WEDNESDAY, MAY 4\r\nFREE 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.\r\n\r\nTHURSDAY, MAY 5\r\nRUSSELL CREEK COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Mickie Martin, 911 coordinator; for information call the Patrick County Sheriff\u2019s Office at 694-3161, 7 p.m.., New Hope United Methodist Church.\r\nPATRICK ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS GROUP MEETING: PEAG is a locally-based nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving Patrick County\u2019s natural resources; meeting open to anyone concerned with local or regional environmental issues, call (276) 957-2506 for information; 5:30 p.m., Patrick County Branch Library.\r\nNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER EVENT: sponsored by the Patrick County Ministers\u2019 Association; meet to pray for the nation; noon, old Patrick County Courthouse, across from Stuart Post Office.\r\nWHARTON-STUART CAMP OF THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS MEETING: 7 p.m., Reynolds Homestead.\r\n\r\nFRIDAY, MAY 6\r\nSTEAK DINNER: sponsored by Stuart Rotary Club, menu: steak, baked potato, salad, bread, dessert and beverage; cost: $20, proceeds fund local projects including scholarships, Boy Scouts, Caring Hearts Free Clinic, backpack program, 4-H campers, and Patrick County Food Bank; 4 to 7 p.m., Hooker Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.\r\nPLANT DONATION DROP-OFF: for the annual and perennial plant sale fund-raiser sponsored by the Master Gardeners; for information call (276) 952-8302 or (276) 692-6175; 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m., Rotary Building, Stuart.\r\nSTUART FARMERS\u2019 MARKET: opening day, craft with Reynolds Homestead at 9 a.m., 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.\r\n\r\nSATURDAY, MAY 7\r\nCOUNTRY BREAKFAST: menu: eggs, bacon, sausage, fried apples, gravy, biscuits, coffee, juice, etc.; donations to benefit the church building fund, carry-out available 7 to 10 a.m., Providence United Methodist Church, Providence Drive, Patrick Springs.\r\nANNUAL AND PERENNIAL PLANT SALE FUND-RAISER: sponsored by the Patrick County Master Gardeners; proceeds benefit master gardener projects and the Alzheimer\u2019s Association; for information call (276) 952-8302 or (276) 692-6175; kids\u2019 project table (make wildflower seed balls); 8 a.m. until noon, Rotary Building, Stuart.\r\nSAFETY-FUN DAY: offered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; free admission, public safety officials from Henry, Franklin, Patrick and Bedford counties will hold demonstrations and distribute safety information; vendors, music, food by Friends of Jamison Mill, train rides, Frisbee challenge, cake walk, Bobber and Sparky photo ops, courtesy boat inspections, child ID program, boat simulator, impaired driving course, life jacket relays, plant sales; for information call (276) 629-2703; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Philpott Lake Overlook.\r\n\r\nMONDAY, MAY 9\r\nRURAL MUSIC COALITION: featuring music by Dean Smith; Les Moore FRIDAY, MAY 10; and the F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M. will also perform; food available, $3 admission; 6 to 9 p.m., Historic Star Theatre, downtown Stuart.\r\nMEN\u2019S SOFTBALL SIGN-UP DEADLINE: call the recreation department at 694-3917 to register; team fee: $300; sponsored by the Patrick County Recreation Department.\r\nBULL MOUNTAIN ARTS MEETING: potluck supper, business meeting, Norma Bozenmeyer will teach a new craft class; for a list of supplies call (276) 694-8311; Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart.\r\n\r\nTHURSDAY, MAY 12\r\nBUFFALO RIDGE COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH: guest speaker: Investigator Danny Martin; topic: \u201cCoyotes,\u201d for information call Deputy Dustin Foley or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161, 7 p.m., Sycamore Baptist Church.\r\nPATRICK 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.\r\nUNVEILING OF JEB STUART PORTRAIT: 10 a.m., Wall of Honor, second floor hallway, Patrick County Veterans\u2019 Memorial Building, Rucker St., Stuart.\r\n\r\nFRIDAY, MAY 13\r\nBLUEGRASS 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.\r\nSIGN-UP DEADLINE FOR MEN\u2019S SOFTBALL: team fee is $300, call the Patrick County Recreation Department at 694-3917 for information or to register.\r\n\r\nSATURDAY, MAY 14\r\nTATUM 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.\r\nCRUISE-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\u2019s Farm, 7958 JEB Stuart Hwy., Vesta.\r\nRIDE 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\u2019s Kargo Convenience Store, Rt. 103, Claudville.\r\n\r\nSUNDAY, MAY 15\r\nTESTIMONY: by Rev. James Shough about his wife Regena\u2019s recovery from a life-threatening stroke; 6 p.m., Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.\r\n\r\nMONDAY, MAY 16\r\nWATER 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.\r\n\r\nTUESDAY, MAY 17\r\nSTUART CEMETERY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING: for anyone interested in the cemetery and its upkeep, 6:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Community College conference room, Stuart.\r\n\r\nSATURDAY, MAY 21\r\nGILLEY-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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.\r\nPATRICK 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.\r\nFOOD 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.\r\nSTRAWBERRY 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 email@example.com; DeHart Park, Stuart.\r\nHUNTER 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.