Community Calendar


Submission guidelines for calendar events: One-time events may be submitted for placement in the calendar at least two weeks prior to the date of the event. Information should include date, time, place, brief description and contact information, if necessary. Calendars are published as space permits and do not run in every issue of the paper. If a submission is not showing, it is due to the chronological order of the events. Events to be included are at our discretion, and information is subject to editing. Send events to [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.

• 8 a.m., the sixth annual Running the Vines at Shelton Vineyards will be held featuring a 5K, 10K and a half-mile kids fun run. Register online at sheltonvineyards5kand10k.itsyourrace.com or visit www.sheltonvineyards.com for more information. Bring a chair or blanket for the following “Afternoon Cool Down” event featuring live music by Mediocre Bad Gusy from noon to 2 p.m.

• 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.

• 11 a.m. until, Austin Fire and Rescue will host a BBQ chicken fundraiser with plates costing $8 and half chicken only for $4 at the Austin Fire Department, 7170 Austin-Traphill Road. For more information, call 336-957-2182.

• 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the 15th annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival will be held at Elkin Municipal Park featuring area wineries, food, entertainment and specialty vendors. For more information, call the Yadkin Valley Chamber at 336-526-1111 or visit www.yvuf.com.

• 11:30 a.m., the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center will host “Cinema Spectacular: The Avengers, A Superhero Extravaganza,” in the outdoor plaza with crafts and activities for kids of all ages and free snacks from the Third Branch Cafe while they last. A screening of the hit, “The Avengers,” will be shown in the Willingham Theater. Admission is free. For more information, call the arts center at 336-679-2941.

• 4 p.m., the Yadkin Valley Cruisers cruise-in will be held at the Yadkin Plaza Shopping Center. There will be music, door prizes and more. For more information, visit the Facebook page, Yadkin Valley Cruisers.

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 24

• 7 p.m., Austin Volunteer Fire Department will host a community meeting to discuss the fire tax rate at the station, 7170 Austin-Traphill Road, Elkin. Anyone who lives in and/or pays taxes in the Austin Fire District can attend. Refreshments will be provided following the meeting.

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

• 11:30 a.m., the Rotary Golf Tournament to benefit the Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity will be held at Cedarbrook Country Club with buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 1 p.m. It concludes with skill awards and door prizes. Cost is $50 per person. For more information, call Sam Wagoner at 336-466-2543.

• 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 26-28

• The Elkin VFW Post 7794 and Yadkin VFW Post 10346 will distribute Buddy Poppies at the Elkin Walmart, with members on site each day. Proceeds from donations accepted will be used to support veterans programs and other community groups and activities in the tri-country area.

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.

• 1 p.m., a special Memorial Day ceremony will be held on the courthouse lawn in Sparta, consisting of speakers from the VFW including State VFW Senior Vice Commander Doug Blevins, the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, and Mayor John Miller. The ceremony will conclude with the laying of the wreaths by the VFW and the Marine Corps League and featuring the honor guard of the VFW presenting a 21-gun salute and playing of “Taps.” At the conclusion of the ceremony, all military personnel will assemble at the north end of town for the Memorial Day Parade. To enter a vehicle or float, contact Thomas Owens at 336-657-1484.

• 5 p.m., Austin Fire and Rescue, 7170 Austin-Traphill Road, will host Bingo with food available at 5 p.m. and games starting at 6 p.m. Game cards cost 50 cents, $1 and $2. There will be prizes and 50/50 games. For more information, call 336-957-2182.

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

• 10 a.m., Captain Mark Garner Post 7794 Veterans of Foreign Wars will present the annual Memorial Day Ceremony honor the area’s fallen veterans at Elkin Municipal Park. This year’s featured speaker will be Elkin Mayor Lestine Hutchens. The program also will feature a presentation of colors and laying of the wreath by members of the Elkin High School Junior Army ROTC Unit. Due to limited seating, those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

• 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 3

• 6 p.m. to midnight, the Relay for Life of Elkin will be held at Elkin Municipal Park. Teams may begin setting up tents at 4 p.m. and opening ceremony will be at 6 p.m. with survivor lap to follow at 6:20 p.m. The luminaria lighting will be at 9 p.m. Participants can register at www.relayforlife.org/elkinnc, and luminaries may be purchased online and will be available at the event. For more information, contact Melissa Hiatt at 336-755-8566.

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 7

• 8:30 a.m., the Yadkin Valley Senior Center will host a day trip to Shatley Springs. Cost is $13 for registered nutrition site participants, and $20 for nonregistered. Call the senior center at 336-526-1087 to sign up.

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 18

• 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Surry County support group for the Lupus Foundation of America will be held at the Mount Airy Public Library, 145, Rockford St., Mount Airy, in the multipurpose room. For more information, call 877-849-8271 ext. 2 or visit www.lupusnc.org.

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 organizations 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 organizations 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 organizations 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.

• 5 p.m., the Yadkin Valley Senior Center will host Weight Watchers meetings.

• 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 streets. 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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