Community Calendar

Saturday, October 17

Martinsville High School Band Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser. Look for Paw signs at specific locations throughout the City of Martinsville. List of clues for locations of the signs provided at registration, held in the band tent in the MHS parking lot. 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: 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 3-4 p.m. Contact: or call (276) 403-5361; 1 East Main Street, Martinsville.


Thursday, October 29

Red Cross Blood Drive at Horsepasture Christian Church, 1146 Horsepasture Price Road, Ridgeway, from 1-7 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit



25th annual Coats for Kids Drive, by Debra Parsons Buchanan of the Horsepasture District on the Henry County Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with the Salvation Army.  Anyone wishing to donate a new or “gently used” coat may call Buchanan at 957-1394 or drop off at the Hollywood Cinema or One-Hour Martinizing on Rives Road. The deadline for donations is Nov. 30. Coats will be cleaned and given to area youngsters.

The Martinsville Henry County 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


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