Saturday, Nov. 6
Fido’s Finds and Kitties Kollectibles at 119 East Main Street in Uptown Martinsville will wrap up its Big Basement Sale from 9 a.m. – 2p.m. Thousands of items will be at bargain basement prices and proceeds go to the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA. For more information please contact Fido’s Finds at (276) 656-1101 or the SPCA at (276) 638-7297
Horsepasture Christian Church is hosting a spaghetti dinner from 4:30-7 p.m.
The Disability Rights and Resource Center will be holding its Annual Meeting, which is open to the public, at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, 21 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, on November 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the Distance Learning Classroom.
Monday, Nov. 8
The Martinsville City Public Schools School Board will hold its regular meeting beginning at 6 p.m. in council chambers in the city municipal building.
Thursday, Nov. 11
The 73rd annual Veterans Day Service will be held at 11 a.m. at the HJDB Event Center in Bassett. Awards will be presented for Veteran of the Year and Outstanding Veteran. The event is free and open to the public.
Patrick & Henry Community College will present a Lunch & Learn via Zoom entitled “WOW with Public Speaking.” Participants will learn and practice methods of successful public speaking. Pre-registration is required. To learn more or to register, visit ph.augusoft.net or call (276) 656-0260.
Piedmont Arts will host a one-man play, “Brown v. Board of Education: Over 50 Years Later” on Thursday, November 11. In 1952, the Supreme Court heard a number of school segregation cases, including Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. It ruled unanimously in 1954 that segregation was unconstitutional, overthrowing Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), which set the “separate but equal” precedent. In this one-man play, Mike Wiley recounts the effects of the decision on the families who participated in the original court case, the impact of the ruling on school systems at the time and the challenges still being made today. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the performance will begin at 7. Tickets are available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org.
Friday, Nov. 12
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Hillcrest Baptist Church (18075 AL Philpott Highway) in Ridgeway from 1-6 p.m. To sign up for a donation appointment, visit redcrossblood.org.
The Spencer Penn Centre is hosting its next music night featuring the Snow Creek Ole Tyme Band in the Alumni Hall. Come enjoy some great music! Concessions will be sold, and social distancing will be required along with masking when distancing is not possible. The gate opens at 5 p.m. and music begins at 6:20. Admission is a $5 donation. For more information, call (276) 957-5757
Saturday, Nov. 13
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at County Line Christian Church (12711 Chatham Road) in Axton from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. To sign up for a donation appointment, visit redcrossblood.org.
The Spencer Penn Centre will host its annual Fall Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The fair includes vendors, food trucks, a book sale, paint class, and Barnival on the Ballfield with the Pig Train! Admission to the fair is free for all with an additional cost for children’s activities. For more information, call (276) 957-5757.
Sunday, Nov. 14
The Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society will celebrate its 25th anniversary with “Silver Anniversary of a Silver Lining” at 3 p.m. at the M-HC Heritage Center and Museum. Phillip Stone will be the distinguished speaker and proclamations will be presented by the City of Martinsville and Henry County. The program will include music, cake, and a few surprises.
Thursday, Nov. 18
Piedmont Arts hosts Painting with Karen Conner from 1-4 p.m. Instructor Karen Conner will lead students in creating a unique painting. The theme for this painting is “snowman.” The class is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Advance registration is required. To register, visit PiedmontArts.org or call (276) 632-3221.
Saturday, Nov. 20
Piedmont Arts hosts Painting with Karen Conner from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Instructor Karen Conner will lead students in creating a unique painting. The theme for this painting is “cardinal on a lamppost.” The class is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Advance registration is required. To register, visit PiedmontArts.org or call (276) 632-3221.
The annual Martinsville-Henry County Christmas Parade gets underway at 5 p.m. in Uptown Martinsville. The theme for 2021’s parade is “Let it Snow.” Bring your family and celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with this favorite festive tradition!
Saturday, Nov. 27
The Chamber of Commerce reminds you to support your local small businesses on Small Business Saturday (and every other Saturday!) Get out and shop your favorite, locally-owned businesses to help support our homegrown business community.
Thursday, Dec. 2
Piedmont Arts kicks of the holiday season with the annual lighting of the Art Garden Christmas Tree! The lighting will begin at 5 p.m. in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden.
Friday, Dec. 3
C-PEG and Martinsville UpTown are hosting First Fridays December 3 from 4-8 p.m. at the Uptown Martinsville Farmer’s Market. Join in as many of your favorite Oktoberfest and Farmer’s Market vendors sell products the First Friday of October, November, and December! There will be arts, crafts, food, and more!
Uptown Martinsville will kick off the holiday season with the Uptown Martinsville Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m. on the city’s municipal building lawn. Bring your friends and family to celebrate the season on this festive occasion!
Horsepasture District Supervisor Debra Parsons Buchanan and the Salvation Army are hosting their 26th annual Coat Drive for Kids. Anyone wishing to donate a new or gently used coat can drop them off at Hollywood Cinema, the Salvation Army, or at One-Hour Martinizing on Rives Road. You can also call Debra at (276) 358-1463. The deadline for donations is November 30.
The Blue Ridge Regional Library offers free one-day passes to the Virginia Museum of Natural History and the Henry County YMCA with your library card. The passes are good for one day and exclude special events. There is a wait period before you can check out the pass again. For more details and exclusions, visit brrl.lib.va.us.
The Fontaine Ruritan Club hosts Bingo every Tuesday at their headquarters (1903 Joseph Martin Highway, Martinsville.) Doors open at 5:30 and games begin at 7. Money from Bingo supports community service awards, scholarships, and other community efforts.
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.
The Henry County Adult Learning Center offers free in-house and online classes to help prepare for college, career, or earn your high school equivalency or GED. Classes can help improve your digital literacy, job skills, English language skills, and earning potential. Contact the Center for Community Learning (15 Primary School Road, Collinsville) at (276) 647-9585.
The Martinsville Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. through November 20 and Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. through September 29. Shop with SNAP/EBT and receive up to $20 in free fruits and vegetables each week. To shop market vendors online, visit martinsvilleuptown.com.
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