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» Music and Randy Farmer will perform at 10 a.m.-noon in the cafeteria of the HJDB Event Center in Bassett. Admission is a $2 donation, and members admitted free. Breakfast for $5 is served at 8:30-11 a.m. Lunch for $6 is at noon-1 p.m. For information, call 276-358-0489.

» Drizzle, Drink: Strainer Things is at 6-9 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. The cost is $35 for members; $40 for nonmembers. Register at or call 276-632-3221.

» Winter Break Science Camp is at 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville for children ages 6-11. The registration deadline has passed, but for more information, call 276-634-4185.


» Board Game Day is at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Martinsville Library. Bring your favorite game or try one the library has on hand.

» Saturday Afternoon Movie is at 2-4 p.m. at the Martinsville Library. Popcorn will be provided. The movie is free to public. For information, call the library at 276-403-5430.

» Deadline to register for Miss Shining Light, presented by the Lasting Beauty Foundation for Girls at the HJDB Event Center in Bassett. Twenty percent of the tickets sales benefit the MHC Warming Center, and gloves and socks will be accepted at the door. Contestants are also collecting gloves and socks as their community service component of the competition. Persons ages 0-20 may register by emailing The pageant begins is at 2 p.m. on Jan. 25.

» Big country buffet breakfast will be at 6-10 a.m. at Spencer Ruritan Building at cost of $7; children $3. Menu includes country ham, sausage, bacon, hog jowl, eggs, gravy, rib-eye and sausage gravy, homemade biscuits, grits, apples, juice and coffee.


» Smith River Singers present an encore performance of “Carols & Cheer” at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 23 Starling Ave., Martinsville. Admission is free.


» Painting with Ed Gowen is at 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Cost is $75 for members; $85 non-members. All supplies are provided. Registration closes at noon the day before class. Register at or call 276-632-3221.

» Interactive family concert, led by educator Jean Feldman, is at 5:30 p.m. in the Marshall Fine Arts Center on the campus of Carlisle School, 300 Carlisle Road, Axton. The event is free and open to the public.

» Bus trip to NCMA: Frida Kahlo and Scott Avett Exhibits at North Carolina Museum of Art at cost of $70 per person. Bus will leave Piedmont Arts at 8 a.m., arrive in North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh at 10 a.m. Self guided tours of the exhibits until 11:45 a.m. Lunch at noon at Iris Restaurant inside NCMA. Estimated arrival time back at Piedmont Arts will be 3:30 p.m. Ticket includes transportation, admission and a reserved lunch at the restaurant. Tickets at

» “Piano Bar Sing-Along” is at 7 p.m. with Theatre Works Community Players at Black Box Theatre, 44 Franklin St., Martinsville.


» Bluegrass & Gospel Music led by local musicians is from 10 a.m.-noon in the cafeteria of the HJDB Event Center in Bassett. Admission is a $2 donation, but members are admitted free. Breakfast, for $5, is served at 8:30-11 a.m.; lunch for $6 is at noon-1 p.m. For information, call 276-358-0489.

» “Painting with Grace,” with Patrick County art teacher Grace Helms, is at 6-8 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center, 334 Patrick Ave., Stuart. The subject is a covered bridge.

» LarryJs Honky Tonk at 1151 Old Leaksville Road, Ridgeway, has a dance at 7-10 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m.

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