Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Stuart, Virginia

Events

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June 2024

Stokes Arts presents Pure Pigment Pastels by artist Eileen Wilhem

Jun 18-30

The Stokes County Arts Council will host artist Eileen Wilhem in The Apple Gallery through June 30th. The viewing of her work entitled "Pure Pigment Pastel" is free and open to the public.
The Apple Gallery - 502 Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016

Reynolds Homestead to host NatureNauts' Discovery Camp

Jun 24-27

Reynolds Homestead will host NatureNauts' Discovery Camp with Adrienne Hiatt, Instructor. Date: June 24-27. Time: 9 am to 12 pm. Ages 9-13. $50/camper. Snacks Provided. Camp Overview: Description of Camp: This Science camp for kids in grades 4-7 offers a hands-on learning experience that integrates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) through nature exploration. Through a combination of scientific experimentation, projects inspired by nature, and STEAM challenges that encourage creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, children will develop a deeper understanding of environmental science, biodiversity, sustainability, and the symbiosis of life on Earth and the environments in which it thrives. This experience aims to inspire a sense of wonder, curiosity, and stewardship for the environment while nurturing a love for learning and exploration and fostering an appreciation for the natural world. Complete the registration form below and submit payment in order to confirm your child's spot in NatureNauts' Camp. PAYMENT INFO: Pay online using the link below, be sure to denote "STEAM Camp" in the 'Class Name' field. https://quikpayasp.com/vt/commerce_manager/payer.do?orderType=VTReynoldsHomestead. All checks and money orders should be made payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech and mailed to: 463 Homestead Lane Critz, VA 24082. Summer camps are filling up June 24-27, July 15-18 There are just a few spots left for each of summer camps! Find all the information and sign your camper up on our website. www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu
Reynolds Homestead - 463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA 24082 - 276-694-7181

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Jun 25

The Willis Gap Community Center, Golden Oldies, (last Tuesday each month) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. with music at 7:00 p.m. of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, Inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs—chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water. Family-friendly. Dancing is permitted. 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: (276 251 8548) (276 251 5436).
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Patrick County Library to host Intro to Zen 

Jun 25

1:30 PM - The Patrick County Library will host Intro to Zen on Tuesdays at 1:30 PM.
Patrick County Library - 116 W Blue Ridge Street - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3352

The Patrick County Library to host Summer Reading Program

Jun 25

11:00 AM - The Patrick County Library will host the Summer Reading Program.
Patrick County Library - 116 W Blue Ridge Street - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3352

Patrick County Library to host Yoga Classes

Jun 26

1:15 PM - The Patrick County Library will host Yoga Class.
Patrick County Library - 116 W Blue Ridge Street - Stuart, VA 24171 - 276-694-3352

Patrick County Library to host Walking Club

Jun 26

9:00 AM - The Patrick County Library will host Walking Club.
Patrick County Library - 116 W Blue Ridge Street - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3352

Patrick County Library to host a Cookbook Showdown

Jun 27

The Patrick County Library will host a Cookbook Showdown on Thursday, June 27th at 2:30 p.m.
Patrick County Library - 116 W Blue Ridge Street - Stuart, VA 24171 - 276-694-3352

Patrick County Library to host Chair Exercise Class

Jun 27

10:15 AM - The Patrick County Library will host a Chair Exercise Class on Thursday, June 6th at 10:15 a.m.
Patrick County Library - 116 W Blue Ridge Street - Stuart, VA 24171 - 276-694-3352

Patrick County Library to host Teen Program 

Jun 27

11:00 AM - The Patrick County Library will host Teen Program on Thursday at 11:00 AM.
Patrick County Library - 116 W Blue Ridge Street - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3352

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jun 28

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Stuart Farmers' Market to host Master Gardeners

Jun 28

The Patrick County Farmers Market will host the Master Gardeners on site to answer your questions on Friday, June 28th. The Stuart Farmers' Market is open every Friday with locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, baked items, eggs, crafts and more.
Stuart Farmers' Market - 320 Chestnut Road - Stuart, VA 24171

Patrick County Library to host Storytime at the Farmers' Market

Jun 28

The Patrick County Library will host Storytime at the Farmer's Market on Fridays at 10:00 AM.
Stuart Farmers' Market - 320 Chestnut Road - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3352

UFO's, Aliens, Congress, Oh My...

Jun 29

UFO's, Aliens, Congress, presentation at The Arts Place of Stokes, Saturday, June 29th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free Admission. Craig Richards discusses why the Department of Defense, NASA, and Congress are taking UFOs seriously.
The Arts Place of Stokes - 502 Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 336-593-8159

NICW presents Summer Showdown 2024

Jun 29-30

Summer Showdown 2024 - Saturday, June 29th, 6 PM doors open, 7 PM bell time and Sunday, June 30th, 3 PM doors open, 4 PM bell time. Get your tickets: Kids 5 and under free. Kids 6-12: $10 advanced, $12 at the door; 13-Adults: $12 advanced, $15 at the Door. Rutter's Martial Arts, Little Caesar's, Stagecoach on Main Street, and Boyce-Holland Veterinary Services.

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Jun 30

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

The Spencer Penn Center to host Barn Quilt Class 

Jun 30

Barn Quilt Class. Sunday, June 30th, at 1pm. 2/12”x12”s exterior $80. 12”x36” exterior $75. 24”x24” exterior $65. 36”x36” exterior $85. *Call the centre to pre-register by Friday, June 21st.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew at Quilted Colors 

Normally occurs in June

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew is held on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Quilted Colors. For more information, call 276-694-3020 or email patrickcountyquilters@gmail.com
107 N Main Street - Uptown Stuart - Stuart, VA 24171

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month 

Normally occurs in June

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month. Doors open at 5pm, and games begin at 6pm. Concessions are available. Proceeds help fund our scholarships and other community service projects throughout the year. The Ararat Ruritan Club is located at 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA.

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Neighbors in the Know 

Normally occurs in June

Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

Monday Market at Fairy Stone State Park

Normally occurs in June

Monday Market at Fairy Stone State Park, Mondays, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at picnic shelters 3 & 4.
Fairy Stone State Park, 967 Fairystone Lake Drive - Stuart, VA 24171

Solicitation for a Concessions Business Opportunity for Food & Beverage and Retail Services at Mabry Mill within Blue Ridge Parkway

Normally occurs in June

The National Park Service (NPS) will issue a prospectus for the solicitation of offers for a 10-year concession contracts to provide for Food & Beverage and Retail Services at Mabry Mill within Blue Ridge Parkway. All offers must be received by the NPS by the date listed on the inside front cover of the prospectus which is August 23, 2024, no later than 2:00 p.m. in order to be evaluated and considered for an award of a concession contract. The prospectus describes the business opportunity and includes the terms and conditions under which the NPS will award the concession contract. Site Visit The site visit for Mabry Mill Restaurant will be on June 27, 2024. To attend the site visit, registration is required no later than one week before the scheduled date. To register, please contact Laura Nelson, Blue Ridge Parkway Concessions Specialist, at (828) 348-3407 or Laura_S_Nelson@nps.gov. Questions are due July 5, 2024, and Notification of Intent to Propose must be received by August 5, 2024, via email by the National Park Service no later than 2:00 P.M. ET on the due dates listed on the cover page which is to William Gordon, Jr., Commercial Services Specialist, at william_gordon@nps.gov Proposals to include the original signed transmittal letters must be received via the process explained in the Proposal Instructions no later than 2:00 pm ET on the due date which is August 23, 2024, to National Park Service, Concessions Office, 100 Alabama Street, N.W., Bldg 1924, 6th Floor, Mailroom, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Please note that the original signed transmittal letters must be mailed. The remaining portion of the proposal will only be accepted electronically via the process explained in the Proposal Instructions.

Fairy Stone State Park to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in June

Fairy Stone State Park will host the Moonshine Hollow Hike. Walk in the footsteps of moonshiners of decades gone by. Visit the remains of two old moonshine stills and learn about the very interesting, and sometimes tragic, history of our local moonshining activities -- Fridays, 10 a.m. at the Fairy Stone State Park Visitor Center. Guests will meet an interpreter at the Visitor Center then drive to the hike location. This hike is over steep, uneven terrain and is difficult. High top shoes, long pants, insect spray and a walking stick are advised. 1-276-930-2424 or visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/state parks/fairy-stone.
Fairy Stone State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairys - Stuart, VA

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts Virtual Raffles monthly

Normally occurs in June

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts virtual raffles on its Facebook page on the first of each month. Various items are raffled off at $10 or $20 per limited chance. There are 30-35 chances on each raffle. Prize values range from $150 to $400. For more information, go to Facebook.com/AraratRuritanClub or contact the club via email at AraratRuritanClub@gmail.com or Kevin Smith at 276-229-6493.
Virtual Raffles on Facebook

The Stuart Elementary School Running Club

Normally occurs in June

The Stuart Elementary School Running Club will hit the pavements along the sidewalks in town on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Motorist should take caution and watch for these runners.

The Ararat Ruritan Club to hold Rook Games

Normally occurs in June

The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold Rook games every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4711 Ararat Hwy - Ararat, VA - 276-251-1408

Uptown Stagecoach extended hours 

Normally occurs in June

Uptown Stagecoach is now operating on our summer extended hours, join us Friday & Saturday for dinner until 9:00 PM, and Sunday brunch till 4:00 PM.
Uptown Stagecoach - 121 N Main Street - Stuart, VA

Neighbors in the Know in the Hylton Library at The Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in June

Neighbors in the Know Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

People Incorporated Receives $300,000 To Support Women-Owned Businesses

Normally occurs in June

People Incorporated Financial Services has been awarded $300,000 through the Commonwealth’s Capital for Communities Fund (CCCF) to support and empower women entrepreneurs with accessible financial products and coaching. Funding will also support existing business lending and technical assistance across the agency’s 16 city and county service area. “This funding allows us to expand access to much-needed capital to historically underserved populations, including women-owned businesses and low-income community members,” said People Incorporated Director of Community Economic Development Stephanie Lillard. “Women entrepreneurs continue to face barriers to capital needed to grow or start their businesses, and we hope this funding will help break down walls and support the start-up and expansion of women-owned businesses across the commonwealth.” The Federal Reserve’s 2022 Small Business Credit Survey showed that women-owned businesses frequently encounter barriers to obtaining capital to support and grow their businesses. People Incorporated established People Incorporated Financial Services in 2000 to meet the financing needs of disadvantaged individuals and entrepreneurs in Southwest Virginia and has since expanded to serve the Northern Piedmont, Northern Shenandoah Valley and Greater Prince William regions with its loan products and financial services. People Incorporated is proud to be the only Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) headquartered in Southwest Virginia. Visit our website to learn more about our business loans and financial services or give us a call at 276-619-2297!

