Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Stuart, Virginia
Patrick County - Stuart, Virginia - Blue Ridge Mountains
 
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May 2017

Chamber After Hours - Beach Music Festival 

May 19 - Jun 5

Join us Thursday, June 8, 2017 for FREE Admission to the hottest show around with one of the best bands around, the Legendary Foddrells. The 36th Annual Hot Fun in the Summertime Beach Music Festival is going to be bigger and better than ever and you can experience it for FREE! You must RSVP by June 5, 2017 in order to receive FREE ADMISSION, so contact us today at patcchamber@embarqmail.com  
Wayside Park - Stuart, VA

Chamber After Hours 

May 25

We are so excited to join forces with the Landmark Center for our May After Hours on Thursday the 25thto celebrate the opening of the Landmark Memory Care Neighborhood! Landmark Memory Care Neighborhood has been created for your loved ones living with Alzheimer’s and dementia who can no longer safely reside in their own home. The Landmark Center Memory Care Neighborhood offers a full range of various recreational activities, assistance with activities of daily living, medication management, and social wellness.   The public is invited so JOIN US! Thursday May 25, 2017 Ribbon Cutting at 5:00pm Celebration from 5:00-7:00pm   R.S.V.P. by Friday May 19th by calling 276-694-3050
277 Landmark Drive - Stuart Va - 276-694-3050

Music in the Park

May 27

May 27, Saturday Music in the Park – Fairy Stone State Park Concert – Mac and Jenny Traynham  -               Mac and his musical partner/wife Jenny were inspired by the Original Carter Family and by the many brother duets who recorded commercially in the 1930’s, to master a regional style of old-time country duet singing. Free concert at 7PM, Shelter #2.   Parking fee of $5/vehicle applies.
Fairy Stone State Park

Ride For Kids

May 27

"Ride For Kids", Saturday, May 27, registration 9:30am. Starts at Lee's Kargo Convenient Store, Rt 103, Claudville. Fee $20. Free T-Shirt for first 25 bikers registering. Sponsor: Red Bank Ruritan Club. Contact: Roger Gammons, 276-694-7190. Free lunch. Prizes for bikers. 50-50.
Lee's Kargo Convenient Store - Claudville - 276-694-7190

Annual Winemaker’s Dinner

May 28

Annual Winemaker’s Dinner, May 28, 2017, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The winery’s annual Winemaker’s Dinner at The Restaurant at Chateau Morrisette is hosted by special guest, Winemaker and Enologist Brian Smyth, who will discuss wine pairings and new wines in development. The event includes a delicious prix fixe, multi-course meal with hand-selected wine pairings. Reservations are required.
Chateau Morrisette

Want to Babysit?

May 31

May 31, 9am to 3pm at the Spencer Penn Centre; includes Lunch and snack; Learn how to care for children ages 2-10 years.  Students will learn activities they can use to entertain youngsters, will learn safety measures, learn basic recipe choices and will make a first aid kit for each student to use if needed.  Carol Haynes, Franklin County agent, instructor;  $40/members, $45/non-member
Spencer Penn Center - Spencer, VA

June 2017

Discovery Lunches

Jun 1

Discovery Lunches, May 4, June 1 and July 6, 2017, noon – 2 p.m. Discover the sumptuous flavors of world cuisine with Discovery Lunches in collaboration with Away to Go travel and featuring presentations from Uniworld River Cruises, SeaDreams Travel and others. Prix fixe mutli-course meals have menus inspired by Africa, Eastern Europe and more. Reservations and pre-payment are required.
Chateau Morrisette - 540-593-2865

Summer Theater Camp- Kids College

Jun 5-9

Summer Theater Camp Do you love to perform?  Come create, perform and discover your love for the theater with the Patriots Players in this one-week summer drama camp. Campers will put on their own production at the conclusion of camp. No prior theater experience required. June 5-9 Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: $75 Location: Patrick Henry Community College
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, Va - 276-656-5461

Engineering for Girls - Kids College

Jun 5-8

An engineering summer camp for girls to explore science, engineering and math through the art of making! Armed with an understanding of math and science, a bit of engineering know how, and boundless creativity, nothing is impossible. Girls explore the creative process and craft items that have form and function. Learn new computer tools to make creative ideas into actual designs and then use the Martinsville Fab Lab to build a final product. June 5-8 Age: Rising 6th-7th graders Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: $60, snack included Location: New College Institute Contact: Steve Keyser 276-403-5612 or skeyser@newcollegeinstitute.org  
New College Institute - Martinsville, Va - 276-403-5612
Email for more information.

