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WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
STUART, VA
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FRIDAY, MAY 22
STUART FARMERS' MARKET OPEN: fresh produce, eggs, meat, baked items and crafts; free health screenings by Pioneer Community Hospital; 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Stuart.
 
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MAY 22-23
CAMP MEETING MINISTRIES: speaker: Olivia Wilson, call (276) 694-4591 for details; Fri. service at 7 p.m. with refreshments afterward; Sat., free meal at 6 p.m. and service at 7 p.m., Critz.
COMMUNITY YARD SALE: sponsored by Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department; free set-up, bring own tables; for questions, call (276) 930-2100, ext. 2; 7 a.m., Woolwine Fire Department.
 
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 22-24
REVIVAL: speaker: Pastor Gray Cook from Mount Airy, N.C.; singing by The Skyline Singers (Fri.) and The Hylton Family (Sat.); for information call (336) 368-2775; 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 11 a.m. Sun., Skyline Pentecostal Holiness Church.
 
SATURDAY, MAY 23
PATRICK COUNTY MUSIC ASSOCIATION: music by Robert Tilley and the Hard Times Band, Sunrise Shadow, One Accord, Swift Creek, and Bubba Chandler; bring chairs, food and homemade ice cream available; suggestion donation: $3; doors open at 4 p.m., music begins at 4:30 p.m., Rotary Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.
COUNTRY BREAKFAST: menu: biscuits, gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage, apples, coffee, juice; $7 per plate; sponsored by Community Exercise Group, proceeds go to the community building fund; 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.
30 YEARS IN BUSINESS CELEBRATION: music by Almost There and Joey Cox and Company; refreshments; 2 to 5 p.m., Poor Farmer's Farm Country Store, Rt. 58, Vesta.
DANCE: flatfoot and square dance music by Dry Hill Draggers; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., American Legion Post 105, American Legion Rd., Stuart.
MEADOWS OF DAN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING/DINNER: covered dish dinner at 5 p.m., business meeting after dinner; Meadows of Dan Elementary School cafeteria.
JIM AND MARTHA LAW FOLEY REUNION: cookbooks for sale; quilt raffle (tickets: $5); bring food and drinks to share; lunch at 12:30 or 1 p.m., Jack Dalton Park, Collinsville.
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: free admission but donations accepted for restoration efforts of the historic village, speaker: Chris J. Hartley, author of Stoneman's Raid, 1865; refreshments; call Hannah Holyfield at (336) 374-3825 for information; 3 p.m., Rockford Methodist Church; service will continue to place flags on soldiers' graves with participation by reenactors from the 28th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry; Rockford Baptist Church cemetery, Rockford, in Surry County, N.C.
PATRICK COUNTY WATERWHEEL REVIVAL: speakers: Rev. Ben Baum and Rev. Mike McPeak; music by Bill Carter, Alan and Margaret Koegler, and House of Prayer Praise and Worship Ensemble; 7 p.m., Virginia Motorsports Museum, 212 Johnson St., Stuart.
 
SUNDAY, MAY 24
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SERVICE: sponsored by Stuart United Methodist, Stuart Baptist and Stuart Presbyterian Churches; the service will include a memorial to fallen soldiers, "Taps," and recognition of veterans; short message by Rev. Robert Belcher; music by Philip Adams; lunch served in the picnic shelter following the service, in case of rain, the service will be held at the Rotary Building; 11 a.m., DeHart Park, Stuart.
 
SUNDAY-TUESDAY, MAY 24-26
REVIVAL: with the Brady Rochester family; the Rochesters will also sing at the 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. services; 6 p.m. Sun., 7 p.m. Mon.-Tue.; Northside Baptist Church, 8911 Fairystone Park Hwy., Bassett; pastor: Ron Peal.
 
MONDAY, MAY 25
TWILIGHT MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: sponsored by American Legion Post 105 and Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard; honoring deceased and living veterans with luminaries, which will be placed along the driveway (purchase for $10 each; indicate if the veteran is living or deceased; send money and information to Gary Griffith, treasurer, P.O. Box 77, Woolwine, Va. 24185 by May 21); for information call Gary Griffith at 930-2708 or Clyde Thomas at 930-2117 or any American Legion member; bring lawn chair; 8:30 p.m., Patrick Memorial Gardens.
PIEDMONT COMMUNITY SERVICES CLOSED: in observance of Memorial Day; in case of an emergency, call (276) 632-7128, extension 1335.
 
THURSDAY, MAY 28
ARARAT COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest speaker: Debbie Tatum from the Department of Social Services; for information call Deputy Bryant Pruitt or Sheriff Dan Smith at 694-3161; 7 p.m., Ararat Ruritan Building, Ararat.
 
