Community Calendar


Sept. 16

• 9 to 11:30 a.m., the Yadkin Valley Senior Center will be hosting a Pickle Ball Demo Day at the Lila Swaim Tennis Courts, or inside the senior center if it’s raining. Bring water, wear comfortable clothing.

Sept. 17

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

• 4 to 6 p.m., Grace Clinic of Yadkin Valley will host an open house at its new location for the community, 110 Dutchman’s Court, Elkin, behind McDonald’s, on the second floor of the Revival Medical Building. Refreshments will be served.

Sept. 18

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Shark Week.

Sept. 18-19

• 1 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 18 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19, West Jefferson will have its Olde Time Antiques Fair, downtown West Jefferson, featuring antiques, collectibles, primitives, food and music. There also will be music at different times throughout the event.

Sept. 22

• 4 to 7 p.m., Cruise-In will be held at Lambsburg Community Center, Lambsburg, Va. Music by Sounds Now and Then. For more information, contact Phillip Berrier 366-648-2078 or [email protected] There will be cars food and music in the quaint village of Lambsburg just off Exit 1 on I-77 in Virginia.

Sept. 24

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

Sept. 25-Oct. 10

• Friends of the Elkin Library will host its annual used book sale with a preview sale for members only on Sept. 25 (memberships can be purchased at the door for $15). Public sales will be Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sept. 28 through Oct. 10 during regular library buinsess hours. The sale will be at the library, 111 N. Front St. All proceeds benefit the library’s summer programs and other reading-related events.

Sept. 26

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival will kick off in downtown Elkin with the giant pumpkin weigh off at 9 a.m., followed by carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, antique vendors, pumpkin-themed food, pumpkin-themed drinks and games. The day will end with the Duck and Turtle Regatta race at Big Elkin Creek.

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Foothills Quilters Guild will hold the ninth annual Country Quilt Show at Galloway Episcopal Church, 312 W. Main St., Elkin. There is no admission charge. Also, the event will feature the group’s second quilters yard sale at 315 W. Main St., including the sale of notions, bags, UFOs, patterns, books, quilts, fabric yardage and scraps.

• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Fashion Day will be held at Stone Mountain State Park. This day is set aside at promote the park’s local heritage. It is also a day to enjoy the traditions of yesterday. Different types of traditions will be on display including quilting, blacksmithing, looming, fishing lure tying. Hide tanning, bee keeping and many more displays will be available to enjoy along with bluegrass music. All participants are encouraged to carpool as much as possible. No pets allowed in the event area.

• 4 p.m., an opening reception and panel discussion for the photography exhibit “Looking at Appalachia” will be held at the Blue Ridge Business Development Center, 115 Atwood St., Sparta. Exhibit designer and director Roger May and some photographers will be on hand. The exhibit is free to the public Sept. 18 through Oct. 31, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit http://lookingatappalachia.org or call 336-372-1525.

Oct. 1

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

Oct. 2

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Foxy.

Oct. 2-3

• The Elkin High School Class of 1995 along with its teachers will have a weekend of family fun. For details, contact Blythe (Erlandson) Allman at [email protected]

Oct. 3

• 6:30 p.m., 1970 Elkin High School graduating class will hold its reunion at the Fairfield Inn in Elkin. For contact and attendance registration information, call Bill McRae 828-632-7833.

Oct. 8

• The 10th annual Elkin Rescue Squad golf charity event will be held at Cedarbrook Country Club, Elkin, with three flights playing. Breakfast will be from 7 to 8 a.m. with tee-off at 8 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and afternoon tee-off at 1 p.m. The format is captain’s choice and the event includes meals, soda, snacks, free range balls, an 11×17 individual and team photo, player gift bag and door prizes. Sponsorship opportunities are available and due by Sept. 24. Prizes will be given for first and second place teams and several special hole prizes. For more information, call Charlotte York at 336-374-9600, Joel Hooper at336-835-2511 or Jerry Atkins at 336-374-9608.

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

Oct. 9

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Bikes and Trikes.

Oct. 13

• 3 to 4 p.m., Elkin Public Library will host a boys and girls LEGO time for children ages 6 to 10. The event is funded by the Elkin Public Library Foundation. To reserve a spot at one of the two LEGO time events, call 336-835-5586. A second event will be held Oct. 27 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Oct. 15

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

Oct. 16

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Pumpkin Faces.

Oct. 17

• 2 to 4:30 p.m., a Civil War Authors’ Gathering will be held at historic Richmond Hill, 4641 Law School Road, East Bend, for a meet, greet, book sale and book signing.

Oct. 20

• 6 to 7:30 p.m., Home Instead Senior Care and Pruitt Health have partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association of Western Carolina to help those living with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related memory disorder through free seminars in the community. These seminars are for family members who may have a loved-one living with dementia, care partners and professional caregivers. Tri-county Dementia Education Seminars: “Effective Communication Strategies.” Communication is more than just talking and listening.” Seminars will be held at Pruitt Health, 560 Johnson Ridge Road, Elkin. RSVP at 336-835-7802.

