Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Stuart, Virginia
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November 2020

Stokes Arts Council to feature Kitty Ray Brown and PattyYoung in The Apple Gallery 

Nov 1-30

The Stokes County Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening of our upcoming exhibit, “Art Through the Lenses of Time and Nature,” featuring Kitty Ray Brown and Patty Young in the Apple Gallery during the month of November. A virtual opening will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. on the Stokes Arts Facebook page, coming to you live from the Apple Gallery. You may visit the exhibit other times at the Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main Street, Danbury, North Carolina. Kitty Ray Brown is a local archival photographer and an oil painter. Her exhibit features Impressionist Landscape Paintings, Oils and Archival Photography. Brown worked in the Art Department at Pembroke University, which originally sparked her interest in art, and spent decades designing fine jewelry using precious stones and metals. After retirement, she became a professional photographer, taught by Jesse Moore. More recently, Brown has studied Impressionist Landscape Art under Craig Richards, and she has even tried her hand at painting on rocks. Brown has won several awards from contests in North Carolina and Virginia and had her flower photographs made into woven tapestries for hotels and resorts around the world. Brown is an active Board member of the Stokes County Art Council, supporting events and exhibitions through photography. Brown also enjoys spending time with her family; she is the mother of 3 and grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Brown manages the Stokes Future Farmers’ Market at Hanging Rock. “I have owned and used a camera since my early teens. I carry it constantly and make pictures every day. Now that I create Impressionist Landscape Paintings, I use my photographs as inspiration,” said Brown. Patty Young said, “A cup of coffee and a camera – the two things I need to start my day. “ She has been taking photographs since middle school but has recently worked on improving her skills since retirement from the computer industry in 2019. Young has studied under two local artists, Kitty Ray Brown and Jesse H. Moore VII. Young lives on 53 beautiful acres in Stokes County with her husband, Randy, and dog, Grits, and she is inspired by flowers, birds, butterflies, deer, and turkeys seen on her property. Young said, “I love being outside enjoying nature. I often feel my heart beat a little faster when I see a butterfly land in a perfect light, a doe and fawn outside my kitchen window, or a bluebird flying back with nesting material. Sometimes you just know when you have gotten a great shot as soon as you hear the shutter click.” Young grew up in Garner, N.C. and attended both UNC Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. Most of my career was spent working for Dell as both a Senior Systems Engineer and an Enterprise Technologist, during which time she traveled nationally and internationally. International cities I visited for work included Paris, Madrid, Toronto, and Amsterdam. Within the Unites States, I traveled extensively across all regions of the country. This exhibit will be on display November 1-November 30 in the Apple Gallery. The Stokes County Arts Council is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10:00am-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
500 N Main Street - Danbury, NC

Nancy Susan Reynolds Photography Show

Nov 5-30

The 3rd Annual Nancy Susan Reynolds Photography Show opens on Thursday November 5, 2020. Twenty-three photographers entered 67 works for judging in 5 categories. the theme of this year's show is "Home" or "Homecoming," reflecting the 50 years of service that the Reynolds Homestead has brought to Patrick and surrounding counties. Public viewing of the exhibition will be by appointment only. Interested visitors may bring a party of up to 6 people to view the exhibition during open hours, which begin on Friday, November 6th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Reynolds Homestead - Critz, VA

Reynolds Homestead to Host Homestead Soup Sale Fundraiser

Nov 5-22

The Holiday Craft Fair is virtual this year, but that does not mean you won't be able to get your great homemade soups from the Reynolds Homestead! Choose among Hearty Chicken Noodle, Tomato-Basil or Georgia-style Brunswick Stew. A quart is only $8 and proceeds benefit Reynolds Homestead programming. Order by November 19th, and pick up on November 20 or 21 at either Creative Arts Center or the Reynolds Homestead. Order online at
Reynolds Homestead - Critz, VA -

