• 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.
• 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.
• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Free Health and Wellness Fair and Blood Drive at New Birth Worship Center. Event will include a variety of health and wellness organizations as well as Public Safety Departments will be available. There will be healthy snacks, games, Zumba, Kid’s Corner, door prizes, giveaways and much more. The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood donations. All donors who give blood will receive an email for a $5 Target gift card after their attempted donation. The address is 1033 Newbirth Dr. East Bend. For additional information, please call 336.699.3583.
• 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.
• 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.
• 6:30 p.m., Women of Faith Banquet at Boonville Baptist Church, 201 Baptist Church Road, Boonville, with speaker Julie Wiles, Comedy of Jeanne Robertson (via video), food, door prizes and fellowship. Tickets are $10 payable in advance or at the door. RSVP by Aug. 14 at Boonville Baptist Church office (336-367-7491) (limited to first 50 to register). To enter for door prize drawing, simple bring supplies for The Ark Homeless Shelter in Elkin.
• 7 a.m., Annual Community Breakfast and Tractor Cruise at the Windsor’s Crossroads Community Building, 5101 Windsor Rd., Hamptonville. Breakfast by donation. $10 fee for tractor entries, includes breakfast. Contact Bill Wooten (336-468-4450) or Craig Thomasson (336-468-2947) for more info.
• 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The Castaways, a popular North Carolina beach party band, will perform at Ragapple Lassie Vineyard off Highway 67 in Boonville. Food trucks, craft vendors, and wine and beer will be available. Tickets are $15 for ages 12 and up, with proceeds benefiting the Rockford Preservation Society, Inc., and its vision of restoring and opening to the public its six historic properties in Rockford. Tickets may be purchased online at www.rememberrockford.com. Or visit the vineyard or the village’s two new shops that are open weekends — Sweet Paws Home Goods and Rockford by the River Gallery & Gift Shop.
• 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.
• 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.
• 9:30 a.m., Boonville Baptist Church Homecoming with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m. followed by a covered dish lunch in the Family Life Center.
• 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.
• 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Patty Hicks at 336-467-1445.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 4 to 10 p.m., Traphill Volunteer Fire Department, 8899 Traphill Road, Traphill, will host the Mountain Memories Gospel Music Festival.
• 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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