Community Calendar


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May 19

• 10 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2- and 3-year-olds. The theme is Summer Sun.

• 11 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 4- and 5-year-olds. The theme is Summer Sun.

• 6:30 p.m., the Yadkin Valley Wine Auction and Gala will be held at The Liberty, 222 E. Main St., Elkin, to benefit the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation. Tickets will be available beginning March 12.

May 20

• 8 a.m., the seventh annual Running the Vines will be held at Shelton Vineyards, cohosted by the Mount Airy and Surry County parks and recreation departments. The event features a 5K and 10K and a half-mile kids fun run. Register online at sheltonvineyards5kand10k.itsyourrace.com. Register by May 5 for a race shirt. Bring a chair or blanket and after the race enjoy the “Afternoon Cool Down” event on the grounds, featuring live music by Mediocre Bad Guys from noon to 2 p.m. Registrants age 21 and older receive two free tickets to the sunset concert the same evening. For more information, call Shelton Vineyards at 336-366-4724.

• 9 a.m. to noon, the Elkin Farmers Market will be held in the town hall parking lot, 226 N. Bridge St.

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a barn quilts workshop will be held in Room J-225 of Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson, during which participants will create their own barn quilt. Advanced registration is required by May 5. Payment in advance is required and varies by quilt size. Call 336-386-3398 for more information.

• 10 to 11:30 a.m., the Lupus Foundation North Carolina Chapter will host its monthly support group meeting in the multipurpose room of the Mount Airy Public Library, 145 Rockford St., Mount Airy.

• 11 a.m. until, Austin Fire Department, 7170 Austin-Traphill Road, will hold a BBQ chicken fundraiser with plates for $8 and half chickens for $4. Sponsored by the Austin Fire & Rescue. For more information, call 336-957-2182.

• 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the 16th annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival, sponsored by the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce, will be held at Elkin Municipal Park. Wines will be poured from 28 wineries and vineyards from North Carolina. On the stage will be Blue Sky from noon to 2 p.m. and Phatt City from 3 to 5 p.m. Advance tickets will be available for $22 each by calling the chamber at 336-526-1111 or via a print-and-mail order form or electronically purchased tickets. Links are available at www.yvwf.com. Tickets will be $30 at the gate. The festival this year falls on Armed Forces Day and in appreciation of their service, active duty military personnel and military retirees with a Defense Department photo ID card will be admitted for $20. Limited number of VIP tickets at $100 each, plus handling fee, will include access to the hospitality tent and VIP parking. Admission is free for those choosing not to possess, consume or purchase wines and for those younger than 21. The event is held rain or shine. Parking at the festival will be available for $5, with proceeds benefiting the Elkin Rescue Squad.

• 11:30 a.m., Yadkin Cultural Arts Center will host “Cinema Spectacular: The Land Before Time,” beginning in the outdoor plaza with crafts, activities and games and free snacks from Third Branch Cafe while they last. The afternoon will end with a screening of the film in the Willingham Theater. For more information, call the arts center at 336-679-2941.

• 4 p.m., Yadkin Valley Cruisers will have its cruise-in at the Yadkin Plaza Shopping Center with music, door prizes and more.

• 7 p.m., Yadkin Civitas Music in the Park will feature Stan Bobbitt with oldies and gospel. Food will be available from the Yadkin Civitan Club, and those attending should bring a chair. No alcohol or coolers allowed. In case of rain, it’s moved to Yadkinville Elementary School.

May 22

• 2 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Bethel Baptist Church in Yadkinville.

May 23

• 3-4:00 p.m., Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Coupon Gurus Part 2. This class will show you how to save on multiple items, the best days to shop and how to combine your coupon with other savings. The instructors for this class are India Martin and Aliyah Evans. Call 336-526-2144 for more details.

May 25

• 9 a.m., Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will holds its annual golf tournament at Oakwoods Country Club, 541 Clubhouse Road, Wilkesboro, with a rain date of June 1. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. For more information, call the chamber at 336-838-8662.

• The annual golf tournament sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Yadkinville and Yadkin Valley to benefit Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity will be held at Cedarbrook Country Club in Elkin with awards, door prizes and lunch. Cost is $50 per player. For more information, contact Habitat at 336-526-2277.

• 5:30 to 8 p.m., Wilkes Art Gallery, 913 C St., North Wilkesboro, will host a Wine & Grapes Art Party with instructor Raney Rogers. Cost is $35 per person. Advanced registration by emailing education@wilkesartgallery.org is required.

May 26

• 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Surry County Wellness Program, 1218 State St., Mount Airy.

• 2:30 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Flat Rock Baptist Church in Hamptonville.

