Community Calendar

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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

Philpott Lake: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philpott Lake is continuing the gradual reopening of USACE recreation areas that were closed due to COVID-19. Philpott Lake will begin moving into Phase 2 of our operations on  June 29, with the opening of beaches and shelters. Playgrounds will remain closed until local guidance allows for them to open. To continue this progression, visitors are asked to follow posted signage and adhere to local, state, federal guidelines.

Monday, June 29-Thursday, July 2

Infinity Acres Ranch: Animal Adventure Summer Camp–Special Needs Camp on Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Free for up to ten for qualified families. Camp includes animal handling activities, games, crafts, and lunch/snack. Ages 6-17. Call (276) 358-2378.

Tuesday, June 30

New College Institute: Join Tomika Brown, Director of The College Place-VA, and NCI  to learn about how to pay for college! This presentation will provide helpful information for parents and students on the following topics: college costs in VA, federal and state financial aid, the FAFSA, scholarships, and family conversations about college financial planning—all important areas of focus for preparing to pay for a college education! If you have any questions before the presentation, reach Tomika at or Christopher McDonald at To RSVP for this event, email or call Brian Stanley at 276-403-5605, To Join via Zoom:;

Password: 105569. By Phone: 1 929 205 6099; Webinar ID: 832 7771 4283; Password: 105569

Friday, July 3

Mountain Valley Brewing: Marie Anderson LIVE-Come out and join for some great local brews and live music from 7-10 p.m.

Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10

Infinity Acres Ranch: Animal Adventure Summer Camp–All Kids Camp on 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.

Friday, July 10

Bassett Physical Therapy: Blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Appointments can be reserved by calling (276) 622-3636 or by going online at Event is free and open to the public. Address: 935 Fairystone Park Highway, Stanleytown.




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