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Martinsville, Virginia 24115
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Thursday, May 17
Martinsville Uptown Rotary meeting: 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. Sharon Sleeper, health information specialist for the Blue Ridge Regional Library system, will speak. Breakfast will be by the Paleo Cafe. For reservations, call 634-4147. Visitors welcome.
Kiwanis Clubs of Bassett and Martinsville joint meeting: 6:30 p.m. at The Gallery. The speaker will be Jared Cotton, superintendent of Henry County Schools. The Martinsville board of directors will meet at 5:45 p.m.
Martinsville-Henry County NAACP Branch 7089: 6 p.m. at the Sportsman Club with Naomi Hodge Muse, president.
Figsboro Neighborhood Watch joint meeting with Snow Creek Neighborhood Watch: 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Snow Creek.
Annual Grecian Food Fest by St. Peter’s Greek Orthodox Church, Danville. The fest will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany social hall on Main Street, Danville. Lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dinner, 4-8 p.m. No tickets sold at the door. For Martinsville area residents, call 666-1527 for tickets at $14 per person, per meal.
Paul R. Shorter, Disabled American Veterans: 7 p.m. at the American Legion on Cabell Street, Martinsville.
Rangeley Ruritan Club monthly meeting: 7 p.m. at the Ruritan building.
Martinsville Exchange Club dinner meeting: 6:30 p.m. at the Dutch Inn. The program will be a development meeting.
Martinsville Senior Center Supper Club: 5:30 p.m. at Jerry’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 2635 Greensboro Road. Those planning to attend were asked to call 403-5260 by noon Wednesday.
Seniors in the Know: 10 a.m. at the Spencer-Penn Centre. Robbie Vance will entertain the group with piano and guitar music in “Sounds of the Past.” After breaking for refreshments about 11 a.m., participants may take chair aerobics provided by the Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness.
Bassett Moose Lodge membership meeting: 7:30 p.m. at the lodge.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Martinsville group: noon, at Christ Episcopal Church; 8 p.m., Martinsville group, open speaker meeting, First Baptist Church, 23 Starling Ave., Martinsville.
Narcotics Anonymous, New Vision group: 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Patrick Henry Avenue, Martinsville.
Friday, May 18
Twenty-second annual Spring Martinsville Bead, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show with proceeds to benefit the National Guard Family Support Group: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the National Guard Armory.
Bassett Moose Lodge dance with music by Southern Fire. Doors open at 6 p.m. with Moose Burgers and other foods available. Band starts at 7 p.m.
Stuart Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon in downtown Stuart. Locally grown produce, beef, lamb, eggs and homemade crafts available. EBT cards accepted. The extension service will check pressure canners to make sure the seals are working properly.
Community yard sale with all proceeds to benefit cancer patient Donnie Robertson: Friday and Saturday from sunrise until late evening at 511 Morningside Drive, near Adams Grocery on Stones Dairy Road, Bassett. Call 340-0032 or 629-7391 for more information or to donate baked goods, canned drinks, water or other items to sell.
Alcoholics Anonymous: noon, Martinsville Group (As Bill Sees It) at Christ Episcopal Church; 8 p.m. Big Book, Church of Christ, 2115 Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville.
Narcotics Anonymous, open meeting, It Works How and Why study: 8 p.m. Classroom A, Memorial Hospital, Martinsville.
Saturday, May 19
Martinsville Elks Lodge annual Fishing Rodeo, free community event at King’s Grant Retirement Center pond for children ages 12 and younger. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m.; fish from 10 a.m. to noon. Poles, floats and worms provided.
Altrusa meeting: 9 a.m. at the Dutch Inn. There will be a review of the convention. Bring items for Citizens Against Family Violence.
Virginia Museum of Natural History board of trustees: 9 a.m. at the museum.
Literacy Seminar for recipients of Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, by the Martinsville Uptown Rotary Club in partnership with Martinsville Schools and Blue Ridge Regional Library: 2-4 p.m. at the library on Church Street, Martinsville. Games and story time for children; adults will tour the library and have a chance to win a $100 Wal-Mart gift card. Light refreshments served.
Variety dance featuring 57 Express with Darren Davidson on fiddle at Cascade Community Center: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with concessions. Music from 7-10 p.m. Call 434-685-7177 for more information.
