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September 2018

Martial Arts at the Spencer Penn Centre

Sep 4-25

Every Tuesday, 6-7 PM - Join Sif Kristian Gordon for a series of Martial Arts classes at Spencer-Penn. Class occurs every Tuesday, starting September 4th, from 6-7 p.m. Cost for the entire month is $40 for members of the Centre or $65 for non-members. All ages, fitness and experience levels are welcome. Call the Centre at (276) 957-5757 to sign up.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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Patrick County 66th Annual Agricultural Fair

Sep 19-22

Patrick County Agricultural Fair - Stuart Rotary Field, 420 Woodland Drive in Stuart, VA. September 19-22 - 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. each evening. Visit patrickcountyfair.com for event details. Booth space for vendors is limited. If interested in a booth space at the Patrick County Agricultural Fair, please contact B Clark at bclark@clarkgasand oil.com or by phone at 276-694-3772.
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Patrick County Branch Library Socrates Cafe

Sep 20

5 PM to 6 PM - Thursday, September 20th - Patrick County Branch Library presents a new program, Socrates Café. Socrates Cafe will beheld at the Patrick County Library from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. With a new general topic each month, the café offers a respectful environment of open dialogue for exploring new perspectives while reevaluating previous ones. Socrates Café is open to everyone interested in the pursuit of ideas, fruitful discussion and local roasted coffee. The new offering will be hosted by Aaron Sterling, a library staff member. For more information, call the Patrick County Library at 694-3352.
Patrick County Branch Library - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3352

The Virginia Faery Festival

Sep 22-23

Join us for this family friendly event. Music, amazing performances, vendors, artisans, food and kid's activities. Come camp for the weekend and enjoy the evening events. Spirithaven, Stuart, Virginia. September 22nd - September 23rd. For more information: www.virginiafaeryfestivals.com.
677 Spirithaven Lane - Stuart, VA - www.VirginiaFaeryFestival.com

Weave-In at Spencer-Penn Centre

Sep 22

7:45 AM to 5:45 PM - Weave-In Class - September 22nd, 7:45 AM to 5:45 PM. Must -re-register by September 12th. Registration fee is $20, this includes a light breakfast, lunch and snacks. Sign up early to make the basket of your choice. Pre-register by calling 276-957-5757
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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2018 Stop Bullying Corn Maze at Doe Run Farm

Sep 22 - Nov 3

Knowledge is the key to unlocking change.... Doe Run Farm in Ararat, Virginia is pleased to announce its 2018 Stop Bullying Corn Maze. Doe Run Farm's Corn Maze is in its twelfth. Each year the Farm has developed new themes for its Corn Maze, but none were designed with such a powerful declaration as Stop Bullying. This theme is derived from the sad reality that an ignominious, wretched, and shameful act such as Bullying is allowed to exist and degrade the society which we live. Doe Run Farm's goal is to provide the catalyst to stimulate the acquisition of knowledge necessary to peacefully combat the Bullying plague that has victimized Americans of all ages at all stages of life. Doe Run Farm welcomes the public to enjoy this ultimate outdoor classroom on Saturdays 10 AM to 8 PM and Sundays 1 PM to 7 PM or through the week day Group Reservations from September 22nd through November 3rd. Buddy and Jeanie Puckett sends special Thanks to all involved in this years Corn Maze. Isaiah Puckett, Dustin Crosby, Zachery Rogers (Rogers Land Surveying, P.C., Charlotte, NC), and Joe Edwards (Drone Specialist). Doe Run Farm - Ararat, Virginia
Doe Run Farm - Ararat, Virginia

Full Moon Hike sponsored by Reynolds Homestead

Sep 24

Explore the Reynolds Homestead property by the light of a full moon at 7:30 pm on Monday, September 24. Hike along a path at the base of No Business Mountain and try your hand at identifying the night sounds of nature. Bring a flashlight and wear weather appropriate clothes and sturdy shoes for hiking. Meet on the back porch of the historic home. Dog friendly. For information call: 276-694-7181.
463 Homestead Dr - Critz, VA - 276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu

Reynolds Homestead Make & Take Program

Sep 28

Friday, September 28th, 12 Noon to 3 PM, Make & Take Program, Patrick County Creative Arts Center, 334 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA
334 Patrick Avenue - Stuart, VA - 276-694-7181

Reynolds Homestead Cooking Demonstration

Sep 28

Cooking Demonstration at the Patrick County Creative Arts Center, 334 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA, 8 AM to 12 Noon
334 Patrick Avenue - Stuart, VA - 276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu

Blue Ridge Heritage Kids Fishing Day

Sep 28

Blue Ridge Heritage Kids Fishing Day sponsored by Blue Ridge Heritage

River to Rock Hiking & Trail Running Challenge

Sep 29

September 29th - The River to Rock Hiking & Trail Running Challenge. Contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159 for additional information or visit www.stokesarts.org/events. Registration Fee. The River to Rock Challenge (formerly Reach the Peaks) is the premier single day hiking challenge in North Carolina. The event offers a strenuous 10 mile world class trail route that will test participants from the banks of the Dan River to the peak of Hanging Rock. River to Rock will utilize both the Indian Creek Trail and Hanging Rock Trail within Hanging Rock State Park. Parking / Shuttle: ALL HIKING participants will park in the Stokes Government Center Parking Lot, 1012 Main Street in Danbury, NC (Look for the digital parking signs) and take the 2.4 mile free shuttle to the event start / finish location at the Dan River Company on 1110 Flinchum Road. The shuttle will run from 8am to 10am. CHECK IN for the HIKING CHALLENGE portion is scheduled from 8:30am until 10:15am. ALL Hiking participants are required to begin no earlier than 9:15am (after the Runners) and no later than 10:30am, NO EXCEPTIONS. ADVANCED REGISTRATION is $25 per person and ends on Friday, September 21 at 5 pm. Day of Registration is $35 per person. The HIKING CHALLENGE for the 2018 River to Rock Challenge will be limited to the first 500 participants to sign up, whether Advanced or Day of. ALL TRAIL RUNNING participants will park at The Dan River Company parking area located at 1110 Flinchum Road in Danbury, NC. CHECK IN for the TRAIL RUNNING CHALLENGE portion is scheduled from 7:30am until 8:45am. ALL TRAIL RUNNERS WILL START AT 9AM. ADVANCED REGISTRATION is $25 per person and ends on Friday, September 21 at 5 pm. Day of Registration is $35 per person. TRAIL RUNNING for the 2018 River to Rock Challenge will be limited to the first 75 participants to sign up, whether Advanced or Day of. ALL PARTICIPANTS will be required to sign a waiver the day of the event before participating.
Hanging Rock State Park - Danbury, NC - (336) 593-8159