Reynolds Homestead to host Virtual Holiday Craft Fair

Nov 14

Reynolds Homestead to host Virtual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 14, 2020. More information forthcoming.
Reynolds Homestead, 463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA

Historic Tax Credits 101 Virtual Workshop

Nov 17

10:00 AM - The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will host a “Historic Tax Credits 101” Virtual Workshop. The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has arranged a workshop to introduce historic tax credits on Tuesday, November 17th starting at 10:00 am. This event will be virtual due to COVID restrictions. You will be sent the Zoom meeting link after registration. You can attend all the presentations or pick and choose the ones that are right for you. This workshop intends to educate property owners in designated Historic Districts about the Federal and State Tax Credits to rehabilitate their historic properties. Speakers include topic experts in architectural history, development, finance, and accounting, as well as Virginia Department of Historic Resources staff. The event will include an overview by Michael Pulice, staff with the Department of Historic Resources, about what tax credits are and how the application process works. Architectural Historian Alison Blanton of Hill Studio will show where tax credits have been used on projects. Developer Dave McCormack of Waukeshaw will discuss how the numbers work in a project. Financial information will be provided by Michael Locher, a certified public accountant with Harris, Harvey, Neal & Co., LLP, and by Dawn DeHart, Community Development Lender with Carter Bank & Trust. The ability to make use of tax credits is a benefit of being a contributing building in an Historic District. Historic properties located in the District may be eligible to receive tax credits if the owner chooses to rehabilitate the property. This workshop is open to all property owners, real estate agents, economic and community development leaders to learn more. The cost of this virtual workshop is free for residents of Patrick County, and non-residents is $20.00. For more information or to register, please contact the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce’s office at 276-694-6012. Or visit.

Love Lights at the Courthouse

Nov 17 - Dec 4

The Patrick County Alzheimer's Group, LLC, is excited to announce they are bringing back the Love Lights Program for the 2nd year. An angel ornament with the individuals name will be placed on the Christmas tree at the Courthouse. Each $5 purchase will include individual's name on an ornament and a card sent to the family. Money raised through the program will be used for Alzheimer's patients in Patrick County and the surrounding area. Love Lights Program at the Christmas Tree will be Friday, December 4, 2020, 6:00 PM at the Patrick County Courthouse.
The Patrick County Courthouse, Main Street - Stuart, VA

DeHart Park Benefit - Drive Thru Dinner

Nov 21

DeHart Park Benefit - Drive Thru Dinner, Saturday, November 21, 2020, 4:30 PM until 8:00 PM at the Rotary Field, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA. $10 per quart - Choice of Pinto Beans or Soup **Cornbread included. Apple Dumplins $3 each or two for $5. Come out and support the DeHart Park Benefit Drive Thru Fundraiser!!
Rotary Field, 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

NCI -AWS Re/Start, a Free Full-Time, 12 Week Virtual Skills Development Training Program 

Nov 24 - Dec 9

Cloud technology underpins everything we experience online. From Netix to Facebook, Reddit to Google, millions of companies use the Cloud to power their business. Join NCI’s cohort of 25 individuals in full-time, virtual training to launch a cloud career. Connect with employers and start your career. Learners receive resume and interview coaching to prepare for facilitated employer meetings and interviews. Build skills aligned with AWS certication. Learners acquire AWS Cloud computing skills through hands-on practical experience and can prepare for AWS Certied Cloud Practitioner certication with complimentary access to practice and full exams. HELPING PEOPLE LAUNCH CAREERS IN THE AWS CLOUD AWS re/Start is a FREE full-time, 12-week virtual skills development & training program that prepares individuals for careers in the cloud & connects them to potential employers. APPLY TODAY FOR OUR DECEMBER 9 PROGRAM VISIT WWW.NEWCOLLEGEINSTITUTE.ORG OR CALL 276-403-5605 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Ayers-Kreh Christmas Tree Farm opening soon 

