*Use caution in public spaces and maintain social distancing guidelines. Facemasks are strongly recommended in public settings. *
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. Local chefs will show off their culinary skills with a pig pickin’, delicious sides and decadent cocktails. Twenties-style dress is encouraged. Limited admission is $50, all inclusive. Advance tickets are 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. Call (276) 632-3221.
Tuesday, September 29
SPCA: 7th annual Putts for Mutts golf tournament at Chatmoss Country Club. Captain’s Cup style tournament with 4-person teams. Admission is $100 per player or $400 per team. Event starts at 11:30 a.m. Call (276) 638-7297.
Friday, October 2
Miles in Martinsville: The Harvest Moon 10K & 5K will be run the first Friday in October. Starting time is 7 p.m. Participants may pick up their packets with race bibs on Friday, October 1 from noon – 6 p.m. at the YMCA on 3 Starling Avenue and from 5-6:45 p.m., at the Gazebo on Depot Street. Race day registration also is available at these times. Runners are strongly encouraged to register online at www.milesinmartinsville.com. The races start and finish at the Gazebo on Depot Street. Runners will follow the Uptown Connector Trail to the Dick & Willie Passage. They then run along the Dick & Willie Passage to a turn-around point, before returning to the finish. A course map with details is available at http://www.milesinmartinsville.com. Admission is $25 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K.
Saturday, October 3
Charity League’s annual Bargain Fair at 242 Franklin Street Martinsville. All proceeds benefit the children of Martinsville and Henry County. Doors open promptly at 8 a.m. Sporting goods, furniture, books, home goods, holiday, toys, shoes, treasures and clothing for everyone in the family. COVID19 guidelines: Only 25 shoppers will be allowed inside at a time. Anyone who enters must wear a mask the entire time while shopping (no exceptions). Temperature checks done at the door. Shoppers must maintain 6 feet from each other (there will be floor markings). Anyone who cannot follow these safety guidelines will be asked to leave. Call (276) 340-8935.
Thursday, October 8
Happy hour from 5-7 p.m., at Piedmont Arts with a casual gallery walk and talk through the museum’s current exhibits. Complimentary drinks and light snacks provided by the Piedmont Arts Guild. Admission is free. 215 Starling Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112
Friday, October 16
Live music by Griffin Haley, beer, wine and delicious Brunswick stew in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden. Event starts at 6 p.m. Ticket includes a meal of Brunswick stew, cornbread, water or tea. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Limited capacity. Advance tickets required. Sponsored by Burton & Company, Martinsville Eyecare Center. Admission: $20, cash bar.
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
Danville Community College: The TRiO EOC (Educational Opportunity Centers) is a federally funded grant program to assist high school seniors and adults attending college. Free assistance ranges from selecting a career path and potential college to applying for financial aid and scholarships. Contact your local TRIO EOC today for your confidential appointment at (276) 694-8778 or firstname.lastname@example.org.