Friday, Saturday July 9-10
‘Fido’s Finds will hold a “blazing hot” Big Basement Summer Sale from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday, and Saturday, July 10th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 119 East Main Street UpTown Martinsville. Thousands of items on sale including Christmas in July. All proceeds support the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA. For more information, call 276- 656-1101.
A canoe day will be held at Beaver Creek Reservoir beginning at 10 a.m. Instruction will be provided for beginners. All canoe rentals will be free during the instructional period. For more information call Henry County Parks & Recreation at (276) 634-4640.
Saturday, July 10
The Brenda Riggins Memorial Blood Drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Stanleytown Elementary School. Appointments can be scheduled online through the Red Cross website.
Monday, July 12
Unlock your child’s brilliance at the world’s premier destination for STEM education. Guided by an elite 4-H tech STEM team, they will have fun and advance their skills fast with Scratch Coding and Java. This camp is for kids ages 8-12. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. until noon on July 12-15 at the Henry County Administration Building. The cost for the camp is $20.
Week-long Art Camp at Piedmont Arts. Complete art projects, take tours of the galleries and have socially-distanced fun. Campers will explore a variety of artistic techniques, styles and materials. An art show will take place at the end of camp, showcasing campers’ work for their families to enjoy. Advanced registration required by calling (276) 632-3221. Social distancing and masks are required at all in-person classes. June 14 – 18: Grades 6 – 8; July 12 – 16: Grades 3 – 5.
Thursday, July 15
Henry County School Board will hold a Special School Board Meeting at 9 a.m. on the 3rd floor of the Henry County Administration Building in the school board meeting room. A closed session will follow.
Friday, July 16
Movie in the Park will be held at Jack Dalton Park this summer. Music and games will start at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 9 p.m. Admission is free. Drinks and refreshments will be available for purchase. The movie on July 16 will be Trolls World Tour.
Saturday, July 17
The public is invited to participate in the Smith River Trout Unlimited (SRTU) Chapter introduction to fly fishing for adults and youth. This is a free entry-level flyfishing presentation for adults and youth interested in learning about or getting started in the sport. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until noon at the Waid Park picnic shelter number #1 at 701 Waid Park Road in Rocky Mount. Participants are asked to dress according to weather temperatures. Ice cold bottled water will be provided. Sign up early, the workshop is limited to 10 persons. Please contact Jeff Deering at firstname.lastname@example.org or Eric Tichay at email@example.com.
MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness stresses that good health is promoted through 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. For questions or to apply, call or text Ann Walker at (276) 732-0509.