Community Calendar

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Saturday, August 22

Bikers for Babies, to benefit the Pregnancy Care Center of Martinsville-Henry County, begins at the Broad Street Parking Lot in Uptown Martinsville and proceeds to Snow Creek, then towards Sontag and south on U.S. 220 back to Collinsville to conclude at the Pregnancy Care Center on Fairy Street Extension. Food will be served. All bikers are welcome. Entry fee of $10 for bikes or $15 with a passenger. All riders are entered into drawing for door prizes but must be present to win. All vehicles are welcome. Registration begins and 10 a.m., kickstands up at noon. Rain Date is Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. Contact: (276) 734-9585 or (276) 732-4100.


Tuesday, August 25


PHCC: Join us for this free “Info Session” to learn more about the short-term workforce training programs offered at PHCC and the funding assistance available. Workforce staff will be available during the virtual open house to explain the enrollment process and answer any questions you may have. Open house from noon to 1 p.m. Reserve a spot by visiting or call 276-656-0260.


Saturday, August 29


Miles in Martinsville Summer Social: open to all runners from around the region. Will take place at the Pavilion at the Smith River Sports Complex from 5-8 p.m. Admission is $7.99 per person and dinner will be catered by Hugo’s (burgers, hotdogs, beans, slaw, chips, tea, and water). Mountain Valley Brewing will be providing a beer garden with craft beer as well. Bart Yasso, America’s Mayor of Running, will be there to join in a short group run and to talk about his extraordinary “Life on the Run.” Call (276) 638-5200.



Mountain Valley Brewing: One of Lynchburg’s premier performers, Keith McFaden, will perform. Acoustic music on the deck or in the barn, beautiful scenery and super tasty craft beer. Event takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Call: (276) 833-2171.



MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness offers no contact application assistance for Virginia’s free or low-cost Medicaid plans (Children’s Medicaid/FAMIS, pregnancy Medicaid and Adult Health Care (birth to 64-years-old). Applications completed by phone (no contact). Call or text Ann Walker (276) 732-0509 to see if you qualify.



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