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April 2021

Caring Hearts Free Clinic Virtual Exercise Challenge

Apr 1 - May 1

Presented by Caring Hearts Free Clinic: "Spread Love, Not Germs" -- a virtual exercise challenge for all interested individuals. The challenge begins Saturday, May 1st. Everyone is encouraged to sign up by Wednesday, April 21st. Cost is $25 per person (pick up packet) or $30 per person (mail packet). Go to www.runsignup.com and search spread love not germs or find us on Facebook. For more info or questions, call 276-694-3410.

Spencer Penn Centre Open Computer Lab

Apr 1 - Dec 30

Open Computer Lab - Mondays, 10 AM to 5:00 PM and Thursdays, 10 AM to 5:00 PM (other times by appointment). The Computer Lab will be open to the public. High Speed Internet Access is available. Masks and social distancing will be required.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-9575757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

Gordon Trent's Free Ladies Golf Clinics

Apr 1 - Sep 1

Gordon Trent's FREE ladies golf clinics beginning April 1st at 5:30 PM. Dewey Hinnant teaches a clinic each Thursday night beginning at 5:30 PM throughout the Spring and Summer. Clinics run April 1st to the end of summer.
Gordon Trent Golf Course, 2160 Golf Club Road - Stuart, VA 24171 - 276-694-3805

Stokes County Arts Council Presents The Annual Arts Extravaganza

Apr 1-30

The Stokes County Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening of our annual Spring Arts Extravaganza during the month of April for the local students of North Stokes, South Stokes, and West Stokes High Schools. A virtual opening will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. on the Stokes Arts Facebook page (www.fb.me/StokesArtsNC). You may visit the exhibit other times at the Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main Street, Danbury, North Carolina. North Stokes High School has 52 original works of art in this exhibit by students grades ninth through twelfth. This year, Art 1 students have focused on media and basic arts skills and theory. Art 2 students explored themes and thematic units. Art 3 and Art 4 students worked toward more student-directed projects. Mrs. Janis Henderson-Hunsucker is the art teacher at North Stokes High School. She has been teaching visual art for 19 years. She has been teaching art and photography at North Stokes High School for the last 10 years. Mrs. Henderson-Hunsucker shared that she loves watching her students grow and create their own unique personal style. “This year has had many unique challenges and the artwork exhibited is smaller than if we had been in person 5 days a week August till now. Despite the setbacks, the students have produced amazing artwork, and I am proud of their hardwork and dedication. I invite all to come have a look. Go Vikings!” Mrs. Henderson-Hunsucker is pleased that she had a student earn a Gold Key Award in the annual Scholastic Art Awards this year. South Stokes High School has 37 original works of art in the show, created by students in grades ninth through twelfth. South Stokes art students “work through their imaginations and own observations.” Their work shows personal and individual expression. Mr. Phil Jones is the art teacher at South Stokes High School. He has been teaching 28 years with 27 of those years in Stokes County. When discussing this past year, Mr. Jones shared that transitioning to a virtual or hybrid teaching model for a hands-on, product-based course was challenging. He missed watching his students create in an in-person classroom setting. “Usually, my classroom is a place where you can feel the vibration of creativity as students bounce ideas off each other.” However, Mr. Jones said he had excellent students who asked great questions and shared their work with him through virtual, online classes as well as submitting photos. Mr. Jones is celebrating that despite the challenges of the year, his students have been very successful. One student won two Portfolio Scholastic Awards, and another of his students won the Most Awards in our Region. These students recently had their art exhibited in the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC. West Stokes High School students have around 30 pieces of original art in the exhibit by students in grades ninth through twelfth. The work in the exhibit was made by students in Arts1- Art 4 and Portfolio. Miss Gatlin Hiatt is the art teacher at West Stokes High School. She first worked in Advertising and Graphic Design before becoming an art educator. Miss Hiatt shared: “This is my first year teaching, which has been wild and wonderful! I graduated in May 2020 with a BFA in Art Education.” This year, West Stokes students have been focusing on personal storytelling, as well as the personal aspects of visual culture and influences. “In the year of Covid, freedom was something I wanted students to embrace within their own creativity, since freedom was limited in many aspects of life due to the pandemic,” Miss Hiatt shared. “Motivating students to just simply take time to create, experiment, and explore, were all very important aspects within each level of art this past year. Within each of my classes, our main goal that we have repeated time and time again is, "adapt to overcome", and I think these students continue to do so.” This exhibit will be on display April 1-April 30 in the Apple Gallery. The Stokes County Arts Council is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm. For additional information about the exhibit, please contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159 or visit www.stokesarts.org.
500 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org

Spencer Penn Centre to present Virtual Story Time

Apr 1 - Dec 28

Join us for fun on Tuesdays at 10 AM in our Facebook group: Spencer-Penn Storytime Goes Virtual and access the stories each week and craft. Supplies for each week may be picked up at the Centre and will be available on a first come first serve basis. Call 276-957-5757 for more information.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

Charles and Rose Hylton Library at the Spencer Penn Centre open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

Apr 1 - Dec 27

Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 AM to 8 PM. We have lots of books to check out. Sign up for a library card today. No chare. masks and social distancing will be required.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

