WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23\r\nDANCE PRACTICE: for "A Dance to Remember" to be held Feb. 13 at the Star Theater at 7 p.m.; sponsored by the Patrick County Alzheimer's Group; more couples needed to participate; call (276) 698-2901 and leave a message; someone will return your call; practice every Wed. at 6 p.m., John D. Hooker Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.\r\n\r\nTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 24\r\nCHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: 5 p.m., Stuart Baptist Church, 108 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.\r\nCHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 6 p.m., Minnie's Chapel Wesleyan Church.\r\nCHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 11:30 p.m., Unity Baptist Church, 452 Nettle Ridge Loop.\r\nCHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE\/COMMUNION: 7:30 p.m., Stuart Presbyterian Church, 309 Staples Ave., Stuart.\r\nCHRISTMAS VIGIL MASS: 5 p.m., Risen Lord Catholic Church, 59 Mountain View Loop, Patrick Springs.\r\nCOMMUNITY CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 11 p.m., Woolwine United Methodist Church. 10205 Woolwine Hwy. (Rt. 8), Woolwine.\r\nSERVICE OF COMMUNION: 4:30 to 6 p.m., all are welcome, come anytime between these hours; Ross-Harbour United Methodist Church, 6260 Elamsville Rd., off Fairystone Park Hwy.\r\nCANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 14087 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart.\r\nCHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: music, communion, candlelight service; 6 p.m., Mayberry Presbyterian Church.\r\n\r\nTHURSDAY-FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24-25\r\nPIEDMONT COMMUNITY SERVICES CLOSED: for the Christmas holiday; in the event of an emergency, call CONTACT toll-free at (877) 934-3576.\r\n\r\nFRIDAY-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25-27\r\nPHILPOTT PARK VISITOR CENTER CLOSED: park will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for day use.\r\n\r\nTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 31\r\nNEW YEAR'S EVE JAM: snacks welcome, jam until midnight, breakfast meal around 10:30 p.m., begins at 7 p.m., Willis Gap Community Center.\r\nNEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION: deejay, party favors, refreshments and more; $10 per person, pay at the door or pre-register at (276) 930-2424, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Fairy Stone State Park.\r\n\r\nFRIDAY, JANUARY 1\r\nFIRST DAY HIKE: meet at the Stuart's Knob Trailhead for a guided hike on the Iron Mine Trail; for information visit www.virginiastateparks.gov or call (276) 930-2424; 1 p.m., Fairy Stone State Park.\r\n\r\nFRIDAY-SUNDAY, JANUARY 1-3\r\nPHILPOTT PARK VISITOR CENTER CLOSED: park will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for day use.\r\n\r\nSATURDAY, JANUARY 2\r\nCOUNTRY BREAKFAST: menu: eggs, bacon, sausage, fried apples, gravy, biscuits, coffee, juice, etc.; take-outs available, donations benefit the church building fund; 7 to 10 a.m., Providence United Methodist Church, Providence Drive, Patrick Springs.\r\n\r\nTHURSDAY, JANUARY 7\r\nWHARTON-STUART CAMP OF THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS MEETING: 7 p.m., Reynolds Homestead.\r\n\r\nSATURDAY, JANUARY 9\r\nBLACK BEARS OF VIRGINIA: Ranger Dan LaPrad will talk about bears, their habits and facts and fallacies concerning them; 20-minute video, photos and lecture; 2 to 3 p.m., Philpott Lake Visitor Center.\r\n\r\nSUNDAY, JANUARY 10\r\nDiscover facts about the industrious honey bee, find out about its environment, habits, and how it benefits mankind; video presentation is included; speaker: Ranger Dan LaPrad, 2 to 3 p.m., Philpott Lake Visitor Center.\r\n\r\nMONDAY, JANUARY 11\r\nPOT LUCK SUPPER: for Bull Mountain Arts members, followed by a program by watercolorist\/Resist; bring watercolors and crayons, 5:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart.\r\n\r\nSATURDAY-SUNDAY, JANUARY 16-17\r\nBEAVERS: NATURE'S ENGINEERS: learn about the behavior and habitat of the American beaver; presented by Ranger Mason, discussion and video; 2 to 3 p.m. each day, Philpott Lake Visitor Center.\r\n\r\nTHURSDAY, JANUARY 21\r\nCONCERT: featuring Elisabeth Von Trapp, from the family whose story inspired "The Sound of Music," free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10; for information call Nancy or Jeanette at (276) 930-3317; 7 p.m., Woolwine United Methodist Church, 10205 Woolwine Hwy., Woolwine.\r\n\r\nSATURDAY, JANUARY 23\r\nHISTORY OF THE CORPS: from the beginning of the Revolutionary War, U.S. Army Engineers have been here to win our nation's wars; Thomas Jefferson's vision was to keep military engineers together, trained and useful during peace times, by building the infrastructure for the new nation, militarily engaged in his vision of Civil Engineering; now the U.S. Army Corps is a hybrid of military soldiers and civilian employees working together; 40 minute presentation by Craig Rockwell on how Philpott Lake fits into that history, 2 to 3 p.m., Philpott Lake Visitor Center.\r\n\r\nSUNDAY, JANUARY 24\r\nVISIT BY WILLIAM CLARK: join William Clark (portrayed by Craig Rockwell) as he remembers stories from along the Lewis and Clark Expedition; he will also discuss Thomas Jefferson\u2019s vision of America; learn about life in the early 1800s, Clark\u2019s role as brigadier general of the Louisiana Territory, governor of the Missouri Territory, and Superintendent of Indian Affairs; 2 to 3 p.m., Philpott Lake Visitor Center.\r\n\r\nSATURDAY-SUNDAY, JANUARY 30-31\r\nBLACK BEARS OF VIRGINIA: Ranger Wigley will talk about bears, their habits and facts and fallacies concerning them; 20-minute video, photos and lecture; 2 to 3 p.m. each day, Philpott Lake Visitor Center.