Calendar items may be sent to calendar@martinsvillebulletin.com, brought to the office at 204 Broad St., Martinsville or mailed to P.O. Box 3711, Martinsville, Va., 24112. Dates and times must be included. Recurring events are published in Sunday's edition. To see a complete calendar, visit www.martinsvillebulletin.com               

TODAY

» Neighbors Eating Together is at 11:30 a.m.-1 pm. at Stanleytown United Methodist Church, 24 Maplewood Ave., Stanleytown. For questions, call 276-629-2256.

» Front Porch Fest 11 will be today and Sunday at Spirithaven Farm in Stuart. The music and arts festival is hosted by One Family Productions, which has donated about $20,000 to local charities. Bands will include Donna and the Buffalo, The Larry Keel Experience, Danger Muffin, The Lee Boys, Folk Soul Revival, Yarn, Big Daddy Love, Dr. Bacon, Little Stranger, Fireside Collective, Urban Soil, The Judy Chops, Marvelous Funkshun, Dirk Quinn Band, Striking Copper, Shiloh Hill, Gote, Hambone Relay, Slick Jr. & The Reactors, The Freeway Jubilee, Emma's Lounge, Surprise Attack, Space Koi, Righteous Friendz Band, CandelFirth, Maggie Blankenship, Maya Burgess, Prosperity's Folly, The Buck & Griz Show and Fluidity Performance Troupe. Ticket options range from $80 to $130 for the Thursday through Sunday, $225 VIP and one-day options. For tickets, search "Front Porch Fest 11" on Eventbrite.com.

» Summer Sunset Series in Ridgeway is at 7-9 p.m. in Ridgeway Town Park, with Slick Jr. & the Reactors entertaining.

» Hamburger steak dinner will be at 4-6:30 p.m. at the Horsepasture Ruritan Club. For $8 the menu includes also baked potato, tossed salad, rolls, homemade desserts, tea and lemonade.

» Cruise-in is at noon to 6 p.m. at Gunter Auto Collision Center, 4760 Greensboro Road, Ridgeway. 

» Hodge-Podge, a collective art show featuring Bull Mountain Arts, will continue through Oct. 4 at the Creative Arts Center, 334 Patrick Ave., Stuart. 

SUNDAY

»  Front Porch Fest 11 concludes at Spirithaven Farm in Stuart. The music and arts festival is hosted by One Family Productions, which has donated about $20,000 to local charities. Bands will include Donna and the Buffalo, The Larry Keel Experience, Danger Muffin, The Lee Boys, Folk Soul Revival, Yarn, Big Daddy Love, Dr. Bacon, Little Stranger, Fireside Collective, Urban Soil, The Judy Chops, Marvelous Funkshun, Dirk Quinn Band, Striking Copper, Shiloh Hill, Gote, Hambone Relay, Slick Jr. & The Reactors, The Freeway Jubilee, Emma's Lounge, Surprise Attack, Space Koi, Righteous Friendz Band, CandelFirth, Maggie Blankenship, Maya Burgess, Prosperity's Folly, The Buck & Griz Show and Fluidity Performance Troupe. Ticket options range from $80 to $130 for the Thursday through Sunday, $225 VIP and one-day options. For tickets, search "Front Porch Fest 11" on Eventbrite.com.

TUESDAY

» Stuart Farmers Market is open at 3-6 p.m. with the focus of locally grown produce.

WEDNESDAY

» Morning Glories, a community fellowship group of Bassett Church of the Brethren, meets at 9:30-11 a.m. in the church fellowship hall, with Pastor David Towler of Faith Baptist Church speaking, along with James Clifton, who will talk about drug addiction. Bring finger foods to share. Drinks will be provided.

» “School Days – A Look Back at Our Schools of Yesteryear” is the topic of this L.I.F.E. (Learning Is ForEver) lecture from New College Institute. Local historian and archivist Desmond Kendrick will give the history of some local schools, from one-room schoolhouses to modern buildings with many classrooms. The program will be at noon at NCI. RSVP to this free class to Ruby Jones at 276-403-5605 or email rjones@newcollegeinstitute.org.

THURSDAY

» Henry County School Board regular meeting is at 9 a.m., followed by closed session, third-floor board room at the Henry County Administration Building, Collinsville.

» Whaton-Stuart Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans meets at 7 pm. at the Reynolds Homestead.

» Painting with Ed Gowen, featuring sunflowers, is at 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Cost is $75 for members; $85 for non-members. All supplies are provided.

