Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Stuart, Virginia
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September 2022

CDL Training Now Available in Martinsville

Sep 1-30

Get our license in as little as four weeks, and get started on one of the most in-demand careers in the county. For info or to enroll: anceraed.com/patrickhenry or 276-656-0260.
Patrick & Henry Community College - Martinsville, VA - 276-656-0260

Calling All Employers - Student Career Fair 

Sep 6 - Nov 3

The Patrick County Highs School will be hosting a Student Career Fair on Thursday, November 3rd. We would love to have your company set up to discuss types of employees, training and education that is needed for your company. Come help us to grow your next generation of employees. To Participate: Contact Dianne Hughes, Career Coach at 276-656-0338.
Patrick County High School - Stuart, VA

Patrick County Chamber of Commerce to host 2022 Scarecrow Contest 

Sep 8 - Oct 31

Come One Come All, let's celebrate fall. Businesses, Organizations, Individuals: Gather our supplies and create a scarecrow. Register your scarecrow display with the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Promote your scarecrow display on social media.
- 276-694-6012 - www.patrickchamber.com

Fall 2022 College for Older Adults

Sep 8 - Oct 31

VT/Reynolds Homestead to host Fall 2022 College for Older Adults. COA begins Monday, September 19th. Visit the Reynolds Homestead website for a listing of course offerings and to register for classes. www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu or call 276-694-7181 for more information.
Reynolds Homestead, 463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA 24082 - 1-276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu
Email for more information.

2022 Rock Spring Art Show

Sep 8 - Oct 29

VT/Reynolds Homestead to host "Rock Spring Art Show" September 12th through October 29th, 2022. Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, Thursday, September 8th at 6:00 p.m. at Reynolds Homestead Community Engagement Center. The show will be on exhibit to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM and on Sundays 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM.
Reynolds Homestead - 463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA 24082 - 276-694-7181 - reynoldshomestead.vt.edu
Email for more information.

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Canning Class - Soups and Such

Sep 10-24

Saturday, September 10th and/or September 24 at 9 AM. For folks that have some experience with canning. All supplies are provided. $15/members and $20/non-members. The September 10th class is almost full so call to register as soon as possible!
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 1-276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Hearth Fyre Cafe to host Beginning Belly Dance Lessons

Sep 11 - Dec 31

Beginning Bell Dance Lessons - after-hours at Hearth Fyre Cafe, 121 N. Main Street, Stuart, VA 24171, starting September 11, 2022, Sundays 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. $15 per class for drop in students, $40 for 4 weeks of lessons (paid in advance). Come learn the fundamentals of belly dance with Roxanne of Wine and Alchemy www.wineandalchemymusic.com. Students who opt to purchase 4 weeks of lessons are welcome to come to either or both classes each week. The same material will be covered on Sundays and Tuesdays. Class will include warmups and stretching. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a hip scarf if you have one. Many dancers prefer to dance barefoot, but if you prefer to dance in shoes, please make sure your footwear has no raised heel and can slide on the floor (doesn't have a ruber sole). If you have any questions, please contact Roxanne at: roxannemusicanddance@gmail.com.
Hearth Fyre Cafe - 121 N Main Street - Stuart, VA

Hearth Fyre Cafe to host The Dinklings Writing Group 

Sep 15 - Dec 31

Hearth Fyre Cafe will host "The Dinklings Writing Group: We Drink, and We Write Things. Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., starting September 15, 2022. Come meet with other writers to hone your skills, brainstorm ideas, work through writers' block, get constructive feedback on your work, and more. Group members will submit their work weekly at least 2 days before the weekly meeting via: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedinklingswritinggroup. In person meetings will include feedback sessions, during which members will share their impressions and suggestions about other group members' work, as well as creative writing exercises. Follow us on Facebook and on our website at http://hearthfyrecafe.com/
Hearth Fyre Cafe - 121 N Main Street - Stuart, VA 24171 - 276-694-7575 - www.hearthfyrecafe.com

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Sep 23

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Attention Shoppers - Stuart Farmers' Market open every Friday

Sep 23

Open every Friday 8 am to 12 pm with locally grown Fruits & Vegetables, Meats, Baked Items, Eggs, Crafts & More.
Stuart Farmers Market - 320 Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

2022 Sunflower Maze at Doe Run Farm

Sep 24 - Nov 5

2022 Sunflower Maze at Doe Run Farm in Ararat, Virginia (16th Annual Sunflower Maze), scheduled for September 24th through November 5th (Sunday through Friday, 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Activities include Sunflower Maze, Hayrides, 30' X 30' Jump Pad, Swings, Double Slide, Apple Launcher, Pumpkin Bowling, Corn Hole, and More! We have pumpkins, fall decorations, apples, maze t-shorts, apple pies, hot dogs, popcorn and more! Pick-your-own Sunflowers and Zinnias! Admission to our farm: 12 and up $10.00, 4-11 years $7.00, 3 years and under Free! (Admission includes Sunflower Maze, Hayride, Swings, Double Slide, 30' by 30' Jump Pad, Pumpkin Bowling, Corn Hole). Picnic tables are available. You are also welcomed to bring a picnic with your quilt and chairs. For group reservations and for more information contact: Buddy and Jeanie Puckett at 276-251-8287 or 276-730-4831. Website: doerunfarmvirginia.com Farm Location: 214 Marigol Lane, Ararat, VA 24053
214 Marigold Lane - Ararat, VA 24053 - 276-251-8287/276-730-4831

Music at the VIlla: Cosmic Porch Pickers at Villa Appalaccia Winery

Sep 24

1 PM to 4 PM - Music at the Villa: Cosmic Porch Pickers We welcome our fellow Floydians back to the Villa with their awesome mix of blues, folk and jazz. Good folks. Good music.
752 Rock Castle Gorge Road - Floyd, VA - 540-593-3100

