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June 2022

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Jun 3 - Sep 30

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host 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 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. 1-800-933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairystone Lake Dr - Stuart, VA

What's Happening at the Spencer Penn Centre this Summer!

Jun 10 - Jul 24

Spencer Penn Center Events for June - July 2022: June 10th - Music Night with the Country Boys. June 13th - Summer Camp begins. June 14th - 1st Day of Summer Reading Program. July 8th - Music Night with 2 Young 2 Old. July 9th - Canning Class with Melanie Barrow. July 15th - Bingo. July 24th - Barn Quilt Class with Lauren Byron. All class registrations are due a week before the class. Contact The Spencer Penn Centre for additional information or registration.
Spencer Penn Centre - 475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 1-276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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Stokes County Arts Council presents an exhibit of Nature Series by Ellen Gamble and Julie Holmes

Jun 10-30

Stokes County Arts Council presents an exhibit of original paintings by Ellen Gamble and Julie Homes during the month of June. Visit the Stokes County Arts Council's Apple Gallery to view this exhibit of beautiful artwork. For more information, please contact the Stokes County Arts Council.
500 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
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Arts Block Street Market at the Stokes County Arts Council-The Arts Place-Rocky's 

Jun 11 - Aug 27

Arts Block Street Markets - 2nd and 4th Saturdays, June through August, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Live Music 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
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Paint Class with Craig Richards at The Arts Place

Jun 12 - Sep 25

Paint with Artist Craig Richards, Sundays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Studio Loft, The Arts Place, 502 N Main Street, Danbury, NC 27016. FREE. Text to reserve a space (336) 655-4888.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016

Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Program at Patrick & Henry Community College

Jun 13 - Jul 1

Patrick & Henry Community College - Patrick County Site - It's not too late enroll in this summer's Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Program at Patrick & Henry Community College! This 3-week FREE STEM camp will be offered at the P&HCC: Patrick County Site from June 13-July 1 and at the IDEA Center from July 11-29 for rising 6-8th grade students! You must APPLY ONLINE: http://bit.ly/STEMAchievers For more information, call 276-656-5461!
Patrick & Henry Community College - Stuart, VA

Fairy Stone State Park Presents Monday Market

Jun 13 - Sep 5

Fairy Stone State Park presents "Monday Market" -- Baked Goods, Fresh Produce, Food Vendors, Local Crafts and more. Every Monday, June 13 - September 5, 2022. Picnic Shelters 3 & 4. Food vendors accept cash only. Contact us at 276-930-2424. Location: 967 Fairystone Lake Drive, Stuart, VA 24171.
967 Fairystone Lake Drive - Stuart, VA

Summer Camps at The Spencer Penn Centre

Jun 13-30

Summer Camps, June 13-30. For more information and to register, please contact the Centre at 276/957-5757 or email spcevents04@gmail.com.
Spencer Penn Center - 475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757
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Geocaching at Fairy Stone State Park

Jun 13 - Dec 31

June 13 - December 31, 2022 (Mondays). Geocaching at Fairy Stone State Park, 967 Fairystone Lake Drive, Stuart, VA 24171. Hosted by: Fair Stone State Park.
Fairy Stone State Park, 967 Fairystone Lake Drive - Stuart, VA 24171

Summer Reading Program Tuesdays at The Spencer Penn Centre

Jun 14 - Jul 26

Summer Reading Program “When I Grow Up, I Want to Be….” Tuesdays in June/July: June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26. Reading Goals: Easy Reading, K-2-20 books. Chapter Books, Grades 3-5-10 books. For more information and to register, please contact the Centre at 276/957-5757 or email spcevents04@gmail.com.
Spencer Penn Center - 475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757
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Meadows of Dan Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery

Jun 18 - Nov 19

Saturdays, June 18th through November 19th, at 10:00 AM, Primitive Coffee, Antique Market and Bakery will host (every Saturday), (across from )Meadows of Dan Farmers Market) an outdoors market event. In the heart of a quaint community of Virginia, Meadows of Dan, lies a hometown coffee shop featuring handcrafted coffee, homemade baked goods, and restored antiques and local farm produce. Come say hey! Open every day 8am-3pm. Closed Wednesdays! Everyone welcome!
2577 Jeb Stuart Hwy - Meadows of Dan, VA

Music on the Courtyard Concert Series

Jun 18 - Oct 30

Music on the Courtyard -- Concert hosted by Chateau Morrisette Winery, 291 Winery Road, SW, Floyd, VA 24091, (Saturdays and Sundays) June 18th through October 30th, 1:00 PM. Everyone welcome!
291 Winery Road, SW - Floyd, VA 24091

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jun 24

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

Bull Mountain Arts to host Plein Air at Meadows of Dan

Jun 25

You are invited to join plein air artists (Greg Arens, Karen SIgmon, Ginnie Conaway, Andrea Morrison, Kathleen Dawe, and demonstrations of fiber art (Janeise Harmon) and stain glass artist (Aleen Wilson) at the Concord Corner Store, 2414 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120, on Saturday, June 25th, 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. This event is sponsored by the Bull Mountain Arts. Bull Mountain Arts will provide paints and paint brushes for those wishing to enjoy the plein air experience, art assistance by Lora Mahaffey.
Concord Corner Store - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Open Mic Night at The Arts Place of Stokes

Jun 25

Open Mic Night at The Arts Place of Stokes, Saturday, June 25, 2022, 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. No entry fee. Only 8 spaces available.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
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Stokes County Historical Society Summer Open House at the SCHS Museum of Regional History

Jun 25 - Aug 27

The Stokes County Historical Society will host Open House at the Stokes County Historical Museum of Regional History (The 1854 Wilson Fulton house) located at 403 Main Street, Danbury, NC. Free and open to the public. Dates: Saturday, June 25th (12:00 to 3:00 PM); Saturday, July 23rd (12:00 to 3:00 PM); and Saturday, August 27th (12:00 to 3:00 PM). No reservation required.
Wilson Fulton House, 403 Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016

