Something To Do from May 24-26, 2019

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Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

• Aladdin (2019) (PG)

• John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (R)

• Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG)

Creekside Cinema, (336) 783-0001, 605 Bluemont Road, Mount Airy, N.C.

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Marquee Cinema, (276) 228-9875, 187 Dominion Street, Wytheville, Va. 24382

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Blue Ridge Backroads Live, Rex Theater, downtown Galax: Events are every Friday at 7 p.m. Shows are $5 unless otherwise marked. Performers and events are May 24, White Top Mountain Band; May 31, Loose Strings Band; June 7, no show — Houston Fest; June 14, White Top Mountain Band and Five Mile Mountain Road; June 21, Jonathan Riddle & Carolina Express; June 28, VW Boys. 238-8130, (888) 217-8823 or 236-0329 or www.rextheatergalax.com.

Historic Fries Theater, Fries: The Crooked Road music jam session featuring old-time music is Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Concessions will be sold. Upcoming performers are: May 31, Gap Civil Oldtime Band; June 13, Mountains of Music Homecoming (free) ; Sept. 20, Gap Civil Oldtime Band. (276) 340-3448.

The Alleghany Jubilee, 25 North Main Street, Sparta, N.C.: Doors open at 6 p.m. and dances are 7-10 p.m. Every Tuesday, 7 p.m., The Rise and Shine Band. Line dancing lessons at 6 p.m. on Mondays. Admission $5 on Tuesdays and $6 on Saturdays and age 12 and younger, free. Light concessions available. (336) 657-1441, (336) 407-2603 or (336) 200-4949 for recorded schedule information, www.facebook.com/AlleghanyJubilee or www.alleghanyjubilee.com.

The Rex Theater, downtown Galax: Friday shows begin at 7 p.m. and are live over WBRF 98.1 and over the Internet. Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions available. Shows are $5. Movies at The Rex are on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. All films begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free admission, however, donations are appreciated. Concessions are available including popcorn, candy and soft drinks for $1 per item. (276) 266-2532 or 238-8130 or (888) 217-8823.

Floyd Country Store, Floyd: (540) 848-5603. Sunday music jams held every week — 1:30 with old-time and 4 p.m. with bluegrass. Free admission. Americana Afternoons, old-time dance lesson, the third Friday of every month, 5-6 p.m. Weekend activities include: The Friday Night Jamboree, 6:30-10:30 will feature Mark Templeton and Karen Webb at 6:30 with more to be announced. Also, Heart of the Child Music Education Program is every Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $10/$12; Baby Beats at 9:30-10:15 a.m. (babies) and Joy Jammers at 10:30-11:30 a.m. (babies-Pre-K). Americana Afternoons on May 25 from noon to 3 p.m. is free and will feature The New Macedon Rangers at noon, American Roots at 1 and Falling Creek at 2. On May 26, there will be free music jams: 1:30-3:30 p.m., will feature the old-time music jam and 4-6 p.m. will feature a free bluegrass music jam. Upcoming events: May 26, The Price Sisters; June 1, Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno; June 8, Five Mile Mountain Road; June 13, Stanley Brothers All-Star Band; June 15, Kenny and Amanda Smith; July 13, Peter Rowan’s Carter Stanley’s Eyes; July 20, Bill & The Bells; Aug. 3, The Seldom Scene. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Call for more information and costs. Workshops: June 1, One-Day Intermediate Autoharp with John Hollandsworth, 10 a.m.-3 pm. ($65/$75 after May 22 — lunch included); June 7-9, Appalachian Dance with Linda Block — Friday, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 10-11:30 a.m. (Friday, only $40, full weekend $175 / $185 after May 25. Includes Friday Night Jamboree. Lunch on Saturday and admission to dance with Five Mile Mountain Road.);

Lambsburg Community Center: Friday Night Jams, 7-10 p.m. featuring bluegrass, old-time, gospel and country musicians. The Crooked Road Venue offers walking trail, playground for children, and more. Musicians needed. Also, food, music and fellowship available. (336) 648-2078.

Grayson Highlands General Store, Rugby: Rugby Jam will take place on the third Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. The store features hand scooped ice cream, full cafe and deli, organic groceries and more. Bring a chair and instrument if you would like to join in the jam. The store is on U.S. 58.


The Oracle Institute, 88 Oracle Way, Independence: A Spirituality and Singing Salon will take place the second Friday of each month. On May 18 the Wisdom Circle will meet. The theme will be Soul Collage. Attendees will need to bring: Meaningful photograph and anything that can be cut or pasted onto a 5x7 card. Suggested donation: $10. (276) 773-3308 or www.TheOracleInstitute.org.

Lambsburg Community Center, Lambsburg: A cruise-in will be held June 22 at the Lambsburg Community Center featuring R&A Railroad from 5 p.m. until-dark. Other cruise-ins will be held July 27 with Steve Marshall & High Road; Aug. 24 with My Kinda Grass; and Sept. 28 with Soundfactory. (336) 648-2078.

New River Wildlife Club building: Trade Days and Flea Market is held the first Saturday of every month, 8 a.m.-noon. Tables are $5 inside and out. Take U.S. 58 West out of Galax to 94 North to 274 Riverside Drive. Building is on the right. 236-7649.

River House Inn & Restaurant, Grassy Creek, N.C.: July 7, 2019, Christmas in July Festival, West Jefferson, N.C. Arts and crafts, vendors, live music, food, kids’ activities, farmers’ market, Civil War reenactments, street performers and more. (336) 982-2109.

Alleghany County Library, Sparta, N.C.: Classes include June 6 classes will be Substance Use, Misuse, and the Opioid Crisis, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; and Dementia & Psychosis Behavior: What do You Need To Know?, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; July 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m. will be A Rainbow of Mental Health: An Introduction and 2:30-3:30 p.m. will be Overcoming Communication Barriers with Mental Health. Contact Mandy Matney mandy.matney@vayahealth.com to register.

Grayson LandCare office, Independence: May 26, 2-5 p.m. at Wagon Wheel Farm the Independence Farmers Market will meet for hands-on activities. See and try out garden tools. (540) 382-5790 .

Grayson LandCare and The Church of the Good Shepherd to host a First Friday Film Series at the church. Films include: June 7, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch; July 5, Earth Seasoned Gap Year; Aug. 2, Grow Food; and Sept. 6, What is Democracy?

Shows, Exhibits

Surry Arts Council, Mount Airy, N.C.: Ongoing programs include Andy Griffith Museum & Siamese Twins Exhibit, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Admission $3. Old-Time Music Heritage Hall at the Earle Theatre, open Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 1:30-4 p.m. and Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m. Admission $3. Free weekly jam sessions every Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m.; weekly jam sessions every Saturday, 9-11 a.m. $5 (includes Merry-Go-Round); Merry-Go-Round, every Saturday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free family movies on third Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Earle Theatre. Admission free. Five dollar movies at the Earle Theatre on Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m., Sundays at 4 and 7 p.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (336) 786-2222. For a schedule of events, times and cost call (336) 710-0139; (336) 786-7998 or (800) 286-6193 or www.surryarts.org.

Chestnut Creek School of the Arts: Tours of school available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information and tuition call 236-3500 or www.chestnutcreekarts.org. Featured events are open glass studio, Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Classes are: Art For Life: $7.50 per class —May 28,Wire Wrapped Earrings with Elizabeth Alexander, 1-2:30 p.m.; May 29, Swing Dance Lessons with Troy Robbins, 1-2:30 p.m.; May 29, Metal Tie Clip with Amanda Bolen, 4-5:30 p.m. Wood: May 25, Saw Sharpening Workshop with Richard Moore, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; May 26, Handsaw Skills with Richmond Moore, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; June 4, Intro. To Woodturning with Morris Schlesinger, 2-4 p.m.; June 8, Build, Weave, Take a Seat with Christina Boy, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; June 11, Build A Simple Step Stool with Mark Whittle, 5-8 p.m.; Wellness: Qi Gong/Gentle Yoga with Donna Ellis, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. Studio 203; Photography: June 15, Macro in the Field with Derrick Parker, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Painting: June 15, Watercolor Botanicals: Trees with Amy Jackson, noon-3 p.m.; Pottery: June 8, Intro. To Pottery Wheel with Rachael McKenzie, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Jewelry: May 25, Precious Metal Clay Earrings or Pendant with Beth Behrhorst. New classes are updated at www.chestnutcreekarts.org. Chestnut Creek Pottery, Studio, 110 Oldtown Street: Open studios, Mondays, 9-11 a.m.; Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m. and Fridays 6-8 p.m. Chestnut Creek Wood Studio at 107 West Oldtown St.; Building/Gallery, open to the public, noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; safety class, first Tuesdays, 5:30 -8 p.m.; open studio, Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m.; Thursdays, 2:30-5:30 p.m.; Turning Studio, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at 107 W. Oldtown St.; and Made With Love, first Tuesdays, 2:30-4 p.m.

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