Community Calendar – May 17th, 2017

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 17

FREE MEAL/FOOD DISTRIBUTION: church van available to pick up people on Wednesday and on Sunday mornings, to ride call the church at 694-6357; doors open at 5:30 p.m., meal at 6 p.m., food bank ministry open Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 3 to 5 p.m.; Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 18

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.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 19

STUART FARMERS’ MARKET OPEN: Team Nurse will provide free health checks; Patrick County Master Gardeners will provide information; produce, baked items, meats, eggs, coffee, tea and crafts for sale, 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 20

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 Patrick County Shooting Education Team; 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 holtrodney@hotmail.com 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.

MIMI’S TRIBE RIDE: fund-raiser for Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center patients, all proceeds benefit family members and caregivers of cancer patients with things that insurance doesn’t cover such as parking fees, meals, gas, motel rooms and more; entry fee is $20 per motorcycle, car or truck; doughnuts, muffins, coffee and hot chocolate provided; for information call Gary or Cindy at (276) 251-7645; registration at 9:30 a.m., kickstands up at 11 a.m., Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Rd., Ararat.

FREE MUSIC: featuring Wings of Salvation, 2 to 3 p.m., Poor Farmer’s Farm, top of the mountain on Rt. 58, Vesta.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST: sponsored by the fire department and ladies’ auxiliary; menu: pancakes, country ham, sausage, gravy, bacon, baked apples, homemade biscuits, eggs, coffee/orange juice; adult plate: $7, child’s plate: $3.50; eat in or take out, call in orders to 930-2113 6:30 to 10 a.m., Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department, 6687 Fairystone Park Hwy., Stuart.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 21

BOOK DISCUSSION: on Walter Wink’s book “The Powers That Be,” worship from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a shared meal, discussion at noon; Floyd Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Quaker Meeting House, 1199 Christiansburg Pike, Floyd.

 

SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, MAY 21-24

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.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 23

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.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24

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.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 27

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, 6687 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.

BBQ COOK-OFF/YARD SALE/CRUISE-IN: vendors needed, set-up fee for the yard sale is $10, call (276) 629-7901 for information; begins at 8 a.m., Bassett Moose Lodge, 62 Spring Garden Lane, Bassett.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST: menu: biscuits, gravy, eggs, ham, sausage, hashbrowns, apples, coffee and juice; $8 per person, sponsored by the Community Exercise Group; proceeds to the community building; 7 to 10 a.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building, 2858 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31

WANT TO BABYSIT?: taught by Carol Haynes, Franklin County Extension agent; includes lunch and snack; learn to care for children ages 2-10, learn activities to entertain kids, safety measures, basic recipe choices and make a first aid kit; $40 for members, $45 for non-members, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 2

BINGO: prizes include gift baskets and gift cards; $25 for 20 games, coverall and two door prize tickets; hot dogs, chips, desserts and drinks will be sold; all proceeds go to send youth of New Beginnings Baptist and Peters Creek Baptist Churches to summer camp; doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m., John D. Hooker Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.

BLOOD DRIVE: sponsored by Blackberry Baptist Church, 1 to 6 p.m., Sanville Community Building, 3451 Stone Dairy Road, Bassett.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 3

HOT DOG SUPPER: includes baked beans, chips, desserts and drinks; donations accepted; Concord United Methodist Church, 1497 Concord Church Rd., Stuart.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: “Lifeway’s Galactic Starveyors,” for ages 3-18, Bible study, crafts, music and games; lunch provided; change will be collected to benefit God’s Pit Crew; pre-register online at blackberrybaptist.org; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Blackberry Baptist Church, 3241 Stones Dairy Rd., Bassett.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 4

WORSHIP RALLY/PICNIC: change will be collected to benefit God’s Pit Crew; van rides available, call the church at 629-2662; pre-register online at blackberrybaptist.org; worship at 11 a.m., picnic at 4:30 p.m., Blackberry Baptist Church, 3241 Stones Dairy Rd., Bassett.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

SPAGHETTI SUPPER: menu: spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, homemade desserts and drink; vegetarian sauce available (ask for it); adult plates: $8; children’s plates (under 12): $3.50 extra desserts: $1.50; eat in or take out; 50/50 raffle; all proceeds go to help maintain the property; 4 to 7 p.m., Dobyns Community Center, 1195 Rye Cove Creek Rd., Stuart, one mile north of Dobyns Rd.