Community Calendar: May 11, 2016

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
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; meal at 6 p.m., food distribution following the meal, around 7:30 p.m.; Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, MAY 11-14
STAMP OUT HUNGER: collection of food for the Patrick County Food Bank by the U.S. Postal Service; drop off nonperishable food (no glass or expired dates) by Sat,. May 14; leave items in lobby box anytime or at window 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Stuart Post Office.

THURSDAY, MAY 12
BUFFALO RIDGE COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH: guest speaker: Investigator Danny Martin; topic: “Coyotes,” for information call Deputy Dustin Foley or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161, 7 p.m., Sycamore Baptist Church.
PATRICK COUNTY SENIORS MEETING: entertainment by Junior and Ramona Cassidy; bring a salad 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.
UNVEILING OF JEB STUART PORTRAIT: 10 a.m., Wall of Honor, second floor hallway, Patrick County Veterans’ Memorial Building, Rucker St., Stuart.

FRIDAY, MAY 13
BLUEGRASS BENEFIT: for Scotty Marshall, a cancer patient; music by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver; tickets: $20, call (336) 341-5681 for information; dinner at 5:30 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m., at Old Carolina Country, Hwy. 8 south.
SIGN-UP DEADLINE FOR MEN’S SOFTBALL: team fee is $300, call the Patrick County Recreation Department at 694-3917 for information or to register.
BARBECUE DINNER: menu: chopped barbecue pork, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, roll, dessert and drink; plates are $7 each; take-out meals available, proceeds benefit Camp Peaks, an outdoor camp held at the church for the second year for rising first- to fifth-graders June 13-17; 3 to 7 p.m., The Fellowship Church, Ararat.
STUART FARMERS’ MARKET OPEN: pressure canner seal lid checks and information from master gardeners; 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.
MUSIC NIGHT: music by Sue Nester and Friends, Mary Prillaman and High Voltage, and Skyline Drive; admission: $4; concessions available; doors open at 5 p.m., open mic at 5:30 p.m., bands begin at 6:20 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.

SATURDAY, MAY 14
TATUM FAMILY REUNION: 31st annual reunion; speaker: Rev. Larry Penn, special singing by Trinity Chorus and Hickman Family of Piney Grove Church; bring food; paper products supplied by the reunion committee; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rotary Field Building, Stuart.
CRUISE-IN/BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE: featuring Two Young, Two Old, free admission, food available; call (276) 952-2560 for information; 1 to 4 p.m., Poor Farmer’s Farm, 7958 JEB Stuart Hwy., Vesta.
RIDE FOR THE KIDS: benefit bike ride to help needy or terminally ill children in the community; $20 per bike, sponsored by the Red Bank Ruritan Club, for information call (276) 694-7190; lunch provided, 50/50 and prize drawings; registration at 9 a.m., depart at 10:30 a.m., Lee’s Kargo Convenience Store, Rt. 103, Claudville.
CRUISE-IN: for vintage cars, trucks and bikes; music by The Marshall Brothers and High Road; concessions available, 50/50 drawings, cash prize for owners of vintage cars; for information call (336) 648-2078, Lambsburg Community Center, Lambsburg.
SQUARE DANCE: music by Two Young, Two Old, flatfoot and square dance music; 7 to 10 p.m., American Legion Post 105, Rd. 777, American Legion Rd., Stuart.
YARD SALE: sponsored by the children and youth of the church; 8 a.m., Blackberry Baptist Church, 3241 Stones Dairy Rd., Bassett.
MIXED MEDIA: WHIMSY GIRLS: class using collage, acrylic, text, and markers to create a whimsical girl. Supplies provided; cost $30 members, $35 non-members. Call 276-957-5757 to register and for more information; 1 p.m. Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer

SUNDAY, MAY 15
TESTIMONY: by Rev. James Shough about his wife Regena’s recovery from a life-threatening stroke; 6 p.m., Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.
CONCERT: by Kevin Lewis and the PHCC Patriot Jazz Band; free admission, but donations for the musicians appreciated, 2 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.
DOLLARHITE REUNION: paper products provided, potluck lunch to be served around 1 p.m., Dobyns Community Building.
WORSHIP SERVICE: learn why God struck Egypt with 10 plagues and what they were, 10:45 a.m. Sundays, Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.

SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, MAY 15-18
REVIVAL: with Evangelist Bill Daniel; for information call (336) 996-8904 or Pastor Ronald Thomas at (336) 325-6089; 6 p.m. Sun., 7 p.m., Mon.-Wed.; Vesta Pentecostal Holiness Church, 90 Vesta Church Rd., Vesta.

MONDAY, MAY 16
WATER TESTING MEETING: pick up a water testing kit to check water from a well, spring or cistern; for information call the Carroll County Extension Office at (276) 730-3110; informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office; drop off kit from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Wed., May 18 at the Patrick County Soil and Water Conservation District Office, 135 Stonewall Court, behind Stuart Baptist Church.

TUESDAY, MAY 17
STUART CEMETERY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING: for anyone interested in the cemetery and its upkeep, 6:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Community College conference room, Stuart.
PATRICK HENRY PATRIOTS OPEN MEETING: for information, go to patrickhenrypatriots@hotmail.com; 6 to 8 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre Spencer.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
FAMILY FUN EVENING: games: volleyball, croquet, corn hole and more; families are invited to have a fun evening together at this free community event; games start at 6 p.m., hot dog supper at 7 p.m.; Patrick Springs Christian Church, located beside the VDOT building, on the hill, Patrick Springs.
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; meal at 6 p.m., food distribution following the meal, around 7:30 p.m.; Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.

THURSDAY, MAY 19
FAIRYSTONE AND POLE BRIDGE COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH: presentation by Captain Ward Stone and Lorrie Mann on the lawful carry of concealed handguns, call Capt. Stone or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161 for information; 7 p.m., Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department.
BOOK DISCUSSION: by the Spencer-Penn Book Club, discussion of Pat Conroy’s “The Water Is Wide,” (June book will be “Born on a Blue Day” by Daniel Tammet; July’s is “The People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks); 3:30 p.m., Hylton Library, Spencer-Penn Centre.

SATURDAY, MAY 21
GILLEY-SOWERS FAMILY REUNION: each family is asked to bring enough hot dogs and buns for their family, along with canned drinks or bottled water; ice and coolers, sides and fixings provided by the reunion committee; RSVP by April 29 to Betty Plunkett at (276) 806-6003 or bettyandchrisp@yahoo.com so that plans can be made; bring a bat and glove for a game after dinner; 1 to 7 p.m., Jordan Creek Park, Martinsville.
PATRICK COUNTY MUSIC ASSOCIATION: music by Sunrise Shadows, Green Hill Ramblers, Rich In Tradition; and featuring The Not Brothers Band; food provided by the 4-H Shooters Club, doors open at 4:30 p.m., music begins at 5 p.m., Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Dr., Stuart.
FOOD PANTRY: open the third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Green Mountain Baptist Church, 995 Shelor Rd., Meadows of Dan.
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 5K RUN/WALK: presented by Stuart Parks and Recreation; all proceeds go to upgrading the playground equipment; $25 entry fee includes overall and age group prizes, door prizes, refreshments served after the run; for information fall Rodney Holt at 952-8045 or email holtrodney@hotmail.com; DeHart Park, Stuart.
HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS: for information call David Boyd at (276) 952-7288; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Green Mountain Baptist Church, 995 Shelor Rd., Meadows of Dan.
MOUNTAIN TOP FIRE/RESCUE SUPPORT TEAM SUPPER: menu: chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll and homemade dessert; adult plate: $7; child’s plate: $4; 4:30 to 7 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.
BLACK POT CHICKEN DINNER: includes baked potato, slaw, dessert and drink; $8 per plate, 4 to 7 p.m., Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire Department.
GRILL TO THRILL BARBECUE PORK AND BEEF: four-hour session on grilling techniques; cost: $15 for members; $20 for non-members; call (276) 957-5757 for information; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre.
COUNTRY BREAKFAST/CHAIN SAW COMPETITION: sponsored by the fire department and ladies’ auxiliary; menu: pancakes, country ham, sausage, bacon, gravy, baked apples, eggs, homemade biscuits, coffee/orange juice; eat in or take out, call in orders to 930-2113; adult plate: $7, child’s plate: $3.50; eight trophies to chain saw race winners, one trophy each for sharpest ax, sharpest knife and for the winner of running the same saw under stop watch ($5 entry fee for each of last three contests); breakfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m.; chain saw registration starts at 10 a.m., race begins at 11 a.m., Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department, 6687 Fairystone Park Hwy., Stuart.
FREE WESTERN MOVIES: popcorn and sodas will be sold; call (276) 957-5757 for information; first movie: “The Whispering” starring Tex Ritter at 1 p.m., second movie: “The Star Packer” starting John Wayne at 2:15 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.

