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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
STUART, VA
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26
FREE THANKSGIVING SUPPER: for seniors 65 and older who are residents of Meadows of Dan and Vesta (zip codes 24120 and 24177); music provided; dinner given by local churches, civic organizations and local businesses; for delivery call by Nov. 22 to Patsy Harrell, 952-2775; Carol Stanley, 952-2431; Jean Belcher, 952-2849; Faye Hill, 952-2359; or Ann Cockram, 952-2487; delivery from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., meal served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Meadows of Dan Community Building.
HOME ALONE THANKSGIVING DINNER: for those who are unable to have a Thanksgiving meal; take out orders available, deliveries can be made in the Ararat area only; for information call Joseph and Lori Easter at (276) 251-7232; 5 to 7 p.m., Hunters Chapel Assembly, 3057 Ararat Hwy., Ararat.
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29
CHRISTMAS PARADE: sponsored by the Community Association of Meadows of Dan; no fee to enter the parade; free hot cider, hot chocolate, cookies and hot dogs, and visit Santa to leave wishes and take photos at Meadows of Dan Mercantile following the parade; Christmas tree-lighting ceremony; for information call Trinity Goad at (276) 230-7943 or Brenda Quesinberry at (276) 692-6511; line up for parade on Light Ridge Road; parade will begin at 3 p.m., Rt. 58 Business, Meadows of Dan; tree-lighting at dusk between Christmas in the Meadows and Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30
CONCERT: featuring Jonathan Bledsoe; 7 p.m., Peters Creek Baptist Church, Hwy. 8, Lawsonville, N.C.
CHURCH MEETING: lunch served after the service, 10:15 a.m., Bell Spur Primitive Baptist Church.
 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 1
SHARING HOPE AFTER LOSS GRIEF SUPPORT MEETING: travel to Mount Airy, N.C., for the annual Christmas outing; for information call Gerald Melton at 930-2768; 5:15 p.m., leave from Lowes' parking lot, Stuart.
PATRICK COUNTY MINISTERS' ASSOCIATION MEETING CANCELED: will not meet in December; call Alan Dean at 694-4775 for information.
 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
PATRICK-HENRY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Deputy Bob Pittis; topic: "Project Lifesaver;" for information, call Deputy Tyler Wilson or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161, 7 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Department.
 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4
CPR CERTIFICATION CLASS: taught by Lisa Gardner, R.N., AHA instructor through Henry County Public Safety; $25 for SPC member and $30 for non-members; must pre-register; call (276) 957-5757; 5 to 8 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre.
 
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5-6
A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: proceeds to benefit Patrick County Christmas Cheer; admission: $10, 7 p.m., Historic Star Theatre, downtown Stuart.
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
PATRICK COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARADE: 2 p.m., Blue Ridge St. to Main St., Stuart.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: crafts, baked goods, decorations and more for sale; white elephant room with sale items and free coats available; soups, stews, hamburgers and other food items for sale; call the church office at 694-3322 for information; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stuart United Methodist Church.
MISTLETOE MARKET: locally made crafts, mistletoe, wreaths, soaps, sewn items, hot apple cider and more, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stuart Farmers' Market, downtown Stuart.
DAN RIVER PARK HOLIDAY BAZAAR: locally-made crafts and products; door prizes, raffles and concessions available, interested vendors should call (276) 251-5039; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School gym.
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.
VENDOR BLENDER: assorted vendors selling name brand products and homemade crafts; lunch available, photos with Santa; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Historic Star Theatre, downtown Stuart.
 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 8
FLOYD QUILT GUILD MEETING: annual Christmas potluck party wit a one-yard new fabric exchange," wrap the fabrics and include your name on the gift tag and bring a potluck item; call Judy Madigan at (540) 552-7104 for information; 10 a.m., Jacksonville Center, 220 Parkway Lane, Floyd.
 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING: to be placed on the agenda, call Ann Fulcher, director of special education and support services, at 694-3163 by Dec. 8; 4 p.m., upstairs board room, Patrick County School Board Office, Stuart.
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13
PARENTS' MORNING OUT: bring children ages 4-10 to the gym to make crafts and watch "The Polar Express" on a blow-up big screen; kids can wear their pajamas; hot chocolate, popcorn and healthy snacks provided during the movie; $10 per child; pre-register by calling the high school at 694-7137 or Anita Knight at (276) 694-5291; fund-raiser for the FFCCLA/Spanish Club; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., crafts begin at 10 a.m., movie begins at noon; Patrick County High School gym.
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST: menu: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, biscuits, coffee and juices; carry-out available; adult plates: $6, child's plate (age 12 and under): $4; proceeds benefit covered bridge renovations and festival; door prizes given away hourly, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., raffle drawing at 9:30 a.m.; Smith River Rescue Squad, Woolwine.
HOSPICE CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR: call Connie Casagrande at (276) 694-4416 for information; tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 18981 Jeb Stuart Hwy.; noon to 4 p.m., all homes on the tour are in the Patrick Springs area.
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14
CHRISTMAS PLAY: "Faith, Hope and Love;" 6 p.m., Mountain View United Methodist Church, Meadows of Dan.
 
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BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, November 19: 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; 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, November 20: 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.
Thursday, November 27: Closed for Thanksgiving.
Monday, December 1: 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, December 2: 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, December 3: 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; 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, December 4: 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.
Due to the bridge being closed on Archie's Creek, the bookmobile will not make a stop at the gas station near Blue Ridge Elementary School in November. The bookmobile and library will be closed Thursday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.
 
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TURKEY SHOOT
Turkey shoots will be held each Friday at Smith River Wildlife Building on Charity Hwy. in Woolwine through the month of November. Trophies are given away each week.
 
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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.
 
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GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
The Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4751 N.C. 14, just south of Eden, N.C., is open from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Consultants/professional genealogists are on hand to assist in researching a family tree at no cost. Popular research sites can be accessed free of charge. Copies are 10¢ each. Appointments may be made for other times. Call (336) 623-7154 for information.
 
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ADULT "GAME ON"
"Game On" for adults will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. at Historic John D. Bassett High School in Bassett. Join in for crafts and games or a place to walk. For information email jdb@emiimaging.com.
 
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STOP SMOKING PROGRAM
Stop smoking in only seven days, 15 steps, free. For information call (540) 849-7605.
 
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END TIME WARNING SERIES
The End Time Warning Series is presented on Sundays at 6 p.m. at Buffalo Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church. The series is based on The Harbinger, a book by Jonathan Cahn, which shows how America is following the same pattern as Israel followed in Isaiah 9:8-10 when God send judgment on that nation. The emphasis is on repentance and turning back to God.
 
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MEADOWS OF DAN ADDICTIONS RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP
The Meadows of Dan Addictions Recovery Support Group meets each Monday night at Mayberry Presbyterian Church, Mayberry Church Rd., at 7 p.m. Meetings include prayer, fellowship, sharing, networking, and the 12-Step Program to assist with a journey of healing and recovery. For information, call facilitator Felecia Shelor at (540) 593-3062.
 
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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.
 
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RIDE TO CHURCH AVAILABLE
Buffalo Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church has started a van ministry route and will pick up anyone who wants or needs a ride to the church. Call Pastor Kenneth Terry at 930-2673 with questions or to make arrangements.