Community Calendar

*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. 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. Admission is $5 at the door. Contact: (276) 957-5757; 475 Spencer Penn Road, Spencer.

Saturday, September 12

PHCC: Introduction to Photography with Certified Professional Photographer Rick Dawson from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Class covers the basics of digital photography, different functions of digital cameras and techniques for taking great photos. Pre-registration is required. Contact (276) 656-5461 or email ph.augusoft.net to register. The class costs $60.

PHCC: Fab Lab! A monthly featured activity to allow individuals and families the opportunity to learn fun and creative things you can do in the Fab Lab. No experience or technical knowledge needed. This month, participants will be using the laser cutter to create unique, custom designed rubber stamps. Tuition is $15 per person and class will be held at the IDEA Center from 10 a.m. until noon.

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. Artist Christina Davis will give a demonstration at 11:30 a.m. 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 provided. All ages welcome. Free admission and open to the public. Event is 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.

Thursday, September 17

Piedmont Arts: Need a little guidance on your artwork? Spend studio time working in acrylic, oil or colored pencil with artist Karen Despot and fellow students from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Bring your own supplies. Admission is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Register at PiedmontArts.org or call (276) 632.3221. Advanced registration required.

Saturday, September 19

84th Spencer Community Fair, Spencer Ruritan Building, Spencer; accepting preorders only for Brunswick Stew. Call (276) 340-1615; Quart, $8; Gallon, $30. Drive through to pick up; stew will be placed in your car. Making 400 gallons.

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.

ONGOING

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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