When you’re looking for something fun to do each week, check our curated guide to what’s going on in Wilkes County and the area from Dec. 6-Dec. 10.

Friday, Dec. 6

Food for Fines continues until Dec. 7 at Wilkes Public Library in North Wilkesboro; $1 in late fees waived for each in-date, shelf-stable food item donated.

Samaritan Kitchen Canned Food Drive continues at the Blue Ridge Artisan Center in Wilkesboro until Dec. 7.

Benefit movies play at 3 p.m. at Liberty Theatre in North Wilkesboro; stocking stuffers benefitting Communities In Schools families serve as free admission to “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Frozen 2;” live Christmas music and an appearance by Olaf.

Martha Bassett & the Big Elkin Band play free Christmas music from 7-8:30 p.m. at Reeves Theater & Café in Elkin; Light Up Elkin precedes the show at 6:30 p.m.

First Friday Contra Dance from 7-10 p.m. at Blue Ridge Artisan Center; $5.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Mistletoe Holiday Market & Craft Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Blue Ridge Artisan Center; free admission; live music noon-3 p.m.; Santa & Mrs. Claus appear from 9:30-11 a.m.

Christmas Open House from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Wilkes Heritage Museum in Wilkesboro; free admission with donations accepted; live music and refreshments.

Anime Club meets from 1-3 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; ages 13-17 watch “My Neighbor Totoro” with snacks provided.

Three Paintbrushes and a Canvas (Connie Ledford) from 2-4 p.m. at Key City Antiques in North Wilkesboro ($30 for 16x20 canvas; pre-pay at 336-990-0711).

Wilkes Christmas Parade starts at 3 p.m. in North Wilkesboro and ends in Wilkesboro.

Christmas in the Commons from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in downtown Wilkesboro; free music, food trucks, train rides, kids’ activities; tree lighting at 7 p.m.

Mikie Huffman plays from 4-7 p.m. at Stardust Cellars & Taproom in Wilkesboro; Egg Roll-In food truck.

Will Easter & David Childers perform from 7-10 p.m. at Anchor Coffee in North Wilkesboro;

Diamonds & Whiskey play at 9 p.m. at Dodge City Steakhouse in Wilkesboro.

Sunday, Dec. 8

Furniture Painting with DIY Paint (Hope Jordan) from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Key City Antiques; $75 includes materials except for a lightly-sanded, less than 2-by-2-foot furniture piece; call 336-990-0711.

Wilkes Chamber Singers perform Christmas music from 3-4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wilkesboro; free with love offering and canned food donation to Samaritan Kitchen; recurs Dec. 10 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church.

Home for the Holidays with the Kruger Brothers from 6-8 p.m. at Blue Ridge Artisan Center; $20 tickets sold out online; benefit for Samaritan Kitchen’s backpack program.

Monday, Dec. 9

Gingerbread House Workshop at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Wilkes Community Partnership for Children in North Wilkesboro; free; call 336-838-0977 to register ages 5 and younger.

Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society play Christmas music from 4:45-6:45 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; free; refreshments provided.

Holiday Gift Mixes Workshop from 6-7 p.m. at Wilkes County Agricultural Center in Wilkesboro; $10; call 336-651-7331 to register and pre-pay.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Chicks with Sticks crochet from 5-6:30 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; recurs Tuesdays.

Clay Christmas Tree Class (Debbie Johnston) from 6-8 p.m. at Wilkes Art Gallery; $25 includes all supplies.

Open Mic Night from 7-9 p.m. at the Reeves Theater & Café in Elkin; free; recurs Tuesdays.

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