Chateau Morrisette to host Music on the Courtyard Concert Series

Sep 24

1 PM to 4 PM - Music by Craig Vaughn - On Saturday & Sundays this summer, enjoy award-winning wines, breathtaking views from the Blue Ridge, and an eclectic array of musical artists performing on Chateau Morrisette's Winery Courtyard from 1-4pm. We will also be serving food and non-alcoholic drinks out of our Hut on Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately, due to recent incidents of outside alcohol being brought onto the premises, we will no longer be allowing picnic baskets with outside food or drink on Saturday or Sunday. Music on the Courtyard admission is free. We suggest bringing seating as the tables fill up fast. Savor every last drop of the weekend with us! Dates, events and hours are subject to change without notice. MUSIC WILL CANCEL IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER. Please check the forecast.
291 Winery Road - Floyd VA - 540-593-2865

The Spencer-Penn Centre to host Barn Quilt Class

Sep 25

September 25th, 1 PM to 5 PM. All supplies are provided. Registration deadline is Monday, September 16th. Pricing is based on size: 12" X 36" exterior $75. 24" x 24" exterior $65. 36" X 36" exterior $85. Please contact the Centre for more details and to register y the deadline. No drop-ins please.
Spencer-Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

The Palmetto Theatre of Walnut Cove presents

Sep 25

The Palmetto Theatre of Walnut Cove will host "Whey Jennings" on September 25th at 4:00 PM. Doors open at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $30 per person.
Palmetto Theatre, 329 N Main Street - Walnut Cove, NC 27052

Chateau Morrisette to host Music on the Courtyard Concert Series

Sep 25

1 PM to 4 PM - Music by Bruce Mahin - On Saturday & Sundays this summer, enjoy award-winning wines, breathtaking views from the Blue Ridge, and an eclectic array of musical artists performing on Chateau Morrisette's Winery Courtyard from 1-4pm. We will also be serving food and non-alcoholic drinks out of our Hut on Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately, due to recent incidents of outside alcohol being brought onto the premises, we will no longer be allowing picnic baskets with outside food or drink on Saturday or Sunday. Music on the Courtyard admission is free. We suggest bringing seating as the tables fill up fast. Savor every last drop of the weekend with us! Dates, events and hours are subject to change without notice. MUSIC WILL CANCEL IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER. Please check the forecast.
291 Winery Road - Floyd VA

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Sep 27

The Willis Gap Community Center, Golden Oldies, (last Tuesday each month) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. with music at 7:00 p.m. of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, Inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs—chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water. Family-friendly. Dancing is permitted. 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: (276 251 8548) (276 251 5436).
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Sep 30

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Stokes Arts to host original artwork by Eileen Wilhelm

Sep 30

The Stokes County Arts Council will host original artwork by Eileen Wilhelm in the Apple Gallery, 500 N Main Street, Danbury, North Carolina. Exhibit Dates: August 16th through September 30, 2022. Viewing of the exhibit is free and open to the public.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Stuart Farmers Market to host Patrick County Master Gardeners

Sep 30

Monthly Master Gardeners Program. Stuart Farmers Market open every Friday 8 am to 12 pm with locally grown Fruits & Vegetables, Meats, Baked Items, Eggs, Crafts & More.
Stuart Farmers Market - 320 Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in September

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike. Walk in the footsteps of moonshiners of decades gone by. Visit the remains of two old moonshine stills and learn about the very interesting, and sometimes tragic, history of our local moonshining activities -- Fridays, 10 a.m. at the State Park Visitor Center. Guests will meet an interpreter at the Visitor Center then drive to the hike location. This hike is over steep, uneven terrain and is difficult. High top shoes, long pants, insect spray and a walking stick are advised. 1-800-933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairystone Lake Dr - Stuart, VA

October 2022

3rd Annual Foothills Farm Festival

Oct 1

The 3rd annual Foothills Farm Festival "A Celebration of Southern Appalachian Heritage" on Saturday, October 1st, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Location: 1463 Snow Hill Church Road, Danbury, NC. Old fashion farmer, harvesting and folk life demonstrations -- corn picker, husker, saw milling, chainsaw carving, wool spinning, tobacco harvesting and much more. Tractor parade on sight. Great food by local group and churches. Molasses, Apple Butter, and Biscuit Making Demonstration. Old fashioned homemade ice cream. General Admission: $5; children 12 and under get in free. Country meal served at 5 o'clock. Contact Robert and Cheryl Knight at 336-344-2709 to participate as a vendor.
1463 Snow Hill Church Road - Danbury, NC 27016

JEB Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust Annual Civil War Encampment & Living History Weekend

Oct 1-2

Annual Civil War Encampment & Living History Weekend, October 1st and 2nd, 2022 at 1091 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA 24053. Opens at 9:00 AM. FREE Parking. Admission $8/person - 12 and under Free. Food and Specialty Vendors. Email: laurelhill@jebstuart.org or rshaynes59@yahoo.com. Call: 276-251-1833. Visit: www.jebstuart.org. www.facebook.com/JEB.Stuart.Trust. Walk back in time....Come join us....Experience the Simple Life -- Meet the Civil War Generals, Enjoy the Ladies Tea, Civil War Sutlers, String Band Music, Saturday Night Dance, Sunday Morning Church Services, Battle Scenes on Saturday and Sunday.
1091 Ararat Highway - Ararat, VA

Basketball Tournament

Oct 1

Basketball Tournament, Saturday, October 1, 2022, Patrick County High School. Open to men and women. Get your team ready! Tournament fundraiser for Patrick County youth teams.
Patrick County High School - Stuart, VA

Fab Lab Family Days - Come and Join Us!

