July 1

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pressure Canning Testing by N.C. State Extension will be held at the 2nd floor of the new Agricultural and Educational Center behind the Yadkin Center of Surry Community College. If you have a pressure canner with a gauge, it should be checked each year for correct pressure for canning. The lid with the gauge is the only part to bring to be tested.

July 2

• 9:30 a.m., East Bend God and Country Parade followed by music and events at East Bend School beginning at 11:30 a.m. Music and service with local churches at 6:30 p.m and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

July 4

• 5 p.m., July 4 parade in downtown Yadkinville followed by a concert featuring Stan Bobbitt from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Yadkinville Elementary and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

July 5

• 4 p.m. to 6p.m., Pressure Canning Testing by N.C. State Extension will be held The Farmers Market on Tennessee Ave. If you have a pressure canner with a gauge, it should be checked each year for correct pressure for canning. The lid with the gauge is the only part to bring to be tested.

July 8, 9

• New Birth Worship Center Church, 1033 Newbirth Dr. East Bend, NC where the Senior Pastor is Dr. James L.E. Hunt, will have a Two Day Women’s Conference. Sister Renita Linville, First Lady from Piney Grove Baptist Church, Winston Salem will be the Keynote Speaker at 7 p.m. Praise and Worship Service will start at 6:30 p.m. July 9, Evangelist Clara Goode will be the Keynote Speaker. The program is from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. In addition, there will be a guest soloist and liturgical dance ministry. It is a free event. (Lunch will be served). We are asking that each person please bring a non-perishable food item to support our Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels. For additional information, please call the church at 336-699-3583 or visit our website at

July 10 – 14

• 6 to 8:30 p.m., East Bend United, a network Of United Methodist churches, presents “Surf Shack – Catch The Wave Of God’s Amazing Love” Vacation Bible School. Fun for all ages at Prospect United Methodist Church, 3541 Smithtown Road, East Bend. Meal will be served each night. Transportation is available, if needed by calling any of the following numbers: Baltimore UMC 336-961-6055, East Bend UMC 336-793-7284, Mt. Pleasant UMC 336-699-3350, New Home UMC 336- 699-2288, Prospect UMC 336-699-3350, Shady Grove UMC 336-699-2288, Stony Knoll UMC 336- 793-7284.

Aug. 12

• 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., port-a-pit barbecue fundraiser hosted by Yadkinville United Methodist Church to benefit Mountain Valley Hospice. Tickets are $10 and include half chicken, baked beans, slaw and dessert. Tickets are on sale now from several volunteers in the community or by calling 336-679-2466.

Ongoing Events

• 8 to 10:30 a.m., the Courtney Ruritan Club is showing its appreciation and support of veterans and active duty military by inviting them every second Tuesday of the month for free coffee and donuts at the Deep Creek Community Center, 2120 Brawley Road. For further information, call Ed Gregory at 336-940-3656.

• 3 p.m., Community Drum Circle each Sunday in Central Park in King. Open to everyone. No experience necessary. Extra drums are available for use. No alcohol. Weather update or additional information can be found on Facebook. Search Pinnacle Drum Circle; email:; or phone 336-368-3866.

• YVEDDI Head Start is accepting applications. Information needed to complete application includes child birth certificate, immunization record, verification of income for each parent, caregiver, (current w-2 tax forms), child support verification, Medicaid insurance card, documentation of child’s disability, a physical is required before enrollment. Head Start offers free health services, free dental service, free nutritious meal and snacks, individualized family support, and serves children with special needs, child must be 3 or 4 years by Aug. 31. For more information, call 336-367-7175 or 336-463-4137.

• 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., Sundays, “When Christians Get It Wrong” is the title of the series of lessons being taught by Thom Summey at First Baptist Church, Yadkinville. The class is held on second floor of fellowship hall and is for anyone older than 18.

• Whispers and Wings, 237 E. Main St., will be offering workshops/classes on a variety of topics including couponing, crocheting, and healing with natural remedies, to name a few. Call 336-677-1202 for further details.

• 7 p.m., the Winston-Salem Ski & Outing Club is a year-round skiing, outdoor activities and social club for singles, couples and families of all ages in the Winston-Salem area. Established in 1964. Club meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at various locations. Check for meeting location and membership information.

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