Friday, October 16
Piedmont Arts, live music by Griffin Haley, 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. 215 Starling Ave, Martinsville.
Saturday, October 17
Martinsville High School Band Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser, Paw signs at specific locations throughout the City of Martinsville. When you register at the band tent in the MHS parking lot, you will be given a list of clues to the locations of the signs. When you find a sign, use your phone camera or QR code reader app to scan the QR code to enter your information to verify that you located the sign. Solve each clue to locate the signs. You do not have to find the clues in any specific order. All clues, except the 2 bonus clues, are found within the city limits (You will receive one bonus entry for each bonus sign you scan. It is possible to get 3 entries into the drawing, but you can only win once). Winners will be notified by phone and posted on band page. This is not a timed event. Follow all traffic laws. Do not congregate at the locations. All signs will be clearly visible. To be entered into the drawing for prizes you must complete the hunt before signs are picked up between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Cost: $20 per entry/vehicle regardless of the number of people in the vehicle. Grand Prize- $100 gift card, Prize 2- MHS Swag, Prize 1- Snack Crate.
Sunday, October 18
MHC Historical Society & Museum presents Steve Isom, local historian, will share some of what he has learned about the Saura, Tutelo and other American Indians in the area. Admission is free. Masks are required. Event lasts from 3 to 4 p.m. Contact: [email protected] or by phone at (276) 403-5361; 1 East Main Street, Martinsville, VA 24112
Thursday, October 29
Horsepasture Christian Church will host a Red Cross Blood Drive from 1-7 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org. 1146 Horsepasture Price Rd, Ridgeway.
Mayo River Corn Maze in a 5-acre corn field. Join in for a day of games, food and fun down on the farm. Concessions and picnic tables available. The maze will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. through Nov. 1. General Admission $7. Pumpkins, large $5 and small $3; Call (276) 732-8862; Log Manor Road, Spencer.
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.
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 [email protected].
Virginia Children’s Book Festival – Attendees are encouraged to register for free by visiting www.vachildrensbookfestival.org and selecting “Register Now.” Registration is free, and guests can opt to register for either a single week or the entire month. The link is suitable for educators as well as individuals and contains access to helpful, supplemental materials for each author’s sessions. Sessions will live stream on the VCBF website every weekday at 1 p.m. ET. Each week has a different theme, unlocking worlds of science fiction, hip hop, illustration and more for everyone across Virginia and beyond.
*Use caution in public spaces and maintain social distancing guidelines.* *Facemasks are strongly recommended in public settings. *