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. 22
Smith River Sports Complex: We are very proud to announce Commonwealth Cup 2020 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m! We are excited to be running this early season tournament. Our hope is to bring another accessible playing opportunity to teams on the East Coast. Please note that this will be a USA Ultimate sanctioned event. All participants will be required to be USA Ultimate members. Contact: (276) 638-5200; 1000 Irisburg Rd. Axton, VA 24054
PHCC Dalton IDEA Center: Rick Dawson will show you the basics of digital photography in this fun, hands-on class from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Learn the different functions of your digital camera while learning the skills and techniques for taking great photographs. Sat, Feb. 22, $60, PHCC Walker 135; Sat, Mar. 7, $60, Patrick County Site; Pre-Registration Required: ph.augusoft.net or (276) 656-5461; 645 Patriot Avenue Martinsville, VA 24112
Piedmont Arts: Danville-based storyteller Fred Motley will perform at 11:30 am and 12:15 pm. A modern-day griot, Motley has traveled to festivals and other venues to teach African-American history, music and dance for over 30 years. His performances will include classic folktales, songs and stories from around the world. Community members will also read excerpts from books, stories and poems by their favorite African American authors. Complimentary snacks will be provided. All ages are welcome. Contact: (276) 632-3221; 215 Starling Avenue Martinsville, VA 24112
Mountain Valley Brewing: Come join us for a relaxing evening at Mountain Valley Brewery from 7-10 p.m. ,with amazing tunes from one of Lynchburg’s premier performers, Keith McFaden. Acoustic music on the deck or in the barn, beautiful scenery and super tasty craft beer. Contact: (276) 833-2171; 4220 Mountain Valley Rd. Axton, VA 24054
Sunday, Feb. 23
Hamlet Vineyards: Sweeten your Sunday afternoons with a trip to Hamlet Vineyards in Bassett, Va. 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 2p.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.
Spencer-Penn Centre: Story time is back at Spencer-Penn in the Hylton Library. Mondays at 10:30 a.m. The Centre is pleased to announce a preschool story time and play date program. Carole Anne Penn will read a story and lead songs, crafts and then play time with friends. An age-appropriate story will be read, drawing out questions and answers that involve the children and promote early reading skills, along with a simple craft activity. After story time, children are welcome to go into the Children’s Library for playtime and interaction with each other. Toys, puzzles, and the “housekeeping” center promote socialization skills in playing with other children. Contact: (276) 957-5757; 475 Spencer-Penn Road, Spencer.
Monday, Feb. 24
BRRL (Collinsville and Ridgeway Branches): 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, VA 24148.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Hardee’s (Stanleytown)“The Hardee Bunch,” Tuesday mornings at 8-10 a.m. forold style Country & Gospel Music. Contact: (276) 629-1122;933 Fairystone Park Highway,Stanleytown.
BRRL (Martinsville Branch): Do you have trouble falling asleep? Or do you wake up and have trouble getting back to sleep? Come out to the Martinsville Library at 11 a.m., for our Sleep Disorders Workshop. Joseph Anderson, an expert from Sovah Sleep Center in Martinsville, will discuss sleep disorders and offer advice on how to manage them. For more information or to sign up, call the Martinsville Library at (276) 403-5430; 310 East Church Street Martinsville, VA 24112
Wednesday, Feb. 26
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. 27
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.
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. Also, Third Thursday Trivia from 6:30-8 p.m. Admission: $10, cash only.
Piedmont Arts: It’s happy hour at Piedmont Arts from 5-7 p.m! Bring your friends for a casual evening at the museum. Enjoy drinks and light snacks while you explore the galleries. Take a self-guided tour while mingling with friends.
BRRL (Martinsville Branch): Book Bingo at 2:30 p.m. Contact: (276) 403-5430; 310 East Church Street, Martinsville.
Friday, Feb. 28
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. Also the Martinsville Library will be showing a movie to commemorate the end of Black History Month at 6 p.m. Free popcorn will be provided. Contact: (276) 403-5430; 310 East Church Street, Martinsville.
HJDB: Bluegrass and Gospel music featuring local musicians featuring The Kitchen Pickers 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.
Spencer Penn Centre: Join us at Spencer-Penn for our monthly Movie in the Library. Each month a family friendly movie will be shown at no charge in the Hylton Library. Everyone is welcome! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (276) 957-5757; 475 Spencer Penn Road Spencer, VA 24165