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Zumba Classes

Normally occurs in June

Zumba! - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm. Zumba is back at Spencer Penn! Join Body by Jenise for a great, fun workout! Drop-in price is $10.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

Cars and Coffee Cruise In - Meadows of Dan

Normally occurs in June

4th Sunday of every month - Cars and Coffee Cruise In, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery is open 7 days a week, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Primitive Coffee - 2577 JEB Stuart Hwy - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

The Spencer Penn Centre Farmers Market Schedule Announced

Normally occurs in June

Spencer Penn Thursday Farmers Market. Every Thursday from 4 to 7pm. Please call the centre if you would like to be a vendor. 276/957-5757.
The Spencer Penn Centre-475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757

July 2024

Celebrating the 4th of July at DeHart Park

Jul 4

DeHart Park Fourth of July with a pool party. Pool opens at 10:00 a.m. and will be open until 8:00 p.m. Pool games: DJ: Vendors on site. $5 admission for everyone. Town of Stuart Fireworks Show at 9:30 p.m. at DeHart Park.
DeHart Park - 212 Johnson Street - Stuart, VA 24171

4th of July Bluegrass and Old Time Music Competition

Jul 4

4th of July Bluegrass and Old Time Music Competition, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 4th. If it rains, the competition will be held on July 5th. Location: Vesta Community Center, 149 Community Drive, Vesta, VA. Competition Categories: Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Bands, Vocals and Flat Footing. Three levels: Children, Teen, Adult. Opening Ceremony by Patrick County VFW Post 8467, followed by presentation of Quilts of Valor made by Freedom Quilty Ladies. Concessions available for sale. Games for children.
Vesta Community Center - 149 Community Drive - Vesta, VA

Fourth of July Festival at Chateau Morrisette

Jul 4

1:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Bring your dogs! Bring your family! On July 4th, we'll be hosting an Americana Festival! Our restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner, and vendors with tents will be set up! Live music with Matt Johnson from 1-4 and Midnight Blue from 7-10. It's going to be a great day at Chateau Morrisette, and we'd love to have you and your family join us!
Chateau Morrisette - 287 Winery Road - Floyd, VA 24091

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 5

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The First Friday Summer Jam Series returns for 2024

Jul 5

TC Carter Band - The First Friday Summer Jam Series returns offering a great concert, food truck and wine for the first Friday of each month, May through August. More information forthcoming regarding bands and food and wine vendors. Mark Your Calendars: Friday, July 5th, and August 2nd at 6:30 p.m.
Stuart Farmers' Market - 320 Chestnut Road - Stuart, VA

The Spencer Penn Center to host Storytime

Jul 6

10:00 AM - You, Me, and My Teddy Make Three - The Spencer Penn Centre will offer Storytime and Craft for children. Partnering with Spencer-Penn Centre, MHC Partners for Children, and Altrusa International of Martinsville and Henry County Virginia for 2024 Storytime & Craft! Mark your calendars! ***Please note all children must be accompanied by a guardian. ***
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

DRBA plans to Paddle on Talbott Reservoir

Jul 6

The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) will paddle on Talbott Reservoir near the Blue Ridge Parkway for its July 6th First Saturday Outing. Meeting at 9 AM at the Meadows of Dan Baptist Church, 77 Baptist Church Lane, Meadows of Dan, VA. Participants will carpool to the put-in near Talbott Dam. The coordinator for the out-and-back paddle is Wayne Kirkpatrick. For more information about the trip, call trip coordinator Wayne Kirkpatrick at 540-570-3511 or email wynbtyk@embarqmail.com. For more information about the Dan River Basin Association visit www.danriver.org.
Talbott Reservoir near the Blue Ridge Parkway

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Jul 7

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Verizon Camp - Free Summer STEM Enrichment Program for Middle School Students

Jul 8-26

Why play a game when you can create it? Free summer STEM enrichment program for middle school students. Three-week session - July 8, 2024 - July 26, 2024. Two locations: Dalton IDEA Center (P&HCC - 26 Fayette Street, Martinsville, VA 24112 and P&HCC - Patrick County Site, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA. For more information call Amy Reed at 276-656-5461 or email at areed@patrickhenry.edu.
P&HCC - Stuart Campus - 212 Wood Brothers Drive - Stuart, VA

Women Impact Virginia: Rooted in Rural

Jul 10

Wednesday, July 10th, 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM. As lead up to the upcoming Women Impact Virginia Summit, Reynolds Homestead is hosting its annual regional workshop to invite professionals from across our area to come together in community to network, learn from one another, and explore the unique assets and challenges of our rural region. The program aims to showcase the skills and tools needed to find success as a woman in leadership in the rural context and will feature a facilitated panel discussion as well as time for question and answer and networking. RSVP for this Free event.
Reynolds Homestead - 463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA 24082 - www.reynoldshomestead.com

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 12

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Jul 14

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Reynolds Homestead to host Summer Art Camp for Kids 

Jul 15-18

Bugs Take Over the World! Art Camp with Grace Helms. Date: July 15-18. Time: 9 am to 12:30 pm. Ages 7-12. $50/camper Description of Camp: This creative exploration of nature will dive into the world of imagination, with students dreaming up scenarios in which bugs are overtaking the world. Led by Grace Helms, campers will explore fun, nature-themed art techniques including watercolor, acrylic painting, and more. Call Reynolds Homestead for more information or to pre-register or pre-register on line: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeV0WWm5RBiG_CK9DNblhg1vpHzP_EiCgwojCxikjkBRrPg5Q/viewform
Reynolds Homestead - 463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA 24082 - 276-694-7181

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 19

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Red Bank Ruritan Club to host 41st Kibler Valley River Run

Jul 20

Red Bank Ruritan Club will host the 41st Kibler Valley River Run on July 20 2024. Registration: 8:30 AM. Thirty plus levels of competition. Kayak and Canoe entries. Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. For more information contact Roger Gammons at 276-694-7190 or email at rogerngammons@gmail.com. Fee: $35 includes commerative t-shirt. T-shirts available for $20.
Kibler Valley Road - Claudville, VA 24076 - 276-694-7190
Email for more information.

Stokes Arts to host Mike Farris at The Arts Place of Stokes

Jul 20

Stokes Arts to host Mike Farris at The Arts Place of Stokes, July 20th, 6:00 PM. SCAC Member Cost: $15. General Admission: $20. For more information or tickets call Stokes Arts at 336-593-8159 or visit www.stokesarts.org.
502 Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org

The Patrick County Parks and Recreation Department present Movies in the Park

Jul 20

Dan River Park, Ararat "Kung Fu Panda 4" - The Patrick County Parks and Recreation Department present "Movies in the Park" on the following dates and locations: Saturday, May 25th, Dehart Park, Stuart, "Finding Dory" --- Saturday, June 22nd, I.C. Dehart Park, Woolwine, "Elemental" --- Saturday, July 20th, Dan River Park, Ararat, "Kung Fu Panda 4" --- Saturday, August 24th, Mountain Top Park, Meadows of Dan, "The Croods 'A New Age'" --- Saturday, September 21st, Patrick Springs Park, Patrick Springs, "The Nightmare Before Christmas" --- Movies will start at dusk. Concessions will be available. Sponsored by Patrick County Parks and Recreation and Patrick County Tourism.
- Patrick County, VA

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Jul 21

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Stokes County Arts Council to host Wendy Waldman Book Signing

Jul 21

"John Cowan, Hold to a Dream" a Newgrass Odyssey with Jimmy Schwartz, foreword by Wendy Waldman -- Book Signing, Sunday, July 21, 2024, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Book signing event is free. Purchase book on-line - $32 (tax included).
The Arts Place of Stokes - 502 Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org

None of the Above to headline PCMA Music Show 

Jul 22

None of the Above is set to headline the Saturday, June 22nd show hosted by the Patrick County usic Association (PCMA). The event will be held at the Rotary BUilding in Stuart. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the music will start at 6 p.m. Charlie Chaney and some of his music students will start the show during the "Charlie's Corner" segment and before None of the Above and Corn Meal Revival take the stage. Admission is a $5 donation at the door. Prizes will be awarded throughout the night. Concessions will be available for purchase from the Patrick County Shooting Education Team, with proceeds going to teach children in area firearm safety. For more information or to watch past music performances, visit Facebook.com/PatrickCountyMusicAssociation.
Rotary Field - 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA 24171

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 26

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Stokes Arts and The Arts Place present John Berry

Jul 27

The Stokes County Arts Council will host John Berry on Saturday, July 27th, 6:00 p.m. at The Arts Place of Stokes, 502 Main Street, Danbury, NC. General Admission: $25; SCAC Members $20; and 18 and under $10. For more information visit www.stokesarts.org or call 336-593-8159.
The Arts Place of Stokes - 502 Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Jul 28

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

6th Annual Michael C. Jarrett Basketball Clinic

Jul 29-30

6th Annual Michael C. Jarrett Basketball Clinic at Fort Trial Baptist Church, July 29 and 30, 2024. The clinic is for boys and girls ages 6-16 years old. July 29 and 30, 2024, 6-10 years old (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and 11-16 years old (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.). Address: Fort Trial Baptist Church, 170 Oak Level Road, Stanleytown, VA. $20 per day or $30 for both days. Contact Michael C. Jarrett at 757-237-5644 or MCJARRETT4833@gmail.com to register.
Fort Trial Baptist Church - 170 Oak Level Road - Stanleytown, VA - 757-237-5644

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Jul 30

The Willis Gap Community Center, Golden Oldies, (last Tuesday each month) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. with music at 7:00 p.m. of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, Inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs—chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water. Family-friendly. Dancing is permitted. 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: (276 251 8548) (276 251 5436).
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew at Quilted Colors 

Normally occurs in July

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew is held on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Quilted Colors. For more information, call 276-694-3020 or email patrickcountyquilters@gmail.com
107 N Main Street - Uptown Stuart - Stuart, VA 24171

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month 

Normally occurs in July

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month. Doors open at 5pm, and games begin at 6pm. Concessions are available. Proceeds help fund our scholarships and other community service projects throughout the year. The Ararat Ruritan Club is located at 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA.

