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Martinsville, Virginia 24115
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Calendar, Friday, Oct. 12
Friday, Oct. 12
Fish fry and yard sale sponsored by the Fayette Area Historical Initiative: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the lot beside 211 W. Fayette St. Call 732-3496 for more information.
Music Night at Spencer-Penn Centre. Doors open at 5 p.m. with concessions; open mic at 5:30 p.m. Bands begin at 6:30 with Sue Nester and Friends; Zephyr Lightning Bolts and Sweetwater. Admission: $3 donation.
Senior Dance at American Legion Pannill Post 42, Cabell Street, Martinsville: 7-10 p.m. today and Saturday with music by Bobby Crum and “Avalance.” Admission: $6 a person. Food will be available by the legion ladies auxiliary.
Staff members from 5th District U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt’s office will be at the Henry County Administration Building, Room 2, from 9-11 a.m. to meet with constituents who need help with federal agencies.
Turkey shoot at Smith River Wildlife Club, Charity Highway, Woolwine, sponsored by the non-profit wildlife club, on Fridays through Nov. 23: 7 p.m. Trophy will be awarded each night. Factory chokes only; no sleeves or rechokes.
DivorceCare: 7 p.m., New Life Community Church, Ridgeway; 956-5433 for more information or to register.
Project Freedom Life After Incarceration group meeting: 5 p.m. at the Virginia Organizing Building, East Church Street, Martinsville. Volunteers and donations are needed. Call 634-5390 for more information.
Stuart Farmers Market open 8 a.m. until noon with locally grown fall produce, pumpkins and gourds. SNAP accepted. Staff from Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart will be administering flu shots for $25 cash or check.
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. 13
Country breakfast at Dyer Store Ruritan Club, beginning at 7 a.m. at $6 a plate, dine in or take out.
Fall Festival: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Figsboro Ruritan Club with brunswick stew; fried chicken lunch with all sides; free corn hole, inflatable slides and games for kids, and a community yard sale. Musical entertainment featuring Ken Lester and Co. Singers at 10 a.m., followed by Gills Creek Grass, Southern Breeze and Southern Gentlemen.
Hamburger steak dinner and chain saw competition at Patrick-Henry Volunteer Fire Department. Steak dinner served from 4 to 7 p.m.; eat in or take out at $7. Call 629-7677 for large takeout orders. Chain saw registration will start at 2 p.m., race at 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded.
Brunswick stew, including a limited amount of Tex-Mex stew, at $6 a quart, eat in or take out beginning at 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken lunch with side orders and biscuits, eat in or take out beginning at 11 a.m.; also, a bake sale and apple butter will be available for sale at Horsepasture Ruritan Club. To pre-order stew, call Curtis Stone, 957-1029; Nancy Bradshaw, 957-3610; Debra Buchanan, 638-1463; or Elizabeth Oakes, 638-4869.
Pickers and Fiddlers Song Fest, hosted by Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church, beginning at 10 a.m. Free coffee and doughnuts. Musicians of all skill levels from beginner up as well as listeners are welcome.
Senior Dance at American Legion Pannill Post 42, Cabell Street, Martinsville: 7-10 p.m. with music by Bobby Crum and “Avalance.” Food by the legion’s ladies auxiliary. Admission: $6.
Seventh annual Kelly Cecil Memorial Scholarship Fund Pig Pickin’: noon to 5 p.m. at Kelly’s Cabin on Virginia 57, across from Fairystone Pit Stop, formerly Haynes Grocery. The meal will include barbecue and all the fixings and dessert. A $10 donation per person is suggested, with all proceeds to go to the scholarship fund. If paying by check make payable to Bassett Kiwanis, memo: Kelly Cecil Memorial Scholarship Fund. Music by Joyful Noise, E.C. Hundley and Kelly and Ruth Ratcliff. Door prizes given; must be present to win.
Spaghetti dinner at the Bassett Rescue Squad Boat House, by the Bassett Rescue Squad Auxiliary: 4-7 p.m. Complete meal and drink for $6, adults; age 6 and under eat free.
Henry County Surplus Auction, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Henry County Service Center on Fairystone Park Highway, Bassett. For sale: Surplus equipment (lawn tractors etc.), vehicles, school buses, office desks, chairs and shelves and more; also, unclaimed person property. Cash or certified cashier’s check only; no personal checks.
Fish fry at Carver Road Ruritan Club: 10:30 am until 2 p.m. Eat-in or carry-out at $6.50 per plate, includes all sides and dessert. Sandwiches are $3.50. Soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Free Community Meal and Clothes Closet: 9 a.m. until noon, at Community Fellowship Church in the Collinsville Shopping Center. Open to anyone.
A pinto bean supper and bluegrass concert to benefit the Bachelors Hall Volunteer Fire Department will be held from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the fire station on Berry Hill Road, one mile off U.S. 58 West. Tickets are $7 and include the supper. The concert will feature Johnny and Jeanette Williams and Friends (Catherine Conner and Carroll Arnn) and Plumb Nearly.
Alcoholics Anonymous: noon, Christ Episcopal Church, 311 E. Church St.; 8 p.m., Broad Street Christian Church, 106 Broad St.
Alcoholics Anonymous Living Sober Study Group, closed discussion: 6:30 p.m. at Smith Memorial United Methodist Church, 2703 Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville.
Narcotics Anonymous New Vision Group: 9 a.m., Christ Church, 1425 Spruce St. Ext.; 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Patrick Henry Avenue, Martinsville.
Sunday, Oct. 14
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. 15
Gamma Beta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa: 4:30 p.m at New College Institute.
Open house for GED information: noon to 4 p.m. at the Adult Learning Center, 340 Ridgedale Drive, Martinsville. If you have questions, call 638-1668.
Bingo at the Martinsville Elks Lodge at 300 Fairy St., Martinsville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; Early Bird games begin at 6:30 p.m.; regular games at 7 p.m. Prizes awarded at every game. Concessions available. Proceeds will support local charities, veteran and youth activities.
Art of the Month class, sponsored by the Henry County Parks and Recreation Senior Services: 3-5 p.m at the Collinsville Branch Library. Participants will learn to dye a silk scarf. Choose your favorite colors and water paint floral designs. Karen Eggleston, artist, will teach the class. The cost is $15. Pre-register by calling 634-4644.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Noon, Martinsville Group, Christ Episcopal Church, 311 E. Church St.; 8 p.m. Big Book, 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.