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Calendar items may be sent to calendar@martinsvillebulletin.com, brought to the office at 204 Broad St., Martinsville or mailed to P.O. Box 3711, Martinsville, VA, 24112. Dates and times must be included. Recurring events are published in Sunday's edition. To see a complete calendar, visit www.martinsvillebulletin.com 

TODAY

»  Henry County Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. at County Administration Building, Kings Mountain Road, Collinsville.

» Martinsville City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. for closed session in council chambers at the Martinsville Municipal Building.

» Sexual Assault Awareness Month will be the focus of a support group on self-care for body, mind and spirit at the Southside Survivor Response Center in Martinsville, For more information, contact mjones@ssrcenter.org or outreach@ssrcenter.org

» Free community meal served via drive-thru is at 5-6 p.m. at Smith Memorial United Methodist Church, on the corner of John Redd Boulevard and Daniels Creek Road in Collinsville. To reserve a meal, call 276-647-8150. If you get the answering machine, leave a message that includes your name, phone number and the number of people in your household. Please call by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, the day of meal.

» Senior Studio is at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts. Free to members; $5 for non-member-pay at the door. Seniors are invited to paint in the Piedmont Arts classroom. They are self-guided and provided a space to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve a spot or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org Social distancing and masks are required.

» American Red Cross blood drive is at 2-7 p.m. at the Horsepasture Christian Church, 1146 Horsepasture Price Road, Ridgeway. Call the Red Cross at 800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.

» Growing Community through storytelling, sponsored by the Stuart Rotary Club, is a free virtual event at 5:30-6:30 p.m. Kiran Singh discusses storytelling's ability to transform the way we see ourselves and others. Register at bit.ly/pccomunitystorytelling for Zoom event.

» Leadership Series: Everything Disc Management Assessment & Workshop is at 9-11 a.m. at Patrick Henry Community College. Registration is required at ph.augusoft.net or 276-656-0260. The cost is $124, with a 10% discount if you enroll for the entire series through June, and scholarships are offered by contacting the Workforce Development office at wecd@patrickhenry.edu or  276-656-0260.

THURSDAY

» Water and unwind class techniques are the focus of a program at 6-8 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Unwind with friends and your favorite beverage at this paint party for ages 21 plus. All painting supplies included. Advanced Registration required by calling 276-632-3221 or online at PiedmontArts.org. Social distancing and masks are required. Cost is $40 member/$45 for nonmembers.

» American Red Cross blood drive is at noon-6 p.m. at the Martinsville Elks Lodge, 300 Fairy St. Call Red Cross at 800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.

FRIDAY

» Fundraiser for families in need, starting at noon at Los Koritas, 1309 A.L. Philpott Highway, will have pupusas (corncakes with fillings of cheese and beans or meat) for sale. 

» American Red Cross blood drive is at noon-5 p.m. at Stone Memorial Christian Church, 3030 Virginia Ave., Collinsville. Call Red Cross at 800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.

SATURDAY

» TAD business Saturday will be at TAD Space, 20 E. Church St., in Uptown Martinsville at 3 p.m. Vendors should RSVP to tadbusinesssaturday.rsvpify.com

» Drive-thru community breakfast is at 8-9:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Patrick Henry Avenue, Martinsville.  Meals will be take-out only and can be picked up under the portico, in the back of the church.

»  Rally for lieutenant governor candidate Sam Rasoul will be at 9 a.m. via LiveStream for voters in Martinsville and Henry and Patrick counties.

» Ham-and-egg breakfast is at 6:30-10:30 a.m. at the Bassett Volunteer Fire Department Station. Breakfast will feature country ham, sausage, gravy, eggs, biscuits, pancakes, apples, coffee and juice for $7 per person. All proceeds will go toward helping buy equipment for the department.

» Public safety class on leadership, "Perspectives in Thinking," will be offered by the Henry County Department of Public Safety at its facility at 1024 DuPoint Road in Martinsville. Sign-ups are at vafire.csod.com. For more information, contact Kenny Shumate at kshumate@co.henry.va.us; Hamp Ingram at hingram@co.henry.va.us; or Suzie Helbert at shelbert@co.henry.va.us or call 276-634-4660.

» Patrick County Sheriff’s Office's firearms safety training will be at 223 Transfer Station Lane, Stuart. These are primarily firearms safety classes, but they also will include instruction on marksmanship. These classes, for U.S. citizens ages 18 and older, exceed the training requirements to get a Virginia concealed handgun permit. Children from age 12 may participate if registered and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Each person who completes the class will receive a certificate of firearms training, and half of the 4 hours will be discussion about concealed-carry laws, justifiable use of deadly force, firearm safety rules and the fundamentals of marksmanship. Registration is due no more than a week before each class date by calling the sheriff’s office at 276-694-3161. The cost is $55 per person. A criminal background check will be completed by the sheriff’s office on everyone who registers. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, snacks and drinks. The classes will be outdoors, so dress accordingly. For more information, call Sheriff Dan Smith, Lt. Rob Coleman or Sgt. David Haymore at 276-694-3161.

» Appalachian-legacies hand-spinning class is at 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Creative Arts Center at Reynolds Homestead. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy

» Pig Cookin' Competition and Pig Patty Bingo are at Spencer-Penn Centre. BBQ for sale, Pig Patty Bingo Raffle. Order by calling or come by the center. Tubs are available for $8, pick up today or the afternoon of April 24. Pick up your $20 Pig Patty Bingo Raffle ticket from any board member or at the center for a chance to win $500.

» Painting with Genie is at 1 p.m. at the Spencer-Penn Centre. The cost is $20 for members/$25 for nonmembers. All supplies are provided. Masks and social distancing are required, and class size is limited. Register by calling 276-957-5757.

