Community Calendar

Saturday, Feb. 29

Smith River Sports Complex: The 2020 Bengal Bash Pre-season Soccer Jamboree takes place from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m., at the Smith River Sports Complex in Martinsville. There will be JV & varsity games for both girls and boys with 4 high school programs participating from across southern Virginia. Admission is $7 and gives you access to every game played on any field throughout the day. Participating Teams:  Bassett, Brookville, Carroll County, Rustburg. Contact: (276) 638-5200; 1000 Irisburg Rd. Axton.

Fieldale Recreation Center and Pools: Pampered Chef Bingo in the Gym at 2 p.m. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and games will begin at 2 p.m. There will be 21 games of Bingo, concessions will be available, also, door prizes. Contact: 276-358-1143; 70 Marshall Way, Fieldale.


Sunday, March 1

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.


Monday, March 2

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.

PHCC Dalton IDEA Center: Discover your creative side while making unique wood designs with the Shopbot CNC Router. During this hands-on course, you will learn the basic steps of CNC production as well as computer design software. Covered topics include safety, operations, software, materials, and project design best practices. Upon completion of the class, students will be certified to schedule time on the Shopbot for their own projects. No prior experience or technical knowledge needed. Class is from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and admission is $104. Contact: 276-656-5461 or; 26 Fayette Street Martinsville.


Tuesday, March 3

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.

United Daughters of the Confederacy: The Mildred Lee Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet in the War Room of the Bassett Historical Center at 2 p.m. President Charla Compton will preside and Anne Copeland will host and present a historical program. Any ladies with Confederate ancestors are encouraged to attend this meeting.


Wednesday, March 4

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, Mar. 5

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: The Star City’s favorite quintet returns to Martinsville with a live performance featuring the group’s signature sound. Playing a variety of music, from renaissance and classical, to Dixieland and jazz, to rock and country. “The 5” bring something for everyone. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale soon. Contact: (276) 632-3221; 215 Starling Avenue, 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 Soul of an Octopus” by Sy Montgomery. Contact: (276) 403-5430; 310 East Church Street, Martinsville.


Friday, March 6

Fido’s Finds: Join Fido’s Finds and the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA for their monthly Bargain Basement sale on the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The store is located in Uptown Martinsville and the Bargain Basement can be found on the lower level. A variety of items can be purchased at Fido’s Finds including new and used furniture, artwork, antiques, CDs, DVDs, jewelry, lamps, home furnishings and more. All proceeds benefit the homeless cats and dogs receiving care and finding forever homes at the Martinsville & Henry County SPCA. Contact: (276) 656-1101; 133 E. Main Street, Martinsville.

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.

Martinsville High School Auditorium: Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. by Martinsville City Public Schools. Tickets can be purchased from Martinsville Middle School or Martinsville High School front office between 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. You can also purchase with a parent of a cast member. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Children 3 years and under get in free. The box office will be open 1 hour prior to the performance. Doors open for seating 30 minutes prior to the performance. Show begins at 7 p.m. Contact: (276) 403-5820; 351 Commonwealth Blvd E., 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.

HJDB: Bluegrass and Gospel music featuring local musicians featuring the Farmer Brothers and Friends 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 or visit 3289 Riverside Drive, Bassett.


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