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
Thursdays at 10:30am, Sharon Mason instructor, cost $3 per session Tai Chi is a low-impact and aerobic - yet relaxing - inner exercise that began as a martial art to enhance, improve mental and emotional health along with physical health and well being. Tai Chi addresses the key components of fitness - balance, muscle strength, flexibility, energy, and aerobic conditioning. Continue Reading
Story time will be back on September 8 Mondays(beginning September 19th) @ 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 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
Tuesdays: 10:30am - $3 per session Instructor Sharon Mason will have you stretching, deep breathing, and strengthening by using techniques in dance, aerobics, yoga, strength training, physical rehabilitation and Pilates. An all-in-one workout. Nothing boring here. Many of the workouts are done while sitting in chairs so all disabilities are accounted for. Come and join us!
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.
Special Scheduled Classes
Summer Kid's Camps Schedule Each Camp will have a mid-class snack. Children may enroll in a morning and an afternoon class and if so, lunch will be provided. if the 4:00pm pick up time is difficult, we will also provide after class care until 6:00pm A $5/class discounts are for members of the Spencer-Penn Centre. Membership is $10/member or a Continue Reading
Saturday, May 20, 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. .
Sunday, May 7th, 2017, 3pm - Free - Donations for the band appreciated The Yesterday Project The Yesterday Project was created from a desire to accurately present the music that became the voice of a new generation. These songs were personal expressions of our loves, our fears, our longings, our discontents, and our search for who we were. Never in history 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, chicken & dumplings, pinto beans and cornbread, homemade desserts, chips. Yum! Then the popcorn popper heats up. Open mic begins at 5:30 and everyone who enjoys 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. February: The Immortal Life of Continue Reading
May 6th, 6am - 10am The Spencer Ruritans Big Country Buffet Breakfast is a must! Come out and have a hot meal with your neighbors, no cooking required. We've got little bit of everything - country ham, sausage, bacon, hog-jowl, eggs, gravy: red-eye and sausage, homemade biscuits, grits, juice and coffee. 6am-10am @ the Spencer Ruritan Building. Adults: $7 | Continue Reading
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.
Mary Jordan talks with Tab O'Neal from WSET 13 about the Louise Lester Banquet Hall. Take a tour and learn about it's history and the beautiful rental space it has become.