*Use caution in public spaces and maintain social distancing guidelines.*
*Facemasks are strongly recommended in public settings. *
Sunday, September 19
Spencer Community Fair: Stop by for some Brunswick stew at the 84th Spencer Community Fair at the Spencer Ruritan Building. Drive-thru only. Stew will be placed in your car! Pre-orders only. Making 400 gallons so get your orders in! Lots of fun, fellowship, and good food! Always on the 3rd Saturday in September since 1936! Starts at 10:00 a.m. Contact: (276) 340-1615; Quart: $8.00; Gallon: $30
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.
PHCC: Basic Contractor Licensing class with instructor Rodney Clark at the Frith Building. This course is designed to provide a basic look at the statutes and regulations that govern contractor licensing in Virginia, including a review of the different types of licenses available and the qualifications for each, Standards of Practice, Prohibited Acts and How to Avoid Violations of the Regulations. This course is not specifically designed to prepare the student to take the contractor licensing exam in Virginia. This course is recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR), and the Board for Contractors as meeting the requirements for pre-licensure or remedial education. This course is intended for first-time applicants for a Class C, B, or A license and changing a business type. Upon successful completion of this class, participants will be provided with a certificate of completion that can be presented upon application for a contractor’s license. Included in the cost of the course are hand-outs and a textbook that will serve the student beyond the course as a reference in conducting their construction business or taking a contractor licensing exam in the state of Virginia. Cost of Tuition is $189. Contact: (276) 656-0260 or pre-register at ph.augusoft.net
Monday, September 21
PHCC: The Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) Board Budget & Finance Committee and Facilities Committee will meet jointly via Zoom at 11:30 a.m. The PHCC College Board will meet via Zoom at noon.These are public meetings, but the committees will not receive public comment. Information for joining the Zoom session will be posted on the PHCC website, www.patrickhenry.edu.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Piedmont Arts: Seniors are invited to paint together at the Senior Studio from 10 a.m. until noon in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided and provide a space to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Free to members. Non-members must pay $5 at the door. Contact: (276) 632-3221
Wednesday, September 23
Piedmont Arts Paint a 12 in. x 12 in. Fall barn quilt square with instructor Lisa Martin from 2-4 p.m. Participants choose from six design options prior to class. All supplies provided. Register at PiedmontArts.org or call 276.632.3221. Advanced registration required. The lesson is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Contact: (276) 632-3221
Thursday, September 24
Blue Ridge Regional Library and Mountain Valley Brewing: Hey all fans of the hit TV show “Friends!” The show may be off the air, but you can relive all of the fun at our “Friends Virtual Trivia Night.” Compete against other fans to find out who knows the most “Friends” trivia. You can win great prizes and bragging rights too. Individuals and teams of four or less can compete for prizes. Trivia starts at 7 p.m. To register, send an email to [email protected] saying you would like to register for the Friends trivia night. You will receive an email with a link to join the Zoom meeting the day of the event.
Friday, September 25
Piedmont Arts: Celebrate the Roaring Twenties in style at the Savory September: Bootlegger’s Bash at 6 p.m. at the Gravely-Lester Art Garden. Replete with food, drinks and live jazz, this speakeasy-themed soiree is sure to be the cat’s pajamas, the bee’s knees and the elephant’s eyebrows all rolled up into one. Local chefs will show off their culinary skills with a pig pickin’, delicious sides and decadent cocktails. Twenties-style dress is encouraged, so get decked to the nines in your finest flapper flare and dapper duds. Limited admission is an all inclusive $50. Advanced tickets required. Sponsored by Martinsville-Henry County EDC’s Tourism Division, Lawrence Distributing, Southprint, Bassett Furniture, Virginia FirePit, Collinsville Printing, Third Bay, Reflections Salon & Day Spa. Contact: (276) 632-3221
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.
PHCC: Learn how to use the Fab Lab laser cutter to cut, etch, and engrave designs in a variety of materials in this introductory class. Using graphics software like Adobe Illustrator, you can make jewelry, decorations, phone stands, customized gifts, even business cards! With this incredibly precise tool, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination! Covered topics include safety, operations, software, materials, and project design best practices. Upon completion of the class, students will be certified to schedule time on the laser cutter for their own projects, and will know how to use this versatile modern tool to cut and engrave intricate designs. The class is every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the IDEA Center from Sept. 15-Oct. 6. Tuition: $104