» American Watercolor Society annual exhibition and the Jane Iten Memorial Exhibition are on display through May 1 at Piedmont Arts. Admission is free.  

SUNDAY

» American Legion Homer Dillard Post 78 will meet at 7 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting at the post home, 139 Creekside Drive, Martinsville. The executive board will meet at 6. Face masks are required and all CDC guidelines will be observed.

» Public safety class on leadership, "Perspectives in Thinking," will be offered by the Henry County Department of Public Safety at its facility at 1024 DuPoint Road in Martinsville. Sign-ups are at vafire.csod.com. For more information, contact Kenny Shumate at kshumate@co.henry.va.us; Hamp Ingram at hingram@co.henry.va.us; or Suzie Helbert at shelbert@co.henry.va.us or call 276-634-4660.

TUESDAY

» Cooking with Chef Bob is at 5-8 p.m. at Patrick Henry Community College. The focus will be stuffed chicken breast. The cost is $30. Register by calling 276-638-8777 or visiting ph.augosoft.net.

WEDNESDAY

» VDOT public hearing on work on U.S. 220 in Martinsville is at 5-7 p.m. at http://www.virginiadot.org/route220Intersections/. Click on the link to virtual design public hearing. A recorded version of the presentation will be available on the project page after the hearing. The intersection of U.S. 220 and and Dyer Street in Henry County is included. Comments can be submitted by emailing Route220Intersections@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Reference VDOT Route 220 Intersections Virtual Design Hearing Public Comment in the subject line. Mail comments to Brett Elledge, PE, project manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 731 Harrison Ave., Salem, 24153. The mail must be postmarked or submitted by May 1. Anyone requiring special assistance, may contact VDOT's Salem District Office at 540-387-5353, 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711.

» Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council will meet at 1 p.m. virtually, open to the public. Interested parties can access Zoom meeting at https://zoom.us/j/3390115898?pwd=YURxZDBPK0pkUUhUV3BmUWFuV0c0QT09. The password is 202011. Phone access is available by dialing 929 205 6099; the meeting ID is 339 011 5898; and the password is 202011.  A time for public comments will be included in the meeting; and written public comments may be sent to bryan.david@virginia.edu.

» American Red Cross blood drive is at the Martinsville Elks Lodge, 300 Fairy St. Call 800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.

» Free community meals to go is at 5-5:45 p.m. in the Parish House parking lot of Christ Episcopal Church Parish in Martinsville.

THURSDAY

April 22

» Reynolds Homestead will host a workshop by BraverAngels.org at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to help participants learn how to be more aware of being an "inner polarizer;" to be critical without demonizing, dismissing or stereotyping large swaths of the population; to intervene constructively in social conversations with like-minded peers when these conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views. Participation is free. For Zoom class registration information, call 276-694-7181 or email martinlm@vt.edu or Jamie McReynolds at jmreynolds@braverangels.org

» Studio with Karen Despot is at 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Spend studio time working in acrylic, oil or colored pencil with artist Karen Despot. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration is required by calling 276-632-3221 or online at PiedmontArts.org Social distancing and masks required. Cost is $30 member/$35 non-member.

 » Water and unwind class is at 6-8 p.m. at Piedmont Arts will teach techniques on Butterfly Wet on wet, negative painting, detail painting and scratching . Unwind with friends and your favorite beverage at this paint party for ages 21 plus. All painting supplies included. Advanced Registration required by calling 276-632-3221 or online at PiedmontArts.org. Social distancing and masks are required. Cost is $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers

 » MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness offers no-contact application assistance for Virginia's free or low-cost Medicaid plans, with special focus on newly unemployed or uninsured. Not for those already enrolled in or eligible for Medicare. Questions can be answered and applications completed by phone. Call or text Ann Walker at 276-732-0509 to see if you qualify.

SATURDAY

April 24

» Patrick County Master Gardener plant sale is at 8 a.m.-noon at the Rotary Building on Woodlawn Drive in Stuart.

» Household Hazardous Waste day will be at 9 a.m.-noon at the Bassett Service Center, 2285 Fairystone Park Highway, Bassett. Solvents, paints, fuels, automobile fluids, lead acid batteries, computer equipment, cell phones, printer cartridges will be accepted. Items not accepted smoke detectors, compresses gas cylinders, explosives, radioactive materials, household cleaners, herbicides, drain cleaners, tires, light bulbs and tvs. Free to all Martinsville and Henry County residents, but not available to commercial businesses. Will also accept up to four boxes of paper per car to be shredded. Largest size is 8.5x11.

» Earth Day celebration with Piedmont Arts and the Blue Ridge Regional Library will be at 11 a.m. Site TBA.

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

» Recycled Art Family Day is at 11 a.m. at Piedmont Arts, Gravely-Lester Garden. Create art using recycled materials. For all ages. Free admission.

» American Watercolor Society annual exhibition and the Jane Iten Memorial Exhibition are on display through May 1 at Piedmont Arts. Admission is free.  

SUNDAY

April 25

» Patchwork Quilting for beginners at 2-4 p.m. at Creative Arts Center. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy 

TUESDAY

April 27

» Henry County Board of Supervisors will meet at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Summerlin Room of the Henry County Administration Building, Collinsville.

» Cooking with Chef Bob is at 5-8 p.m. at Patrick Henry Community College. The class on steak chimichurri costs $30. Register by calling 276-638-8777 or online at ph.augosoft.net

» OSHA 30 for general industry classes start at New College Institute, Room 107, 191 Fayette St., Martinsville. Each session last 3.25 hours and is scheduled twice per week for five weeks at cost of $150. For more information or to register, contact Clifford House at 276-403-5620 or chouse@newcollegeinstitute.org

» Chix with stix is at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Free to members, and nonmembers pay $5 at the door. Knitters are invited to work together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 or emailing bjohnson@piedmontarts.org. Social distancing and masks are required.

