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Martinsville-area events: Sept. 15, 2021

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TODAY

» Henry County Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. and at 6 p.m. for public hearings in the Summerlin meeting room at the Henry County Administration Building, Kings Mountain Road, Collinsville.

» Blue Ridge Regional Library Board of Trustees will meet at noon at the Martinsville Library, 310 E. Church St.

» Drug-free MHC will have its meeting at noon-1:30 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. 

» Drive-thru community meal is at 5-6 p.m. at Smith Memorial United Methodist Church, on the corner of John Redd & Daniels Creek Road in Collinsville. Call 276-647-8150 before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday to reserve meals.

» Job fair is at 1-6 p.m. at Patrick & Henry Community College's Stone Hall Gym, 645 Patriot Ave. To register visit https://bit.ly/3iYF8rv or call Shannon Whitlow at 276-656-5483 or email swhitlow@patrickhenry.edu, or scan in a QR code that can be found on flyers such as posted on social media. Virginia Career Works and Community Recovery Program are partners in hosting the career fair.

» 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

» Red Cross blood drive is at noon-6 p.m.at Martinsville Elks Lodge, 300 Fairy St. Ext. Each donor will receive a college football themed T-shirt.

» Painting with Karen Conner is at 1-4 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. For ages 12 plus. Instructor Karen Conner will lead students in creating a unique painting in each class. Advanced registration required. Tickets available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members per class.

»  Paper-flower-making class is at 6 p.m. at the Ararat Ruritan Club, 4711 Ararat Highway. Annette Burkhart Freeman is the instructor, and all materials will be provided. Register by contacting Pamela Smith at 276-229-6931 or AraratRuritanClub@gmail.com. Registration is a must to ensure enough supplies will be on hand. Prepay $20 via PayPal.me/PamelaRenea

» Medicaid application assistance by the MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness will be available for qualifying applicants from birth to 64 years of age. No sign-up fees, no premiums, no deductibles. Questions can be answered and applications completed by phone. In-person applications assistance are  11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays at Community Storehouse. Call or text Ann Walker 276-732-0509 to see if you qualify.

FRIDAY

» Uptown Martinsville TGIF Concert Series, featuring The Worx, is at 7-10:30 p.m. at Bridge Street Parking Lot in Uptown Martinsville. Tickets are $7 at the gate. Presented by Martinsville Uptown Rotary Club.

» Quarter auction will be at 7 p.m. at Oak Level Ruritan Club, 7668 Oak Level Road in Bassett. Costs are $5 for two paddles and door-prize ticket, with extra tickets $1 each. Doors open at 6, and food will be available. Social distancing will be observed.

» Stuart Farmers Market open 8-noon with locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, baked items, eggs, crafts and more. 

SATURDAY

» Free in-person breakfast is at 8-9:30 a.m.in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian of Martinsville on Patrick Henry Avenue,  Take out also available under the portico in back of church.

» Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department country breakfast is at at 6:30-10 a.m. at 6687 Fairystone Park Highway, Stuart. Dine-in cost is $8 for adults; $4 for children. All to-go plates are $8. For orders, call 276-930-2113.

» Spencer-Ruritan Brunswick stew will have a pre-orders-only by calling 276-340-1615. The cost is $8 per quart or $30 a gallon. The annual event is canceled this year because of the virus.

» Rook tournament is at the Ararat Ruritan Club, 4711 Ararat Highway. There will be cash prizes and trophies with a $20 fee for each two-person team. Sign-in begins at 5:30 p.m., and games begin at 6. It will be double-elimination with a 40-minute game time limit; Rook-High 180 hand. For more information or to register early, call 276-229-6931.

» Bassett Highway 57 Cruise In is at 3-7 p.m. at 3525 Fairystone Park Highway, Bassett, will be "Back the Blue Night" to show support and appreciation for local law enforcement officers. It will begin at 2:15 p.m. with the start at Cross Point Church in Ridgeway and ending at the Bassett Cruise In. All makes and models welcome. No pet, not tents, no burnouts. Food courts. Free admission. For information, visit bassettcruisein.com or contact Tim Stone at hokieappraiser@gmail.com or call 276-629-3117.

» Citizen Firearms Safety Training class for women only by the the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office will be 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 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.

SUNDAY

» Hairston Family Homes: Exploring 18th and 19th Century architecture in Southern Virginia is at 3 p.m. at the Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center & Museum, 1 East Main St., Martinsville. Historian and collector Jarred Marlowe, first vice president of The Col. George Waller Chapter of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution, will be talking about the history of the architecture of the George Hairston family, owners of the Beaver Creek Plantation and other properties. Admission is free. For information, email at mhchistoricalsociety@gmail.com or or by phone at 276-403-5361.

