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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
STUART, VA
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FRIDAY, JULY 3
FARMERS' MARKET OPEN: "Red, White and Blueberry Celebration," 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.
MOVIE AT THE MARKET: "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark," free admission, around 8:30 p.m., Stuart Farmers' Market, downtown.
PIEDMONT COMMUNITY SERVICES CLOSED: in observance of Independence Day, in the event of an emergency, call CONTACT toll-free at (877) 934-3576 for assistance.
TOWN OF STUART OFFICE CLOSED: in observance of Independence Day.
 
SATURDAY, JULY 4
FLOW FEST: music by Les Moore Trio, F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M., Marcie Horne, Slick Jr. and the Reactors, Lora Mahaffey, David Oakes, Jazz Ensemble and Turkey Feather Get Together; $5 per car park fee; food available; Fairy Stone State Park.
JULY 4 CELEBRATION/BLUEGRASS AND OLD TIME MUSIC COMPETITION: competition categories: banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bands, vocals and flatfooting; three levels: children, teen and adult; cash prizes for top three; opening ceremony by VFW Post 8467; games for kids, quilt show by the Mountain Top Quilters; quilt raffle; hot dogs, barbecue, homemade lemonade, soft drinks and desserts available; rain date: July 6; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Vesta Community Center, Community Drive, Vesta, between Vesta Supply and Vesta Post Office, off Rt. 58, four miles east of Blue Ridge Parkway.
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.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: inflatables, children's games, movie, music, swimming and fireworks; rain date: July 5; concessions available; inflatables will be free for kids to play on from 4 p.m. until the movie begins; music from 4 p.m. until the movie starts; pool open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., cost: $6 for ages seven and up, $5 for kids six and under and $4 for those age 55 and up; games begin at noon; pool will reopen at 6:30 p.m. for a pool party ($6 per person); bring a canned food item for the Patrick County Community Food Bank to have $1 deducted from the swimming admission cost; movie: "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day" at 8:45 p.m. or dusk; fireworks around 9:45 p.m., movie will conclude after fireworks, DeHart Park, Stuart.
 
SUNDAY, JULY 5
ANDERSON REUNION: noon, Red Bank Primitive Baptist Church, Claudville.
OVERBY FAMILY REUNION: for information call (336) 593-8715; covered dish lunch at 1 p.m., Collinstown-Stateline Community Center, Collinstown Rd., Westfield, N.C.
 
MONDAY, JULY 6
PATRICK COUNTY ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION MEETING: program: "Wall of Scams" presented by Investigator Danny Martin of the Patrick County Sheriff's Office and Debbie Tatum from Patrick County Social Services; learn how to protect yourself and your family from these scams; 7 p.m., in the basement of 109 Buena Vista Ave., Stuart.
 
MONDAY-THURSDAY, JULY 6-9
FAMILY ADVENTURE NIGHT: in association with Patrick Springs Christian Church; free, pool night, wiffleball, kickball, movie night; cooking hot dogs every night; 6 to 8:30 p.m., DeHart Park, Stuart.
 
TUESDAY, JULY 7
PATRICK-HENRY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Officer Dale Owens from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; for information call Investigator Tyler Wilson or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161, 7 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Department.
 
TUESDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 7-10
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: "Camp Kilimanjaro," for ages 4-13, songs, comedy show, Bible lessons, games, crafts and snacks, call 694-5211 or visit www.hisgraceforyou.com for information; 5:45 to 8:30 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 14087 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart.
 
THURSDAY, JULY 9
BUFFALO RIDGE COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Investigator Danny Martin, topic: "Irish Travelers," for information call Deputy Dustin Foley or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161, 7 p.m., Sycamore Baptist Church.
SPENCER-PENN BOOK CLUB: discussion of Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout; free program, call (276) 957-5757 for information; 3:30 p.m., Hylton Library, Spencer-Penn Centre.
 
SATURDAY, JULY 11:
ROSS-HARBOUR SCHOOL REUNION: share memories and pictures; bring a covered dish and drink, meet at 11 a.m., take group photos at noon, eat at 1 p.m., Ross-Harbour United Methodist Church social hall.
VBS/COMMUNITY FAMILY FUN DAY: free fun for all ages, songs, comedy show, bounce house, games, crafts, emergency vehicles, dunking booth, balloons, sno-cones, popcorn, hot dogs, chips and drinks; call 694-5211 or visit www.hisgraceforyou.com for information; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, Grace Baptist Church, 14087 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart.
 
