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Out & About: entertainment and cultural events in the region from February 17 | Lifestyles

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Sunday Wise will host a painting class at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 27 at Bassett Moose Lodge. Karen Conner will direct the painting of “He is risen,” a 16″X20″ canvas depicting a crown of thorns and purple cloth draped over a cross. The class is a fundraiser for the Moose Lodge. Sign up by calling Conner at 403-2059.

The P&HCC Dalton IDEA Center is hosting a “Paper Craft Series” to teach various methods of making homemade cards. To register, call 656-5461 or visit The last class in the series is “Drip Paintings”, offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays, February 21 and 28; $25.

The Spencer-Penn Center will host a Crown Vine Course from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Students should wear gloves and bring a flathead screwdriver with them to class. The cost is $15. Register by calling the center at 957-5757.

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Genie Elgin will give a painting lesson at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. All supplies will be provided. The cost is $25; register by calling 957-5757.

The Spencer-Penn Center will hold a Barn Quilting Class at noon on Sunday, March 27. All supplies are provided. The options and their prices are 36″x36″ exterior, $85; 12″x36″ exterior, $75; 24″x24″, $65. Call the center at 957-5757 to register.

music in the box, the new musical series at the Black Box Theater, will premiere, Danny Brooks & Lil Debi, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. Tickets are $10 and are available at or at the door. The following shows will be the TC Carter Band, Friday, April 8; Violet Bell with Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez, Saturday, April 23; and Julianna MacDowell on Friday, May 6.

Musical evening at Spencer-Penn on Friday, March 11, will feature a performance by the Jus Cauz Bluegrass Band, beginning at 6:15 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. The concessions will be sold.

Woofstock 2022, the eighth annual fur ball, will take place on Saturday March 12 at the Chatmoss Country Club. This fundraiser for the MHC SPCA will feature the music of Seven Til Sunrise. For more information, call 252-9014 or email [email protected]

Rooster walk 12 will take place from May 26 to 29. Bands scheduled to perform include Little Feat, Lettuce, Tab Benoit, BIG Something, The War and Treat, Andy Frasco & The UN, Sammy Rae & The Friends, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Yarn, Mountain Heart, The Nude Party, Mike & The Moonpies, The Wooks, Sol Driven Train, Crawford & Power and Pirates of Piedmont. For more information, visit

the Town of Ridgeway is interested in hosting local bands and musicians looking for a free venue to perform in 2022. For more information, call the Mayor’s office at 956-2328 or email [email protected]

NCI’s LIFE series will feature lawn and garden maintenance programs by Virginia Cooperative Extension Officer Melanie Barrow, beginning with “Gardening for Beginners” from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday. Other sessions will take place on March 23, May 25 and September 28.

Rudy Girl’s Media’s Episodes “The Hustle of Hometown” are now streaming on Rudy’s Girl Media YouTube page.

In this new reality series, Natalie Hodge and Devin Pendleton together set the scene for DeShanta Hairston of Books and Crannies, Herb Atwell of Mountain Valley Brewing, Jailyn Draper of Social Butterfly Media Management, Abraham Gonzalez of Ape’s Frozen Yogurt, Teresa Martin from Teresa’s School of Baton and Dance and Wayne Draper from TAD Space & Right Now Remediation, Restoration & Repair tell the story of their company.

The exhibition “Pardoned But Not Forgotten”, from the Martinsville 7 Initiative, is presented at the Museum of the Historical Initiative of the Pays de la Fayette211 Fayette Street, Martinsville.

the Virginia Museum of Natural HistoryThe latest exhibition of “The Science of Flight” is now open.

“Our Living Past: Platinum Portraits of Southern Music Makers,” “Dear BJ: Postcards from the Pandemic,” and “Tara Compton” are currently on display at Arts of Piedmont.

The Spencer-Penn Center says its Charcuterie course filled up so quickly that he had to schedule a second class on February 19. For more information, call 957-5757.

The 11th Annual Spencer-Penn Center pig cooking contest will take place on Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m.

The Spencer-Penn Center will hold a sock jump from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, with the music of DJ What!. Refreshments are included with the $5 admission – and volunteers and donors enter free as a thank you for their support.

The Cascade School Community Center Music and dance Friday will feature music from Oldskool. It will take place from 7-9:30 p.m. at 3561 Huntington Trail, Cascade, with $8 admission.

the Dance for the arts The fundraiser for Piedmont Arts in Martinsville will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 at the auditorium of Martinsville High School.

The dance teams and their coaches are: Jennifer Bowles and Justin Chandler with Stacey Davis; Rebecca Crabtree and Gerald Kidd with Jane Leizer; Kathy Deacon and Jim Wilson with Stacey Davis; Brooke Holyfield-Quirk and Brian Williams with Catherine Rodenbough; Marlana Lackey and Ian Hogg with Davis; Demi Chapman and Hasan Davis with Rodenbough; Joyce Staples and Josh Bires-Grodensky with Shannon Hornsby and Sandy Strayer and Taylor Shank with Leizer.

the Martin Luther King Jr. Leaders Breakfast, sponsored by the Tau Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Inc., will be held at 9 a.m. on March 12 at New College Institute, 191 Fayette St. The speaker will be Brittny McGraw of WSLS News 10. Admission is $10. For more information, call Ben Gravely at 806-0515.

The MHC Historical Society will host its monthly lecture series, “Sailing in the Age of Sail” at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Old Henry County Courthouse.

The MHC Historical Society will hold its Founders Day event at 3 p.m. on March 20 at the Old Henry County Courthouse. Will Pannill, grandson of William Letcher Pannill, the founder of Pannill Knitting Co., will speak about the region’s textile heritage.

The unveiling of a historical marker about the Martinsville Seven outside the Old Henry County Courthouse, originally scheduled for February 26, has been postponed due to rising Covid cases.

the Historic Garden Week visitsorganized by member clubs of the Garden Club of Virginia Garden Study Club and Martinsville Garden Club, will take place locally on Wednesday 27 April. The houses open will be Parrish House, 311 E. Church St.; Sauffley House, 327 E. Church St.; A starling, 1 Starling Avenue; and the Hudson House, 1411 Whittle Road.