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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
STUART, VA
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WEDNESDAY-MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19-24
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX COLLECTION: drop off boxes Nov. 17-21 from 6 to 8 p.m., Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m., and Nov. 24 from 9 to 10 a.m., Stuart Baptist Church, 108 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21
MEAL AND MOVIE: menu: baked potato bar, salad, dessert and drink for $5; also hot dog, drink and dessert available; movie: "The Nativity;" dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m., movie at 6:30 p.m., Five Forks Wesleyan Church.
BENEFIT SINGING: for Sharon Fyfe to help with medical bills and transportation; singing by Sue Nester, Mountain View Singers, and Pike City; 7 to 9 p.m., Gladesboro Lutheran Church.
FINAL FRIDAY OF STUART FARMERS' MARKET: produce, apple cider, meats and baked items; market will be open Sat., Dec. 6 before the parade; 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22
ARTS AND CRAFTS BAZAAR: local artisans and crafters will sell Christmas items; raffles, homemade soup and hot dogs will be sold; begins at 8 a.m., Bethel Presbyterian Church, Red Bank School Rd. (off Rt. 103), Claudville.
BENEFIT HOT DOG AND PINTO BEAN SUPPER/BAKE SALE/AUCTION: for Ernest "Jr." Inman, a cancer patient who has had surgery and will soon begin chemotherapy and radiation treatments; 4 to 8 p.m., Peters Creek Community Building, 2130 Dry Pond Hwy., Stuart.
ALZHEIMER'S SCREENING: offered by the Patrick County Alzheimer's Group in observance of National Awareness for Alzheimer's Disease Month; screenings and an identification system for senior citizens and caregivers; get an identification tape, photos and fingerprints; provided by Bob Pittis of the Patrick County Sheriff's Office and Mountain Home Lodge of Stuart; for information call Sally Smith at (276) 694-7358 or Helen Cowley at (276) 694-3042; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Alzheimer's office, Buena Vista Ave., Stuart, next door to the Masonic Lodge.
SPAGHETTI DINNER/GOSPEL SINGING: meal will include spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread, drink and dessert; eat in or take out, adult plate: $7, child's plate (10 and under): $4; proceeds go to the building fund for a new fellowship hall; music by Freedom's Crossing; meal from 4 to 6 p.m., singing at 6 p.m., County Line Church of God of Prophecy, 2900 County Line Rd., Patrick Springs.
POOR MAN'S SUPPER/BENEFIT AUCTION: for Mike Hayes, a kidney transplant patient; meal includes pinto beans, potatoes, slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink; adult plates: $5; child's plate (under 12): $3; auction of pies, cakes and various merchandise; 50/50 drawing; 4 to 7 p.m., Red Bank Ruritan Club building, Red Bank School Rd., Claudville.
 
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22-23
FALL CRAFT SHOW: admission: $2; 145 crafters will sell a variety of items from baked goods to Christmas decorations; concessions available both days; for information call Holly Johnson at (276) 340-4288 or Karen Anderson at (276) 340-3373; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., Bassett High School.
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23
CANDLE LIGHTING: in local churches to promote awareness of Alzheimer's patients, both in memory and in honor; to have candles placed in a church, call Sally Smith at (276) 694-7358 or Helen Cowley at (276) 694-3042 for information.
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26
FREE THANKSGIVING SUPPER: for seniors 65 and older who are residents of Meadows of Dan and Vesta (zip codes 24120 and 24177); music provided; dinner given by local churches, civic organizations and local businesses; for delivery call by Nov. 22 to Patsy Harrell, 952-2775; Carol Stanley, 952-2431; Jean Belcher, 952-2849; Faye Hill, 952-2359; or Ann Cockram, 952-2487; delivery from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., meal served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Meadows of Dan Community Building.
HOME ALONE THANKSGIVING DINNER: for those who are unable to have a Thanksgiving meal; take out orders available, deliveries can be made in the Ararat area only; for information call Joseph and Lori Easter at (276) 251-7232; 5 to 7 p.m., Hunters Chapel Assembly, 3057 Ararat Hwy., Ararat.
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30
CONCERT: featuring Jonathan Bledsoe; 7 p.m., Peters Creek Baptist Church, Hwy. 8, Lawsonville, N.C.
 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
PATRICK-HENRY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Deputy Bob Pittis; topic: "Project Lifesaver;" for information, call Deputy Tyler Wilson or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161, 7 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Department.
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
PATRICK COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARADE: 2 p.m., Blue Ridge St. to Main St., Stuart.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: crafts, baked goods, decorations and more for sale; white elephant room with sale items and free coats available; soups, stews, hamburgers and other food items for sale; call the church office at 694-3322 for information; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stuart United Methodist Church.
MISTLETOE MARKET: locally made crafts, mistletoe, wreaths, soaps, sewn items, hot apple cider and more, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stuart Farmers' Market, downtown Stuart.
DAN RIVER PARK HOLIDAY BAZAAR: locally-made crafts and products; door prizes, raffles and concessions available, interested vendors should call (276) 251-5039; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School gym.
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 Drive, Patrick Springs.
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13
PARENTS' MORNING OUT: bring children ages 4-10 to the gym to make crafts and watch "The Polar Express" on a blow-up big screen; kids can wear their pajamas; hot chocolate, popcorn and healthy snacks provided during the movie; $10 per child; pre-register by calling the high school at 694-7137 or Anita Knight at (276) 694-5291; fund-raiser for the FFCCLA/Spanish Club; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., crafts begin at 10 a.m., movie begins at noon; Patrick County High School gym.
 
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BOOKMOBILE
SCHEDULE
Wednesday, November 19: 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; 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, November 20: 10:30-10:45 a.m., Wildwood Acres--off St. Rd. 694; 11 a.m.-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.
Monday, November 24: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Memorial School.
Tuesday, November 25: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Patrick Springs Primary School.
Thursday, November 27: Closed for Thanksgiving.
Due to the bridge being closed on Archie's Creek, the bookmobile will not make a stop at the gas station near Blue Ridge Elementary School in November. The bookmobile and library will be closed Thursday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.
 
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TURKEY SHOOT
Turkey shoots will be held each Friday at Smith River Wildlife Building on Charity Hwy. in Woolwine through the month of November. Trophies are given away each week.
 
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APPLE BUTTER
SALE
Stuart Baptist Church has apple butter for sale at the church Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon 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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ADULT
"GAME ON"
"Game On" for adults will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. at Historic John D. Bassett High School in Bassett. Join in for crafts and games or a place to walk. For information email jdb@emiimaging.com.
 
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HOLIDAY BAZAAR
VENDORS WANTED
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Patrick County is seeking vendors to participate in the seventh annual Holiday Bazaar to be held November 8 at Rotary Field in Stuart. To obtain a registration form, call (276) 694-5273.
 
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STOP SMOKING PROGRAM
Stop smoking in only seven days, 15 steps, free. For information call (540) 849-7605.
 
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END TIME WARNING SERIES
The End Time Warning Series is presented on Sundays at 6 p.m. at Buffalo Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church. The series is based on The Harbinger, a book by Jonathan Cahn, which shows how America is following the same pattern as Israel followed in Isaiah 9:8-10 when God send judgment on that nation. The emphasis is on repentance and turning back to God.
 
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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, 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, call facilitator Felecia Shelor at (540) 593-3062.
 
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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 started 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.