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

» Southern Area On Aging board meets at 1 p.m. 

TUESDAY

» Introduction to Loom Knitting class is at 10 a.m.-noon at the Martinsville Senior Center. This 2-hour class is for beginners and costs $25. To register, call 276-403-5260. Class size is limited to five participants, and registration is closed. Checks should be made payable to instructor Tonya Hodges.

» Cook the Book is at 5:30 p.m. at the Martinsville Library. Participants will choose a recipe from selected cookbooks, prepare a dish, share it and vote on the best dish to win a prize. For information, call the library at 276-403-5430.

» Preschool story time is at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Martinsville Library.

WEDNESDAY

» 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.

THURSDAY

» Henry County School Board meets at 6 p.m. for regular session followed by a closed session, in the Summerlin Room, 1st floor, County Administration Building, Collinsville.

» The Wharton-Stuart Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Reynolds Homestead.

FRIDAY

» Hairston Gallant Family Reunion begins is at 3 p.m. with a meet-and-greet/auction at Heritage Event Center (former Bassett Country Club) 230 Oak Level Road, Bassett. Fun and games will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, with a picnic at 4-6 p.m.. On Sunday there will be a breakfast at 8 a.m. and a memorial service.

» Opening reception at Piedmont Arts is at 5:30-7:30 p.m for the new exhibit, "Flashpoints: Material: Intent: Fuses; Parts 2/Ed Dolinger; also Life, Love, Art: Works from the Collection of Judy and John Matthews," which will be on display Aug. 3-Oct. 5. To attend, RSVP at 276-632-3221.

SATURDAY

» Fundraiser meal is at 4-7 p.m. at New Hope Church of the Brethren, 2007 New Hope Road, Stuart. Eat in or carry out for $8. All proceeds used to help Zion's Children Orphanage in Mawaui, Haiti. For information, call 276-930-2121 or 276-6209-4862.

» Tour de Scholar will be at the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation Scholar Charity Bike Ride. For information, email sharon@mhcchamber.com or call the chamber office at 276-632-6401.

» Hairston Gallant Family Reunion continues with fun and games at 11 a.m. and a picnic at 4-6 p.m. On Sunday there will be a breakfast at 8 a.m. and a memorial service. All events at Heritage Event Center (former Bassett Country Club) 230 Oak Level Road, Bassett.

SUNDAY

» Hairston Gallant Family Reunion continues with a breakfast at 8 a.m. and a memorial service at Heritage Event Center (former Bassett Country Club) 230 Oak Level Road, Bassett.

LOOKING AHEAD

TUESDAY

Aug. 6

» National Night Out is at 6-9 p.m. to be held at First Baptist Church of East Martinsville, 1043 East Church St., and also Refuge Temple Holiness Church, 205 Clearview Drive. Bring a covered dish of your choice.

» Block Party for students is at 5-7 p.m. at Bassett Family Practice, conductged by Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness. Each well-child check or school physical scheduled will receive a backpack with supplies on the date of appointment.

» Author A.D. Hopkins will have a reading and signing for his new book, "The Boys Who Woke Up Early," at 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Susan L. Adkins Memorial Room at the Bassett Historical Center.

WEDNESDAY

Aug. 7

» Block Party for students is at 5-7 p.m. at Ridgeway Family Health, sponsored by Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness. Each well-child check or school physical scheduled will receive a backpack with supplies on the date of the appointment.

» Author A.D. Hopkins will speak about his new novel, "They Boys Who Woke Up Early," at the Reynolds Homestead's 1-hour, lunch-learning program. Bring a bagged lunch. Drinks are provided.

THURSDAY

Aug. 8

»Throwback Movies will present "Sweet Charity" at 7 p.m. at the Rives Theatre in Martinsville. Admission is $5.

FRIDAY

Aug. 9

» Patrick Henry Boy Scout Boy Scout Trade-o-Ree at 5-11 p.m. at 3254 Oak Level Road, Bassett. 

»Music Night at Spencer-Penn will feature the Shelton Brothers and Hubert Lawson & The Bluegrass Country Boys at the Spencer-Penn Centre. Doors open at 5 p.m.

SATURDAY

Aug. 10

» Reunion of the George Washington Carver Trojans Class of 1985 at 5 p.m. doors opening; dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Dutch Inn. Cost of meal $25 (dinner and dessert)

» Simple Gifts of the Blue Ridge - American Music at the Park – Fairy Stone State Park – Shelter 2 at 7 p.m. with Simple Gifts of the Blue Ridge. A perennial folk music group from the Blacksburg area brings two hammered dulcimers and an array of tunes from around the world.. The American Music Series of Reynolds Homestead presents concerts during the summer months. The park has a $5 per car parking fee, but the concerts at Shelter 2 are free.

» Smith River Fest held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Smith River Sports Complex featuring outdoor activities and events plus vendors.

