By Wendy Wood
• Every Saturday in October and first Saturday in November, Pickin’ at Priddy’s, 2121 Sheppard Mill Road, Danbury; bring a friend and a chair and enjoy bluegrass music the old fashioned way. Goodies available for purchase. Schedule is Oct. 5, Travis Frye & Blue Mountain; Oct. 12, Jus’ Cauz’ Bluegrass Band; Oct. 19, Henry Mabe & Friends; Oct. 26, Heather Berry and Tony Mabe; Nov. 2, Blues Creek. For more information, call 336-593-8789.
• Volunteers are needed. October is NC Big Sweep clean-up month. For a list of county coordinators and more information, call 1-800-27-sweep or visit ncbigsweep.org; for Stokes County Coordinator, call 427-4497.
• Every Thursday in September, 7 p.m., Westfield Friends Church Revival, 3161 Old Westfield Road, Pilot Mountain. Speakers: Sept. 26, Loyd Pugh.
• Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, Super 75 Kidz Closet 2013 Fall/ Winter Children’s Consignment Sale, to be held at the Fountain of Life Family Worship Center (former location of His House of Bounce), 154 Cornerstone Lane (just off U.S. 52), Mount Airy, sponsored by the Bannertown Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Gently used children’s fall and winter clothing, toys, baby equipment, kids furniture, maternity clothing and more. If interested in consigning, email email@example.com for an information packet. Registration deadline is Sept. 18.
• Friday, 7 p.m., Royce’s Bluegrass Jam, King Central Park, 302 Kirby Road, King, sponsored by the Stokes County Arts Council and Stokes Hayride. Concessions available for purchase provided by Stokes Non-Profit Organizations; no admission charged. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of bluegrass music in the park, second and fourth Fridays of each month.
• Saturday, 7:30 to 10 a.m., big country breakfast at Copeland Ruritan Building sponsored by Copeland Ruritans; includes country ham, sausage, gravy, biscuits, apples, eggs and grits. Eat in, donations only; carry out, $5. Proceeds will be used for Ruritan projects.
• Saturday 5:30 p.m., pinto bean and hot dog supper, hosted by the Pilot Knob Volunteers Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary to be held at Pilot Knob VFD; donations only. Eat in or take out.
• Saturday, Reach the Peaks 2013 at Hanging Rock State Park; 11-mile hiking challenge including Hanging Rock, Cook’s Wall and Moore’s Knob; guided children’s hikes every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Plein Air artists; register online at www.reachthepeaks2013.brownpapertickets.com; registration fee: $25 includes T-shirt and meal. For more information, call Stokes Arts Council at 336-593-8159.
• Sunday, 11 a.m., Pilot Mountain Friends Meeting, guest speaker Walt Denny; special music Tim Denny.
• Sunday, 11 a.m., homecoming at Davis Chapel Church, 1293 Davis Chapel Church Road, Walnut Cove; special music by “The Living Faith Quartet” and lay speaker Todd Dalton. A covered-dish lunch will follow the service.
• Monday through Oct. 19, 7 p.m. each night/6 p.m. Sundays, three-week revival at Liberty Baptist Church, 9023 W. Pine St., Lowgap, pastor Chris Oakley; Speakers: Sept. 30-Oct. 5, Dale Wheeler and Wayne Damron; Oct. 6-11, Jason Nunley and Andy Parrot; Oct. 12-19, Lee Cope and Barry Spears. For more information, call 352-3114 or 385-0171.
• Monday, Day Trip to Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee, $40 and participants will receive $40 coupon arriving at Harrah’s; must be 21 or better and have photo ID to enter casino; pick-up in Mount Airy, 8 a.m.; pick-up in Jonesville, 8:30 a.m. To sign up or for more information, call 786-6155, ext. 222.
• Oct. 4, 6 to 9 p.m., Zumba for the Stokes County Blast After School program, Pinnacle Elementary School, great Zumba instructors; $10 donation for adults; $3 donation for youth; $1 per minute donation for celebrities to continue dancing; $1 snacks and drinks. For more information, call 336-705-9019.
