Community calendar

First Posted: 6/1/2009

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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 VietNam Veterans of America Chapter #1021 will hold its monthly meeting in the blue metal building next to Goobers at 6 p.m. Any VietNam Veteran in Surry County is welcome to attend. For more information, call Tom Parman at 789-7277.
June 4
The Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library will present an Evening with the Author dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Airy Country Club. The featured author will be Sharyn McCrumb. Tickets are $30 and are available at the Mount Airy Public Library through June 1. For more information, call the library at 789-5108.
June 5
The Surry Arts Councils Summer Concert Series presents The Entertainers. 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 (800) 286-6193.
A basket bingo benefit will be held in the North Surry High School cafeteria to help with medical expenses for Larry Bryant. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the games will start at 7 p.m. Hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches, chips, desserts and drinks will be sold starting at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 for 20 games, 60 cards. Door prizes will be given out. Extra door prize tickets will be sold at the door. Cakes will also be auctioned at the game. Game 21 is an optional coverall game for $5. The prize is a large botanical weave boardwalk basket with protector, valued over $200. Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance on a large blanket basket with protector, valued over $275.
June 6
The 16th annual National Cancer Survivors Day will be celebrated at Bolton Park in Winston-Salem from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cancer survivors and their families are invited to gather to celebrate cancer survivorship. Survivors will enjoy a worry free day of relaxation, laughter, hope and celebration. Kids will enjoy special activities while parents sit back and enjoy the entertainment. For more information, call 760-9983.
The descendants of James Calvin and Susan Easter McCraw will have a reunion from noon to 4 p.m. at Rubens Red Lantern, half a mile off I-77, exit 8, on Kelly Road in Fancy Gap, Va. Everyone is welcome. Bring a covered dish to share. For more information, call Donnie McCraw at (276) 236-6600.
The Hickman Family Reunion is sponsoring a fish/chicken plate sale at 528 Parker Road at the home of the late Josephine Davis. It will begin at 11 a.m. and go until. Plates will be sold for $6. There will also be side dishes.
A benefit for Gary King will be held at Northside Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 886 Fowler Road, Mount Airy. Food will be served from 3 to 6 p.m. Two hot dogs, chips and a drink is $5. Desserts are $.50. An auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. There will be door prizes and a bake sale. Donations will be accepted. Pickups are available. For more information call 786-8772, 786-8750 or 786-6695.
The 1984 class of East Surry High School will be holding its reunion at the Nunn Brothers Music Park, 354 Woodville Road in Mount Airy, from 3 to 8 p.m. A class photo will be taken at 5 p.m. Food will be available for a nominal fee by Albion Baptist Church. Visit the class website at and register. RSVP to Arnold Nunn at 351-6556.
June 7
The Mount Airy Elks Auxiliary is hosting its annual bike and road rally. Sign in will start at 9 a.m. and pull out will be at 11:30 a.m. This event is open to the public. Cars, trucks and bikes are welcome. The cost is $10 per playing hand. First, second and third place winners will receive cash prizes. Come early for free coffee and doughnuts. Hot dogs and drinks will be available after the ride. There will be door prizes and a raffle for a keg-o-rator. Proceeds go to Surry Medical Ministries and Elks Lodge projects. For more information, call 786-2061.\

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