Pilot Mountain News

Community happenings

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 pilcalendar@civitasmedia.com

March 15

• Surry Community College will host a Health and Wellness fair open to students, staff and the community from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. The free event will include a variety of vendors offering community support services related to physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. For additional information, contact Surry’s Student and Community Engagement Coordinator Kasey Martin at (336) 386-3468 or martinkr@surry.edu.

March 15 and 16

Akira Satake, a potter from the Asheville area, will be at Surry Community College demonstrating the two diverse construction techniques used in his work during a free workshop open to the public. The workshop will run each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a break for lunch and will take place in the ceramics studio on the Dobson campus, Room E-164, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. Satake will also give a slideshow presentation of his artwork from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 in Room E-135. For more information, contact Richard Montgomery at (336) 386-3369 or montgomeryr@surry.edu.

March 18

• Donkey Basketball Show at Blue Ridge Elementary School, Ararat, Virginia. Featuring the world-famous Buckeye Donkey Ball Donkeys. Advance tickets $6. Call 276-251-5271. Gate tickets $8. BRES gym. Sponsored by BRES PTO. Doors open at 5 p.m. Game starts at 6 p.m.

March 24

• NCWorks and Surry Community College will host a job fair for those looking to connect with potential employers from 9 a.m. to noon at The Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville. For inquiries, please call (336) 786-4169.

March 31

• The Armfield Civic Center and the Pilot Mountain Senior Center presents Senior Health and Wellness Fair (for ages 50 and older) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Door prizes. Health screenings. Pilot Mountain Senior Center, 873 Old US 52 Bypass, Pilot Mountain. If your organization would like to be a vendor at the fair, apply with Shirley Key at 336-368-2012 ext. 203 or email pmseniorcenter@yahoo.com

Apr. 30

• The Genealogical Society of Rockingham and Stokes Counties, NC will hold its Spring Swap Meet from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Francisco Community Building, 7104 NC Highway 89 West, Westfield, NC. Tables will be set up in the meeting room so you can spread out your genealogical materials to share. There will be a printer available for a nominal fee to make a copy of your discoveries. There will be food available – but please feel free to bring your favorite dish, too, to help out. This location does not have restaurants nearby. There is no fee charged for attendance. Just come and join us for a fun day of swapping genealogy information.


• 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 pinnacledrumcircle@yahoo.com or call 336-368-3866.