Community calendar

First Posted: 9/10/2009

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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
The Surry Arts Council presents The Fantastic Shakers 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 To contact the Surry Arts Council call 786-7998 or toll free at (800) 286-6193.
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 entertainment, 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 at Webb Community Center, U.S. 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.
The Mount Airy Elks Lodge presents the Elks Care Music Series with the talents of Mark Oneal, Grayson Collins, Jim Brim, Andy Mchone and Brian Bowman from 8 p.m. to midnight in the ballroom. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets go on sale Aug. 31. For more information or tickets, call 786-2061.
The Surry Arts Council presents Burton Cohens Wedding of the Siamese Twins at 7:30 p.m. at Blackmon Amphitheatre. Brack Llewellyn directs this play following the lives of Eng and Chang Bunker, the world famous pair of conjoined twins and former Mount Airy residents. Cost is $10 or Surry Arts Council season pass. For more information, visit the SAC Web site or call 786-7998.
A scrapbooking workshop will be held at the Mount Airy Museum Annex from 1 to 5 p.m. Participants should bring photographs and mementos. All other materials will be supplied. This workshop will be led by Ruby Maxey. This workshop is open to everyone but space is limited to 20. An adult must accompany children under the age of 12. The cost is $5 to cover materials. For more information and to pre-register, call Heather Elliott at 786-4478 ext. 228.
The annual Cockerham Gospel Singing will be held from 4 p.m. until at 946 Round Peak Church Road. Performing will be From The Heart, The Stowers, The Oak Ridge Singers, Nelson Park and The Kinders. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will go to help Vicky Flippin with medical expenses. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the food, fun and fellowship.
The German Club of Mount Airy High School is holding a yard sale beginning at 7 a.m. at the Mount Airy Junior High building on North South Street. A wide array of items will be for sale. Proceeds for the sale will aid plans by club members to visit Germany and the Swiss Alps.
Sept. 13
The Wright-Stone-Park reunion will be held at New Hope Baptist Church fellowship hall at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Bring a well-filled picnic basket. For more information, call 786-7883.
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.
Jim Harrell III will be speaking to the Senior Democrats group at the Lantern Restaurant in Dobson at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
Sept. 15
The Salem Community Watch will meet at Salem United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Stacy Inman from Mount Airy Police Department will be the speaker.
Sept. 16-18
Surry County Schools will have a bus driver training, classwork, at the Human Services Building on U.S. 601 in Mount Airy from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call 386-8211 ext. 124.
Sept. 17
Country music recording artist Randy Houser will be performing at B52s in Mount Airy. For more information and tickets, call B52s at 719-2411.
Sept. 18
St. Paul Schools Library and Yearbook clubs will be having a basket bingo in the schools cafeteria in Cana, Va. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the bingo will begin at 7 p.m. Door prizes will be given away between games. Hot dogs, drinks, nachos and cheese and desserts will be available.
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.
The Marsh family reunion will be held at noon at the Franklin Ruritan Club Building. All descendants and friends of the late Arron Babe Marsh and Florence Reese Marsh are invited and asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket to share. For more information, call 786-2724.
The Carolina Travelers welcome special guests Southern Pride to an evening of bluegrass music. Voice of the Blue Ridge is held every third Saturday at the Downtown Cinema Theatre. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 or Season Pass. Children 12 and younger enter free. For more information, contact the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998.
The Mount Airy Jaycees presents the 13th annual Benefit Gospel Singing held at the Downtown Cinema, Mount Airy, at 2 p.m. featuring Narrow Road, Virginia Sky and the Carolina Travelers. Tickets are an $8 donation at the door. For more information, call 368-4842 or 710-9514.
A benefit love run and cruise-in for Valorie Walden will be held at FireHouse Ministries. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $15 for singles and $20 for couples. The run will begin at 11 a.m. Meal tickets are included in the registration fee for riders and may be purchased in advance for $5. Food and refreshments will be sold. Live music will performed throughout the event. There will be an auction and door prizes will be given away.
A poor mans supper benefit for June M. Smith will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Red Bank Ruritan Building in Claudville, Va. The cost is $5 per plate and includes pinto beans, cornbread, potatoes, slaw, dessert and drink. There will be a raffle for cakes and door prizes. All proceeds go to help with medical expenses.
The Antique and Restored Tractor Reunion will be held at Palomino Mountain Ranch, Lowgap. Events will include a tractor show, parade and cross-country ride. The gate will open at 8 a.m. Admission is $5 for adults. All tractors receive free admission. For more information, call 352-4335, visit or email [email protected] In case of rain, this event will be Sept. 26.
Sept. 20
A recreated World War II era Canteen will feature dancing, singing and stories of GIs at the Mount Airy Museum Annex at 3 p.m. A cell phone and mp3 player recycling drive will be held. The proceeds will go to the USO. This program is free to the public. For more information, call Heather Elliott at 786-4478 ext. 229.

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