Chateau Morrisett - Wine, Beer, Cider and Brats 

Sep 29

Join us at Chateau Morrisette for Oktoberfest, Saturday, September 29th, 12 PM to 5 PM. For more information call 540-593-2865, 287 Winery Road - Floyd, VA - 540-593-2865 - www.thedogs.com
287 Winery Road - Floyd, VA

Ladies First Day/Mammogram Screening

Sep 29

Are you an uninsured woman living in the areas of Patrick County, Henry County and Martinsville. You may be eligible for "Ladies First Day" sponsored by the Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness will offer mammogram screenings on Saturday, September 29th, 8 AM to 11 AM at SOVAH - Julius Hermes Breast Care Center, 320 Hospital Drive, Martinsville, Virginia 24112. Please see attached flyer for qualifying participants.
320 Hospital Drive - Martinsville, VA

Beginner's Sewing: Sew a Tote at Spencer-Penn Centre

Sep 29

9:00 AM - Saturday, September 29th, 9 AM. Join instructor Vicki Wasoski and learn how to make a simple tote bag with a sewing machine. This class is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. All supplies will be provided, but students are asked to bring a pair of scissors. All students must pre-register by calling (276) 957-5757.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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Wade's Orchards Fall Festival

Sep 29

Wade's Orchards Fall Festival, September 29, 2018. Rain or Shine. Free Bluegrass Music 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Bring your own chair. Food and drinks available for purchase. Free fresh apple cider made on site. Pumpkin painting and more. For more information, call 276-930-3515.
10690 Woolwine Hwy - Woolwine, VA 24185 - 276-930-3515

Mixed Media Sugar Skulls sponsored by Reynolds Homestead

Sep 30

Mixed Media Sugar Skulls class - Create at least two of these skulls using watercolor and ink. Registration Fee: $28.00 (all materials provided). Instructor - Ms. Cindy Howe. Class Offering: Sunday, September 30th, 2 PM to 4 PM.
334 Patrick Avenue - Stuart, VA

Movie on the Mountain

Sep 30

Movie on the Mountain at the Meadows of Dan Community Center

Poor Farmers Farm - Bluegrass Music

Normally occurs in September

Bluegrass music every Saturday, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on the Front Porch Bluegrass Stage - May through August.
Poor Farmers Farm - Meadows of Dan, VA - 276-952-2560
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Labor Day at Chateau Morrisette

Normally occurs in September

Our restaurant will be serving lunch on Monday, September 5 from 11 am until 2 pm. The Winery and Gift Shop will be open from 10 am until 5 pm and tours will be held that day at 11 am, 1 and 3 pm.
Chateau Morrisette - Meadows of Dan, Virginia - 540-593-2865 - www.the dogs.com

Old Timers Band & Bluegrass Competition

Normally occurs in September


Wayside Park - Stuart, VA - 276-694-7718 or 276-694-7247 - www.waysidepark.com
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Book Club at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in September

Meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. September: "The Gilded Leaf" by Patrick Reynolds and Tom Shachtman. Copies are available at The Blue Ridge Library.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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Zumba at the Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in September

Zumba Class beginning Tuesdays, 6-7 PM, instructor Julie Brown. Cost: $5.00 per class.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Patrick County Library to office new program entitled

Normally occurs in September

A new program, Socrates Café, will beheld at the Patrick County Library from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. With a new general topic each month, the café offers a respectful environment of open dialogue for exploring new perspectives while reevaluating previous ones. Socrates Café is open to everyone interested in the pursuit of ideas, fruitful discussion and local roasted coffee. The new offering will be hosted by Aaron Sterling, a library staff member. For more information, call the Patrick County Library at 694-3352.
Patrick County Library - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3352

Aerobics at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in September

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Instructor Anita Hooker. This is a Free class with the M/HC Coalition for Health and Wellness.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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Open Computer Lab at Spencer Penn Centre 

Normally occurs in September

Mondays, 10am to 3 pm and Thursdays, 10am to 5 pm. The Computer Lab will be open to the public. High Speed Internet Access is available.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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Photography Club at Spencer Penn Centre 

Normally occurs in September

The First Thursday of every month at 6:30pm The photography club provides a comprehensive approach in promoting the arts and sciences of photography to those citizens who consider themselves a novice or amateur - from beginner to experienced and designed for those using digital photography as a hobby. Professionals, or those who do photography as a livelihood, are welcomed in all areas except competition, which is designed for amateurs. We have monthly meetings and photo contest. $24 annual dues. Photography Club website. President Mike Hawkins shawkins908@comcast.net
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA

Chair Aerobics at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in September

Thursday Mornings with instructor Paula Battle. 11:30 a.m. FREE. M/HC Coalition for Health & Wellness.
475 - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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Charles and Rose Hylton Library at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in September

Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 8 pm. We have lots of books to check out. Sign up for a library card today. No Charge.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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Stuart Farmers' Market

Normally occurs in September

Friday, 8 AM - 1 PM.
Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

Sunflower Maze

Normally occurs in September

Sunflower Maze, Hay Ride, Pumpkin Bowling, Jump Pad, Corn Hole, Swings, Apple Launcher, & more! Pumpkins, Apples, Corn Shucks, Straw, Gourds, Maze T-Shirts, Fresh Popcorn, Apple Pies, Snacks & Drinks! Pick Your Own Sunflowers!
Doe Run Farm - Ararat, VA - 276-251-8287

American Music Series Concert~ Reynolds Homestead

Normally occurs in September

On Sunday, September 10, Johnny and Jeanette Williams will perform their high-energy style of bluegrass music at the Reynolds Homestead at 2:30 PM. The American Music Series invites folks to enjoy a concert on the lawn of the historic home. Bring a picnic and blanket or your favorite chair to Reynolds Homestead, 463 Homestead Lane, Critz, VA 24082. Tickets will be sold at the door, $8 for adults, 15 and under are free…or to reserve tickets, call 276-694-7181. Since her debut solo release in 1994, regional musician Jeanette Williams has quietly become one of the most successful and celebrated women in bluegrass music. Her partner Johnny Williams is an award winning singer, songwriter and an excellent guitarist. He has been named Virginia State Champion Male Vocalist. We thank Valley Star Credit Union, Friends of The Reynolds Homestead and Patrick County Tourism for their generous support. For more information visit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusicseries

October 2018

Dedication of a Wayside Historical Marker/74th Anniversary of World War II Airplane Crash near Mabry's Mill 