Spencer Penn Centre to host Yoga

Apr 1 - Dec 28

Join us on Tuesdays at 4 PM for yoga with Sheila. Cost is 48 per session or $40 per series of 6. Students are asked to bring their own yoga mat and props if possible. Please RSVP for class due to the limited class size by contacting the Centre at 276-957-5757.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

The Arts Block Street Market

Apr 1 - Sep 1

The Arts Block Street Market will begin in April. More information about April vendors will be released soon. Interested in becoming an art vendor for the Arts Block Street Market this summer? Fill out our vendor interest form!
500 N Main Street - Danbury, NC - 3365938159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Sarah Booze exhibit at the Creative Arts Center during the month of April 2021

Apr 7-30

The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to host the artwork of artist Sarah Booze at the Creative Arts Center during the month of April 2021. An opening reception will be held Friday, April 9th, 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Creative Arts Center. The Creative Arts Center is located at 334 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA 24171. Brief Artist statement/bio: Born and raised in the foothills of North Carolina, I started my professional art career in 2017. I am a self-taught artist who has always been drawn to the beauty and wonder of the natural landscapes around me. My acrylic landscape paintings are inspired by the rural South and seek to inspire and soothe the soul. Through color, light, and composition, my art illustrates the tranquility and allure of nature. The lush beauty and deep, vivid shadows of my art creates a place where one can rest their heart and soul. The landscapes I paint possess a quiet simplicity which invites the viewer to dive in and sit for a while.
334 Patrick Avenue/Creative Arts Center - Stuart, VA - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu

Mother's Day Raffle Ticket

Apr 13 - May 6

Mother's Day Raffle Ticket - WHEO Mother's Day Raffle Sponsored Event. Tickets: $10 each, 6 for $50, 12 for $100.00. Super Mom Package (Value: $425.00); Amazing Mom Package (Value $200.00). Ticket Outlets: Concord Conrmer Store, Mattie Bs, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Patrick County Visitor Center, and WHEO Radio Station. Winners will be selected during wakeup WHEOland show on Friday, May 7th. Proceeds go towards a new roof for WHEO.
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Drive Thru COVID Vaccine Clinic

Apr 14-21

Make Appointment Beginning April 14th/Vaccine Clinic Wednesday, April 21st - Patrick County Emergency Management and the West Piedmont Health District will hold a Drive-thru COVID vaccine clinic on Wednesday, April 21 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Woolwine Fire Department. The clinic will serve those who are age 18 and older. To schedule an appointment, please call 276-693-2002 beginning Wednesday, April 14 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Woolwine Fire Department - 276-693-2002

Growing Community Through Story

Apr 14-28

Sponsored by the Patrick County Rotary, VT/Reynolds Homestead, Patrick County Friends for Equity and Justice and International Storytelling Center, a FREE public event "Growing Community Through Story" will be held virtually on ZOOM. Keynote Speaker Kiran Singh Sirah, President, International Storytelling Center, will present Session 1 on Wednesday, April 14th, 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Kiran Singh Sirah discusses storytelling's unparalleled ability to transform the way we see ourselves and others -- how it links us, not just despite our differences, but because of them. Session 2 on Wednesday, April 28th, 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Interactive Workshop - Creating Home: Using Our Stories to Build Our Place - Kiran Singh Sirah explains how personal relationships developed through storytelling can help us frame open and honest dialogues around complex issues. Register at: bit.ly/pccommunitystorytelling. For additional questions: email stuartrotary@gmail.com
Virtual Sessions

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Apr 16

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Virtual Run in Remembrance Scheduled for April 16th through April 18th, 2021

Apr 16-18

From April 16-18, a virtual Run in Remembrance will take place as the Virginia Tech community reflects on the vibrant lives of the 32 students and faculty who were taken from us on April 16, 2007. The virtual walk/run will be held over a three-day period to encourage and support social connectedness while maintaining proper distancing and adherence to state and local guidelines. Learn more about the event and/or register at https://run.recsports.vt.edu

Spencer Penn Centre to host Painting with Genie

Apr 17

Saturday, April 17th at 1 PM. Cost is $20/members and $25/non-members. All supplies provided. Masks and social distancing will be required. Class size is limited, so be sure to register by calling the Centre at (276) 957-5757.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

Spencer Penn Centre to host Pig Cookin' Competition and Pig Patty Bingo

Apr 17

Mark your calendars for April 17th! This year will look different, but we will still have plenty of BBQ for sale, along with our Pig Patty Bingo Raffle! Pre-order your BBQ by calling or coming by the Centre. Tubs available for $8 each and available for pickup the afternoon of the 17th or the 24th. For your Pig Patty Bingo ticket, contact a board member or the Centre. Tickets are only $20 with a prize of $500! The winner will not need to be present to win. Every purchase goes to suppport the programs and resources of the Spencer-Penn Centre! Live footage of the competition will be availble on the Spencer-Penn Facebook page.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire Department

Apr 17

Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire Department to sponsor Hamburger Steak Dinner on Saturday, April 17th, 4 PM until 7 PM with Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, Roll, and Brownie. $8 per plate. No Call-Ins - Drive Thru Only!
Moorefield Store Road

Heritage Arts and Crafts Classes offered by Reynolds Homestead and Berea College at the Creative Arts Center