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 11-12
PUCKETT REUNION: for descendants of Jacob and Sarah Puckett; Sat.: golf match, 12:30 p.m. at Olde Mill Golf Course, Laurel Fork; Puckett Variety Show, 3 p.m, meet at the picnic shelter at Pilot View Church; meal/jam session, The Hollow History Center, 36 Marigold Lane, Ararat; Sun.: reunion, meet at Pilot view picnic shelter at 1 p.m, bring lawn chairs, food and wedding photos; for directions or information, contact Shelby Puckett at sipuckett@ls.net, (276) 398-2253 or (276) 251-5853; or Glenda McCormick at gpmglenda@aol.com or (336) 682-3973; 1 p.m., Pilot View picnic shelter.
 
SUNDAY, JULY 12
WILLIAMS REUNION: bring covered dish lunch to be served at 1 p.m., Hughes picnic shelter, Trot Valley, Stuart.
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF ROCKINGHAM AND STOKES COUNTIES MEETING: speaker: Dale Riddle, who will discuss growing up in Stokes County, N.C.; light refreshments; 2:30 p.m., Danbury Public Library, 1007 N. Main St., Danbury, N.C.
 
FRIDAY, JULY 13
BULL MOUNTAIN ARTS MEETING: featured guest: Lara Mahaffey, local artisan, will demonstrate recycling/collage miniatures; potluck supper at 6 p.m., Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart.
 
MONDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 13-17
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: "Bible Blast to the Past, discover God's everlasting love," free admission, fellowship, fun, and games; dinner served nightly; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lawsonville Church of God.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: journey to uncharted territory and explore the book of Daniel; classes for preK-7, teens, and new classes for adults; 6 to 8:30 p.m., Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.
 
THURSDAY, JULY 16
IN THE KNOW: program by Melanie Barrow, Henry County Extension agent, on backyard greenhouses and season extenders; free, call (276) 957-5757 for information; 10 a.m., chair aerobics led by the Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness at 11:30 a.m.; Spencer-Penn Centre.
 
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 17-18
CAMP MEETING: speaker: Jason Bare; call (276) 694-4591 for information or visit www.campmeetingministries.com; Fri., service at 7 p.m. with light refreshments afterward; Sat., free meal at 6 p.m., service at 7 p.m., Campmeeting Ministries, 4234 Abram Penn Hwy., Critz.
 
SATURDAY, JULY 18
CITIZEN FIREARMS CLASS: sponsored by the Patrick County Sheriff's Office; register prior to July 17 by calling the sheriff's office at 694-3161; cost: $45 per person, bring 25 rounds of ammunition, may use own handgun or may use a sheriff's office handgun if they bring .22 long-rifle, .38 special or 9mm ammunition; 8 a.m.
 
MONDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 20-24
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: "Camp Adventure," 6 to 8 p.m., Patrick Springs Christian Church.
 
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.
 
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BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, July 1: 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 2: 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.
Monday, July 13: BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
Tuesday, July 14: 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.
 
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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."
 
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SIT AND BE FIT EXERCISE CLASS
Sit and Be fit, an exercise class taught by Sharon Mason, meets each Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon in the meeting room of the Patrick County Library. Call the library at 694-3352 for information.
 
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PATRICK COUNTY ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION NEW OFFICE, HOURS
The Patrick County Alzheimer's Association has a new office in the basement of Hill's Tax Service at 109 Buena Vista Ave., Stuart. The office will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The office telephone number is (276) 698-2901.
 
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TAI CHI CHIH CLASSES
Tai Chi Chih classes are held each Tuesday and Friday morning from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Patrick County Dance Studio at 128 Slusher St., Stuart.
 
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YOGA CLASS
Yoga classes will be held each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the community room at Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart. Classes will also be held Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Patrick County Dance Studio on Slusher St., Stuart. Bring a towel/mat; cost of each class is $3. For information, call Rebecca at 229-9917.