• Oct. 4, 5 p.m. until, benefit hot dog supper for Cathy Shelton Burial Fund, to be held at Rock House Ruritan Building, N.C. 268 East, beside of Double Creek Fire Department. Plate includes one hot dog, chips, desserts and drinks. Donations only. Music by Riverview Band featuring Keith Pyrtle, Written in Gray band, Rodney Marshall and Joseph Pyrtle; auction.
• Oct. 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center Community Day, 1165 Dodgetown Road, Walnut Cove. Free food, games, music, information on community and campus resources, displays by Stokes County vendors, NC colleges/university admission office. Rain date: Oct. 18.
• Oct. 5, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 36th annual Level Cross United Methodist Church Harvest Sale and BBQ Supper, 4080 Siloam Road, on the corner of Siloam Road and N.C. 268. Fried apple pies; ham and tenderloin breakfast biscuits; BBQ plates and by the pound, $8; pintos; hotdogs (lunch only); yard sale. BBQ by the pound available all day; dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
• Oct. 5, Stokes County Big Sweep Saturday. Bring a friend or a group to help clean up roadsides, streams and open spaces in beautiful/scenic Stokes County. Visit the website at http://www.ncbigsweep.org, toll free 1-800-27sweep for more information; to register for participation in Stokes County, contact Coordinator Sara Jo Durham at 336-427-4497. Gloves, bags, data cards and pencils will be furnished free of charge.
• Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Pilot Mountain Ladies Auxiliary VFW of Post 9436 will have a hot dog luncheon fundraiser on Saturday, at the Post Home on at 142 Veterans Drive in Pilot Mountain. Adults cost $5, children 10 years old and under cost $2.50; plates consist of one hot dog, baked beans, chips, drink, and dessert. Proceeds will go to National Military Services which consist of The Unmet Needs, Operation Uplink, and VFW Military Assistance Program (MAP) for troops and their families and general fund.
• Oct. 5, 3 to 9:30 p.m., Hot Nights, Hot Cars, 2013 Cruise-In, live beach music begins at 5:30 p.m.; new vendors, new bands, new sponsors, free admission, bring lawn chairs, no pets, tents or coolers. Classics, muscle, street rods, pro street and rat rods welcome. Refrain from spinning tires, citations will be given. Pilot Mountain NOW not responsible for accidents or theft. Help support Pilot Mountain Outreach Ministry by donating food at each event. For more event information, call 368-2541, 401-6187 or visit www.hotnightshotcars.com. Band schedule: Oct. 5, Holiday Band.
• Oct. 6, 11 a.m., Hills Presbyterian Church, 266 Hills Presbyterian Church Road, Pilot Mountain, will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Bring memories, stories and pictures to share. Group pictures made immediately following the worship service. Bring a favorite dish and enjoy sharing a covered-dish meal in the fellowship hall. The Rev. Will Eads will be guest speaker. For information, call 351-4445 or visit www.hillspchurch.org.
• Oct. 12, 9 a.m., Seeds of Hope Heroes Ride, Heroes Helping Heroes. Registration site: American Legion Post # 290, King Fairgrounds, 436 S. Main St., King; registration starts at 9 a.m., kickstands up at 11 a.m. Cost is $25 a bike, includes T-shirt, one raffle ticket, live music and Don Adam’s famous chicken stew. Ride benefits the Seeds of Hope Camp and mentor programs for foster, adopted, and at-risk children. Ride contact: Jana Elliott at 336-972-5266, firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance register online at www.heroeshelpingheroes.net.
• Oct. 18, fourth annual Pilot Mountain Area Business Association Golf Tournament to be held at Pilot Knob Park Country Club; registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., shotgun start at 1 p.m. All local businesses, organizations, associations and residents are invited to participate in this 18-hole golf event. Call Darin Young at 336-972-4960 or Pilot Knob Pro Shop at 368-2828 no later than Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. for entry form and more information. Sponsorships are available.
• Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to noon, seminar entitled “Unlocking the Mysteries of Medicare Prescription Drug Plans;” free food, fun and fellowship; gifts for everyone; each participant will receive a key for a chance to unlock the treasure chest of prizes. Locations: Oct. 18, Elkin Center of SCC; Oct. 25, Pilot Center of SCC; Nov. 1, Human Service Building, off U.S. 601 in Mount Airy. Call 401-8025 to register. Limited seating.
• Oct. 19, satellite walk for American Heart Association, Walk for Dale, sponsored by Dale’s friends, to be held at ESHS track. 8 a.m. registration and “signing of shirt”; 8:30 a.m. speech; 9 a.m. Walk for Dale. No registration fees, donations only. All proceeds go to American Heart Association. “Dale’s Friends” T-shirt, $10; contact Jane Venable at email@example.com.
• Oct. 25, 7 to 9 p.m., Halloween Dance at Armfield Center featuring Magnum Country; $5 per person; light refreshments; prize for best costume; open to all ages.
• Oct. 27, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lupus Foundation of America North Carolina Chapter October Support Group meeting, Highland Presbyterian Church Activity Building, 2380 Cloverdale Ave., Winston-Salem, meets on the fourth Sunday of each month. Free event, drop-ins are welcome. Contact the LFANC at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 877-849-8271, ext. 2. For more information, visit www.lupusnc.org. Provides an opportunity to receive introductory information about lupus, encourage the expression of concerns, to share experiences, encourage and support positive coping strategies, and emphasize the importance of medical treatment. Meeting programs vary from guest speakers to DVD presentations and open group discussion.
• Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairview United Methodist Church, Quaker Church Road, Pinnacle, fall bazaar sponsored by UMW; available for purchase: breakfast biscuits, lunch, homemade vegetable soup and hot dogs, canned and baked goods, chicken pies, bagged shelled pecan pieces; plus vendors with assorted items. Proceeds will go to foreign and local missions.
• Nov. 2, 1 to 6 p.m., the second annual World Championship Chicken Stew Cook-off at King Central Park, 302 Kirby Road, King. Arts, crafts, antiques and chicken stew vendors are encouraged to register to participate in this fun-filled event, sponsored by the Stokes County Arts Council. For applications, call the SCAC at 336-593-8159 or visit the website at stokesarts.org.
• Nov. 10, 3 p.m., dedication of a Blue Star Memorial Marker, a tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America, to be held at the First United Methodist Church, 202 S. Stephens St., Pilot Mountain; sponsored by the Pinnacle Garden Club, Evening Bloomers Garden Club and Pilot Mountain Garden Club.
• ECA Club meetings: The White Sulphur Springs Extension and Community Association (ECA) Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the N. Main Ch. Of Christ in Mount Airy; the Beulah ECA Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Beulah Ruritan Building; the Siloam ECA Club meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Siloam Baptist Church, Siloam; the Pilot Mountain ECA Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Armfield Center in Pilot Mountain; the Salem Fork ECA Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at Sue’s Restaurant in Dobson; the Busy Bee ECA Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m.; the Dobson Early Birds ECA Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the NC Cooperative Extension at 401-8025.
• Have you ever considered volunteering for the community? Are you interested in helping people? Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care is in need of patient/family volunteers as well as administrative volunteers. For more information, contact Jane Surratt at 368-1260 or visit the Hospice office at 129 Veterans Drive, beside the Pilot Masonic Lodge off of Key Street, Pilot Mountain.
• Rook players needed at Armfield Civic Center, Pilot Mountain, every Tuesday at 1 p.m. No charge.
• Every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m., Tai Chi will be offered at the Armfield Civic Center. Free for ages 50 and older. No membership is necessary.
• Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care invites interested folks to participate in its Prayer Shawl Ministry. If you can knit and/or crochet or would like to learn how, meet with the prayer shawl group in our Pilot Mountain office, located at 129 Veterans Drive, just off N.C. 268, where Mountain Valley Florist used to be, on the fourth Thursday of each month. This is an opportunity to knit and crochet prayer shawls and throws for our hospice patients. It is a time of fellowship and fun while providing a service for our hospice patients and their families. For more information, contact Jane Surratt at 368-1260 or 789-2922. We are also in need of yarn donations. Those interested may drop off donated yarn at the office Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Every Tuesday, 1 to 2 p.m., Dance Mix at the Armfield Senior Center, 873 Hwy. 52 Bypass, Pilot Mountain. Instructor is Tracie Artim. Come and learn different dance moves every week. For ages 55 and older. Free.
• Every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 10-minute Chair Massage by Debra Barton, LMBT 09784, at Blue Mountain Herbs, 106 W. Main St., Pilot Mountain. Donations appreciated.
• The Educational Opportunity Center can help people find a GED center nearby; sign up for GED orientation; fill out applications for college, financial aid and/or scholarships; choose a college that is right; choose a program of study; choose a career. Call and schedule an appointment to discuss needs with Coordinator for Surry and Yadkin County Pete Farmer at 648-0652 or 386-3668. These services are free.
• Every Monday, 7 to 9 p.m., McDonald’s of Pilot Mountain presents Cranford Creek Bluegrass Band; door prizes; dancing. Free event. Food and drink available for purchase on site; no purchase necessary.
• Every Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., bluegrass and old-time music jam session at King Music Center, 108 Dalton Road, King. Everyone welcome to bring an instrument and join in. No charge. Concessions available for purchase at coffee shop next door.
• The Surry County Republican Party will hold monthly meetings the first Thursday of each month at Headquarters, in the former Carousel of Gifts building (located in McDonald’s shopping center), 534 N. Renfro St., Mount Airy.
• Story time for ages birth to 5-years-old will be held at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library every Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m.
• Every Monday, 6 to 7 p.m., free community dinner and fellowship at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Public Library, 309 W. Main St., Pilot Mountain, in the Warren Stone Room (basement). If interested in helping with this event, call Jimmy at the Pilot Mountain Outreach Center.
• Vietnam Veterans Association, Mount Airy Chapter 1021 Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. above Leonard’s Jewelry, Main St., Mount Airy; social hour every Tuesday, 6 p.m. held at Little Richards BBQ, U.S. 52 (Mayberry Mall exit) Mount Airy.
• Every Monday, knitting at the Pilot Mountain Armfield Civic Center beginning at noon. There is no charge. For more information, call Shirley Key at 368-2012 ext. 203.
• Every Thursday at noon, Bridge Club at the Armfield Civic Center. Players do not have to be a member of the center. There is no charge. For more information, call Shirley Key at 368-2012 ext. 203.
• Each Sunday at 6 p.m., Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Ararat Road, Ararat, will have Bible study for all ages, conducted by the Rev. Kermit Gray.
• Shepherd’s Chapel Bible Study Group, on Longhill Road, Ararat, is holding Bible study every Sunday at 11 a.m. For more information, call 368-4188.
• The New Hope United Methodist Charge has a praise and worship service every third Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Blackwater United Methodist Church. Dress is casual.
• The Pilot Peace Alanon Family Group now is meeting at 203 Stephens St., Pilot Mountain, on Fridays from 7 to 8 p.m. Alanon is a support group for people who are concerned or affected by someone else’s drinking.
• The Pilot Mountain Woman’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month (except June and July) in the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library meeting room. The meetings are open to the public.
• The Pilot Mountain Area Business Association meeting is scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at The Pilot Center, Pilot Mountain. All businesses, including retailers, service providers, non-profits and other organizations, are invited to attend this free business and networking meeting.
• Nondenominational Family Worship Center, 962 Albion Church Road, Westfield; casual but neat attire; worship service: Sunday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Bible study, Thursday at 7 p.m. Pastor is the Rev. Richard Barton; for more information and directions, call 368-9646.
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