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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. 8

• 4 to 7 p.m., Hands of Hope Medical Clinic will host its annual Tipton’s Restaurant and Catering pulled pork BBQ plate fundraiser at Yadkinville United Methodist Church. Tickets are $10 and include pulled pork BBQ, baked beans, slaw, roll and dessert. For tickets, call 336-692-5620.

Sept. 9

• The 24th annual seven-mile Smithtown Road yard sale will be held, with New Home United Methodist Church, 3340 Smithtown Road, East Bend, selling country ham and sausage biscuits beginning at 7 a.m., hot dogs, chips and drinks beginning at 11 a.m., and homemade fried apple pies throughout the day.

• 5 p.m., the Lance Cpl. Daniel Freeman Swaim Scholarship drawdown fundraiser will be held at the Yadkinville Moose Lodge. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and the drawdown will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50, which includes two meals and a chance at $2,500. The 25th, 50th, 125th, 150th and 175th tickets drawn win $50 each. The 100th ticket wins $1,000, and the final 200th ticket wins $2,500. The first ticket drawn goes back in the cage when there are 10 tickets left, giving the first ticket another chance. The event is hosted by the Yadkin County Veterans Council, which provides four scholarships each year, two at Forbush and two at Starmount. For tickets, see Chuck Knight, the veterans service officer for Yadkin County, David Shore or Larry Crews.

• 6:30 p.m., free concert featuring Phatt City will provide beach music for those at Music in the Park at Yadkinville Community Park, U.S. 601, Yadkinville. Yadkin Civitan Club will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks and homemade ice cream. In case of rain, event will be moved to Yadkinville Elementary School.

Sept. 12

• 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Surry Community College will host its fifth annual college fair welcoming local high school-age students to the campus in Dobson. More than 50 colleges and universities will be on site to promote their respective institutions to interested participants, and students will have an opportunity to learn about SCC’s programs of study and meet instructors. For more information, contact SCC’s Student and Community Engagement Coordinator Kasey Martin at 336-386-3468 or

• 7 p.m., the annual Board of Directors meeting of the Buck Shoals Volunteer Fire Department will be held at the fire station. Everyone living in the Buck Shoals district can attend.

Sept. 15

• 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Starmount High School, 2516 Longtown Road, Boonville.

• 3 to 7:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 209 Lon Ave., Boonville.

Sept. 15-16

• 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.

Sept. 16

• 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Boonville United Methodist Church, 116 N. Carolina Ave., Boonville, will have a church-wide yard sale in the hut behind the church. In addition to yard sale items, breakfast, hot-dog lunch and bake sale will be sold.

• 7:30 a.m., the fifth annual Race More for Macemore 5K Run/Walk, a chip timed race in downtown Yadkinville, will honor Austin Macemore, who died at the age of 19 after a battle against cancer. Big A Ministries supports others battling serious health conditions, missions, the YMCA, athletics and scholarships for local college-bound students. Registration will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Collide Church in Yadkinville, with race beginning at 9 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow at 9:45 a.m. Cost is $25 for those 15 and younger, and $30 for those 16 and older. To guarantee a race T-shirt, register by Sept. 11 at

• 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.

• 1 to 5 p.m., the 1966 Class of Boonville High School will have its reunion at Cody Creek in Dobson.

• 2 to 4:30 p.m., the Historic Richmond Hill Law School, the restored home of Judge Richmond Pearson, 4641 Law School Road, East Bend, will be open for tours.

• 4 p.m., the Yadkin Valley Cruisers cruise-in will be held at the Yadkin Plaza Shopping Center. There will be music, door prizes and more.

Sept. 18

• 5:30 to 8 p.m., Hot Rods & Food Trucks will be held in downtown Boonville with Kids Night Out, hosted by the downtown Boonville business association. There will be all types of cars, trucks and bikes, music by the Dirty South Band, a Kid Zone featuring cotton candy, bouncy house and bouncy slide for $5 wrist band, or individual bounce tickets. Also in the Kid Zone, Texas Roadhouse from Winston-Salem will be handing out free appetizer passes and peanuts along with Andy the Armadillo visiting. Other food vendors include BJs Fry Shack and Chick-fil-A, blueberry smoothies from Green Mesa Blueberry Farm, fish sandwiches from the Boonville First United Presbyterian Church and gourmet sandwiches from D&F Catering being sold by Friends of the Boonville Community Library.

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

• 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.

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 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.

Sept. 29

• Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 321 Redland Road, Advance, will have its annual Good Neighbor Port-a-Pit barbecue. Advanced sold lunch orders can be picked up between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the family life center. The 801 site will open beginning at 11 a.m. until sold out. Barbecue sandwiches will be available at Steelman’s Ace Hardware on N.C. 158 beginning at 11 a.m. Free delivery will be available for orders of four or more. Supper is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Plates will include half chicken or barbecue, slaw, baked beans, roll and dessert. Cost for lunch or dinner will be $9 per plate. Also available will be a pound of barbecue with four buns and a pint of slaw for $15. Proceeds from the sale assist people in the community.

Sept. 29-30

• The sixth annual Yadkin County Glory Days Show, 2937 Radiator Road, Yadkinville, will feature truck, tractor, lawnmower pulls and antique tractor and engine show, with food available for purchase. Admission is $5 per person, with those 8 and younger admitted free. Events begin at 11 a.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday. Gates will open at 8 a.m. For more information, call Charles Neal at 336-671-8094 after 4 p.m.

Sept. 30

• 9 a.m., Flint Hill Vineyards, 2133 Flint Hill Road, East Bend, will host Ride 4 Robbie, in honor of Robbie Long who died in a motor vehicle accident on July 12. The bike ride and walk/run will celebrate his life and raise money for the National Cycling Center in Winston-Salem to support scholarships and veterans’ cycling programs. The ride will have a 60- and a 25-mile bike ride through the Yadkin Valley, as well as a four-mile walk/run for walkers and reluctant runners. The 60-mile ride starts at 9 a.m., and the 25-mile and four-mile events begin at 9:30 a.m. Food will be provided by Don Juans and Flint Hill Vineyards, with music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by The Just Us Band. Register at T-shirts will be given to the first 100 registrants.

Oct. 1

• 9:30 a.m., Mountain View Baptist Church of Hamptonville will host its 110th homecoming celebration, with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. (only one worship service) and homecoming meal at about noon. Those attending can bring a covered dish. The 7 p.m. service will be a special singing service. For more information, call the church at 336-468-8199.

Oct. 3

• 5:30 p.m., the Yadkin County Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil will be held at the Yadkinville United Methodist Church, 204 W. Main St., Yadkinville. The event will include speakers, the Rev. Dennis Shaw, domestic violence survivor Pamela Weikle, Yadkin County Commissioner Kevin Austin and domestic violence survivor Jeffrey Pyles. For more information, call 336-849-4070.

Oct. 7

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

• 6 p.m., free concert featuring None of the Above will provide bluegrass-based acoustic music for those at Music in the Park at Yadkinville Community Park, U.S. 601, Yadkinville. Yadkin Civitan Club will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks and homemade ice cream. In case of rain, event will be moved to Yadkinville Elementary School.

Oct. 21

• 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 to purchase advance tickets and for more details.

Oct. 22-25

• Mountain View Baptist Church of Hamptonville will host fall revival with guest speaker, Dr. Chris Schofield. Sunday services will be at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and night services will be at 7 p.m. Schofield is the director of the Office of Prayer with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. For more information, call the church at 336-468-8199.

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.