Community Calendar


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Sept. 8

• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ebenezer Heart Sisters will hold a port-a-pit chicken fundraiser at the Elkin Rescue Squad. Plates are $9 and include a half chicken, slaw, baked beans, roll and homemade dessert. Plates are dine in or carry out, with drinks included for those dining in. All proceeds will support needs in the community and surrounding area.

• 4 to 7 p.m., Hands of Hope Medical Clinic will host its annual Tipton’s Restaurant and Catering pulled pork BBQ plate fundraiser at Yadkinville United Methodist Church. Tickets are $10 and include pulled pork BBQ, baked beans, slaw, roll and dessert. For tickets, call 336-692-5620.

Sept. 9

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mountain Park Rescue Squad, 1137 Zephyr-Mountain Park Road, State Road, will host a bike ride and poker run, along with a tractor, car and bike cruise-in, as a fundraiser for the squad. Cost for the bike and car ride/poker run is $15 for a single rider and $20 for a double rider, with the ride leaving at 11 a.m. Everyone should register no later than 10:30 a.m. A 10-mile tractor ride leaves at 1 p.m. There will be food served all day. For more information, call 336-466-9268.

• 9 a.m., the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Surry County Walk will take place at Riverside Park, 350 Riverside Drive, Mount Airy. The Elkin Edward Jones office has a team and invites people to sign up at www.edwardjones.com/alz, under team name Revis Ramblers. For more information, contact Barry Revis or Melanie Davis at 336-835-1124 or melanie.davis2@edwardjones.com.

• 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Crossfire United Methodist Church, 3200 Statesville Road, North Wilkesboro.

• 5 p.m., the Lance Cpl. Daniel Freeman Swaim Scholarship drawdown fundraiser will be held at the Yadkinville Moose Lodge. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and the drawdown will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50, which includes two meals and a chance at $2,500. The 25th, 50th, 125th, 150th and 175th tickets drawn win $50 each. The 100th ticket wins $1,000, and the final 200th ticket wins $2,500. The first ticket drawn goes back in the cage when there are 10 tickets left, giving the first ticket another chance. The event is hosted by the Yadkin County Veterans Council, which provides four scholarships each year, two at Forbush and two at Starmount. For tickets, see Chuck Knight, the veterans service officer for Yadkin County, David Shore or Larry Crews.

• 6 p.m., the Elkin Academic Enrichment Foundation will host its Bingo fundraiser.

• 7 to 10 p.m., the Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St., Elkin, will feature Mike Ramsey & Corey Hunt Band. For more information, email info@foothillsartscouncil.org.

Sept. 10

• 9 to 10 a.m., World Suicide Prevention Day Gathering at the Peace Pole, corner of West Main and Terrace streets across from Elkin Public Library on the trail. In recognition of those who have survived a loss by suicide, as well as those who have experienced suicidal thoughts, individuals are welcome to join in union. For more information, contact Beanie Taylor at beanietaylor@s24512.p831.sites.pressdns.com.

• Noon to 4:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Salem Fork Christian Church, 2245 White Dirt Road, Dobson.

Sept. 11

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., a blood drive will be held at West Wilkes High School, 6598 Boone Trail, Millers Creek.

• 5:30 to 8 p.m., Elkin Fire Department, 304 N. Front St., Elkin, will host an open house to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

• 6 p.m., the Elkin Board of Commissioners will have its meeting at town hall.

Sept. 12

• Surry Community College has canceled its fifth annual college fair due to changes of inclement weather from Hurricane Irma. For more information, contact SCC’s Student and Community Engagement Coordinator Kasey Martin at 336-386-3468 or martinkr@surry.edu.

Sept. 13

• 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Surry Central High School, 716 S. Main St., Dobson.

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St., Elkin, will host Foothills Quilters Sit & Sew. For more information, email info@foothillsartscouncil.org.

• 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Novant Health Wilkes Medical Associates, 1919 W. Park Drive, North Wilkesboro.

Sept. 14

• 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., the Downtown Merchant Group will meet at the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce, 116 E. Market St., Elkin.

Sept. 15

• 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Starmount High School, 2516 Longtown Road, Boonville.

• 1 p.m., Melora’s Mix Book Club will meet at the Elkin Public Library, with this month’s discussion on “The Dimestore” by Lee Smith.

• 3 to 7:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 209 Lon Ave., Boonville.

Sept. 16

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Surry Community College will host a barn quilt workshop in room J-225 on the Dobson campus, with all materials provided. Class size is limited. Advanced registration is required by Sept. 1, and payment is required costing $125 to $225 depending on the size square the students wants to make. Call 336-386-3618 for more information.

• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the 41st annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival will feature agricultural displays, artwork, vendors, musicians, food vendors and more in downtown Yadkinville. Entertainment and interactive exhibits will also be on hand. For more information, contact the Yadkin Arts Council at 336-679-2941.

• 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 12:30 p.m., the Lupus Foundation of America Surry County support group will meet at the Mount Airy Public Library, 145, Rockford St., Mount Airy, in the multipurpose room.

• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stone Mountain State Park will host its annual Old Fashioned Day featuring displays on quilting, blacksmithing, looming, fishing lure tying, bee keeping, basket weaving, pottery and more. There will be live bluegrass music. Parking for the event will be at the Upper Trail Head parking area, and campers are asked to walk to the parking area due to limited parking. Participants will be shuttled by bus to the event area.

• 6 to 9 p.m., the Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St., Elkin, will host an opening gallery for the Morrison art competition with refreshments.

Sept. 17

• 3 p.m., the North Carolina School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra will perform in the Dixon Auditorium at Elkin High School.

