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Thursday, October 11
•9 a.m.12 p.m.- Flu Shot Clinics 2012 at Yadkin Valley Pharmacy. Don’t let the flu get you! The dates are Oct., 18 and 24 from 9-12. Please call or speak to an employee to schedule an appointment for these days. We will be able to accommodate walk-ins as well. We can bill most Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC. Be sure to bring your insurance card with you to your appointment, Flu shots may be given to anyone age 14 and up. (336)677-5000
Friday, October 12
• 6:00 p.m. Lineup for the 3rd. Annual Fire Prevention Parade in Downtown Elkin, will be on Memorial Park Dr. Call 526-3748. • 7:00 p.m. Fire Prevention Parade will be sponsored by The Elkin Fire Department in conjunction with the CC Camp Fire Department in Downtown Elkin. Call 526-3748. Trophies will be given for Oldest Fire Apparatus, Best Fire Apparatus, Best Rescue Apparatus, Best Specialty apparatus, Best Brush Truck, Furthest Distance Traveled.
Saturday, October 13
•10 a.m.-12 p.m.- Bake for Meme at Boonville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, desserts will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. For more info contact Susie Smith (336)466-2020. Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2. 100% proceeds go to Meme Brown.
•10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.-American Red Cross Blood Drive at Yadkinville United Methodist Church at 204 W. Main Street. Please visit www.nwnc-redcross.org for more details or contact the Church at (336) 677-3892.
• 10:15 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Line up for Parade & Fall Festival in Hamptonville at Wingler’s Mobile Home Service at 3021 Rocky Branch Rd.(across from Debbie’s Snackbar). Route will go tot Hwy 21 – Right on Hwy 21 – Right onKey Street to West Yadkin Assembly of God at 3617 Key Street Hamptonville. Parade will start at 11:00 a.m. Festival is at church until 2:00 p.m. Music, Inflatables, clown available. Free fun for everyone.
•10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.-Yadkinville UMC Blood Drive at the Family Like Center, 204 West Main Street, Yadkinville.
•4 p.m.-7 p.m.-BBQ Chicken Plates at Windsor’s Croosroads Community Building, Windsor Road, Hamptonville, $7.50 a plate. Money raised goes towards helping our neighbors in need and upkeep on the Windsor’s Crossroads Community Building. Sponsored by the Windsor’s Crossroads Ruritan Club.
•3 p.m.-6 p.m.-Courtney High School Alumni Reunion at Courtney Baptist Church Gym.
Oct 13 & 14
•Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. & Sunday 1:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Music Festival at Lila Swaim Park, Jonesville. 30 to 40 performers, 40 vendor spaces, Food, Chicken & BBQ, children’s games, covered wagon rides, comedy, story telling magic by Dale Swofford, Gospel & Blue Grass Singing. $2.00 Admission. Vendor Space 10 x 10 $25.00 two days. Call Jonesville Visitor Center 336-835-2000.
Monday, October 15-22
•The Yadkin County Veterans Service office will be closed. During this period of time if you have something that will not wait until Oct. 22, please contact the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs at 2511 Neudorf Road, Suite 1, Clemmons, NC 27012. Phone 336-766-1496. The Yadkin County Veterans Service Office will be open for business on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Tuesday, October 16
•4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.- The Yadkin Christian Ministries will be at the Yadkin Farmers Market. They will be accepting canned food donations and have a information table. They will be selling tickets for Empty Bowl Day, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 11-2 at the Yadkinville United Methodist Church. Cameron Kent, from WXII News will be the MC. The cost is $20.00 per person. The lunch will include choice of chicken soup or vegetable beef soup, salad, bread, dessert and drink. Each ticket holder will be able to pick and choose a donated handmade pottery bowl to take home. Take out will be available. All proceeds will benefit Yadkin Christian Ministries. Tickets or additional information, contact Yadkin Christian Ministries (336) 677-3080. There will also be a auction. The Farmer’s Market is located behind Yadkinville Community Park on Tennessee Road.
Thursday, October 18
•7 p.m.-Rehearsals for the 9th annual Yadkin Community Chorus performance of Handel’s Messiah begins at Yadkinville UMC. Follow us at www.facebook.com/YadkinChorus for more information. Saturday, October 20.
