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May 2022

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

SOVA Task Force Workforce Solutions Webinar Series

May 3-31

Workforce Solutions Work Groups SOVA is conducting a webinar series on Workforce Solutions. Tuesday, 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM. May 3 - Childcare, Afterschool Care & Elder Care. May 10 - Recruiting and Onboarding Employees. May 17 - Training, Apprenticeships, Internships & Re-Entry Programs. May 24 - Higher Education, Skill Sets, Certifications & Recertifications. May 31 - Retention, Promotion & Advancement. Free, but registration is required.

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

Stokes Arts to host Exhibit of Artist Ellen Gamble and Julie Holmes in the Apple Gallery

May 16 - Jun 30

The Stokes County Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit of original paintings, “Nature Series,” by Ellen Gamble and Julie Holmes in the Apple Gallery. A reception is scheduled for Friday, May 27 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Apple Gallery of the Stokes County Arts Council 500 Main Street Danbury, NC. This exhibit will be on display May 16th through June 30th. The viewing of this exhibit is free and open to the public.
500 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

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

Second Addressing Addiction Conference 

May 26

Join us as we continue the conversation about addiction and recovery, "Addressing Addiction Conference" on Thursday, May 26, 2022, 8 AM - 3 PM, held at Patrick and Henry Community College - Stuart Campus. Registration Fee $20.00 (pre-registration required). Featuring 6 speakers, REVIVE training, community resource area, and catered lunch. Contact the Patrick County Extension Office to register at 276-694-3341. Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension - Virginia Tech - Virginia State University (www.ext.vt.edu), Drug-Free MHC, and Piedmont Community Services. *If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Terri Alt, FCS Agent at 276-694-3341 during business hours of 8 AM and 5 PM to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.
Patrick and Henry Community College-Stuart Campus - Stuart, VA

Stokes County Arts Council to host Trivia Night in Danbury

May 26

Stokes County Arts Council to host "Trivia Night" in Danbury, NC 27016, Thursday, May 26, 2022, 6:30 p.m. at The Arts Place, 502 N Main Street, Danbury, NC. Dinner Menu: Pre-Memorial Day Cookout with hotdogs and more! Donations welcome! Proceeds benefit "Stokes Arts Scholarship" fund. Come and join us for an evening of fun!
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

May 27

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

Dominion Valley Park Memorial Day Weekend

May 27-29

Dominion Valley Park, Stuart, Virginia Memorial Day Weekend. Friday, May 27th, 2022 through Sunday, May 29th. Performances by: Primitive Quartet, Chuck Wagon Gang, The Sound, Brian Free and Assurance, The Churchmen, The Harvesters Quartet. On Sunday, music by The Churchmen, message by Brother Curt Ashley. For ticket information, contact Randy or Jeanie Clark at 276-694-4245 or email at dominionvalleypark@gmail.com. Admission: Friday $25 each, Saturday, $25 each or 2-Day Pass: $40.00 each. 8 and under free. Sunday Service free. Camping $20 for 30 amp; $35 for 50 amp hookups per night. This is an outside event, bring your lawn chair. Concessions available. Call 276-694-4245 for reservations.
415 Dominion Valley Lane Stuart, VA 24171 - Stuart, VA - 276-694-4245 - dominionvalleyllc.com

Rotary Club of Stuart's Steak Dinner - Rescheduled to May 27th, 2022

May 27

Rotary Club of Stuart's Steak Dinner, Friday, May 27th, 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Dine in or take out. $23 advance tickets available on Eventbrite (https://bit.ly/SRCSteakDinner2022) (fees applicable), $25 at the door (limited amount available). All tickets previously sold in advance will be honored for the Friday, May 27th Steak Dinner. Vegetarian options available.
Rotary Club of Stuart - 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA - 276-692-8629 - www.stuartrotaryclub.org

Palmetto Theatre of Walnut Cove presents Art on Main/Cruise In 

May 27

Palmetto Theatre of Walnut Cove presents Art on Main/Cruise In featuring Jacob Harbour Music. Cruise In Dates: May 27th, June 24th, July 29th, 2022. Time: 5:00 p.m. - Until. Admission: FREE. Contributions welcome. Location: Palmetto Theatre, 329 N Main Street, Walnut Cove, NC 27052.
Palmetto Theatre, 329 N Main Street - Walnut Cove, NC 27052

