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]

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]

July 10

• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 278 Piney Grove Church Road, Mount Airy.

July 11

• 7 to 9 p.m., Benefits of Essential Oils with Sue Blalock will be held at the Elkin Public Library as part of the adult summer reading program theme “Exercise your mind. Read!” Learn about the benefits of essential oils and take home a free gift. To sign up, see the front desk, email Kasey at [email protected] or call 336-835-5586.

July 12

• 10 a.m., Jonesville Public Library summer reading program will feature Cara Zara Hula Hoop.

• 1 to 4 p.m., Surry Community College will host a “Networking Your Way to Success, Dress for Success with Career Gear” class at the Surry County Workforce Center, 541 W. Pine St., Mount Airy. The class is offered at no cost to unemployed or underemployed workers. No registration is required. For more information, contact Carmen Eldridge at 336-386-3683 or [email protected]

July 12-14

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Surry Community College will host a survivor and leadership camp for boys and girls ages 10 through 14. The camp will focus on team building, personal enrichment, leadership skills and survival skills. Upon arrival, teams, along with new friendships, will be formed. Each day will consist of competitive games, scavenger hunts, and prizes. Student leaders from SCC’s Ambassador and Student Government programs will teach children leadership and public speaking skills, as well as teamwork skills throughout the camp. A required fee of $45 includes all materials and a T-shirt. Lunch is not provided; those participating should pack a bag lunch. Seating is limited to the first 24 to register. The camp will be held at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. For questions and registration, contact Kasey Martin at 336-386-3468 or [email protected]

July 14

• 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., ScienceTellers will present Power & Energy during the school-age Elkin Public Library summer reading program. For more information, visit the library, 111 N. Front St., or call 336-835-5586.

• 2 to 6 p.m., a blood drive will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Main St., Mount Airy.

• 5:30 to 6 p.m., Elkin Public Library tweens and teens summer reading program will present a magic workshop with Caleb Sigmon.

• 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Method to My Madness Show will be held at the Elkin Public Library as part of the adult, tweens and teens summer reading program theme “Exercise your mind. Read!” Be entertained by illusionist and storyteller Caleb Signmon. Free for those ages 12 and older. For more information, call 336-835-5586.

July 15

• 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.

• 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a Port-a-Pit chicken fundraiser will be held to benefit the ARK homeless shelter at Elkin Rescue Squad, 940 N. Bridge St., Elkin. Plates are $10 and include a half chicken, two sides, roll and dessert. To purchase tickets, visit The ARK, 130 Hill St., Elkin, or www.thearkelkin.org.

• 12:30 to 5 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Mayberry Mall, North Andy Griffith Parkway, Mount Airy.

July 15-16

• The Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention will be held at the Alleghany Fairgrounds, Sparta, Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be $2,850 in cash awards in categories for old-time bands, individuals, junior bands and dance contests. There is no advance registration for the competition. Admission will be $6 for Friday and $7 for Saturday, or $10 for both days. For more information, visit alleghanyfiddlersconvention.com/index.html or call 336-372-5473.

July 16

• 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Pine Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, 1892 Pine Ridge Road, Mount Airy.

• 10:30 to noon, Strategies in Chess with Chris Mabe will be held at the Elkin Public Library as part of the adult summer reading program theme “Exercise your mind. Read!” Get tips and game techniques from a professional chess player, free. To sign up, see the front desk, email Kasey at [email protected] or call 336-835-5586.

• 11 a.m. until, a benefit fish fry will be held for the Joanna Brenneman family, who lost their father and husband shortly after moving from Union Grove to Chatham, Virginia, at Home Acres Fine Furniture, 6224 Windsor Road, Hamptonville. Menu includes flounder, homemade broccoli salad, hushpuppies and ice cream from Wholesome Country Creamery. Food will be served by members of the Union Grove community. The event will be held rain or shine. Those who wish to make a donation, but are unable to attend, can do so by mailing a contribution to Joanna Brenneman, c/o Home Acres Fine Furniture, 6224 Windsor Road, Hamptonville, NC 27020. Checks should be made payable to Joanna Brenneman. For more information, call 336-468-1744.

July 18

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

• 6:45 to 8 p.m., Book club meeting on “Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics” by Jeremy Schaap will be held at the Elkin Public Library as part of the adult summer reading program theme “Exercise your mind. Read!” To sign up, see the front desk, email Kasey at [email protected] or call 336-835-5586.

July 19

• Noon to 4:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Golden Living Center, 542 Allred Mill Road, Mount Airy.

• 1 to 4 p.m., Surry Community College will host a “Make a Great Impression with your Resume” class at the Surry County Workforce Center, 541 W. Pine St., Mount Airy. The class is offered at no cost to unemployed or underemployed workers. No registration is required. For more information, contact Carmen Eldridge at 336-386-3683 or [email protected]

July 20

• 10 a.m., Jonesville Public Library summer reading program will feature Science Tellers.

