Events in the Martinsville area Sunday, October 23

Calendar items can be sent to [email protected]brought to the office at 19 E. Church St., Martinsville or mailed to PO Box 3711, Martinsville, VA, 24115. Dates and times should be included.

SH Local History Challenge: 2 p.m., Scuffle Hill Brewery, 2620 Virginia Ave., Collinsville; quiz by MHC Historical Society; Forrest Taylor performs at 4 p.m.

NA meeting: 8 p.m., St. Lutheran Church, Martinsville.

Blue Ridge Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors: 5 p.m., Ippy’s Restaurant, Main Street North, Rocky Mount.

Council of the Ministry of Social Services of Henry-Martinsville: 3 p.m., Henry-Martinsville Department of Social Services Council Chambers, 20 Progress Drive, Martinsville.

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Powering the Southwest Virginia Mobile Market: 10 a.m. to noon, Martinsville YMCA, with fresh, affordable food. Debit, credit and SNAP/EBT accepted as payment.

Any Lengths Group AA Big Book Study: noon, 133 E. Main St. (basement).

Chix with Stix: 10:30 a.m., Arts of Piedmont; $5.

Henry County Board of Supervisors: 3 and 6 p.m., Summerlin Meeting Room, Henry County Administration Building.

Martinsville City Council: 7 p.m., Council Chambers, Martinsville Municipal Building.

TOPS 0626 Champale: 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. weigh-in; meeting 6.10pm, Rangeley Ruritan Club, Calloway Road, Fieldale.

TOPS VA 0218: 9:00 a.m. weigh-in; meeting at 10 a.m., Chatham Heights Baptist Church, 1235 Chatham Heights Road, Martinsville.

Live and Let Live Group: 5:30 p.m., 133 East Main St.: 12 and 12 open study meeting. (at the top)

Bingo: 7 p.m., Club Fontaine Ruritan.

AA meeting: 6:30 p.m., Stone Memorial Church, Collinsville.

NA meeting: 8 p.m., St. Lutheran Church, Martinsville.

Spoken word performance: 6:30 p.m., Martinsville Library (Main); poetry with Regie Cabico; 13 years and older; RSVP to 276-403-5430; free.

Fundraising Laurel Park PTO: 1 to 8 p.m., at Dippers; let the cashier know you are with Laurel Park PTO and 10% of the sale will go to the organization.

Henry County Zoning Board Appeals: 1 p.m., Summerlin Meeting Room, Henry County Administration Building.

Free community meal: 5-5:45 p.m., drive-thru, Christ Episcopal Church Parish House parking lot.

MHC Health and Wellness Coalition Medicaid/FAMIS Application Assistance: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Community Storehouse, 128 E. Church St., lower level.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat: 4 p.m., sponsored by Martinsville Uptown.

Hook Group: 10 a.m. to noon, Collinsville Library; for all ages; free.

Piedmont Arts Guild: 12:15 p.m., Arts of Piedmont; speaker Sandi Hite of Purple Honey Farms.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Season Finale: Martinsville Motor Circuit.

Caregiver support group: 11 a.m. to noon, Spencer-Penn Center.

Group AA Live and let live: 5:30 p.m., 133 East Main St.: 12 and 12 open study meeting. (at the top)

Stuart Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon; locally grown produce, honey, pastries, meats, coffee and crafts; Master gardeners with information on planting fruit and nut trees.

Bassett Ruritan Club Halloween Breakfast: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Philpott Dam Road; $8 adults/$5 children under 12; perform available; best costume award; Rook and music by The Kitchen Pickers from 10 a.m. to noon.

Trunk or Treat Self-Care Show: 2-5 p.m., by Spero Health, 314 Fairy St., Martinsville; refreshments, games, prizes, gifts.

Cascade School Community Center Music and Dance: 7-9:30 p.m., 3561 Huntington Trail, Cascade, with Jus’ Cauz; $8; for any questions, call 276-732-5398.

“Be a part of the story” fall blood drive: 10:00 a.m., MCH Heritage Center (Old County Courthouse).

DEA National Drug Take-Back Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Martinsville Fire Department; drive-thru to drop off old prescription drugs.

Fall Bazaar: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Smith Memorial Methodist Church; 2703 Daniels Creek Road, Collinsville.

Trunk or treat: 4-7 p.m., Martinsville (Main) Library, 310 E. Church St.

Bassett Moose Lodge 383 Diamond Jubilee: garage sale, craft and vendor exhibit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; cruise at 8 am-until; karaoke from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; steak dinner 6 pm-until.

Fall Festival: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mulberry Creek Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living, 300 and 400 Blue Ridge Street in Martinsville; food trucks, live music, trunk-or-treat and job fair.

Fall Festival: 2-4 p.m., Fort Trial Baptist Church, 170 Oak Level Road, Stanleytown.

Bonez & Booz: 4-10 p.m., Virginia Museum of Natural History; tickets: https://www.vmnh.net/events/bonez-and-booz.

Dead On Tools 250 course: Martinsville Motor Circuit.

NA meeting: 8 p.m., St. Lutheran Church, Martinsville.

Any Lengths Group AA, town hall meeting: noon, 133 East Main St. (basement).

Barn Quilting Classes: 1-5 p.m., Spencer Penn Center; register before Friday, October 21; price based on quilt size; 276-957-5757.

Xfinity 500 Cup Series Race: Martinsville Motor Circuit.

