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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
STUART, VA
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
FARMERS' MARKET OPEN: locally grown produce, meat and eggs, baked goods, crafts and more; information on rain and dry weather gardening from Patrick County Master Gardeners; 8 a.m. to noon; downtown Stuart.
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
YOUNG EAGLES RALLY: sponsored by Twin County EAA Chapter 1426; free airplane rides for children ages 8-17, parents must be present to sign waiver; call or email Cody at (919) 623-7423 or farmerfalconer@aol.com; registration from 9 a.m. to noon; Micro Airfield off Rt. 58 at Rotometrics, Meadows of Dan.
SUPER SATURDAY CHILDREN'S FUN DAY: food, inflatables, water fun, wear swimsuits with cover-up and bring towel; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Harvest Worship Center, 21225 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart.
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30
WORSHIP SERVICE: speaker: Dr. Clint Hopkins, 11 a.m., Stuart Baptist Church.
VIPPERMAN REUNION: for descendants of Charlie A. and Mary E. Vipperman; for information call 952-2807; lunch at 1 p.m., Vesta Community Building.
FIFTH SUNDAY EVENING SINGING: with singer-songwriter Debbie Bennett, 7 p.m., Peters Creek Baptist Church, Rt. 8 at the VA/NC state line; pastor: Rev. Terry Ragsdale.
HOMECOMING: 63rd annual event, speaker: former pastor Ben Reed; special music by Newfound at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m., and meal after the service; Fairystone Baptist Church.
SPECIAL SINGING: by Rev. Jackie Spence and family from Rocky Mount; 5 p.m., Fairview Pentecostal Holiness Church, Salem Hwy., Stuart.
SPECIAL SINGING: with Phillip Adams, 6 p.m., Hills Grove Baptist Church, 1220 Little Dan River Rd., Claudville.
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 31
FARMERS' MARKET OPEN: open every Monday, rain or shine, through September 7; fresh garden produce, eggs, honey and more; most vendors only accept cash; barbecue for sale from food truck; free market pass for shoppers, 5 to 7 p.m., Shelter #4, Fairy Stone State Park.
ALZHEIMER'S MEETING: help plan fall events to help Alzheimer's patients, 7 p.m., basement of Hill's Tax Service, extra parking available next door at the Masonic Lodge.
 
SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 2
REVIVAL: speaker: Preacher Noah Frye; Sun. at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mon.-Wed. at 7:30 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, Patrick Springs.
 
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
DEADLINE TO RSVP TO PCHS CLASS OF 1995 REUNION: reunion will be held October 24 from 5:45 to 10 p.m. at the New College Institute, 191 Fayette St., Martinsville; cost: $40; payment is due Sept. 1; contact Brandi Patterson Willie at brandi.willie@gmail.com or (540) 292-1156 for information.
FARMERS' MARKET OPEN: fresh local produce, 3 to 6 p.m., downtown Stuart.
INTEREST HANGOUT: learn about a new church coming to Patrick County High School on Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m.; learn about Mercy Church at this meeting or visit www.mercy.church; 7 p.m., Honduras Coffee Shop.
 
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4-5
YARD SALE: hamburgers, hot dogs and ribs with fixings will also be sold; proceeds go to youth camp 2016 for New Beginnings Baptist Church in Patrick Springs; call (276) 692-8127 for information; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Four Rivers Realty, Patrick Springs, on Rt. 58 across from Friendly's.
 
FRIDAY-MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4-7
CARROLL COUNTY GENEALOGY LIBRARY CLOSED: in observance of Labor Day, will reopen Tues., Sept. 8 at 10 a.m.
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
COUNTRY BREAKFAST: menu: biscuits, gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice; $7 per person; sponsored by Community Exercise Group; proceeds go to the community building fund; 7 to 10 a.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.
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., Providence United Methodist Church, Providence Dr., Patrick Springs.
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
DAVE MORRISON REUNION: bring a covered dish or dessert and drink; everything else provided; meet between 11 a.m. and noon, lunch by 1 p.m., Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department, Rt. 57.
SHELOR REUNION: for directions or questions, call Amy Shelor at (276) 692-8328; bring a dish to share, food and fellowship at noon followed by a cappella hymn singing; Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Concord Rd., Meadows of Dan.
 
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
HYLTON-CONNER REUNION: for descendants of Moss "Coon" and Sara Hylton and Posie Chapman and Naomi Conner; bring a covered dish; paper products furnished; for information call O'Bain at (276) 629-2613; noon to 3 p.m., Community Primitive Baptist Church.
 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
BOOK DISCUSSION: of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen about the memories of a 90-year-old man who had been involved with the circus in his younger years; 3:30 p.m., Hylton Library, Spencer-Penn Centre.
PATRICK COUNTY SENIORS MEETING: entertainment by Junior and Ramona Cassady, bring a side dish or dessert to share; for information on upcoming Patrick County Senior events and trips, call the Patrick County Recreation Department at 694-3917; 11 a.m., Hooker Building, Rotary Field, Stuart.
 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
MUSIC NIGHT: music by Oh Brother Where Am I, Over the Hill Gang, and Skyline Drive; admission: $4; concessions at 5 p.m., open mic at 5:30 p.m. followed by bands; Spencer-Penn Centre.
 
