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WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
STUART, VA
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WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 22-24
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: "Camp Adventure," 6 to 8 p.m., Patrick Springs Christian Church.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: "Fishermen of Men," dinner nightly, nursery provided, commencement service Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; call (276) 694- 4448 or (276) 692-8775 (cell) for information; 6 to 8:45 p.m., New Beginnings Baptist Church, 142 First Southern Drive, Patrick Springs.
 
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 23-25
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: "Building Up God's House," 6 to 8:30 p.m., Middle Cross Missionary Baptist Church.
 
FRIDAY, JULY 24
YARD SALE/BAKE SALE: proceeds go to the school, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Trinity Christian School, 14 Gammons Rd., Stuart.
FARMERS' MARKET OPEN: variety of produce, meats, crafts and more available; composting information available from Patrick County Master Gardeners, 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.
SUNDAE ON FRIDAY: homemade ice cream with lots of toppings, board and card games; 6 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church, 159 Salem Church Rd., Critz.
 
SATURDAY, JULY 25
CRUISING FOR A CURE TO FIGHT MS: annual event; ride motorcycles, trikes and classic cars; $10 per entry, $5 for additional rider; proceeds go to National MS Society, Blue Ridge Chapter, for research and education; contact Regina Dalton at (276) 766-9228 or punkin_39@hotmail.com for information; poker run, $100 for best hand and $25 for worst hand, lunch provided for ride participants, ice cream stop, ride will take in Rt. 16 "Back of the Dragon," register at 9 a.m., ride begins at 10 a.m., will begin and end at Sylvatus Ruritan Building, 6915 Sylvatus Hwy. (Rt. 100), Sylvatus.
WATERWHEEL REVIVAL: speaker: Dr. David Coleman; music by Alan Harbour and the House of Prayer Praise and Worship Ensemble; 7 p.m., Patrick County High School, 215 Cougar Lane, Stuart.
PATRICK COUNTY MUSIC ASSOCIATION: music by Andy McPeak and Mountain Thunder, Shelton Brothers, The Buckstankle Boys, The Southern Prophets, and Tony and Heather Mabe; bring chairs, admission: $3; concessions available, doors open at 4 p.m., music begins at 4:30 p.m., Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Dr., Stuart.
FUN WITH PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING: interactive workshop for sixth to eighth graders, adult must attend with child; make a hover craft and a rocket and compete in an Egg Drop Challenge; call (276) 632-5621 or email brakes@an.edu for information; 10 a.m. to noon; American National University, 905 N. Memorial Blvd., Martinsville.
WATERWHEEL REVIVAL: speaker: Dr. David Coleman, music by Alan Harbour, House of Prayer Praise and Worship Ensemble, and Almost There; 7 p.m., Patrick County High School, 215 Cougar Lane, Stuart.
 
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 25-26
BENEFIT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: for Melissa Blair; deadline to register is July 22, for information call 694-7513 or 229-7587; for men and women; entry fee: $150; women will use 11-inch balls with 47 core; men will use 44-400 12-inch balls; men will play at Rotary Field; women will play at Patrick Springs Ruritan Field.
 
SUNDAY, JULY 26
DUNKLEY FAMILY REUNION: bring picnic lunch; 1 p.m., Collinstown Community Building, 2481 Collinstown Rd.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY CELEBRATION: morning worship speaker: Rev. David Shumate, 11 a.m.; lunch at noon; special singing featuring Straight and Narrow at 1 p.m., Parkway Church of the Brethren.
BACK TO SCHOOL FUNFEST: theme: Philippians 4:13, learn how to be strong in the Lord (wear camo if desired); chalk talk with Evangelist Dwight Haynes; guest singer, Andrea Rupe; other special music, lunch, inflatable, water games (bring extra clothes), game time with Rodney and Cindy, homemade ice cream, corn hole tournament, bingo, piñata; bring lawn chairs; call Pastor Tom Warren at (276) 694-6901 for information; 10:30 a.m. until, Patrick Springs Church of God of Prophecy.
STUDY GROUP: first meeting, study "A Journey Through The Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan; will meet each Sunday through August 23; 6 p.m., Buffalo Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church, 4755 Woolwine Hwy., Stuart.
McALEXANDER REUNION: bring food and drinks to share; playground area available; opens at 10 a.m., lunch at 1 p.m., Philpott Dam picnic area, 1058 Philpott Dam Rd., Bassett.
 
SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, JULY 26-29
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: Camp Courageous; Sun.: VBS kickoff: free food and activities including face painting, rock wall climbing, bounce houses and a dolphin slide, 4 to 6 p.m.; Mon.-Wed., bible lessons and games, Wed.: hay rides and s'mores; 7 to 8:15 p.m.; Faith Fellowship, 1100 Elf Trail, Bassett.
 
MONDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 27-31
REVIVAL: speaker: Bro. Noah Frye; 7 p.m., True Gospel Baptist Church, Rt. 8 south beside Patrick County High School; pastor: J.R. Shelton.
 
TUESDAY, JULY 28
LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING: topic of discussion: "Avoiding and Overcoming Common Breastfeeding Difficulties," mother-to-mother support group for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or supportive of breastfeeding; breastfeeding children also welcome; for information from a trained leader, call (276) 692-4415 or email lllofpatrickcounty@gmail.com; 5 to 6:30 p.m., Patrick County Branch Library, Stuart.
FARMERS' MARKET: fresh food and locally grown produce, 3 to 6 p.m., downtown Stuart.
 
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 31-AUGUST 1
YARD SALE: sponsored by Patrick County Alzheimer's Group LLC; proceeds go to help Alzheimer's patients and to research; everything must go, priced to sell; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Alzheimer's office, basement of Hill's Tax Service, Buena Vista Ave., Stuart.
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1
DINNER AND A SHOW FUND-RAISER: starring magician Ricky Emerson; call (276) 629-1369 for reservations and information; door prize and 50/50 drawings; cost: dinner and show: $35 in advance; ages six to 12: half price; age five and under admitted free; purchase at door: $5 more; dinner at 6 p.m., show from 7 to 9 p.m., Historic J.D. Bassett High School, 3289 Riverside Drive, Bassett.
COUNTRY BREAKFAST: menu: eggs, bacon, sausage, fried apples, gravy, biscuits, coffee, juice, etc.; take-out available, donations benefit the church building fund; 7 to 10 a.m., Providence United Methodist Church, Providence Drive, Patrick Springs.
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 3
ALZHEIMER'S MEETING: information on what Alzheimer's is and the signs to watch for; 7 p.m., basement of Hill's Tax Service, Buena Vista Ave., Stuart.
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: America's Night Out Against Crime; sponsored by the Patrick County Sheriff's Office, cookout with hot dogs, chips and drinks; swimming in the pool, live music at the gazebo; corn hole tournament (registration until 6:15 p.m.); 6 to 9 p.m., DeHart Park, Stuart.
 
WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, AUGUST 5-8
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: "Weird Animals, Where Jesus' Love Is One-of-a-Kind;" crafts, lessons, games, music/singing and refreshments; call (336) 351-4201 for information; Wed.-Fri., 5:45 to 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 to 7 p.m., Mt. View Pentecostal Holiness Church, 497 Hatcher's Chapel Rd., Claudville.
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
WHARTON-STUART CAMP OF THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS MEETING: 7 p.m., Reynolds Homestead.
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
BLOOD DRIVE: 1 to 6 p.m., Blackberry Baptist Church, 3241 Stone Dairy Rd., Bassett.
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
KRISTEN FRY MEMORIAL RIDE: motorcycles, cars and trucks welcome; $15 per vehicle, $5 per extra rider; 50/50 raffle, door prizes, food available; registration at 10 a.m., kick stands up at noon, leave from DeHart Park, Stuart; ride ends at Peter's Creek Community Center in Dry Pond.
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
GUEST SPEAKER: Virginia Conference Bishop of the United Methodist Church Young Jin Cho; service begins at 10:30 a.m., bring a covered dish for a meal immediately following the service; Mountain View United Methodist Church.
 
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BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE
Monday, July 27: BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
Tuesday, July 28: 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, July 29: 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, July 30: 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.
 
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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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STUDY OF "PILGRIM'S PROGRESS
Study A Journey Through the Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan; a book designed to give information and direction to those who wish to leave the "city of destruction" and ultimately arrive at the "Celestial city" of God. Classes will meet Sundays at 6 p.m.. from July 26-August 23 at Buffalo Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church, 4755 Woolwine Hwy., Stuart.
 
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SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS
Sign language classes for adults and children are offered at 151 N. Main St., Stuart, at Expressions Sign Language Classes. Anyone interested may call (540) 593-2214 for information. Adult classes will be held Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. and children's classes will be held Saturdays from 2 to 3 p.m.
 
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PUSH UPWARD
Push Upward, a women's support group, meets the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Childcare is provided. Call 692-5504 for the location and information. The meeting is sponsored by Citizens Against Family Violence. The mission is: "Power for you to have strength and hope to develop your sense of urgency and purpose with a willingness to change and with a positive attitude to reclaim your life daily."