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MONDAYS

Surry Cancer Support Group

Surry County Cancer Support Group meets on the first Monday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. in Grace Moravian Church, 1401 N. Main St., Mount Airy. Informational programs are featured and refreshments are served. For more information, call 789-9779.


Grief Support

This group meets Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Sycamore Baptist Church, Stuart, Va. Anyone dealing with grief is welcome. For more information, call (276) 930-2768.


TUESDAYS

Narcotics Anonymous

This support group meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Main St., Mount Airy. For more information, call (800) 721-8225.


Alcoholics Anonymous

This closed discussion group meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, 203 Stephens St., Pilot Mountain. For more information, call 368-4548.


Mourning Support Group

The Good Mourning Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at Prime Sirloin Restaurant. Anyone who has suffered a loss may attend. For more information about the group, call Fonda, Ben or Saundra at Mountain Valley Hospice at 789-2922.


Lunch Bunch Grief Support Group

The Lunch Bunch Grief Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Golden Corral in Mount Airy starting at 11:30 a.m. Anyone who has suffered a loss may attend. For more information on the group, call Fonda, Ben or Saundra at Mountain Valley Hospice at 789-2922.


Alzheimer’s/Dementia Group

Caregivers for anyone with Alzheimer’s or dementia related diseases in Carroll County and surrounding areas are welcome to an informational and support meeting at the Carroll County Senior Center, 449 Training Center Road, Hillsville, Va., at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday. For more information, call Sissy Frye, respite program coordinator of District Three Senior Services, at (800) 541-0933.


Healthy Living Classes

Twin County Regional Healthcare offers “Healthy Living” classes to the community to assist friends and neighbors in adopting lifestyle changes that will help prevent or manage disease. They are the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Twin County Regional Hospital in the Twin County room on the ground level, Galax, Va. To register or for more information, call 276-236-5433 or email Tracy.Farmer@lpnt.net.

Grief Support Group

Twin County Hospice Healing Hearts Grief Support Group will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at Shoney’s in Hillsville, Va. Breakfast is available for $5 per person. Anyone who has lost a loved one is welcome to attend. For more information, call hospice at 276-236-0973.

WEDNESDAYS

Alcoholics Anonymous

This closed discussion group meets Wednesdays at noon in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Main St., Mount Airy. For more information, call 386-8003.


Free Acupuncture Treatments

Mount Airy Community Acupuncture offers free acupuncture treatments for stress and post-traumatic stress disorder to all veterans and members of military families at the office at 526 W. Lebanon St. Session will start at 6 p.m. and continue on a first-come, first-served basis until 9 p.m. For more information, call 755-2158 or email mountairycomac@gmail.com.


THURSDAYS

Breastfeeding Support Group

The Surry County Health and Nutrition Center is creating a breastfeeding support group which will meet the first Thursday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, 430 Rockford Road, Dobson. There will be discussion about everything related to breastfeeding led by Brenda Hall, IBCLC, of the center. Mothers can bring their babies and share information and experiences and offer support to other women. For more information, call Hall at 401-8452.

Surry Task Force on Domestic Violence

This battered women’s support group meets from 5 to 6 p.m. at the old courthouse in Dobson. For more information, call 356-2014.


Narcotics Anonymous

This support group meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 308 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. For more information, call (800) 721-8225.


Granite City Al-Anon

This support group meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St., Mount Airy. For more information, call 368-2427 or 789-3835.


Mount Airy City AA and Al-Anon

This support group meets at 8 p.m. at the Depot Station, Pine Street, Mount Airy. For more information, call 368-2427.


SATURDAYS

Lupus Support Group

This support group for those living with lupus, their families and caregivers meets the first Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Reeves Community Center, 113 S. Renfro St., Mount Airy, in room 102. Childcare is provided. The meeting is free and drop-ins are welcome. For more information, call 877-849-8271, ext. 2, or visit lupusnc.org.

SUNDAYS

Alcoholics Anonymous

This closed speaker discussion meeting will be held each Sunday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse, Rockford Street, Mount Airy, in the downstairs.

Granite City Al-Anon

This support group meets every Sunday at 8 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St., Mount Airy. For more information, 368-2427.


Granite City Alcoholics Anonymous

This support group meets every Sunday at 8 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St., Mount Airy. For more information, 368-2427.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Blood drives

Upcoming blood drives scheduled include:


• Today from 12:30 to 5 p.m., Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 109 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, State Road.


• Tuesday from 1 to 5:30 p.m., Flat Rock Elementary School, 1539 E. Pine St., Mount Airy.


• Tuesday from 8:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Mount Airy High School, 1011 N. South St., Mount Airy.


• Tuesday from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Haymore Memorial Baptist Church, 319 Rockford St., Mount Airy.


• Thursday from 1 to 5:30 p.m., Franklin Elementary School, 727 S. Franklin Road, Mount Airy.


• Oct. 20 from 12:30 to 5 p.m., Bannertown Baptist Church, 1834 Westfield Road, Mount Airy.


• Oct. 21 from 1:30 to 6 p.m., Elkin Rescue Squad, 946 N. Bridge St., Elkin.


• Oct. 22 from 2:30 to 7 p.m., Subway Highway 89, N.C. 89, Mount Airy.


• Oct. 25 from 3 to 7:30 p.m., Brown Mountain Baptist Church, 2268 N.C. 66 North, Westfield.


• Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., city of Mount Airy, 113 Renfro St., Mount Airy.


• Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Millennium Charter Academy, 500 Old Springs Road, Mount Airy.


On average, someone needs blood every two seconds. Patients throughout the area are counting on the American Red Cross and generous sponsors and donors to make sure blood is available whenever it is needed.


Area residents also can help make sure the blood supply continues adequate inventory levels by sponsoring a blood drive on weekdays or weekends. Churches, civic organizations and businesses are needed as blood drive sponsors to bring in more blood donors every month.


To donate, the American Red Cross requires that donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds, be in general health and have a photo ID. Sixteen-year-olds now can give blood, but most have a signed parental consent form and an ID. To get the parental consent form, visit www.surrycountyredcross.org.


For more information, call the American Red Cross at 786-4183.

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