FRIDAY

» Stuart Farmers Market is open 8 a.m.-noon, offering tool sharpening for $2 per knife, $3 per tool and locally grown and made items.

» JEB Stuart Art Show will have its opening reception and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. at the Reynolds Homestead. Entry forms and show rules may be picked up at the Reynolds Homestead, the Creative Arts Center and the Patrick County Library or www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu. For more information, call 276-694-7181. Exhibition will run through Oct. 25.

SATURDAY

»  Folk Festival at Landmark Center, 227 Landmark Drive, Stuart, will feature food, music and crafts. To reserve space, call 276-694-3050

»  Brewster Walk Craft Beer Festival & Concerts, in front of the Rives Theatre in uptown Martinsville, will feature dozens of craft beers, ciders, wines, food and more. Mountain Heart, C2 & The Brothers Reed and the Isaac Hadden Band will perform. Gates open at 1 p.m., the music will end at 6:45, and the beer festival will conclude at 7. Tickets are $30, including beer sampling gas and admission to the event and the concerts. Designated driver tickets are $20 and include entry to the event and the concerts. Advance VIP tickets for $55 are available in advance that provides access to the Rives Theatre for special tastings, live college football on the movie screen, wine and amenities. The event is open to patrons age 21 and older.

» The 100th Year Anniversary Concert Series in Fieldale, featuring De-Ja-Vu, is at 6-10 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.

» Hodge-Podge, a collective art show featuring Bull Mountain Arts, will continue through Oct. 4 at the Creative Arts Center, 334 Patrick Ave., Stuart. 

LOOKING AHEAD

SUNDAY

»   Five Brothers jazz quintet will perform at 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Reynolds Homestead Center. The show will be outside if weather permits. Tickets are $8 but free for ages 15 and younger and are available at the door or in advance by calling or visiting Reynolds Homestead.

»  Free community meal is at 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Love and Hope Ministries, 1846 Virginia Ave., Collinsville.

MONDAY

» New College Institute open house will be a at 3-6 p.m. today and Tuesday at the Baldwin Building, 191 Fayette St., in Martinsville. For more information, call 276-403-5600.

TUESDAY

Sept. 10

»  "Uses and abuses of the dark web," featuring assistant professor Eric Jardine of Virginia Tech, will be the topic of the cyberintelligence lecture series at 6:30-8 p.m. at New College Institute. Registration is required by contacting rjones@newcollegeinstitute.org or 276-403-5605 or visiting https://tinyurl.com/y5ctdogm.

»  ‘Downton Abbey’ Tea & Trivia at the Martinsville Library will be at 5:30 p.m.. Prizes will be awarded, and treats will be served. To sign up, call the library at 276-403-5430.

» Stuart Farmers Market is open at 3-6 p.m.

»  Senior Fall Golf Tournament is at 8 a.m. at Beaver Hills Golf Course for those 50 and older. Call 276-632-1516 for information. Rain date is Sept. 17.

» New College Institute open house will be a at 3-6 p.m. today at the Baldwin Building, 191 Fayette St., in Martinsville. For more information, call 276-403-5600.

WEDNESDAY

» "Architecture Is My Delight,” a history talk at noon in the New College Institute’s L.I.F.E. lecture will discuss Thomas Jefferson. 

THURSDAY

Sept. 12

» Piedmont Arts will hold the dedication of its Gallery to Judy and John Matthews at 5:30 p.m. RSVP attendance to 276-632-3221 or online at PiedmontArts.org

» Matthews Gallery dedication, in memory of Judy and John Matthews, is at 5:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. RSVP attendance at PiedmontArts.org 

FRIDAY

Sept. 13

» The Kingston Trio/The Brothers Four/The Limeliters will perform at 8 p.m. at the Harvester Performance Center, 450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount. General admission is $70 (plus fees), and gold section is $82 (plus fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.

» Music Night at Spencer-Penn will feature Witcher Creek and Don Smith & The Foggy River Boys 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 hotdogs, barbecue, homemade chicken salad sandwiches, pinto beans and cornbread, homemade desserts, popcorn and chips.

» Forever Doo Wop, a band that plays music of the 1950s and 1960s, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Rives Theatre. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 day of the show. The concert is presented in partnership with King’s Grant.

» Stuart Farmers Market is at 8 a.m.-noon.

SATURDAY

Sept. 14

» Moonshine Memories Old & New, hosted by the Franklin County Historical Society, starts at 10 a.m., at 4087 Snow Creek Road, a private home with a basement and garage dedicated to moonshine memorabilia. The event will feature vintage vehicles, a replica Texaco Service Station, a steel drum band, moonshine-themed raffle basket, 50/50 drawing, a barbecue vendor (Buddy’s) and more. Admission is by donation.