Oct 1

1:00 PM, Reception to Follow - You Are Invited: On October 1, 1944, a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, lost in dense fog during a training mission, circled Mabry’s Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway twice before crashing in a nearby field. Eighteen months earlier, the bomber had been purchased through the United States government’s “Buy a Bomber” campaign to fund World War II efforts. School students from Grand Rapids, Michigan sold over $300,000 in United States War Bonds and War Stamps to buy the plane, earning the right to name it The Spirit of South High. Join us for the Dedication of a Wayside Historical Marker honoring the crash and crew, the people of Meadows of Dan and Willis, Virginia who aided the crew, and the Grand Rapids, Michigan, South High School alumni who participated in the funding drive. When: October 1, 2018 (The 74th Anniversary of the crash!) Where: Mabry Mill, 176.2 The Blue Ridge Parkway Time: 1:00 pm Reception immediately following: Meadows of Dan Community Center 2858 Jeb Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Contact: Local: John Reynolds, 276-957-2506 Or call Patrick County Historical Museum 276-694-2840 Sandra Warren is the author of “We Bought a WWII Bomber” that tells the story of the fundraising effort, the search for what happened to the plane, and the crash and its aftermath. She can be reached at 401-835-0861(cell) or 828-652-3973
Mabry's Mill - The Blue Ridge Parkway - John Reynolds, 276-957-2506

PARC Workshopp - DUCK Derby

Oct 1

Support our only fundraiser of the year - Buy a ticket today!! Tickets available at the workshop or nightly at the Patrick County Fair.
674 Johnson Street - Stuart, VA - 276-694-4211

Starting a Food Based Business 

Oct 2

Lunch and Learn sponsored by the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce -- "Starting a Food Based Business" Instructor: Lin Hite. Tuesday, October 2nd, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Chamber Office, 334 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA. Starting a food business has to be one of the most challenging businesses to get into. Know what the laws and regulations are in your state. From labor laws to food safety laws. Understanding and achieving compliance with legal and regulatory requirements can have a big effect on the success of a food operation big or small. Join us for this Lunch and Learn to learn how to successfully start and operate a food business. Please register with the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce at 276-694-6012
334 Patrick Avenue - Stuart, VA - 276-694-6012 - www.patrickchamber.com
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Small Business Marketing Seminar 

Oct 4

5:30 p.m. - County Retail Outlets "Small Business Marketing" - sponsored by the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, October 4th, 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP by October 1st by calling the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce at (276) 694-6012
334 Patrick Avenue - Stuart, VA - 276-694-6012 - www.patrickchamber.com
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Civil War Encampment & Reenactment - Annual

Oct 6-7

9 AM to 4:30 PM - Time: 9:00am-4:30 daily Description: Annual Civil War Encampment and Living History at Laurel Hill, birthplace of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart. Activities include music, food vendors, sutlers, guest speakers, battle scenes, Saturday night dance and Candlelight Tour, Ladies Fashion Show, Sunday Church Service. Admission $8 per person, 12-under free, free parking. This is a family friendly event.
Laurel Hill - Ararat, VA - 276-251-1833 - www.jebstuart.org
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Patrick Springs Pentecostal Church 75th Anniversary and Homecoming Event

Oct 7

Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church invites you to attend our 75th Anniversary and Homecoming Event, Sunday, October 7th at 10:30 AM. Speaker: Bishop Tommy McGhee and Special Music by Avery Road. Tim Wade and Jason Burton – the Christian music duo - blend country, southern gospel and contemporary to create a sound that’s all their own. Don’t miss out - this will be one of Avery Road’s last tour sites. Join us for a wonderful day celebrating 75 years of faith-filled believers – share memories, delicious food - come visit with old and new friends! We’re looking for pictures of our charter members and events that have taken place through the years, - please share! PSPHC.org, see our facebook page psphc or call (276)694-6357. Be sure to come out and join us! Covered dish event following services.
- Patrick Springs, VA - (276)694-6357

Patrick County Young Professionals Voter Education & Candidate Forum

Oct 9

The Patrick County Young Professionals will host the Second Annual Voter Education and Candidate Forum to be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the Virginia Motor sports Museum and Hall of Fame Auditorium (212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA). Please confirm your attendance by September 14, 2018 to the Patrick County Young Professionals, 276-694-2455. Tentative Schedule of Events: 6:15 PM - Doors Open to Public; 6:30 PM - Welcome Statement by PCYP and Introduction of Event Schedule; 6:35 PM - Voter Education Presentation; 6:40 PM - Town Council Introductions & Statements; 6:50 PM - House of Representatives Forum/United States Senate Forum; 7:30 PM - Closing Comments and Meet and Greet;
212 Wood Brothers Drive/aka 212 Johnson Street - Stuart, VA - 276-694-2455

Flashpoint

Oct 12

Flashepoint 2017 will have ground-breaking workshops, an amazing music lineup, superb flow arts vendors, dazzling performances, panel discussions about their community, performance-centric classes and group discussions to hone on-stage abilities, and more.
677 Spirithaven lane - Stuart, VA - www.spirithavenevents.com/events.html

Painting with Grace

Oct 12

"Painting with Grace" sponsored by the Reynolds Homestead. Friday, October 12th, 6:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. Instructor: Grace Helms. Must register and pre-pay to receive discount as follows: Take 1 class: $30; 2 classes: $55; 3 classes: $80; 4 classes: $100; 5 classes: $125.
463 Homestead Dr - Critz, VA

Essentials of Colored Pencil Art Class 

Oct 13

Essentials of Colored Pencil - Art Class at the Creative Arts Center, 334 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA, on October 13, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm. Create a beautiful 8" x 10" drawing of fall maple leaves. $25. All materials provided. Bring a bag lunch. Instructors: Judi Sanborn & Linda Park. For more information or to register, call 276-694-7181.
334 Patrick Avenue - Stuart, VA

29th Annual Senior Health & Craft Fair

Oct 19

8 AM to 12 PM - 29th Annual Senior Health & Craft Fair, Friday, October 19, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Free Health Screenings [Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Blood 02, Hearing and Vision, Flu Shots and Much, Much More! Come and enjoy free medical screenings, breakfast, lunch and entertainment at the Rotary Building. Sponsored by the Patrick County Long Term Committee
Rotary Field - Stuart, VA

The Patrick County Music Association Monthly Jam

Oct 20

Patrick County Music Association will host "Saturday Nite Opry" at the Rotary Field on Saturday, October 20th. Donations at the door. Show starts at 5:30 p.m. Bring your chairs. Food available. MUSIC SCHEDULED: The Goodfellas, Ralph McGee, Rex McGee, Teddy Barneycastle, Roger Handy, Hersie McMillan, Denny Alley, Johnny Joyce, Tommy Nichols, Beth Smith, Melanie Bodenhammer, Pete Goard, Junior Cassady, and others to be announced. "Buy or Sell Instrument Show" (same day) starts at 1:00 p.m. Vendors will be set up in the same building as the show. Part of the Crooke Road Music Series.
Rotary Field - 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA - www.patrickcountymusicassociation.org

