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April 12

• 9 to 11 a.m., Surry Community College will host Construction Awareness Day with tours scheduled to take place in Buildings K and L on the Dobson campus, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. This event is free to the public.

• Noon to 6 p.m., BizFest, a business expo, will be held at The Liberty, 222 E. Main St., Elkin.

• 5 to 8 p.m., Watershed NOW will host its annual Creek Week showcase at the Reeves Theater, 129 W. Main St., Elkin. The school showcase will be at 5 p.m., with music and a short film by Julian Charles at 6:15 and keynote speaker Janisse Ray, author of “Drifting into Darien: A Personal and Natural History of the Altahama River,” at 7:15 p.m. The event is free.

• 7 p.m., the Yadkin Valley Community Band, under the direction of Melanie Watson, will have a concert performance in Dixon Auditorium at Elkin High School. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, visit yadkinvalleycommunityband.com.

April 13-15

• The Willingham Theater at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center will host “Almost Heaven: John Denver’s America” tribute at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at www.yadkinarts.org, by calling 336-679-2941 or in person.

April 14

• 7 a.m., the Habitat Hammer 5K/10K, a fundraiser for Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity, will be held at the Elkin Municipal Park large picnic shelter. Registration opens at 7 a.m., races start at 8 a.m. Race-day registration is $35 for both events. There will be awards, door prizes, food, music, kids’ games, face painting and more. Registration is available online at active.com or pick up a registration form at the Elkin Rec Center or Habitat ReStore.

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Smart Start of Yadkin County will host Playfest at Yadkin County Park with family activities from an obstacle course, DJ, Zumba, fun walk/run course, community resources, fire trucks, health snacks, car seat safety check and more. Admission is free.

• 1 to 3 p.m., Jonesville Historical Society and the Jonesville Library will host an Earth Day Celebration at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center in Jonesville. There will be rock painting, making bird feeders, reports from forest rangers about keeping the Earth safe, and decorating a cupcake to eat. Everyone will leave with a rock, bird feeder and other goodies.

April 15-18

• Fall Creek Baptist Church, 3345 Fall Creek Church Road, Jonesville, will host revival featuring Dr. Randall Jones of Conway, South Carolina, as speaker. Times will be Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m.

April 16

• 2:30 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Union Baptist Church in Hamptonville.

• 5:30 to 8 p.m., the Boonville Business and Downtown Development Association will host its first cruise-in of the season, which will continue every third Monday of the month. All types of cars, trucks and bikes are welcome. Food trucks will be on hand as well, with a couple of local restaurants offering 10 percent discounts. There will be a raffle to benefit parks and recreation projects in town. For more information, visit the Hot Rods & Food Trucks Facebook page.

April 17

• 10:30 a.m., Presentation and Q&A regarding Social Security at the East Bend Senior Center. Call 336-699-5100 for more info.

• Noon to 4:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation, 510 S. Main St., Dobson.

April 18

• 1 to 5 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson.

• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Yadkin Family YMCA in Yadkinville.

April 20

• 8:30 a.m. to noon, Yadkin County will hold its Earthy Day Litter Sweep, with those in the county asked to clean up their community or join the beautification committee. All supplies are provided. Call the Cooperative Extension to participate at 336-849-7908.

April 21

• 7 to 10 a.m., Baltimore United Methodist Women at 2419 Baltimore Rd. East Bend will have their annual Breakfast and Bake Sale. Home baked items will be for sale. Donations will be accepted for the breakfast. All money raised will go toward Missions in the community.

• 7 to 11 a.m., Deep Creek Baptist Church, Old Stage Road, Yadkinville, will host its annual Spring Fling with breakfast, crafts, plants, car wash, pine needles and more. Proceeds will benefit the church’s renovation loan. Those arriving before 9:30 a.m. will have a chance to purchase tickets for a prize drawing, with about 15 prizes available.

• 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Spring rabies clinics sponsored by the Yadkin County Health Dept. and Yadkin County Humane Society at Grandview Animal Hospital, 6043 Old US 421 Hwy, East Bend. $10 per shot, cash only. Pets must be on leash or in carrier and at least three months of age. If pet is getting three-year vaccination owner must bring paperwork, rabies tags are not proof.

