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Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6

•5p.m.-8 p.m.-Clothing from Infant to teens, baby gear, housewares, toys, etc at great prices and for a great cause! All proceeds benefit Foster Children in Yadkin County. Come out and shop for a cause! Friday, April 5 from 5pm-8pm and Saturday, April 6 from 8am-1pm. Half-price sale Saturday from 12pm-1pm. Will be at Boonville Elementary School.

Saturday, April 6

•7 a.m.-10 a.m.-Relay for Life Country Breakfast at Pilot View Friends Church on Pilot View Church Road, Yadkinville.

•1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.-There will be an East Coast ATV Extreme Dirt Track races for all ages. The races will be held at Stanley Farm Track on Baity Road near Courtney Elementary School. This race is to be sponsored by Yadkin Christian Ministries and all proceeds will go to benefit food and provisions for those in need. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza and drinks will be for sale. This event will be enjoyed by all.

Tuesday, April 9

•5 p.m.7 p.m.-Need financial aid for college? Get FREE, personal help to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), regardless of which college you plan to attend. FAFSA Night at Yadkin Center of Surry Community College , 4649 Hwy. 601, Yadkinville ,Room 224. Please have the following with you: 2012 tax return & W-2 forms , Driver’s license & Social security card, Dependent students must have parent/guardian present. Unable to attend? The EOC offers FREE help everyday! Call (336) 648-0652 for an appointment

Thursday, April 11

•4p.m.-6:30p.m.-Smart Start of Yadkin County is sponsoring a Port-A-Pit dinner to raise funds for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program to be started in Yadkin County. For every $25.00 raised, this program will place one developmentally appropriate book per month in the home of a child for one year. Chicken Plates,$ 9.00, Rib Plates, $12.00. Plates can be picked up at the Yadkinville United Methodist Church. If anyone is interested in purchasing tickets, please contact Smart Start at 336-679-7833.

Saturday, April 13

•1 p.m.-American Red Cross at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 691 W Lebanon Street Mount Airy. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Walmart and Lowes Hardware in Elkin and Mount Airy. Drawing will be held at Veteran’s Park. You need to be present to win. Grand prize is a 2012 red Polaris Sportsman 550, first prize, $1,000 Walmart Gift Card, second prize, $500 Wilco Hess Gas Card. Support your Red Cross and Buy a Raffle Ticket Today!

•6 p.m.-Lincoln Reavis Benefit at Boonville Elementary Multi-purpose Room Rook Tournament $40 per team, team may bring unmarked cards, Bingo for non-Rook players, hot dogs, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Rook and Bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will help to pay expenses for Lincoln’s heart surgery in April. Sponsored by friends of Lincoln. For more information contact David Casstevens 468-2393.

Saturday, April 20

•7 a.m. – 12 p.m. - The Yadkin County Historical Society will sponsor its first yard sale at the Yadkin County Senior Center located at 207 East Hemlock Street in Yadkinville. A $4 bag sale will begin at Noon. The Society will accept donations on March 30, April 6 and April 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon at Security Storage located at 202 North Monroe Street in Yadkinville, beside Yadkinville Elementary School. Items must be in good condition and working order. For more information, call (336) 677-1040 and leave a message. The Society is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

•7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Boonville United Methodist Church will have a yard sale and breakfast at the Methodist hut. Call 367-7433

•10 a.m.-1 p.m.- – Yadkin County Healthy Kids Day to be held at the Yadkin Family YMCA. More information to come! Contact Yadkin Family YMCA for additional information (336) 679-7962. •4 p.m.Yadkin Valley Cruisers “Cruise-In”! Come out and see the old classic cars gathered around the courthouse square. You will see 60 - 70 classic cars, hear great music, door prizes and lots of fun! Visit www.yadkinvalleycruisers.com for more information.

Monday, April 22

• There will be a blood drive at East Bend Elementary School on Monday April 22nd, 2013

Thursday, April 25

•9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.-American Red Cross Blood Drive at Willowbrook Rehabilitation & Care Center . Please visit www.nwnc-redcross.org for more details or contact Willowbrook (336) 679-8028. Saturday, April 27, 2013

•Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity Habitat Hammer 5k run/walk! A fundraising event for Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity, the Habitat Hammer is a 3.1 mile loop run/walk for all ages through downtown Elkin. There will be T-shirts, swag bags, food, awards, door prizes, and a great time for a great cause. More information can be found at www.UYVhabitat.org, active.com, or by calling their office at (336) 526-2277. Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity builds and renovates houses in Yadkin and southern Surry counties. Habitat – a hand up, not a handout, to home ownership.

•5 p.m.-The Black and Gold Homecoming will be held at Boonville Elementary School. Everyone is invited.

