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February 24, 2016

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

ARARAT COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Jason McGhee of the Department of Forestry. For information call Deputy Bryant Pruitt or Sheriff Dan Smith at (276) 694-3161, 7 p.m., Ararat Ruritan Building.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

BATTLE OF THE BOARDS CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: fund-raiser sponsored by the Meadows of Dan Elementary School Junior Beta Club, double elimination games to 21 points; entry fee is $10 per person, pre-registered teams and blind drawing teams; spectator admission: donation; concessions available; for information call Jason Wood at (276) 952-2424 or James Eaton at (336) 648-0975; first place team receives $10 each and a prize package; second place $5 each; doors open at 5:30 p.m., registration begins at 6 p.m., blind team drawings, 6:20 p.m.; games begin at 6:30 p.m., Meadows of Dan Elementary gymnasium.

FREE MOVIE: “I’ll Be Me: the Glenn Campbell Story” presented by the Landmark Center and the Patrick County Alzheimer’s Group, LLC; RSVP to (276) 698-2901; refreshments will be served; 6:30 p.m., The Landmark Center, Stuart.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

COUNTRY BREAKFAST: menu: bacon, sausage, ham, biscuits, gravy, apples, eggs, hash browns, grits, fruit, jelly, coffee and juice; adult plate: $7; child’s plate (12 and under): $4; fried apple pies: $1.25; 6 to 9:30 a.m., Rangeley Ruritan Building, take Rt. 609 W in Fieldale, then Dillons Fork Rd., go to Callaway Drive at Ruritan sign.

OPENING DAY FOR K-3 BASKETBALL: sponsored by the Patrick County Recreation Department and the Patrick County Athletic Boosters; concessions available, proceeds go to WHEO to help pay to paint the radio tower; mail donations to WHEO at 3824 Wayside Rd., Stuart, VA 24171; 10 a.m., games held in both gyms at the high school.

BINGO: sponsored by the Meadows of Dan Women’s Club; cash prizes, raffle drawings; hot dogs, nachos and desserts for sale; doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.

 

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27-28

LOST BUT FOUND: Ranger Shepherd will lead a lecture and video session on the dangers of getting lost in the great outdoors and how to survive through the night, 2 to 3 p.m., Philpott Lake Visitor Center.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

PATRICK-HENRY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speakers: probation officers Jon Byers and Ron Weiss; for information call Deputy Oscar Tejeda or Sheriff Dan Smith at (276) 694-3161; 7 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Department.

PATRICK COUNTY SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING: to be placed on the agenda, call Ann Fulcher, director of special education and support services, at (276) 694-3163 by noon Feb. 29; meeting is at 4 p.m., Patrick County Office, Piedmont Community Services Building, Stuart.

REFORMATION STATION: a non-denominational Bible study and theological discussion group, will meet each Tuesday in March. For information call (276) 694-0297; 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m., Dalton & Associates Insurance basement, 109 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

WHARTON-STUART CAMP OF THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS MEETING: 7 p.m., Reynolds Homestead.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

LOCAL BUSINESS BINGO: sponsored by the Stuart Elementary PTO, proceeds will benefit the Stuart Wildcats; tickets: $20, one ticket buys 20 games with three cards per game; $25 value packs available, $5 kids’ value pack, coverall game; door prize tickets: four for $1; concessions available; prizes of gas cards, gift cards and gift certificates all valued at $30 or more; doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m., Rotary Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

COUNTRY BREAKFAST: menu: eggs, bacon, sausage, fried apples, gravy, biscuits, coffee, juice, etc.; carry-out available, donations benefit the church building fund; 7 to 10 a.m., Providence United Methodist Church, Providence Dr., Patrick Springs.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SENIORS IN NEED SALE: outstanding group of items from four estates; biscuits, coffee and baked goods also for sale; for information call (276) 930-2241; doors open at 8 a.m., outside sales begin earlier (numbers given out to secure a place in line while shopping outside); Ross-Harbour United Methodist Church, Elamsville Rd.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