17th Annual Apple Dumpling Festival - Music - Crafts - Games

Oct 20

10 AM to 4 PM - Apple Dumpling Festival, Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10 AM until 4 PM (Rain or Shine). Live music featuring blue grass music performed by our local talented musicians of all ages. Outstanding artisans, jewelry, jellies, preserves, housewares and more...Of course delicious foods not only by vendors but the best cooks in town. Plus FRESH apples. Caring Hearts Free Clinic Annual Chili Cook Off (contact Christie Fain at 276-694-3410 for more info about Chili entries and competition). Contact the Town of Stuart (Billy Gammons or Susan Slate) at 276-694-3811 or email sslate@va.net for vendor registration form for the Apple Dumpling Festival. Inflatables for Kids Outdoor Entertainment. Apple Dumpling 5-K - $20 in advance and $25 week of festival (contact Wayne Kirkpatrick at 540-570-3511 or email at wynbtyk@embarqmail.com). Registration at 7:15 am, Race at 8 am. - See Attached 5-K Race Application.
Downtown Stuart - 276-694-3811

Saturday Nite Opry 

Oct 20

Lowe Vintage Instrument Company presents Saturday Nite Opry at Patrick County Music Association, October 20, 2018. Show starts at 5:30 p.m. House band of the night: The Goodfellas with Ralph McGee, Rex McGee, Teddy Barneycastle, Hersie McMillan. Roger Handy, Denny Alley, Johnny Joyce, Tommy Nichols, Beth Smith, Melanie Bodenhammer, Junior Cassady, and others to be announced. Lineup subject to change. Same Day - Instrument Show and Food starts at 1:00 p.m. Buy or Sell. Vendors will be set up in the same building as the show (Rotary Building, Stuart, VA).
Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

53rd Annual Meadows of Dan Pancake Days

Oct 21

7 AM to 7 PM - Annual Pancake days on the 3rd and 4th Sundays of October. 7 AM to 7 PM. Featuring an all-you-can-eat menu of plain pancakes, buckwheat pancakes, sausage, gravy and all the fixins'. Prices:  $10.00 per Adult             $5.00 per child - 6 - 12 years old             Children under 6 are free To Go orders welcome. Freshly Ground Sausage, season just right, available for sale. Proceeds benefit a variety of community causes and organizations including: Local Fire Department, Local Rescue Squad, Local Schools, Food Drives, Other Community Needs. Bring the entire family for a not-to-be-missed event and become part of the tradition
2858 JEB Stuart Hwy - Meadows of Dan, Va - www.meadowsofdan-ruritan.org/Meadows_of_Dan_Rurita

Art at the Park/Call for Artists

Oct 26

6 pm - 9pm - Premier Event by Invitation - Advance Tickets: Guest $20 - Artist: $10 - RSVP by Oct 23 - Please join us at Forest Park Country Club for a two-day celebration of art. This will be our second annual presentation of artwork from artists living and creating in our community. You are invited to come, display, and sell your art. Visual and performing arts such as painting, drawing, photography, glass work, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, wood turning, jewelry, quilting, weaving, are welcome. Musicians, actors, authors, dancers are encouraged to display their talents. Applications must be received by Monday, October 22nd. See attached application for details or contact Susan Henderson, AATP Artistic Director at suhendee@gmail.com for more information or an application.
Forest Park Country Club - Martinsville, VA
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Vera Bradley Bingo at the Spencer Penn Centre

Oct 26

Vera Bradley Bingo, Friday, October 26th. Doors open at 6:00 PM with concessions available and games begin at 7:00 PM. $25 buys 60 cards with 3 cards per game, 2 coveralls and 1 door prize. Make plans to join in the fun and take home some great prizes.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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Art at the Park/Call for Artists

Oct 27

10 am - 3 pm - Festival of Visual and Performing Art: General Admission: $5 - Please join us at Forest Park Country Club for a two-day celebration of art. This will be our second annual presentation of artwork from artists living and creating in our community. You are invited to come, display, and sell your art. Visual and performing arts such as painting, drawing, photography, glass work, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, wood turning, jewelry, quilting, weaving, are welcome. Musicians, actors, authors, dancers are encouraged to display their talents. Applications must be received by Monday, October 22nd. See attached application for details or contact Susan Henderson, AATP Artistic Director at suhendee@gmail.com for more information or an application.
Forest Park Country Club - Martinsville, VA
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Art at the Park/Call for Artists

Oct 27

6 pm - 7 pm Happy Hour Cash Bar; 7:30 pm Murder Mystery Dinner. Advanced Tickets: $100 per couple (RSVP by October 23 for Dinner) - Please join us at Forest Park Country Club for a two-day celebration of art. This will be our second annual presentation of artwork from artists living and creating in our community. You are invited to come, display, and sell your art. Visual and performing arts such as painting, drawing, photography, glass work, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, wood turning, jewelry, quilting, weaving, are welcome. Musicians, actors, authors, dancers are encouraged to display their talents. Applications must be received by Monday, October 22nd. See attached application for details or contact Susan Henderson, AATP Artistic Director at suhendee@gmail.com for more information or an application.
Forest Park Country Club - Martinsville, VA
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Cafe Murder at the Landmark Center 

Oct 27

Join us for a night of murder mystery, fine dining, and door prizes, Saturday, October 27th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Reservations must be made by October 24th. Please call 276-694-3050. Tickets are $25 per person; $20 for ages 55 plus. The Landmark Center
- Stuart, VA

53rd Annual Meadows of Dan Pancake Days

Oct 28

7 AM to 7 PM - Annual Pancake days on the 3rd and 4th Sundays of October. 7 AM to 7 PM. Featuring an all-you-can-eat menu of plain pancakes, buckwheat pancakes, sausage, gravy and all the fixins'. Prices:  $10.00 per Adult             $5.00 per child - 6 - 12 years old             Children under 6 are free To Go orders welcome. Freshly Ground Sausage, season just right, available for sale. Proceeds benefit a variety of community causes and organizations including: Local Fire Department, Local Rescue Squad, Local Schools, Food Drives, Other Community Needs. Bring the entire family for a not-to-be-missed event and become part of the tradition
2858 JEB Stuart Hwy - Meadows of Dan, Va - www.meadowsofdan-ruritan.org/Meadows_of_Dan_Rurita

Woolwine Octoberfest

Normally occurs in October

Annual Octoberfest at the Volunteer Fire Department
9912 Woolwine Hwy - Woolwine, VA - 276-930-2100

