Community Calendar


Today-Nov. 10

• Surry County Farm Bureau is collecting canned foods and other nonperishable items for the the local chapter’s food pantry. Surry County Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers program is helping feed Americans who face hunger every day. Items can be donated at the local Farm Bureau office, 112 N. White St., Dobson.

Oct. 29

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

• 10 a.m. to noon, the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville, will host a flu shot clinic. Shots are available by appointment only, and those participating should bring an insurance card. To schedule an appointment, call 336-526-1087.

Oct. 30

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Monster Friends.

• 6 to 9 p.m., Roaring River Fire Department will host a turkey shoot at the shooting range at 700 Ranse Staley Road. It will be 12 gauge and 20 gauge shot guns with full chokes only. For more information, call David Key at 336-469-8988.

Oct. 31

• 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Diana’s Books and More, 126 W. Main St., Elkin, will host a book character pumpkin decorating contest. To enter, a pumpkin must look like a book character. There will be four age groups: 2-6 year olds, 7-12 year olds, 13-17 years olds and adults. The winner of each age group will win a $10 gift certificate to Diana’s. Entries should be submitted at the store no later than Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. Voting will take place on Halloween from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with winners announced at 8 p.m. on Halloween. For more information, call 336-835-3142.

Nov. 5

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

• 7 p.m., local weaver Mary Freas will be starting weaving classes beginning in early November. An organizational/information meeting and class registration will be held in the community room of the Ronda Town Hall on N.C. 268. Instruction will cover the fundamentals of hand weaving and special classes focusing on various types of looms including four-harness, tapestry, rigid heddle and inkle. For more information, call Freas at 336-957-2753.

Nov. 6

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Scarecrows.

Nov. 10

• 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Surry Community College will host its annual veterans lunch sponsored by the SCC Student Services and SCC Student Government Association. The lunch will be held in the Grand Hall, Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. The Surry Central High School chorus will provide entertainment, and the school’s JROTC will conduct displaying of the flags. For additional information, contact Kasey Martin at 336-386-3468 or [email protected]

Nov. 12

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

• 5 to 8 p.m., the Surry County Historical Society will host its annual meeting featuring Surry County Antiques on Parade and a silent auction at the Shelton-Badgett NC Center for Viticulture and Enology on the campus of Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. Antique evaluation and silent auction will be from 5 to 8 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Attendees can bring one item for evaluation, no official appraisals, by antique expert Todd Leinbach of Leinbach Realty and Auction, Clemmons. The silent auction will benefit Surry County Historical Society programs and activities. The cost for the meal/appraisal is $15 per person. Reservations are required, and checks should be sent to David Crawford, P.O. Box 469, Mount Airy, NC 27030, by Nov. 9.

Nov. 13

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Getting Squirrely.

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Goodwill-NC Works will host a job fair at the Goodwill Training Center, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin, for veterans only from 10 a.m. to noon, and for the public from 1 to 3 p.m.

• 6:30 p.m., the Northwestern Regional Library will host a Mystery Dinner Theater fall fundraiser at First Baptist Church fellowship hall in Mount Airy. The play will be “Murder by Numbers,” a murder mystery by Vicky Town and will be performed by local actors. Tickets are $20 and available at all NWRL libaries, and seating will be limited. For more information, visit a local library or visit www.nwrl.org.

• 6:30 p.m., seventh annual Basket and Tool Bingo in Surry Community College gym. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds go to SCC Knights’ athletic program. Cost is $20 for 20 regular games, or $30 combo includes 20 regular games, two bonus game cards and 12 door prize tickets. Hot dogs, pizza, nachos with cheese, baked goods and cold drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call 336-326-5362 or 336-386-3276.

Nov. 17

• 6 to 7:30 p.m., Home Instead Senior Care and Pruitt Health have partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association of Western Carolina to help those living with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related memory disorder through free seminars in the community. These seminars are for family members who may have a loved-one living with dementia, care partners and professional caregivers. Tri-county Dementia Education Seminars: “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors.” Communication is more than just talking and listening.” Seminars will be held at Pruitt Health, 560 Johnson Ridge Road, Elkin. RSVP at 336-835-7802.

Nov. 19

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

• 5 to 7 p.m., the Surry Community College fine arts department will hold its fall student art show with an opening reception in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology, 630 S. Main St., Dobson.

Nov. 20

• 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Surry Early College on the Dobson campus of Surry Community College will host the American Red Cross blood mobile unit in the T parking lot. For more information or to make an appointment, call Ticy Shropshire at 336-386-3621.

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Let’s Give Thanks.

Nov. 21

• 5 to 8 p.m., The ARK will hold its major fundraiser, Cardboard City, at Elkin Municipal Park. Those who would like to volunteer to be in a box representing homelessness and raise $500 between now and Nov. 21 email [email protected] or call 336-527-1637. The ARK provides shelter and services to those who find themselves homeless.

