Beach Music Festival: The 38th Hot Fun in the Summertime Beach Music Festival is running through Sunday night at Wayside Park in Stuart. Bands are: tonight, The Pizazz Band and Silk Groove (MoTown); Saturday, Blackwater (R&B) at 12:45 p.m., Band of Oz (beach) at 2:30 p.m., Jim Quick and the Coastline (“swamp soul”) at 4:15 p.m., The Entertainers (beach and more) at 6 p.m. and Silk Groove at 7:30 p.m. A 3-day pass costs $45 in advance and $55 at the gate, and other ticket options are available; look up the festival on

First Friday Summer Jam Series: The First Friday Summer Jam Series in Stuart will feature South Hill Banks and Chris Owens of Patrick County this evening, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Farmers Market. Bootleg BBQ, Basic City Beer Co. and Stanburn Winery will sell food and drink.

Relay for Life MHC: Relay for Life MHC “Strike Out Cancer” will be at 6-11 p.m. at Bassett High School. The event celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those who have passed away from cancer, and raises money for the American Cancer Society.

Indigo Shibori Scarves: The Reynolds Homestead will offer a workshop on making shibori scarves, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Shibori is an ancient technique of binding so that part of the fabric resists dye, and the rest takes it, to create a pattern. During the class each person will create three silk scarves to keep, and Jennifer Reis will teach basic shibori binding, stitching and clamping techniques to dye with natural indigo. All materials will be provided. The cost is $60; register by calling 276-694-7181.

Mountains of Music Homecoming 2019: Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will perform in a Mountains of Music gospel concert from 3:30-7 p.m. Sunday at Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church, 239 Rock Church Road, Meadows of Dan. The group is the reigning IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, and the location is one of the six rock churches on the National Historic Registry built in the early 1900s by the congregations of Pastor Bob Childress, the subject of the book “The Man Who Moved a Mountain.” Admission to the concert is $15 advance, $20 after May 31 and $10 for children ages 12 and younger. People may attend the church service at 10 a.m., a potluck lunch at noon (call 540-789-7324 to let them know you’re coming) and historical presentations and entertainment by the church before the concert. For tickets to Doyle Lawson, call Crooked Road at 276-492-2409 or visit

Old Fiddlers Convention Best All-Around Performers Concert: Reynolds Homestead will be the site of the Old Fiddlers Convention Best All-Around Performers Concert from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Monday. The event is hosted by Reynolds Homestead programs as well as Mountains of Music Homecoming. Advance tickets, available on, cost $15 adult and $10 child 12 and younger.

‘Flags of the American Revolution’: Eric Monday will present "Flags of the American Revolution" at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Bassett Historical Center. 

Clyde Hooker Awards: Piedmont Arts will present the annual Clyde Hooker Awards at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the museum. Recipients will be George W. Lester II and the Martinsville Speedway. Piedmont Arts also will recognize 2019 Arts in Education Award recipients Meritha Rucker and Brian Joyce; as well as the recipients of the 2019 Nicodemus Hufford and Harold Knowlton Work Memorial Art Scholarships.

Theatre Thursday at the Rives: VisitMartinsville and the Rives Theatre are partnering to “Celebrate 50 Years of Love in Virginia” by showing a series of Throwback Thursday films. The Virginia Tourism Corporation’s “Virginia is For Lovers” slogan launched in 1969, and the Rives Theatre will show some of the biggest blockbuster hits from that year this summer: “The Italian Job” on June 13, July 11th- “True Grit” on July 11 and “Sweet Charity: on Aug. 8. The movies will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.

Bushels & Barrels: The Reynolds’ Homestead’s annual Bushels & Barrels festival plus Sustainability Workshop will be held June 14-15. It will begin with a “farm to table dinner” on June 14, which includes a 3-course dinner and Foothills Brewing beers on the grounds. Couldn’t Be Happier, a folk-country-rock duo from Winston-Salem, N.C., will sing. The next day, the Local Food, Wine & Beer Festival will be held from 4-10 p.m. The bands will be Morgan Wade & The Stepbrothers (country, folk and high-energy Americana with Ed McGee on bass and Joe Link on mandolin); Prosperity’s Folly (blues, outlaw and Southern rock) and A.J. Ghent and His Singing Guitar (“neo blues,” a fusion of blues, funk, rock and pop). Admission costs $20 in advance and $25 at the gate, which includes wine tasting and a cup. Designated driver tickets (will not be served alcohol) will cost $12. Other ticket options are available; visit

