by Lindsay Craven
Thursday, March 28
•The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Community Crime Prevention meeting at Lone Hickory Volunteer Fire Department. This will be part of a series of crime prevention meetings to be held at each fire department throughout the county. Residents in the Lone Hickory community are encouraged to attend this meeting to make them more aware of crime prevention efforts in Yadkin County. Sheriff Ricky Oliver and crime prevention officers will be present to discuss some of the issues in the community and the crime prevention programs available.
Saturday, March 30
•3 p.m.-The Yadkin Valley Cruisers will meet around the Court House Square. We are a non-profit organization that raises money to help those in need in our county. There will be a raffle for a nice gas grill designed like a motor, $500 cash, cake walks, corn hole, auction, etc. Music will be provided by Stan Bobbit. We always have many flavors of home made ice cream. Come out enjoy and support our special fund raiser.
Tuesday, April 2
•6:30 p.m.-The Forsyth County Genealogical Society will meet in the auditorium of the Forsyth County Library’s Central Branch at 660 West 5th St. in Winston-Salem. The program is free and open to the public. Dr. Nelson A. L. Weller, past president of the Society, will make a presentation entitled “To Publish or Not to Publish - What to do When You Finish Your Genealogy.”
Saturday, April 6
•7 a.m.-10 a.m.-Relay for Life Country Breakfast at Pilot View Friends Church on Pilot View Church Road, Yadkinville.
•1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.-There will be an East Coast ATV Extreme Dirt Track races for all ages. The races will be held at Stanley Farm Track on Baity Road near Courtney Elementary School. This race is to be sponsored by Yadkin Christian Ministries and all proceeds will go to benefit food and provisions for those in need. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza and drinks will be for sale. This event will be enjoyed by all.
Tuesday, April 9
•5 p.m.7 p.m.-Need financial aid for college? Get FREE, personal help to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), regardless of which college you plan to attend. FAFSA Night at Yadkin Center of Surry Community College , 4649 Hwy. 601, Yadkinville ,Room 224. Please have the following with you: 2012 tax return & W-2 forms , Driver’s license & Social security card, Dependent students must have parent/guardian present. Unable to attend? The EOC offers FREE help everyday! Call (336) 648-0652 for an appointment
Thursday, April 11
•4p.m.-6:30p.m.-Smart Start of Yadkin County is sponsoring a Port-A-Pit dinner to raise funds for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program to be started in Yadkin County. For every $25.00 raised, this program will place one developmentally appropriate book per month in the home of a child for one year. A flyer is attached with additional information. Chicken Plates,$ 9.00, Rib Plates, $12.00. Plates can be picked up at the Yadkinville United Methodist Church. If anyone is interested in purchasing tickets, please contact Smart Start at 336-679-7833.
•7 a.m. – 12 p.m. - The Yadkin County Historical Society will sponsor its first yard sale at the Yadkin County Senior Center located at 207 East Hemlock Street in Yadkinville. A $4 bag sale will begin at Noon. The Society will accept donations on March 30, April 6 and April 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon at Security Storage located at 202 North Monroe Street in Yadkinville, beside Yadkinville Elementary School. Items must be in good condition and working order. For more information, call (336) 677-1040 and leave a message. The Society is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, so donations are tax deductible.
Monday, May 13
•5 p.m.-7 p.m.-Author, Shannon Hitchcock will be coming to the East Bend Public Library to speak with us about, The Ballad of Jessie Pearl, a novel set in East Bend. This visit will provide a wonderful opportunity to bring an autographed book home! If you would like a personalized, autographed book, please contact the library (699-3890) by April 10th for more information.
•“PUBLIC NOTICE: The Yadkin County Health Department Clinic has a new name and location. The new name is Yadkin County Medical Clinic, part of the newly formed Yadkin County Human Services Agency. The new location is 638 West Main Street, Yadkinville, NC 27055, with in Yadkin Valley Community Hospital. The new location will open APRIL 1st 2013. If you have questions, please call (336) 679-4203. “
•The Internal Revenue Service sponsors the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs. The mission of these programs is to provide free basic tax return preparation for low to moderate income and elderly taxpayers. This also includes taxpayers with disabilities, limited English proficiency and the Military. Free Tax Preparation Begins on February 2, 2013 for families whose income is less than $51,000, Yadkinville Public Library , Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 12:00, East Bend Library, By appointment only call (336)699-5100 Thursday 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00- 11:00, Jonesville Senior Center; by appointment only call (33)526-1087 Tuesday 12-4. Sponsored by Yadkin Christian Ministries.
•Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. 877-413-3073 or www.drugsno.com.
•Yadkin County Humane Society is looking for new members who would be interested in joining our organization. We are in need of active members who will be able to help us at fundraising events and rabies clinics. For the month of March if you join us your membership fee is waived. Please call (336) 679-2377 and leave a message if you have any questions about YCHS. If you love and care about animals, want to have fun, be a part of a fun organization and make a difference – you belong with us!
• 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.
•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
•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 Òpartner agenciesÓ 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.
•In Home Aid Services, New Horizons Home Care, Inc. is pleased to announce that the in-home aide services in Yadkin County funded through the Home and Community Care Block Grant for older adults is now provided by our agency effective July 1, 2012. If you think you or someone you know could benefit from these services, of if you have any questions about these services, please contact our offices by calling 677-3843. We are very excited about this opportunity and look forward to serving the older adults in Yadkin County.
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