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Neighbors in the Know 

Normally occurs in July

Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

Monday Market at Fairy Stone State Park

Normally occurs in July

Monday Market at Fairy Stone State Park, Mondays, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at picnic shelters 3 & 4.
Fairy Stone State Park, 967 Fairystone Lake Drive - Stuart, VA 24171

Solicitation for a Concessions Business Opportunity for Food & Beverage and Retail Services at Mabry Mill within Blue Ridge Parkway

Normally occurs in July

The National Park Service (NPS) will issue a prospectus for the solicitation of offers for a 10-year concession contracts to provide for Food & Beverage and Retail Services at Mabry Mill within Blue Ridge Parkway. All offers must be received by the NPS by the date listed on the inside front cover of the prospectus which is August 23, 2024, no later than 2:00 p.m. in order to be evaluated and considered for an award of a concession contract. The prospectus describes the business opportunity and includes the terms and conditions under which the NPS will award the concession contract. Site Visit The site visit for Mabry Mill Restaurant will be on June 27, 2024. To attend the site visit, registration is required no later than one week before the scheduled date. To register, please contact Laura Nelson, Blue Ridge Parkway Concessions Specialist, at (828) 348-3407 or Laura_S_Nelson@nps.gov. Questions are due July 5, 2024, and Notification of Intent to Propose must be received by August 5, 2024, via email by the National Park Service no later than 2:00 P.M. ET on the due dates listed on the cover page which is to William Gordon, Jr., Commercial Services Specialist, at william_gordon@nps.gov Proposals to include the original signed transmittal letters must be received via the process explained in the Proposal Instructions no later than 2:00 pm ET on the due date which is August 23, 2024, to National Park Service, Concessions Office, 100 Alabama Street, N.W., Bldg 1924, 6th Floor, Mailroom, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Please note that the original signed transmittal letters must be mailed. The remaining portion of the proposal will only be accepted electronically via the process explained in the Proposal Instructions.

Fairy Stone State Park to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in July

Fairy Stone State Park will host the Moonshine Hollow Hike. Walk in the footsteps of moonshiners of decades gone by. Visit the remains of two old moonshine stills and learn about the very interesting, and sometimes tragic, history of our local moonshining activities -- Fridays, 10 a.m. at the Fairy Stone State Park Visitor Center. Guests will meet an interpreter at the Visitor Center then drive to the hike location. This hike is over steep, uneven terrain and is difficult. High top shoes, long pants, insect spray and a walking stick are advised. 1-276-930-2424 or visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/state parks/fairy-stone.
Fairy Stone State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairys - Stuart, VA

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts Virtual Raffles monthly

Normally occurs in July

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts virtual raffles on its Facebook page on the first of each month. Various items are raffled off at $10 or $20 per limited chance. There are 30-35 chances on each raffle. Prize values range from $150 to $400. For more information, go to Facebook.com/AraratRuritanClub or contact the club via email at AraratRuritanClub@gmail.com or Kevin Smith at 276-229-6493.
Virtual Raffles on Facebook

The Stuart Elementary School Running Club

Normally occurs in July

The Stuart Elementary School Running Club will hit the pavements along the sidewalks in town on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Motorist should take caution and watch for these runners.

The Ararat Ruritan Club to hold Rook Games

Normally occurs in July

The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold Rook games every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4711 Ararat Hwy - Ararat, VA - 276-251-1408

People Incorporated Receives $300,000 To Support Women-Owned Businesses

Normally occurs in July

People Incorporated Financial Services has been awarded $300,000 through the Commonwealth’s Capital for Communities Fund (CCCF) to support and empower women entrepreneurs with accessible financial products and coaching. Funding will also support existing business lending and technical assistance across the agency’s 16 city and county service area. “This funding allows us to expand access to much-needed capital to historically underserved populations, including women-owned businesses and low-income community members,” said People Incorporated Director of Community Economic Development Stephanie Lillard. “Women entrepreneurs continue to face barriers to capital needed to grow or start their businesses, and we hope this funding will help break down walls and support the start-up and expansion of women-owned businesses across the commonwealth.” The Federal Reserve’s 2022 Small Business Credit Survey showed that women-owned businesses frequently encounter barriers to obtaining capital to support and grow their businesses. People Incorporated established People Incorporated Financial Services in 2000 to meet the financing needs of disadvantaged individuals and entrepreneurs in Southwest Virginia and has since expanded to serve the Northern Piedmont, Northern Shenandoah Valley and Greater Prince William regions with its loan products and financial services. People Incorporated is proud to be the only Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) headquartered in Southwest Virginia. Visit our website to learn more about our business loans and financial services or give us a call at 276-619-2297!

Uptown Stagecoach extended hours 

Normally occurs in July

Uptown Stagecoach is now operating on our summer extended hours, join us Friday & Saturday for dinner until 9:00 PM, and Sunday brunch till 4:00 PM.
Uptown Stagecoach - 121 N Main Street - Stuart, VA

Neighbors in the Know in the Hylton Library at The Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in July

Neighbors in the Know Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Zumba Classes

Normally occurs in July

Zumba! - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm. Zumba is back at Spencer Penn! Join Body by Jenise for a great, fun workout! Drop-in price is $10.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

Cars and Coffee Cruise In - Meadows of Dan

Normally occurs in July

4th Sunday of every month - Cars and Coffee Cruise In, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery is open 7 days a week, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Primitive Coffee - 2577 JEB Stuart Hwy - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

The Spencer Penn Centre Farmers Market Schedule Announced

Normally occurs in July

Spencer Penn Thursday Farmers Market. Every Thursday from 4 to 7pm. Please call the centre if you would like to be a vendor. 276/957-5757.
The Spencer Penn Centre-475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757

August 2024

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Aug 2

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The First Friday Summer Jam Series returns for 2024

Aug 2

Courtney Lynn and Quinn - The First Friday Summer Jam Series returns offering a great concert, food truck and wine for the first Friday of each month, May through August. More information forthcoming regarding bands and food and wine vendors. Mark Your Calendars: Friday, July 5th, and August 2nd at 6:30 p.m.
Stuart Farmers' Market - 320 Chestnut Road - Stuart, VA

The Spencer Penn Center to host Storytime

Aug 3

10:00 AM - Under The Apple Tree - The Spencer Penn Centre will offer Storytime and Craft for children. Partnering with Spencer-Penn Centre, MHC Partners for Children, and Altrusa International of Martinsville and Henry County Virginia for 2024 Storytime & Craft! Mark your calendars! ***Please note all children must be accompanied by a guardian. ***
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Aug 4

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Aug 9

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Aug 11

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Siempre Puente in Concert at The Arts Place of Stokes

Aug 11

Siempre Puente in concert at The Arts Place of Stokes, Sunday, August 11th, 3:00 p.m. SCAC members: $10 admission; $15 general admission. For more information, call 336-593-8159 or visit our website.
The Arts Place of Stokes - 502 Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Aug 16

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Aug 18

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Aug 23

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The Patrick County Parks and Recreation Department present Movies in the Park

Aug 24

Mountain Top Park, Meadows of Dan "The Croods "A New Age'" - The Patrick County Parks and Recreation Department present "Movies in the Park" on the following dates and locations: Saturday, May 25th, Dehart Park, Stuart, "Finding Dory" --- Saturday, June 22nd, I.C. Dehart Park, Woolwine, "Elemental" --- Saturday, July 20th, Dan River Park, Ararat, "Kung Fu Panda 4" --- Saturday, August 24th, Mountain Top Park, Meadows of Dan, "The Croods 'A New Age'" --- Saturday, September 21st, Patrick Springs Park, Patrick Springs, "The Nightmare Before Christmas" --- Movies will start at dusk. Concessions will be available. Sponsored by Patrick County Parks and Recreation and Patrick County Tourism.
- Patrick County, VA

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Aug 25

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Aug 27

The Willis Gap Community Center, Golden Oldies, (last Tuesday each month) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. with music at 7:00 p.m. of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, Inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs—chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water. Family-friendly. Dancing is permitted. 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: (276 251 8548) (276 251 5436).
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Front Porch Fest 15 slated for Labor Day Weekend 

Aug 29 - Sep 1

SAVE THE DATE! Front Porch Fest, the annual 4-day music festival to be held August 29th to September 1st in Patrick County. Front Porch Fest is known for an array of local, regional, and nationally known musicians. In addition to high quality music, festival organizers are curating a full schedule of arts, movement, and nature-based offerings, a wide variety of vendors, and engaging children's activities, ensuring fun for the whole family this Labor Day weekend at Front Porch Fest 15. General admission and VIP weekend tickets are on sale now at frontporchfest.com. Day tickets will be released this summer. Tent camping is included with weekend admission tickets, and car camping passes can be purchased separately. The festival is a family friendly event and children 12 and under are free but do require a ticket. For additional information, to see the lineup, and to purchase tickets for this unforgettable weekend, search for Front Porch Fest on social media or visit the website at www.frontporchfest.com. Front Porch Fest is produced by One Family Productions, a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting and supporting community enrichment and growth. Proceeds from this event are donated to local charities such as the Patrick County Community Food Bank and Caring Hearts Free Clinic of Patrick County. For more information, visit onefamilyproductions.org.
Spirithaven Farm - 677 Spirithaven Lane - Stuart, VA 24171

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Aug 30

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Labor Day Large Annual Yard Sale hosted by Stuart Church of Living Water

Aug 30 - Sep 2

SAVE THE DATE: Stuart Church of Living Water to host Labor Day Annual Yard Sale. Date: Friday, August 30th through Monday, September 2nd. Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Highway 58 - Patrick Springs, VA.
Highway 58 - Patrick - 276-694-3322

Dominion Valley Park Labor Day Weekend 

Aug 30 - Sep 2

Labor Day Weekend at Dominion Valley Park: Friday, August 30th, 5:30 PM. Performances by The Inspirations, The Churchmen, Jeff Tolbert & Primitive Road. Saturday, September 1st, 5:30 PM. Performances by The Singing Cookes, The Harvesters Quartet, and The Browders. Sunday, September 2nd, 10:30 AM. Music by The Singing Cookes and Message by Ricky Rogers. Presented by Dominion Valley Events. Camping Available. Contact Information: Phone: 276-694-4245, email: DominionValleyPark@gmail.com, website: dominionvalleyllc.com.
Dominion Valley Park - 415 Dominion Valley Lane - Stuart, VA

Stokes Arts to host Sina Theil

Aug 31

The Stokes County Arts Council will host Sina Theil, USA Debut Tour supported by Culture Ireland on Saturday, August 31st, 7:00 PM at The Arts Place of Stokes, 502 Main Street, Danbury, NC. General Admission: $20; SCAC Members $15. Tickets may be purchased at HTTPS://LinkTR.EE/SINATHEIL +617-901-6760 (PATNEE)
The Arts Place - 502 Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 336-593-8159

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month 

Normally occurs in August

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month. Doors open at 5pm, and games begin at 6pm. Concessions are available. Proceeds help fund our scholarships and other community service projects throughout the year. The Ararat Ruritan Club is located at 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA.

