Community happenings


• Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m., Armfield Civic Center, Senior Center. Candle light service in honor of national Alzheimer’s disease awareness month. Service is free and open to the public. Call 336-368-2012 extension 203 for more information.

• Nov. 5, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Main Street, Downtown Pilot Mountain, Ladies Night Out. A fun night on the town with extended business hours, retail discounts, special activites, and child care provided. Support local businesses. For more details visit the “Ladies Night on Main Street” Facebook event page.

• Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m., Fairview United Methodist Church, Pinnacle. Jacob Pettitt Memorial 5K Walk/Run. $30 registration goes toward scholarship fund in his honor. For more details visit: jacobpettittmemorial5k.itsyourrace.com

• Nov. 7, 6 p.m., Pilot Mountain State Park, Summit Parking Lot, Astronomy Program. Join members of the Forsyth Astronomical Society as they provide a public observation to look at the stars and other heavenly bodies not always visible by the naked eye. Telescopes will be provided for public use. If available you can bring your own telescope and binoculars. The viewing will take place in the summit area after dark weather permitting. Please contact Pilot Mountain State Park at 336-325-2355 if the chance of bad weather is in the forecast. This event is free of charge and open to the public. The rain date for this event is Nov. 14.

• Nov. 7, 11 a.m., Pilot Mountain VFW Post 9436, 142 Veterans Drive, annual Flag Retirement Ceremony. The public is invited to attend this ceremony and if anyone has a flag to be retired they can bring it that day or before if desired. A blue barrel will be placed in the parking lot of the VFW building at to put retired flags in. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony. This event will provide an opportunity to teach our youth and adults the proper method of retiring our flag.

• Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 630 South Main Street, Dobson. Surry Community College invites all veterans to the annual Veterans lunch sponsored by the SCC Student Services and the SCC Student Government Association. The lunch will be held in the Grand Hall, Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology. The Surry Central High School Chorus will provide entertainment. The Surry Central High School’s ROTC will conduct displaying of the flags. For additional information, please contact Kasey Martin at 336-386-­3468 or martinkr@surry.edu.

• Nov. 12, 5 to 8 p.m., Shelton-Badgett NC Center for Viticulture and Enology, Surry Community College, 630 South Main Street, Dobson. Surry County Historical Society annual meeting, featuring Surry County Antiques on Parade and silent auction to benefit Surry County Historical Society programs and activities with dinner at 6 p.m. Attendees may bring one item for antique evaluations and information by Antique Expert Todd Leinbach, of Leinbach Realty and Auction. No official appraisals. The cost for the meal/evaluation is $15 per person. Send a check payable to the Surry County Historical Society to David Crawford, PO Box 469, Mount Airy, NC 27030 by Nov. 9. Reservations required.

• Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m., 7th annual Basket and Tool Bingo in Surry Community College gym. Proceeds go to SCC Knights’ athletic program. $20 for 20 regular games. $30 combo includes 20 regular games, 2 bonus game cards and 12 door prize tickets. Hot dogs, pizza, nachos with cheese, baked goods and cold drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call 336-326-5362 or 336-386-3276.

• Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Pilot Center, 612 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain. Barn quilt class. Quilts, as a symbol of comfort, family, heritage and community, have taken a new twist with this art form. A barn quilt provides visual art for your barn or building. For this class, traditional quilt patterns will be painted on pre-built wooden squares. All materials will be supplied for this class. The class size is limited to six students. A 2’x2’ quilt will cost $125, a 3’x3’ quilt $200, and a 4’x4’ $225. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required by Oct. 30. For more information, call (336) 386-3229.

Ongoing

• The VFW Auxiliary to Pilot Mountain Memorial Post 9436 is selling all kinds of nuts and chocolate goodies for the upcoming holidays. To place a order, call any auxiliary member or contact 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.

• 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.

• 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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