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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
STUART, VA
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
STUART FARMERS' MARKET: variety of items for sale, wine tasting from Stanburn Winery; 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.
ARARAT COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Sgt. Elbert Cassady, for information call Deputy Bryant Pruitt or Sheriff Dan Smith, 7 p.m., Ararat Community Building.
 
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.
 
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST 29-31
FRONT PORCH FEST: national, regional and local artists perform a variety of music including folk, reggae, bluegrass and rock; produced by not-for-profit One Family Productions; proceeds help support the Patrick County Food Bank, Caring Hearts Free Clinic and the Patrick County Skate Park; go to Frontporchfest.com for information or tickets; Spirit Haven Farm near 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.
CHURCH YARD SALE: proceeds go to the church building fund; home baked goods available, call Ella Sue Hylton at 930-2037 for information or Cornelia Lawson at 930-2765; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 704).
YARD SALE: hot dogs, baked goods, and a free car wash also available; sponsored by the teen group, yard sale spaces available for $10 each, contact Valerie Hughes at (276) 952-5103 to reserve a space; 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.
 
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.
GOSPEL CONCERT: featuring The Bledsoes, 7 p.m., Peters Creek Baptist Church, Lawsonville, N.C.
VIPPERMAN FAMILY REUNION: for family of Charlie A. and Mary Vipperman, call (276) 952-2807 for information, Vesta Community Building, Vesta.
SINGING: featuring Jackie Hawkins and Friends from Sandy Ridge, N.C., 5 p.m., Fairview Pentecostal Holiness Church, Rt. 8, Stuart.
GUEST SPEAKER: preaching by John R. Bowman, 11 a.m., Burks Fork Church of the Brethren.
 
SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 3
REVIVAL: with Preacher Noah Frye; 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sun., 7:30 p.m. Mon.-Wed.; Calvary Baptist Church, Patrick Springs.
 
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.
HYLTON FAMILY REUNION: bring a covered dish, pictures and family tree information; paper products provided; eat about 12:30 p.m., Community Primitive Baptist Church, five miles west of Stuart, Rt. 58.
PIEDMONT COMMUNITY SERVICES CLOSED: in observance of Labor Day, in the event of an emergency, call 694-2962 or toll-free, (877) 934-3576 for assistance.
 
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
PATRICK-HENRY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Deputy Mark Jamison, topic: "The Blight of the American Family Tree," for information call Deputy Tyler Wilson or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161, 7 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Department.
MOPS MEETING: meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month; for mothers of children ages 0-5 years old, childcare provided, call 694-2846 for information, 10 a.m. to noon, Creasey's Chapel United Methodist Church.
 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
BINGO: sponsored by the PTO, doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Memorial School.
 
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5-6
CAMP MEETING MINISTRIES: with speaker Hewlette Pearson, go to www.campmeetingministries or call (276) 694-4591 for details; Fri. at 7 p.m.; Sat., free meal at 6 p.m., service at 7 p.m.
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
STOP, DROP, AND RUN 5K: proceeds to benefit Stuart Fire Department; for information contact race director Rebecca Adcock at (276) 229-9917 or rebajksn@aol.com; registration available at the town office at 100 Patrick Ave. or download race application at www.stuartfire.com; walk or run through historic uptown Stuart; 8 a.m., DeHart Park, Stuart.
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, Patrick Springs.
FOSTER PARENT TRAINING: to register and for information call Sharon Kimble at (276) 693-2098; for those interested in becoming foster parents, must attend both days of training, other class Sept. 20; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart.
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
HOMECOMING: singing by Debbie Bennett at 10:30 a.m., worship service with guest speaker Patricia Thomas at 11 a.m., lunch after service, Vesta Pentecostal Holiness Church, Vesta.
 
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
SHARING HOME AFTER LOSS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP MEETING CANCELED: group will not meet in September.
PATRICK COUNTY MINISTERS' ASSOCIATION MEETING: all ministers invited, for information call Alan Dean at 694-4775; 10:30 a.m., Landmark Center, Stuart.
 
MONDAY-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8-12
REVIVAL: speaker: Bro. Noah Frye; 7 p.m., True Gospel Baptist Church, Rt. 8 beside Patrick County High School; pastor: J.R. Shelton.
 
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING: to be placed on the agenda, call Ann Fulcher, director of special education, at (276) 694-3163 by September 8; 4 p.m., Patrick County School Board office conference room.
 