Monday Market at Fairy Stone State Park

Normally occurs in August

Monday Market at Fairy Stone State Park, Mondays, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at picnic shelters 3 & 4.
Fairy Stone State Park, 967 Fairystone Lake Drive - Stuart, VA 24171

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Neighbors in the Know 

Normally occurs in August

Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

Solicitation for a Concessions Business Opportunity for Food & Beverage and Retail Services at Mabry Mill within Blue Ridge Parkway

Normally occurs in August

The National Park Service (NPS) will issue a prospectus for the solicitation of offers for a 10-year concession contracts to provide for Food & Beverage and Retail Services at Mabry Mill within Blue Ridge Parkway. All offers must be received by the NPS by the date listed on the inside front cover of the prospectus which is August 23, 2024, no later than 2:00 p.m. in order to be evaluated and considered for an award of a concession contract. The prospectus describes the business opportunity and includes the terms and conditions under which the NPS will award the concession contract. Site Visit The site visit for Mabry Mill Restaurant will be on June 27, 2024. To attend the site visit, registration is required no later than one week before the scheduled date. To register, please contact Laura Nelson, Blue Ridge Parkway Concessions Specialist, at (828) 348-3407 or Laura_S_Nelson@nps.gov. Questions are due July 5, 2024, and Notification of Intent to Propose must be received by August 5, 2024, via email by the National Park Service no later than 2:00 P.M. ET on the due dates listed on the cover page which is to William Gordon, Jr., Commercial Services Specialist, at william_gordon@nps.gov Proposals to include the original signed transmittal letters must be received via the process explained in the Proposal Instructions no later than 2:00 pm ET on the due date which is August 23, 2024, to National Park Service, Concessions Office, 100 Alabama Street, N.W., Bldg 1924, 6th Floor, Mailroom, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Please note that the original signed transmittal letters must be mailed. The remaining portion of the proposal will only be accepted electronically via the process explained in the Proposal Instructions.

Fairy Stone State Park to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in August

Fairy Stone State Park will host the Moonshine Hollow Hike. Walk in the footsteps of moonshiners of decades gone by. Visit the remains of two old moonshine stills and learn about the very interesting, and sometimes tragic, history of our local moonshining activities -- Fridays, 10 a.m. at the Fairy Stone State Park Visitor Center. Guests will meet an interpreter at the Visitor Center then drive to the hike location. This hike is over steep, uneven terrain and is difficult. High top shoes, long pants, insect spray and a walking stick are advised. 1-276-930-2424 or visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/state parks/fairy-stone.
Fairy Stone State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairys - Stuart, VA

The Stuart Elementary School Running Club

Normally occurs in August

The Stuart Elementary School Running Club will hit the pavements along the sidewalks in town on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Motorist should take caution and watch for these runners.

People Incorporated Receives $300,000 To Support Women-Owned Businesses

Normally occurs in August

People Incorporated Financial Services has been awarded $300,000 through the Commonwealth’s Capital for Communities Fund (CCCF) to support and empower women entrepreneurs with accessible financial products and coaching. Funding will also support existing business lending and technical assistance across the agency’s 16 city and county service area. “This funding allows us to expand access to much-needed capital to historically underserved populations, including women-owned businesses and low-income community members,” said People Incorporated Director of Community Economic Development Stephanie Lillard. “Women entrepreneurs continue to face barriers to capital needed to grow or start their businesses, and we hope this funding will help break down walls and support the start-up and expansion of women-owned businesses across the commonwealth.” The Federal Reserve’s 2022 Small Business Credit Survey showed that women-owned businesses frequently encounter barriers to obtaining capital to support and grow their businesses. People Incorporated established People Incorporated Financial Services in 2000 to meet the financing needs of disadvantaged individuals and entrepreneurs in Southwest Virginia and has since expanded to serve the Northern Piedmont, Northern Shenandoah Valley and Greater Prince William regions with its loan products and financial services. People Incorporated is proud to be the only Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) headquartered in Southwest Virginia. Visit our website to learn more about our business loans and financial services or give us a call at 276-619-2297!

Uptown Stagecoach extended hours 

Normally occurs in August

Uptown Stagecoach is now operating on our summer extended hours, join us Friday & Saturday for dinner until 9:00 PM, and Sunday brunch till 4:00 PM.
Uptown Stagecoach - 121 N Main Street - Stuart, VA

Neighbors in the Know in the Hylton Library at The Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in August

Neighbors in the Know Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Zumba Classes

Normally occurs in August

Zumba! - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm. Zumba is back at Spencer Penn! Join Body by Jenise for a great, fun workout! Drop-in price is $10.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew at Quilted Colors 

Normally occurs in August

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew is held on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Quilted Colors. For more information, call 276-694-3020 or email patrickcountyquilters@gmail.com
107 N Main Street - Uptown Stuart - Stuart, VA 24171

Cars and Coffee Cruise In - Meadows of Dan

Normally occurs in August

4th Sunday of every month - Cars and Coffee Cruise In, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery is open 7 days a week, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Primitive Coffee - 2577 JEB Stuart Hwy - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts Virtual Raffles monthly

Normally occurs in August

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts virtual raffles on its Facebook page on the first of each month. Various items are raffled off at $10 or $20 per limited chance. There are 30-35 chances on each raffle. Prize values range from $150 to $400. For more information, go to Facebook.com/AraratRuritanClub or contact the club via email at AraratRuritanClub@gmail.com or Kevin Smith at 276-229-6493.
Virtual Raffles on Facebook

The Ararat Ruritan Club to hold Rook Games

Normally occurs in August

The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold Rook games every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4711 Ararat Hwy - Ararat, VA - 276-251-1408

The Spencer Penn Centre Farmers Market Schedule Announced

Normally occurs in August

Spencer Penn Thursday Farmers Market. Every Thursday from 4 to 7pm. Please call the centre if you would like to be a vendor. 276/957-5757.
The Spencer Penn Centre-475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757

September 2024

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Sep 1

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Sep 6

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The Spencer Penn Center to host Storytime

Sep 7

10:00 AM - Down On The Farm - The Spencer Penn Centre will offer Storytime and Craft for children. Partnering with Spencer-Penn Centre, MHC Partners for Children, and Altrusa International of Martinsville and Henry County Virginia for 2024 Storytime & Craft! Mark your calendars! ***Please note all children must be accompanied by a guardian. ***
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

Celebrating 100 years in Business - Howell's Grocery and Restaurant

Sep 7

Howell's Grocery and Restaurant, est. 1924, is celebrating 100 years in business and you are invited! Saturday, September 7, 2024. Music will be provided by Johnny and Jeanette Williams w/Ron Pendleton and Tommy Morse, The Country Boys, Michael Ray Fain, Jason Harris and Sawmill Road, The Revelators, Swift Creek, and Philip Adams. Music starts at 12:00 noon until 6:30 p.m. Music, Food, Door Prizes, and Memories Shared! $1.00 hot dog, chips and dessert starting at 11:30 a.m. $1.00 glass bottle sodas. $1.00 candy bars. Many more $1 deals -- all day. Please bring your own chair!
Howell's Grocery - 139 Woolwine Hwy - Stuart, VA

The Patrick County Agricultural Fair is Coming... 

Sep 7-14

The Patrick County Agricultural Fair is Coming...September 10th - 14th. Businesses, book your booths & ad today! New this year! The Demolition Derby will be Saturday, September 7! More information forthcoming.
Rotary Field - 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Sep 8

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Sep 13

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

50th Annual Stokes Stomp, Festival on the Dan 

Sep 14

50th Annual Stokes Stomp, Festival on the Dan, Saturday, September 14, 2024, 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Held on the banks of the beautiful Dan River at Moratock Park in Danbury, North Carolina, the Stokes Stomp Festival on the Dan showcases the best in traditional and Americana music groups, visual arts and craft demonstrations, river activities, dance troupes, children’s area visual and performing arts, and local food vendors. The 50th Stokes Stomp Entertainment Lineup will include Shadowgrass, Caleb Caudle and the Sweet Critters, Lynn Foddrell & The Foddrell Brothers Tribute, Robert Tilley and Hard Times Band, CC Dance Co., Old Dominion Cloggers, and the North Stokes, South Stokes and West Stokes Marching Bands. The Stokes Stomp Festival on the Dan is organized each year by the Stokes County Arts Council and remains a FREE Admission, FREE parking event thanks to our sponsors. For more information call 336-593-8159 or email stokesarts@gmail.com Arts and Craft Vendors Welcome! For more information call 336-593-8159 or visit https://stokesarts.org/578-2/stokes-stomp/ for an application to participate.
Moratock Park - 1077 Sheppard Mill Road - Danbury, NC 27016 - 336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Sep 15

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Sep 20

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The Patrick County Parks and Recreation Department present Movies in the Park

Sep 21

Patrick Springs Park, Patrick Springs "The Nightmare Before Christmas" - The Patrick County Parks and Recreation Department present "Movies in the Park" on the following dates and locations: Saturday, May 25th, Dehart Park, Stuart, "Finding Dory" --- Saturday, June 22nd, I.C. Dehart Park, Woolwine, "Elemental" --- Saturday, July 20th, Dan River Park, Ararat, "Kung Fu Panda 4" --- Saturday, August 24th, Mountain Top Park, Meadows of Dan, "The Croods 'A New Age'" --- Saturday, September 21st, Patrick Springs Park, Patrick Springs, "The Nightmare Before Christmas" --- Movies will start at dusk. Concessions will be available. Sponsored by Patrick County Parks and Recreation and Patrick County Tourism.
- Patrick County, VA

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Sep 22

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Sep 24

The Willis Gap Community Center, Golden Oldies, (last Tuesday each month) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. with music at 7:00 p.m. of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, Inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs—chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water. Family-friendly. Dancing is permitted. 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: (276 251 8548) (276 251 5436).
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Sep 27

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Patrick County Annual Lord's Acre Event

Sep 28

SAVE THE DATE: Patrick County Annual Lord's Acre event. Twelve churches participating in this event. Saturday, September 28th starting at 8:00 AM at the Stuart Rotary Building. One of the projects to benefit from this event is The Penny House.
Stuart Rotary -420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA 24171

Moorefield Store Community VFD to host Brunswick Stew event

Sep 28

The Moorefield Store Community VFD will host a Brunswick Stew event on September 28th. Stew will be ready by 8:00 am). For more information, please call 276-694-3212.
Moorefield Store - 17 Virginia NC Road - Spencer, VA - 276-694-3212

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Sep 29

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month 

Normally occurs in September

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month. Doors open at 5pm, and games begin at 6pm. Concessions are available. Proceeds help fund our scholarships and other community service projects throughout the year. The Ararat Ruritan Club is located at 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA.