 »  Rummage sale fundraiser for Warrior Band Boosters is at 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Magna Vista High School, 701 Magna Vista School Road, Ridgeway. Vendors can apply at www.warriorband.org/rummagesale

 » 12th annual Woolwine car bike and tractor show is at the Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department, 9912 Woolwine Highway, Woowline. Check-in is at 8 a.m., with judging at 11. Classes include car/truck and tractor for $15 per entry. Call for a multicar discount. Door prizes will be awarded, and lunch and snacks are available for purchase. For more information, contact Eddie at 276-692-5820 or David at 276-830-1339 after 4 p.m.

» Hodge-Podge, a collective art show featuring Bull Mountain Arts, will continue through Oct. 4 at the Creative Arts Center, 334 Patrick Ave., Stuart. 

SUNDAY

Sept. 15

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Sept. 17

» Stuart Farmers Market is open at 3-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Sept. 20

» Stuart Farmers Market is at 8 a.m.-noon., featuring checks of canner pressure guages.

 »  Music Jamboree, featuring Jus Cauz, begins at 6 p.m. at HJDB Event Center, Bassett. Local musicians are invited to jam at 6-7, and Jus' Cauz will be performing at 7-9. Dancers are welcome, and concessions are available. Admission is a $5 donation.

SATURDAY

Sept. 21

» Mini Health Fair at 9 a.m.-noon at New College Institute, 191 Fayette St., Martinsville.

» Bluegrass by the River Festival will be at the new outdoor amphitheater at 2 Witches Winery & Brewing Company at 209 Trade St. in Danville. The festival will showcase bluegrass music by Jeanette and Johnny Williams, the Jay Shelton Band, Bandwagon and Franklin Station. Proceeds will go to the sheriff's office's chapter of Project Lifesaver. Tickets may be purchased at www.bluegrassbytheriver.com, Vintages by the Dan, Karen’s Hallmark Shop or 2 Witches Winery & Brewing Company.

» Divas Conference's Fight To Win Tour, featuring speakers and panel discussions, is at 4-9 p.m. at New College Institute, 191 Fayette St., Martinsville. Semiformal with a red carpet and banquet-style serving. Tickets are $35 and $45 for VIP level and can be purchased at Eventbrite bit.ly/divasconferenceva.

» Hodge-Podge, a collective art show featuring Bull Mountain Arts, will continue through Oct. 4 at the Creative Arts Center, 334 Patrick Ave., Stuart.   

SUNDAY

Sept. 22

» Primeland's Stables Saloon at 5-9 p.m. will have country music along with Southern Blue Ridge BBQ Buffet at cost of $35 per person. To make reservations, call 276-222-3829.

» 4 Sundays @ 4 organ recital will have its series finale at 4 p.m. at Broad Street Christian Church, featuring series coordinator Robert Chapman and friends.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Sept. 24

» Stuart Farmers Market is open at 3-6 p.m. Locally grown produce is available.t.   

WEDNESDAY  

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Sept. 27

» Stuart Farmers Market is at 8 a.m.-noon, with Master Gardeners on site to answer questions.

» Savory September: 50 Years of Love is at 7 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. General admission is $40, which includes admission, food and bar. Tickets are available at PiedmontArts.org. ​

SATURDAY

Sept. 28

» Blue Jeans & Bling, the Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center & Museum's yearly fundraiser, will be at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 1 E Church St., Martinsville. The event features food, drinks and music, and tickets (from the Heritage Center or Visitor Center) are $35.

» Weave in class at 7:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m. at Spencer Penn Centre. Cost is $20 which includes a light breakfast, lunch and snacks. Sign up early to make the basket of your choice by calling 276-657-5757. Must register by Sept. 12.

» Hodge-Podge, a collective art show featuring Bull Mountain Arts, will continue through Oct. 4 at the Creative Arts Center, 334 Patrick Ave., Stuart.   

SUNDAY

Sept. 29

MONDAY

Sept. 30

TUESDAY

Oct. 1

WEDNESDAY

Oct. 2

THURSDAY

Oct. 3   

FRIDAY

OCT. 4

» Hodge-Podge, a collective art show featuring Bull Mountain Arts, concludes at the Creative Arts Center, 334 Patrick Ave., Stuart.   

SATURDAY

Oct. 5

Pumpkin sewing class at 9-11 a.m. at Spencer-Penn Centre at cost $10 members/$15 non-members. Must pre-register by calling center at 276-957-5757.

