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 Stokesdale Christmas parade | Sign up now to sponsor or register your parade entry for the Stokesdale Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 9, starting at 2 p.m. Sponsorship deadline is Nov. 20; parade entry deadline is Dec. 1. Visit www.stokesdale.org for parade entry forms and event details. More info: (336) 643-4011. See display ad on p. 17.

DEADLINE DEC. 16

Good Samaritan Ministries’ Angel Tree | The angel tree is now up at Fidelity Bank, 8110 U.S. 158 in Stokesdale. “Angels” – Christmas gift wish lists for children in need — may be picked up Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also contact Terri Johnson, GSM Angel Tree coordinator, at (336) 643-5887 or terrij1957@yahoo.com, for a child’s or sibling group’s wish list. Unwrapped gifts, labeled with the children’s corresponding angel number and letter, should be dropped off at Terri Johnson’s home in Stokesdale by Dec. 16.

NOW THROUGH DEC. 23/24

Holiday stores | Summerfield Peace United Methodist Church is hosting a Dewey’s Bakery holiday store Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tire Max, 4420 U.S. 220 N in Summerfield. Moravia Moravian Church in Oak Ridge is hosting a holiday store Monday thru Thursday, noon to 6 p.m.; Friday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m., in the Oak Ridge Room, next to Bistro 150 in Oak Ridge Commons. To see the selection of items for sale, visit www.deweysbakerypartner.com.

SATURDAY, NOV. 18

Food pantry | Good Samaritan Ministries’ food pantry in Stokesdale will open for those in need of food on Nov. 18, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Stokesdale Business Center, 8500 Ellisboro Road. For assistance or to donate to the ministry, contact Terri Johnson, (336) 643-5887 or terrij1957@yahoo.com. z Stew sale | Stokesdale Fire Department, 8401 U.S. 158 in downtown Stokesdale, will hold its annual stew sale Nov. 18, from noon until sold out. Cost is $10 per quart. Drive-thru service only; no pre-orders. z Summerfield Christmas tree lighting | Town of Summerfield will host its annual Christmas tree lighting Nov. 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Summerfield Athletic Park, 5200 U.S. 220 N in Summerfield. Greensboro Performing Arts members will sing carols, Bella Ballerina dancers will perform, and there will be light food and drinks, s’mores by a bonfire and a visit with Santa. Attendees are encouraged to bring food items for Guilford Backpack Ministry; visit www.summerfieldnc.gov for a list of items needed. More info: Cheryl Gore, (336) 643-8655 or cgore@summerfieldnc.gov. See display ad on p. 13.

SUNDAY, NOV. 19

Thanksgiving meal | Gideon Grove UM Church at 2865 Gideon Grove Church Road in Stokesdale will host a free community Thanksgiving meal Nov. 19, starting at 5 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/gideongroveumc to learn more.

TUESDAY, NOV. 21

Kiwanis Club | Kiwanis Club of Northwest Guilford will meet Nov. 21, starting at 12 noon at Bill’s Pizza, 1431 N.C. 68 in Oak Ridge. More info: nwgkiwanis@gmail.com. z Northwest Guilford VFW | Northwest Guilford VFW invites veterans to join VFW Post #7999 for its monthly meeting Nov. 21, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Summerfield Community Center, 5404 Centerfield Road. More info: Andy Schlosser, (336) 456-2199, or Rick Dunlap, (336) 601-0941.

MONDAY, NOV. 27

Lions Club | Oak Ridge Lions Club will meet Nov. 27 in the back dining area of Bistro 150 in Oak Ridge Commons shopping center, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. More info: Jim Kinneman, (336) 207-7166 or james.kinneman@gmail.com.

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