THURSDAY, MAY 9
PATRICK COUNTY SENIORS MEETING: 11 a.m., John D. Hooker Building, Rotary Field, 264 Woodland Drive, Stuart. Johnny Joyce & Friends will provide entertainment. Please bring finger foods and cookies to share. For more information contact Patrick County Recreation Dept. (276) 694-3917.
FRIDAY, MAY 10
SPENCER PENN CENTRE MUSIC NIGHT: Doors open at 5 p.m., Open mic at 5:30 p.m., and featured band Mark Templeton & Pocket Change will begin at 6:20 p.m. Spencer Penn Centre, 475 Spencer Penn Road, Spencer. Admission is a suggested $4 donation. Concessions available.
MOTHER’S DAY AT THE FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, visit the Stuart Farmer’s Market located at 320 Chestnut Street, Stuart, to find a unique gift for your mother on Mother’s Day.
FREE MEAL AND FELLOWSHIP: 4 to 7 p.m., Ross-Harbour United Methodist Church, 6260 Elamsville Road, Stuart. Free community meal and fellowship. For more information call (276) 930-1530.
SATURDAY, MAY 11
MONTHLY MOVIE IN THE LIBRARY: 10:30 a.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, 475 Spencer-Penn Road, Spencer. Family friendly movie being shown is “Inside Out.” Free admission. For more information call (276) 957-5757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FISH FRY FUNDRAISER: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., HJDB Event Center, 3289 Riverside Drive, Bassett. Fresh fried fish plates available for $8. There will be live music, local vendors, flea market and corn hold games. All proceeds go to the preservation of the HJDB Event Center.
TUESDAY, MAY 14
BLOOD DRIVE: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., John D. Hooker Building at Rotary Field, 264 Woodland Drive, Stuart. All donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
CARROLL COUNTY GENEALOGY CLUB TO MEET: 6 p.m., Historic Courthouse on Main Street, Stuart. Meeting will be held in the genealogy library.
FRIDAY, MAY 17
FRIDAY NIGHT JAMBOREE: Event performances will begin at 6 p.m. with Jam Band, 7 p.m. Don Smith & Foggy River Boys, and 8 p.m. THE NEW HABIT. HJDB Event Center, 3289 Riverside Drive, Bassett. Concessions available. $5 suggested donation admission. For more information call (276) 358-0489.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
BLACK POT CHICKEN DINNER FUNDRAISER: 4 to 7 p.m., Moorefield Store Community Volunteer Fire Department, 17 VA/NC Road, Spencer.
BLUEGRASS MUSIC PCMA EVENT: Doors open at 4:30 p.m., Music begins at 4:45 p.m., Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart. Featured group is Destination Bluegrass. Bring a chair. Concessions available.
16TH ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., located on Main Street in Stuart. Rain or shine event. Festival will have music, food, and crafts. Free admission.
MOUNTAIN TOP SUPPORT TEAM SUPPER: 4:30 to 7 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Center, 2858 Jeb Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan. Supper will include pulled pork BBQ, baked beans, slaw, macaroni and cheese, roll, homemade dessert, and a drink. Adults $8 and children $5.
FAIRYSTONE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT COUNTRY BREAKFAST: 6:30 to 10 a.m., 6687 Fairystone Park Highway, Stuart. Pancakes, gravy, country ham, baked apples, sausage, homemade biscuits, bacon, eggs, coffee, orange juice, and water will be available. Eat it or take out. Call in orders welcome (276) 930-2113. Adult plates $7 and child plates $3.50.
TATUM FAMILY 34TH ANNUAL REUNION: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rotary (Hooker) Field Building, 264 Woodland Drive, Stuart. Plan to attend and bring family, friends and food.
BBQ FUNDRAISER: uptown Stuart during the Strawberry Festival, hosted by Mountain Home Masonic Lodge #263. Funds raised to support community projects. $6 combo and $30 whole Boston butt. Call (276) 692-6625 to reserve a whole Boston butt.
50TH REUNION: 11:30 a.m., Blue Ridge High School, 5135 Ararat Highway, Ararat. Bring a covered dish and a drink.
5TH QUARTER YOUTH MINISTRY
For all teens ages 13 to 19, hotdog supper served each week, all area church youth groups are invited to the weekly event, every Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Stuart Baptist Church.
Build and have fun together from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Patrick County Library. Call (276) 694-3352 for more information.
