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Monday market at Fairystone

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Free community meal from 5-6 p.m. at the Smith Memorial United Methodist Church at the corner of John Redd & Daniels Creek Road in Collinsville. Call 647-8150 before 3:30 p.m. to reserve meals. 

Henry County Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. at the Henry County Administration building. 

Thursday, Oct. 14

Kiwanis pancake day 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Broad Street parking lot in uptown Martinsville. $7 per plate. 

Patriot Players “Little Shop of Horrors, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday. $15.

Friday, Oct. 15

Stuart Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon. 

Dragon Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. 

Friends of library book sale from 1-5 p.m. in the Martinsville Branch Library basement.

Community COVID-19 testing from 3-7 p.m. at the Martinsville Armory. 

Patriot Players “Little Shop of Horrors, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday. $15.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Country breakfast at Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department, 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., 6687 Fairystone Park Highway, Stuart. For dine-in, $8 for adults, $4 for children, take-out $8. Call-in orders at 930-2113. 

Free take-out breakfast, 8:30 to 10 a.m. First Presbyterian Church of Martinsville, Patrick Henry Avenue, under the portico in back. 

Ridgeway Ruritan Brunswick stew from 9 a.m. to noon at Ridgeway Ruritan Club, 111 Magnolia Street, $8 per quart. Pre-orders requested. Call 806-6110 or 340-0367. 

Red Cross Blood Drive 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Snow Creek Rescue Squad, 7049 Snow Creek Road in Penhook. 

Friends of library book sale in the basement from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dragon Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. To attend, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative lab test. 

Mt. Bethel Brunswick stew at 10 a.m. at the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, $8 quart. Call 276-673-6378.

Horsepasture Ruritan Club Brunswick stew, choice of regular or spicy, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Order by calling 957-2281, 638-4869, 957-1029, 957-1703 or 957-5259.

Patriot Players “Little Shop of Horrors,” 2 and 7 p.m.. 

Race Night Cruise In – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., downtown Bassett. All makes and models welcome, food court, 50/50 drawing to benefit Harmony Hall. No tents, pets or burn-outs. Free admission. 

Blue jeans and bling from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Henry County Courthouse Plaza uptown by the Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society. Barbecue meal, ragtop band and live auction. Tickets are $35/$40. 

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Community meeting with Horsepasture District Supervisor Debra Buchanan from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Horsepasture Ruritan Building. Special guests include County Administrator Tim Hall, Lt. Col. Steve Eanes with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and VDOT Resident Engineer Lisa Hughes. 

Saturday, Oct. 23

The 24th Annual Great Goblin Gallop 5K will take place at Druid Hills in Martinsville. Race day registration is from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 4

Martinsville City Council meets for a regular meeting in council chambers.