Music at the Villa

Jun 25

Saturday, June 25th, 1:00 PM, Villa Appalaccia Winery presents Music at the Villa: Above the Fray. Villa Appalaccia Winery, 752 Rock Castle Gorge Road, Floyd, VA 2401.
752 Rock Castle Gorge Road - Floyd, VA 24091

Stokes Arts presents Three Sisters Concert Series

Jun 26

Stokes Arts presents Three Sisters Concert Series with Larry Bellorin and Joe Troop, Venezuelan & Appalachian folk music, on Sunday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. Tickets and information at stokesarts.org. The Arts Place of Stokes, 502 Main Street, Danbury, NC 27016. 336-593-3799.
Stokes Arts Place-502 Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
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Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jun 27

Monday at 9 AM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Jun 28

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

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jun 30

Thursday at 3 PM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

July 2022

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 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

First Friday Summer Jam: The Judy Chops

Jul 1

FIRST FRIDAYS: THE JUDY CHOPS 6:00 PM 9:30 PM Stuart Farmers' Market Sponsored by Kreager Woodworking Join us for our July First Friday at the Stuart Farmers’ Market featuring The Judy Chops. Tasty BBQ with all the fixins’ provided by Bootleg BBQ. Beer: Sierr Nevada. Wine: Stanburn Winery - Seltzer: White Claw.
Farmer's Market, 320 Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

Bull Mountain Arts to host Plein Air Event at High Country Lavender Farm and Store

Jul 2

You are invited to join plein air artists at High Country Lavender Farm and Store located at 4444 JEB Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, Virginia, 24120 on Saturday, July 2, 2022, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Bull Mountain Arts. Come out and enjoy talking with the plein air artists and viewing their beautiful works of art and the beautiful and fragrant lavender.
4444 Jeb Stuart Highway - Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Jul 2

On Saturday, July 2nd, 8:30 PM, Park Ampitheater -- Moonshine stills, revenuers, raids, good 'ole boys (and girls), and more. See it all while laughing and learning about a special part of our local culture as Fairy Stone State Park presents the play "Corn Squeezins!" Learn more at www.virginiastteparks.gov. 1-800-933-PARK (7275).
Fairy Stone State Park, 967 Fairystone Lake Drive - Stuart, VA

Resolute Therapy Presents Bookin' It For Fun Color Run 

Jul 2

Saturday, July 2, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $25 pre-registration; $30 day of. Pre-registration includes t-shirt, sunglasses and bandana (ends May 31st). Resolute Therapy presents "Bookin' it for fun Color Run" in Stuart, Virginia. Proceeds will be donated to the Patrick County Sheriff's Office - "Shop with a Cop" & "Project Life Saver Bands" and the Patrick County Library. Questions??? Contact Resolute Therapy at 276-694-4488.

3rd Annual Stokes Independence Day Celebration

Jul 2

You are invited!!! 3rd Annual Stokes Independence Day Celebration, Saturday, July 2nd, Piney Grove Middle School Football Field, 3415 Piney Grove Church Road, Lawsonville, NC 27022, featuring Taylor Vaden & Memphis Thunder, Debbie Bennett, Mayo-Mountain Praise Band, Jacob Harbour, and None of the Above. 10:00 AM - 1 PM - Classic Car Cruise-In, 3:30 PM - 10:30 PM: Entertainment & Fun. Food Trucks, Donuts, Kids Activities, Pop Corn, Snow Cones, Vendors, Ice Cream, Family Fun, Inflatables. Fireworks Display at Dusk! Bring a lawn chair and join us. Sponsored by Lawsonville Fire and Rescue. Rain Date: July 4th.
Piney Grove Middle School Football Field - 3415 Pi - Lawsonville, NC 27022 - 336-972-5150

Music at the Villa

Jul 2

Saturday, July 2, 2022, 1:00 PM. Villa Appalaccia Winery presents Music at the Villa: Seph Custe. Villa Appalaccia Winery, 752 Rock Castle Gorge Road, Floyd, VA 24091.
752 Rock Castle Gorge Road - Floyd, VA

Back Door Market - Uptown Stuart

Jul 2

Saturday, July 2, 2022, 10:00 AM, hosted by the Hatteras Pearl. Save the date! Looking forward to another Back Door Market again! If you are a crafter, a baker, or just a collector of vintage/antiques or antique furniture this event is for you! NO flea market/resale items, please. $20 for a 10x10 space - you’re welcome to bring your own tent, tables, etc. Electrical outlets limited so please let us know on your form if you will need electricity. Message for more info! We look forward to seeing everyone again & as always, we are happy to welcome new vendors as well!
109 N Main Street - Stuart, VA 24171 - 276-692-4523

Independence Day Celebration at DeHart Park in Stuart, Virginia

Jul 4

Independence Day Celebration to be held at DeHart Park in Stuart, VA. Fireworks Display. Monday, July 4th, 2022. FIREWORKS at dusk (8:30 PM). For more information, contact the Stuart Parks and Recreation Department (276) 694-3917. Everyone Invited.
DeHart Park - Stuart, VA
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Vesta Community Fourth of July Celebration

Jul 4

Come celebrate the 4th of July with the Vesta community. Monday, July 4th - Bluegrass and Old Time Music Competition, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If it rains the competition will be held on Tuesday, July 5th. Location: Vesta Community Center, 149 Community Drive, Vesta, Virginia (off Route 58 - 4 miles east of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Bring your lawn chairs. Competition Categories: Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Bands, Vocals, and Flat Footing. Everyone welcomed to compete. Sign in by 11:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony by the Patrick County VFW Post 8467. Games for children. Hot Dogs, BBQ, Homemade Lemonade, Soft Drinks and Desserts. Quilt show by Mountain Top Quilters. Everyone welcome!
- Vesta, VA 24177

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jul 7

Thursday at 3 PM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 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

Rise and Shine Market at The Stuart Farmers' Market

Jul 8

Rise and Shine Market Friday, July 8th, 8 AM until 12 PM. Youth Vendor program cultivating the next generation of producers. Come and support the youth vendors.
Farmers Market, 302 Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