Fairy Stone State Park presents the play: Corn Squeezins'

May 28

Fairy Stone State Park presents the play: "Corn Squeezins' -- There anit nothin like a fambly business." Moonshine stills, revenuers, raids, good 'ole boys (and girls), and more. See it all while laughing and learning about a special part of our local culture. Saturday, May 28th, Park Amphitheater, 8:30 PM. Learn more at www.virginiastateparks.gov/besafe, 800-933-PARK (7275)/www.virginiastateparks.gov
Fairy Stone State Park - Stuart, VA

Outdoor Market this weekend with a FREE CONCERT!!!! 

May 28

Stokes Junior Appalachian music student recital, FREE concert, May 28th, 2-4 p.m. Students from our afterschool program for grades 3-8 and beyond perform on instruments -- fiddle, banjo, and guitar. Arts Music Series at The Arts Place, 502 N Main Street, Danbury, NC 27016 -- 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month. Join us!
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-5938159
Email for more information.

Arts Block Street Market at the Stokes County Arts Council/The Arts Place

May 28 - Aug 27

Arts Block Street Market at the Stokes County Arts Council/The Arts Place every 2nd and 4th Saturdays, April through August 2022, 11:00 AM until 6:00 p.m. Live music 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM each event.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Mud to Art Potter Class at The Arts Place of Danbury

May 28 - Jun 11

Mud to Art - Three-day workshop, Saturday, May 28th and June 4th, 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM each class. Glaze and Firing Date: Saturday, June 11th (9:00 AM until 1:00 PM). Cost: $85 (includes instruction and supplies). Instructor: Justine Luzwick. Class limited to 12 students. Location: The Arts Place Pottery Studio, 502 Main Street, Danbury, NC 27016. To register: call 336-593-3799/www.stokesarts.org.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159
Email for more information.

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

May 31

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

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 2022

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jun 2

Thursday at 3 PM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jun 3

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

First Fridays Summer Jam: The Get Right Band

Jun 3

FIRST FRIDAYS: THE GET RIGHT BAND 6:00 PM 9:30 PM Stuart Farmers' Market Sponsored by: Dalton and Associates Join us for our June First Friday at the Stuart Farmers’ Market featuring The Get Right Band. Food provided by local farm-to-table favorites Pickle & Ash. Beer: Beales. Wine: Stanburn Winery - Seltzer: White Claw.
Farmer's Market, 320 Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

Meadows of Dan Women's Club

Jun 4

Meadows of Dan Women's Club "Bingo" - Meadows of Dan Community Building. Doors open at 5 PM. Bingo Games start at 6 PM. Bingo resumes 1st Saturday night every month.
Meadows of Dan Community Building - Meadows of Dan, VA

Bull Mountain Arts to host Plein Air on Mayo River Rail Trail

Jun 4

Bull Mountain Arts will host a Plein Air event on the Mayo River Rail Trail Saturday, June 4, 2022, 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Would you like to paint, no worries, we have supplies available (acrylic paints, brushes, canvas, etc.) and an experienced artist to guide you through this wonderful and fun experience. And, we have chalk for kids young and old who would like to paint lovely pictures on the sidewalk. Everyone welcome!
Mayo River Rail Trail - Stuart, VA

An American Story: The R. J. Reynolds Family and the Stokes County Connection

Jun 5

An American Story: The R. J. Reynolds Family and the Stokes County Connection presented by Julie Walters Steele, director/Department Head for the Reynolds Homestead, Critz, VA; Judy White, docent for Reynolds Homestead and Vice-President of Stokes County Historical Society; Patti Dunlap, President of Stokes County Historical Society; and Debbie Brown, Treasurer, Stokes County Historical Society. Location: Walnut Cove Library, 106 W Fifth Street, Walnut Cove, NC 27052. Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022, 2:00 PM. FREE and open to the public, with limited seating. Presented by the Stokes County Historical Society.
Walnut Cove Library - 106 W Fifth Street - Walnut Cove, NC 27052

