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Friday, Jan. 25

Red Cross blood drive, Independence VFW Post 7726, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donors are entered to win a 42-inch HDTV and a donation to the military support center will be made for each donor who signs in.

Pinto bean supper and auction rescheduled for Friday at Fries Middle School, 3 to 7 p.m. (276) 744-2542.

Saturday, Jan. 26

Hospice volunteer training, session II, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mountain Valley Hospice, Mount Airy, N.C., office. (336) 789-2922 or (888) 789-2922.

Pancake supper, Elk Creek Rescue Squad building, 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 10. Sponsored by the Elk Creek Rescue Squad Auxiliary.

Pinto bean supper and auction, Fries Middle School, 3 to 7 p.m. (276) 744-2542 or 744-7201.

Eddie Clontz cancer benefit drawing, noon, Duncan Suzuki Pre-Owned Vehicles, Hillsville, at the intersection of U.S. 58 and 221.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Carroll County Special Olympics Basketball Classic, 2 to 4 p.m., at the intermediate school gym on Main Street, Hillsville. Refreshments will follow.

Monday, Jan. 28

Rooftop of Virginia CAP Board of Directors meet, Rooftop of Virginia CAP, Main Street, Galax, noon.

Red Cross Bloodmobile, 11 a.m., Hillsville VFW Post 1115.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Indoor archery practice, Tuesday and Thursday, New River Wildlife building, 7107 Riverside Drive, 6:30 p.m., $3. (276) 744-7158.

Make Me Warm story hour and Mother Goose, 10:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Galax Public Library. 236-5319, ext. 201 or carlene@wiredog.com.

Church Activities

Saturday, Jan. 26

Brotherhood breakfast, Great Hope Baptist Church, 111 Elkhorn Road, 8:30 a.m. 236-3349.

Pastor Daryl Beamer of Taylors Chapel Church will speak at Redeemed Church, 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by McMillian Ministries and Sister Charlmane Howard.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Rich N Tradition will sing, 6:30 p.m., Coulson Church of the Brethren, Hillsville.

Eli Carico will be the guest speaker at Asbury United Methodist Church, 10 a.m.

Grayson Youth Project performance, Amazing God, 11 a.m., Lebanon United Methodist Church, Elk Creek.

Monday, Jan. 28

The Carroll/Galax Cluster of the United Methodist Church will meet, Mount Vale United Methodist Church, 7 p.m. Amy Nichols will present the program on her upcoming trip to Yei, Sudan.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Womens fellowship/Bible study group meets, 7 p.m. 236-5076.

Blue Ridge Bible College, old Mr. Casuals building, Troutdale, 7 to 9 p.m. Subjects include the tabernacle I, Song of Solomon, old testament survey and brides/women in the Bible. A new teacher will be added this quarter, Jacob Vanover at (276) 686-9027. For information call Brother Doug Halsey at (276) 579-2833.