Bushels & Barrels: Bushels & Barrels, the Local Food, Wine & Beer Festival, will be at 4 to 10 p.m. at the Reynolds Homestead. 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). Sustainability Workshop classes will be held in the morning, before the concerts, at $10 per class on a variety of topics. 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 https://www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/programs-events/bushels-barrels/.
Music Night at Spencer-Penn: Jason Harris & Friends and The Country Boys will be the featured performers during Music Night at Spencer-Penn tonight 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. Saturday. 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. Saturday. 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 to 18 years old and free for children younger than 3 and museum members.
Covered Bridge Festival: The Virginia Covered Bridge Festival will be at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 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.
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. Sunday 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 at 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday 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 Piedmont Arts.org.
TGIF: The first TGIF concert of the season will be held Friday in the Martinsville farmers market. The Worx will perform at 7 p.m. Admission $7, with children 12 and younger free. Danville Distributing will have drinks, and Hugo’s will sell food. Upcoming TGIF dates are: July 19, Stone Canyon Band; and Aug. 16, Pizazz, both in the Broad Street parking lot.
TWCP: Cabaret: TheatreWorks Community Players will present “Cabaret” at 7 p.m. June 20 to 22 and 27 to 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 twcp.net and the MHC Visitors Center.
Friday Night Jamboree: The HJDB Event Center will feature the Hanging Rock Ramblers at their Friday Night Jamboree on June 21. It will start with a jam session from 6 to 7 p.m., and then the Ramblers will take the stage at 7 to 9 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 to 9 p.m. June 22 on the grounds of the historical center. Bring lawn chairs. The program is free.
The Foddrells: The Foddrells will perform in a free outdoor concert at 5 p.m. June 22 at the Landmark Center in Stuart.
June German Ball: The Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) will host the area’s first June German Ball since 2015 on Saturday, June 22, at Albert Harris Elementary School, 710 Smith St., Martinsville. It will start with a Field Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 pm., and a dance will begin at 6 p.m.
Map making with Zack Fleming: Zack Fleming, who has made maps for a diverse sets of subjects. He will give 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 entertain at this free annual event. Celebration 2019 will have carnival rides, starting at 3 p.m., and the area’s largest fireworks show after the music. The music starts at 6:30 p.m.
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.
FATZ: The Mill Whistle concert series in Fieldale on July 6 will feature FATZ. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. on the grounds of the Fieldale Recreation Center, 70 Marshall Way. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Fieldale Recreation Center and Pools.
Martin Clark’s new book: Patrick County’s bestselling author, Martin Clark, will have a book signing for his new novel, “The Substitution Order,” at 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 9 at the Stuart Library. At the end of the event, he will give a scholarship to a local student heading to college in the fall.
Painting with Ed Gowen: Ed Gowen will lead a class step-by-step to paint “Cloudscape Over Lake” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 11 at Piedmont Arts. The cost of $85 includes supplies; register by calling Piedmont Arts at 632-3221.
Music Night at Spencer-Penn: Lucky City Bluegrass and Two Young Two Old, along with the Old Dominion Cloggers, will be the featured performers during Music Night on July 12 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 hot dogs, barbecue, homemade chicken salad sandwiches, pinto beans and cornbread, homemade desserts, popcorn and chips.
Art @ Happy Hour: Piedmont Arts will have complimentary drinks and light snacks, provided by Piedmont Arts Guild, at 5 to 7 p.m. July 18 for Art @ Happy Hour, a casual gallery walk and talk through Expressions 2019, featuring work by more than 100 local and regional artists. Admission is free.
Patriot Players’ “Beauty and the Beast”: The Patrick Henry Community College Patriot Players will present “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. July 18 to 20 and 25 to 27 and 2 p.m. July 20, 21 and 28. Tickets ($15) go on sale on Monday and will cost $20 at the door. Admission is free for children 5 and younger. Tickets are available on www.phccpatriotplayers.com/tickets and at the college.
Franks + Dranks: Piedmont Arts will host a casual night of food and music in the museum’s Gravely-Lester Art Garden during Franks + Dranks at 6 to 9 p.m. July 19. It will feature live music, hot dogs and lemonade, with beer and wine at a cash bar. Tickets cost $20, and $5 for children 12 and younger. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
TGIF: Stone Canyon Band will perform at 7 p.m. July 19, in the Broad Street parking lot for the second TGIF concert of the season. Admission is $7, with children 12 and younger free.
Music Jamboree: The HJDB Event Center in the old Bassett High School will host a music night at 7 p.m. July 19. Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer, Unique Sound of the Mountains, will perform.
2019 Dino Festival: The Virginia Museum of Natural History’s Dino Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27 at the museum. It will feature life size-cast skeletons of some of the most iconic dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era, a huge variety of dinosaur fossils, presentations by renowned paleontologists and dinosaur-themed activities, crafts and concessions.
Children’s theater: Bright Star Touring Theatre will present “The Wizard of Oz” and “Maximus Mars” at 1 p.m. July 27 at the Spencer-Penn Centre. Each show will last 45 minutes, with a 30-minute break in between. Admission to both shows is $2, and $1 for children 12 and younger. Participants in the center’s summer reading and SPICE programs and summer camps will get in free.
Holly Kozelsky is a writer for the Martinsville Bulletin; contact her at 276-638-8801 ext. 243.