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jun 6

Monday at 9 AM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

2022 Beach Music Festival at Wayside Park

Jun 9-11

Rotary Club of Stuart to host 2022 Beach Music Festival at Wayside Park, Stuart, VA, June 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2022. Performances by Band of Oz, EnVision, Cat5 Band, Sylvia Too Much,.U.B.U. the Band, The Pizazz Band, and more. Tickets are on sale now! Ask for a brochure or visit www.beachfestival.com. See you there!
Wayside Park -332 Wayside Park Road - Stuart, VA

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jun 9

Thursday at 3 PM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jun 10

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

Music Night at The Spencer Penn Centre

Jun 10

Music Night, Friday, June 10, The Country Boys will play in Alumni Hall. Gate opens at 5 p.m. with the band going on at 6:20 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation. Come and enjoy some great music! Concessions will be sold.
Spencer Penn Center - Alumni Hall - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757
Email for more information.

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

Jun 11

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Growing and harvesting herbs (Farmer's Market). Herbs can be defined as the sweet spot where savory meets healthy. From growing, to harvesting, to drying and storing, join this workshop to learn how easy it is to replace store bought brands with herbs from your own garden. Workshops are free with no advanced registration required. For more information: https//www.facebook.com/PatrickCountyMasterGardeners/
Farmers Market, 302 Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

Palmetto Theater of Walnut Cove Proudly Presents Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

Jun 11

Palmetto Theater of Walnut Cove proudly presents Alan Bibey & Grasstowne, Saturday, June 11, 2022, 7:30 PM. Tickets: $30.00. Location: Palmetto Theater of Walnut Cove, 329 N Main Street, Walnut Cove, NC 27052. For more information: www.facebook.com/PalmettoTheatreofWalnutCove or www.palmettowalnutcove.com.
329 N Main Street - Walnut Cove, NC 27052

Meadows of Dan Country Breakfast

Jun 11

Meadows of Dan Country Breakfast, Saturday, June 11th, 7 AM to 11 AM, Meadows of Dan Community Building. Pre-sale tickets are $9. Tickets at the door are $10. All proceeds support local community events. Plate includes: 2 eggs, biscuit and gravy, fried apples, bacon or sausage, and drink.
Meadows of Dan Community Building-2858 JEB Stuart - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 - 540-230-5255

Stokes Arts to host Summer Concert at Hanging Rock State Park

Jun 11

Summer Concert at Hanging Rock State Park featuring Symphony/Unbound -- Hank, Pattie and the Current and the Winston-Salem Symphony String Quartet, Saturday, June 11, 2022. Gates open at 6:00 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m. Location: The historic bathhouse shelter. Tickets: $25 ($20 Stokes Arts Members). Food trucks available, picnics welcome. Beer and wine available for purchase. Ticket and information at www.stokesarts.org.
Hanging Rock State Park - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

A Sunday Afternoon with Taylor Vaden at Palmetto Theatre in Walnut Cove

Jun 12

A Sunday afternoon with Taylor Vaden, June 12th at 3:00 p.m., Palmetto Theatre, 329 N Main Street, Walnut Cove, NC 27052. Covers, Originals, Stories, Testimony, Worship, and More!! Featuring special presentation on The King's music, based on the gospel music of Elvis. $15 tickets on sale now @PalmettoWalnutCove.com.
Palmetto Theatre, 329 N Main Street - Walnut Cove, NC 27052

Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Program at Patrick & Henry Community College

Jun 13 - Jul 1

Patrick & Henry Community College - Patrick County Site - It's not too late enroll in this summer's Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Program at Patrick & Henry Community College! This 3-week FREE STEM camp will be offered at the P&HCC: Patrick County Site from June 13-July 1 and at the IDEA Center from July 11-29 for rising 6-8th grade students! You must APPLY ONLINE: http://bit.ly/STEMAchievers For more information, call 276-656-5461!
Patrick & Henry Community College - Stuart, VA

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

Summer Camps at The Spencer Penn Centre

Jun 13-30

Summer Camps, June 13-30. For more information and to register, please contact the Centre at 276/957-5757 or email spcevents04@gmail.com.
Spencer Penn Center - 475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757
Email for more information.

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jun 13

Monday at 9 AM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Summer Reading Program Tuesdays at The Spencer Penn Centre

Jun 14 - Jul 26

Summer Reading Program “When I Grow Up, I Want to Be….” Tuesdays in June/July: June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26. Reading Goals: Easy Reading, K-2-20 books. Chapter Books, Grades 3-5-10 books. For more information and to register, please contact the Centre at 276/957-5757 or email spcevents04@gmail.com.
Spencer Penn Center - 475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757
Email for more information.

