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Updated PHCC Patriot Players Annie Performances

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Sunday's performance rescheduled 


Winter Fun in MHC

Saturday December 1, 2018

Enjoy tons of winter fun in Martinsville - Henry County!


Winter Fun in MHC

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Just because winter is approaching doesn’t mean that the fun is slowing down in Martinsville-Henry County! Beat your winter woes while (re)discovering some of the hidden gems of our community. From exploring award-winning museums and experiencing live theatre to participating in themed footraces and sipping local concoctions at our wineries and brewery, you can find a variety of reasons to return to MHC all season long.

The colder weather of the winter months offers a wonderful opportunity to discover one (or all eight) of Martinsville-Henry County’s museums. You can uncover history and discover a new passion at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, Piedmont Arts, the MHC Heritage Center & Museum, FAHI African American Museum & Cultural Center, the Bassett Historical Center, the MHC Historical Museum, Rucker’s Communication Museum and at the Philpott Lake Heritage Exhibit. Dive into the history of our natural world at the Smithsonian-affiliated Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH). VMNH offers award-winning exhibits, ground-breaking scientific research and collections and transformational educational programs for all ages as well as special events such as Reptile Day on January 19th! You could also immerse yourself in the fantastic world of fine art at Piedmont Arts. Affiliated with the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, this exhibit space is an award-winning art museum that curates thought-provoking exhibitions by international, national and regional artists. They also bring a full schedule of arts events to take part in such as gallery receptions, painting classes for all ages, concerts and performances. These are just a couple of examples of the fabulous museums available to explore throughout Martinsville-Henry County.

Uptown Pinball, the area’s only arcade, is a family-friendly hotspot that is ideal to visit during the upcoming cold season. Home to 5 of the 10 top ranked pinball machines in the world (as ranked by pinside.com's top 100) and other favorites such as Skee Ball and Air Hockey, the arcade offers limitless fun. An all-day pass allows you to play however much you want, when you want. There’s also a VIP gaming lounge and laser tag. Uptown Pinball isn’t just for kids - adults love the games too!

You can also escape the hum drum winter blues by delving into captivating stories during live theatre performances. Martinsville-Henry County is home to two theatre companies presenting the talents of local and regional citizens: Theatre Works Community Players and the PHCC Patriot Players. Fulfill your desire for music, drama and suspense this winter with scheduled performances that include Scrooge Macbeth (November 23-25 and November 29 - December 1) and Don’t Drink the Water(February 21-23 and March 1-3) by TWCP and Annie presented by the Patriot Players (November 29 - December 2 and December 6-9).

Wine and craft beer connoisseurs should make plans to visit Hamlet Vineyards for a delicious wine tasting and lunch on Sundays or stop by Mountain Valley Brewing on weekend for a refreshing pint of seasonal craft beer to warm the soul and forget about the cold. Mountain Valley Brewing also hosts musical events most evenings (Thursday-Saturday) as well as other events such as paint parties, stargazing and more. There are also a wine and beer events held at local venues such as Wine Tasting Wednesdays and Beer Release Thursdays at Daily Grind Café in Martinsville Uptown.

For those looking for opportunities to stay active during the season, the Miles in Martinsville will offer multiple themed footraces to enjoy. The Light up the Night 5K on December 8th will benefit theGirls on the Run & STRIDE and is a family friendly event that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Dress in your best Christmas attire or your wackiest and tackiest sweater and head for the finish line. You can also participate in The Nail the Rail 9 Miler on February 9th, presented by VisitMartinsville, which will be held on the Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail.It’s a simple concept really. Start at the zero-mile marker of the Dick and Willie Passage and run all the way to the 4.5 marker at Mulberry Creek, then turn around and run back. The question is how fast can you Nail the Rail? If you’re not looking to run, but still want to be outdoors, you can still have a good time throughout the colder months in MHC through biking, hiking, paddling and more. Just remember to stay warm and safe!

For more information on planning a winter trip to Martinsville-Henry County, visit our website at www.VisitMartinsville.com, call toll free 888.722.3498, or simply come by and see us at our Visitor Center located at 191 Fayette Street Martinsville, VA 24112 Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm.


Holiday Happenings in Martinsville-Henry County

Friday November 9, 2018

Discover some of the many exciting holiday events happening in Martinsville-Henry County!


Patriot Players Announce Next Season With Sneak Peeks

Friday August 31, 2018

Patriot Players' Season 6 announced at Patrick Henry Community College.



Holiday Happenings in Martinsville-Henry County

Thursday November 30, 2017

MHC for the Holidays


Patriot Players Christmas Spectacular Comes to Town

Sunday November 26, 2017

Tickets on sale now at the MHC Visitor Center!


Into the Woods & Singing Dinner Fundraiser

Thursday October 12, 2017

Dinner fundraiser 10/19


Fall Fun in Martinsville-Henry County

Saturday August 19, 2017

From beer and wine tastings to a Reptile Day Festival and theatre shows, there is a fall event for everyone to enjoy in MHC!




