Community Calendar


Feb. 15

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

• 4 to 5 p.m., Teen Reads will be held at the Elkin Public Library each Monday for grades sixth through 12th. February will be featuring “City of Ember.” The last February will be from 4 to 6 p.m. with movie and pizza. For more information or to reserve a book, call the library at 336-835-5586.

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.

• “With a Warm Handshake,” the life of Vincent van Gogh as seen through the eyes of his brother, Theo, will be presented at the Wilkes Art Gallery in a one-man performance by Joe Miller. Tickets are $7 each and are available at the gallery, 913 C St., North Wilkesboro.

• 6 p.m., Ronda-Clingman Elementary School will host Kindergarten Fun Times for students with last name A-M. This is for children who turn 5 on or before Aug. 31, 2016. It will last about one hour. For more information, call the school at 336-651-4200.

• 6 to 9 p.m., Surry Community College Small Business Center will host Facebook Made Easy in room 111 at The Center for Public Safety, 1220 S. State St., Mount Airy.

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.

• 12:30 to 3:20 p.m., Grape Growing Series: Vineyard Nutrition will be held. Participants will learn how to break down soil and petiole sample reports into an effective fertilization program. The physiological health status of a vineyard strongly depends on the nutrient availability to the plant. This workshop will cover optimal vineyard nutrition, provide nutrient level thresholds, and recommend fertilization practices for growing high quality winegrapes. The class will meet in Room 113 of the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology, Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. Advanced registration and payment of $30 are required. Call 336-386-3618 for more information.

Feb. 20

• 9 a.m. to noon, FAFSA Day will be held for students to get free help from college financial aid professionals to complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It’s important to bring these items: 2015 federal tax returns (for student and their parents), FSA ID for student and one parent (visit https://fafsa.gov); 2016-17 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet (visit https://fafsa.gov). Assistants will be located in Rooms 109 and 111 of the V-Building at Surry Community College, 630 E. Main St., Dobson. The event is co-sponsored by Surry Community College and the College Foundation of North Carolina. For more information, contact Andrea Simpson, SCC financial aid director, at 336-386-3263 or [email protected], or visit http://surry.edu/paying-for-college/financial-aid/.

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Barn Quilt Class will be held at The Elkin Center, 1461 N. Bridge St., Elkin. All materials will be provided. Advanced registration and payment are required by Feb. 6, and can be done online at www.surry.edu. Call 336-386-3398 for more information concerning class fee and future class dates.

• 10 to 11:30 a.m., the February Lupus Foundation Support Group meeting will be held in the multipurpose room of the Mount Airy Public Library, 145 Rockford St., Mount Airy. There is no charge to attend and drop-ins are welcome. For more information, email [email protected] or call 877-849-8271 ext. 2.

Feb. 20-21

• The Wilkes Arts Gallery will host a two-day collage workshop featuring artist Betty Powell from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 and 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 21. The adult class is limited to eight students. The gallery will provide the boards required, and students will need to bring photos, art clippings, fabric, jewelry, sheet music, poetry and their own mod podge of choice. Cost is $100 for members, and $110 for nonmembers. Call the gallery to register at 336-667-2841.

Feb. 22

• 4 to 5 p.m., Teen Reads will be held at the Elkin Public Library each Monday for grades sixth through 12th. February will be featuring “City of Ember.” The last February will be from 4 to 6 p.m. with movie and pizza. For more information or to reserve a book, call the library at 336-835-5586.

• 6 to 8 p.m., Surry Community College Small Business Center will host How to Write a Business Plan in room 202 of The Yadkin Center, 4649 U.S. 601, Yadkinville.

• 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host Knit Nights at the library the fourth Monday of each month. It will be an evening for new and experienced knitters as well as those who crochet, stitch, sew and more, to knit, socialize and share tips and patterns. All levels are welcome. Beginning instruction can be provided for those who wish to learn. Bring a project to work on. No registration is required. For more information, contact Kasey Nowalk at 336-835-5586 or [email protected]

Feb. 23

• 9 to 11 a.m., Surry Community College Small Business Center will host Effective Business Networking in room 134 of The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain.

• 5 to 7 p.m., Blue Ridge Christian School, 122 Glade Valley Church Road, Glade Valley, will host an open house with staff available to answer questions. Students may be eligible for scholarships for the 2016-17 school year.

