Community Calendar

First Posted: 3/29/2009

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]

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.
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 2
A free workshop for artists and craftspeople will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Yadkin Center, Yadkinville branch of Surry Community College. Marketing expert Barnsley Brown will present Creative Marketing for Artists and Craftspeople and will present the top ten marketing methods of more than 25 artisans who make their living from their art. Artists will come away with a palette of bold, new ideas and a plan to implement them. This free workshop is being co-sponsored by The Yadkin Valley Craft Guild and Surry Community College and is for any artist who is interested in learning to improve their marketing abilities. The workshop will be held in Room 202 of the Yadkin Center at 4649 U.S. 601 North in Yadkinville. To pre-register, call 386-3211.
April 3
A Relay for Life Dance, sponsored by the Ararat Ruritan Club, will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Ararat Ruritan Building in Ararat, Va. Music will be provided by Charles Bowman, Downtown Boys, Jerry George and Snow Creek Olde Tyme Band. Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 are free. Food will be available. All proceeds go to Relay for Life of Patrick County, Va.
Joe Tennis, author of Beach to Bluegrass, will be having a book signing at Pages in Mount Airy from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
The Genealogical Society of Rockingham and Stokes Counties will have a meeting from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Mayodan Public Library, 101 N. 10th Ave. The public is invited to attend. There is no charge. Members of the society will be available to answer any question on researching. Light refreshments will be provided. Come dresses as an ancestor and tell about them. GSRS cookbooks will be for sale. One cookbook will be $15 or two for $25.
East Surry Little League will be having a spring fundraiser port-a-pit chicken from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Armfield Civic Center. Chicken, baked beans, slaw and a roll will come with the plate. Softball, baseball and T-ball games will start at noon.
Home and garden bingo will be held at the Francisco Community Building, 7100 N.C. 89 W. by the Francisco VFD Ladies Auxiliary. All prizes are household and garden items. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with games to begin at 7 p.m. A $20 donation includes 20 games and six door prizes. The final game is for the chance to win a patio table with chairs and an umbrella. There will be door prizes after each game. Hot dogs, drinks and dessert will be available for purchase.
A benefit fishermans breakfast will be held from 5 to 11 a.m. at Mountain View Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Lowgap. On the menu is bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, applesauce, juice and coffee. Rich In Tradition will be performing at 10 a.m. This event will benefit Betty and Cullen Galyean for medical expenses. Donations will be accepted.
Skull Camp Fire Department will be hosting its annual BBQ chicken. Plates are $7 and include 1/2 chicken, potatoes, slaw, rolls, drinnk and desert. Plates will be served from 10 a.m. until the last chicken is sold.
April 5
A public reception to express appreciation to Dr. Wayne Lankford and family will be held at the Armfield Civic Center from 2 to 4 p.m. sponsored by the Pilot Mountain Civic Club, Pilot Mountain Womans Club, the UMW of 1st UMC and the Armfield Civic Center.
April 6
The Senior Democrats will hear Molly Beacham speak at the Lantern Restaurant in Dobson at 11:30 a.m.
University transfer information sessions will take place at Surry Community College in room A121 from noon to 1 p.m. These sessions are to answer general transfer questions. University representatives will be on hand to answer questions. The following schools will have representatives: UNC-Greensboro, Appalachian State University, High Point University, Lees-McRae College, Winston-Salem State University, Gardner-Webb University and Salem College. These colleges will also be available at the Knights Grill from 9 to 11:15 a.m. before the information sessions. Additional sessions with SCC personnel will be held April 7 at 6 p.m. and April 9 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information about these sessions, contact Scott Wilson at 386-3370.
The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and the Scottish Heritage Society of the Blue Ridge will celebrate Tartan Day in Mount Airy at 12:45 p.m. in the museum courtyard. Tea, Scottish shortbread and soda bread will be served. Mayor Jack Loftis will read the Tartan Day in Mount Airy Proclamation. The museum will be open from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for visitors to tour and view the exhibit featuring Scottish memorabilia and regalia. This event is free to the public.
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.
The Animal Welfare of Surry will be holding a spay-ghetti supper from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Bird Diner on Main Street in Mount Airy.
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 13
The Surry County Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. in the teaching auditorium at Surry Community College in Dobson. The speaker will be Dean Brown, who will speak on the early commissioners records of Mount Airy that go back to the 1800s. This meeting is free, and everyone is invited. For more information, call 755-9462 or email [email protected]
April 14 and 15
Enjoy the spring flowers with a guided van tour along 40 miles of an old railroad route in Virginia. 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 (276) 699-6778.
April 18
A Relay for Life fundraiser spaghetti dinner will be held at Fairview Baptist Church in Dobson from 5 to 8 p.m. Dine-in or take-out is available. The cost is $5 a plate.
April 21
The Salem Community Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend.

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