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March 2021

Empty Bowls Soup Sale to benefit the Patrick County Food Bank

Mar 1-13

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 13 for the triannual Empty Bowls Soup Sale to benefit the Patrick County Food Bank. This year's event is being held in memory of former director and food security advocate Joni Hunt, and is being sponsored by the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and the Reynolds Homestead. Because of the pandemic, the event will look a bit different this year. Residents will be able to purchase soups online from participating restaurants and organizations at $10 per quart, then pick them up on Saturday, March 13th from 10 until 1 at Rotary. For every 2 quarts purchased, you will receive a commemorative bowl. Soups will go on sale at the end of February, so keep your eyes open for your opportunity to support the Food Bank. The pandemic has created additional needs in our community, and the proceeds provided by this project will help families with food security.
Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Drive

Stokes County Arts Council to feature Dan Whittaker in the Apple Gallery during the month of March

Mar 1-31

The Stokes County Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening of our upcoming photography exhibit featuring Dan Whittaker in the Apple Gallery during the month of March. A virtual opening will be held on Friday, March 13, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. on the Stokes Arts Facebook page, coming to you live from the Apple Gallery. You may visit the exhibit other times at the Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main Street, Danbury, North Carolina. Dan Whittaker is a degreed photojournalist, storm chaser, and wildlife photographer. He has spent time traveling around the world, following extreme weather while visiting unique ecosystems and landscapes. In this exhibit, Whittaker will be presenting his photography, which will revolve around nature and the outdoors, and includes wildlife, landscapes and storms. His photography has been published by National Geographic, Our State Magazine, and Visit NC, just to name a few. More can be found on Dan Whittaker by visiting his website, www.lightexplored.com. This exhibit will be on display March 1-March 31 in the Apple Gallery. The Stokes County Arts Council is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm. For additional information about the exhibit, please contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159 or visit www.stokesarts.org.
500 N Main Street - Danbury, NC - www.stokesarts.org

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Mar 5

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!!!
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Mar 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

College for Older Adults

Mar 11

COLLEGE FOR OLDER ADULTS Virtual Dessert and Coffee Thursday, March 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Get your first look at the classes and events scheduled for the Spring 2021 session of COA! Bring your own dessert and coffee to the living room and join us via Zoom. To register, please visit https://virginiatech.zoom.us

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Mar 12

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!!!
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Mar 19

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!!!
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Mar 26

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!!!
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

April 2021

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Apr 2-20

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!!!
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

Apr 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

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Apr 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!!!
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Apr 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!!!
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Virtual Run in Remembrance Scheduled for April 16th through April 18th, 2021 

Apr 16-18

From April 16-18, a virtual Run in Remembrance will take place as the Virginia Tech community reflects on the vibrant lives of the 32 students and faculty who were taken from us on April 16, 2007. The virtual walk/run will be held over a three-day period to encourage and support social connectedness while maintaining proper distancing and adherence to state and local guidelines. Learn more about the event and/or register at https://run.recsports.vt.edu

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Apr 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!!!
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

Apr 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!!!
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

May 2021

Willis Gap Community Center Big Country Breakfast

May 1

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

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!!!
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

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!!!
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

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!!!
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

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!!!
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

June 2021

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!!!
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

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!!!
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, VA

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!!!
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!!!
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!!!
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

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!!!
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!!!
144 The Hollow Road - Ararat, 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!!!
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!!!
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

Museum on Main Street Tour 2021-2022 

Aug 28 - Jun 5

Museum on Main Street Tour 2021-2022: Crossroads: Change in Rural America Opening Site: August 28, 2021 to October 3, 2021 Hanover Museum of History and Culture/Ashland Museum P.O. Box 470, Hanover, VA 23069 Contact: Jaime Fawcett, Executive Director, Hanover Museum, jrfawcett@hanovercounty.gov Site Two: October 16, 2021 to November 21, 2021 Danville Museum of Fine Art and History 975 Main Street, Danville VA 24541 Contact: Elsabe Dixon, Executive Director, elsabe@danvillemuseum.org Site 3: December 4, 2021 to January 9, 2022 Reynolds Homestead 463 Homestead Lane, Critz, VA 24082 Contact: Lisa Martin, Senior Program Manager, martinlm@vt.edu Site 4: January 22, 2022 to February 27, 2022 Historic Crab Orchard 3663 Crab Orchard Road, Tazewell, VA 24651 Contact: Cynthia Farmer, Executive Director, cfarmer@craborchardmuseum.com Site 5: March 12, 2022 to April 17, 2022 Nelson Memorial Library and Nelson Historical Society P.O. Box 636, Lovingston, VA 22949 Contact: Maureen Kelly, Director of Economic Development and Tourism, info@nelsoncounty.org Closing Site: April 20, 2022 to June 5, 2022 Morven Park: Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation P.O. Box 6228, Leesburg, VA 20178 Contact: Jackie Ly, Museum Engagement Manager, jly@morvenpark.org Museum on Main Street Tour 2021-2022: Crossroads: Change in Rural America Tour Logistics ? Currently, each site has the tour for 5 full weeks. • The starting date of each site is a Saturday, the closing date is a Sunday. Timing Between Sites ? We have left 2 full weeks between each site, to allow for packing, shipping, and unpacking. Each site will need to work with the site adjacent to them on the schedule to determine the best timing for shipping/ arrival, so that the new site has ample time to set up the exhibition before their opening date Next Steps ? VAM will be announcing the final tour schedule on Friday, December 18th. After that point, you are welcome and encouraged to share the news of your spot on the tour with your local press, and start getting people excited!! ? We will have a series of online conversations with all 6 sites in the new year; in the meantime, you should be receiving a packet of resources from the Smithsonian to help you get started with your planning. ? Normally, the Smithsonian sends staff with the exhibition to the first site on tour, in this case Hanover County Museum of History and Culture. It is good for each site on the tour to have someone at that installation so you can see how to do it when the exhibition arrives at your site. Because we aren’t sure what COVID will look like in August, please set aside the week before the exhibition opening of August 28, 2021—we may move this installation demo to an online format, or we may be able to welcome people to Hanover to see the demo in person.

September 2021

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

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

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

December 2021

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

January 2022

STEP Tax Preparation Available

Jan 21 - Apr 7

Are you getting all the MONEY you are entitled to from your tax return? If you earned less than $57,000 in total income in 2020, you qualify for our FREE income tax preparation assistance! Solutions that Empower People (STEP) has trained volunteers to help prepare and e-file your taxes until April 7, 2021. If you live in Patrick County, call 540-483-5142 for an appointment. Tax preparation will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning February 2, 2021. The service will be by appointment only between the hours of 10-4. The location will be at the Rotary Field instead of the STEP building on Wayside Road. Clients will be asked a series of questions and have their temperatures checked upon arrival. Masks and social distancing are required.
Rotary Field, 420 Woodland Drive - Stuart, VA

Women Impact Virginia

Jan 27 - 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 January 27th - Healthcare; May 26th - Hospitality; August 25th - Non-Profit Organization; November 17th - The Entrepreneurial Mindset -- A quarterly virtual professional development series empowering women in the workplace.

February 2022

Stokes County Arts Council offers Music Lessons for Adults

Feb 8 - Apr 21

The Stokes County Arts Council will offer beginner adult music classes (18 years and older) February 8th to April 21st -- a ten week course. This course is $200.00. Individual furnishes his/her own instrument. For more information or to register for classes on line, visit www.stokesarts.org or by calling 336-593-8159. Face Masks Required.
500 N Main Street - Danbury, NC - 336-593-8159 - www.stokesarts.org