Community Calendar

Sunday October 20

Fall Festival at the Barn: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mountain Valley Artisan Barn, Spend a perfect fall weekend shopping one-of-a-kind pieces of art and handmade crafts while enjoying rocking music, delicious food and picturesque views. New for 2019 ~ A Car Show. Everyone is welcome.

History of Colonial Firefighting: 3 p.m. at the Historic Henry County Courthouse, Hear about how our ancestors managed unwanted fires as Bob Vogler presents this walk through the history of colonial firefighting. Free event open to the public, Refreshments provided. Contact us by email at or by phone at (276) 403-5361.

Wine Tasting at Hamlet Vineyards: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hamlet Vineyards in Bassett. Every Sunday you can enjoy a wine tasting of eight wines. Wines include: Pinot Gris, Viognier, Petit Verdot and Old Virginia Red. Also offering local freshly baked breads and gourmet spreads to complete your tasting. Wine tastings are a perfect afternoon activity for couples, best friends, girl’s days or just because. Admission $9.

Mountain Bike Ride: 2 p.m., the Henry County Bike Club will ride at the Mountain Laurel Trails in Ridgeway every Sunday. 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. For more information on the weekly Mountain Bike Ride, call Bob Norris at 276-340-9144 or Tommy at 276-618-0343. Free event open to the public.


Monday October 21

Story Time at Spencer-Penn: 10:30 a.m. at the Hylton Library, the Centre will hold a preschool story time and playdate 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. Children of all ages are welcome.


Tuesday October 22

Trivia Night at Papa’s Pizza: Every other Tuesday night. Each event consists of varying subjects and has rotating Hosts.

 Artspiration Senior Studio: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Seniors are invited to paint together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided and provide a space for seniors to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Free event for members /Non-members pay $5 at the door.

Lobsterfest 2019: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the New College Institute, Menu:1-1/2 lb. lobster or whole rotisserie chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll and dessert, tea, water, beer or wine. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year. Tickets are $35 and available from any Rotarian in the Martinsville Evening Club or at the Martinsville Visitors Center. They will not be sold at the door. Email for additional information or to purchase your ticket.

 Tai Chi: Every Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Martinsville Public Library, Free event open to the public

Power of the Plant: 5:30 P.M. at the Martinsville Public Library, Join Bob Tuggle as he discusses the folklore, medicinal uses, and magical aspects of plants. Open to the public. For more information or to sign-up call the Library at 403-5430.


Wednesday October 23

Henry County Bike Club Evening Ride: 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. The Wednesday evening ride offers bikers the opportunity to ride road, trail or both. Ride times will range from 30 minutes to an hour, and locations will vary. A light is needed to participate in this ride. Check the Henry County Bike Club Facebook page, or contact Tommy at (276) 618-0343 for ride locations and times.

 Happy Healthy Hour: Every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Regional Library on Church Street. A natural health and wellness meeting covering topics such as reversing degenerative diseases, weight loss, increasing energy and focus, building vitality, restoring health, and more. For more information, call Rhonda at (276) 336-1525 or Sandra at (276) 632-6124.

Line Dancing Class: Every Wednesday at 10 a.m., Martinsville Public Library, Free event open to the public.

“Healthy Eating and Staying Active for Seniors”: 11 a.m. at the Martinsville Public Library, partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office of Henry County and Martinsville, Free event open to the public. For more information call the Library at 403-5430

“Essential Elements for Successful Sales”: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (820 Bruce Street, South Boston, VA), Join us for a seminar presented by Dr. Vincent P. Magnini on boosting your successful sales through both verbal and nonverbal communications developed through research, Free event, Pre-registration is required.


Thursday October 24

Martial Arts Class: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Spencer-Penn. Cost for the entire month is $40 for members of the Centre or $65 for non-members. All ages, fitness and experience levels are welcome. Call the Centre at (276) 957-5757 to sign up.

Creative Corral: 6 p.m. at the Mountain Valley Artisan Barn. Each week we will create a different project which will be announced on our Facebook page.  Come out to the barn and get creative! All ages welcome, Musicians are welcome to bring their instruments and play.


Friday October 25

Music with the Kitchen Pickers: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the HJDB Event Center cafeteria (3289 Riverside Drive, Bassett), Admission is a $2 donation to the HJDB Senior Game-on Program. Available for purchase 8:30 a.m. Breakfast-$5, 12 p.m. Lunch-$6. For more info call 276-629-1369

Line Dancing Class: Every Friday at 10 a.m., Martinsville Public Library, Free event open to the public.

Ride ‘N Dine: 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, For more information on Ride ‘N Dine, contact Marti at (276) 358-1312. Rides are year-round but are canceled if it’s raining or if the temperature is below 50 degrees. Check Facebook for the most up-to-date information.


Saturday October 26

Fab Lab Craft Days: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., PHCC Thomas P. Dalton IDEA Center, Join us for a fun, hands-on activity for the entire family in the Fab Lab. Want to make more time for creativity? Create real, tangible objects? Meet other craft-minded people? Then join us for a fun afternoon of creating on trend crafts using the laser cutter! Making felt flower mason jar bouquets, Admission $30, Instructor Libby Sharp.



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