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 Oct. 22-Oct. 26.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Chicks with Sticks crochet from 5-6:30 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library in North Wilkesboro; recurs Tuesdays.
Wilkes Genealogical Society meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; recurs fourth Tuesdays.
Zumba from 7-8 p.m. at the Benton Hall Community Arts Center in North Wilkesboro; $4 per class or four classes for $12; ages 16 and older.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Builders Club from 4-5 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; all ages; assorted blocks provided; recurs Wednesdays.
Thursday, Oct. 24
Handmade Pottery Painting (Rebecca Holbrook) from 10:30 a.m.-noon at Key City Antiques in North Wilkesboro; $20 pre-pay at 336-990-0711.
Old-Time Jam from 5:30-8 p.m. at Reeves Theater & Café in Elkin; free; recurs fourth Thursdays.
Thursday Night Bingo starts with early-bird games at 6 p.m. at the Wilkesboro Civic Center; benefits local food programs for children.
Shay Martin Lovette, David Childers and Chris Frisina perform at 9 p.m. at Petra’s in Charlotte; $6 in advance, $8 at door, plus $1 for non-members.
Friday, Oct. 25
Dynamic Oil Painting Workshop from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Wilkes Art Gallery; $100; class concludes from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 26.
Three Paintbrushes and a Canvas (Connie Ledford) runs from 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Key City Antiques ($30 for 16x20 canvas; pre-pay at 336-990-0711).
Bark Basketry Demo (Betsey Brey) from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Artisan Center in Wilkesboro; free.
Stardust Taproom Grand Opening from 5-10 p.m. at 1202 Curtis Bridge Rd., Wilkesboro; Will Easter plays from 6-8 p.m.; food truck, raffle, drink specials, naming contest.
Wilkesboro Concerts in the Commons from 6-10 p.m. with “Chicago Rewired” at 6 p.m., and “Kids in America: Totally ’80s Tribute” at 8 p.m.; free; food trucks, vendors, kids’ activities.
Hillside Horror, a haunted farm and corn maze, concludes on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at 2122 Hoots Rd., Roaring River; $20.
Hayride of Horror concludes Friday and Saturday from 7:30-11 p.m. at the Little Brushy Mountain Volunteer Fire Department in Wilkesboro; $10.
Saturday, Oct. 26
“Making Sense of the Civil War,” concludes with a reading and discussion by Judkin Browning, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Wilkes Public Library; free.
Three Paintbrushes and a Canvas (Connie Ledford) runs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Key City Antiques ($30 for 16x20 canvas; pre-pay at 336-990-0711).
Open Mic for poetry, spoken word and storytelling from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Wilkes Public Library; free.
Needle Felting for Beginners from 1-3:30 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; $15 includes all supplies to build a gnome; registration required for ages 16 and older—call 336-838-2818, option 2.
“Hello, My Name Is…” closing talk by artist Doug Lail at 2 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library.
Halloween Trail of Treats from 3-7 p.m. on the Yadkin River Greenway, starting at West Park trailhead; trick-or-treating event sponsored by the North Wilkesboro Police Department and Samaritan Kitchen of Wilkes.
“Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” (2018, PG, 97 min.) is screened from 7-9 p.m. at the Carolina West Wireless Community Commons in Wilkesboro; free with concessions sold; kids’ games from 5-7 p.m.
Halloween Hoedown with Will Easter, Chris McGinnis & Joel Nelson from 7-9 p.m. at Key City Lofts in North Wilkesboro; $10 suggested minimum artist donation; RSVP to private event at email@example.com.
Casino Night from 7-11 p.m. at Oakwoods Country Club in Wilkesboro; fundraiser for scholarships at Wilkes Community College; tickets at 336-838-6158.
Candlelight ghost tours conclude at 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Wilkes Heritage Museum in Wilkesboro; tickets are $10 for a 90-minute tour and can be pre-purchased at wilkesheritagemuseum.com or 336-667-3171.
Hard Livin’ Band plays from 9 p.m.-midnight at Dodge City Steakhouse in Wilkesboro; door prizes, costumes encouraged.