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May 2021

The Stokes County Arts Council presents original photography by Jonathan Riddle in the Apple Gallery 

May 1-31

The Stokes County Arts Council presents an exhibit of original photography by Jonathan Riddle in The Apple Gallery, 500 N Main Street, Danbury, NC 27016, during the month of May. An In-Person Opening is scheduled for Friday, May 14, 2021, 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM. Exhibition Dates: May 1-31, 2021. For more information, please contact the Stokes County Arts Council at 336-593-8159. Read More...
500 N Main Street - Danbury, NC - 336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org

Two Wheel at Tin Pen

May 6

Two Wheel event planned for Tin Pen, Thursday, May 6th. Kick Off: 6:00 p.m. - until with DJ Kyle Martin. Food Available for purchase: Wings, Burgers, Ice Cold Beverages.
511 W Blue Ridge Street - Stuart, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

May 7

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Stuart Farmers' Market

May 7 - Nov 19

The Stuart Farmers' Market will be open on Fridays, 8 AM until 12 PM, May through November 2021. The Stuart Farmers' Market is a locally grown, producer only market. Join us every Friday for a great selection of fresh vegetables and fruits, locally raised meats, fresh eggs, baked items, goat cheese, locally roasted coffee, local honey, craft items and more. For more information or vendor information, please contact the Town of Stuart at 276-694-3811 or follow us on Facebook.
Chestnut Street (downtown, Stuart, VA) - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811

Patrick County Alzheimer's Group to host Night Out Spring Bingo

May 7

Patrick County Alzeheimer's Group to host Night Out Spring Bingo on Friday, May 7th, Rotary Field (Large Building), Stuart, VA. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Bingo begins at 7:00 p.m. Bingo prizes will be gift cards from local businesses. Bingo packets are $25.00 and include 20 games and coverall ticket. Coverall prize is $100.00 gift certificate to Primland. Door prizes available. Individual snacks and drinks for purchase. Due to COVID regulations, seating is first come, first serve and will be limited to 50 people. Social distancing enforced. Hand sanitizers, gloves and masks provided at request.
420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Virtual Event - The Secrets of Caves, Critters and Rock 

May 8

2021 is the International Year of Caves and Karst, and Virginia will join the fun with a free day of virtual learning on May 8. Presentations will include cave video tours and lessons on geology, hydrology, bats, and other cave life. Visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/fairy-stone for more information.
Virtual Event

