Community Calendar – May 10th, 2017



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.

HILL-CLARK REUNION REGISTRATION: registration open until June 15; contact Marquita Hill at (484) 925-5785 or, speaker: Nancy Tolson; reunion will be held at Fairy Stone State Park.



BUFFALO RIDGE COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH: guest speaker: Investigator Betsy Layman, topic: Child Crimes and Prosecution; for information call Deputy Dustin Foley or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161; 7 p.m., Sycamore Baptist Church.

PATRICK COUNTY SENIORS MEETING: bring finger foods and cookies to share; entertainment by Junior and Ramona Cassidy, for information about 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.

RELEASED INMATE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: continued discussion of forming a future work crew of released inmates to  renovate and upgrade homes of lower income people in Patrick County; released inmates and others interested encouraged to attend; pizza/salad dinner to begin the meeting, 6 p.m., Room 103, Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart.



FISH FRY: plate includes fresh flounder, slaw, baked beans, whole potatoes, hush puppies, dessert and drink for $8; dine in or take out; call ahead to (276) 251-5879 the day of the event to order plates; proceeds benefit the annual Camp Peaks Children’s Bible Camp in June; 3 to 7 p.m., The Fellowship Church, 5101 Ararat Hwy., Ararat.

STUART ROTARY STEAK DINNER: $20 per ticket; proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 65, local school scholarships, Patrick County Food Bank and the Rotary youth baseball team; for take-out orders, call/text (276) 692-8629 and include steak cooking preference and pick up time; 4 to 7 p.m., Rotary Field, Stuart.

MEN’S SOFT[1]BALL SIGN-UP DEADLINE: to sign up a men’s softball team, call the Patrick County Recreation Department at 694-3917; team fee is $300, must register by May 12.

STUART FARMERS’ MARKET OPEN: do a Mother’s Day craft with the Reynolds Homestead and Patrick County Master Gardeners, fresh produce, baked items, coffee, meats, crafts and more for sale; 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.

MUSIC NIGHT: admission: $4; concessions available at 5 p.m., open mic at 5:30 p.m., music by Changing Lanes, Don Smith and the Foggy River Boys, and Skyline Drive; Spencer-Penn Center, Spencer.



BREAKFAST/BAKE SALE BENEFIT FUND-RAISER: for Joe Hill, a long-time community volunteer; for information call Leigh Wilson at 694-3271; menu: eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, grits, muffins, doughnuts, juice and coffee; $7 per plate, free for ages 5 and under; 7 to 10 a.m., Peters Creek Community Building, Dry Pond Highway, Stuart.

VETERANS BENEFIT: to help purchase a van for medical transportation for veterans in Stokes, Surry and Patrick counties; all proceeds go to the van fund; love offering will be taken; concessions available; music by Billy Myers, Rocky and Gail Smith, Debbie Bennett, The Kinders, Vernon Harris and Shelley Roberts and God Can; doors open at 4:30 p.m., singing from 5 to 8 p.m.; Veterans Park, Mount Airy, N.C.

CRUISE-IN: for classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, etc., music by Sugar Loaf Mountain; concessions sold in the cafeteria; 50/50 raffle; vendors with non-competitive products invited to set up; for information call (336) 648-2078 or; 5 p.m. to dusk, Lambsburg Community Center, Lambsburg.

SAFETY-FUN DAY: sponsored by public safety officials from Henry, Franklin, Patrick and Bedford Counties, demonstrations and distribution of safety information, music, food, cake walk, train rides, Bobber and Sparky photo ops, courtesy boat inspections, child ID program, boat simulator, impaired driving course, life jacket relays, 50/50 raffle, health and wellness screenings, for information call (276) 629-2703; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Philpott Lake.

BENEFIT RIDE: for Hayden Conner; for motorcycles and cars, $10 per bike rider, $20 for cars; raffle ticket sale, food available for $6; registration at 9:30 a.m., Meadows of Dan Community Center.

