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Thurs., Nov. 1
Chamber banquet — The King Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Awards Banquet on Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson Church of Christ in Rural Hall. During the evening, Linda Lane of Linda Lane Realty, LLC, will be honored as the 2012 Business Leader of the Year. Carolyn Byerly, former City Council member, will be recognized as the Retired Community Leader of the Year, while Habitat for Humanity of Stokes County will be named the 2012 Winner of the Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award. The Spirit of the Chamber Award, a new award this year, will be presented to Nationwide Insurance agent David L. May Jr. A Future Business Leader of each of the county’s high schools will also be recognized during the evening. For tickets or more information, please contact the King Chamber of Commerce at 336-983-9308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kid’s Movie Night — Walnut Cove Public Library will be hosting a family movie night from 6-8 p.m. Come join us for a brand new adventure where Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent — Madagascar style. Free admission and free popcorn. Bottled water can be purchased for $1. For more information, please call the library at 336-591-7496.
Fri., Nov. 2
Farmers market — The Stuart Farmers Market will be open this Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. Great selection of cool season crops: spinach, lettuce, collards and apples. Fresh beef and eggs, baked items and crafts available also. SNAP accepted.
Sat., Nov. 3
Chicken stew — The Stokes County Arts Council will host the 2012 World Championship Chicken Stew Festival on Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at King Central Park, 302 Kirby Road, King. The inaugural celebration will include a chicken stew cooking contest, art demonstrations, craft vendors, and music/dance entertainment. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.stokesarts.org or call 336-593-8159.
Fun Day — Fun day at Germanton Park Classic Car and Truck Cruz-In will be held on Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. rain or shine. There will be chicken stew, hot dogs, 50/50 drawing, oldies music, and take-out orders will be available. For more information, contact Jackie White at 591-7612. All proceeds will go to the Germanton Park Fund.
Chicken stew — Cubscout Pack 400 will be hosting its second annual chicken stew on Nov. 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. Come out to the Scout Hut at Pinnacle United Methodist Church to enjoy homemade chicken stew and homemade desserts. For donations only to support scouting activities.
Supper — Poor man’s supper and quilt auction will be on Nov. 3; supper at 5 p.m., auction at 7 p.m. at Lawsonville Community Building (next to Lawsonville Elementary School). Cost is $5 per plate; children 5 and under eat free. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lawsonville Volunteer Fire Department. The Lawsonville Senior Citizens and Quilting club will conduct a quilt auction and raffle after the supper.
Bazaar — Annual fall bazaar will be held on Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New and handmade gifts items, home décor, jewelry, sausage biscuits and hotdogs available. Located at Village Care, 440 Ingram Drive, King.
Mon., Nov. 5
Story Hour — Walnut Cove Public Library hosts a Preschool Story Hour every Monday from 10-11 a.m. Bring your preschool-aged children and enjoy a fun and interactive hour of reading, nursery rhymes, the Hokey-Pokey, Skip to My Lou, a short video, and interactive activities on the brand new Smart Board. Guaranteed fun for all! Call the library for more information at 336-591-7496.
Tues., Nov. 6
Training — KidSource Child Care Resource and Referral, a program of Stokes Partnership for Children, is offering training on “Preventing Power Struggles with Preschoolers.” Renae Lingafelt-Beeker, behavior specialist, will be presenting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Stokes Partnership for Children. Introducing choice into a young child’s life can be a powerful tool to promote improved behavior in your classroom. Come learn the five steps to using the choice-making strategy and discover how easily you can embed choice-making opportunities into your classroom and short-circuit power struggles with your preschoolers. This training is appropriate for parents/guardians, foster parents and teachers of young children. Pre-registration is required. There is no charge for parents, families, grandparents and foster parents who attend the training. There is a $7 fee for child care providers. Division of Child Development (DCD) credits will be given. A meal will be provided, but child care will not be available. Contact KidSource Child Care Resource and Referral staff at 336-985-2676 or 800-559-5606 or www.stokespfc.com for more information.
Fri., Nov. 9-Sat., Nov. 10
Play — The North Stokes Theatre Department presents “SCAMPS,” on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. each night in the North Stokes High School auditorium. Directed by Christina Holland and incorporating “The Wonderful Adventures of Brer Rabbit” by Peter Holland and Don Elliott and “Jack and His Magic Sack” by Peter Holland, Peter Funk and Sterling Nicholson. Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for students.
Fri., Nov. 9
Veterans appreciation — You are invited to the Sandy Ridge Ruritan Club’s Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Building in Sandy Ridge. Veterans’ meals will be provided free of charge. Family members’ meals will be $5 per person. Please call Deborah Ellington at 871-2049 or Sarah Wood at 871-2636 to let them know how many are attending.
Sat., Nov. 10
Bazaar — The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Patrick County will hold the fifth annual Holiday Bazaar at Rotary Field in Stuart, Va., on Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts, jewelry, cosmetics, handmade items, ceramics, candles, wooden crafts, holiday items, etc., will be available for purchase. Food will be available for your enjoyment. Come and get an early start on your holiday shopping. For information please call 276-694-5273.
Breakfast — Pancake Breakfast will be sponsored by the Lawsonville Ruritans on Nov. 10 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Lawsonville Community Building. All you can eat (includes pancakes, biscuits, bacon, sausage, eggs, gravy, and drink) is $6 per person, 5 and under free.
Sun., Nov. 11
Veteran’s Day — The City of King will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Tile Dedication Service at King Central Park at 5 p.m. Guest speaker will be USAF Brigadier General Hoyal B. Kye (ret.). The West Stokes High School Band will perform patriotic music beginning at 4:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs. The event is sponsored by the city and the Carl Calloway American Legion Post No. 290 in King.
Memorial service — Friends of St. Philips in Germanton will hold a memorial service at 3 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the historic Germanton United Methodist Church on Main Street in Germanton. Through history, poetry and songs, the sacrifices of the men of Stokes and Forsyth counties and of thousands of Americans will be highlighted. Call 591-7969 if you would like to recognize a World War I veteran or have memorabilia from World War I to exhibit.
Amnesty Days — The King Public Library will be having Amnesty Days Nov. 5-10. Simply bring in canned or non-perishable food items, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc. to the library and lost material or fines and fees may be forgiven. Items which have passed their expiration date cannot be accepted. If you don’t have fines and fees, you, too can help. All donations are accepted to help King Outreach Ministries.