Friday, June 11
The Spencer-Penn Centre will host a music night with The Country Boys, beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the back lot. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation. Guests are encouraged to bring their own seat. Social distancing will be required, with masks when that is not possible. Some concessions will be sold.
Saturday, June 12
The Spencer-Penn Centre is hosting the Summerwind Fair, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., with vendors, a cruise-in, food trucks, a book sale and a cornhole tournament. Admission is free, but a $10 entry fee is required for the cornhole tournament. Registration begins at 10 a.m. The tournament kicks off at 11 a.m. Top three team receive prizes, with $200 for first place. The Centre also is hosting a canvas painting class with Genie Elgin from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The class is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. All supplies provided. Class size is limited, so those interested. Register by calling (276)957-5757.
Monday, June 14
The Colonel George Waller Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive at the Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and Museum on 1 E. Main Street in Martinsville. The drive, held as a celebration of Flag Day, will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call Johnathan Phillips at (276) 806-5022.
Friday, June 18
Blackberry Baptist Church is holding a blood drive in conjunction with the Red Cross from noon until 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 19
The Fieldale Recreation Center is sponsoring a fundraiser concert at the outdoor stage of the center from 6-10 p.m. “FATZ” will be performing. Admission is $5. Guests are asked to bring their own chairs. No coolers will be allowed. Concessions and beer will be available. The event will follow COVID-19 guidelines. For more information, call Jane Eggleston at (276) 358-1143.
Blackberry Baptist Church will host a “Children’s Jubilee” from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. A hot dog lunch will be provided, along with entertainment such as bouncy houses and other games.
Thursday, June 24
Joe Bryant, supervisor of the Collinsville District, will host a Town Hall meeting in the Summerlin Meeting Room of the Henry County Administration Building at 7 p.m. Attendees will be able to meet and ask questions of local officials about concerns facing their neighborhoods. Speakers include Deputy County Administrator Dale Wagoner, Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry, County Attorney George Lyle, and VDOT Resident Engineer Lisa Price-Hughes.
West Piedmont Planning District Commission is seeking public input on three surveys for upcoming projects. All of the surveys and opportunities can be accessed on www.wppdc.org and the planning projects are: Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan 5-Year Update (survey and interactive story map for residents); Regional Pandemic Recovery & Economic Resiliency Plan (survey for business and industries); Piney Forest Road Corridor Study by Danville MPO (residents who travel down Piney Forest Road in the City of Danville). For more information, contact Michael Armbrister at (276) 638-3987 or email email@example.com.
The Patrick Henry Community College Board will be holding specially called meetings via Zoom throughout the month of June regarding the renaming of the college. The meetings can be accessed at the following links on the corresponding dates: June 15 (https://vccs.zoom.us/j/82043903790); June 21 (https://vccs.zoom.us/j/84439663752)
The Spencer-Penn Centre will be hosting a yoga class on Tuesdays at 4 p.m., in June, with instructor Sheila Hubbard. The class is $8 per session or $40 for a series of six classes. Students are asked to bring their own yoga mat and props if possible.
MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness is celebrating Men’s Health Month and reminding men that one great step toward good health is regular health exams and routine preventive care. If you are putting these off due to lack of insurance, the coalition offers “no contact” application assistance for Virginia’s free or low-cost MEDICAID plans for Virginians under 65, who meet income requirements. Applications can be completed by phone. Call or text Ann Walker at (276) 732-0509 to see if you qualify. Coverage may be available for entire family.