Throughout March

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Saturday, March 14

Smith River Sports Complex: Oak Creek Invite College Ultimate Tournament from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The tournament schedule and participating teams is still to be determined. Call (276) 638-5200; 1000 Irisburg Road, Axton.

Pickers and Fiddlers Bluegrass Gospel & Mountain Music Songfest: Musicians and music lovers are invited to the Pickers and Fiddlers Bluegrass Gospel and Mountain Music Songfest at Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church beginning at 10 a.m. This event is held the second Saturday of each month. If you play the guitar, banjo or mandolin, we want you! Bring your instrument and join fellow music lovers and musicians to play a few songs together. No one is a stranger at the Songfest. This event is free. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided. Come out for a great morning of fellowship and music. Contact: (276) 629-5395; 120 Old Bassett Heights Road, Bassett.

Southern VA Wedding and Event Showcase: Join us from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at The Heritage Conference and Event Center and meet area wedding and event professionals. Admission is $5 per person at the door. Contact: (276) 224-7444; 1230 Oak Level Road, Bassett.

HJDB: Let’s go back in time and dance through the decades, take prom photos, crown prom queen and king, and more! Join us for a night filled with memories from the past, full buffet dinner, silent auction, drinks, and most importantly an evening dedicated to the children of Martinsville and Henry County. Prices are $40 per person or $350 for a table of 10 – each ticket includes two drink tickets plus a full buffet dinner. Email charityleague@gmail.com for more information or to reserve your seat. Event lasts from 6-10 p.m. Contact: (276) 340-8935; 3289 Riverside Drive, Bassett.

Piedmont Arts: Artspiration: Family from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Admission is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Create an original acrylic painting with instructor Michele Minich. All supplies provided. Guests may bring snacks to enjoy during class. Dress for mess, paint can be difficult to get out of clothing. Register at PiedmontArts.org or call (276) 632.3221. Advanced registration required. Registration closes at noon the day prior to class.

BRRL (Ridgeway Branch): Martinsville/Henry County Writer’s Guild, a community providing support and encouragement for local writers of all ages. Meet other writers, share what you write, get constructive criticism and help with writer’s block, or learn how to get your work published, all in a comfortable and supportive environment. The group meets at 10 a.m. at the Ridgeway Library on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month  Light snacks will be provided. Call the library at (276) 956-1828. 900 Vista View Lane, Ridgeway.

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Sunday, March 15

Smith River Sports Complex: Oak Creek Invite College Ultimate Tournament from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The tournament schedule and participating teams is still to be determined. Contact: (276) 638-5200; 1000 Irisburg Road, Axton.

Henry County Bike Club: 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. Call(276) 340-9144; 361 Mountain Laurel Trail, Ridgeway.

Hamlet Vine: Sweeten your Sunday afternoons with a trip to Hamlet Vineyards in Bassett, Va. Every Sunday from 1-5 p.m. you can enjoy a wine tasting featuring Pinot Gris, Viognier, Petit Verdot, Old Virginia Red and others. Also offering local, freshly baked breads with gourmet spreads or lunch to complete your tasting. Contact: (276) 629-2121; 405 Riverside Drive, Bassett.

MHC Historical Society & Museum: Doug Stegall, local historian, will be sharing tales of the history of Martinsville and Henry County. He is bringing parts of his collection to illustrate the  stories. Doug is great repository of our history. You don’t want to miss this chance to hear stories that you may not have heard before. Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided. Event starts at 3 p.m. Contact: (276) 403-5361; 1 East Main Street, Martinsville.

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Monday, March 16

Spencer-Penn Centre: Storytime is back at Spencer-Penn in the Hylton Library. Mondays at 10:30 a.m. The Centre also announced a preschool story time and playdate program. Carole Anne Penn will read a story and lead songs, crafts and then play time with friends. An age-appropriate story will be read, drawing out questions and answers that involve the children and promote early reading skills,along with a simple craft activity. After story time, children are welcome to go into the Children’s Library for playtime and interaction with each other. Toys, puzzles, and the “housekeeping” center promote socialization skills in playing with other children. Contact: (276) 957-5757; 475 Spencer-Penn Road, Spencer.

BRRL (Collinsville and Ridgeway Branches): Join us for our Art of the Month class. Karen Eggleston, QVC artist, will instruct the classes at Studio 107 on the 3rd Monday and at the Ridgeway Branch Library on the 4th Tuesday of each month. These unique crafts also make great gifts. There must be a minimum of five participants in each class. Space is limited so pre-register early by calling Henry County Parks & Recreation at (276) 634-4644. 900 Vista View Lane, Ridgeway.

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Tuesday, March 17

Hardee’s (Stanleytown)“The Hardee Bunch,” Tuesday mornings at 8-10 a.m. for old style country & gospel music. Contact: (276) 629-1122;933 Fairystone Park Highway, Stanleytown.

BRRL (Martinsville Branch): Do you want to learn healthy eating habits? Or get some tips to lose weight and keep it off? Come out to the Martinsville Library for our six week Wellness Workshop series on Tuesdays, March 17, 24, 31, and April 7 and 21 and on Monday, April 13 at 11 a.m. Representatives from Carilion Clinic will be on hand to guide you through the wellness process. A light lunch and prizes will be provided each week and you must attend the first workshop to participate. Space is limited. Call the Martinsville Library at (276) 403-5430 to sign up. All are welcome. Event lasts from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m; 310 East Church Street, Martinsville.

