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LONG TERM CARE HEALTH FAIR: for senior citizens; free health testings and screenings including cholesterol tests and blood pressure; free prizes and literature; craft sale by local artists, entertainment by Junior and Ramona Cassidy; free brunch from 9 to 10:30 a.m., free lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rotary Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.
STUART FARMERS' MARKET OPEN: bring scarecrows for the Reynolds Homestead's scarecrow contest; produce, meat, eggs, baked items and crafts available; 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.
VIRGINIA TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION DISTRICT 1 RENDEZVOUS: proper fur handling demonstrations by NAFA representative, food, vendors, tailgating and primitive campsites available; for information call Travis Bandy at (276) 210-7105; Bland County Fairgrounds, Bland.
APPLE DUMPLING FESTIVAL: crafts, games, music by First Christian Church Choir, Warren, Bodle and Allen, the Patrick County High School Band, and Marcie Horn; Apple Dumpling 5K race, $20 in advance or $25 week of festival, call Rebecca Adcock at (276) 229-9917 for information about the 5K; call Billy Gammons or Susan Slate at (276) 694-3811 for festival information; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown Stuart.
APPLE DUMPLING FESTIVAL 5K: race will traverse downtown Stuart, Mayo River Rail Trail, Blue Ridge Therapy Connection property and the future extension of the Mayo River Rail Trail; registration: $20 until Oct. 3, $25 until race day; registration forms at or contact Rebecca at (276) 229-9917 or; 8 a.m.
PATRICK COUNTY WATERWHEEL REVIVAL: speaker: James Shough; music by House of Prayer Praise and Worship Ensemble; 7 p.m., Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.
HAMBURGER STEAK SUPPER: includes French fries, coleslaw, dessert and drink; $8 per plate; 4 to 7 p.m., Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire Department.
CITIZEN FIREARMS SAFETY CLASS: sponsored by the Patrick County Sheriff's Office, register by October 16 by calling 694-3161; cost: $45; bring 25 rounds of ammunition, may use own handgun or use one provided by the sheriff's office if the participant brings .22 long-rifle, .38 special or 9mm ammunition.
COUNTRY BREAKFAST/CHAINSAW COMPETITION: sponsored by fire dept. and ladies' auxiliary; menu: pancakes, country ham, sausage, bacon, gravy, baked apples, eggs, homemade biscuits, coffee/orange juice; adult plates: $7, child's plate: $3.50; eat in or take out, call in orders to 930-2113; eight trophies to chainsaw race winners, trophy for sharpest ax and sharpest knife; trophies to run same saw under stopwatch; 50/50 with trophy to run same saw under stopwatch; breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m., chainsaw registration begins at 9:30 a.m., race begins at 10:30 a.m., Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department, 6687 Fairystone Park Hwy., Stuart.
APPLE BUTTER SALE: call (276) 694-3440 for information; also will be sold at Stuart Baptist Church Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to noon, Apple Dumpling Festival, Stuart.
VERA BRADLEY/LONGABERGER BINGO: $20 for 60 games, door prizes; food/refreshments available for purchase; doors open at 4:30 p.m., games begin at 5:30 p.m., Piney Grove Middle School, Lawsonville, N.C.
CELEBRATION OF PRIDE BAND COMPETITION: hosted by the Pride of Patrick County Marching Cougars, 12 bands from North Carolina and Virginia will compete for trophies in five classes; concessions and souvenirs will be sold by the Patrick County Band Boosters; opening ceremony at 3 p.m., exhibition performance by the PCHS band at 7:45 p.m., awards presentation at 8:15 p.m., John D. Hooker Memorial Field, Patrick County High School.
PANCAKE DAYS: all you can eat, buckwheat pancakes, buttermilk pancakes, sausage, gravy and drink; adult plate: $10, child's plate: $5; sponsored by the Meadows of Dan Fire Department and Meadows of Dan Ruritans; take-out available; proceeds help local families in need, scholarships, the fire department and rescue squad and upkeep of the community center; volunteers needed: call Trinity Goad at (540) 230-7943, Brenda Quesinberry at (276) 692-6511 or Tammy Franklin at (276) 952-2356; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Center.
OLD FASHIONED DAY: pastor's 30th anniversary at the church, lunch to follow worship service, no Sunday night service, 11 a.m., True Gospel Baptist Church, Rt. 8 south beside Patrick County High School.
HOMECOMING: singing by the Southern Prophets, potluck lunch; 11 a.m., Burks Fork Church of the Brethren.
FLOYD QUILT GUILD MEETING: Betty Ann Tyree and Susan Bainter will present a program on border treatment (measuring, mitering, square ends, multiple borders, pieced and troubleshooting); for information call Judy Madigan at (540) 552-7104; 10 am., Jacksonville Center, 220 Parkway Lane, Floyd.
CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: presented by the Cardiac Rehab program; topic: "Healthy Holiday Eating," presented by Susan Mooneyhan, RN, BSN; open to those interested in a heart healthy lifestyle; call (276) 236-1763 or email for information; 3 p.m., Twin County Regional Hospital, Cardiac Rehab Department, ground floor.
PATRICK HENRY PATRIOTS OPEN MEETING: beverages provided, 6 to 8 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer. (1tp 10/15)
SPAGHETTI SUPPER: menu: spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink; vegetarian sauce available (ask for it); adult plates: $7, child'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 Creek Rd., Stuart, one mile north of Dobyns Rd.
