Community Calendar

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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 provide a beer garden. Bart Yasso, America’s Mayor of Running, will join a short group run and to talk about his extraordinary “Life on the Run.” Call (276) 638-5200.


Gravely-Lester Art Garden presents Art Garden, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., a socially distanced Family Day designed to keep guests safe. Each participant will have a designated spot and their own bucket of chalk. Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing, wear masks and have fun. Artist Christina Davis will give a demonstration at 11:30 am. Davis is a chalk artist and art teacher from Lynchburg. She has created public and private murals across central Virginia. Complimentary snacks. All ages welcome. Call (276) 632-3221


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.


Wednesday, September 2

New College Institute presents LIFE: Decluttering Your Home. Presented by Glenda Clark, AARP. Lecture lasts from 12-1 p.m. Register by Zoom:




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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