Community happenings

May 18

• North Surry High School Blood Drive, 2440 West Pine Street, Mount Airy from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. For an appointment, call (336) 648-2818.

May 20

• Free Medicare Seminar. New to Medicare or interested in a quick explanation of Medicare? Join the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) at 1 p.m. at the Surry County Center, NC Cooperative Extension in Dobson for a free informational program as well as a question and answer session. SHIIP is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance that offers free, objective information about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare prescription drug plans and Medicare fraud and abuse. Learn how to select the best coverage for your prescriptions and medical expenses for the lowest premiums. Don’t be overwhelmed and stressed about having to make Medicare decisions. For more information or to register, contact the Surry County Center, NC Cooperative Extension at 336-401-8025.

May 21

• Walnut Cove’s annual Springfest will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Various activities and entertainment will be set up on Main Street from Fowler Park to the midtown stoplight. There will be a cruise-in, dancing and the Stan Bobbitt band playing on a stage near the town center. Other activities include historical demonstrations such as blacksmithing, woodworking, Civil War reenactments, and traditional music and dancing. Check out the Walnut Cove Springfest Facebook page for more details on the event. For more information or to sign up to be a vendor, please contact Kim Ferrell at (336) 416-0671 or the Walnut Cove Town Hall at (336) 591-4809.

May 24

• Free educational seminar in King at the Farm Bureau Office off of Kirby Road, covering information about buying a new home and obtaining the appropriate homeowner’s insurance. The seminar is from 6-7 p.m. with check-in at 5:30 pm. Please call or email Jane Keiger, Realtor/Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Carolinas Realty, 336-407-0811, or Steve Edmonds, LUTCF, Farm Bureau Insurance, 336-983-0361, to register for the seminar.

May 29

• A Memoral Day Service is scheduled at the old Westfield school beginning at noon.

• The Stokes County Arts Council and the American Legion King Post #290 will host the Memorial Day Service scheduled for 5 p.m. at King Central Park Veterans Memorial, 302 Kirby Road, King. This is a free public event featuring special music, guest speakers, and the American Legion Honor Guard.

May 30

• Pilot Mountain Community Blood Drive, 210 Marion Street, Pilot Mountain from 12 – 4:30 p.m. For an appointment, call (336) 325-5599.

June 3

• 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.


• 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.

• 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 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 or call 336-368-3866.

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