Community and Church Calendar


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June 26

• 10 to 11 a.m., Goodwill Career Center, North Bridge Street, Elkin, is offering training tools to assist in the hiring process, planning a career, getting a job and being successful at work. This free training will highlight skills to succeed. All veterans are welcome, and there will be popcorn for those participating. Call to register at 336-526-2144.

June 28

• A raffle drawing will be held for a $500 gift certificate from Foothills Meat Center in Jonesville. Tickets are $2 each. Proceeds benefit the YVEDDI Meals on Wheels program, with tickets available for purchase at area senior centers.

• 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host a screening of the film, “The Great American Tragedy, the Many Strands of Mountain Music,” followed by a discussion with filmmaker David Weintraub.

June 29

• Noon to 4:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Lowe’s Hardware, 692 S. Andy Griffith Parkway, Mount Airy.

• 3 to 7:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Brown Mountain Baptist Church, 2269 N.C. 66 North, Westfield.

June 30

• 9 a.m. to noon, Surrey Bank and Trust will host shred day, with all donations benefiting Helping Hands Food Pantries in the Yadkin Valley.

• 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Level Cross United Methodist Church, 4080 Siloam Road, Dobson.

• 4 to 9 p.m., Elkin Jaycees will host the annual Freedom Fest celebration at Elkin Municipal Park ending with fireworks at dark.

• 5:30 to 8 p.m., the Wilkes Art Gallery will host Speak Your Truth, a spoken word event, at the Wilkes Communications Pavilion, 102 W. Main St., Wilkesboro. The event will feature an opening by High Point’s Multiple Intelligence Jazz Band, an hour of storytelling and poetry from Raymond Christian, Brooklyn Tripllet and Francisco Hernandez. Then an interlude by the jazz band, and another hour of storytelling and poetry from Linda Gorham, Kimberly Becker, Matthew Wimberley and Tamara Grayson.For more information, visit www.wilkesartgallery.org or call 336-667-2841.

July 2

• 1:30 to 6 p.m., a blood drive will be held at the American Red Cross, 844 Westlake Drive, Mount Airy.

July 3

• 1:30 to 6 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Camp Raven Knob, 266 Raven Knob Road, Mount Airy.

July 4

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Mountain Park Ruritan Club, 1137 Zephyr Mountain Park Road, State Road.

July 6

• 2:30 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Franklin Volunteer Fire Department, 2136 W. Pine St., Mount Airy.

July 7

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St., Elkin, will host its annual KidFest, with free activities for children.

July 8

• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 278 Piney Grove Church Road, Mount Airy.

July 10

• 1:30 to 6 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Camp Raven Knob, 266 Raven Knob Road, Mount Airy.

July 11

• 3 to 7:30 p.m., Elkin First United Methodist Church, 340 Hawthorne Road, Elkin, will host a blood drive in the fellowship hall. To schedule appointments, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the church office at 336-835-2323.

July 9-13

• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mountain Valley Hopsice Palliative Care will host its Brighter Days Children’s Grief Camp at Dobson First Baptist Church, 204 S. Crutchfield St., Dobson. Registration is due by July 3. The camp is a healing retreat for children ages 5 through 18 who have lost a loved one. A variety of educational and recreational activities will be offered, all of which are designed to assist the campers in identifying, expressing and coping with their feelings of grief. The camp is free, but participants must register in advance. Those who know a child who would benefit can call Mountain Valley Hospice at 888-789-2922 or visit www.mtnvalleyhospice.org.

July 13

• 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Northern Hospital of Surry County, 830 Rockford St., Mount Airy.

• 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at 13 Bones, 502 S. Andy Griffith Parkway, Mount Airy.

July 13-15

• Elkin First United Methodist Church will host vacation Bible school. On Friday from 6 to 8:45 p.m., there will be a covered-dish dinner and pool party at Elkin Park shelter; on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be VBS activities at the church; and on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, there will be an Armenian-style breakfast and closing worship.