»  Southside Survivor Response Center silent auction fundraiser will continue through Oct. 8. For more information, contact SM Barr at 276-734-0040.

MONDAY

»  Patrick & Henry Community College Board will meet at noon at the MET at 65 Motorsports Dr., Martinsville. This is a public meeting, but the board will not receive public comment. Information is also posted on P&HCC's website.

TUESDAY

» Kreate with Kolinski for ages 18 and older is at 6-8 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Explore the world of alcohol inks with instructor Rebecca Kolinski. Advanced registration required. Tickets available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org for $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

WEDNESDAY

» Henry County Fair opens on the grounds of Martinsville Speedway. Advanced tickets can be purchased for $20 per individual or $70 for a family four pack, which gives unlimited access to all of the games, activities, including unlimited rides. Tickets purchased in advance are good for any one day. They are non-transferable and non-refundable. Discounted ticket purchases end at 5 p.m. today. Visit website to purchase tickets. For more information, contact Henry County Parks and Recreation office at 276-634-4640 or visit the fair website at www.henrycountyvafair.com

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

» Rep. Morgan Griffith’s traveling office hours will stop at 11:30-1 p.m. in the conference room at the Patrick County Administration Building, 106 Rucker St. in Stuart. A member of Griffith’s staff will meet with constituents to discuss issues and answers questions. For questions, call 276-525-1405.

» Rep. Morgan Griffith’s traveling office hours will stop at 2:30-4 p.m. in Bassett Public Library, 3969 Fairystone Parkway in Bassett. A member of Griffith’s staff will meet with constituents to discuss issues and answers questions. For questions, call 276-525-1405.

» Self-Care Fair will be at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Spero Health, 414 Fairy St. Ext., Martinsville. Food and beverages will be available (hotdogs, chips, water, etc.) free for all vendors and attendees. For information, call 276-201-1647 (office) or 615-957-8666 (cell).

» Genie's Art "Coffee & Canvas" fall painting class is at 9 a.m. on the patio at Sweet Cakes Bakery, Collinsville. The cost is $25 for everything you will need. Paint your choice of apples or pumpkins. Text names and harvest choice to 276-224-0029.

» Red Cross blood drive is at 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Meadows of Dan Community Center, 2800 JEB Stuart Highway. All donors will receive a college football-themed T-shirt.

» 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. 23

» Henry County Fair will be staged on the grounds of Martinsville Speedway. Advanced tickets can be purchased for $20 per individual or $70 for a family four pack, which gives unlimited access to all of the games, activities, including unlimited rides. Tickets purchased in advance are good for any one day. They are non-transferable and non-refundable. Visit website to purchase tickets. For more information, contact Henry County Parks and Recreation office at 276-634-4640 or visit the fair website at www.henrycountyvafair.com

» Plastic Musik will perform at 5-10 p.m. at the Henry County Fair 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.

» Dancing for the Arts Kick-off Event is at 5:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts, 215 Starling Ave. in Martinsville. Eight teams will be competing for the event on March 5 at the Martinsville High School Auditorium. This is a fundraiser to support the arts. 

» Medicaid application assistance by the MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness will be available for qualifying applicants from birth to 64 years of age. No sign-up fees, no premiums, no deductibles. Questions can be answered and applications completed by phone. In-person applications assistance are  11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays at Community Storehouse. Call or text Ann Walker 276-732-0509 to see if you qualify.

FRIDAY

» Henry County Fair will be at 3-11 p.m. on the grounds of Martinsville Speedway. Advanced tickets can be purchased for $20 per individual or $70 for a family four pack, which gives unlimited access to all of the games, activities, including unlimited rides. Tickets purchased in advance are good for any one day. They are non-transferable and non-refundable. Visit website to purchase tickets. For more information, contact Henry County Parks and Recreation office at 276-634-4640 or visit the fair website at www.henrycountyvafair.com

» Josh Shilling and Mountain Heart will perform at the Henry County Fair. For more information, call 276-634-4640 or visit www.henrycountyvafair.com.

» Stuart Farmers Market open at 8-noon with locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, baked items, eggs, crafts and more.

SATURDAY

» Henry County Fair at the Martinsville Speedway ends with the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 race at the Martinsville Speedway. Advanced tickets can be purchased for $20 per individual or $70 for a family four pack, which gives unlimited access to all of the games, activities, including unlimited rides. Tickets purchased in advance are good for any one day. They are non-transferable and non-refundable. Visit website to purchase tickets.  For more information, call 276-634-4640 or visit www.henrycountyvafair.com.

