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Saturday, May 18th
Patrick County Music Association will host By Grace and Destination Bluegrass in the Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Drive,Stuart. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with an open jam session at 4:45, By Grace performing at 6 and Destination Bluegrass at 7. Bring chairs. Food will be available. Donations welcome. For more information, call 276-694-4232 or
Spring Demolition Derby with Kiddie Power wheels at 6 p.m. and demolition at 7 at the Patrick County Fairgrounds, Stuart. See a Rotarian for ticket information or purchase ticket a gate.
Monday, May 20th
The Smith River Singers will present their spring concert, “Love, In All Its Glory,” at 7 p.m. May 20, at Galilean House of Worship, 5078 A.L Philpott Highway, Martinsville. The concert features composers from multiple areas,with an opening number by Sandra Ford of Martinsville. Special performances will include the First United Methodist Church Children’s Choir, as well as the Alma Ensemble, which is comprised of Sarah Wardle
Jones on flute, Michelle Smith Johnson on clarinet and Erica Sipes on piano.
Tuesday, May 21st
The Martinsville Library, in partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office,will hold a landscaping workshop at 1 p.m. May 21. To register, call the Martinsville Library at 276-403-5430.
Damanpreet Narula will hold a free Hindi Language class at 5:30 p.m. May 21, at the Martinsville Library. Traditional Indian food will be served. For more information or to sign up, call the library at 276-403-5430.
The Martinsville Library, in partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, will hold a gardening workshop at 1 p.m. May 21.To register, call the Martinsville Library at 276-403-5430.
Wednesday, May 22nd
Piedmont Arts will host a bus trip for the performance of “Hello, Dolly!” at 7:30 p.m. May 22, at the Durham Performing Arts Center.The bus will leave at 4 p.m. The cost is $110 per person, with an additional optional boxed dinner for $10. Tickets are available at Piedmont Arts and at PiedmontArts.org.
Saturday, May 25th
GBAC and Bassett Historical Center will present “Rhythms by the River” at 6:30-9 p.m. May 25 on the grounds of the historical center. Bring lawn chairs. The program is free.
Tuesday, May 28th
On May 28 the Martinsville Library will start a new lecture series, “Faith Around the Globe,” at 5:30 p.m. Martha Woody of Ohev Zion Synagogue will give the first lecture, about Judaism. Other speakers will be: Pastor Keith Ritchie of First United Methodist Church about Christianity, on June 4; Damanpreet Narula on Sikhism, on Aug. 6; and Barbara Stein of Dharmapala Kadampa Buddhist Center on Buddhism on Sept. 24.A session on Islam also is in the works.