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The Secrets of the Smith

The Secrets of the Smith

By Brian Williams & VisitMartinsville 

Flag Day to be Celebrated

Flag Day to be Celebrated

Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 2:00 P.M

Virginia Museum of Natural History's first-ever Wildlife Festival set for Saturday, June 18

Virginia Museum of Natural History's first-ever Wildlife Festival set for Saturday, June 18

Celebration of Earth's wildlife to feature a wide variety of live animals and specimens from the museum's scientific collections 

Blueways and the Blue Ridge: Why a Visit to Philpott Lake is a Must

Blueways and the Blue Ridge: Why a Visit to Philpott Lake is a Must

Cradled by the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge, Philpott Lake might just be the most spectacular body of water in Virginia. Located just northwest of the town of Martinsville, the 3,000-acre lake spreads into Franklin, Henry, and Patrick counties, framed by 7,000 acres of mixed hardwood forest. Besides the beautiful scenery, the lake is studded with nearly a dozen parks and recreation areas, offering an enticing buffet of Blue Ridge adventures.

The Great Outdoors in MHC

The Great Outdoors in MHC

Explore the many ways to explore the great outdoors in Martinsville-Henry County

Mural May

Mural May

Learn the stories behind the murals and the artists who created them! 

Celebrate Earth Day in the Art Garden

Celebrate Earth Day in the Art Garden

Earth Day Family Day set for Saturday, April 23

VMNH announces continuation of education programming partnership with Boxley Materials Company

$10,000 gift will support the promotion and delivery of a wide variety of museum educational programs to audiences throughout Virginia and beyond

2022 Farmers' Market Season

2022 Farmers' Market Season

Martinsville Uptown Farmers' Market 

Little Free Libraries in Martinsville - Henry County

Little Free Libraries in Martinsville - Henry County

In celebration of National Read Across America Day, get out and grab a book at one of Martinsville - Henry County's "Little Free Libraries." 

Tucked away in cozy corners of the community, these outdoor libraries offer visitors a comfortable place to sit and read a book or to pick up a new favorite and leave one in return.

Black History Month Events and Exhibits in Martinsville-Henry County

Black History Month Events and Exhibits in Martinsville-Henry County

Black History Month Events and Exhibits in Martinsville-Henry County.

IDEA Center Open House November 13th

IDEA Center Open House November 13th

Open House at the P&HCC’s Dalton IDEA Center.

Off-track Fun

Off-track Fun

Looking to add to your Martinsville Speedway trip? 

2021 Fall and Winter Classes at Piedmont Arts

2021 Fall and Winter Classes at Piedmont Arts

Fall-themed painting for kids and adults, holiday cards, and more

Martinsville Speedway to Feature the Best of the Best Late Model Stock Drivers in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 on Sept. 24-25

Martinsville Speedway to Feature the Best of the Best Late Model Stock Drivers in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 on Sept. 24-25

Josh Berry of JR Motorsports to Compete for Second Straight Victory in the Nation’s Biggest, Richest & Most Prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Race. Virginian Peyton Sellers Continues Quest for his First Victory in Prestigious Event & Fourth Virginia Triple Crown Title.

Piedmont Arts Hosts 60th Anniversary Family Day

Piedmont Arts Hosts 60th Anniversary Family Day

Free event with crafts, games, performance by Gypsy Geoff Marsh

Let us Tail You About Something New!

Let us Tail You About Something New!

Introducing the new Smith River Paw Park 

Franks and Dranks Returns July 9

Franks and Dranks Returns July 9

Piedmont Arts hosts cook out-themed party in Art Garden

Fishing Fever in MHC Fishing Campaign

Fishing Fever in MHC Fishing Campaign

Visit Martinsville announces their Fishing Fever in MHC Fishing Campaign just in time for Free Fishing Days in Virginia.

Martinsville Speedway to Host Henry County Fair on Sept. 22-25

Martinsville Speedway to Host Henry County Fair on Sept. 22-25

Henry County Fair to Conclude with ValleyStar Credit Union 300, the Nation’s Biggest, Richest & Most Prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Race, on Sept. 25

The Latest in UPtown Martinsville

The Latest in UPtown Martinsville

The newest and latest developments in UPtown Martinsville.

6th Annual Infinity Acres Ranch Spring Carnival

6th Annual Infinity Acres Ranch Spring Carnival

6th Annual Spring Carnival on Saturday June 5th 2021 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Infinity Acres Ranch

Martinsville Speedway & God’s Pit Crew Partner to Host Food Box Distribution Event on April 7 2021

Martinsville Speedway & God’s Pit Crew Partner to Host Food Box Distribution Event on April 7 2021

Jeb Burton of Kaulig Racing & Mercy Crossing to Join Event to Distribute Farmers to Families Food Boxes to Henry County Residents.

Virginia Museum of Natural History Named Finalist for 2021 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Virginia Museum of Natural History Named Finalist for 2021 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service

National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that demonstrate significant impact in their communities

Blue Ridge Parkway News

Blue Ridge Parkway News

Blue Ridge Parkway visitation tops 14 million in 2020

When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

“When life gives you lemons, go for a run!”

Fishing Fever In Martinsville-Henry County

Fishing Fever In Martinsville-Henry County

Virginia Is for Lovers, and Martinsville-Henry County is for Fishing Lovers.

Piedmont Arts Hosts Virtual Family Day

Piedmont Arts Hosts Virtual Family Day

Free event features story time, crafts, performance by Virginia Repertory Theatre

Martinsville Speedway to Host 26th Annual Christmas Toy Drive

Martinsville Speedway to Host 26th Annual Christmas Toy Drive

Martinsville Speedway will hold the 26th Annual Christmas Toy Drive on Friday, Dec. 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The annual event will welcome the greater Martinsville region to donate an unwrapped toy or $20 for the opportunity to drive laps around the iconic track in their personal vehicles. The Christmas Toy Drive will benefit the Grace Network of Martinsville and Henry County.

Christmas Tree Lighting Goes Virtual

Piedmont Arts' third annual Christmas Tree Lighting is now a virtual event. The tree will be lit during an online ceremony on Thursday, December 3, 2020, starting at 5 pm. Watch from the comfort of home as the Art Garden Christmas tree lights up the night.

 

Patriot Players Present Charlie Brown LIVE

Patrick Henry Community College’s performing troupe, the Patriot Players are bringing live theater back with You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. Theater lovers and Charlie Brown fans can catch the live show in-person at PHCC’s Drive-In Theater or virtually via a live stream at 7PM on November 19 – 21 and at 2PM on Sunday, November 22.

Upcoming Events at Piedmont Arts October 2020

The Art of the Quilt

On display through January 9, 2021 • Admission Free

Quilts and quilted wearables by 42 artists from across the Southeast are on display in this biennial invitational exhibition, co-curated by master quilter Linda Fiedler and quilter Betty Blessin. Themed Anything Goes, this year's exhibition commemorates the 12th anniversary of The Art of the Quilt.

Here's To A Tasty Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us and we have food on our mind.

Get Outdoors in MHC This Fall

Fall in MHC is perfect for getting outdoors.

Discover the Great Outdoors

"Not all who wonder are lost."- J.R.R. Tolkien