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Friday, Oct. 5
Fraternal Order of Police, Patrick Henry Lodge No. 73, breakfast/meeting: 8 a.m. at the Sirloin House on Commonwealth Boulevard, Martinsville. All law enforcement officers (active or retired) are invited.
Senior Dance at American Legion Pannill Post 42, Cabell Street, Martinsville: 7-10 p.m. with music by Bobby Crum and Avalance. Admission: $6 a person. Food available by the legion Ladies Auxiliary.
The Henry-Martinsville Health Department will hold a walk-in flu and Tdap vaccine clinic: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Call 638-2311 for more information.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be stationed at Blackberry Baptist Church, 3241 Stones Dairy Road, Bassett: noon to 6 p.m.
Stuart Farmers Market open 8 a.m. until noon with fall crops and much more. Honduras coffee available for purchase. Senior Nutrition and SNAP accepted.
DivorceCare: 7 p.m. at New Life Community Church, Ridgeway. Call 956-5433 for more information or to register.
Alcoholics Anonymous: noon, As Bill Sees It, Christ Episcopal Church, 311 E. Church St.; 8 p.m., Church of Christ, 2115 Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville. Big Book Study Group, closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous New Vision Group: 8 p.m., Classroom A, Memorial Hospital.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Oktoberfest in uptown Martinsville: 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. with vendors and numerous activities in and around uptown; including a 32-person band and dance group known as The Little German Band, Martinsville High School jazz band, Boys and Girls Club Steel Drum Band, Celthix and the Triad Highlanders Bagpipe and Drum Corp, at the stage at the Big Chair.
Howl-O-Ween Frightmares, presented by Martinsville-Henry County SPCA during Oktoberfest, located in the old social services building, 20 E. Church St., Martinsville. “G” (general audiences for all ages), and “R” (may include adult material such as perceived violence) shows from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Loose Cannon shows after 4 p.m. at $8 for tickets. PG (parental guidance) tickets for children, $5; adults, $2.
Children’s crafts by the Starting Place at Oktoberfest, located in front of West Piedmont Business Development Building on Church Street: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Square dance with music by the Dry Hill Draggers: 7:30-10:30 p.m., American Legion, Stuart.
Drawing for the Martinsville Speedway package that will benefit the Martinsville/Henry County SPCA will be held at Oktoberfest. Raffle tickets are $25 each and the winner will get two prime seats at the speedway to the Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Oct. 27, and the TUMS Fast Relief 500 NASCAR Spring Cup Series Race on Oct. 28. Also, free reserved parking, pre-race pit pass with admission to pre-race ceremonies, full lunch buffet, unlimited mixed beverages, beer and wine (ages 21 and older), and much more. You do not have to be present to win. All proceeds will benefit the SPCA, 132 Joseph Martin Highway, where tickets are available.
Brunswick stew for sale at $6 a quart, starting at 11 a.m. at the Bassett Ruritan Club, Philpott Dam Road, Bassett. To hold orders or for delivery (in Bassett area), call 734-4550.
Pancake/Omelet breakfast at Mount Olivet Ruritan Club: 7-10 a.m. at $6 adults; ages three to 10, $3; and age three and under, free.
Final Household Hazardous Waste Day of 2012: 9 a.m. until noon at Henry County Service Center, 2285 Fairystone Park Highway, Bassett, across from Bassett Office Supply. Free to city and county residents. Businesses or commercial entities are not permitted to participate. For more information, call 634-2503, 634-4674 or 340-8009.
Variety dance at Cascade Community Center with music by Doug Joyce and Friends: 7-10 p.m. Call 434-685-7177 for more information.
Bassett Community Market open 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. with fresh produce, baked goods, crafts, etc. Food provided by Community Awareness Kitchen. No set-up fee for vendors. If interested, call Matt Davis at 629-9450.
“Escape School,” a free program by Dignity Memorial, presented by George Hearn: 10-11 a.m. at Spencer-Penn Centre. This program is to help parents and children identify and deal with dangerous situations. Snacks and door prizes provided; 957-5757 for more information.
Col. George Waller Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution will hold an 18th Century Encampment setup, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Callands Festival in Callands.
Christ Church on Spruce Street Extension, Martinsville, will hold its monthly free clothes closet giveaway: 9 a.m. until noon at the church.
Dan River Basin Association’s First Saturday Outing for a 2-mile North Carolina cleanup on the Smith and Dan rivers from Island Ford Landing to Eden (N.C.) Wildlife Access. Meet at 10 a.m. at Island Ford Landing, West Meadow Road, Eden. Bring a boat, life jackets, lunch and water. Trash bags will be provided. Free and open to the public. Contact T. Butler at (336) 349-5727 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Henry County Parks and Recreation Senior Services, in conjunction with the AARP Driver Safety Program, will sponsor an 8-hour classroom refresher course on driver safety: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. today and Oct. 13 at Chatham Heights Christian Church, 402 Sunset Drive, Martinsville. The class is designed for drivers aged 50 and older. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Call 634-4644 to register.
Alcoholics Anonymous: noon, Christ Episcopal Church, 311 E. Church St.; 8 p.m., Broad Street Christian Church, 106 Broad St.
Alcoholics Anonymous Primary Purpose group: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Smith Memorial United Methodist Church, 2703 Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville. Living Sober study group; closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous New Vision Group: 9 a.m., Christ Church, 1425 Spruce St. Extension; 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Patrick Henry Avenue.
Sunday, Oct. 7
Alcoholics Anonymous: Making the Connection Group, 9 a.m., 97 Wards Farm Road, Spencer; Martinsville Group, 5 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 311 E. Church St.
Narcotics Anonymous New Vision Group: 8 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1527 E. Church St. Extension.
Monday, Oct. 8
Carver Road Ruritan Club: 6:30 p.m. at 130 Linda Drive, Martinsville. For more information call Margaret Thomas 957-3502.
NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association: 11 a.m., Sirloin House, Commonwealth Boulevard, Martinsville. Call 634-1458 for more information.
Martinsville/Henry County Property Management Association for owners and managers of commercial and residential rental properties in Martinsville/Henry County: noon at the Dutch Inn. Board of directors: 11:45 a.m. For additional information, contact Heather McDilda, 540-297-3995.
Upcoming changes in Medicare and Medicaid will be discussed at 10:30 a.m. at The Landmark Center, Stuart. Gloria Roberts from Southern Area Agency on Aging will give the presentation, followed by a question and answer session with representatives from Home Health and Therapy. It is free and open to residents in Patrick and surrounding counties. Refreshments will be served. Call 694-3050 for more information.
Mount Olivet Ruritan Club board of directors : 6 p.m. at the club building
Spencer-Penn School Preservation Organization meeting: 6:30 p.m. at the center. New members are welcome.
“Look Good Feel Better,” a free program that teaches beauty techniques to women cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of their cancer treatments, sponsored by the American Cancer Society: 6 p.m. at Blue Ridge Regional Library, Church Street, Martinsville. To register or for more information, contact the local ACS office at 638-8944.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Martinsville Group: noon, Christ Episcopal Church, 311 E. Church St.; 8 p.m. Big Book study at Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church, 120 Bassett Heights Road.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. New Vision Group, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1527 E. Church St. Ext., Martinsville.