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Thursday, March 21st

Book Club to meet at 3 p.m. at Spencer-Penn Centre to discuss “Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.

The Martinsville Uptown Rotary Club will host its annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, 21 Starling Avenue in Martinsville. Serving from 5:30 to 7 p.m., dine in or carry out, with spaghetti by Hugo’s Restaurant, salad, bread, dessert and beverage (water or tea) and desserts by King Grant. Cost $10, with children 6-12, $5, and under 6, no charge. Hamlet Vineyards will be present with a cash wine bar. All proceeds fund the club’s annual scholarships and other community projects.

The Martinsville Senior Center will be hosting its upcoming supper club at 5:30 at Hugo’s Bar. Pre-registration is required by 12 noon, Wednesday, March 20th. Call 276-403-5260.

Henry County School Board will hold a special budget meeting at 6 pm in the school board meeting room, third floor, County Administration Building, Collinsville.

Friday, March 22nd

Martinsville-Henry County SPCA will host an indoor yard/basement sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at Fido’s Finds,133 East Main St., Martinsville. All proceeds benefit the SPCA. For more information, call 276-638-7297 or 276-656-1101.

Patrick Henry Community College Jazz Band will have its third annual spring concert at 7 pm in Walker Theatre. The performance will feature Daryl Burnett, a professor from Radford University. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 276-638-8777.

Saturday, March 23rd

Horsepasture Volunteer Fire Department’s country breakfast buffet will be at 6-10 a.m. Cost is $7 for a menu of bacon, ham, sausage, biscuits, gravy (brown & white), eggs, apples, grits, milk, orange juice, and coffee.

Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 601 Third St., will serve a free community meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Monday, March 25th

Medicaid expansion (free or low-cost new adult coverage) seminars will offer application assistance/Q&A for adults, 19 to 64 years old, not enrolled in or eligible for Medicare. Sessions are at Virginia Career Work, 233 W. Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 276-732-0509.

Charles & Rose Hylton Library at Spencer-Penn Centre open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sign up for a library card. No charge.

Tuesday, March 26th

Candle Painting Class will be at 6-8 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center in Stuart. Ages 12 and older welcome at cost of $14 per person. Attendees should bring as many white, unscented candles of any size as they would like. Cindy Howe will provide the instruction and materials to complete them. To register, call the Reynolds Homestead at 276-694-7181.

Friday, April 5th

Piedmont Arts is seeking nominations for the 2019 Clyde Hooker Awards. Nominees should be businesses or individuals that are involved in and support Piedmont Arts and other arts and cultural organizations in Martinsville-Henry County. Award recipients will be honored at a special reception in June at the museum. Piedmont Arts’ Clyde Hooker Award was established in 2003 and is named in honor of J. Clyde Hooker, Jr., for his generous support of the arts. To nominate a business or individual, complete a nomination form and return it to Piedmont Arts, 215 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112 by Friday, April 5, 2019. Nomination forms are available at Piedmont Arts and online at PiedmontArts.org under the Education tab.

Wednesday, May 1st

This year, the local home and garden tours of Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week will be held on May 1. The homes on tour will be: Dr. Andrew and Anna Gehrken’s red-brick Georgian home at 1 Dan Lee Terrace in Martinsville — one of the three built in a compound by members of the Globman family; Kim and Edward Snyder’s 3-story Colonial house at 960 Deep Run Road, part of the Hunt Country Farm development by King’s Grant; and Spencer and Susan Morten’s brick ranch house at 44 Dove Lane, Bassett, near Stoneleigh. These houses will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the tour, and $10 for children ages 6-12.