Community calendar

First Posted: 8/24/2009

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, 319 N. Renfro St., Mount Airy, NC 27030; faxed to 789-2816; or emailed to [email protected]

Aug. 26
The Special Education Advisory Committee of Carroll County Public Schools will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the large conference room on the third floor of the Carroll County Governmental Center. The purpose of this meeting is a planning session to prepare for the Services Fair and to discuss updates on the beginning of the school year, staff changes and to elect a chairperson. The public is invited to attend this meeting.
Aug. 27
A covered-dish luncheon and bingo will be held at the Surry Senior Center at 1 p.m. with no charge. For more information, call 786-6155 ext. 225.
Aug. 28
The Craig Woolard Band will be performing at 7:30 p.m. at the Blackmon Amphitheatre. Frontman Craig Woolard leads the band in beach, disco, Motown and R&B favorites. Cost is $10 or free with Surry Arts Council season pass. Shelton Wine and Dairy Center hot dogs will be sold at the event. For more information, visit or call the Surry Arts Council at (800) 286-6193.
The Monthly Dance with Don Jarrell and the Country Magic at the Surry Senior Center will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $4. For more information, call 786-6155 ext. 225.
Aug. 28 and 29
Buy Christmas decorations at bargain prices at The Salvation Army. Lights, tabletop items, tree ornaments and other festive decorations will be in stock.
Aug. 29
Legendary bluegrass band JD Crowe and New South will perform at the Blackmon Amphitheatre in Mount Airy at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are only $10 or free with Surry Arts Council season pass. Shelton Wine and Dairy Center hot dogs will be available for purchase at the event. For more information, visit or call the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998.
The Lambsburg, Va., Ruritan Club will be having a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Plates are $5 for adults and $3.50 for children.
Sept. 2
The Galax Recreation Center will offer a new session of Carolina Shag classes being taught by Bruce Leonard and Kay Weddle. All classes will be held on Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Individuals and couples are welcome. Class sessions last for five weeks and are held in the Galax Municipal Golf Course Banquet Room. The cost is $40 per person. Class sizes are limited. For more information or to register, call (276) 233-8764.
Sept. 5
The Armfield Civic Center will be hosting a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spaces are available for rent. Spaces are $10 in advance and $20 after Aug. 31. Vendors must provide their own table. Tents are welcome. For more information, call the Armfield Civic Center at 368-2012 or Shannon at 416-3392.
The Albert Hash Memorial Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Mt. Rogers School in Whitetop, Va., rain or shine. The day will be full of music, dance, workshops, crafts, instrument making demonstrations and great food. Performers include Whitetop Mountain Band, Big Country Bluegrass, Crooked Road Ramblers, Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, Wolfe Brothers Stringband, Elkville Stringband with Wayne Henderson, Heather Barry and Tony, Dale Jett and Hello Stranger, Gerald Anderson and Jimmy Edmonds, Possum Runners Dance Group and more. Admission is $7 and children 12 and under are free. This event is sponsored by the Viginia Foundations for the Humanities.
Sept. 6
The Golding Reunion will be held at the Ivy Green Baptist Church outdoor picnic shelter. Everyone is invited. Bring a covered dish. Lunch will be served around 1 p.m. For more information, call Linda Shinault at (304) 325-8884.
Sept. 7
There will be a blood drive at Blockbuster Video in Mount Airy from noon to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. Givers can enter to win a $1,000 gas gift card. For more information, call 786-2292 or email [email protected]
Sept. 11
The North Surry High School Class of 1969 will hold its 40th class reunion at the Blackmon Amphitheatre from 7 to 10 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. For more information, contact Sandy Atkins at [email protected] or 386-8973 or Dub Blackmon at [email protected] or 786-2362. Additional information can also be found on and
Sept. 12
The ESHS Class of 1989 reunion will be held at Pilot Knob Park Country Club at 6 p.m. For more information, visit
Kings Grant Retirement Community, 350 Kings Way Road, Martinsville, Va., is having a Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be enterainment, cultural events and good food. For more information, call (276) 634-1000.
The Joseph Roy Kirkman Teacher Scholarship Foundation for Surry Community College will be held at Jomeokee Park, Pinnacle, in memory of a 30 year teacher for Surry County Schools. This is a festival event including live bands, childrens games, 50/50 cash drawing, food, vendors, fireworks and ticket giveaways.
A benefit for Tasha McMillian, daughter of Troy T.H. and Sheryl, will be held Webb Community Center, U.S. Hwy. 52, Cana, Va. There will be a yard sale, cake auction, hot dog basket, pinto bean dinner, gospel singing, auction and door prizes. Events will kick off at 7 a.m. Proceeds go towards helping with medical expenses. For more information, call (276) 755-3847.
The Twin County Humane Society will pay half of any spay or neuter of a cat or dog that is adopted from the Galax-Carroll-Grayson Animal Shelter, 200 Fair St., Galax, Va., from 1 to 4 p.m.
Sept. 14
The Surry County Genealogical Association will be visiting Rockford at 6 p.m. Joe Hicks will take the group on a tour. Everyone is asked to bring a bag lunch and the group will eat together. For more information, call Esther Johnson, President of the Surry County Genealogical Association, at 755-9462.
Sept. 18 and 19
Patrick County, Va., High School Class of 1984 will have its 25-year class reunion. If you are a graduate of that class, contact Jeff Bowman at (276) 694-5209 or Gary Gunter at 325-7172 and give them your address.
Mount Airy High School Classes of 1978 and 1979 will have their 30-year class reunion. For more information, call Farah Smith Davis at 755-0770 or Cindy Tillotson Wilson at 648-3260.
Sept. 19
A cruise-in for charity will be held at CK Technologies, in the Piedmont Triad Industrial Park, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Antique, original and modified cars and trucks and bikes are welcome. The cost is $15 for those who register ahead of time and $20 the day of the show. Admission is free to spectators. Awards will be given out. All proceeds will benefit The Shepherds House. For more information, call 786-2642 ext. 7610 or 7626 during the day or 429-7296 or 391-0819 at night.
Sept. 25
Davie, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Wilkes counties will be hosting a Heritage Skills Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yadkin County Senior Center. Classes include chrismons, chair bottoming, kudzu basket, two pie basket, decorative painting on glass and heritage scrapbooking. A registration form must be completed with a $12 registration fee to secure a spot. The fee includes lunch. Each class has a separate fee to cover the needed supplies to complete the projects which will be paid to the instructor. All participants are asked to pick a first and second choice. Registration deadline is Aug. 21. For more information, call the N.C. Cooperative Extension in Surry County, 401-8025, or visit
Sept. 26
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Andy Griffith Museum will be held during the 20th annual Mayberry Days Festival. The museum is open seven days a week. Admission is $3 per person. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. For more information, contact the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998.

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