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jun 17

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

Bushels and Barrels Local Food, Wine, and Beer Festival

Jun 17-19

The Reynolds Homestead, in partnership with One Family Productions, produces the annual Bushels and Barrels Local Food, Wine, and Beer Festival in June each year. Celebrating all things local, the event has grown from a one-day concert to a two-day event featuring a local foods Farm-to-Table dinner catered by Pickle & Ash, cocktail hour with wine or beer tastings (music by Five Brothers) on June 17th, on June 18th there will be local food, wine and beer (multiple breweries, wineries, and food trucks, no gaps or overlaps in bands), and more.....Homebrew Competition, a Sustainability Workshop, and the festival event itself, all happening the third weekend of June! The event hosts a variety of items from around the region including delicious foods, wineries, breweries, arts, crafts, farmers, producers and live music by Caitlin Krisko and The Broadcast, Slick Jr & The Reactors, Oh, Christopher, Maggie May and The Summer Heat. Mark your calendars: June 17 through June 19, 2022. Note: This is the 52nd anniversary which will be celebrated on the 19th with a Reynolds family reunion. tickets and more information at www.bushelsandbarrels.com
463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA - 1-276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu
Email for more information.

Rise and Shine Market at The Stuart Farmers' Market

Jun 17

Rise and Shine Market, Friday, June 17th, 8 AM until 12 PM. Youth Vendor program cultivating the next generation of producers. Come support the youth vendors!
Stuart Farmers Market, 320 Chestnut Avenue - Stuart, VA

The Ararat Ruritan Club to host 2022 Jackpot Bingo

Jun 18

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

Palmetto Theater of Walnut Cove proudly presents The Bunker Dogs 

Jun 18

The Palmetto Theater of Walnut Cove proudly presents The Bunker Dogs, Saturday, June 18, 2022, 8:00 PM. Tickets: $10.00. Location: Palmetto Theater of Walnut Cove, 329 N Main Street, Walnut Cove, NC 27052. For more information www.facebook.com/PalmettoTeatreofWalnutCove or www.palmettowalnutcove.com.
Palmetto Theatre, 329 N Main Street - Walnut Cove, NC 27052

Patrick County Music Association presents Crooked Road Music Series

Jun 18

Saturday, June 18th in the Rotary Building in Stuart, Spencer Strickland & River Ridge, 6:00 p.m., featuring Jus' Cauz at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Music starts at 6:00 p.m. Bring your chairs. Food available for sale. Donations at the door. For more information call Denny Alley at 276-694-4232.
Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA - 276-694-4232 - www.facebook.com/PCMAssn

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jun 24

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

Palmetto Theatre of Walnut Cove presents Art on Main/Cruise In 

Jun 24

Palmetto Theatre of Walnut Cove presents Art on Main/Cruise In featuring Jacob Harbour Music. Cruise In Dates: May 27th, June 24th, July 29th, 2022. Time: 5:00 p.m. - Until. Admission: FREE. Contributions welcome. Location: Palmetto Theatre, 329 N Main Street, Walnut Cove, NC 27052.
Palmetto Theatre, 329 N Main Street - Walnut Cove, NC 27052

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jun 27

Monday at 9 AM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Jun 28

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

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jun 30

Thursday at 3 PM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in June

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

July 2022

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 1

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

First Friday Summer Jam: The Judy Chops

Jul 1

FIRST FRIDAYS: THE JUDY CHOPS 6:00 PM 9:30 PM Stuart Farmers' Market Sponsored by Kreager Woodworking Join us for our July First Friday at the Stuart Farmers’ Market featuring The Judy Chops. Tasty BBQ with all the fixins’ provided by Bootleg BBQ. Beer: Sierr Nevada. Wine: Stanburn Winery - Seltzer: White Claw.
Farmer's Market, 320 Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

Resolute Therapy Presents Bookin' It For Fun Color Run 

Jul 2

Saturday, July 2, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $25 pre-registration; $30 day of. Pre-registration includes t-shirt, sunglasses and bandana (ends May 31st). Resolute Therapy presents "Bookin' it for fun Color Run" in Stuart, Virginia. Proceeds will be donated to the Patrick County Sheriff's Office - "Shop with a Cop" & "Project Life Saver Bands" and the Patrick County Library. Questions??? Contact Resolute Therapy at 276-694-4488.

