Community Happenings is a weekly calendar of events in and around Pilot Mountain, or events of interest to Pilot Mountain residents. To include your event, include the event, date, time, location, and a phone number for additional information and email that to firstname.lastname@example.org
• The “Dana Hunt Leaders Save Lives Blood Drive” will be held in the Westfield Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information and your appointment time, call 434-579-8461. Participants should have a photo ID.
• Benefit Fund Raiser at Whitaker’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 751 Whitaker Chapel Road, Pilot Mountain from 5:30-7:30 p.m., $5 per serving and/or donations will be accepted. Meal consists of hot dogs, chips, dessert, and beverage. Th is is a fundraiser to help pay for Tommy O’Reilly attending the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., on July 16 – 21. Music provided by Twice Born.
• The South Westfield Ruritan Club will host a spaghetti benefit dinner for Keith Garrell beginning at 4:30 p.m. Keith has been diagnosed with brain cancer and is undergoing treatment. He is retired from the Winston-Salem Police Department after 23 years of service. The Garrell family attend Jessup Grove Baptist Church where Keith serves as a deacon. Everyone is invited to join club members for an evening of great food and fellowship in support of this family.
• The annual Smith reunion for descendants of Joseph and Hannah (Smith) Smith will be held at the Francisco Community Building, 7100 NC 89 Hwy. West, in the Francisco community. 336-351-2461 for more information.
• The Surry County Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. in the Teaching Auditorium at Surry Community College. The program will be the local Jonathan Hunt DAR Group represented by Renee Francis and Ramona Collins. This meeting is free. For more information call 1-336-831-6437 or email EPDJl@triad.rr.com
• Brown Mountain Baptist Church Blood Drive, 2269 NC Hwy 66, North Westfield, from 3 – 7:30 p.m. For an appointment, call (336) 593-9597.
• 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.
• 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 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.
• First Thursday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m., Charles H. Stone Memorial Library (basement). Pilot Mountain Woman’s Club. Visitors welcome.
• 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.
• A Community Drum Circle will be held every Sunday at 3 p.m. in King Central Park. No experience is necessary and the circle is open to everyone. Extra drums are available for use. No alcohol please. Weather update or additional info can be found on Facebook. Search Pinnacle Drum Circle. Or for more information email email@example.com or call 336-368-3866.