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The Reynolds property college for seniors will offer a variety of classes, workshops, conferences and group trips from April 11th to May 20th. Topics include art, history, health and fitness, and hiking, for people aged 50 and over. Those who may be interested are invited to an information session at 2 p.m. today. Over tea and refreshments, Reynolds Homestead staff will explain the offerings, help you register and answer questions. To attend, register at https://bit.ly/COA22registrationevent.
The Martinsville High School Musical “Aladdin Jr.” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday April 1 and Saturday April 2 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday April 3 at the school. Tickets are $8 before 3 p.m. on April 1 and $10 after and can be purchased at mcpsfinearts.org. You can also get a virtual ticket to watch the show online.
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P&HCC will offer the photography course in Still life: Flowers 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 26 and April 2 at Walker 135 at the main site, taught by Rick Dawson. For more information and to register, call 656-5461 or visit ph.augusoft.net.
On Saturdays, April 23 and 30, from 9 a.m. to noon, Rick Dawson will teach Action Photography on P&HCC’s Patrick County site. Sign up at 656-5461 or visit ph.augusoft.net.
Elgin Engineering will teach a step by step painting lessons at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Spencer-Penn Center. All supplies will be provided; $25.
The Spencer-Penn Center will hold a Barn Quilting Class Sunday noon. 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.
For religious servicessee the Bulletin’s church news page on Fridays.
Club Ararat Ruritan will host a community easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the club building, 4711 Ararat Hwy.
The Bassett Moose Lodge, 62 Spring Garden Lane, will hold a easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, with the Easter bunny, a bicycle gift and toys. An auction will start at 2 p.m.
Jus’ Cauz will be the group that will play on Friday, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., for the Cascade School Community Center Music and Dance. Admission is $8.
the Group concert for all colleges and high schools will be presented at 4 p.m. online and in the auditorium at Martinsville High School on Saturday, March 25. Free entry.
the Bassett Historic Center resumed hosting its monthly free and open-to-the-public shows. The Southern Gentlemen will perform there from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday.
Fiddlin’ Earl White and his string band will perform tunes from the past at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at Piedmont Arts, preceded by a reception at 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($20) are available at PiedmontArts.org.
music in the box, the new musical series from the Black Box Theater features select Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m.: The TC Carter Band on Friday, April 8; Violet Bell with Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez on Saturday, April 23; and Julianna MacDowell on Friday, May 6.
The ground floor has a “Little Office Gig” with the Liv Sloan Band, 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, Ground Floor, 1 E. Church St. Olivia Sloan Martin describes it: “Musicians play live in a confined or restricted space (much like a office cubicle), in which the ground floor will be decorated as a large, tiny office! Other band members are Alyssa Prillaman on backing vocals and keyboards, Camry “HD” Harris on drums, Kasey “DJ WHAT!” Lucas on bass and Griffin Haley on guitar. The ground floor is at 1 E. Church St.; admission is $10.
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 RoosterWalk.com.
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]
Rudy Girl’s Media’s Episodes “The Hustle of Hometown” are now streaming on Rudy’s Girl Media YouTube page.
In this 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 of Teresa’s School of Baton and Dance and Wayne Draper of TAD Space & Right Now Remediation, Restoration & Repair tell their company story.
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.
“Out of the Darkness,” “Looking at Appalachia” and “VMFA on the Road” will open Saturday at Arts of Piedmont.
The 11th Annual Spencer-Penn Center pig cooking contest will take place on Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m.
The Virginia Museum of Natural History’s annual wine and brandy tasting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at the museum. The event will include heavy appetizers and a silent auction. The dress is safari chic or dressy casual. Tickets are $50, at the museum box office or at www.vmnh.net.
The Virginia Museum of Natural History will host the 34th edition Thomas Jefferson Prize ceremony from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at the museum. The event will include a fine menu of hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets are only $15 in advance and $20 at the door and can be reserved at www.vmnh.net.
autism awareness day will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Jack Dalton Park, with vendors, food trucks, resource information and doctors to answer questions.
the Historic Garden Week tours, hosted by member clubs of the Garden Club of Virginia Garden Study Club and Martinsville Garden Club, will be held locally on Wednesday, April 27. 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. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/89th-historic-garden-week-in-virginia-tickets.