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
Tuesdays @ 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 early reading skills,along with an occasional simple 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
Saturday, March 10, 9am to 12 noon, Clyde Holland instructor. Students will make a stocking hat using loom crochet. All materials and loom provided. Cost is $10/member and $15/non-member. Must pre-register by March 5th.
Join us February 24 at 9 a.m. for a beginner's crochet class. Amy Register will guide the class through an all season ruffle scarf. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. All supplies will be furnished. Call the Centre to register!
Painting Saturday, April 7th, Noon to 3 pm. Instructor Teedgra Blackstock will teach an acrylic painting class. This is a three hour class and everyone doesn’t have to paint the same picture. Cost is $30, supplies are provided. Must pre-register, call 276-957-5757.
Saturday, February 17, 9am 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, February 25, 3pm - Free - Donations for the band appreciated Robbie and Betty Vance will perform music to help reminisce about the past. The music travels through the big band era, 50’s sock hop, 60’s ballads, country classics, timeless standards and gospel. The audience will recall songs from some of their favorite artists such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Fats Domino, Loretta Continue Reading
Saturday - April 14, 2018 - 9am Join Us for the 4th Annual Pig Bike Ride! Your $25 registration ticket includes participation in 3 Road Routes, Lunch, Snacks and a complementary Gift Bag. Pre-register and you are guaranteed a free t-shirt! All riders must sign in @ the Spencer Ruritan Building between 8:15 and 8:45am on April 14th . The 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, chicken & dumplings, 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 January--Murder on the Orient Express by 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.