May 27

• 9 a.m. to noon, the Elkin Farmers Market will be held in the town hall parking lot, 226 N. Bridge St.

• 10 a.m., a Run 4 Hope Color Fun Run/Walk will be held at Elkin Municipal Park being put on by Sports Ministries. Guests will include Karynda from CMT’s Party Down South 2 and Elkin native Anthony Parigi who starred in CMT’s Redneck Island. Proceeds will benefit Hope Swain, who was born in 2007 with a brain defect, she was diagnosed with holoprosencephaly. Those who register to participate before May 15 will receive a free event shirt and a discounted participation rate. After May 15, prices will go up and participants will have to pay full price for a shirt. For more information and to register, visit www.facebook.com/sportsministries777 or https://racesonline.com/events/run-for-hope-color-run-5k.

• 2 p.m., Bikers for Kids will host a Kid’s Lounge benefit ride in conjunction with the Kid’s Lounge Rockin Paint Party beside Mid-town Barber Shop. Registration is at 1 p.m. and kickstands are up at 2 p.m. from the Elkin Farmers Market, 226 N. Bridge St., Elkin, and will end in the same spot. Cost is $10 per bike or car and $5 for passengers. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The event benefits the creation of a lounge for kids to have something to do in downtown Elkin. For more information on the ride, contact George Couch at 336-469-1470 or bikersforkidsnc@gmail.com.

• 4 to 9 p.m., the Downtown Elkin cruise-in will be held along Main Street in downtown, with music and more.

May 28

• 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 314 S. Franklin Road, Mount Airy.

• 1 to 5:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 116 S. Reeves Mill Road, Mount Airy.

May 29

• Noon to 4:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at First United Methodist Church, 210 Marion St., Pilot Mountain.

May 31

• Noon to 4:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Surry Community Health and Rehabilitation Center, 542 Allred Mill Road, Mount Airy.

June 1

• 5 to 7:30 p.m., Live at Five music series will be held at the Elkin Farmers Market shelter, 226 N. Bridge St., featuring Black Spotted Bananas. The event is free.

June 2

• 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Food Truck Friday will be held at the Elkin Farmers Market shelter, 226 N. Bridge St., with several food trucks throughout the day, as well as music by Owen Poteat, wine and beer from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

•1-4 p.m., Hospitality, Customer Service and Retail Job Fair, Goodwill Career Connections 1457 N. Bridge Street, Elkin. For individuals interested in a Hospitality or Customer Service job in the retail, hotel, restaurant, or bank industry. Bring your resume and dress professionally. For more information call 336-526-2144.

June 3

• 9 a.m. to noon, the Elkin Farmers Market will be open for business in the town hall parking lot, 226 N. Bridge St.

June 10

• 9 a.m. to noon, the Elkin Farmers Market will be open for business in the town hall parking lot, 226 N. Bridge St.

June 15

• 5 to 7:30 p.m., Live at Five music series will be held at the Elkin Farmers Market shelter, 226 N. Bridge St., featuring Annabelle’s Curse. The event is free.

June 17

• 9 a.m. to noon, the Elkin Farmers Market will be open for business in the town hall parking lot, 226 N. Bridge St.

• 11 a.m. until, Austin Fire Department, 7170 Austin-Traphill Road, will hold a BBQ chicken fundraiser with plates for $8 and half chickens for $4. Sponsored by the Austin Fire & Rescue. For more information, call 336-957-2182.

June 20

• 7 to 9 p.m., “Through the Looking Glass” will be performed by Kidshop Theater at First Baptist Church of Elkin, 110 Gwyn Ave. For more information, visit the Foothills Arts Council website.

June 23

• 6 p.m., the Elkin Roots Music Fest will be held at the Foothills Arts Council, Church Street, Elkin. Music by ShadowGrass, The Jeff Little Trio and Nashville Sensation. Donation suggested of $10.

June 24

• 9 a.m. to noon, the Elkin Farmers Market will be open for business in the town hall parking lot, 226 N. Bridge St.

• 4 to 9 p.m., the Downtown Elkin cruise-in will be held along Main Street in downtown, with music and more.

June 29

• 5 to 7:30 p.m., Live at Five music series will be held at the Elkin Farmers Market shelter, 226 N. Bridge St. The event is free.

July 1

• 9 a.m. to noon, the Elkin Farmers Market will be open for business in the town hall parking lot, 226 N. Bridge St.

• 5 to 7 p.m., “Through the Looking Glass” will be performed by Kidshop Theater at First Baptist Church of Elkin, 110 Gwyn Ave. For more information, visit the Foothills Arts Council website.

