Calendar

Our calendar is updated daily. Submit your notices to info@martinsvillemedia.com or here.

Monday, Aug. 3

Martinsville is beginning its citywide flushing of fire hydrants as part of an annual maintenance program that will continue through September. Aug. 3-7: Uptown areas of Memorial Boulevard, Starling Avenue and including Church, Main, Fayette, and Market and adjacent streets. Officials say flushing may loosen sediment and leave some dingy water that should clear up in a short time. Any persistent cloudiness can usually be cleared by briefly opening all faucets in the building simultaneously. Residents are cautioned to avoid clothes washing if they are aware of hydrants being flushed nearby. The dinginess could stain clothes.

MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness offers a no-contact application assistance for Virginia’s free or low-cost Medicaid plans for adults ages 19-64. Call or text Ann Walker at 276-732-0509. Questions can be answered and applications completed by phone.

Harvest Foundation / United Way food box distribution for residents of Martinsville-Henry County will be at 9 a.m.-noon with volunteers delivering boxes to vehicles.

Virtual Career Fair is at noon-1 p.m. (through Wednesday) at Patrick Henry
Community College. Visit facebook.com/PHCCCareers to engage with manufacturing employers who will be featured live each day talking about their companies job opportunities and how to apply. You can also ask questions. For more information, call
276-656-5483.

Tuesday, Aug. 4

Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center & Museum will be open at 1-4 p.m. and continue to be open on its regular schedule.

Free Community Meal at Grace Baptist Church of Ridgeway, 6400 Greensboro Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m. drive-thru. For information, call 276-734-1056.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

Uptown Martinsville Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon through Sept. 30. SNAP and EBT payments are accepted. It is located at 65 W. Main St.

Thursday, Aug. 6

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

Friday, Aug. 7

Stuart Farmers Market is open for on-site shopping at 8 a.m.-noon. For more information, check out the Stuart Farmers’ Market Facebook page or call 276-694-3811.

Opening reception for The Garden, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Piedmont Arts. Admission is free.

Saturday, Aug. 8

The Garden on display August 8 – October 10, 2020, Piedmont Arts, Admission Free.

Martinsville Farmers Marketis open at 8 a.m.-noon at the corner of Moss and West Church streets in uptown Martinsville.

Smith River Summer Cleanup is at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Smith River Sports Complex, 1000 Irisburg Road, Axton. For more information, email drba.nc@danriver.org.

Monday, Aug. 10

Harvest Foundation/United Way food box distribution for residents of Martinsville-HenryCounty will be at 9 a.m.-noon with volunteers delivering boxes to vehicles.

Virtual Career Fair is at noon-1 p.m. (through Aug.14) at Patrick Henry Community College. Visit facebook.com/PHCCCareers to engage with manufacturing employers who will be featured live each day talking about their companies, job opportunities
and how to apply.You can also ask questions. For more information,call 276-656-5483.

School resume for students in Martinsville City and Henry County public schools on a virtual basis. See your individual school’s web site to understand the plan for distance learning.

Monday, Aug. 17

The Virginia Department of Social Services’ (VDSS) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is currently accepting applications for cooling assistance to support qualifying households in meeting their energy needs during the summer months. Individuals and families may submit an application online via CommonHelp, by calling the Enterprise Customer Service Center at 1-855-635-4370, or through their local department of social services by Monday, August 17.

Thursday, Aug. 20

Studio with Karen Despot, 1:30 – 4:30 pm, Piedmont Arts, $30 Members, $35 Non-members. Need a little guidance on your artwork? Spend studio time working in acrylic, oil or colored pencil with artist Karen Despot and fellow students. Bring your own supplies. Register at PiedmontArts.org or call 276.632.3221. Advanced registration required.

Clyde Hooker Awards, 5:30 pm, Piedmont Arts, Admission Free. Piedmont Arts will honor Dr. Barry Dorsey and Triangle Electric at the Clyde Hooker Awards. The museum will also recognize Arts in Education Award recipients Sandy Strayer, superintendent of Henry County Public Schools, and Dr. Zebedee Talley, Jr., superintendent of Martinsville City Public Schools; as well as the recipients of the Harold Knowlton Work Memorial Art Scholarship Breanna Ferguson and Caitlyn Kidd. Limited capacity. Please RSVP attendance at Piedmontarts.org.

Saturday, Aug. 29

Chalk Fest Family Day, 11 am – 1 pm, Gravely-Lester Art Garden. Admission Free.