Monday Market at Fairy Stone State Park

Normally occurs in September

Monday Market at Fairy Stone State Park, Mondays, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at picnic shelters 3 & 4.
Fairy Stone State Park, 967 Fairystone Lake Drive - Stuart, VA 24171

Solicitation for a Concessions Business Opportunity for Food & Beverage and Retail Services at Mabry Mill within Blue Ridge Parkway

Normally occurs in September

The National Park Service (NPS) will issue a prospectus for the solicitation of offers for a 10-year concession contracts to provide for Food & Beverage and Retail Services at Mabry Mill within Blue Ridge Parkway. All offers must be received by the NPS by the date listed on the inside front cover of the prospectus which is August 23, 2024, no later than 2:00 p.m. in order to be evaluated and considered for an award of a concession contract. The prospectus describes the business opportunity and includes the terms and conditions under which the NPS will award the concession contract. Site Visit The site visit for Mabry Mill Restaurant will be on June 27, 2024. To attend the site visit, registration is required no later than one week before the scheduled date. To register, please contact Laura Nelson, Blue Ridge Parkway Concessions Specialist, at (828) 348-3407 or Laura_S_Nelson@nps.gov. Questions are due July 5, 2024, and Notification of Intent to Propose must be received by August 5, 2024, via email by the National Park Service no later than 2:00 P.M. ET on the due dates listed on the cover page which is to William Gordon, Jr., Commercial Services Specialist, at william_gordon@nps.gov Proposals to include the original signed transmittal letters must be received via the process explained in the Proposal Instructions no later than 2:00 pm ET on the due date which is August 23, 2024, to National Park Service, Concessions Office, 100 Alabama Street, N.W., Bldg 1924, 6th Floor, Mailroom, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Please note that the original signed transmittal letters must be mailed. The remaining portion of the proposal will only be accepted electronically via the process explained in the Proposal Instructions.

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Neighbors in the Know 

Normally occurs in September

Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

Fairy Stone State Park to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in September

Fairy Stone State Park will host the Moonshine Hollow Hike. Walk in the footsteps of moonshiners of decades gone by. Visit the remains of two old moonshine stills and learn about the very interesting, and sometimes tragic, history of our local moonshining activities -- Fridays, 10 a.m. at the Fairy Stone State Park Visitor Center. Guests will meet an interpreter at the Visitor Center then drive to the hike location. This hike is over steep, uneven terrain and is difficult. High top shoes, long pants, insect spray and a walking stick are advised. 1-276-930-2424 or visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/state parks/fairy-stone.
Fairy Stone State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairys - Stuart, VA

People Incorporated Receives $300,000 To Support Women-Owned Businesses

Normally occurs in September

People Incorporated Financial Services has been awarded $300,000 through the Commonwealth’s Capital for Communities Fund (CCCF) to support and empower women entrepreneurs with accessible financial products and coaching. Funding will also support existing business lending and technical assistance across the agency’s 16 city and county service area. “This funding allows us to expand access to much-needed capital to historically underserved populations, including women-owned businesses and low-income community members,” said People Incorporated Director of Community Economic Development Stephanie Lillard. “Women entrepreneurs continue to face barriers to capital needed to grow or start their businesses, and we hope this funding will help break down walls and support the start-up and expansion of women-owned businesses across the commonwealth.” The Federal Reserve’s 2022 Small Business Credit Survey showed that women-owned businesses frequently encounter barriers to obtaining capital to support and grow their businesses. People Incorporated established People Incorporated Financial Services in 2000 to meet the financing needs of disadvantaged individuals and entrepreneurs in Southwest Virginia and has since expanded to serve the Northern Piedmont, Northern Shenandoah Valley and Greater Prince William regions with its loan products and financial services. People Incorporated is proud to be the only Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) headquartered in Southwest Virginia. Visit our website to learn more about our business loans and financial services or give us a call at 276-619-2297!

The Spencer Penn Centre Farmers Market Schedule Announced

Normally occurs in September

Spencer Penn Thursday Farmers Market. Every Thursday from 4 to 7pm. Please call the centre if you would like to be a vendor. 276/957-5757.
The Spencer Penn Centre-475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757

Neighbors in the Know in the Hylton Library at The Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in September

Neighbors in the Know Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Zumba Classes

Normally occurs in September

Zumba! - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm. Zumba is back at Spencer Penn! Join Body by Jenise for a great, fun workout! Drop-in price is $10.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew at Quilted Colors 

Normally occurs in September

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew is held on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Quilted Colors. For more information, call 276-694-3020 or email patrickcountyquilters@gmail.com
107 N Main Street - Uptown Stuart - Stuart, VA 24171

Cars and Coffee Cruise In - Meadows of Dan

Normally occurs in September

4th Sunday of every month - Cars and Coffee Cruise In, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery is open 7 days a week, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Primitive Coffee - 2577 JEB Stuart Hwy - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts Virtual Raffles monthly

Normally occurs in September

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts virtual raffles on its Facebook page on the first of each month. Various items are raffled off at $10 or $20 per limited chance. There are 30-35 chances on each raffle. Prize values range from $150 to $400. For more information, go to Facebook.com/AraratRuritanClub or contact the club via email at AraratRuritanClub@gmail.com or Kevin Smith at 276-229-6493.
Virtual Raffles on Facebook

The Ararat Ruritan Club to hold Rook Games

Normally occurs in September

The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold Rook games every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4711 Ararat Hwy - Ararat, VA - 276-251-1408

October 2024

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Oct 4

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The Spencer Penn Center to host Storytime

Oct 5

10:00 AM - Pumpkin Faces - The Spencer Penn Centre will offer Storytime and Craft for children. Partnering with Spencer-Penn Centre, MHC Partners for Children, and Altrusa International of Martinsville and Henry County Virginia for 2024 Storytime & Craft! Mark your calendars! ***Please note all children must be accompanied by a guardian. ***
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

Annual Civil War Reenactment and Living History 2024

Oct 5-6

J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust Annual Civil War Encampment & Living History Weekend October 5th and October 6th, 2024. Laurel Hill - Birthplace of Major General J.E.B Stuart, CSA, 1091 Ararat Highwy, Ararat, VA 24053. Opens 9:00 AM. Free Parking. Admission $8/person - 12 and under Free. Food and Specialty Vendors. Meet the Civil War Generals, Enjoy the Ladies Tea, Civil War Sutlers, String Band Music, Saturday Night Dance, Sunday Morning Church Service, Battle Scenes on Saturday and Sunday. Email: laurelhill@jebstuart.org. rshaynes59@yahoo.com. Call: 276-251-1833. Visit: www.jebstuart.org. www.facebook.com/JEB.Stuart.Trust. Walk back in time...Come join us....Experience the simple life. All proceeds go to the preservation of Laurel Hill.
Laurel Hill, JEB Stuart Birthplace - 1091 Ararat H - Ararat, VA 24053 - 276-251-1833
Email for more information.

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Oct 6

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Oct 11

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Dangermuffin at The Historic Star Theatre

Oct 12

October 12, 2024 - 7:00 PM 10:00 PM -- Historic Star Theatre. While it may be futile to try to define Dangermuffin’s sound, it is possible to pinpoint the themes that inspire much of the band’s music, and perhaps no theme is as prominent and consistent as nature, including the ocean, the sun, and the mountains...all ancient and powerful and capable of immeasurable and profound healing. These ideas, running like threads through almost every Dangermuffin album, together form the basis of some of the band’s most deeply held principles and teachings: respect the earth, stay open to the universe, and strive for healing. According to lyricist Dan Lotti, if Dangermuffin’s music could accomplish just one thing, it would be to heal. The vocal-centric songs are delivered both via acoustic string band arrangements (think Greensky Bluegrass) and a drum-fueled groovy & fiery jam-influenced arrangement (think Goose), often within the same show! For the band and fans alike, this has led to some of Dangermuffin’s most inspired, exciting, and surprising performances of its career. One Family Productions. October 12, doors: 7pm, music: 8pm Tickets are $20 in adv, $25 at the door. Tickets coming soon.
The Historic Star Theatre - 318 Patrick Avenue - Stuart, VA

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Oct 13

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Oct 18

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The Dirk Quinn Band at the Historic Star Theatre 

Oct 18

October 18, 2024 - 7:00 PM 10:00 PM -- The Historic Star Theatre. Dirk Quinn is the guitarist for the jazz/funk band that coincidentally bears his name. Based out of Philadelphia, the group travels extensively throughout the US and Canada. Utilizing over a decade of steady performing, they've developed a unique and sincere style - one that appeals to a wide variety of music listeners with fans ranging from the beard stroking jazz aficionados to the jam band hippies. The band’s infectious energy and musical interplay routinely attract listeners that are admittedly more accustomed to lyric-based music. With great melodic sensibilities, rhythmic experimentation and an accessible modern edge, the Dirk Quinn Band is jazz/funk improvisation at its most engaging! One Family Productions. October 18, doors: 7pm, music: 8pm Tickets are $10 in adv, $12 at the door. Tickets coming soon.
Historic Star Theatre - 318 Patrick Avenue - Stuart, VA

Moorefield Store Community VFD to host Hamburger Steak Dinner 

Oct 19

The Moorefield Store Community VFD will host a Hamburger Steak Dinner on October 19th. For more information, please call 276-694-3212.
Moorefield Store - 17 Virginia NC Road - Spencer, VA - 276-694-3212

Town of Stuart's Annual Apple Dumpling Festival

Oct 19

SAVE THE DATE: The Town of Stuart will host its annual Apple Dumpling Festival on Saturday, October 19th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in downtown Stuart, VA. More information forthcoming.
Downtown Stuart - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Oct 20

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Oct 25

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Oct 27

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Oct 29

The Willis Gap Community Center, Golden Oldies, (last Tuesday each month) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. with music at 7:00 p.m. of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, Inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs—chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water. Family-friendly. Dancing is permitted. 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: (276 251 8548) (276 251 5436).
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Monday Market at Fairy Stone State Park

Normally occurs in October

Monday Market at Fairy Stone State Park, Mondays, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at picnic shelters 3 & 4.
Fairy Stone State Park, 967 Fairystone Lake Drive - Stuart, VA 24171

Solicitation for a Concessions Business Opportunity for Food & Beverage and Retail Services at Mabry Mill within Blue Ridge Parkway

Normally occurs in October

The National Park Service (NPS) will issue a prospectus for the solicitation of offers for a 10-year concession contracts to provide for Food & Beverage and Retail Services at Mabry Mill within Blue Ridge Parkway. All offers must be received by the NPS by the date listed on the inside front cover of the prospectus which is August 23, 2024, no later than 2:00 p.m. in order to be evaluated and considered for an award of a concession contract. The prospectus describes the business opportunity and includes the terms and conditions under which the NPS will award the concession contract. Site Visit The site visit for Mabry Mill Restaurant will be on June 27, 2024. To attend the site visit, registration is required no later than one week before the scheduled date. To register, please contact Laura Nelson, Blue Ridge Parkway Concessions Specialist, at (828) 348-3407 or Laura_S_Nelson@nps.gov. Questions are due July 5, 2024, and Notification of Intent to Propose must be received by August 5, 2024, via email by the National Park Service no later than 2:00 P.M. ET on the due dates listed on the cover page which is to William Gordon, Jr., Commercial Services Specialist, at william_gordon@nps.gov Proposals to include the original signed transmittal letters must be received via the process explained in the Proposal Instructions no later than 2:00 pm ET on the due date which is August 23, 2024, to National Park Service, Concessions Office, 100 Alabama Street, N.W., Bldg 1924, 6th Floor, Mailroom, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Please note that the original signed transmittal letters must be mailed. The remaining portion of the proposal will only be accepted electronically via the process explained in the Proposal Instructions.