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nBOOKMOBILE\r\nSCHEDULE\r\nWednesday, December 16: 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.\r\nThursday, December 17: 10:30 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\nMonday-Thursday, December 21-31: winter break.\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\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 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."\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 at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Patrick County Branch Library. There is no fee to participate and the instructor is Sharon Mason. Call (276) 692-4733 or the library for information.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nYOGA CLASS\r\nYoga classes will be held each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the community room at Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart. Classes will also be held Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Patrick County Dance Studio on Slusher St., Stuart. Bring a towel\/mat; cost of each class is $3. For information, call Rebecca at 229-9917.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nAPPLE BUTTER\r\nSALE\r\nStuart Baptist Church has apple butter for sale at the church Monday-Friday from 8-10 a.m. weekdays at the picnic shelter or 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'S 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'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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nTAI-CHI CLASSES\r\nTai-Chi classes are taught at The Landmark Center in Stuart each Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Adults and young people are welcome to attend.\r\n*****\r\nSPAGHETTI DINNER\r\nThe 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.\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'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.\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\nPATRICK HENRY\r\nPATRIOTS MEETING\r\nThe Patrick Henry Patriots, Patrick County's chapter of the Tea Party, meet at 6 p.m. each first and third Tuesday at the Spencer-Penn Centre in Spencer. For information visit patrickhenrypatriots.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nAMATEUR RADIO CLUB\r\nThe Amateur Radio Club will meet each second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Stuart site of Patrick Henry Community College. Share in the hobby of radio. For information, visit www.sparkarc.org.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nCHRISTIAN\r\nMOTORCYCLISTS\r\nASSOCIATION MEETING\r\nThe Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will meet on the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at 322 Patrick Avenue in Stuart. Call Terry at (276) 692-5740 for information.\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'S SUPPORT\r\nGROUP MEETING\r\nAn 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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nMUSEUM HOURS\r\nThe 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 email@example.com.\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\nFOOD BANK\r\nThe 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.\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'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.\r\nget new hours\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'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.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nFRIENDLY VISITORS\r\nNEEDED\r\nSouthern 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.\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's 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' GROUP\r\nPiedmont 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.\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't give up. Drug addiction can be overcome.\r\n\r\n*****\r\nMY FRIEND'S\r\nCLOSET HOURS\r\nMy 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.\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' 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'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\r\n\r\n***DON'T 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's 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', 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'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.\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'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 Caf\u00e9; 4:30-5 p.m., Jo Ann Boles', Cox Ridge Rd.\r\n*****\r\n\r\nMonday, : 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 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:25-5 p.m., Robert's Market, Rt. 57.\r\nWednesday, : 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.\r\nThursday, : 10:30-11 a.m. Wildwood Acres, off St. Rd. 694, 11:15 a.m.-noon, Unity Mission Baptist Church; 12:30-1:30 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Elementary; 2 to 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\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's 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's 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 1:45 p.m., Woolwine Elementary School; 2-3:15 p.m., Rose Window, intersection of Rt. 8 and Rt. 40 (Charity Hwy.); 3:30-4 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:25-5 p.m., Roberts' Market, Rt. 57.\r\nWednesday, 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.\r\nThursday, September 23: 10:30 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, : 10 a.m. to noon, Stuart Elementary School; 12:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Memorial 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.