» Remedy in concert - The Mil Whistle concert series in Fielddale will feature Remedy beginning at 6 p.m. on the grounds of the Fieldale Recreation Center, 70 Marshal Way. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Fieldale Recreation Center and Pools.

SUNDAY

Aug. 11

» The 71st Annual Young-Pearson Reunion will be held at 1-4 p.m. at Oak Level Baptist Church, 7720 Oak Level Road, Bassett. Bring a covered dish.

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

TUESDAY

Aug. 13

»Artspiration Senior Studio at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts. Offering self-guided art studio time for seniors. Free to members; $5 to non members.

THURSDAY

Aug. 15

» TWCP 'August: Osage Orange" TheaterWorks Community Players "August: Osage Orange" at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. Show will open at  7 p.m. with following shows on Aug. 16, 17 and 23 and 24 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.

FRIDAY

Aug. 16

»TWCP 'August: Osage Orange" TheaterWorks Community Players will perform "August: Osage Orange" at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre.

»Music Jamboree at 7 p.m. at HJDB Event Center, Bassett with Mark Templeton & Karen Webb Band and Timbre Trail.

»Virginia Peach Festival  will be held from 5-10 p.m. at Dehart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart. For more information, contact Patrick County Chamber of Commerce at 276-694-6012 or www.patrickchamber.com

SATURDAY

Aug. 17

»TWCP 'August: Osage Orange" TheaterWorks Community Players will perform "August: Osage Orange" at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. 

»Encaustic Art Family Day at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Inspired by the museum's current exhibit, FLASHPOINTS, kids can create an encaustic (hot wax) painting with special guest instructors. Complimentary snacks provided. All ages welcome.

SUNDAY

Aug. 18

»60's Sock Hop at 2-5 p.m. at the Spencer Penn Centre. Admission is $4 per personn.

TUESDAY

Aug. 22

»Sally Mann's Photographs - VMFA Speakers on the Arts with reception at 5:30 p.m.; talk at 6 p.m. at Piedmont Arts.

WEDNESDAY

Aug. 23

»TWCP 'August: Osage Orange" TheaterWorks Community Players will perform "August: Osage Orange" at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre.

THURSDAY

Aug. 24

»TWCP 'August: Osage Orange" TheaterWorks Community Players will perform "August: Osage Orange" at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre.

SUNDAY

Aug. 25

»TWCP 'August: Osage Orange" TheaterWorks Community Players will perform "August: Osage Orange" at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. 

TUESDAY

Aug. 27

»Artspiration Senior Studio at 10 a.m.-noon at Piedmont Arts. Offering self-guided art studio time for seniors. Free to members; $5 to non members.

 

SUNDAY

»Organ recital at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Aaron Garber of Moneta.

SATURDAY

Aug. 31

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

FRIDAY

Sept. 6

»Opening reception and awards ceremony of the JEB Stuart Art Show 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. They are also available online at www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu. For more information, call 276-694-7181. Exhibition will run Sept. 6-Oct. 25.

SUNDAY

Sept. 8

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

THURSDAY

Sept. 12

»Matthews Gallery Dedication at 5:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. In memory of Judy and John Matthews, Piedmont Arts will dedicate the Lynwood Artists Gallery in their honor. Please RSVP attendance at PiedmontArts.org 

FRIDAY

Sept. 20

Music Jamboree beginning at 6 p.m. at HJDB Event Center, Bassett, with Jus Cauz.

SATURDAY

Sept. 21

» Bluegrass by the River Festival will take place at the new outdoor amphitheater at 2 Witches Winery & Brewing Company at 209 Trade St. in Danville — the birthplace of bluegrass legend Tony Rice. The festival will showcase live, professional bluegrass music. The lineup will include Jeanette and Johnny Williams, the Jay Shelton Band, Bandwagon and Franklin Station. Proceeds will go to the local sheriff's office's chapter of Project Lifesaver, a nonprofit organization that provides wristbands to quickly locate individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering. To purchase tickets go to www.bluegrassbytheriver.com, or Vintages by the Dan, Karen’s Hallmark Shop, 2 Witches Winery & Brewing Company.

» Divas Conference "Fight To Win Tour" at 4-9 p.m., New College Institute, 191 Fayette St., Martinsville. Semi-formal, red carpet, banquet style serving. Regular tickets cost is $35; VID tickets are $45 and can be purchased at Eventbrite bit.ly/divasconferenceva Panel discussions with speakers. 

SUNDAY

Sept. 22

Organ recital at 4 p.m. at Broad Street Christian Church with series coordinator Robert Chapman and friends for series finale.

FRIDAY

Sept. 27

Savory September: 50 Years of Love at 7 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. General admission is $40. Tickets available at PiedmontArts.org. Celebrate the foods that Virginia made famous. Ticket includes admission, food and bar.

SUNDAY

Oct. 13

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

FRIDAY

Oct. 18

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

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.

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 & Karen ebb 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.