Community calendar

First Posted: 3/22/2009

Submissions to the community calendar need to be in writing and arrive or be brought into The Mount Airy News office before 5 p.m. at least five days before the event should appear in the newspaper. Be sure to include the full name and address of the event; the time, day and date of the event; and a contact phone number in case our staff has any questions. Information may be mailed to: The Mount Airy News, P.O. Box 808, Mount Airy, NC 27030; faxed to 789-2816; or emailed to [email protected]

Learn how to make one of the fastest growing art forms. Donna Pumphrey will lead the Artist Trading Card Workshop from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St., Elkin. Artist trading cards are small works of art, 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches, and can be done in any style of media. This workshop is free, and blank cards will be provided. Bring paper, paint, glue or glue gun and objects to be attached to the cards. For more information, contact FAC at 835-2025 or visit for more details.
March 24
Lorrie Riccitello will be the featured author at the Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library Lunch with the Author program at noon at the library. Riccitello, the owner of Meadows of Dan Trading Company, has written an inspirational novel about her son, Jacob, and their challenge of living with his autism. It is a story of love and perseverance. A boxed lunch will be available for $3. For information, contact the library at 789-5108.
March 25 and 26
Artists are invited to submit artwork from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Gallery Group and Art Studio, 162 W. Pine St. For more information, call 786-8028 or 786-2307.
March 27
The Franklin Ruritan Club will be hosting a spring pancake supper with buckwheats and sausage gravy from 4:30 to 7:30 a.m. Adults are $5, children 5 to 12 are $3 and children under 5 are free. Proceeds will go towards community projects.
The Round Peak Lodge will be having a pancake supper in the Masonic cafeteria from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and ages 6 and under are free. Carry-outs are available.
March 28
The Copeland Masonic Lodge will be hosting a port-a-pit chicken from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Plates are $8 and carry-outs are available. Proceeds go to the Masonic Home for Children and Masonic Eastern Star Home.
The Round Peak Lodge will be having a pancake supper in the Masonic cafeteria from 6 to 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $6 and ages 6 and under are free. Carry-outs are available.
The 2009 Franklin Greyhounds will host the Spring Blue/Grey Football and Cheerleading Recreation Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Surry High School. Everyone from all area schools grades second through eighth are welcome. The Greyhound Pride Awards will immediately follow. To register for Blue/Grey Day, contact Tim Lowe at 368-1015, football, or Velvet Tucker at 368-4001, cheerleading. Registration for fall 2009 football and cheerleading will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. costing $75 per participant. More information is available at
A benefit for a cancer patient will be held at the Webb Community Center just across the Virginia state line on Hwy. 52 in Cana. A country-style breakfast, spaghetti supper, rummage sale, raffle drawings and gospel music will be held throughout the afternoon beginning at 7 a.m.
An auction will be held to benefit the Shriners Childrens Homes and burn center at 10 a.m. at 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain, inside the East Main Merchandise Building. Carnival glass, antiques, tools, furniture, glassware, glass jars, household items, box lots, antique dolls, old bicycles, old toys, antique baby rocker, blanket dresser, old wringer washer, saddles, jewelry and many more items will be up for sale. This auction is open to the public. If anyone would like to sale or donate to this auction, contact Carl Craddock at 710-1977 or on weekends 368-5700.
The Greater Mount Airy Ministry of Hospitality is sponsoring another community $1 bag it sale on Market Street in Mount Airy between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will be ladies, mens and childrens clothing, toys and miscellaneous items up for grabs.
March 29
A Doggie Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Admission is $5 per dog, humans are free. All the proceeds benefit Mayberry 4 Paws Spay and Neuter Program. Food and drinks will be avialable. Prizes will be awarded and a 50/50 raffle will be held. For more information, contact 351-4688 or 786-1034 or visit
March 30
The Cooks in the Kitchen will take place at 7 p.m. The price is $25 and proceeds will benefit the Foothills Arts Council. To reserve a space, call 835-2025.

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