• 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.
• 7 a.m. until, Willowbrook Rehabilitation Center in Yadkinville will host a yard sale to raise funds to help residents afford field trips.
• 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Abstract Church, 1785 N. Bridge St., Elkin.
• 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at New Birth Worship Center, 1033 New Birth Drive, East Bend.
• 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.
• 5 p.m., Yadkin County Relay for Life will host a Bingo fundraiser at the Yadkin Moose Lodge, with doors opening at 5 and games beginning at 6 p.m. Food and door prizes will be available.
• 7 p.m., Yadkin Civitan Club will host a free concert at Yadkinville Community Park, U.S. 601, Yadkinville, featuring Back Water Band. The club will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks and homemade ice cream.
• 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.
• 5 p.m., West Yadkin Elementary School invites parents/guardians to Open House in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) with a brief informational talk with Mrs. Logan, the school’s new principal. This will be followed by a meeting in their child’s classroom. A second identical session will begin in the MPR at 6 p.m. Car rider numbers and/or bus assignments will be given out in the Media Center.
• 2 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Mt. Carmet Friends Church, 3417 Mt. Carmel Church Road, East Bend.
• 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.
• 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Austin Volunteer Fire Department, 7170 Austin Traphill Road, Traphill.
• 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.
• 1 to 4 p.m., a total eclipse viewing event will be held at the Elkin Public Library, with pinhole viewing supplies provided at the plaza in front of the library.
• 1:30 to 6 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Elkin Rescue Squad, 946 N. Bridge St., Elkin.
• 2:30 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Union Baptist Church, 919 Union Baptist Church Road, Hamptonville.
• 5:30 to 8 p.m., Hot Rods & Food Trucks will be held in downtown Boonville, welcoming all types of cars, trucks and bikes. King Queen Haitian Cuisine food truck will be on hand, a well as Chick-fil-A sandwiches. Green Mesa Blueberry Farm will be sellingn smoothies. The downtown business association will be raffling prizes to raise money for parks and recreation projects in town, and food specials will be available at local restaurants and grills as well as late hours at local stores.
Aug. 22• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Salem Baptist Church, 430 Rockford Road, Dobson.
• 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.
• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Wilkes YMCA, 1801 YMCA Blvd., Wilkesboro.
• Noon to 4:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Surry Telephone Membership Corp., 819 E. Atkins St., Dobson.• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Copeland Ruritan Building, 975 Copeland School Road, Dobson.
• 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.
• The Friends of the East Bend Public Library, 420 Flint Hill Road, East Bend, will host a community yard sale from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. The sale benefits the library.
• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the 41st annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival will feature agricultural displays, artwork, vendors, musicians, food vendors and more in downtown Yadkinville. Entertainment and interactive exhibits will also be on hand. For more information, contact the Yadkin Arts Council at 336-679-2941.
• 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.
• 10 a.m. to noon, Safe Kids Surry County, thanks to a Graco Grant, will host child restraint checks where families who qualify and are in need of a child restraint can receive one. This event will be at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Elkin. Those needing a restraint should contact Bristol Mitchem at 336-786-6155.
• 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.
• The 14th annual Yadkin Valley Grape Festival will be held in downtown Yadkville, featuring more than 20 Yadkin Valley wineries, as well as food, entertainment and specialty vendors. Visit www.yvgf.com to purchase advance tickets and for more details.
• 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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