*Use caution in public spaces and maintain social distancing guidelines.*
*Facemasks are strongly recommended in public settings. *
Friday, September 11
Spencer-Penn Centre: Music Night at Spencer-Penn Centre will be a site for good bluegrass music. If you want to dance and listen to good bluegrass, you need to come. Doors open at 5 p.m. Open mic at 5:30 p.m. for all who want to get on stage and play. Scheduled bands begin at 6 p.m. Concessions are available which offers homemade chicken salad sandwiches, hotdogs, BBQ, pinto beans, cornbread, and lots of homemade desserts. Admission is $5 at the door. Contact: (276) 957-5757; 475 Spencer Penn Road, Spencer, Va., 24165
Saturday, September 12
PHCC: Introduction to Photography with Certified Professional Photographer Rick Dawson from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. This class will show you the basics of digital photography and teach the different functions of digital cameras as well as techniques for taking great photos. Pre-registration is required. Contact (276) 656-5461 or email ph.augusoft.net to register. The class costs $60.
Piedmont Arts: Enjoy a day of family fun while decorating the sidewalks in the Art Garden with colorful chalk art. This socially-distanced Family Day is 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. Guests can also create their own kites and/or paper flowers. Complimentary snacks. All ages welcome. Free admission and open to the public! Event lasts from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Contact: (276) 632-3221; 215 Starling Ave, Martinsville, Va. 24112
Sunday, September 13
Ferrum Faith Assembly of God: Free outdoor bluegrass concert by Mountain Highway at Ferrum Faith Assembly of God at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own chair. A free will offering will be received. For information call (540) 365-9904; 10070 Franklin Street, Ferrum, Va.
Hamlet Vineyards: Come out and join Marie Anderson from 2-4 p.m. at one of Bassett’s best kept secrets! Choose a bite from their delectable light fare menu, a glass of your favorite local wine or sangria, and simply enjoy while Anderson plays all your favorite tunes and takes your requests from the 1930’s to today. No cover charge. Music set begins at 2 p.m. Wine tasting available at 1 p.m. Contact: (276) 629-2121; 405 Riverside Drive Bassett, Va., 24055
Sunday, September 19
Ferrum Faith Assembly of God: Free outdoor concert by The Remedy at Ferrum Faith Assembly of God at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own chair. Multiple genres of music from contemporary Christian to jazz and blues. A free will offering will be received. For information call (540) 365-9904; , 10070 Franklin Street, Ferrum, Va.
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.