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Today's Features

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  • Movies

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

    • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (PG)

    • Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)

    • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13)

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

    No listings available at press time

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

    No listings available at press time

    Music

  • FRIES — Star Market in Fries began a new holiday tradition this year, with the introduction of a Christmas tree that is dedicated to honoring area veterans.

    Put together by Nichelle Funk, who frequently volunteers to help at the market, the tree currently holds more than 200 ornaments with the names of area veterans; and more than 50 other names are still waiting to be added.

  • Staff Reports

    Early December will be full of festive family fun in the Twin Counties, with Christmas-themed activities ranging from caroling and parades to a holiday ballet and musical performances.

    The holiday season kicks off this Saturday, with events in Hillsville, Independence and Fries; and continues next weekend with more fun in Galax.

    To plan your festivities, here’s a schedule of what’s happening in the area:

    Hillsville

  • Movies

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

    • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (PG)

    • Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)

    • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13)

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

    No listings available at press time

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

    No listings available at press time

    Music

  • Movies

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

    • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (PG)

    • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG)

    • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13)

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

    No listings available at press time

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

    No listings available at press time

    Music

  • INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Public Library recently received a telescope donated by the Echo Ridge Astronomical League — a local group dedicated to the study and teachings of astronomy to the general public.

    The Orion Star Blast 45 Astron Reflector Telescope was delivered to the library at the end of October. The library and Echo Ridge plan to work in partnership to deliver astronomy programs to patrons of all ages.

  • The Town of Independence and the Independence police and fire departments are partnering to collect toys and coats for children in the area through Dec. 1.

    The annual initiative is called Independence Cares Toy and Coat Drive. Toys and coats that are collected through this effort will be loaded onto a fire truck that will be featured in the town’s annual parade at 3 p.m. on Dec. 1.

    Donations are also accepted during the parade, and donors are often seen tossing last minute donations onto the truck as it rolls along the parade route.

  • A lot of people can say they’ve raised money for charity, but how many can say they’ve managed to pull in $5,120 before they hit second grade?

    Connor Boyles, 7, a Galax Elementary School first-grader and the son of GES Principal Emily Boyles, ran in the Rock’N’Roll Marathon Series on Sept. 1 and did just that.

  • Movies

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

    • Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13)

    • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (PG)

    • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG)

    Music

    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: Nov. 9, Reed Island Ramblers; Nov. 16, Crossfire; Nov. 23, Wayne Henderson and Jeff Little; Nov. 30, Tune Town Old Time Band. 238-8130, (888) 217-8823 or 236-0329.