Community Calendar


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.

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Northwest Piedmont Rural Planning Organization will hold a public input meeting at the Surry County Government Center, Room 335, 118 Hamby Road, Dobson, for area residents to review projects and develop new proposals for inclusion in the State Transportation Improvement Plan. This will include all modes of transportation — highway, bicycle, pedestrian, public transit and rail. The meeting is a drop-in, workshop format and will include a brief overview of the Strategic Transportation Investments process, and the comment cards will be available for public feedback at each station for modes of transportation.

• 6 to 9 p.m., Surry Community College will host a free seminar, Multi-generational Farm Business Planning, at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. For more information or for required advanced registering, call 336-386-3618.

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 business 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 1 p.m., Trail Life Troop 357, which meets at Welcome Home Baptist Church, will have a car wash fundraiser at Advance Auto. Proceeds will help fund activities for the troop members.

• 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.

• 9:30 a.m., Bikers for Kids will host a benefit ride in honor of Austin Willaims, who suffers from throat cancer. The ride will start at Grace Full Gospel Church, 3719 Messick Road, Jonesville, with registration at 9:30 a.m. and kickstands up at 11 a.m. The 100-mile route will include two stops during the three and a half to four hour ride and ends at Subway/7-11 at Exit 264 Hwy. 421. The vent will include 50/50, door prizes, T-shirts, food and live music. For more information, call 336-469-7835 or email [email protected]

• 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.

• 4 to 8:30 p.m., a benefit concert and auction will be held to help with 2-year-old Jacob Shore’s medical expenses. Jacob has Diamond Blackfan Anemia, so every three weeks he must have a blood transfusion. The event will be at Center United Methodist Church, 1400 Center Road, Yadkinville, and will feature The High Country Boys at 4 p.m., The Sound Factory at 5:30 p.m. and The Enon Boys at 7 p.m. This is an outdoor event so lawn chairs and quilts are encouraged for seating. A raffle will be held for a Char-Broil gas grill with burner, a $100 gas gift card and $25 Applebee’s gift card. A live auction will be held from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7 p.m. Food will be available for purchase.

Sept. 28

• 4 to 5 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host Poetry, Nonsense, and More for those in grades sixth through 12th. The event will encourage silliness, seriousness and whatever pops out of participants’ heads. No registration is necessary. For more information, call the library at 336-835-5586.

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. 10

• noon until, Austin Fire & Rescue will host Fire Prevention Day with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7170 Austin-Traphill Road, Elkin. Events will include fire safety house, bounce houses, dunking booth, live music, face painting, food and drinks, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, games, cake walk, “Sparky” the fire dog, “Smokey” the bear, fire safety gift bags and more. For more information, call Nick Tharpe at 336-957-6069 or Billy VanHoy at 336-984-6308.

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. 16-18

• Virginia Trappers Association District 1 Rendezvous will be held at the Bland County Fairgrounds, Bland, Virginia. Demos will be provided by professionals, dealers, and there will be tailgating and primitive campsites. For more information, call Travis Bandy at 276-210-7105.

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.

• 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Austin Fire & Rescue will host its second annual Carpmaster fundraiser at Spicer’s Fish Lake. Draw will be held at 5:30 p.m. and they will fish up to 24 spots. A $15 nonrefundable deposit will reserve a spot, and the cost is $57 per person ($42 if deposit is made). The price includes BBQ chicken plate, and extra plates will be available for purchase. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Nick Tharpe at 336-957-6069 or Larry Spicer at 336-957-3939.

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.

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Surry Goes Pink/Dig Pink fundraiser will be held at the Betty Kay Vaughn Clock Tower on the Dobson campus of SCC to raise money for breast cancer research. Later that evening, a Dig Pink volleyball game will take place in the SCC gym, 630 S. Main St., Dobson.

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.

• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Surry Community College will have a Halloween Spooktacular for students, faculty and staff in the Grand Hall, Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology with games and food tickets available for purchase. There will be a Spooky Haunted Trail and hayride, pizza, candy, soft drinks, costume contest, activities, games and prizes. Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree project.

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.

Nov. 21

• 5 to 8 p.m., The ARK will hold its major fundraiser, Cardboard City, at Elkin Municipal Park. Those who would like to volunteer to be in a box representing homelessness and raise $500 between now and Nov. 21 email [email protected] or call 336-527-1637. The ARK provides shelter and services to those who find themselves homeless.

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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