UPCOMING EVENTS AT FAIRYSTONE STATE PARK 

May 8-16

May 8, 2021 - Going Batty - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Location: Beach Breezeway Does seeing a bat make you shiver or smile? Learn about how bats are actually beneficial to humans and all the cool things they can do! Know Before You Go: Before your visit, find the most up to date health and safety information at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/besafe 05/08/2021 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m Fairy Stone Hunt Location: Visitor Center Learn the legend behind the naturally occurring stone cross formations, and travel to the special location in the park to search for your own staurolite crystal or "Fairy Stone." The story surrounding these "tears of the fairies" will delight your imagination and motivate you as you go on this treasure hunt for the perfect keepsake. After a short presentation on what you will be looking for and the telling of the legend we will travel to the site. Guests will need to drive their own vehicles to the hunt site. The interpreters will lead the way and stay to help you on your quest. 05/08/2021 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fairy Stone Workshop Location: Shelter 3 Learn some of the trade secrets of what it takes to create the perfect "Fairy Stone" that everyone is looking for. Be the envy of all your friends when you show off what you have found, but don't tell that you learned the trick of the trade. Registration is required. Group size is dependent upon group size limits in place at time of event. Please sign up at the Visitor Center, call 276-930-2424, or email Fairystone@dcr.virginia.gov to register. Know Before You Go: Before your visit, find the most up to date health and safety information at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/besafe 05/08/2021 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Roving Ranger Location: Throughout the park Find the "roving rangers" as they travel the park to find out what cool things they brought with them from our Visitor Center. Don't be shy - feel free to ask the ranger about all the fun activities going on in the park or the wildlife you might see while you're here. 05/15/2021 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Fairy Stone Hunt Location: Visitor Center Learn the legend behind the naturally occurring stone cross formations, and travel to the special location in the park to search for your own staurolite crystal or "Fairy Stone." The story surrounding these "tears of the fairies" will delight your imagination and motivate you as you go on this treasure hunt for the perfect keepsake. After a short presentation on what you will be looking for and the telling of the legend we will travel to the site. Guests will need to drive their own vehicles to the hunt site. The interpreters will lead the way and stay to help you on your quest. 05/15/2021 National Event 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Kids to Parks Day Location: Various Locations Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day with the following activities: 10 am - Fairy Stone Hunt - Visitor Center -Learn the legend behind the naturally occurring stone cross formations, and travel to the special location in the park to search for your own staurolite crystal or "Fairy Stone." Guests will need to drive their own vehicles to the hunt site. 2 pm - C.S.I. Creek Scene Investigation - Shelter 3 - We invite kids and adults to get in and get wet as they look for macro invertebrates and other stream critters. 4 pm - Sandy Shorts - Meet a ranger at the beach to make a Fairy Stone shaped sand castle. 7:30 pm - Campfire S'mores - Shelter 2 -What says camping more than fire-roasted marshmallows, and S'mores? To help you get oriented to the park, join the interpretive staff for our Welcome Campfire at Shelter 2. S'mores will be provided. Registration is required. Group size is dependent upon group size limits in place at time of event. Please sign up at the Visitor Center, call 276-930-2424, or email Fairystone@dcr.virginia.gov to register. Know Before You Go: Before your visit, find the most up to date health and safety information at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/besafe 05/15/2021 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CSI: Creek Scene Investigation Location: Shelter 3 Plop, plop, splash. Frogs, crawdads and children, oh my. In our CSI program the interpretive staff invite kids and adults to get in and get wet as they look for macro invertebrates and other stream critters. Please wear closed toed shoes and dress to get wet. Know Before You Go: Before your visit, find the most up to date health and safety information at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/besafe 05/15/2021 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sandy Shorts Location: Beach Meet a ranger at the beach to make a Fairy Stone shaped sand castle. The most realistic sand castle gets the prize. Know Before You Go: Before your visit, find the most up to date health and safety information at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/besafe 05/16/2021 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Going Batty Location: Beach Breezeway Does seeing a bat make you shiver or smile? Learn about how bats are actually beneficial to humans and all the cool things they can do! Know Before You Go: Before your visit, find the most up to date health and safety information at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/besafe 05/16/2021 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Fairy Stone Hunt Location: Visitor Center Learn the legend behind the naturally occurring stone cross formations, and travel to the special location in the park to search for your own staurolite crystal or "Fairy Stone." The story surrounding these "tears of the fairies" will delight your imagination and motivate you as you go on this treasure hunt for the perfect keepsake. After a short presentation on what you will be looking for and the telling of the legend we will travel to the site. Guests will need to drive their own vehicles to the hunt site. The interpreters will lead the way and stay to help you on your quest. 05/16/2021 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fairy Stone Workshop Location: Shelter 3 Learn some of the trade secrets of what it takes to create the perfect "Fairy Stone" that everyone is looking for. Be the envy of all your friends when you show off what you have found, but don't tell that you learned the trick of the trade. Registration is required. Group size is dependent upon group size limits in place at time of event. Please sign up at the Visitor Center, call 276-930-2424, or email Fairystone@dcr.virginia.gov to register. Know Before You Go: Before your visit, find the most up to date health and safety information at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/besafe 05/16/2021 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sandy Shorts Location: Beach Meet a ranger at the beach to make a Fairy Stone shaped sand castle. The most realistic sand castle gets the prize. Know Before You Go: Before your visit, find the most up to date health and safety information at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/besafe 05/16/2021 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Roving Ranger Location: Throughout the park Find the "roving rangers" as they travel the park to find out what cool things they brought with them from our Visitor Center. Don't be shy - feel free to ask the ranger about all the fun activities going on in the park or the wildlife you might see while you're here. Visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/fairy-stone for the full schedule of Virginia Parks .
967 FairyStone lake Drive - Stuart, VA - 276-930-2424 - www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/fairy-stone

The Arts Place presents Beginner/Intermediate Pottery Class

May 8 - Jun 26

Beginner/Intermediate pottery classes instructed by Justine Luzwick, Saturday Mornings, May 8th through June 26th, 9:30 until Noon. $280 per person/$25 materials fee. To register call Stokes Arts a 336-593-8159 or visit www.StokesArts.org. The class will focus on beginning and intermediate instruction on the potter's wheel, providing proper technique and allowing student to complete projects such as cups, plates, bowls, and more. Instruction will also include glazes and firing of pottery.
502 N Main Street - Danbury, NC - 336-593-8159
Email for more information.

Tours of the Historic Rock Spring Plantation House at Reynolds Homestead to reopen

May 9 - Dec 31

Tours of the Historic Rock Spring Plantation House at Reynolds Homestead will reopen on Sundays from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM beginning Mother's Day, May 9th. Tours are by appointment only, so make yours today. Call 276-694-7181.
Reynolds Homestead, 463 Homestead Lane - Critz, VA - 1-276-694-7181

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

May 14

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Kids to Parks Day

May 15

This day is about enriching young lives through the exploration of the outdoors. Bring your kids to a park for fun activities, hikes and much more! Mark your calendar for May 15. The program will be held on Zoom starting at 9 a.m. ET. It is free and open to all. Visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/fairy-stone for more information.
Virtual Event

Patrick County Spring Demolition Derby

May 15

Patrick County proudly presents the 2021 Sarge & Sons Rotary Spring Demolition Derby on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Location: Rotary Field Arena, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171. POWER WHEELS at 6:00 PM (Power Wheel Derby - Age 3-9) and DEMOLITION DERBY at 7:00 PM. Rain Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021. For more information, visit www.Sarge-Demo-Derby.com.
Rotary Field, 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

18th Annual Strawberry Festival 2021

May 15

The Town of Stuart will host the 2021 Strawberry Festival on Main Street (Uptown Stuart) on Saturday, May 15, 2021, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Food - Music - Crafts - Games. Music By: Sunrise Shadow (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM), Wiskey Falls (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM), Cds (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM), Marcie Horne (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM), Cds 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM). Outdoor Entertainment - Inflatibles for Kids, Mabes Strawberries with fresh strawberries. RAIN OR SHINE. Masks are Encouraged. For more information or vendor applications, please contact the Town of Stuart at 276-694-3811 or visit www.townofstuartva.com.
Main Street (Uptown Stuart) - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811

Caleb Caudle Concert at The Arts Place

May 15

Caleb Caudle Concert, Saturday, May 15, 2021, 5:00 PM at The Arts Place (Parking Lot), 502 N Main Street, Danbury, NC. Opening performance by: Brown Mountain Lightning Bolts. $25 General Admission, $20 Members and Seniors 65+, $10 Youth Ages 18 and under. Bring Bag/Lawn Chair; Seating in Parking Lot/Mobile Stage. Face mask required/social distancing. Call 336-593-8159 for more information. May order tickets online at www.stokesarts.org.
502 N Main Street (Parking Lot) - Danbury, NC - 336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

May 21

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Heritage Arts and Crafts Classes offered by Reynolds Homestead and Berea College at the Creative Arts Center

May 22-30

Pottery: Decorative Storage Jar, Sat., May 22nd; Sun., May 23rd; Sat., May 29th; Sun., May30th (4 days) 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM each day - The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to partner with Berea College to offer a series of heritage arts and crafts classes to honor the Appalachian traditions of Patrick County and the surrounding area. With generous funding from the Appalachian Fund, these classes offer master artisan instructors at very discounted prices. Most classes include all materials. Participation is limited to allow you to get the most of your time with these master teachers. Covid protocols will be observed as well. To register for any of the classes, please visit: https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy More detail about each class and what will be covered can be found on our website: https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html SCHEDULE OF CLASSES Beginning Handspinning Saturday, April 10, 10:00-2:30 or Saturday, April 17, 10:00-2:30 (2 classes) Leslie Shelor, Instructor $15 per person Creative Arts Center Introduction to Loom Weaving Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning May 5 1:00-4:00 p.m. Celie Cassady, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Patchwork Quilting for Beginners Sunday, April 25 and May 2, 2:00-4:00 Susan Branham, Instructor $25 per person Creative Arts Center Pottery: Decorative Storage Jar Saturday, May 22, Sunday May 23, Saturday May 29 and Sunday May 30 (4 days) 9:30-4:30 each day Ann McClellan, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Traditional Appalachian Basket Making Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23, or Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 - 9:30-4:30 each day. Billy Ray Sims, Instructor $40 per person Reynolds Homestead
334 Patrick Avenue/Creative Arts Center - Stuart, VA - https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/a

Heritage Arts and Crafts Classes offered by Reynolds Homestead and Berea College at the Creative Arts Center

May 22-23

Traditional Appalachian Basket Making, Sat., May 22 and Sun., May 23rd, 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM each day - The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to partner with Berea College to offer a series of heritage arts and crafts classes to honor the Appalachian traditions of Patrick County and the surrounding area. With generous funding from the Appalachian Fund, these classes offer master artisan instructors at very discounted prices. Most classes include all materials. Participation is limited to allow you to get the most of your time with these master teachers. Covid protocols will be observed as well. To register for any of the classes, please visit: https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy More detail about each class and what will be covered can be found on our website: https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html SCHEDULE OF CLASSES Beginning Handspinning Saturday, April 10, 10:00-2:30 or Saturday, April 17, 10:00-2:30 (2 classes) Leslie Shelor, Instructor $15 per person Creative Arts Center Introduction to Loom Weaving Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning May 5 1:00-4:00 p.m. Celie Cassady, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Patchwork Quilting for Beginners Sunday, April 25 and May 2, 2:00-4:00 Susan Branham, Instructor $25 per person Creative Arts Center Pottery: Decorative Storage Jar Saturday, May 22, Sunday May 23, Saturday May 29 and Sunday May 30 (4 days) 9:30-4:30 each day Ann McClellan, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Traditional Appalachian Basket Making Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23, or Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 - 9:30-4:30 each day. Billy Ray Sims, Instructor $40 per person Reynolds Homestead
334 Patrick Avenue/Creative Arts Center - Stuart, VA - https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/a

