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Welcome to the 21st Anniversary Bluegrass Festival at Wayside Bluegrass Park in beautiful Patrick County VA.

 Thursday, Friday, Saturday July 14-16th, 2022 

Host Band:  “Johnny & Jeanette Williams”

Wayside Park is located at 

332 Wayside Park Road

 Stuart VA 24171

Camping and ticket information contact:

PATTY HAZELWOOD 276-692-4149

ROUGH CAMPING: $5.00 per day    

ELECTRICAL HOOKUP: $20.00 per night


THURSDAY   $15.00

FRIDAY   $20.00

SATURDAY  $20.00

We’re Here for the Music


Addie Levy Band


Mike Mitchell Band

FRIDAY JULY 15, 2022


Tim White & Troublesome Hollow

              Johnny & Jeanette Williams                   

Junior Sisk


Five Mile Mountain Road

Harrison Ridge

               Johnny & Jeanette Williams                     

Lonesome River Band   

Art Class – Introduction to Alcohol Inks

Explore the vibrant colors of alcohol inks. No brushes are used. The process of creating with alcohol inks can be quite meditative and fun.

DateJuly 19, 2022
Time5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LocationThe Franklin Center
50 Claiborne Avenue
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Cost$35.00 (all materials included)


Roanoke, VA., 2022 – The CROP Hunger Walk is the heart and “sole” of Roanoke. It is the
leading Roanoke Valley walk event that brings together all members of our community young
and old, all faiths and walks of life for a common goal: to end hunger, one step at a time!
CROP Hunger leadership team will be volunteering and preparing meals at the CSC on June
22nd from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. We invite media to CSC located at 2328 Melrose Ave, NW
Roanoke, VA. during this time.
To learn more about the cause and to make a donation or sign-up as a walker, visit: https://

Check out events in Rocky Mount

Joyous Junque Spring Sale

Rusurrection Catholic Church 15353 Moneta Rd., Moneta

Friday August 26th and Saturday August 27th 8-3

Standing Watch on WYTI 1570 AM & 104.5 FM

Thursday, June 30, 2022 10:00 – 10:30 am

Program about the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Hosted by the WYTI staff and includes various guests from the Office of the Sheriff in Franklin County.


Please note. Anyone still holding tickets for the Daily and Vincent show from March of 2020, needs to return the tickets by June 30th of this year. For Refund please send self addressed stamped envelope to P. O. Box 824 Rocky Mount, VA 24151 for a check to be sent back to you. If not received June 30, 2022 it will be used as a donation to the lions club and no refund will be made.

Virginia Western Fall Classes Coming to The Franklin Center

Virginia Western Community College will be offering  classes at the Franklin Center for the Fall 2022 semester!  Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 and General Biology 1 will be offered as in-person accredited classes.  Anyone considering a career in a medical field, science field, or anyone needing general education science classes should considered registering for these classes!  Interested persons should apply at Virginia Western Community College or on their website at  There are several scholarship opportunities that are available to qualified applicants.  If you need assistance applying for financial aid or need college services, call Jentonia Wilson, TRiO/EOC, at (434) 979-8577.  For more information please contact The Franklin Center, Kathy Hodges, at (540) 483-0179, extension 2101.

Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia hosts a monthly support group meeting for persons and/or caretakers of persons with brain injuries.  The support group meets from 12:00PM to 1:00PM on the third Wednesday of each month.  The event is free and no registration is required.   

All Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) full-service customer service centers will be closed on the following days for state holidays and observances:
  • July 4: Independence Day
  • September 5: Labor Day
  • October 10: Columbus Day and Yorktown Victory Day
  • November 8: Election Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day                                                                                                                                    The winter holiday schedule will be announced at a later date.
 Franklin County Public Library

***At Rocky Mount/Main Library**

355 Franklin St., Rocky Mount, VA 24151

**Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program with Franklin County Public Library. Kids, teens and adults are invited to sign up now until August 31 for summer reading challenges and chances to earn rewards and prizes. The grand prize drawings are:


Kids—two annual passes to SeaQuest Aquarium & Petting Zoo plus an animal encounter, Teens—$50 Amazon gift cards, Adults—portable double folding chairs with umbrella & mini cooler

Sign up for reading challenges at

Teen Tuesday: Pastel Painting. 7/5. 4-6P. Ages 12-17. Experiment with this messy medium and create beautiful art. Franklin County Public Library-Rocky Mount

Genealogy Friends. 7/6. 9A. Family history researchers of all levels share research tips and tricks. Franklin County Public Library-Rocky Mount

Jonathan Austin’s 24-Hour Emergency Juggling and Magic Services. 7/14. 2P. Juggling, magic and unicycling all in one. Franklin County Public Library-Rocky Mount

Book Sale with Friends of the Library. 7/14, 3P-6:30P; 7/15, 9A-1P; 7/16, 9A-1P. Plus open “browse and buy” hours on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1P-4P. Gently used, bargain priced books for all ages. July specials include books on seafaring, titles from the Horatio Hornblower series, and books on clipper ships and other sailing vessels, naval and maritime history, and pirates. Franklin County Public Library-Rocky Mount

Teen Tuesday: Teen Mascot Comic Contest. 7/19. 4-6P. Ages 12-17. Create a comic using our Teen Mascot. The winner will receive a prize and have their comic posted on our social media. Franklin County Public Library-Rocky Mount

SeaQuest Aquarium & Petting Zoo. 7/22. 10A. Rocky Mount. Visit with guests from land and sea. Franklin County Public Library-Rocky Mount

Teen Tuesday: Super Smash Bros. Tournament. 7/26. 4-6P. Ages 12-17. Compete for the title of Super Smash Champion on our Nintendo Switch. Sign-up required. Please call 483-3098, option 1. Franklin County Public Library-Rocky Mount

Teen Tuesdays. 4-6P. Ages 12-17. Gather in the Teen Room every Tuesday for games, crafts, snacks, and more. Every other Tuesday starts off with a quick Teen Advisory Committee meeting (all teens welcome) and a featured optional activity. Using a cereal box and fairy lights, paint the night sky and light it up with fireflies. Must sign up by calling 483-3098, option 1 or stopping by the 2nd floor circ desk. 6/21 – “Dungeons & Dragons Sampler”. 

Book Sales.

2nd & 4th Fridays, 9A-3P and 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9A-1P. Gently used books, classic to contemporary, fiction to nonfiction, and for all ages. 

Mahjong Classes

Every Monday 1-3 pm. Games with instruction every Tuesday 1-4:30 pm.  All levels.

Genealogy Friends

First Wednesday of the month, 9 am.  Share research tips and tricks.

Toddler Time

Ages 0-5 Tuesdays, 10:30 am

Story Time

Ages 0-5 Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 am

Westlake Library

American Red Cross Blood Drive. 7/1. 10A-3P. Go to to schedule. Franklin County Public Library-Westlake

Snail & Whale Craft. 7/5. Drop in. Ages 5-10. Make your own snail and whale inspired by the picture book, “The Snail and the Whale,” then take home a materials and ideas list to create a diorama showing where you think the characters went on their adventures. 

Jonathan Austin’s 24-Hour Emergency Juggling and Magic Services. 7/14. 10A. Juggling, magic and unicycling all in one. 

SeaQuest Aquarium & Petting Zoo. 7/22. 2P. Visit with guests from land and sea. 

Shark School. July 26, 27, 28. 2-3P. Grades 3-5. Sharks—human-eating predator or fishy friend? Attend Shark School to answer this question and more. Pre-registration required. Call 483-3098, option 2. 

Children’s Coat and Diaper Drive. Please donate new or clean, gently used children’s coats of all sizes and disposable diapers of all sizes, infant to toddler. Donations will go to Lake Christian Ministries for distribution throughout the Smith Mountain Lake community. Drop off donations at the Westlake Branch of the Franklin County Public Library during business hours.

                                                                                                  Story Time

Ages 0-5. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 am