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• The First United Methodist Church of Pilot Mountain, corner of Stephens and Key streets, announces its summer schedule: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m. The new schedule will begin June 26.


• The Educational Opportunity Center can help people find a GED center nearby; sign up for GED orientation; fill out applications for college, financial aid and/or scholarships; choose a college that is right; choose a program of study; choose a career. Call and schedule an appointment to discuss needs with Coordinator for Surry and Yadkin County Pete Farmer at 648-0652 or 386-3668. These services are free.


• Saturday, 9 a.m., Bottomland 4x4 presents Easter Seals UCP Mud Bog 2011. Admission is $10 for adults; free to children 10 and younger. Food and drinks available for purchase on site. Bring lawn chairs and lets go “muddin.” No alcoholic beverages allowed. All 4x4 trucks welcome. Benefit provides funding for the Mount Airy Summer Camp Program for Children and Adults with developmental disabilities. Directions: N.C. 89 West, left onto Beulah Road (Prison Camp Road), then left on second York Road. For more information, call 755-8642.


• Saturday, 5 p.m. until dark, cruise-in in Lambsburg, Va. 50/50 chances, food and drinks available for purchase, music by The Fenders, ample parking spaces, clean restrooms. Bring a classic car, truck or motorcycle and join in the fun. Sponsored by the community center to raise funds to renovate and improve the building. Take exit 1 off I-77 and travel north on route 620 for about two miles.


• Saturday, 7 p.m., the youth of Slate Mountain Baptist Church present an outdoor drama “Crossroads at Columbine” to be held at the church, at 3644 E. Pine St. (N.C. 103), Mount Airy. Cost for the play is donations only. Concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds go towards the youth mission trip to West Virginia.


• Sunday, 11 a.m., guest speaker at Pilot Mountain Friends Meeting will be Tim Carter.


• Monday through Thursday, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church, 316 W. Main St., Pilot Mountain. Dinner served each night. RSVP no later than noon on June 17 by calling 368-2288 or 368-3388, via email at fbcatpilot@embarqmail.com.


• Monday through next Friday, 6:45 to 8:30 p.m., Vacation Bible School “We Shine For Jesus” at Friendly Chapel Church, Pilot Mountain. Classes for all ages. Cookout on Friday night. For a ride, call the church office at 368-4735 before 2 p.m. on June 17.


• June 24, 6 p.m., Royce’s Music Jam, sponsored by the Foothills Hayride, to be held at Moratock Park July 8 and 22, Aug. 12 and 26, Sept. 9 and 23. Everyone is welcome to come and jam or to listen to the jam sessions. Enjoy an evening of bluegrass and traditional music (acoustical instruments). Nonprofit vendors will be on site. Bring chairs or blankets. Rain cancels.


• June 25, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Vacation Bible School “God’s Road Rally” to be held at Gospel Baptist Church, 1104 Mill St., Pinnacle. One-day event; church van available, for ride call 703-8086; all children need to bring extra clothes; parents welcome to join. Puppets, balloons, snacks, cookout, crafts, water activities and more.


• July 1, 7 p.m., Children’s Theatre “Oz Interactive,” King Central Park, King. Free admission.


• July 2, 6:30 p.m., Independence Day Celebration at Walnut Cove Lions Club Park. Admission is free.


• July 2, 5 p.m., Chestnut Grove Ruritan Summer Jam, King Central Park; music event. Free.


• July 2, Hot Nights - Hot Cars 2011 Cruise-In will be from 3 to 9:30 p.m., Pilot Mountain, featuring live beach music at 5:30 p.m. Award-winning Yadkin Valley wines will be available for purchase. Free admission, bring lawn chairs, no coolers. The schedule will include: July 2, Part Time Party Time Band; Aug. 6, Hip Pocket Band; Sept. 3, Legends of Beach; Oct. 1, Fantastic Shakers. Classics, muscle, street rods, pro street and rat rods are welcome. No spinning of tires, citations will be given. Mount Pilot NOW is not responsible for accidents or theft. No pets, tens or coolers allowed. Help support the Pilot Mountain Outreach Ministry by donating canned foods at each event. For more information, call 401-0443, 368-2248, (336) 978-5822 or visit www.hotnightshotcars.com.


• July 4, 9 p.m., Independence Day Celebration to include free fireworks at King Central Park.


• July 8, 7 p.m., Children’s Theatre “Jack and His Magic Sack,” King Central Park, King. Free admission.


• July 8, 6 p.m., Royce’s Music Jam, sponsored by the Foothills Hayride, to be held at Moratock Park July 22, Aug. 12 and 26, Sept. 9 and 23. Everyone is welcome to come and jam or to listen to the jam sessions. Enjoy an evening of bluegrass and traditional music (acoustical instruments). Nonprofit vendors will be on site. Bring chairs or blankets. Rain cancels.