Nov. 28

• Small Business Saturday will help celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants. The Downtown Mount Airy Business Association, Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce, Surry County Economic Development Partnership and Surry Community College Small Business Center are supporting #ShopSmall #ShopMtAiry this day.

Dec. 3

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

Dec. 4

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Soups On.

• 5 to 9 p.m., downtown Elkin will host Light Up Night featuring live performances, buggy rides, Santa and other activities for children and adults. The Foothills Arts Council will host its Open Air Art Market as well.

Dec. 10

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

Dec. 11

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Christmas Goodies.

Dec. 17

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

Dec. 18

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Singing with Santa.

Ongoing

• 6 to 8 p.m., each Monday, DivorceCare is a support group that meets at 147 Carter Mill Road, Elkin. It is designed for those hurting from the pain of separation and/or divorce. This group will begin meeting Aug. 17. For more information, call Gwen at 336-244-4682.

• 6:30 p.m., Alanon Family Group meeting is held each Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Elkin’s Rectory. For more information, call 336-468-0395.

• 6 p.m., a monthly Alzheimer’s support group will be held every second Tuesday at Chatham Nursing & Rehab Center, 700 Johnson Ridge Road, Elkin. If area schools are closed due to inclement weather the group will not meet. For more information, call 336-567-7600.

• Noon to 1 p.m., the first Wednesday of each month, a free informational webinar is held for those interested in learning about the Guardian ad Litem program. These volunteers are court-appointed and serve as the judge’s eyes and ears on children going through the foster care system. To register or for more information, call Tammy Baity at 336-651-4465.

• 6:30 to 8 p.m., 4G Club – Girls Growing in God’s Grace, is held each Thursday at the Fairfield Inn’s Conference Room in Elkin. It is a meeting for girls 13 to 25 to come together and bond. Regular rap sessions are held about depression, fear, anger, jealously and other topics the girls want to discuss. They will learn about talents and how to help others by using what each is already gifted with. For more information, call Christy Martin at 336-514-9452 or Joyce Martin at 336-258-2338.

Area Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held with the following schedule:

• 10:15 a.m., every Sunday at 218 Rockford St., Andy Griffith Playhouse downstairs, closed speaker discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., last Sunday of each month, at Mount Airy,(Granite City Group) Central United Methodist Church, North Main Street, closed discussion with an open speaker meeting. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., every Monday in Jonesville (Tri-County Group), 135 Bluff St., behind Starmount Crossing Shopping Center, N.C. 67, open speaker. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., every Monday in Mount Airy, (Mayberry Group) Old Train Depot, 580 Granite St., open speaker. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• Noon, every Tuesday in Jonesville (Tri-County Group), 135 Bluff St., behind Starmount Crossing Shopping Center, N.C. 67, open speaker. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 7 p.m., every Tuesday in Pilot Mountain (Pilot Mtn. Group), First United Methodist Church, N.C. 268 and Marion Street. Closed discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 7:30 p.m., every Tuesday at Yadkinville (Serenity Group) at Methodist Church, 204 W. Main St. Downstairs beneath old sanctuary, closed discussion with open speaker meeting last Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., every Tuesday in Jonesville (Tri-County Group) 135 Bluff St., behind Starmount Crossing Shopping Center, N.C. 67, Closed 12 & 12 study. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• Noon, every Wednesday, in Mount Airy (Primary Purpose), at First Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Main St., fellowship hall at corner of South Main and Church steets. Closed big book discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 7 p.m., every Wednesday, in Mount Airy (Mayberry Men’s Meeting), Rockford Street United Methodist Church, 520 Rockford St., closed discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., every Wednesday in Jonesville (Tri-County Group), 135 Bluff St., behind Starmount Crossing Shopping Center, N.C. 67, closed big book study. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., every Wednesday in Mount Airy, (Mayberry Group) Old Train Depot, 580 Granite St., closed big book study. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• Noon, every Thursday in Jonesville (Tri-County Group), 135 Bluff St., behind Starmount Crossing Shopping Center, N.C. 67, closed discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 7:30 p.m., every Thursday at Yadkinville (Serenity Group) at Methodist Church, 204 W. Main St., downstairs beneath old sanctuary, closed discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., every Friday in Dobson (New Beginnings Group) at Dobson United Methodist Church, 204 S. Main St., building behind church, closed discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., every Friday in Jonesville (Tri-County Group), 135 Bluff St., behind Starmount Crossing Shopping Center, N.C. 67, closed discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• Noon, every Saturday in Jonesville (Tri-County Group) 135 Bluff St., behind Starmount Crossing Shopping Center, N.C. 67, closed discussion.

• 8 p.m., every Saturday in Dobson (Hope Valley Meeting) at Hope Valley, Prison Camp Road, open speaker. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

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