TheatreWorks Community Players will have one performance only of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Black Box Theatre on December 14th at 7PM. The event will be in the style of a Reader’s Theatre. The actors sit on stage and tell the story with very little acting. The spoken words become the focus. The story is such a classic, a good turnout for the single performance is expected. Also, auditions for the Piano Bar will be December 2nd from 10AM to 1PM. Those who audition will be given material to sing that day.

The YMCA in Martinsville was the start / finish line for the annual Turkey Day 5K. Lots of people turned out to run and to cheer on the runners.

On Friday, the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville held “Stump The Director.” People asked the museum’s director, Joe Keiper, questions about the items on display. If the director couldn’t answer the question, they won a prize like free coffee or a coupon redeemable at the museum’s gift shop. Friday’s event was the museum’s first.

Tip of the hat to the Harvest Youth Board for serving free Thanksgiving meals at Martinsville High School last Wednesday to anyone who wanted one. Around 1,800 meals were delivered to people who couldn’t come to the high school. The meals included turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.