n Meetings will be held each Thursday at Bojangles from 6 to 8 p.m. for those healing from a broken marriage.
n Jam sessions will be held every Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Willis Gap Community Center. Jammers of all skill levels are invited to attend. Enjoy a night of fun, food, friends and fellowship while hearing bluegrass, old-time, country and gospel music. Admission is free.
n The Wings of Glory Christian Bikers Ministry will meet the first Monday night of each month at Prime Sirloin in Mount Airy. Fellowship will begin at 6 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. Anyone who rides a motorcycle or who would like to join with helping is invited to attend. For more information, call Brent Wall at 374-0830.
n The Mount Airy Public Library will have “Wii Wednesdays” beginning at 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday. In order to play, players will have to have a library card in good standing. Thursday nights are “Game Night” at the library starting at 6 p.m.
n The Surry Arts Council presents clogging workshops and classes taught by Samantha Wilhelmi. These clogging lessons are perfect for all ages and dance abilities, from beginner to advanced. Workshops will be held before the monthly Old-Time Dances in the Old-Time Music Hall, below the Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, 218 Rockford St., from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The workshop is free with the purchase of a dance ticket. The dance starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $5. Popular old-time dance band The Slate Mountain Ramblers will provide the music for the dance. The Old-Time Dance and Clogging Workshop are held on the first Saturday of every month. Also, Wilhelmi is teaching clogging classes every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Surry Arts Council dance room. This class is perfect for all beginners as well as more advanced students, and all ages are welcome. The cost of the class is $25 a month. For more information, call the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998 or visit www.surryarts.org.
n The Surry Arts Council presents The Andy Griffith Museum. The museum is adjacent to the Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. Eng and Chang Bunker, the world famous pair of conjoined twins, lived most of their lives and raised their families in Mount Airy. Dozens of Bunker descendants still reside in the area. The Surry Arts Council operates an exhibit on the renowned Siamese Twins. The collection is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is a minimum donation of $3 per person. For more information, contact the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998.
n Copeland Seniors meet the second Wednesday of each month at the Copeland Ruritan Building, across from Copeland School, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a covered-dish meal.
n Pilot Mountain VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members meet the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post Home on N.C. 268. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and is followed by finger food.
n The Photography Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month. Each meeting will have a brief presentation, addressing areas in which the group members have expressed an interest. Following the discussion, there will be an opportunity for questions on the presentation or other topics. There will also be time to show photographs. Email to be placed on the email list for meeting information and topics, Robert Merritt at email@example.com or Hobart Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Hobart Jones at 710-0139. Meetings take place in the downstairs classroom of the Andy Griffith Playhouse at 7 p.m.
n Mother’s Community Connection is for parents with concerns in education, discipline and family fun. Learn about nutrition, healthy living, raising a family on a budget and more. Group sessions are held every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Surry SCAN. For more information, call Heather Hunter at 789-0111 ext. 221.
n Voice of the Blue Ridge is held every third Saturday at the Downtown Cinema Theatre, 142 N. Main St., Mount Airy. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and children 12 and younger free. For more information, contact the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998.
n The N.A.A.C.P. meets every third Sunday of the month at Spencer Funeral Home.
n The Dan River Farmers Market, Dan River Park, Ararat, Va., will be held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
n The House of Recovery Faith and Hope will have a community feeding every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
n Join the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History at 10 a.m. for the first Friday of every month in fun and fantasy. Explore history and nature through books, activities and more. This program is free and is intended for preschool-age children.
n Super Saturdays are held at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. Workshops are available for children ages 7 and older. Space is limited to 25 children. Preregistration is encouraged. This is a free event to museum members and $5 for non-members. For more information and to register, call the museum at 786-4478.
n VFW Post 2019 will meet the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Veterans Park.
n The American Legion Riders have monthly meetings the last Tuesday of each month at Veterans Park. For more information, call Gary Willard at 345-7388.
n American Legion Post 123 will have bingo on Thursdays at Veterans Memorial Park. Doors open at 5 p.m. Early bird games start at 6 p.m. The grill will be open and will have hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks and drinks for sale.
n Jam sessions are held every Friday night at the Lambsburg Community Center, Lambsburg, Va., from 7 p.m. until. There is no admission. Concessions will be sold. All musicians are welcome. For more information, call Phillip Berrier at 648-2078 or email@example.com.