VT/Reynolds Homestead to host Women Impact Virginia

May 26 - Nov 17

The Women Impact Virginia Series will aim to advance women leaders in Virginia. Each session will promote connections, engagement and empowerment of women who feel a desire to impact their community, region, state, nation and world. Each session is free to women across the Commonwealth and beyond, and will include keynote speakers, networking and a panel discussion diving deep into industry best practices and tools for success. To learn more or to register, contact: Women Impact Virginia - support-impact@vt.edu May 26th - Hospitality; August 25th - Non-Profit Organization; November 17th - The Entrepreneurial Mindset -- A quarterly virtual professional development series empowering women in the workplace.
Via Zoom

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

May 28

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Dominion Valley Park to host Gospel Music Memorial Day Weekend 

May 28-30

Dominion Valley Park (Gospel music in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains). This is an outdoor event with two large shelters in case of rain. Concessions are available. Bring your chairs to sit back, rest, relax, and fill your heart with live gospel music at Dominion Valley Park. Schedule: Friday, May 28th, 5:30 PM until 10:00 PM - The Primitive Quartet, Chuck Wagon Gang - Deeper Shade of Blue -- Saturday, May 29, 2021, 5:30 PM until 10:00 PM - The Churchmen, The Harvester's Quartet, Brian Free and Assurance -- Sunday, May 30th, 10: 30 AM until - Music by the Churchmen, Message by Curt Ashley. Admission: Friday $25 per person, Saturday, $25 per person, 2-Day Pass $40 per person. Ages 8 and under free. Sunday service free. Camping Available. $20 per night (water and electricity). For more information or to make reservations, call 276-694-4245. Visit: dominionvalleyllc.com for more details.
692 Dominion Valley Lane - Stuart, VA - 276-694-4245

Heritage Arts and Crafts Classes offered by Reynolds Homestead and Berea College at the Creative Arts Center

May 29-30

Traditional Appalachian Basket Weaving, Sat., May 29th and Sun., May 30th, 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM each day - The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to partner with Berea College to offer a series of heritage arts and crafts classes to honor the Appalachian traditions of Patrick County and the surrounding area. With generous funding from the Appalachian Fund, these classes offer master artisan instructors at very discounted prices. Most classes include all materials. Participation is limited to allow you to get the most of your time with these master teachers. Covid protocols will be observed as well. To register for any of the classes, please visit: https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy More detail about each class and what will be covered can be found on our website: https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html SCHEDULE OF CLASSES Beginning Handspinning Saturday, April 10, 10:00-2:30 or Saturday, April 17, 10:00-2:30 (2 classes) Leslie Shelor, Instructor $15 per person Creative Arts Center Introduction to Loom Weaving Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning May 5 1:00-4:00 p.m. Celie Cassady, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Patchwork Quilting for Beginners Sunday, April 25 and May 2, 2:00-4:00 Susan Branham, Instructor $25 per person Creative Arts Center Pottery: Decorative Storage Jar Saturday, May 22, Sunday May 23, Saturday May 29 and Sunday May 30 (4 days) 9:30-4:30 each day Ann McClellan, Instructor $40 per person Creative Arts Center Traditional Appalachian Basket Making Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23, or Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 - 9:30-4:30 each day. Billy Ray Sims, Instructor $40 per person Reynolds Homestead
334 Patrick Avenue/Creative Arts Center - Stuart, VA - https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/a

June 2021

Reynolds Homestead to host "History Around Us"

Jun 2

On June 2nd, the first Wednesday of the month, we will be holding a Zoom History Around Us, with Beverly Belcher Woody. Many of you may have read her article in The Enterprise. I’m not sure I’ve ever met anyone who loves history as much as Beverly – so please mark that on your calendar.
Zoom - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jun 4

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Jun 5

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. Big Country Breakfast, 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 am till 10:00 am. Donations accepted. Serving: Country Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs. Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, apples, Coffee, juice, and sodas. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, (Primland) and about 7 miles from (Mayberry) Mount Airy, NC 27030, Hometown of Andy Griffith. Family friendly, and southern hospitality at its best. All proceeds go to repair and upkeep of Community Building. Contact Numbers: 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA - 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561