•7:00 p.m.-11:00p.m.-Forbush High School Class of 1972 Reunion to be held at Myers Auction House, 1105 Flint Hill Rd East Bend. Contact: Vicky Matthews Dudley 336-961-2704 or Mark Todd 336-679-8157 for additional information.
•9 a.m.- Cruising For Carmen’s Cure, Rain date Nov. 3, Join the ride to help out a fellow biker that needs your support. Money will go to pay for medical bills for Carmen Headen who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Starting location is at Nate’s Place at 216 East Elm Street, Yadkinville and will end at the Farmers Market at 1141 TN St. Yadkinville. The ride Yadkin County foothills thru the mountains of Surry, Wilkes and Alleghany County, DJ, door prizes, silent auction, food and vendors after the ride, open to the public. $20 for single rider and $30 for double, vehicles $20. All vehicles are welcome to ride! We encourage you to take a stand against breast cancer, decorate your vehicle or motorcycle and support the cause. For early registration or more information call (336)466-2424 or 244-3225.
•10 a.m.-The Yadkin Valley Chapter of the North Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NCSSAR) will commemorate the 1780 Battle of Shallow Ford at the Lanier-Clingman Cemetery, 9601 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, NC 27023. The ceremony will remember the battle and its importance, remember Patriot and Loyalist combatants and casualties, and honor Col. Robert Lanier and Capt. Frances Anderson Poindexter, two Patriots buried in the cemetery.If the weather permits, there will be a walk to the battlefield, its gravesites, the Big Poplar Tree, and the Shallow Ford.The ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andrew Mackie, (336) 428-8471.
•10:30 a.m.-The Carolinas Chapters of the Silent Service Motocycle Club in conjunction with the Nathanael Greene Base of the United Sates Submarine Veterans announce a benefit ride to support Joshua’s Angel Center of the Carolinas. Starting from Feed Saks General Store, 7444 U.S 601 Dobson. Sign up starts at 9:30 a.m., $15 per rider and $5 per passenger. The ride is about 3 plus hours round trip ride to Sparta to Mouth of Wilson, VA to Mt. Airy back to Dobson. We will have some rest stops. Door prizes and free food for riders. 90/10 drawing, 10% of the take going to a rider or passenger and 90% going to Joshua’s Angel Center. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•11 a.m.-2 p.m.-Luncheon & Silent Auction, Hoedown for Hope, Sponsored by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of the Triad at Center United Methodist Church, 1400 Center Road Yadkinville. Tickets are $12.00 and that includes lunch, silent auction, entertainer Danny Crouse and chance for door prizes. Everyone welcome, wear your best country outfit. Contact April Shore 336-463-2897 or Clara Holcomb 336-463-2892
•11 a.m.-5 p.m.-Ninth Annual Yadkin Valley Grape Festival in downtown Yadkinville. The festival will be held with 26 Yadkin Valley wineries in attendance, along with entertainment, food, and arts & crafts. Free Admission to the festival, wine tasting tickets are $15.00 in advance and day of event is $20.00. Show your active or retired military ID at the gate and receive your ticket for $15.00. Visit www.yvgf.com for additional information or contact the Chamber office at (336) 679-2200.
Sunday, October 21
•2 p.m.-6 p.m.-Yadkin Valley Cruisers “Cruise-In” - Christmas Toy Drive. Come out and see the old classic cars gathered around the courthouse square. The cruise-in will be held this month on a Sunday afternoon and you will see 60 - 70 classic cars, hear great music, door prizes and lots of fun! Please bring new toys to the event – the toys will be distributed to needy families during Christmas. Visit www.yadkinvalleycruisers.com for more information.
Friday, October 26
•11 a.m.-1 p.m.-Come join Yadkin Medical Associates celebrate “OUR PATIENTS” We will be raffling off homemade cake, and a basket of goodies, Hot Dog, chips and a drink will be served.