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Neighbors in the Know 

Normally occurs in October

Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

The Spencer Penn Centre Farmers Market Schedule Announced

Normally occurs in October

Spencer Penn Thursday Farmers Market. Every Thursday from 4 to 7pm. Please call the centre if you would like to be a vendor. 276/957-5757.
The Spencer Penn Centre-475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757

Neighbors in the Know in the Hylton Library at The Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in October

Neighbors in the Know Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

Reynolds Homestead Tours

Normally occurs in October

Reynolds Homestead Home Tours every Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Reynolds Homestead, 463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA 24082 - 1-276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu
Email for more information.

Cars and Coffee Cruise In - Meadows of Dan

Normally occurs in October

4th Sunday of every month - Cars and Coffee Cruise In, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery is open 7 days a week, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Primitive Coffee - 2577 JEB Stuart Hwy - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Zumba Classes

Normally occurs in October

Zumba! - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm. Zumba is back at Spencer Penn! Join Body by Jenise for a great, fun workout! Drop-in price is $10.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew at Quilted Colors 

Normally occurs in October

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew is held on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Quilted Colors. For more information, call 276-694-3020 or email patrickcountyquilters@gmail.com
107 N Main Street - Uptown Stuart - Stuart, VA 24171

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month 

Normally occurs in October

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month. Doors open at 5pm, and games begin at 6pm. Concessions are available. Proceeds help fund our scholarships and other community service projects throughout the year. The Ararat Ruritan Club is located at 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA.

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts Virtual Raffles monthly

Normally occurs in October

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts virtual raffles on its Facebook page on the first of each month. Various items are raffled off at $10 or $20 per limited chance. There are 30-35 chances on each raffle. Prize values range from $150 to $400. For more information, go to Facebook.com/AraratRuritanClub or contact the club via email at AraratRuritanClub@gmail.com or Kevin Smith at 276-229-6493.
Virtual Raffles on Facebook

The Ararat Ruritan Club to hold Rook Games

Normally occurs in October

The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold Rook games every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4711 Ararat Hwy - Ararat, VA - 276-251-1408

November 2024

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Nov 1

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The Spencer Penn Center to host Storytime

Nov 2

10:00 AM - Thanks for Thanksgiving - The Spencer Penn Centre will offer Storytime and Craft for children. Partnering with Spencer-Penn Centre, MHC Partners for Children, and Altrusa International of Martinsville and Henry County Virginia for 2024 Storytime & Craft! Mark your calendars! ***Please note all children must be accompanied by a guardian. ***
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Nov 3

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Nov 8

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Rebecca Porter and The Rhinestone Roses at The Historic Star Theatre

Nov 9

November 9, 2024 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - The Historic Start Theatre. A singer-songwriter born in Guam and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia; Rebecca Porter continues to forge her way in country music with songs that balance her distinctive storytelling with the dynamics of her commanding voice in a unique display of soulful classic country. ?A lifelong innate connection to music guided Porter into performing live as a young adult. Through a decade’s worth of live performance with Harrisonburg-Rockingham County area musicians, Porter learned the ropes of life as a performing and recording artist. When her work in cover bands came to a pause after the birth of her first child, Porter found herself stumbling through parenting an infant during a global pandemic. The pandemic and motherhood left Porter yearning for the return to connection and music. Porter transformed her pandemic loneliness into two EPs - “Prime Rainbow Conditions” and 2023’s “Queen of the Local”, the latter of which was successfully crowdfunded based on Porter's formidable regional power. Porter tours extensively around her home state of Virginia, and steadily increasing forays outside the state, commanding stages up and down the East Coast. With completely independent legwork, her EP is making rounds nationally and internationally. One Family Productions. November 9, doors: 7pm, music: 8pm Tickets are 10 in adv, $12 at the door. Tickets coming soon.
The Historic Star Theatre - 318 Patrick Avenue - Stuart, VA

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Nov 10

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Nov 15

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Moorefield Store Community VFD to host a Black Pot Chicken Dinner

Nov 16

The Moorefield Store Community VFD will host a Black Pot Chicken Dinner on November 16th. For more information, please call 276-694-3212.
Moorefield Store - 17 Virginia NC Road - Spencer, VA - 276-694-3212

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Nov 17

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Nov 22

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Into The Fog at The Historic Star Theatre

Nov 22

November 22, 2024 - 7:00 PM 10:00 PM - Historic Star Theatre. Winners of the 2021 MerleFest band competition, Into The Fog is a psychedelic jamgrass band from Raleigh, North Carolina that combines timeless songwriting with progressive instrumentation and tight harmonies. The group consists of Brian Stephenson (acoustic guitar), Winston Mitchell (mandolin), Derek Lane (upright bass), and Connor Kozlosky (electric guitar), with everyone contributing on vocals. The band’s members have varied musical backgrounds that range from bluegrass to funk, which helps create Into The Fog’s genre-jumping sound. The band has released two studio albums and one live record, Volume One, which was released in 2023 and showcases their updated sound with Kozlosky. Live shows are a keystone of the Into The Fog experience, as the band expands songs to highlight their instrumental prowess and push the boundaries of the newgrass sound. The band is set to level up in 2024, with bigger headlining shows and a new album in the works. Into The Fog has shared the stage with the likes of Sam Bush, Keller & the Keels, Town Mountain, Daniel Donato, Jon Stickley Trio, Big Richard, and The Grass is Dead, while hitting festivals like FloydFest, Rooster Walk, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Earl Scruggs Music Fest, The Big What?, Front Porch Fest, as well as being Official Showcase artists at IBMA in 2023. One Family Productions. November 22, doors: 7pm, music: 8pm Tickets are $15 in adv, $20 at the door. Tickets coming soon.
The Historic Star Theatre - 318 Patrick Avenue - Stuart, VA

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Nov 24

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Nov 26

The Willis Gap Community Center, Golden Oldies, (last Tuesday each month) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. with music at 7:00 p.m. of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, Inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs—chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water. Family-friendly. Dancing is permitted. 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: (276 251 8548) (276 251 5436).
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Nov 29

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Neighbors in the Know 

Normally occurs in November

Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

Cars and Coffee Cruise In - Meadows of Dan

Normally occurs in November

4th Sunday of every month - Cars and Coffee Cruise In, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery is open 7 days a week, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Primitive Coffee - 2577 JEB Stuart Hwy - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

The Spencer Penn Centre Farmers Market Schedule Announced

Normally occurs in November

Spencer Penn Thursday Farmers Market. Every Thursday from 4 to 7pm. Please call the centre if you would like to be a vendor. 276/957-5757.
The Spencer Penn Centre-475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757

Neighbors in the Know in the Hylton Library at The Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in November

Neighbors in the Know Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

Reynolds Homestead Tours

Normally occurs in November

Reynolds Homestead Home Tours every Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Reynolds Homestead, 463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA 24082 - 1-276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu
Email for more information.

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Zumba Classes

Normally occurs in November

Zumba! - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm. Zumba is back at Spencer Penn! Join Body by Jenise for a great, fun workout! Drop-in price is $10.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew at Quilted Colors 

Normally occurs in November

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew is held on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Quilted Colors. For more information, call 276-694-3020 or email patrickcountyquilters@gmail.com
107 N Main Street - Uptown Stuart - Stuart, VA 24171

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month 

Normally occurs in November

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month. Doors open at 5pm, and games begin at 6pm. Concessions are available. Proceeds help fund our scholarships and other community service projects throughout the year. The Ararat Ruritan Club is located at 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA.

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts Virtual Raffles monthly

Normally occurs in November

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts virtual raffles on its Facebook page on the first of each month. Various items are raffled off at $10 or $20 per limited chance. There are 30-35 chances on each raffle. Prize values range from $150 to $400. For more information, go to Facebook.com/AraratRuritanClub or contact the club via email at AraratRuritanClub@gmail.com or Kevin Smith at 276-229-6493.
Virtual Raffles on Facebook

The Ararat Ruritan Club to hold Rook Games

Normally occurs in November

The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold Rook games every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4711 Ararat Hwy - Ararat, VA - 276-251-1408

December 2024

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Dec 1

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Dec 6

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The Spencer Penn Center to host Storytime

Dec 7

10:00 AM - Sugar Plum Wishes and Candy Cane Kisses - The Spencer Penn Centre will offer Storytime and Craft for children. Partnering with Spencer-Penn Centre, MHC Partners for Children, and Altrusa International of Martinsville and Henry County Virginia for 2024 Storytime & Craft! Mark your calendars! ***Please note all children must be accompanied by a guardian. ***
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

Moorefield Store Community VFD to host Community Christmas Dinner

Dec 7

The Moorefield Store Community VFD will host a Community Christmas Dinner on December 7th. For more information, please call 276-694-3212.
Moorefield Store - 17 Virginia NC Road - Spencer, VA - 276-694-3212

16th Annual Mistletoe Market

Dec 7

This annual holiday market will be on Saturday, December 7th, 10 AM to 1 PM. The Mistletoe Market is a great spot to shop for holiday decor, gifts and more.
Stuart Farmers' Market - 320 Chestnut Road - Stuart, VA

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Dec 8

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Dec 13

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Dec 15

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Dec 20

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Dec 22

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Dec 27

The Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam (every Friday night) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053, Affiliated Partner of The Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mabry Mill), a few miles from Meadows of Dan (Primland Auberge Resort), and a few miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry) the Hometown of Andy Griffith. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and music at 7:00 p.m. with acoustic instruments. We are inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs, chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water—southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Mayberry Trading Post to host Music every Sunday

Dec 29

Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM - Music at the Mayberry Trading Post every Sunday, 1 PM to 3 PM/Open Jam. Everyone welcome! Mile Post 180.5 Blue Ridge Parkway. County. Still run by four generations of descendants from the original store. Built in 1892, it originally housed the Mayberry Post Office as well as a general store. Today it's still a general store and in the fall of the year on weekends it features apple butter making.
883 Mayberry Church Road - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Dec 31

The Willis Gap Community Center, Golden Oldies, (last Tuesday each month) at 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. with music at 7:00 p.m. of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, Inviting all ages and skill levels. Fresh slaw/chili hotdogs—chips, candy, cakes, popcorn, sodas, coffee, and bottled water. Family-friendly. Dancing is permitted. 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: (276 251 8548) (276 251 5436).
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Neighbors in the Know 

Normally occurs in December

Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

Cars and Coffee Cruise In - Meadows of Dan

Normally occurs in December

4th Sunday of every month - Cars and Coffee Cruise In, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery is open 7 days a week, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Primitive Coffee - 2577 JEB Stuart Hwy - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Neighbors in the Know in the Hylton Library at The Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in December

Neighbors in the Know Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

Reynolds Homestead Tours

Normally occurs in December

Reynolds Homestead Home Tours every Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Reynolds Homestead, 463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA 24082 - 1-276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu
Email for more information.