PHCC: OSHA 30 for General Industry every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9:15 p.m. until April 9. The 30-hour training is targeted to supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards, employee rights, and how to contribute to our nation’s productivity. Class costs $249.99 and includes the textbook. Pre-registration required. Contact (276) 656-0260 or email ph.augusoft.net. 310 East Church Street, Martinsville.

Piedmont Arts: Artspiration: Senior Studio from 10 a.m. until noon. Admission is free. 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. Contact: (276) 632-3221; 215 Starling Avenue, Martinsville.

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Wednesday, March 18

Henry County Bike Club: Join the Henry County Bike Club for a weekly, evening ride along the many gorgeous trails of the Smith River Trail System. Mountain bikes are recommended but road bikes can be used as well. Ride times will range from 30 minutes to an hour and locations will vary. Contact:(276) 618-0343; 3521 River Road, Fieldale.

PHCC: Students learn Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, and Kizomba dances with intensive dance workshops covering frame, posture, lead and following technique, cross-body, and pattern combinations. Suitable for beginners, no partner necessary. Pre-registration required: ph.augusoft.net or (276) 656-5461. Event lasts from 6-7 p.m. at Stone Hall 103. Admission is $30. 645 Patriot Avenue, Martinsville.

BRRL (Martinsville Branch): Line dancing class at 10 a.m. Event is free and open to the public. Call (276) 403-5430; 310 East Church Street, Martinsville.

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Thursday, March 19

Thursday Trail Trekkers: This group, co-sponsored by Henry County Parks & Recreation and the Dan River Basin Association, will meet on Thursdays at 1 p.m., 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. Seniors interested in this program must pre-register with Henry County Parks & Recreation Senior Services at (276) 634-4644. Contact: (276) 634-4601; 3300 Kings Mountain Road, Martinsville.

Spencer Penn Centre: Have you ever wanted to learn an app like Canva or wanted to be able to make your own flyers or invitations for social media? This class is perfect for you. For only $10, you will receive 10 weeks of instruction with guided projects. Be sure to pre-register now to hold your spot. This series started Thursday, Feb. 13 and will last for 10 weeks. If you cannot/did not attend a week during the series do not worry. Arrangements can be made with the instructor for one on one instruction. Also join us for our very first Third Thursday Trivia. Each month, teams will compete in a themed trivia contest. Each team may have no more than 5 participants and cost is $10 per team. The winning team will leave with a prize. Concessions will be sold. This is a cash only event. From 6-9 p.m.  Contact: (276) 957-5757; 475 Spencer-Penn Road, Spencer.

Black Box Theatre: George and his friend Lennie, two drifters, with delusions of living off the fat of the land, find trouble when gentle giant Lennie’s love of all things soft leads to tragedy at the ranch where they are working to make enough money to buy their own place. Adapted from John Steinbeck’s Depression era novel of the same name, it’s the Tony Award-winning play Of Mice and Men. Tickets cost $15 each and event goes from 7 p.m. until midnight. Call (276) 632-2800; 44 Franklin Street, Martinsville.

Piedmont Arts: Artspiration: Spring Barn Quilt from 1 – 3 p.m. Admission is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Paint a 12 in. x 12 in. barn quilt with instructor Lisa Martin. Participants choose from six design options prior to class. All supplies provided. Register at PiedmontArts.org or call (276) 632-3221. Advanced registration required. Registration closes at noon the day prior to class. Contact: (276) 632-3221; 215 Starling Avenue, Martinsville.

BRRL (Martinsville Branch): Book Bingo at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome. Contact: (276) 403-5430; 310 East Church Street, Martinsville.

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Friday, March 20

Henry County Bike Club: 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. Rides are year-round but are canceled if it’s raining or if the temperature is below 50 degrees. Contact: (276) 358-1312; 699 Liberty Street, Martinsville.

Piedmont Arts: Piedmont Arts members, prospective members, artists and guests are invited to attend an Opening Reception in honor of the museum’s new exhibits. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contact: (276) 632-3221; 215 Starling Avenue, Martinsville.

Black Box Theatre: George and his friend Lennie, two drifters, with delusions of living off the fat of the land, find trouble when gentle giant Lennie’s love of all things soft leads to tragedy at the ranch where they are working to make enough money to buy their own place. Adapted from John Steinbeck’s Depression era novel of the same name, it’s the Tony Award-winning play Of Mice and Men. Tickets cost $15 each and event goes from 7 p.m. until midnight. Contact: (276) 632-2800; 44 Franklin Street, Martinsville.

BRRL (Martinsville Branch): Line dancing class at 10 a.m. Event is free and open to the public.Contact: (276) 403-5430; 310 East Church Street, Martinsville.

HJDB: Bluegrass and Gospel music featuring One Day at a Time Band at the HJDB Event Center Cafeteria from 10 a.m. until noon. Admission: $2 donation, members are free. Breakfast $5 from 8:30-11 a.m., lunch $6 from 12-1 p.m.  Also, Bassett Music Jamboree with a 5:45 Jam Session, 7:00 Gap Civil an Old Time Band from Sparta, N.C. will take the stage. Dancers encouraged to attend. Admission is a $5 donation. Contact: (276) 358-0489 or visit 3289 Riverside Drive, Bassett.

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