• July 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., “What Plant We in the Apple Tree?” at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm. Renowned Southern apple expert, Lee Calhoun, will be at Horne Creek from 10a.m. to 1 p.m. to discuss the importance of apples to the South’s agrarian heritage. Calhoun’s revised and expanded edition of “Old Southern Apples” will be available for purchase and he will autograph them. Other activities for the day include demonstrations on how to make apple cider and fried apple pies, information on grafting, and pruning techniques. Music will be a feature of the day. Fee for food and drinks. For further information, call 325-2298.


• July 15, 6:30 p.m., Children’s Theatre, “The Golden Goose,” Hanging Rock State Park (Bathhouse). Free admission.


• July 18 and 25, Hospice volunteers are needed at the Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. Volunteer training will be held at the Woltz Home on these two dates. Requirements are a clear criminal background history and a valid driver’s license. For more information or to sign up for training, contact Pat Younger at 789-2922.


• July 22, 6 p.m., Royce’s Music Jam, sponsored by the Foothills Hayride, to be held at Moratock Park Aug. 12 and 26, Sept. 9 and 23. Everyone is welcome to come and jam or to listen to the jam sessions. Enjoy an evening of bluegrass and traditional music (acoustical instruments). Nonprofit vendors will be on site. Bring chairs or blankets. Rain cancels.


• Hot Nights - Hot Cars 2011 Cruise-In will be from 3 to 9:30 p.m., Pilot Mountain, featuring live beach music at 5:30 p.m. Award-winning Yadkin Valley wines will be available for purchase. Free admission, bring lawn chairs, no coolers. The schedule will include: Aug. 6, Hip Pocket Band; Sept. 3, Legends of Beach; Oct. 1, Fantastic Shakers. Classics, muscle, street rods, pro street and rat rods are welcome. No spinning of tires, citations will be given. Mount Pilot NOW is not responsible for accidents or theft. No pets, tens or coolers allowed. Help support the Pilot Mountain Outreach Ministry by donating canned foods at each event. For more information, call 401-0443, 368-2248, (336) 978-5822 or visit www.hotnightshotcars.com.


• Aug. 12, 6 p.m., Royce’s Music Jam, sponsored by the Foothills Hayride, to be held at Moratock Park Aug. 26, Sept. 9 and 23. Everyone is welcome to come and jam or to listen to the jam sessions. Enjoy an evening of bluegrass and traditional music (acoustical instruments). Nonprofit vendors will be on site. Bring chairs or blankets. Rain cancels.


• Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., “Fabric and Fiber Arts Festival” at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm. Quilting, sewing, natural dyeing, crocheting, good music, food and talented NC artisans will take center stage at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm for a celebration of traditional and contemporary fiber arts. The festival will feature some of the following: weaving, tatting, bobbin lace making, felting, darning, embroidery, knitting, advice regarding the care and conservation of textiles, songs and stories about quilts, an artisan marketplace, and showcase an exhibit in the museum entitled, “Common Threads: 150 years of NC Quilts.” Fee for food and drinks. For further information, call 325-2298.


• Aug. 26, 6 p.m., Royce’s Music Jam, sponsored by the Foothills Hayride, to be held at Moratock Park Sept. 9 and 23. Everyone is welcome to come and jam or to listen to the jam sessions. Enjoy an evening of bluegrass and traditional music (acoustical instruments). Nonprofit vendors will be on site. Bring chairs or blankets. Rain cancels.


• Hot Nights - Hot Cars 2011 Cruise-In will be from 3 to 9:30 p.m., Pilot Mountain, featuring live beach music at 5:30 p.m. Award-winning Yadkin Valley wines will be available for purchase. Free admission, bring lawn chairs, no coolers. The schedule will include: Sept. 3, Legends of Beach; Oct. 1, Fantastic Shakers. Classics, muscle, street rods, pro street and rat rods are welcome. No spinning of tires, citations will be given. Mount Pilot NOW is not responsible for accidents or theft. No pets, tens or coolers allowed. Help support the Pilot Mountain Outreach Ministry by donating canned foods at each event. For more information, call 401-0443, 368-2248, (336) 978-5822 or visit www.hotnightshotcars.com.


• Sept. 9, 6 p.m., Royce’s Music Jam, sponsored by the Foothills Hayride, to be held at Moratock Park Sept. 23. Everyone is welcome to come and jam or to listen to the jam sessions. Enjoy an evening of bluegrass and traditional music (acoustical instruments). Nonprofit vendors will be on site. Bring chairs or blankets. Rain cancels.


• Sept. 23, 6 p.m., Royce’s Music Jam, sponsored by the Foothills Hayride, to be held at Moratock Park . Everyone is welcome to come and jam or to listen to the jam sessions. Enjoy an evening of bluegrass and traditional music (acoustical instruments). Nonprofit vendors will be on site. Bring chairs or blankets. Rain cancels.


