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Friday, September 30
The Blue Ridge Regional Library will host a Halloween Movie Night at 7:30 p.m. at the Martinsville branch, 310 East Church Street. Free snacks will be provided. To register, call (276) 403-5430.
Saturday, October 1
The Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County will hold its annual Bargain Fair at 242 Franklin Street, Martinsville. Come shop with the ladies in pink. All proceeds benefit the children of Martinsville and Henry County. Doors open promptly at 8 a.m., with bargains on sporting goods, furniture, books, home goods, holiday, toys, shoes, treasures and clothing for everyone in the family.
Thursday, October 6
The Henry County School Board will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. in the Summerlin Meeting Room of the Henry County Administration Building, 3300 Kings Mountain Road, Collinsville.
Mount Sinai Church, 7 Peters Street, Martinsville, will host a City Council Candidates Forum at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. There will be an opportunity for questions.
Saturday, October 8
A fundraiser concert will be held on the lawn of Fieldale Recreation Center from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5. Music will be by 220 South. No coolers allowed. Please bring a chair.
Saturday, October 29
Martinsville’s Oktoberfest will be held in Uptown from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Grace Network Pumpkin Patch will be held through Oct. 31 at First Baptist Church Martinsville, 23 Starling Ave, Martinsville. It will be open Monday-Friday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Martinsville Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. through November 20. Shop with SNAP/EBT and receive up to $20 in free fruits and vegetables each week. To shop market vendors online, visit martinsvilleuptown.com.
Calling all lovers of board games! Come by the Martinsville Library, 310 E. Church Street Martinsville, for a monthly Board Game Day held on the first Saturday of every month Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your friends and your favorite games or try out one of the games the library has on hand. And most importantly, have fun! The Board Game Day is free and open to the public.
The Louise R. Lester Spay/Neuter Clinic is hosting wellness clinics every second and fourth Tuesday. Clinics are by appointment only—no walk-ins will be accepted. Call (276) 638-7297 to schedule your appointment.
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 their 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. Call (276) 647-9585.
The Blue Ridge Regional Library hosts its new book club, “Books and Brews,” at Mountain Valley Brewing, 4220 Mountain Valley Rd, Axton. Talk about the month’s books while sipping on a good beer. The club meets the first Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. The book for October is “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah.