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 July 9-July 12.

Tuesday, July 9

Creative Writers meet from 10-11 a.m. at Wilkes Public Library; recurs second Tuesdays.

“Smallfoot” (2018, PG, 109 min.) plays from 10-11:40 a.m. at Two Rivers Cinema in Wilkesboro; free; family movie series on Tuesdays until Aug. 6.

Family Craft from 2-3 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; recurs Tuesdays until July 23; families make space-themed crafts.

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

“An Elephant’s Journey” (2017, PG, 87 min.) screened from 1-3 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in Boone (Young People’s Global Film Series); $5 includes admission, snack and drink.

Wednesday, July 10

Kraut Creek Ramblers play/lecture from noon-1:30 p.m. at Turchin Center in Boone (Appalachian Summer Festival); free.

Computer Basics (David Greenwood) concludes from 2-3 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; call 336-838-2818 to register.

STEM Takes On from 2-3:15 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; explores science, technology, engineering, and math while learning about planets and taking a trip to Mars; recurs Wednesdays until July 24.

Paint Party from 6-9 p.m. at 6th and Main Restaurant in North Wilkesboro; hosted by Boone’s Paint Your Wings; pre-register for $40 by calling 828-719-0812.

“Capernaum” (2018, R, 126 min.) screened from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in Boone (Weicholz Global Film Series); $10.

Thursday, July 11

Stories from the Starry Night (Stories with Claire) from 2-3 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; free.

64th Grandfather Mountain Highland Games starts at 4:30 p.m. at MacRae Meadows in Linville; tickets $75 in advance for adult 4-day or $30 for ages 5-12; single day $5-$30; recurs July 12-14.

Writers Group concludes from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Anchor Coffee.

Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend premieres at 8 p.m. at Forest Edge Amphitheater in Fort Hamby Park near Wilkesboro; $15 or $10 on Thursdays for Wilkes residents; recurs July 12-13, July 18-20 and July 25-27.

Friday, July 12

Family Free for All from 2-3:45 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; free bingo, games, trivia, movies and science fun (2-3 p.m.); snacks provided; recurs Fridays until Aug. 23.

Downtown Art Walk from 5:30-8 p.m. in downtown North Wilkesboro; coincides with opening of the 40th Northwest Artist Juried Competition and Exhibition at Wilkes Art Gallery.

Pilobolus dances from 8-10 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in Boone (Appalachian Summer Festival); $20-$30.

Kate Rhudy and Jerry Chapman play from 8-10:30 p.m. at Reeves Theater & Café in Elkin; $15-$18.

“Incredibles 2: Summer Vacation” (2018, PG, 125 min.) is shown from 9-11 p.m. at the Carolina West Wireless Community Commons in Wilkesboro; free; concessions sold; kids’ games from 7-9 p.m.


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