Community Calendar – May 3rd, 2017



SPRING REVIVAL: with Evangelist Shirley Quesenberry, special music each night, for information call (276) 694-6901; 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sun., Mon.-Wed. at 7 p.m., Mountain View Church of God of Prophecy, 436 Mountain View Church Rd., Patrick Springs, pastor: Tom Warren.

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.

MOUNTAIN TOP BLOOD DRIVE: to make an appointment call (800) 733-2674; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Center 2858 JEB Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan.


RUSSELL CREEK COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Investigator Nick Pendleton, topic: Drug Take Back Program, for information call the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office at 694-3161, 77 p.m., New Hope United Methodist Church.


SPENCER-PENN PHOTO CLUB: attend the first meeting free, 6:30 p.m., Spencer-Penn Center.

STUART FARMERS’ MARKET: official opening for the season, music by the F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M., pressure canner seal checks by the Extension office; fresh greens, baked items, meats, eggs, coffee, tea and crafts for sale; 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.


FAMILY FUN DAY: inflatables, emergency vehicles (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), free hot dogs, nachos and drinks; bubble station, arts and crafts, guessing table, Concord United Methodist Church ice cream; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nettle Ridge United Methodist Church, Nettle Ridge Loop, Stuart.

GATES FAMILY REUNION: bring a covered dish and drink to share, photos of family members, stories and letters; fun, games and prizes; bring musical instruments to play with others attending; for information contact Jane Scales Fulk at (276) 251-8107 or; begins at 11 a.m., Ararat Ruritan Building, 4711 Ararat Hwy., Ararat.

BINGO: sponsored by the Meadows of Dan Women’s Club, raffle drawings, food available, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building, 2858 JEB Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan.

STEP CAR SHOW: for street rods, muscle cars, classics, trucks and motorcycles; trophies awarded in each category and for best in show; entertainment, refreshments available, registration forms available at or at the event; rain date: May 20; registration fee of $20 per vehicle includes one free lunch; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Faith Fellowship Church, Hwy. 220, Rocky Mount.

LULAROE FUND-RAISER: sponsored by the Creasey’s Chapel Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS); clothing for sale; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hooker Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.

BIG COUNTRY BUFFET BREAKFAST: includes country ham, sausage, bacon, hog jowl, eggs, gravy (red-eye and sausage), homemade biscuits, grits, apples, juice and coffee; adult plates: $7; children’s plates: $3; 6 to 10 a.m., Spencer-Penn Center, Spencer.


GOSPEL SINGING: featuring the Orange Family; fellowship meal, 6 p.m., Willis Gap Baptist Church, 2767 Willis Gap Rd., Ararat.

31 BINGO: 2 p.m., Bassett Moose Lodge.

GOSPEL CONCERT: featuring Avery Road, for information call 694-3618; 9:30 a.m., Five Forks Wesleyan Church.

BENEFIT SINGING: for the Sutphin family who lost their home to a chimney fire; music by Almost There, Just One Way and The Comptons; hot dogs, vegetable plates and desserts will be sold; cake auction; for information call Joyce Greene at (276) 952-2560; 2 to 5:30 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.

SUNDAY MATINEE: The Yesterday Project, heavily weighted toward the Beatles, also music by Bread, The Eagles, CCR, TheHollies, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Neil Young, and many more; group includes Nick Joyce, percussionist; Jess Lovell, bass and harmonica; and Bobby Dean, guitar and vocals; free admission, donations for the band appreciated; 3 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.

SPRING MUSIC FEST: bluegrass gospel music by Johnny and Jeanette Williams and Friends, Swiftcreek and The Country Boys; call (276) 694-5068 for information; music begins at 4 p.m., refreshments to follow; Creasey’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 73 Creasey’s Chapel Rd., 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; meets Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon, Stuart United Methodist Church, 108 E. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.