SUNDAY, MAY 22
TRIANGLE 3D ARCHERY TOURNAMENT: open to the public, membership not required, any and all styles of archery equipment allowed except no cross bows; cost: $12 for adults, $6 for cubs, $25 per family; spectators admitted free; contact Jim Overfelt at (540) 552-8023, James.Overfelt@vfaa.org or (540) 320-0925 (clubhouse); or visit http://vfaa.org/Triangle.html; registration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Triangle Archers Range, 1250 Burley Lane, Blacksburg.

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BOOKMOBILE
SCHEDULE
Monday, May 16: 2 to 2:55 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
Tuesday, May 17: 2-3:15 p.m., Woolwine—Rose Window at Rt. 40 and Charity Hwy.; 3:30-4:15 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:45-5 p.m., Robert’s Market, Rt. 57.
Wednesday, May 18:10:30-11:30 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; 2:30-2:45 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.
Thursday, May 19:11:15-12:30 a.m. Wildwood Acres, off St. Rd. 694, 1-2 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Elementary; 2 to 3:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 4-5 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.

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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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TOPS MEETINGS
Join the Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) meeting Tuesday evenings at Ross-Harbour United Methodist Church in Elamsville. Weigh-in begins at 5 p.m. with a supportive meeting at 6 p.m. TOPS is an international club whose mission is to educate/support folks with weight loss. Both women and men are welcome. Check out the group for a free visit. Dues are $2 per month for local chapter and $32 per year for TOPS Club headquarters. A magazine called TOPS News is included in the cost. Call 930-1004 for further information.

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CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS
SUPPORT GROUP
Creative Expressions, a support group, meets every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Call or text Sandy Dawson at (276) 692-5504 for the location and information. The meeting is sponsored by Citizens Against Family Violence. The mission is: “Empowering survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault as you heal from the trauma you’ve experienced.”

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TAI CHI
CLASSES
Tai 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.

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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 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¢ each. Appointments may be made for other times. Call (336) 623-7154 for information.

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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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WOOLWINE HAPPY
HEALTHY HEARTS
Woolwine 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.

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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.

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CHURCH SERVICES
Skyline 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.

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TEEN TIME
KING’S KIDS
Teen 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’s 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.

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TAI-CHI CLASSES
Tai-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.

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SPAGHETTI DINNER
The VFW Post 8467 ladies’ 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.

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MOPS GROUP MEETING
A 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’s 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.

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FLOYD RELIGIOUS
SOCIETY OF FRIENDS
MEETING
Services 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.

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PATRICK HENRY
PATRIOTS MEETING
The Patrick Henry Patriots, Patrick County’s 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 patrickhenrypatriots@hotmail.com.

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AMERICAN LEGION
POST 123 SCHEDULE
American 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.

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MUSEUM HOURS
The 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 pcvahistory@gmail.com.

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SUPPORT GROUP
COUNSELING
Citizens 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.

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JAM SESSION
Jam 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.

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BIBLE STUDY
Two 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 stuartumc@embarqmail.com.

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YARN DONATIONS
NEEDED
Donations 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.

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FAMILY AEROBICS
Free family aerobics classes are held each Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Spencer-Penn Centre in Spencer.

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CHARLES AND
ROSE HYLTON
LIBRARY OPEN
The 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.

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PATRICK HENRY
PHOTOGRAPHY
CLUB
The 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..

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WORD OF LIFE
BIBLE STUDY
Word of Life Bible Study will meet each Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Dr. Hall’s 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’s Exxon, go about four miles to barn.

