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Church Events

Get Sane @ The Mad Bean, Downtown Madison - Bible Study in an informal setting, led by Dr. Chuck McGathy, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Madison, Wednesday, 10 am. Open to everyone.

Community Christian Fellowship - Chris Elbie's Steakhouse and Grill, South Second Avenue, Mayodan, first Wednesday each month, at 12 noon, starting August 7.  Interdenominational gathering for everyone interested in discovering or growing stronger in the historic Christian faith, with Bible teacher Chuck McGathy.  (336.548.2333) 
 
Fundraisers  

Large Indoor Yard Sale - NC National Guard Armory, NC 65, Wentworth, July 25-26, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, to benefit SquareOne Family Justice Center. 

Benefit for Jimmy Goins - Sandy Ridge Community Center, Saturday, July 27, 11 am-3 pm.  Pinto beans, slaw, cornbread, drink and dessert, $6 per plate.  50/50 raffle, auction, Harrington & Richardson 12-guage shotgun giveaway.  Victory Ministries Trio, Robert Tilley and the Hard Times Band, Hubert Lawson and the Bluegrass Country Boys.  (336.427.0965)

Benefit Yard Sale - Bald Hill Baptist Church, Bailey Road, Madison, Saturday, August 3, 7 am-2 pm.  Robert Tilley and the Hard Times Band, starting at 11 am.  Door prizes, auction, food. 

Special Events

Cars & Crabs - The Boulevard, Eden, Saturday, July 27, 11 am-3 pm.  Car show and crab boil.  Cars, trucks, bikes, classic and modern, $10 entry fee. 

Music & Cruz In - Freedom Park Kiwanis Amphitheatre, last Saturday monthly through September, starting at 5:30 pm.  Free admission.  Concessions available.  July 27 - Against the Nights.  August 31 - Remedy.  September 29 - The Impacts.  Cornhole, 50/50, door prizes. 

Music Night - Spencer Penn Centre, second Friday each month. Doors open at 5 pm, open mic, 5:30 pm. Variety of concessions, sandwiches, desserts.  August 19 - The Shelton Brothers, Hubert Lawson & the Bluegrass Country Boys.  September 13 - Witcher Creek, Don Smith & the Foggy River Boys.  October 11 - Southern Gentlemen, Lucky City Bluegrass.  November 8 - Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer.  December 13 - Two Young Two Old, The Country Boys.  Admission, $5.  (www.TheCentreatSpencerPenn.com)

Downtown Madison First Friday Cruise-In, 5-8 pm, continuing until October.  Antique classics, street rods, motorcycles, extended merchant hours, 50/50, proceeds to Hospice of Rockingham County.  (336.932.5645) 

Second Friday Downtown - Reidsville, 6-9 pm second Friday each month, August 9, September 13.  Family activities, food, classic and show cars, trucks, free movie. 

Cars & Coffee - Family Video, Bridge Street, Eden, Saturday, July 27, 8-10 am.  All makes and models welcome.  (336.612.8034)

Annual Dan River Boat Race - Saturday, August 3, from Lindsey Bridge access to NC 704 Bridge access, Madison, 2.5 miles.  Ages, 16 and under, 17-39, 40-59, 60 and older.  Early registration, $25.  Sponsored by the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department.  (336.548.9572)

Bluegrass/Country Music Jam - Madison-Mayodan Public Library, open to all pickers, Monday, August 5, starting at 5 pm.

Outdoor Beach Music Festival - Wright Memorial Event Center, Slaydon Road, Eden, August 23-24, featuring The Embers, The Catalinas, Jim Quick & Coastline, Chairmen of the Board, Pizazz Band.  Food, ABC garden, vendors.  (www.PreppyPirateOutfitters.com)

Assistance Available

Free Rockingham County Schools Summer Food Service Program - McMichael High School in Mayodan, Leaksville-Spray Elementary School in Eden and Moss Street Elementary School in Reidsville, weekdays until August 8.  Breakfast, 7:30-8:30 am; lunch, 11:30 am-1 pm, for all kids age 18 and under.  No sign up, just show up. 