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
OPENING NIGHT SPECIAL: $25 per car load night, includes gate admission, entertainment and unlimited ride armbands; proceeds benefit American Legion Post 123 and VFW; Surry County Agricultural Fair, Veterans' Memorial Park, 691 Lebanon St., Mount Airy, N.C.
 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
PATRICK COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS MEETING: hamburgers and hot dogs provided, bring a side dish or dessert to share; entertainment by Senior Melodies; cookout at 11 a.m., DeHart Park, Stuart.
 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
SPAGHETTI SUPPER: menu: spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink; vegetarian sauce available (ask for it); adult plates: $7; children's plate (under 12): $3; eat in or take out; 50/50 raffle; all proceeds go to help maintain the property; 4 to 7 p.m.; Dobyns Community Center, 1195 Rye Cove Rd., Stuart, one mile north of Dobyns Rd.
 
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 sold from 5 to 7 p.m., music by Swiftcreek, Almost There, and The Fringe Band from 5:30 to 8 p.m., music in the barn; at the home of Clayton and Ella Sue Hylton, 2602 Iron Bridge Rd., Stuart.
CAR, BIKE AND TRACTOR SHOW: classes include car/truck, bike and tractor; $15 fee per entry (call for multi-car discount); firemen's awards for top 15 cars and trucks, top 3 bikes and top 3 tractors, also people's choice award; door prizes for entrants, music mix by a DJ; biscuits and hot dogs available; for information call Eddie at (276) 692-5820 before 4 p.m. or David at (276) 930-1339 after 4 p.m.; check in: 8 a.m., judging begins at 11 a.m.; Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department, Rt. 8, Woolwine.
BLACK POT CHICKEN DINNER: adult plate: $8, children's plate: $4; eat in or take out; call Wilbur Walker at (276) 694-3908 for information, 5 to 7 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church, 139 Salem Church Rd., Patrick Springs.
BASSETT HERITAGE FESTIVAL: pancake festival, adult plates: $5, child's plate: $3; craft and food booths, free rides for children, historical displays, parade, music by The All Steel Drum Band and Tenbrooks; sponsored by Stanleytown Ruritan Club; breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m., displays open at 9 a.m., parade at 2 p.m., beside the EMI building (old high school) in Bassett.
BELCHER-BOYD REUNION: for descendants of Robert Belcher and India Boyd Belcher; entertainment by Jackie Belcher; bring a covered dish, drink and family memories to share; doors open at 4 p.m., meal at 5 p.m., Smith River Wildlife Building, Woolwine.
STUART SCHOOL REUNION: bring lunch, Parkway Church of the Brethren.
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
HOMECOMING: guest speaker: Dr. Clint Hopkins, homecoming meal afterwards, call (276) 694-3440 for information, worship service at 11 a.m., Stuart Baptist Church.
WOOD REUNION: for descendants of Alexander and Jane Hopkins Wood, bring a picnic lunch; 10 a.m. until, Meadows of Dan Community Building.
HUGHES FAMILY REUNION: bring a covered dish, for information call Mary Martin at 692-5507 or Gilmer Hughes at 694-6318; lunch at 1 p.m., Hughes family picnic shelter, Trot Valley Rd.., Stuart.
 
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19-20
FALL YARD SALE/FOOD SALE: sausage and ham biscuits and coffee and sodas available both days; Sat. only, bake sale and lunch of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chips and sodas available at 10:30 a.m., breakfast and bake sale begin at 8 a.m., Providence United Methodist Church.
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
5K COLOR RUN/WALK: to benefit the Bassett High School Marching Band raise funds to compete in the Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.; not a timed event, for information visit www.bassettband.org or email Holly Johnson at mom4her2boys@gmail.com; 5K for ages 10 and over begins and ends at Bassett High School, 5K for ages nine and under at the high school track.
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
MOOREFIELD REUNION: for descendants of Thomas R. and Maryann Dollarhite Moorefield, bring a picnic lunch; paper products and drinks provided, for information call (276) 694-6680; lunch at noon, Peters Creek Community Building.
MORRISON REUNION: for descendants of Charlie C. Morrison; bring a covered dish and a drink; lunch at 1 p.m., at the homeplace off Hwy. 57 behind Roberts' Market.
 
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
AWANA KICKOFF: learn about AWANA, learn the Bible, play games; ice cream sundaes provided; 6 to 7:30 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, Stuart.