» Autumn Potpourri-Callands Festival will be at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the old Clerk's Office and Courthouse in Callands. Free parking and admission. 

Oct. 3

» Painting with Ed Gowen, focusing on "Sunflowers," is at 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Cost is $75 for members; $85 for non-members. All supplies provided.

THURSDAY

Oct. 10

» Empty Place at the Table, a fundraising gala and silent auction to support Southside Survivor Response Center, is at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Warren Rodgers at 276-403-4084 or director@ssrcenter.org

SATURDAY

Oct. 12

Grapevine Wreath Making Class at Spencer-Penn Centre at 10 a.m. Students will need their own pair of gardening gloves and a flathead screwdriver. Cost is $10 for members/$15 non-members. Paymetn and size choice of wreath is due at registration. For information, call 176-957-5757.

SUNDAY

Oct. 13

» Free community meal hosted by Love and Hope Ministries is at 12:30-1:30 p.m. at 1846 Virginia Ave., Collinsville.

FRIDAY

Oct. 18

Music Jamboree beginning at 6 p.m. at HJDB Event Center, Bassett, with Mountain Highway.

​SATURDAY

Oct. 26

Vera Bradley Bingo at 5 p.m. with games beginning at 6 p.m. at Spencer-Penn Centre. $25 buys 60 cards with three cards per game, 2 coveralls and one raffle ticket.

Nov. 7

» Painting with Ed Gowen at 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. "Sunflowers" at Piedmont Arts. Cost is $75 for members; $85 for non members. All supplies provided.

SUNDAY

Nov. 10

Free Community Meal will be hosted by Love and Hope Ministries, 1846 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Nov. 15

Music Jamboree beginning 6 p.m. at HJDB Event Center, Bassett, with Wound Tight.

​SATURDAY

Nov. 16

Craft Show at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by Bedford Women's Club at Liberty Middle School, Bedford, off U.S. Highway 122, Big Island Highway. For information, call Carolyn Fellers at (434) 941-4962 or Susan Arthur at (540) 586-0420 or email at gfwebedfordwomansclub@gmail.com or write to them at P.O. Box 1, Bedford, 24523.

Dec. 5

» Painting with Ed Gowen at 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. "Sunflowers" at Piedmont Arts. Cost is $75 for members; $85 for non members. All supplies provided.

SUNDAY

Dec. 8

Free Community Meal will be hosted by Love and Hope Ministries, 1846 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Dec. 20

Music Jamboree beginning at 6 p.m. at HJDB Event Center, Bassett, with Mark Templeton Band & Christmas Concert.

REPEATING EVENTS

MONDAY

» Open Computer Labs at Spencer-Penn Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

» Story Time: 10:30 a.m. at Spencer-Penn Centre for children ages 2-5. 

» Rook games: 8:30 a.m., HJDB Events Center, Bassett. Breakfast available from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for a donation free; lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a donation free.

» Alcoholics Anonymous: noon at Christ Episcopal Church, 311 E. Church St., Martinsville, and 7 p.m. at Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church, 120 Bassett Heights Road. 

» Senior exercise class: 2 p.m., Collinsville Library. 

» Knit and crochet class: 5 p.m., Martinsville Library. 

» Narcotics Anonymous: New Visions Group, 8-9 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church; Steps to Freedom Group, open topic, 7-8 p.m. at Bassett Memorial United Methodist Church, Riverside Drive. 

HJDB Event Center, will have vendors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. selling homemade baked goods, hand crocheted items, jewelry, and flea market items.

TUESDAY

» Second Tuesday of each month Yoga for Hospice Fundraiser hosted by Carilion Clinic Hospice of Franklin County will be held the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Medical Office Building adjacent to Carilion Franklin Memorial. All funds raised by these classes are used to help Franklin County Hospice patients who have life-limiting illnesses receive patient care visits, medications, transportation, and medical supplies to keep them comfortable. The cost is $15 per class; cash or check. For more information, contact Tina Williams at 540-529-3931.

» Tops .Va. 0626 Fieldale at Fieldale United Methodist Church with weigh in from 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. meeting at 6:15 p.m. For information, call (276) 340-6461 or (276) 957-3404.

» Martial Arts with Sifu Kristian Gordon at Spencer-Penn from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost for month is $40 for Centre members and $65 for non-members. To sign up, call (276) 957-5757. 

» Tuesday morning jamboree: 8-10 a.m. Hardees’s, 933 Fairystone Park Highway, Stanleytown. Musicians and singers get together informally. 