Sept. 18

• 1:30 to 6 p.m., a blood drive will be held at the Elkin Rescue Squad, 946 N. Bridge St., Elkin, sponsored by the Duke Energy Retirees.

Sept. 19

• 9 to 11 a.m., the Main Street Advisory Board for the town of Elkin will meet at the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commernce, East Market Street.

Sept. 21

• 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 The Muddy Creek Players. The event is free. There will be a free kid’s play area.

Sept. 22

• 10 a.m. to noon, Safe Kids Surry County, thanks to a Graco Grant, will host child restraint checks where families who qualify and are in need of a child restraint can receive one. This event will be at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Elkin. Those needing a restraint should contact Bristol Mitchem at 336-786-6155.

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.

Sept. 23

• The Insane Terrain 5K Race, benefitting the Elkin Valley Trails Association, will be held at Elkin Municipal Park.

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the annual Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival will be held in downtown Elkin, including the Great Pumpkin Weigh-off. The event will include vendors and foods. For more information, contact the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce at 336-526-1111.

• 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cruise! Elkin will host its cruise-in at Crater Park in downtown Elkin with live music, food and lots of vehicles.

• 3 to 9:30 p.m., Big Elkin Brewfest will be held at Elkin Municipal Park with live music, craft beers from across North Carolina, food trucks, walking trails and more. Cost is $25 at the gate for tasters, $5 admission for all others.

Sept. 26

• 10 a.m., the Search for Happiness Book Club will meet at Dirty Joe’s Coffee Shop. The book for the month can be voted on at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScd8JyQ3klRZqjuVjlcTwcJDTFA-q9DLxs9Y4ucLRxNzsnw0g/viewform.

• 6:30 p.m., the Book Club at the Pub will meet at Fiddles Pub on the outdoor patio. The book for the month can be voted on at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6dPVHBk3XQMVlEph5CRnW3ScCG5dkwcU2NsQ5kwTAImHhqw/viewform.

Sept. 28

• The Vineyard Stomp 5K, a four-race series for runners of all abilities and levels, will be held at Grassy Creek Vineyard, 235 Chatham Cottage Lane, State Road. It is entirely on dirt and grass trails around the vineyards. Proceeds of each race benefit local charities.

• 1 p.m., the Women’s Book Club will meet at Diana’s Books and More. The book for the month can be voted on at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDE_2oYcq_-lkqmBGGdArLTG0U3PJZVJG_uZyHAIiStuDfSw/viewform.

Sept. 30

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hugh Chatham Aquatic and Wellness Center will host its first Food Truck 5K on the hospital campus. Race begins at 10 a.m., food trucks open at 10:30 a.m. outside the aquatic and wellness center. Cost to register is $35. Call 336-527-7468 for more information.

Oct. 3

• 5:30 p.m., the Yadkin County Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil will be held at the Yadkinville United Methodist Church. The event will include speakers who are domestic violence survivors.

Oct. 5

• The 12th annual charity golf tournament to benefit the Elkin Rescue Squad will take place at Cedarbrook Country Club hosted by WIFM and Vintage Rose. The day will include breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m., morning tee time at 8 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to noon, and afternoon tee time at 1 p.m. The format is captain’s choice and includes breakfast, lunch, soda, snacks, free range balls, 11×17 individual and team photos and player goody bags. First place team will win $400 and a Cedarbrook golf shop gift certificate, with prizes also given for second place team, longest drive, closest to pin, hole-in-one. Sponsorship opportunities and more informaiton are available by contacting Charlotte York at 336-374-9600, Joel Hooper at 336-835-2511 or Jerry Atkins at 336-374-9608, emailing wifm@wifmradio.com.

Oct. 6

• 6 to 9 p.m., the Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St., Elkin, will host a ArtReach West opening with refreshments.

Oct. 7

• 4 to 10 p.m., Traphill Volunteer Fire Department, 8899 Traphill Road, Traphill, will host the Mountain Memories Gospel Music Festival.

Oct. 9

• 6 p.m., the Elkin Board of Commissioners will hold its monthly meeting at town hall.

Oct. 11

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St., Elkin, will host Foothills Quilters Sit & Sew. For more information, email info@foothillsartscouncil.org.

Oct. 17

• 9 to 11 a.m., Main Street Advisory Board will have its month meeting at the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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.

• The 14th annual Yadkin Valley Grape Festival will be held in downtown Yadkville, featuring more than 20 Yadkin Valley wineries, as well as food, entertainment and specialty vendors. Visit www.yvgf.com to purchase advance tickets and for more details.

Oct. 31

• Trick-or-treating at downtown merchants will be held for Halloween.

Nov. 9

• 3 to 6 p.m., a veterans appreciation event will be held at the Elkin National Guard Armory. On hand will be various outreach organizations and companies taking time to share time with the veterans. Those organizations and businesses interested in participating can reach Kevin Hege at 336-786-4169 ext. 207 or kevin.hege@nccommerce.com.

Nov. 15

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St., Elkin, will host Foothills Quilters Sit & Sew. For more information, email info@foothillsartscouncil.org.

Nov. 25

• noon to 6 p.m., the Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St., Elkin, will host Indoor Art & Craft Market. Join us on Small Business Saturday as we kick off our indoor holiday market featuring local/regional art and craft. For more information, email info@foothillsartscouncil.org.

Nov. 30-Dec. 2

• noon to 6 p.m., the Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St., Elkin, will host Indoor Art & Craft Market. Join us on Small Business Saturday as we kick off our indoor holiday market featuring local/regional art and craft. For more information, email info@foothillsartscouncil.org.

Dec. 6

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St., Elkin, will host Foothills Quilters Sit & Sew. For more information, email info@foothillsartscouncil.org.

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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