Apr 17

Beginning Handspinning, Sat., April 17th, 10:00 AM until 2:30 PM - The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to partner with Berea College to offer a series of heritage arts and crafts classes to honor the Appalachian traditions of Patrick County and the surrounding area. With generous funding from the Appalachian Fund, these classes offer master artisan instructors at very discounted prices. Most classes include all materials. Participation is limited to allow you to get the most of your time with these master teachers. Covid protocols will be observed as well. To register for any of the classes, please visit: https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy More detail about each class and what will be covered can be found on our website: https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html SCHEDULE OF CLASSES Beginning Handspinning Saturday, April 10, 10:00-2:30 or Saturday, April 17, 10:00-2:30 (2 classes) Leslie Shelor, Instructor $15 per person Creative Arts Center Introduction to Loom Weaving Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning May 5 1:00-4:00 p.m. Celie Cassady, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Patchwork Quilting for Beginners Sunday, April 25 and May 2, 2:00-4:00 Susan Branham, Instructor $25 per person Creative Arts Center Pottery: Decorative Storage Jar Saturday, May 22, Sunday May 23, Saturday May 29 and Sunday May 30 (4 days) 9:30-4:30 each day Ann McClellan, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Traditional Appalachian Basket Making Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23, or Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 - 9:30-4:30 each day. Billy Ray Sims, Instructor $40 per person Reynolds Homestead
334 Patrick Avenue/Creative Arts Center - Stuart, VA - https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/a

Crochet for Beginners at The Arts Place of Stokes

Apr 17

Learn basic crochet stitches with Ilse Watkins in a small class on April 17th at The Arts Place of Stokes in Danbury. The class begins at 10 AM and ends at noon. The class size will be limited to ensure students have plenty of one-on-one time with the instructor. Registration is $25 and includes all supplies. Register online here, or by calling Stokes Arts at 336-593-8159. Payment can also be made in person at the Stokes County Arts Council in Danbury. Face masks are required in the Arts Place of Stokes and class seating will be in accordance with CDC guidelines for social distancing.? Register on line on call 336-593-8159 for more information or to register.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC - 336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Bob Ross Oil Class at Stokes Arts

Apr 17

Paint a dock scene with our Bob Ross Certified instructor, Kathy Anthony, Certified Ross Instructor, on Saturday, April 17. The class runs from 11 AM to 4 PM and will take place at The Arts Place of Stokes in Danbury. Register by visiting their website or by calling Stokes Arts at 336-593-8159. For questions regarding the class, contact Kathy at 336-707-2172.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC - 336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Back Door Spring Market - Uptown Stuart

Apr 17

Back Door Spring Market - Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10 AM until 4 PM. (Uptown Suites of Stuart)
Historic George Building, Uptown Stuart

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Apr 23

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Patrick County Master Gardeners to host plant sale in April 2021

Apr 24

The Patrick County Master Gardeners will host their annual plant sale on Saturday, April 24, 2021, 8 AM to 12 PM at the Rotary Field in Stuart, Virginia. Plant donations accepted Friday, April 23rd, 10 AM to 12 PM and 4 PM to 6 PM.
Rotary Field, 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Heritage Arts and Crafts Classes offered by Reynolds Homestead and Berea College at the Creative Arts Center

Apr 25 - May 2

Patchwork Quilting for Beginners, Sunday, April 25th and May 2nd, 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM - The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to partner with Berea College to offer a series of heritage arts and crafts classes to honor the Appalachian traditions of Patrick County and the surrounding area. With generous funding from the Appalachian Fund, these classes offer master artisan instructors at very discounted prices. Most classes include all materials. Participation is limited to allow you to get the most of your time with these master teachers. Covid protocols will be observed as well. To register for any of the classes, please visit: https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy More detail about each class and what will be covered can be found on our website: https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html SCHEDULE OF CLASSES Beginning Handspinning Saturday, April 10, 10:00-2:30 or Saturday, April 17, 10:00-2:30 (2 classes) Leslie Shelor, Instructor $15 per person Creative Arts Center Introduction to Loom Weaving Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning May 5 1:00-4:00 p.m. Celie Cassady, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Patchwork Quilting for Beginners Sunday, April 25 and May 2, 2:00-4:00 Susan Branham, Instructor $25 per person Creative Arts Center Pottery: Decorative Storage Jar Saturday, May 22, Sunday May 23, Saturday May 29 and Sunday May 30 (4 days) 9:30-4:30 each day Ann McClellan, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Traditional Appalachian Basket Making Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23, or Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 - 9:30-4:30 each day. Billy Ray Sims, Instructor $40 per person Reynolds Homestead
334 Patrick Avenue/Creative Arts Center - Stuart, VA - https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/a

Women Impact Virginia

Apr 27 - Nov 17

The Women Impact Virginia Series will aim to advance women leaders in Virginia. Each session will promote connections, engagement and empowerment of women who feel a desire to impact their community, region, state, nation and world. Each session is free to women across the Commonwealth and beyond, and will include keynote speakers, networking and a panel discussion diving deep into industry best practices and tools for success. To learn more or to register, contact: Women Impact Virginia - support-impact@vt.edu January 27th - Healthcare; May 26th - Hospitality; August 25th - Non-Profit Organization; November 17th - The Entrepreneurial Mindset -- A quarterly virtual professional development series empowering women in the workplace.

