Community happenings


• Sept. 11, 1 to 6 p.m. The Surry Community College Women’s Association will be hosting a community yard sale to raise money for the SCC Student Emergency Fund. The fund is used to assist students throughout the year who have urgent financial needs.

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

• Sept. 11, 4 to 8 p.m. Woodville Baptist Church, 5108 Westfield Road, Mount Airy. WMU is having a Pinto Bean Dinner. Pinto beans, cornbread, slaw, potatoes, desserts and beverage. Carry out or dine in. Additional items for sale. Donations go to Woodville Baptist Church WMU missions projects.

• Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The 6th Annual Remember Rockford Families Reunion. The day’s events 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 $10.00 for adults and $5.00 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.

• Sept. 13, 11 a.m., Family worship center 962 Albion church road mt airy. Gospel singing featuring Debbie Bennett. Call 336-368-9646 for more details.

• Sept. 15-Oct. 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m., The Pilot Center, 612 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain, Beginner Shag I Classes held on Tuesdays. With several venues in our area for outdoor concerts and shagging, you’ll be able to join the fun once you’ve learned the summer dance that began in the Carolinas. Partners are encouraged but not necessary. Intermediate classes are also available from 7:30 to 8:30. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $45 is required. For more information, contact Sonnie Hardy at 336-386-3229 or hardysc@surry.edu.

• Sept. 19, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., The Pilot Center, 612 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain, Electrical Contractor Renewal Initial, or Recertification. Electrical Contractor Renewal Initial or Recertification NC requires professional tradesman to obtain yearly continuing education units. Surry Community College offers CEUs for electricians. These classes are offered upon approval of the appropriate licensing board for CEUs toward license renewal and are not sponsored by the boards. All classes require that students have the current codebook. Books will be available in the SCC Bookstore. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $71 are required. You may register on line at www.surry.edu. For more information, call 336-386-3398.

• Sept. 24 – 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Pilot Mountain State Park, Hawk Watch on the Mountain. Help Park Rangers celebrate Take A Child Outside Week by joining with members of the Forsyth Audubon Society at the Little Pinnacle Overlook to watch for the annual fall migration of hawks and take a look at their displays. Bring binoculars if available – temporary rental of binoculars will be available with valid driver’s license. This is a great program to use while working on your Junior Ranger Certificate. This daily program is subject to cancellation due to adverse weather. Call 336-325-2355 for further details.

• Sept. 26, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Westfield Volunteer Fire Department, Deborah Inman Benefit. A car wash will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed by a pinto bean and hot dog supper from 4 to 8 p.m. An auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will assist the Inman’s in their fight against Deborah’s stage four cancer.

• Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Armfield Civic Center, Lacy Green in concert. Advance tickets $15, day of show $20. Details and tickets available at www.armfieldevents.com.

• Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 1989 Perch Road, Pinnacle, Annual Bazaar. The church will have breakfast, lunch, yard sale items, silent auction, crafts, Christmas items, general store/baked goods, and a drawing for a handmade quilt made in memory of Mrs. Polly Jones. For more information you can call 336-325-2660.

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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