Pottery II: Coil Building Class 

Jun 10 - Aug 10

Pottery II: Coil Building Class hosted by VT/Reynolds Homestead at the Creative Arts Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning June 10th, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Schedule provided first night of class. Instructor Jessica Shelor will be teaching the class. $70 per person and does not include clay. Clay is an additional $15. Register today for this summer class. Coiling is a method of creating pottery. Using the coiling technique, it is possible to build thicker or taller walled vessels than can be created with the pinch method. The technique permits control of the walls as they are built up and allows building on top of the walls to make the vessel look bigger and bulge outward or narrow inward with less danger of collapsing. Visit www.ReynoldsHomestead.com for additional information, call 276-694-7181 or email martinlm@vt.edu
334 Patrick Avenue/Creative Arts Center - Stuart, VA

Stuart Beach Music Festival

Jun 10-12

Stuart Rotary is pleased to announce the 2021 BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL is happening!!!! Only a limited number of tickets being sold at this time. All tickets being sold are 3-day tickets at $45.00 each and 3 days of camping is $100.00 (on-site camping RV and tent - Limited). Mail your check to SRC 1988 Wayside Road Stuart, VA 24171. They will be held at the front gate paid and ready to pick up. Stuart Beach Music Festival is the oldest, continuous camping beach music weekend festival. Scheduled Dates: June 10th through June 12th, 2021.
332 Wayside Park Road - Stuart, VA - 276-692-7322 - www.beachfestival.com

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jun 11

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

FairyStone State Park presents Monday Market

Jun 14 - Sep 6

FairyStone State Park presents Monday Market. Every Monday -- June 14th through September 6th, 5 PM until 7 PM. Picnic Shelters 3 & 4. New vendors welcome. No set up fees. COVID guidelines in effect requiring masks and social distancing, but may change in June 2021.
967 Fairystone Lake Drive - Stuart, VA - 276-930-2424 - www.virginiastateparks.gov

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jun 18

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Bushels and Barrels Festival Cancelled for 2021

Jun 18-21

With continued caution for our attndees and community, we have decided to postpone the Bushels and Barrels Festival until June 2022. While we're sad not to be with you this June for the three-day event (June 18 - June 21st), we look forward to seeing you next year!
- www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu

Rise and Shine Market 2021

Jun 19

The 2021 in person Rise and Shine Market Dates are scheduled for the following Saturdays: June 19th, July 10th, August 14th, from 9:00 AM to Noon. Location: Stuart Farmers Market, 320 Chestnut Avenue, Stuart, VA. The Rise and Shine Market is Patrick County's youth-led makers and growers market for youth entrepreneurs ages 8 to 18. Sponsored by Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Visit us on Facebook at riseandshinemarketspc. Join us! Shop Local!
320 Chestnut Avenue - Stuart, VA

Virginia Covered Bridge Festival Cancelled for 2021 

Jun 19

Due to the uncertainty of the covid-19 virus we had to make difficult decisions regarding our Covered Bridge Festival. We regret to announce that the 2021 festival had to be cancelled. We felt this was best for all concerned. Please stay safe and we hope to see you all at our 2022 Festival. atrick County Covered Bridge Festival http://www.visitpatrickcounty.org

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jun 25

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

July 2021

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 2

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Jul 3

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. Big Country Breakfast, 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 am till 10:00 am. Donations accepted. Serving: Country Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs. Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, apples, Coffee, juice, and sodas. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, (Primland) and about 7 miles from (Mayberry) Mount Airy, NC 27030, Hometown of Andy Griffith. Family friendly, and southern hospitality at its best. All proceeds go to repair and upkeep of Community Building. Contact Numbers: 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA - 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561

Fireworks on the Fourth of July

Jul 4

Fireworks on the Fourth of July is scheduled for Sunday, July 4th at DeHart Park, Stuart, VA. More details forthcoming.
DeHart Park - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 9

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Rise and Shine Market 2021

Jul 10

The 2021 in person Rise and Shine Market Dates are scheduled for the following Saturdays: June 19th, July 10th, August 14th, from 9:00 AM to Noon. Location: Stuart Farmers Market, 320 Chestnut Avenue, Stuart, VA. The Rise and Shine Market is Patrick County's youth-led makers and growers market for youth entrepreneurs ages 8 to 18. Sponsored by Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Visit us on Facebook at riseandshinemarketspc. Join us! Shop Local!
320 Chestnut Avenue - Stuart, VA

A Festival to Remember! Wayside Bluegrass Festival, LLC

Jul 14-17

July 14-July 17, 2021 - Celebrating 20 years of quality, family fun and the best in bluegrass entertainment!! Welcome to the 20th Anniversary Bluegrass Festival at Wayside Bluegrass Park in beautiful Patrick County, VA. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 14-17, 2021. Host Band: Johnny and Jeanette Williams. visit: www.visitpatrickcounty.org or www.waysidebluegrassfestival.com for the entertainment lineup. Lineup subject to change without prior notice. 2021 Festival Emcees: Jimmy Handy and Marcie Horne
332 Wayside Park Road - Stuart, VA - www.waysidebluegrassfestival.com

