Saturday, April 17
The 10th annual Pig Cookin’ Competition will be held at the Spencer-Penn Centre, with barbeque available for pre-order. Tubs are $8. Pig Patty Bingo tickets are also being sold for $20, with the winner to receive $500. For more information, call (276) 957-5757.
Tuesday, April 20
The Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a post-legislative update with Dels. Les Adams, Danny Marshall and Charles Poindexter at 8:30 a.m. Email email@example.com for the link to the event.
The Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness, in partnership with Henry County Public Safety and local churches, will hold a mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic at First Baptist Church of Ridgeway, 15 Church Street, Ridgeway, from 9 a.m. until noon.
Wednesday, April 21
The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a virtual public hearing for a project to improve seven intersections along U.S 220, between Roanoke and Martinsville, from 5-7 p.m. To access the hearing information and WebEx, visit the project page at https://www.virginiadot.org/route220Intersections/ and click on the link to virtual design public hearing. VDOT representatives will make a presentation beginning at 5 p.m. and answer questions through the WebEx Chat function after the presentation is completed. A recorded version of the presentation will be available on the project page after the hearing.
Thursday, April 22
Mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Galilean House of Worship on 5078 A L Philpott Highway in Martinsville, from 9 a.m. until noon, courtesy of the Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness in partnership with Henry County Public Safety and local churches.
Saturday, April 24
Sen. Mark Warner will host his annual Academy Day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This virtual event will be hosted on Accelevents to offer students, 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 for the service academies is available at www.warner.senate.gov, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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.
Spencer-Penn Centre has a variety of events scheduled throughout the month. On Mondays and Thursdays, an open computer lab is held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The lab can be used on other days on an appointment basis. Virtual story time is Tuesdays at 10 a.m., on the Facebook group Spencer-Penn Storytime Goes Virtual. Access the stories each week and craft. Weekly supplies may be picked up at the centre and are available on a first come, first serve basis. The Charles & Rose Hylton Library is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m., until 8 p.m. Library cards are free. The centre will host 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. RSVP for class due to the limited class size by calling (276) 957-5757.
The American Red Cross is holding a number of Blood Drives throughout April. Drives will be held on 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.