Friday, March 26-Friday, April 2
Blue Ridge Regional Library is hosting an Easter Basket giveaway to children ages 10 and under at each location. The giveaway is curbside pickup only. Children must be present at pickup. One basket per child. Contact your nearest location while supplies last. Bassett: (276) 629-2426; Collinsville: (276) 647-1112; Martinsville: (276) 403-5430; Ridgeway: (276) 956-1828; Patrick: (276) 694-3352
Saturday, April 3
Miles in Martinsville is 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 can be found by visiting www.milesinmartinsville.com.
First Baptist Church Martinsville is hosting a community-wide Egg Hunt beginning at 10 a.m. The egg hunt will begin in two locations: 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 and experience the stations. 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.
Thursday, April 8
The Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society is sponsoring a blood drive event at the Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and Museum from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Schedule an appointment by calling/texting John Phillips at (276) 806-5022 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Friday, April 9
Blackberry Baptist Church is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive at the Sanville Ruritan Building, Bassett, from 1-6 pm.
Saturday, April 10
The Charity League of Martinsville/Henry County will hold its first ever Charity League Spring Bargain Fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 242 Franklin St, Martinsville. Visit https://fb.me/e/2ajePpkP5 for more information.
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.