Community and Church Calendar

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April 11

• 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Yadkin Center of Surry Community College.

• 1 to 5 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Flat Rock Elementary School, 1539 E. Pine St., Mount Airy.

April 12

• 9 to 11 a.m., Surry Community College will host Construction Awareness Day with tours scheduled to take place in Buildings K and L on the Dobson campus, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. This event is free to the public.

• Noon to 6 p.m., BizFest, a business expo, will be held at The Liberty, 222 E. Main St., Elkin.

• 5 to 8 p.m., Watershed NOW will host its annual Creek Week showcase at the Reeves Theater, 129 W. Main St., Elkin. The school showcase will be at 5 p.m., with music and a short film by Julian Charles at 6:15 and keynote speaker Janisse Ray, author of “Drifting into Darien: A Personal and Natural History of the Altahama River,” at 7:15 p.m. The event is free.

• 6:30 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host a free meditation for runners and others for those ages 13 and older.

• 7 p.m., the Yadkin Valley Community Band, under the direction of Melanie Watson, will have a concert performance in Dixon Auditorium at Elkin High School. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, visit yadkinvalleycommunityband.com.

April 13

• 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Surry Early College High School, 630 S. Main St., Dobson.

• 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Food Truck Fridays at the Elkin Farmers Market shelter in downtown Elkin will kick off its 2018 season. Food trucks will be available throughout the day, and live music by the Chip Perry Band, wine from Slightly Askew Winery and beer from Skull Camp Brewing will be on hand from 5:30 to 8 p.m. April food trucks include Chick-fil-A, BJs Fry Shack, King-Queen Haitian Cuisine, 13 Bones, Wild Willie’s Wiener Wagon, Wolf Down and 360 Kettle Corn. To drink wine and beer, those attending will need to purchase a reusable Explore Elkin cup for $5 or bring one from the 2017 season. Everyone will be required to show an ID.

• 4 to 5 p.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host a teen drawing lesson by Geoffrey Walker for those ages 11 to 17. To RSVP, email ajones@nwrl.org or call 336-835-5535.

April 13-15

• The Willingham Theater at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center will host “Almost Heaven: John Denver’s America” tribute at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at www.yadkinarts.org, by calling 336-679-2941 or in person.

April 14

• 7 a.m., the Habitat Hammer 5K/10K, a fundraiser for Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity, will be held at the Elkin Municipal Park large picnic shelter. Registration opens at 7 a.m., races start at 8 a.m. Race-day registration is $35 for both events. There will be awards, door prizes, food, music, kids’ games, face painting and more. Registration is available online at active.com or pick up a registration form at the Elkin Rec Center or Habitat ReStore.

• 9 a.m. to noon, the Elkin Farmers Market, corner of North Bridge and Market streets, will open for the 2018 season.

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Smart Start of Yadkin County will host Playfest at Yadkin County Park with family activities from an obstacle course, DJ, Zumba, fun walk/run course, community resources, fire trucks, health snacks, car seat safety check and more. Admission is free.

• 11:30 a.m., the third annual Phenomenal Women’s Luncheon and Silent Auction will be held at the L.H. Jones Auditorium. The theme is “Beautiful Flowers in Our Midst,” and the event, being sponsored by the Mount Airy Surry County Branch of National Association of University Women (NAUW), will benefit a scholarship fund. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Airmont Florist and Olde Mill Music.

• 1 to 3 p.m., Jonesville Historical Society and the Jonesville Library will host an Earth Day Celebration at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center in Jonesville. There will be rock painting, making bird feeders, reports from forest rangers about keeping the Earth safe, and decorating a cupcake to eat. Everyone will leave with a rock, bird feeder and other goodies.

April 15

• 12:30 to 5 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Beulah Ruritan Club, 5436 W. Pine St., Mount Airy.

April 15-18

• Fall Creek Baptist Church, 3345 Fall Creek Church Road, Jonesville, will host revival featuring Dr. Randall Jones of Conway, South Carolina, as speaker. Times will be Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m.

• Central Full Gospel Church, 503 Dry Wall Road, State Road, will hold a youth revival with a meal served before each service at 5 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 Monday through Wednesday. Services will be at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7:15 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Speakers include the Rev. Alex Smith on Sunday; the Rev. Adam Collins Monday; the Rev. Jeremy Stoker Tuesday; and the Rev. Jamie Casstevens Wednesday. For more information, call Pastor Bobby Norman at 336-874-2910.

April 16

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

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

• 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host the acoustic string band jam session.

• 5:30 to 8 p.m., the Boonville Business and Downtown Development Association will host its first cruise-in of the season, which will continue every third Monday of the month. All types of cars, trucks and bikes are welcome. Food trucks will be on hand as well, with a couple of local restaurants offering 10 percent discounts. There will be a raffle to benefit parks and recreation projects in town. For more information, visit the Hot Rods & Food Trucks Facebook page.

• 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host a free gentle yoga class. Space is limited, and those attending should RSVP.

• 6:30 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host a free Gentle Yoga Class. For more information, contact the library at 336-835-5586.

April 17

• Noon to 4:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation, 510 S. Main St., Dobson.

• 6:30 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will hold its Book Club at the Pub discussing “King of Lies” by Hart at Fiddles Pub, 223 W. Main St., Elkin.

April 18

• 1 to 5 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson.

• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Yadkin Family YMCA in Yadkinville.

April 20

• 8:30 a.m. to noon, Yadkin County will hold its Earthy Day Litter Sweep, with those in the county asked to clean up their community or join the beautification committee. All supplies are provided. Call the Cooperative Extension to participate at 336-849-7908.

April 21

• 7 to 11 a.m., Deep Creek Baptist Church, Old Stage Road, Yadkinville, will host its annual Spring Fling with breakfast, crafts, plants, car wash, pine needles and more. Proceeds will benefit the church’s renovation loan. Those arriving before 9:30 a.m. will have a chance to purchase tickets for a prize drawing, with about 15 prizes available.

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Surry Baptist Association’s Ladies Conference will be held at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 922 Banner St., Mount Airy, featuring speaker Jennifer Thoppil on “Discover Where You Stand.” All ladies are invited. Cost is $8 per person for catered lunch due by April 11. Contact Tanya Benfield at 336-874-2404.

• 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Surry County Lupus support group will be held at the Mount Airy Public Library in the multipurpose room, 145 Rockford St., Mount Airy.

• Noon to 5 p.m., YVEDDI will host the inaugural classic car show and live band featuring Too Much Sylvia at 533 N. Carolina Ave./U.S. 601 North, Boonville. Admission is $5 or free with the purchase of a $10 raffle ticket. There will be raffle, prizes, music and food trucks. Those attending should bring a lawn chair, no coolers are allowed. Proceeds benefit YVEDDI programs.

• Noon to end of night, the 33rd annual Yadkin Valley Bluegrass Convention will be held at the Yadkinville Elementary School. Doors open at noon, with individual competitions beginning at 1 p.m. and band competitions at 7 p.m. Jammers are welcome, and concessions will be available. Cost for admission is $10 for adults and children 10 and younger free. For more information, call Robert Steelman at 336-409-4775.

• 2 to 4:30 p.m., the Historic Richmond Hill Law School, the restored home of Judge Richmond Pearson, will be open for tours. This will begin the season and tours will continue the third Saturday of each month.

• 4 p.m., the Yadkin Valley Cruisers will host their cruise-in at the Yadkin Plaza Shopping Center. There will be music, door prizes and more. For more information, visit the Facebook page Yadkin Valley Cruisers.

• 4 p.m., East Elkin Full Gospel Church, 11985 N.C. 268 East, Elkin, will hold a Bingo night in the church fellowship hall to benefit the church youth. The cost is $20 for 20 games (three changes per game). Food will be available with $5 providing soup, sandwich, drink and dessert. Other snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. There will be a 50/50 split the pot raffle and door prizes.

April 22

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

April 22-25

• Union Baptist Church, 2002 Traphill Union Road, Traphill, will host a revival featuring Brian Poindexter, pastor of Faith Community Baptist Church, as speaker. Services will be at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. There will be special singing nightly. For more information, call Pastor Steve Stoltzfus at 336-835-7243.

April 23

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

• 6 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host Listen & Connect: Blue Zones with TedTalk.

April 24

• 10 a.m., the Elkin Public Library’s Search for Happiness Book Club will discuss “The Story Keeper” by Wingate at Dirty Joe’s Coffee Shop, 132 E. Market St., Elkin.

• 1 to 5:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Copeland Elementary School, 948 Copeland School Road, Dobson.

• 6 to 8 p.m., the fifth annual Girls Empowering Girls Symposium will be held in Coley Hall at The Liberty, 222 E. Main St., Elkin, for girls ages 8 to 18. The goal is to inspire the girls to follow their dreams and be confident in themselves. For more information on attending or sponsoring the event, call Misty Matthews at 336-749-4791.

April 25

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

• The Yadkin County Senior Centers are holding a fundraiser 60/40 raffle at a cost of $2 per ticket or three for $5. Forty-percent of the proceeds go to the winning ticket, with the rest benefiting the senior centers. Drawing will be held April 25. Contact a local senior center to purchase tickets.

April 25-26

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Surry Community College will host a free, two-day workshop featuring internationally-known potter Susan Filley in the ceramics studio, Room E164. Students participants and the public are welcome to attend an hour-long presentation by Filley follow the Wednesday session.

April 26

• 1 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host the Women’s Book Club discussion of “The Seekers” by Brunstetter.

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

• 6 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host its creative writing club.

• 6 p.m., the Elkin Baptist Association will hold its spring semi-annual session at Friendship Baptist Church, with meal at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m.

April 27

• Opening ceremonies of the Yadkin Valley Senior Games will be held at Fisher River Park in Dobson. Registration, open to those living in Surry and Yadkin counties, has been extended through April 6. Registration fee of $10 includes lunch at each event, goody bag and T-shirt. The Silver Arts and Follies Show will be June 7. Register at any local senior center or recreation center.

• 1 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club discussion of “The Stars My Destination” by Bester.

April 28

• 1 p.m., the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center will host the classic movie, “The Blues Brothers,” on the screen of the Willingham Theater with free admission. Donations are welcomed.

April 29

• 12:30 to 5 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 1432 Highway 21, State Road.

April 30

• 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host the acoustic string band jam session.

• 6 to 8 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host the film screening and discussion of “Forbidden.” This is free and for those ages 16 and older. Tickets are available at the library’s front desk. Seating is limited.

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.

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.

• 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.