» Losing by Faith weight support group: 9 a.m. weigh-in and 9:30 a.m. meeting, Upper Room Worship Center, 200 Whitby Terrace, Fieldale. 

» Tops Va. 0218, Martinsville: 9 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m. meeting at Chatham Heights Baptist Church, 1235 Chatham Heights Road.

» Story Time: 10:30 a.m. at Collinsville Library for children ages 2-6. 

» Alanon: 8-9 p.m., First Baptist Church, 23 Starling Ave. 

» Alcoholics Anonymous: noon, Martinsville Group (12 & 12), Christ Episcopal Church, 311 E. Church St.; 6:30 p.m., Primary Purpose Group, Stone Memorial Christian Church, 3030 Virginia Ave.; Martinsville Group, 8 p.m., First Baptist Church of Martinsville, 23 Starling Ave. 

WEDNESDAY

» Alcoholics Anonymous: Making the Connection Group, 9 a.m., 24 Clay St.; 2 p.m., Afternooner's Group, Broad Street Christian Church, 106 Broad St.

» Exercise class: 10 a.m., meeting room of the Martinsville Library.

» Rook games: 8:30 a.m., HJDB Event Center, 3289 Riverside Drive, Bassett. Breakfast available from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. $5; lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., $6. , will have vendors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. selling homemade baked goods, hand crocheted items, jewelry, and flea market items.

» Senior Bible study: 10 a.m., Martinsville Senior Center, 21 Moss St., led by Zeke Zanatos.

» Narcotics Anonymous: noon, Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 824 Starling Ave.

» Study in the Word: 6:30 p.m., Hague Room in the Dutch Inn, led by Pastor Ronald Hairston and Robert Philpott.

THURSDAY

» Open computer labs: At Spencer-Penn Centre from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

» Chair Aerobics: At Spencer-Penn Centre with instructor Paula Battle at 11:30 a.m. Free

» Aerobics: At Spencer-Penn Centre with instructor Anita Hooker at 6:30 p.m. Free 

» Alcoholics Anonymous: noon, Christ Episcopal Church, 311 E. Church St.; 6:30 p.m., Ridgeway United Methodist Church, 160 Church St., Ridgeway; 8 p.m., First Baptist Church of Martinsville, 23 Starling Ave. 

» Alanon: 7-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 23 Starling Ave. 

» Chair aerobics: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, free, M/HC Coalition for Health & Wellness. 

» Crochet group: 10 a.m., Collinsville Library. Bring a project in progress or come to learn something new. 

» Aerobics: 6:30 p.m., Spencer-Penn Centre, sponsored by MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness. Anita Hooker, instructor. Free. 

» Women's Bible study: 10 a.m. to noon, Martinsville Library, led by Faith Braziel

Martial Arts with Sifu Kristian Gordon at Spencer-Penn from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost for month is $40 for Centre members and $65 for non-members. To sign up, call (276) 957-5757 

FRIDAY

» Jam session: 10 a.m. to noon, HJDB Event Center, 3289 Riverside Drive, Bassett. Rook games 8:30 to noon. Breakfast $5, lunch $6.; will have vendors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. selling homemade baked goods, hand crocheted items, jewelry, and flea market items.

» Alcoholics Anonymous: noon, Christ Episcopal Church, 311 E. Church St., and 8 p.m., Church of Christ, 2115 Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville . 

» Narcotics Anonymous: Steps to Freedom: 7-8 p.m., Bassett Memorial United Methodist Church; Steps to Freedom, 8 p.m., Classroom A of SOVAH Health (Memorial Hospital); 8-9 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. 

 Bingo begins at the 5 p.m. at the HJDB Center.

SATURDAY

»  Alcoholics Anonymous: Noon, Christ Episcopal Church, 311 E. Church St., Martinsville. 

»  Narcotics Anonymous Steps to Freedom: 8 p.m., Classroom A at SOVAH Health (Memorial Hospital).

SUNDAY

» Alcoholics Anonymous: 9 a.m., Making the Connection Group, 97 Wards Farm Road; 5 p.m., Martinsville Group, Christ Episcopal Church, 311 E. Church St. 

Calendar should be sent to calendar@martinsvillebulletin.com, brought to the office at 204 Broad St., Martinsville or mailed to P.O. Box 3711, Martinsville, Va., 24112. Dates and times must be included. Recurring events are published in Sunday's edition.     

TODAY

»    Medicaid expansion Q&A for application assistance for adults 19 to 64 years old not enrolled in or eligible for Medicare will be at 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at  the Bassett Family Practice, 324 T. B. Stanley Highway, Bassett. For more information, call 276-732-0509.