\r\nMOUNTAIN TOP FIRE\/RESCUE SUPPORT TEAM SUPPER: menu: chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll and homemade dessert; adult plate: $7; child\u2019s plate: $4; 4:30 to 7 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.\r\nBLACK POT CHICKEN DINNER: includes baked potato, slaw, dessert and drink; $8 per plate, 4 to 7 p.m., Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire Department.\r\n\r\nSUNDAY, MAY 22\r\nTRIANGLE 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.\r\n\r\nTHURSDAY, MAY 26\r\nSCAM 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nBOOKMOBILE\r\nSCHEDULE\r\nWednesday, May 4:10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee\u2019s 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.\r\nThursday, May 5:11:15-12:30 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.\r\nMonday, May 16: 2 to 2:55 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.\r\nTuesday, May 17: 2-3:15 p.m., Woolwine\u2014Rose Window at Rt. 40 and Charity Hwy.; 3:30-4:15 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:45-5 p.m., Robert\u2019s Market, Rt. 57.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nMEAL, MINISTRY\r\nAND FOOD BANK\r\nPatrick 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nCOMPANIONS\r\nSUPPORT GROUP\r\nCompanions, 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nCHRISTIAN\r\nMOTORCYCLISTS\r\nASSOCIATION MEETING\r\nThe 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nCOMMUNITY BEREAVEMENT\r\nSUPPORT GROUP\r\nA 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nTOPS MEETINGS\r\nJoin 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nCREATIVE EXPRESSIONS\r\nSUPPORT GROUP\r\nCreative 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: \u201cEmpowering survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault as you heal from the trauma you\u2019ve experienced.\u201d\r\n\r\n*****\r\nSIT AND BE FIT\r\nEXERCISE CLASS\r\nSit 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nTAI CHI\r\nCLASSES\r\nTai 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nYOGA CLASS\r\nYoga 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nAPPLE BUTTER\r\nSALE\r\nStuart 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nGENEALOGICAL\r\nRESEARCH\r\nThe 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\u00a2 each. Appointments may be made for other times. Call (336) 623-7154 for information.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nMEADOWS OF DAN\r\nADDICTIONS RECOVERY\r\nSUPPORT GROUP\r\nThe 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 email@example.com.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nWOOLWINE HAPPY\r\nHEALTHY HEARTS\r\nWoolwine 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nRIDE TO CHURCH\r\nAVAILABLE\r\nBuffalo 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nCHURCH SERVICES\r\nSkyline 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nTEEN TIME\r\nKING\u2019S KIDS\r\nTeen 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\u2019s 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nMOPS GROUP MEETING\r\nA 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\u2019s 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nFLOYD RELIGIOUS\r\nSOCIETY OF FRIENDS\r\nMEETING\r\nServices 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nAMERICAN LEGION\r\nPOST 123 SCHEDULE\r\nAmerican 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nALZHEIMER\u2019S SUPPORT\r\nGROUP MEETING\r\nAn Alzheimer\u2019s 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\u2019s Group, LLC.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nSUPPORT GROUP\r\nCOUNSELING\r\nCitizens 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nJAM SESSION\r\nJam 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nBOOK OF\r\nREVELATIONS CLASS\r\nA 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nBIBLE STUDY\r\nTwo 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nYARN DONATIONS\r\nNEEDED\r\nDonations 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nFAMILY AEROBICS\r\nFree family aerobics classes are held each Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Spencer-Penn Centre in Spencer.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nCHARLES AND\r\nROSE HYLTON\r\nLIBRARY OPEN\r\nThe 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nPATRICK HENRY\r\nPHOTOGRAPHY\r\nCLUB\r\nThe 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..\r\n\r\n*****\r\nWORD OF LIFE\r\nBIBLE STUDY\r\nWord of Life Bible Study will meet each Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Dr. Hall\u2019s 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\u2019s Exxon, go about four miles to barn.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nSOCRATES CAF\u00c9\r\nSocrates Caf\u00e9, 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 Caf\u00e9 is based on the book Socrates Caf\u00e9: 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nNARCOTICS\r\nANONYMOUS,\r\nMARTINSVILLE\r\nMeetings 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nCOVERED BRIDGE\r\nSOCIETY\r\nThe Covered Bridge Society of Virginia, Inc., which is dedicated to preserving and promoting Virginia\u2019s 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nFRIENDLY VISITORS\r\nNEEDED\r\nSouthern Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers to serve as \u201cfriendly visitors\u201d 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nSMITH RIVER\r\nTROUT UNLIMITED\r\nMEETINGS\r\nThe Smith River Trout Unlimited Chapter #264 meets on the first Thursday of March, June, September and December at 7 p.m. at Raina\u2019s Restaurant in uptown Martinsville.. For information, visit www.smithrivertu.com.