Oct 1

Join us for a fun, hands-on activity for the entire family in the Fab Lab! Each month we will have a featured activity to allow individuals and families the opportunity to learn fun and creative things you can do in the fab Lab. No experience or technical knowledge needed. DIY STICKERS! In October, participants will be using the vinyl cutter to create unique, custom designed stickers! Saturday, October 1, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, $15, Patrick County Fab Lab. Saturday, October 8, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, $15, IDEA Center
Patrick and Henry Community College

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Oct 7

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Patrick County to host Free Workshop 

Oct 8

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Seed saving and seed exchange (Patrick County Library). Commercially packaged seeds can be expensive. During this workshop, learn how to properly gather, save, and store seeds. This workshop will cover the implications of cross pollination on seeds as well. A seed exchange will take place immediately after the workshop. Workshops are free with no advanced registration required. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/PatrickCountyMasterGardeners/
Patrick County Library-116 W Blue Ridge Street - Stuart, VA

Fab Lab Family Days - Come and Join Us!

Oct 8

Join us for a fun, hands-on activity for the entire family in the Fab Lab! Each month we will have a featured activity to allow individuals and families the opportunity to learn fun and creative things you can do in the fab Lab. No experience or technical knowledge needed. DIY STICKERS! In October, participants will be using the vinyl cutter to create unique, custom designed stickers! Saturday, October 1, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, $15, Patrick County Fab Lab. Saturday, October 8, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, $15, IDEA Center
Patrick and Henry Community College

Stokes County Arts Council to host Music at King Central Park

Oct 8

The Stokes County Arts Council will host "Music" at King Central Park, 302 Kirby Road, King, NC 27021 on Saturday, October 8, 2022, featuring the Terrible Twos at 4:00 PM and Mean Street at 6:00 PM. FREE event. Cash and Card donations accepted in support of Stokes Arts Touring Programs in Stokes County Schools.
302 Kirby Road - King, NC - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org

Batts Blooming Blessings Farm to host Fall Farm Festival

Oct 8

Come join us for the 2022 Fall Farm Festival on Saturday, October 8, 2022, 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. We are located just off Highway 58 in Critz, Va. Grand Opening of our store "She Shed" with a wide variety of soaps and more. See the animals on site and there will be a host of vendors available. Visit our Facebook page for more information about this festival.
Batts Blooming Blessings Farm - 3848 Vias Orchard - Critz, VA 24082 - 19185501406
Email for more information.

Affordable Health Screenings Coming to Stuart in October

Oct 10

Residents living in and around the Stuart, Virginia can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. John D. Hooker Memorial Building will host this community event on October 10th. Screenings are affordable and convenient. Free parking is also available. Special package pricing starts at $159, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit our website at www.lifeline-screening.com. Pre-registration is required.
John D. Hooker Memorial Building - 264 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Oct 14

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Spencer Penn Centre to host Music Night

Oct 14

The Spencer Penn Centre will host Music Night, Friday, October 14th, with Jus' Cauz Bluegrass Band. Gate opens at 5 pm. and the band starts at 6:15 pm. Admission is a $5 cash donation. Come bring your flatfooting' shoes and enjoy some great music! Concessions, including the ever-popular Spencer Penn hot dogs and BBQ wil be sold.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 1-276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

The Ararat Ruritan Club to host 2022 Jackpot Bingo

Oct 15

Every Third Saturday Night (6pm) - The Ararat Ruritan Club will host its monthly Jackpot Bingo on every third Saturday night at 6:00pm. Cost is $20 for 20 games, coveralls $5 each PLUS door prizes and concessions. Each game pays out $50 with the cover-all payout at $150 if not won within 56 draws. This month's jackpot is $1,400.00, if the coverall is won within 57 draws. Free coveralls will be given to players bringing new/unused items to donate to the Redemption House of Surry. Items accepted are basic clothing and general hygiene items. Doors open at 5:00 pm, with concessions which include hotdogs, chips, candy, soft drinks and bottled water. Exception: November and December 2022 schedule for Jackpot Bingo will be the second Saturday due to the holiday schedule.
The club building is located at 4711 Ararat Highwa - Ararat, VA 24053 - 276-251-1408

Spencer-Penn Centre to host 2022 Fall Festival

Oct 15

Saturday, October 15 10am to 2pm Join us at our annual Fall Festival as we take it back to our roots with games and children's activities, vendors, and more! The fun begins at 10 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m. For vendor inquiries, please email spcevents04@gmail.com or call (276) 957-5757.
Spencer Penn Center - 475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

PCMA to host Saturday Nite Opry

Oct 15

The Patrick County Music Association will host "Saturday Nite Opry" on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Show starts at 5:00 p.m. featuring SideLine, with Mack Shuh, Scarlett Norman, Miller Hopkins, By Grace Band, Joey Lemons, and the Country Boys Band.
Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Stokes Arts presents Caleb Caudle Forsythia Tour

Oct 15

The Stokes County Arts Council will host Caleb Caudle at The Arts Place of Stokes, on Saturday, October 15, 2022, 7:00 p.m. Tickets $20/$15 members. This musical event is part of the Three Sisters Concert Series.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Patrick County Music Association presents 20th Anniversary Opry Show

Oct 15

The Patrick County Music Association will host the 20th Anniversary Opry Show, Saturday, October 15, 2022. Special bands and lots of music. Mark Your Calendars! More information forthcoming!
Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA - 276-694-4245 - www.facebook.com/PCMAssn