Oct. 22

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

Oct. 23

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Loving the Leaves.

Oct. 27

• 4 to 5 p.m., Elkin Public Library will host a boys and girls LEGO time for children ages 6 to 10. The event is funded by the Elkin Public Library Foundation. To reserve a spot at one of the two LEGO time events, call 336-835-5586. A second event will be held Oct. 13 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Oct. 29

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

Oct. 30

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Monster Friends.

Nov. 5

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

Nov. 6

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Scarecrows.

Nov. 12

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

Nov. 13

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Getting Squirrely.

Nov. 17

• 6 to 7:30 p.m., Home Instead Senior Care and Pruitt Health have partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association of Western Carolina to help those living with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related memory disorder through free seminars in the community. These seminars are for family members who may have a loved-one living with dementia, care partners and professional caregivers. Tri-county Dementia Education Seminars: “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors.” Communication is more than just talking and listening.” Seminars will be held at Pruitt Health, 560 Johnson Ridge Road, Elkin. RSVP at 336-835-7802.

Nov. 19

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

Nov. 20

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Let’s Give Thanks.

Dec. 3

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

Dec. 4

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Soups On.

Dec. 10

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

Dec. 11

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Christmas Goodies.

Dec. 17

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Book Babies program lasting 20 to 25 minutes each Thursday for children age birth to 24 months and their caregiver. They are free.

Dec. 18

• 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, hosts its Preschool Story Hour each Friday. The theme is Singing with Santa.

Ongoing

• 6 to 8 p.m., each Monday, DivorceCare is a support group that meets at 147 Carter Mill Road, Elkin. It is designed for those hurting from the pain of separation and/or divorce. This group will begin meeting Aug. 17. For more information, call Gwen at 336-244-4682.

• 6:30 p.m., Alanon Family Group meeting is held each Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Elkin’s Rectory. For more information, call 336-468-0395.

• 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.

• 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.

Area Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held with the following schedule:

• 10:15 a.m., every Sunday at 218 Rockford St., Andy Griffith Playhouse downstairs, closed speaker discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., last Sunday of each month, at Mount Airy,(Granite City Group) Central United Methodist Church, North Main Street, closed discussion with an open speaker meeting. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., every Monday in Jonesville (Tri-County Group), 135 Bluff St., behind Starmount Crossing Shopping Center, N.C. 67, open speaker. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., every Monday in Mount Airy, (Mayberry Group) Old Train Depot, 580 Granite St., open speaker. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• Noon, every Tuesday in Jonesville (Tri-County Group), 135 Bluff St., behind Starmount Crossing Shopping Center, N.C. 67, open speaker. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 7 p.m., every Tuesday in Pilot Mountain (Pilot Mtn. Group), First United Methodist Church, N.C. 268 and Marion Street. Closed discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 7:30 p.m., every Tuesday at Yadkinville (Serenity Group) at Methodist Church, 204 W. Main St. Downstairs beneath old sanctuary, closed discussion with open speaker meeting last Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., every Tuesday in Jonesville (Tri-County Group) 135 Bluff St., behind Starmount Crossing Shopping Center, N.C. 67, Closed 12 & 12 study. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• Noon, every Wednesday, in Mount Airy (Primary Purpose), at First Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Main St., fellowship hall at corner of South Main and Church steets. Closed big book discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 7 p.m., every Wednesday, in Mount Airy (Mayberry Men’s Meeting), Rockford Street United Methodist Church, 520 Rockford St., closed discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., every Wednesday in Jonesville (Tri-County Group), 135 Bluff St., behind Starmount Crossing Shopping Center, N.C. 67, closed big book study. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., every Wednesday in Mount Airy, (Mayberry Group) Old Train Depot, 580 Granite St., closed big book study. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• Noon, every Thursday in Jonesville (Tri-County Group), 135 Bluff St., behind Starmount Crossing Shopping Center, N.C. 67, closed discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 7:30 p.m., every Thursday at Yadkinville (Serenity Group) at Methodist Church, 204 W. Main St., downstairs beneath old sanctuary, closed discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., every Friday in Dobson (New Beginnings Group) at Dobson United Methodist Church, 204 S. Main St., building behind church, closed discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• 8 p.m., every Friday in Jonesville (Tri-County Group), 135 Bluff St., behind Starmount Crossing Shopping Center, N.C. 67, closed discussion. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

• Noon, every Saturday in Jonesville (Tri-County Group) 135 Bluff St., behind Starmount Crossing Shopping Center, N.C. 67, closed discussion.

• 8 p.m., every Saturday in Dobson (Hope Valley Meeting) at Hope Valley, Prison Camp Road, open speaker. For more information, call 336-386-8003.

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