July 16

• 6 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host a special lecture on “A Story of H.O.P.E. and Resilience” by Kristan Seaford.

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

• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at The Community Church, 280 O’Neal Road, Mount Airy.

July 17

• 1:30 to 6 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Camp Raven Knob, 266 Raven Knob Road, Mount Airy.

July 18

• 1 to 2 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host a session on “Living with Fibromyalgia” with Allison Hemrick.

• 2:30 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Gentry Middle School, 1915 W. Pine St., Mount Airy.

July 21

• 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Lowe’s Home Improvement, 429 CC Camp Road, Elkin.

• 6:30 p.m., The Comedy Zone and Explore Elkin will host Comedy on Main featuring opening act Todd Riley and headliner Darren “D.S.” Sanders at The Liberty’s Coley Hall, 222 E. Main St., Elkin. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show is at 7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar and food available for purchase. Tickets are $20 per person for those 18 and older only, and can be purchased at elkincomedyonmain.eventbrite.com.

July 23

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

• 6 to 8 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host an information session for parents and caregivers of children with special needs presented by Dr. Adrienne Classen and Sandie Blackley.

July 24

• 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Elkin Public Library’s book club at Fiddles Pub will meet at the local spot to discuss “The Keeper of Lost Causes” by Jussi Adler Olsen.

July 26

• 1 to 2 p.m., the Elkin Public Library women’s book club will meet at Dirty Joe’s North, 829 N. Bridge St., to discuss “Summer Reading” by Hilma Wolitzer.

July 27

• 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Prism Medical Products, 119 W. Main St., Elkin.

July 27-29

• The annual Take a Break from the Interstate three-day yard sale event will be held along Historic U.S. 21 from Wytheville, Virginia, to Harmony, North Carolina, including the Yadkin Valley region. For more information, call 800-553-2322 or in Elkin, 336-526-3000, or visit www.takeabreakfromtheinterstate.com/us-21-road-market.html.

July 28

• 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Mount Airy Wesleyan Church, 2063 S. Main St., Mount Airy.

• 4 to 9 p.m., Cruise! Downtown Elkin will be held on Main Street. For more information, email vkroberts@embarqmail.com.

July 30

• 1 to 5:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Chick-fil-A, 2007 Rockford St., Mount Airy.

• 6 to 8 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host a presentation by Billy Stevens, Roads scholar, on “Sincere Forms of Flattery: Blacks, Whites and American Popular Music.”

July 31

• 1:15 to 5:45 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Ashley Rhoades LSL Drive, 946 N. Bridge St., Elkin.

• 1:30 to 6 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Dobson United Methodist Church, 204 S. Main St., Dobson.

Aug. 25

• 4 to 9 p.m., Cruise! Downtown Elkin will be held on Main Street. For more information, email vkroberts@embarqmail.com.

Oct. 4

• The 13th annual Elkin Rescue Squad charity golf tournament will be held at Cedarbrook Country Club with morning and afternoon tee times. The tournament, hosted by WIFM and Vintage Rose Wedding Estate, will be captain’s choice, with three flights, breakfast, lunch, soda, snacks, free range balls, an 11×17 individual and team photo and player goody bags. Prizes include cash for the first and second place, a longest drive, two closest to the pin holes and two hole-in-one opportunities. Sponsorships also are available. For more information, call Charlotte York at 336-374-9600, Joel Hooper at 336-835-2511, or Jerry Atkins at 336-374-9608.

Nov. 15

• 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce will hold its inaugural Showcase Yadkin business expo event at the Yadkin County Agricultural and Education Building on the campus of the Yadkin Center of Surry Community College, 2051 Agricultural Way, Yadkinville. The expo will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a Chamber Business After Hours to wrap up the day from 4 to 6 p.m. To learn more about the cost to showcase a Yadkin business, contact the chamber at 3366-679-2200.

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.

• 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Elkin Public Library each Monday hosts an acoustic string band jam session.

• 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.

• 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.

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

• 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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