NA meeting: 8 p.m., St. Lutheran Church, Martinsville.

Halloween Haunted House at Bassett Train Depot Event Center: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Trunk or treat: 6-8 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 790 Irisburg Road, Axton; sweets, concessions, wagon rides.

Stuart Spooktacular: 5.30pm-8pm; Main Street, Stuart; sponsored by the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals of Patrick County.

Halloween Cart Ride: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Jack Dalton Park; trunk-or-treat in the parking lot; for more information, call 276-634-4640.

Any Lengths Group AA Big Book Study: noon, 133 E. Main St. (basement).

Henry County School Board: 6:00 p.m., Summerlin Meeting Room, Henry County Administration Building.

Dehydrating Food Class: 5:30 p.m., Spencer-Penn Center; $20; register at 276-957-5757.

An evening of music and dinosaurs: 7-10 p.m., VMNH, 21 Starling Ave.; $15; buy tickets at www.vmnh.net.

Patrick County Board of Supervisors: 6:00 p.m., Third Floor Council Chamber, Patrick County Administration Building.

Lego-Club: 4-5 p.m., Martinsville Branch Library; 5-12 years old; register at 276-403-5430.

Martinsville City Council: 7 p.m., Council Chambers, Martinsville Municipal Building.

Patrick County School Board: 5:30 p.m., downstairs at the school board office.

Musical evening at Spencer-Penn: 6 p.m., Spencer-Penn Center; Snow Creek Old Tyme Band; $5.

Updated COVID Community Callback Clinic: 4-6 p.m., Martinsville High School, 351 Commonwealth Blvd. E., Martinsville; free; if insured, bring your insurance card; 12 years and older; children aged 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; for more information, call Cindy Dutill at 276-403-4772.

Veterans Day Service: 11:00 a.m., HJDB Event Center, hosted by the MHC Veterans Service Organization.

TheaterWorks Community Player Piano Bar: 7 p.m., Black Box Theatre.

Patrick County Music Association: 6:00 p.m., Rotary Building at Stuart; $5.

Sock jump: 2 to 5 p.m., Spencer-Penn Center; refreshments; $5; games too.

Martinsville School Board: 6:00 p.m., Council Chambers, City Municipal Building, 55 W. Church St.

Horsepasture Community Meeting: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Horsepasture Ruritan Building; with Debra Buchanan, Tim Hall, Sheriff Lane Perry and Lisa Hughes.

Henry County Board of Supervisors: 3:00 p.m., Summerlin Meeting Room, Henry County Administration Building.

Bassett Band Boosters Fall Craft Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bassett High School. $5. To be a seller, send an e-mail [email protected].

Music in the box: Wild Ponies, Doug and Telisha Williams, will perform; doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.; tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.twcp.net.

Fall Craft Fair for Bassett Band Boosters: 8 am, author Thomas D. Perry signs books.

Bassett Band Boosters Fall Craft Show: 1 to 5 p.m., $5. Bassette high school. To be a seller, send an e-mail [email protected].

“April 1865: Danville, Martinsville and the end of the Civil War”: 3 p.m., MHC Heritage Center (Old County Courthouse); host of the MHC Historical Society.

Martinsville City Council: 7 p.m., Council Chambers, Martinsville Municipal Building.

Banks on the road: 8 p.m., Heritage Conference and Event Center in Bassett, featuring Big Daddy Love with members of The Dead Reckoning and Slate Lacy, tickets are $15.

Free community meal: 5-5:45 p.m., drive-thru, Christ Episcopal Church Parish House parking lot.

Downtown Martinsville Tree Lighting: 5:00 p.m., 55 W. Church St.

“Fall” into Winter Fest: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Martinsville. This is the replacement for Oktoberfest, which was canceled due to rain.

Winter gala by the Charity League of Martinsville & Henry County: cash bar, silent auction and games. Single tickets, $45 and table of 10, $400.

Seasonal concert: 3 p.m., MHC Heritage Center & Museum (Old Courthouse); free; host, MHC Historical Society.

“Ringing the joy of Christmas!” Martinsville Handbell Ensemble concert: 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Martinsville.

Patrick County Board of Supervisors: 6:00 p.m., Third Floor Council Chamber, Patrick County Administration Building.

TUESDAY 6 Dec. THURSDAY 8 Dec.

Patrick County School Board: 5:30 p.m., downstairs at the school board office.

Light up the night 5K: 4 p.m. Miles in Martinsville Race Series. 276-632-1772.

Martinsville School Board: 6:00 p.m., Council Chambers, City Municipal Building, 55 W. Church St.

Henry County Board of Supervisors: 3:00 p.m., Summerlin Meeting Room, Henry County Administration Building.

Martinsville City Council: 7 p.m., Council Chambers, Martinsville Municipal Building.

Free community meal: 5-5:45 p.m., drive-thru, Christ Episcopal Church Parish House parking lot.

Discoveries of dinosaurs: ancient fossils, new ideas: This traveling VMNH exhibit will run until January 20 and offers a dynamic view of dinosaurs and the scientists who study them.

Reptile Festival: Virginia Museum of Natural History

Reptile Festival: Virginia Museum of Natural History

Dinosaur Party: Virginia Museum of Natural History

Dinosaur Party: Virginia Museum of Natural History

Bikers for Babies MHC Charity Ride (Saturday August 26)

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