55th Annual Meadows of Dan Pancake Days

Oct 16-23

The Meadows of Dan Ruritan Club and Fire Department will host the 55th annual Pancake Days fundraiser on Sunday, October 16, and Sunday, October 23, 2022, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Meadows of Dan Community Building (2858 Jeb Stuart Highway). Each year, more than 4,000 people attend the all-you-can-eat event supporting the local community. The Pancake meal features a selection of buttermilk pancakes, buckwheat pancakes, sausage, gravy, and all the fixings. “Pancake Days is our largest event of the year and returns for the first time since we were unable to have the event in 2020,” says Emily Handy, President of Meadows of Dan Ruritan Club. “Pancake Days is a generational event that brings everyone together at the heart of our community, and we cannot wait to welcome everyone back this year.” Proceeds from Pancake Days benefit various local community causes and organizations including the volunteer fire department, rescue squad, schools, college scholarships, food drives, and other needs in Patrick County. “Families from miles around come together to host Pancake Days,” says Debra Shelor, Ruritan Treasurer. ”The impact on our community is significant by supporting youth education, ensuring our local safety squad can care for area residents, and that our community building remains a place for all area events.” Prices at the door are $12 for adults, and $6 for children ages twelve and under. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. To-go orders are available and Neese’s freshly ground sausage, seasoned just right, will be available for sale, too. Commemorative tee shirts will be available for purchase. Tax-deductible donations are being accepted online for those who cannot attend. Visit the RuritanMOD.square.site for more information or to donate today. Bring the family for a not-to-be-missed event and become part of the tradition.
2858 Jeb Stuart Highway - Meadows of Dan, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Oct 21

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Haunted Danbury sponsored by the Stokes County Arts Council

Oct 21-31

The Stokes County Arts Council will host "Haunted Danbury: Ghost Walk Tours" at The Historic Downtown Danbury, NC. Dates of the Tours: October 21st, October 22nd, October 23rd, October 29th, October 30th, and October 31st. More information to come regarding this event.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159
Email for more information.

Town of Stuart to host the 21st Annual Apple Dumpling Festival

Oct 22

The Town of Stuart will host the 21st Annual Apple Dumpling Festival, Saturday, October 22nd, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, downtown Stuart. Music, Crafts and games. Music by: Marcie Horne 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, The Foddrells 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Music with Ben 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Sound by: August Heat Audio. Outdoor Entertainment provided by Mike Gravley. Outstanding artisans and more...Delicious foods plus fresh apples, apple pies and apple dumpling pastries. Persons interested in displaying or selling items must furnish their own equipment such as tents and tables. If electricity is needed for your setup, the festival committee must be contacted before the festival. For vendor information, please contact the Town of Stuart (Billy Gammons or Susan Slate) at 276-694-3811. Downtown Stuart - Stuart, VA - www.townofstuartva.com
Downtown Stuart - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811

Annual Apple Dumpling Festival 5K 

Oct 22

Lace up those sneakers and join us on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 in Downtown Stuart for the Annual Apple Dumpling Festival 5K. The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Dan River Basin Association is presenting this annual fundraiser. The 5K race is run along the Mayo River Rail Trail prior to the Town’s Apple Dumpling Festival. One of the most scenic and flat 5K’s in Patrick County. Pre-registered runners receive a guaranteed t-shirt. All runner's receive a finisher medal, marked course, chance for awards, and a great time! Proceeds benefit the Dan River basin Association's trail development in Patrick County. The Town’s 21st Annual Apple Dumpling Festival is held from 10am to 4pm. For more information and to register for the 5K visit: www.patrickchamber.com or call 276-694-6012
Downtown Stuart, VA - www.patrickchamber.com

Hodge Podge! Annual Art Show 2022

Oct 22 - Nov 14

Bull Mountain Arts will host their annual Hodge Podge Art Show opening reception on Saturday, October 22, 2022, 10:00 AM until 4:00 p.m. The reception is being held in conjunction with the Town's Apple Dumpling Festival. Call for artists: If you are a Bull Mountain Arts member or would like to become a Bull Mountain Arts member and participate with this unique, one-of-a-kind, mixed media show, please contact the Bull Mountain Arts president at bullmountainartspc@gmail.com to receive an application or to join in membership in order to participate. There is no entry fee. This show will on display until November 11, 2022. Open hours from noon until 4:00 PM.
Calliope - Circus of the Arts - 410 Patrick Avenue - Stuart, VA 24171

The Stokes County Arts Council to host Reach the Peaks 2022

Oct 22

Reach the Peaks 2022 - 10th year! Hanging Rock State Park, Saturday October 22, 2022. Trail Running Day of Check In: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM; Hiking Challenge Day of Check In: 8:15 AM to 10:00 AM. Register Now at www.reachthepeaks.org. Registration Fee: Adults: $30 / Youth: $25. Includes: T-Shirt, Farm to Feet Socks, 10-Year Commemorative Magnet, Complimentary Snack at Rocky's. For more info or to Register, call 336-593-8159.
Hanging Rock State Park - 1790 Hanging Rock Park R - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

The Stokes County Historical Society proudly presents Our Courthouses: A History

Oct 23

The Stokes County Historical Society will host "Our Courthouses: A History by Brandon Hooker, Stokes County Register of Deeds on Sunday, October 23, 2022, 2:00 p.m. at The Arts Place, 502 Main Street, Danbury, NC. Event is free and open to the public.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Oct 25

The Willis Gap Community Center, Golden Oldies, (last Tuesday each month) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. with music at 7:00 p.m. of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, Inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs—chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water. Family-friendly. Dancing is permitted. 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: (276 251 8548) (276 251 5436).
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Oct 28

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The Spencer Penn Centre to host a Barn Quilt Class in October

Oct 30

The Spencer Penn Centre will host a Barn Quilt Class on Sunday, October 30th, 1 to 5 p.m. All supplies are provided. Registration deadline is Friday, October 21st. Pricing is based on size: 12" X 36" exterior $75. 24" X 24" exterior $65. 36" X 36" exterior $85. Please contact the Centre for more details and to register by the deadline. N drop-ins please.
Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 1-276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

2022 Stuart Spooktacular

Oct 31

Uptown Main Street in Stuart soon will be transformed into a vibrant, spooky, and most importantly, a safe community celebration suitable for all ages on Monday, October 31, as the Patrick County Young Professionals present the 7th annual Stuart Spooktacular. Superheroes, witches, and ghosts are invited to join the fun with trick or treating, The festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m., judging for the Table Decoration contest begin as well. This event could not be possible without the support from our community through businesses, individuals, civic groups, and others who volunteer to participate and hand out treats. Clark Gas & Oil, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Town of Stuart, and Patrick County Tourism are also vital partners who work to bring this event to life. Interested businesses, organizations, churches, or individuals who would like to set up a table/booth to hand out treats are invited to pre-register. Application Forms will be online and at the Patrick County Chamber Office at later date.
Uptown Stuart - Stuart, VA

