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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
STUART, VA
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20
PATRICK COUNTY MUSIC ASSOCIATION: free bluegrass and gospel music show; music by Sue Nester and Friends, Buckstankle Boys, One Accord, Adam McPeak and Mountain Thunder, and Kenny and Amanda Smith; concessions available; doors open at 4 p.m., music begins at 4:30 p.m., Rotary Field, Stuart.
CHRISTMAS MUSICAL PRESENTATION: annual event, 11 a.m., Stuart Seventh-day Adventist Church.
FELLOWSHIP MEAL/SINGING: meal at 5 p.m., singing by The Southern Prophets at 6 p.m., Parkway Church of the Brethren.
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM/MUSIC: live Christmas music at 5:30 p.m., program will begin at 6 p.m., True Gospel Baptist Church, Rt. 8 south beside Patrick County High School; pastor: J.R. Shelton.
CANTATA: "A Night to Remember," 11 a.m., Unity Baptist Church, 452 Nettle Ridge Loop.
CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., Patrick Springs Church of God of Prophecy; pastor: Tom Warren.
 
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: lessons and carols, communion; 7:30 p.m., Stuart Presbyterian Church.
CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: 11:30 p.m., Unity Baptist Church, 452 Nettle Ridge Loop.
 
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BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, December 17: 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, December 18: 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.
Winter break: December 22-31.
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 until the repair is finished.
 
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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.
 
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WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
The Lose to Gain weight loss support group meets each Monday at First Christian Church. The weigh-in begins at 5 p.m. and a short topic discussion is held at 5:30 p.m. Bring one canned food item to support the local food bank. For more information, call (336) 601-0846.
 
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CHURCH SERVICES
Skyline Pentecostal Holiness Church will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship services each Sunday at 11 a.m. Call (336) 368-2775 for information.
 
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TEEN TIME KING'S KIDS
Teen Time will be held on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Patrick Springs. The sessions will include Bible lesson, fun, and supper, King's Kids will be held Sunday nights from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for students in grades kindergarten through seventh for games, lessons, and snacks.
 
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TAI-CHI CLASSES
Tai-Chi classes are taught at The Landmark Center in Stuart each Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Adults and young people are welcome to attend.
 
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ADULT WALK/
SOCIAL TIME
Adult walks and social time will be available each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Henry County Food Pantry at the EMI building in the Historic John D. Bassett High School. All ages are welcome to participate, and there is no admission charge. For information, contact jdb@emiimaging.com. The building is located at 3289 Riverside Drive, Bassett.
 
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SPAGHETTI DINNER
The VFW Post 8467 ladies' auxiliary will serve an all you can eat meal, which includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink, on the first Monday of each month from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8467 building, intersection of Rt. 58 and Mabry Mill Rd., Meadows of Dan.
 
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MOPS GROUP MEETING
A Mothers of Preschoolers group for mothers of infants to preschoolers will meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 10 a.m. at Creasey's Chapel United Methodist Church. The group will help mothers to connect with each other and offer support, assist in personal growth and give practical parenting tips. For information visit www.mops.org.
 
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FLOYD RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS MEETING
Services are held each Sunday at 1199 Christiansburg Pike, Floyd, with worship sharing at 9:30 a.m., meeting for worship at 10 a.m., and Sunday school for children. The church welcomes each person of any age or ability, race or ethnic background, sexual orientation or gender.
 
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PATRICK HENRY PATRIOTS MEETING
The Patrick Henry Patriots, Patrick County's chapter of the Tea Party, meet at 6 p.m. each first and third Tuesday at the Spencer-Penn Centre in Spencer. For information visit patrickhenrypatriots.org or email patrickhenrypatriots@hotmail.com.
 
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AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
The Amateur Radio Club will meet each second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Stuart site of Patrick Henry Community College. Share in the hobby of radio. For information, visit www.sparkarc.org.
 
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CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLISTS ASSOCIATION MEETING
The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will meet on the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at 322 Patrick Avenue in Stuart. Call Terry at (276) 692-5740 for information.
 
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CHURCH
FLEA MARKET
Flea market sites are available and sponsored by Stuart United Methodist Church on 58 east of Stuart, just beyond M&M's. For information, call member Donald Vernon at 694-7477.
 
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AMERICAN LEGION
POST 123 SCHEDULE
American Legion Post 123 and Legion Auxiliary meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Mount Airy, N.C. Sons of the American Legion Squadron 123 meet the second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the park; American Legion Post 123 Riders meet the last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the park. American Legion bingo is held every Thursday at the park. Early birds start at 6 p.m.; the main game begins at 7 p.m.
 
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JOSHUA PLACE
Joshua Place is "a healing place for hurting people." Anyone with hurts, hang-ups, or habits in invited to stop by any Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments; 7 p.m. at Orchard Drive Church, Sanville Community.