Ribbon Cutting for Lifespring Resource Center for Hope and Healing 

Apr 27

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting for Lifespring Resource Center for Hope and Healing, located at 220 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA. The Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 27th @ 12:30 PM. The public is invited to attend. Facemasks and social distancing are encouraged.
220 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA - 276-694-6012 - www.stokesarts.org

A Virtual Candlelight Vigil in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Apr 28

In honor of sexual assault awareness month, Southside Survivor Response Center, Inc. presents A Virtual Candlelight Vigil on April 28, 2021, 6:00 PM online. This year's candlelight vigil will take place on ZOOM. Attendees are asked to bring a candle to the vigil, and/or SSRC has candles available. For more information, call 276-734-3399 or email mjones@ssrcenter.org.
Virtual

Second Chance - Virtual Career and Resource Fair - CANCELLED

Apr 28

Second Chance - Virtual Career and Resource Fair scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 1 PM until 4 PM. Providing job opportunities and resources to community members with prior criminal histories. For more information or assistance, email the Patrick Henry Community College Career Center at careercenter@patrickhenry.edu or call 276-638-0438.
Patrick Henry Community College Career Center - 276-638-0438

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Apr 30

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Stuart Park and Recreation Association Bingo Benefit

Apr 30

Stuart Park & Recreation Association invites you to a BINGO Benefit to raise money for the new playground equipment and volleyball courts coming to DeHart Park! Date: Friday, April 30 Time: Doors open at 6 pm- games start at 7 - Masks required - $25 Ticket Price includes: 20 games plus 1 coverall card 3 bingo cards per game *CASH PRIZES* Extra Coverall cards for the Grand Prize - $5 each Join us for a fun night of Fellowship! Games - Fun - Prizes - Concessions
DeHart Park - Stuart, VA

May 2021

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

May 1

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. Big Country Breakfast, 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 am till 10:00 am. Donations accepted. Serving: Country Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs. Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, apples, Coffee, juice, and sodas. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, (Primland) and about 7 miles from (Mayberry) Mount Airy, NC 27030, Hometown of Andy Griffith. Family friendly, and southern hospitality at its best. All proceeds go to repair and upkeep of Community Building. Contact Numbers: 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA - 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561

Heritage Arts and Crafts Classes offered by Reynolds Homestead and Berea College at the Creative Arts Center

May 5

Introduction to Loom Weaving, Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning May 5th, 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM - The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to partner with Berea College to offer a series of heritage arts and crafts classes to honor the Appalachian traditions of Patrick County and the surrounding area. With generous funding from the Appalachian Fund, these classes offer master artisan instructors at very discounted prices. Most classes include all materials. Participation is limited to allow you to get the most of your time with these master teachers. Covid protocols will be observed as well. To register for any of the classes, please visit: https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy More detail about each class and what will be covered can be found on our website: https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html SCHEDULE OF CLASSES Beginning Handspinning Saturday, April 10, 10:00-2:30 or Saturday, April 17, 10:00-2:30 (2 classes) Leslie Shelor, Instructor $15 per person Creative Arts Center Introduction to Loom Weaving Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning May 5 1:00-4:00 p.m. Celie Cassady, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Patchwork Quilting for Beginners Sunday, April 25 and May 2, 2:00-4:00 Susan Branham, Instructor $25 per person Creative Arts Center Pottery: Decorative Storage Jar Saturday, May 22, Sunday May 23, Saturday May 29 and Sunday May 30 (4 days) 9:30-4:30 each day Ann McClellan, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Traditional Appalachian Basket Making Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23, or Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 - 9:30-4:30 each day. Billy Ray Sims, Instructor $40 per person Reynolds Homestead
334 Patrick Avenue/Creative Arts Center - Stuart, VA - https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/a

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

May 7

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Stuart Farmers' Market

May 7 - Nov 19

The Stuart Farmers' Market will be open on Fridays, 8 AM until 12 PM, May through November 2021 and on Tuesdays, 3 PM until 6 PM, June through September 2021. For more information or vendor information, please contact the Town of Stuart at 276-694-3811.
Chestnut Street (downtown, Stuart, VA) - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811

The Arts Place presentsBeginner/Intermediate Pottery Class

May 8 - Jun 26

Beginner/Intermediate pottery classes instructed by Justine Luzwick, Saturday Mornings, May 8th through June 26th, 9:30 until Noon. $280 per person/$25 materials fee. To register call Stokes Arts a 336-593-8159 or visit www.StokesArts.org. The class will focus on beginning and intermediate instruction on the potter's wheel, providing proper technique and allowing student to complete projects such as cups, plates, bowls, and more. Instruction will also include glazes and firing of pottery.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC - 336-593-8159
Email for more information.