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11-12
YARD SALE/BAKE SALE/LUNCH: Fri.: yard sale and breakfast biscuit sale beginning at 8 a.m.; Sat.: yard sale/bake sale begin at 8 a.m.; hot dogs and hamburgers sold at 10:30 a.m., sodas, water and chips available; Providence United Methodist Church.
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
BOWMAN-HORTON REUNION: paper products and beverages provided, bring a covered dish; for information call Bernell Flippin at (919) 528-6369; lunch at 1 p.m., Dry Pond Community Building, Rt. 103.
BELCHER-BOYD REUNION: bring a covered dish to share along with photos and memories; talent to share will be appreciated; for information call Karen Belcher Bowers at (276) 930-3153; meal begins at 5 p.m., Smith River Wildlife Building, Rt. 40, Woolwine.
FREE CAR WASH: sponsored by Fairystone Baptist Church which is participating in Operation In As Much; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fairystone Fire Department, Hwy. 57.
BASSETT HERITAGE FESTIVAL: pancake breakfast: adult plate: $5, child's plate: $3; craft and food booths, free rides for children, historical displays, parade, music by Geneva's Convention; sponsored by the Stanleytown Ruritan Club; breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m., displays open at 9 a.m., music at 11:30 a.m., parade at 2 p.m.; all events take place in downtown Bassett, Main St.
GRILL TO THRILL: with Dan Russell, instructor; chicken appetizers, four-hour class on grilling techniques; learn about outside cooking with inside help, take home easy recipes, cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members; call (276) 957-5757 for information, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre.
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
WOOD REUNION: for descendants of Alexander and Jane Hopkins Wood; bring a picnic lunch, begins at 10 a.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building.
HUGHES FAMILY REUNION: 39th annual reunion, music by "Almost There" bluegrass gospel group; covered dish lunch at 1 p.m. after a brief business meeting; Hughes Family Picnic Shelter, Trot Valley Rd.
HOMECOMING: speaker: Josh Sechrist; special singing by Tina Smith, meal after service; 10 a.m., Hills Grove Baptist Church, 1220 Little Dan River Rd., Claudville.
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
CRAFT AND COLLECTIBLE FAIR: vendors needed, call to reserve space, inside or out, (276) 957-5757; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer.
SPENCER COMMUNITY FAIR: Brunswick stew, fried chicken and homemade desserts available, eat in or take out; horse and wagon rides, entertainment by Don Smith and the Foggy River Boys; auction; stew ready by 10 a.m., kids' games at 1 p.m., music from 3 to 5 p.m., auction at 6 p.m., Spencer Ruritan Building.
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
165TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: special meeting followed by a meal; 10 a.m., break at 10:45 a.m., continuing from 11 a.m. until noon; Sycamore Baptist Church.
FRIEND DAY: concert by the Glory Street Quartet at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., carry-in dinner after worship; Minnie's Chapel Wesleyan Church.
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
MOOREFIELD REUNION: for descendants of Thomas R. and Maryann Dollarhite Moorefield; bring a picnic lunch; paper products and drinks provided; for information call (276) 694-6680; lunch at noon, Peters Creek Community Building.
 
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BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE
Monday, September 7: closed for Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 8: 9:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Woolwine Elementary School; 2-3:15 p.m., Rose Window, intersection of Rt. 8 and Rt. 40 (Charity Hwy.); 3:30-4 p.m., Charity Primitive Baptist Church; 4:25-5 p.m., Roberts' Market, Rt. 57.
Wednesday, September 9: 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., 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, September 10: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Walmart; 12:15 to 12:30 p.m., Wildwood Acres--off St. Rd. 694; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., Unity Mission Baptist Church; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Fire Station; 4 to 5 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church.
 
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HOLIDAY BAZAAR VENDORS NEEDED
Vendors interested in participating in the eighth annual Holiday Bazaar to be held November 14 at Rotary Field in Stuart may call (276) 694-5273 for information. This offers a good venue to set up for early Christmas shoppers. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life of Patrick County.
 
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TOPS MEETINGS
Join the Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) meeting Tuesday evenings at Ross-Harbour United Methodist Church in Elamsville. Weigh-in begins at 5 p.m. with a supportive meeting at 6 p.m.. TOPS is an international club whose mission is to educate/support folks with weight loss. Both women and men are welcome. Check out the group for a free visit. Dues are $2 per month for local chapter and $32 per year for TOPS Club headquarters. A magazine called TOPS News is included in the cost. Call 930-1004 for further information.
 
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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."