Community happenings


• Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Pilot Mountain Elementary performance of the musical Humbug! based on the story by Charles Dickens called “A Christmas Carol.” The action of this musical takes place in the present-day classroom of grumpy teacher Ms. Ebenezer, who has lost her charm and spunk as an educator. Through three special visitors, the custodian, the P.E. teacher and the music teacher, Ms. Ebenezer rediscovers her first love of teaching. Show is free and open to the public.

• Dec. 3 and 4, 7:30 p.m., 1914 Rockford Methodist Church, Historic Village of Rockford, 25th Candlelight Christmas in Rockford. Refreshments will be served following both programs. The 1850 Davenport Gallery will be open before and after the programs for your early Christmas shopping. The gallery features art and crafts by local artists. Shuttle van service will be available beginning at 6:30 from the Rockford Baptist Church parking lot provided by YVEDDI.

• Dec. 4, 7 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 121 Golf Course Road. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, First United Methodist, and First Presbyterian are preparing for their third annual joint Christmas program. Each of the three choirs will perform a selection of Christmas favorites as part of the program entitled “Come, Let Us Adore Him.” Ministers from each congregation will share a Christmas message. A live outdoor Nativity scene is planned, a collection of favorite Nativity scenes will be on display, and craft activities will be available for the children. Canned foods is being collected in advance of the program to be given to local elementary schools. The requested “pop-top” canned goods can be dropped off at any of the church buildings now, or on the night of the program. Refreshments will be served.

• Dec. 5, 8 to 11 a.m., Armfield Civic Center. Surry/Stokes Friends of Youth will host Breakfast with Santa including pancake breakfast, holiday activities, and a chance to visit with Santa and have a photo made. Call 336-789-9064 to purchase $5 tickets.

• Dec. 5, noon to 6 p.m., Main Street, Deck the Halls in Pilot Mountain. A family friendly community wide holiday celebration with carolers, visit Santa in the visitor center, community service opportunities, window decorating contest, store promotions, and free gift wrapping for all shops. Tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Christmas parade at 6 p.m.

• Dec. 5, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Hacker House, 162 Hacker House Trail, Pilot Mountain, Krampus Night. No lights, no glowsticks, just you and the Krampus.

• Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., Westfield Elementary performance of the musical Humbug! based on the story by Charles Dickens called “A Christmas Carol.” The action of this musical takes place in the present-day classroom of grumpy teacher Ms. Ebenezer, who has lost her charm and spunk as an educator. Through three special visitors, the custodian, the P.E. teacher and the music teacher, Ms. Ebenezer rediscovers her first love of teaching. Show is free and open to the public.

• Dec. 10, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Ladies Night Out on Main Street, Pilot Mountain, The Town of Pilot Mountain downtown merchants invite you to an evening full of fun activities, free goodies, discount shopping, food specials, and more. This event is for ladies but there are no restrictions of who can come. Turn it into a mother-daughter night or date night.

Ongoing

• The VFW Auxiliary of Post 9436 Pilot Mtn. is selling different kinds of nuts and chocolate items for their yearly fundraiser. Orders can be placed by contacting any VFW auxiliary member or contacting VFW Auxiliary President Margie Nichols at 351-3413.

• Sundays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 p.m., Granite City Al-Anon Family Group meets at Central United Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St., Mount Airy.

• Every Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Canaan’s Shore Old Regular Baptist Church, 213 East Marion Street, Pilot Mountain, old-time preaching and singing; service also will be held every third Saturday, at 6 p.m. For information, contact Elder Chris Newsom at 351-4860 or 423-557-8043; https://www.facebook.com/CanaansShore.

• Every third Sunday, 5:30 to 7 p.m., fellowship dinner at Pilotview United Methodist Church, 659 Pilot Church Road, Pinnacle. No charge.

• Mondays, March 30 through April 20, 6 to 8 p.m., The Pilot Center, Sports and vacation photography course. Call 336-386-3229 for more details.

• First Monday of each month, 7 p.m., The Pilot Ruritans meet at Armfield Civic Center. The group would like to learn more about local nonprofit agencies and invite the public to contact members for dates and details. The meetings are open to the public. Call Donna Sutphin at 351-2161 for more information.

• Every Monday, 6 p.m., Charles Stone Memorial Library, Pilot Mountain Outreach and area churches sponsor a free community dinner. Everyone is welcome.

• 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 Tuesday, 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.

• Every Tuesday, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church in Pilot Mountain is host for Pilot Peace Al-Anon Family Group. Enter through side door facing West Marion Street.

• First Tuesday of each month, 7:30 a.m., The Pilot Center, The Pilot Mountain Area Business Association meeting. All businesses, including retailers, service providers, non-profits and other organizations, are invited to attend this free business and networking meeting.

• Every Tuesday, 10 a.m., story time for ages birth to 5-years-old will be held for free at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library

• Every Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m., Yoga class for seniors to be held at the Armfield Civic Center, instructor Blanche Waddell. No cost.

• Every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Bible study at Pilotview United Methodist Church, 659 Pilot Church Road, Pinnacle, led by the Rev. Jack Lutz.

• Every Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., The Art of Massage, 215 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain, Beginning September 9, Tai Chi classes taught by Rick Baudino will be offered for all ages. There is no charge for class, however donations are accepted.

• Third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., various locations. The Winston-Salem Ski & Outing Club is a year-round skiing, outdoor activities and social club for singles, couples and families of all ages in the Winston-Salem area. Check wssoc.org for meeting location and membership information.

• Fourth Thursday of each month, 1 to 3 p.m., Mountain Valley Hospice, 129 Veterans Drive, Pilot Mountain. Prayer Shawl Ministry: knit/crochet prayer shawls and throws for hospice patients. Open to anyone who can knit/crochet or would like to learn. For more information, contact Linda Wall at 368-1260 or 789-2922. Drop off donated yarn at the office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Second and fourth Friday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Pinnacle View Baptist Church, 1332 Shoals Road. Free community meal. Call 336-757-6070 for more information.

• 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.

• Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care, is in need of patient/family and administrative volunteers. For more information, contact Linda Wall at 368-1260 or visit the Hospice office at 129 Veterans Drive, Pilot Mountain.

• For information concerning Extension and Community Association Club (ECA) meetings, contact the NC Cooperative Extension at 401-8025.

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