Voter Education and Candidate Forum

Normally occurs in October

Patrick County Young Professional cordially invite you to come and participate in our inaugural Voter Education & Candidate Forum. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:30PM and will be held in the Virginia Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame’s Auditorium, located at 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, Virginia 24171. The Patrick County Young Professionals seek to engage our local community in the voting process. In hosting this event, we hope to educate community members in the voting process, to register anyone who is not yet registered to vote, and to connect voters to their candidates both on the local and state levels. Our registrar will be on hand with absentee ballots and our new voting machines. Please come support your community and learn about your candidates. For more information about our event feel free to send questions to pcyoungpros@gmail.com or check out our Facebook at Patrick County Young Professionals.
212 Wood Brothers Drive - Stuart, VA
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Ararat Ruritan BBQ

Normally occurs in October

30th Annual BBQ Festival.
4711 Ararat Hwy - Ararat, VA

Woolwine October Festival

Normally occurs in October


Woolwine Vol. Fire Department - Woolwine, VA - 276-930-2949 - www.woolwinefire.com
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Celebration of Pride Day

Normally occurs in October

The Patrick County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed the third Saturday of October of each year as "Celebration of Pride Day" throughout the county. Come join in the fun as this event unfolds at the beautiful John D. Hooker Field on the campus of PCHS
Patrick County High School - Stuart - 276-694-7137

Zumba at the Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in October

Zumba Class beginning Tuesdays, 6-7 PM, instructor Julie Brown. Cost: $5.00 per class.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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BBQ Butt Sale

Normally occurs in October

Mountain Home Masonic Lodge in Stuart is having a Whole Cooked BBQ Butt Sale October 6th at the Lodge, 111 Buena Vista Avenue. Whole cooked butts are $30 each. Must order in advance and pick up around noon Oct. 6. Contact Jim Litten 694-2449; Jack Williams 694-5300; Benny Baliles 694-3476; J. W. Young 692-6625; Darrell Cockerham 251-5716 or any Mason. The Lodge will also be selling BBQ butts, BBQ sandwiches and drinks at the Apple Dumpling Festival October 21 in downtown Stuart.
111 Buena Vista Avenue - Stuart VA - 276-694-2449

National Alzheimer's Association Support Group

Normally occurs in October

The Landmark Center. A light lunch will be served.
227 Landmark Dr - Stuart VA - 276-694-3050

4th Annual Stuart Spooktacular 

Normally occurs in October

Come enjoy a safe event with fun for the whole family! Everyone is invited to the free community celebration! Trick or Treat - Inflatables - Games & Prizes - Giant Movie Screen - Table Decoration Contest - Photo Booth 5:30 - 8 tick or treating and fun along main street 5:30 - 8 Games, inflatables, and giant movies screen playing Halloween cartoons 6:30 Costume contest-pets, children & adults @ runway in front of Mattie B's 7 Mattie B's lip sync contest @ runway in front of Mattie B's
Uptown Stuart - Stuart VA - 276-694-6014 - www.patrickchamber.com
Email for more information.

Book Club at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in October

Meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. September: "The Gilded Leaf" by Patrick Reynolds and Tom Shachtman. Copies are available at The Blue Ridge Library.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Operation Homefront

Normally occurs in October

The Landmark Center, Stuart VA. Casual meetings to connect, recognize, and support our local heroes.
227 Landmark Dr - Stuart VA - 276-694-3050

Stuart Farmers' Market

Normally occurs in October

Friday, 8 AM - 1 PM.
Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

Open Computer Lab at Spencer Penn Centre 

Normally occurs in October

Mondays, 10am to 3 pm and Thursdays, 10am to 5 pm. The Computer Lab will be open to the public. High Speed Internet Access is available.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Pastoral Appreciation Luncheon

Normally occurs in October

Appreciation luncheon for area Pastors.
227 Landmark Dr - Stuart VA - 276-694-3050

Apple Dumpling Festival

Normally occurs in October

16th Annual Apple Dumpling Festival, Downtown Stuart. Start the day off with the 5K race at 8 AM. Contact Wayne at 540-570-3511. Festival starts at 10 AM and runs to 4 PM. Music, inflatables, food and crafts.
Downtown Stuart - Stuart VA - 276-694-3811 - www.townfostuartva.com

Patrick County Library to office new program entitled

Normally occurs in October

A new program, Socrates Café, will beheld at the Patrick County Library from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. With a new general topic each month, the café offers a respectful environment of open dialogue for exploring new perspectives while reevaluating previous ones. Socrates Café is open to everyone interested in the pursuit of ideas, fruitful discussion and local roasted coffee. The new offering will be hosted by Aaron Sterling, a library staff member. For more information, call the Patrick County Library at 694-3352.
Patrick County Library - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3352

Photography Club at Spencer Penn Centre 

Normally occurs in October

The First Thursday of every month at 6:30pm The photography club provides a comprehensive approach in promoting the arts and sciences of photography to those citizens who consider themselves a novice or amateur - from beginner to experienced and designed for those using digital photography as a hobby. Professionals, or those who do photography as a livelihood, are welcomed in all areas except competition, which is designed for amateurs. We have monthly meetings and photo contest. $24 annual dues. Photography Club website. President Mike Hawkins shawkins908@comcast.net
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA

Aerobics at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in October

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Instructor Anita Hooker. This is a Free class with the M/HC Coalition for Health and Wellness.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Chair Aerobics at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in October

Thursday Mornings with instructor Paula Battle. 11:30 a.m. FREE. M/HC Coalition for Health & Wellness.
475 - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Charles and Rose Hylton Library at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in October

Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 8 pm. We have lots of books to check out. Sign up for a library card today. No Charge.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Annual Ararat Ruritan BBQ Dinner

Normally occurs in October

October 28 BBQ Chicken Dinner, slaw, baked beans, rolls and drink 12-6pm Eat in or Take Out $8.00 Call the Ruritan Building at 276-251-1408
Ararat Ruritan Bldg - Ararat, VA - 276-251-5436

November 2018

Sasquatch Symposium at Reynolds Homestead

Nov 3

Bilco Productions Presents "Sasquatch Symposium" on Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Reynolds Homestead, 463 Homestead Lane, Critz, VA 24082. Cost: $5.00 per person. Learn the latest findings in the search for Bigfoot. View the highly-acclaimed documentary "Cultured Bigfoot" by guest speakers Russell Easterbrooks and Bill Lancaster.
463 Homestead Lane - Stuart, VA - 276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu

Nancy Susan Reynolds Memorial Photography Show

Nov 8 - Dec 14

1st Annual Nancy Susan Reynolds Memorial Photography Show "The Simple Life" - Reynolds Homestead, 463 Homestead Drive, Critz, Virginia, November 8th through December 14th. Photography Show Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Thursday, November 8, 6:30 PM Eligibility: Youth (ages 12-17) and adult photographers living in Patrick, Floyd, Carroll, Henry, Stokes, and Surry counties are eligible. Any current member of the Reynolds Homestead's Patrick Henry Photography Club, regardless of home, may enter. In addition, any Patrick County native living anywhere may enter. Photography Drop Off Dates: Sunday, October 21: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Monday, October 22: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday, October 23, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, October 24, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
463 Homestead Dr - Critz, VA - 276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu

Painting with Grace

Nov 9

"Painting with Grace" sponsored by the Reynolds Homestead. Friday, November 9th, 6:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. Instructor: Grace Helms. Must register and pre-pay to receive discount as follows: Take 1 class: $30; 2 classes: $55; 3 classes: $80; 4 classes: $100
463 Homestead Dr - Critz, VA - 276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair sponsored by Reynolds Homestead

Nov 10

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair -- Fine Art, Handmade Crafts, Soups to eat in or take out, Jewelry, Baked Goods. Saturday, November 10th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Reynolds Homestead, 463 Homestead Lane, Critz, Virginia.
463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA - 276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu

Veterans Day Celebration in Stuart, Virginia

Nov 11

Applications to participate are due ASAP but no later than October 15th - The Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard, under the direction of Parade Chairman Richard D. Cox, has begun preparation for this year's annual Veterans Day Parade and Celebration. This year, an invitation is also extended to service agencies outside of Patrick County (Henry County, the City of Martinsville, Surry County and Mt. Airy, NC. This includes the American Legion Posts, VFW Posts, DAV Posts and the AMVETS Posts. The theme for this year's activities is 'FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.' Entrants in our parade will include floats, marching units, vintage autos, etc. There is an application for those organizations wishing to join our efforts, which is due ASAP but no later than October 15th. For additional info, please contact Richard D. Cox, Parade Chairman at 276-930-3265 or by e-mail at: search4u2@embarqmail.com
- Stuart, VA
Email for more information.

Sunday Matinee Concert at the Spencer Penn Centre

Nov 18

Sunday Matinee Concert, November 18th. Come by Spencer-Penn for a fun, family friendly afternoon. Doors open at 12:30 with Forever Young performing at 2 p.m. A food truck will be on site for lunch and children's activities will take place in the Centre. Admission is a $4 recommended donation. Forever Young is a classic country group that consists of Jep Young (Lead Vocal), Craig Young (Rhythm Guitar and Backup Vocals), Brad Young (Lead and Backup Vocals and Bassist), Justin Fitts (Percussion), Cody Wilson (Lead Guitar), and Mark Lawson (Keyboard). They also play classic rock, blues, reggae, and originals!
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Soup in A Bowl Fundraiser

Nov 19

November 19th - Soup In A Bowl Fundraising Event. Hanging Rock State Park Bath House, 1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury, NC. Event Hours: 12 PM to 3 PM. $20 per person. For more information, contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159 or visit stokesarts.org/events
1790 Hanging Rock Park Road - Danbury, NC - (336) 593-8159

Chateau Morrisette~ Holiday Tree Lighting 

Nov 24


287 Winery Road - Floyd, VA - 540-593-2865 - www.thedogs.com

Patrick County Music Association Proudly Presents OPEN JAM!

Normally occurs in November

Line up subject to change. All pickers welcome. For more information please contact Denny Alley at 276-694-4232. Upland Express, Chris Dodson, Country Boys, Tenbrooke, Masters Five, Brian Fain, Spiritualaires.
The John D. Hooker Memorial Building Rotary Field - Stuart - 276-694-4232 - www.patrickcountymusic.com

Zumba at the Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in November

Zumba Class beginning Tuesdays, 6-7 PM, instructor Julie Brown. Cost: $5.00 per class.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Aerobics at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in November

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Instructor Anita Hooker. This is a Free class with the M/HC Coalition for Health and Wellness.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Open Computer Lab at Spencer Penn Centre 

Normally occurs in November

Mondays, 10am to 3 pm and Thursdays, 10am to 5 pm. The Computer Lab will be open to the public. High Speed Internet Access is available.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Chair Aerobics at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in November

Thursday Mornings with instructor Paula Battle. 11:30 a.m. FREE. M/HC Coalition for Health & Wellness.
475 - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Photography Club at Spencer Penn Centre 

Normally occurs in November

The First Thursday of every month at 6:30pm The photography club provides a comprehensive approach in promoting the arts and sciences of photography to those citizens who consider themselves a novice or amateur - from beginner to experienced and designed for those using digital photography as a hobby. Professionals, or those who do photography as a livelihood, are welcomed in all areas except competition, which is designed for amateurs. We have monthly meetings and photo contest. $24 annual dues. Photography Club website. President Mike Hawkins shawkins908@comcast.net
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA

Community Shred Day

Normally occurs in November

Bring those old files to have them shredded at the H&R Block location in Stuart. Shredder on site that day.
301 S Main Street - Stuart VA - 276-694-7242

Book Club at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in November

Meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. September: "The Gilded Leaf" by Patrick Reynolds and Tom Shachtman. Copies are available at The Blue Ridge Library.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Stuart Farmers' Market

Normally occurs in November

Friday, 8 AM - 1 PM.
Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

Holiday Bazaar Fair

Normally occurs in November

Holiday Bazaar benefiting The Patrick County Alzheimer's group LLC. Food, gifts, cosmetics, jewelry, Hand sewn and Hand painted items Scentsy candles, crocheted items, wood art, and More.
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA - 276694-5273

Veteran's Ball

Normally occurs in November

All veterans are cordially invited to be our guest for a fun filled afternoon of music, dancing and refreshments. Wear your Sunday best as we honor and thank you for your courage and commitment! You may bring a guest, but space is limited so RSVP by calling 276-403-4764 Presented by Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care. Event held at Spencer Penn Centre
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-403-4764

Patrick County Library to office new program entitled

Normally occurs in November

A new program, Socrates Café, will beheld at the Patrick County Library from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. With a new general topic each month, the café offers a respectful environment of open dialogue for exploring new perspectives while reevaluating previous ones. Socrates Café is open to everyone interested in the pursuit of ideas, fruitful discussion and local roasted coffee. The new offering will be hosted by Aaron Sterling, a library staff member. For more information, call the Patrick County Library at 694-3352.
Patrick County Library - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3352

Meadows of Dan Christmas Parade-Tree Lighting-Meadows of Dan

Normally occurs in November

Annual Christmas Parade and tree lighting ceremony , on Business 58, Jeb Stuart Highway. Parade starts at Mountain Made Ice. Santa will be on hand.
U. S. Route 58 Business-Next door to Visitor Cente - Meadows of Dan - 276-694-2001
Email for more information.