November 2022

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Nov 4

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Dehydrating Foods with Melanie Barrow

Nov 4-5

The Spencer Penn Centre will host "Dehydrating Foods with Melanie Barrow" on Friday, November 4th at 5:30 p.m. at The Spencer Penn Centre. We will demonstrate techniques to dry meat and fruits/vegetables at home. All supplies are provided. Class will meet on Friday, November 4th at 5:30 p.m. to prepare the items and start the process, then return Saturday, November 5th, to collect their items. $15/members and $20/non-members. Call the Centre to register at 276-957-5757.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 1-276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Fab Lab Family Days - Come and Join Us! 

Nov 5

Join us for a fun, hands-on activity for the entire family in the Fab Lab! Each month we will have a featured activity to allow individuals and families the opportunity to learn fun and creative things you can do in the fab Lab. No experience or technical knowledge needed. CUSTOMIZED T-SHIRTS. In November, create your own custom designed t-shirt using the vinyl cutter and heat press! Saturday, November 5, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, $15, Patrick County Fab Lab., Saturday, November 12, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, $15, IDEA Center. Pre-Registration Required: 276-656-5461.
Patrick and Henry Community College

The Stokes County Arts Council presents Steve Hartsoe in Concert

Nov 5

The Stokes County Arts Council will host Steve Hartsoe in concert at The Arts Place on Saturday, November 5, 2022, 6:00 p.m. (new rescheduled date from August 20th). General Admission: $15, Members $10. All ages welcome. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.stokesarts.org or call 1-336-593-8159.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Nov 11

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The Ararat Ruritan Club to host 2022 Jackpot Bingo

Nov 12

Every Third Saturday Night (6pm) - The Ararat Ruritan Club will host its monthly Jackpot Bingo on every third Saturday night at 6:00pm. Cost is $20 for 20 games, coveralls $5 each PLUS door prizes and concessions. Each game pays out $50 with the cover-all payout at $150 if not won within 56 draws. This month's jackpot is $1,400.00, if the coverall is won within 57 draws. Free coveralls will be given to players bringing new/unused items to donate to the Redemption House of Surry. Items accepted are basic clothing and general hygiene items. Doors open at 5:00 pm, with concessions which include hotdogs, chips, candy, soft drinks and bottled water. Exception: November and December 2022 schedule for Jackpot Bingo will be the second Saturday due to the holiday schedule.
The club building is located at 4711 Ararat Highwa - Ararat, VA 24053 - 276-251-1408

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Patrick County to host Free Workshop

Nov 12

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Growing and harvesting garlic (Learning Garden). Who doesn't like garlic for its flavor and health benefits? In this workshop, learn which varieties of garlic grew well locally, how and when to plant and harvest. Workshops are free with no advanced registration required. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/PatrickCountyMasterGardeners/
Learning Garden - 1208 Tudor Orchard Road - Patrick Springs, VA

Fab Lab Family Days - Come and Join Us! 

Nov 12

Join us for a fun, hands-on activity for the entire family in the Fab Lab! Each month we will have a featured activity to allow individuals and families the opportunity to learn fun and creative things you can do in the fab Lab. No experience or technical knowledge needed. CUSTOMIZED T-SHIRTS. In November, create your own custom designed t-shirt using the vinyl cutter and heat press! Saturday, November 5, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, $15, Patrick County Fab Lab., Saturday, November 12, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, $15, IDEA Center. Pre-Registration Required: 276-656-5461.
Patrick and Henry Community College

Christmas with the Nelsons

Nov 13

The Stokes County Arts Council will host Matthew and Gunner Nelson with Christmas with the Nelsons on Sunday, November 13, 2022, 2:00 p.m. $35 General Admission, $30 Stokes Arts Members, $25 Ages 65 plus and ages 18 and younger.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Nov 18

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Meadows of Dan Christmas Parade

Nov 26

Meadows of Dan Christmas Parade, Saturday, November 26, 2022. SAVE THE DATE. More information forthcoming.
- Meadows of Dan, VA

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Nov 29

The Willis Gap Community Center, Golden Oldies, (last Tuesday each month) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. with music at 7:00 p.m. of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, Inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs—chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water. Family-friendly. Dancing is permitted. 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: (276 251 8548) (276 251 5436).
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

December 2022

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Dec 2

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

2022 Grand Illumination on Main Street 

Dec 2

GRAND ILLUMINATION Friday, December 2, 2022, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM The Grand Illumination of the Patrick County Courthouse Christmas Tree on Main Street is part of our annual Hometown Christmas celebration. One Family Productions partners with Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Stuart, and Ayers-Kreh Christmas Tree Farm to bring this special evening to residents and visitors. Activities include live music, honored speakers, s'mores making, and shopping with Main Street businesses. We look forward to growing this event in the coming years.
Patrick County Courthouse on Main Street - Stuart, VA

Patrick County Christmas Parade

Dec 2-3

Patrick County Grand Illumination - Friday, December 2, 2022 (Courthouse); Patrick County Christmas Parade - Saturday, December 3, 2022 (Uptown Stuart/Downtown Stuart); Mistletoe Market (Farmers' Market - Chestnut Street and Patrick County Chamber of Commerce - 334 Patrick Avenue). SAVE THE DATE! More information forthcoming.
Uptown Stuart/Downtown Stuart - Stuart, VA

Mistletoe Market at the Stuart Farmers' Market

Dec 3

The Stuart Farmers' Market Mistletoe Market, a holiday tradition, Saturday, December 3rd, 10 AM to 1 PM Downtown Stuart, Virginia. Everything local and handmade from baked items, holiday decor, meats, eggs, cheese, and gifts. Complete list of vendors on our Facebook Page @ StuartFarmersMarketVA. Come out and join us for the best market to find that unique gift! The Patrick County Christmas Parade at 2:00 p.m. "Proud event of Hometown Christmas. Visit: www.patrickchamber.com for complete Hometown Christmas Events.
Farmers Market, 302 Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

Fab Lab Family Days - Come and Join Us! 

