Community calendar


First Posted: 3/8/2009

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]

Today
The Surry County Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. in the teaching auditorium at Surry Community College. John Edwards, who will have a program on the Worth and Davis family, will be there to speak. This meeting is free and everyone is invited. For more information, call 755-9462 or email [email protected]
The second annual Northwestern Regional Library traveling Amateur Photography Show will be at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library in Pilot Mountain. Workshops on basic digital photography will be held at 5 p.m. and is open to the public. A reception will follow, where winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded to youth and adults in three categories, color, black and white and digitally altered. This years show features more than 100 entries. Call Pat Gwyn at the Mount Airy Library for more details.
March 10
Joe Lampl will be the featured author at the Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library Lunch with the Author program at noon at the library. Lampl is a Master Gardner, designer and landscape professional who has written books, numerous articles including a nationally syndicated newspaper column, hosted the GardenSMART series on PBS and has appeared as a guest expert on such shows as Good Morning America and the Victory Garden. A boxed lunch will be available for $3. For information, contact the library at 789-5108.
The Granite City Queens Book Club will meet to discuss the book The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker at 7 p.m. New members are welcome. For more information, call Alison at 429-1411.
March 11
Reeves Community Center and the Diabetes Education Program of Surry County Health and Nutrition Center present Going Green with Diabetes from noon to 1 p.m. at the NC Cooperative Extension in Dobson. For information, call 401-8025.
March 13
The Surry County Arc is holding a port-a-pit BBQ chicken fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Central Surry Volunteer Fire Department, across from Surry Community College in Dobson. For $7, get a half a chicken, baked beans, slaw, roll and dessert. Delivery is available for 10 or more orders. For more information, call Linda Galasetti-Simmons at 268-5403. Orders and money are due by March 2.
March 14
White Plains Christian School will be hosting a spaghetti supper from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. Plates are $5 and include spaghetti, salad, bread and a drink. Proceeds go to support WPCSs teachers convention.
The Granite Masonic Lodge will be hosting a ham and egg breakfast buffet at the Masonic Temple, 212 Franklin St., Mount Airy, from 5:30 to 10 a.m. The buffet is dine-in only, but prepared carry-outs will be available by calling 786-6649. The price is $6. All proceeds are for the benefit of the Masonic Charities.
March 17
Libby Bagby will be the featured author at the Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library Lunch with the Author program at noon at the library. Bagby has written the childrens book Luckys Plott. The book is based on her personal story of rescuing a dog and finding that he had a special North Carolina relationship. Come here this heartwarming story and meet Lucky. A boxed lunch will be available for $3. For information, contact the library at 789-5108.
A St. Patricks brunch and bingo will be held at the Senior Center on Jones School Road, Mount Airy, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All red and pink hatters are invited. The cost is $5 for the lunch and bingo. Reservations and payments are due by March 13 by calling 786-6155, ext. 225. This event is hosted by the Mayberry Mad Hatters.
March 20
Kirby Creek Equine Rehab and Support Center, in cooperation with Lexington Large Animal, is offering a horse vaccination and Coggins clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A processing fee of $10 per vehicle will be charged. For more information, call 368-2060.
March 21
Welcome the return of spring with an excursion into the Art and Wine Country of the Yadkin Valley from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., artists, artisans and craftsmen of Surry, Yadkin, Wilkes and Alleghany counties will open up their studios to the public. Painters, potters, fiber and glass artists and a host of others will be a part of the show. Get a first look at the new work that these fine artisans have created since the holidays and take this rare opportunity to see the places where the work is created. The arts council is still signing up artists, wineries and restaurants interested in participating. Registration ended Feb. 14. Visit www.foothillsartscouncil.org for an application. A map and participant list will be available on the FAC Web site prior to the tour. This is a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their work to residents of the Yadkin Valley and beyond. For more information, contact Bill Colvard at 835-2025.
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 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.
March 31
Tom Perry will be the featured author at the Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library Lunch with the Author program at noon at the library. Perry has written several history books about Patrick County and Henry County, Va., and has just published book is North Carolina Has Done Nobly about J.E.B. Stuarts North Carolina connections. Perry is the founder of the J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust. A boxed lunch will be available for $3. For information, contact the library at 789-5108.
April 4
The 2009 Spring Chicken Dash 5K Run/Walk will be held at the Patrick Springs ball field, Mountain View Loop, Route 625, Stuart, Va. Registration will be from 7:30 to 8:20 a.m. and the race will begin at 8:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by Woman Caring for the Community. For more information, email [email protected] or call (336) 601-0846.
April 8
Reeves Community Center and the Diabetes Education Program of Surry County Health and Nutrition Center present Put Some Spring in Your Step from 11 a.m. to noon at Reeves Community Center. For information, call 401-8025.
April 9
A creative writing workshop, led by Sarah Wright, will be held at the library at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Angela Llewellyn at 789-5108.
April 14 and 15
Enjoy the spring flowers with a guided van tour along 40 miles of an old railroad route. Discover the natural and cultural history of the region. The trip includes brochures and a boxed lunch. Its for those 55 and older. The cost is $25 per person. Not that this is an all day event. To make a reservation, call (336) 699-6778.
April 21 and 22
Enjoy the spring flowers with a guided van tour along 40 miles of an old railroad route. Discover the natural and cultural history of the region. The trip includes brochures and a boxed lunch. Its for those 55 and older. The cost is $25 per person. Not that this is an all day event. To make a reservation, call (336) 699-6778.
April 23
A poetry workshop, led by Sarah Wright, will be held at the library at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Angela Llewellyn at 789-5108.
April 25
A poetry reading and reception will be held at 11 a.m. Each area school is to submit two poetry selections written by students. The poetry will be read by the authors.
The P.E.O. is sponsoring The Granite City Spring Tour of historic granite homes, churches, Sobotta Manor garden and Granite quarry and headquarters. Following the tour will be traditional Moravian refreshments at Grace Moravian Church. Tour hours are 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Mount Airy Visitors Center. For more information, call 789-7977.

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