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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.
Farmers market — The Stuart Farmers Market will be open Nov. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon. Locally grown fruits and vegetables available. Greens, broccoli, spinach, eggs, meats, baked items, and homemade crafts. SNAP accepted. Market is located in Downtown Stuart.
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 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.
Mon., Nov. 12
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. 13
Teen Movie Night — Walnut Cove Public Library will be hosting a teen movie night from 6-8 p.m. Come see comic book hero Peter Parker (aka Spider Man) find a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. Free admission and free popcorn. Bottled water can be purchased for $1. For more information, call the library at 336-591-7496.
Meeting — The next meeting of the Stokes Partnership for Children Board of Directors will be Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Stokes Partnership for Children Conference Room, 151 Jefferson Church Road, King. The public is invited to attend.
Wed., Nov. 14
Vendor signup — Sandy Ridge community holiday bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Northeast Stokes Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Sandy Ridge. Spaces are $20 (bring your own table and chairs). Form and payment must be received by Nov. 14. Call Missy Ireland at 336-871-3110. Proceeds from the space rental are a joint fundraiser for the Sandy Ridge Ruritan Club and the NE Stokes Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.
Thurs., Nov. 15
Movie Night — Walnut Cove Public Library will host a family movie night from 6-8 p.m. Attend to see a wonderful new Disney movie about Princess Merida defying a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Determined to make her own path in life when she is granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. Free admission and free popcorn. Bottled water can be purchased for $1. For more information, call the library at 336-591-7496.
Sat., Nov. 17
Bazaar — Nancy Reynolds Elementary School is hosting a “One Stop Holiday Shop” craft bazaar on Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon. It will take place in the gym of the school, located at 1585 Hwy. 66 N, Westfield. On the day of the event there will be baked items and other food for sale with proceeds going to the school.
Bake sale — The Friends of the Walnut Cove Public Library will be holding a Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The group will have baked goods in the Fowler Park Gazebo on Main Street and there will be baked goods and books for sale on the library’s front porch. All proceeds go directly to the Friend’s group and the Library. For more information call the library at 336-591-7939.
Sun., Nov. 18
Preservation — On Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Walnut Cove Library, the Stokes County Historical Society will present an informative and important program with Ted Alexander of Preservation North Carolina and Mitch Wilds of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Preservation efforts and procedures in our county and state will be discussed. This event is free and open to the public.
Amnesty Days — Northwestern Regional Library is holding a region-wide Amnesty Week Monday, Nov. 5-Friday, Nov. 10. Patrons who have overdue fines or fees for any public library in Alleghany, Stokes, Surry or Yadkin counties may have all fees and fines forgiven on this one week by simply bringing in canned or non-perishable food items, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc., to the library. All items will go to a charitable organization chosen by the local library to help those less fortunate. Patrons without fines or fees may also contribute.