When you’re looking for something fun to do each week, check our guide to what’s going on in Wilkes County and the area from Aug. 20-Aug. 24.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Imagination Café runs from noon-1 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library in North Wilkesboro; free lunch for ages 18 and under plus learning; concludes on Aug. 23.

Book Club from 4-5:30 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; recurs third Tuesdays; for book information call 336-838-2818.

Chicks with Sticks meet from 5-6 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; recurs Tuesdays.

“400 Years of Slavery & Wilkes County,” a presentation by Effley D. Howell of Thankful Heritage Museum, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; free.

“Murder’s in the Heir” auditions (Wilkes Playmakers) conclude from 6-8 p.m. at Benton Hall Community Arts Center in North Wilkesboro.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Builders Club meets from 4-6 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; building blocks and/or LEGOs provided; recurs Wednesdays.

Tabletop Game Night from 7-9 p.m. at Anchor Coffee in North Wilkesboro; bring your own or play the ones provided, including Dungeons and Dragons.

Thursday, Aug. 22

Family Craft concludes from 4-4:45 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library.

Alex Key plays starting at 6 p.m. at Dodge City Steakhouse in Wilkesboro; $7 cover or $5 with eatery receipt.

The Djangovers (Bob Kogut, Justin Butler and Bobby Steadman) play Appalachian swing and hot club jazz from 7-9 p.m. at Anchor Coffee.

Friday, Aug. 23

Family Free for All concludes from 2-3:45 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; free bingo, games, trivia, movies and science fun (2-3 p.m.); snacks provided.

1915 Open Mic Night from 7-9 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Artisan Center in Wilkesboro; free.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Wilkes Art Gallery Yard Sale from 7 a.m.-noon at the gallery in North Wilkesboro; donations accepted Aug. 23 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

“Making Sense of the Civil War,” a five-part reading and discussion series led by Judkin Browning, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Wilkes Public Library; free; recurs Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Oct. 12 and Oct. 26.

National Track Trails Day from 10 a.m.-noon at Smoot Park in North Wilkesboro; presented by Healthy Wilkes Action Team; guided TRACK tour, healthy snacks, nature crafts and science experiments; free.

Ice Cream Paint Party from 10 a.m.-noon at Midtown Garden Market in North Wilkesboro; $25 to create ice cream cone sign, plus ice cream; benefits local children entering foster care.

Three Paintbrushes and a Canvas (Connie Ledford) runs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Key City Antiques in North Wilkesboro ($40 for 16x20 canvas; pre-pay at 336-990-0711).

Paint ‘n’ Sip (Melanie De Pietro) from 2-4 p.m. at Roaring River Vineyards in Traphill; $30 includes supplies, snack, glass of wine and wine glass to paint.

Handmade Pottery Painting (Rebecca Holbrook) from 2-4:30 p.m. at Key City Antiques; $20 pre-pay at 336-990-0711.

12th High Country Beer Fest from 2-7 p.m. at High Country Fairgrounds in Boone; tickets $10-$80; food trucks, live music.

Gather: A Community Dining Experience from 5-10 p.m. at Gambill Estate in Roaring River; $85 includes three-course family-style meal, glass of wine and live music by Room Twenty-Seven band.


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