Saturday, December 12
“Pictures with Santa” from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the SPCA, 132 Joseph Martin Hwy Martinsville. Families, children, and pets are welcome. No appointment needed. Pictures are $10 per pose for a 5×7 print. Photography done by Rick Dawson Photography. For questions, call (276) 638-7297 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, December 13
The Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society invites you to ring in the holidays with sounds and songs of the season in our beautiful historic courthouse. Enjoy songs from Beth Chapman, John and Danny Heiss, Lynn Pritchett and Virginia King, Ann Martin, and other community musicians. The event starts at 3 p.m. Masks are required. Though admission is free, seating is limited, and reservations are highly encouraged. To reserve your space, contact MHCHS at (276) 403-5361 or email
Monday, December 14
PHCC: The Patrick Henry Community College Board will meet via Zoom at 12 p.m. This is a public meeting, but the committee will not receive public comment. Information for joining the Zoom session will be posted on the PHCC website, .
Thursday, December 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. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required. Register online or call (276) 632.3221. Event lasts from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.
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.
Southern Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) is offering a series of “Fearless Caregiver Guides” from the publisher of “Today’s Caregiver Magazine” free to caregivers. Those interested can request all three titles “Successful Respite Solutions,” “Holiday Caregiving” and “Getting Friends and Families to Help” by calling SAAA at (276) 632-6442 or 1-800-468-4571. SAAA can also be reached by email at email@example.com.