Martinsville, Virginia


April and May 2022 at Spencer Penn Centre

April and May 2022 at Spencer Penn Centre

Pig Cooking
Spencer-Penn is excited to announce the return of the 11th Annual Pig Cooking Competition on April 23rd from 10am to 4pm! Competitors will travel hours to compete in this Whole Hog Barbecue Competition and provide the Centre with some great BBQ available for purchase.  Barnival, vendors, cruise-in, silent auction, and more! Admission to this event is FREE!   For any questions or concerns, please contact the Spencer-Penn Centre at (276) 957-5757 or

Caregiver Support Group
Thursdays from 11am to noon.  Are you a caregiver for a friend or loved one?  Join us for special workshops where you can share the rewards and challenges of caregiving while connecting with others who understand.  We will also talk about tips on managing stress.  Free program.

Open Bluegrass Jam
1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 7-10pm.   Free to all musicians, donations welcome.  Call Centre for more information.

Music Night
Friday, May 13,  The Slate Mountain Ramblers will play in Alumni Hall. Gate opens at 5 p.m. with the band going on at 6:20 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation. Come and enjoy some great music! Social distancing will be required with masks when that is not possible. Concessions will be sold.

Art Class with Genie
Saturday, May 14th, 1 to 4 p.m. Genie Elgin is back with a fun decoupage class for adults and children!  Bring a good pair of scissors and all other supplies will be provided. Cost is $20/members and $25/non-members. Payment is due at registration. If you have any questions, email

Sock Hop
Sunday, May 15,  2-5pm.  DJ What! will keep us dancing with a great variety of music!  Refreshments will be served. Games will be set up for non-dancers who prefer to socialize.  Admission is a $5 donation at the door.

Spring Grapevine Floriculture/Decorating Workshop
Saturday, May 21, 9 am to noon.  Join us to create your very own decorative grapevine wreath. Don’t have a wreath? No worries, one can be purchased for $10. Please state at registration if you will provide your own grapevine wreath or if you will need to purchase one.  All other supplies included.  Members $20/Non-members $25.  For questions or to register, please call the Centre at (276) 957-5757. Payment is required at registration.

* Cut off for registration and payment is Friday, May 13

Barn Quilt Class
Sunday, May 22nd, 1 to 5 p.m. All supplies are provided.
Options for the class:
24"x24" exterior $65
36"x36" exterior $85
12"x36" exterior $75
12x12 exterior kits (to go only) $40

Class will be filled on a first paid first served basis. Once payment is received by Spencer-Penn, design choice should be sent to the instructor, Lauren at

Questions may be e-mailed to Lauren at the above e-mail address or to Susan at

* Cut off for registration and payment is Friday, May 13.