WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
FARMERS' MARKET OPEN: locally grown produce, meat and eggs, baked goods, crafts and more; information on rain and dry weather gardening from Patrick County Master Gardeners; 8 a.m. to noon; downtown Stuart.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
YOUNG EAGLES RALLY: sponsored by Twin County EAA Chapter 1426; free airplane rides for children ages 8-17, parents must be present to sign waiver; call or email Cody at (919) 623-7423 or email@example.com; registration from 9 a.m. to noon; Micro Airfield off Rt. 58 at Rotometrics, Meadows of Dan.
SUPER SATURDAY CHILDREN'S FUN DAY: food, inflatables, water fun, wear swimsuits with cover-up and bring towel; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Harvest Worship Center, 21225 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30
WORSHIP SERVICE: speaker: Dr. Clint Hopkins, 11 a.m., Stuart Baptist Church.
VIPPERMAN REUNION: for descendants of Charlie A. and Mary E. Vipperman; for information call 952-2807; lunch at 1 p.m., Vesta Community Building.
FIFTH SUNDAY EVENING SINGING: with singer-songwriter Debbie Bennett, 7 p.m., Peters Creek Baptist Church, Rt. 8 at the VA/NC state line; pastor: Rev. Terry Ragsdale.
HOMECOMING: 63rd annual event, speaker: former pastor Ben Reed; special music by Newfound at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m., and meal after the service; Fairystone Baptist Church.
SPECIAL SINGING: by Rev. Jackie Spence and family from Rocky Mount; 5 p.m., Fairview Pentecostal Holiness Church, Salem Hwy., Stuart.
SPECIAL SINGING: with Phillip Adams, 6 p.m., Hills Grove Baptist Church, 1220 Little Dan River Rd., Claudville.
MONDAY, AUGUST 31
FARMERS' MARKET OPEN: open every Monday, rain or shine, through September 7; fresh garden produce, eggs, honey and more; most vendors only accept cash; barbecue for sale from food truck; free market pass for shoppers, 5 to 7 p.m., Shelter #4, Fairy Stone State Park.
ALZHEIMER'S MEETING: help plan fall events to help Alzheimer's patients, 7 p.m., basement of Hill's Tax Service, extra parking available next door at the Masonic Lodge.
SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 2
REVIVAL: speaker: Preacher Noah Frye; Sun. at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mon.-Wed. at 7:30 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, Patrick Springs.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
DEADLINE TO RSVP TO PCHS CLASS OF 1995 REUNION: reunion will be held October 24 from 5:45 to 10 p.m. at the New College Institute, 191 Fayette St., Martinsville; cost: $40; payment is due Sept. 1; contact Brandi Patterson Willie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 292-1156 for information.
FARMERS' MARKET OPEN: fresh local produce, 3 to 6 p.m., downtown Stuart.
INTEREST HANGOUT: learn about a new church coming to Patrick County High School on Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m.; learn about Mercy Church at this meeting or visit www.mercy.church; 7 p.m., Honduras Coffee Shop.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4-5
YARD SALE: hamburgers, hot dogs and ribs with fixings will also be sold; proceeds go to youth camp 2016 for New Beginnings Baptist Church in Patrick Springs; call (276) 692-8127 for information; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Four Rivers Realty, Patrick Springs, on Rt. 58 across from Friendly's.
FRIDAY-MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4-7
CARROLL COUNTY GENEALOGY LIBRARY CLOSED: in observance of Labor Day, will reopen Tues., Sept. 8 at 10 a.m.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
COUNTRY BREAKFAST: menu: biscuits, gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice; $7 per person; sponsored by Community Exercise Group; proceeds go to the community building fund; 7 to 10 a.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.
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 Dr., Patrick Springs.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
DAVE MORRISON REUNION: bring a covered dish or dessert and drink; everything else provided; meet between 11 a.m. and noon, lunch by 1 p.m., Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department, Rt. 57.
SHELOR REUNION: for directions or questions, call Amy Shelor at (276) 692-8328; bring a dish to share, food and fellowship at noon followed by a cappella hymn singing; Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Concord Rd., Meadows of Dan.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
HYLTON-CONNER REUNION: for descendants of Moss "Coon" and Sara Hylton and Posie Chapman and Naomi Conner; bring a covered dish; paper products furnished; for information call O'Bain at (276) 629-2613; noon to 3 p.m., Community Primitive Baptist Church.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
BOOK DISCUSSION: of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen about the memories of a 90-year-old man who had been involved with the circus in his younger years; 3:30 p.m., Hylton Library, Spencer-Penn Centre.
