Calendar

July 29

• 9 a.m. to noon, the Elkin Farmers Market will be open for business in the town hall parking lot, 226 N. Bridge St.

• Noon to 8 p.m., the Yadkin Valley Fod Truck and Vendors Festival will be held in downtown Yadkinville at the Elm Street parking lot to raise funds for Yadkin County Relay for Life.

• 1 to 2:30 p.m., a free class on how to safely use essential oils for pets will be held at Elkin Valley Baptist Church Christian Life Center, 118 N. Elkin Drive, Elkin. Light snacks and a free gift will be provided. Reservations can be made at 336-835-1082, and the event is sponsored by Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital.

July 30

• 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., I Support My Community’s fifth annual Stuff the Bus will be held in the parking lot of Walmart, CC Camp Road, Elkin. The school supply drive will accept bookbags and supplies that day at Walmart, filling an Elkin City Schools bus, and until Aug. 19 at Midtown Barber Shop, 207 E. Main St., Elkin. For more information, contact the nonprofit organization at 336-526-0035 and ask for Sly.

July 31

• 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Prism Medical Products, 119 W. Main St., Elkin.

• 6 to 8 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host “Common Life-Threatening Emergency Training” by Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital staff. Participants will learn tips for recognizing and managing emergencies such as cardiac arrest, stroke, heart attack and choking. Reservations should be made by calling 336-835-5586.

July 31-Aug. 3

• 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., Arlington Baptist Church, 345 S. Main St., Jonesville, will host vacation Bible school, theme “Camp Credo,” for those ages 4 through adult.

Aug. 2

• 10 a.m., the Mountain Valley Hospice will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting at the new SECU Hospice Care Center, 243 N. Lee Ave., Yadkinville. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 336-679-2466.

Aug. 4

• 11 a.m. to 6 p.m, port-a-pit chicken fundraiser at Yadkinville United Methodist Church to benefit Mountain Valley Hospice. Tickets are $10 and include half chicken, baked beans, slaw and dessert. Call 336-679-2466 for tickets.

• 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Food Truck Friday will be held at the Liberty parking lot on East Main Street, Elkin, with several food trucks throughout the day, as well as music provided by Reevestock Downtown Get Down, wine and beer from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Aug. 10

• 5 to 7:30 p.m., Live at Five music series will be held at the Elkin Farmers Market shelter, 226 N. Bridge St., featuring The Wasnots. The event is free. There will be a free kid’s play area.

Aug. 13

• 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Believers Baptist Church of Yadkinville will host a special revival with Dr. Earl Blackburn from Bossier City.

1 p.m., the 93rd Willard reunion will be at the Senior Center in Yadkinville, 207 E. Hemlock St. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite dish. Items and family mementos and photos also may be brought for the memory table.

Aug. 17

• The 26th annual Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Classic will be held at Cedarbrook Country Club. The format will be captain’s choice with 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotgun starts. Sponsorships are available for those who choose not to play, but still would like to support the cause. There will be a $25,000 prize on par three hole 8 for a hole-in-one; a $1,000 raffle for players to be entered in; and a raffle for Yeti coolers. Entry deadline for teams is Aug. 10. For more information, call Warren Bates at 336-527-7419 or Pam Blackburn at 336-527-6031.

Aug. 24

• 5 to 7:30 p.m., Live at Five music series will be held at the Elkin Farmers Market shelter, 226 N. Bridge St., featuring Owen Poteat. The event is free. There will be a free kid’s play area.

Aug. 26

• 2:30 to 10 p.m., Wilkes Community College will host FaithFest, a Christian music festival. General admission is $20 per person in advance or $25 at the gate; or $15 each for groups of 12 or more in advance. For more information about schedule and line-up, visit faithfestnc.com.

Sept. 1

• 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Food Truck Friday will be held at the Elkin Farmers Market shleter, 226 N. Bridge St., Elkin, with several food trucks throughout the day, as well as music, wine and beer from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Sept. 2

• 9 a.m. to noon, You Can’t Be Replaced Suicide Awareness Walk will be held at Elkin Municipal Park. This will be a special walk to honor loved ones, bring healing to those left behind, provide education on suicide prevention and give support to survivors. The walk will begin at 9:15 with guest speakers at the conclusion. Cost to particiate is $15 and includes a bracelet and T-shirt. There will be a memory board in honor of loved ones lost due to suicide. For more information, to share a photo and/or story, contact Claudia Byrd at 336-902-1419, sunshine28621@aol.com, or Patty Hicks at 336-467-1445.

Sept. 7

• 5 to 7:30 p.m., Live at Five music series will be held at the Elkin Farmers Market shelter, 226 N. Bridge St., featuring 60 Watt Combo. The event is free. There will be a free kid’s play area.

Sept. 21

• 5 to 7:30 p.m., Live at Five music series will be held at the Elkin Farmers Market shelter, 226 N. Bridge St., featuring The Muddy Creek Players. The event is free. There will be a free kid’s play area.

Sept. 22-23

• The third annual Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival will be held on Main Street, Wilkesboro, including The Kruger Brothers as hosts. Line-up includes The Kruger Brothers, The Kontras Quartet, The Black Lillies, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, The Snyder Family Band, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys and more. The event will include the second annual Chad Lovette Memorial Run and Ride on Sept. 23 on the trails at Cub Creek Park in downtown Wilkesboro, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Festival tickets are available at www.carolinainthefall.org with round one pricing being $45 for a two-day pass, and a VIP package that includes both days and evening jam sessions for $90. Single-day and round two pricing are not available until June 1.

Oct. 7

• 4 to 10 p.m., Traphill Volunteer Fire Department, 8899 Traphill Road, Traphill, will host the Mountain Memories Gospel Music Festival.

Ongoing Events

• Yadkin Farmers Market is now open for the season. The market is located at 1141 Tennessee St., Yadkinville, behind town park and Papa John’s Pizza. Hours are Tuesdays 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• 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.

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