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 12-July 16.
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.
64th Grandfather Mountain Highland Games continues 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 13-14.
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.
Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend continues at 8 p.m. at Forest Edge Amphitheater in Fort Hamby Park near Wilkesboro; $15 or $10 on Thursdays for Wilkes residents; recurs July 13, July 18-20 and July 25-27.
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.
Saturday, July 13
Class in the Grass (outdoor yoga) from 9-10 a.m. at the Carolina West Wireless Community Commons in Wilkesboro; $10 suggested donation.
Wayne Henderson & Friends play from 6-8 p.m. at Cook Park in Todd; free; food/drink sold; tents but no seating provided.
The Talleys perform from 6-8 p.m. at the Stone Center in North Wilkesboro; free ticketed event by Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home 336-667-5683.
Bless the Rains: The Ultimate Toto Tribute Experience and Journey Tribute: Trial by Fire perform from 6-10 p.m. at the Carolina West Wireless Community Commons in Wilkesboro; free; local food trucks, vendors and kids’ activities.
Patti LaBelle plays from 8-10 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in Boone (Appalachian Summer Festival); $25-$45.
The Night Move Band plays from 8-11 p.m. at Copperhead Road in Ronda.
Sunday, July 14
Eastern Festival Orchestra (feat. Awadagin Pratt) from 7-9 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in Boone (Appalachian Summer Festival); $10-$25.
Monday, July 15
Teens Rule from 2-3:15 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; recurs Mondays until July 22; trivia, games and other teen-related activities.
NASA Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Webcast from 4-5:30 p.m. at Wilkes Public Library; guided recreation of Apollo 11’s journey.
Tuesday, July 16
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (2019, PG, 104 min.) plays from 10 a.m.-noon 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.
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.
“Fanny’s Journey” (2016, NR, 94 min.) screened from 6-8 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in Boone (Young People’s Global Film Series); $5 includes admission, snack and drink.