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Church Events

Free Old Time Gospel Singing - River's Edge Gospel Church, Old Church Road, Danbury, the first Saturday every month, 6 pm.  (336.816.0807)

Learn About the Opioid Epidemic in Rockingham County - Special Event for the Faith Community, Tuesday, September 24, Osborne Baptist Church, Eden.  Dinner, 5:30 pm; Meeting, 6-7:30 pm.  (336.944.3264)

Homecoming - Eden Baptist Church, The Boulevard, Eden, Sunday, September 29, 10:30 am, 2 pm, with The Good News Quartet, Dr. Glinard Lawson and covered dish lunch.  (336.623.3515)

Back Yard Fellowship and Fun - Madison United Methodist Church, West Academy Street, Madison, Sunday, September 29, 3-6pm.  Live music, food, children's games and activities.  Bring lawn chairs, quilts.  Free.

The Churchmen - First Presbyterian Church, Southwood Drive, Eden, Sunday, October 6, 6 pm.  An offering will be received. 

Homecoming Festival - Central Christian Church, Stadium Drive/Pierce Street, Eden, Sunday, October 13.  Meet and greet 10:15 am, worship service 11 am, lunch 12 pm, games and activities, 1-3 pm. 

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, 12 noon.  Interdenominational gathering for everyone interested in discovering or growing stronger in the historic Christian faith, with Bible teacher Chuck McGathy.  (336.548.2333) 

Hot Dog Supper Church of the Epiphany, Henry Street, Eden, Saturday, September 28, 4-8 pm.  $10 per person; $30 family of four.  Toppings bar, potato salad, baked beans, drinks, dessert. A fundraiser for Friends of Eden Animal Rescue.  (336.627.5746)

Annual Run With the Cows - Chinqua-Penn Walking Trail, Wentworth Street, Reidsville, Sunday, September 29.  Check-in, 1:30 pm; Kid's one-mile Fun Run, 2 pm; 5K Run/Walk, 3 pm.  All proceeds benefit the trail.  Shaved ice for sale.  (

Western Rockingham Friends of the Library Book Sale Madison-Mayodan Public Library, Burton Street, October 2-7.  Donations now being accepted. 

Mayberry Fall Fair - Madison-Mayodan Public Library, Saturday, October 5, 9 am-4 pm.  Vendors, food, contests, silent auction.  Vendors now being accepted, limited number.  (336.932.1881)

Boos, Brews & BBQ - Fine Arts Festival Association, Cherokee Camp Road, Reidsville, Saturday, October 12, 2-9 pm.  Free admission.  Halloween costumes, makeup.  BBQ, beer and commemorative glass, $5.

Special Events

Music Night - Spencer Penn Centre, second Friday each month. Doors open at 5 pm, open mic, 5:30 pm. Variety of concessions, sandwiches, desserts.  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.  (

Rockingham County Schools All County Girls Tennis Tournament - Jaycee Park Courts, Reidsville, Thursday, September 26.  All four high school girls tennis teams will compete in singles and doubles.  Free. 

Stoneville Rotary Club Fall Festival - Downtown Stoneville, Saturday, September 28, 9 am-5 pm.  Music, crafts, contests, raffle.  (336.423.9721)

Rubber Duck Regatta - Spray Canal/Mercantile Building, Eden, Saturday, September 28, starting at 12 noon.  Adopt a duck, $5; family of five ducks, $20.  Pirates, food vendors, music.  First place, $500; second place, $250; third place, $150.  Lame Duck Award, $100.  Sponsored by Eden Chamber of Commerce.  (336.623.EDEN)

Cruz In and Concert - Freedom Park, Edgewood Road, Eden, Saturday, September 28, starting at 5:30 pm, featuring the Impacts Band.  Concessions; bring a lawn chair. 

Rocktoberfest - The Boulevard, Eden, Saturday, October 5, 1-9 pm.  Live music, food trucks, vendors.  A fundraiser for the Boulevard Merchants Association.  Admission, non-perishable food items for hungry children in Rockingham County.  Raindate, October 12. 

Reidsville Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase - The Salvation Army, Barnes Street, Friday, October 11, 4-8 pm.  (

What the Hay! Fest - Downtown Mayodan, Saturday, October 12, 10 am-9 pm.  Hay bale sculpture kickoff, live music, vendors, crafts, food, rides, exhibits. 

Pigstock 2019 - Shooting Star Farms, Davis Mill Road, Greensboro, Saturday, November 2, 12-5 pm.  Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Greensboro.  (336.253.3994)

The Hopper's Christmas Celebration - Cornerstone Conference Center, US-29, Browns Summit, Saturday, December 7.  Matinee and concert, 1 pm; Dinner and concert, 6 pm; All day ticket, dinner and both concerts, $20-$80.  Down East Boys, Karen Peck & New River, Triumphant Quartet, The Allen Family, Riley Clark, The Joneses, The Hoppers.  (1.800.965.9324)

Assistance Available

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.


Early Voting - Rockingham County Board of Elections, Cherokee Camp Road, Reidsville, Monday-Friday, October 16-November 1, 8 am-5 pm.  (336.342.8107)

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.

Stars and Planets - Mayo River State Park, Mayodan.  Explore the constellations, starts and planets with volunteers from the Greensboro Astronomy Club.  Saturday, 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)