»   The General Joseph Martin DAR Chapter will meet at 11:30 a.m. in Hugo’s restaurant. The program will be presented by Jo Grayson.

»    Patrick Henry DAR Chapter will meet at 11:45 a.m. at King's Grant.

»      United Way's free income tax return preparation and filing is open through Monday. Walk-in service is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9-1 on Saturdays. The VITA program for free will prepare and e-file the federal and most states' income tax returns for families with total income of $55,000 or less. VITA is located at 283 Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville (the former Texas Steakhouse location). To schedule an appointment, call 276-403-5976.  

»   Library Lotto at Martinsville Library will be today through Saturday. If you select a library book or other items that is marked as a winner, you will win a prize. For more information, call 276-403-5430.

THURSDAY

»   The Horsepasture Ruritan Club will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m., with special guests the winners of four college scholarships and their parents.

»    Medicaid expansion Q&A  for application assistance for adults 19 to 64 years old not enrolled in or eligible for Medicare will be at 12 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Community Storehouse Food Pantry, 4201 Greensboro Road, Ridgeway. For more information, call 276-732-0509.  

»   The Martinsville Library will be holding at “Top Shelf STEAM” activity from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 276-403-5430.

»   Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development and Tourism will hold the Patrick County Showcase in the Memorial Building at Rotary Field from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. Businesses interested in participating should call 276-694-6012 for cost and information. Cost for admission is $2 per person or two canned goods to benefit the Patrick County Food Bank.

»    Library Lotto   at Martinsville Library will be today through Saturday. If you select a library book or other items that is marked as a winner, you will win a prize. For more information, call 276-403-5430.

»    United Way's free income tax return preparation and filing is open through Monday. Walk-in service is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9-1 on Saturdays. The VITA program for free will prepare and e-file the federal and most states' income tax returns for families with total income of $55,000 or less. VITA is located at 283 Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville (the former Texas Steakhouse location). To schedule an appointment, call 276-403-5976.

FRIDAY

»  The Martinsville Senior Center Lunch Club will meet at noon at Quality Inn/Dutch Inn, 2360 Virginia Ave., Collinsville. Please call 276-403-5260 by noon on Thursday if you plan to attend.

»  Music Night at Spencer-Penn Centre will begin at 5 p.m. Open MIC is at 5:30, and at 6:20 The Over The Hill Gang will be on stage. At 7:40 p.m., Skyline Drive will perform. Concessions will be available. A $5 donation is requested for admission.  Call the Centre for more information at 276-957-5757.

»   Library Lotto   at Martinsville Library will be today and Saturday. If you select a library book or other items that is marked as a winner, you will win a prize. For more information, call 276-403-5430.

»  United Way's free income tax return preparation and filing  is open through Monday. Walk-in service is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9-1 on Saturdays. The VITA program for free will prepare and e-file the federal and most states' income tax returns for families with total income of $55,000 or less. VITA is located at 283 Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville (the former Texas Steakhouse location). To schedule an appointment, call 276-403-5976.

SATURDAY

»    Pickers & Fiddlers Songfest will be at 10 a.m. at  Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church, 120 Old Bassett Heights Road, will host the 10 a.m. If you play an instrument, bring it with you and join in for bluegrass and mountain music. Free coffee and doughnuts.

»  Oak Level Ruritan Club will have Mark Templeton & Karen Webb and Friends at 7 p.m. on April 13. From Rocky Mount, take 220 South, right on Oak Level Road, Past WZBB Radio, Take Rt. 220 North, take left on Oak Level Road, see signs. Cost of admission is $6. Concessions will be available: hot dogs, pinto beans, corn bread, desserts and drinks, open at 6 p.m. with show at 7 p.m. Proceeds will go toward Club community projects.

»  Bassett Ruritan Club on Philpott Dam Road will hold their monthly fundraising breakfast on Saturday, April 13 from 6 to 10 a.m. The breakfast is all you can eat and includes sausage, fried bologna, eggs, gravy, biscuits, apples, pancakes made to order (buckwheat or regular), juice and coffee at cost of $6.

»  A community yard sale will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Horsepasture Fire Department, 17815 A.L. Philpott Highway. Spaces will be available both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor spaces may be rented for $5; call 276-957-2902 for information.

»  The Ladies Auxiliary of the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department will hold Vera Bradley bingo at 7 p.m. at the fire station on Joseph Martin Highway. Doors will open at 6. The cost is $25 for 22 games of bingo. Concessions will also be available as well as door prizes and 50/50 tickets.