» Free drive-thru community meal is at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Starling Avenue Baptist Church, 932 Starling Ave., Martinsville.

WEDNESDAY

April 28

» Candlelight vigil for Sexual Assault Awareness Month will be at the Southside Survivor Response Center in Martinsville. For information, contact mjones@ssrcenter.org or outreach@ssrcenter.org.

» U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith's traveling office hours will offer opportunities for residents of the Ninth Congressional District at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the conference room at the Patrick County Administration Building, 106 Rucker St. in Stuart. Staff members for Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) address issues involving the district. For questions, call 276-525-1405.

» U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith's traveling office hours will offer opportunities for residents of the North Congressional District at 2-3:30 p.m. in the lower-level conference room at the Martinsville Municipal Building, 55 W. Church St., Martinsville. Staff members for Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) address issues involving the district. For questions, call 276-525-1405.

» Senior Studio is at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts. Free to members; $5 for non-member-pay at the door. Seniors are invited to paint in the Piedmont Arts classroom. They are self-guided and provided a space to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve a spot or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org Social distancing and masks are required.

 » Growing Community through storytelling, sponsored by the Stuart Rotary Club, is a free virtual event at 5:30-6:30 p.m. Kiran Singh leads the discussion. Register at bit.ly/pccomunitystorytelling for Zoom event.

» Virtual Career & Resource Fair is at 1-4 p.m. at Patrick Henry Community College. Register at careercenter@patrickhenry.edu or call 276-638-0438. 

» Leadership Series: Everything Disc Management Assessment & Workshop is at 9-11 a.m. at Patrick Henry Community College. Registration is required at ph.augusoft.net or 276-656-0260.  at 9-11 a.m. The cost is $124, with a 10% discount if you enroll for the entire series through June, and scholarships are offered by contacting the Workforce Development office at wecd@patrickhenry.edu or  276-656-0260.

» Free community meals to go at 5-5:45 p.m. in the Parish House parking lot of Christ Episcopal Church Parish in Martinsville.

THURSDAY

April 29

»  Carlisle School open house is at 5:30 p.m. Register to participate at CarlisleSchool.org/tour or call 276-632-7288.

» Water and unwind class is at 6-8 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Techniques for Night Sky Lifting, resist, splatter, salt will be taught. Unwind with friends and your favorite beverage at this paint party for ages 21 plus. All painting supplies included. Advanced Registration required by calling 276-632-3221 or online at PiedmontArts.org. Social distancing and masks are required. Cost is $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers.

 » Art at Happy Hour is at 5-7 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Free admission, self-guided tour of current exhibits. Limited capacity. RSVP by April 28 at 276-632-3221 or online at PiedmontArts.org

» American Red Cross blood drive is at noon-6 p.m. at the Martinsville Elks Lodge, 300 Fairy St. Call Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.

» Food boxes giveaway by Kingdom Point Church will be at 6 p.m. (and the last Thursday of each month) until all the food is gone at Advance Auto, 2670 Greensboro Road, Martinsville. 

SATURDAY

May 1 

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

» American Watercolor Society annual exhibition and the Jane Iten Memorial Exhibition concludes today at Piedmont Arts. Admission is free. 

SUNDAY

» Bengal Community Prom  will be at 7 p.m.-midnight at Wright Memorial Center in Eden, N.C. Tickets are $15 per person and available by sending an email to bengalpromg2021@gmail.com

» Patchwork Quilting for beginners is at 2-4 p.m. at Creative Arts Center. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy

MONDAY

May 3

» Art Scholarship applications deadline is at 5 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Applications for funds for students are available at the museum.

WEDNESDAY

May 5

» Senior Studio is at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts. Free to members; $5 for non-member-pay at the door. Seniors are invited to paint in the Piedmont Arts classroom. They are self-guided and provided a space to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve a spot or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org Social distancing and masks are required.

  » Introduction to loom weaving is at 1-4 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy

 » Free community meals to go is at 5-5:45 p.m. in the Parish House parking lot of Christ Episcopal Church Parish in Martinsville.

THURSDAY

May 6

» Introduction to loom weaving is at 1-4 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy

FRIDAY

May 7

» The Yarn picnic presented by Rooster Walk will be held at 5 p.m. at Pop's Farm, Martinsville. For information, http://www.roosterwalk.com or call 276-690-9255.

SATURDAY

May 8

» The Yarn picnic presented by Rooster Walk will be at 6:30 p.m. at Pop's Farm in Axton. For information, http://www.roosterwalk.com or call 276-690-9255.

» Life size Candyland is at 2-4 p.m. at Sweet Heaven, 1113 Spruce St, with rain date of May 15. Receive free treats as you make your way to the castle. All children must be accompanied by adults and social distancing and masks will be required. For additional information, contact charityleague@gmail.com or call 276-293-1635.

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

» Lynwood Artists and Piedmont Arts are seeking entries for their annual exhibition, Expressions. Entries will be accepted at from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Entry is open to all artists living within a 100-mile radius of Martinsville, Virginia. Before entering work, all artists should review the complete entry rules, available at Piedmont Arts and online at PiedmontArts.org/info/expressions.cfm. Expressions will be on display May 22-July 16 at Piedmont Arts. Exhibit admission is free.

TUESDAY

May 11

» Chix with stix is at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Free to members/nonmembers pay $5 at the door. Knitters are invited to work together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve your spot or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org. Social distancing and masks are required.

