by Matthew Gorry
Saturday, March 9
• 5:30- Gospel Singing by the Enon Boys, Chicken Stew, vetegable soup, deserts, Live Auction, Silent Auction, a Relay For Life Fundraiser at Center United Methodist Church, Center Road, Yadkinville. Join us for a evening of great entertainment, fund and fellowship while supporting a great cause
•6 p.m.-New Hope Pregnancy Care will be having our Annual Banquet. We are also celebrating New Hope Pregnancy Care’s conversion to a medical clinic offering limited ultrasound services The celebration will be held in the Family Life Center of the Yadkinville United Methodist Church. A Celebration Supper and Program will be provided. There is no charge for the event. Donations will be accepted. Doors will open and seating will begin at 5:45 PM. Please make your reservation by March 5, 2013 by phone 336-679-7101 or email email@example.com.
Sunday, March 10
•2:30 p.m.-ABANDONED CEMETERIES IN YADKIN COUNTY. Andrew L. Mackie, chair of the cemetery committee for the Yadkin County Historical Society, will present a program on abandoned cemeteries in Yadkin County at the Yadkin County Senior Center, 207 East Hemlock Street, Yadkinville, NC 27055. Mackie will review the recent resolution approved by the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners that declares March as Abandoned Cemeteries Awareness Month. It encourages families, property owners, and volunteers to preserve these graveyards, which are an important part of Yadkin County’s cultural heritage. He will also review the committee’s progress to study Yadkin County’s 600 abandoned cemeteries and publish a revised list of the information contained in them. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andrew Mackie, (336) 428-8471 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 14
•6:30 p.m.-Yadkin Cattlemen to Discuss Herd Health Management. There will be a Yadkin County Cattle Producers meeting. The meeting will be held at Deep Creek Friends Church in Yadkinville. Topics of discussion will be: Cattle Health, Deworming, Effective Vaccination to Improve Health and Make Your Calves More Marketable. We will also discuss the new Livestock Traceability Rules. There will be a sponsored meal and PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS by Tuesday, March 12. Please contact the Extension Office, 679-2061 to make your reservation or for more information. Come learn how healthy cattle will not only produce more pounds to market but higher quality calves that will demand a higher price. At today’s prices, reduced production or even a dead calf, from not vaccinating, can offset any price increases you receive.
Friday, March 15
•7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.- American Red Cross Blood Drive at Forbush High School at 1525 Falcon Rd, East Bend. Please visit www.nwnc-redcross.org for more details or contact Forbush High School (336) 961-4644.
Saturday March 16
•4:30 – 7:00 p. m. The Yadkinville Lions Club is holding a pinto bean supper at the Yadkinville Senior Center. There will be pintos, slaw, cornbread, drinks, and a dessert buffet. Take-outs are available. Profit from this supper will be used to provide glasses for people who can’t afford them. The cost is $5.00 and you can get tickets from any Lions member or call (336)677-8643.
•8 a.m.-5 p.m.- Carolina Outlaws Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition at Lone Hickory Indoor Arena in Yadkinville. Horses, guns and awesome wild west style competition. Come out and see why this is the fastest growing equine sport. Free to spectators! Fun for the whole family. The Arena Grill will be open serving breakfast, burgers, sandwiches and seasonal favorites!. For more information contact Lone Hickory Arena (336) 468-4800.
Friday, March 22
•8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.- American Red Cross Blood Drive at Starmount High School at 2516 Longtown Road, Boonville. Please visit www.nwnc-redcross.org for more details or contact Starmount High School (336) 468-2891.
• 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Children Clothing and Toy Sale and Center United Methodist Church, 1400 Center Road, Yadkinville. Come choose from the HUGE selection of items that will be available! For futher information on how to be a consignor please call 336-679-8247 or email@example.com.
Saturday, March 23
•8:00 am - 11:00 am Children’s Clothing and Toy Sale at Center United Methodist Church, 1400 Center Road, Yadkinville, NC. Come choose from the HUGE selection of items that will be available! For futher information on how to be consignor please call 336-679-8247 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, March 24
•2 p.m.-6 p.m.- – Barrel Racing at Lone Hickory Indoor Arena in Yadkinville. Come out for a great afternoon of fun family entertainment and great barrel racing competition. Free to spectators! The Arena Grill will be open serving the best burgers, sandwiches and more! Contact Beth Kidd for more information (704) 968-1162. 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.
Saturday, March 23
•4 p.m.-6 p.m.-Port-A-Pit Supper, BBQ pork or chicken Supper at Lone Hickory Fire Department. Plates are $8.50 each. Take outs only also tickets are at Renegars Food Mart or members of Recreation and etc, by LH Recreation.
•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.
•The Yadkin County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) announces the availability of funding to support services for delinquent youth and those at risk of delinquency. For more information and a copy of the Request for Proposals, see www.yadkincountync.gov
•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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