Community calendar

First Posted: 10/16/2009

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]

The 1979 graduating class of North Surry High School will be hosting a reunion. Social Hour will be from 2 to 4 p.m. in the cafeteria. For more information, call John Moseley at 789-1600, Teresa ODell at 320-3866, Karen Tickle or Doug Jones.
Local artists will have booths with artwork on display and sale at Tuggles Gap Restaurant/Motel, visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Mile Post 165.2, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Demonstrations of painting and drawing will happen throughout the day. See the artists at work and enjoy the beautiful artwork during the peak of the fall foliage season. Contact the Floyd Artists Association for more details at (540) 745-PENS ext. 7367 or visit
The Twin County Humane Society will hold a Fall Dog Walk, rain or shine, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carter Pines Picnic Shelter, above Carroll Wellness Center off East Grayson Street in Hillsville, Va. Each walker is asked to raise a minimum of $25 in donations. If a walker preregisters by Sept. 25 with a minimum of $35, they will receive a Dog Walk T-shirt. At 11 a.m., a dogs costume contest will be held with an entrance fee of $2 per dog. All dogs in contest must be up to date on shots and have rabies certificate. Prizes will be given out. Kristina Webb will be available to take pet photos. Hot dogs, BBQ, chips, drinks and desserts will be on sale. To register, visit or call the helpline at (276) 728-4038.
The Mount Airy Senior High School Classes of 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991 will have their 20ish-year class reunion at Cross Creek Country Club at 7 p.m. For more information, visit Facebook or email [email protected]
A ham supper will be hosted by the Pilot Knob Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary at the Pilot Knob Volunteer Fire Department from 4 to 7 p.m. or until they run out. Adult plates are $6 and children 12 and under are $3. Eat in or take out. Plates include country ham, green beans, baked apples, baked potato, biscuit, drink and dessert.
The Greater Mount Airy Ministry of Hospitality is sponsoring a community $1 Bag It sale at 235 Market St. in Mount Airy, between Oak and Franklin streets, from 7 a.m. to noon. Fill a bag for a buck with womens, mens and childrens clothing.
A benefit ride for kids, to support needy children at Christmas, will be sponsored by the Red Bank Ruritan Club. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. with departure at noon. The cost is $20 per biker and passengers are free. There will be a free chicken stew dinner. The ride will leave Pilot Mountain and end in Claudville, Va. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes.
Fox River Bluegrass Band will be doing a benefit breakfast at Applebees in Galax, Va. This event is for the Joy Ranch Childrens Home and will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. For more information, contact Fox River at
The Carolina Travelers present an evening of bluegrass music at the Downtown Cinema Theatre. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and children 12 and younger enter free. For more information, contact the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998.
A cruise-in benefit for families in need will be held on N.C. 89 East, one-tenth of a mile on the right past Westfield Superette, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be 50/50 tickets, door prizes, live music and hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and chicken stew. For more information, call 351-4235.
Harold Mitchell Appreciation Day will be held at Fairview Ruritan Building, Galax, Va., at 2 p.m. The cost is $10. Big Country Bluegrass, Pathway, The Cana Ramblers, Johnny and Jeanette Williams, Sammy Shelor and Kenneth Berrier will all be performing. For more information, call Mitchell Freeman at 789-6088.
The Francisco Ruritan Club will be having bingo at the Francisco Community Building, 7104 N.C. 89 W., starting at 7 p.m. Hamburger steak plates and hot dogs will be available for purchase at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 351-3772.
A benefit yard sale for Gaynell Hayslip, cancer patient, will be held in front of Grace Academy Daycare in Dobson from 7 a.m. until.
The Beulah Extension and Community Association Club is having a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Beulah Ruritan Building. Pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy and biscuits will be served. The price is $5. All proceeds go to help with projects in the Beulah community.
There will be a benefit bike ride for Willie Hodges and his family beginning at 10 a.m. at Jesus Tabernacle, Cana, Va. The ride will start at 11 a.m. Hot dogs are included in the fee and will be available at 1 p.m. The cost is $10 for each bike or $15 for each couple. Rain will cancel this event. For more information, call Terri at (336) 756-3701.
The Willis Gap, Va., Community Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Willis Gap Community Center. Deputy David Haymore and Sheriff Dan Smith invite everyone to join their efforts in making Willis Gap a crime-free community. For more information, call Patrick County Sheriffs Office at (276) 694-3161.
Oct. 23
Surry Cancer Awareness Team will be having a Longaberger basket and Southern Living bingo at Central Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St., Mount Airy. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and games will start at 6:30 p.m. There will be various types of door prizes to give away. The cost is $20 for 20 games. The cover-all game will cost $3 for one card or two for $5. Ink daubers are required to play the games and will be sold for $1. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1. For more information, call Kim Humphries at 786-5335.
