Community Calendar


Jan. 1

• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., traditional New Year’s lunch fundraiser will be hosted by the Yadkin Valley Rotary Club at First United Methodist Church, 340 Hawthorne Road, Elkin. Meal includes country ham, collard, greens, black-eyed peas, cornbread, tea or coffee and dessert. There will be drawings for free door prizes every 30 minutes. Meal cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children and collards are available for $5 a bag. Proceeds benefit scholarships for graduating seniors from Elkin, East Wilkes and Starmount high schools and other community projects.

Jan. 2

• 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Antioch Baptist Church, 137 Antioch Ave., Mount Airy.

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Jonesville Public Library will host an open house at its new location, 560 Winston Road, Jonesville.

Jan. 4

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

• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Sela Building, 1800 N. Bridge St., Elkin.

• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Speedway Road Ruritan Club, 2411 Speedway Road, North Wilkesboro.

Jan. 5

• 2:30 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Chick-fil-A Mount Airy, 2007 Rockford St., Mount Airy.

Jan. 6

• 3 to 7:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Sweet Frog, 1510-D Winkler Mill Road Ext., Wilkesboro.

Jan. 7

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Grace Moravian Church, 1401 N. Main St., Mount Airy.

Jan. 7-8

• 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Surry Community College will offer an initial motor vehicle dealer class at The Yadkin Center, 4649 U.S. 601, Yadkinville. The class is offered for independent auto dealders and completion of the six-hour course meets the requirement of the North Carolina Independent Auto Dealers Association for the NCDMV for license renewal. Advanced registration is required. Class fee is $71. For more information, call 336-386-3580.

Jan. 8

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Happy New Year? For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

Jan. 11

• 2:30 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 493 Pilgrim Baptist Church Road, Wilkesboro.

Jan. 12

• 8 to 10 a.m., the Small Business Center of SCC will host a seminar on Building your Team at the Holiday Inn Express, Mount Airy. Jim Blaylock will be the speaker. To register, visit www.surry.edu/sbc.

• 1 to 5:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Dobson Elementary School, 400 W. Atkins St., Dobson.

Jan. 14

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at McDonald’s, 1838 Winkler St., Wilkesboro.

Jan. 15

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Hibernation. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

Jan. 16

• 3 to 7 p.m., a benefit spaghetti dinner for Doug and April Williams will be held at the West Yadkin VFW Post on U.S. 21. Doug Williams was injured Sept. 7 while taking down a deer stand and will not be able to return to work full-time until late 2016. The event will include a meal for donations only, an auction, silent auction and raffle. Donations will be used to help with family and medical expenses. The fundraiser is sponsored by Windsor’s Crossroads Ruritan Club, Charity Bible, Cranberry Baptist, Fishing Creek Baptist, Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist and Miller’s Creek Baptist churches. For more information, call 336-984-3811, 336-984-6945 or 336-466-2361.

Jan. 19

• 8 to 10 a.m., the Small Business Center of SCC will host a seminar on Sales and Use Tax at The Yadkin Center, 4649 U.S. 601, Yadkinville. Karen Bargsley will be the speaker. To register, visit www.surry.edu/sbc.

• 9 to 11 a.m., the Small Business Center of SCC will host a seminar on Managing your Business Reputation at The Elkin Center, 1461 N. Bridge St., Elkin. Brian Wright will be the speaker. To register, visit www.surry.edu/sbc.

Jan. 21

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

Jan. 22

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Mittens & More. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

Jan. 25

• 6 to 8 p.m., the Small Business Center of SCC will host a seminar on How to Start a Small Business at The Yadkin Center, 4649 U.S. 601, Yadkinville. Chisa Pennix-Brown will be the speaker. To register, visit www.surry.edu/sbc.

Jan. 28

• 9 to 11 a.m., the Small Business Center of SCC will host a seminar on Fueling your Business at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. Amanda Sorrells will be the speaker. To register, visit www.surry.edu/sbc.

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

Jan. 29

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Snowstorm. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

Feb. 4

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

Feb. 5

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Fly to the Moon. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

Feb. 11

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

Feb. 12

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Hugs & Kisses. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

Feb. 18

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

Feb. 19

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Elephant Friends. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

Feb. 25

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

Feb. 26

• 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds and 3 and 4 year olds with the theme Dancing Stories with April Turner. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

March 3

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

March 4

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Count to 10. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

March 10

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

March 17

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

March 18

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Perfect Pizza. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

March 24

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

March 25

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Bouncing Bunnies. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

March 31

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

April 7

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

April 8

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Pete the Cat. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

April 14

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

April 15

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Not Dressed Up. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

April 21

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

April 22

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Sandals & Socks. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

April 28

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

April 29

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Don’t Rock the Boat. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

May 5

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

May 6

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Bakery Shop. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

May 12

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

May 13

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Pond Play. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

May 19

• 10 a.m. Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Book Babies with stories and songs for caregivers and babies ages birth to 24 months. The program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

May 20

• 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 and 3 year olds at 10 and 3 and 4 year olds at 11 with the theme Sand & Sun. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

Ongoing

• Members of the Yadkin Valley Rotary Club are now selling tickets for the annual New Year’s Day lunch at the First United Methodist Church, 340 Hawthorne Road, Elkin. The club will serve a traditional meal of country ham, collard greens, black-eyed peas, cornbread, coffee/tea and dessert. Serving hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Quart bags of collard greens may be purchased for $5 per bag. Also, drawings for free door prizes will be held every half hour during serving hours. Must be present to win. Proceeds from the lunch will benefit the club’s scholarship program. Each year a scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior in each of the area high schools: East Wilkes, Starmount and Elkin. Recipients are chosen based on their leadership in the community. For more information or to obtain tickets, see a Rotary Club member or contact Steve Wells at 366-835-1602 ([email protected]).

• Friendly Consignment Store, a not-for-profit consignment shop beside the Arlington Fire Department in Jonesville, provides new and gently-used items with proceeds donated to several local charities and groups. Hours are Monday and Wednesday noon to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

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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