WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
THURSDAY-FRIDAY, MARCH 6-7
APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING (ASIST): sponsored by Contact Listen Line and provided by the Virginia Department of Health; free training, space limited, must attend all day both days, for information call Amy Hart at (434) 426-1853; register at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ASIST030607; 8:30 to 4:30 p.m., United Way of Franklin County, 335 S. Main St., Rocky Mount.
FRIDAY, MARCH 7
BINGO: to benefit the Patrick County Cougars 11U travel baseball program; food, drinks and dessert will be served; variety of prizes and door prizes; doors open at 6 p.m., bingo begins at 7 p.m., Rotary Field, Stuart.
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
MISS WOOLWINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PAGEANTS: Wee Princess pageant at 5 p.m., Princess pageant at 6:30 p.m. and Queen pageant at 8 p.m., Woolwine Elementary School.
BARBECUE SUPPER: $7 per plate, includes barbecue, slaw, baked beans, roll, dessert and drink; children's plates available; eat in or take out; live bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music; proceeds go to Hunter's Chapel Church to help the community and upkeep of the church; 4 to 7 p.m., Ararat Ruritan Building, Ararat Hwy., Ararat.
BLUEGRASS SHOW: featuring Lost and Found and Rich in Tradition; tickets: $15, children under six admitted free; all ticket sales benefit the school; for information or reserved tickets call (336) 932-5664; 7 p.m., Sandy Ridge Elementary School, Sandy Ridge, N.C.
BINGO: sponsored by the Meadows of Dan Ruritan Club and the Meadows of Dan Women's Club; proceeds will benefit Meadows of Dan Elementary School and the community building; prizes have been donated by the community and club members; food available for purchase; for information call Trinity Goad at (540) 230-7943, Darlene Thibeault at (276) 952-4099 or Mary Locke at (276-952-6395; doors open at 5 p.m., bingo begins at 6 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.
HOT DOG SUPPER: with all the fixings, all you can eat, baked goods available; supper begins at 5 p.m, music by The Southern Prophets at 6 p.m., Concord United Methodist Church.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9
LADIES REIGN!: part of the Second Sunday Music Series, will feature nationally recognized bluegrass singer and bassist Jeanette Williams, fiddler Montana Young, vocalist Marcie Horne, local performer Mary Jo Leet, Rachel Blankenship and Courtney Clapp; tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students, call (276) 694-7181 for information; 2:30 p.m., Reynolds Homestead.
PUPPETFEST 2014: featuring the Puppets of Praise; gospel songs, puppet skits, cool characters and family fun; free admission, refreshments after the show; 3 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 14087 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart.
SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9-12
REVIVAL: speaker: Bro. Rayton Puckett; 7 p.m., True Gospel Baptist Church, Rt. 8 south of Stuart, pastor: J.R. Shelton.
TUESDAY, MARCH 11
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO MEET: to be placed on the agenda, call Ann Fulcher at 694-3163; 4 p.m., Piedmont Community Services conference room.
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING: open to the public, to be placed on the agenda call Ann Fulcher at 694-3163 by March 10; 4 p.m., Piedmont Community Services conference room.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Patrick County Community Center, DeHart Park, Stuart.
THURSDAY, MARCH 13
PATRICK COUNTY SENIORS MEETING: bring a favorite dessert to share; music by The Glory Road Singers; speaker: Garry Brown from the Patrick County Sheriff's Office; 11 a.m., Hooker Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.
IN THE KNOW: program by Connie Casagrande from Mountain View Hospice who will discuss assistance offered by Hospice program; call (276) 957-5757 for information, 10 a.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.
BOOK DISCUSSION: discussion on The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom; 3 p.m., Hylton Library, Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14
DODGE BALL TOURNAMENT: teams are needed, call 694-7137 for more information; tickets: $5 for adults, children under three admitted free; concessions available; proceeds to benefit the junior/senior prom; 7 p.m., Patrick County High School.
PATRICK COUNTY WATERWHEEL REVIVAL: speakers: James Shough and J.R. Vipperman; music by House of Prayer Praise and Worship Trio; 7 p.m., Virginia Motorsports Museum auditorium, DeHart Park, Stuart.
MICHE/THIRTY-ONE BINGO: $20 for 20 games, one coverall and one door prize ticket; $30 for 20 games, two coverall and 12 door prize tickets; raffle tickets and concessions available; proceeds go to Believers Baptist Church building fund; doors open at 6 p.m., bingo begins at 7 p.m.; Ararat Ruritan Building, Ararat.
MUSIC NIGHT: Music by The Chords of Faith, Jason Harris and Friends, and Jus Cauz; concessions available, admission is $4; call the Centre at (276) 957-5757 for more information; doors open at 5 p.m., open mic at 5:30 p.m., bands begin at 6:20 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH RALLY: welcome, prayer and worship, pizza and age-appropriate fun activities; separate classes for children in grades one through five and teens in grades six through 12; featuring the praise band from The Community Fellowship; admission: one canned food item per student for Grace Network; church groups may help with cost of pizza and drinks; speaker: Tim Prillaman; RSVP to Robin Turner at (276) 252-0678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; 6 to 8:30 p.m., Blackberry Baptist Church, 3241 Stones Dairy Rd., Bassett.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15
HUNTERS EDUCATION CLASS: for registration and the online portion go to www.dgif.virginia.gov, click on hunting, then on hunters' education; three options, all are free; for information call Dale Owens at (434) 329-1232 or Dustin Foley at (434) 329-1266; lunch served by the rescue squad for a donation; six-hour class, 8 a.m., Smith River Rescue Squad, 9962 Woolwine Hwy., Woolwine.