•7 a.m.-12 p.m.- Yadkin County Historical Society Yard Sale at the Yadkin County Senior Center in Yadkinville. A $4.00 bag sale will begin at Noon. The Society will accept donations on Saturdays April 6 and April 13 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon at Security Storage beside Yadkinville Elementary School. Items must be in good condition and working order. For more information, call (336) 677-1040 and leave a message. Donations are tax deductible. •9 a.m.-1 p.m.-Yadkin County Health Expo to be held at the Yadkin Family YMCA. There will be screenings on hearing, blood sugar, cholesterol, dental, balance, weight, healthy snacks, massages, prizes and much more! Free admission to the event. Contact Yadkin Family YMCA for more information (336) 679-7962. Sunday, April 28

•3 p.m.-Beach music concert featuring Craig Woolard Band for Yadkin County Relay for Life! This fundraising event for Relay for Life will take place at the Ted Williams Amphitheatre at the Yadkin County Park. Craig Woodlard Band is one of the most popular beach music groups in the Southeast. Admission for the show is free with donations being taken at the show and prior to the show. For more information, contact Ricky Roberts (336) 468-1500.

Monday, May 13

•5 p.m.-7 p.m.-Author, Shannon Hitchcock will be coming to the East Bend Public Library to speak with us about, The Ballad of Jessie Pearl, a novel set in East Bend. This visit will provide a wonderful opportunity to bring an autographed book home! If you would like a personalized, autographed book, please contact the library (699-3890) by April 10th for more information.


•Looking for Crafters for the God and Country Celebration on June 29. For more information call Wanda at 336-699-8387 or Emmy 258-6801.

•PUBLIC NOTICE: The Yadkin County Health Department Clinic has a new name and location. The new name is Yadkin County Medical Clinic, part of the newly formed Yadkin County Human Services Agency. The new location is 638 West Main Street, Yadkinville, NC 27055, with in Yadkin Valley Community Hospital. The new location will open APRIL 1st 2013. If you have questions, please call (336) 679-4203.

•The Internal Revenue Service sponsors the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs. The mission of these programs is to provide free basic tax return preparation for low to moderate income and elderly taxpayers. This also includes taxpayers with disabilities, limited English proficiency and the Military. Free Tax Preparation Begins on February 2, 2013 for families whose income is less than $51,000, Yadkinville Public Library , Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 12:00, East Bend Library, By appointment only call (336)699-5100 Thursday 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00- 11:00, Jonesville Senior Center; by appointment only call (33)526-1087 Tuesday 12-4. Sponsored by Yadkin Christian Ministries.

•Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. 877-413-3073 or www.drugsno.com.

•Yadkin County Humane Society is looking for new members who would be interested in joining our organization. We are in need of active members who will be able to help us at fundraising events and rabies clinics. For the month of March if you join us your membership fee is waived. Please call (336) 679-2377 and leave a message if you have any questions about YCHS. If you love and care about animals, want to have fun, be a part of a fun organization and make a difference – you belong with us!

• 10:30 a.m.—Preschool storytime for ages 2-5 will be held at the Boonville Community Public Library every Thursday. This will consist of stories, songs, and crafts. For more information, call 367-7737. All of our libraries of the NWRL System has access of Ancestry.com for the year of 2012. Patrons can research the web through our libraries for the year. The Boonville Community Public Library is a branch of thirteen libraries of the Northwestern Regional Library System.

•6:30 p.m.-East Bend Happy Quilters Guild, Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at East Bend Senior Center. For more information call (336)699-3970.

•10 a.m.-The Yadkin River Quilters meet at the Yadkin Senior Center every Tuesday.

•If you are in need of clothing for your family members we would like to invite you to visit the Courtney Clothing Closet located in Building C of Courtney Baptist Church. The church is located at 3341 Courtney Church Road. The church is South of Yadkinville off Hwy 601 just pass the Yadkin Valley Telephone offices on Courtney Huntsville Road, then right onto Courtney Church Rd. The hours are Wednesdays 2-4p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information call the church at (336)463-2681

•We are searching for old photos of Lone Hickory July 4th celebration or other events held at Lone Hickory (ball tournaments, donkey ball game, etc.) If you have photos we can borrow, please call (336)463-2449 or 463-2439 as soon as possible. Photos will be scanned and returned to you.

•6:30 p.m.-Every Thursday of each week we hold a program called TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weight loss program. Each program has special tips and techniques to help benefit losing those unwanted pounds. Meeting at your local Boonville Community Public Library. Any Questions please call 336-367-7737

•8 a.m.-New Horizons Adults Day Services is taking donations for their thrift shop, 1917 Old Hwy 421 W. Yadkinville. For more information call 677-1385

•6 p.m.-Bingo every Tuesday at the Yadkin Moose Lodge. ATTENTION: Effectively immediately! Monthly distributions of USDA Commodity Foods will no longer be distributed at the Moose Lodge in Yadkinville. They will now be distributed on an on-going basis through Òpartner agencies of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C. Families needing food assistance will need to contact one of the following agencies: Divino Redentor Catholic Church, 209 Lon Ave. Boonville, 336-367-7067, Tri-County Christian Ministries, 440 W. Main St, Jonesville, 336-526-1089, Yadkin Christian Ministries, 121 W. Elm St. Yadkinville, 336-677-3080, Yadkin Christian Ministries, East Bend, 336-699-4544.

•In Home Aid Services, New Horizons Home Care, Inc. is pleased to announce that the in-home aide services in Yadkin County funded through the Home and Community Care Block Grant for older adults is now provided by our agency effective July 1, 2012. If you think you or someone you know could benefit from these services, of if you have any questions about these services, please contact our offices by calling 677-3843. We are very excited about this opportunity and look forward to serving the older adults in Yadkin County.

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