Nov 27 - Dec 6

The Ayers Kreh Christmas Tree Farm located at 1531 Ayers Orchard Road in Stuart, VA, will be open Nov. 27-28-29: Dec 5-6 , 12-13 from 9am to 4:30 pm. Prices are : up to 5 ft $30.00 , + 5 feet up to 6 feet $36.00, +6 feet up to 7 feet $42.00, + 7 feet up to 8 feet $48.00, + 8 feet up to 9 feet $54.00, + 9 feet up to 10 feet $60.00 , above 10 feet are $6.00 per foot. Price includes sales tax .Face mask and social distancing required. Limited number of wreaths. Sorry no hot cocoa or apples this year.

Small Business Saturday and Christmas Parade in Meadows of Dan 

Nov 28

Small Business Saturday, November 28th (Stuart and Meadows of Dan) and Christmas Parade in Meadows of Dan (3:00 PM). More information coming.
- Stuart, VA

December 2020

Grand Illumination and Hometown Christmas/Annual Christmas Parade 

Dec 4-5

Grand Illumination (lighting of the Christmas Tree) is scheduled for Friday, December 4th, beginning at 5:30 PM (Main Street, Uptown Stuart), with Hometown Christmas scheduled for Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th. The annual Christmas Parade (organized by One Family Productions) is scheduled for Saturday, December 5th, 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. This year, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Christmas Parade will be a drive-through event. The parade entries will line up on Blue Ridge Street (from Moody's Funeral Home) and continue down Main Street. Viewers/patrons will be able to view each and every float or parade exhibit while remaining in your vehicle.
Blue Ridge Street (from Moody's) and Main Street - Stuart, VA

January 2021

February 2021

Willis Gap Community Center to host Big Country Breakfast

Feb 1 - Dec 5

Willis Gap Community Center will hold a country breakfast on the first Saturday of each month from 7 AM until 10 AM. Serving homemade biscuits, apples, eggs, country ham, sausage, bacon, gravy, pancakes and much more. Donations to benefit Willis Gap Community Center. Everyone is invited.
Willis Gap Community Center

Coffee for Veterans

Feb 4 - Dec 1

Coffee for Veterans: The first Tuesday of every month from 9 AM until 11 AM at The Landmark Center, 105 Landmark Drive, Stuart, VA. Donuts and coffee will be served. All veterans are encouraged to participate.
The Landmark Center, 105 Landmark Drive - Stuart, VA

The Spencer Penn Centre to host various programs

Feb 4 - Dec 31

Open computer lab - Mondays, 10AM to 3 PM and Thursdays, 10 AM to 5 PM. The computer lab will be open to the public. High Speed Internet access is available...………. Story Time and Play Date - Mondays at 10:30 AM. Carole-Anne Penn will lead story, songs, crafts and then play time with friends. Storytime is geared toward preschoolers, but all ages are welcome...……….. Charles & Rose Hylton Library - 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 Charge...…….. Book Club meets the third Thursday at 3 PM. Everyone is welcome. Call the Centre for the book selection...……... Chair Aerobics - Thursday mornings, 11:30 AM, with instructor Paula Battle. FREE. M/HC Coalition for Health and Wellness...……... Aerobics - Thursdays, 6:30 PM with instructor Anita Hooker. This is a FREE class with the M/HC Coalition for Health and Wellness.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 -

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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: or 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 -

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Mattie B's presents

Oct 29 - Nov 12

Mattie B's presents "Look to the Stars" -- We're raising money for the Patrick County Sheriff's Fund, October 29th through November 12th. We are receiving monetary donations for the Patrick County Sheriff's Fund to help offset non-line item needs. We are also conducting an essay contest at the Patrick County High School of "Why the Patrick County Sheriff's Department is Essential?" We WILL be having our evening with the Sheriff and winning essayist on Thursday, November 12th at 7 pm. Let's show our support!
105 N Main Street - Stuart, VA