Friday, Aug. 6
Ride ‘N Dine every Friday afternoon with members of the Henry County Bike Club. Each week fellow cyclists meet at the Liberty Street access point of the Dick & Willie Trail to put in some miles and to refuel with a delicious lunch at a local eatery. A different lunch locality is chosen each week so that your Friday afternoon is always unique and interesting. For more information, call Marti at 276-358-1312. Rides are year-round but are canceled if it’s raining or if the temperature is below 50 degrees.
Sunday, Aug. 8
The Henry County Bike Club will ride at the Mountain Laurel Trails in Ridgeway every Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Occasionally the Mountain Bike Ride may be held at Cedar Ridge Trails. In those instances, the Henry County Bike Club will post an update on the website as well as the Facebook page. For more information on the weekly Mountain Bike Ride, call Bob Norris at 276-340-9144 or Tommy at 276-618-0343.
Saturday, Aug. 14
The Smith River Mile will become the UpTown Martinsville Mile. Same distance. New name. New course, at 7 p.m. The Uptown Martinsville Mile is a salute to the historical allure of the one-mile run. This race will not be run on a standard 400-meter track but rather at a unique venue. The UpTown Martinsville Mile will be run in historic UpTown Martinsville. Course is two laps around the central business district. All on mostly level city streets. Race will be run in multiple small heats to facilitate social distancing. COVID-19 precautions will be observed. Liquid refreshments and awards to follow.
Handmade Journal Workshop with Genie, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Spencer-Penn Center. Pages will be made with 4 x 6 140-pound, landscape, watercolor paper and hand sewn together. Each cover will be unique and created by the individual with embellishments of their choosing. A secondary class will be scheduled for September as an introduction to line and wash watercolor journaling at an additional fee. All supplies will be provided. Cost is $20/members and $25/non-members. Payment is due at registration. If you have any questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, Aug. 17
Barn Quilt Class at Spencer-Penn from 1 to 5 p.m. All supplies are provided. Options for the class: 24″x24″ exterior $65; 36″x36″ exterior $85; 12″x36″ exterior $75; 12×12 exterior kits (to go only) $35. Class will be filled on a first paid first served basis. Once payment is received by Spencer-Penn, design choice should be sent to the instructor, Lauren at email@example.com. Questions may be e-mailed to Lauren or to Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cut off for registration is Monday, August 9.
Friday, Aug. 20
August Music Night at Spencer-Penn’s monthly Music Night. Doors open at 5 p.m. with music starting at 5:30 p.m. Timbre Trail will take the stage at 6:15 p.m. in the Alumni Hall. Concessions will be available. Admission is a $5 donation at the door. This is a cash only event.
MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness 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.