» Fieldale Volunteer Fire Department 75th anniversary celebration will be at at 2-8 p.m. on the grounds of the Fieldale Community Center. The event will feature a ceremony, vendors, food trucks, bouncy houses, cars, both old and new, a live band, plus DJ and tours of its apparatus.

» 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.

» Jackpot bingo is at 6 p.m. at Ararat Ruritan Club, 4711 Ararat Highway, Ararat. The bingo jackpot for September is $800. The jackpot grows by $100 each month until won. Regular payout is $50 cash/game and $150 coverall payout. Game sets are sold for $20, which includes two door prize tickets. Additional sets and door prize tickets can be purchased. Coverall games are sold for $5/each. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with concessions (hotdogs, chips, candy, popcorns, soft drinks and water) ready. 

» Chatham Cruise In, sponsored by the Virginia-Carolina Chevy Car Club, is at 4-8 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month through September in the downtown area of Chatham. Admission is free, and restaurants and shops are open.

SUNDAY

Sept. 26

» Relay for Life of Martinsville & Henry County will be at 3-7 p.m. at the Smith River Sports Complex.

»  Southside Survivor Response Center silent auction fundraiser will continue through Oct. 8. For more information, contact SM Barr at 276-734-0040.

TUESDAY

Sept. 28

» 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. Knitters are invited to work together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided and provide a space to socialize while creating. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve your space or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org. Free to member; $5 to non-member (pay at the door) per class.

» 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

» Free community meal is at 5-5:45 p.m. at Christ Episcopal, 311 East Church St., Martinsville.  

» 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

» Red Cross blood drive is at noon-6 p.m. at Martinsville Elks Lodge, 300 Fairy St., Ext. All donors will receive a college football-themed T-shirt.

» 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. 

» Medicaid application assistance by the MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness will be available for qualifying applicants from birth to 64 years of age. No sign-up fees, no premiums, no deductibles. Questions can be answered and applications completed by phone. In-person applications assistance are  11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays at Community Storehouse. Call or text Ann Walker 276-732-0509 to see if you qualify.

FRIDAY

Oct. 1

» Blues, Brews & Stews is at 6 p.m. at Gravely-Lester Art Gardens at Piedmont Arts. General admission cost is $20, and tickets are available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org. Food, drinks and live music in the Art Garden. T.C. Carter Band will perform their signature blend of blues, country and rock music. Ticket price includes Brunswick stew, cornbread, banana pudding and water/tea. Cash bar. Bring a lawn chair for seating. No outside food or drinks. In case of rain the event will move inside at Piedmont Arts.

» Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society First Friday will be at 6-9 p.m. with free entertainment for the community. For information https://tb.me/e/VAVe3min

» Stuart Farmers Market open 8-noon with locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, baked items, eggs, crafts and more.

SATURDAY

Oct. 2

» Eco printing workshop is at 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Learn the intuitive and beautiful art of eco printing with instructors Jennifer Reis and Leslie Pearson. Eco printing is a contact printing process using botanical materials such as leaves and flowers. Cover the basics of eco printing on assorted papers. Advanced registration required. Tickets are available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org and are $75 for members and $80 for nonmembers.

SUNDAY

Oct. 4

»  Southside Survivor Response Center silent auction fundraiser will continue through Oct. 8. For more information, contact SM Barr at 276-734-0040.

THURSDAY

Oct. 7

» Latin Ballet of Virginia: Verde is at 7 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Tickets are available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org for $20 for adults and $10 for students (K-12). Verde is an immersive dance/theatre production focusing on the preservation and promotion of the sacred love and respect to plant earth. Inspired by the exhibit, "Leaves of the Tree,: the performance will take place in the museum's galleries where the dancers and audience will be surrounded by falling leaves and a towering tree created by artists Charlie Bouwer and Jennifer L. Hand.

FRIDAY

Oct. 8

»"Rooster Walk Reunion," a 3-day festival at Pop's Farm, is today through Sunday and will bring many popular bands, vendors and friends back to Pop's Farm in Axton. Stay tuned for more details very soon.

» Stuart Farmers Market open 8-noon with locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, baked items, eggs, crafts and more.

»  Southside Survivor Response Center silent auction fundraiser concludes. For more information, contact SM Barr at 276-734-0040.

SATURDAY

Oct. 9

» Painting Prodigies at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts for ages five to 12. Ignite your creative spark at this fun painting class with instructor Karen Conner. Students will complete a 12"x12" canvas. Advanced registration required. Tickets available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-member per class.

