Spring Carnival: Infinity Acres Ranch will have its fifth annual Spring Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It will include a petting animal area and music. Kids’ activities, with a $5 wristband, include a dunking booth, face painting, corn hole and more. There will be vendors, crafts and concessions llama-walking, games and a hay wagon. An open mic session will be held from 1-3 p.m. Infinity Acres is at 136 Joppa Road, Ridgeway.
Painting: Fisherman:Ed Gowen will lead people step-by-step in creating “The Fisherman,” showing a man in the waters in the mist, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Piedmont Arts. All supplies will be provided. The cost is $85. Register at piedmontarts.org or by calling 276-632-3221.
Garden Party: Piedmont Arts’ annual Garden Party will take place at 6-9 p.m. Thursday in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden. The band Orquesta Tropikiimba will perform Afro-Latino music: salsa, vallenato, bachata, merengue, calypso, soca, zouk, hi-life, Afro-pop, kalinda and more. Free lemonade and water will be served, and beer and wine will be available at the cash bar. There will be yard games; bring a chair or blanket for getting comfortable. Admission costs $15 and is free for children 12 and younger.
Beach Music Festival: The 38th Hot Fun in the Summertime Beach Music Festival will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at Wayside Park in Stuart and run through 9 p.m. June 9. Bands will be: Thursday, .U.B.U. The Band (cover band); Friday, 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 Eventbrite.com.
First Friday Summer Jam Series: The First Friday Summer Jam Series in Stuart will feature South Hill Banks and Chris Owens of Patrick County on Friday, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Farmers Market. Bootleg BBQ, Basic City Beer Co. and Stanburn Winery will sell food and drink.
Fieldale Recreation and Pools 100th anniversary: The band 220 South will play at the 100th anniversary of Fieldale Recreation & Pools event June 8 in Fieldale, starting at 6 p.m.
Indigo shibori scarves: The Reynolds Homestead will offer a workshop on making shibori scarves, at 1-4 p.m. June 8. 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: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Gospel Concert: Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will perform in a Mountains of Music gospel concert at 3:30-7 p.m. June 9 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 mtnsofmusic.com.
Old Fiddlers Convention Best All-Around Performers Concert: Reynolds Homestead will be the site of the Old Fiddlers Convention Best All-Around Performers Concert at 7:30-10:30 p.m. June 10. The event is hosted by Reynolds Homestead programs as well as Mountains of Music Homecoming. Advance tickets, available on etix.com, cost $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger.
‘Flags of the American Revolution’: Eric Monday will present "Flags of the American Revolution" at 10:30 a.m. June 11, at the Bassett Historical Center.
Clyde Hooker Awards: Piedmont Arts will present the annual Clyde Hooker Awards at 5:30 p.m. June 13, 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 and July 11, “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 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 at 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 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 Centre on June 14. 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 held 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 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15, near Jacks Creek Covered Bridge and the site of the 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 www.visitpatrickcounty.org .
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 is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Artspiration: Kimberly Boyd will lead attedees in a step-by-step painting of a peacock perched on a branch during the Artspiration class, at 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 276-632-3221 or online at PiedmontArts.org.
Friday Night Jamboree: The HJDB Event Center will feature The Friday Night String Band on June 21, starting with a jam session at 6-7 p.m., and then The Friday Night String Band will take the stage at 7. 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.
Map making with Zack Fleming: Zack Fleming, who has made maps for a diverse sets of subjects, 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.