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

Feb. 17

• Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester; tickets $55/$50/$35, at the Historic Earle Theatre in Mount Airy.

Feb. 18

• Travis Frye and Blue Mountain and The Marshall Brothers: 7:30 p.m. $7 or Season Pass at Historic Earle Theatre.

Feb. 24

• Surry Arts Council fundraiser: Arts Ball featuring Band of Oz: 6 p.m. $75 for tickets. Includes seated dinner, live music and dancing featuring Band of Oz, silent and live auction.

• Pilot Mountain Police Department will be selling plates of port-a-pit chicken as a fundraiser to benefit Captain Michael Palmer. Plates will be ready at 11 a.m. and will continue to be sold until supply runs out. $10 per plate

Feb. 25

Award-winning Americana/Folk singer/songwriter and guitarist, Mitch Hayes will kick-off his “Heroes” tour at the Living Room Coffeehouse and Winebar. Showtime is 8 p.m. No cover charge.

Feb. 27

• First meeting of Senior Center Community Garden in 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Center in Mount Airy. Our Master Gardener and advisor Joe Sloop will be on hand to share his wisdom as we begin a new growing season in “Peabody’s Patch” on the Family Resource Center campus. Light refreshments will be served. We welcome returning gardeners as well as anyone interested in participating in spring of 2017. 215 Jones School Road, Mount Airy. 336-786-6155.

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

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;

• 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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