• Noon to 5 p.m., YVEDDI will host the inaugural classic car show and live band featuring Too Much Sylvia at 533 N. Carolina Ave./U.S. 601 North, Boonville. Admission is $5 or free with the purchase of a $10 raffle ticket. There will be raffle, prizes, music and food trucks. Those attending should bring a lawn chair, no coolers are allowed. Proceeds benefit YVEDDI programs.

• Noon to end of night, the 33rd annual Yadkin Valley Bluegrass Convention will be held at the Yadkinville Elementary School. Doors open at noon, with individual competitions beginning at 1 p.m. and band competitions at 7 p.m. Jammers are welcome, and concessions will be available. Cost for admission is $10 for adults and children 10 and younger free. For more information, call Robert Steelman at 336-409-4775.

• 2 to 4:30 p.m., the Historic Richmond Hill Law School, the restored home of Judge Richmond Pearson, will be open for tours. This will begin the season and tours will continue the third Saturday of each month.

• 4 p.m., the Yadkin Valley Cruisers will host their cruise-in at the Yadkin Plaza Shopping Center. There will be music, door prizes and more. For more information, visit the Facebook page Yadkin Valley Cruisers.

• 4 p.m., Yadkinville Lions Club will host a pinto bean supper fundraiser with proceeds going to help provide glasses for the needy. Super includes, pintos, slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink. Tickets are $6 each, take out available. For tickets call Margie Williams 336-624-4882, Lisa Hawkins 336-469-7275, Bob Sutton 336-469-5574, or any Lions Club Member

April 22

3:30 p.m., New Birth Worship Center(NBWC) will celebrate its Inspirational Choir’s 21st anniversary. Guest Choir will be The W Gene Malloy Scholarship Benefit Choir from Rural Hall. There will be a special performance rendered by the NBWC Angels of Mercy dance ministry.

April 24

• 6 to 8 p.m., the fifth annual Girls Empowering Girls Symposium will be held in Coley Hall at The Liberty, 222 E. Main St., Elkin, for girls ages 8 to 18. The goal is to inspire the girls to follow their dreams and be confident in themselves. For more information on attending or sponsoring the event, call Misty Matthews at 336-749-4791.

April 25

• The Yadkin County Senior Centers are holding a fundraiser 60/40 raffle at a cost of $2 per ticket or three for $5. Forty-percent of the proceeds go to the winning ticket, with the rest benefiting the senior centers. Drawing will be held April 25. Contact a local senior center to purchase tickets.

April 25-26

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Surry Community College will host a free, two-day workshop featuring internationally-known potter Susan Filley in the ceramics studio, Room E164. Students participants and the public are welcome to attend an hour-long presentation by Filley follow the Wednesday session.

April 27

• Opening ceremonies of the Yadkin Valley Senior Games will be held at Fisher River Park in Dobson. Registration, open to those living in Surry and Yadkin counties, has been extended through April 6. Registration fee of $10 includes lunch at each event, goody bag and T-shirt. The Silver Arts and Follies Show will be June 7. Register at any local senior center or recreation center.

April 28

• 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Spring rabies clinics sponsored by the Yadkin County Health Dept. and Yadkin County Humane Society at Yadkin Veterinary Hospital, 5532 Hwy 601 North, Yadkinville. $10 per shot, cash only. Pets must be on leash or in carrier and at least three months of age. If pet is getting three-year vaccination owner must bring paperwork, rabies tags are not proof.

• 1 p.m., the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center will host the classic movie, “The Blues Brothers,” on the screen of the Willingham Theater with free admission. Donations are welcomed.

May 12

• 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Spring rabies clinics sponsored by the Yadkin County Health Dept. and Yadkin County Humane Society at Harmony Heights Hospital, 220 Polly Wood Lane, Yadkinville. $10 per shot, cash only. Pets must be on leash or in carrier and at least three months of age. If pet is getting three-year vaccination owner must bring paperwork, rabies tags are not proof.

May 19

• 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Spring rabies clinics sponsored by the Yadkin County Health Dept. and Yadkin County Humane Society at Yadkin County Animal Shelter, 1027 Speaks St., Yadkinville. $10 per shot, cash only. Pets must be on leash or in carrier and at least three months of age. If pet is getting three-year vaccination owner must bring paperwork, rabies tags are not proof.

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.

Ongoing Events

• 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.

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