Dec 3

Join us for a fun, hands-on activity for the entire family in the Fab Lab! Each month we will have a featured activity to allow individuals and families the opportunity to learn fun and creative things you can do in the fab Lab. No experience or technical knowledge needed. DIY ORNAMENTS - In December, participants will be using the laser cutter to create unique, custom designed Christmas Ornaments! Sat., December 3, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, $15, Parick County Fab Lab & IDEA Center. Pre-Registration Required: 276-656-5461.
Patrick and Henry Community College

Bull Mountain Arts Christmas Pop-Up

Dec 3-10

Bull Mountain Arts to host BMA Christmas Pop-Up. Opening Saturday, December 3rd in conjunction with the Mistletoe Market, through Saturday, December 10th. Shop Bull Mountain artists' creative wares including paintings, jewelry, glass art and more at Calliope, Circus of the Arts. This will be a great time to find those one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. See you there!
Calliope - Circus of the Arts - 410 Patrick Avenue - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Dec 9

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The Ararat Ruritan Club to host 2022 Jackpot Bingo

Dec 10

Every Third Saturday Night (6pm) - The Ararat Ruritan Club will host its monthly Jackpot Bingo on every third Saturday night at 6:00pm. Cost is $20 for 20 games, coveralls $5 each PLUS door prizes and concessions. Each game pays out $50 with the cover-all payout at $150 if not won within 56 draws. This month's jackpot is $1,400.00, if the coverall is won within 57 draws. Free coveralls will be given to players bringing new/unused items to donate to the Redemption House of Surry. Items accepted are basic clothing and general hygiene items. Doors open at 5:00 pm, with concessions which include hotdogs, chips, candy, soft drinks and bottled water. Exception: November and December 2022 schedule for Jackpot Bingo will be the second Saturday due to the holiday schedule.
The club building is located at 4711 Ararat Highwa - Ararat, VA 24053 - 276-251-1408

Second Annual Festival of Lights at DeHart Park

Dec 10-18

DeHart Park is proud to host Patrick County’s very own Festival of Lights Event! December 10th through December 18th. Sunday through Thursday, 6 PM to 8 PM and Friday and Saturday, 6 PM to 9 PM. When the sun goes down, the park will light up with festive holiday displays. Families and friends will enjoy this drive- thru Christmas event from the warmth of their own cars as they journey through the illuminated paths around DeHart Park. We are excited to be able to bring this wonderful event to you for a second year. What better way than to open up the event to local businesses, groups, and families to add their own personal displays! Own an insurance company? Think “Santa’s wrecked sleigh!” Work in a bakery? Think “Gingerbread Houses!” There are many local traditions and memories to be shared through these displays also.
DeHart Park - 212 Johnson Street - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Dec 16

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Dec 23

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Dec 27

The Willis Gap Community Center, Golden Oldies, (last Tuesday each month) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. with music at 7:00 p.m. of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, Inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs—chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water. Family-friendly. Dancing is permitted. 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: (276 251 8548) (276 251 5436).
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Dec 30

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

January 2023

Rent Relief Program

Normally occurs in January

The Virginia Rent Relief Program is available. For additional information or to apply, please call Virginia Legal Aid Society Rent Relief Hotline at 1-866-995-5595.

February 2023

Artist Craig Richards to host Painting Classes at The Arts Place 

Feb 1 - Dec 31

PAINT WITH CRAIG RICHARDS. Artist Craig Richards will host painting classes for anyone interested on Sundays, 2-4 PM, Studio Loft, The Arts Place of Stokes, Danbury, North Carolina. Class instruction is FREE. Text to reserve a spot (336) 655-4888.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016

March 2023

Patrick County Library Upcoming Events/Programs

Mar 24 - Sep 1

PATRICK COUNTY LIBRARY UPCOMING EVENTS/PROGRAMS: CASTLE PARTY Last year our StoryTime Castle party was virtual due to the pandemic. This year we are hoping (and planning) for a more normal celebration on Saturday, April 30th. Contact us for more information as the time approaches. BOOKMOBILING WITH GAYLE WAGONER Gayle Wagoner is our new bookmobile coordinator! Tammy Cope left to become the branch manager of the Martinsville library in November (Congrats Tammy!) and Gayle took over the job of driving Miss Lady (our bookmobile has a name, of course) to our far flung patrons all over Patrick County. Gayle is especially loving her interactions with the kids at the primary and elementary schools! She already has tales to tell. STORYTIME WITH SAM Samantha (Sam) Edmondson is our new Children’s Programmer at the Patrick Library. Sam had been working with Gayle and Tammy on many children’s programs for the past few years. Sam also started and runs our Lego program. LIBRARY AND SEED GARDEN The Patrick County Master Gardeners are really making our library “bloom!” This spring they will begin planting in the newly created Educational Garden, located next to our entryway and their new Seed Library has already “taken root” in the building. LEGO CLUB: Mondays, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM. STORYTIME: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Runs September through May) SUMMER READING: Starts in June. LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: 2nd Thursday of the month, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. OPEN ART STUDIO: 3rd Thursday of the month, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
116 W Blue Ridge Street - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3352

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in March

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike. Walk in the footsteps of moonshiners of decades gone by. Visit the remains of two old moonshine stills and learn about the very interesting, and sometimes tragic, history of our local moonshining activities -- Fridays, 10 a.m. at the State Park Visitor Center. Guests will meet an interpreter at the Visitor Center then drive to the hike location. This hike is over steep, uneven terrain and is difficult. High top shoes, long pants, insect spray and a walking stick are advised. 1-800-933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairystone Lake Dr - Stuart, VA

