Community happenings


• June 11, 6 to 9 p.m., The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain, On-­Farm Meat Production for Profit. Learn how to become a meat handler and how to make a profit from on‐farm meat production. A part of Surry Community College’s Farm to Table training series, the tuition for this training is free thanks to a grant provided through the Project Skill‐UP program and is made possible by the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. Training is provided through a partnership with the NC Cooperative Extension. Advanced registration is required. Call 336-386‐3618 for more information.

• June 11, 6 to 8 p.m., Stokes Community Services Building, 700 N. Main St., Danbury. Craig Richards, a member of the Piedmont Outdoor Painters, will offer the “Impressionist Painting Class for Adults,” every Thursday evening through July 16. The cost is $30 per class or $125 for the five-week session. In the tradition of French and American Impressionism, but with individual attention to student works, this class is for beginner and experienced artists, covering composition, values, color and impression. Students are responsible for their own supplies which will be on sale before each class. See Craig’s color palette www.artistcraigrichards.com under “workshops and classes.” This class is sponsored by the Stokes County Arts Council, and is limited to 10 students. For more information, or to advanced register, call 336-593-8159 or visit stokesarts.org.

• June 11, 7 p.m., VFW Post Home, Veterans Drive, the Pilot Mountain VFW Post 9436 and Ladies Auxiliary will have their monthly business meeting. All VFW and auxiliary members are urged to attend. Refreshments will be served immediately following the business session.

• June 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Family Worship Center, 962 Albion Church Road in Mount Airy, will host auction, yard sale, and meal consisting of hot dogs with all the fixings, chips, drink for $5. All proceeds go to help with church repairs. For more information, call Pastor Richard Barton at 336-368-9646.

• June 14, 12:30 p.m., Francisco Fire and Community Building, 7104 N.C. 89 West, will be site of the annual Smith reunion, business meeting begins at 12:30 with lunch following at 1 p.m. Contact Hazel Smith at 336-351-2461 for more details.

• June 16 and 17, 9 a.m. to noon, First Presbyterian Church, 316 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain, will be site of the annual “Joyce Collins Children’s Music Camp,” which is free to children who have completed grades kindergarten through fifth. Activities will include singing, use of instruments, movement, drama, storytelling, music appreciation, Bible stories, as well as crafts for younger campers. Advanced registration is not required, but an adult must come inside with the child to register and provide emergency contact information, and must sign the child in on both mornings and out at the close of each day. For more information, call the church office at 336-368-5399.

• June 18, 6 p.m., Pilot Mountain Area Business Association After Hours hosted by The Living Room, 215A E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. Call 336-444-4359 or visit www.thelivingroompm.com or www.facebook.com/thelivingroompm for details.

• June 20, 7 to 10 a.m., Ararat-Longhill Ruritan Club will host a country breakfast fundraiser at the Longhill Community Building. Menu includes sausage, bacon, eggs, grits, gravy, biscuits, toast, juice, coffee and more for donations only. Proceeds benefit community projects and needs.

• June 27, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Francisco Elementary School, “Party for Marty” benefit will feature a poker run, corn hole tournament, hot dog meal, music, 50/50 drawing, raffle, auction, train ride for kids, and more. For more information, contact Fonda at 414-8985 or Mandy at 293-3180.

• June 28-July 2, 6 to 8 p.m., Whitakers Chapel United Methodist Church, 751 Whitaker Chapel Road, will host Vacation Bible School, Down by the Sea (of Galilee) theme. For more information, contact Linda Covington 336-391-9774 or the Rev. Joseph Fulk III 336-374-7377.

Ongoing

• 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.

• 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 from 10:30 a.m., Tai Chi will be offered at the Living Room, 215A Main St., Pilot Mountain. Everyone is welcome. No charge for class, but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, call Shirley Key at 368-2012, ext. 203.

• 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 Jane Surratt at 368-1260 or 789-2922. Drop off donated yarn at the office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Every Sunday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Nondenominational Family Worship Center, 962 Albion Church Road, Westfield, casual but neat attire, worship service, Bible study, Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information and directions, call 368-9646.

• 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.

• 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. 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.

• 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 Jane Surratt 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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