Community calendar

Saturday, Nov. 21

The Foothills District Boy Scouts will have a drive-thru drop-off food drive on 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Wal-Mart parking lots in Lenoir, Granite Falls and Taylorsville to help supply the Lenoir Soup Kitchen and the food banks of South Caldwell Christian Ministries and Caldwell County Yokefellow. To donate food items, drive up to the Scout canopy. Homemade goods or opened products cannot be accepted.

Taryn R. Hutchison of Morganton will be at Tybrisa Books in downtown Lenoir from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to sign copies of her novel, “One Degree of Freedom,” a work of historical fiction set in Romania during the 1980s that focuses on Adriana Nicu, a 15-year-old girl. The novel was published by Illuminate YA Fiction this week.

The Western Piedmont Symphony will hold its first live virtual concert, “Maestro’s Quintet,” from Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block at 7:30 p.m. The livestreamed performance features Maestro Matthew Troy’s String Quartet and pianist Gregory Knight, a Caldwell County native. Tickets for this livestream are $25 each and can be purchased at WPSymphony.org/Maestros-Quintet. For more information about the Western Piedmont Symphony, call 828-324-8603, visit www.WPSymphony.org, or email info@WPSymphony.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

The Satie and J.E. Broyhill Caldwell Senior Center is offering Zoom yoga on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. All movements can be done from a chair or standing position. Links to the classes may be found at www.caldwellseniorcenter.org or on Facebook.

Thursday, Nov. 26

Pay-It-Forward Food Pantry, 2058 Harper Ave. NW (beside Gateway Nursing), has drive-through food boxes available on the second and fourth Thursdays and the third Saturdays of each month. For safety, recipients will remain in their cars, and volunteers will bring the food boxes to them. Each box contains around 40 pounds of food such as milk, meat canned goods, staples, and fresh produce, as long as supplies last. Distribution hours are 9 a.m.-noon. Identification for a brief registration is required, and families are limited to one visit per month. The food pantry is also soliciting donations, which can be mailed to P.O. Box 3188, Lenoir, NC 28645. There are no paid staff, and gifts are used primarily for food costs.

Friday, Nov. 27

The Disabled American Veterans of Caldwell County has resumed its weekly coffee call on Fridays 9-11 a.m. at the DAV building, a mile off Connelly Springs Road at the intersection of Cajah Mountain Road and Hickory Nut Ridge Road. All veterans are invited.

The Caldwell Senior Center is offering Zoom Coffee Chats on Fridays at 9 a.m. during the COVID-19 closure. For more information or to register call 828-758-2883 or email office@caldwellseniorcenter.org.

The Satie and J.E. Broyhill Caldwell Senior Center is offering Zoom yoga on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. All movements can be done from a chair or standing position. Links to the classes may be found at www.caldwellseniorcenter.org or on Facebook.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

The Satie and J.E. Broyhill Caldwell Senior Center is offering Zoom yoga on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. All movements can be done from a chair or standing position. Links to the classes may be found at www.caldwellseniorcenter.org or on Facebook.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

The holiday season can be emotionally stressful when you are coping with a loss of a loved one. The grief support services of Caldwell Hospice will offer multiple virtual opportunities via Zoom for “Coping with the Holidays” with considerations for COVID-19: today at 12 noon; Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m.; and Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. To enroll in any of these educational events, call 828-754-0101 or email ksetzer@caldwellhospice.org.

Thursday, Dec. 3

An upcoming community virtual workshop from Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care offers practical guidance on providing support and encouragement to a grieving person. The grief support services of Caldwell Hospice will offer “I Just Want to Help” on Zoom today at 6 p.m. To enroll in either of these educational events, RSVP by calling 828-754-0101 or emailing ksetzer@caldwellhospice.org. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link.

Friday, Dec. 4

The Disabled American Veterans of Caldwell County has resumed its weekly coffee call on Fridays 9-11 a.m. at the DAV building, a mile off Connelly Springs Road at the intersection of Cajah Mountain Road and Hickory Nut Ridge Road. All veterans are invited.

The Caldwell Senior Center is offering Zoom Coffee Chats on Fridays at 9 a.m. during the COVID-19 closure. For more information or to register call 828-758-2883 or email office@caldwellseniorcenter.org.

The Satie and J.E. Broyhill Caldwell Senior Center is offering Zoom yoga on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. All movements can be done from a chair or standing position. Links to the classes may be found at www.caldwellseniorcenter.org or on Facebook.

Saturday, Dec. 5

The Christmas Bazaar sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 29 Lenoir will be held today 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at American Legion Post 29 Hall, 401 Main St. NW. Local small businesses will be selling homemade gift items. original art, children’s books by a local artist, and vintage items. The auxiliary has a large variety of items to raise funds to assist veterans. Soup and sandwiches also will be for sale. For more information contact Beverly Mihelich, 828 759-1578.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Today is the deadline to return unwrapped gifts for the angel tree at Teacher Treasures: A Resource Center, 1248 Hickory Blvd. The angels on the tree are Caldwell County students in the sixth through 12th grades, an age group that is often forgotten. Participating students have been identified by social workers or school referrals.

Thursday, Dec. 10

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care partners with the Caldwell Senior Center to offer an Advance Care Planning Workshop via Zoom at no cost to the community on the second Thursday of each month. The next workshop will be held Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m. Notary services are available by appointment to help anyone who wants to complete their documents. For more information, or to register, call 828-758-2883. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link.