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Wednesday December 5, 2018
Sunday's performance rescheduled
Saturday December 1, 2018
Enjoy tons of winter fun in Martinsville - Henry County!
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.
Friday November 9, 2018
Discover some of the many exciting holiday events happening in Martinsville-Henry County!
Friday August 31, 2018
Patriot Players' Season 6 announced at Patrick Henry Community College.
Monday December 11, 2017
Thursday November 30, 2017
MHC for the Holidays
Sunday November 26, 2017
Tickets on sale now at the MHC Visitor Center!
Thursday October 12, 2017
Dinner fundraiser 10/19
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!
Tuesday July 18, 2017
Dinner and Show
Tuesday May 23, 2017
Wednesday February 22, 2017
Article featuring "Dreamgirls" cast member Angelica "Geli" Holmes
Monday February 6, 2017
Performing Arts Prevail
Tuesday November 1, 2016
Come enjoy a unique dining experience Thursday, November 10.
Friday September 16, 2016
PHCC's President & VP reveal song-witting talents
Monday August 22, 2016
Appointments and Walk-Ins
Friday August 12, 2016
August 19th & 20th
Friday July 22, 2016
Why would a pastor agree to portray a violent and unfaithful husband or an abusive and unloving father?
Thursday July 14, 2016
Award-winning Broadway musical
Friday June 17, 2016
The Patriot Players of Patrick Henry Community College will be hosting a singing dinner fundraiser in support of upcoming productions.
Wednesday May 18, 2016
Opening July 28th
Friday April 22, 2016
Family embraces theatre roles
Friday April 8, 2016
Tarzan- The Musical
Friday March 25, 2016
Disney Night & Dinner
Tuesday February 23, 2016
Love, Loss and What I Wore
Wednesday February 17, 2016
Friday and Sunday
Wednesday February 17, 2016
Davis to open business soon
Tuesday February 2, 2016
Feb. brings Cabaret.
Wednesday January 27, 2016
Once again, the Patriot Players’ will deliver a song, rose, and card to a person of your choosing.
Tuesday January 19, 2016
Spaugh's passion carries on
Tuesday January 12, 2016
Join the on-stage fun
Thursday December 31, 2015
16 great reasons to visit MHC in 2016
Friday December 11, 2015
PHCC Patriot Players now offer Main Stage Pass and community supporters include incentives.
Wednesday November 18, 2015
PHCC Patriot Players kick off Christmas Parade with a 2016 season teaser.
Wednesday October 21, 2015
"Halloween Happenings" for the entire family to enjoy!
Friday October 16, 2015
Get your tickets now
Friday October 16, 2015
Piedmont Arts and Patriot Players Launch New Marketing Tools with Grant
Tuesday October 6, 2015
Join us for dinner...if you dare!
Thursday October 1, 2015
Tickets available starting October 2nd for Patriot Players’ Addams Family.
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!
Wednesday September 9, 2015
September will be full of fun
Saturday August 29, 2015
Join the Patriot Player's as they kick off their season with, The Doyle and Debbie Show!
Thursday July 2, 2015
PHCC Patriot Players to be singing servers at Wild Magnolia for special event
Wednesday July 1, 2015
Tickets to the Patriot Players' production of "Music from the Movies: 80s & 90s Revue" are on sale now
Wednesday June 10, 2015
Patriot Players are having auditions for Music from the Movies
Thursday June 4, 2015
Start making your MHC summer plans
Thursday April 2, 2015
Area teachers and counselors are participating “Legally Blonde: The Musical"
Friday March 20, 2015
Tickets for TheatreWorks and Patriot Players Available
Sunday March 15, 2015
Top ten events to attend in April in Martinsville-Henry County
Thursday March 5, 2015
Closures & Cancellations for March 5, 2015
Sunday February 22, 2015
The "nunsense" fundraiser was a success.
Sunday February 15, 2015
The PHCC Patriot Players would love to serve you
Tuesday February 10, 2015
Patriot Players to Offer Singing Telegrams
Wednesday August 27, 2014
A Visit to this Southern Virginia Hotspot