CAMP MEETING MINISTRIES: with Jason Kerr; call (276) 694-4591 or visit for information; Fri.: 7 p.m. with light refreshments afterward; Sat., cookout at 3:30 p.m., service at 7 p.m.
SPECIAL PROGRAM: on NASCAR cars and drivers, will feature songs going back to the '50s and '60s, tribute songs to past drivers Fireball Roberts, Richard Petty, Bobby Allison and Dale Earnhardt, and special salutes to Curtis Turner and the Wood Brothers; co-hosts Bert Hatcher and Gary Plaster; 10:50 a.m., WHEO 1270 radio.
FISH FRY: eat in or take out, proceeds benefit the scholarship fund; adult plate: $8, child's plate (6-11): $3, under six eat free; 4 to 7 p.m., Creasey's Chapel United Methodist Church.
BARBECUE DINNER: includes barbecued pork, baked beans, potatoes, slaw and drink; $7 per plate, eat in or take out, call in orders to 251-1408; 2 to 7 p.m., Ararat Ruritan Club.
PATRICK COUNTY MUSIC ASSOCIATION: free bluegrass and gospel music show by Bill and Maggie Anderson, Highway South, Jus' Cauz, Two Guys and A Gal, and Bubba Chandler; concessions available; doors open at 4 p.m., music begins at 4:30 p.m., Rotary Field, Stuart.
FREE FALL FESTIVAL: zipline, games, prizes and more; 3 to 7 p.m., Springs of Life Camp, 3443 Spring Rd., Patrick Springs.
PANCAKE DAYS: all you can eat, buckwheat pancakes, buttermilk pancakes, sausage, gravy and drink; adult plate: $10, child's plate: $5; sponsored by the Meadows of Dan Fire Department and Meadows of Dan Ruritans; take-out available; proceeds help local families in need, scholarships, the fire department and rescue squad and upkeep of the community center; volunteers needed: call Trinity Goad at (540) 230-7943, Brenda Quesinberry at (276) 692-6511 or Tammy Franklin at (276) 952-2356; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Center.
REUNION: of the Samuel Green-Ruth Boyd Foley descendants, paper products and silverware provided; call Sam Foley at (276) 694-2397 for information; potluck lunch at 1 p.m., Patrick Springs Community Center.
HALLOLOO: hot chocolate and treats for children, 5 to 7 p.m., Stuart Baptist Church, 108 W. Blue Ridge St.
FIFTH QUARTER PARTY: following the Patrick County High School football game; free hot dogs, sponsored by Blessed Hope, 9:30 to 11 p.m., Stuart Farmers' Market, downtown Stuart.
TRUNK OR TREAT: beginning at 5 p.m., True Gospel Baptist Church, Rt. 8 south beside Patrick County High School.
TRUNK AND TREAT: 6 to 8 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 14087 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart.
VERA BRADLEY BINGO: 20 games, 2 coveralls and one door prize ticket for $25; call (276) 957-5757 for information; concessions available, doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.
DANCE: old timey music featuring the Dry Hill Draggers; flatfoot and square dance music; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., American Legion Post 105, American Legion Rd., Stuart.
KEN ADAMS MEMORIAL PATRICK COUNTY TOY RUN: to benefit the Patrick County Christmas Cheer Program; $10 entry fee, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, hot dogs available to all riders; open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles; supported by The Red Knights Virginia Chapter 11 MC, Ross-Harbour United Methodist Church, the Patrick County Christmas Cheer program and Fairystone Fire Department; for information call Cathy Adams at Cathy Adams (276) 930-1530 or Corky Hall at (276) 673-3000 or any Red Knights MC member; rain date: Nov. 15; registration starts at 11:30 a.m., leave at 1 p.m. from Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department.
WALTER FOLEY FAMILY REUNION: bring covered dish and a drink; 1 p.m., Fairystone Fire Department.
VETERANS' DAY PARADE: sponsored by the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard; businesses, organizations, churches and individuals invited to participate; entrants are asked to decorate their entry/float in a patriotic theme; no charge to participate; high school band to lead the parade; deadline entry is Nov. 1, call Clyde Thomas at 930-2117 for information; 2 p.m., Stuart.
XPERIENCE YOUTH RALLY: guest speaker: Christian Chapman, music by Blue Ridge Worship Band; performance by the Patrick County High School Praise and Worship Team; 6 p.m. until; Patrick County High School.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR: proceeds to benefit Relay for Life of Patrick County; interested vendors may call (276) 694-5273; variety of items available; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rotary Field, Stuart.
GOSPEL MUSIC AND FELLOWSHIP: music by The Joyful Noise and Jason Harris and Friends; free admission but an offering will be taken for Christmas Cheer in memory of Mary Beth Fields; refreshments, 6 p.m., Sycamore Baptist Church.
LOCAL BUSINESS BINGO: sponsored by the Stuart Elementary PTO to help the SES Wildcats; prizes are donated by local businesses; tickets: $20 for 20 games, three cards per game; $25 value pack available, door prize tickets: four for $1; $5 kid packs for ages 12 and under; concessions available; doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m., John D. Hooker Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.
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.
Thursday, October 16: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School; 2:30 to 4 p.m., Trinity Christian School. Monday, October 20: 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Meadows of Dan School; 2:05 to 2:45 p.m., BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church. Tuesday, October 21: 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Woolwine Elementary School; 2-3:15 p.m., Intersection of Rt. 8 and Rt. 40 (Charity Hwy.); 3:30-4 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:25-5 p.m., Robert's Market, Rt. 57. Wednesday, October 22: 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., closed 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, October 23: 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. 5