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]

Oct. 14

• 10 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 2- and 3-year-olds with the theme Road Work Ahead.

• 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., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 4- and 5-year-olds with the theme Road Work Ahead.

• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Yadkin Family YMCA, 6540 Service Road, Yadkinville.

Oct. 14-15

• 9 a.m., a box candle sale will be held at 370 Standard St., Elkin, with proceeds benefitting the Yadkin Valley United Fund. All boxes must close flat and cost $20 per box. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Only cash will be accepted.

Oct. 15

• The 13th annual Yadkin Valley Grape Festival will be held in downtown Yadkinville, with more than 20 Yadkin Valley wineries committed to attend along with food, entertainment and specialty vendors. For advance tickets and more details, visit www.yvgf.com.

• 10 to 11:30 a.m., the Lupus Foundation of American local support group will meet at Mount Airy Public Library, 145 Rockford St., Mount Airy, in the multipurpose room.

• 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Cross Roads Harley-Davidson, 1921 U.S. 421, Wilkesboro.

Oct. 16

• 1 p.m., the descendants of Harrison and Wadie Prevette reunion will be held at Oak Level Baptist Church, 5827 Austin Little Mountain Road, Roaring River, in the fellowship hall. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. For more information, call Dottie Stanley at 336-874-9002.

Oct. 17

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

• 7 p.m., Elkin Public Library will host Books that Shaped America Book Discussion on “Riders of the Purple Sage” by Zane Grey.

Oct. 18

• 7 p.m., Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson, will host Dr. Ski Chilton, a professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, for a lecture and book signing on his newly released book, “The Rewired Brain,” in the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology. Books will be available for purchase during the event. For more information, call Sebrina Mabe at 336-386-3459 or email [email protected]

Oct. 19

• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Jones Intermediate School, 2170 Riverside Drive, Mount Airy.

Oct. 20

• 8:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Mount Airy High School, 1011 N. South St., Mount Airy.

• 1 p.m., Elkin Public Library will host Women’s Book Club discussing “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante.

• 7 p.m., rehearsal for the Elkin Community Chorus will be held at Elkin First Baptist Church, Gwyn Avenue. Participants must attend one of the first two rehearsals, Oct. 13 or Oct. 20, to perform.

Oct. 21

• 10 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 2- and 3-year-olds with the theme Pumpkin Patch.

• 11 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 4- and 5-year-olds with the theme Pumpkin Patch.

Oct. 22

• 8:30 a.m., the Elkin Valley Trails Association and the Elkin Running Club will hold its fourth annual Insane Terrain 5K Trail Race, a fundraiser for EVTA. All trail runners, runners, hikers and walkers can register by Oct. 7 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. The run will begin behind the Elkin Recreation Center, 399, N.C. 268 W., Elkin. Register online at active.com or http://insaneterrain5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=5607. Cost by Oct. 7 is $25, after Oct. 7 is $30.

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library will host Memoirs & More Book Club discussing “Ghost Map” by Steven Johnson.

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rep. Virginia Foxx will host a U.S. Service Academy Day at the Wilkesboro Civic Center, 1241 School St., Wilkesboro, to familiarize students with the applicaiton and nomination process for applying to the nation’s five military service academies. Representatives from all five academies will be in attendance to explain more about their requirements and expections. High school students of all ages and their parents are welcome. Those attending should RSVP to Richard Moxley at 866-677-8968 or [email protected]

Oct. 23

• 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Deep Creek Friends Meeting, 1140 Deep Creek Church Road, Yadkinville.

Oct. 25

• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Surry Community College’s Student Government Association will host its annual Halloween Spooktacular in the gym at 630 S. Main St. Children in the community can take part in various Halloween-themed games and activities including a costume contest with prizes. Money raised during the event will be used to assist students in need during the holiday season. Call Kasey Martin at 336-386-3468 for more information.

• 6 to 9 p.m., Surry Community College will host a class, “Winery Visits: How to Make the Most of Your Tasting Room Visit,” with emphasis on wine varietals, styles, flavor and aroma profiles, and etiquette. The class will meet at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Surry Center, 210 N. Main St., Dobson. Advance registration and payment of $20 are required. For more information, call 336-386-3618.

Oct. 26

• 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Millennium Charter Academy, 500 Old Springs Road, Mount Airy.

Oct. 27

• 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Reeves Community Center, 113 Renfro St., Mount Airy.

• 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.