Charles and Rose Hylton Library at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in November

Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 8 pm. We have lots of books to check out. Sign up for a library card today. No Charge.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Veteran's Day Parade

Normally occurs in November

Come celebrate OUR Veteran's at the annual Veteran's Day Parade. Parade route travels along the Blue Ridge Street and down Main Street.
100 Main Street - Stuart, VA - 276-930-2117

December 2018

Mistletoe Market

Dec 1

Saturday, 10 AM to 1 PM - Come join us for a great market to purchase gifts, baked items, decorations and much more. Everything is handmade by our vendors. Hot apple cider available for purchase while you shop. Stay for the annual Christmas Parade at 2pm. Check out the Stuart Farmers market facebook page for all the great vendors who will be participating.
320 Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811

Chateau Morrisette~ Holiday Open House

Dec 1-2


287 Winery Road - Floyd, VA - 540-593-2865 - www.thedogs.com

Chateau Morrisette~ Black Dog Christmas Weekend

Dec 8-9


287 Winery Road - Floyd, VA - 540-593-2865 - www.thedogs.com

Painting with Grace

Dec 14

"Painting with Grace" sponsored by the Reynolds Homestead. Friday, December 14th, 6:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. Instructor: Grace Helms. Must register and pre-pay to receive discount as follows: Take 1 class: $30; 2 classes: $55; 3 classes: $80
463 Homestead Dr - Critz, VA - 276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu

Open Computer Lab at Spencer Penn Centre 

Normally occurs in December

Mondays, 10am to 3 pm and Thursdays, 10am to 5 pm. The Computer Lab will be open to the public. High Speed Internet Access is available.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Zumba at the Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in December

Zumba Class beginning Tuesdays, 6-7 PM, instructor Julie Brown. Cost: $5.00 per class.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Charles and Rose Hylton Library at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in December

Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 8 pm. We have lots of books to check out. Sign up for a library card today. No Charge.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

New Year's Eve Celebration~ Fairy Stone State Park

Normally occurs in December

Dance to the sounds of a local DJ at Fayerdale Hall. $15 per person includes party favors and refreshments. Punch available for the midnight toast or bring your own beverage. Beer or wine only please. You can pay at the door, but pre-registration is preferred. To pre-register, call 276-930-2424. Cabins are available, with a two-night minimum. This event is not recommended for children.
Fairy Stone State Park - Stuart VA - 276-930-2424

Photography Club at Spencer Penn Centre 

Normally occurs in December

The First Thursday of every month at 6:30pm The photography club provides a comprehensive approach in promoting the arts and sciences of photography to those citizens who consider themselves a novice or amateur - from beginner to experienced and designed for those using digital photography as a hobby. Professionals, or those who do photography as a livelihood, are welcomed in all areas except competition, which is designed for amateurs. We have monthly meetings and photo contest. $24 annual dues. Photography Club website. President Mike Hawkins shawkins908@comcast.net
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA

Chair Aerobics at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in December

Thursday Mornings with instructor Paula Battle. 11:30 a.m. FREE. M/HC Coalition for Health & Wellness.
475 - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Book Club at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in December

Meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. September: "The Gilded Leaf" by Patrick Reynolds and Tom Shachtman. Copies are available at The Blue Ridge Library.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Aerobics at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in December

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Instructor Anita Hooker. This is a Free class with the M/HC Coalition for Health and Wellness.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Patrick County Library to office new program entitled

Normally occurs in December

A new program, Socrates Café, will beheld at the Patrick County Library from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. With a new general topic each month, the café offers a respectful environment of open dialogue for exploring new perspectives while reevaluating previous ones. Socrates Café is open to everyone interested in the pursuit of ideas, fruitful discussion and local roasted coffee. The new offering will be hosted by Aaron Sterling, a library staff member. For more information, call the Patrick County Library at 694-3352.
Patrick County Library - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3352

Patrick County's Annual Christmas Parade

Normally occurs in December

We encourage businesses, non-profits, educational groups and individuals to participate in the local Christmas Parade.
Main Street - Stuart Va - 276-692-7195
Email for more information.

Grand Illumination 

Normally occurs in December

Join Us on Main street for Holiday Shopping. Shops will be open until 7. Tree lighting on the Courthouse lawn at 6pm. Caroling provided by local churches. even a visit by Santa. New this year is the Patrick County Passport. Pick up your passport at the lighting and visit the shops that night to obtain a stamp. Visit all the great events on Saturday before the parade for a stamp and turn in at the Chamber office for door prizes.
100 Main Street - Stuart, VA - 276-694-6012

January 2019

Painting With Grace

Jan 11

"Painting with Grace" sponsored by the Reynolds Homestead. Friday, January 11th, 6:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. Instructor: Grace Helms. Must register and pre-pay to receive discount as follows: Take 1 class: $30; 2 classes: $55.
463 Homestead Dr - Critz, VA - 276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu

February 2019

Painting with Grace

Feb 8

"Painting with Grace" sponsored by the Reynolds Homestead. Friday, February 8th, 6:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. Instructor: Grace Helms. Must register and pre-pay $30 for this class. All supplies provided.
463 Homestead Dr - Critz, VA - 276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu

Two Stroke Painting~ Creative Arts Center

Normally occurs in February


334 Patrick Avenue - Stuart VA

March 2019

Willis Gap Community Center Open JAM!!!

Mar 1-1

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

Easter at Chateau Morrisette

Normally occurs in March

Easter Service 10-11:00 am. The Winery and Restaurant invite you to share Easter Sunday with us. The Winery will be open from 11 am until 5 pm; the Restaurant will be serving brunch from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reservations requested.
Chateau Morrisette - Meadows of Dan, Virginia - 540-593-2865 - www.the dogs.com

11th Annual Master Your Garden Symposium

Normally occurs in March

Knowledgeable Gardening Speakers, Gardening Vendors, Food, Fun and Time spent with Friends. Check in begins at 8:30 AM, classes start at 9 AM
463 Homestead Dr - Critz, VA - 276-694-3341

Painting with Grace at the Creative Arts Center

Normally occurs in March

Join Local artist and art teach Grace Helms for a monthly "Painting with Grace" class. Following her lead, each participant will create a 12' x 16' painting chosen specifically for the season. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite appetizers, and enjoy the fun, fellowship and art together. $30 per person, all materials included. Register and pay for all four, only $25 per class. Save $20. These are alcohol-free events. For ages 10 and up. To register for any or all the of Grace's classes, please contact the Reynolds Homestead at 276-694-7181. Classes are held at the Creative Arts Center 334 Patrick Avenue, Stuart

April 2019

5th Annual Wine & Food Festival

Normally occurs in April

5th Annual Town of Stuart Food and Wine Festival **Location change**~ Memorial Building at Rotary Field the First Saturday in April. Slusher Street with rain location at in the memorial building Chateau Morrisette Westwind Winery Stanburn Mt. Vale Food and inflatables for the kids $10 wine tasting fee Phonic 45 will be providing Music
420 Woodland Drive - 276-694-3811

May 2019

Stuart Farmers' Market

May 4 - Nov 30

Every Friday, May through November, 8 AM to 1 PM - Locally grown fruits and vegetables. Homemade baked items, fresh coffee and teas, along with great crafts. A special program will be featured each week. Follow facebook for additional information. Come join the fun. Special Mistletoe Market on the first Saturday of December (December 1st, 2018) 10 AM to 1 PM. All local handmade for the holidays -- decorations, gifts, food and much more.
Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811

Annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrasss and Barbeque Festival

Normally occurs in May


2697 Franklin Pike - Floyd, Va

Poor Farmers Farm - Bluegrass Music

Normally occurs in May

Bluegrass music every Saturday, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on the Front Porch Bluegrass Stage - May through August.
Poor Farmers Farm - Meadows of Dan, VA - 276-952-2560
Email for more information.