Tours of the Historic Rock Spring Plantation House at Reynolds Homestead to reopen

May 9 - Dec 31

Tours of the Historic Rock Spring Plantation House at Reynolds Homestead will reopen on Sundays from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM beginning Mother's Day, May 9th. Tours are by appointment only, so make yours today. Call 276-694-7181.
Reynolds Homestead, 463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA - 1-276-694-7181

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

May 14

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

18th Annual Strawberry Festival 2021

May 15

The Town of Stuart will host the 2021 Strawberry Festival on Main Street (Uptown Stuart) on Saturday, May 15, 2021, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Food - Music - Crafts - Games. Music By: Sunrise Shadow (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM), Wiskey Falls (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM), Cds (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM), Marcie Horne (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM), Cds 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM). Outdoor Entertainment - Inflatibles for Kids, Mabes Strawberries with fresh strawberries. RAIN OR SHINE. Masks are Encouraged. For more information or vendor applications, please contact the Town of Stuart at 276-694-3811 or visit www.townofstuartva.com.
Main Street (Uptown Stuart) - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811

Caleb Caudle Concert at The Arts Place

May 15

Caleb Caudle Concert, Saturday, May 15, 2021, 5:00 PM at The Arts Place (Parking Lot), 502 N Main Street, Danbury, NC. Opening performance by: Brown Mountain Lightning Bolts. $25 General Admission, $20 Members and Seniors 65+, $10 Youth Ages 18 and under. Bring Bag/Lawn Chair; Seating in Parking Lot/Mobile Stage. Face mask required/social distancing. Call 336-593-8159 for more information. May order tickets online at www.stokesarts.org.
502 N Main Street (Parking Lot) - Danbury, NC - 336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

May 21

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Heritage Arts and Crafts Classes offered by Reynolds Homestead and Berea College at the Creative Arts Center

May 22-30

Pottery: Decorative Storage Jar, Sat., May 22nd; Sun., May 23rd; Sat., May 29th; Sun., May30th (4 days) 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM each day - The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to partner with Berea College to offer a series of heritage arts and crafts classes to honor the Appalachian traditions of Patrick County and the surrounding area. With generous funding from the Appalachian Fund, these classes offer master artisan instructors at very discounted prices. Most classes include all materials. Participation is limited to allow you to get the most of your time with these master teachers. Covid protocols will be observed as well. To register for any of the classes, please visit: https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy More detail about each class and what will be covered can be found on our website: https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html SCHEDULE OF CLASSES Beginning Handspinning Saturday, April 10, 10:00-2:30 or Saturday, April 17, 10:00-2:30 (2 classes) Leslie Shelor, Instructor $15 per person Creative Arts Center Introduction to Loom Weaving Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning May 5 1:00-4:00 p.m. Celie Cassady, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Patchwork Quilting for Beginners Sunday, April 25 and May 2, 2:00-4:00 Susan Branham, Instructor $25 per person Creative Arts Center Pottery: Decorative Storage Jar Saturday, May 22, Sunday May 23, Saturday May 29 and Sunday May 30 (4 days) 9:30-4:30 each day Ann McClellan, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Traditional Appalachian Basket Making Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23, or Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 - 9:30-4:30 each day. Billy Ray Sims, Instructor $40 per person Reynolds Homestead
334 Patrick Avenue/Creative Arts Center - Stuart, VA - https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/a

Heritage Arts and Crafts Classes offered by Reynolds Homestead and Berea College at the Creative Arts Center

May 22-23

Traditional Appalachian Basket Making, Sat., May 22 and Sun., May 23rd, 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM each day - The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to partner with Berea College to offer a series of heritage arts and crafts classes to honor the Appalachian traditions of Patrick County and the surrounding area. With generous funding from the Appalachian Fund, these classes offer master artisan instructors at very discounted prices. Most classes include all materials. Participation is limited to allow you to get the most of your time with these master teachers. Covid protocols will be observed as well. To register for any of the classes, please visit: https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy More detail about each class and what will be covered can be found on our website: https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html SCHEDULE OF CLASSES Beginning Handspinning Saturday, April 10, 10:00-2:30 or Saturday, April 17, 10:00-2:30 (2 classes) Leslie Shelor, Instructor $15 per person Creative Arts Center Introduction to Loom Weaving Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning May 5 1:00-4:00 p.m. Celie Cassady, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Patchwork Quilting for Beginners Sunday, April 25 and May 2, 2:00-4:00 Susan Branham, Instructor $25 per person Creative Arts Center Pottery: Decorative Storage Jar Saturday, May 22, Sunday May 23, Saturday May 29 and Sunday May 30 (4 days) 9:30-4:30 each day Ann McClellan, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Traditional Appalachian Basket Making Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23, or Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 - 9:30-4:30 each day. Billy Ray Sims, Instructor $40 per person Reynolds Homestead
334 Patrick Avenue/Creative Arts Center - Stuart, VA - https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/a

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

May 28

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Dominion Valley Park to host Gospel Music Memorial Day Weekend 

May 28-30

Dominion Valley Park (Gospel music in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains). This is an outdoor event with two large shelters in case of rain. Concessions are available. Bring your chairs to sit back, rest, relax, and fill your heart with live gospel music at Dominion Valley Park. Schedule: Friday, May 28th, 5:30 PM until 10:00 PM - The Primitive Quartet, Chuck Wagon Gang - Deeper Shade of Blue -- Saturday, May 29, 2021, 5:30 PM until 10:00 PM - The Churchmen, The Harvester's Quartet, Brian Free and Assurance -- Sunday, May 30th, 10: 30 AM until - Music by the Churchmen, Message by Curt Ashley. Admission: Friday $25 per person, Saturday, $25 per person, 2-Day Pass $40 per person. Ages 8 and under free. Sunday service free. Camping Available. $20 per night (water and electricity). For more information or to make reservations, call 276-694-4245. Visit: dominionvalleyllc.com for more details.
692 Dominion Valley Lane - Stuart, VA - 276-694-4245