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Zumba Classes

Normally occurs in December

Zumba! - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm. Zumba is back at Spencer Penn! Join Body by Jenise for a great, fun workout! Drop-in price is $10.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew at Quilted Colors 

Normally occurs in December

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew is held on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Quilted Colors. For more information, call 276-694-3020 or email patrickcountyquilters@gmail.com
107 N Main Street - Uptown Stuart - Stuart, VA 24171

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month 

Normally occurs in December

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month. Doors open at 5pm, and games begin at 6pm. Concessions are available. Proceeds help fund our scholarships and other community service projects throughout the year. The Ararat Ruritan Club is located at 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA.

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts Virtual Raffles monthly

Normally occurs in December

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts virtual raffles on its Facebook page on the first of each month. Various items are raffled off at $10 or $20 per limited chance. There are 30-35 chances on each raffle. Prize values range from $150 to $400. For more information, go to Facebook.com/AraratRuritanClub or contact the club via email at AraratRuritanClub@gmail.com or Kevin Smith at 276-229-6493.
Virtual Raffles on Facebook

The Ararat Ruritan Club to hold Rook Games

Normally occurs in December

The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold Rook games every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4711 Ararat Hwy - Ararat, VA - 276-251-1408

January 2025

The Coffee Break Cafe hosts live music on Tuesdays

Jan 16 - Dec 29

8:30 Am to 11:00 AM - The Coffee Break Cafe hosts live music on Tuesdays. Bring an instrument and join in or just come and listen.
The Coffee Break - 111 N Main Street - Stuart, VA

Moorefield Store Community VFD to host Black Pot Chicken Dinner 

Jan 18

The Moorefield Store Community VFD will host a Black Pot Chicken Dinner on January 18, 2025. For more information, please call 276-694-3212.
Moorefield Store - 17 Virginia NC Road - Spencer, VA - 276-694-3212

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Zumba Classes

Normally occurs in January

Zumba! - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm. Zumba is back at Spencer Penn! Join Body by Jenise for a great, fun workout! Drop-in price is $10.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month 

Normally occurs in January

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month. Doors open at 5pm, and games begin at 6pm. Concessions are available. Proceeds help fund our scholarships and other community service projects throughout the year. The Ararat Ruritan Club is located at 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA.

Rent Relief Program

Normally occurs in January

The Virginia Rent Relief Program is available. For additional information or to apply, please call Virginia Legal Aid Society Rent Relief Hotline at 1-866-995-5595.

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew at Quilted Colors 

Normally occurs in January

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew is held on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Quilted Colors. For more information, call 276-694-3020 or email patrickcountyquilters@gmail.com
107 N Main Street - Uptown Stuart - Stuart, VA 24171

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts Virtual Raffles monthly

Normally occurs in January

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts virtual raffles on its Facebook page on the first of each month. Various items are raffled off at $10 or $20 per limited chance. There are 30-35 chances on each raffle. Prize values range from $150 to $400. For more information, go to Facebook.com/AraratRuritanClub or contact the club via email at AraratRuritanClub@gmail.com or Kevin Smith at 276-229-6493.
Virtual Raffles on Facebook

The Ararat Ruritan Club to hold Rook Games

Normally occurs in January

The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold Rook games every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4711 Ararat Hwy - Ararat, VA - 276-251-1408

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Neighbors in the Know 

Normally occurs in January

Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

Cars and Coffee Cruise In - Meadows of Dan

Normally occurs in January

4th Sunday of every month - Cars and Coffee Cruise In, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery is open 7 days a week, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Primitive Coffee - 2577 JEB Stuart Hwy - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

February 2025

One Family Production's Event Schedule 

Feb 9 - Nov 30

Check out One Family Production's website for the upcoming shows. The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will also be hosting a Business After Hours at the Star Theatre in March: HANK, PATTIE & THE CURRENT @ THE STAR THEATRE Saturday, March 2, 2024 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Historic Star Theatre///////////// THE FREEWAY JUBILEE @ THE STAR THEATRE Friday, March 15, 2024 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Historic Star Theatre//////////// TIME SAWYER W/CLARE ELICH TRIO @ THE STAR THEATRE Friday, April 5, 2024 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Historic Star Theatre///////// FLORENCIA & THE FEELING @ THE STAR THEATRE Saturday, April 13, 2024 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Historic Star Theatre///////////// THE JUDY CHOPS @ THE STAR THEATRE Friday, May 10, 2024 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Historic Star Theatre///////////// DANGERMUFFIN @ THE STAR THEATRE Saturday, October 12, 2024 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Historic Star Theatre//////////// THE DIRK QUINN BAND @ THE STAR THEATRE Friday, October 18, 2024 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Historic Star Theatre/////////// REBECCA PORTER & THE RHINESTONE ROSES @ THE STAR THEATRE Saturday, November 9, 2024 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Historic Star Theatre.
STAR Theatre - 318 Patrick Avenue - Stuart, VA

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Zumba Classes

Normally occurs in February

Zumba! - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm. Zumba is back at Spencer Penn! Join Body by Jenise for a great, fun workout! Drop-in price is $10.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month 

Normally occurs in February

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month. Doors open at 5pm, and games begin at 6pm. Concessions are available. Proceeds help fund our scholarships and other community service projects throughout the year. The Ararat Ruritan Club is located at 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA.

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew at Quilted Colors 

Normally occurs in February

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew is held on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Quilted Colors. For more information, call 276-694-3020 or email patrickcountyquilters@gmail.com
107 N Main Street - Uptown Stuart - Stuart, VA 24171

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts Virtual Raffles monthly

Normally occurs in February

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts virtual raffles on its Facebook page on the first of each month. Various items are raffled off at $10 or $20 per limited chance. There are 30-35 chances on each raffle. Prize values range from $150 to $400. For more information, go to Facebook.com/AraratRuritanClub or contact the club via email at AraratRuritanClub@gmail.com or Kevin Smith at 276-229-6493.
Virtual Raffles on Facebook

The Ararat Ruritan Club to hold Rook Games

Normally occurs in February

The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold Rook games every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4711 Ararat Hwy - Ararat, VA - 276-251-1408

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Neighbors in the Know 

Normally occurs in February

Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

Cars and Coffee Cruise In - Meadows of Dan

Normally occurs in February

4th Sunday of every month - Cars and Coffee Cruise In, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery is open 7 days a week, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Primitive Coffee - 2577 JEB Stuart Hwy - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

March 2025

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew at Quilted Colors 

Normally occurs in March

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew is held on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Quilted Colors. For more information, call 276-694-3020 or email patrickcountyquilters@gmail.com
107 N Main Street - Uptown Stuart - Stuart, VA 24171

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Zumba Classes

Normally occurs in March

Zumba! - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm. Zumba is back at Spencer Penn! Join Body by Jenise for a great, fun workout! Drop-in price is $10.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month 

Normally occurs in March

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month. Doors open at 5pm, and games begin at 6pm. Concessions are available. Proceeds help fund our scholarships and other community service projects throughout the year. The Ararat Ruritan Club is located at 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA.

Fairy Stone State Park to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in March

Fairy Stone State Park will host the Moonshine Hollow Hike. Walk in the footsteps of moonshiners of decades gone by. Visit the remains of two old moonshine stills and learn about the very interesting, and sometimes tragic, history of our local moonshining activities -- Fridays, 10 a.m. at the Fairy Stone State Park Visitor Center. Guests will meet an interpreter at the Visitor Center then drive to the hike location. This hike is over steep, uneven terrain and is difficult. High top shoes, long pants, insect spray and a walking stick are advised. 1-276-930-2424 or visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/state parks/fairy-stone.
Fairy Stone State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairys - Stuart, VA

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts Virtual Raffles monthly

Normally occurs in March

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts virtual raffles on its Facebook page on the first of each month. Various items are raffled off at $10 or $20 per limited chance. There are 30-35 chances on each raffle. Prize values range from $150 to $400. For more information, go to Facebook.com/AraratRuritanClub or contact the club via email at AraratRuritanClub@gmail.com or Kevin Smith at 276-229-6493.
Virtual Raffles on Facebook

The Ararat Ruritan Club to hold Rook Games

Normally occurs in March

The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold Rook games every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4711 Ararat Hwy - Ararat, VA - 276-251-1408

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Neighbors in the Know 

Normally occurs in March

Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

Cars and Coffee Cruise In - Meadows of Dan

Normally occurs in March

4th Sunday of every month - Cars and Coffee Cruise In, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery is open 7 days a week, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Primitive Coffee - 2577 JEB Stuart Hwy - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

April 2025

SECOND SATURDAY at Mayo River Trails

Apr 13 - Nov 9

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation invites you to join us every second Saturday to explore the future Mayo River State Park. Discover the secrets of the Saura native Americans who inhabited the area and follow in the footsteps of William Byrd's surveying party. Mayo River Trail (Approximately 4 miles) May, July September, and November. Redbud Trail (April, June, August, and October). The future site of Mayo River State Park is made possible through funding from Eco Ambassador Council and support from Dan River Basin Association.
500 Pratt Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 800-933-7275 - www.virginiastateparks.gov

Stuart Farmers' Market to OPEN Friday, April 26th 

Apr 26 - Nov 15

The Stuart Farmers' Market will begin market hours of operation for 2024 on Friday's, 8 am to 12 pm, May through November. The season will officially kick off on Friday, May 3. Vendors will be on site Friday, April 26 with what we call "sneak peek Fridays." Cool season crops, along with baked items, coffee and crafts will be available. Come shop with us! Also, the Patrick County Master Gardeners will be on site the last Friday of each month with information and to answer gardening questions. The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection will be available on May 17, June 14, July 12 and August 16 for FREE blood pressure checks. The Rise and Shine youth entrepreneurial vendors will join our vendors on Friday, June 21 and July 12, and a special homeschool youth market on Friday, August 9.
Stuart Farmers' Market - Downtown Stuart - 276-694-3811

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Zumba Classes

Normally occurs in April

Zumba! - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm. Zumba is back at Spencer Penn! Join Body by Jenise for a great, fun workout! Drop-in price is $10.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew at Quilted Colors 

Normally occurs in April

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew is held on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Quilted Colors. For more information, call 276-694-3020 or email patrickcountyquilters@gmail.com
107 N Main Street - Uptown Stuart - Stuart, VA 24171

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month 

Normally occurs in April

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month. Doors open at 5pm, and games begin at 6pm. Concessions are available. Proceeds help fund our scholarships and other community service projects throughout the year. The Ararat Ruritan Club is located at 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA.