»  8th annual Pig Cookin’ Contest at Spencer-Penn Centre. Cookers will cook all night for fresh BBQ. There will be Pig Patty Raffle, Carnival: Children’s activities on ballfield ($2 admission), antique cars cruise-in, craft and vendor booths, photography exhibit, silent auction, pig bike ride, music and more. The cruse-in is 11 a.m-4 p.m. First 30 cars get in. Call 276-957-5757.

»  Community Empowerment Session will be at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the A&R Community Center, 1133 Locust Drive, Cascade. There will be break-out groups on depression and grief, bullying and peer pressure, domestic violence and abuse and adjusting to life events as well as a speaker from the Virginia chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The event is free, and lunch will be served.

»  Artspiration Kids, a family-friendly art class is at 10:30 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts. Cost for adults is $25 for members and $30 for non-members., Under 16: $15 member, $20 non-member. Tickets are available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org

»  Pig Bike Ride at Spencer Ruritan Building, with sign in at 8:15-8:45 a.m. for three road routes of 16, 32 or 50 miles. Ride starts at 9. Pre-registration guarantees at T-shirt. Registration is $25.

»   Library Lotto   at Martinsville Library ends today. If you select a library book or other items that is marked as a winner, you will win a prize. For more information, call 276-403-5430.

»  United Way's free income tax return preparation and filing  is open through Monday. Walk-in service is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today. The VITA program for free will prepare and e-file the federal and most states' income tax returns for families with total income of $55,000 or less. VITA is located at 283 Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville (the former Texas Steakhouse location). To schedule an appointment, call 276-403-5976.  

SUNDAY

»   American Music Series at The Reynolds Homestead Family Traditions will feature The Hutchens and The Comptons at 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $8, and 15-and-younger are admitted free. For information, call 276-694-7181.

»  Free community meal will served from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. by Love and Hope Ministries at 1846 Virginia Ave., Collinsville.

MONDAY

»   Medicaid expansion Q&A   for application assistance for adults 19 to 64 years old not enrolled in or eligible for Medicare will be at 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Virginia Career Works   233 W. Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville . For more information, call 276-732-0509.

»   United Way's free income tax return preparation and filing ends today. The VITA program for free will prepare and e-file the federal and most states' income tax returns for families with total income of $55,000 or less. VITA is located at 283 Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville (the former Texas Steakhouse location). For appointments and information, call 276-403-5976.

»  Winston-Salem State University Alumni Association's Martinsville-Henry County Chapter will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. at Hugo's Restaurant. The special guest will be LaTanya Afolayan, vice chancellor for university advancement and executive director of the WSSU Foundation.

»   Pittsylvania Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the restored train station in Chatham. Fred Motley, noted storyteller, will present the program, which is open to the public.

»  Spring College for Older Adults  at The Reynolds Homestead will offer classes for those aged 50 and older in fitness, arts and crafts and visits to historic sites. A new course catalog is available by calling 276-694-7181 or downloading forms at ww.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu.

»   American Legion Homer Dillard Post 78 will its their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the post home, 139 Creekside Drive, Martnisville. The executive board will meet at 6:30 p.m.

TODAY

»  Henry County Parks & Recreation Senior Breakfast Club will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Fieldale Café, 63 Marshall Way. All seniors age 50 and older are welcome. For more information, call 276-634-4644.

»  Henry County Board of Supervisors will have two meetings. The first is a regular meeting at 3 p.m. A public hearing on roads projects will be at 6 p.m. Both are at the county administration building.

»  Community Volunteer Fair at New College Institute, 191 Fayette St., Martinsville, is at 3-5 p.m. Visit with non-profit agencies to talk about volunteering.

»  Medicaid Expansion Q&A for application assistance, for adults 19 to 64 years old, not enrolled in or eligible for Medicare, will be at 8 a.m.-10 p.m. at HCM Health Department, 295 Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville. Call 276 732-0509 for more information. 

WEDNESDAY

»  Boys and Girls Club of the Blue Ridge Friends Club is hosting a “Spring Dinner Party” on May 16, but reservations are being taken now. The dinner party will be at the club’s new location, the Parish House beside Christ Episcopal Church, with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dress is casual, and cost is $75 per person. RSVP to 276-656-1171 or cflannagan-terrell@bgcbr.org.

»  Community meal will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Smith Memorial United Methodist Church, Collinsville.

»  Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon will be at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Frith Exhibit Hall at Patrick Henry Community College, with keynote speaker Pam Richardson-Greenfield, assistant professor of marketing at Radford University. Cost is $99. Registration deadline has passed. For more information, call 276-656-0260.

