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Saturday, May 28
Scuffle Hill Brewing, Gym 24, and Giving Back LLC are co-sponsoring a ruck march to honor fallen military and first responders. Participants should meet at Gym 24 at 9 a.m. for a formation ruck march around Uptown Martinsville. Wear your silkies, best motivational T-shirts, plate carriers, backpacks, flags, etc., though such items are not mandatory. After the march, participants may enjoy $1 pints at Scuffle Hill Brewing.
The Horsepasture Volunteer Fire Department (17815 A.L. Philpott Highway, Ridgeway) will host a country buffet breakfast from 6-10 a.m. The cost for adults is $8, children under 10 are $4. All carry outs are $8. The buffet includes eggs, bacon, sausage, country ham, grits, biscuits and gravy, and apples.
Sunday, May 29
The Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society will premiere the documentary film, “A Conversation with American Heroes from Martinsville & Henry County” at 3 p.m. in the Walker Theatre of Patrick & Henry Community College.
Tuesday, May 31 through Tuesday, June 21
Patrick & Henry Community College hosts Introduction to Microsoft Office 2016 Suite. Classes will be held from 8:30 until 12:30 p.m. The cost is $175. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit ph.augusoft.net or call (276) 656-0260.
Thursday, June 2
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the Martinsville Elks Lodge (300 Fairy Street Ext.) from 12-6 p.m. To register for your donation appointment, visit redcrossblood.org.
Friday, June 3
Fido’s Finds (119 East Main Street, Martinsville) will host a big basement sale from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. to benefit the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA. Thousands of items will be at bargain basement prices. The only thing hotter than the temperature are the low prices!
Saturday, June 4
Uptown Partnership will host its fourth community engagement conversation from 1-2:30 p.m. to hear feedback and engage with the public on Uptown revitalization priorities.
The Blue Ridge Regional Library will host a special, old Hollywood red carpet event, Movie and Mocktails with Marilyn. Step back in time into the opulence of old Hollywood for an evening of glamour, enchantment, and elegance at the Collinsville branch library. Festivities will include an old Hollywood costume contest, signature non-alcoholic mocktails, old Hollywood movie trivia, a special viewing of a classic Marilyn Monroe movie, door prizes, and more. Registration is required for this free event. To register, call (276) 647-1112.
A “Stop the Violence and Say No to Drugs” Walkathon will take place in Martinsville. Participants will meet in the Big Chair parking lot in Uptown Martinsville at 11 a.m. with the walk beginning at noon and ending at Baldwin Park, where speakers will discuss their experience with addiction and Piedmont Community Services will provide information on substance abuse and recovery services. There will be a live band and free food and beverages. Anyone interested in volunteering or donating to the walkathon should contact Anthea Barbour at (276) 806-0932.
The Fieldale-Collinsville Rescue Squad (1827 Daniels Creek Road) will host a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser from 7-11 a.m. Plates are $5 (cash or check only) for both dine-in and to-go and include 3 pancakes, 2 sausage links, 2 eggs, and a choice of juice, coffee, or water. The funds raised will be used to buy much-needed equipment for the squad.
Fido’s Finds (119 East Main Street, Martinsville) will host a big basement sale from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. to benefit the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA. Thousands of items will be at bargain basement prices.
Wednesday, June 8
The Virginia Department of Veteran Services will host an in-person Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Employer Certification Training and Veteran Resource event at the Patrick & Henry Community College MET Complex (67 Motorsports Drive, Martinsville) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Registration, lunch, parking, and certification are all free. To register, visit https://bit.ly/V3TrainJune2022.
Thursday, June 9
The Henry County School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting beginning at 9 a.m. in the Summerlin Meeting Room of the Henry County Administration Building (3300 Kings Mountain Road, Collinsville.)
Friday, June 10
It’s Music Night at the Spencer-Penn Centre. The Country Boys will play in Alumni Hall. Gate opens at 5 p.m. and music begins at 6:20. Admission is a $5 donation. Social distancing will be required and masks when that is not possible. Concessions will be sold.
Friday, June 17
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Blackberry Baptist Church (3241 Stones Dairy Road, Bassett) from 1-6 p.m. To register for your donation appointment, visit redcrossblood.org.
The Magna Vista Horticulture Spring Plant Sale is open. Weekday hours are 9-3 p.m., and some additional hours will be held. For complete information, sales, and additional hours, visit the Magna Vista Horticulture Facebook page.
The Martinsville Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. through November 20 and Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. through September 29. Shop with SNAP/EBT and receive up to $20 in free fruits and vegetables each week. To shop market vendors online, visit martinsvilleuptown.com.
The Louise R. Lester Spay/Neuter Clinic is hosting wellness clinics every Tuesday. Clinics are by appointment only—no walk-ins will be accepted. Call (276) 638-7297 to schedule your appointment. Beginning in April, the clinics will be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, rather than weekly.
Patrick & Henry Community College is organizing a virtual Leadership Learning Community! If you have leadership questions, P&HCC can connect you with answers through this virtual community. Participants have the opportunity to collaborate and brainstorm current, real-time challenges and successes with fellow leaders while learning from each other or gaining insights from professionals skilled in areas of concern. Sessions will be held from 4-5 p.m. every other Wednesday through June 22. Prices range from $225 for 12 sessions all the way to $25 for individual sessions. For more information or to register, visit ph.augusoft.net or call (276) 656-0260.
Henry County Parks & Recreation invites you out for a trek along the trail! Meet as a group and walk along a different trail each week. Explore the trails of Martinsville-Henry County, make new friends, and get some fresh air and exercise. Call the HCPR Senior Services office at (276) 634-4644 to find out where the week’s trek is happening! Trail Trekkers meet Thursday of each week (weather permitting) at 1 p.m. in the fall and winter and 9:15 a.m. in spring and summer.
The Blue Ridge Regional Library offers free one-day passes to the Virginia Museum of Natural History and the Henry County YMCA with your library card. The passes are good for one day and exclude special events. There is a wait period before you can check out the pass again. For more details and exclusions, visit brrl.lib.va.us.
The Fontaine Ruritan Club hosts Bingo every Tuesday at its headquarters (1903 Joseph Martin Highway, Martinsville.) Doors open at 5:30 and games begin at 7. Money from Bingo supports community service awards, scholarships, and other community efforts.
MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness offers no contact Medicaid application assistance for eligible Virginia residents from birth to 64 years of age. No sign-up fees, no premiums, no deductibles. Including Children’s Medicaid/FAMIS, Pregnancy Medicaid and Adult Health Care -19 to 64 years old. Questions can be answered, and applications completed by phone. In-person application assistance is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays at The Community Storehouse.
Call or text Ann Walker 276 732-0509 to see if you qualify.
The Henry County Adult Learning Center offers free in-house and online classes to help prepare for college, career, or earn your high school equivalency or GED. Classes can help improve your digital literacy, job skills, English language skills, and earning potential. Contact the Center for Community Learning (15 Primary School Road, Collinsville) at (276) 647-9585.