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. 3-Dec. 7.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

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

Beginning Watercolors (Nancy Canter) from 5:30-7 p.m. at Wilkes Art Gallery in North Wilkesboro; $65 includes all supplies; two-day workshop concludes on Dec. 5.

Clay Christmas Tree Class (Debbie Johnston) from 6-8 p.m. at Wilkes Art Gallery; $25 includes all supplies; recurs Dec. 10.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Food for Fines continues until Dec. 7 at Wilkes Public Library; $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.

Art Party with Raney Rogers starts at 5:30 p.m. at Wilkes Art Gallery; $35 includes all supplies and lite snacks.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Bingo from 7-9 p.m. at Skull Camp Brewery in Elkin; free to play, prizes awarded; recurs Thursdays until Dec. 26.

Friday, Dec. 6

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 the Blue Ridge Artisan Center in Wilkesboro; $5.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Mistletoe Holiday Market & Craft Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Blue Ridge Artisan Center in Wilkesboro; 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.

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