Poor Man’s Supper: 4-7:30 p.m. at Fontaine Ruritan Club with all proceeds to go to the Ridgeway Fire Department. Cost: $6, for pinto beans and more.
Country breakfast buffet: 6-9:30 a.m. at the Figsboro Ruritan Building, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. Adult meals will cost $6; the cost for children 6 through 12 is $3. Those younger than 6 will eat free.
Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary will hold a hamburger steak supper: 4-6 p.m.; and chain saw competition: Registration begins at 2 p.m. The race will start at 3 p.m. There will be an entry fee in some of the categories. The supper will cost $6 for adults and $3 for children.
A pancake breakfast to benefit FAHI: 8 a.m. until noon at Hugo’s uptown. Tickets are available at FAHI, 40 W. Main St., or by calling 732-3496, or at Holland Tax Service, 106 Fayette St., or by calling 638-3210. Ticket cost: $6 for adults; $3 for age 10 and younger.
Carver Road Ruritan Club country breakfast fundraiser: 7 to 11 a.m. at 130 Linda Drive, Martinsville. Eat in or carry out meals will cost $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. Fried apples pies will be $2.
Seventh annual Fieldale Heritage Festival: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. around the village of Fieldale, with food vendors, crafts, historical displays, antique tractor display, events for the kids, music, tours and more.
Twenty-second annual Spring Martinsville Bead, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show with proceeds to benefit the National Guard Family Support Group: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the National Guard Armory.
Cub Scout “Tiger Cub” signup session from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Martinsville Fire Department. Kindergarten boys can sign up for the Cub Scouts. Any boy from K-5 also can sign up. Call 229-9830 for more information.
To help the Boy Scouts, a free “dog wash” will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Henry County Animal Hospital, 101 Veteran Road (behind Pizza Hut on U.S. 220 south). It’s free, but donations will be accepted for local Boy Scouts.
Piedmont Arts Association will celebrate its 50th birthday with a themed family day for all ages from 2-4 p.m. There will be crafts, snacks and games, plus each participant will get a party favor.
The Old School Gang and Twin Rock Charity League will present the “Fashionable Christian Ladies Modeling and Talent Contest” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the charity league on Mary Hunter Drive, Bassett. General admission is $10 with proceeds going to support the Children’s Educational Travels program. For more information, call James Esters, 629-1340, or Myrtle Penn, 629-5108.
Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy, 7975 Henry Road, will hold an open house at 1 p.m. with a ribbon cutting for the Sensory Trail, followed by The Wizard of Oz on horseback at 2:30 p.m. Call 627-0024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bluegrass at the Rives will feature The Shelton Brothers Bluegrass Gospel Music: 7-9 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m.; potluck band from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The event is presented by the Lions Club of Martinsville and Henry County.
Community yard sale with all proceeds to benefit cancer patient Donnie Robertson from sunrise until late evening at 511 Morningside Drive, near Adams Grocery on Stones Dairy Road, Bassett. Call 340-0032 or 629-7391 for more information or to donate baked goods, canned drinks, water or other items to sell.
Bassett Moose Lodge features karaoke at 7 p.m. with more than 8,000 songs. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Sons of AMVETS Golf Tournament: 1 p.m. shotgun start at Beaver Hills Golf Course. For more information, call 647-8605 or 632-1526.
Ninth annual Stuart Strawberry Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on South Main Street in Stuart with strawberries, arts, music, crafters and food vendors. Music will be at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. There will be a cornhole tournament with a $20-per-team entry fee. Prizes awarded.
Stand Up for Alzheimer’s: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stuart Strawberry Festival.
In conjunction with the Strawberry Festival in Stuart, there will be a Car Show by the Stuart Rotary Club at Rotary Field. Pre-registration is $20; at the gate $25. There will be a $50 drawing. Call 694-4449 for registration information.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Martinsville Group: noon at Christ Episcopal Church, Martinsville; 8 p.m., Broad Street Christian Church, Martinsville.
Narcotics Anonymous: 9 a.m., Christ’s Church, 1425 Spruce St. Ext.; 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Patrick Henry Ave., Martinsville.