SATURDAY, MAY 30
BALLROOM REVOLUTION BENEFIT: presented by La Nota House of Dance; sponsors sought for monetary donations or supplies for the event; proceeds will benefit Patrick Animal Welfare Society (PAWS); dance performances by local people; admission: $10, refreshments will be sold; contact Mary Brand at (336) 949-4180 or LaNotaHouseofDance@yahoo.com to find out how to be a sponsor, for information or to RSVP; doors open at 6:30 p.m., 7 to 9 p.m., The Star Theatre, 318 Patrick Ave., downtown Stuart.
BENEFIT SINGING/DINNER/AUCTION: for Regina and James Shough; singing by the Prayer, Praise and Worship Ensemble, Almost There, Southern Prophets, and The Spiritualaires; supper: spaghetti plate with salad, bread, dessert and drink; for information or to donate call Mike McPeak at (276) 340-0713 or Teresa Vaughn Conner at (276) 692-6499; singing from 3 to 5 p.m., meal and auction following the singing; Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.
 
SUNDAY, MAY 31
HYLTON FAMILY REUNION: for descendants of Benjamin and Martha Hylton; bring a covered dish and drink; lunch around 1 p.m., Wildlife Building, Charity.
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 2
PATRICK COUNTY SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING: to be placed on the agenda, call Ann Fulcher at 694-3163 by noon on June 1, 4 p.m., Piedmont Community Services building, Stuart.
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL KICKOFF: games and fun, 7 to 8 p.m., High Point Baptist Church, Big A School Rd., Stuart.
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 5
BLOOD DRIVE: 1 to 6 p.m., Blackberry Baptist Church, 3241 Stone Dairy Rd., Bassett.
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 7
FELINE FEST 2015: sponsored by CMA Dragon Slayers #1209 and Clover Cat Rescue; music, food and fun; admission: $5, rain or shine; 2 p.m., Primland Outdoor Activity Center, South Gate Entrance, 439 New Valley Rd., Claudville.
MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR FELINE FEST: ride coordinated by CMA Dragonslayers #1209, $15 per rider, $10 per passenger, for information call JW Young at (276) 694-6366; ride ends at Primland, admission to Feline Fest included, meal provided by Primland; registration from noon to 1 p.m., ride leaves at 1 p.m., motorcycles meet at DeHart Park in Stuart.
SPECIAL SINGING: featuring New Found from Bassett; call (276) 694-3440 for information; 11 a.m., Stuart Baptist Church.
 
SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7-10
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: "Journey Off the Map," meal provided each night for the children by Patrick County Public Schools; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., High Point Baptist Church, Big A School Rd., Stuart.
 
MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE 8-12
REVIVAL SERVICES: with Evangelist Blonnie Gregory; music by: Mon., Mountain View Singers; Tue., Rick Reed; Wed., Joyce Greene; Thurs., The Marshall Brothers; Fri., Elizabeth and Courtney Goad; 7:30 p.m., Mountain View United Methodist Church, Meadows of Dan.
 
MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE 15-19
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: "SonSpark Lab," light meal provided; for information call (276) 694-3440; pool party Fri. at DeHart Park; 6 to 8 p.m., Stuart Baptist Church.
 
MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE 22-26
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: "Everest;" songs, games, treats, Bible adventures, memory buddies; daily Summit Celebrations; for ages 4-18; call 694-3322 for information; free meal daily at 5:30 p.m., VBS from 6 to 8 p.m., Stuart United Methodist Church.
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 27
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: lunch provided, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Blackberry Baptist Church, 3241 Stones Dairy Rd., Bassett.
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 28
WORSHIP RALLY: 11 a.m. (casual dress); pool party for ages three through twelfth grade, van rides available, call 629-2662 by June 24 to schedule pick-up or register at www.blackberry baptist.org; from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Bassett Community Center; Blackberry Baptist Church.
 
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BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, May 20: 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., Blue Mountain Petroleum Station; 2:30-2:45 p.m., gas station across from Blue Ridge 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, May 21: 10:30-11 a.m. Wildwood Acres, off St. Rd. 694, 11:15 a.m.-noon, Unity Mission Baptist Church; 12:30-1:30 p.m., HRMS; 2 to 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, June 1: BB&T Bank, Meadows of Dan; 3-5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Baptist Church.
Tuesday, June 2: 2-3:15 p.m., Woolwine--Rose Window at Rt. 40 and Charity Hwy.; 3:30-4 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:25-5 p.m., Robert's Market, Rt. 57.
 
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PUSH UPWARD
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."
 
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SIT AND BE FIT EXERCISE CLASS
Sit and Be fit, an exercise class taught by Sharon Mason, meets each Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon in the meeting room of the Patrick County Library. Call the library at 694-3352 for information.
 
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PATRICK COUNTY
ALZHEIMER'S
ASSOCIATION
NEW OFFICE, HOURS
The Patrick County Alzheimer's Association has a new office in the basement of Hill's Tax Service at 109 Buena Vista Ave., Stuart. The office will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The office telephone number is (276) 698-2901.
 
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TAI CHI CHIH
CLASSES
Tai Chi Chih classes are held each Tuesday and Friday morning from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Patrick County Dance Studio at 128 Slusher St., Stuart.