Community Calendar

Saturday, December 7

HJDB Event Center: Christmas Vendor/Craft Fair from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. Booths, hourly door prizes, and more. Information call 276-629-1369.

Blue Ridge Regional Library (Martinsville Branch): Board Game Day from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Bring your favorite game or try one that the library has on hand.  This event is free and open to the public;  Saturday Afternoon Movie at the Library from 2-4 p.m. Popcorn will be provided. For more information, call the Martinsville Library at 276-403-5430.

Blue Ridge Regional Library (Bassett Branch): Holiday Open House, Noon-2 p.m. Door prizes, holiday music, crafts for children, family craft sweets and photo opportunity with Santa, holiday food and more.

Patriot Players: 2019 Christmas Spectacular,  a sequel to our popular 2017 revue, this holiday themed music revue is a show that the whole family can enjoy. Featuring the Ray Hollingsworth Dance and Arts Studio Dancers. Rated: G. Directed by Producing Artistic Director, Devin Pendleton. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at door. Children 5 and under get in free but must sit in the lap of a ticket-holder. Performances are held in the Walker Fine Arts theatre on the campus of Patrick Henry Community College, located at 645 Patriot Ave, Martinsville.

YMCA: Miles in Martinsville 2019 Light Up The Night 5K, starting at 5 p.m., at the Uptown Farmer’s Market. Participants may pick up their packets with race bibs on race day at the Uptown Farmers Market from 3:30-4:30 PM.  Interested participants may also register in person at these times.

Martinsville – Henry County Tourism Office: Santa & Mrs. Claus will be at the Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center from 12-3 p.m., to visit with all the good boys and girls and hear those special holiday wishes. Bring your own camera to take your own pictures.

Sunday, December 8

Fieldale United Methodist Church: The combined choirs of Fieldale United Methodist Church and Fieldale Baptist Church will present “Have You Heard,” a Celtic Christmas celebration, at 4 p.m. at Fieldale United Methodist Church, 36 Patrick Avenue, Fieldale, Va 24089. Admission is free.

Ferrum College: The Ferrum College Chorale, Concert Choir, and Spiritual Life’s Fresh Wind Gospel Choir will present “The Never Ending Story: A Reflection on the Teachings of Jesus and His Birth” on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 7 p.m. in Vaughn Chapel on campus, 40 Wiley Drive, Ferrum. This performance is free and open to the public.

Patriot Players: 2019 Christmas Spectacular,  a sequel to our popular 2017 revue, this holiday themed music revue is a show that the whole family can enjoy. Featuring the Ray Hollingsworth Dance and Arts Studio Dancers. Rated: G. Directed by Producing Artistic Director, Devin Pendleton. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at door. Children 5 and under get in free but must sit in the lap of a ticket-holder. Performances are held in the Walker Fine Arts theatre on the campus of Patrick Henry Community College, located at 645 Patriot Ave, Martinsville.

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra: David Stewart Wiley conducts the Holiday Pops with all the magical elements you have come to expect – high energy, familiar carols, and lots of holiday warmth. Location: Martinsville High School Auditorium, $25 Reserved, $15 General Admission, $5 Student

Henry County Bike Club: The Henry County Bike Club will ride at the Mountain Laurel Trails in Ridgeway every Sunday afternoon at 2:00 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, please call Bob Norris at 276-340-9144 or Tommy at 276-618-0343.

Monday, December 9

Ferrum College: The Ferrum College Mountain Winds will present “A Fall Concert” on Monday, December 9, at 7 p.m. in Sale Theatre in Schoolfield Hall on the College’s campus, 305 State Route 602, Ferrum. This concert is free and open to the public.

Blue Ridge Regional Library (Collinsville Branch): Holiday Open House, 4-7 p.m. Door prizes, holiday music, crafts for children, Family Craft Library Scavenger Hunt, holiday food and more.

Tuesday, December 10

Blue Ridge Regional Library (Martinsville Branch): Tai Chi classes are held every Tuesday from 11:15 a.m. till noon. All are welcome.

