Community Calendar

*Use caution when in public spaces and remain a minimum of six feet away from others. Large gatherings are banned; facemasks are strongly recommended when in public settings. *

Blue Ridge Regional Library: All branches of the Blue Ridge Regional Library system have reopened book drops for returns. Returned materials will be quarantined and may not be checked in for at least 3 days following deposit. There will be no late fees charged for any returned items. Due to virus concerns, we are not accepting book donations. At this time, the buildings remain closed to the public, but the library will be staffed Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to take calls, answer reference questions and place holds for curbside pickup. The ability to place online holds also has resumed. Curbside pickup of materials began on June 11.

Wednesday, June 17

HomeTree Family Services: To learn more about how your family can become a foster family, contact Abigail at or 804-698-9370 or to Jason at or 540-206-4725.

Blackberry Baptist Church: Blood drive from 1-6 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall, 3241 Stone Dairy Road, Bassett. Call 1-800-733-2767 for an appointment.

Saturday, June 20

SPCA: 13th annual Hogs for Dogs Poker Run. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. at the SPCA, 132 Joseph Martin Highway. The ride begins at 1 p.m., to end at Red & Mae’s in Bassett. Bikes and cars are welcome. $10 per rider. Rain or shine event.

Wednesday, June 24

Electoral Canvass: On Wednesday, June 24th, at 9:15 AM, the City of Martinsville Electoral Board will meet in the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Room 205, in the City Municipal Building to canvass the Republican U.S. Senate Primary Election. Any qualified voter and any person representing a newspaper or radio or television broadcasting station may attend the canvass meeting. Social distancing and mask required for attendance due to COVID-19.

Thursday, June 25

American Red Cross: Blood drive at Horsepasture Christian Church from 1-6 p.m. Address: 1146 Horsepasture Price Road, Ridgeway. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit to schedule an appointment.

Southside Planning District Commission: The Southside Planning District Commission will meet virtually by Zoom on Wednesday, June 25, at 11 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. The Commission will receive reports and review the FY21 Proposed Budget. Interested parties should use the following link to access the meeting:; Meeting ID: 339 011 5898. No password is required. Phone access is available by dialing 1-929-205-6099 and entering the meeting ID 339 011 5898 and then #. A time for public comments will be included in the meeting; and written public comments may be sent before 8 a.m. on June 25 to

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