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 16

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Kibler Valley River Run 2021

Jul 17

The Kibler Valley River Run is a 5-mile downriver race held annually on the head waters of the Dan River in Ararat, VA. Classes I and II for both canoe and kayak. Kibler Valley has an activity to match everyone’s interests whether guiding a kayak through the roaring whitewater or simply taking in the scenery of the Blue Ridge. Several hundred people gather along the headwaters of the Dan River for this event sponsored by the Red Bank Ruritan Club in Patrick County. Saturday July 17th Registration starts at 8:30a.m. $25 per person Directions: From Mt. Airy, NC, follow Rt. 103 to Claudville, turn on Rt. 773 Ararat Highway, Turn on Kibler Valley Rd, go approximately 4.2 mile on right. From Stuart, VA follow Rt. 8, turn on Rt. 103, at Claudville turn on Rt. 773 Ararat Highway, turn on Kibler Valley Rd. go approximately 4.2 miles on right. For more information call 276-694-7190 or 276-251-7112. No pets in food prep area. Service animals allowed. Camping $20 per night (rustic). Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Kibler Valley Rd. in Claudville, VA. Race starts at 12:00 Noon. Entry fee of $25. 30 Plus categories of competition. Concessions available. More Info: 276-694-7190
Kibler Valley - Ararat, VA 24053

FloydFest 2021

Jul 21-25

Award-winning 5-day celebration of music & art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of SW VA featuring more than 100 performers on 9+ stages, and more! FloydFest is a world art and music festival held annually in Patrick County, Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The event was originated in 2002 and takes place for five days each year with multiple stages that feature world music performers, Appalachian, Zydeco African, Cajun, Yiddish, folk, reggae, bluegrass, and rock; and offers on-site camping. The festival not only provides music, but it also features Children’s Universe tent, poetry readings, storytelling, morning yoga lessons, dance workshops, and even local arts and crafts. For tickets visit their website @2021 FLOYDFEST • ACROSS-THE-WAY PRODUCTIONS, INC. PHONE: 888-VA-FESTS | INFO@ATWPRODUCTIONS.COM FESTIVAL SITE: 894 ROCK CASTLE GORGE ROAD, FLOYD, VA 24091 OFFICE: 302 CAMPBELL AVENUE SE, #213, ROANOKE, VA 24013 DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT BY HELLO MR. DAVIS
Blue Ridge Parkway - Floyd, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 23

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Jul 30

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053 has an open Jam every Friday Night, 7 pm - 10 pm. Just minutes from Meadows of Dan (Primland Resort), Mount Airy NC, (Mayberry), and the Blue Park Way. Mr. Otto Hiatt, founder, and director of the jam plays the large Base. The Jam has been going for over 21 years. Willis Gap Community Center is available for rent to families, community, and church functions. To rent the community center, contact Ms. Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906. Come out and visit the Willis Gap Community Open Jam -- Family friendly! Bring your friends and neighbors for good music, food, 50/50 drawing, DANCING IS PERMITTED. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!!! Kitchen opens at 6:00 PM - hotdogs, chili, chips, candy and soft drinks.
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

August 2021

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Aug 7

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. Big Country Breakfast, 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 am till 10:00 am. Donations accepted. Serving: Country Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs. Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, apples, Coffee, juice, and sodas. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, (Primland) and about 7 miles from (Mayberry) Mount Airy, NC 27030, Hometown of Andy Griffith. Family friendly, and southern hospitality at its best. All proceeds go to repair and upkeep of Community Building. Contact Numbers: 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA - 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561

Rise and Shine Market 2021

Aug 14

The 2021 in person Rise and Shine Market Dates are scheduled for the following Saturdays: June 19th, July 10th, August 14th, from 9:00 AM to Noon. Location: Stuart Farmers Market, 320 Chestnut Avenue, Stuart, VA. The Rise and Shine Market is Patrick County's youth-led makers and growers market for youth entrepreneurs ages 8 to 18. Sponsored by Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Visit us on Facebook at riseandshinemarketspc. Join us! Shop Local!
320 Chestnut Avenue - Stuart, VA

September 2021

Dominion Valley Park to host Gospel Music Labor Day Weekend

Sep 3-5

Dominion Valley Park to host gospel music in the foothills of he Blue Ridge Mountains Labor Day Weekend, September 3rd through September 5, 2021. Bring your chairs, sit back, rest, relax, fillyour heart with the live gospel music at Dominion Valley Park. This is an outdoor event with two large shelters in case of rain. No pets or golf carts in the seating area. Labor Day Weekend music schedule: Friday, September 3, 2021, 5:30 p.m. - Mark Bishop, The Churchmen, The Sound. Saturday, September 4, 2021, 5:30 p.m. - Cain, The Singing Cookes, The Harvesters Quartet. Sunday, September 5, 2021, 10:30 a.m. - Sunday Morning Worshop - Music by The Singing Cookes, Message by Brother Ricky Rogers. Admission: Friday: $25 each, Saturday: $25 each; 2-Day Pass - $40 each; 8 years and under are free. Sunday morning service FREE. Camping Available: $20 per night. Sites have electricity and water. Visit: dominionvalleyllc.com for more details.
Dominion Valley Park, 415 Dominion Valley Lane - Stuart, VA - dominionvalleyllc.com

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Sep 4

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. Big Country Breakfast, 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 am till 10:00 am. Donations accepted. Serving: Country Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs. Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, apples, Coffee, juice, and sodas. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, (Primland) and about 7 miles from (Mayberry) Mount Airy, NC 27030, Hometown of Andy Griffith. Family friendly, and southern hospitality at its best. All proceeds go to repair and upkeep of Community Building. Contact Numbers: 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA - 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561

Patrick County Agricultural Fair

Sep 13-18

Save the Date: Patrick County Agricultural Fair, September 13th through September 18th, 2021 at Rotary Field, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA. More info forthcoming.
Rotary Field, 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

October 2021

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Oct 2

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. Big Country Breakfast, 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 am till 10:00 am. Donations accepted. Serving: Country Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs. Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, apples, Coffee, juice, and sodas. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, (Primland) and about 7 miles from (Mayberry) Mount Airy, NC 27030, Hometown of Andy Griffith. Family friendly, and southern hospitality at its best. All proceeds go to repair and upkeep of Community Building. Contact Numbers: 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA - 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561

Apple Dumpling Festival 2021

Oct 16

The Town of Stuart will host the 2021 Apple Dumpling Festival on Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. For more information or vendor application, please contact the Town of Stuart at 276-694-3811 or visit www.townofstuartva.com.
Downtown Stuart - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811 - www.townofstuartva.com

Spooktacular on Main Street

Oct 31

2021 Spooktacular on Main has been scheduled for Sunday, October 31, 2021, 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM, (Main Street-Uptown Stuart, Virginia).
Main Street (Uptown Stuart) - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811 - www.townofstuartva.com

November 2021

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Nov 6

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. Big Country Breakfast, 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 am till 10:00 am. Donations accepted. Serving: Country Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs. Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, apples, Coffee, juice, and sodas. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, (Primland) and about 7 miles from (Mayberry) Mount Airy, NC 27030, Hometown of Andy Griffith. Family friendly, and southern hospitality at its best. All proceeds go to repair and upkeep of Community Building. Contact Numbers: 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA - 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561

Veterans Day Celebration

Nov 11

Veterans Day Celebration scheduled for Thursday, November 11, 2021. Additional details forthcoming.

Small Business Saturday 

Nov 27

SAVE THE DATE: "Small Business Saturday" scheduled for Saturday, November 27th. More info forthcoming.
- Town of Stuart, VA

December 2021

Hometown Christmas in Patrick County

Dec 3-4

Save the Date: Friday, December 3, 2021 and Saturday, December 4, 2021. More info forthcoming.
Uptown and Downtown Stuart

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Dec 4

Willis Gap Community Center, 144 The Hollow Road, Ararat, VA 24053. Big Country Breakfast, 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00 am till 10:00 am. Donations accepted. Serving: Country Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs. Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, apples, Coffee, juice, and sodas. A few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, (Primland) and about 7 miles from (Mayberry) Mount Airy, NC 27030, Hometown of Andy Griffith. Family friendly, and southern hospitality at its best. All proceeds go to repair and upkeep of Community Building. Contact Numbers: 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA - 276 251 8548, 276 692 6561

2021 Christmas Parade 

Dec 4

The 2021 Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 4, 2021. Additional information is forthcoming regarding the Grand Illumination and the Christmas Parade in the Town of Stuart.
Town of Stuart (uptown and downtown) - Stuart, VA - 276-694-3811

Museum on Main Street Tour 2021-2022: Crossroads: Change in Rural America

Dec 4 - Jan 9

Save the Date: December 4, 2021 to January 9, 2022 - VT/Reynolds Homestead to host "Museum on Main" --Introduction/Welcome to Crossroads: Change in Rural America. Hosted at the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce/Creative Arts Center, 334 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA. ? Sliding or flip-up panels explore different aspects of rural ife that experienced great change over the past century. Welcome to rural America, a crossroads of change in a vast land. American Indians who were already here, those who came in search of a better life, and people who were forced to move all contributed to the development of rural America. Throughout the 19th century, the majority of Americans lived in rural areas. They built their lives around the work of harvesting what the land could produce—the food, fuel, fiber, ores, and minerals crucial to a growing nation. They built communities at rural crossroads—small towns that became centers of commerce, politics, and culture. But conditions favorable to robust rural communities changed. Early in the 20th century, growing urban populations shifted economic investment and political influence from the counties to the cities. Since then, the pace of rural change has accelerated. Today, rural communities are at a new crossroads—a meeting point of ideas where they can chart their own future. With their innovations and creative spirit, rural Americans are helping to define and shape the future of the country. Subtitle: Where people meet, ideas interest, and change is constant. ---Credits: Crossroads: Change in Rural America is a Museum on Main Street exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Brought to you by the [state humanities council]. Funded by the U.S. Congress. [State] programming is supported by [state partners].

