questions or to make arrangements.