Community Calendar

Saturday, November 9

Martinsville Elks Lodge: will be holding its annual Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, November 9. The event is at the Elks Lodge, 300 Fairy Street, Martinsville and begins at 6 p.m. All Veterans or active duty service members are welcome to attend. Special speaker is Lt. Colonel Al Kittredge, a Vietnam Veteran.


Tuesday, November 12

 Bassett Historical Center: Jerry Perdue will present a program about the Congressional Medal of Honor. This program is about some of the fascinating stories about the men and women who have been the Medal of Honor recipients.  Program is free and open to the public and will be held in the Susan L. Adkins Memorial Meeting Room at 10:30 a.m. at the Bassett Historical Center.


Saturday, November 16

Fairystone VDF Auxiliary: hamburger steak dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cash raffle tickets will be available for $20, Raffle ends at 7 p.m. For more information visit,


Tuesday, November 19

Horsepasture District Community Meeting: district supervisor Debra Buchanan and County Administrator Tim Hall, among others will be present. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Horsepasture Ruritan Building.


Upward Basketball and Cheerleading: for girls and boys 5-years-old to 5th grade. Evaluation dates: Nov. 2, 4, 7, 9, 11. Season practice begins Jan. 4. Try-outs, practices and games held at Fort Trial Baptist Church, 170 Oak Level Rd., Stanleytown. Register online at, or call, (276) 629-2964.



Barn Quilt Class: November 17th, 1 p.m. , check Facebook or E-mail Susan at for details. Spots will be given on a first paid first served basis.  Third Thursday Trivia Night: November 21st at 6:30 p.m., Theme of the month:  Classic TV.  $10 per team.  Teams of no more than 5 people.  Winning team will go home with a prize.  Concessions will be sold – cash only! Painting: November 22, 6 – 9 p.m., Join Genie as she guides students through this three hour class. Pre-registration and payment is required. Cost is $20/members and $25/non-members. Call the Centre at (276) 957-5757 for more information.  Snow Globe: Saturday, November 23rd, 9 – 11 a.m.  Instructor Vickie Wasoski.  Make a mason jar snow globe.  $8/members, $12/non-members. Christmas Movie & Dinner with Santa: Friday, December 6th, 6:30pm.  We are so excited to announce this year’s Christmas event! Dinner and a surprise movie with Santa! Call the Centre for your reservations.  $15/Adult includes dinner; $15/child includes dinner and a photo with Santa.  Must register by November 29th. Open computer lab: Mondays, 10a.m. to 3p.m. and Thursdays, 10a.m. to 5p.m. The Computer Lab will be open to the public. High Speed Internet Access is available. Story Time & Play Date: Mondays at 10:30a.m. Carole-Anne Penn will lead story, songs, crafts and then play time with friends. Storytime and crafts are geared toward preschoolers, but all ages are welcome. Charles & Rose Hylton Library: Open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 10a.m. to 8p.m.  Sign up for a library card today.Book Club: Meets the third Thursday at 3p.m. Call the Centre for the book selection.Chair Aerobics: Thursday mornings with instructor, Paula Battle. 11:30a.m., Free, M/HC Coalition for Health & Wellness. Aerobics: Thursdays, 6:30p.m., Instructor:  Anita Hooker. This is a free class with the M/HC Coalition for Health & Wellness. Yoga: Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. -12:30p.m., $40 for 6 weeks, drop-in at $8 per class.  Yoga mats provided –bring a blanket or towel. Free childcare provided for attendees. Call (276) 957-5757to register.

HJDB Events – November:
15th – Friday Morning Jam Sessions. One Day at a Time. 10 a.m. to noon. Breakfast $5. 15th – Bassett Music Jamboree- WOUNDTIGHT- 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets $5. Concessions available. 15th – Paint Night,  6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Paint with Genie’s Art. $25. 18th – Game on. Games, Crafts, Fellowship. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 18th – Bible Study. 10 a.m. Pastor TBD. 18th – Bible Study. 11 a.m.. Led by Karl Hoyer from Orchard Drive Baptist Church. 20th – Game on. Games, Crafts, Fellowship. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Breakfast & Lunch available. 22nd – Friday Morning Jam Sessions. ‘The Kitchen Pickers.’ 10 a.m. to noon. Breakfast $5.  Lunch $6. 22nd – Quarter Auction. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. $5 for two paddles and one door prize ticket. Additional paddles available. 22nd – Paint Night. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Paint with Genie’s Art. $25. 25th – Game on, Games. Crafts, Fellowship. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 25th – Bible Study. 10 a.m. Pastor TBD. 25th – Bible Study. 11 a.m. Led by Karl Hoyer from Orchard Drive Baptist Church. 27th – Game on. Games, Crafts, Fellowship. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Breakfast and lunch available. 29th – Friday Morning Jam. Sessions, 10 a.m. to noon. Breakfast $5.  Lunch $6. For more information call, (276) 629-1369 or visit


Piedmont Arts Events November:

Artspiration Senior Studio: Nov. 12th, 19th, 26th, 10 a.m. to noon. Piedmont Arts. Free to Members, $5 for Non-members. Offering self-guided art studio time for seniors. Preschool in the Galleries MHS Jazz Band: Wednesday, November 13, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Piedmont Arts. Piedmont Arts’ Preschool in the Galleries is a series of programs for pre-K students designed to foster a love of the performing and visual arts at a young age. Performances are free of charge to students and schools. To reserve a space, visit Yoga in the Galleries:  Thursday, November 14, noon to 1 p.m. Piedmont Arts. Free for Members, $10 Non-members. Artspiration Studio with Karen Despot: Thursday, November 14, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. 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. Register at or call (276) 632.3221. Registration closes at noon the day prior to class. Artspiration Leaves and Pumpkins: Saturday, November 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m. • Piedmont Arts. Family-friendly Class, $20 Members,  $25 Non-members. Create an original acrylic painting with instructor Michele Minich. All supplies provided. Guests may bring snacks to enjoy during class. Dress for mess, paint can be difficult to get out of clothing. Register at or call (276) 632.3221. Registration closes at noon the day prior to class. Faerie Kingdom Escape Room: Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Nov. 23, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Piedmont Arts . Admission free. The Faerie Kingdom Escape Room is a 30-minute real-life adventure. To successfully escape from this magic realm, you and your team will have to work together to find hidden clues and solve challenging puzzles throughout the room. Everywhere you look is a potential clue or riddle waiting to be solved. Can you escape the Faerie Kingdom before time runs out? All are welcome to participate. Registration is required. To reserve a time for your team, visit STEAM Symposium: Saturday, November 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  New College Institute. NCI and Piedmont Arts are co-sponsoring the first annual STEAM Symposium for educators, students and community supporters who are interested in learning how the arts can be integrated into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines. To RSVP, contact Ruby Jones at (276) 403.5605. Artspiration Barn Quilt Painting: Tuesday, November 19, 1 to 3 p.m. Piedmont Arts. $35 Members, $40 Non-members. Paint a 12 in. x 12 in. barn quilt with instructor Lisa Martin. Participants choose from six design options prior to class. All supplies provided. Register at or call (276) 632.3221. Advanced registration required. Registration closes at noon the day prior to class.

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