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Wednesday January 9, 2019
Be sure to mark these Save the Dates on your calendar for an amazing Spring in 2019.
Sunday December 2, 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!
Thursday August 16, 2018
By the TheatreWorks Community Players
Wednesday July 11, 2018
At BlackBox Theatre
Thursday June 14, 2018
Thursday April 26, 2018
The latest info.
Friday September 22, 2017
Wednesday September 20, 2017
Party like its' the 40's
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 11, 2017
News from TWCP
Monday February 6, 2017
Performing Arts Prevail
Monday January 23, 2017
All the latest
Thursday January 19, 2017
TWCP Awarded Funds for New Website.
Wednesday November 30, 2016
ThatreWorks Community Players are hosting a very special Christmas production on December 15 and 16th.
Thursday September 8, 2016
Exciting updates and upcoming events from the TheatreWorks Community Players.
Monday July 11, 2016
At BlackBox Theatre
Wednesday June 8, 2016
Nine grants awarded
Tuesday May 31, 2016
June 9-12 & 16-19
Thursday December 31, 2015
16 great reasons to visit MHC in 2016
Monday November 30, 2015
Get your tickets now
Wednesday September 9, 2015
September will be full of fun
Wednesday June 24, 2015
Come enjoy Broadway melodies from the talents performers of TheatreWorks Community Players
Monday June 1, 2015
Two fun Uptown events combine
Friday May 8, 2015
58 local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine
Friday March 20, 2015
Tickets for TheatreWorks and Patriot Players Available
Monday November 24, 2014
The arts are alive in Southern Virginia
Thursday September 4, 2014
Martinsville Culture Crawl is this Saturday in Uptown Martinsville
Friday May 9, 2014
More than forty local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine
Monday May 5, 2014
Enjoy a long weekend in Martinsville-Henry County
Tuesday April 29, 2014
First Friday Art Walk Celebrates Cinco de Mayo in Martinsville Uptown
Monday March 10, 2014
Disney lovers, this show is for you
Monday November 25, 2013
Variety Of Exciting Events During The Holiday Season In Martinsville-Henry County
Friday July 26, 2013
Auditions coming up August 3rd for a play at TheaterWorks
Thursday June 27, 2013
Petey and The Big Dog premiere
Thursday June 6, 2013
Auditions scheduled for Petey and the Big Dog
Friday May 10, 2013
Broadway is just minutes away at Theatreworks
Friday May 3, 2013
More than thirty local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine
Tuesday December 4, 2012
Program Coordinator, The Artisan Center
Tuesday October 9, 2012
Dean, Workforce Development and Continuing Education
Tuesday September 11, 2012
Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Smith River Sports Complex
Thursday July 26, 2012
An overview of great exhibits, performances and events to mark on your calendar
Wednesday July 18, 2012
Area featured on regional TV program
Tuesday June 26, 2012
Vice President, Virginia Blower Company
Thursday June 14, 2012
Help Rename the Uptown Spur Trail & Park
Tuesday May 22, 2012
Co-Owner, King Properties
Tuesday February 7, 2012
Executive Director, Martinsville Uptown