WEDNESDAY

May 12

» Introduction to loom weaving is at 1-4 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy

» Senior Studio is at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts. Free to members; nonmembers pay $5 at the door. Seniors are invited to paint in the Piedmont Arts classroom. They are self-guided and provided a space to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve a spot or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org Social distancing and masks are required.

 » Leadership Series: Emotional Intelligence For Managers is at 9-11 a.m. at Patrick Henry Community College. Registration is required at ph.augusoft.net or 276-656-0260. The cost is $124, with a 10% discount if you enroll for the entire series through June, and scholarships are offered by contacting the Workforce Development office at wecd@patrickhenry.edu or  276-656-0260.

THURSDAY

May 13

» Introduction to loom weaving is at 1-4 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy

» Studio with Karen Despot is at 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Spend studio time working in acrylic, oil or colored pencil with artist Karen Despot. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration is required by calling 276-632-3221 or online at PiedmontArts.org Social distancing and masks required. Cost is $30 member/$35 nonmember.

SATURDAY

May 15

» “Music on the Lawn” is at 1 p.m. at  1575 Chestnut Knob Road, Martinsville, to raise some money for the American Legion Homer Dillard Post 78. Music will be by the T.C. Carter Band, Smoov & A. Marth and Jamie (Flamez) Penn. Dress with be casual (no sagging pants), with masks and social distancing. Admission is $10 per person. Fish, chicken, sausage dogs, seasoned fries, drinks and more will be sold. Special VIP seating will honor veterans. Bring chairs, tents and coolers (but no grilling). Vendors are welcome. For more information, call 276-340-4895.

» Crawford & Power is performing at Pop's Farm, 675 Hobson Road, Martinsville. Sponsored by Rooster Walk. For information, contact http://www.roosterwalk.com or call 276-690-9255.

» Public Safety class on Basic Pump Operator offered by The Henry County Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Facility, 1024 DuPoint Road, Martinsville. Sign ups are at Cornerstone (vafire.csod.com) For more information, contact Kenny Shumate at kshumate@co.henry.va.us; Hamp Ingram at hingram@co.henry.va.us; or Suzie Helbert at shelbert@co.henry.va.us or call 276-634-4660.

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

» Patrick Henry Community College virtual graduation ceremony will be at 10 a.m. and broadcast on PHCC's Facebook Live. Because of the pandemic, this will be the same format as was used last spring.

SUNDAY

May 16

» Public Safety class on Basic Pump Operator offered by The Henry County Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Facility, 1024 DuPoint Road, Martinsville. Sign ups are at Cornerstone (vafire.csod.com) For more information, contact Kenny Shumate at kshumate@co.henry.va.us; Hamp Ingram at hingram@co.henry.va.us; or Suzie Helbert at shelbert@co.henry.va.us or call 276-634-4660.

» Fundraiser auction for Bassett High School senior Xander Wilson's fight against Hodgkin's lymphoma will be at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1) at the Bassett Moose Lodge. Donations are being collected. Contact Sunday Wise at 276-224-0375 or email eventsbysunday@yahoo.com. There is a Facebook fundraiser "Xander's fight against Hodgkins Lymphoma." 

WEDNESDAY

May 19

» Introduction to loom weaving is at 1-4 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy

» Senior Studio is at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts. Free to members; nonmembers pay $5 at the door. Seniors are invited to paint in the Piedmont Arts classroom. They are self-guided and provided a space to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve a spot or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org Social distancing and masks are required.

 » Free community meals to go is at 5-5:45 p.m. in the Parish House parking lot of Christ Episcopal Church Parish in Martinsville.

THURSDAY

May 20

» MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness offers no-contact application assistance for Virginia's free or low-cost Medicaid plans, with special focus on newly unemployed or uninsured. Not for those already enrolled in or eligible for Medicare. Questions can be answered and applications completed by phone. Call or text Ann Walker at 276-732-0509 to see if you qualify.

FRIDAY

May 21

» Piedmont Arts opening reception is at 6-8 p.m. in honor of Expressions 2021. The event is free to the public. Social distancing and masks required. RSVP by May 18 to 276-632-3221 or at PiedmontArts.org

SATURDAY

May 22

» Public Safety class on leadership - Framework for Success offered by The Henry County Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Facility, 1024 DuPoint Road, Martinsville. Sign ups are at Cornerstone (vafire.csod.com) For more information, contact Kenny Shumate at kshumate@co.henry.va.us; Hamp Ingram at hingram@co.henry.va.us; or Suzie Helbert at shelbert@co.henry.va.us or call 276-634-4660.

»  Traditional Appalachian basket making is at 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Reynolds Homestead. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy 

»  Pottery: decorative storage jar is at 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

» Expressions will be on display through July 16 at Piedmont Arts. Exhibit admission is free.

SUNDAY

May 23

» Public Safety class on leadership - Framework for Success offered by The Henry County Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Facility, 1024 DuPoint Road, Martinsville. Sign ups are at Cornerstone (vafire.csod.com) For more information, contact Kenny Shumate at kshumate@co.henry.va.us; Hamp Ingram at hingram@co.henry.va.us; or Suzie Helbert at shelbert@co.henry.va.us or call 276-634-4660.

»  Traditional Appalachian basket making is at 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Reynolds Homestead. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy 

»  Pottery: decorative storage jar is at 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy

TUESDAY

May 25

» The Henry County Board of Supervisors will meet at 3 p.m. in the Summerlin Room of the Henry County Administration Building, Collinsville.

» Chix with stix is at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Free to members/nonmembers pay $5 at the door. Knitters are invited to work together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve your spot or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org. Social distancing and masks are required.

» Free drive-thru community meal is at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Starling Avenue Baptist Church, 932 Starling Ave., Martinsville.

WEDNESDAY

May 26

» Senior Studio is at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts. Free to members; nonmembers pay $5 at the door. Seniors are invited to paint in the Piedmont Arts classroom. They are self-guided and provided a space to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve a spot or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org Social distancing and masks are required.

» Leadership Series: Emotional Intelligence For Managers is at 9-11 a.m. at Patrick Henry Community College. Registration is required at ph.augusoft.net or 276-656-0260. The cost is $124, with a 10% discount if you enroll for the entire series through June, and scholarships are offered by contacting the Workforce Development office at wecd@patrickhenry.edu or  276-656-0260.

» Free community meals to go is at 5-5:45 p.m. in the Parish House parking lot of Christ Episcopal Church Parish in Martinsville.

THURSDAY

May 27

» Studio with Karen Despot is at 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Spend studio time working in acrylic, oil or colored pencil with artist Karen Despot. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration is required by calling 276-632-3221 or online at PiedmontArts.org Social distancing and masks required. Cost is $30 member/$35 for nonmember.

 » Food boxes giveaway by Kingdom Point Church will be 6 p.m. (and the last Thursday of each month) until all the food is gone at Advance Auto, 2670 Greensboro Road, Martinsville. 

FRIDAY

May 28

» Moe.morial day a rooster walk family gathering for two nights at Pops Farm, 675 Hobson Road, Martinsville,  featuring two nights of MOE. Not a pod show, but a socially distanced show. Seven bands with on-site camping. All ages require tickets. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 9 at Moe.morial Tickets.  For more information, http://rooster walk.com or call 276-690-9255.

SATURDAY

May 29

» Moe.morial day a rooster walk family gathering for two nights at  Pops Farm, 675 Hobson Road, Martinsville, featuring two nights of MOE. Not a pod show, but a socially distanced show. Seven bands with on-site camping. All ages require tickets. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 9 at  Moe.morial Tickets. For more information, 

http://www.roosterwalk.com or call 276-690-9255.

»  Traditional Appalachian basket making is at 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Reynolds Homestead. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy 

»  Pottery: decorative storage jar is at 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

 

SUNDAY

May 30

»  Traditional Appalachian basket making is at 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Reynolds Homestead. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy 

»  Pottery: decorative storage jar is at 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center. For more information visit https//reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/upcoming-events/appalachian-legacies.html or https://bit.ly/AppalachianLegacy

WEDNESDAY

June 2

» Senior Studio is at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts. Free to members; nonmembers pay $5 at the door. Seniors are invited to paint in the Piedmont Arts classroom. They are self-guided and provided a space to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve a spot or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org Social distancing and masks are required.

SATURDAY

June 5

» One last ride for bird to honor the late Ricky "Big Bird: Holcomb, will be held, with registration from 9 a.m.-noon, kickstand up at 1 p.m. Ride begins at his old shop, 6537 Greensboro Road, Ridgeway at 1 p.m. Cost to participate is a $10 donation, which covers the band. food and door prizes. There will be an auction. All makes and models of bikes and cars are welcome.

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

» Miss Henry County Fair Pageant will be at the Henry County Recreation Center, 395 John Redd Blvd., Collinsville. There are nine categories of competition. No time has been released. For more information, call 276-634-4640 or visit www.henrycountyvafair.com

TUESDAY

June 8

» Chix with stix is at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Free to members/nonmembers pay $5 at the door. Knitters are invited to work together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve your spot or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org. Social distancing and masks are required.

WEDNESDAY

June 9

» Senior Studio is at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts. Free to members; nonmembers pay $5 at the door. Seniors are invited to paint in the Piedmont Arts classroom. They are self-guided and provided a space to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve a spot or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org. Social distancing and masks are required.

 » Leadership Series: Mixing Four Generations in the Workplace is at 9-11 a.m. at Patrick Henry Community College. Registration is required at ph.augusoft.net or 276-656-0260.  at 9-11 a.m. The cost is $124, with a 10% discount if you enroll for the entire series through June, and scholarships are offered by contacting the Workforce Development office at wecd@patrickhenry.edu or  276-656-0260.

THURSDAY

June 10

» Studio with Karen Despot is at 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Spend studio time working in acrylic, oil or colored pencil with artist Karen Despot. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration is required by calling 276-632-3221 or online at PiedmontArts.org Social distancing and masks required. Cost is $30 member/$35 nonmember.

FRIDAY

June 11

»60th Anniversary Jubilee is at 7 p.m. at Piedmont Arts, in the museum's galleries and outside on the front patio. Semiformal attire suggested. General Admission is $60. Tickets are available at PiedmontArts.org.

SATURDAY

June 12

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

» Duck Adoption begins for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge Duck Race, which is Aug. 21, during the Smith River Fest. Proceeds raised will go to benefit afterschool enrichment program. Adopt a duck at www.blueridgeduckraces.com or through adoption papers. If your business or organization would like to sponsor this event, contact Adam Pace at 276-656-1171 or by email at abpace@bgcbr.org.

SATURDAY

June 19

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

TUESDAY

June 22

» 60th anniversary luncheon is at noon for Piedmont Arts. There will be speakers on the history of Piedmont Arts. Tickets are available at PiedmontArts.org.

» The Henry County Board of Supervisors will meet at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Summerlin Room of the Henry County Administration Building, Collinsville.

