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October 23, 2009
Press Release: Martinsville Bulletin

Friday, October 23, 2009

By BULLETIN STAFF REPORTS -

Looking for something to do on race weekend? Following are some of the activities on tap:

TODAY

TGIF has been moved to the Farmer's Market in uptown Martinsville, featuring The Band of Oz: 7-11 p.m. Admission: $7 adults; children 12 and under accompanied by an adult, free.

Grand re-premiere of the movie "Last American Hero," a movie with scenes shot in Martinsville and many local residents appearing as extras: 6:30 p.m. today and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rives Theatre in uptown Martinsville. The movie is a fictionalized story of Junior Johnson's racing career. Tickets are $5 today and $10 Saturday with proceeds to benefit the Martinsville High School Band's Washington, D.C., trip in March.

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SATURDAY

Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza: 1-4 p.m. at the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA. Parade of ghouls and goblins at 2:30 p.m.; face painting for kids and more. Register participants and their pets to be judged in the Bark and Boo Costume Contest. There is a $5 registration fee for participating. Poop-N-Scoop raffle at $2 a ticket.

Virginia Museum of Natural History-sponsored Chili Cook-off with guest judge NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler and entertainment by the Part-time Party Band: 4-9 p.m. at the museum. Advance tickets are $10 per adult and $5 for children 18 and under; or $15 at the door. Advance tickets available at the museum's online store at www.vmnh.net or by calling 634-4166.

Patrick County Music Association will present its monthly Music Jamboree at the large Rotary Building in Stuart. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m.; music will start at 3 p.m. Performers include special guest The Lonesome River Band with Sammy Shelor and Sue Nester, Herbert, Tina and Catherine Conner, The Shelton Brothers, Chords of Faith, Highway 61, Unshackled, Skyline Drive, and the Country Boys. Free admission. Bring chairs.

Grand re-premiere of the movie "Last American Hero," a fictionalized story of Junior Johnson's racing career: 9:30 p.m. at the Rives Theatre in uptown Martinsville. The movie is . Tickets are $10 Saturday with proceeds to benefit the Martinsville High School Band's Washington, D.C., trip in March. The band also will perform Saturday at the Rives. At Saturday's showing, Leonard Wood of the Wood Brothers racing team will attend; 5th District Congressman Tom Perriello will auction off a personal tour of the U.S. Capital at 9 p.m.; and officials will make presentations to a Canadian delegation visiting here.

Blue Ridge Folk Life Festival: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Ferrum College. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.


See the Calendar on Page 6-A for more activities.

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