Saturday, March 20
Piedmont Arts will open the studio from noon to 3 p.m. for students to work in acrylic, oil or colored pencil with artist Karen Despot and fellow students. Bring your own supplies. Social distancing and masks are required at all in-person classes. The event is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Advanced registration required. Register at PiedmontArts.org or call (276) 632.3221.
Friday, March 26
The Ronald McDonald House and B-99.9 will host a Donation Day event in the radio station parking lot at 10899 Virginia Avenue from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Stop by to donate, win prizes and listen to music.
Saturday, April 3
Miles in Martinsville will be holding the Martinsville Half Marathon and 5K beginning at 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. respectively. Both races start and finish in front of the Virginia Museum of Natural History, adjacent to the Martinsville Henry County Family YMCA. Participants may pick up their packets with race bibs at the Martinsville YMCA at 3 Starling Avenue, on Friday, April 2, from noon until 6 p.m., and on race day at the Martinsville YMCA, from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Deadline for registration is midnight on March 31, 2021. Due to COVID protocols, no in-person paper registrations will be accepted on Friday, April 2 or Saturday, April 3. Details and online registration is available at www.milesinmartinsville.com.
First Baptist Church Martinsville is hosting a community-wide Egg Hunt beginning at 10 a.m. The egg hunt will feature two events — one for younger children and one for older children. Age ranges for the hunts will be 2-4 years old and 5-10 years old. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Stations will be in the church parking lot for a reading of the Easter story, socially distanced photos with the Easter Bunny, and goody bags containing an Easter craft for the children to take home.
Sunday, April 11
A Barn Quilt Class with instructor Lauren Byron from 1 to 5 p.m. Space will be limited due to social distancing. All supplies are provided. Pricing is based on size: 12″x36″ exterior $70; 24″x 24″ exterior $60; 36″x 36″ exterior $80. Monograms or specialty designs may incur an extra charge.
Saturday, April 17
Painting with Genie at 1 p.m. Cost is $20/members and $25/non-members. All supplies provided. Masks and social distancing will be required. Class size is limited.
Pig Cookin’ Competition and Pig Patty Bingo will be held, with plenty of BBQ for sale, along with our Pig Patty Bingo Raffle. Pre-order by calling or coming by the Centre. Tubs available for $8 each and available for pick-up afternoons on April 17 and April 24. Live footage of the competition will be available on the Spencer-Penn Facebook page.
Spencer Penn Community Centre
Open Computer Labs are held Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and other times by appointment. High speed internet access is available. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Virtual Story Time is held Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Facebook group: Spencer-Penn Storytime Goes Virtual. Supplies for each week may be picked up at the Centre and will be available on a first come first serve basis.
Charles & Rose Hylton Library is open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sign up for a library card today. No charge. Masks and social distancing is required.
Yoga is held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. for yoga with Sheila. Cost is $8/session or $40/series of 6. Students are asked to bring their own yoga mat and props if possible.
Contact the Centre for more details at (276) 957-5757 or email email@example.com.