WEDNESDAY

June 23

» Senior Studio is at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts. Free to members; nonmembers pay $5 at the door. Seniors are invited to paint in the Piedmont Arts classroom. They are self-guided and provided a space to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve a spot or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org Social distancing and masks are required.

 » Leadership Series: Mixing Four Generations in the Workplace is at 9-11 a.m. at Patrick Henry Community College. Registration is required at ph.augusoft.net or 276-656-0260.  at 9-11 a.m. The cost is $124, with a 10% discount if you enroll for the entire series through June, and scholarships are offered by contacting the Workforce Development office at wecd@patrickhenry.edu or  276-656-0260.

 

THURSDAY

June 24

» Studio with Karen Despot is at 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Spend studio time working in acrylic, oil or colored pencil with artist Karen Despot. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration is required by calling 276-632-3221 or online at PiedmontArts.org Social distancing and masks required. Cost is $30 for a member, $35 for a nonmember.

 » Food boxes giveaway by Kingdom Point Church will be 6 p.m. (and the last Thursday of each month) until all the food is gone at Advance Auto, 2670 Greensboro Road, Martinsville. 

» MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness offers no-contact application assistance for Virginia's free or low-cost Medicaid plans, with special focus on newly unemployed or uninsured. Not for those already enrolled in or eligible for Medicare. Questions can be answered and applications completed by phone. Call or text Ann Walker at 276-732-0509 to see if you qualify.

SATURDAY

June 26

» Public Safety class on Rural Water Supply offered by The Henry County Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Facility, 1024 DuPoint Road, Martinsville. Sign ups are at Cornerstone (vafire.csod.com) For more information, contact Kenny Shumate at kshumate@co.henry.va.us; Hamp Ingram at hingram@co.henry.va.us; or Suzie Helbert at shelbert@co.henry.va.us or call 276-634-4660.

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be held on Saturdays at 7 a.m.-noon, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St., Martinsville through Nov. 20. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

SUNDAY

June 27

» Public Safety class on Rural Water Supply offered by The Henry County Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Facility, 1024 DuPoint Road, Martinsville. Sign ups are at Cornerstone (vafire.csod.com) For more information, contact Kenny Shumate at kshumate@co.henry.va.us; Hamp Ingram at hingram@co.henry.va.us; or Suzie Helbert at shelbert@co.henry.va.us or call 276-634-4660.

TUESDAY

June 29

» Chix with stix is at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Free to members/nonmembers pay $5 at the door. Knitters are invited to work together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve your spot or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org. Social distancing and masks are required.

 » Free drive-thru community meal is at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Starling Avenue Baptist Church, 932 Starling Ave., Martinsville.

WEDNESDAY

June 30

» Senior Studio is at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts. Free to members; nonmembers pay $5 at the door. Seniors are invited to paint in the Piedmont Arts classroom. They are self-guided and provided a space to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve a spot or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org Social distancing and masks are required.

SATURDAY

July 3

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

WEDNESDAY

July 7

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be at 7 a.m.-noon each Wednesday through Sept. 29, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. 29. For information, call 276-632-5688.

SATURDAY

July 10

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

WEDNESDAY

July 14

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be at 7 a.m.-noon each Wednesday through Sept. 29, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. 29. For information, call 276-632-5688.

SATURDAY

July 17

» Citizen Firearms Safety Training class by the The Patrick County Sheriff’s Office will be held in the sheriff’s office/4H Club shooting range at 223 Transfer Station Lane, Stuart. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, snacks and drinks. The classes will be held outdoors, so dress accordingly. These are primarily firearms safety classes, but they also will include instruction on marksmanship. These classes, for U.S. citizens ages 18 and older, exceed the training requirements to get a Virginia concealed handgun permit. Children from age 12 may participate in a class if they are registered with and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Each person who completes the class will receive a certificate of firearms training. Each person who completes the class will receive a certificate of firearms training. Half of the 4-hour class will be discussion about concealed carry laws, justifiable use of deadly force, firearm safety rules and the fundamentals of marksmanship. These classes, for U.S. citizens ages 18 and older, exceed the training requirements to get a Virginia concealed handgun permit. Each person who completes the class will receive a certificate of firearms training. Registration is due no more than a week before each class date by calling the sheriff’s office at 276-694-3161. The cost is $55 per person. A criminal background check will be completed by the sheriff’s office on everyone who registers. For more information, call Sheriff Dan Smith, Lt. Rob Coleman or Sgt. David Haymore at 276-694-3161.

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

WEDNESDAY

July 21

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be at 7 a.m.-noon each Wednesday through Sept. 29, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. 29. For information, call 276-632-5688.

THURSDAY

July 22

» MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness offers no-contact application assistance for Virginia's free or low-cost Medicaid plans, with special focus on newly unemployed or uninsured. Not for those already enrolled in or eligible for Medicare. Questions can be answered and applications completed by phone. Call or text Ann Walker at 276-732-0509 to see if you qualify.

SATURDAY

July 24

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2. 

TUESDAY

July 27

» The Henry County Board of Supervisors will meet at 3 p.m. in the Summerlin Room of the Henry County Administration Building, Collinsville.

» Free drive-thru community meal is at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Starling Avenue Baptist Church, 932 Starling Ave., Martinsville.

WEDNESDAY

July 28

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be at 7 a.m.-noon each Wednesday through Sept. 29, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. 29. For information, call 276-632-5688.

THURSDAY

July 29

» Food boxes giveaway by Kingdom Point Church will be 6 p.m. (and the last Thursday of each month) until all the food is gone at Advance Auto, 2670 Greensboro Road, Martinsville. 

SATURDAY

July 31

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

 

WEDNESDAY

Aug. 4

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be at 7 a.m.-noon each Wednesday through Sept. 29, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. 29. For information, call 276-632-5688.