Sunday, October 28
•5 p.m.-8 p.m.-Fall Festival and Port-a-Pit Chicken Dinner at Union Grove Church (sponsored by Children’s Ministry). The Festival is free and fun for all ages, they will have a hayride, trunk or treat, candy, prizes, inflatable’s, games and more. The Chicken dinner is a fund raiser for Lesley Benton and family’s expenses due to Lesley’s illness, $7 per plate, take out or eat in (chicken, baked beans, slaw, roll, dessert). Bring your friends and family! For more info call (336)961-5792
• 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fall Rabies Clinic at the Yadkin County Animal Shelter at 1141 Tennessee Street, Yadkinville, $10/shot & 1 year vaccination only. Please bring your pet on a leash or in a carrier. Pets must be 3 months of age. If your pet is getting the 3 year vaccine you must bring paperwork to the clinic. Rabies tags ARE NOT proof.
Tuesday, October 30
•11 a.m.-2 p.m.-“Empty Bowls” for hunger at Yadkinville United Methodist Church, sponsored by Courtney Baptist Church. Cameron Kent, from WXII News will be the MC. The cost is $20.00 per person. The lunch will include choice of chicken soup or vegetable beef soup, salad, bread, dessert and drink. Each ticket holder will be able to pick and choose a donated handmade pottery bowl to take home. Take out will be available. All proceeds will benefit Yadkin Christian Ministries. Tickets or additional information, contact Yadkin Christian Ministries (336) 677-3080. There will also be a auction.
• 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Free Flue Shots for Veterans at the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St. Administered by the VA Medical Center of Salisbury. Please bring your DD-214 and a valid photo ID. For questions call the Salisbury VA Medical Center, 800-469-8262 or 4958 or 4960.
Wednesday, October 31
•5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.-Angel’z Fitness and her Zumba Fitness class will be welcoming Trick-Or Treaters Halloween night at Deep Creek Community Center in Courtney. Free class pass will be given away with each treat bag! For more information about Zumba Fitness classes please contact Angel Parrish via text or phone at 244-7765 or through face book.
Saturday, November 3
• 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fall Rabies Clinic at Yadkin Veternary Hospital/Dr Holt 5532 Hwy 601 N, Yadkinville. $7 Shot 1 & 3 Year vaccination. Please bring your pet on a leash or in a carrier. Pets must be 3 months of age. If your pet is getting the 3 year vaccine you must bring paperwork to the clinic. Rabies tags ARE NOT proof.
•11 a.m.-3 p.m.-Cruise- In sponsored by Asbury UMC, supported by Yadkin Valley Crusiers “Pinto beans, Cornbread, desserts, drinks” All proceed will go to support needy families for Christmas.
Monday, November 5
•6 p.m.-Yadkin County Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting for the members of the organization. The meeting will be held at the Moose Lodge in Yadkinville. Cost will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 and under. A meal consisting of barbecue and all the fixings will precede the business session of the meeting. The Women’s Committee will be collecting non-perishable food items for Yadkin Christian Ministries. Please no take outs. Door prizes will be given away after the meeting.
Friday, November 9
•5 p.m.-8 p.m.-Join us for our 1st Annual Ladies’ Night Out Event & Shopping Fair. Enjoy vendors offering a variety of indulgences - every woman is guaranteed to find something they love! Shopping, food samples, accessories, nutrition info, jewelry, health and beauty, group exercise & much more! Yadkin Family YMCA 6540 Service Road Yadkinville NC 27055.
Saturday, November 10
• 8:00 a.m. - until American Cancer Society Relay for Life Fundraiser. Sponsored by Yadkin Medical Associates 305 E. Lee Avenue (Parking Lot) Yard Sale Vendors Needed. $10 per vendor space. Call 679-2661. • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fall Rabies Clinic at Grandview Animal Hospital/Dr. Robbins 6043 Old Hwy 421, East Bend. $7 Shot 1 & 3 year vaccination. Please bring your pet on a leash or in a carrier. Pets must be 3 months of age. If your pet is getting the 3 year vaccine you must bring paperwork to the clinic. Rabies tags ARE NOT proof.
•6 p.m.-11p.m.-The Forbush High School Class of 1977 and 1978 will hold their 35th Class Reunion at Allison Oaks Vineyard located at 221 E. Main Street, Yadkinville, NC. For reunion details contact Steve Gentry at email@example.com or by phone at 336-945-4432.
New Service, ALPHA Family Counseling, Rev. Jim Martin, PHD, CHt, parttime, Thursday, Friday, Saturday for appointment, (336)463-0001, if not available at the time my cell will answer. True traditional counseling vehicle and hypnosis for self-esteem, stress, etc. Be glad to hear from you.
Deep Creek Baptist Church, 2401 Old Stage Road, Yadkinville, Upward Basketball and Cheerleading, For boys and girls Kindergarten to 6th Grade. Registration is going on now until November 7. $60 for both Basketball and Cheerleading. Basketball shorts are OPTIONAL at a cost of $12. Cheerleading mock turtlenecks are OPTIONAL at a cost of $12. Scholarships are available. Call (336) 408-1455. Everyone MUST attend one basketball evaluation or cheerleading orientation. Orientation will be held at COURTNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYM ,Sunday, November 4, 2-4, Wednesday, November 7, 6-8, Practices begin – Wednesday, December 5, First Game – Sunday, January 13, 2013 Awards Celebration – Wednesday, March 6, 2013. F0R MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT BARRY ORRELL (336)406-1455.
• 10:30 a.m.—Preschool storytime for ages 2-5 will be held at the Boonville Community Public Library every Thursday. This will consist of stories, songs, and crafts. For more information, call 367-7737. All of our libraries of the NWRL System has access of Ancestry.com for the year of 2012. Patrons can research the web through our libraries for the year. The Boonville Community Public Library is a branch of thirteen libraries of the Northwestern Regional Library System.
•6:30 p.m.-East Bend Happy Quilters Guild, Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at East Bend Senior Center. For more information call (336)699-3970.
•10 a.m.-The Yadkin River Quilters meet at the Yadkin Senior Center every Tuesday.
•4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.- p.m.-Yadkin Farmers Market,open every Tuesday Evenings , Now closing on Saturdays. Off US 601 North Take a right on Tennessee Rd. beside the Yadkinville Community Park. The Yadkin Farmers Market will be on the left behind the park. Selling fresh in season produce, plants, honey, baked goods, homemade crafts, eggs, muscadines, scuppernong, sweet potatos, pumpkins, crowder peas molasses, herbs, flowers, etc.
If you are in need of clothing for your family members we would like to invite you to visit the Courtney Clothing Closet located in Building C of Courtney Baptist Church. The church is located at 3341 Courtney Church Road. The church is South of Yadkinville off Hwy 601 just pass the Yadkin Valley Telephone offices on Courtney Huntsville Road, then right onto Courtney Church Rd. The hours are Wednesdays 2-4p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information call the church at (336)463-2681.
• A fall men’s softball league is being planned at Lone Hickory. If you are interested in putting a team in the league, please call 336-463-2761 as soon as possible.
•We are searching for old photos of Lone Hickory July 4th celebration or other events held at Lone Hickory (ball tournaments, donkey ball game, etc.) If you have photos we can borrow, please call (336)463-2449 or 463-2439 as soon as possible. Photos will be scanned and returned to you.
•6:30 p.m.-Every Thursday of each week we hold a program called TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weight loss program. Each program has special tips and techniques to help benefit losing those unwanted pounds. Meeting at your local Boonville Community Public Library. Any Questions please call 336-367-7737.
•8 a.m.-New Horizons Adults Day Services is taking donations for their thrift shop, 1917 Old Hwy 421 W. Yadkinville. For more information call 677-1385.
•6 p.m.-Bingo every Tuesday at the Yadkin Moose Lodge. ATTENTION: Effectively immediately! Monthly distributions of USDA Commodity Foods will no longer be distributed at the Moose Lodge in Yadkinville. They will now be distributed on an on-going basis through “partner agencies” of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C. Families needing food assistance will need to contact one of the following agencies: Divino Redentor Catholic Church, 209 Lon Ave. Boonville, 336-367-7067, Tri-County Christian Ministries, 440 W. Main St, Jonesville, 336-526-1089, Yadkin Christian Ministries, 121 W. Elm St. Yadkinville, 336-677-3080, Yadkin Christian Ministries, East Bend, 336-699-4544.
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