Independence Day Celebration at DeHart Park in Stuart, Virginia

Jul 4

Independence Day Celebration to be held at DeHart Park in Stuart, VA. Fireworks Display. Monday, July 4th, 2022. Fireworks at dusk. For more information, contact the Stuart Parks and Recreation Department (276) 694-3917.
DeHart Park - Stuart, VA
Email for more information.

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jul 7

Thursday at 3 PM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 8

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

Rise and Shine Market at The Stuart Farmers' Market

Jul 8

Rise and Shine Market Friday, July 8th, 8 AM until 12 PM. Youth Vendor program cultivating the next generation of producers. Come and support the youth vendors.
Farmers Market, 302 Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Program at Patrick & Henry Community College

Jul 11-29

The IDEA Center, rising 6-8th grade students - It's not too late enroll in this summer's Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Program at Patrick & Henry Community College! This 3-week FREE STEM camp will be offered at the P&HCC: Patrick County Site from June 13-July 1 and at the IDEA Center from July 11-29 for rising 6-8th grade students! You must APPLY ONLINE: http://bit.ly/STEMAchievers For more information, call 276-656-5461!
Patrick & Henry Community College - Stuart, VA

Summer Camps at The Spencer Penn Centre

Jul 11-28

Summer Camps, July 11-28, 2022. For more information and to register, please contact the Centre at 276/957-5757 or email spcevents04@gmail.com.
Spencer Penn Center - 475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757
Email for more information.

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jul 11

Monday at 9 AM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

21st Bluegrass Festival at Wayside Bluegrass Park

Jul 14-16

Welcome to the 21st Bluegrass Festival at Wayside Bluegrass Park in beautiful Patrick County, VA, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 14-16, 2022. Host Band: Johnny and Jeanette Williams. Location: Wayside Park, 332 Wayside Park Road, Stuart, VA 24171. Visit: www.visitpatrickcounty.org or www.waysidebluegrassfestival.com. Performances by: Junior Sisk Band, Lonesome River Band, Five Mile Mountain Road, Addie Levy Band, Goodfellers, Harrison Ridge, Wound Tight, Mike Mitchell Band, Tim White and Troublesome Hollow. 2022 Festival Emcee: Jimmy Handy and Marcie Horne. Rough Camping, Electrical Hookup available. Call for rates. All three days July 14-16, 2022 $50.00. Thursday only ($15.00), Friday only ($20.00), Saturday only ($20.00). For ticket and camping information call Patty Hazelwood at 276-692-4149 or email hazelwoodtrucking@embarqmail.com.
332 Wayside Park Road - Stuart, VA - www.visitpatrickcounty.org

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jul 14

Thursday at 3 PM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 15

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

Bingo-”Scentsy” at The Spencer Penn Centre

Jul 15

Bingo-”Scentsy”. Friday, July 15. Doors open at 5pm, games begin at 6pm. $20/20 games. $1 game for members only at intermission.
Spencer Penn Center - 475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757
Email for more information.

The Ararat Ruritan Club to host 2022 Jackpot Bingo

Jul 16

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

Kibler Valley River Run 2022

Jul 16

This an annual competitive event awarding Tourism Sponsor, Patrick County, VA Tourism Department trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in 30 plus categories. On the Dan River. Sponsor: Red Bank Ruritan Club, Claudville, VA. President: Lottie Gammons, telephone 276-694-7190
276-694-7190

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

Jul 16

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Using water efficiently in the garden (Learning Garden). Water is essential for growing vegetables, but water can be a scarce resource expecially during the summer. Learn how to install a rain barrel and the most efficient ways to irrigate your garden. This workshop will also cover the use of rain gardens to collect storm runoff. Workshops are free with no advanced registration required. For more information://www.facebook.com/PatrickCountyMasterGardeners/
Learning Garden - 1208 Tudor Orchard Road - Patrick Springs, VA