Heritage Arts and Crafts Classes offered by Reynolds Homestead and Berea College at the Creative Arts Center

May 29-30

Traditional Appalachian Basket Weaving, Sat., May 29th and Sun., May 30th, 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM each day - The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to partner with Berea College to offer a series of heritage arts and crafts classes to honor the Appalachian traditions of Patrick County and the surrounding area. With generous funding from the Appalachian Fund, these classes offer master artisan instructors at very discounted prices. Most classes include all materials. Participation is limited to allow you to get the most of your time with these master teachers. Covid protocols will be observed as well. To register for any of the classes, please visit: https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy More detail about each class and what will be covered can be found on our website: https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html SCHEDULE OF CLASSES Beginning Handspinning Saturday, April 10, 10:00-2:30 or Saturday, April 17, 10:00-2:30 (2 classes) Leslie Shelor, Instructor $15 per person Creative Arts Center Introduction to Loom Weaving Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning May 5 1:00-4:00 p.m. Celie Cassady, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Patchwork Quilting for Beginners Sunday, April 25 and May 2, 2:00-4:00 Susan Branham, Instructor $25 per person Creative Arts Center Pottery: Decorative Storage Jar Saturday, May 22, Sunday May 23, Saturday May 29 and Sunday May 30 (4 days) 9:30-4:30 each day Ann McClellan, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Traditional Appalachian Basket Making Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23, or Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 - 9:30-4:30 each day. Billy Ray Sims, Instructor $40 per person Reynolds Homestead
334 Patrick Avenue/Creative Arts Center - Stuart, VA - https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/a

June 2021

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jun 4

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Jun 5

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. Big Country Breakfast, 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 am till 10:00 am. Donations accepted. Serving: Country Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs. Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, apples, Coffee, juice, and sodas. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, (Primland) and about 7 miles from (Mayberry) Mount Airy, NC 27030, Hometown of Andy Griffith. Family friendly, and southern hospitality at its best. All proceeds go to repair and upkeep of Community Building. Contact Numbers: 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA - 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561

Stuart Beach Music Festival

Jun 10-12

Stuart Rotary is pleased to announce the 2021 BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL is happening!!!! Only a limited number of tickets being sold at this time. All tickets being sold are 3-day tickets at $45.00 each and 3 days of camping is $100.00 (on-site camping RV and tent - Limited). Mail your check to SRC 1988 Wayside Road Stuart, VA 24171. They will be held at the front gate paid and ready to pick up. Stuart Beach Music Festival is the oldest, continuous camping beach music weekend festival. Scheduled Dates: June 10th through June 12th, 2021.
332 Wayside Park Road - Stuart, VA - 276-692-7322 - www.beachfestival.com

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jun 11

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jun 18

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Bushels and Barrels Festival Cancelled for 2021

Jun 18-21

With continued caution for our attndees and community, we have decided to postpone the Bushels and Barrels Festival until June 2022. While we're sad not to be with you this June for the three-day event (June 18 - June 21st), we look forward to seeing you next year!
- www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu

Rise and Shine Market 2021

Jun 19

The 2021 in person Rise and Shine Market Dates are scheduled for the following Saturdays: June 19th, July 10th, August 14th, from 9:00 AM to Noon. Location: Stuart Farmers Market, 320 Chestnut Avenue, Stuart, VA. The Rise and Shine Market is Patrick County's youth-led makers and growers market for youth entrepreneurs ages 8 to 18. Sponsored by Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Visit us on Facebook at riseandshinemarketspc. Join us! Shop Local!
320 Chestnut Avenue - Stuart, VA

Virginia Covered Bridge Festival Cancelled for 2021 

Jun 19

Due to the uncertainty of the covid-19 virus we had to make difficult decisions regarding our Covered Bridge Festival. We regret to announce that the 2021 festival had to be cancelled. We felt this was best for all concerned. Please stay safe and we hope to see you all at our 2022 Festival. atrick County Covered Bridge Festival http://www.visitpatrickcounty.org

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jun 25

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

July 2021

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 2

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Jul 3

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. Big Country Breakfast, 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 am till 10:00 am. Donations accepted. Serving: Country Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs. Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, apples, Coffee, juice, and sodas. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, (Primland) and about 7 miles from (Mayberry) Mount Airy, NC 27030, Hometown of Andy Griffith. Family friendly, and southern hospitality at its best. All proceeds go to repair and upkeep of Community Building. Contact Numbers: 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA - 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561

Fireworks on the Fourth of July

Jul 4

Fireworks on the Fourth of July is scheduled for Sunday, July 4th at DeHart Park, Stuart, VA. More details forthcoming.
DeHart Park - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 9

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Rise and Shine Market 2021

Jul 10

The 2021 in person Rise and Shine Market Dates are scheduled for the following Saturdays: June 19th, July 10th, August 14th, from 9:00 AM to Noon. Location: Stuart Farmers Market, 320 Chestnut Avenue, Stuart, VA. The Rise and Shine Market is Patrick County's youth-led makers and growers market for youth entrepreneurs ages 8 to 18. Sponsored by Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Visit us on Facebook at riseandshinemarketspc. Join us! Shop Local!
320 Chestnut Avenue - Stuart, VA