"Dreamgirls" Cast Feature

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Article featuring "Dreamgirls" cast member Angelica "Geli" Holmes


Front Stage in February

Monday February 6, 2017

Performing Arts Prevail 


Mary Poppins cast to sing and serve at Wild Magnolia

Tuesday November 1, 2016

Come enjoy a unique dining experience Thursday, November 10.


Patriot Players’ next show features songs by President Godwin and VP Dr. Greg Hodges

Friday September 16, 2016

PHCC's President & VP reveal song-witting talents 


Auditions for Mary Poppins start September 5

Monday August 22, 2016

Appointments and Walk-Ins 



Getting into character for the Patriot Players’ The Color Purple

Friday July 22, 2016
Getting into character for the Patriot Players’ The Color Purple

Why would a pastor agree to portray a violent and unfaithful husband or an abusive and unloving father?



The Color Purple Cast Slated to Serve Dinner at Wild Magnolia

Friday June 17, 2016
The Color Purple Cast Slated to Serve Dinner at Wild Magnolia

The Patriot Players of Patrick Henry Community College will be hosting a singing dinner fundraiser in support of upcoming productions. 


Auditions for The Color Purple start May 23rd

Wednesday May 18, 2016

Opening July 28th 


Local family all in for Tarzan

Friday April 22, 2016

Family embraces theatre roles 


Patriot Player’s Tarzan comes swinging into town

Friday April 8, 2016

Tarzan- The Musical 



Patriot Players celebrate women in latest show

Tuesday February 23, 2016

Love, Loss and What I Wore


TWO concerts this weekend at the Rives!

Wednesday February 17, 2016

Friday and Sunday 


PHCC Fosters Local Entrepreneur

Wednesday February 17, 2016

Davis to open business soon


Singing dining to be ongoing event

Tuesday February 2, 2016

Feb. brings Cabaret.


Patriot Players’ Singing Telegrams are Back

Wednesday January 27, 2016

Once again, the Patriot Players’ will deliver a song, rose, and card to a person of your choosing. 


Patriot Players Dedicate Season Four to Dan Spaugh

Tuesday January 19, 2016

Spaugh's passion carries on


Patriot Players’ Upcoming Auditions Announced

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Join the on-stage fun 


16 in '16

Thursday December 31, 2015

16 great reasons to visit MHC in 2016 


PHCC Patriot Players now offer Main Stage Pass

Friday December 11, 2015

PHCC Patriot Players now offer Main Stage Pass and community supporters include incentives.


PHCC Patriot Players kick off Christmas Parade with 2016 Season Teaser

Wednesday November 18, 2015

PHCC Patriot Players kick off Christmas Parade with a 2016 season teaser.


Halloween Happenings in MHC

Wednesday October 21, 2015

"Halloween Happenings" for the entire family to enjoy!



Area Attractions Receive Tourism Marketing Grant

Friday October 16, 2015

Piedmont Arts and Patriot Players Launch New Marketing Tools with Grant


Cast of “Addams Family” serve up songs with supper at Wild Mags

Tuesday October 6, 2015

Join us for dinner...if you dare! 


"The Addams Family" Creeping into MHC

Thursday October 1, 2015

Tickets available starting October 2nd for Patriot Players’ Addams Family.


PHCC Patriot players to present encore performance of the "Doyle and Debbie Show".

Tuesday September 15, 2015

If you didn't get to see it the first time around, come out and see the encore performance of the Doyle and Debbie show, presented by the Patriot Players!


20 things you Need to do this September in MHC

Wednesday September 9, 2015

September will be full of fun


Patriot Player's Open Season With Doyle and Debbie Show

Saturday August 29, 2015
Patriot Player's Season Opener

Join the Patriot Player's as they kick off their season with, The Doyle and Debbie Show!


Throw Back Thursday to Raise Funds for Patriot Players

Thursday July 2, 2015

PHCC Patriot Players to be singing servers at Wild Magnolia for special event


Patriot Players Tickets On Sale Now

Wednesday July 1, 2015

Tickets to the Patriot Players' production of "Music from the Movies: 80s & 90s Revue" are on sale now


Patriot Players Set Auditions for Music from the Movies

Wednesday June 10, 2015

Patriot Players are having auditions for Music from the Movies


Summer Events Not to Miss

Thursday June 4, 2015

Start making your MHC summer plans


Area Teachers Join The Cast of Legally Blonde

Thursday April 2, 2015

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


Visitor Center to Serve as Box Office

Friday March 20, 2015

Tickets for TheatreWorks and Patriot Players Available


Top Ten Events To Attend In April In MHC

Sunday March 15, 2015

Top ten events to attend in April in Martinsville-Henry County


Closures & Cancellations

Thursday March 5, 2015

Closures & Cancellations for March 5, 2015


Singing Nuns Take Over Local Restaurant

Sunday February 22, 2015

The "nunsense" fundraiser was a success. 


Get served by Patriot Players’ singing ‘nuns’

Sunday February 15, 2015

The PHCC Patriot Players would love to serve you


Patriot Players to Offer Singing Telegrams

Tuesday February 10, 2015

Patriot Players to Offer Singing Telegrams


Hamlet Vineyards

Wednesday August 27, 2014

A Visit to this Southern Virginia Hotspot