Community Calendar

Throughout February

BRRL (Martinsville Branch): The Martinsville Library, in partnership with the Warming Center of Martinsville and Henry County, will be holding a Sock Drive. Drop off all sizes of new socks at the Martinsville Library anytime throughout the month of February for the homeless. We are also collecting soap, disposable razors, and deodorant. For more information, call 276-403-5430.

Saturday, Feb. 1

BRRL (Martinsville Branch): 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. Our Board Game Day will be held the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  It is free and open to the public so come join the fun. Also join us for an interactive experience as we watch this beloved 1964 Disney classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Bring your friends and dance as Burt and the penguins dance, snap your fingers as the Banks children clean their room, and other join in other fun activities. The show starts at 2 p.m. All props and scripts will be available at the show. Free popcorn provided. Contact: (276) 403-5430; 310 East Church Street, Martinsville.

PHCC Dalton IDEA Center: Join us for a fun, hands-on activity for the entire family in the Fab Lab. Each month we will have a featured activity to allow individuals and families the opportunity to learn fun and creative things you can do in the Fab Lab. No experience or technical knowledge needed. In February, we will be using the laser engraver to create a customized Valentine! Event from 10 a.m.-noon. Admission: $15; pre-registration required. Contact: (276) 656-5461; 26 Fayette Street, Martinsville.

Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society: Join us in celebrating the founding of Henry County in 1778. This year we will be focusing on all of the furniture industry that played an important role in Henry County’s economy in the 20th century. The program will recognize the founders of the companies and the many workers who made the industry the giant that it became. The public is invited with a special invitation to those that retired from the local furniture industry. Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided. Contact: (276) 403-5361; Address: 1 East Main Street, Martinsville.

New College Institute: The Martinsville City Public Schools Endowment Board invites you to Winter Wonderland. This event is 7-11 p.m., at the New College Institute in Uptown Martinsville. There will be music and dancing, a silent auction, and heavy hors d’oeurves. Admission: $40/Individual Ticket or $50/Individual Ticket at Table; Table Sponsorship: $500- 10 Reserved Seats & Sponsor Recognition. Contact: (276) 403-5827; Address: 191 Fayette Street, Martinsville.

Spencer-Penn Centre: Big Country Buffet Breakfast at the Spencer Ruritan Building from 6-10 a.m.  Buffet includes country ham, sausage, bacon, hog-jowl, eggs, gravy: red-eye and sausage, homemade biscuits, grits, apples, juice and coffee. Admission: Adults: $7, Children: $3; Contact: 276-957-5757; 475 Spencer-Penn Road, Spencer.


Sunday, Feb. 2

Hamlet Vineyards: Sweeten your Sunday afternoons with a trip to Hamlet Vineyards in Bassett. Every Sunday from 1-5 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; 405 Riverside Drive, Bassett.

Henry County Bike Club: The Henry County Bike Club will ride at the Mountain Laurel Trails in Ridgeway every Sunday afternoon at 2 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 or 276-340-9144; 361 Mountain Laurel Trail, Ridgeway.


Tuesday, Feb. 4

BRRL (Ridgeway Branch): Join us for our Art of the Month class. Karen Eggleston, QVC artist, will instruct the classes at Studio 107 on the 3rd Monday and at the Ridgeway Branch Library on the 4th Tuesday of each month. These unique crafts also make great gifts. There must be a minimum of five participants in each class. Space is limited, so pre-register early by calling Henry County Parks & Recreation at 276-634-4644. 900 Vista View Lane, Ridgeway.

Hardee’s (Stanleytown) “The Hardee Bunch,” Tuesday mornings at 8-10 a.m. for old style Country & Gospel Music. Contact: 276-629-1122; 933 Fairystone Park Hwy., Stanleytown.

United Daughters of the Confederacy:  The Mildred Lee Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet for a Dutch Treat Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the Dutch Inn Restaurant.  Any ladies with Confederate ancestors are encouraged to attend the lunch and/or the meeting at the Dutch Inn. Following lunch, author and historian, Tom Perry, will speak on ” J.E.B. Stuart’s Last Ride: The Battle of Yellow Tavern.” Contact: 276-638-7087


Wednesday, Feb. 5

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. Ride times will range from 30 minutes to an hour and locations will vary. Contact: 276-618-0343; 3521 River Road, Fieldale.

BRRL (Martinsville Branch): Line dancing class at 10 a.m. Event is free and open to the public. Contact: 276-403-5430; 310 East Church Street, Martinsville.


Thursday, Feb. 6

Thursday Trail Trekkers: This group, co-sponsored by Henry County Parks & Recreation and the Dan River Basin Association, will meet on Thursdays at 1 p.m., 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. Seniors interested in this program must pre-register with Henry County Parks & Recreation Senior Services at 276-634-4644. Contact: (276) 634-4601; 3300 Kings Mountain Road, Martinsville.

BRRL (Martinsville Branch): “Books and Brews” will meet at Mountain Valley Brewing at 5:30 p.m.  This month we will be reading “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead. Contact: 276-403-5430; 310 East Church Street, Martinsville.


Friday, Feb. 7

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. Contact: 276-358-1312; 699 Liberty Street, Martinsville.

BRRL (Martinsville Branch): Line dancing class at 10 a.m. Event is free and open to the public. Contact: (276) 403-5430; Address: 310 East Church Street, Martinsville.

HJDB: Bluegrass and Gospel music featuring Randy Farmer and Friends at the HJDB Event Center Cafeteria from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission: $2 donation, members free. Breakfast starting at 8:30, $5 Lunch starting at noon, $6. Contact: (276) 358-0489.


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