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

December 2016

Willis Gap Community Center Open JAM!!!

Dec 1-31

Willis Gap Comm Ctr OPEN JAM every Friday Night 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 144 The Hollow Road Ararat, VA 24053
- Ararat, Virginia - 276-251-9906

January 2017


Jan 1 - Feb 28

Thursdays, 6:30pm, Instructor: Anita Hooker. This is a Free class with the M/HC Coalition for Health & Wellness
Spencer Penn Centre - Spencer, Va

Tuition Discounts for Virginia Residents

Jan 19 - Jun 20

Tuition Discounts for Virginia Residents Spring 2017 WCG Programs include:   Certified Nurses Aide (CNA) - Starts January 9th Full price: $1,162.64, WCG price: $387.55   Commercial Driver's License (CDL) - Starts January 9th Full price: $4,500, WCG price: $1,500   Certified Production Technician (CPT) - Starts January 31st  Full price: $2,557.96, WCG price: $852.65   Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) - Starts February 20th Full price: $2,775, WCG price: $925   Registered Medication Aide (RMA) - Starts March 7th Full price: $668.52, WCG price: $222.84   Certified Billing and Coding Specialist w/ Microsoft Office - Starts March 7th Full price: $3,430.99, WCG price: $1,143.66 Electrical Groundsman Training - Starts April 3rd Full price: $3,600, WCG price: $1,200   Phlebotomy Technician - Starts June 20th Full price: $1,884, WCG price: $628   The new Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) will help pay tuition costs for select workforce training programs for Virginia residents. Students only pay 30% of the total cost.   How it works: 1. You pay 1/3 of the tuition when you register. 2. The Commonwealth of Virginia pays 1/3 when you complete the class. 3. The final 1/3 is paid by the Commonwealth of Virginia when you     earn the credential.   Other financial assistance may be available to help pay for your portion.   FOR MORE INFORMATION: 276-656-0260
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, Va - 276-656-0260

Meadows of Dan Jam

Jan 20-20

Saturdays from 2-5pm - Bring musical instruments or join in to sing—or just bring a chair for music each Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. on the Poor Farmer’s Market stage in Meadows of Dan. Call Zeb Hicks at (276) 952-2670 for information.
Poor Farmer's Market - Meadows of Dan, Va - 276) 952-2670

February 2017

Chair Aerobics

Feb 1-28

Thursday Mornings with instructor, Paula Battle. 11:30am, Free, M/HC Coalition for Health & Wellness
Spencer Penn Centre - Spencer, Va - 276-957-5757

All-In-One Workout

Feb 1-28

Tuesdays, 11:30am, Instructor: Sharon Mason This workout brings together elements of dance, aerobic fitness, yoga, strength training, physical rehabilitation and Pilates. Cost is $3.00 per session.
Spencer Penn Centre - Spencer, Va

Tai Chi

Feb 1-28

Thursdays, 10am, instructor Sharon Mason, cost $3 per session Tai Chi is a low-impact and aerobic – yet relaxing – inner exercise that began as a material art to enhance, improve mental and emotional health along with physical health and well being
Spencer Penn Centre - Spencer, Va


Feb 6-27

Monday, February 6, 13 & 27, 6:30 to 7:30pm. Have you ever wanted to be one of the folks dancing at our Music Night? Join us on Tuesday nights here at the Centre and learn to clogg. Marla Perry, a member of the Old Dominion Cloggers, will begin a clogging class Learn the basic clogging steps and then join us on Music Night to dance. Cost of the class is $15/members & $20/non-members. Call the Centre to register, 276-957-5757.
Spencer Penn Centre - Spencer, Va - 276-957-5757

OSHA 30 Training Program

Feb 7 - Mar 24

Fridays, Feb. 24-March 24 8:30 am-4:30 pm The 30-hour training is targeted to supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards, employee rights, and how to contribute to our nation's productivity.   Cost: $294.99 (textbook included) Pre-Registration Required. 276-656-0260
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, Va - 276-656-0260

Ballroom Dancing

Feb 7 - May 15

 Join us for 15 weeks of fun, fellowship, and fitness. Dancing makes a great workout or a fresh idea for date night. Students learn the basic steps of the waltz, fox trot, swing, rumba, cha-cha, and tango in this refreshing, invigorating, and physically demanding course.   Tuesdays, February 7-May 16 7:00-9:00 pm Cost: $89   Instructor: Mary Beth Jordan   Classes held at PHCC, Stone Hall 103
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, Va

Beginner Knitting

Feb 25 - Mar 4

Saturday, Feb. 25 & March 4, 9am, two day class with Cecelia Cassady instructor. Students will make a scarf using basic stitches. Yarn will be provided. Students must bring needles size 11. Cost $20/members & $25/non-members. Must pre-register, class size is limited to 10.
Spencer Penn Centre - Spencer, Va - 276-957-5757

Become a Veterinary Assistant!