Piedmont Arts: Artspiration Senior Studio at 215 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112. During Artspiration Senior Studio, seniors are invited to paint together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided and provide a space for seniors to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Non-members pay at the door. Members-free; Non-members-$5.

Wednesday, December 11

Blue Ridge Regional Library (Martinsville Branch): Line Dancing class held every Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. Event is free and open to the public.

Piedmont Arts: Artspiration Senior Studio at 215 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112. During Artspiration Senior Studio, seniors are invited to paint together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided and provide a space for seniors to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Non-members pay at the door. Members-free; Non-members-$5.

Thursday, December 12

Thursday Trail Trekkers: Fieldale Trail, 1 p.m. This group, co-sponsored by Henry County Parks & Recreation and the Dan River Basin Association, will meet on Thursdays to explore a different trail every week.  Weather permitting, we will meet at designated locations throughout the county, and sometimes in nearby parts of neighboring counties for hikes.  All the trails selected will be moderate in length and difficulty and senior-friendly, but there is no minimum age requirement. Please contact Paul Johnson at kpj24112@gmail.com with any questions.  Seniors interested in this program must pre-register with Henry County Parks & Recreation Senior Services at 276-634-4644.

Spencer Penn Centre: Join Sifu Kristian Gordon for a series of Martial Arts classes at Spencer-Penn. Class occurs every Thursday, from 6-7 p.m. Cost for the entire month is $40 for members of the Centre or $65 for non-members. All ages, fitness and experience levels are welcome. Call the Centre at (276) 957-5757 to sign up.

Mountain Valley Artisan Barn: Creative Corral, weekly beginning at 6 p.m. All ages welcome. You are invited out to Mountain Valley Artisan barn each Thursday for our Creative Corral. Each week we will create a different project which will be announced on our Facebook page. Past favorites include barn wood signs and wind chimes. Have a suggestion? Share it with us! We love collaboration and expression. Musicians are welcome to bring their instruments and play.

Piedmont Arts: Artspiration Senior Studio at 215 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112. During Artspiration Senior Studio, seniors are invited to paint together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided and provide a space for seniors to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Non-members pay at the door. Members-free; Non-members-$5.

Martinsville Uptown Revitalization Association: 2nd Thursdays, between the hours of 5pm-8pm, enjoy blockbuster sales, one of a kind specials and a shopping experience like never before. A number of shops and businesses that usually close around 5 p.m., will be extending their hours on this evening for customer convenience. Many restaurants will also be offering specials, so make sure to include dinner out in your plans that night.

Friday, December 13

Blue Ridge Regional Library (Martinsville Branch): Line Dancing class held every Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. Event is free and open to the public.

Piedmont Arts: Artspiration Senior Studio at 215 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112. During Artspiration Senior Studio, seniors are invited to paint together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided and provide a space for seniors to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Non-members pay at the door. Members-free, Non-members-$5; Drizzle + Drink: Gettin’ Dirty will focus of the Flip Cup Dirty Pour method. Smocks or old clothes encouraged. Guests may bring drinks, snacks or dinner to enjoy during class. Register online or call 276-632-3221. Advanced registration required. Registration closes 48 hours prior to class. $35 Members, $40 Non-members.

HJDB Event Center: BINGO Fundraiser to raise money for the preservation of the HJDB Event Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and BINGO will begin at 7 p.m. $20 for the first BINGO packet and $10 for each additional packet. Hot dogs and concessions will be available. Live music by local musicians at the HJDB Event Center cafeteria, 10-12 p.m. Admission is free to members, $2 for non-members. Breakfast $5.00 from 8:30-11:00. Lunch $6.00 12:00-1:30. For information call Randy Farmer 276-629-8296.

Saturday, December 14

Piedmont Arts: Artspiration Senior Studio at 215 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112. During Artspiration Senior Studio, seniors are invited to paint together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided and provide a space for seniors to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Non-members pay at the door. Members-free; Non-members-$5.

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