Live music featured at the Coffee Break every Tuesday from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
VISION – 12 STEPS TO A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
Meet every Thursday night, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Harvest Worship Center’s Fellowship Hall, 21225 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart. For more information, call Israel Ashworth at (276) 229-9392.
An open jam will be held every Friday from 7 to 10 p.m., music, food, family-friendly. Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat.
HJDB EVENT CENTER ACTIVITIES
The HJDB Event Center on Riverside Drive in Bassett
Rook is held each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vendors will be set up on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, handmade items, jellies, baked goods, and other items. Breakfast and lunch available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Other activities also available including art room, sewing room, craft room, puzzles, corn hole, walking area and exercise room filled with equipment. Rentals areas also available. Indoor walking area available, a $2 daily donation is asked. Applications for membership available. Call Sharon at (276) 629-1369 for more information. Call Judy Potter at (276)629-8259 for information concerning music.
MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS
Every first Thursday each month from 5 to 5:30 p.m., free, learn simple techniques to get started with an insight meditation practice. There will be a 10 minute meditation every meeting hosted by Garry Clifton. Patrick County Library.
COME TO THE TABLE
A 12-step program centered in the Word of God and Jesus Christ, The Chain Breaker. Bring your hurts, hang-ups and habits and leave them. Meet each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Mayo Mountain Church, Claudville Highway, Stuart. Call facilitator, Revonda Anderson at (276) 229-7462 or Pastor David Heath at (276) 694-7614 for information.
PCHS OPEN SHOP
Patrick County High School is holding open shop nights on Mondays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. There is an annual $10 fee. The following equipment is available: ARC welders, MIG welders, torches, planers (10 boards per person per night), table saw, jointer, wood lathes, and many other metal and woodworking tools. Open shop is located in the Agriculture Shop at PCHS, 215 Cougar Lane, Stuart. For more information, contact: Jonathan Wood at email@example.com or (276) 694-6078. Open shop will be closed if 12 month employees do not report or are released early.
NEW LIFE BIKERS
New Life Bikers meet monthly at Honduras Coffee Shop on the first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m., and on the third Thursday at 7 p.m. All bikers are welcome. For information, call Terry at (276) 692-5740.
Providence United Methodist Church will hold a country breakfast on the first Saturday of each month from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast includes biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, apples, juice and coffee. Donations benefit United Methodist men’s mission work. Eat in or take out.
BIG COUNTRY BREAKFAST
Willis Gap Community Center will hold a big country breakfast on the first Saturday of each month from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Donations will be used to repair and remodel the building.
Open computer lab on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to the public, high speed internet access available.
Pre-school story time and play date (for ages 2-5 years) on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Carole-Anne Penn will lead story, songs, crafts, and play time with friends.
Charles & Rose Hylton Library: open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Book Club: meets every third Thursday at 3 p.m.
Chair Aerobics: Thursday mornings with Paula Battle at 11:30 a.m., free.
Aerobics: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. with Anita Hooker, free.
Zumba: Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. with Julie Brown, $5 per class.
Christian based grief support group that will meet starting on Sunday, February 10 at 5 p.m. at Meadows of Dan Baptist Church. The group is designed to help people rebuild life after losing a loved one. The group will be lead by Pastor Shawn Carter. This is open to the community and you do not have to be a member to join. The meetings will last 13 weeks; however you can join at any time. You can buy a workbook for $16.50 but it optional. Child care will be provided, contact to inform of the need. For more information, call Shawn at (336) 326-7714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PATRICK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Book Club the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Garry Clifton, branch manager, will be the guide.
Preschool story time, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 a.m. to noon.
Free homework assistance for grades k-7, Wednesdays 3 to 5 p.m. Dee Nolan, retired elementary and special education teacher will teach the fundamentals of learning, studying and comprehending reading, writing and mathematics.
THE SHEPHERD’S KIDS
First through fifth grade meets weekly on Wednesdays 3 to 5 p.m. for dinner, a Bible lesson, crafts, fun, games and to learn life skills. Students from Stuart Elementary can ride school bus to the church. Other areas require parent transportation. Parent pick up at 5 p.m. Stuart United Methodist Church, 101 E Blue Ridge St., Stuart. For more information call (757) 746-2106.
COFFEE FOR VETERANS
The first Tuesday of each month from 9 – 11 a.m. there will be “Coffee” for Veterans at The Landmark Center, 105 Landmark Drive, Stuart. Donuts and Coffee will be served. All Veterans are encouraged to participate.