April 2023

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in April

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike. Walk in the footsteps of moonshiners of decades gone by. Visit the remains of two old moonshine stills and learn about the very interesting, and sometimes tragic, history of our local moonshining activities -- Fridays, 10 a.m. at the State Park Visitor Center. Guests will meet an interpreter at the Visitor Center then drive to the hike location. This hike is over steep, uneven terrain and is difficult. High top shoes, long pants, insect spray and a walking stick are advised. 1-800-933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairystone Lake Dr - Stuart, VA

May 2023

Pizza at the Villa: Starting in May 

May 1 - Dec 31

Weather Permitting and Holiday Schedule Observed - visit Villa Appalaccia website/Facebook for details - Music and Pizza at Villa Appalaccia. Beginning Sunday, May 1 (and continuing every Sunday), we'll again be serving up our famous wood-fired pizzas! Pizzas are available during our normal hours (12:00 PM until 4:30 PM) and are weather permitting so be sure to check the weather report! www.villaappalaccia.com. We've resumed our regular hours (Wed-Sun). Tastings are back!!! Regular music (Saturdays) and pizzas (Sundays). Follow our schedule on our event page. Read more.....
Villa Appalaccia WInery - 752 Rock Castle Gorge - Floyd, VA 24091 - 540-593-3100 - www.villaappalaccia.com

Season Opens for the Stuart Farmers Market

May 6 - Nov 30

Come Join Us at the Stuart Farmers' Market, Downtown Stuart, Fridays 8 AM to 12 PM (May through November). The Stuart Farmers' Market is a locally grown, producer only market. Stay up to date with all of our market offerings on Facebook.
Farmers Market, 302 Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

DeHart Park 2022 Rates, Schedules, and Information

May 23 - Sep 30

Opening day for the pool is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 23, 2022. Hours: Monday -Friday - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Saturday - 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Sunday - 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Rates: See DeHart Park Facebook for rates/general admission and rates for private pool parties, swimming lessons and additional information. https://www.facebook.com/DeHartPark. Sponsored by Stuart Park and Recreation Association.
DeHart Park - 212 Johnson Street - Stuart, VA

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in May

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike. Walk in the footsteps of moonshiners of decades gone by. Visit the remains of two old moonshine stills and learn about the very interesting, and sometimes tragic, history of our local moonshining activities -- Fridays, 10 a.m. at the State Park Visitor Center. Guests will meet an interpreter at the Visitor Center then drive to the hike location. This hike is over steep, uneven terrain and is difficult. High top shoes, long pants, insect spray and a walking stick are advised. 1-800-933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairystone Lake Dr - Stuart, VA

June 2023

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Jun 3 - Sep 30

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike. Walk in the footsteps of moonshiners of decades gone by. Visit the remains of two old moonshine stills and learn about the very interesting, and sometimes tragic, history of our local moonshining activities -- Fridays, 10 a.m. at the State Park Visitor Center. Guests will meet an interpreter at the Visitor Center then drive to the hike location. This hike is over steep, uneven terrain and is difficult. High top shoes, long pants, insect spray and a walking stick are advised. 1-800-933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairystone Lake Dr - Stuart, VA

Paint Class with Craig Richards at The Arts Place

Jun 12 - Sep 25

Paint with Artist Craig Richards, Sundays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Studio Loft, The Arts Place, 502 N Main Street, Danbury, NC 27016. FREE. Text to reserve a space (336) 655-4888.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016

Fairy Stone State Park Presents Monday Market

Jun 13 - Sep 5

Fairy Stone State Park presents "Monday Market" -- Baked Goods, Fresh Produce, Food Vendors, Local Crafts and more. Every Monday, June 13 - September 5, 2022. Picnic Shelters 3 & 4. Food vendors accept cash only. Contact us at 276-930-2424. Location: 967 Fairystone Lake Drive, Stuart, VA 24171.
967 Fairystone Lake Drive - Stuart, VA

Geocaching at Fairy Stone State Park

Jun 13 - Dec 31

June 13 - December 31, 2022 (Mondays). Geocaching at Fairy Stone State Park, 967 Fairystone Lake Drive, Stuart, VA 24171. Hosted by: Fair Stone State Park.
Fairy Stone State Park, 967 Fairystone Lake Drive - Stuart, VA 24171

Music on the Courtyard Concert Series

Jun 18 - Oct 30

Music on the Courtyard -- Concert hosted by Chateau Morrisette Winery, 291 Winery Road, SW, Floyd, VA 24091, (Saturdays and Sundays) June 18th through October 30th, 1:00 PM. Everyone welcome!
291 Winery Road, SW - Floyd, VA 24091

July 2023

Monday Farmers Market at Fairy Stone State Park

Jul 4 - Sep 5

Market Mondays at Fairy Stone began in June and will continue each Monday through Labor Day. So far we have had: Squash, celery, onions, kale, collards, mixed lettuce, cabbage, cucumbers, popcorn, black walnuts, honey, baked breads and cookies, green beans, plants, beeswax candles, birdhouse gourds...coming soon... eggs, tomatoes and sweet corn. Local residents are encouraged to take advantage of Market Mondays as well beginning at 5:00 p.m. Come for a day of swimming and swing by the market when the beach closes at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy your shopping in a beautiful, green setting. Hale Creek meanders by the shelter area, and there is plenty of parking. Not all vendors accept credit cards or checks, so bring plenty of cash.
Fairy Stone State Park, 967 Fairystone Lake Drive - Stuart, VA