Music Night at The Spencer Penn Centre Alumni Hall

Jul 8

Music Night at The Spencer Penn Centre in Alumni Hall. 2 Young 2 Old, Friday, July 8th. Doors open at 5 p.m. Band begins at 6:15 p.m. Concessions available. $5 donation for admission.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 2769575757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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Canning Class with Melanie Barrow at The Spencer Penn Centre

Jul 9

Saturday, July 9th, 9 a.m. to noon. More people than ever are growing their own food at home. This hands-on preservation workshop will teach you how to safely preserve your fresh foods for year-round enjoyment using proper pressure canning and boiling water bath techniques. You'll learn the science behind these techniques and receive step by step guidance on how to do them at home. All supplies are provided. $15/members and $20/non-members. Callthe Centre to register by Friday, July 1st at 276-957-5757.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 2769575757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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Stokes Arts presents Three Sisters Concert Series

Jul 10

The Stokes County Arts Council will present Molly McGinn's Woodshed Experience, Sandy Uselton, at the Arts Place of Stokes on Sunday, July 10, 2022, 3:00 p.m. Tickets $20/$15 members.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Program at Patrick & Henry Community College

Jul 11-29

The IDEA Center, rising 6-8th grade students - It's not too late enroll in this summer's Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Program at Patrick & Henry Community College! This 3-week FREE STEM camp will be offered at the P&HCC: Patrick County Site from June 13-July 1 and at the IDEA Center from July 11-29 for rising 6-8th grade students! You must APPLY ONLINE: http://bit.ly/STEMAchievers For more information, call 276-656-5461!
Patrick & Henry Community College - Stuart, VA

Summer Camps at The Spencer Penn Centre

Jul 11-28

Summer Camps, July 11-28, 2022. For more information and to register, please contact the Centre at 276/957-5757 or email spcevents04@gmail.com.
Spencer Penn Center - 475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757
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Patrick County Volleyball - Elementary Volleyball Camp

Jul 11-13

Patrick County Elementary Volleyball Camp, July 11-13, 2022, 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Kindergarten through sixth grade. Location: Patrick County High School. Cost $30. Contact Heidi Moore at heidi.moore@patrick.k12.va.us.
Patrick County High School - Stuart, VA

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jul 11

Monday at 9 AM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

21st Bluegrass Festival at Wayside Bluegrass Park

Jul 14-16

Welcome to the 21st Bluegrass Festival at Wayside Bluegrass Park in beautiful Patrick County, VA, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 14-16, 2022. Host Band: Johnny and Jeanette Williams. Location: Wayside Park, 332 Wayside Park Road, Stuart, VA 24171. Visit: www.visitpatrickcounty.org or www.waysidebluegrassfestival.com. Performances by: Junior Sisk Band, Lonesome River Band, Five Mile Mountain Road, Addie Levy Band, Goodfellers, Harrison Ridge, Wound Tight, Mike Mitchell Band, Tim White and Troublesome Hollow. 2022 Festival Emcee: Jimmy Handy and Marcie Horne. Rough Camping, Electrical Hookup available. Call for rates. All three days July 14-16, 2022 $50.00. Thursday only ($15.00), Friday only ($20.00), Saturday only ($20.00). For ticket and camping information call Patty Hazelwood at 276-692-4149 or email hazelwoodtrucking@embarqmail.com.
332 Wayside Park Road - Stuart, VA - www.visitpatrickcounty.org

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jul 14

Thursday at 3 PM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 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

Bingo-”Scentsy” at The Spencer Penn Centre

Jul 15

Bingo-”Scentsy”. Friday, July 15. Doors open at 5pm, games begin at 6pm. $20/20 games. $1 game for members only at intermission.
Spencer Penn Center - 475 Spencer Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757
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The Ararat Ruritan Club to host 2022 Jackpot Bingo

Jul 16

Every Third Saturday Night (6pm) - The Ararat Ruritan Club will host its monthly Jackpot Bingo on every third Saturday night at 6:00pm. Cost is $20 for 20 games, coveralls $5 each PLUS door prizes and concessions. Each game pays out $50 with the cover-all payout at $150 if not won within 56 draws. This month's jackpot is $1,400.00, if the coverall is won within 57 draws. Free coveralls will be given to players bringing new/unused items to donate to the Redemption House of Surry. Items accepted are basic clothing and general hygiene items. Doors open at 5:00 pm, with concessions which include hotdogs, chips, candy, soft drinks and bottled water. Exception: November and December 2022 schedule for Jackpot Bingo will be the second Saturday due to the holiday schedule.
The club building is located at 4711 Ararat Highwa - Ararat, VA 24053 - 276-251-1408

Kibler Valley River Run 2022

Jul 16

This an annual competitive event awarding Tourism Sponsor, Patrick County, VA Tourism Department trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in 30 plus categories. On the Dan River. Sponsor: Red Bank Ruritan Club, Claudville, VA. President: Lottie Gammons, telephone 276-694-7190
276-694-7190

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Patrick County to host Free Workshop

Jul 16

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Using water efficiently in the garden (Learning Garden). Water is essential for growing vegetables, but water can be a scarce resource expecially during the summer. Learn how to install a rain barrel and the most efficient ways to irrigate your garden. This workshop will also cover the use of rain gardens to collect storm runoff. Workshops are free with no advanced registration required. For more information://www.facebook.com/PatrickCountyMasterGardeners/
Learning Garden - 1208 Tudor Orchard Road - Patrick Springs, VA

Natural Wonder -- The Stevie Wonder Experience at Stokes Arts

Jul 16

Stokes Arts County presents "Natural Wonder -- The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience" on Saturday, July 16th, 2022, 6:00 P.M. Location: The Arts Place, 502 Main Street, Danbury, NC 27016. Tickets: $30 general admission; $25 Stokes Arts members. For more information or to order tickets: 336-593-8159/www.stokesarts.org.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
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The Reynolds Homestead presents Art Camp 2022

Jul 18-21

The Reynolds Homestead presents Art Camp 2022 using mythical creatures to explore landscapes and biomes. $45 registration fee. Camp Dates: July 18 through July 21, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Contact the Reynolds Homestead for additional information or registration.
Reynolds Homestead, 463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA - 1-276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu
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Business After Hours at The Landmark Center 