Fairy Stone State Park to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in April

Fairy Stone State Park will host the Moonshine Hollow Hike. Walk in the footsteps of moonshiners of decades gone by. Visit the remains of two old moonshine stills and learn about the very interesting, and sometimes tragic, history of our local moonshining activities -- Fridays, 10 a.m. at the Fairy Stone State Park Visitor Center. Guests will meet an interpreter at the Visitor Center then drive to the hike location. This hike is over steep, uneven terrain and is difficult. High top shoes, long pants, insect spray and a walking stick are advised. 1-276-930-2424 or visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/state parks/fairy-stone.
Fairy Stone State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairys - Stuart, VA

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts Virtual Raffles monthly

Normally occurs in April

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts virtual raffles on its Facebook page on the first of each month. Various items are raffled off at $10 or $20 per limited chance. There are 30-35 chances on each raffle. Prize values range from $150 to $400. For more information, go to Facebook.com/AraratRuritanClub or contact the club via email at AraratRuritanClub@gmail.com or Kevin Smith at 276-229-6493.
Virtual Raffles on Facebook

The Ararat Ruritan Club to hold Rook Games

Normally occurs in April

The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold Rook games every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4711 Ararat Hwy - Ararat, VA - 276-251-1408

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Neighbors in the Know 

Normally occurs in April

Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

Cars and Coffee Cruise In - Meadows of Dan

Normally occurs in April

4th Sunday of every month - Cars and Coffee Cruise In, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery is open 7 days a week, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Primitive Coffee - 2577 JEB Stuart Hwy - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

The Spencer Penn Centre Farmers Market Schedule Announced

Normally occurs in April

Spencer Penn Thursday Farmers Market. Every Thursday from 4 to 7pm. Please call the centre if you would like to be a vendor. 276/957-5757.
The Spencer Penn Centre-475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757

Neighbors in the Know in the Hylton Library at The Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in April

Neighbors in the Know Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

May 2025

Stuart Farmers' Market Officially Opened May 4th 

May 4 - Nov 15

The Stuart Farmers' Market is officially open (Downtown Stuart), Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., May through November. You are invited to come and see the variety of fresh vegetables, baked goods, crafts and more provided by our vendors! We look forward to seeing you there!
Stuart Farmers' Market - 320 Chestnut Road - Stuart, VA

Fairy Stone State Park Monday Market 2024 

May 6 - Sep 2

Fairy Stone State Park Monday Market 2024 opening May 6th through September 2nd, every Monday - Rain or Shine, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Picnic Shelters 3 & 4. Baked Goods - Fresh Produce - Food Vendors - Music - Local Crafts and More. Free parking for vendors and shoppers. Vendors accept cash only. Learn more at www.virginiastateparks.gov/besafe
Fairy Stone State Park - 967 Fairystone Lake Drive - Stuart, VA 24171 - 276-930-2424

College for Older Adults -- Classes and Field Trips Available 

May 9 - Jul 15

As we reach the halfway point in our Spring session of College for Older Adults, we reflect on the many great classes we have been fortunate to attend. The Cooking Up Culture class featuring Chef Rod Perrino has cooked up some amazing meals while Andrea Morrison’s class painted beautiful burlap bags to take home. On Tuesdays, Tim Smith has been teaching us all the interesting history of the Greeks and Romans and in the afternoon we have been learning all about the Civil Rights Movement. The hiking class has seen some beautiful scenery as they travel around our area while our Friday fun trips to the Taubman Art Museum and the International Civil Rights Center have been very informative. But the fun hasn’t ended! We have some very fun and interesting classes and trips in the next few weeks. Come and join us for Sustainable Wellness, Living with Black Bears, and Foraging for Wild Edibles. Sign up to go with us on Fridays to SeaQuest in Lynchburg or the D-Day Memorial in Bedford. Call Reynolds Homestead for more information or to sign up.
Reynolds Homestead - 463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA 24052 - 276-694-7181

Stokes Arts to host Summer Camp - Additional Information

May 15 - Aug 2

The Stokes County Arts Council has added an additional Hand-Building/Sculpture class offering for ages 6-12. The class will be held July 29th through August 2nd, 10:00 AM to 12 PM. Limit 15 students. Cost is $65 per student. Register by May 31st and receive a $5 discount.
502 Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org

2024 Summer Art Camp at The Arts Place of Stokes

May 15 - Jul 26

2024 Summer Art Camp. Register by May 31st and receive a $5 discount! Register at www.stokesarts.org or call 336-593-8159. Classes offered: Beginning Pottery Wheel (2 different class offerings) ($85 per student); Hand-Building/Sculpture ($65 per student); Theatre Camp ($75 per student); and Visual Arts Camp ($75 per student). For more information regarding dates and times, please see flyer or contact the Stokes County Arts Council at 336-593-8159.
The Arts Place of Stokes - 502 Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org

The Stokes County Arts Council to host Eileen Wilhem at The Apple Gallery 

May 16 - Jun 30

The Stokes County Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit of original art by Eileen Wilhem in the Apple Gallery. A reception is scheduled for Saturday, May 25 from 3:30pm-5:00pm in the Apple Gallery of the Stokes County Arts Council 500 Main Street Danbury, NC. Wilhem shared: “Living on a horse farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, I am never at a loss for images and inspiration. Watching how the light changes with the seasons and trying to capture its beauty. My paintings attempt to recreate the mood, whether a drizzly day in France, foggy sunrise on the mountain, the cocky strutting of a rooster or the curiosity of a pig. The grace of people and animals enchants me so that I must pick up my pastels and paint. I mostly paint everyday scenes, which keep me grounded.” Wilhelm has been juried into numerous exhibitions, including: • The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem • 311 Gallery, Raleigh • Red Dog Gallery, Winston-Salem • Hanging Rock Gallery (Solo exhibit) • Apple Gallery (Solo exhibit) • Red Dog Gallery Featured Artist exhibit • The Art Gallery, Greensboro • Ambleside Gallery, Greensboro • Welborn Gallery (Yadkinville Cultural Arts Center) • Captain White’s Gallery (Alamance Arts) • Left Coast Pastel Society 2022 International Show • North Carolina Statewide Exhibition multiple times Wilhelm is a featured local artist at The Arts Place of Stokes, and the Red Dog Gallery. She is a member of Art for Arts Sake, Piedmont Pastel Society (Past President, Member Chair and Treasurer), Pastel Society of NC, Pastel Guild of Europe, Juried in as an Associate member of the Pastel Society of America, and Stokes County Arts Council. She previously served on the boards of Associated Artists and Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). This exhibit will be on display May 16-June 30, 2024 in the Apple Gallery. The Stokes County Arts Council is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm, Saturday, 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m. and Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm. For additional information about the exhibit, please contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159 or visit www.stokesarts.org.
Stokes County Arts Council - 500 Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew at Quilted Colors 

Normally occurs in May

The Patrick County Quilters' Sit-N-Sew is held on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Quilted Colors. For more information, call 276-694-3020 or email patrickcountyquilters@gmail.com
107 N Main Street - Uptown Stuart - Stuart, VA 24171

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month 

Normally occurs in May

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts BINGO night on the second Saturday of each month. Doors open at 5pm, and games begin at 6pm. Concessions are available. Proceeds help fund our scholarships and other community service projects throughout the year. The Ararat Ruritan Club is located at 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA.

Fairy Stone State Park to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in May

Fairy Stone State Park will host the Moonshine Hollow Hike. Walk in the footsteps of moonshiners of decades gone by. Visit the remains of two old moonshine stills and learn about the very interesting, and sometimes tragic, history of our local moonshining activities -- Fridays, 10 a.m. at the Fairy Stone State Park Visitor Center. Guests will meet an interpreter at the Visitor Center then drive to the hike location. This hike is over steep, uneven terrain and is difficult. High top shoes, long pants, insect spray and a walking stick are advised. 1-276-930-2424 or visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/state parks/fairy-stone.
Fairy Stone State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairys - Stuart, VA

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts Virtual Raffles monthly

Normally occurs in May

The Ararat Ruritan Club hosts virtual raffles on its Facebook page on the first of each month. Various items are raffled off at $10 or $20 per limited chance. There are 30-35 chances on each raffle. Prize values range from $150 to $400. For more information, go to Facebook.com/AraratRuritanClub or contact the club via email at AraratRuritanClub@gmail.com or Kevin Smith at 276-229-6493.
Virtual Raffles on Facebook

The Ararat Ruritan Club to hold Rook Games

Normally occurs in May

The Ararat Ruritan Club will hold Rook games every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4711 Ararat Hwy - Ararat, VA - 276-251-1408

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Zumba Classes

Normally occurs in May

Zumba! - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm. Zumba is back at Spencer Penn! Join Body by Jenise for a great, fun workout! Drop-in price is $10.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

The Spencer Penn Centre to host Neighbors in the Know 

Normally occurs in May

Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

Cars and Coffee Cruise In - Meadows of Dan

Normally occurs in May

4th Sunday of every month - Cars and Coffee Cruise In, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery is open 7 days a week, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Primitive Coffee - 2577 JEB Stuart Hwy - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Uptown Stagecoach extended hours 

Normally occurs in May

Uptown Stagecoach is now operating on our summer extended hours, join us Friday & Saturday for dinner until 9:00 PM, and Sunday brunch till 4:00 PM.
Uptown Stagecoach - 121 N Main Street - Stuart, VA

The Spencer Penn Centre Farmers Market Schedule Announced

Normally occurs in May

Spencer Penn Thursday Farmers Market. Every Thursday from 4 to 7pm. Please call the centre if you would like to be a vendor. 276/957-5757.
The Spencer Penn Centre-475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757

Neighbors in the Know in the Hylton Library at The Spencer Penn Centre

Normally occurs in May

Neighbors in the Know Everyone is invited to join staff and volunteers in the Hylton Library for activities and socializing on the first and third Monday of each month. Each week will include a different presentation and activity, followed by a way to get you moving. The program is an hour long and activities for children will be provided during the program for those with little ones who would like to attend. Every third Monday, a music program will be provided. Come sing, play an instrument, or just listen. This free program is perfect for all ages and will encourage mental, emotional, and physical well-being each month. Be sure to join us and bring a friend! No registration is required, just come on.
The Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

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