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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
STUART, VA
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
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.
 
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24-25
CAMP MEETING MINISTRIES: with Jason Kerr; call (276) 694-4591 or visit www.campmeetingministries.com for information; Fri.: 7 p.m. with light refreshments afterward; Sat., cookout at 3:30 p.m., service at 7 p.m.
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
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.
MEMORIAL BENEFIT DINNER: to support the Randy Lee Palmer family, music by Michael and Jennifer McClain; dinner includes hamburger steak, baked potato, garden salad, dessert and beverage; memorial donations of $10 suggested, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 14087 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart.
HOT DOG SUPPER: to thank everyone for their support throughout the year, 5 p.m., Concord United Methodist Church.
DRUMS ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE: band competition, admission: $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under; 16 bands to compete; gates open at 9 a.m., preliminary competition begins at 11 a.m., preliminary awards at 3:30 p.m., finals begin at 6 p.m., performance by the seven-time state champion Bassett High School Marching Band at 8:30 p.m.;
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26
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.
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
WILLIS GAP COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH: guest speaker: Deputy Bob Pittis, topic: "Project Lifesaver," for information call the Patrick County Sheriff's Office at 694-3161, 7 p.m., Willis Gap Community Center.
PATRICK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD MEETING: for information, call (276) 693-2084, 6:30 p.m., second floor conference room, Patrick County Veterans' Administration Building, use the main entrance for Social Services.
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30
IN THE KNOW: speaker: Melanie Barrow, Henry County Extension agent, will bring a "Cornucopia of Unusual Vegetables for Fall Dining and Decorating," program at 10 a.m., refreshments at 11 a.m., chair aerobics provided by the Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Wellness at 11:30 a.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.
FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE: administered by Memorial Hospital of Martinsville-Henry County staff; cost: $20 for non-Medicare patients, free for Medicare patients; call (276) 957-5757 to register; number of shots available is limited; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.
DOBYNS CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Susan Gasperini, Patrick County Clerk of Court; for information call Deputy Dan Gray or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161, 7 p.m., Dobyns Community Center, Stuart.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: proceeds to benefit the Patrick County Food Bank, 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Stuart Baptist Church, 108 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31
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.
TRUNK OR TREAT: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Five Forks Wesleyan Church.
TRUNK OR TREAT: help scare away hunger, bring a canned food item to be donated to t he local food bank; 6 to 8 p.m., Creasey's Chapel United Methodist Church, Hwy. 103.
TRUNK OR TREAT: free hot dog supper in the fellowship hall, 6 to 7:45 p.m., Minnie's Chapel Wesleyan Church.
LIGHT THE NIGHT: games, candy and fellowship; 6 to 8 p.m., parking lot of the old Farmer's Foods (soon to be the Abiding Grace Family Worship Center), Main St., Stuart.
TRUNK OR TREAT: come dressed in costume, 5:30 p.m., Blackberry Baptist Church parking lot (or in the fellowship hall if raining), 3241 Stones Dairy Rd., Bassett.
TRUNK A TREAT: check out the Bible characters along with receiving treats, 5:30 p.m., New Beginning Church, 6547 Dobyns Rd., Claudville.
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1
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.
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., Patrick Springs United Methodist Church, Providence Drive, Patrick Springs.
FALL FESTIVAL: food, games, bouncy house, pumpkin carving and much more; call the church at (276) 952-2150 for information; 2 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church; pastor: Shawn Carter.
TAPING OF A MUSIC VIDEO: "When we come together there is power," all Christians invited to sing and pray together for unity in the community; for information call Teresa K. Roberson at (276) 694-6231, sponsored by Patrick County Waterwheel Revival Ministry; wear something with red in it (not required); 6 p.m., Patrick County High School.
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2
WALTER FOLEY FAMILY REUNION: bring covered dish and a drink; 1 p.m., Fairystone Fire Department.
 
SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2-5
FALL REVIVAL: with Rev. Mike Hearp; special singing nightly, for information call Golden Epperson at (276) 251-5874, Leon Hooker at (336) 351-2744 or the pastor's office at (276) 251-5499; Sun. at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mon.-Wed. at 7 p.m., Mountain View Pentecostal Holiness Church, 497 Hatcher's Chapel Rd., Claudville.
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8
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.
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14
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.
FALL FESTIVAL: sponsored by the PTO; bouncy equipment, cake walk, bingo, face painting, tattoos, duck pond, ball toss, hay ride, penny auction and more; admission: $3 for adults, $1 for students in pre-K through 12th grades; arm bands for kids are $15 for the first child and $10 per band for additional children; $25 bingo package includes 20 games, cover all ticket and two door prize tickets, assorted prizes available; free movie and snack for kids while parents play bingo; call 694-3396 for information; cafeteria and games open at 5 p.m., bingo at 7:30 p.m., Patrick Springs Primary School.
 
MONDAY-MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17-24
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.
 
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BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE
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. 58.
Monday, October 27: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hardin Reynolds Memorial School.
Tuesday, October 28: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Patrick Springs Primary School.
Thursday, October 30: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School; 2:30 to 4 p.m., Trinity Christian School.
 
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APPLE BUTTER SALE
Stuart Baptist Church has apple butter for sale at the church Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at 108 W. Blue Ridge St., Stuart.