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Saturday, November 5
A Veterans Day Banquet will be held at the Horsepasture Volunteer Fire Department, 17815 A L Philpott Hwy, Ridgeway, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 and may be obtained from any Post # 78 member.
Piedmont Arts will hold a Mini Art Quilt Class at 1 p.m. All supplies are provided. Cost is $55 for members and $60 for non-members. Registration is required.
The Blue Ridge Regional Library will host “Houseplants 101” at the Martinsville Library as part of the “At Home” series at 2:30 p.m. The class is free, but registration is required. To register, call (276)403-5430.
Wednesday, November 9
The General Joseph Martin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Hugo’s Restaurant and Sport Bar. The program features Jeff Briggs, Revolutionary Uniforms & Mens Clothing.
Friday, November 11
The MHC Veterans Service Organization will hold a Veteran’s Day Service at the HJDB Event Center, 3289 Riverside Drive, Bassett, at 11 a.m.
Theatreworks will perform Piano Bar, “Shake, Rattle, and Rock” at 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 13
The Spencer Penn Centre’s Sock Hop, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments and games. Admission is $5.
Thursday, November 17
Piedmont Arts hosts a Fall Barn Quilt class starting at 6 p.m. Supplies are provided. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members.
Photographer John Plashal will hold an arts presentation and talk, “A Beautifully Broken Virginia,” at Piedmont Arts at 6:30 p.m. The art talk features abandoned buildings from across Virginia. A $20 donation is suggested.
Saturday, November 19
The Martinsville-Henry County Christmas Parade begins at 5 p.m. This year’s theme is “Christmas in Motion.”
Wild Ponies will perform at Theatreworks. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Sunday, November 20
The Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and Museum’s monthly lecture begins at 3 p.m. This month’s lecture is April 1865: Danville, Martinsville, and the End of the Civil War.
Monday, November 21
The P&HCC local board will hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. at the MET, located at 65 Motorsports Drive, Martinsville.
The Coats for Kids Coat Drive will be accepting donations at Hollywood Cinema and One Hour Martinizing on Rives Road through Nov. 30. For more information, call (276) 358-1463.
The Martinsville Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. through Nov. 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.
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 1903 Joseph Martin Highway, Martinsville. Doors open at 5:30 and games begin at 7.
MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness (MHCCHW) offers “no-touch” Medicaid/FAMIS application help. No sign-up fees, no premiums, no deductibles. Call or text Ann Walker at (276) 732-0509 for more information. In person help is available on Wednesdays at the Community Storehouse, 128 East Church Street, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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. Call (276) 647-9585.
The Blue Ridge Regional Library hosts “Books and Brews” at Mountain Valley Brewing, 4220 Mountain Valley Rd, Axton at 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. The book for November is Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton.