Community Calendar


April 29

• 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Forbush High School, 1521 Falcon Road, East Bend.

• 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.

• 10 a.m., Yadkin Valley Senior Games will have its opening ceremonies and events at Surry Community College, Dobson.

April 30

• 8 a.m., the fourth annual MAD Dash 5K & Fun Run will be held at East Surry High School in Pilot Mountain. Registration is at https://MADDash5K.itsyourrace.com/register/, and will be chip-timed. The course is USATF certified. The event is a fundraiser for the Surry County School System Educational Foundation. Registration on race day will be from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., and will be held rain or shine. The fee is $30, or $20 for Surry County Schools students. Register online by April 27 at 10 p.m. The fun run will be for those 12 and younger on the ESHS track at 9 a.m., for a fee of $15 per participant. All fun run participants will get a T-shirt and a medal.

• 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 183 Rock Quarry Road, North Wilkesboro.

May 1

• 7 to 9 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host open mic poetry night at Brushy Mountain Winery, 125 W. Main St., Elkin. The event is for those 16 and older, and to sign up for a spot at the mic to share an original poem visit the front desk at the library or email [email protected] Limited space is available. Admission will be free, and already scheduled to be featured are Bill Blackley, Stacey Libbert, Bill Griffin and Jane Hazelman.

May 2

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

• 2:30 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, 2232 Brandon Hills Road, Yadkinville.

May 3

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Small Business Center of Surry Community College will offer “Get Found on Google Search & Maps” at The Elkin Center, 1461 N. Bridge St., Elkin. No appointment is needed. To register for any Small Business Center seminars or view a complete listing of offerings, visit www.surry.edu/sbc. For more information, call 336-386-3685.

• 1 to 5:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Pilot Mountain Middle School, 543 Old Westfield Road, Pilot Mountain.

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

May 4

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Yadkin County will host a free pesticide collection day at the Yadkin County Landfill, 1149 Landfill Road, Yadkinville. All pesticide products will be accepted, including herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides, etc.; new, unopened and partially used products; banned and out-dated pesticides. Items not accepted will be paints or other hazardous waste; unknown materials; products not labeled; and products not in pesticide containers.

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.

• 6 to 9 p.m., the Small Business Center of Surry Community College will offer “Business Contracts: Leases and Other Business Agreements” at The Pilot Center, Room 134, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. The speaker will be Gary Lawrence. To register for any Small Business Center seminars or view a complete listing of offerings, visit www.surry.edu/sbc. For more information, call 336-386-3685.

May 6

• 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Elkin High School, 334 Elk Spur St., Elkin.

• 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.

• 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Northern Hospital of Surry County, 830 Rockford St., Mount Airy.

• 2:30 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Roaring River Elementary School, 283 White Plains Road, Roaring River.

May 7

• 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host “I AM,” a special craft project for Mothers (or special caregivers) and Daughters (grades fourth through ninth). The event is free, but space is limited. Registration is required by calling 336-835-5586.

• 1 p.m., a day-long event will help raise money for cancer patient Vikki Marcell, with additional proceeds benefitting St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The charity ride and show for cancer will begin with an 80-mile motorcycle ride at 1 p.m., registration begins at 11:30 a.m., starting at Yadkin Moose Lodge, 1432 Country Club Road, Yadkinville, and ending in downtown Elkin. At 3 p.m., the bike and car show and other activities will begin in Elkin, with the ride to arrive around 3:30 or 4 p.m. Cost for the ride is $20 plus $5 for passengers. Also, plaques and trophies will be awarded to winners of the bike and car show for best cruiser, best sport bike and best custom paint. Metro Jethros will perform on the balcony of The Liberty parking lot, while DJ Holmes will have music on East Main Street. There will be food, activities, T-shirts and more. For more information, call 336-526-0035 or see Facebook @Bike show+ ride 4 cancer.

• 6 to 9 p.m., the Vineyard Stomp 5K will be held at Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery, with the 5K at 6 p.m. and a kids 1K following. Live music will follow the race and the Herrera Vineyards food truck will be on site offering dinner. Elkin Valley Trails Association will benefit from a portion of the event. To register and for more information, visit www.grassycreekvineyard.com.

May 9

• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Small Business Center of Surry Community College will offer “Independent Contractor or Employee” at The Center for Public Safety, Room 111, 1220 S. State St., Mount Airy. The speaker will be attorney Robert Wall. The seminar will define an independent contractor and an employee and explained the difference between the two. To register for any Small Business Center seminars or view a complete listing of offerings, visit www.surry.edu/sbc. For more information, call 336-386-3685.

May 10

• 8 to 10 a.m., the Small Business Center of Surry Community College will offer “Overcoming Business Objections” at Holiday Inn Express, 1320 EMS Drive, Mount Airy. The seminar will address how sales people can answer any objection in the book. Jim Blaylock will be the speaker. This seminar is part of the Surry Business Academy, and to register, call the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce at 336-786-6116.

May 11

• 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Small Business Center of Surry Community College will offer “Certification Options for Small Business” at Surry Community College, J-Building Room 103, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. Certification programs for small, women, minority, veteran and disadvantaged businesses can be an excellent tool for small business owners. This seminar will teach how to translate the certifications and who qualifies for each. Melissa Terrell of the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development will be the speaker. To register for any Small Business Center seminars or view a complete listing of offerings, visit www.surry.edu/sbc. For more information, call 336-386-3685.

• 1:30 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Central Middle School, 883 Zephyr Road, Dobson.

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.

• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Pilot Mountain Elementary School, 218 Friends St., Pilot Mountain.

• 2:30 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at C.B. Eller Elementary School, 1288 CB Eller School Road, Elkin.

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.

• 3 to 7:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 209 Lon Ave., Boonville.

May 13-14

• 6 p.m., the first Backwoods Beat Music Festival will be held at Sparta’s Crouse Park, at Grayson and Whitehead streets, featuring singers, songwriters and storytellers. On Friday at 7 p.m., Tim and Myles Thompson, a Nashville father/son duo, will perform and teach a songwriting workshop on Saturday. Kate Campbell will teach songwriting with the Thompsons and then perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. Dori Freeman, a Galax, Virginia, native, will open Saturday with a performance at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person Friday and $10 per person Saturday. Bring Friday’s ticket to Saturday admission for half-off. Kids 12 and younger are admitted free. Food vendors will be set up, as well as craft beer and wine from Round Peak Winery and Skull Camp Brewery. Parking is free in surrounding lots. The songwriting workshop is free to the first 60 registrants with $10 registration fee covering lunch and T-shirt. Morning session is at 9 a.m., and after a lunch break, the afternoon session is at 3 p.m. Private sessions for a fee are available also. For more information, call the Alleghany Chamber of Commerce at 336-372-5473. Registration closes May 9.

May 13-15

• Whippoorwill Academy and Village, Wilkes County, will host a three-day festival honoring Daniel Boone. The day will include storytelling, Order of the Arrow, Post of Colors: Union Jack, Hornets Nest N.C. flag, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts participation, plant walk/birding trail, live music, pottery demonstrations, art exhibit by The Lenoir School of Visual Arts, lessons on making a guitar, weaving and spinning, clogging, flint knapping, talk on the Tom Dooley Files, beading, pump organ demonstration, the Strong Sotuerh Woman Skillet Toss Contest, the Mountain Man Boot Toss Competition, Appalachian dancing, talk on natural oils and skin care, demonstration of Appalachian toys and more. The event opens at 5 p.m. May 13, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 14 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.whippoorwillacademy.com or visit Whippoorwill on Facebook.

May 14

• 10 a.m., the Yadkin Valley Trailriders will host a benefit horse and wagon ride followed by a dinner at 5 p.m. to raise funds for the trail to Stone Mountain State Park. The event will take place at Henry Key Farm, 815 Mountain Park Road, State Road, with riders and wagons taking part in a 14-mile ride. Cost for riders is $25 in advance or $30 at the gate, and includes the pinto bean and chicken stew supper. Those wishing to eat only can do so for $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. A raffle will be held for a Henry 22 lever action rifle, with tickets costing $5 each or five for $20. For more information or to register in advance, call Larry Wagoner at 336-428-8545, Marty Garris at 336-466-3681, Becky Triplett at 336-469-9676 or Tommy Holcomb at 336-957-8937.

• 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]

• 1 to 8:30 p.m., Elkin Roots Music Fest will be held at Elkin Municipal Park, 399 N.C. 268 West, Elkin, with free admission. There will be bluegrass, old-time, blues and gospel musicians from across North Carolina performing. In case of rain, the event will be in the gym of the Elkin Rec Center at the park. There is plenty of space for lawn chairs and blankets. Vendors will be on hand with a variety of food and beverages, and parking is available on-site for a fee. For more information, visit foothillsartscouncil.org/elkin-valley-fiddlers or www.facebook.com/ElkinRootsMusicFest/. To paddle that morning, the shuttle will leave Crater Park at 8 a.m. , and the in-water time at Ronda will be 10 a.m.

May 16

• 1 to 5:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Mountain Park Elementary School, 505 Mountain Park Road, State Road.

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

May 18

• 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at North Surry High School, 2440 W. Pine St., Mount Airy.

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.

• 6:45 to 8 p.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Talkin Service, a reading and discussion program for veterans. The five-session book club will be led by Richard Hackler, a local veteran, pastor and Team Red White and Blue captain. The sessions will be May 19, June 2, June 16, June 30 and July 7. Books will be provided to all who participate in the free program, and refreshments will be provided. Sign up at the library front desk, call 336-835-5586 or email Kasey Nowalk at [email protected]

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.

• 7 p.m., the Yadkin Valley Wine Auction and Gala will be held at The Liberty, 222 E. Main St., benefiting Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation, with heavy hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. The auction and drawdown will be at 7 p.m., and there will be live entertainment.

May 21

• 8 a.m., the Yadkin Valley Tour de Vino bicycle ride will begin and end at Elkin High School, 334 Elk Spur St., Elkin, with four routes — 30.9 miles, 51.5 miles, 71.4 inches and 100.2 miles. Showers will be available after the ride, and those participating in the ride receive a tasting entry ticket to the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival, held the same day at Elkin Municipal Park. Registration fee for all rides is $35 per rider if paid before May 16 and includes refreshments, T-shirt, registration packet, complimentary entrance and wine tasting ticket to wine festival. Tours begin at 8 a.m. Bagels, fruits, juice and coffee will be served from 7 to 8 a.m., and refreshments will be available all day include a post-ride lunch. All riders must return to the high school by 3 p.m. Online registration is available at www.yvtdv.com.

• 10 to 11:30 a.m., the Surry County Support Group for the Lupus Foundation of America will meet at the Mount Airy Public Library, 145 Rockford St., Mount Airy, iin the multipurpose room. The meeting is free, for more information, call 877-849-8271 ext. 2 or visit www.lupusnc.org.

May 23

• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Small Business Center of Surry Community College will offer “Business Structure” at The Center for Public Safety, 1220 S. State St., Mount Airy. The speaker will be attorney Robert Wall. The seminar will discuss the difference between a sole proprietor, partnership and corporation. It also will impress the importance of record keeping, and give an overview of tax responsibilities. To register for any Small Business Center seminars or view a complete listing of offerings, visit www.surry.edu/sbc. For more information, call 336-386-3685.

• 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]

May 23-27

• The town of Jonesville will holds its annual spring clean up week. Items accepted include tires off the rim, rims can be picked up as metal, mattresses, appliances, furniture, carpet, computers, TVs, printers and electronics and more. Not accepted are paints, oils, chemicals, liquids of any kind, yard waste, wood, glass, car parts, cement, rocks, building material. This is for residential homes only, no businesses or apartments. All items should be placed at the edge of the grass, not in the street. For more information, call the town at 336-835-4068.

May 25

• Noon, Operation: GoodJobs is hosting a veteran hire fair from noon to 2 p.m., with the job fair open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin. For more information, call 336-786-4169 or 336-526-2144 or visit goodwillnwnc.org.

May 26

• 5 to 7 p.m., the Small Business Center of Surry Community College will offer “Federal Contracting and SBA Programs/Services” at The Center for Public Safety, Room 111, 1220 S. State St., Mount Airy. Participants will find out how to access the federal marketplace and about federal certifications. Joe Ann Shaeffers will be the speaker. To register for any Small Business Center seminars or view a complete listing of offerings, visit www.surry.edu/sbc. For more information, call 336-386-3685.

May 28

• 9 a.m., Chatham Nursing & Rehabilitation will host the Duncan Dash, a family and pet-friendly fun fun/walk to raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s dementia population at Elkin Municipal Park, Elkin. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with a balloon send-off ceremony at 9:45 a.m. at the starting line. The walk begins at 10 a.m. There will be several items raffled off, a hot dog cookout for donations, a bouncy house, face painting and more. Registration is free, T-shirts are $10. The Alzheimer’s Association will receive at least 75 percent of the proceeds collected.

May 29

• 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 314 S. Franklin Road, Mount Airy.

May 30

• Noon to 4:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at First United Methodist Church of Pilot Mountain, 210 Marion St., Pilot Mountain.

