On the Scene is a column listing community events that runs each Wednesday. Items will be edited to conform to Enterprise guidelines. Items must be submitted at least seven days before the event. The information must contain a street address for the event. Submissions may be mailed or delivered to the High Point Enterprise, 213 Woodbine St., High Point, NC 27260, or submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KEEP HIGH POINT BEAUTIFUL
The Keep High Point Beautiful board is accepting applications from high school students to join the Keep High Point Beautiful Youth Advisory Council for the 2021-22 school year through today (Sept. 22). Participation includes attending bimonthly meetings (currently virtual), attending and assisting with annual litter cleanup events, providing ideas for new and existing programming and more. Students in grades 9 through 12 can download the application at www.highpointnc.gov/KHPByouthcouncil. For more information, contact Rebecca Coplin at 336-883-3520 or email@example.com.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
The High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point presents “Tools of the Trade” in the Historical Park on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors will learn about NC trades of the 18th and 19th centuries and tools. Trades include blacksmithing, chair caning, woodworking, shoemaking and more. Costumed interpreters will also be onsite. This is a free event for all ages.
END OF SUMMER BASH
Archdale Parks and Recreation presents the 5th Annual End of Summer Bash on Saturday Sept. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Creekside Park in Archdale. This outdoor event will feature music, food trucks , interactive vendors, and a balloon artist/magician. Concert is free to the public. Vendors are individually priced.
ZOO SEEKS OLD ELECTRONICS
The North Carolina Zoo is seeking donations of old cell phones, tablets, iPods, MP3 players and e-readers as it celebrates World Gorilla Day on Saturday, Sept. 25. Proceeds from the recycling effort will go to the Gorillas on the Line program, a global initiative aimed at protecting habitats for gorillas and other wildlife in Central Africa. Donations will be accepted at the zoo’s gorilla habitat from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in exchange for a free Gorillas on the Line T-shirt while supplies last.
STOP THE VIOLENCE RALLY
The High Point Peacemakers will sponsor a free neighborhood Stop the Violence Rally on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the corner of Lexington and Montlieu avenues. The event is free and will feature food and more.
BLACK HISTORY DISPLAY
The Thomasville Public Library, 14 Randolph St., Thomasville, will host a Black History Display through Sept. 26. Sponsored by Raymond Payne, Rabbit Quarter Ministries. 336-454-0740.
TRIAD COIN CLUB
The Triad Coin Club, based in High Point, will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at Spring Hill United Methodist Church, Lexington Ave., High Point.Doors to the fellowship hall open at 6:30 p.m. During the meeting, plans for a Christmas party will be discussed, raffles and auctions will be held and light refreshments will be available. Club meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month Jan. through Nov. Club will adhere to all CDC suggestions for gatherings current at the time. For more information, contact Robert Ward, club president, at 336-862-0802 after 6 p.m., or any time by text.
The Jamestown Rotary’s 60th Annual Horse Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 at Piedmont Saddle Club, 8001 Leabourne Road, Colfax. The event begins at 10 a.m. and will feature over 50 English and Western riding class competitions. All proceeds go to local community charities and non-profit organizations.
CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE FOR FAMILIES
Local families in need of Christmas Assistance may apply for The Salvation Army of High Point’s Angel Tree program Monday, Oct. 4, through Friday, Oct. 8, 8:30-11:30 a.m. at 301 W. Green Drive. Be in line by 11 a.m. at the latest. Open to parents or legal guardians of children 12 and younger living in ZIP codes 27260, 27262, 27263, 27265, 27282, 27350 and 27370. Applicants need to bring a picture ID, verification of address, proof of guardianship or custody, birth certificate or current Medicaid card for each child age 12 and under, verification of all expenses, proof of income and benefits, and valid documentation of unemployment, layoff or reduced hours. This year’s gift distribution will be Dec. 16. 336-881-5400.
NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY MEETING
The Triad Chapter of the N.C. Native Plant Society will hold a Zoom meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. Maegan Luckett of Duke Gardens will share tips for creating a pocket prairie in Piedmont landscapes. To register visit ncwildflower.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A Zoom invitation will be sent with a link to view the program.
The High Point Arts Council, 121 S. Centennial St., presents Oktoberfest Party on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 7-10 p.m. featuring the North Carolina Polka Time Allstars, a food truck with traditional German food and specialty beers. Anyone wearing traditional German clothing (dirndl or lederhosen) will receive a token for a free beverage. Only 150 patrons will be in attendance and masks are required, except when actively eating and drinking. Tickets are $15. Call the ticket office at 336-889-2787 ext. 23, Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.
Remaining dates for 2021 General Membership Meetings of the Guilford County Republican Party are Monday Oct. 11, featuring Charlie Collicutt, director of the Guilford County Board of Elections; Monday, Nov. 8, featuring a forum of state and local candidates; Saturday, Dec. 1. All meetings are at The Worship Place, 1807 Merritt Drive, Greensboro. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. and the meetings are at 7 p.m.
The Davidson County Bicentennial Committee is requesting submissions for a logo to represent the county’s bicentennial celebration in 2022. For contest rules and information on how to submit a design, go to https://bit.ly/3jfCu1P. The deadline for submission is Oct. 15. The winner will be formally recognized at the Oct. 26 Board of Commissioners meeting.
HOLIDAY PARADE OF BOATS
High Point Parks & Recreation is taking registrations for watercraft — motor and non-powered boats, even kayaks — to participate in a Holiday Parade of Boats on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 6 — 7:30 p.m. There will be several categories of competition and prizes will be awarded. Please call 336-883-3494 for additional information.
MUSEUM NEW HOURS
High Point Museum is now open with regular operating hours, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The museum is currently hosting, “A Love Supreme: The Jazz of John Coltrane through the Eyes of Chuck Stewart” curated by the GRAMMY Museum, which runs through Dec. 5. The Historical Park, which includes the Blacksmith Shop, Hoggatt House, Haley House and Little Red Schoolhouse, will keep regular operating hours of Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Haley House remains closed to interior tours.
MOREHEAD BASKETBALL ACADEMY
Morehead Recreation Center, 101 Price St., has openings in its Morehead Basketball Academy, a coed, after-school program (grades K — 5) focused on developing skills in young basketball players. Led by experienced coaches, participants will perform basketball drills, compete in pick-up games, receive one-on-one training on a Dr. Dish Shooting Machine, play in NBA 2K tournaments, watch game film and read about basketball teams and players. Transportation is provided to Morehead Recreation Center from Fairview, Parkview and Kirkman Park Elementary schools; drop-offs are accepted from other schools. Cost is $80 per child, per month.
BELL RINGERS NEEDED
The Salvation Army of High Point seeks bell ringers for its annual Red Kettle Campaign in November. Local companies, businesses, churches, civic groups and individuals who are interested in volunteering can pick among available dates, times and locations online by visiting www.registertoring.com and entering your ZIP code. The Salvation Army is also hiring seasonal bell ringers. To apply, please visit www.tsahighpoint.org or visit 301 W. Green Drive, High Point, or call 336-881-5400.