Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Stuart, Virginia
Patrick County - Stuart, Virginia - Blue Ridge Mountains
 
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Scheduled Events

September 2016

Stuart Farmers Market

Sep 30

8 am to 12 pm. Great selection of locally grown vegetables, baked items, soaps, meats, eggs and crafts. Come sip some coffee and shop.
Stuart Farmers Market - Stuart, Virginia

October 2016

Civil War Encampment & Reenactment - Annual

Oct 1-2

Living history at Laurel Hill, the birthplace of Major General J.E.B. Stuart, near Ararat, Virginia. Don't miss one of the highest-quality re-enactment events in the world! The Blue Ridge Mountains will ring again with the clash of sabers, the thunder of the big guns, and the battle cries of the bloodiest war ever fought! Food vendors, period music, Black Rose Memorial service, women's fashion show, sutlers, period camp sites and more.
Laurel Hill - Ararat, VA - (276) 251-1833 - www.jebstuart.org
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25th Annual Civil War Encampment & Living History Weekend

Oct 1-2

Jeb Stuart Birthplace Trust announces the 25th Annual Civil War Encampment & Living History Weekend on October 1st and 2nd, at the Laurel Hill Birthplace of Major General J.E.B. Stuart, CSA.
Ararat Hwy. - Ararat, VA - 276-251-1833 - www.jebstuart.org
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Sunday Sounds

Oct 2

Enjoy the perfect pairing of wine and free live music each Sunday in June through October in the winery’s courtyard. The eclectic schedule of featured artists has an Americana focus with jazz every first Sunday. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m
Chateau Morrisette

Sunday Sounds Music Series

Oct 2

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Chateau Morrisette Winery

Lunchtime Qigong

Oct 4

When: EVERY Tuesday of each month Time: Noon - 1:00PM Where: Patrick County Dancing Arts Center Cost: $5 per class. No need to sign-up, just drop-in, classes are on-going! Breathe and get your chi moving, increase vitality and longevity!
Patrick County Dancing Arts Center - Stuart Va - www.patrickcountydance.com
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Certified Production Technician (CPT) classes

Oct 4

Quality Practices & Measurement focuses on skills necessary to: read, interpret prints; compare measurements to prints; document quality problems; and suggest ideas for continuous improvement. Tues & Thurs, Sept 22-Oct 18 6:00-9:30 pm Tuition: $605.99
PHCC Division of Workforce, Economic & Community - Martinsville, Va

Portrait Photography

Oct 4-18

Learn the basics of lighting and posing to create perfect portraits. Learn the tips and techniques for producing beautiful portraits every time. Tuesdays, Oct. 4-18, 6:00-8:00 PM, Cost: $45
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, Va

Personal Enrichment Class

Oct 4-6

Floral Design Oct 4   Creative Designs in Floral Photography/Photoshop  Oct 4    Portrait Photography  Oct 6    Adobe Photoshop for Beginners   Storytelling  Oct 5    Cultural Storytelling Glass Art Oct 5    Introduction to Stained Glass
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, VA

Cultural Storytelling

Oct 5

From 10am-12pm Cost is 45$ - Storytelling can be an interesting pathway to discover how we came to be who we are as people, as families, and as sub-cultures within society. Explore the rich storytelling history of the Native American and African-American cultures and unlock your personal story during this four week course.     The first two sessions will be on African American Storytelling. Storytelling is important in the African American community. Through storytelling, questions were answered, history was conveyed, and lifelong lessons were taught and learned through the development of African folktales.   The last two sessions will be on Native American Storytelling. Native Americans have always used the art of storytelling to answer questions and explain some of life's most complex situations. Using animals, plants, and a variety of other natural items, a little humor, and a lot of self-examination, life's mysteries and valuable moral lessons are revealed.   Instructors: Fred Motley & Renea Wagoner   Pre-Registration required. http://ph.augusoft.net or 276-656-5461
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, VA - 276-656-5461 - ph.augusoft.net.

