*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, book donations are not accepted. At this time, the buildings remain closed to the public, but buildings are staffed Monday thru Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to take calls, answer reference questions and place holds for curbside pickup. Curbside pickup of materials also is underway. For more information, call your local branch.
Saturday, June 20
SPCA: Join the SPCA for the 13th annual Hogs for Dogs poker run. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. at the SPCA and the ride pulls out at 1 p.m. We will end at Red & Mae’s in Bassett. Bikes and cars are welcome! $10 per rider for this poker run to raise money for the cats and dogs. Amazing raffle prizes. Rain or shine event. Address: 132 Joseph Martin Highway
Wednesday, June 24
Electoral Canvass: On Wednesday, June 24th, at 9:15 a.m., 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 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Horsepasture Christian Church, 1146 Horsepasture Price Road, Ridgeway. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org to schedule an appointment.
Southside Planning District Commission: will meet at the SPDC office, located at 200 S. Mecklenburg Avenue, on Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m. The meeting will be available virtually via Zoom, and is open to the public. Interested parties may use the following link to access the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/3390115898; Meeting ID: 339 011 5898. A password is not 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 prior to 8 a.m. on June 25 to the following email: email@example.com.
Saturday, June 27
Household Hazardous Waste Day: 7 to 10 a.m., rain or shine, held at the Bassett Service Center, 2285 Fairystone Park Highway, (across from Bassett office Supply). Free to all Martinsville and Henry County residents. Items accepted include solvents, paint, fuels, automobile fluids, lead acid batteries and paper to be shredded — up to four boxes per vehicle. Shredding is provided by EMI. Papers will be gathered at the Bassett Service Center, but shredded offsite.
Monday, June 29-Thursday, July 2
Infinity Acres Ranch: Animal Adventure Summer Camp — Special Needs Camp; Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free for up to 10 qualified families. Camp includes animal handling activities, games, crafts and lunch/snack. Ages 6-17. Contact: (276) 358-2378; Address: 136 Joppa Road, Ridgway, Va. 24148
Monday, July 6-Friday, July 10
Infinity Acres Ranch: Animal Adventure Summer Camp–All Kids Camp; Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Camp includes animal handling activities, games, crafts and lunch/snack. Ages 8-17. Session is $150 for the week. Call (276) 358-2378.