Calendar items may be sent to, 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


» The Martinsville City School Board will have a public hearing regarding the 2020-2021 budget at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at the Martinsville City School Board Office, 746 Indian Trail, Martinsville.

» Patrick Henry Community College Board meets at noon in the Hooker Exhibit Hall, Frith Economic Development Center.

» Henry-Martinsville Department of Social Services Board meets at 3 p.m. in the boardroom at the Henry-Martinsville Department of Social Services, 20 Progress Drive, Martinsville.

» The Southern Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors meets at 1 p.m. at the Agency on Aging office, 204 Cleveland Ave., Martinsville.

» The Martinsville Henry County Democratic Committee will meet at 5:45 p.m. at New College Institute, Room 104, Martinsville. The agenda includes reorganization and election of officers.

» The Smith River Singers will have spring rehearsals starting at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Martinsville. Anyone interested in auditioning should attend. Registration starts at 6:30.


» City Council City of Martinsville meet at 7:30 p.m. for regular session in Council Chambers, Municipal Building

» Henry County Board of Supervisors will have its monthly meetings at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m, with a closed session in between, in the Summerlin Room of the Henry County Administration Building, 3300 King’s Mountain Road.

» Health Rehabilitation Information Hour is at 7-8 p.m. at Fayette Street Christian Church. Cody Seymour of Stanleytown Health Center will present information about being in a nursing facility or rehab center. A question-and-answer session will follow.

» Book Bingo is at 1:30-3 p.m. at the Collinsville Library. Light refreshments will be served. Call 276-647-1112 for more information.

» Artspiration Senior Studio is at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts. Seniors are invited to paint together. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members; pay at the door. Bring your own supplies.

» Application assistance for free or low-cost health care coverage for adults 19 and older and children birth to 18 who meet income and other eligibility requirements is at 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Bassett Family Practice, 324 TB Stanley Highway, Bassett. For information, call 276-732-0509.


» New Heights Foundation’s first class of 2020 will be “Seasonal Affective Disorder” at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at New College Institute’s King Building, Room 303. Free food and drinks are provided.

» Free community meal is at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Smith Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of Daniels Creek Road and John Redd Boulevard, Collinsville.


» Artspiration: Studio with Karen Despot is at 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Need a little guidance in your artwork? Spend studio time working in acrylic, oil or colored pencils with artist Karen Despot and fellow students. Bring your own supplies. Register at or call 276-632-3221. Advanced registration required. Registration closes at noon the day before class.

» Application assistance for free or low-cost health care coverage for adults 19 and older and children birth to 18 who meet income and other eligibility requirements is at noon-3 p.m. at the Community Storehouse Food Pantry, 4201 Greensboro Road, Ridgeway. For information, call 276-732-0509.


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

» Larry J’s Honky Tonk at 1151 Old Leaksville Road, Ridgeway, Friday and Saturday night dance is at 7-10 p.m., with doors opening at 6.


» Henry County Founders Day Celebration is at 3 p.m. at the Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and Museum, 1 East Church St., Martinsville. Refreshments will be provided.

» Martinsville City Public Schools Gala Winter Wonderland is at 7 p.m. at New College Institute, featuring dancing, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and heavy hors d’oeurves. Tickets are $40, or $50 per person for reserved tables, and are available at any city school or the school board office at 746 Indian Trail, Martinsville.

» Emergency Preparedness, a program about surviving a long-term disaster, is at 3-4 p.m. at Reynolds Homestead. To register, call 276-694-7181 or email Lisa Martin at

» Patrick Henry Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution will meet at Franck’s Place at Kings Grant, 350 Kings Way Road, Martinsville, with registration at 10:15 a.m., followed by meetings and an optional lunch ($9). The topic will be military women across American history.

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