Stuart Beach Music Festival

Jun 8-10

Wayside Park  - Stuart Va  - (336) 337-7031  - www.stuartbeachmusic.com/ Hot Fun in the Summertime presents the 35th Annual Music Festival in Stuart, VA at Wayside Park on June 8th-10th, 2017. Plan to come camp, dance, shop and play corn hole and enjoy original beach music and rhythm & blues. Food & beverage is available for purchase along with handmade arts & crafts. BEST TIME YOU'LL HAVE, TILL NEXT YEAR Admission Fee: Thursday Night $15 Adv and $20 Gate, Friday Night $20 Adv or $25 Gate, Saturday $30 Adv or $35 Gate. Thursday, Friday & Saturday Combo – $45 Adv $55 Gate
Wayside Park - Stuart, VA - (336) 337-7031

OSHA 10 Training Program

Jun 8

Thursday-Friday, June 8-9 8:30 am-3:30 pm  This ten hour Occupational Safety and Health Administrative (OSHA) training for entry level workers covers general industry safety and health hazards. A certification card is awarded upon successful completion.   Training Topics Include: Introduction to OSHA Walking and Working Surfaces Emergency Action Plans Fire Prevention/Protection Electrical Safety Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Communication   Cost: $80    Pre-registration required:   276-656-0260
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, Va - 276-656-0260

Oil Painting with Ed Gowen

Jun 10

Spencer-Penn Centre is excited to welcome  Ed Gowen back for another “Bob Ross Painting Workshop”.  The class will be held on Saturday, June 10th , 10am to 4pm. Class fees are $75.  This includes instructions, & the use of paints & brushes and a 16x20 canvases.
Spencer Penn Center - Spencer, VA

Crooked Road Homecoming

Jun 11

1 PM - 4PM - Crooked Road Homecoming: Whitetop Mountain, June 11, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. During this special free Sunday Sounds concert in the winery courtyard, Chateau Morrisette Winery joins the Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming by hosting the Whitetop Mountain Band, the internationally-known ambassadors of Appalachian string music.
Chateau Morrisette

Mini-Maker Camp

Jun 12-16

Mini-Maker Camp Do you like to make things?  Come create something fun in the Fab Lab! During this exciting, hands-on camp, you can build and race your own brushbot, learn how to solder an LED circuit board, and design your own t-shirt. Campers will be able to take home their creations at the end of camp! June 12-16 Time: 1:00-4:00 pm Cost: $75 Location: Dalton IDEA Center
Dalton IDEA Center - 276-656-5461

Spanish Adventures Camp - Kids College

Jun 12

"Hablas Espanol?" Spanish Adventures Camp    NEW! Do you like to travel?  Vamonos!  Let's go on a Spanish Adventure! Come explore the language and culture of Latin America through art, food, music, and speaking en Espanol! No previous Spanish necessary. June 12-16 Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: $75 Location: Patrick Henry Community College
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, Va - 276-656-5461

Engineering for Boys - Kids College

Jun 12-15

Explore different types of engineering through hands-on, team-based design projects. Rising 6th and 7th grade boys learn, that armed with an understanding of math and science, a bit of engineering know-how, and boundless creativity, nothing is impossible. Boys work with engineering faculty from NCI's Academy for Engineering and Technology to explore the engineering design process and to take these ideas beyond the abstract into real life. June 12-15 Age: Rising 6th & 7th Graders Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: $60, snack included Location: New College Institute Contact: Steve Keyser 276-403-5612 or skeyser@newcollegeinstitute.org
New College Institute - Martinsville, Va - 276-403-5612

Rain Barrel Workshop

Jun 13

June 13 @ 5:30pm Virginia Museum of Natural History Rain barrel, all supplies and Guide included in workshop price. Learn the best way to use a rain barrel and help conserve water. Special pricing for DRBA members.
Virginia Museum of Natural History - Martinsville, Va