Feb 28 - May 11

This short-term training program focuses on small domestic animals, especially dogs and cats. Program includes: 101.5 hours of Veterinary Assistant Instruction; 8 hours of Job Readiness; and an optional 40 hour clinical internship.   February 28-May 11 Monday & Wednesdays, 6:00-9:30 PM Saturdays, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM   Cost: $1,699 Financial assistance available for those who are eligible.   Pre-registration Required. 276-656-0260
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, Va - 276-656-0260

March 2017

Motorcycle Basic Rider Course

Mar 3 - Jul 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.   March 3-5 March 17-19 April 21-23 May 5-7 May 26-28 June 2-4 June 30-July 2 July 21-23   Friday 6:00-9:30 PM Sat/Sun 8:00 AM-3:00 PM Cost: $100   Spaces fill quickly!   Click here to register or 276-656-5461
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, Va - 276-656-5461

Make a Bird Feeder

Mar 11

Saturday, March 11, 9am, instructor Vickie Wasoski, Each student will go home with a feeder, feed and a recipe to make more. For ages 8 and up, must pre-register by March 6th, class size is limited. Cost $10/members & $15/non-members.
Spencer Penn Centre - Spencer, Va - 276-957-5757

Fairies, Fairies, Everywhere!

Mar 25

Saturday, March 25, 9:00-11:30am Patrick County Extension agent, Vicki Waskoski, will guide the class into making fairy houses. Each house will be unique because you can add the yards! All materials are provided. When all fairies are in their completed houses, the group is invited to go to the library where Lynn Dudley, author of THE FAIRY TEA PARTY, will read. She will also provide fairy wings and tu-tus if anyone wants to dress up. What fun!Must pre-register by March 17. Open to ages 8 and older or if a younger child is accompanied by an adult who can assist in the fairy house. $15/members & $20/non-members
Spencer Penn Centre - Spencer, Va - 276-957-5757

May 2017

Music in the Park

May 27 - Aug 12

May 27, Saturday Music in the Park – Fairy Stone State Park Concert – Mac and Jenny Traynham  -               Mac and his musical partner/wife Jenny were inspired by the Original Carter Family and by the many brother duets who recorded commercially in the 1930’s, to master a regional style of old-time country duet singing. Free concert at 7PM, Shelter #2.   Parking fee of $5/vehicle applies.                             July 1, Saturday  - Music in the Park - at Fairy Stone State Park - Les Moore Trio – great rhythm and blues!  Les Moore, Topp Greene and Little Bill Greene – Come out and feel it, see it, hear it and dance to it!  Free concert at 7PM, Shelter #2.  $5/vehicle parking fee applies.   August 12, Saturday       Music in the Park - at Fairy Stone State Park - Simple Gifts of the Blue Ridge This New River Valley of Virginia area folk group performs traditional American, British, and Irish folk music, with some world music and original compositions thrown in. Free concert at 7PM, Shelter #2.  $5/vehicle parking fee applies.
Fairy Stone State Park

July 2017

Kibler Valley River Run

Jul 29

July 29, 2017, Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on Kibler Valley Rd. in Claudville, VA. Race starts at 12:00 Noon. Entry fee of $25.  Kibler Valley Road - Claudville, VA 276-694-7190 30 Plus categories of competition.  Concessions available.
Kibler Valley - Claudville, Va - 276-694-7190 -  /
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October 2017

26th Annual Civil War Reenactment and Living History

Oct 7-8

The JEB Stuart Birthplace Trust announces the 26th Annual Civil War Encampment and Living History weekend for October 7-8, 2017, at Laurel Hill in Ararat, VA.  Address: Laurel Hill, 1091 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA Time:  Opens at 9:00am-4:30pm Admission: $8.00 per person, children 12 and under free, Parking: Free Telephone: 276-251-1833 Web site: E-mail: The Birthplace Trust will sell gift items such as books, prints, mugs, T-shirts and much more.  We will sell a new commemorative T-Shirt (26th anniversary).  Authentic Civil War sutlers will be on hand with food and merchandise.  Sutlers and concessionaires including Southern Traditions fried pies, Windy Hill Orchards local produced apple cider, old time blacksmith demonstrations, North State Haberdashery military goods,  Mad Hatter children’s toys, Patrick County Historical Society, Pennington Treasures, JEB Stuart Camp 1598 SCV, Stuart Wharton Camp, Weaver’s Guild, Possum Hollow clothing and quilts, Ararat Rescue Squad concessions, KJ Concessions and authentic Southern Barbeque by Two Brothers. Other special events include Black Rose Memorial after the battle, Ladies Tea, Saturday night dance, Candlelight Tour, and Sunday morning church service directed by Rev. Allen Farley, Civil War Chaplain.
Laurel Hill - Ararat, Virginia - 276-251-1833 -
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Angels Above Design

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Brian Jessup, CPA

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Carter Bank & Trust

Primland Resort

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Clark Gas & Oil