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nNARCOTICS\r\nANONYMOUS\r\nNarcotics Anonymous meetings are held each Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Horizons Unlimited building, 24141 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Patrick Springs\r\nget new hours\r\n*****\r\nPRESCHOOL\r\nSTORY TIME\r\nPatrick 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nDAN RIVER\r\nART MARKET\r\nHOURS\r\nThe 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nBIG BROTHER\r\nBIG SISTER\r\nPROGRAM\r\nAnyone interested in volunteering with the Big Brother Big Sister program should call (276) 632-6106.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nWILLIS GAP\r\nCOMMUNITY MEETING\r\nThe 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nPIEDMONT\r\nWRITERS\u2019 GROUP\r\nPiedmont Writers\u2019 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nSTOP DRUG\r\nADDICTION\r\nIf 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\u2019t give up. Drug addiction can be overcome.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nMY FRIEND\u2019S\r\nCLOSET HOURS\r\nMy Friend\u2019s 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nEMS SPECIAL\r\nTRAINING SESSIONS\r\nEMS 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nHONOR GUARD\r\nNEEDS MEMBERS\r\nThe Patrick County Veterans\u2019 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nAMERICAN LEGION\r\nMEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY\r\nVirginia 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nPRAYER TIME\r\nThe 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nMOBILE\r\nRECYCLING UNIT\r\nA 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\u2019s Office at 694-6094.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nYOUTH NIGHT\r\nFairway 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nAMERICAN LEGION\r\nSEEKS MEMBERS\r\nThe 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nTO VETERANS\r\nBoth 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nVOLUNTEERS NEEDED\r\nPatrick County Department of Social Services is seeking volunteers for transportation services. Reimbursement: 24\u00a2 per mile. Call 694-3328 for more information.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nMILITARY HONORS FOR\r\nFUNERAL OF VETERAN\r\nMilitary 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nDAN RIVER\r\nARTMARKET\r\nThe 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nSENIOR CITIZEN\r\nCALL-IN PROGRAM\r\nThe Patrick County Sheriff\u2019s Department has implemented a Senior Citizen Call-In Program for elderly individuals living alone. Under the free program, senior citizens call the sheriff\u2019s 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\u2019s office at 694-3161 and request that a form be mailed to\r\n\r\n***DON\u2019T PRINT***\r\n\r\n*****\r\nBOOKMOBILE\r\nWEEK OF AUGUST 31\r\nMonday, Aug. 31: 2-2:40 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.\r\nWednesday, Sept. 2: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee\u2019s Greenery\u2014Doe 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\u2019, Cox Ridge Rd.\r\n\r\nMonday, : 2-2:45 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.\r\nTuesday: 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.\r\nWednesday, : 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee\u2019s 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.\r\nThursday: 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nBOOKMOBILE\r\nSCHEDULE\r\n\r\n*****\r\nMonday, 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.\r\nTuesday, 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.\r\nWednesday, June 9: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lee\u2019s 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 Caf\u00e9; 4:30-5 p.m., Jo Ann Boles\u2019, Cox Ridge Rd.\r\n*****\r\n\r\nMonday, 2 to 2:55 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.\r\nTuesday, : 2-3:15 p.m., Woolwine\u2014Rose Window at Rt. 40 and Charity Hwy.; 3:30-4:15 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:45-5 p.m., Robert\u2019s Market, Rt. 57.\r\nWednesday, :10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee\u2019s 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.\r\nThursday, :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.\r\nThursday: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School.\r\n******\r\nTuesday: 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\u2019s Market, Hwy. 57.\r\nWednesday: 10:15-10:30 a.m., Wildwood Acres\u2014off 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\u2014Rt. 58.\r\n\r\nWednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee\u2019s Greenery\u2014Doe 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.\r\nThursday: 10 a.m. to noon, Walmart; 12:15 to 12:30 p.m., Wildwood Acres\u2014off 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.\r\n\r\nMonday, 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.\r\nTuesday, 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..\r\nWednesday, September 22: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ararat Fellowship Church; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee\u2019s 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.\r\nThursday, September 23: 10:30 to 10:40 p.m., Wildwood Acres\u2014off 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.\r\n\r\nMonday, : 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stuart Elementary School.\r\nTuesday, : 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Patrick Springs Primary School.\r\nThursday, : 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School; 2:30 to 4 p.m., Trinity Christian School.