Saturday, April 3
Miles in Martinsville will host 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. More information is available at www.milesinmartinsville.com.
First Baptist Church Martinsville will hold 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.
Monday, April 5
The deadline to sign up for Smith River T-ball is April 5. The sport is open to all children 3-7 years old. Registration fees are $45 after April 1. Practices begin after April 19. Games begin May 13 and end June 25. All games will take place at the Smith River Sports Complex on weeknights. For more information, call (276) 638-5200 ext. 3. Register online at www.smithrivertball.com.
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.
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.
Spencer-Penn Centre will be holding a variety of events throughout the month.
On Mondays and Thursdays, the centre will have an open computer lab from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The lab can be used on other days on an appointment basis.
The centre will be hosting a virtual story time on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., on its Facebook group: Spencer-Penn Storytime Goes Virtual. Access the stories each week and craft. Supplies for each week may be picked up at the centre and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
The Charles & Rose Hylton Library will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m., until 8 p.m. Library cards are available for free.
Yoga will be held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m., with Sheila. A session is $8 or $40 for a series of six sessions. Students are asked to bring their own yoga mat and props if possible. RSVP for class due to the limited class size by calling (276) 957-5757.