CHICKEN LUNCH: hosted by the church youth group; eat in or carry out; chicken and all the sides and a dessert for $7 per plate; proceeds go to youth mission projects; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stuart United Methodist Church.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 7

FLOYD QUILT GUILD MEETING: business meeting and themed show and tell: “Spring begins in March,” bring quilts with pastel colors; short demonstration: “The Story of My Singer,” presented by Karen R.; if schools are closed or delayed due to weather there will be no meeting; 10 a.m., Jacksonville Center, 220 Parkway Lane, Floyd.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 8

REFORMATION STATION: a non-denominational Bible study and theological discussion group, will meet each Tuesday in March, for information call (276) 694-0297; 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m., Dalton & Associates Insurance basement, 109 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9

BLOODMOBILE: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

DODGE BALL TOURNAMENT: teams of eight are needed; separate high school and adult divisions will compete in a double elimination tournament; registration packets available at the high school front office during school hours; admission for the event is $5, children under three admitted free; concessions available; proceeds benefit the junior/senior prom; for information call (276) 694-7137; 7 p.m., Patrick County High School.

BINGO: sponsored by the Patrick County Alzheimer’s Group, LLC; prizes include Thirty-One purses and Longaberger baskets; food, drinks and desserts for sale; doors open at 6 p.m., bingo begins at 7 p.m., Hooker Building, Stuart.

SABIKA BINGO: proceeds benefit the Believers Baptist Church building fund; $25 packs include 20 games, two door prize tickets and one bonus game card; $30 packs include 20 games, 12 door prize tickets and two bonus gift cards; raffle prizes: first place, Sabika Couture casual choker, bracelet and earrings; second place: handmade quilt; doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m., Ararat Ruritan Building, Ararat.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

CHICKEN STEW: $5 per quart, place an order by March 7 at (336) 351-2696 or visit the fire department; proceeds support the Fireman’s Fund to purchase a digital sign for the roadway; pick up between 2 and 4 p.m., Francisco Volunteer Fire Department.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 14

RURAL MUSIC COALITION: music by the Les Moore Trio and The F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M, other musicians invited to perform, food available, $3 donation helps support musicians, 6 to 9 p.m., Historic Star Theatre, downtown Stuart.

EARLY HEAD START RECRUITMENT FAIR: registration for the 2016-2017 school year for new and returning families; bring: birth certificate, proof of address, recent income source, Social Security number, insurance information and immunization record; for information call (276) 694-2239, ext. 210; benefits: developmental screenings, nutritious meals, educational activities, qualified staff, health screenings, family support services, full day services, family engagement opportunities, no fees; 10 to 6 p.m., STEP Inc. building, Stuart.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 18

FREE COMMUNITY MEAL: all are invited; call the church office at 694-3322 for information; serving begins at 5:30 p.m., Stuart United Methodist Church.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 19

EASTER EGG HUNT: for ages up to 12, hot dog lunch provided after the hunt, 11 a.m., Minnie’s Chapel Wesleyan Church.

 

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, MARCH 24-25

THE LAST SUPPER, A RE-ENACTMENT: depiction using Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco as a visual reference; call (276) 694-3440 for information; 7:30 p.m., Stuart Baptist Church, 108 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 27

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: call (276) 694-3440 for information; 7 a.m., breakfast at 7:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Stuart Baptist Church, 108 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.

 

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BOOKMOBILE

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 24: 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, February 25: 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, February 29: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stuart Elementary School.

Tuesday, March 1: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Patrick Springs Primary School.

Thursday, March 3: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School; 2:30 to 4 p.m., Trinity Christian School.

 

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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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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 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, 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¢ each. 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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RIDE TO CHURCH

AVAILABLE

Buffalo 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.

 

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CHURCH SERVICES

Skyline 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.

 

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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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TAI-CHI CLASSES

Tai-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.

 

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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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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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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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JAM SESSION

Jam 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.

 

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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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BOOKMOBILE

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, : 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 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:25-5 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, : 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.

 

 

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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