» 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 3-day festival at Pop's Farm, is today through Sunday and will bring many popular bands, vendors and friends back to Pop's Farm in Axton. Stay tuned for more details very soon.

 SUNDAY

Oct. 10

»"Rooster Walk Reunion," a 3-day festival at Pop's Farm, concludes with many popular bands, vendors and friends back to Pop's Farm in Axton. Stay tuned for more details very soon.

TUESDAY

Oct. 12

» Chix with Stix is at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Knitters are invited to work together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided and provide a space to socialize while creating. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve your space or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org Free to members and $5 to nonmembers (pay at the door) per class.

THURSDAY

Oct. 14

» Medicaid application assistance by the MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness will be available for qualifying applicants from birth to 64 years of age. No sign-up fees, no premiums, no deductibles. Questions can be answered and applications completed by phone. In-person applications assistance are  11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays at Community Storehouse. Call or text Ann Walker 276-732-0509 to see if you qualify.

FRIDAY

Oct. 15

» Southside Survivor Response Center Virtual Silent Auction viewing will be shown on Facebook Live @SSRCenter at 1-3 p.m. Silent auction to be held on Oct. 16. Silent Auction payment methods are Cash App/$SSRCenterInc, Paypal.me/SSRCenter. Monetary Donations - checks/money orders: mail to P.O. Box 352, Martinsville, Va. 24114. Items/gift drop off locations at 22 E. Church St., Suite 300, Martinsville, VA. (Put all money gifts in a sealed envelope labeled Silent Auction) For more information, contact SM Barr at 276-734-0040.

» Stuart Farmers Market open 8-noon with locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, baked items, eggs, crafts and more.

SATURDAY

Oct. 16

» Southside Survivor Response Center Virtual Silent Auction with 24 hour bidding is at 12 a.m.-11:59 p.m. with all bids in increments of $5 on Facebook Live @SSRCenter. For more information, contact SM Barr at 276-734-0040. Silent Auction payment methods are Cash App/$SSRCenterInc, Paypal.me/SSRCenter. Monetary Donations - checks/money orders: mail to P.O. Box 352, Martinsville, Va. 24114.

» Bassett Highway 57 Cruise In downtown Bassett at 3-7 p.m. All makes and models welcome. No pet, not tents, no burnouts. Food courts. Free admission. For information, bassettcruisein.com

» Apple Dumpling Festival is at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in downtown Stuart. 

» 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.

SUNDAY

Oct. 17

» "Treasure from the vault" is at 3 p.m. at Martinsville Henry County Heritage Center and Museum.

THURSDAY

Oct. 21

» Painting with Karen Conner is at 1-4 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. For ages 12 and older. Instructor Karen Conner will lead students in creating a unique painting in each class. Advanced registration required. Tickets are available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org for $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers per class.

» Medicaid application assistance by the MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness will be available for qualifying applicants from birth to 64 years of age. No sign-up fees, no premiums, no deductibles. Questions can be answered and applications completed by phone. In-person applications assistance are  11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays at Community Storehouse. Call or text Ann Walker 276-732-0509 to see if you qualify.

FRIDAY

Oct. 22

» Exhibits opening reception at Piedmont Arts at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Reception in honor of new exhibits, Carl Chiarenza, Print/Imprint:Asheville Printmakers and Tools of Happiness. Gallery talk is at 6:16 p.m. Complimentary wine and light refreshments. Free and open to public. RSVP required to 276-632-3221 or PiedmontArts.org by Oct. 19

» Stuart Farmers Market open 8-noon with locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, baked items, eggs, crafts and more.

SATURDAY

Oct. 23

» Wine by the River Festival will be at 2-7 p.m. at the Smith River Complex, 1000 Irisburg Road in Axton to raise money for The Matthew Wayne Wade Foundation. This seventh annual event will feature wineries, breweries, food vendors and live music with various artists.

» New art shows at Piedmont Arts are "Exhibit of Carl Chiarenza," on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and History, "Exhibit of Print/Imprint: Asheville Printmakers" and "Exhibit of Tools of Happiness" through Jan. 8. Free admission.

» Painting with Karen Conner is at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. For ages 12 plus. Instructor Karen Conner will lead students in creating a unique painting in each class. Advanced registration required. Tickets available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members per class.

» 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.

SUNDAY

Oct. 24

» Chatham Concert series at 3 p.m. features Sonatas by Brahms and Beethoven's "Spring" with Harold Brown, piano and Kevin Matheson, violin at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 66 North Main St., Chatham. Admission by donation for the musicians.

