Church calendar

Today-July 10

• Poplar Springs Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School with kick off and registration at Elkin Pool July 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. Bible school will be July 6-10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with meal provided nightly at the church. The theme is “Journey Off the Map.”

• Shoaly Branch Baptist Church off of Murray Road, Elkin, will have Vacation Bible School for all ages. Michael McDaniel will again be conducting the program this year. He does chalk drawings with black lights to enhance his art work. He draws as he teaches and presents an awesome program. For more information or directions to the church, call 336-957-2553 or 336-984-4196.

July 13

• 6 to 8 p.m., Kitchen 9:13 will host a free meal at Abstract Church, 1785 N. Bridge St., Elkin. For more information, visit

July 19

• 6 to 8:30 p.m., Jurassic in the Park will be hosted at the Elkin Municipal Park by Abstract Church with a visit from Dakota and Friends, the dinosaurs from the North Carolina Zoo, along with Jurassic Adventure inflatables. There will be free hot dogs, chips and drinks. For more information, visit


• 5 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church has a free community meal on the fourth Monday of each month at 451 Winston Road, Jonesville.

• 7 p.m., Abstract Church, 1785 N. Bridge St., Elkin, hosts Celebrate Recovering, a ministry designed to help hurting people, each Saturday. Trained leaders provide safe, confidential, Christ-centered groups where people can seek recovery and gain healing from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. The group is free. For more information, visit

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