Certified Production Technician (CPT) classes

Oct 6

Quality Practices & Measurement focuses on skills necessary to: read, interpret prints; compare measurements to prints; document quality problems; and suggest ideas for continuous improvement. Tues & Thurs, Sept 22-Oct 18 6:00-9:30 pm Tuition: $605.99
PHCC Division of Workforce, Economic & Community - Martinsville, Va

Motorcycle Basic Rider Course

Oct 7-9

Learn to ride a motorcycle and be prepared for state licensing. The Basic Rider Course provides classroom and actual motorcycle operator training in controlled range conditions. Riders learn basic operation skills: effective braking, cornering, obstacle avoidance, and safe street-riding strategies. Student Handbook and Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Motorcycle Operator Manual are provided. Motorcycles are provided or participants can use their own.
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, VA

Sunday Sounds Music Series

Oct 9

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Chateau Morrisette Winery

“MUSIC on the LAWN” at Reynolds Homestead

Oct 9

The Dry Hill Draggers “MUSIC on the LAWN” at Reynolds Homestead The Reynold Homestead and our American Music Concerts invite you to come outside and enjoy “Music on the Lawn” on Sunday, October 9 at 2:30 PM with The Dry Hill Draggers! Music on the Lawn concerts are relaxed events! Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or favorite chair and a picnic to enjoy some of the best music we can find! The outdoors dance floor encourages flatfooters, two-steppers and dancers of all types! The concert begins at 2:30 PM. Admission for the American Music Concerts is now only $8. Children under the age of 15 are admitted free. The Reynolds Homestead is at 463 Homestead Lane, Critz, VA, 24082. Thanks to Valley Star Credit Union and Friends of The Reynolds Homestead for their support. Visit: Facebook: American Music Series-Reynolds Homestead
Reynolds Homestead - Critz, Va - 276-694-7181 - http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AmericanM

Certified Production Technician (CPT) classes

Oct 11

Quality Practices & Measurement focuses on skills necessary to: read, interpret prints; compare measurements to prints; document quality problems; and suggest ideas for continuous improvement. Tues & Thurs, Sept 22-Oct 18 6:00-9:30 pm Tuition: $605.99
PHCC Division of Workforce, Economic & Community - Martinsville, Va

Certified Production Technician (CPT) classes

Oct 13

Quality Practices & Measurement focuses on skills necessary to: read, interpret prints; compare measurements to prints; document quality problems; and suggest ideas for continuous improvement. Tues & Thurs, Sept 22-Oct 18 6:00-9:30 pm Tuition: $605.99
PHCC Division of Workforce, Economic & Community - Martinsville, Va

Gun Safety Class

Oct 15

October 15, Saturday, 8am to 12noon at the Henry County Firing Range. Registration is required by October 9th. Class is taught by Henry County Sheriff’s office. Limited to 12 students. Cost is $45. Students will need 25 rounds of ammo and their own gun.
Henry County Shooting Range

Gun Safety Class

Oct 15

October 15, Saturday, 8am to 12noon at the Henry County Firing Range. Registration is required by October 9th. Class is taught by Henry County Sheriff’s office. Limited to 12 students. Cost is $45. Students will need 25 rounds of ammo and their own gun.
Spencer Penn - Spencer, Va - 276-957-5757

Certified Production Technician (CPT) classes

Oct 18

Quality Practices & Measurement focuses on skills necessary to: read, interpret prints; compare measurements to prints; document quality problems; and suggest ideas for continuous improvement. Tues & Thurs, Sept 22-Oct 18 6:00-9:30 pm Tuition: $605.99
PHCC Division of Workforce, Economic & Community - Martinsville, Va

Certified Production Technician (CPT) classes

Oct 20 - Nov 15

Manufacturing Processes & Production focuses on skills necessary to: identify needed resources; coordinate work flow; perform and monitor process; and document product and process. Tues & Thurs, Oct 20-Nov 15 6:00-9:30 pm Tuition: $605.99
PHCC Division of Workforce, Economic & Community D - martinsville, Va

Intermediate Adobe Photoshop

Oct 20 - Nov 17

Take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Add an artist's touch to your photos by learning to use Photoshop tools, overlays, and textures. Please bring a portable jump drive with images you would like to enhance. Thursdays, Oct. 20-Nov. 17, 6:00-8:00 PM, Cost: $60
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, Va - (276) 656-5461

Motorcycle Basic Rider Course

Oct 21-23

Learn to ride a motorcycle and be prepared for state licensing. The Basic Rider Course provides classroom and actual motorcycle operator training in controlled range conditions. Riders learn basic operation skills: effective braking, cornering, obstacle avoidance, and safe street-riding strategies. Student Handbook and Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Motorcycle Operator Manual are provided. Motorcycles are provided or participants can use their own.
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, VA

Apple Dumpling Festival

Oct 22-22

Occurs every October.

