Saturday, April 10
The Martinsville Speedway is hosting the 2021 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. Fans can view the full 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule and purchase tickets at nascar.com/tickets. For more information, call (276) 956-7200.
Saturday, April 17
Chatmoss Country Club is hosting the 11th Annual Walker Shank Memorial Golf Tournament beginning at 1 p.m. Walker Shank was an avid golfer throughout his life and competed on the Martinsville High School varsity team for four years. All teams will tee off at 1 p.m. (shotgun start). The tournament will feature a Captain’s Choice format with 4-person teams. The fee to play is $75 per player. A four-man team costs $300 per team without mulligans, or $340 per team to get two mulligans per player. All golfers will be eligible for two closest to the pin prizes, a long-drive prize and a closest-to-the-line prize. Each golfer will receive a boxed lunch, available as early as noon. To register, visit https://roosterwalk.com/golf/.
The Spencer-Penn Centre will be hosting the 10th Annual Pig Cookin’ Competition with barbeque available for pre-order. Tubs are $8. Pig Patty Bingo tickets are also being sold for $20. The raffle winner will receive $500. For more information, call (276) 957-5757.
Saturday, April 24
Sen. Mark Warner will host his annual Academy Day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is a virtual event that will be hosted on Accelevents. The event will offer students, their parents or guardians, and school counselors a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from officials from the five federal service academies, as well as representatives from the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board, the University of Virginia ROTC programs, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, the Virginia Military Institute, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin University. Representatives from Virginia congressional offices will also share information about the application procedures for congressional nominations. Information on the nomination process is available at www.warner.senate.gov. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the event.
Piedmont Arts is holding a Recycled Art Family Day in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden beginning at 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by Carter Bank & Trust in celebration of Earth Day. Create bird feeders using recycled materials and enjoy story time with Blue Ridge Regional Library. It’s also International Sculpture Day — the perfect day to spend time in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden, surrounded by sculptures created by local and regional artists. Complimentary refreshments provided. You can extend the fun with a self-guided tour of the Piedmont Arts galleries. Kids can follow along with a Discovery Guide and find take-home crafts on the Discovery Board. The museum is open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and admission is free of charge.
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. The centre will also be having yoga 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. Please RSVP for class due to the limited class size by contacting the centre at (276) 957-5757.
The American Red Cross is holding a number of Blood Drives throughout the month of April. Drives will be held on April 15 from 12-6 p.m., at Martinsville Elks Lodge on 300 Fairy Street; April 16 from 12-5 p.m., at Stone Memorial Christian Church on 3030 Virginia Avenue; April 21 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Elks Lodge; and April 29 from 12-6 p.m. at the lodge. Contact Doug Rubel at (540) 352-9157 for more information. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 1-(800)-733-2767 or by visiting redcrossblood.org.