BOOK SALE: sponsored by The Friends of the Blue Ridge Regional Library, sale will include cookbooks, crafts, children's and adult fiction and non-fiction in hardback and paperback, books-on-tape, more large print, sports, reference, historical, religious, spiritual, self-help, medical, youth, children's, teaching aides, animal science, travel, VHS tapes, magazines and old records; 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the basement of the Martinsville Branch Library, 310 E. Church Street.
PLAY IT FORWARD: annual gospel and bluegrass music night; featuring Jason Harris and Friends, The Country Boys, and Almost There; donations accepted, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, concessions available; fund-raiser to benefit the school; supper menu: hamburger steak or chicken strip plates with baked potato, coleslaw, drink and dessert; adult plate: $8, child's plate (12 and under): $5; open community jam session in the cafeteria from 5 to 5:45 p.m., supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m., music from 6 to 9 p.m., Woolwine Elementary School.
BLACK POT CHICKEN DINNER: menu includes baked potato, coleslaw, drink and dessert; 4 to 7 p.m., Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire Department.
FEEDING FRANCISCO BINGO: prizes are food-related items; $20 donation for 20 games (three per card) and four door prize tickets, other tickets also available; hot dogs, drinks and desserts will be sold, all proceeds go to the Francisco Ladies' Auxiliary; doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m., Francisco Community Building, 7100 N.C. 89 West, Westfield, N.C.
MOUNTAIN TOP SUPPORT TEAM SUPPER: menu: country style steak, sides, homemade dessert and drink; adult plates: $7, child's plate: $4; 4:30 to 7 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.
SUNDAY, MARCH 16
YOUTH SUNDAY SERVICES: guest speaker: Chris Sparks, minister of music at Flat Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church; special singing by youth singers; Sunday school classes taught by the youth; for information call Ann Martin at (336) 789-5608; Tabatha Sprinkle at (336) 351-4201 or the church office at (276) 251-5499; 10 a.m., Mt. View Pentecostal Holiness Church, pastor: Neil Pressley.
SPECIAL MUSIC CONCERT: featuring Damon Sprinkle, The Martin Brothers, The Sprinkle Family, and many others; for information Ann Martin at (336) 789-5608; Tabatha Sprinkle at (336) 351-4201 or Gaye Martin at (336) 786-2995; 6 p.m., Mt. View Pentecostal Holiness Church, pastor: Neil Pressley.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19
FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOP: sponsored by Independent Living Services for the Piedmont Area (ILSPA), a satellite of Blue Ridge Independent Living Center; presentation by Robin Roark, housing counselor at Telamon Corp., on creating financial goals, budgeting, understanding and handling credit problems, reading credit reports, managing debt and avoiding money traps; call Linda Albrecht at (276) 656-5476 by March 18 to register; free admission; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Stone Memorial Christian Church, 3030 Virginia Ave., Collinsville.
THURSDAY, MARCH 20
IN THE KNOW: program by Rocky Rockwell on the history of Philpott Lake and its value to this locality; call (276) 957-5757 for information; 10 a.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, Stuart.
SATURDAY, MARCH 22
GOSPEL SINGING: featuring The McKameys and The Preachers' Choir; admission: $10; call (276) 236-3550, (276) 233-6425 or (276) 768-6042 for information; concessions available, proceeds will benefit the area homeless shelter, Galax Hope House; 6:30 p.m., Carroll County High School, Hillsville.
BINGO: sponsored by the Meadows of Dan Ruritan Club and the Meadows of Dan Women's Club; proceeds will benefit Meadows of Dan Elementary School and the community building; prizes have been donated by the community and club members; food available for purchase; for information call Trinity Goad at (540) 230-7943, Darlene Thibeault at (276) 952-4099 or Mary Locke at (276-952-6395; doors open at 5 p.m., bingo begins at 5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.
DONKEY BASKETBALL GAME: Blue Ridge Elementary staff vs. Stuart Elementary staff; advance tickets are $6 and may be purchased at either Blue Ridge or Stuart Elementary School; tickets: $8 at the door; for information call BRES at (276) 251-5271; doors open at 5 p.m. for concessions, game begins at 6 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School.
SUNDAY, MARCH 23
CONCERT: featuring Total Praise from Winston-Salem, N.C.; for information call Charles Martin at (336) 786-2995; Golden Epperson at (276) 251-5874; Leon Hooker at (336) 351-2744; or the church office at (276) 251-5499; 6 p.m., Mtn. View Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Thursday, March 6: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School; 2:30 to 4 p.m., Trinity Christian School.
Monday, March 10: 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, March 11: 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, March 12: 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, March 13: 10:30 to 11 a.m., Wildwood Acres--off St. Rd. 694; 11:15 to noon, Unity Mission Baptist Church; 12:30-1:30 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Elementary; 2-3 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 3:30-4:25 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church; 4:45-5:15 p.m., Midway area--Rt. 58.
WOOLWINE HAPPY HEALTHY HEARTS
Woolwine Happy Health Hearts is an exercise class for all levels and meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesday nights from 6 to 7 p.m., and Thursday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to participate; dress comfortable and join in the fun, fellowship and fitness. Classes are held in the lower level of the fellowship hall at Woolwine United Methodist Church, Rt. 8, Woolwine Hwy.