Music Night at Spencer-Penn: Jason Harris & Friends and The Country Boys will be the featured performers during Music Night on June 14 at the Spencer-Penn Centre. The doors will open at 5 p.m., and the music begins with an open-mic session at 5:30 p.m. Concessions include chicken and dumplings, hot dogs, barbecue, homemade chicken salad sandwiches, pinto beans and cornbread, homemade desserts, popcorn and chips. 

Basket-making: The Spencer-Penn Centre will host a basket-making class from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15. The cost is $25 to $40, depending on the basket you make. To register, call 276-957-1521 or 276-957-5757. 

Bug Festival: The Virginia Museum of Natural History’s Bug Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15. It will feature a flea circus, Madagascar hissing cockroach races, scorpions, other live insects, bug-themed games and activities and a myriad of specimens from the entomology collections of the museum and Virginia Tech. Admission costs $7 for adults, $5 for children and teenagers between 3-18 years old and free for children under 3 and museum members.

Covered Bridge Festival: The Virginia Covered Bridge Festival will be held at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 15, near Jacks Creek Covered Bridge and site of former Bob White Bridge at Woolwine. Admission is free. The festival features a variety of live music; mule- and horse-drawn wagon rides; a 5K run; historical presentations and information; artisan, craft and food vendors; duck race in river, The festival is hosted by Woolwine residents, Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department, and Smith River Rescue Squad. For vendor spaces or more information, call 276-930-2670 or visit the Virginia Covered Bridge Festival Facebook Page or .

Chamber Music Recital: Patrick Henry Community College’s Chamber Music Recital Series will present “An Afternoon of Chamber Music: Odds &Ends” at 3 p.m. June 16 in the Walker Theatre. Admission costs $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Artspiration: Kimberly Boyd will lead people step-by-step in painting a peacock perched on a branch during the Artspiration class from 6-8:30 p.m.  June 20 at Piedmont Arts. All supplies will be provided, and people may bring drinks, snacks or dinner. The cost is $35. Register at 632-3221 or online at

TWCP: Cabaret: TheatreWorks Community Players will present “Cabaret” at 7 p.m. June 20-22 and 27-29, at the Black Box Theater. In 1931 Berlin, Germany, American cabernet singer Sally Bowles meets a young man who is finishing his university studies. Their love story plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the backdrop of the Kit Kat Club where Sally works. Tickets are available on and the MHC Visitors Center.

Friday Night Jamboree: The HJDB Event Center will feature The Friday Night String Band at their Friday Night Jamboree on June 21. It will start with a jam session from 6-7 p.m., and then The Friday Night String Band will take the stage at 7 p.m. There is plenty of room for dancing, and concessions will be available. Admission is $5.

Rhythms by the River: GBAC and Bassett Historical Center will present “Rhythms by the River” at 6:30-9 p.m. June 22 on the grounds of the historical center. Bring lawn chairs. The program is free.

TGIF Concert: The Worx: The TGIF Concert Series in Uptown Martinsville will open June 21, with The Worx, at 7-10:30 p.m, at the farmers market at 65 W. Main St. This year, the concert series is sponsored by Martinsville Uptown Rotary Club.

The Foddrells: The Foddrells will perform in a free outdoor concert at 5 p.m.  June 22 at the Landmark Center in Stuart.

Map making with Zack Fleming: Zack Fleming, who has made maps for a diverse sets of subjects, will present a program on making maps at 3 p.m. June 23 at the MHC Heritage Center & Museum in the former Henry County Courthouse.

Celebration 2019: Area businesses and the Martinsville Speedway will host Celebration 2019 starting at 3 p.m. July 4. Roanoke-based The Worx and Detroit-based Chairmen of the Board are both set to perform. There will be carnival rides, starting at 3 p.m., and the area’s largest fireworks show after the music, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

An Old Fashion Fourth of July: Stuart’s Independence Day celebration is “An Old Fashion Fourth of July” from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 4 at Dehart Park, 212 Johnson St., Stuart. It features family activities and fireworks.

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