Jul 19

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will host "Business After Hours" at The Landmark Center, 227 Landmark Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 5:30 PM, 7:00 PM. Come and celebrate with us! Everyone is welcome.
227 Landmark Drive - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 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

Stokes Arts presents the performance of "Brother Wolf"

Jul 22-24

SAVE THE DATE: Performance dates July 22nd through July 24, 2022 - Coming July 22-24, 2022, Stokes Arts presents "Brother Wolf" - the performance -- A musical Appalachian adventure based on Beowulf, directed by Laurelyn Dossett. SAVE THE DATE. More information forthcoming.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016

Barn Quilt Class at The Spencer Penn Centre

Jul 24

Barn Quilt Class at The Spencer Penn Centre, Sunday, July 24th, 1 to 5 p.m. All supplies are provided. Class will be filled on a first paid first served basis. Once payment is received by Spencer-Penn, design choice should be sent to the instructor, Lauren at misslaurenbyron@gmail.com. Questions may be e-mailed to Lauren at the above e-mail address or to Susan at spc.susan@yahoo.com. Options for the class: 24" X 24" exterior $65. 36" X 36" exterior $85. 12" X 36" exterior $75. 12" X 12" exterior kits (to go only) $40.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA 24165 - 276-957-5757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com
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The Reynolds Homestead presents Camp Homestead Summer Camp

Jul 25-27

Camp Homestead will include a variety of interactive field games, STEM challenges, and adventures on the grounds of Reynolds Homestead. Enjoy 3 days of playing, exploring, building, creating and enjoying all summer has to offer! CAMP INFO: Camp Dates: July 25-27. Time: 9am-12pm. Snacks will be provided daily. Ages: 7-13. $35 ** your registration is not complete until payment is received! REGISTER HERE: HTTPS://BIT.LY/RHCAMPHOMESTEAD22
Reynolds Homestead, 463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA - 1-276-694-7181 - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu
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Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jul 25

Monday at 9 AM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Jul 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

FloydFest 2022 - Heartbeat

Jul 27-31

Across The Way Productions announces FloydFest 2022 Heartbeat, the latest annual offering of the Southeast's award-winning, premier summer outdoor music festival, taking place Wednesday to Sunday, July 27 to July 31, 2022 at Milepost 170.5 on Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd. For more information about FloydFest 2022 and the musical lineup or ticket information, call (888) VA-FESTS or email info@floydfest.com.

Summer Tai Chi at the Hooker Building (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds)

Jul 28

Thursday at 3 PM - Summer Tai Chi classes for senior adults (over 55) on Mondays at 9 AM and on Thursdays at 3 PM. Instructor: Keith. All classes are one hour long and will be held FREE of charge at the Hooker Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (Rotary Field/Fairgrounds). Weather permitting, some Monday morning classes may be relocated to the gazebo at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 (down from the pool and across the stream).
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 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

Stuart Rotary to host "The Uptown Cruise In"

Jul 30

The Rotary Club of Stuart presents "The Uptown Cruise In" on Saturday, July 30, 2022, 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Live music on stage, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Part Time Party Time Band). Join us for a Saturday Cruise-in -- Classic Cars. Free Admission. Bring Lawn Chairs. No Coolers, No Tents.
125 Slusher Street - Uptown Main Street - Stuart, VA

Stokes Arts presents Three Sisters Concert Series

Jul 31

The Stokes County Arts Council will host Colin Cutler and the Birds Outside, Mason Winfrey, at the Arts Place of Stokes on Sunday, July 31st, 6:00 p.m. Tickets $20/$15 members.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in July

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host 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 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. 1-800-933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairystone Lake Dr - Stuart, VA

August 2022

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Aug 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

First Friday Summer Jam: Music Road Company

Aug 5

FIRST FRIDAYS: MUSIC ROAD CO. Friday, August 5, 2022 6:00 PM 9:30 PM Stuart Farmers' Market 310 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA, 24171United States (map) Sponsored by Lawless Turf & Landscaping Join us for our August First Friday at the Stuart Farmers’ Market featuring music by Music Road Co. Palumbos will be serving up tasty bites and our feature brewery and winery: Beer: 3 Notched. Wine: Stanburn Winery - Seltzer: White Claw.
Farmers Market, 302 Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

Stokes Arts presents Three Sisters Concert Series

Aug 7

The Stokes County Arts Council will host John Cowan and Andrea Zoon at the Arts Place of Stokes, Sunday, August 7th, 3:00 p.m. Tickets $30/$25 members.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Aug 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

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Patrick County to host Free Workshop

Aug 13

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Fall vegetable gardening (Learning Garden). Kale for Thanksgiving or perhaps collards on New Year's Day? This workshop covers which vegetables to plant in August for fall and winter harvest. Explore techniques to extend the season such as raw tunnels and mini-hoop houses. Learn how to improve soil through the use of fall cover crops. Workshops are free with no advanced registration required. For more information: https//www.facebook.com/PatrickCountyMasterGardeners/
Learning Garden - 1208 Tudor Orchard Road - Stuart, VA

Stokes Arts presents Three Sisters Concert Series

Aug 14

Stokes Arts to present Taylor Vaden (details to be announced) at the Arts Place of Stokes on Sunday, August 14th (time to be announced). Tickets $20/$15 members.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Aug 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

The Ararat Ruritan Club to host 2022 Jackpot Bingo

Aug 20

Every Third Saturday Night (6pm) - The Ararat Ruritan Club will host its monthly Jackpot Bingo on every third Saturday night at 6:00pm. Cost is $20 for 20 games, coveralls $5 each PLUS door prizes and concessions. Each game pays out $50 with the cover-all payout at $150 if not won within 56 draws. This month's jackpot is $1,400.00, if the coverall is won within 57 draws. Free coveralls will be given to players bringing new/unused items to donate to the Redemption House of Surry. Items accepted are basic clothing and general hygiene items. Doors open at 5:00 pm, with concessions which include hotdogs, chips, candy, soft drinks and bottled water. Exception: November and December 2022 schedule for Jackpot Bingo will be the second Saturday due to the holiday schedule.
The club building is located at 4711 Ararat Highwa - Ararat, VA 24053 - 276-251-1408

Meadows of Dan Folk Fair

Aug 20

Events sponsored by Merchants throughout the community with mountain traditional themes. Admission: none Days/­Hours Open: Sat, August 20, 2022, 10am?6pm Address: Various Locations, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Entertainment: 4 stages - Regional, Local - Music Other Activities: Food Booths, Exhibitors, Arts and Crafts, and more. Attention Vendors and Performers: Deadlines: Art & Craft: 07/30/2021 Music: 06/30/2021 Food: 07/30/2021 Promoter: Meadows of Dan Folk Fair Show Dir.: Trinity Goad
- Meadows of Dan, Virginia

Stokes Arts presents Three Sisters Concert Series

Aug 20

The Stokes County Arts Council will host Steve Hartsoe at the Arts Place of Stokes on Saturday, August 20th, 6:00 p.m. Tickets $15/$10 members.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Aug 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 presents Three Sisters Concert Series

Aug 27

Stokes Arts to present The Old Ceremony, Laurelyn Dossett, at Hanging Rock State Park, 1790, Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury, NC, on Saturday, August 27th, 6:00 p.m. Tickets: $25/$20 members.
Hanging Rock State Park - 1790 Hanging Rock Park R - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Aug 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

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in August

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host 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 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. 1-800-933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairystone Lake Dr - Stuart, VA

September 2022

Patrick County presents 2022 Front Porch Fest

Sep 1-4

Labor Day weekend 2022 marks the 13th annual Front Porch Fest. This annual event is held on the Front Porch of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Patrick County, Virginia, and will take place Sept 1-4, 2022 at Spirithaven Farm, 677 Spirithaven Lane, Stuart, VA 24171. Front Porch Fest is a 4-day family-friendly music festival held in Stuart, VA featuring local, regional, and national touring acts. In addition to 30+ bands, Front Porch Fest features an array of children's activities, yoga, campsite jams, on-site camping, delicious craft brews and foods, and more! VIP ticketholders receive homemade meals, continental breakfasts, beer tickets (must be 21 to drink), and a swag bag to include: Front Porch Fest branded merchandise, FPF merch shack discounts, vendor coupons, and sponsor provided swag. The VIP lounge features special performances, free pour hours and free specialty food events. A VIP ticket includes premium VIP only camping (first come first serve) & standard parking. If you are interested in car camping or bringing an RV, those tickets must be purchased separately. VIP ticket sales end at 5PM on 8/31/22 if they do not sell out sooner. Price tiers: Have a little faith: $275 | Tier 1: $300 4 Day GA $130.00 +$9.54 Fee Select quantity: 4 Day GA price: $130.00 Sales end on Jun 10, 2022 General Admission tickets include access to the event for one person, Thursday-Sunday. Tent camping is included with ticket. Parking must be purchased separately via a Parking Pass, RV Pass, or a Car Camping Pass. Advanced (Online) Pricing: Tier 2: $130 (current) | Tier 3: $140 | Gate Price: $160. 4 Day GA (Child 12 and under) Free Select quantity: 4 Day GA (Child 12 and under) price: Free No charge for children 12 years and under, though children are required to have a ticket in their name. 276-692-7195 frontporchfest.com/
677 Spirithaven Lane - Stuart, VA

PURPLE Piano!! The One-Man Tribute to Prince!!! September 1st!!! presented by The Stokes County Arts Council

Sep 1

The Stokes County Arts Council to host "Purple Piano!! The One-Man Tribute to Prince!! on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at The Arts Place of Stokes, 502 N Main Street, Danbury, NC. The one-man tribute to Prince is presented by Marshall Charloff. General Admission is $30, Stokes Arts members is $25. To reserve tickets, call 336-593-8159 or visit www.stokesarts.org.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Sep 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

Dominion Valley Park Labor Day Weekend

Sep 2-4

Dominion Valley Park, Stuart, Virginia Labor Day Weekend. Friday, September 2nd, 2022 through Sunday, September 4th, 2022. Performances by: Mark Bishop, The Churchmen, For His Glory, The Singing Cookes, The Harvesters Quartet, Guy Penrod, with special guest Comedian Mickey Bell. On Sunday, music by The SInging Cookes, message by Brother Ricky Rogers. For ticket information, contact Randy or Jeanie Clark at 276-694-4245 or email at dominionvalleypark@gmail.com. Admission: Friday $25 each, Saturday, $25 each or 2-Day Pass: $40.00 each. 8 and under free. Sunday Service free. Camping $20 for 30 amp; $35 for 50 amp hookups per night. This is an outside event, bring your lawn chair. Concessions available. Call 276-694-4245 for reservations.
415 Dominion Valley Lane Stuart, VA 24171

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Sep 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

68th Annual Patrick County Fair

Sep 13

We're Back! Your favorite fall fun week, the 68th annual Patrick County Fair, is back, bigger and better than ever. Come join us September 13-17 for a wonderful fun-filled week: rides, fair food, exhibits, the wild and woolly Demolition Derby, the new Figure 8 racing event and so much more. For our advertisers and exhibitors, the deadline to reserve your same booth is May 13, and for ads and all other booths, June 3. And if you need that perfect ad designed for your business, we have Sybil back with us to do just that. New business in Patrick County? A weeklong booth at the fair and an ad in the fair book is another great way to let everyone know you are here and open for business. Download our fair contract here. For more information call Patty at 276-694-7718, Paula at 276-694-0287, B or Anna at 276-694-4124, or Sybil at 512-718-0204. See you at the fair.
Rotary Field, 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Sep 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

The Ararat Ruritan Club to host 2022 Jackpot Bingo

Sep 17

Every Third Saturday Night (6pm) - The Ararat Ruritan Club will host its monthly Jackpot Bingo on every third Saturday night at 6:00pm. Cost is $20 for 20 games, coveralls $5 each PLUS door prizes and concessions. Each game pays out $50 with the cover-all payout at $150 if not won within 56 draws. This month's jackpot is $1,400.00, if the coverall is won within 57 draws. Free coveralls will be given to players bringing new/unused items to donate to the Redemption House of Surry. Items accepted are basic clothing and general hygiene items. Doors open at 5:00 pm, with concessions which include hotdogs, chips, candy, soft drinks and bottled water. Exception: November and December 2022 schedule for Jackpot Bingo will be the second Saturday due to the holiday schedule.
The club building is located at 4711 Ararat Highwa - Ararat, VA 24053 - 276-251-1408

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Patrick County to host Free Workshop

Sep 17

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Microclimates (Learning Garden). Feeling limited by the USDA zone map for our choice of plants? In this workshop, learn how to identify various types of microclimates within your garden and which plants thrive best in them. Workshops are free with no advanced registration required. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/PatrickCountyMasterGardeners/
Learning Garden - 1208 Tudor Orchard Road - Patrick Springs, VA

Stokes Arts presents Three Sisters Concert Series

Sep 18

Stokes Arts will host Anna Mertson at the Arts Place of Stokes on Sunday, September 18th, 3 p.m. Tickets $15/$10 members.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Sep 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

2022 Sunflower Maze at Doe Run Farm

Sep 24 - Nov 5

2022 Sunflower Maze at Doe Run Farm in Ararat, Virginia (16th Annual Sunflower Maze), scheduled for September 24th through November 5th (Sunday through Friday, 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Activities include Sunflower Maze, Hayrides, 30' X 30' Jump Pad, Swings, Double Slide, Apple Launcher, Pumpkin Bowling, Corn Hole, and More! We have pumpkins, fall decorations, apples, maze t-shorts, apple pies, hot dogs, popcorn and more! Pick-your-own Sunflowers and Zinnias! Admission to our farm: 12 and up $10.00, 4-11 years $7.00, 3 years and under Free! (Admission includes Sunflower Maze, Hayride, Swings, Double Slide, 30' by 30' Jump Pad, Pumpkin Bowling, Corn Hole). Picnic tables are available. You are also welcomed to bring a picnic with your quilt and chairs. For group reservations and for more information contact: Buddy and Jeanie Puckett at 276-251-8287 or 276-730-4831. Website: doerunfarmvirginia.com Farm Location: 214 Marigol Lane, Ararat, VA 24053
214 Marigold Lane - Ararat, VA 24053 - 276-251-8287/276-730-4831

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Sep 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

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Sep 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

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in September

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host 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 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. 1-800-933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairystone Lake Dr - Stuart, VA

October 2022

JEB Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust Annual Civil War Encampment & Living History Weekend

Oct 1-2

Annual Civil War Encampment & Living History Weekend, October 1st and 2nd, 2022 at 1091 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA 24053. Opens at 9:00 AM. FREE Parking. Admission $8/person - 12 and under Free. Food and Specialty Vendors. Email: laurelhill@jebstuart.org or 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 -- Meet the Civil War Generals, Enjoy the Ladies Tea, Civil War Sutlers, String Band Music, Saturday Night Dance, Sunday Morning Church Services, Battle Scenes on Saturday and Sunday.
1091 Ararat Highway - Ararat, VA

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Patrick County to host Free Workshop 

Oct 8

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Seed saving and seed exchange (Patrick County Library). Commercially packaged seeds can be expensive. During this workshop, learn how to properly gather, save, and store seeds. This workshop will cover the implications of cross pollination on seeds as well. A seed exchange will take place immediately after the workshop. Workshops are free with no advanced registration required. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/PatrickCountyMasterGardeners/
Patrick County Library-116 W Blue Ridge Street - Stuart, VA

The Ararat Ruritan Club to host 2022 Jackpot Bingo

Oct 15

Every Third Saturday Night (6pm) - The Ararat Ruritan Club will host its monthly Jackpot Bingo on every third Saturday night at 6:00pm. Cost is $20 for 20 games, coveralls $5 each PLUS door prizes and concessions. Each game pays out $50 with the cover-all payout at $150 if not won within 56 draws. This month's jackpot is $1,400.00, if the coverall is won within 57 draws. Free coveralls will be given to players bringing new/unused items to donate to the Redemption House of Surry. Items accepted are basic clothing and general hygiene items. Doors open at 5:00 pm, with concessions which include hotdogs, chips, candy, soft drinks and bottled water. Exception: November and December 2022 schedule for Jackpot Bingo will be the second Saturday due to the holiday schedule.
The club building is located at 4711 Ararat Highwa - Ararat, VA 24053 - 276-251-1408

Stokes Arts presents Three Sisters Concert Series 

Oct 15

The Stokes County Arts Council will host Caleb Caudle at The Arts Place of Stokes, on Saturday, October 15, 2022, 7:00 p.m. Tickets $20/$15 members.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Patrick County Music Association presents 20th Anniversary Opry Show

Oct 15

The Patrick County Music Association will host the 20th Anniversary Opry Show, Saturday, October 15, 2022. Special bands and lots of music. Mark Your Calendars! More information forthcoming!
Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA - 276-694-4245 - www.facebook.com/PCMAssn

Town of Stuart to host Apple Dumpling Festival

Oct 22

The Town of Stuart will host the Apple Dumpling Festival, Saturday, October 22nd, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, downtown Stuart. Outstanding artisans and more...Delicious foods plus fresh apples, apple pies and apple dumpling pastries. Persons interested in displaying or selling items must furnish their own equipment such as tents and tables. If electricity is needed for your setup, the festival committee must be contacted before the festival. For vendor information, please contact the Town of Stuart at 276-694-3811. Downtown Stuart - Stuart, VA - www.townofstuartva.com
Downtown Stuart - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811

Apple Dumpling Festival 5K Run/Walk

Oct 22

Apple Dumpling Festival 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Dan River Basin Association, Saturday, October 22, 2022, 8:00 AM, Downtown Stuart, VA. Race benefits Dan River Basin Association's trail development & Enhancements in Patrick County. Registration: $25 until October 7th; $30 after October 7th and on Race Day. Packet pickup and Registration: Friday: 10 AM to 12 PM (October 21st, 2022), Chamber of Commerce Office, 334 Patric Avenue, Stuart, VA. Race Morning 7 AM to 7:45 AM. Race Begins at 8 AM.
Downtown Stuart - Stuart, VA

