Community happenings

• June 18, 6 p.m., Pilot Mountain Area Business Association After Hours hosted by The Living Room, 215A E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. Call 336-444-4359 or visit or for details.

• June 20, 7 to 10 a.m., Ararat-Longhill Ruritan Club will host a country breakfast fundraiser at the Longhill Community Building. Menu includes sausage, bacon, eggs, grits, gravy, biscuits, toast, juice, coffee and more for donations only. Proceeds benefit community projects and needs.

• June 21-25, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Simmons Grove Baptist Church, 443 Simmons Grove Church Road, Pilot Mountain. Vacation Bible School with nightly supper.

• June 25, 8:30 p.m., Pilot Mountain State Park South River Section – Canoe Launch Parking will be the site of Frog Watch. Join park rangers and celebrate the Year of the Amphibian by listening to the soothing sounds of frogs and toads. Every frog and toad species has its own unique sound. Amphibians are delicate creatures and can provide great information about the health of a habitat. Join to learn more about frogs and toads and participate in a citizen science project that monitors the frog habitats by listening to them. This event will be rescheduled during heavy rain or wind. For directions, visit or call 336-325-2355.

• June 27, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Francisco Elementary School, “Party for Marty” benefit will feature a poker run, corn hole tournament, hot dog meal, music, 50/50 drawing, raffle, auction, train ride for kids, and more. For more information, contact Fonda at 414-8985 or Mandy at 293-3180.

• June 28-July 2, 6 to 8 p.m., Whitakers Chapel United Methodist Church, 751 Whitaker Chapel Road, will host Vacation Bible School, Down by the Sea (of Galilee) theme. For more information, contact Linda Covington 336-391-9774 or the Rev. Joseph Fulk III 336-374-7377.


• 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.

• 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 from 10:30 a.m., Tai Chi will be offered at the Living Room, 215A Main St., Pilot Mountain. Everyone is welcome. No charge for class, but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, call Shirley Key at 368-2012, ext. 203.

• 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.

• First Friday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., Goodtimes BBQ cafe, 425 E. 52 Bypass, Pilot Mountain, The Hardtimes Bluegrass Band will be performing free, no obligations.

• 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.

• 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. 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.

• 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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