A Festival to Remember! Wayside Bluegrass Festival, LLC

Jul 14-17

July 14-July 17, 2021 - Celebrating 20 years of quality, family fun and the best in bluegrass entertainment!! Welcome to the 20th Anniversary Bluegrass Festival at Wayside Bluegrass Park in beautiful Patrick County, VA. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 14-17, 2021. Host Band: Johnny and Jeanette Williams. visit: www.visitpatrickcounty.org or www.waysidebluegrassfestival.com for the entertainment lineup. Lineup subject to change without prior notice. 2021 Festival Emcees: Jimmy Handy and Marcie Horne
332 Wayside Park Road - Stuart, VA - www.waysidebluegrassfestival.com

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 16

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Kibler Valley River Run 2021

Jul 17

The Kibler Valley River Run is a 5-mile downriver race held annually on the head waters of the Dan River in Ararat, VA. Classes I and II for both canoe and kayak. Kibler Valley has an activity to match everyone’s interests whether guiding a kayak through the roaring whitewater or simply taking in the scenery of the Blue Ridge. Several hundred people gather along the headwaters of the Dan River for this event sponsored by the Red Bank Ruritan Club in Patrick County. Saturday July 17th Registration starts at 8:30a.m. $25 per person Directions: From Mt. Airy, NC, follow Rt. 103 to Claudville, turn on Rt. 773 Ararat Highway, Turn on Kibler Valley Rd, go approximately 4.2 mile on right. From Stuart, VA follow Rt. 8, turn on Rt. 103, at Claudville turn on Rt. 773 Ararat Highway, turn on Kibler Valley Rd. go approximately 4.2 miles on right. For more information call 276-694-7190 or 276-251-7112. No pets in food prep area. Service animals allowed. Camping $20 per night (rustic). Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Kibler Valley Rd. in Claudville, VA. Race starts at 12:00 Noon. Entry fee of $25. 30 Plus categories of competition. Concessions available. More Info: 276-694-7190
Kibler Valley - Ararat, VA 24053

FloydFest 2021

Jul 21-25

Award-winning 5-day celebration of music & art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of SW VA featuring more than 100 performers on 9+ stages, and more! FloydFest is a world art and music festival held annually in Patrick County, Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The event was originated in 2002 and takes place for five days each year with multiple stages that feature world music performers, Appalachian, Zydeco African, Cajun, Yiddish, folk, reggae, bluegrass, and rock; and offers on-site camping. The festival not only provides music, but it also features Children’s Universe tent, poetry readings, storytelling, morning yoga lessons, dance workshops, and even local arts and crafts. For tickets visit their website @2021 FLOYDFEST • ACROSS-THE-WAY PRODUCTIONS, INC. PHONE: 888-VA-FESTS | INFO@ATWPRODUCTIONS.COM FESTIVAL SITE: 894 ROCK CASTLE GORGE ROAD, FLOYD, VA 24091 OFFICE: 302 CAMPBELL AVENUE SE, #213, ROANOKE, VA 24013 DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT BY HELLO MR. DAVIS
Blue Ridge Parkway - Floyd, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 23

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 30

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

August 2021

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Aug 7

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. Big Country Breakfast, 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 am till 10:00 am. Donations accepted. Serving: Country Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs. Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, apples, Coffee, juice, and sodas. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, (Primland) and about 7 miles from (Mayberry) Mount Airy, NC 27030, Hometown of Andy Griffith. Family friendly, and southern hospitality at its best. All proceeds go to repair and upkeep of Community Building. Contact Numbers: 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA - 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561

Rise and Shine Market 2021

Aug 14

The 2021 in person Rise and Shine Market Dates are scheduled for the following Saturdays: June 19th, July 10th, August 14th, from 9:00 AM to Noon. Location: Stuart Farmers Market, 320 Chestnut Avenue, Stuart, VA. The Rise and Shine Market is Patrick County's youth-led makers and growers market for youth entrepreneurs ages 8 to 18. Sponsored by Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Visit us on Facebook at riseandshinemarketspc. Join us! Shop Local!
320 Chestnut Avenue - Stuart, VA

