Community Calendar: May 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
REVIVAL: with Evangelist Bill Daniel; for information call (336) 996-8904 or Pastor Ronald Thomas at (336) 325-6089; 7 p.m.; Vesta Pentecostal Holiness Church, 90 Vesta Church Rd., Vesta.
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.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: call 694-5211 for information; 3 to 7 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 14087 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart.

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.
STEP BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: nominating committee at noon; finance committee at 1 p.m., fund-raising committee at 2 p.m.; board meeting at 3 p.m.; Patrick County Office, 4559 Wayside Rd., Stuart.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, MAY 19-21
CAMP MEETING MINISTRIES: with Joy Biggers; special music: Thurs.: Mt. Nebo; Fri.-Sat., Campmeeting Band and Praise Team with special vocals; call (276) 692-7338, (276) 692-5362 or (276) 732-0939 for information; offering will be taken; light refreshments after Thurs.-Fri. services; coffee and a snack at 9:30 a.m. Sat. before the service; 7 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 10 a.m. Sat., The Barn, 4234 Abram Penn Hwy., Critz; turn from Rt. 58 across from M&M’s Exxon, go about four miles, turn rt. through black gate, go past house to the barn with the red roof.

FRIDAY, MAY 20
FREE YOUTHTASTIC FAMILY GAME/MOVIE NIGHT: sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Martinsville-Henry County, Girl Scouts Virginia Skyline Council, Henry County Parks & Recreation, Movie Town and Woodall’s Music; bring lawn chairs and blankets and picnic baskets; popcorn and refreshments available for purchase; board and other games under the shelter at 7 p.m., movie: “Yogi Bear” at 8:30 p.m., Jack Dalton Park, Collinsville.
STUART FARMERS’ MARKET: vegetables, meats, eggs, baked items and crafts for sale; music by the F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M.; 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.

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.
TESTIMONY/HEALING SERVICE: featuring testimony by Rev. James Shough about his wife Regena’s recovery; music by The Appeal; 6 p.m., Faith, Hope and Love Church, Commerce St., Stuart.
CAR WASH: sponsored by the Patrick County High School football boosters; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Advance Auto and Rite Aid, Stuart.

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.

TUESDAY, MAY 24
LE LECHE MEETING: for those interested in breastfeeding, 5:30- to 7 p.m., Patrick County Branch Library.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
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 26
SCAM ALERTS/SENIOR SAFETY CHECKS: presented by the Landmark Group and the Patrick County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council (S.A.L.T.); continental breakfast served; call (276) 694-3050 for information; 10 a.m., Landmark Center, 227 Landmark Drive, Stuart.
INTERNET SAFETY SEMINAR: presented by the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office and the Patrick County Public School System; discussion of the hazards children face from the use of the Internet and social media sites; seminar conducted by members of the Safe Surfin’ Foundation and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force; free admission, for information call Investigator Danny Martin at (276) 694-3161; 6 to 8 p.m., Patrick County High School auditorium.

FRIDAY, MAY 27
STUART FARMERS’ MARKET OPEN: variety of items for sale, health screenings by Pioneer Community Hospital; 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.

SATURDAY, MAY 28
ANNUAL MEETING/COVERED DISH DINNER: sponsored by the Meadows of Dan Alumni Association; business meeting will follow the dinner, 5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Elementary School cafeteria.
JIM AND MARTHA FOLEY REUNION: 80th reunion, bring food and drink, paper products provided; meet at noon, eat at 1 p.m., Jack Dalton Park.
MULTIPLE FAMILY YARD SALE: sales benefit church ministries; breakfast foods and lunch also available, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Minnie’s Chapel Wesleyan Church.
COUNTRY BREAKFAST: biscuits, gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice; $7 per person, sponsored by Community Exercise Group, proceeds go to the community building, 7 to 10 a.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.
BAKE SALE: homemade bread, cakes, pies, cookies, brownies and more; sponsored by Concord United Methodist Church; beginning at 7 a.m., M & M’s Store, Jeb Stuart Hwy.
CONCERT: sponsored by the Reynolds Homestead, featuring the F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M., music is free; $5 fee for parking; 7 p.m., Fairy Stone State Park Shelter #2.

SUNDAY, MAY 29
FIFTH SUNDAY EVENING SINGING; with “Rich In Tradition,” 7 p.m., Peters Creek Baptist Church, 6561 NC Hwy. 8 N., Lawsonville, N.C.
JOINT MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: sponsored by Stuart Baptist Church and Stuart United Methodist Church; service will recognize veterans and serve as a memorial for fallen service members; music by Tina B. Smith; community invited, bring a side dish and a folding chair; service at 11 a.m., covered dish meal to follow; at the gazebo, DeHart Park, Stuart.

MONDAY, MAY 30
TWILIGHT MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: sponsored by American Legion Post 105 and Patrick County Veterans Memorial Guard; honoring deceased and living veterans with luminaries placed along the driveway; purchase a luminary for $10 each, indicate if the veteran is living or deceased and send money and information to Gary Griffith, P.O. Box 77, Woolwine, VA 24185; for information call Clyde Thomas at (276) 930-2117 or Griffith at (276) 930-2708; bring a lawn chair; 8:30 p.m., Patrick Memorial Gardens, Rt. 58, Stuart.

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BOOKMOBILE
SCHEDULE
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.
Monday, May 30: Closed for Memorial Day.
Tuesday, May 31: 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.

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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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SIT AND BE FIT
EXERCISE CLASS
Sit 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.

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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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YOGA CLASS
Yoga 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 rebajksn@aol.com.

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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 and 12:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Consultants and 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¢ per page. 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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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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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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ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT
GROUP MEETING
An Alzheimer’s 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’s Group, LLC.

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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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FOOD BANK
The 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.

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BOOK OF
REVELATIONS CLASS
A 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.

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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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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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