June 2019

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Jun 24 - Oct 28

Sunday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Winery Courtyard - Every Sunday June through October, enjoy award-winning wines, breathtaking views from the Blue Ridge, and an eclectic array of musical artists. Jazz every first Sunday. Sunday Sounds admission is free; wine and light café far available. We suggest bringing seating as the dance tent tables sometimes fill up Savor every last drop of the weekend with us! See the full Sunday Sounds performer lineup: http://www.thedogs.com/Events/Sunday-Sounds-2018
287 Winery Road - Courtyard - Floyd VA - https://www.thedogs.com/Events/Sunday-Sounds-2018

Stuart Farmers' Market

Jun 26 - Sep 25

Every Tuesday, June through September, 3 PM to 6 PM - Locally grown fruits and vegetables. Homemade baked items, fresh coffee and teas, along with great crafts. Come join the fun. Special Mistletoe Market on the first Saturday of December (December 1, 2018) 10 AM to 1 PM. All local handmade for the holidays -- decorations, gifts, food and much more.
Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811

Poor Farmers Farm - Bluegrass Music

Normally occurs in June

Bluegrass music every Saturday, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on the Front Porch Bluegrass Stage - May through August.
Poor Farmers Farm - Meadows of Dan, VA - 276-952-2560
Email for more information.

Willis Gap Community Center Open JAM!!! 

Normally occurs in June

Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam Every Friday, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

July 2019

Poor Farmers Farm - Bluegrass Music

Normally occurs in July

Bluegrass music every Saturday, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on the Front Porch Bluegrass Stage - May through August.
Poor Farmers Farm - Meadows of Dan, VA - 276-952-2560
Email for more information.

Kibler Valley River Run

Normally occurs in July

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on Kibler Valley Rd. in Claudville. Race starts at 12:00 Noon. Entry fee of $25.
Kibler Valley - Claudville - 276-694-7190 or 276-251-7112
Email for more information.

Willis Gap Community Center Open JAM!!! 

Normally occurs in July

Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam, Every Friday, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Willis Gap Community Center

August 2019

Front Porch Fest Homecoming

Aug 30 - Sep 2

Front Porch Fest Homecoming - August 30 - September 2, 2018. This Labor Day marks the 10th annual Front Porch Fest. This annual event is held on the Front Porch of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Patrick County, Virginia. FPF 10 HOMECOMING will take place Aug 30-Sept 2 at Spirithaven Farm, 677 Spirithaven Lane, Stuart, VA 24171. Front Porch Fest is a 3-day family-friendly music festival held in Stuart, VA featuring local, regional, and national touring acts. In addition to 30+ bands, Front Porch Fest features an array of children's activities, yoga, campsite jams, on-site camping, delicious craft brews and foods, and more! 2018 Line up featuring: Perpetual Groove, Zach Deputy, Larry Keel, BIG DADDY LOVE, Annabelle's Curse, Dr. Bacon, Urban Soil, Of Tomorrow, Slick Jr. & the Reactors, The Fat Catz, Kevin Maines and The Volts, Prosperity's Folly, Waiting to Exhale Band, Firecracker Jam, Righteous Friendz Band, Hot Trail Mix, Surprise Attack, The Atkinsons, Hambone Relay, Suga Grits, Nah., Couldn't Be Happiers, Christopher J. Owens, Scott Eutsler, CandelFirth, Good Trees River Band, Albino Rhino (US), Maggie Blankenship, RILEY MOORE, Maya Burgess, Billy Woods, Flecks of Matter Tickets: $30 - $225. No ticket required for children 12 years and under. Visit www.frontporchfest.com for details on ticket information. Front Porch Fest is produced by One Family Productions, a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting and supporting community enrichment and growth. We create impactful partnerships and events that are accessible, innovative and engaging. Proceeds from this event are donated to local charities such as the Patrick Co Food Bank and Caring Hearts Free Clinic of Patrick County and others.
677 Spirithaven Lane - Stuart, VA - www.frontporchfest.com

Poor Farmers Farm - Bluegrass Music

Normally occurs in August

Bluegrass music every Saturday, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on the Front Porch Bluegrass Stage - May through August.
Poor Farmers Farm - Meadows of Dan, VA - 276-952-2560
Email for more information.

Labor Day Weekend Gospel Singing at Dominion Valley Park

Normally occurs in August

Featuring: The Singing Cookes, The Talleys, The Harvesters Quartet. Bring lawn chairs. Singings are outside. Shelters are available in case of rain. Restrooms are available. Playground for children. Camping $20.00 per day. Children under 12 FREE. Call for reservations 276-694-4245. Dominion Valley Park, Stuart - 276-694-4245.
692 Dominion Valley Lane - Stuart, VA - 276-694-4245 - www.dominionvalleyllc.com
Email for more information.

Patrick County Library to office new program entitled

Normally occurs in August

A new program, Socrates Café, will beheld at the Patrick County Library from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. With a new general topic each month, the café offers a respectful environment of open dialogue for exploring new perspectives while reevaluating previous ones. Socrates Café is open to everyone interested in the pursuit of ideas, fruitful discussion and local roasted coffee. The new offering will be hosted by Aaron Sterling, a library staff member. For more information, call the Patrick County Library at 694-3352.
Patrick County Library - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3352

Aerobics at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in August

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Instructor Anita Hooker. This is a Free class with the M/HC Coalition for Health and Wellness.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Charles and Rose Hylton Library at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in August

Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 8 pm. We have lots of books to check out. Sign up for a library card today. No Charge.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
Email for more information.

Chair Aerobics at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in August

Thursday Mornings with instructor Paula Battle. 11:30 a.m. FREE. M/HC Coalition for Health & Wellness.
475 - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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Open Computer Lab at Spencer Penn Centre 

Normally occurs in August

Mondays, 10am to 3 pm and Thursdays, 10am to 5 pm. The Computer Lab will be open to the public. High Speed Internet Access is available.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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Book Club at Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in August

Meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. September: "The Gilded Leaf" by Patrick Reynolds and Tom Shachtman. Copies are available at The Blue Ridge Library.
475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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