Apple Dumpling Festival

Oct 22

The Town of Stuart will host the Apple Dumpling Festival on Saturday, October 22, 2022, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Call the Town of Stuart for more information or vendor application 276-694-3811 or visit www.townofstuartva.com.
Downtown Stuart - Stuart, VA

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Oct 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

November 2022

The Ararat Ruritan Club to host 2022 Jackpot Bingo

Nov 12

Every Third Saturday Night (6pm) - The Ararat Ruritan Club will host its monthly Jackpot Bingo on every third Saturday night at 6:00pm. Cost is $20 for 20 games, coveralls $5 each PLUS door prizes and concessions. Each game pays out $50 with the cover-all payout at $150 if not won within 56 draws. This month's jackpot is $1,400.00, if the coverall is won within 57 draws. Free coveralls will be given to players bringing new/unused items to donate to the Redemption House of Surry. Items accepted are basic clothing and general hygiene items. Doors open at 5:00 pm, with concessions which include hotdogs, chips, candy, soft drinks and bottled water. Exception: November and December 2022 schedule for Jackpot Bingo will be the second Saturday due to the holiday schedule.
The club building is located at 4711 Ararat Highwa - Ararat, VA 24053 - 276-251-1408

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Patrick County to host Free Workshop

Nov 12

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Growing and harvesting garlic (Learning Garden). Who doesn't like garlic for its flavor and health benefits? In this workshop, learn which varieties of garlic grew well locally, how and when to plant and harvest. Workshops are free with no advanced registration required. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/PatrickCountyMasterGardeners/
Learning Garden - 1208 Tudor Orchard Road - Patrick Springs, VA

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Nov 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

December 2022

2022 Grand Illumination on Main Street 

Dec 2

GRAND ILLUMINATION 6:00 PM 9:00 PM The Grand Illumination of the Patrick County Courthouse Christmas Tree on Main Street is part of our annual Hometown Christmas celebration. One Family Productions partners with Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Stuart, and Ayers-Kreh Christmas Tree Farm to bring this special evening to residents and visitors. Activities include live music, honored speakers, s'mores making, and shopping with Main Street businesses. We look forward to growing this event in the coming years.
Patrick County Courthouse on Main Street - Stuart, VA

Mistletoe Market at the Stuart Farmers' Market

Dec 3

The Stuart Farmers' Market Mistletoe Market, a holiday tradition, Saturday, December 3rd, 10 AM to 1 PM. More information forthcoming.
Farmers Market, 302 Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

The Ararat Ruritan Club to host 2022 Jackpot Bingo

Dec 10

Every Third Saturday Night (6pm) - The Ararat Ruritan Club will host its monthly Jackpot Bingo on every third Saturday night at 6:00pm. Cost is $20 for 20 games, coveralls $5 each PLUS door prizes and concessions. Each game pays out $50 with the cover-all payout at $150 if not won within 56 draws. This month's jackpot is $1,400.00, if the coverall is won within 57 draws. Free coveralls will be given to players bringing new/unused items to donate to the Redemption House of Surry. Items accepted are basic clothing and general hygiene items. Doors open at 5:00 pm, with concessions which include hotdogs, chips, candy, soft drinks and bottled water. Exception: November and December 2022 schedule for Jackpot Bingo will be the second Saturday due to the holiday schedule.
The club building is located at 4711 Ararat Highwa - Ararat, VA 24053 - 276-251-1408

Willis Gap Community Center to host The Golden Oldies

Dec 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

January 2023

Paint Class with Craig Richards at The Arts Place

Jan 16 - Jun 26

Paint Class with Craig Richards (FREE), Sundays, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the studio loft at The Arts Place, 502 N Main Street, Danbury, NC 27016. Text to reserve a spot at 336-655-4888. Class offering is "Where you will always learn a multitude of key concepts for improving your painting skills."
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016

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.

February 2023

Artist Craig Richards to host Painting Classes at The Arts Place 

Feb 1 - Dec 31

PAINT WITH CRAIG RICHARDS. Artist Craig Richards will host painting classes for anyone interested on Sundays, 2-4 PM, Studio Loft, The Arts Place of Stokes, Danbury, North Carolina. Class instruction is FREE. Text to reserve a spot (336) 655-4888.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016

March 2023

Patrick County Library Upcoming Events/Programs

Mar 24 - Sep 1

PATRICK COUNTY LIBRARY UPCOMING EVENTS/PROGRAMS: CASTLE PARTY Last year our StoryTime Castle party was virtual due to the pandemic. This year we are hoping (and planning) for a more normal celebration on Saturday, April 30th. Contact us for more information as the time approaches. BOOKMOBILING WITH GAYLE WAGONER Gayle Wagoner is our new bookmobile coordinator! Tammy Cope left to become the branch manager of the Martinsville library in November (Congrats Tammy!) and Gayle took over the job of driving Miss Lady (our bookmobile has a name, of course) to our far flung patrons all over Patrick County. Gayle is especially loving her interactions with the kids at the primary and elementary schools! She already has tales to tell. STORYTIME WITH SAM Samantha (Sam) Edmondson is our new Children’s Programmer at the Patrick Library. Sam had been working with Gayle and Tammy on many children’s programs for the past few years. Sam also started and runs our Lego program. LIBRARY AND SEED GARDEN The Patrick County Master Gardeners are really making our library “bloom!” This spring they will begin planting in the newly created Educational Garden, located next to our entryway and their new Seed Library has already “taken root” in the building. LEGO CLUB: Mondays, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM. STORYTIME: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Runs September through May) SUMMER READING: Starts in June. LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: 2nd Thursday of the month, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. OPEN ART STUDIO: 3rd Thursday of the month, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
116 W Blue Ridge Street - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3352

COA - College for Older Adults Spring Classes Now Available

Mar 26 - Jun 30

College for Older Adults is a semi-annual program lasting six weeks each spring and fall. We strive to offer cultural, intellectual, social, and fitness opportunities for adults ages 50 and older. If you are a lifelong learner, curious about the world around us, interested in trying new things or meeting new people, or enjoy planning outings and activities, then COA is perfect for you. The membership fee for COA is $60 and includes a wide array of weekly classes along with specialty one-time offerings. Some classes such as art/craft classes, make and takes, and field trips may have additional supply fees or transportation fees. When you register, you will select all classes you would like to take, and we will help you tally up your total cost. Payments may be made online by credit or debit card, or via check made payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech. Have questions? Please contact Sarah Wray at wrayse88@vt.edu.
Reynolds Homestead - Critz, VA - 1-276-694-7181
Email for more information.

