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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 for parade entry forms and event details. More info: (336) 643-4011. See display ad on p. 17.


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, 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.


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


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 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 for a list of items needed. More info: Cheryl Gore, (336) 643-8655 or See display ad on p. 13.


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 to learn more.


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: 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.


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

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