Stay up to date on all of the great things happening here at the Centre. There are a variety of special classes you can register for that are offered monthly. We also have weekly classes. Come to get some exercise or give the kids a little play time. Walk-ins are welcome for weekly classes.
Be sure to check out our events. Music night is every second Friday of the month and we're always adding monthly events. We hope to see you soon!
On Going Classes
Story time will be back on September 11 Mondays @ 10:30 am for preschoolers ages 2-5 - Free The Centre is pleased to announce a preschool story time and playdate program. Dreama Drema Foley will lead story, songs, crafts and then play time with friends. An age-appropriate story will be read, drawing out questions and answers that involve the children and promote Continue Reading
Thursdays at 11:30 - Free The Wellness Coalition brings their Chair Aerobics to Spencer Penn. This has been a popular program for over 7 years. Chair aerobics is an excellent program for those who want to improve their strength and cardio but have physical restrictions. Work with bands and weights while sitting. Balance techniques are practiced with the chair for Continue Reading
Thursdays, 6:30pm, Instructor: Anita Hooker. We are happy to announce that Anita Hooker will be back at Spencer-Penn for an afternoon Aerobics class. This is a Free class with the M/HC Coalition for Health & Wellness. Having an aerobics class at Spencer Penn is fantastic! Spencer Penn provides a large air conditioned facility for the class. Anita, our aerobics instructor Continue Reading
Special Scheduled Classes
Survival 101, October 17, 7-8:30pm, come out and make a small kit you can use in your home or car in case of an emergency! We will talk about some useful tips and ideas you can implement in case of an emergency, natural or manmade! Small snack will be provided during class. Cost is $10/members & $15/non-members. Call the Centre Continue Reading
Sewing for Kids: Make a Halloween tote If your kids want to learn to sew, we have the class for them. Vickie Wasoski will teach a sewing class on October 14th, 9am to 12 noon. Students will make a fall tote. This would be a great project for Halloween. For ages 8-11, $20 for members and $25 for non-members. 276-957-5757 Continue Reading
Oct 21, Saturday, 8am to 12 - $45 Our Gun Safety Class will take place at the Henry County Firing Range. Registration is required by October 9th. The class will be taught by the Henry County Sheriff’s office. Space is limited to 12 students so be sure to register today! Cost is $45. Students will need 25 rounds of ammo and their own Continue Reading
Saturday, October 21, 9:15am to 1pm Learn the ins and outs of basket weaving at our featured basket making class. Creativity welcomed and encouraged. Make a beautiful basket to take home! Cost $25-$40 depending on the basket. .
NEXT BINGO: FRIDAY, October 27, 2017 Come out for a night of B-I-N-G-O! Virginia Rodgers is our chair and she has everything ready to play BINGO! This is not your grandmother’s bingo. There are regular bingo games and then there is the window frame where numbers are inked around the card and then there is L bingo where the inked Continue Reading
The First Thursday of every month at 6:30pm Our photography club provides a comprehensive approach in promoting the arts and sciences of photography to those citizens who consider themselves a novice or amateur - from beginner to experienced and designed for those using digital photography as a hobby. Professionals, or those who do photography as a livelihood, are welcomed in all Continue Reading
Come out an enjoy a full evening of live music starting at 5:30pm. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes. Doors open at 5:00 for lip smacking concessions featuring hotdogs, BBQ, homemade chicken salad sandwiches, pinto beans and cornbread, homemade desserts, chips. Yum! Then the popcorn popper heats up. Open mic begins at 5:30 and everyone who enjoys playing and singing Continue Reading
Every third Thursday at 3pm in the Hylton Library - Free If you love to read, our Book Discussion group is for you. We feature a new book every month. Come out and bring a friend or make some new ones while we discuss the latest read. Call the Centre for upcoming books for discussion. September 21: October 19: Continue Reading
Saturday, April 14th 2018, 11am to 4pm. The place to be on the second Saturday in April is at the Pig Cookin’ Contest at Spencer Penn Centre! For the 7th Annual Pig Cookin’ Contest, an even larger crowd is expected, topping the 1,400-1,700 in previous years, from all over Virginia and North Carolina. The Pig Cookin’ Contest is the only Continue Reading
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The Spencer Penn Centre, in partnership with the United Way of Henry County & Martinsville, held a dedication ceremony Saturday for the Mary Jordan Family Fun Zone addition to the centre's library. Jordan, president of Spencer-Penn Centre, taught at Spencer-Penn Elementary School before it closed in 2004. The Family Fun Zone, which adjoins the library, was Jordan's former kindergarten classroom Continue Reading
Watch the Spencer Penn Centre featured on the PBS series "On the Road". This video highlights the history of Spencer Penn and the restoration that is now the Centre.