n You, Me & Diabetes classes will be held will be held Feb. 16, Cooperative Extension Center, Dobson, noon to 1 p.m.; March 9, Reeves Community Center, Mount Airy, 11 a.m. to noon; May 18, Reeves Community Center, Mount Airy, 11 a.m. to noon; and June 1, Cooperative Extension Center, Dobson, noon to 1 p.m. For more information or to register, call 401-8025.
n The Surry County Beekeepers will hold a bee school for beginning beekeepers at the N.C. Cooperative Extension. The cost is $20. Classes will be held on Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 and March 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information and to register, call 401-8025.
n Every Thursday afternoon in February, the Mount Airy Public Library will be having Science Thursdays. These classes will be held in conjunction with the Surry Cooperative Extension Office. The program is available to students in grades kindergarten through third grade and is free. The classes will begin at 3:30 p.m. each Thursday.
n Beginner’s Genealogy classes are being held at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, 301 N. Main St., Mount Airy. The second class will be held on Feb. 8 in the museum’s second floor classroom from 6 to 8 p.m. The third class will be held on Feb. 15 at Surry County Register of Deeds Office in Dobson from 6 to 8 p.m. The fourth will be held on March 1 at the Carlos Surratt Genealogy Room at Surry Community College in Dobson from 6 to 8 p.m. The last class will be held on March 8 in the museum classroom from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a small fee of $25 for the entire course, $5 per class. This is free to museum members. The class is limited to 25 students. For more information or to register, call the museum at 786-4478.
n The Surry Arts Council is hosting its Black History Month programming with school performances of “African Folktales” by Bright Star Children’s Theatre, Asheville. These shows will be at Jones Intermediate and Dobson Elementary Schools on March 14. On Feb. 22, Mike Wiley will present “Tired Souls: King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott” at Surry Early College and at Mount Airy High School. “Struggle for Freedom,” another Bright Star Children’s Theatre production, will be performed at East Surry High School and Millennium Charter Academy on Feb. 24. More than 3,000 area students will be reached by these programs. The Mount Airy Public Library will host Bright Star Children’s Theatre’s performance of “Heroes of the Underground Railroad” in the multipurpose room of the library, free of charge, on Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. On Feb. 22 at 7 p.m., the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History will host Mike Wiley at the Museum Annex in a free community performance of “Tired Souls.” For more information, contact Tanya Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 786-7998.
n The Surry Arts Players at the Andy Griffith Playhouse will present “Dearly Departed” on Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 19 at 3 p.m.; and Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. 2011 Season Passes will also be accepted. For more information, call the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998 or visit www.surryarts.org.
n The Northwestern Regional Library system will hold the annual High School Quiz Bowl at 10 a.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse.
n St. Paul School, Cana, Va., will be having a yard and bake sale in the cafeteria from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring donations to homeroom teachers by Feb. 4.
n Mayberry 4 Paws and People Helping Pets are holding a fundraiser to raise money to help individuals with spay and neutering costs for their pets. Bring pets and have a Valentines photo made at Kritter Kutz Salon, Main Street, Pilot Mountain, on Feb. 5 and 12. It will be a 4x6 photo that will be available immediately. Times will be noon to 3 p.m. on both dates. The cost is $5. All proceeds will go to Mayberry 4 Paws and People Helping Pets. For more information, call 444-4403 or 786-1034.
n Auditions for Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” will be held at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Andy Griffith Playhouse. This play, directed by Randell Haynes, has 10 roles for ages high school and older. The play will be performed April 8, 9 and 10. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a monologue, preferably from Shakespeare’s works. For more information, call the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998.
n The “Meet the Author” series will focus on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War at noon with the author of “Stoneman’s Raid, 1865,” Chris Hartley. The discussion is open to the public and is free.
n The Mount Airy Public Library will have a Valentine craft class for preschoolers through elementary grade students at 3:30 p.m. The class is free.
n Angel Food orders will be taken at Mount Airy Wesleyan Church, 2079 S. Main St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food stamps are accepted. For more information, call the church at 786-7250 ext. 2 and speak with Tammy or visit www.angelfoodministries.com.
n Parent Night Out will be held at Reeves Community Center from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for ages birth to 12 years old. The fee is $10 per child. Children 4 years old and younger will be in the nursery and children 5 to 12 years old will be in the Kids Klub room. There will be board games, fun and crafts, Fit-N-Fun Zone and gym activities. The last day to sign up is Feb. 9. For more information, call Fonda Monney at 786-8313.
n A Valentines Dance for ages 50 and older will be held at the Surry Senior Center from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. Live entertainment will be provided by Cranford Creek Bluegrass. Light refreshments and door prizes will be available. Singles are welcome to attend.