June 2

• 6:45 to 8 p.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Talkin Service, a reading and discussion program for veterans. The five-session book club will be led by Richard Hackler, a local veteran, pastor and Team Red White and Blue captain. The sessions will be May 19, June 2, June 16, June 30 and July 7. Books will be provided to all who participate in the free program, and refreshments will be provided. Sign up at the library front desk, call 336-835-5586 or email Kasey Nowalk at [email protected]

June 4

• 1 p.m., a golf tournament fundraiser will be held at Silo Run Golf Course, 4040 Rockford Road, Boonville, to help pay the way for students at Rhythm on Main to go to Disney. Lunch and registration will begin at 1 p.m. Format is four-player captain’s choice, and there will be prizes for the top three teams, longest drive and closest to pin. Door prizes will be awarded as well. For more informatino, email [email protected]

June 11

• The Foothills 5K WetRun will be held at Elkin Municipal Park featuring various water elements soaking runners and then ending the course with a large blow-up water slide. Following the race will be a concert by Christian artists Michael Tait with Newsboys. Medals will be given out following the race as well. Runners can register at the event, or in advance at foothillswetrun.com. Proceeds benefit CauseLife and will be used to build wells, providing clean water in third-world countries.

June 16

• 6:45 to 8 p.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Talkin Service, a reading and discussion program for veterans. The five-session book club will be led by Richard Hackler, a local veteran, pastor and Team Red White and Blue captain. The sessions will be May 19, June 2, June 16, June 30 and July 7. Books will be provided to all who participate in the free program, and refreshments will be provided. Sign up at the library front desk, call 336-835-5586 or email Kasey Nowalk at [email protected]

• 5:30 p.m., the annual Trails Boogie will be held at The Liberty, 222 E. Main St., Elkin, with social hour at 5:30 p.m and band starting at 7 p.m. Event is casual dress and admission is free, with donations providing funding for further trail progress accepted. The evening will include music from Doug Deming with Dennis Gruenling & The Jewel Tones, a silent auction, trails information, dinner buffet for purchase, and beverages.

June 20

• 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., a quarterly veterans coffee will be held at Sagebrush Steakhouse, 2000 Woodland Drive, Mount Airy. The event is open to veterans of all ages and military services and provide an opportunity for local veterans to connect with other veterans, share stories and enjoy free coffee, doughnuts and conversation. Government and nonprofit organizatiosn who provide support programs and activities for veterans are invited to attend the events to share information about their programs. For more information, call Don Timmons at 336-331-1309.

June 30

• 6:45 to 8 p.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Talkin Service, a reading and discussion program for veterans. The five-session book club will be led by Richard Hackler, a local veteran, pastor and Team Red White and Blue captain. The sessions will be May 19, June 2, June 16, June 30 and July 7. Books will be provided to all who participate in the free program, and refreshments will be provided. Sign up at the library front desk, call 336-835-5586 or email Kasey Nowalk at [email protected]

July 7

• 6:45 to 8 p.m., Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin, will host Talkin Service, a reading and discussion program for veterans. The five-session book club will be led by Richard Hackler, a local veteran, pastor and Team Red White and Blue captain. The sessions will be May 19, June 2, June 16, June 30 and July 7. Books will be provided to all who participate in the free program, and refreshments will be provided. Sign up at the library front desk, call 336-835-5586 or email Kasey Nowalk at [email protected]

Sept. 19

• 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., a quarterly veterans coffee will be held at Sagebrush Steakhouse, 2000 Woodland Drive, Mount Airy. The event is open to veterans of all ages and military services and provide an opportunity for local veterans to connect with other veterans, share stories and enjoy free coffee, doughnuts and conversation. Government and nonprofit organizatiosn who provide support programs and activities for veterans are invited to attend the events to share information about their programs. For more information, call Don Timmons at 336-331-1309.

Dec. 19

• 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., a quarterly veterans coffee will be held at Sagebrush Steakhouse, 2000 Woodland Drive, Mount Airy. The event is open to veterans of all ages and military services and provide an opportunity for local veterans to connect with other veterans, share stories and enjoy free coffee, doughnuts and conversation. Government and nonprofit organizatiosn who provide support programs and activities for veterans are invited to attend the events to share information about their programs. For more information, call Don Timmons at 336-331-1309.

Ongoing

• 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 [email protected] or call 336-368-3866.

• 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.

• 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.

• 10:30 a.m., exercise class is held each Tuesday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., weaving class is held each Tuesday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 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.

• 6:30 p.m., beginner shag 1 is held each Tuesday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 7:45 p.m., beginner shag 2 is held each Tuesday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 12:30 p.m., prayer shawl group 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.

• 9 a.m., sewing is held each Thursday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 10 a.m., bingo is held each Thursday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 2 p.m., cards is held each Thursday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Women In Sobriety, a new closed meeting, 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.

• 5:30 p.m., the Jonesville Historical Society meets the third Thursday of each month at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center.

• 10 a.m., Tribune news is held each Thursday at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville.

• 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.

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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