Apple Dumpling Festival 5k

Oct 22

Saturday Oct. 22 at 8 AM ~ Apple Dumpling Festival 5K. Downtown Stuart. Registration starts at 7 AM, Race at 8 AM. Come run through downtown Stuart and long the Mayo River Rail Trail. Cost is $20 before 9/30, $25 after 10/1 until race day. For registration email racedrba@yahoo.com, or rebajksn@aol.com, phone 540-570-3511. Stay for after the run for the Town of Stuart's Apple Dumpling Festival
- Stuart Va - 540-570-3511
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Apple Dumpling Festival 5k

Oct 22

Saturday Oct. 22 at 8 AM ~ Apple Dumpling Festival 5K. Downtown Stuart. Registration starts at 7 AM, Race at 8 AM. Come run through downtown Stuart and long the Mayo River Rail Trail. Cost is $20 before 9/30, $25 after 10/1 until race day. For registration email racedrba@yahoo.com, or rebajksn@aol.com, phone 540-570-3511. Stay for after the run for the Town of Stuart's Apple Dumpling Festival
- Stuart Va - 540-570-3511
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La Leche League to host an educational and support group meeting

Oct 25

It is a breastfeeding educational and support group, that meets once a month - the 4th Tuesday of every month from 5-6:30 at the Patrick County Branch Library.
Patrick County Branch Library - Stuart Va
Email for more information.

Ararat Ruritans' Annual BBQ

Oct 29

The Ararat Ruritans hold this 29th Annual BBQ each year on the last Sat in October, 12:00pm 6:00 pm.
Ararat Ruritans Building - Ararat, Virginia

HARDIN REYNOLDS MEMORIAL SCHOOL 3RD ANNUAL 5K/FUN RUN

Oct 29

Pre-register before Oct 14th to receive race t-shirt, Register day of the race at 7am at school, race starts at 8am. Costumes encouraged no masks please. T-shirts will be for sale race day while supplies last. To register or for more information please contact Don or Lisa Haycraft at poorfarmerinstuart@centurylink.net or call 276-692-4546
Hardin Reynolds Memorial School - Critz, Va - 276-692-4546

November 2016

Lunchtime Qigong

Nov 1

When: EVERY Tuesday of each month Time: Noon - 1:00PM Where: Patrick County Dancing Arts Center Cost: $5 per class. No need to sign-up, just drop-in, classes are on-going! Breathe and get your chi moving, increase vitality and longevity!
Patrick County Dancing Arts Center - Stuart Va - www.patrickcountydance.com
Email for more information.

Photo Editing

Nov 1-22

Edit and crop digital images using simple software programs like Adobe Photoshop and get the most out of your digital images. Tuesdays, Nov. 1-22 (no class 11/8), 6:00-8:00 PM, Cost: $45
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, Va

Basic Contractor Licensing & Tradesman classes

Nov 2

Tradesman Licensure Courses- Electrician
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, VA - 276-656-0260 - ph.augusoft.net

Basic Contractor Licensing & Tradesman classes

Nov 10

Tradesman Licensure Courses- Gas Fitter
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, VA - 276-656-0260 - ph.augusoft.net

Basic Contractor Licensing & Tradesman classes

Nov 10

Tradesman Licensure Courses- Plumber schedule
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, VA - 276-656-0260 - ph.augusoft.net

Beginning Sewing: Making a Christmas Tote

Nov 12

November 12, 9-12:00; Instructor Vicki Wasoski; students will learn the basic principles of cutting out a pattern and using the sewing machine to make a tote. All materials will be provided but if you have a sharp pair of scissors, please bring them. For ages teens to adults, cost $20/members & $25/non-members. Call the Centre to register.
Spencer Penn - Spencer, Va - 276-957-5757

Annual Chef's Dinner

Nov 12

November 12, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Restaurant at Chateau Morrisette culinary team presents a sumptuous multi-course menu to accompany the release of the winery’s 2014 Chambourcin and 2014 Cabernet Franc. The Chef’s Dinner menu and pricing will be available October 15.
Chateau Morisette - Floyd, Va

Holiday Bazaar

Nov 12

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Patrick County is sponsoring the 9th Annual Holiday Bazaar to be held Saturday, November 12th at Rotary Field in Stuart, VA from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors will have plenty of gift ideas for the upcoming holidays. For more information call 276-694-5273
Rotary Field - Stuart Va - 276-694-5273

American Music at The Reynolds Homestead

Nov 13

Sunday- 2:30PM - Mary Jo and Charlie Show with Ron and Tommy - bluegrass at its best.
Reynolds Homestead - Critz Va

