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Martinsville, Virginia 24115
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Thursday, July 19
Children ages 5-13 may join Henry County Parks and Recreation at Gravely Nature Park for a day of hiking and eating: 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Participants will first hike on the Gravely Nature Park’s hiking trails along the Smith River before ending up at the park shelter for hot dogs and hamburgers. Games and activities provided. The cost is $5. Call 634-4640 to register.
Meet and Greet Magna Vista High School band director Timothy Loman: 7-8 p.m. at the school. Students in grades 5-12 are welcome and learn more about Loman’s goals for the upcoming school year and the MVHS band program.
Martinsville Exchange Club dinner/meeting: 6:30 p.m., Dutch Inn.
Paul R. Shorter, Disabled American Veterans: 7 p.m., American Legion, Cabell Street, Martinsville.
Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross, which serves Danville and Pittsylvania County, annual meeting: noon at the Dutch Inn. Outgoing board members will be recognized and new officers and board members will be elected. Reservations may be made by Wednesday by calling 632-5127 or (434) 709-0199. If you wish to have lunch it will be at your expense. The meeting is open to the public.
Joshua Place, a 12-step recovery group meeting for all kinds of addictions: 6:30 p.m. at Orchard Drive Baptist Church, 228 Orchard Drive, Sanville community, Bassett.
Rangeley Ruritan Club monthly meeting: 7 p.m., Ruritan building.
Martinsville Uptown Rotary: 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. William Wampler, executive director of NCI, will speak. Breakfast will be by Paleo Café. Visitors are welcome. Call 340-3139 for reservations.
Martinsville Senior Center-sponsored Supper Club for seniors: 5:30 p.m., Texas Steak House, Commonwealth Boulevard, Martinsville. If you plan to attend, call the senior center at 403-5360 by noon Wednesday.
Henry County Parks and Recreation Senior Services, in conjunction with the AARP Driver Safety Program, will sponsor an eight-hour classroom refresher course on driver safety for seniors age 50 and older, today and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Collinsville Branch Library. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Consult your insurance agent or company on the possibility of a discount for taking the class. Space is limited. Call 634-4644 to register.
Bassett Community Market will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with produce, baked goods, crafts and music. There is no set-up fee for vendors and access to a sound system is available for those who wish to perform. For more information, call 629-9450.
The Kiwanis Clubs of Bassett and Martinsville will hold a joint meeting: 6:30 p.m. at The Gallery. The speaker will be Teresa Fontaine, executive director of Southern Area Agency on Aging.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Martinsville group: noon, at Christ Episcopal Church; 8 p.m., Martinsville group, open speaker meeting, First Baptist Church, 23 Starling Ave., Martinsville.
Narcotics Anonymous, New Vision group: 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Patrick Henry Avenue, Martinsville.
Friday, July 20
Chatham Heights United Methodist Church will hold a free community meal: 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the church at 1817 Old Chatham Road. Everyone is welcome.
Stuart Farmers Market open from 8 a.m. until noon. Bring tools and knives to be sharpened at $5 per item. Fresh and local grown produce, meats, baked items, etc. available. SNAP and Senior Nutrition Vouchers accepted.
Narcotics Anonymous open meeting: 8 p.m., Classroom A, Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
Alcoholics Anonymous: noon, Martinsville group, (As Bill Sees It) study, Christ Episcopal Church; 8 p.m. Collinsville (Big Book Study), Church of Christ, Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville.
Saturday, July 21
Free community breakfast for the public at the Ridgeway United Methodist Church: 8:30-10 a.m.
Flounder dinner at Patrick-Henry Fire Department, with sides, dessert and drink for $7: 4-7 p.m. Eat in or take out. Call 629-7677 for multiple takeout orders or more information.
Breakfast buffet at the Figsboro Ruritan Club: 6-9:30 a.m. at the Ruritan building.
Vera Bradley/Thirty One Bingo, a fundraiser for Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy at Henry at Oak Level Ruritan Club. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. Play 22 games for $25. Door prizes will be given and a raffle held. Hot dogs, nachos, drinks and baked goods will be sold.
“Tasty Saturday” at Uptown Farmers Market. Market open from 7-11 a.m. Tasting samples begin at 9 a.m., hosted by Jane Ashby of Windy Ridge Farms. She has incorporated other farmers’ foods into samples, such as stuffed squash, salsa, tomato and green pepper quiche, cinnamon raisin bread and more. The market will have produce, meats, baked goods and other items. EBT cards accepted.
Lions Club of Martinsville-Henry County will present its monthly bluegrass music show: 7-9 p.m. The Rives Theatre. Doors open at 5 p.m. A potluck band will perform from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by the featured band, the Lone Ivy String Band, from 7-9 p.m.
Spaghetti dinner by Oak Level Baptist Youth, with proceeds to go to a local family in need: 4-7 p.m. at the church. Cost: $6. Eat in or take out.
Variety dance with music by 57 Express at Cascade Community Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with concessions. Music 7-10 p.m. Call 434-685-7177 for more information.
Buffalo Wild Wings of Danville will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Martinsville Marlins YMCA swim team: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the corner of Commonwealth Boulevard and U.S. 220, the parking lot in front of Food Lion.
Fundraiser for G.W. Carver High School Class of 1972 reunion: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rob Lee Park. Hot dogs, fish or chicken plates are among the foods that will be available. Call Vanessa D. Hairston, 956-3931, for more information.
Narcotics Anonymous: 9 a.m. New Vision Group, Christ Church, 1425 Spruce St. Ext., Martinsville; 8 p.m. meeting at First Presbyterian Church, Patrick Henry Avenue, Martinsville.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Martinsville group, noon, Christ Episcopal Church; 8 p.m., Broad Street Christian Church.