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The Martinsville-Henry County Lions Club regularly meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Pacific Bay Restaurant, 530 Commonwealth Blvd, Martinsville.
Thursday, September 7
The Henry County School Board’s monthly meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the 1st Floor Summerlin Room, Henry County Administration Building, Collinsville. The meeting will be followed by closed session.
Monday, September 18
The Patrick & Henry Community College Board Academic & Student Affairs Committee will meet at 11 a.m. in Room 124 in the Frith Economic Development Center. This is a public meeting, but the committee will not receive public comment.
The Patrick & Henry Community College Board Legislative Committee will meet at 11 in Room 133 in the Frith Economic Development Center. This is a public meeting, but the committee will not receive public comment.
The Patrick & Henry Community College Board will meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Hooker Exhibit Hall, Frith Economic Development Center. This is a public meeting, but the Board will not receive public comment.
Saturday, September 2
Storytime, 10 a.m. at Spencer Penn Centre. This monthly program will include special readers, crafts, and other fun activities related to Falling Leaves! Come out and join us for this free program, fit for all ages! No registration needed.
Saturday, September 9
Painting workshop at the Imagination Lavender Farm, 3590 Green Hill Drive, Martinsville, 9:30 to 12:30, led by Award-Winning Artist, Lisa Garret. Cost is $40 (all supplies), free light lunch call of text (276) 734-2828 to enroll. Attendance is limited. Participants will produce their own 11 x 14 painting. The class is for beginners and above, with acrylic paints and basic primary colors.
MHC is for Book Lovers Trivia and Dinner with Authors/Silent Auction, from 6-8 p.m. at the Spencer-Penn Centre, $30 adults/$20 children. Limited seating.
Saturday, September 16
The Bassett Highway 57 Cruise In will sponsor a Classic Car Ride starting at Cross Point Church to Bassett.
Registration starts at 1 p.m., with participants to leave the Church at 2 p.m. Proceeds from the $10 per vehicle fee will be divided between the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, the Martinsville Sheriff’s Office and the City of Martinsville Police Department for their benevolence funds. A PRE REGISTRATION FORM is available at bassetthighway57cruisein.com.
MHC is for Book Lovers Bookfest at the Spencer-Penn Centre, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
TheatreWorks Community Players Open Mic Poetry Night, 6-8 p.m. at the Blackbox Theatre, 44 Franklin St., Martinsville. Tickets are $5 night of show. To sign up as a participant and for more details, visit
Saturdays through November 18
Martinsville Uptown Farmers’ Market is open from 7 a.m. to noon, with the freshest fruits and veggies, homemade snacks, locally raised beef, and more. July 5-September 27, the market is open Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to noon.
Tuesdays in September – A series of four genealogy classes will be offered at the Bassett Historical Center on Tuesdays in September (5, 12, 19, 26), from 10 a.m. until noon. Classes are free and open to the public, but there will be a limit of 12 participants. Call (276) 629-9191 to register.
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. Money from Bingo supports community service awards, scholarships, and other community efforts.
Book Bingo on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Martinsville Branch of the Blue Ridge Regional Library, 11 a.m. to noon. Call (276) 403-5430 to register.
Medicaid eligibility renewals have resumed. Martinsville-Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness (MHCCHW) offers Medicaid/FAMIS application and renewal assistance for Virginia residents from birth to 64 years of age in-person: Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Community Storehouse, 128 E. Church St (lower level of the old Leggett Building) in Martinsville, or by phone, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MHCCHW’s specially trained Medicaid/FAMIS Outreach Advocate is available to help. Call or text Ann Walker at (276) 732-0509 to learn more or for an appointment.
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.