Martinsville, Virginia


Breast Cancer Awareness Yoga on the Plaza & Local History Challenge

By: John Phillips - President, Martinsville - Henry County Historical Society

October 12, 2022


Breast Cancer Awareness Yoga on the Plaza & Local History Challenge

Yoga on the Plaza
The Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society and Just Breathe Yoga & Bodywork will sponsor “Breast Cancer Awareness Yoga on the Plaza” on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 6:00 P.M., on the Historic Henry County Courthouse Plaza.

Lead by Sheila Hubbard, founder of Just Breathe Yoga & Bodywork, the event will acknowledge October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Local History Month. Yogis of all levels are welcome to this free event. Please wear pink and bring your own yoga mat and equipment.

John Phillips, Historical Society President, stated, “In 2022, an estimated 287,500 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 51,400 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. Although rare, men get breast cancer too. In 2022, an estimated 2,710 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. and approximately 530 men will die from breast cancer. Wear pink and join us as we bring awareness to breast cancer and local history.”

Hubbard has been striving to promote health and healing in the area through many modalities since 1998. She is a Board-Certified Massage Therapist and holds a Virginia State License in Massage Therapy. She is also a Clinical Aromatherapist, a Karuna Reiki Master, a Bodytalk Practitioner, a Reflexologist, and a Registered Yoga Teacher. She stated, “I believe there is a yoga class for everyone and am devoted to serving the community through healing.”

Local History Trivia Challenge 
The Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society will sponsor “Local History Challenge SH” on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at 2:00 P.M., at Scuffle Hill Brewing Company, 2620 Virginia Avenue, Collinsville, Virginia.

How much do you really know about our local area? Is it enough to win the Local History Trivia Challenge SH? Joshua Duncan, Historical Society Board Member and local history teacher, will serve as game show host. The winning team and runner-up will receive cool prizes – but most importantly, bragging rights!

Enjoy a cold one from a special tap, and the Historical Society will receive 10% of the designated tap sales. Scuffle Hill Brewing Company will be open 2:00-7:00 P.M.

Musician Forrest Taylor will perform beginning at 4:00 P.M