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

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Free COVID testing event conducted by the Army National Guard at the National Guard Armory from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. No pre-registration is required.

Free drive-thru community meal from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Starling Avenue Baptist Church, 932 Starling Avenue, Martinsville.

Henry County Board of Supervisors meet at 3 p.m. and then for public hearings at 6 p.m. and Veterans awards presentation at Henry County Administration Building.

Wednesday, Nov. 25

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the City Municipal Building and administrative offices along with Constitutional offices will close at noon on Wednesday, November 25th and will reopen on Monday, November 30th. The Municipal Building is currently closed to the public (other than courts) until Monday, November 30th. Employees in essential operational positions (Police, Fire, EMS, water/sewer plant operations) will continue on their normal schedule. There will be no bulk or garbage pick-up on Thursday, November 26th. Normal garbage route pick-up will resume on Friday, November 27th. Thursday’s regular garbage route will also be picked up on Friday. Bulk trash will not be picked up on Friday the 27th.

Drive-thru Thanksgiving Eve dinner for those in need in Martinsville and Henry County presented by the Harvest Foundation Youth Board. The boxed meals can be picked up between noon and 4 p.m. at the Henry County Food Pantry, 3321 Fairystone Park Highway in Bassett or Martinsville High School, 351 Commonwealth Blvd. in Martinsville. For more information call 276-632-3329, ext. 112.

Free community meal to go from 5-5:45 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 311 East Church Street in Martinsville in the Parish House parking lot.

Thursday, Nov. 26

Thanksgiving Day

Saturday, Nov. 28

Free COVID-19 testing from 9-11 a.m. at Meadows of Dan Elementary School. No pre-registration required.

Free COVID-19 testing from noon until 2 p.m. at Patrick Urgent Care in Stuart.

Meadows of Dan Christmas Parade at 3 p.m. with participants lining up at 2 p.m at Ridge Road. No registration necessary.

Small Business Saturday in Uptown Martinsville with many of the Uptown shops and restaurants offering specials and promotions.

Monday, Nov. 30

Free COVID testing event conducted by the Army National Guard at the National Guard Armory from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. No pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Free COVID testing event conducted by the Army National Guard at the National Guard Armory from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. No pre-registration is required.

Thursday, Dec. 3

Winter Barn Quilt Class, 1 – 4 pm, Piedmont Arts, Subject: Choose Your Design. $35 Members, $40 Non-members. Paint a 12 in. x 12 in. barn quilt with instructor Lisa Martin. Participants choose from five design options prior to class. All supplies provided. Register at PiedmontArts.org or call 276.632.3221. Advanced registration required.

Piedmont Arts will host its third annual Christmas Tree Lighting in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden at 5 pm. Admission Free. Fun for the whole family, the museum’s third annual Christmas Tree Lighting will feature a carol sing-a-long, complimentary snacks and hot chocolate, a take-home craft kit for kids and a visit from Santa. Just like the sculptures in its Art Garden, the museum’s Christmas tree will be a work of art. Created by Ian Hogg using more than 3,000 lights, the tree will be lit at sunset on December 3 and brighten the Art Garden through New Year’s Day.

Monday, Dec. 7

Free COVID testing event conducted by the Army National Guard at the National Guard Armory from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. No pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Free COVID testing event conducted by the Army National Guard at the National Guard Armory from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. No pre-registration is required.

Thursday, Dec. 10

6 pm, Class takes place online via Zoom, Subject: Wine Glass. $30 Members • $35 Non-members. Join artist Ashleigh Pritchard for a virtual watercolor class via Zoom. A kit, including everything you need to complete the class, will be available for pick up at Piedmont Arts prior to class. Class link will be sent after registration. Register at PiedmontArts.org or call 276.632.3221. Registration required 48 hours prior to class.

Thursday, Dec. 17

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.

Friday, Jan. 22

Opening Reception: Ansel Adams, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Piedmont Arts. Admission Free. Join Piedmont Arts for an opening reception in honor of the museum’s new exhibits. Free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served. Live music by Lauren Luther. Limited Capacity. RSVP required by January 19, 2021.

VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century, January 22 – 23, Piedmont Arts. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ traveling art museum returns to Piedmont Arts. Tour the exhibition, A View from Home: Landscapes of Virginia, featuring paintings, photographs, woodblock prints, and engravings from VMFA’s permanent collection that represent various styles and periods. Featured artists include Adele Clark, Hullihen Williams Moore, George H. Benjamin Johnson, Miwako Nishizawa, and others.

Saturday, Jan. 23

Artmobile Family Day, 11 am – 1 pm, Piedmont Arts, Admission Free. Join Piedmont Arts for a special Family Day celebrating VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century. Enjoy crafts, snacks and tours of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Artmobile, a state-of-the-art traveling museum and art studio. Complimentary snacks. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Carter Bank & Trust.

Piedmont Arts, Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature on display January 23 – February 27, 2021. Admission Free. Renowned for his photographs of the American western landscape, Ansel Adams is one of the most celebrated and influential American artists of the twentieth century. Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature brings together over forty of his most beloved works and places them in context of the artist’s multifaceted career, in which he excelled as an artist, environmentalist, and musician. Additionally, rarely exhibited and unconventional photographs by Adams demonstrate the breadth of his professional and personal interests. On loan from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Piedmont Arts, I Am… on display January 23 – February 27. Admission Free. Jason Franklin’s work narrates the human condition from an American perspective. He brings to life everyday situations and feelings, like love, family, faith, dreams, and friendship, in extraordinary ways. Much of his work documents unique facets of American life and celebrates the indomitable spirit.