The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History will have Haints in the Hollows at 6:30 p.m. This program is free, but donations will be accepted.
Oct. 24
Bannertown Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be having Longaberger basket bingo at the fire station on Reeves Mill Road. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and games will start at 6 p.m. Concessions will be available. The cost is 20 games for $20 and includes one door prize ticket. A separate cover-all game will be played for the beverage basket and wrought iron stand, a $159 value. $1 raffle tickets will be sold for the cake basket set with Grandma Bonnies pie plate, a $100 value. Ink daubers are required to play the games and will be sold for $1.
Millennium Charter Academy will be holding a pride ride and poker run starting at the school. Registration will be held from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. The ride will leave at 11 a.m. There will also be a cookout, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The registration fee is $15 and a second card will be $5. For more information, call Von McCoy at 789-7570 or 401-5790.
Household Hazardous Waste and Pesticide Day will be held at Veterans Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pesticides, paints, paint strippers, weed killers, drain solvents, gasoline, oil, acid, thinners, solvents, antifreeze and pool chemicals will all be accepted. Do not bring ammunitions, radioactive materials, unidentified materials, explosives, medicines, syringes, LP gas cylinders, infectious waste and lead batteries. This is for Surry County residents only. No commercial waste will be accepted. For more information, call Surry County Public Works Department at 401-8376.
The Surry Arts Council presents the 2009 Opie Awards at the Old-Time Music Hall. The Opie Awards celebrate the best of the years SAC theater and honors the areas brightest talents in acting, directing and production design. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $10. For more information, contact the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998 or visit
Skull Camp-Out will be from 4 to 11 p.m. at Round Peak Vineyards with live music, food and Skull Camp wine around the campfire. Round Peak is celebrating the new semi-sweet series of wines, Skull Camp. There is limited space for camping. The cost is $24 per person, which includes tasting, BBQ dinner and a bottle of Skull Camp wine. $10 per person includes coffee, bagels and orange juice in the morning. For more information and reservations, call 352-5595.
A benefit ride for House of Recovery Faith and Hope will be hosted by Wings of Glory at the Food Lion in Dobson. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will end at Bread of Life at 4 p.m. with live music, 50/50 raffle, auction and door prizes.
Oct. 25
The Jesse and Jennie Jones reunion will be held at 1 p.m. until at the Southern Carroll Community Center, in Cana, Va., in the Webb Building. Bring a covered dish, family news and lots of family photographs. Also bring musical instruments. Come join the fellowship and encourage family members to attend. For more information, call 648-6955.
Oct. 30
Parents Night Out will be held at Reeves Community Center from 6 to 9 p.m. for newborns to 12-year-old children. The cost is $10. There will be board games, fun with fall crafts, the Fit-n-Fun Zone and gym activities. Sign up to hold a spot for the kids. The last day to sign up is Oct. 28.
Oct. 30 and 31
The NoneSuch Playmakers present Rehearsal for Murder directed by Angela Llewellyn at the L.H. Jones Auditorium. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. each night and tickets are $5. Tickets are available at the door.
Oct. 31
The Mount Airy High School Class of 1969 will hold its 40th class reunion. Anyone who is a member of this class, or knows someone who is, contact Sharon Greenwood Reid at [email protected] or 789-5857, Mimi Quesinberry Patterson at [email protected] or 786-8999, or Mike Bowman at [email protected] or 786-6500.
A princess brunch will be held at Central United Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St., Mount Airy, at 10 a.m. Dress as a favorite princess. Princess and parent or grandparents are $18 or $25 at the door. Each additional princess is $5. Crowns in honor and/or memory are $5. There will be manicures, story time, pictures, crafts and place the princess in her castle. All proceeds go to Surry Cancer Awareness Team. For more information, or to buy tickets, call Paige Badgett at 374-7052, Judy Smith at 789-2460, Dana Draughn at 320-3595 or Abby Gallimore at 789-4844.
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will have a Halloween Carnival and trunk-or-treat at Veterans Park from 5 to 8 p.m. This event is open to ages 12 and younger. Admission is free. Care packages will be taken for troops.
Mayberry 4 Paws second annual Bark in the Park will be held at Veterans Park. There will be vendors, blessing of the animals, fashion show, costume contest, raffles, music, food and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If anyone would like to be a vendor, contact Debra Holt at 351-4688. For more information about the event, call Michelle Edwards at 789-4775.
Nov. 1
The Copeland Masonic Lodge will be holding a BBQ pork dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Copeland Ruritan Building. Plates are $8 and carry-outs are available. Proceeds go to the Masonic Home for Children and the Masonic Eastern Star Home.

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