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in July

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike. Walk in the footsteps of moonshiners of decades gone by. Visit the remains of two old moonshine stills and learn about the very interesting, and sometimes tragic, history of our local moonshining activities -- Fridays, 10 a.m. at the State Park Visitor Center. Guests will meet an interpreter at the Visitor Center then drive to the hike location. This hike is over steep, uneven terrain and is difficult. High top shoes, long pants, insect spray and a walking stick are advised. 1-800-933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairystone Lake Dr - Stuart, VA

August 2023

The Ararat Ruritan Club virtually hosts raffles monthly - See Details

Aug 1 - Dec 31

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts virtual raffles on its Facebook page on the first of each month. Various items are raffled off at $10 or $20 per limited chance. There are 30-35 chances on each raffle. Prize values range from $150 to $400. For more information, follow the Ararat Ruritan Club on facebook, or contact the club via email at AraratRuritanClub@gmail.com or Kevin Smith via phone 276-229-6493.
Virtual Event

Fab Lab Community Classes Available at the P&HCC - Patrick County Site

Aug 1 - Nov 30

Classes Available at the Fab Lab - Introduction to Vinyl Cutting (August), learn to use the Laser Cutter (September), Introduction to 3D Printing (October), learn to use the Shop hot CNC Router (November). Pre-registration required. PH.AUGUSOFT.NET. Classes held at the Patrick County Fab Lab. The Fab Lab can also help you prototype parts or help fabricate older part replacements, make signs for your event and so much more.
P&HCC Fab Lab - Patrick County Site - Patrick County, VA - 276-656-5461

An Exhibit of Original Art by Eileen Wilhelm on display at The Apple Gallery 

Aug 16 - Sep 30

The Stokes County Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit of original art by Eileen Wilhelm in the Apple Gallery. A reception is scheduled for Friday, August 19 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Apple Gallery of the Stokes County Arts Council 500 Main Street Danbury, NC. Wilhelm shared: “Living on a horse farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, I am never at a loss for images and inspiration, watching how the light changes with the seasons and trying to capture its beauty. My paintings attempt to recreate the mood, whether a drizzly day in France, foggy sunrise on the mountain, the cocky strutting of a rooster or the curiosity of a pig. The grace of people and animals enchants me so that I must pick up my pastels and paint. I mostly paint everyday scenes, which keep me grounded.” Wilhelm has been juried into numerous exhibits, including: • The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem • 311 Gallery, Raleigh • Red Dog Gallery, Winston-Salem • Hanging Rock Gallery (Solo exhibit) • Apple Gallery (Solo exhibit) • Red Dog Gallery Featured Artist exhibit • The Art Gallery, Greensboro • Ambleside Gallery • Welborn Gallery (Yadkinville Cultural Arts Center) • Captain White’s Gallery (Alamance Arts) • Left Coast Pastel Society 2022 International Show • North Carolina Statewide Exhibition Wilhelm is a featured local artist at Tim Bruce Galleries, The Arts Place of Stokes, and the Red Dog Gallery. She is a member of Art for Arts Sake, Piedmont Pastel Society (Past President , Member Chair and Treasurer), Pastel Society of NC , Pastel Guild of Europe, Yadkinville, Stokes County , and Surry Arts Councils. She previously served on the boards of Associated Artists and Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). This exhibit will be on display August 16-September 30, 2022 in the Apple Gallery. The Stokes County Arts Council is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm, Saturday, 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m. and Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm. For additional information about the exhibit, please contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159 or visit www.stokesarts.org.
Stokes County Arts Council Apple Gallery - 500 N M - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
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Feeding Southwest Virginia - Mobile Marketplace

Aug 18 - Dec 15

Feeding Southwest Virginia - Mobile Marketplace. Patrick County Disaster Relief Food Ministry, located at 264 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171. August 18 and September 22, then, every third Thursday of the month, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. We accept debit, credit, or SNAP/EBT as payment. For info, contact Molly Watkins. Phone: 540-342-3011, ext. 7046. Email: mwatkins@feedingswva.org. Our mission is to feed Southwest Virginia’s hungry through a network of partners and engage our region in the fight to end hunger. Learn more at feedingswva.org. A proud member of Feeding America and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks
264 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA 24171

Live Drawing Sessions at the Calliope Gallery

Aug 21 - Dec 18

Bull Mountain Arts will host Live Drawing Sessions, the 3rd Sunday of every month, 1 PM to 4 PM at Calliope Gallery, 410 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, Virginia. Model will be live and in street clothes or the occasional costume. $15 per session. No instruction given. Come and join us!
Calliope - Circus of the Arts - 410 Patrick Avenue - Stuart, VA

Arts Block Music Series at The Arts Place of Stokes

Aug 27 - Oct 22

Django Burgess and Gus McGee, come from two musical families, will get your toes tapping with a mixture of folk and rock, the second and fourth Saturdays of every month at The Arts Place of Stokes. Come out and enjoy the sounds of Django and Gus and visit The Arts Place, The Apple Gallery and Rocky's for a great time.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
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Arts Block Music Series at The Arts Place of Stokes

Aug 27 - Oct 22

Arts Block Music Series, 2nd and 4th Saturdays. The Arts Place of Stokes will host The Zinc Kings. Founding members Dan Clouse, Mark Dillon and Christen Blanton Mack met at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as founding members of UNCG -- Old Time Ensemble. Bassist Ryan Mack joined soon after. Their music includes old-time, early bluegrass, blues and folk music of the North Carolina Piedmont. Come out enjoy the sounds of traditional music, visit The Arts Place, The Apple Gallery and visit Rocky's for something good to eat or drink.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
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Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in August

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike. Walk in the footsteps of moonshiners of decades gone by. Visit the remains of two old moonshine stills and learn about the very interesting, and sometimes tragic, history of our local moonshining activities -- Fridays, 10 a.m. at the State Park Visitor Center. Guests will meet an interpreter at the Visitor Center then drive to the hike location. This hike is over steep, uneven terrain and is difficult. High top shoes, long pants, insect spray and a walking stick are advised. 1-800-933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairystone Lake Dr - Stuart, VA