Certified Production Technician (CPT) classes

Nov 17 - Dec 15

Maintenance Awareness Focuses on skills necessary to: perform preventive maintenance; monitor indicators for correct operation; recognize possible maintenance issues with: electrical, pneumatic, lubrication, automation, hydraulic, and couplings. Tues & Thurs, Nov 17-Dec 15 6:00-9:30 pm Tuition: $605.99
PHCC Division of Workforce, Economic & Community D - Martinsville, Va - 276-656-0260

Reynolds Homestead Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

Nov 19

10:00 AM-3:00 PM. Begin the holiday season's shopping with a visit to the Reynolds Homestead for the 2nd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. Thirty of our local artists, artisans, and crafters will be on hand with unique holiday decorations and gifts sure to delight any gift recipient.
Reynolds Homestead - Critz Va - 276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu
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Basic Contractor Licensing

Nov 19

This eight hour course provides a basic look at statutes and regulations governing contractor licensing in Virginia, including: Types of licenses available and qualifications for each, Standards of practice, Prohibited acts, How to avoid violations.
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, VA - 276-656-0260 - ph.augusoft.net

La Leche League to host an educational and support group meeting

Nov 22

It is a breastfeeding educational and support group, that meets once a month - the 4th Tuesday of every month from 5-6:30 at the Patrick County Branch Library.
Patrick County Branch Library - Stuart Va
Email for more information.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Nov 26

November 26, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Join Chateau Morrisette's traditional Christmas Tree lighting in the winery courtyard. Enjoy festivities, hot drinks and picturesque mountain setting.
Chateau Morisette - Floyd, Va

December 2016

Black Dog Christmas Weekends

Dec 3

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. During the winery’s highly-anticipated Black Dog Christmas Weekends, guests are welcomed with decked halls, complimentary tastings and up to 30 percent off wines as well as discounts on gift shop items. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season and hand-select special gifts for family, friends and colleagues.
Chateau Morisette - Floyd, Va

Black Dog Christmas Weekends

Dec 4

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. During the winery’s highly-anticipated Black Dog Christmas Weekends, guests are welcomed with decked halls, complimentary tastings and up to 30 percent off wines as well as discounts on gift shop items. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season and hand-select special gifts for family, friends and colleagues.
Chateau Morisette - Floyd, Va

Lunchtime Qigong

Dec 6

When: EVERY Tuesday of each month Time: Noon - 1:00PM Where: Patrick County Dancing Arts Center Cost: $5 per class. No need to sign-up, just drop-in, classes are on-going! Breathe and get your chi moving, increase vitality and longevity!
Patrick County Dancing Arts Center - Stuart Va - www.patrickcountydance.com
Email for more information.

MUSIC at THE HOMESTEAD

Dec 8

Sunday -7-9PM - Victorian Christmas - Classical Concert – Rainier Trio sharing the Holiday Spirit.
Reynolds Homestead - Critz Va

Black Dog Christmas Weekends

Dec 10

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. During the winery’s highly-anticipated Black Dog Christmas Weekends, guests are welcomed with decked halls, complimentary tastings and up to 30 percent off wines as well as discounts on gift shop items. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season and hand-select special gifts for family, friends and colleagues.
Chateau Morisette - Floyd, Va

Black Dog Christmas Weekends

Dec 11

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. During the winery’s highly-anticipated Black Dog Christmas Weekends, guests are welcomed with decked halls, complimentary tastings and up to 30 percent off wines as well as discounts on gift shop items. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season and hand-select special gifts for family, friends and colleagues.
Chateau Morisette - Floyd, Va

La Leche League to host an educational and support group meeting

Dec 27

It is a breastfeeding educational and support group, that meets once a month - the 4th Tuesday of every month from 5-6:30 at the Patrick County Branch Library.
Patrick County Branch Library - Stuart Va
Email for more information.

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Dec 31

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. An annual winery tradition, the New Year’s Eve Dinner is a gourmand’s delight featuring a multi-course meal and wine pairing. Menu, pricing and reservations are available December 10.
Chateau Morisette - Floyd, Va

Corporate Gold Club

Mountain Rose Inn

SamCo Construction

Stanburn Winery

Whitlow Excavating

Angels Above Design

RIver Community Bank

Brian Jessup, CPA

Virginia Workforce Centers

Carter Bank & Trust

Primland Resort

Outdoor Entertainment

Mountain Valley Hospice

Clark Gas & Oil