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Editor’s Note: Events listed in the calendar must be submitted in writing. Calendar items are not accepted over the telephone. Information may be e-mailed to mevans@thestokesnews.com or faxed to 591-4379. The deadline is 3 p.m. Monday prior to publication. The calendar is reserved for non-profit organizations, school and community events. Ongoing calendar items will publish the last week of each month if space allows. The complete calendar, including ongoing events, may be accessed on the website. Because of space limitations, some announcements only appear the week of the event. If you have a legal requirement to publish an announcement, you must purchase advertising space.

Thurs., Nov. 29

Ladies Night — Walnut Cove Public Library will host a ladies night at the movies from 6 to 8 p.m. Come join us for a wonderful movie starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks and Michelle Pfeiffer in a story where a salesman, while settling his recently deceased father’s estate, discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices. Free admission and free popcorn. Bottled water can be purchased for $1. For more information, please call the library at 336-591-7496.

Lunch and learn — A free lunch and learn session will be held regarding The Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney on Nov. 29 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Walnut Cove Public Library, 308 Brook Street. Everyone will receive a copy of the Living Will and Power of Attorney documents. Staff from Hospice and Palliative CareCenter will go over these with you. Please register by calling 336-591-5442.

Friday, Nov. 30

Tree lighting — The City of King will hold a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at King Central Park on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. The city will celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season by lighting the city Christmas tree. The West Stokes High School Band will begin playing Christmas music at 6:30 p.m. Santa will be at the Spainhour Cabin for children to visit and let parents take pictures. Light refreshments will be served free of charge.

Sat., Dec. 1

Christmas Fair — Walnut Cove Senior Center, located at 308 Brook Street, will hold a Christmas Fair on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come by and support your local senior center by purchasing craft items, as well as home baked goods. The senior center is now accepting craft items to sell as well as gently used items for the White Elephant Table, and all proceeds benefit the center. There will be craft items, home baked goods, Christmas items, crochet items, quilted items, etc. For more info, call 591-5442.

Craft bazaar — On Dec. 1, a Craft Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oma’s Chocolate Factory and Coffee Shop. From 7 to 10 p.m., Stained Glass Canoe will play “unplugged” acoustic versions of familiar, feel good rock, blues and Americana songs. No cover charge. All ages.

Toy drive — Scout Pack & Troop 409 will be conducting their annual toy drive during the King Christmas Parade on Dec. 1st. As in years past, Scouts will be collecting new, unwrapped toys throughout the parade route. All toys donated will be given to children in need in our community.

Christmas dinner — Community Christmas Dinner will be held Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire Department. Come join us for a time of getting to know your neighbors. Bring a covered dish of your choice: entree, side dishes, dessert.

Farmers market — The Stuart Farmers Market will be open again on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Mistletoe Market. Vendors will be on hand with homemade crafts, baked items, and holiday decorations. Fresh Christmas trees will be available for purchase, along with Stanburn wine. Customers will stay warm with hot apple cider for sale and outdoor heating provided by Clark Gas and Oil Shop and have lunch in town and enjoy the parade at 2 p.m.

Christmas concert — The North Stokes High School Chorus Department and Visual Art Department presents “Dessert and Carols — A Christmas Concert,” featuring an art gallery in the lobby. Directed by Christina Holland. Art gallery by Janis Henderson-Hunsucker and the Visual Art Department. The event will be held Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at North Stokes High School Auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students.

Parade — The Stokes County Arts Council will sponsor the 2012 King Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1. The theme is “Let It Snow.” Applications are available online at stokesarts.org or by calling the Arts Council at 336-593-8159. Shannon Smith with Fox 8 News will be the grand marshal for this year’s parade.

Christmas show — The Winter Dessert Theatre Series will kick off Dec. 1 with “The Andrews Sisters Tribute Christmas Show” at 7 p.m. at Poplar Springs Elementary School, 223 Hobe Kiser Road, King. A 6:30 p.m. pre-show will be presented by the “Star Catchers.” For tickets or information, call 336-593-8159 or visit www.stokesarts.org.

Sun., Dec. 2

Open House — NCSU is announcing a Poinsettia Open House at Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse on Dec. 2 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at 1088 W. Dalton Road, King. Over 8,000 poinsettias will be on display with 80 different kinds. Ballots will be available for you to vote for your favorites and the results will be sent to the breeders. Some are so new they only have numbers. There will be free refreshments and door prizes. Poinsettias will be available for purchase and may be custom wrapped with a hand tied bow.