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.

• 5 p.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host African Drum Workshop for tweens and teens with April Turner for those grades sixth through 12th. Registration is required. Call 336-835-5586.

• 6 p.m., Ronda-Clingman Elementary School will host Kindergarten Fun Times for students with last name N-Z. This is for children who turn 5 on or before Aug. 31, 2016. It will last about one hour. For more information, call the school at 336-651-4200.

• 7 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host Traveling Shoes with April Turner, featuring folktales from Brazil, Mexico, Africa, Canada and the United States. All ages are welcome.

Feb. 26

• 11 a.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Preschool Story Hour for 2 to 10 years of age with the theme Dancing Stories with April Turner. For more information, call 336-835-5586 or visit www.nwrl.org.

Feb. 26-27

• Friends of the Jonesville Public Library will host a flea market fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 26 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at the library, 560 Winston Road, Jonesville. Spaces will be rented for $10, choose one day or both days, but participants must bring their own table. Electricity is available, let someone knmow if it is needed upon sign up. Donations are being accepted for the library to sell. For more information, call 336-835-7604 or email [email protected]

Feb. 29

• 4 to 6 p.m., Teen Reads will be held at the Elkin Public Library each Monday for grades sixth through 12th. February will be featuring “City of Ember.” The last February will be from 4 to 6 p.m. with movie and pizza. For more information or to reserve a book, call the library at 336-835-5586.

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 14

• 6:45 p.m., the Pulitzer Prize Book Club will meet at the Elkin Public Library to discuss “A Fable” by William Faulkner.

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.

• 1 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host the Women’s Book Club featuring the book, “Breathing Lessons” by Anne Tyler.

• 6:45 p.m., the Nonfiction Book Club will meet at the Elkin Public Library to discuss “Dying to Be Me” by Anita Moorjani.

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 19

• 10:30 a.m., the Saturday Morning Mystery Book Club will meet at the Elkin Public Library to discuss “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” by Arthur Conan Doyle.

• Noon to 2 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host open Chess time in an afternoon of friendly competition. No registration is required, and those participating can bring their own board or use one of the library’s. Tables will be reserved in the main reading area. For more information, contact Kasey Nowalk at 336-835-5586 or email [email protected]

March 21

• 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host Knit Nights at the library the fourth Monday of each month. It will be an evening for new and experienced knitters as well as those who crochet, stitch, sew and more, to knit, socialize and share tips and patterns. All levels are welcome. Beginning instruction can be provided for those who wish to learn. Bring a project to work on. No registration is required. For more information, contact Kasey Nowalk at 336-835-5586 or [email protected]

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.

• Noon to 6 p.m., BizFest will be held at The Liberty, 222 E. Main St., Elkin, as a business expo hosted by the Surry County Economic Development Partnership in conjunction with the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce and sponsored this year by Surry Telephone Membership Corp. For more information, contact Emily Venable at 336-401-9900 or [email protected]

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 16

• Noon to 2 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host open Chess time in an afternoon of friendly competition. No registration is required, and those participating can bring their own board or use one of the library’s. Tables will be reserved in the main reading area. For more information, contact Kasey Nowalk at 336-835-5586 or email [email protected]

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 25

• 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host Knit Nights at the library the fourth Monday of each month. It will be an evening for new and experienced knitters as well as those who crochet, stitch, sew and more, to knit, socialize and share tips and patterns. All levels are welcome. Beginning instruction can be provided for those who wish to learn. Bring a project to work on. No registration is required. For more information, contact Kasey Nowalk at 336-835-5586 or [email protected]

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 14

• Noon to 2 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host open Chess time in an afternoon of friendly competition. No registration is required, and those participating can bring their own board or use one of the library’s. Tables will be reserved in the main reading area. For more information, contact Kasey Nowalk at 336-835-5586 or email [email protected]

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.

May 23

• 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host Knit Nights at the library the fourth Monday of each month. It will be an evening for new and experienced knitters as well as those who crochet, stitch, sew and more, to knit, socialize and share tips and patterns. All levels are welcome. Beginning instruction can be provided for those who wish to learn. Bring a project to work on. No registration is required. For more information, contact Kasey Nowalk at 336-835-5586 or [email protected]

Ongoing

• 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. The new session starts Feb. 8. It is designed for those hurting from the pain of separation and/or divorce. 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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