July 4

• 5 to 10 p.m., Elkin Jaycees will host the annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest celebration at Elkin Municipal Park. The celebration ends with fireworks.

July 7

• 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Food Truck Friday will be held at the Elkin Farmers Market shelter, 226 N. Bridge St., with several food trucks throughout the day, as well as music by Owen Poteat, wine and beer from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

• 6 p.m., Foothills Arts Council, Church Street, Elkin, will host a gallery opening.

July 8

• 9 a.m. to noon, the Elkin Farmers Market will be open for business in the town hall parking lot, 226 N. Bridge St.

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Foothills Arts Council, Church Street, Elkin, will host Kidsfest, with music, arts and crafts, food and more for children.

July 13

• 5 to 7:30 p.m., Live at Five music series will be held at the Elkin Farmers Market shelter, 226 N. Bridge St., featuring Sinners & Saints. The event is free.

July 15

• 9 a.m. to noon, the Elkin Farmers Market will be open for business in the town hall parking lot, 226 N. Bridge St.

July 22

• 9 a.m. to noon, the Elkin Farmers Market will be open for business in the town hall parking lot, 226 N. Bridge St.

• 2 to 6 p.m., Paddle for a Cure will be hosted by Rocky Forest River Run, Rocky Forest Trail, off N.C. 268, Elkin, to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The day will include kayaking, tubing and canoeing, live music and food trucks, raffles and prizes. Register online at www.rockyforestriverrun.com.

• 4 to 9 p.m., the Downtown Elkin cruise-in will be held along Main Street in downtown, with music and more.

July 27

• 5 to 7:30 p.m., Live at Five music series will be held at the Elkin Farmers Market shelter, 226 N. Bridge St., featuring Terry Baucom. The event is free.

July 29

• 9 a.m. to noon, the Elkin Farmers Market will be open for business in the town hall parking lot, 226 N. Bridge St.

Aug. 19

• 11 a.m. until, Austin Fire Department, 7170 Austin-Traphill Road, will hold a BBQ chicken fundraiser with plates for $8 and half chickens for $4. Sponsored by the Austin Fire & Rescue. For more information, call 336-957-2182.

Sept. 16

• 11 a.m. until, Austin Fire Department, 7170 Austin-Traphill Road, will hold a BBQ chicken fundraiser with plates for $8 and half chickens for $4. Sponsored by the Austin Fire & Rescue. For more information, call 336-957-2182.

Sept. 22-23

• The third annual Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival will be held on Main Street, Wilkesboro, including The Kruger Brothers as hosts. Line-up includes The Kruger Brothers, The Kontras Quartet, The Black Lillies, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, The Snyder Family Band, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys and more. The event will include the second annual Chad Lovette Memorial Run and Ride on Sept. 23 on the trails at Cub Creek Park in downtown Wilkesboro, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Festival tickets are available at www.carolinainthefall.org with round one pricing being $45 for a two-day pass, and a VIP package that includes both days and evening jam sessions for $90. Single-day and round two pricing are not available until June 1.

Oct. 21

• 11 a.m. until, Austin Fire Department, 7170 Austin-Traphill Road, will hold a BBQ chicken fundraiser with plates for $8 and half chickens for $4. Sponsored by the Austin Fire & Rescue. For more information, call 336-957-2182.

Ongoing

• 10 a.m., Sunday morning closed speaker discussion group for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Sunday downstairs at the Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy.

• 3 p.m., a community drum circle is held each Sunday at Central Park in King. No experience is necessary and extra drums are available for use. Weather updates and additional information can be found on Facebook at Pinnacle Drum Circle. For more information, email pinnacledrumcircle@yahoo.com or call 336-368-3866.

• 8 p.m., Granite City group closed discussion for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet the last Sunday of each month downstairs at Central United Methodist Church, North Main Street, Mount Airy.

• 10 a.m., line dance class is being held each Monday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville, with Shirley Bell as instructor.

• 11 a.m., quilting class is being held each Monday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 5 to 8 p.m., clogging classes are being held every Monday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville, with beginners from 5 to 6 p.m., intermediate from 6 to 7 p.m. and team practice from 7 to 8 p.m. Cost is $20 per month and it’s open to those 10 and older. Call teacher Janice Nixon at 336-835-4912 to sign up.

• 6 to 8 p.m., each Monday, DivorceCare is a support group that meets at 147 Carter Mill Road, Elkin. The new session starts Feb. 8. It is designed for those hurting from the pain of separation and/or divorce. For more information, call Gwen at 336-244-4682.

• 8 p.m., Tri-County group open meeting for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Monday at 118 N. Elkin Drive, Elkin.

• 8 p.m., Mayberry group open meeting for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Monday at the old train depot, 580 Granite St., Mount Airy.

• 10:30 a.m., exercise class is held each Tuesday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• Noon, Tri-County group closed meeting for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Tuesday at 118 N. Elkin Drive, Elkin.

• 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., weaving class is held each Tuesday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 5 p.m., the Yadkin Valley Senior Center will host Weight Watchers meetings each Tuesday.

• 6 p.m., a monthly Alzheimer’s support group will be held every second Tuesday at Chatham Nursing & Rehab Center, 700 Johnson Ridge Road, Elkin. If area schools are closed due to inclement weather the group will not meet. For more information, call 336-567-7600.

• 6:30 p.m., Alanon Family Group meeting is held each Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Elkin’s main church building next to the church office. This is an open meeting. For more information, call 336-468-0395.

• 6:30 p.m., beginner shag 1 is held each Tuesday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 7 p.m., the Stone Mountain chapter of Trout Unlimited meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Foothills Arts Council in downtown Elkin. For more information, visit www.smtu.org or the group’s Facebook page.

• 7 p.m., Pilot Mountain group closed meeting for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, N.C. 268 and Marion Street, Pilot Mountain.

• 7:30 p.m., Serenity group closed meeting for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Tuesday at 209 W. Main St., Yadkinville, at the Presbyterian church.

• 7:45 p.m., beginner shag 2 is held each Tuesday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 8 p.m., Tri-County group closed 12&12 Study for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Tuesday at 118 N. Elkin Drive, Elkin.

• 10 a.m., pickleball is held each Wednesday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 10 a.m., bingo is held each Wednesday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• Noon to 1 p.m., the first Wednesday of each month, a free informational webinar is held for those interested in learning about the Guardian ad Litem program. These volunteers are court-appointed and serve as the judge’s eyes and ears on children going through the foster care system. To register or for more information, call Tammy Baity at 336-651-4465.

• 12:30 p.m., prayer shawl group is held each Wednesday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 7 p.m., Mayberry Men’s Meeting closed discussion for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Wednesday at Rockford Street United Methodist Church, 520 Rockford St., Mount Airy.

• 8 p.m., Tri-County group closed big book study for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Wednesday at 118 N. Elkin Drive, Elkin.

• 8 p.m., Mayberry group closed big book study for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Wednesday at the old train depot, 580 Granite St., Mount Airy.

• 9 a.m., sewing is held each Thursday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 10 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Book Babies each Thursday, featuring stories and songs for caregivers and their babies in a 20- to 25-minute program for those ages birth to 24 months.

• 10 a.m., bingo is held each Thursday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 10 a.m., Tribune news is held each Thursday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• Noon, Tri-County group closed meeting for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Thursday at 118 N. Elkin Drive, Elkin.

• 2 p.m., cards is held each Thursday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 5:30 p.m., the Jonesville Historical Society meets the third Thursday of each month at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center.

• 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Women In Sobriety, a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, is held each Thursday at First Baptist Church of Elkin, 110 Gwyn Ave., Elkin. For more information, call Maureen at 336-258-2520.

• 6:30 to 8 p.m., 4G Club – Girls Growing in God’s Grace, is held each Thursday at the Fairfield Inn’s Conference Room in Elkin. It is a meeting for girls 13 to 25 to come together and bond. Regular rap sessions are held about depression, fear, anger, jealously and other topics the girls want to discuss. They will learn about talents and how to help others by using what each is already gifted with. For more information, call Christy Martin at 336-514-9452 or Joyce Martin at 336-258-2338.

• 7:30 p.m., Serenity group closed meeting for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Thursday at 209 W. Main St., Yadkinville, at the Presbyterian church.

• 8 p.m., Mayberry group closed step meeting for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Thursday at the old train depot, 580 Granite St., Mount Airy..

• 6 p.m., the Yadkin Valley Senior Center will host Art Party with Jan each first Friday of the month. The event is open to the public and cost of $35 includes all materials needed. Registration is required prior to the day of the art party by calling the center at 336-527-1087.

• 7 p.m., Girls Night Out group closed meeting (ladies only) for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Friday at First United Methodist Church, N.C. 268 and Marion Street, Pilot Mountain.

• 8 p.m., Tri-County group closed meeting for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Friday at 118 N. Elkin Drive, Elkin.

• Noon, Tri-County group closed meeting for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Saturday at 118 N. Elkin Drive, Elkin.

• 8 p.m., Hope Valley open meeting for Alcoholics Anonymous will meet each Saturday at Hope Valley, Prison Camp Road, Dobson.

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