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These are the blog entries for the selected month.


M’City Jazz, MHS Jazz Band play at the Rives

Thursday April 30, 2015

Jazz at the Rives


PRO Partners With Equine Management Training Center

Tuesday April 28, 2015

PRO Partners With Equine Management Training Center


NCBA Returns to Martinsville-Henry County

Monday April 27, 2015

Eight teams in the National Club Baseball Association to Visit Area



LOVEwork Coming to Martinsville-Henry County

Thursday April 23, 2015
LOVEwork Coming to Martinsville-Henry County

Come get your photo! 


Ultimate Frisbee Championships at SRSC

Thursday April 23, 2015

28 teams from all over the Atlantic Coast Region will be competing



Scenic Virginia Kicks Off Virginia Vistas Photo Contest

Monday April 20, 2015

Organization seeks images of “our Commonwealth’s incomparable scenic beauty”


Open House Planned for Visitor Center

Friday April 17, 2015

State-Certified Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center Open for Residents and Visitors


Grand Opening at Infinity Acres Ranch

Friday April 17, 2015

 Looking for something new, exciting and fun to do this weekend? Join Friends of Infinity Acres at the FREE Open House event, featuring a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new "One Room Schoolhouse" classroom at Infinity Acres Ranch! 

 

The free event is open to the public and will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and feature activities to inform guests of the many opportunities and activities in Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia.  Meet a variety of animals, hear some favorite songs by entertainer Elliott Stone, facepainting by artist Gordon Drews, try free samples of Essential Oils, play games, free prize drawings and several information booths!   Staff will also be on hand to enroll youth into ANIMAL ADVENTURE Summer Camp and join the Alpaca/Llama 4-H Club, schedule tours, and introduce our  year round ENABLE program for adults with disabilities(waiting list starting!) . 

 

In addition to the fun activities, there will be hotdogs, sodas & baked goods for sale with proceeds benefiting "Friends of Infinity Acres Ranch" 

 

"Discover the Joy, Feel the Love" is the motto of Infinity Acres Ranch. Animals and people find unique ways to connect and communicate.  It brings out emotions, respect and pride as participants and volunteers learn from the animals and visa versa.

 

According to Rick Steere, Co-founder of Friends Infinity Acres Ranch “This organization has been  built with a lot of love, a lot of work, and gratefully, a lot of community support and donations,” He added that the Martinsville-Henry County area has a network of wonderful non-profits and that he appreciates being a part of that collaborative system.

 

Guests attending the April 18th event are encouraged to park on Joppa Rd or in the field. Signs are posted for directions to 136 Joppa Rd, Ridgeway.  For additional information call 276.358.2378 or find Infinity Acres Ranch online at www.InfinityAcres.org


Legendary Beach Music Band The Tams to Headline Celebration 2015

Friday April 17, 2015

The ocean may be hours away from Martinsville Speedway, but that won’t stop Celebration 2015 from having a beach-type atmosphere. The Tams, a Carolina-style Beach Music band from Atlanta, will headline Celebration 2015 on July 3.

 

Best known for the hit “What Kind of Fool” and their version of “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, The Tams have been recognized as the Beach Band of the Decade and inducted into the Georgia, the Atlanta and the Beach Music halls of fame.

 

“When picking a band for Celebration, we want to find one that not only will people know, but that everyone will enjoy,” Martinsville President Clay Campbell said. “With The Tams, I know we’re getting both. They’ve been around for decades and I think people of all-ages will have a good time with them.”

 

Celebration 2015 is a free event with music, carnival rides and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. In addition to no admission charge, the carnival rides are also free. Concession items will be on sale.

 

In addition to The Tams, more bands will be named later.

 

The music begins at 4 p.m., with The Tams taking the stage around 7 o’clock.  Celebration 2015 kicks off at 3 p.m. when the carnival rides open. The night will culminate with the fireworks display at the conclusion of The Tams concert.

 

Celebration 2015 marks the 17th year Martinsville Speedway has hosted the event.

 

“The community really recognizes this event as a tradition around Independence Day and a family tradition,” said Jeb Bassett, who is in his seventh year of leading the fundraising for the event. “The clean, safe environment that the speedway offers is unmatched anywhere.”

 

Bassett said fundraising for this year’s event is at about 75 percent of the goal, and sponsors are still needed to make the event a success.

 

“The area businesses have been very receptive to continuing their support and most of the new ones we contact are excited to help support the event,” he said. “I’ve had a couple of guys help me that have had some fresh ideas and fresh potential sponsors to contact. Those guys are Eddie White, Tom Prato and Carter Underwood.”

 

The Tams were formed in 1962, making just enough money to buy what has now become a signature look for the band; matching Tam O’Shanter hats. In the years since they have gone on to release more than 15 albums and been honored with one Platinum and two Gold records. They have toured and recorded with Jimmy Buffett and performed with such greats as Gladys Knight, Jackie Wilson and many more.

 

For information on becoming a sponsor for Celebration 2015 contact Jeb Bassett at Bassett Furniture.


Houses, Gardens to Welcome Visitors for Historic Garden Week Tour

Thursday April 16, 2015

Historic Garden Week in Southern Virginia


FAB Lab Fun: Week 6

Thursday April 16, 2015

Fascinating Fun!


Two Jazz Heavyweights Perform Friday at the Rives

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Grammy winning jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel at the Rives


Fab Lab Fun: Week 5

Thursday April 9, 2015

Fab Lab Fun: 3-D Designs


Martinsville Mini Maker Faire is back

Wednesday April 8, 2015

Don't miss the second Martinsville Mini Maker Faire


My Martinsville Party Will Return for Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Weekend

Wednesday April 8, 2015

Party for loyal ticket holders will Return for Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 weekend.


2nd Thursday Science Talk: "The Gravely House"

Tuesday April 7, 2015

The Gravely House: A Case Study in 20th Century Archaeology and Material Culture


The Richard P. Gravely, Jr. Nature Preserve

Monday April 6, 2015

My journey into history and nature.


First Corn Hole Tournament in Series this Saturday

Monday April 6, 2015

Blood, Sweat, and Ears Corn Hole Tournament Series kicks off this weekend


Meet the Martinsville PD Bike Cops!

Friday April 3, 2015

Martinsville Police host the first of what will be a series of community meet & greets.


Fab Lab Fun: Week 4

Thursday April 2, 2015

The fun continues


Tickets Still Available for Grapes & Grains at VMNH

Thursday April 2, 2015

Get your tickets while you still can!


Area Teachers Join The Cast of Legally Blonde

Thursday April 2, 2015

Area teachers and counselors are participating “Legally Blonde: The Musical"