PATRICK COUNTY SENIORS MEETING: entertainment by Junior and Ramona Cassady, bring a side dish or dessert to share; for information on upcoming Patrick County Senior events and trips, call the Patrick County Recreation Department at 694-3917; 11 a.m., Hooker Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
MUSIC NIGHT: music by Oh Brother Where Am I, Over the Hill Gang, and Skyline Drive; admission: $4; concessions at 5 p.m., open mic at 5:30 p.m. followed by bands; Spencer-Penn Centre.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11-12
YARD SALE/BAKE SALE/LUNCH: Fri.: yard sale and breakfast biscuit sale beginning at 8 a.m.; Sat.: yard sale/bake sale begin at 8 a.m.; hot dogs and hamburgers sold at 10:30 a.m., sodas, water and chips available; Providence United Methodist Church.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
BOWMAN-HORTON REUNION: paper products and beverages provided, bring a covered dish; for information call Bernell Flippin at (919) 528-6369; lunch at 1 p.m., Dry Pond Community Building, Rt. 103.
BELCHER-BOYD REUNION: bring a covered dish to share along with photos and memories; talent to share will be appreciated; for information call Karen Belcher Bowers at (276) 930-3153; meal begins at 5 p.m., Smith River Wildlife Building, Rt. 40, Woolwine.
FREE CAR WASH: sponsored by Fairystone Baptist Church which is participating in Operation In As Much; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fairystone Fire Department, Hwy. 57.
BASSETT HERITAGE FESTIVAL: pancake breakfast: adult plate: $5, child's plate: $3; craft and food booths, free rides for children, historical displays, parade, music by Geneva's Convention; sponsored by the Stanleytown Ruritan Club; breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m., displays open at 9 a.m., music at 11:30 a.m., parade at 2 p.m.; all events take place in downtown Bassett, Main St.
GRILL TO THRILL: with Dan Russell, instructor; chicken appetizers, four-hour class on grilling techniques; learn about outside cooking with inside help, take home easy recipes, cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members; call (276) 957-5757 for information, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
WOOD REUNION: for descendants of Alexander and Jane Hopkins Wood; bring a picnic lunch, begins at 10 a.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.
HUGHES FAMILY REUNION: 39th annual reunion, music by "Almost There" bluegrass gospel group; covered dish lunch at 1 p.m. after a brief business meeting; Hughes Family Picnic Shelter, Trot Valley Rd.
HOMECOMING: speaker: Josh Sechrist; special singing by Tina Smith, meal after service; 10 a.m., Hills Grove Baptist Church, 1220 Little Dan River Rd., Claudville.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
CRAFT AND COLLECTIBLE FAIR: vendors needed, call to reserve space, inside or out, (276) 957-5757; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.
SPENCER COMMUNITY FAIR: Brunswick stew, fried chicken and homemade desserts available, eat in or take out; horse and wagon rides, entertainment by Don Smith and the Foggy River Boys; auction; stew ready by 10 a.m., kids' games at 1 p.m., music from 3 to 5 p.m., auction at 6 p.m., Spencer Ruritan Building.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
165TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: special meeting followed by a meal; 10 a.m., break at 10:45 a.m., continuing from 11 a.m. until noon; Sycamore Baptist Church.
FRIEND DAY: concert by the Glory Street Quartet at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., carry-in dinner after worship; Minnie's Chapel Wesleyan Church.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
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.
Monday, September 7: closed for Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 8: 9:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Woolwine Elementary School; 2-3:15 p.m., Rose Window, intersection of Rt. 8 and Rt. 40 (Charity Hwy.); 3:30-4 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:25-5 p.m., Roberts' Market, Rt. 57.
Wednesday, September 9: 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; 2:30-2:45 p.m., gas station across from Blue Ridge Elementary 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, September 10: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Walmart; 12:15 to 12:30 p.m., Wildwood Acres--off St. Rd. 694; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., Unity Mission Baptist Church; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 4 to 5 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR VENDORS NEEDED
Vendors interested in participating in the eighth annual Holiday Bazaar to be held November 14 at Rotary Field in Stuart may call (276) 694-5273 for information. This offers a good venue to set up for early Christmas shoppers. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life of Patrick County.
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.
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."