Community happenings


• Oct. 7-10, 7 p.m., Old Siloam Church, 189 Hardy Road, Siloam. Praying for a revival with guest speaker Joe Lambert. Special singing nightly. Everyone welcome. For more information call 336-374-2870.

• Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Post Home on Veterans Drive, VFW Post 9436 of Pilot Mtn. and VFW Auxiliary will have their regular monthly meeting. All members are urged to attend and refreshments will be served immediately following the business session.

• Oct. 8, 6-9 p.m., The Pilot Center, 612 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain. High Tunnel Greenhouses for Season Extension. Season extension is much more than just putting up a greenhouse. Value addition, unique marketing strategies, efficient management of heat and wind, and many other factors all play a role. Leave class armed with resources and prepared to implement these diverse season extension practices on your farm. 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. For more information or to register, call (336) 386-3618. Pre-registration required.

• Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to noon, Whitaker’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Homecoming and an old fashioned day of events with corn shucking, bobbing for apples, corn hole, live music, fried chicken lunch, and more. Everything is free, but donations will be appreciated. Our homecoming worship service will be on Oct 11 at 11 a.m. with lunch provided after the service. For more information contact Linda Covington at 336-351-4320 or 336-391-9774.

• 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.

• Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Horne Creek Farm, 308 Horne Creek Farm Road, Pinnacle, 24th Annual Cornshucking Frolic. A traditional rural frolic featuring the harvesting, shucking, shelling, and grinding of corn. Cider making, basket weaving, quilting, cooking, woodworking, making molasses, beekeeping, children’s games, curing tobacco, wagon rides, and traditional, bluegrass, and gospel music are just a few of the activities featured. Numerous heritage craft demonstrations also highlighted. For information, call 336-325-2298.

• Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m., 7th annual Basket and Tool Bingo in Surry Community College gym. Proceeds go to SCC Knights’ athletic program. $20 for 20 regular games. $30 combo includes 20 regular games, 2 bonus game cards and 12 door prize tickets. Hot dogs, pizza, nachos with cheese, baked goods and cold drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call 336-326-5362 or 336-386-3276.

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.

• 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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