Book Club

Jun 15

The Spencer-Penn Centre’s Book Club will meet the third Thursday, May 18,  in the Hylton Library at 3:30pm.  Everyone is welcome, this is a free program.   May 18:  Grandma Gatewood's Walk:  The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalacian Trail by Ben Montgomery.   This woman's story brought attention to the Trail and bolstered its maintenance and probably saved it from extinction. June 15:  Wish You Well by David Baldacci.  In the 1940's two children from New York City move to live with their great grandmother in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. July 20: The Color of Water:  A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride.  This is a memoir of a family of fourteen and the remarkable woman who kept it together. August 17:  Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen.  The first book in the Molly Murphy mystery series brings Molly Murphy to New York in the early 1900's and involves her in a murder at the Statue of Liberty.  
Spencer Penn Center - Spencer, VA

Kids Grief Camp

Jun 16-17

9am - 4pm - Brighter days is a camp experience for kids who have lost a loved one. It is for rising K-12 students. Campers learn that they are not alone in their feelings of sadness. Registration is June 9th. Call 1-888-789-2922 for more information.
Dehart Park - Stuart, VA

Wise Up! Philosophy Camp - Kids College

Jun 19-23

Do you question everything? Have you been described as a deep thinker? Then this camp is for you!  Expand your brain's abilities while exploring philosophical questions like - What is the meaning of life?  What is the difference between opinion and knowledge?  What is love?  Discuss and reflect on these questions and more during this fun, creative camp. June 19-23 Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: $75 Location: Patrick Henry Community College
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, Va

Coding Camp - Kids College

Jun 19-22

Technology is everywhere at the heart of it lies computer programming, strange words in what look like a foreign language, on a computer screen that give life to so many things around us. Use Arduino microcontrollers to explore how computer programming can be used to manipulate things like lights, switches, sensors, and motors. June 19-22 Age: Rising 6th & 7th Graders Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: $60, snack included Location: New College Institute Contact: Steve Keyser 276-403-5612 or skeyser@newcollegeinstitute.org  
New College Institute - Martinsville, Va - 276-403-5612

Engineering Techonology Camp 

Jun 26

Open to rising 10th & 11th grade students Cost: $20 During this hands-on, project-based camp, students will work in the Fab Lab, learning to use equipment such as the laser engraver, CNC router, and vinyl cutter. Camp participants will work together to learn to produce a product while employing the steps of the manufacturing process from design to production. Products will be evaluated by a team of judges and the winner will receive two months of FREE access to the Fab Lab!   Location: Patrick Henry Community College Dalton IDEA Center 26 Fayette Street Martinsville, VA 24112     Pre-Registration Required. 276-656-5461
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, Va - 276-656-5461

July 2017

Music in the Park

Jul 1

July 1, Saturday  - Music in the Park - at Fairy Stone State Park - Les Moore Trio – great rhythm and blues!  Les Moore, Topp Greene and Little Bill Greene – Come out and feel it, see it, hear it and dance to it!  Free concert at 7PM, Shelter #2.  $5/vehicle parking fee applies.
Fairy Stone State Park

DRBA's July First Saturday Outing -  Open & Free to Everyone

Jul 1

Townes Lake, Patrick County, VA  July 1 @ 10am
Townes Lake - Patrick County

Discovery Lunches

Jul 6

Discovery Lunches, May 4, June 1 and July 6, 2017, noon – 2 p.m. Discover the sumptuous flavors of world cuisine with Discovery Lunches in collaboration with Away to Go travel and featuring presentations from Uniworld River Cruises, SeaDreams Travel and others. Prix fixe mutli-course meals have menus inspired by Africa, Eastern Europe and more. Reservations and pre-payment are required.
Chateau Morrisette - 540-593-2865

The Black Dog Americana Music Festival

Jul 8

Noon to 5PM - The Black Dog Americana Music Festival, July 8, 2017, noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy Beth McKee’s stirring New Orleans rhythm and blues and the riveting brass sounds of Austin soul ensemble Mingo Fishtrap at the Nancy Morrisette Festival Field. During the event, purchase wine or beer, food, art and crafts. Purchase advance discounted tickets online or at regular price at the gate. Admission includes all day wine tastings and entertainment; parking is free.
Chateau Morrisette

Wayside BlueGrass Festival 2017

Jul 12-15

Click on link for lineup!!!
Wayside Park - Stuart - 276-692-4149 - www.waysidepark.com