Natural Wonder -- The Stevie Wonder Experience at Stokes Arts

Jul 16

Stokes Arts County presents "Natural Wonder -- The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience" on Saturday, July 16th, 2022, 6:00 P.M. Location: The Arts Place, 502 Main Street, Danbury, NC 27016. Tickets: $30 general admission; $25 Stokes Arts members. For more information or to order tickets: 336-593-8159/www.stokesarts.org.
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

Jul 22

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 presents the performance of "Brother Wolf"

Jul 22-24

SAVE THE DATE: Performance dates July 22nd through July 24, 2022 - Coming July 22-24, 2022, Stokes Arts presents "Brother Wolf" - the performance -- A musical Appalachian adventure based on Beowulf, directed by Laurelyn Dossett. SAVE THE DATE. More information forthcoming.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jul 25

Monday at 9 AM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Jul 26

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

FloydFest 2022 - Heartbeat

Jul 27-31

Across The Way Productions announces FloydFest 2022 Heartbeat, the latest annual offering of the Southeast's award-winning, premier summer outdoor music festival, taking place Wednesday to Sunday, July 27 to July 31, 2022 at Milepost 170.5 on Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd. For more information about FloydFest 2022 and the musical lineup or ticket information, call (888) VA-FESTS or email info@floydfest.com.

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jul 28

Thursday at 3 PM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 29

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

Palmetto Theatre of Walnut Cove presents Art on Main/Cruise In 

Jul 29

Palmetto Theatre of Walnut Cove presents Art on Main/Cruise In featuring Jacob Harbour Music. Cruise In Dates: May 27th, June 24th, July 29th, 2022. Time: 5:00 p.m. - Until. Admission: FREE. Contributions welcome. Location: Palmetto Theatre, 329 N Main Street, Walnut Cove, NC 27052.
Palmetto Theatre, 329 N Main Street - Walnut Cove, NC 27052

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 2022

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Aug 5

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

First Friday Summer Jam: Music Road Company

Aug 5

FIRST FRIDAYS: MUSIC ROAD CO. Friday, August 5, 2022 6:00 PM 9:30 PM Stuart Farmers' Market 310 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA, 24171United States (map) Sponsored by Lawless Turf & Landscaping Join us for our August First Friday at the Stuart Farmers’ Market featuring music by Music Road Co. Palumbos will be serving up tasty bites and our feature brewery and winery: Beer: 3 Notched. Wine: Stanburn Winery - Seltzer: White Claw.
Farmers Market, 302 Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Aug 12

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

Aug 13

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Fall vegetable gardening (Learning Garden). Kale for Thanksgiving or perhaps collards on New Year's Day? This workshop covers which vegetables to plant in August for fall and winter harvest. Explore techniques to extend the season such as raw tunnels and mini-hoop houses. Learn how to improve soil through the use of fall cover crops. Workshops are free with no advanced registration required. For more information: https//www.facebook.com/PatrickCountyMasterGardeners/
Learning Garden - 1208 Tudor Orchard Road - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Aug 19

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

Aug 20

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

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Aug 26

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

Aug 30

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

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

September 2022

Patrick County presents 2022 Front Porch Fest

Sep 1-4

Labor Day weekend 2022 marks the 13th annual Front Porch Fest. This annual event is held on the Front Porch of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Patrick County, Virginia, and will take place Sept 1-4, 2022 at Spirithaven Farm, 677 Spirithaven Lane, Stuart, VA 24171. Front Porch Fest is a 4-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! VIP ticketholders receive homemade meals, continental breakfasts, beer tickets (must be 21 to drink), and a swag bag to include: Front Porch Fest branded merchandise, FPF merch shack discounts, vendor coupons, and sponsor provided swag. The VIP lounge features special performances, free pour hours and free specialty food events. A VIP ticket includes premium VIP only camping (first come first serve) & standard parking. If you are interested in car camping or bringing an RV, those tickets must be purchased separately. VIP ticket sales end at 5PM on 8/31/22 if they do not sell out sooner. Price tiers: Have a little faith: $275 | Tier 1: $300 4 Day GA $130.00 +$9.54 Fee Select quantity: 4 Day GA price: $130.00 Sales end on Jun 10, 2022 General Admission tickets include access to the event for one person, Thursday-Sunday. Tent camping is included with ticket. Parking must be purchased separately via a Parking Pass, RV Pass, or a Car Camping Pass. Advanced (Online) Pricing: Tier 2: $130 (current) | Tier 3: $140 | Gate Price: $160. 4 Day GA (Child 12 and under) Free Select quantity: 4 Day GA (Child 12 and under) price: Free No charge for children 12 years and under, though children are required to have a ticket in their name. 276-692-7195 frontporchfest.com/
677 Spirithaven Lane - Stuart, VA

