Community calendar

First Posted: 5/23/2009

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Every Saturday night, Dobson Rescue Squad Inc. hosts bingo with cash prizes. The bingo is at the Dobson Rescue Squad at U.S. 601 and Rockford Road. Early birds start at 5 p.m. Regular pack begins at 7 p.m. The late bingo depends on the number of players. The regular pack is nine games for $20. The players game is $5. A child pack, for children 13 and under, is $5. Concessions are sold on site by Dobson Rescue. For more information, call 374-4100.
Jamming in Jamsburg in Lambsburg, Va., is held every Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Community Center. Bluegrass, old-time, gospel and other types of music will be playing. Situated at the foot of the Sugar Loaf Mountain and surrounded by the mountains makes a beautiful backdrop for the jam. Theres plenty of space indoors and outdoors. There are concessions with the clean entertainment for the whole family. All musicians and music lovers are invited to come play, dance or just listen and enjoy. Admission is free, and concessions are available.
The Peoples Church Soup Kitchen is open every second Tuesday of the month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dine in and delivery is available for those who live within the immediate area. For delivery, call before 3 p.m. that day. Contact Gene Brinkley at 789-1555 or Debbie Wall at 755-6746 for more information.
The Surry Arts Council presents free fiddle, guitar and banjo lessons downstairs at the Andy Griffith Playhouse every Thursday evening. Master musician Jim Vipperman teaches fiddle at 5:30 p.m., and guitar and banjo at 6:15 p.m. No sign-up required, instruments are available for use during the lessons. For more information, call 786-7998.
A Jam Session will be held every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m., free at the Andy Griffith Playhouse.
A Jam Session will be held every Saturday from 9 to 11 am, free at the Downtown Cinema Theater.
WPAQ 740 AM presents a live radio broadcast every Saturday from 11 am to 1:30 p.m. at the Downtown Cinema Theater.
Every Thursday evening, the American Legion Post 123 hosts Bingo at the American Legion Hall at Veterans Park, 691 W. Lebanon St. in Mount Airy. Cash prizes total up to $2,400 being paid. Early Birds start at 6:30 p.m. and regular games start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Free coffee is offered and drinks and snacks are sold. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 710-7322.
The Foothills Blues Society has a Blues Jam every second and fourth Tuesday at B52s, 972 U.S. 52 in Mount Airy, from 8 p.m. until. The society is seeking new members. Musicians and blues fans are welcome.
If you or a family member is struggling with substance abuse, help is a phone call away. Twin City Area Narcotics Anonymous Helpline is available 24 hours a day at (800) 365-1035 or at Call or visit the Web site for meeting schedules and additional information. This is a 12-step recovery program.
Catch a tribute to The King on the second Saturday of each month at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Professional tribute artist Jimmy W. Johnson brings a unique Elvis performance. Showtime is 3 p.m. Prices for the shows are as follows: first 10 rows are $25, last 10 rows are $20, balcony seats are $15. Contact the Surry Arts Council to reserve tickets at 786-7998.
The Ararat Ruritan Club, Va., has dances every Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5. Children under 12 are free. Performing are Charles Bowman and 2 Young 2 Old, May 23; Charles Bowman and Down Town Boys, May 30; Zephyr Lightning Bolt, June 6; and Jerry George and Snow Creek Olde Tyme Band, June 13. For more information, call (276) 251-5436.
The Disabled American Veterans meets the fourth Thursday of each month at the National Guard Armory in Mount Airy at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to all members and their families.
Join the Foothills Arts Council for The Artists Forum on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. This is an informal artists group for anyone interested in exploring their creative side. These discussions are presented free at the FAC building, 129 Church St., Elkin. For more information, call 835-2025.
The Womans Club of Mount Airy meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The club is seeking new members. The Womans Club of Mount Airy is a member of the General Federation of Womans Clubs of North Carolina. It is a service organization which gives back to the community in many ways including scholarships for local students and projects around Surry County. Anyone interested in attending a meeting should contact Wendy at 786-5747.
Clayworks is having open studio for ceramics in Elkin on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon on Front Street. This is for adults who would like studio time to work on their own projects with or without instruction. The cost is $145 for 12 sessions. Start any date, work on the project of your choosing. To register, call the Yadkin Valley Craft Guild at 835-2717. For more information, visit
Voce presents Voices of Spring at First Baptist Church in Mount Airy at 3 p.m. Admission is free to everyone.
A Special Education Advisory Committee for Carroll County Public Schools will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the school board conference room on the third floor at the Carroll County Governmental Complex, Hillsville, Va. This meeting is for reviewing the Special Education Annual Plan for 2009-2010. The public is invited for comments.
The Surry County 4-H has planned activities and classes for all ages. Most classes will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants will be required to pay a $10 registration fee which includes a Summer Explosion T-shirt. Registration will be from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Extension Center in Dobson. Registration will continue until all classes are filled. For more information, call Teresa Wilkins, 4-H Agent, at 401-8025.
The King Public Library will be hosting Home Canning and Freezing Basics workshop. This workshop is free. To register, call the library at 989-3868 or email [email protected]
The Lambsburg Rescue Squad is holding a community meeting at the rescue squad building at 7 p.m. in hopes to get the squad running again. Supervisors have been requested to be present.
The Surry Arts Councils Summer Concert Series is proud to present The Part Time Party Time Band. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre. Tickets are $10 or free with a Surry Arts Council Season Pass. For more information, visit or contact the Surry Arts Council at 1 (800) 286-6193.
Friday and 30
A Drug Awareness Kids Block Party will be hosted by the House of Recovery Faith and Hope off of West Lebanon Street. There will also be a rummage sale.
May 30
The Twin County Humane Society will hold its annual yard sale and adoption day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hamons on the ladies side in Woodlawn. Food will be available. For more information, call Margaret Martin at (276) 728-3203.
The Surry Arts Council presents Burton Cohens Wedding of the Siamese Twins at 7:30 p.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre. The cost is $10 or free with a SAC season pass. For more information, visit or contact the Surry Arts Council at 1 (800) 286-6193.
The opening concert at the Blue Ridge Music Center will be from 7 to 9 p.m. featuring banjo virtuoso Tony Ellis and the Scottish band Scotia. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free. Concert seating will begin at 5:30 p.m. No pets. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. For more information, call (276) 236-5309 or visit

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