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

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

NCI Town Hall Meeting on June 29th 

Jun 29

NCI Chair Senator Bill Stanley recently presented a proposal for the future direction of the institution, which was unanimously approved by the Board. NCI adopted a conceptual framework that focuses on four core academic areas: engineering and advanced manufacturing; technology and cybersecurity; healthcare; and education and community leadership. To learn more about new, innovative programs to be offered by NCI, please join us for a town hall meeting at NCI on June 29 at 5:30 p.m
New College Institute - Martinsville, Va

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

Ireland Trip Information Session July 17th!  

Jul 17

If you are interested in going to Ireland, you don't want to miss this! Informative session on this trip will be held July 17th @ 5:30 PM C I Destinations presents : The Best of Ireland with the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Departing March 20, 2018 Only $2999 if booked by July 31, 2017! HIGHLIGHTS: * 7 Nights at 4 Star Hotels * Muckrose House * Cliffs of Moher * St. Patricks Cathedral * Wicklow National Park * Adare Village * Blarney Castle * Trinity College * Book of Kells * Old James Whiskey Distillery Day by Day: Day 1: Your trip begins with an overnight transatlantic flight to Dublin, Ireland. Relax and enjoy the in-flight meal service and on-board entertainment. Day 2: Welcome to Dublin, Ireland: Upon arrival at the Dublin airport, you will be met by your C I Destinations driver/guide and transfer to your castle hotel This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (D) Day 3: This morning we will depart to Limerick via Glendalough. We will enjoy a visit to the Glendalough Visitors Centre. The Visitor Centre has an interesting exhibition on Glendalough detailing the history, archaeology, and wildlife of the Wicklow area. You will continue on to Limerick and check into your hotel. Tonight is sure to be a highlight as you enjoy dinner and entertainment at Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet. The evening begins with a mead reception in the Great Hall of the castle, then downstairs to enjoy a four-course meal with red and white wine. This will be followed by the world renowned Bunratty Castle Entertainers accompanied by harp and violin. Limerick will be your home for the next two nights. (B,D) Day 4: Today we will travel to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most spectacular sites. The cliffs reach their highest point just north of O' Brien's Tower. The cliffs boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland. On a clear day, the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay as well as the valleys and hills of Connemara. Included in the tour is the Atlantic Edge Exhibition and Interpretive Centre. You will now travel through the Burren Region, which is an exceptional part of Ireland that is best known for its natural beauty. This afternoon you will enjoy a panoramic city tour of Galway. The city is a delight with its narrow streets, old stone and wooden shop fronts, restaurants, and busy pubs. (B) Day 5: Limerick to Killarney: Following breakfast, you will depart for your city tour of Limerick. Limerick is the main city of County Limerick and is Ireland’s third largest city with a population of over 80,000. It is often referred to as the sporting capital of Ireland because of its excellent sports facilities and passionate devotion to rugby. The city has recently achieved fame as the setting for Frank McCourt’s best-selling autobiography, Angela’s Ashes. Travel through Adare Village, which is a picturesque village with small thatched cottages dotted throughout the town. Upon arrival in Killarney enjoy a jaunting cart ride in Killarney National Park. You will now continue to the Muckross House and Gardens. Muckross is a magnificent Victorian mansion built in 1843, and is one of Ireland’s leading stately homes. The gardens of Muckross house are famed for their beauty worldwide. Killarney will be your home for the next two nights (B) Day 6: Ring of Kerry - Killarney: Today you can enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula, which will give you the opportunity to discover the Ring of Kerry. Take in spectacular scenery - mountains, peat bogs, lakes, and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving Killarney you will pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair. Then to Glenbeigh, where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Passing through the peat bogs, you will arrive at the seaside town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly colored houses. (B) Day 7: This morning you depart for Dublin. Along the way, you will visit the Blarney Castle. The castle attracts visitors from all over the world. Built in 1446, the castle is famous for its Blarney Stone. By kissing the stone, you will gain the gift of eloquence. Enjoy some time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills, which is what is perhaps the largest quality craft shop in Ireland. You will continue to travel further north to Kilkenny. Here you will enjoy some free time exploring the streets. Following your stop in Kilkenny, you will continue to Dublin, which will be your home for the next two nights. (B) Day 8: Dublin's Fair City: Enjoy your full Irish breakfast this morning before departing on a panoramic city tour of Dublin. It is the ideal introduction to “Dublin’s Fair City”. The tour will introduce you to the principle sites. You will visit the elegant Georgian squares, famous for its architecture and, of course, its famous doors. (Highlights of the tour will be a visit to Trinity College, to view the 8th century Book of Kells and the long room with its 200,000 books.) No visit of Dublin would be complete without a visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This afternoon you will visit the Old Jameson Whiskey Distillery which is located in the heart of Old Dublin. This old barley storehouse, once the centre of Distilling in Dublin, was renovated in 1998 and converted into a museum where all his secrets of Irish whiskey’s distillation will be revealed. Tonight we will enjoy a farewell dinner as we all share our favorite memories of Ireland. (B,D) Day 9: Dublin/USA: After a final breakfast, transfer to Dublin Airport for your departure flight home, where you will take many lifelong memories of this amazing country with you. (B)
Chamber of Commerce - Stuart, VA - 276-694-6012
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INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 SUITE

Jul 18

This course is designed to teach the new and experienced user alike how to use the many features of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. This course is beneficial for individuals who are hoping to increase their value in the workplace and for companies that are interested in boosting employee productivity and efficiency. Tues-Thurs, July 18-20 9:00 AM-2:00 PM, Cost: $84.77 Pre-registration required: 276-656-0260
Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, Va - 276-656-0260

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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STEP Car Show Fundraiser

Jul 29

Open to all! Street rods, muscle cars, classics & trucks! Saturday, July 29th from 10am to 2pm Registration from 10 am to 11 am -- 15 dollars per vehicle. Visit www.stepincva.com to pre-register
Patrick County High School - Stuart, VA

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

Gun Safety Class

Sep 14 - Oct 14

October 14, Saturday, 8am to 12noon at the Henry County Firing Range. Registration is required by October 9th. Class is taught by Henry County Sheriff’s office. Limited to 12 students. Cost is $45. Students will need 25 rounds of ammo and their own gun
Henry County Firing Range

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
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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