PURPLE Piano!! The One-Man Tribute to Prince!!! September 1st!!! presented by The Stokes County Arts Council

Sep 1

The Stokes County Arts Council to host "Purple Piano!! The One-Man Tribute to Prince!! on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at The Arts Place of Stokes, 502 N Main Street, Danbury, NC. The one-man tribute to Prince is presented by Marshall Charloff. General Admission is $30, Stokes Arts members is $25. To reserve tickets, call 336-593-8159 or visit www.stokesarts.org.
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

Sep 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

Dominion Valley Park Labor Day Weekend

Sep 2-4

Dominion Valley Park, Stuart, Virginia Labor Day Weekend. Friday, September 2nd, 2022 through Sunday, September 4th, 2022. Performances by: Mark Bishop, The Churchmen, For His Glory, The Singing Cookes, The Harvesters Quartet, Guy Penrod, with special guest Comedian Mickey Bell. On Sunday, music by The SInging Cookes, message by Brother Ricky Rogers. For ticket information, contact Randy or Jeanie Clark at 276-694-4245 or email at dominionvalleypark@gmail.com. Admission: Friday $25 each, Saturday, $25 each or 2-Day Pass: $40.00 each. 8 and under free. Sunday Service free. Camping $20 for 30 amp; $35 for 50 amp hookups per night. This is an outside event, bring your lawn chair. Concessions available. Call 276-694-4245 for reservations.
415 Dominion Valley Lane Stuart, VA 24171

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Sep 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

68th Annual Patrick County Fair

Sep 13

We're Back! Your favorite fall fun week, the 68th annual Patrick County Fair, is back, bigger and better than ever. Come join us September 13-17 for a wonderful fun-filled week: rides, fair food, exhibits, the wild and woolly Demolition Derby, the new Figure 8 racing event and so much more. For our advertisers and exhibitors, the deadline to reserve your same booth is May 13, and for ads and all other booths, June 3. And if you need that perfect ad designed for your business, we have Sybil back with us to do just that. New business in Patrick County? A weeklong booth at the fair and an ad in the fair book is another great way to let everyone know you are here and open for business. Download our fair contract here. For more information call Patty at 276-694-7718, Paula at 276-694-0287, B or Anna at 276-694-4124, or Sybil at 512-718-0204. See you at the fair.
Rotary Field, 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Sep 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

The Ararat Ruritan Club to host 2022 Jackpot Bingo

Sep 17

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

Sep 17

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Microclimates (Learning Garden). Feeling limited by the USDA zone map for our choice of plants? In this workshop, learn how to identify various types of microclimates within your garden and which plants thrive best in them. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Town of Stuart to host Apple Dumpling Festival

Oct 22

The Town of Stuart will host the Apple Dumpling Festival, Saturday, October 22nd, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, downtown Stuart. 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 at 276-694-3811. Downtown Stuart - Stuart, VA - www.townofstuartva.com
Downtown Stuart - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811

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

November 2022

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

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

2022 Grand Illumination on Main Street 

Dec 2

GRAND ILLUMINATION 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

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. More information forthcoming.
Farmers Market, 302 Chestnut Street - Stuart, 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

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

January 2023

Paint Class with Craig Richards at The Arts Place

Jan 16 - Jun 26

Paint Class with Craig Richards (FREE), Sundays, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the studio loft at The Arts Place, 502 N Main Street, Danbury, NC 27016. Text to reserve a spot at 336-655-4888. Class offering is "Where you will always learn a multitude of key concepts for improving your painting skills."
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016

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

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Mar 4 - 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

The Landmark Center and the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce to host Senior Couch to 5K

