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June 20-22

• 6 to 8 p.m., New Birth Worship Center will hold VBS with the theme is “One Way Road Map” based on John 14:6. There will be Bible lessons, crafts, games, music, and snacks available. Also, there will be adult teaching. The address is 1033 Newbirth Dr. East Bend. The Pastor is Dr. James L.E. Hunt. For additional information please call 336-699-3583 or visit

June 21-22

• 7:30 p.m., the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center will present “Thoroughly Modern Millie” in the Willingham Theater. Tickets cost $15 per person. For more information, contact the arts center at 336-679-2941.

June 23

• 4:30 to 7 p.m., Baltimore United Methodist Church, 2419 Baltimore Road, East Bend, will have its annual lawn supper with hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts and numerous ice creams.

• 5:30 p.m., the fourth annual Stephen G. Lyons Celebration, celebrating a taste of wine, food and music, honoring the memory of the late executive director, Stephen Lyons, will be held at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. The evening will feature Italian food, wine and beer tastings, and a special production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Proceeds benefit local high school performing arts scholarships. Tickets are $50 per person and can be obtained by calling 336-679-2941.

June 24

• 3 p.m., the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center will present “Thoroughly Modern Millie” in the Willingham Theater. Tickets cost $15 per person. For more information, contact the arts center at 336-679-2941.

June 25

• 4 p.m., a writing group meeting of writers of all skill levels from high school-age and older will meet at the Yadkin County Public Library, with time for writing, discussions and support from fellow writers. For more information, call the library at 336-679-8792.

June 28

• A raffle drawing will be held for a $500 gift certificate from Foothills Meat Center in Jonesville. Tickets are $2 each. Proceeds benefit the YVEDDI Meals on Wheels program, with tickets available for purchase at area senior centers.

• 3 p.m., the Yadkin County Public Library, Yadkinville, will host a Make it, Take It craft program where people can stop in for a one-session project. Those participating need to call the library at 336-679-8792 at least two days prior to the craft session to ensure supplies are available.

June 30

• 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., the 28th annual East Bend God & Country Celebration will begin with a parade down Main Street at 9:30 a.m., followed by activities such as entertainment, food, crafts, children’s activities and more at East Bend Elementary School from 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., and an evening service at 6:30 p.m. featuring the East Bend Community Choir with guest speaker, the Rev. Marty Wood. Fireworks will be held at 9:30 p.m. behind the East Bend Senior Center.

Nov. 15

• 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce will hold its inaugural Showcase Yadkin business expo event at the Yadkin County Agricultural and Education Building on the campus of the Yadkin Center of Surry Community College, 2051 Agricultural Way, Yadkinville. The expo will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a Chamber Business After Hours to wrap up the day from 4 to 6 p.m. To learn more about the cost to showcase a Yadkin business, contact the chamber at 3366-679-2200.

Ongoing Events

• The Yadkin County Preschool Program is currently accepting NC Pre-K applications for the following locations: Boonville, Courtney, Fall Creek and West Yadkin. Applications are available at the local elementary schools as well as the Central Office location: 121 Washington Street, Yadkinville, NC. If you have questions regarding preschool, please contact Kristy Groce at 336-679-2051 or Cheryl Stinson at 336-518-4174.

• Yadkin Farmers Market: Local, Farm, Fresh, 1141 Tennessee St., Yadkinville, behind town park and Papa John’s Pizza, is open Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1 to Oct. 13.

• The Yadkin County Beekeepers Association meets the second Monday of every month at the Yadkin Senior Center, 207 E. Hemlock St., Yadkinville, with 6 p.m. dinner and social, 7 p.m. guest speaker. All visitors interested in bees and/or beekeeping are welcome.

• 1:30 to 5 p.m., a Bible study, “Returning to the Roots of Our Faith,” is held at a home in Yadkinville on Saturdays. For more information, call Doug Mann at 704-807-4736.