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in March

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host 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 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. 1-800-933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairystone Lake Dr - Stuart, VA

April 2023

Mindful Yoga at The Arts Place in Danbury

Apr 25 - Jun 6

Mindful Yoga - 6 weeks of level 1/2 yoga. No experience necessary! Mondays 4:30 PM until 5:30 PM, April 25th through June 6th at The Arts Place, 502 N Main Street, Danbury, NC 27016. $8 per class - call ahead or pay as you go. Contact Information: 336-593-3799. Karen Mercer, Instructor - RYT 500 Alignment based practice. Bring your own mat. Yoga blocks and belts are helpful but will have some availble to borrow.
The Arts Place of Stokes at 502 N. Main St. - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159
Email for more information.

Patrick County Library Upcoming Events/Programs

Apr 30 - Aug 31

CASTLE PARTY Last year our StoryTime Castle party was virtual due to the pandemic. This year we are hoping (and planning) for a more normal celebration on Saturday, April 30th. Contact us for more information as the time approaches. BOOKMOBILING WITH GAYLE WAGONER Gayle Wagoner is our new bookmobile coordinator! Tammy Cope left to become the branch manager of the Martinsville library in November (Congrats Tammy!) and Gayle took over the job of driving Miss Lady (our bookmobile has a name, of course) to our far flung patrons all over Patrick County. Gayle is especially loving her interactions with the kids at the primary and elementary schools! She already has tales to tell. STORYTIME WITH SAM Samantha (Sam) Edmondson is our new Children’s Programmer at the Patrick Library. Sam had been working with Gayle and Tammy on many children’s programs for the past few years. Sam also started and runs our Lego program. LIBRARY AND SEED GARDEN The Patrick County Master Gardeners are really making our library “bloom!” This spring they will begin planting in the newly created Educational Garden, located next to our entryway and their new Seed Library has already “taken root” in the building. LEGO CLUB: Mondays, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM. STORYTIME: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Runs September through May). SUMMER READING: Starts in June. LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: 2nd Thursday of the month, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. OPEN ART STUDIO: 3rd Thursday of the month, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.
116 W Blue Ridge Street - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3352

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in April

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host 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 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. 1-800-933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairystone Lake Dr - Stuart, VA

May 2023

Pizza at the Villa: Starting in May 

May 1 - Dec 31

Weather Permitting and Holiday Schedule Observed - visit Villa Appalaccia website/Facebook for details - Music and Pizza at Villa Appalaccia. Beginning Sunday, May 1 (and continuing every Sunday), we'll again be serving up our famous wood-fired pizzas! Pizzas are available during our normal hours (12:00 PM until 4:30 PM) and are weather permitting so be sure to check the weather report! www.villaappalaccia.com. We've resumed our regular hours (Wed-Sun). Tastings are back!!! Regular music (Saturdays) and pizzas (Sundays). Follow our schedule on our event page. Read more.....
Villa Appalaccia WInery - 752 Rock Castle Gorge - Floyd, VA 24091 - 540-593-3100 - www.villaappalaccia.com

Season Opens for the Stuart Farmers Market

May 6 - Nov 30

Come Join Us at the Stuart Farmers' Market, Downtown Stuart, Fridays 8 AM to 12 PM (May through November). The Stuart Farmers' Market is a locally grown, producer only market. Stay up to date with all of our market offerings on Facebook.
Farmers Market, 302 Chestnut Street - Stuart, VA

Stokes Arts to host Exhibit of Artist Ellen Gamble and Julie Holmes in the Apple Gallery

May 16 - Jun 30

The Stokes County Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit of original paintings, “Nature Series,” by Ellen Gamble and Julie Holmes in the Apple Gallery. A reception is scheduled for Friday, May 27 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Apple Gallery of the Stokes County Arts Council 500 Main Street Danbury, NC. This exhibit will be on display May 16th through June 30th. The viewing of this exhibit is free and open to the public.
500 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

DeHart Park 2022 Rates, Schedules, and Information

May 23 - Sep 30

Opening day for the pool is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 23, 2022. Hours: Monday -Friday - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Saturday - 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Sunday - 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Rates: See DeHart Park Facebook for rates/general admission and rates for private pool parties, swimming lessons and additional information. https://www.facebook.com/DeHartPark. Sponsored by Stuart Park and Recreation Association.
DeHart Park - 212 Johnson Street - Stuart, VA

Arts Block Street Market at the Stokes County Arts Council/The Arts Place

May 28 - Aug 27

Arts Block Street Market at the Stokes County Arts Council/The Arts Place every 2nd and 4th Saturdays, April through August 2022, 11:00 AM until 6:00 p.m. Live music 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM each event.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Mud to Art Potter Class at The Arts Place of Danbury

May 28 - Jun 11

Mud to Art - Three-day workshop, Saturday, May 28th and June 4th, 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM each class. Glaze and Firing Date: Saturday, June 11th (9:00 AM until 1:00 PM). Cost: $85 (includes instruction and supplies). Instructor: Justine Luzwick. Class limited to 12 students. Location: The Arts Place Pottery Studio, 502 Main Street, Danbury, NC 27016. To register: call 336-593-3799/www.stokesarts.org.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC 27016 - 1-336-593-8159
Email for more information.

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host Moonshine Hollow Hike

Normally occurs in May

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to host 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 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. 1-800-933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
State Park Visitor Center - 967 Fairystone Lake Dr - Stuart, VA