TUESDAY

Oct. 26

» 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

Oct. 27

» Free community meal is at 5-5:45 p.m. at Christ Episcopal, 311 East Church St., 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. 

FRIDAY

Oct. 29

» Chix with Stix is at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Knitters are invited to work together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided and provide a space to socialize while creating. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required by calling 276-632-3221 to reserve your space or email bjohnson@piedmontarts.org Free to members; $5 to nonmembers (pay at the door) per class.

» Stuart Farmers Market open 8-noon with locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, baked items, eggs, crafts and more.

SATURDAY

Oct. 30

» Covered Bridge 5K run/walk is at 9 a.m. at Smith River Church of the Brethrn, 2282 Bob White Road in Stuart. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the Smith River Church of the Brethren, 2282 Bob White Road, Stuart, and transportation will be provided at the start and end of the run from that spot. This is a fundraiser for the Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center. The cost is $25, with $15 for ages 6-12. For more information, contact Stephanie Vipperman at 276-694-3945 or stephanievipperman@embarqmail.com or Linda Martin at 276-692-7138. To download a registration form visit www.CoveredBridge5K.com.

» 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.

 

SUNDAY

Oct. 31

» Stuart Spooktacular on Main Street in uptown Stuart at 5:30-8 p.m.

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.

THURSDAY

Nov. 11

» Brown v. Board of Education: Over 50 Years Later, one man play is at 6:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Cost of tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for students (k-12). Tickets available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org

» Veterans Day

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. 

SATURDAY

Nov. 13

» Painting Prodigies at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts for ages five to 12. Ignite your creative spark at this fun painting class with instructor Karen Conner. Students will complete a 12"x12" canvas. Advanced registration required. Tickets available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-member per class.

THURSDAY

Nov. 18

» Painting with Karen Conner at 1-4 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. For ages 12 plus. Instructor Karen Conner will lead students in creating a unique painting in each class. Advanced registration required. Tickets available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members per class.

» 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. 20

» Painting with Karen Conner at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. For ages 12 plus. Instructor Karen Conner will lead students in creating a unique painting in each class. Advanced registration required. Tickets available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members per class.

» 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.

WEDNESDAY

Nov. 24

» Free community meal at Christ Episcopal, 311 East Church St., Martinsville, from 5-5:45 p.m. 

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. 2

» Christmas Tree Lighting is at 5 p.m. at Gravely-Lester Garden. Piedmont Arts kick off the holiday season. Free admission.

FRIDAY

Dec. 3

» Grand Illumination (Lighting of the Christmas Tree) Main Street, uptown Stuart at 5:30-9 p.m.

SATURDAY

Dec. 4

» Christmas Parade in Stuart.

SUNDAY

Dec. 5

» Roanoke Symphony Holiday Pops is at 3 p.m. at MHS auditorium. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $25 for reserved; $5 student (k-12). Tickets available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org This performance is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

» Chatham Concert series at 3:30 p.m. features Christmas Favorites with Soprano Leslie Mabe and the Rainier Trio at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 66 North Main St., Chatham. Admission is by donation for the performers.

SATURDAY

Dec. 11

» Painting Prodigies at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts for ages five to 12. Ignite your creative spark at this fun painting class with instructor Karen Conner. Students will complete a 12"x12" canvas. Advanced registration required. Tickets available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-member per class.

SUNDAY

Dec. 12

» Christmas Music at 3 p.m.at Martinsville Henry County Heritage Center and Museum.

SUNDAY

   

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.

WEDNESDAY

Dec. 29

» Free community meal at Christ Episcopal, 311 East Church St., Martinsville, from 5-5:45 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Jan. 23

» Chatham Concert series at 3 p.m. features the Roanoke Ballet Theatre and the Rainier Trio at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 66 North Main St. Admission by donation for the musicians.

SATURDAY

March 5

» Dancing for the Arts fundraiser for the arts in Martinsville will be at 4 p.m. at the Martinsville High School Auditorium. (The fundraiser was set to take place in 2020, but was postponed as a precaution against COVID-19.) 

FRIDAY

March 18

» Chatham Concert series at 7 p.m. features Rachmaninoff, Fuchs and Lachner, The Rainier Trio, at Emmanual Episcopal Church, 66 North Main St., Chatham. Admission by donation for the musicians.

FRIDAY

April 29

» Chatham Concert series at 7 p.m. features Sonatas by Dvorak and Beethoven's "Kreutzer" with Judy Clark, piano and Kevin Matheson, violin at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 66 North Main St., Chatham. Admission by donation for the musicians.

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