»   Medicaid Expansion Q&A for application assistance, for adults 19 to 64 years old not enrolled in or eligible for Medicare, is at 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Bassett Family Practice, 324 T B Stanley Highway, Bassett. Call 276 732-0509 for more information.

THURSDAY

»   Business After Hours & Chamber Night with the Patriot Players  will be rolled into one event, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Patrick Henry Community College, Walker Hall, 645 Patriot Drive, Martinsville. To reserve your space, email Sharon@mhcchamber.com or call 276-632-6401. Both events are free to chamber members.

» The AARP Luncheon Group 317 will be at 12:45 p.m. at Pacific Bay Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Collinsville, with a speaker discussing activities at the library. For more information, call 276-650-8533.

»  Kiwanis Club Pancake Day is 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at  the Broad Street parking lot in uptown Martinsville. Advance tickets are  $5 and are available from Kiwanis members and at Martinsville Family Dentistry, Garland & Garland CPAs and the MHC Visitors Center. Tickets at the event are $7. Meals will have two sausages, a drink and all the pancakes you care to eat. Proceeds are used for projects that benefit children and teenagers in the community. 

»   Piedmont Arts Guild, 215 Starling Ave., Martinsville, presents a program by Terry Mitchell, woodturner, at 12:45 p.m.

»  A free community meal will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Jones Chapel Church of the Brethren on Figsboro Road.

»  Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Friday at West Piedmont Development Center, 22 East Church St., Martinsville. For more information, call 276-403-4093 or 276-734-1361 or email outreach@ssrcenter.org or dferguson@piedmontcsb.org.

»   Medicaid Expansion Q&A assistance, for adults 19 to 64 years old not enrolled in or eligible for Medicare, is at 3-5 p.m. at Ridgeway Family Health, 4920 Greensboro Road, Ridgeway. Call 276-732-0509 for more information.

»   Artspiration: Proud Peacock  adult art class is 6-8:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Tickets are available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org

FRIDAY

»  The Hospital Auxiliary has a fundraiser planned for Friday: Collective Goods items will be available from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. If you don’t recognize the name, you may recognize it as the former “Books Are Fun” – the flyer announcing the sale also announces the company’s name change.

»   Lights, Glamour, Auction, a Golden Age of Hollywood-themed fundraiser for Piedmont Arts, is at 7 p.m. at Stoneleigh Estate. Cost is $75 per person or $700 for a reserved table of eight. Tickets are available at Piedmont Arts and PiedmontArts.org

»    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today at West Piedmont Development Center, 22 East Church St., Martinsville. For more information, call 276-403-4093 or 276-734-1361 or email outreach@ssrcenter.org or dferguson@piedmontcsb.org.

SATURDAY

»  Deeper Shade of Blue , whose album reached No. 1 on the bluegrass gospel charts, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Horsepasture Christian Church, 1146 Horsepasture-Price Road, Ridgeway. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted.

»   American Legion Homer Dillard Post #78 is famous for its delicious fried fish, and the group will have another fish fry: from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Fish dinners will cost $8. They come with your choice of two of the three available side dishes: baked beans, coleslaw and potato salad. Fish sandwiches will cost $5, and soft drinks and homemade desserts will cost $1 each.

»  Country buffet breakfast will be at 6-10 a.m. at the Horsepasture Volunteer Fire Department. Cost is $7 for bacon, ham, sausage, biscuits, gravy (brown and white), eggs, apples, grits, milk, orange juice and coffee.

»  Ferrum College Collegiates and Concert Choir will present “Tell the Dark to Run” at 7 p.m. in Sale Theatre in Schoolfield Hall on the Ferrum College campus, 305 State Route 602, Ferrum. Admission is free.

»  Moonshine Heritage Car Show will be held at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ferrum College. To register a car for the show, complete a form https://ferrumcollege.wufoo.com/forms/m17zr5tuld37th6/. For more information, call the Blue Ridge Institute at 540-365-4416 or email bri@ferrum.edu.

»  Spring Eggstravagana  will be held at 11 a.m. at the Bassett Library. There will be crafts and other activities. Lunch will be provided, but space is limited so call 276-629-2426 to register. 

»  Grapevine wreath-making class will be at 10 a.m. at the Spencer-Penn Centre. Students will need their own pair of gardening gloves and a flathead screwdriver. Size choices are 2 feet and 3 feet circumference. Cost is $10 per member and $15 for non members. Payments and size choice are due at registration. Call 276-957-5757 for more information.

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