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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Hobart Jones at email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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. 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 email@example.com or 786-7998.
n The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History will have the new temporary exhibit “White Liquor and Dirt Tracks: Legacy of Teamwork” on display through July 30. Produced in partnership with Richard Childress Racing, Wood Brothers Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Michael Waltrip Racing and the Richard Petty Museum, this event focuses on the team aspect of NASCAR and the legacies that many of those teams have created. For more information, call the museum at 786-4478 or visit www.northcarolinamuseum.org.
n Mount Airy American Legion Post 123 and Ladies Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of each month. Refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 755-3231.
n You, Me & Diabetes classes will be held will be held 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. The remainder of classes will be held on Feb. 21 and 28 and March 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information and to register, call 401-8025.
n The Surry Arts Players at the Andy Griffith Playhouse will present “Dearly Departed” 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 Mount Airy Public Library will host a home and garden workshop led by Carmen Long of N.C. Cooperative Extension. She will discuss healthy snacks. The workshop will begin at 1 p.m. and is free to the public.
n Shoals Elementary School is hosting a health fair from 6 to 8 p.m. for parents.
n The Mount Airy Public Library will have a creative writing workshop for middle-school aged students and older. Participants should arrive at 6 p.m. with their imagination, paper and pencil. This event is free.
n A mammogram clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Pilot Mountain Senior Center by appointment. Participants must bring their insurance card. For more information, call Shirley Key at 368-2012.
n A free wellness checkup will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at RidgeCrest. Participants will receive a copy of their results.
n Longaberger basket bingo will be held at Dobson Rescue Squad by Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with bingo to begin at 6:30 p.m. Lots of door prizes will be given away. Concessions will be available. There will be a raffle drawing for a blanket basket set. Packets are $25 and include one cover-all card. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life in Surry County. Snow date is March 4.
n The Ararat Ruritans, 1447 Ararat Highway, Ararat, Va., is having a Miche pocketbook bingo. Doors will open and food will be served at 6 p.m. Bingo will begin at 7 p.m. A $20 package includes 20 games and a $30 package includes 20 games, two coveralls and 10 door prize tickets. There will be a raffle for a Miche pocketbook and wallet valued at $122.75. Raffle tickets are $1 each. For more information, call Mary Slate at (276) 251-8575.
n The South Westfield Ruritan Club will have a fundraiser at the South Westfield Community Building with a drawing for a 10 HP Briggs and Stratton generator. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Chicken stew and a hot dog supper will be available during the giveaway. The meal will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. for donations. The drawing for the generator will take place at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 351-2646 or 351-2800.
n Registration for baseball, softball, t-ball and coach pitch will be held at the old Westfield gym from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee is $60 each or $100 for two. For more information, call the Westfield Booster Club at 351-5575.
n Kevin Adams will offer two free presentations at the downtown cinema. He is one of North Carolina’s premier nature photographers. On Feb. 26, he will present “Digital After Dark,” sharing techniques for photographing a variety of nighttime subjects. On March 12, he will present “Concept Photography,” when he will talk about making a great photo regardless of the conditions. For more information or to register, call the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
n The Mount Airy Public Library will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Stories by Dr. Seuss will be read throughout the morning beginning at 9 a.m. and ending with a birthday party at 11:30 a.m.
n Join the Surry County Cooperative Extension on a bus tour to the Southern Spring Home & Garden show. The bus will be leaving from the Dobson Town parking lot at 8:15 a.m. and returning at 5:30 p.m. Meet professionals who can help with information and advice to create dream spaces inside and outside the home. The cost is $30 for the day. Spaces are limited. For more information or to reserve a space, call 401-8025.
n The Mount Airy Public Library is asking teens to bring photos to the library to be on display in the young adult section of the library March 7-12. Post contact information on the back of the photo so participants can pick them up after the show.
n The Woodlawn Ruritan Club will host Spring Bazaar at the VFW in Hillsville, Va., from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 65 vendors will be selling a variety of goods. There also will be yard sale items and crafts. Breakfast and lunch will be available to purchase. Among the vendors will be Chapter 1426 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, who will be conducting a silent auction for an off-season week at Myrtle Beach, S.C., in an oceanfront condo. For more information or to reserve a table, call (276) 236-1198.
n The “Meet the Author” series will focus on Clint Johnson at noon. The discussion is free to the public.
n Auditions for the Dewey Decimal Players Spring play, “Tales From the Hundred Acre Woods,” will be held at 3:30 p.m. Auditionees should be between the ages of 13 and 18. For more information, call Angela at 789-5108.
n The Mount Airy Public Library will have a photo workshop for teens. Photo taking techniques, programs, technology and manipulation of the images will all be discussed. This workshop is free.
n N.C. Cooperative Extension in Dobson will have Money IN/Money OUT from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This workshop is free and will help get finances under control. For more information and to register by March 1, call 401-8025.
n Home Fruit Production Workshop will be held at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Center, 210 N. Main St., Dobson, from 3 to 5 p.m. Join horticulture extension agent Terry Garwood as he shows how to grow many different small fruit crops including strawberries, blueberries, grapes, blackberries and raspberries. He also will discuss the best varieties for the area and site selection, fertility and pruning. For more information or to register, call 401-8025.
n Angel Food orders will be taken at Mount Airy Wesleyan Church, 2063 S. Main St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food stamps are accepted. For more information, call the church at 786-7250 and speak with Tammy.
n Kevin Adams will offer a free presentation at the downtown cinema. He is one of North Carolina’s premier nature photographers. He will present “Concept Photography,” when he will talk about making a great photo regardless of the conditions. For more information or to register, call the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998 or email email@example.com.