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;

“Blind Date with a Book” returns to the Martinsville Library through the month of February. Stop in the Martinsville Library and check out one of our eligible candidates. Read it, rate it, and bring your review to the Martinsville library to be entered in a drawing for a Wal-Mart gift card. For more information, call (276) 403-5430. Contest ends Feb. 29.

To commemorate Black History Month, the Martinsville Library is partnering with the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) to display an art exhibition from their collection. This exhibit will be up through the month of February. Drop in the Martinsville Library to view it.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Spencer Penn Centre: From 9 a.m. to noon, Genie Elgin is back with a fun gnome painting class for adults and children! Variations on the design will be available. All supplies will be provided. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Payment is due at registration. Contact: (276) 957-5757; 475 Spencer Penn Road Spencer.

Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church: Musicians and music lovers are invited to the Pickers and Fiddlers Bluegrass Gospel and Mountain Music Songfest at Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church. This event is held the second Saturday of each month. If you play the guitar, banjo or mandolin, we want you! Bring your instrument and join fellow music lovers and musicians to play a few songs together. No one is a stranger at the Songfest. This event is free. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided. Come out for a great morning of fellowship and music. Contact: (276) 629-5395; 120 Old Bassett Heights Road, Bassett.

Piedmont Arts: Create lasting memories at Piedmont Arts’ Second Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. Arrive in style on the red carpet and be treated to a fun night of dancing, crafts and delicious food. Guests can create tissue paper corsages to wear during the event and pictures will be available. Members should RSVP or call (276) 632-3221. Free to members, $20 for non-member couples, $5 per additional child. 215 Starling Avenue Martinsville.


Sunday, Feb. 9

Henry County Bike Club: The Henry County Bike Club’s Sunday Road Ride begins at the Ridgeway Library at 2 p.m. Contact: (276) 618-0343; Address: 900 Vista View Lane, Ridgeway. The Henry County Bike Club will also 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) 340-9144; 361 Mountain Laurel Trail, Ridgeway.


Tuesday, Feb. 11

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 Highway, Stanleytown.

BRRL (Martinsville Branch): Second Tuesday Book Club will be meeting at noon. Contact: (276) 403-5430; 310 East Church Street, Martinsville; Also, “Cook the Book” returns to the Martinsville Library at 5:30 p.m. Stop in to pick out a recipe from our pre-selected cookbook. Bring your prepared dish, sample other delicious dishes, and vote on your favorite. The winner will receive a prize.


Wednesday, Feb. 12

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; Address: 310 East Church Street, Martinsville.

New College Institute: LIFE: Learning Is ForEver will be hosting an event from 12-1:30 p.m., on the legacy of Dr. Dana Baldwin and the history of the Martinsville, Fayette St. area. Presented by Marie Baldwin Hairston, the niece of Dr. Baldwin. Contact: (276) 403-5671; 191 Fayette Street Martinsville.


Thursday, Feb. 13

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.

Piedmont Arts: Share a relaxing hour-long yoga practice with Piedmont Arts Education Coordinator Becki Williams Vasquez starting at noon. Classes are slow-paced and open to practitioners of all levels of yoga. Bring your own mat, as a limited number of mats are available for use. Contact: (276) 632-3221; Address: 215 Starling Avenue, Martinsville.

BRRL (Martinsville Branch): Galentine’s Day with a special after-hours event at 6 p.m., with mocktails (non-alcoholic drinks), chocolate, fun, and a hilarious rom-com. Contact: (276) 403-5430; 310 East Church Street, Martinsville.

Spencer Penn Centre: Have you ever wanted to learn an app like Canva or wanted to be able to make your own flyers or invitations for social media? This class is perfect for you. For only $10, you will receive 10 weeks of instruction with guided projects. Be sure to pre-register now to hold your spot. This series will start Thursday, Feb. 13 and run for 10 weeks. If you cannot attend a week during the series do not worry. Arrangements can be made with the instructor for one on one instruction. Contact: (276) 957-5757; 475 Spencer-Penn Road, Spencer.


Friday, Feb. 14

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; 310 East Church Street, Martinsville.

BRRL (Collinsville Branch): Love Stinks, and Cupid is Stupid, but fun is in the air at the Collinsville Library, from 5-7 p.m., for our first-ever Anti-Valentine’s Day Party. Wear your Valentine’s worst and come prepared to make anti-Valentine’s cards, watch a movie where the guy does NOT get the girl, and sample our Heartbreak Punch and kiss-me-not foods. Food, games, and fun… what could be better?  Single 4-EVA!! This event is family-friendly and totally tongue-in-cheek with the Valentine’s bashing theme. Couples are welcome to come and not show PDA. Contact: (276) 647-1112; 2540 Virginia Avenue Collinsville.

HJDB: Bluegrass and Gospel music featuring local musicians at the HJDB Event Center Cafeteria from 10 a.m. until noon. Admission: $2 donation, members are free. Breakfast $5 from 8:30-11 a.m., lunch $6 from 12-1 p.m. Contact: (276) 358-0489; Address: 3289 Riverside Drive, Bassett.


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