SATURDAY

Aug. 7

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

WEDNESDAY

Aug. 11

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be at 7 a.m.-noon each Wednesday through Sept. 29, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. 29. For information, call 276-632-5688.

SATURDAY

Aug. 14

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

WEDNESDAY

Aug. 18

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be at 7 a.m.-noon each Wednesday through Sept. 29, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. 29. For information, call 276-632-5688.

THURSDAY

Aug. 19

» MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness offers no-contact application assistance for Virginia's free or low-cost Medicaid plans, with special focus on newly unemployed or uninsured. Not for those already enrolled in or eligible for Medicare. Questions can be answered and applications completed by phone. Call or text Ann Walker at 276-732-0509 to see if you qualify.

SATURDAY

Aug. 21

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

» Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge will hold their Blue Ridge Duck Race during the Smith River Fest. Proceeds raised will go to benefit Boys and Girls Club afterschool enrichment program. Duck adoptions begin June 12 online at www.blueridgeduckraces.com or through adoption papers. If your business or organization would like to sponsor this event, contact Adam Pace at 276-656-1171 or by email at abpace@bgcbr.org.

TUESDAY

Aug. 24

» The Henry County Board of Supervisors will meet at 3 p.m. in the Summerlin Room of the Henry County Administration Building, Collinsville.

WEDNESDAY

Aug. 25

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be at 7 a.m.-noon each Wednesday through Sept. 29, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. 29. For information, call 276-632-5688.

THURSDAY

Aug. 26

» Food boxes giveaway by Kingdom Point Church will be 6 p.m. (and the last Thursday of each month) until all the food is gone at Advance Auto, 2670 Greensboro Road, Martinsville. 

SATURDAY

Aug. 28

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

TUESDAY

Aug. 31

» Free drive-thru community meal is at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Starling Avenue Baptist Church, 932 Starling Ave., Martinsville.

WEDNESDAY

Sept. 1

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be at 7 a.m.-noon each Wednesday through Sept. 29, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. 29. For information, call 276-632-5688.

SATURDAY

Sept. 4

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

WEDNESDAY

Sept. 8

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be at 7 a.m.-noon each Wednesday through Sept. 29, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. 29. For information, call 276-632-5688.

SATURDAY

Sept. 11

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

WEDNESDAY

Sept. 15

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be at 7 a.m.-noon each Wednesday through Sept. 29, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. 29. For information, call 276-632-5688.

THURSDAY

Sept. 16

» MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness offers no-contact application assistance for Virginia's free or low-cost Medicaid plans, with special focus on newly unemployed or uninsured. Not for those already enrolled in or eligible for Medicare. Questions can be answered and applications completed by phone. Call or text Ann Walker at 276-732-0509 to see if you qualify.

SATURDAY

Sept. 18

» Citizen Firearms Safety Training class for women only by the The Patrick County Sheriff’s Office will be held in the sheriff’s office/4H Club shooting range at 223 Transfer Station Lane, Stuart. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, snacks and drinks. The classes will be held outdoors, so dress accordingly. These are primarily firearms safety classes, but they also will include instruction on marksmanship. These classes, for U.S. citizens ages 18 and older, exceed the training requirements to get a Virginia concealed handgun permit. Children from age 12 may participate in a class if they are registered with and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Each person who completes the class will receive a certificate of firearms training. Each person who completes the class will receive a certificate of firearms training. Half of the 4-hour class will be discussion about concealed carry laws, justifiable use of deadly force, firearm safety rules and the fundamentals of marksmanship. These classes, for U.S. citizens ages 18 and older, exceed the training requirements to get a Virginia concealed handgun permit. Each person who completes the class will receive a certificate of firearms training. Registration is due no more than a week before each class date by calling the sheriff’s office at 276-694-3161. The cost is $55 per person. A criminal background check will be completed by the sheriff’s office on everyone who registers. For more information, call Sheriff Dan Smith, Lt. Rob Coleman or Sgt. David Haymore at 276-694-3161.

»

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

WEDNESDAY

Sept. 22

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be at 7 a.m.-noon each Wednesday through Sept. 29, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. 29. For information, call 276-632-5688.

» The Andy Burnette Trio, with special guest Jake Earles will perform on the Bassett Furniture Stage at the Henry County Fair, which will be at 5-10 p.m., Sept. 22-25 at the Martinsville Speedway. The $5 daily gate admission will include attendance at these shows. For more information, call 276-634-4640 or visit www.henrycountyvafair.com.

THURSDAY

Sept. 23

» Plastic Musik will perform on the Bassett Furniture Stage at the Henry County Fair, which will be at 5-10 p.m., Sept. 22-25 at the Martinsville Speedway. The $5 daily gate admission will include attendance at these shows. For more information, call 276-634-4640 or visit www.henrycountyvafair.com.

FRIDAY

Sept. 24

» Josh Shilling and Mountain Heart will perform on the Bassett Furniture Stage at the Henry County Fair, which will be at 3-11 p.m., Sept. 22-25 at the Martinsville Speedway. The $5 daily gate admission will include attendance at these shows. For more information, call 276-634-4640 or visit www.henrycountyvafair.com.

SATURDAY

Sept. 25

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688. Closed on Saturday, Oct. 2.

» Henry County Fair at the Martinsville Speedway ends with the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 race at the Martinsville Speedway. For more information, call 276-634-4640 or visit www.henrycountyvafair.com

TUESDAY

Sept. 28

» The Henry County Board of Supervisors will meet at 3 p.m. in the Summerlin Room of the Henry County Administration Building, Collinsville.

» Free drive-thru community meal is at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Starling Avenue Baptist Church, 932 Starling Ave., Martinsville.

WEDNESDAY

Sept. 29

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market has its final Wednesday event at 7 a.m.-noon, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. 29. For information, call 276-632-5688.

THURSDAY

Sept. 30

» Food boxes giveaway by Kingdom Point Church will be 6 p.m. (and the last Thursday of each month) until all the food is gone at Advance Auto, 2670 Greensboro Road, Martinsville. 

FRIDAY

Oct. 8

»"Rooster Walk Reunion," a three-day festival at Pop's Farm, will take place on the Oct. 8-10 weekend! Reunion will bring many of your favorite bands, vendors and friends back to Pop's for something that looks and feels like Rooster Walk in all the right ways, but adds changing leaves, cooler temperatures and an eStay tuned for more details very soon.

SATURDAY

Oct. 9

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688.

»"Rooster Walk Reunion," a three-day festival at Pop's Farm, will take place on the Oct. 8-10 weekend! Reunion will bring many of your favorite bands, vendors and friends back to Pop's for something that looks and feels like Rooster Walk in all the right ways, but adds changing leaves, cooler temperatures and an eStay tuned for more details very soon.

 SUNDAY

Oct. 10

»"Rooster Walk Reunion," a three-day festival at Pop's Farm, will take place on the Oct. 8-10 weekend! Reunion will bring many of your favorite bands, vendors and friends back to Pop's for something that looks and feels like Rooster Walk in all the right ways, but adds changing leaves, cooler temperatures and an eStay tuned for more details very soon.

SATURDAY

Oct. 16

» Citizen Firearms Safety Training class by the The Patrick County Sheriff’s Office will be held in the sheriff’s office/4H Club shooting range at 223 Transfer Station Lane, Stuart. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, snacks and drinks. The classes will be held outdoors, so dress accordingly. These are primarily firearms safety classes, but they also will include instruction on marksmanship. These classes, for U.S. citizens ages 18 and older, exceed the training requirements to get a Virginia concealed handgun permit. Children from age 12 may participate in a class if they are registered with and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Each person who completes the class will receive a certificate of firearms training. Each person who completes the class will receive a certificate of firearms training. Half of the 4-hour class will be discussion about concealed carry laws, justifiable use of deadly force, firearm safety rules and the fundamentals of marksmanship. These classes, for U.S. citizens ages 18 and older, exceed the training requirements to get a Virginia concealed handgun permit. Each person who completes the class will receive a certificate of firearms training. Registration is due no more than a week before each class date by calling the sheriff’s office at 276-694-3161. The cost is $55 per person. A criminal background check will be completed by the sheriff’s office on everyone who registers. For more information, call Sheriff Dan Smith, Lt. Rob Coleman or Sgt. David Haymore at 276-694-3161.

»

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688.

THURSDAY

Oct. 21

» MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness offers no contact application assistance for Virginia's free or low cost Medicaid plans (Children's Medicaid/FAMIS, Pregnancy Medicaid and Adult Health Care - 19 to 64 year olds). Special focus on newly unemployed or uninsured. Not for those already enrolled in or eligible for Medicare. Questions can be answered and applications completed by phone. Call or text Ann Walker at 276-732-0509 to see if you qualify.

SATURDAY

Oct. 23

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688.

TUESDAY

Oct. 26

» The Henry County Board of Supervisors will meet at 3 p.m. in the Summerlin Room of the Henry County Administration Building, Collinsville.

» Free drive-thru community meal is at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Starling Avenue Baptist Church, 932 Starling Ave., Martinsville.

THURSDAY

Oct. 28

» Food boxes giveaway by Kingdom Point Church will be 6 p.m. (and the last Thursday of each month) until all the food is gone at Advance Auto, 2670 Greensboro Road, Martinsville. 

SATURDAY

Oct. 30

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688.

SATURDAY

Nov. 5

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688.

SATURDAY

Nov. 12

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be held on Saturdays at 7 a.m.-noon, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St., Martinsville through Nov. 20. For information, call 276-632-5688. 

THURSDAY

Nov. 18

» MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness offers no contact application assistance for Virginia's free or low cost Medicaid plans (Children's Medicaid/FAMIS, Pregnancy Medicaid and Adult Health Care - 19 to 64 year olds). Special focus on newly unemployed or uninsured. Not for those already enrolled in or eligible for Medicare. Questions can be answered and applications completed by phone. Call or text Ann Walker at 276-732-0509 to see if you qualify.

SATURDAY

Nov. 19

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be open at 7 a.m.-noon every Saturday until Nov. 20, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St. in Uptown Martinsville. For information, call 276-632-5688.

TUESDAY

Nov. 23

» The Henry County Board of Supervisors will meet at 3 p.m. in the Summerlin Room of the Henry County Administration Building, Collinsville.

SATURDAY

Nov. 26

» Uptown Martinsville Farmers' Market will be held on Saturdays at 7 a.m.-noon, rain or shine, at 65 West Main St., Martinsville through Nov. 20. For information, call 276-632-5688. 

THURSDAY

Dec. 16

» MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness offers no contact application assistance for Virginia's free or low cost Medicaid plans (Children's Medicaid/FAMIS, Pregnancy Medicaid and Adult Health Care - 19 to 64 year olds). Special focus on newly unemployed or uninsured. Not for those already enrolled in or eligible for Medicare. Questions can be answered and applications completed by phone. Call or text Ann Walker at 276-732-0509 to see if you qualify.

SATURDAY

TUESDAY

Dec. 21

» The Henry County Board of Supervisors will meet at 3 p.m. in the Summerlin Room of the Henry County Administration Building, Collinsville.

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