Coming Friday February 13 . . .

The Marshall Brothers & High Road will perform at February Music Night, along with Marcie Horne & the Usual Suspects and Robert Tilley & the Hard Times Band. Visit the Events page to learn more about what's happening at the Centre.

The Spencer-Penn School served the small rural community of Spencer for seventy-seven years, not only as an educational institution, but also as the center of civic and social life. Today, in its new incarnation as the Spencer-Penn Centre, the renovated school stands as a testament to the remarkable volunteer spirit of the citizens of Spencer while serving once again as a vital community resource. Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, it houses a library and a computer lab, hosts classes ranging from art to yoga, and provides space for banquets, conferences, receptions and concerts. Click here for information on renting Centre facilities for your next event.

The Photography Club's January Photo of the Month, "Santa's Mail Box," by Sue Cooper.


The mission of the Spencer-Penn School Preservation Organization is to provide an educational and special events center for Spencer and surrounding communities by preserving the structure, facilities, artifacts and history of the Spencer-Penn School. We envision a facility that provides programs to inform people about a variety of subjects, allows them to experience a variety of performing arts, and provides entertainment and healthy activities for their families. This facility also provides a place where they can celebrate special events in their lives.

This facility is operated in a nondiscriminatory manner with regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, age or handicap. Complaints of discrimination may be sent to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.

Centre News

Stress Reduction and Relaxation Class. The Spencer-Penn Centre welcomes back Bob Tuggle for a stress reduction and relaxation class beginning Tuesday, January 6, at 6:30pm. This is a 6-week course incorporating Chi Gong exercises and Yoga postures to restore life blance and muscle tone. Enrollment fee is $20 for SPC members and $25 for nonmembers. Must preregister by calling the Centre at 276-957-5757.

Line Dancing Class. Line dancing is back at the Centre!. Join us for a fun way to get in shape and learn new dances. No partner needed. Sue Ann Ehmann will conduct a 4-week course beginning Thursday, January 8, at 6:30pm. Enrollment fee is $20 for SPC members and $25 for nonmembers. Must preregister by calling the Centre at 276-957-5757.

Tuesday Morning Art Series. Instructor Aleen Wilson, Tuesdays beginning January 13th, 10:00am. This will be 3 one-day workshops in mosaics, stained glass and fused glass. Students will make a 5 x 5 piece in each class. Each session will cost $20 for SPC members and $25 for nonmembers. Class size is limited; preregistration required.

Memorial Brick Campaign Begins! Please help the Spencer-Penn Centre renovate the lower-level main entrance by donating a paving brick engraved in honor or memory of a family or community member, or a former student, or in recognition of your contribution to the success of the Centre. For a donation of $100, the Centre will lay a single brick in the entrance walkway that can accommodate 3 lines of text of 18 characters per line. A double-sized brick accommodating up to 6 lines of 18 character swill be laid for a donation of $200. Our goal is 150 bricks, with donations going to help us improve handicap accessibility and repair a water drainage problem at the Alumni Hall entrance. An application for brick donation can be downloaded here. As always, your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Pig Cookin' Contest. The Centre's third annual Pig Cookin' Contest was a huge success! You can read about it in this Martinsville Bulletin article. And you can find photos of well-fed attendees here.

The winner of the 2014 SPC Pig Cookin' Contest, Ernest Tisdale, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. (Martinsville Bulletin photo by Harrison Hamlet)

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