Friday, January 3
HJDB Event Center: Music with Randy Farmer & Friends. In the cafeteria from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission $2, members free. Breakfast $5, from 8:30 to 11 a.m., Lunch $6 from noon to 1 p.m. For information call (276) 358-0489.
Saturday, January 4
Papa’s Pizzeria: Papa’s Pizzeria invites you out every Saturday night for karaoke on the outdoor patio beginning at 8:30 p.m. Grab your friends, enjoy the great Italian food and then hit the stage! Everyone, including kids, is invited to sit out by the Smith River and enjoy their favorite songs. Outdoor seating including children’s area available. Contact: (276) 629-6992; Address: 4288 Fairystone Park Highway
Bassett, VA 24055.
BRRL (Martinsville Branch): Calling all lovers of board games! Come by the Martinsville Library for our monthly Board Game Day! Bring your friends and your favorite games or try out one of the games the library has on hand. And most importantly, have fun! Our Board Game Day will be held the first Saturday of every month from 10 AM to 1 PM. It is free and open to the public so come join the fun! Join us as we revisit our favorite manor house and see the Crawley family a year and a half after the PBS series ended on Saturday, January 4th at the Martinsville Library. Having received a note that the royal family plans to visit, Robert and Cora, as well as the rest of the Crawley family and household staff, immediately begin preparations. Watch as tensions flair between the royal and household staff and love blooms amidst the visit. Show starts at 2 p.m. Free popcorn provided! Contact: (276) 403-5430; Address: 310 East Church Street Martinsville, VA 24112.
Sunday, January 5
Hamlet Vineyards: Sweeten your Sunday afternoons with a trip to Hamlet Vineyards in Bassett, VA. Every Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. you can enjoy a wine tasting featuring Pinot Gris, Viognier, Petit Verdot, Old Virginia Red and others. Also offering local, freshly baked breads with gourmet spreads or lunch to complete your tasting. Contact: (276) 629-2121; Address: 405 Riverside Drive Bassett, VA 24055.
Henry County Bike Club: The Henry County Bike Club will ride at the Mountain Laurel Trails in Ridgeway every Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Occasionally the Mountain Bike Ride may be held at Cedar Ridge Trails. In those instances, the Henry County Bike Club will post an update on the website as well as the Facebook page. Contact: (276) 618-0343, (276) 340-9144; Address: 361 Mountain Laurel Trail
Ridgeway, VA 24148.
Ayurvedic Workshops with Valerie Kiser: Join Valerie at Just Breathe Yoga & Bodywork for Ayurveda in Martinsville. Morning session: 9 a.m. until 12 p.m; Investment: $40 by the 12/28, $45 after;
Valerie will reveal the underlying principles of Ayurveda, the “Science of Life”. You will learn about doshas, (mind-body constitutional types) and how to identify your own dosha, enabling you to create an ideal program of diet and lifestyle practices. Afternoon Session: 2-4 p.m; Investment: $40 by 12/28,$45 after. Learn asana, meditation, and pranayama practices to help balance your dosha type. Contact: (276) 340-9621; Address: 4 E Main St, Martinsville, VA
Tuesday, January 7
Hardee’s (Stanleytown): “The Hardee Bunch” invites everyone out on Tuesday mornings to enjoy Old Style Country & Gospel Music. The Jamboree started in 1994 as a birthday celebration for a member celebrating his 91st birthday. Because it was such a hit, the group decided to do meet each week to play. Contact: (276) 629-1122; Address: 933 Fairystone Park Hwy Stanleytown, VA 24168.
Wednesday, January 8
Henry County Bike Club: Join the Henry County Bike Club for a weekly, evening ride along the many gorgeous trails of the Smith River Trail System. Mountain bikes are recommended but road bikes can be used as well. The Wednesday evening ride offers bikers the opportunity to ride either road, trail or both. Ride times will range from 30 minutes to an hour and locations will vary. A light is needed to participate in this ride. Contact: (276) 618-0343; Address: 3521 River Road Fieldale, VA 24089.
Thursday, January 9
Thursday Trail Trekkers: This group, co-sponsored by Henry County Parks & Recreation and the Dan River Basin Association, will meet on Thursdays to explore a different trail every week. Weather permitting, we will meet at designated locations throughout the county, and sometimes in nearby parts of neighboring counties for hikes. All the trails selected will be moderate in length and difficulty and senior-friendly, but there is no minimum age requirement. Please contact Paul Johnson at email@example.com with any questions. Seniors interested in this program must pre-register with Henry County Parks & Recreation Senior Services at 276-634-4644. Address: 3300 Kings Mountain Rd
Martinsville, VA 24078.
Friday, January 10
Henry County Bike Club: Ride ‘N Dine every Friday afternoon with members of the Henry County Bike Club. Each week fellow cyclists meet at the Liberty Street access point of the Dick & Willie Trail to put in some miles and to refuel with a delicious lunch at a local eatery. A different lunch locality is chosen each week so that your Friday afternoon is always unique and interesting. Rides are year-round but are canceled if it’s raining or if the temperature is below 50 degrees. Please check Facebook for the most up-to-date information. Contact: (276) 358-1312; Address: 699 Liberty Street Martinsville, VA 24112
HJDB: Bluegrass and Gospel music by local musicians at the HJDB Event Center from 10 a.m. until noon. Breakfast $5 from 8:30-11 a.m., Lunch $6 from 12-1 p.m. Admission: $2 donation, members free; Contact: (276) 358-0489.