BLUEGRASS GOSPEL CONCERT: with Swift Creek, Gone Fishing, and Garland and Brenda Shively; meal: barbecue with baked beans and trimmings available for $8 per plate, eat in or take out; special offering will be taken to help Faith Community Church in Stuart; sponsored in conjunction with Living Waters Assembly of God in Rocky Mount; 4 p.m., Crossroads Ruritan Building, 40W from Ferrum College.

SPECIAL SINGING: “A Tribute to Mothers,” old hymns and Southern Gospel, 6 p.m., Abiding Grace Family Worship Center, 600 Mayo Court, Stuart.

BLUEGRASS MUSIC: front porch gospel hour featuring Preacher Choir, 2 to 3 p.m., Poor Farmer’s Farm, Rt. 58, Vesta.



MOTHER’S DAY SERVICE: honoring mothers and the memory of mothers; guest speaker: Pastor Kenny Bullins; special music begins at 10:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.; Wayside Community Church, Wayside Rd., Stuart, just past WHEO radio.



FLOYD QUILT GUILD MEETING: short demo on invisible binding presented by Geri Mattern; show and tell theme: “Patriotic quilts to remember Memorial Day,” 10 a.m., Floyd Center for the Arts, 220 Parkway Lane, Floyd.



STUART CEMETERY ASSOCIATION MEETING: all landholders and family members urged to attend; 5 p.m., Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart.

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

PATRICK COUNTY LIONS CLUB RECRUITMENT AND MEETING: now recruiting members, 6:30 p.m., Pioneer Community Hospital basement.



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.



BOOK DISCUSSION: on “Grandma’s Gatewood Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail” by Bent Montgomery (next book discussion: June 15 on “Wish You Well” by David Baldacci); 3:30 p.m., Hylton Library, Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.

NEW MOTORCYCLE GROUP FORMING: in Patrick County, first meeting at 7 p.m., Honduras Coffee Shop, Main St., Stuart.



STUART FARMERS’ MARKET: free health checks by Team Nurse; fresh greens, meats, eggs, coffee, tea, baked items and crafts; 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.



BLACK POT CHICKEN DINNER: plates include chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, drink and dessert for $8; 4 to 7 p.m., Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire Department.

PATRICK COUNTY MUSIC ASSOCIATION: food available from the 4-H Shooters Club; jam session at 5 p.m., music by Green Hill Ramblers at 6 p.m. and The Hutchens at 7 p.m., Rotary Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.

MOUNTAIN TOP FIRE/RESCUE SUPPORT TEAM SUPPER: menu: chicken tenders, new potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert and drink; adult plates: $7, child’s plate: $4; 4:30 to 7 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.

FOLEY FAMILY REUNION: for the family of Jim and Martha Foley, bring a covered dish and a drink, paper products and ice provided; short program with prizes and two gift cards; meet at noon, meal at 1 p.m., Jack Dalton Park picnic shelter.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 5K: $25 entry fee goes toward purchasing playground equipment for the park; overall and age group awards, door prizes, goody bags and snacks for all participants; for information contact Rodney Holt at or 952-8045; 8 a.m., DeHart Park,. Stuart.

TATUM FAMILY REUNION: 32nd annual reunion, speaker: Elder G. Meadows, special singing, bring food to share, paper products provided by the reunion committee; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hooker Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.



SPRING REVIVAL: with Rev. Michael Morrison of Middle Cross Missionary Baptist Church, special music each night, 7 p.m., Collinstown Presbyterian Church, 2868 Collinstown Rd., Westfield, N.C., pastor: Shaun Draughn.



COMMUNITY YARD SALE: sponsored by the ladies’ auxiliary; for information or to reserve a rental space call (276) 732-5091; food available for lunch; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., sale inside at Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department, 6087 Fairystone Park Hwy., Stuart.

SUMMER CONCERT: presented by the Reynolds Homestead, featuring Mac and Jenny Traynham, free admission, parking fee of $5 per vehicle; 7 p.m., Fairy Stone State Park Shelter #2.

COMMUNITY YARD SALE/SILENT AUCTION: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stuart Baptist Church.