Community happenings


• Aug. 27, 6 to 9 p.m., The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain, will host Small Fruit Production. Whether it’s blackberries, blueberries, strawberries or grapes, there are certain varieties that will do best in North Carolina. Tips for successful growing some of the common small fruits in your home garden will be given. This course is part of the Farm to Table Training Series. Surry Community College, in partnership with the Surry County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, is offering a series of courses designed to prepare people to farm for profit. The tuition for this training is free thanks to a grant provided through the Project Skill-UP program and made possible by the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. Advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, call 336-386-3618.

• Aug. 29, 9 p.m., Pilot Mountain State Park, Bat Program is being held. Come celebrate International Bat Night and have some fun with a park ranger learning a bit about the bats at Pilot Mountain State Park while looking for them in the dark. Meet at the Campground Registration Kiosk. Call 336-325-2355 for more details.

• Aug. 30, 11 a.m., Dayspring Baptist Chapel, 2286 White Dirt Road, Dobson, will have homecoming services. Pastor Roger Pickett invites all to come celebrate the 21st anniversary. Bruce Mosely and Harvest Time will be on hand to sing. Cameron Taylor will deliver a biblical message. Covered-dish luncheon will be observed after the worship service.

• Sept. 1-29, 6 to 9 p.m., The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain, will host Beginner Sewing Class. This class will guide students through the process of how to: use a sewing machine; read and use a pattern; recognize straight and cross grains in fabric; properly cut and mark fabric; use various helpful sewing tools; identify and use interfacings; and properly press as you sew. Classes will be held on Tuesdays. Advanced registration and payment of $79 class fee is required. For more information or to register for this class, contact Sonnie Hardy at 336-386-3229 or hardysc@surry.edu.

• Sept. 3-24, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain, will host Line Dance Classes. Learn the latest line dances in this four-week session: Wobble, Cupid Shuffle, Biker’s Shuffle, Copperhead Road, All About that Bass, and more with instructor Pat Adkins. Classes are held every Thursday. Advanced registration and payment of $35 are required. For more information, contact Sonnie Hardy at 336-386-3229 or hardysc@surry.edu.

• Sept. 8 to Nov. 12, Charles Stone Library in Pilot Mountain will be site of Oil Painting Classes. Landscapes, portraits, or still life — come and paint a masterpiece using oils on canvas. This class is suitable for all skill levels. Classes will be held at the three schedules to choose from: Tuesdays (Sept. 8-Nov. 10) 6 to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays (Sept. 9- Nov. 18) 9 a.m. to noon; or Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon. Advanced registration and payment of $66 class fee are required. For more information or to register for this class, contact Sonnie Hardy at 336-386-3229 or hardysc@surry.edu.

• Sept. 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Main St., Pilot Mountain, will be site of Girl Scout registration. All families and girls ages 5 to 18 interested in joining Girl Scouts for the coming year are invited to attend.

• Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the sixth annual Remember Rockford Families Reunion will begin at the Rockford Park/Grant-Burrus Hotel Site and will continue through the Village to the Rockford Methodist Church. Activities include sharing of family and local history, tours of the historic buildings, traditional music by Ashley Holyfield and Devin Matthews, and a wine tasting by RagApple Lassie Vineyard at the 1830 Mark York Tavern. A BBQ lunch will be served at the Rockford Methodist Church and is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Go to www.rememberrockford.com to register online or email Hannah Holyfield at hannah@rockfordbedandbreakfast.com. Call 336-374-3825 for more information.

Ongoing

• 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.

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

• Second Saturday of each month May through October, 6 p.m., Pilot Mountain Town Hall. The Mystery Walk is a half mile historical walking tour of the town of Pilot Mountain sponsored by the Tourism Development Authority. Solve the clues to discover an actual crime in Pilot Mountain’s history. All donations go toward area trail development. For more details visit www.visitpilotmountain.com.

• 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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