Museum on Main Street Tour 2021-2022

Aug 28 - Jun 5

Museum on Main Street Tour 2021-2022: Crossroads: Change in Rural America Opening Site: August 28, 2021 to October 3, 2021 Hanover Museum of History and Culture/Ashland Museum P.O. Box 470, Hanover, VA 23069 Contact: Jaime Fawcett, Executive Director, Hanover Museum, jrfawcett@hanovercounty.gov Site Two: October 16, 2021 to November 21, 2021 Danville Museum of Fine Art and History 975 Main Street, Danville VA 24541 Contact: Elsabe Dixon, Executive Director, elsabe@danvillemuseum.org Site 3: December 4, 2021 to January 9, 2022 Reynolds Homestead 463 Homestead Lane, Critz, VA 24082 Contact: Lisa Martin, Senior Program Manager, martinlm@vt.edu Site 4: January 22, 2022 to February 27, 2022 Historic Crab Orchard 3663 Crab Orchard Road, Tazewell, VA 24651 Contact: Cynthia Farmer, Executive Director, cfarmer@craborchardmuseum.com Site 5: March 12, 2022 to April 17, 2022 Nelson Memorial Library and Nelson Historical Society P.O. Box 636, Lovingston, VA 22949 Contact: Maureen Kelly, Director of Economic Development and Tourism, info@nelsoncounty.org Closing Site: April 20, 2022 to June 5, 2022 Morven Park: Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation P.O. Box 6228, Leesburg, VA 20178 Contact: Jackie Ly, Museum Engagement Manager, jly@morvenpark.org Museum on Main Street Tour 2021-2022: Crossroads: Change in Rural America Tour Logistics ? Currently, each site has the tour for 5 full weeks. • The starting date of each site is a Saturday, the closing date is a Sunday. Timing Between Sites ? We have left 2 full weeks between each site, to allow for packing, shipping, and unpacking. Each site will need to work with the site adjacent to them on the schedule to determine the best timing for shipping/ arrival, so that the new site has ample time to set up the exhibition before their opening date Next Steps ? VAM will be announcing the final tour schedule on Friday, December 18th. After that point, you are welcome and encouraged to share the news of your spot on the tour with your local press, and start getting people excited!! ? We will have a series of online conversations with all 6 sites in the new year; in the meantime, you should be receiving a packet of resources from the Smithsonian to help you get started with your planning. ? Normally, the Smithsonian sends staff with the exhibition to the first site on tour, in this case Hanover County Museum of History and Culture. It is good for each site on the tour to have someone at that installation so you can see how to do it when the exhibition arrives at your site. Because we aren’t sure what COVID will look like in August, please set aside the week before the exhibition opening of August 28, 2021—we may move this installation demo to an online format, or we may be able to welcome people to Hanover to see the demo in person.

September 2021

Dominion Valley Park to host Gospel Music Labor Day Weekend

Sep 3-5

Dominion Valley Park to host gospel music in the foothills of he Blue Ridge Mountains Labor Day Weekend, September 3rd through September 5, 2021. Bring your chairs, sit back, rest, relax, fillyour heart with the live gospel music at Dominion Valley Park. This is an outdoor event with two large shelters in case of rain. No pets or golf carts in the seating area. Labor Day Weekend music schedule: Friday, September 3, 2021, 5:30 p.m. - Mark Bishop, The Churchmen, The Sound. Saturday, September 4, 2021, 5:30 p.m. - Cain, The Singing Cookes, The Harvesters Quartet. Sunday, September 5, 2021, 10:30 a.m. - Sunday Morning Worshop - Music by The Singing Cookes, Message by Brother Ricky Rogers. Admission: Friday: $25 each, Saturday: $25 each; 2-Day Pass - $40 each; 8 years and under are free. Sunday morning service FREE. Camping Available: $20 per night. Sites have electricity and water. Visit: dominionvalleyllc.com for more details.
Dominion Valley Park, 415 Dominion Valley Lane - Stuart, VA - dominionvalleyllc.com

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Sep 4

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. Big Country Breakfast, 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 am till 10:00 am. Donations accepted. Serving: Country Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs. Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, apples, Coffee, juice, and sodas. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, (Primland) and about 7 miles from (Mayberry) Mount Airy, NC 27030, Hometown of Andy Griffith. Family friendly, and southern hospitality at its best. All proceeds go to repair and upkeep of Community Building. Contact Numbers: 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA - 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561

October 2021

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Oct 2

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. Big Country Breakfast, 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 am till 10:00 am. Donations accepted. Serving: Country Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs. Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, apples, Coffee, juice, and sodas. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, (Primland) and about 7 miles from (Mayberry) Mount Airy, NC 27030, Hometown of Andy Griffith. Family friendly, and southern hospitality at its best. All proceeds go to repair and upkeep of Community Building. Contact Numbers: 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA - 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561

Apple Dumpling Festival 2021

Oct 16

The Town of Stuart will host the 2021 Apple Dumpling Festival on Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. For more information or vendor application, please contact the Town of Stuart at 276-694-3811 or visit www.townofstuartva.com.
Downtown Stuart - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811 - www.townofstuartva.com

Spooktacular on Main Street

Oct 31

2021 Spooktacular on Main has been scheduled for Sunday, October 31, 2021, 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM, (Main Street-Uptown Stuart, Virginia).
Main Street (Uptown Stuart) - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811 - www.townofstuartva.com

November 2021

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Nov 6

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. Big Country Breakfast, 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 am till 10:00 am. Donations accepted. Serving: Country Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs. Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, apples, Coffee, juice, and sodas. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, (Primland) and about 7 miles from (Mayberry) Mount Airy, NC 27030, Hometown of Andy Griffith. Family friendly, and southern hospitality at its best. All proceeds go to repair and upkeep of Community Building. Contact Numbers: 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA - 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561

Veterans Day Celebration

Nov 11

Veterans Day Celebration scheduled for Thursday, November 11, 2021. Additional details forthcoming.

December 2021

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Dec 4

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. Big Country Breakfast, 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 am till 10:00 am. Donations accepted. Serving: Country Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs. Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, apples, Coffee, juice, and sodas. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, (Primland) and about 7 miles from (Mayberry) Mount Airy, NC 27030, Hometown of Andy Griffith. Family friendly, and southern hospitality at its best. All proceeds go to repair and upkeep of Community Building. Contact Numbers: 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA - 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561

2021 Christmas Parade 

Dec 4

The 2021 Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 4, 2021. Additional information is forthcoming regarding the Grand Illumination and the Christmas Parade in the Town of Stuart.
Town of Stuart (uptown and downtown) - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811

January 2022

February 2022

March 2022