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Martinsville, Virginia 24115
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Friday, June 1
Miche bingo to benefit the Blue Ridge Bobcats, a traveling baseball team, at Horsepasture Ruritan Building. Doors open at 6 p.m.; play begins at 7 p.m. Packets are $25 for 60 chances to win; one coverall; and three door prize tickets. Concessions will be available.
Uptown Farmers Market open from 7-11 a.m. with lettuce, beets, radishes, onions and more. Also, the market offers baked goods, seafood, eggs, plants and jams. The market is open from 7-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Fraternal Order of Police, Patrick Henry Lodge 73 monthly breakfast/meeting: 8 a.m. at the Sirloin House. Drawings for the Husqvarna products for the “Cops & Kids” fundraiser will be held. All members of law enforcement, active/retired, and their families are encouraged to attend.
Stuart Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. until noon. Fresh fruits and vegetables from local producers; homemade baked items; crafts; meats, fresh eggs and pork available. EBT accepted.
Heartsaver First Aid/CPR course offered at Henry County Public Safety on DuPont Road, Martinsville; 5-10 p.m. Call Suzie Helbert, EMS training coordinator, at 634-4662 or 340-8002 for registration information.
Red Cross blood drive, sponsored by Blackberry Baptist Church: noon until 6 p.m. at the church. All types of blood are needed.
Magna Vista High School greenhouse open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays with all kinds of plants, hanging baskets, etc.
Narcotics Anonymous open meeting: 8 p.m., Classroom A, Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
Alcoholics Anonymous: noon, Martinsville group, (As Bill Sees It) study, Christ Episcopal Church; 8 p.m. Collinsville (Big Book Study), Church of Christ, Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville.
Saturday, June 2
The Henry County Food Pantry will hold a free community event from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. to honor Bassett High School teachers who taught before 1979 at John D. Bassett High School, now EMI Imaging. Pat Ross, director of the Bassett Historical Center, also will be honored. There will be music, free food, kids’ activities, a car and motorcycle cruise-in, tours of the former school, a 50/50 drawing, door prizes and a women’s self-defense class. The food pantry is in the former school building.
Fifth annual Hogs for Dogs (cats, too) Charity Ride to benefit the SPCA of Martinsville and Henry County. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the SPCA at 132 Joseph Martin Highway. Ride will leave at 1 p.m. Entry fee: $10 a rider. For more information, call Margaret Wimmer at 806-3436 or Chase Inman at 638-7297.
Pancake/omelet breakfast by the Mount Olivet Ruritan Club: 7-10 a.m. with proceeds to be used for community projects. Adults: $6; ages 3 to 10, $3; ages 3 and younger, free.
Dan River Basin Association’s First Saturday Outing for a 6-mile float on the Dan River from Hanging Rock State Park to Moratock Park in Stokes County, N.C. Meet at 10 a.m. at Hanging Rock access (GPS 36.4299,-80.2482). Bring boat, life jackets, lunch and water, and dress in layers; be prepared for wind or rain. Free and open to the public. Contact Will Truslow: firstname.lastname@example.org, or (336) 547-1903; or go to www.danriver.org for more information.
Gospel sing, a benefit for terminal cancer patient Cecil Hopkins and his wife, Becky: 6 p.m. at the Preston Ruritan Building, given by True Vine Church of Worship with Pastor Cliff Collier and friends. Concessions with hot dogs will be for sale.
Country breakfast at Irisburg Ruritan Building to benefit the Axton United Methodist Church: 7-10 a.m. Adults: $5; students ages 6-12, $3; children 5 and younger, free.
Variety dance with music by Strictly Country: 7:30-10:30 p.m., American Legion, Stuart; call 930-2117 for more information.
Variety dance at Cascade Community Center with music by Doug Joyce and Friends, including Junior Cassady. Doors open at 5 p.m. with concessions; music from 7-10 p.m. Call 434-685-7177 for more information.
Civil War program by the Martinsville/Henry County Historical Society: “Battle of Martinsville” re-enactment by historian Tom Perry at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Smith River Sports Complex. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Uptown Farmers Market open from 7-11 a.m. with lettuce, beets, radishes, onions and more. Also, the market offers a variety of baked goods, fresh seafood, farm eggs, plants and jams.
Narcotics Anonymous: 9 a.m. New Vision Group, Christ Church, 1425 Spruce St. Ext., Martinsville; 8 p.m. meeting at First Presbyterian Church, Patrick Henry Avenue, Martinsville.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Martinsville group, noon, Christ Episcopal Church; 8 p.m., Broad Street Christian Church.
Sunday, June 3
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m., open discussion, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1527 E. Church St. Ext., Martinsville.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 9 a.m. Making the Connection Group at 97 Wards Farm Road, Spencer; 5 p.m. open meeting at Christ Episcopal Church, Church Street, Martinsville.
Monday, June 4
Scout Night at the Mustangs: 7:05 p.m. Annual Scout Night for all Cub and Boy Scouts at the Martinsville Mustangs game at Hooker Field, Martinsville. All Scouts and leaders in uniform will be admitted free. New Scouts may register at the ballpark starting at 6:15 p.m.
Carver Road Ruritan Club monthly board meeting: 5 p.m. at 130 Linda Drive, Martinsville.
Citizens Emergency Response Training Course at 6 p.m. Mondays from June 4 through July 30 at the Emergency Training Center on DuPont Road, Martinsville. Call Lisa Garrett at 634-4668 for more information.
Henry County ProAm Photography Club, sponsored by Henry County Parks and Recreation: 7 p.m. at the County Administration Building. For more information, call Dan Leeper at 956-2720.
Patrick Henry Photography Club, sponsored by Reynolds Homestead; 6:30 p.m. at the homestead. No dues or fees. For more information, call Nellie Handy, 694-6729 or 692-5955; or visit www.patrickhenryphoto.com.
Martinsville Senior Center Breakfast Club: 9 a.m. at Mackie’s Restaurant, Riverside Drive, Bassett. To attend, call the senior center at 403-5260 by noon June 1.
Bingo at the Martinsville Elks Lodge on Fairy Street. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Early games will begin at 6:30 p.m., regular games at 7 p.m. Proceeds will support local charities and veteran and youth activities.
“Men on the Go” cooking classes for four Mondays beginning June 4 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Virginia Cooperative Extension office at the Henry County Administration Building, sponsored by the extension service and Henry County Parks and Recreation Senior Services. Call 634-4644 to pre-register.
Bike rides for seniors 50 and older on the Dick and Willie Passage on Mondays, sponsored by Activate of Martinsville/Henry County, Henry County Parks and Recreation and Martinsville Senior Center. Meet at the Bike Barn at the Doyle Street trailhead, bring an I.D. and wear closed-toe shoes. Bikes and helmets will be provided by Activate. Call the senior center at 403-5260 to sign up.
Alcoholics Anonymous: noon, Martinsville Group, closed meeting, Christ Episcopal Church; 8 p.m., Big Book study, Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church, 120 Bassett Heights Road.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1527 E. Church St. Ext., Martinsville.