• 10 a.m., Surry Community College will host a truck driver training orientation which is mandatory to attend for those wishing to start the classes Aug. 15. Orientation will be held at The Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville. For more information, contact Dr. Wayne Matthews at 336-386-3584 or [email protected]

July 21

• 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., Balloon Lady Donna Pruett will make an appearance during the school-age Elkin Public Library summer reading program. For more information, visit the library, 111 N. Front St., or call 336-835-5586.

• 4 to 5 p.m., Elkin Public Library tweens and teens summer reading program will present Teen Iron Chef, with registration required for the limited spaces available. Registration begins July 1.

July 22-23

• The Blue Ridge Mountain Fair will be held at The Crouse Park, 60 Cherry St., Sparta, from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday, featuring one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, local entertainment and food vendors. There will be free parking available on East Whitehead Street. For more information, visit www.visitalleghanync.com or call 336-372-5473.

July 23

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Surry Community College will host a Jelly Roll Quilt Workshop at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. Advanced registration and payment of $40 are required. Supplies are an additional cost to the student. Ask for a supply list. For more information, call 336-386-3398.

• 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Book club meeting on “Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics” by Jeremy Schaap will be held at the Elkin Public Library as part of the adult summer reading program theme “Exercise your mind. Read!” To sign up, see the front desk, email Kasey at [email protected] or call 336-835-5586.

July 25

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

• 7 to 8:30 p.m., book art with Katie will be held at the Elkin Public Library as part of the adult summer reading program theme “Exercise your mind. Read!” Participants will create a work of art with a book and folded pages, free. To sign up, see the front desk, email Kasey at [email protected] or call 336-835-5586.

July 25-29

• 8:30 a.m. to noon, Surry Community College will host a Surry traditional music camp for boys and girls ages 8 through 13. This camp is for children who are interested in singing, dancing, and playing a stringed musical instrument, and is appropriate primarily for beginners or those with some experience. The music will be based on traditional American and country music including the exploration of Surry County’s old-time music heritage known throughout the world. Each child will learn the basic playing techniques of one of the following instruments of his or her choice: guitar, fiddle, banjo, or mandolin. Additionally, each participant will learn to sing some traditional, old-time, and country songs as a group and receive instruction on flatfooting and square dancing. The week may also include performances and guest speakers. Participants should bring a heavy mid-morning snack and drink; lunch is not provided. The required registration fee of $50 includes instrument rental and a T-shirt. Seating is limited to the first 30 who register. The camp will be held at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. For questions and registration, contact Sonnie Hardy at 336-386-3229 or [email protected]

July 26

• 10 a.m., Jonesville Public Library summer reading program will feature Fli-Rite Learning.

• 1 to 4 p.m., Surry Community College will host a “Moving Forward — Career Information” class at the Surry County Workforce Center, 541 W. Pine St., Mount Airy. The class is offered at no cost to unemployed or underemployed workers. No registration is required. For more information, contact Carmen Eldridge at 336-386-3683 or [email protected]

July 27-28

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Alleghany Quilters Guild show will be held at the Black Exhibition Building at the Alleghany Fairgrounds on U.S. 21, Sparta. Those attending can vote for the People’s Choice Award. For more information, call the Alleghany Chamber of Commerce at 800-372-5473 or visit www.Sparta-NC.com/blueridgemountainfair.

July 28

• 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., Jack & Kitty, Emmy award-winning organic vaudeville folk duo, will be featured during the school-age Elkin Public Library summer reading program. For more information, visit the library, 111 N. Front St., or call 336-835-5586.

• 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Elkin Public Library tweens and teens summer reading program will present Yoga with Jack and Kitty.

• 7 to 8:30 p.m., Organic music with Jack and Kitty will be held at the Elkin Public Library as part of the adult summer reading program theme “Exercise your mind. Read!” Free session with acoustic singer-songwriter of folk music influenced by traditional styles like jug band, ragtime and early American country. To sign up, see the front desk, email Kasey at [email protected] or call 336-835-5586.

July 29-30

• 8 p.m. July 29 to 8 a.m. July 30, Elkin Public Library tweens and teens summer reading program will hold a teen lock-in with games, crafts, food and a midnight trip to the movie theater. Cost is free, but admission is earned by reading and program participation. Pick up a Bingo sheet at the library.

July 29-31

• The third annual Take a Break from the Interstate road market sale will be held along the 100 miles of U.S. 21 from Harmony to Wythville, Virginia, with yard sales and vendors set up along the route all three days. For more information, visit us21roadmarket.org or call 800-553-2322.

July 30

• 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Mount Airy Wesleyan Church, 2063 S. Main St., Mount Airy.

Aug. 1

• 7 to 8:30 p.m., end of summer coloring party will be held at the Elkin Public Library as part of the summer reading program theme “Exercise your mind. Read!” There will be coloring pages for all ages, door prizes and refreshments, free. For more information, call 336-835-5586.

Aug. 2

• 10 a.m., Jonesville Public Library summer reading program will feature its end of summer picnic.

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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