Saturday, February 20
Piedmont Arts is hosting a Virtual African American Read-In and Family Day from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Led by Education Coordinator Sarah Short, this online-only event will highlight contributions by African American artists to American music. Short will read the children’s book, Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews, and guide participants through a musical craft using everyday items you can find around the house. Community members will also read excerpts from books, stories and poems by their favorite African American authors. For more information, call (276) 632-3221.
The Friedrichs Family Eye Center is hosting the “TWO on the TRAIL’ run starting at 10 a.m. This is a two-mile race run on the asphalt trail at Jack Dalton Park. The race will start and finish in the parking lot and include three laps around the trail. No race day registration. Register online at www.milesinmartinsville.com by Feb 17. COVID-19 protocols in effect.
Monday, February 22-27
Carlisle School is having an online charity auction that will culminate with a LIVE virtual event on Saturday, February 27. There will be a 6:30 p.m. Pre-Show and the 7 p.m. Live Auction. More than 200 items are available, and all proceeds support the programs at Carlisle School. The auction website is charityauction.bid/carlisle2021. To see a tutorial on how to register and bid online, visit https://youtu.be/KaM3xYm2eM0.
Wednesday, February 24
The Dan River Basin Association will be hosting a webinar from 12-1 p.m. on myriapods of the Piedmont Region and their role in the ecosystem. To register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YZ3OEOkXQnyndNppGvqkjg.
The Henry County Board of Zoning Appeals will be holding public hearings in the Summerlin Meeting Room at the County Administration Building at 1 p.m., regarding the issuance of two Special Use Permits.
Blue Ridge Regional Library is offering a “Blind Date With a Book” throughout the month of February. With each book selection, the participant’s name will be entered into a drawing for a variety of prizes. A list of preselected books is available for curbside pickup. Contact (276) 403-5430 for more information.