Rockingham County Head Start Recruitment - 705 Ayersville Road, Madison.  Now accepting applications for Eden, Madison, Reidsville, Stoneville and Wentworth.  Children must be at least three or four years old on or before August 31st.  (336.349.4762)

Alcoholics Anonymous Fellowship Group - First Presbyterian Church, South Main Street, Reidsville, Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8 pm. 

Alcoholics Anonymous Madison-Mayodan Group - Episcopal Church of the Messiah, South Second Avenue, Mayodan, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 pm. 

Open Computer Lab - Spencer Penn Centre, Monday 10 am-3 pm, Thursday 10 am-5 pm. 

Free Shredding Service - JCR Recycling, West Fieldcrest Road, Eden, Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-4 pm. (256.734.0903)

Free Supper and Addiction Recovery Meeting - Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ, Davis Street, Eden,  Tuesday, 6:30 pm. (336.970.3482)

Free Clinic of Rockingham County/Cone Health 401 West Decatur Street, Madison. Open Monday, 1-5 pm. Medical, dental and medication assistance. 315 South Main Street, Reidsville. (336.349.3220)

Goodwill Industries Career Center NC 135, Mayodan. Free classes include Career Readiness Certification, Computer, and others. Call to register. (336.949.4849)

Goodwill Industries Community Resource Center Washington Street, Eden. Free classes. GED, Getting the Job You Want, Career Readiness Certification, Computer and others. You must be unemployed or underemployed. Call to register. (336.623.3007)

Goodwill Industries Community Resource Center Freeway Drive, Reidsville. Free classes. HRD-Employability Skills, Basic Computer/Keyboarding, Software for Career Development, GED, Money Smart and others. You must be unemployed or underemployed. Call to register. (336.637.1010)

Grief Share, designed to help persons grieving the loss of someone, meets Tuesday, First Baptist Church, South Franklin Street, Madison, 1:30 pm.

Others

Lunch and Learn, Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking Awareness - Rockingham County Wellness Center, NC 14, Eden, Tuesday, July 23, 12-1:30 pm. 

Nary a Thing Chapter,  The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club - Madison-Mayodan Public Library, Burton Street, Tuesday, July 23, 3-5 pm.  Showing two episodes, trivia, snacks, planning Mayberry Festival.

John Berry in Concert - The Arts Place, Main Street, Downtown Danbury, Friday, July 26, 7 pm.  General admission, $40.  (336.593.8159)

West Rock Farmers Market, South Ayersville Road, Mayodan, Saturday, 8 am. 

Reidsville Farmer's Market - Downtown, Market Square, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 7 am-1 pm.  Produce, fruit and baked goods, through October.   

Stoneville Farmers Market - Rotary Stage, Downtown, Saturday starting at 8 am.  Farmers, artisans, crafters and food vendors welcome. 

Creek Creep - Mayo River Start Park, Mayodan, Saturday, August 31, 1 pm.  Program starts at DeShazo Mill Road Access parking area.  (336.427.2530)

Mis-Snaken Identity - Mayo River State Park, Mayodan, Saturday, August 10, 1 pm, a program all about snakes with a State Park Ranger. 

Stars and Planets - Mayo River State Park, Mayodan.  Explore the constellations, starts and planets with volunteers from the Greensboro Astronomy Club.  Saturdays, July 27, 9:30 pm; September 28, 8 pm.  November 23, 6 pm.  (336.427.2530)

Music at the Barn - Gant Road, Eden, every Tuesday starting at 6:15 pm with open jam.  (336.706.1018)

Rockingham County Networking Leads Group meets for lunch Wednesday at noon, El Parrall, NC 14, Eden.

Free Computer Classes - Madison-Mayodan Public Library, Wednesday, 9-10:30 a.m. 

The Rockingham County Democratic Party meets monthly on the fourth Thursday in the Advanced Technology Building, Room 213, Rockingham Community College, 7 pm.

Al-Anon, a recovery program for family and friends of alcoholics, meets at First Methodist Church, Main Street, Eden, Thursday, 7 pm.

The Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, NC 14, Eden offers assistance with genealogy research on Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-4 pm and Saturday 11 am-3 pm. Trained consultants are available. (336.623.7154)

Joshua's Troops Combat Airmen meets at Mayflower Seafood Restaurant in Madison the second Thursday of the month at 11:30 am. All Veterans are invited. (336.573.2110)