Christmas program — The public is invited to the annual Christmas program at Davis Chapel Church, 1293 Davis Chapel Road, Walnut Cove, on Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. Treats, with light refreshments served.

Exhibit — Lance Crumley will be the featured artist at the Apple Gallery, 500 N. Main Street, Danbury, from Nov. 28-Dec. 26. He will be the featured artist at “Christmas In Historic Danbury,” and an opening reception will be held at the gallery Dec. 2 from 2-5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Danbury Christmas — “Christmas in Historic Danbury” will be held Dec. 2 from 2 to 6 p.m. There will be tours of the Stokes County Museum, an exhibit opening, music, dance performances, a tree lighting and candlelight service. For more information, call 336-593-8159 or visit stokesarts.org.

Meeting/potluck — Christ Episcopal Church, Walnut Cove, will hold its annual congregational meeting and pot luck luncheon following 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

Fri., Dec. 7

Tree lighting — The annual Walnut Cove Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Dec. 7 around 5:30 p.m. at Fowler Park.

Sat., Dec. 8

Poor Man Supper — Cubscout Pack 400 will be hosting their annual Poor Man Supper on Dec. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. Come out to the Scout Hut at Pinnacle United Methodist Church to enjoy a pinto bean supper and cornbread and homemade desserts. For donations only to support the pack’s scouting activities.

Pet photos — “Pets Light Up Our Lives” will be held Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. White Rust Photography Studio — 109-B Dalton Road, King — will be doing pet holiday photos for $10 (call 409-7448 to schedule) and a ceremony to honor or remember pets. For more information visit www.animalrescueofstokescounty.com. All proceeds will benefit the Animal Rescue of Stokes County.

Memorial — Crestview Memorial Park in Rural Hall will be having a luminary lighting on Dec. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call the office at 969-6793.

Parade — The Walnut Cove Christmas Parade will be held on Dec. 8 around 2 p.m. downtown.

Sun., Dec. 9

Tree ceremony — The Activity Department at Stokes Nursing Home will hold its annual honor tree ceremony on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at the First Christian Church in King. Donations in honor or in memory of a loved one can be made to The Activity Dept. and mailed to Carol Tilley, Activity Director, P.O. Box 10, Danbury, NC 27016. Please include the name of who you are honoring or remembering. Ornaments from the honor tree will be given to those that make a minimum donation of $20. All funds will be used to enhance the lives of the residents that live in our facility. The ceremony will start at 3 p.m. with special singing and guest speaker and will end with food and fellowship. For more info, contact Carol Tilley at 336-593-2831, ext. 242.

Ongoing Events

Cops for Tots — King Police Department is sponsoring Cops for Tots 2012, a Christmas program for local needy children. People can donate new toys and cash to help the King PD bring Christmas to local families who need help this year. All donations received will go to provide Christmas toys and clothes for local children. Cash donations are also being collected at Dollar General on Mtn. View Road. Look for the Cops for Tots bucket near the cash register. Cash donations are also accepted at the King Police Department. The deadline is Dec. 16. Call the King Police Department for more information at 944-6878.

Food drive — Come to the Tax Assessment/Collections and Register of Deeds Offices between Nov. 26 and Dec. 21 to help the offices reach their goal of collecting a thousand pounds of food by donating cans or non-perishable items at any of these three offices. All food will be donated to the East Stokes and King Outreach Ministry.

2013 Calendar — “Stokes County’s Heritage” calendar is now available. It is a fundraiser for Stokes Partnership for Children. Proceeds will help to provide funding for early childhood programs and the Stokes Family Resource Guide. Photos courtesy of Monty Stevens Photography and Custom Framing. Images are suitable for framing and include historic structures and landscapes in Stokes County. Stokes County’s Heritage was selected as the theme not only for the beauty and richness of the county’s architecture and landscapes, but because SPC believes that children should be given the opportunity to learn about and appreciate their heritage through first-hand experiences. The conservation of Stokes County’s heritage through historic preservation efforts, the protection of important natural areas and the preservation of history links children with the past so they better understand who they are for the future. Calendars are just $15 and can be picked up at SPC and other locations throughout the county. Call 985-2676 for more information.

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