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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014
STUART, VA
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 15
STUART FARMERS' MARKET OPEN: farm products and crafts for sale; Peach Festival recipe check-in, health screenings by Blue Ridge Therapy Connection and Landmark Center; 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.
AARP SAFETY DRIVING COURSE FOR SENIORS: for people 55 and older; will meet Aug. 15 and 22, cost: $15, may result in a discount on car insurance, to register, call Bill Gunter at 694-3259; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stuart Baptist Church fellowship hall.
HYMN SINGING: singing followed by refreshments, 6 to 8 p.m., Jacks Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Jacks Creek Rd., just off Rt. 8 near Woolwine.
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16
PEACH FESTIVAL 8K RUN/WALK: proceeds will benefit the Meadows of Dan Elementary School backpack program; fee: $20 through Aug. 1, $25 after Aug. 1; for information call (336) 601-0846; registration at 7 a.m., race will begin at 8 a.m., Meadows of Dan merchant area.
FUND-RAISER RIDE: for the Patrick County Public Schools Back to School Program; ride coordinated by Christian Motorcyclists Group Dragon Slayers #1209; for information call JW Young at 694-6366; food provided at end of ride, cars and trucks welcome; registration at 11 a.m., kickstands up at 12:30 p.m., DeHart Park, Stuart.
SHOUGH REUNION: for descendants of Robert (Bob) and Mae Foley Shough, covered dish lunch, paper products and drinks provided; meet at noon, lunch at 1 p.m., Fairystone Fire Dept.
MEADOWS OF DAN FOLK FAIR: music, food, crafts, face painting, a play: "Ivy Rowe" from Lee Smith novel Fair and Tender Ladies, food sales, vendor sales; free admission, music by Pike City, Big Momma Joy, Sue Nester, Country Boys, and C.C. Coates; for information call Trinity Goad at (540) 230-7943; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., uptown Meadows of Dan from the community building to Meadows Mercantile.
BLACK POT CHICKEN DINNER: includes baked potato, slaw, drink and dessert; $7.50 per plate, 4 to 7 p.m., Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire Department.
COUNTRY BREAKFAST: sponsored by the fire department and ladies' auxiliary; menu: pancakes, country ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, gravy, baked apples, biscuits, coffee/orange juice; adult plate: $7, child's plate: $3.50; call in orders to 930-2113; eat in or take out; 6 to 10 a.m., Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department, 6687 Fairystone Park Hwy., Stuart.
MOUNTAIN TOP FIRE/RESCUE SUPPORT TEAM FOOD SALE: during the Meadows of Dan Folk Fair, peach cobbler and ice cream next to Meadows of Dan Food Market; barbecue, peach cobbler and ice cream at the Meadows of Dan Community Building.
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17
GRIFFITH FAMILY REUNION: bring covered dish, beverages provided; call (276) 340-1095 for information; noon, Griffith Valley, family homeplace.
STEAK DINNER: sponsored by the men's group; meal includes ribeye steak, salad, baked potato, bread, dessert and beverage; $20 per plate, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Stuart United Methodist Church, 101 E. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.
TATUM REUNION: for descendants of John and Priscilla Burge Tatum, beverages and paper products provided; for information call 647-1610 after 6:30 p.m., Nettle Ridge United Methodist Church, 70 Nettle Ridge Loop, Stuart.
GOSPEL SINGING: featuring Vessels of Clay, adult admission: $5, children's admission: $3; bring a lawn chair, singing will be outdoors, weather permitting, hot dog supper at 5:30 p.m., Mary Horner Walker Church.
GOARD REUNION: for descendants of John Thomas and Susella Collins Goard; paper products provided, lunch at 1 p.m., Patrick Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
HOMECOMING: special singing by Rebecca Combs; message by Rev. George Lambert Jr., for information call Pastor George Lambert at (276) 694-3192; 11 a.m., Blue Ridge Tabernacle, Friends Mission Rd., Ararat.
HOMECOMING: speaker: Pastor J.R. Shelton; special singing at the 11 a.m. worship service, lunch to follow service; True Gospel Baptist Church, Rt. 8 south beside Patrick County High School.
HOMECOMING: special singing by Jerusalem's Way from Mount Airy, N.C.; worship service at 10:30 a.m., Fairway Baptist Church, 9427 Fairystone Park Hwy., Bassett.
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 18
MONDAY MARKET: fresh produce and more; music by Fred Weber and Holly Warren with a Beatles and Everly Brothers tribute; free parking (stop at pay booth for a free market pass; 5 to 7 p.m., Allied Picnic Area, shelters 3 and 4; Fairy Stone State Park.
FLOYD QUILT GUILD MEETING: trunk show of antique quilts shown by Nancy Oldham; bring older quilts of interest, call Judy Madigan at (540) 552-7104 for information, 10 am., Jacksonville Center, 220 Parkway Lane, Floyd.
STUART FARMERS' MARKET OPEN: music by the F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M.; home-grown and handmade items available; wine and barbecue for sale; 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Stuart.
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19
PATRICK SPRINGS CRIME WATCH: guest speaker: Sandy Dawson from Citizens Against Family Violence; for information call Deputy Matthew Rorrer or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161 or area coordinator Hoy Wood at 694-6352; 7 p.m., Patrick Springs Fire Department.
MEETING/FREE BOWLING: to start the Tuesday Evening Mixed League; teams need any four-person combination, this is a sanctioned/money league, play begins Sept. 2; 7 p.m., Tin Pen Alley.
 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
STEP HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START COUNCIL MEETING: 5 p.m., STEP community room, 200 Dent St., Rocky Mount.
LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER: provided by the Angels of Assisi transport, for information or to register a dog or cat call (276) 694-8496.
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21
STEP MEETINGS: audit committee meets at 1 p.m., finance committee meets at 2 p.m., board of directors meets at 3 p.m., board training at 4 p.m., 50 Claiborne Ave, Rocky Mount.
FAIRYSTONE AND POLE BRIDGE COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Investigator Danny Martin; speaking on the purpose and effectiveness of the sheriff's office Facebook page; for information call Capt. Ward Stone or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161; 7 p.m., Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department.
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
STUART FARMERS' MARKET: Patrick County Master Gardeners will provide information about how to keep a garden going; variety of items for sale, 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
CABBAGE FESTIVAL: music by Pike City and Almost There; food available, noon to 5:30 p.m., Poor Farmer's Country Store, Rt. 58, 1/2 mile east of Primland entrance, Vesta.
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24
LACKEY FAMILY REUNION: bring covered dish, dessert, drink and musical instruments; 1 p.m., Smith River Church of the Brethren, 2282 Bob White Rd., Woolwine, just off Hwy. 8 at Bob White Covered Bridge.
CONCERT: featuring Parables of Christ from Conover, N.C., call (276) 251-5499 for information; 6 p.m., Mt. View Pentecostal Holiness Church, 497 Hatchers Chapel Rd., Claudville.
SHOUGH FAMILY REUNION: bring a covered dish to share, paper products and beverages provided, 1 p.m., ministry center, Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.
HOMECOMING: guest speaker: Blonnie Gregory, worship service at 10:30 a.m., potluck lunch following service, special music in the afternoon by Almost There, Mountain View United Methodist Church, Meadows of Dan.
HARBOUR REUNION: bring a covered dish lunch, a story or a recipe to share; beverages, cups, plates and utensils provided; call (276) 694-7774 or visit the Harbour Family Reunion page on Facebook; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., new location: Reynolds Homestead Continuing Education Center, 463 Homestead Lane, Critz.
HOMECOMING: singing by Tina Blankenship at 10 a.m., preaching at 11 a.m., lunch following service; Wayside Community Church, 3520 Wayside Rd., Stuart.
BEASLEY REUNION: bring a picnic lunch and family photos; utensils and drinks provided; business meeting at 12:30 p.m., lunch at 1 p.m., Francisco Community Building, 7100 N.C. Hwy. West.
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
STEAK DINNER: includes ribeye steak, seven-layer salad, baked potato, bread, drink, and dessert bar; $25 for adult plate, $5 for child's plate (ages 12 and under); call Will Walker for tickets at (276) 694-3908 or (276) 957-3635; to go orders from 4 to 5 p.m., eat in from 5 to 7 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.
PATRICK COUNTY MUSIC ASSOCIATION: free admission, bluegrass and gospel music by The Country Boys, Loose Strings Band, Ash Breeze Band, Jackie Hawkins and Friends, and Mountain Park Old Time Band; food available; doors open at 4 p.m., music begins at 4:30 p.m., Rotary Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 25
MONDAY MARKET: fresh produce and more; music by F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M.; free parking (stop at pay booth for a free market pass; 5 to 7 p.m., Allied Picnic Area, shelters 3 and 4; Fairy Stone State Park.
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26
ALZHEIMER'S MEETING: sponsored by Vesta Community Center, 7 p.m., Vesta Community Center.
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
STUART FARMERS' MARKET: variety of items for sale, wine tasting from Stanburn Winery; 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.
 
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AUGUST 29-30
PATRICK COUNTY WATERWHEEL REVIVAL: speaker: John Bowman, formerly of Ararat; music by: Fri., Southern Prophets, John Bowman, and House of Prayer Praise and Worship Trip; Sat., Tony and Heather Berry Mabe, John Bowman, and House of Prayer Praise and Worship Trio; 7 p.m., Virginia Motorsports Museum, DeHart Park, Stuart.
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30
GOAD/ALDERMAN REUNION: for descendants and relatives of George Washington "Wash" and Lula Nester Goad or George Washington and Thelma Dalton Alderman; bring food and drinks to share; plates, cups, utensils and napkins provided; 11 a.m., Carter's Park, E. Lee Hwy., Max Meadows.
YARD SALE/BAKE SALE: proceeds will be used for youth activities; wide variety of items for sale; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., hot dog lunch available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Holiness Church, 497 Hatchers Chapel Rd., Claudville, 1/2 mile from Lee's Kargo.
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 31
SHELOR REUNION: potluck dinner on the grounds, fellowship and a cappella hymn singing; noon, Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Concord Rd., Meadows of Dan.
MORRISON REUNION: for descendants of Dave Morrison, bring a covered dish and a drink; plates, cups, utensils and napkins provided, lunch at 1 p.m., Fairystone Fire Department.
 
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
MONDAY MARKET: fresh produce and more; music by Lee Pinkerson; free parking (stop at pay booth for a free market pass; 5 to 7 p.m., Allied Picnic Area, shelters 3 and 4; Fairy Stone State Park.
 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
BINGO: sponsored by the PTO, doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Memorial School.
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
STOP, DROP, AND RUN 5K: proceeds to benefit Stuart Fire Department; for information call race director Rebecca Adcock at (276) 229-9917 or download race application at www.stuartfire.com; 8 a.m., DeHart Park, Stuart.
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
BENEFIT SINGING: for Jason and Marti Harris; Marti has stage 4 lung cancer; bring lawn chairs, for information call Clayton and Ella Sue Hylton at (276) 930-2037; hot dogs and hamburgers