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Fun facts and weekend happenings in the area
Today, Oct. 3
Longaberger Basket/Vera Bradley/Jewelry Bingo to benefit the Martinsville Public Schools Endowment Fund, at Martinsville High School cafeteria. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; bingo will start at 7 p.m. Food will be available; a special bingo game with a grand prize $240 basket from Longaberger; a raffle for a Vera Bradley garment bag valued at $158; and a 50/50 raffle. The cost is a $20 donation for 20 games. Special bingo will be $3. For more information, call Rebecca Crabtree at 632-3150.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff: noon, at Courthouse Square, uptown Martinsville. Lunch will be served at the New College Institute from noon until 2 p.m.
"Gigantic yard sale" to benefit the Spencer-Penn Centre: 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. today and Saturday at the Spencer Ruritan Building. To donate items, call 957-5757 or 957-2508 to make arrangements for drop-off.
Blackberry Baptist Church will host the Red Cross Bloodmobile in the church fellowship hall: noon until 6 p.m. No appointment needed; enter at the back of the church.
Reformers Unanimous. Break the chains of addiction: 7-9 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church; 629-7321 for more information.
Alcoholics Anonymous: noon, Martinsville group, closed discussion at Christ Episcopal Church, Church Street, Martinsville; 8 p.m., Collinsville group, big book study, Church of Christ, Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville.
Narcotics Anonymous, new vision group: 8 p.m. open meeting, Classroom A, Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
Saturday, Oct. 4
The Patrick County Alzheimer's Group will sponsor an Alzheimer's Disease Memory Walk and fundraiser at Dehart Park in Stuart. Registration for the walk will start at 10 a.m.; the walk is at 11 a.m. There will be free lunch, blood pressure screenings, information about Alzheimer's, screening for Alzheimer's, a bake sale and door prizes. All proceeds will go toward the fight against the disease in Patrick and Henry counties and Stokes County, N.C. For more information, call Sally Smith at 694-7358.
Patrick Henry Saddle Club's last Fun Day Horse Show of the year. The gates will open at noon; show starts at 2 p.m. There will be food in the club house. The saddle club is five miles west of Bassett. Look for signs on Virginia 57 to the club.
Bake sale to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life: 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., at 234 Quail Oaks Road, Figsboro.
The 29th annual Uptown Martinsville Oktoberfest Arts and Crafts Festival and Street Carnival: 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., sponsored by the Martinsville-Henry County Christmas Parade Association and Lawrence Distributing Co.
Country breakfast and bake sale at Irisburg Ruritan Building: 7 to 10:30 a.m., sponsored by the Axton United Methodist Charge (Beckham, Carroll Memorial and Irisburg), with proceeds to go to the parsonage fund.
Pancake breakfast at Mount Olivet Ruritan Club: 7 to 10 a.m., with proceeds to go toward building improvements.
Bassett Historical Center will host the second Historical Symposium from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the former J.D. Bassett High School auditorium. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door; $20 for students and senior citizens in advance; and $25 at the door. This event will feature several authors and is to benefit the historical center building fund. Call 629-9191 for tickets or more information.
Gigantic Yard Sale at the Spencer Ruritan Building: 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. to benefit the Spencer-Penn Centre and grounds.
Martinsville Elks Lodge 1752 Money Draw Down with chances to win up to $3,000. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; drawing will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 a person and are available at the lodge after 3 p.m. daily or by calling 638-1060, Kings Mountain Hair Salon, S&K Office Products or Ridgeway Signs.
Jewelry class: 9 a.m. at the Spencer-Penn Centre. Call 957-5757 to register.
Children's Fair: 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Wilson Park, sponsored by Forest Hills Presbyterian Church. There will be free hot dogs and drinks, games and inflatables.
Smith River Cleanup, sponsored by the Gateway Streetscape Foundation. Picking up trash on roadside continues. Emphasis will be on cleaning litter from areas in the Fieldale and Bassett areas near Smith River on Saturday. Volunteers should meet at the Fieldale Ball Park at 8 a.m. for the Smith River Clean-Up Kickoff.
Variety dance to music by Midnight Express: 7:30-10 p.m., American Legion Post 105, American Legion Road, Stuart.
Fall Festival and Flea Market: 8 a.m. until noon at Stanleytown United Methodist Church, with proceeds to benefit community projects.
Sunday, Oct. 5
The Pumpkin Patch, located in the grassy lot behind First Baptist Church of Martinsville, will be open from 12:30 until 4 p.m. today; 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The proceeds will benefit Grace Network.
Narcotics Anonymous: 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., new vision group meetings, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1527 E. Church St. Ext., Martinsville.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 5 p.m. open meeting at Christ Episcopal Church, Church Street, Martinsville.
Monday, Oct. 6
Martinsville School Board: 6 p.m., Council Chambers, City Municipal Building.
Mount Olivet Ruritan Club directors meeting: 6 p.m. at the Ruritan building.
Martinsville Senior Center-sponsored Breakfast Club: 9 a.m., Main Street Restaurant, Martinsville. If you plan to attend, call 403-5260.
Patrick Henry Photography Club, sponsored by Reynolds Homestead: 6:30 p.m. at the homestead. No dues or fees required.
Henry County ProAm Photography Club, sponsored by Henry County Department of Parks and Recreation: 7 p.m. at the Henry County Administration Building. No dues or fees. For more information, contact Randy Sweatt, 647-7135.
American Legion Pannill Post 42: dinner for members at 6 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. at the legion post on Cabell Street, Martinsville.
Martinsville Republican Committee meeting: 6:30 p.m., General District Courtroom, City Municipal Building.
Eating Disorder Support Group: 6-7 p.m., at 900F Starling Ave., Martinsville. Call 734-9870 for more information.
Stuart Monday Night Al-Anon: 8 p.m., Stuart Presbyterian Church; 694-4361, ext. 102, or 692-6539 for more information.
TOPS Va. 172, Martinsville: 5 p.m. weigh-in; 6 p.m. meeting, McCabe Memorial Church, lower level, Clearview Drive, Martinsville. For more information, call 957-4213.
Christian Recovery Group, a 12-step group for substance abuse: 7 p.m., St. Paul High Street Baptist Church, 401 W. Fayette St., Martinsville.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m., new vision group, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1527 E. Church St. Ext., Martinsville.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 9:30 a.m., Martinsville group, Christ Episcopal Church; 8 p.m. Bassett group (Big Book) study, Bassett Memorial United Methodist Church.