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SOCRATES CAFÉ
Socrates Café, 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 Café is based on the book Socrates Café: 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.

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NARCOTICS
ANONYMOUS,
MARTINSVILLE
Meetings 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.

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COVERED BRIDGE
SOCIETY
The Covered Bridge Society of Virginia, Inc., which is dedicated to preserving and promoting Virginia’s 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.

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FRIENDLY VISITORS
NEEDED
Southern Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers to serve as “friendly visitors” 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.

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SMITH RIVER
TROUT UNLIMITED
MEETINGS
The Smith River Trout Unlimited Chapter #264 meets on the first Thursday of March, June, September and December at 7 p.m. at Raina’s Restaurant in uptown Martinsville.. For information, visit www.smithrivertu.com.

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NARCOTICS
ANONYMOUS
Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held each Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Horizons Unlimited building, 24141 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Patrick Springs
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PRESCHOOL
STORY TIME
Patrick 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.

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DAN RIVER
ART MARKET
HOURS
The 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.

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BIG BROTHER
BIG SISTER
PROGRAM
Anyone interested in volunteering with the Big Brother Big Sister program should call (276) 632-6106.

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WILLIS GAP
COMMUNITY MEETING
The 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.

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PIEDMONT
WRITERS’ GROUP
Piedmont Writers’ 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.

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STOP DRUG
ADDICTION
If 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’t give up. Drug addiction can be overcome.

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MY FRIEND’S
CLOSET HOURS
My Friend’s 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.

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EMS SPECIAL
TRAINING SESSIONS
EMS 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.

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HONOR GUARD
NEEDS MEMBERS
The Patrick County Veterans’ 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.

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AMERICAN LEGION
MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY
Virginia 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.

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PRAYER TIME
The 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.

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MOBILE
RECYCLING UNIT
A 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’s Office at 694-6094.

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YOUTH NIGHT
Fairway 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.

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AMERICAN LEGION
SEEKS MEMBERS
The 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.

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TO VETERANS
Both 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.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Patrick County Department of Social Services is seeking volunteers for transportation services. Reimbursement: 24¢ per mile. Call 694-3328 for more information.

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MILITARY HONORS FOR
FUNERAL OF VETERAN
Military 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.

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DAN RIVER
ARTMARKET
The 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.

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SENIOR CITIZEN
CALL-IN PROGRAM
The Patrick County Sheriff’s Department has implemented a Senior Citizen Call-In Program for elderly individuals living alone. Under the free program, senior citizens call the sheriff’s 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’s office at 694-3161 and request that a form be mailed to

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BOOKMOBILE
WEEK OF AUGUST 31
Monday, Aug. 31: 2-2:40 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
Wednesday, Sept. 2: 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; 2:30-2:45 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’, Cox Ridge Rd.

Monday, : 2-2:45 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
Tuesday: 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.
Wednesday, : 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; 2:30-2:45 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.
Thursday: 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.

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Monday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Wednesday, June 9: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m. to 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., M n M Grocery; 3-3:25 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Church; 3:30-4:25 p.m., across from Claudville Café; 4:30-5 p.m., Jo Ann Boles’, Cox Ridge Rd.
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Monday, 2 to 2:55 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
Tuesday, : 2-3:15 p.m., Woolwine—Rose Window at Rt. 40 and Charity Hwy.; 3:30-4:15 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:45-5 p.m., Robert’s Market, Rt. 57.
Wednesday, :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; 2:30-2:45 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.
Thursday, :11:15-12:30 a.m. Wildwood Acres, off St. Rd. 694, 1-2 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Elementary; 2 to 3:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 4-5 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School.
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Tuesday: 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’s Market, Hwy. 57.
Wednesday: 10:15-10:30 a.m., Wildwood Acres—off 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—Rt. 58.

Wednesday, 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., 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.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to noon, Walmart; 12:15 to 12:30 p.m., Wildwood Acres—off 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.

Monday, 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.
Tuesday, 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..
Wednesday, September 22: 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., 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.
Thursday, September 23: 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; 4 to 5 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.

Monday, : 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stuart Elementary School.
Tuesday, : 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Patrick Springs Primary School.
Thursday, : 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School; 2:30 to 4 p.m., Trinity Christian School.

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