Book Club

Jul 20

The Spencer-Penn Centre’s Book Club will meet the third Thursday, May 18,  in the Hylton Library at 3:30pm.  Everyone is welcome, this is a free program.   May 18:  Grandma Gatewood's Walk:  The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalacian Trail by Ben Montgomery.   This woman's story brought attention to the Trail and bolstered its maintenance and probably saved it from extinction. June 15:  Wish You Well by David Baldacci.  In the 1940's two children from New York City move to live with their great grandmother in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. July 20: The Color of Water:  A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride.  This is a memoir of a family of fourteen and the remarkable woman who kept it together. August 17:  Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen.  The first book in the Molly Murphy mystery series brings Molly Murphy to New York in the early 1900's and involves her in a murder at the Statue of Liberty.  
Spencer Penn Center - Spencer, VA

Kibler Valley River Run

Jul 29

July 29, 2017, Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on Kibler Valley Rd. in Claudville, VA. Race starts at 12:00 Noon. Entry fee of $25.  Kibler Valley Road - Claudville, VA 276-694-7190 30 Plus categories of competition.  Concessions available.
Kibler Valley - Claudville, Va - 276-694-7190 -  /www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=red%20bank%20ruri
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August 2017

Music in the Park

Aug 12

August 12, Saturday  Music in the Park - at Fairy Stone State Park - Simple Gifts of the Blue Ridge This New River Valley of Virginia area folk group performs traditional American, British, and Irish folk music, with some world music and original compositions thrown in. Free concert at 7PM, Shelter #2.  $5/vehicle parking fee applies.
Fairy Stone State Park

 The Black Dog Beach Music Festival 

Aug 12

Noon to 5PM -  The Black Dog Beach Music Festival, August 12, 2017, noon to 5 p.m. Featuring The Entertainers with performances from Steve Owens and Summertime and the Dancing Chicken Band, the annual beach music festival is held at the Nancy Morrisette Festival Field. This Blue Ridge Mountain favorite features wine, beer and food for sale and arts and craft vendors. Purchase advance discounted tickets online or for regular price at the gate.
Chateau Morrisette

Book Club

Aug 17

The Spencer-Penn Centre’s Book Club will meet the third Thursday, May 18,  in the Hylton Library at 3:30pm.  Everyone is welcome, this is a free program.   May 18:  Grandma Gatewood's Walk:  The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalacian Trail by Ben Montgomery.   This woman's story brought attention to the Trail and bolstered its maintenance and probably saved it from extinction. June 15:  Wish You Well by David Baldacci.  In the 1940's two children from New York City move to live with their great grandmother in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. July 20: The Color of Water:  A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride.  This is a memoir of a family of fourteen and the remarkable woman who kept it together. August 17:  Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen.  The first book in the Molly Murphy mystery series brings Molly Murphy to New York in the early 1900's and involves her in a murder at the Statue of Liberty.  
Spencer Penn Center - Spencer, VA

Annual Peach Festival  

Aug 18

August 18th, begins at 4pm at Wayside Park in Stuart, VA. The Virginia State Peach Festival began in 1988 to recognize and promote the peach harvest of Patrick County. The Peach Festival events feature: music concerts, fresh local peaches, craft fair, historical demonstrations, and food vendors, and much more! There is no Admission Charge and Camping is avaliable. Food vendors on site. Peach orchards represented. Peach desserts, peach ice cream, peach flavored drinks. Free parking. Local barbeque available.
Wayside Park - Stuart, VA

September 2017

Patrick County Agricultural Fair

Sep 19-23

Rotary Field  - Stuart, VA  - 276-694-4211 or 276-694-4400  Sept 19-23, 2017 Gates Open - Monday-Friday at 5:00 p.m; Saturday at 1:00 p.m. $4.00 Adults (13 and up) $1.00 Kids (6 to 13) Under 6 - Free Contact Address: Stuart Rotary Club PO Box 562 Stuart, VA 24171
Rotary Field - Stuart, VA - 276-694-4211

October 2017

26th Annual Civil War Reenactment and Living History

Oct 7-8

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

Apple Dumpling Festival 

Oct 21

Saturday October 21, 2017 Downtown Stuart, 10 am to 4 pm.
Downtown - Stuart, VA

Corporate Gold Club

Mountain Rose Inn

SamCo Construction

Stanburn Winery

Whitlow Excavating

Angels Above Design

RIver Community Bank

Brian Jessup, CPA

Virginia Workforce Centers

Carter Bank & Trust

Primland Resort

Outdoor Entertainment

Mountain Valley Hospice

Clark Gas & Oil