Mar 21 - May 21

Go from couch potato to 5K participant in 9 weeks! Run or Walk. T-shirts and prizes. Appropriate for beginner. FREE! Sponsored by The Landmark Center and the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, this program is designed to get you off of the couch and into a 5K! For seniors ages 50 and up with absolute beginners in mind. Register by scanning the QR code on the flyer or go to: https://bit.ly/RegistertoRunTLC. The 9-week program will terminate with participation in the Strawberry Festival 5K on May 21st. Join us!
- Stuart, VA 24171

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

COA - College for Older Adults Spring Classes Now Available

Mar 26 - Jun 30

College for Older Adults is a semi-annual program lasting six weeks each spring and fall. We strive to offer cultural, intellectual, social, and fitness opportunities for adults ages 50 and older. If you are a lifelong learner, curious about the world around us, interested in trying new things or meeting new people, or enjoy planning outings and activities, then COA is perfect for you. The membership fee for COA is $60 and includes a wide array of weekly classes along with specialty one-time offerings. Some classes such as art/craft classes, make and takes, and field trips may have additional supply fees or transportation fees. When you register, you will select all classes you would like to take, and we will help you tally up your total cost. Payments may be made online by credit or debit card, or via check made payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech. Have questions? Please contact Sarah Wray at wrayse88@vt.edu.
Reynolds Homestead - Critz, VA - 1-276-694-7181
Email for more information.

April 2023

Stokes County Arts Council Presents the Annual Arts Extravaganza

Apr 1 - May 15

The Stokes County Arts Council has opened its annual Spring Arts Extravaganza, displaying work by the students of Stokes County Schools. North Stokes, South Stokes, and West Stokes High School students will exhibit their original art in the Apple Gallery from April 1-May 15, 2022. Students from the elementary and middle schools of Stokes County will exhibit their original art in The Arts Place from April 1-April 14, 2022. The official opening of this exhibit will be Friday, April 8, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at The Arts Place, 500 N. Main Street. Family and friends are welcome to view their students’ artwork at this time. The 2022 Arts Council Scholarship Recipients will be named and recognized during this event as well. The exhibit will include a variety of original student artwork, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media. For additional information about the exhibit, contact the Stokes County Arts Council at 336-593-8159 or visit www.stokesarts.org.
500 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Summer Camp Alert: Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers! 

Apr 1 - May 31

Spring 2022 Training Guide includes: Diversity & Inclusion Training, Phlebotomy Technician, Machining Level 1, Fab Lab Classes, Social Media Workshops. (Patrick and Henry Community College Workforce, Economic and Community Development) Browse our classes: ph.augusoft.net for training guide and information.
Patrick & Henry Community College

STUART FARMERS MARKET (April and May Upcoming Events)

Apr 22 - May 27

Attention Everyone! (Late April and May Upcoming Events!!) Stuart Farmers Market every Friday, 8 AM to 12 PM (Early Market Days: April 22nd and April 29th). Stuart Farmers Market Official Opening Day, Friday, May 6th -- Master Gardeners with Plants and Tool Sharpening available. Stuart Farmers Market, Friday, May 6th -- First Friday Summer Jam Series. Stuart Farmers Market, Friday, May 13th -- Join Ms. Sam from the library for Storytime, 10 AM. Stuart Farmers Market, Friday, May 20th -- Blood Pressure check with The Landmark Center. Stuart Farmers Market, Friday, May 27th -- Master Gardeners with information on Small Fruits. Also, great selection of fruits, vegetables, baked items, goat cheese, meats, eggs, plants, and craft items. Stay up to date -- follow us on Facebook.
Stuart Farmers Market, 320 Chestnut Avenue - Stuart, VA

Mindful Yoga at The Arts Place in Danbury

Apr 25 - Jun 6

Mindful Yoga - 6 weeks of level 1/2 yoga. No experience necessary! Mondays 4:30 PM until 5:30 PM, April 25th through June 6th at The Arts Place, 502 N Main Street, Danbury, NC 27016. $8 per class - call ahead or pay as you go. Contact Information: 336-593-3799. Karen Mercer, Instructor - RYT 500 Alignment based practice. Bring your own mat. Yoga blocks and belts are helpful but will have some availble to borrow.
The Arts Place of Stokes at 502 N. Main St. - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159
Email for more information.

Patrick County Library Upcoming Events/Programs

Apr 30 - Aug 31

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 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