• Hot Nights - Hot Cars 2011 Cruise-In will be from 3 to 9:30 p.m., Pilot Mountain, featuring live beach music at 5:30 p.m. Award-winning Yadkin Valley wines will be available for purchase. Free admission, bring lawn chairs, no coolers. The schedule will include: Oct. 1, Fantastic Shakers. Classics, muscle, street rods, pro street and rat rods are welcome. No spinning of tires, citations will be given. Mount Pilot NOW is not responsible for accidents or theft. No pets, tens or coolers allowed. Help support the Pilot Mountain Outreach Ministry by donating canned foods at each event. For more information, call 401-0443, 368-2248, (336) 978-5822 or visit www.hotnightshotcars.com.


• Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cornshucking Frolic at Horne Creek, a traditional rural frolic featuring the harvesting, shucking, shelling, and grinding of corn. Cider making, quilting, cooking, woodworking, wagon rides and traditional music featured. Numerous craft demonstrations also featured. Wonderful products and gifts available at the Country Store. $3 donation requested for admission. Fee charged for food, drinks, and some craft activities. For information, call 325-2298.


• Dec. 6 or Dec. 8, “Christmas By Lamplight,” experience the warmth of a rural turn-of-the-century Christmas. Music and food of the era will be featured. (Reservations must be made for one of the following times: 5 to 6:30 p.m., 6:30 to 8 p.m., or 8 to 9:30 p.m.) Fee charged is adults: $8, and children ages 6-12, $5. This program not recommended for children under 6 years of age. The site will begin accepting reservations Oct. 18, not before. For more information, call 325-2298.


Ongoing

• Every Monday, 7 to 9 p.m., McDonald’s of Pilot Mountain presents Cranford Creek Bluegrass Band; door prizes; dancing. Free event. Food and drink available for purchase on site; no purchase necessary.


• Every Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., bluegrass and old-time music jam session at King Music Center, 108 Dalton Road, King. Everyone welcome to bring an instrument and join in. No charge. Concessions available for purchase at coffee shop next door.


• Every Sunday at 11 a.m., new Sunday morning service “Contemporary Morning Praise and Worship Service” at 4given Church, 114 W. Main St., Pilot Mountain. Kids’ Club activities provided for all youngsters during the service.


• Every Sunday at 6 p.m., there will be a meal served at 4given Church, 114 W. Main St., Pilot Mountain, for all in attendance, followed by worship service. Kids’ Club activities provided for all youngsters during the service.


• The Surry County Republican Party will hold monthly meetings the first Thursday of each month at Headquarters, in the former Carousel of Gifts building (located in McDonald’s shopping center), 534 N. Renfro St., Mount Airy.


• Story time for ages birth to 5-years-old will be held at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library every Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m.


• Every Monday, 6 to 7 p.m., free community dinner and fellowship at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Public Library, 309 W. Main St., Pilot Mountain, in the Warren Stone Room (basement). If interested in helping with this event, call Jimmy at the Pilot Mountain Outreach Center.


• The Stokes County Writer’s Group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Danbury Library. Readings, helpful critique, informal fun for all ages. Sponsored by Stokes County Arts Council. For more information, call 351-4060 or (336) 593-8159.


• Vietnam Veterans Association, Mount Airy Chapter 1021 Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. above Leonard’s Jewelry, Main St., Mount Airy; social hour every Tuesday, 6 p.m. held at Little Richards BBQ, U.S. 52 (Mayberry Mall exit) Mount Airy.


• Every Monday, knitting at the Pilot Mountain Armfield Civic Center beginning at noon. There is no charge. For more information, call Shirley Key at 368-2012 ext. 203.


• Every Thursday at noon, Bridge Club at the Armfield Civic Center. Players do not have to be a member of the center. There is no charge. For more information, call Shirley Key at 368-2012 ext. 203.


• Each Sunday at 6 p.m., Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Ararat Road, Ararat, will have Bible study for all ages, conducted by the Rev. Kermit Gray.


• Shepherd’s Chapel Bible Study Group, on Longhill Road, Ararat, is holding Bible study every Sunday at 11 a.m. For more information, call 368-4188.


• The New Hope United Methodist Charge has a praise and worship service every third Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Blackwater United Methodist Church. Dress is casual.


• The Pilot Peace Alanon Family Group now is meeting at 203 Stephens St., Pilot Mountain, on Fridays from 7 to 8 p.m. Alanon is a support group for people who are concerned or affected by someone else’s drinking.


• The Pilot Mountain Woman’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month (except June and July) in the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library meeting room. The meetings are open to the public.


• The Pilot Mountain Area Business Association meeting is scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at The Pilot Center, Pilot Mountain. All businesses, including retailers, service providers, non-profits and other organizations, are invited to attend this free business and networking meeting.


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