Community happenings

• Feb. 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Visitor Center at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm, soap making workshop. Mary Colman, of Pinnacle Hills Goat Farm, will demonstrate how to make a batch of soap using Lavender infused oil, Calendula infused oil, and corn meal for scrubbing your hands after gardening. In the course you will learn: a brief history of soap, the materials needed and requirements for preparation, the necessary precautions to use when working with lye, how to use herbs and essential oils for the best end result, and about molding, insulation, gel phase, cutting, curing, and storing. All students will leave with a handbook of information and resources, a bar of soap already made and cured, as well as a new found love for making soap. Class size is limited to 10 people and you must be 16 or older to attend. Fee for the class is $26.76. Pre-registration is required. Call 336-325-2298 for further information or to inform.

• Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m., Rock House Ruritan Club, 2889 NC Highway 268, Pinnacle. Share the Love benefit for Scotty Marshall. Hot dog luncheon and auction. Donations will help with living expenses for the Marshall family while Scotty undergoes treatment for glioblastoma stage 4 brain cancer. More information available at 336-351-5433.

• Feb. 29, ABE/HSE Orientation, The Pilot Center, 612 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain. The HSE program allows students to earn a High School Equivalency diploma from the State Board of the North Carolina Community College System. Students will attend a total of 12 hours of orientation that will include a mandatory Main Campus Tour required for new ABE/HSE students and students returning after six months. Students must bring a picture identification such as a driver’s license/permit or government issued photo and a social security card to orientation. Any student, ages 16 or 17, must present a completed student release form. Two times available: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Contact one of the following staff members to register for orientation: Jennifer Pardue, (336) 386-3674; Nichole Shores, (336) 386-3441; or Mary White, (336) 386-3261.

• March 4, 5 p.m., Charles H. Stone Memorial Library, 319 West Main Street, Pilot Mountain. Traveling photography contest entries due. For more information call 336-368-2370.

• March 5, 2 p.m., HC Salon, 114 W Main St, Pilot Mountain. “Will” shave heads for money fundraiser. William Watts has Leukemia, but Leukemia does NOT have him! We will be accepting donations for FUN money at or before the event. HC Salon 114 & Day Spa will be offering chair massage, buzz cuts, finger and toe nail painting. We will have face painting, head painting, temporary tattoos and refreshments.

• March 12, 4-8 p.m., Westfield Ruritan Building, 6605 Westfield Road/Highway 89. Blue grass benefit concert with The Not Brothers Band featuring Ronnie Edwards with special guest Lou Reid, Nunn Brothers, Country Boys. Event will include hot dogs, pinto beans, drinks, desserts, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, and more. Proceeds will assist with medical expenses for Jeff and Robin Hooker. For more information or to make a donation contact Jimmy and Patricia Smith at 336-351-2553, Johnny and Wendy Dearmin at 336-366-020 or Hersie and Judy McMillian at 336-351-8060.

• March 19, 5 to 7:30 p.m., East Surry High School Cafeteria, Pilot Mountain Women’s Club annual dinner and cash give away. $50 tickets include dinner for 2 and an entry into the cash drawing. Contact Anna Nichols, Club President at 336-368-2370 or any other club member to purchase tickets in advance.


• 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;

• 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 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 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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