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Martinsville, Virginia 24115
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Friday, Aug. 3
“Phill-up the Bus” project: 4-7 p.m. at Wal-mart to collect donations of supplies for local schools. This is sponsored by Altrusa International of Martinsville & Henry County Inc.
Red Cross Blood Drive: Noon to 6 p.m. at Blackberry Baptist Church.
Stepping Stones yard sale: 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the National Guard Armory.
It’s College Night at the Rives Theater: Doors open at 8 p.m. with Widespread Panic tribute band Machine Funk. Admission is $5 with college I.D. and $7 without. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
American Legion Post 42 yard sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday at the building on Cabell Street near Blue Ridge Rehab. It will feature furniture, household items, tools, antiques, a collection of original Cabbage Patch Dolls and more. Free coffee and donuts. All proceeds will benefit local veterans.
Fraternal Order of Police, Patrick Henry Lodge 73: Breakfast/meeting at 8 a.m. at The Sirloin House on Commonwealth Boulevard. The agenda will include the nomination/election of the lodge’s executive board, the upcoming F.O.P. State Convention and upcoming speeches by congressional/senatorial candidates. All law enforcement officers and their families are encouraged to attend.
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, Aug. 4
American Legion Post 42 yard sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the building on Cabell Street near Blue Ridge Rehab. It will feature furniture, household items, tools, antiques, a collection of original Cabbage Patch Dolls and more. Free coffee and donuts. All proceeds will benefit local veterans.
Smith River Cleanup: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by the Smith River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Meet at the Gravely Nature Preserve, 2525 Eggleston Falls Road, Ridgeway, at 9 a.m. for river assignments. The cleanup will continue until 2 p.m. when a cookout will be held.
Free VIN (vehicle identification number) etching: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Martinsville Fire & EMS, 65 W. Church St. Bring a valid driver’s license and current registration (only a person named on the registration can authorize the VIN etching). Sponsored by area law enforcement agencies, the city fire and EMS and the Virginia State Police HEAT program.
“Phill-up the Bus” project: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wal-mart to collect donations of school supplies for local schools. This is sponsored by Altrusa International of Martinsville & Henry County Inc.
Mount Olivet Ruritan Club pancake-omelet breakfast: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Proceeds will go for community projects. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children aged 3-10; aged 3 and under eat free.
Dan River Basin Association First Saturday Outing: Paddle on the upper Dan River in Kibler Valley near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Meet at 10 a.m. at 3127 Kibler Valley Road. For more information, call trip coordinator Will Trunslow, (336) 547-1903.
Bassett Community Market: Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with produce, baked goods, crafts and music. There is no set-up fee, and access to a sound system is available to those who perform. For more information, call Matt Davis at 629-9450.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Martinsville Group: noon at Christ Episcopal Church, Martinsville; 8 p.m., Broad Street Christian Church.
Narcotics Anonymous: 9 a.m. open topic meeting at Christ’s Church, 1425 Spruce St. Ext.; 8 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Patrick Henry Ave., Martinsville.
Sunday, Aug. 5
SPCA benefit Bingo Day sponsored by The Fontaine Ruritan Club located at 1915 Joseph Martin Highway. Doors open at 1 p.m. and bingo begins at 2 p.m. All supplies for playing will be on sale and all games can be played for $20. The Ruritan Teens will have hot dogs and snacks for sale. Let the SPCA know if you plan to attend. Call the SPCA at 638-7297 for more information.
Narcotics Anonymous, new vision group: 8 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Making the Connection group: 9 a.m. at 97 Wards Farm Road. Spencer; 5 p.m.; 5 p.m. Martinsville group at Christ Episcopal Church.
Monday, Aug. 6
Mount Olivet Ruritan Club Board of Directors: Meet at 6 p.m. at the club building.
Breakfast Club meeting sponsored by the Martinsville Senior Center 9 a.m. at Skip’s Restaurant, 900 Starling Ave. Call the Senior Center by noon today at 403-5260 if you plan to attend.
Bingo hosted by the Martinsville Elks Lodge, 300 Fairy St. Doors open at 5:30. Early Bird Games begin at 6:30 p.m. and regular games begin at 7 p.m. Prizes awarded at every game. Concessions available. Proceeds will support local charities, veteran activities and youth activities.
“Free Blood Screening” from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Bassett Branch Library, 3969 Fairystone Park Highway, Bassett. Health information specialist Sharon Sleeper, RN, will be available to talk with interested patrons and offer information on requested health topics. A free blood pressure screening will also be available. Walk-ins welcome.
Patrick Henry Photography Club meeting sponsored by Reynolds Homesteada will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Homestead. No dues of fees. For more information visit www.patrickhenryphoto.com or call Nellie Handy 694-6729 or 694-6729.
Henry County ProAm Photography Club sponsored by the Henry County Departments of Parks and Recreation will meet at 7 p.m. at the Henry County Administration Building. No dues or fees. For more information, contact Dan Leeper at (276) 956-2720.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m., Holy Lutheran Church, 1527 E. Church St. Ext., Martinsville.
Alcoholics Anonymous: noon, Martinsville group, closed meeting, Christ Episcopal Church; 8 p.m., Big Book study, Bassett Pocahontas Baptist Church, 120 Bassett Heights.