(Event information/calendar items must be received by 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before the desired publication date. Email to email@example.com)
Saturday, Aug. 14
The 18th annual Jennifer Short Memorial Scholarship Bike/Car Ride. $10 sign-up begins at 11 a.m. at CrossPoint Church, 3951 Greensboro Road, Ridgeway. Kickstands go up at 1 p.m.
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. For 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″x 24″ exterior $65; 36″x 36″ exterior $85; 12″x 36″ exterior $75; 12 x 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
Opera singer Kevin Maynor will perform at 570 Mary Hunter Drive, Bassett. Opening performance by Jarrett Hagwood and Friends at 6 p.m. Admission is a requested donation to Fresh Harvest Christian Church (D.O.C.) For more information or additional details, email N3Believe@gmail.com.
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.
Saturday, Aug. 28
The 10th annual Bikers for Babies Charity Ride and the first annual Celebrating Life Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bassett Furniture.
Saturday, Sept. 11
The Bassett Heritage Festival, in Bassett, gets underway at 8 a.m.
MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness offers no contact Medicaid application assistance for eligible Virginia residents from birth to 64 years of age. No sign-up fees, no premiums, no deductibles. Including Children’s Medicaid/FAMIS, Pregnancy Medicaid and Adult Health Care -19 to 64 years old. Questions can be answered, and applications completed by phone. In-person application assistance is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays at The Community Storehouse.
Call or text Ann Walker 276 732-0509 to see if you qualify.