• 11 a.m., Safe Kids of Surry and Wilkes counties will hold their first benefit golf tournament with a shotgun start at Cedarbrook Country Club, 222 Country Club Drive, State Road. The day will include a $10,000 hole-in-one contest, longest drive contest, closest to pin prizes, complementary range balls, free drinks and lunch. Registration opens at 11 a.m., with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Cost is $65 per person, and it is four-person captain’s choice format. For more information, to register or to be a hole sponsor, contact David Carson at 336-990-0418.

• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Baptist Home Church, 2367 Sparta Road, North Wilkesboro.

• 6:30 to 9 p.m., Elkin Public Library will host a free poetry workshop with Joseph Bathanti, author and professor at Appalachian State University. The evening will focus on writing poems that tell stories, including poetic techniques and elements of fiction. Limited space is available. Sign-up is required by contacting Kasey Nowalk at [email protected] or 336-835-5586.

Oct. 28

• 10 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 2- and 3-year-olds with the theme Who’s Hooting?

• 11 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 4- and 5-year-olds with the theme Who’s Hooting?

• 2 to 4:30 p.m., a community senior fun day will be held at Yadkinville United Methodist Church, 204 W. Main St., Yadkinville, with free admission. Activities include Bingo, snacks, door prizes, community vendors and games for those 50 and older.

• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142, 802 Beech St., North Wilkesboro.

Oct. 29

• 9 a.m. to noon, Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson, will host FAFSA (Free Applicaiton for Federal Student Aid) Day in Rooms E-146 and E-148 on the main campus at Room A-218 at The Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville. College aid professionals will be on site to help participants complete and submit the FAFSA forms for financial aid in the 2017-18 school year. The event is open to anyone attending any college and is free. Before attending FAFSA Day, applicants should obtain a copy of the peron’s or his or her family’s 2015 tax information; W-2 forms; and acquire a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID for the student and one parent ahead of time at fsaid.ed.gov.

Oct. 30

• 7 to 9 p.m., the Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St., will be site of an open mic poetry night, with sign-ups at the Elkin Public Library by contacting Kasey Nowalk at [email protected] or 336-835-5586.

Nov. 4

• 10 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 2- and 3-year-olds with the theme Apple Picking.

• 11 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 4- and 5-year-olds with the theme Apple Picking.

Nov. 12

• A 5k-9 5K run/walk will be held at Elkin Municipal Park, 399, N.C. 268 West, Elkin, to support a fund for those who cannot afford medical treatment for their dogs. The 5K is a senior project for an East Wilkes High School student. Registration fee is $30 and can be done at active.com. One leashed dog per participant is allowed during the 5K.

Nov. 14

• 7 p.m., Elkin Public Library will host Books that Shaped America Book Discussion on “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin.

Nov. 17

• 1 p.m., Elkin Public Library will host Women’s Book Club discussing “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman.

Nov. 18

• 10 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 2- and 3-year-olds with the theme Harvest Time.

• 11 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 4- and 5-year-olds with the theme Harvest Time.

Nov. 19

• 10 a.m., Elkin Public Library will host Memoirs & More Book Club discussing “My Life in France” by Julia Child.

• The East Wilkes High School Class of 1966 will celebrate its 50th year class reunion this fall. Those who are a member of the class and have not been contacted to verify contact information can call Donna at 336-902-9099. The reunion will be held at Fairfield Inn and Suites in Elkin and verified contacts are needed to send out formal invitations.

Nov. 28

• 7 p.m., Elkin Public Library will host Reader’s Choice Book Discussion on “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande.

Dec. 2

• 10 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 2- and 3-year-olds with the theme Dinosaur Stomp.

• 11 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 4- and 5-year-olds with the theme Dinosaur Stomp.

Dec. 4

• 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., the Elkin Community Chorus Annual Christmas Concert will be held at Elkin First Baptist Church, Gwyn Avenue.

Dec. 9

• 10 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 2- and 3-year-olds with the theme Goodies Galore.

• 11 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 4- and 5-year-olds with the theme Goodies Galore.

Dec. 16

• 10 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 2- and 3-year-olds with the theme Santa & Friends.

• 11 a.m., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Preschool Story Hour for 4- and 5-year-olds with the theme Santa & Friends.

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., the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., hosts Book Babies each Thursday, featuring stories and songs for caregivers and their babies in a 20- to 25-minute program for those ages birth to 24 months.

• 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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