January 2022

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March 2022

April 2022

Spencer Penn Centre Open Computer Lab

Apr 1 - Dec 30

Open Computer Lab - Mondays, 10 AM to 5:00 PM and Thursdays, 10 AM to 5:00 PM (other times by appointment). The Computer Lab will be open to the public. High Speed Internet Access is available. Masks and social distancing will be required.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-9575757 - www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com

Gordon Trent's Free Ladies Golf Clinics

Apr 1 - Sep 1

Gordon Trent's FREE ladies golf clinics beginning April 1st at 5:30 PM. Dewey Hinnant teaches a clinic each Thursday night beginning at 5:30 PM throughout the Spring and Summer. Clinics run April 1st to the end of summer.
Gordon Trent Golf Course, 2160 Golf Club Road - Stuart, VA 24171 - 276-694-3805

Spencer Penn Centre to present Virtual Story Time

Apr 1 - Dec 28

Join us for fun on Tuesdays at 10 AM in our Facebook group: Spencer-Penn Storytime Goes Virtual and access the stories each week and craft. Supplies for each week may be picked up at the Centre and will be available on a first come first serve basis. Call 276-957-5757 for more information.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

Charles and Rose Hylton Library at the Spencer Penn Centre open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

Apr 1 - Dec 27

Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 AM to 8 PM. We have lots of books to check out. Sign up for a library card today. No chare. masks and social distancing will be required.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

Spencer Penn Centre to host Yoga

Apr 1 - Dec 28

Join us on Tuesdays at 4 PM for yoga with Sheila. Cost is 48 per session or $40 per series of 6. Students are asked to bring their own yoga mat and props if possible. Please RSVP for class due to the limited class size by contacting the Centre at 276-957-5757.
475 Spencer-Penn Road - Spencer, VA - 276-957-5757

The Arts Block Street Market

Apr 1 - Sep 1

The Arts Block Street Market will begin in April. More information about April vendors will be released soon. Interested in becoming an art vendor for the Arts Block Street Market this summer? Fill out our vendor interest form!
500 N Main Street - Danbury, NC - 3365938159 - www.stokesarts.org
Email for more information.

Sarah Booze exhibit at the Creative Arts Center during the month of April 2021

Apr 7 - May 16

The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to host the artwork of artist Sarah Booze at the Creative Arts Center during the month of April 2021. An opening reception will be held Friday, April 9th, 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Creative Arts Center. The Creative Arts Center is located at 334 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA 24171. Brief Artist statement/bio: Born and raised in the foothills of North Carolina, I started my professional art career in 2017. I am a self-taught artist who has always been drawn to the beauty and wonder of the natural landscapes around me. My acrylic landscape paintings are inspired by the rural South and seek to inspire and soothe the soul. Through color, light, and composition, my art illustrates the tranquility and allure of nature. The lush beauty and deep, vivid shadows of my art creates a place where one can rest their heart and soul. The landscapes I paint possess a quiet simplicity which invites the viewer to dive in and sit for a while.
334 Patrick Avenue/Creative Arts Center - Stuart, VA - www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu

Mother's Day Raffle Ticket

Apr 13 - May 6

Mother's Day Raffle Ticket - WHEO Mother's Day Raffle Sponsored Event. Tickets: $10 each, 6 for $50, 12 for $100.00. Super Mom Package (Value: $425.00); Amazing Mom Package (Value $200.00). Ticket Outlets: Concord Conrmer Store, Mattie Bs, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Patrick County Visitor Center, and WHEO Radio Station. Winners will be selected during wakeup WHEOland show on Friday, May 7th. Proceeds go towards a new roof for WHEO.
See Ticket Outlets

Reynolds Homestead

Apr 27 - May 25

Reynolds Homestead to present Legends of Local History classes - open to the general public. To attend any of them, join us on the scheduled day at https://bit.ly/COALegends. The Martinsville Seven, Dr. Eric Rise, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM Rock Castle Home, Dr. Charles Thompson, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM My Rock Castle Home, Leslie Shelor, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM The Disna Allen House, Shelby Puckett, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 1100 AM to 12:30 PM Native Americans of the Region, Steve Isom, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
- https://reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/a