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Calendar, Monday, Oct. 8
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.
Columbus Day celebration, Stanleytown Health and Rehab Center Activity Room at 2 p.m. with musical guest, the B’s and J’s Band. Public invited.
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 more 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. Free. 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 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.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Martinsville City Council: 7 p.m. closed session; 7:30 p.m. regular session, council chambers, City Municipal Building.
Bassett Business/Neighborhood Watch meeting: 7 p.m., Bassett Funeral Service. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office will provide information on breaking/entering and other problems in the community and how residents can help; sponsored by the sheriff’s office, Bassett Funeral Service and Shirley’s Florist.
Martinsville Rotary Club: 6:15 p.m., Virginia Museum of Natural History. Bill Goad from the Rotary Foundation will be the guest.
Senior Citizens Tuesday evening dance at the Rangeley Ruritan Club: 7-9:30 p.m. Entertainment by The Plantation Band. Admission $5. Public invited.
Fieldale Festival Committee: 6 p.m. in the Senior Room at Fieldale Community Center. All persons interested in working on the festival are urged to attend.
Piedmont Writers Group: 6:30 p.m., Piedmont Arts Association.
Henry County Republican Committee: 6:30 p.m., Republican Headquarters, 2820 Greensboro Road, Martinsville.
Children’s Story Time for ages 2 through 6: 10:30 a.m., at the Collinsville Branch Library. Child must be accompanied by an adult. There will be music, a simple craft and other activities.
Mildred Lee Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy: 2 p.m. in the Hunt Club Room, Kings Grant. The historical program will be given by Jean Gray.
Disabilities Unlimited: 1-3 p.m., Room 2, Henry County Administration Building. Open to anyone with any kind of disability. Call Curtis Cannaday, 415-1138 for more information.
Second Tuesday Book Group: noon, Blue Ridge Regional Library. Betty Joe Fulcher will lead a discussion on the book, “Lone Wolf,” by Jodi Picoult. Open to the public.
Martinsville-Henry County Lions Club: 6:30 p.m., Sirloin House, Commonwealth Boulevard, Martinsville.
Field to Friends, a local foods group: 4-6 p.m., at the Stuart Campus of Patrick Henry Community College, Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart. The program will discuss upcoming food and farm gatherings, including a local wine festival and local food systems conference, followed by a board meeting. Refreshment provided. Open to the public.
Overeaters Anonymous: 6-7 p.m., Calvary Christian Church, 515 Mulberry, Martinsville. Entrance through downstairs back door.
TOPS Va. 0762 Stanleytown: 9:30 a.m. weigh-in; 10 a.m. meeting at Amazing Grace Baptist Church, 755 Fairystone Park Highway, Stanleytown. Call Donna Byrd, 632-9220, or Leigh-Anne Rigney, 732-7259, for more information.
TOPS Va. 413, Ridgeway: 5 p.m. weigh-in; 5:30 p.m. meeting at New Life Community Church Fellowship Hall, 415 Mica Road, Ridgeway; 956-2272.
TOPS, Va. 0218, Martinsville: 9 a.m. weigh-in; 10 a.m. meeting at Chatham Heights Baptist Church.
TOPS Va. 0626, Fieldale: Weigh-in will begin at 5:15 p.m.; meeting at 6:10 p.m. at Fieldale United Methodist Church. Call 957-3575 or 957-3404 for more information.
Alcoholics Anonymous, 12 and 12 Study Group, closed discussion: 8 p.m., Stone Memorial Christian Church, 3030 Virginia Ave., Collinsville.
New Vision Group of Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m., at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1527 E. Church St. Extension.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Patrick Henry National Society Daughters of the American Revolution: 11:45 a.m., Dutch Inn. Brenda Hundley, hostess, will present the program, “Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence.”
General Joseph Martin Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution: 1 p.m. at the historic Henry County Courthouse.
Southern Virginia Recreation Facilities Authority board meeting: 5 p.m. in the EDC Board Room at the SunTrust Bank building, uptown.
DuPont ERO (Early Retirement Opportunity) luncheon: 11 a.m. at the Sirloin House, Eden, N.C.
Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group with Carolyn S. Scales, R.N.: noon at Southern Area Agency on Aging, 204 Cleveland Ave., Martinsville. Anyone interested in attending for caregiver support or to learn more about the disease is encouraged to attend. Light lunch provided. Call SAAA, 632-6442 for more information.
Henry County Planning Commission public hearing: 6 p.m., Henry County Admission Building. Agenda: Robert D. and Mary A. Gillespie.
My Child and Me at The Starting Place, Liberty Fair Mall: 10-11 a.m. Free for ages up to 5, with activities: play, songs, crafts, a snack, and more. No registration required.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study: 10 a.m. at the Martinsville Senior Center with Pastor Zeke Zanatos leading. Call 403-5260 for more information.
Alcoholics Anonymous, making the connection group, open meeting: 9 a.m. at 24 Clay St., Martinsville; 6 p.m. Spencer women’s group and 8 p.m. Martinsville group meeting, both at Friendly Christian Church, Spencer.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Axton Group, noon at Mount Calvary Church, 350 A.L. Philpott Highway, Axton. Call the church office at 650-2376, ext. 21, if you have questions.
Narcotics Anonymous Recovering Renegades: 5:45-6:45 p.m. at A.S.K. Church of God in Christ, 1185 S. Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville.