What’s Going On


Editor’s Note: Events listed in the calendar must be submitted in writing. Calendar items are not accepted over the telephone. Information may be e-mailed to nelmes@civitasmedia.com or faxed to 591-4379. The deadline is 3 p.m. Monday prior to publication. The calendar is reserved for non-profit organizations, school and community events. Ongoing calendar items will be published as space allows. Because of space limitations, some announcements only appear the week of the event. If you have a legal requirement to publish an announcement, you must purchase advertising space. Go to www.stokesnews.com to view the full calendar.

Saturday, Feb. 6

Stokes County Militia Chicken Stew will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 4 p.m – 8 p.m. at King American Legion, 446 S. Main Street, King. $6 all you can eat or $8 quart. Don’t forget Nana Pudding. Drive thru service available.

Thursday,Feb. 11

— Please join the Stokes County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers to hear Michael Hylton from Beautiful Earth. He will speak on”Organic Gardening” at the Walnut Cove library on Feb. 11 at 10:15 a.m. (Light refreshments will be served at 10:00 a.m.)

— The Living Well Senior Center located at 7911 Ketner Farm Road in Rural Hall will be hosting a lunch and learn on Feb. 11 from 11:30-1:00. The speaker Amy Wilhelm, BSW Hospice Liaison, will be speaking on “Melanoma”. Come learn helpful information about Melanoma. The signs and symptoms of Melanoma will be discussed as well as the risk factors. To attend this informative session contact Robin Shamel at 969-0411 by February 4th for reservations for lunch.

Saturday, Feb. 27

A benefit will be held to raise money to assist with medical expenses for Scotty Marshall who has been diagnosed with Glioblastoma Stage 4 Brain Cancer. He is married and has a 10-year old daughter. He had surgery on Dec. 23, 2015, and will be undergoing treatments (radiation and chemo). The benefit will feature a hot dog luncheon and auction and will be held at the Rock House Ruritan Club, 2889 NC Hwy 268, Pinnacle, located beside the Double Creek Fire Department. The benefit is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27, with the meal starting at 11:30 a.m. and the auction starting at 1:30 p.m. An inclement weather day has been set for Saturday, March 5. The benefit is being sponsored by Rock House Ruritan Club Members and Marshall’s church family. Anyone unable to attend who would like to make a donation, make checks payable to Scotty Marshall and mail to: Lanette Moore, 1880 Pleasant View Church Rd., Danbury, NC 27016. For more information call 336-351-5433.

Sunday, Feb. 28

The Stokes County Historical Society will host a special program for Black History Month on Feb.28, 2016. Speakers will be Dr. MO Hartley and Martha Hartley of Old Salem Museum & Gardens.

Ongoing Events

Hope Pregnancy Care Center needs wipes, bath wash, bottles, lotion, and clothing up to size 18 months. Other needs include hooded towels, packs of washcloths, cotton swabs, baby shampoo, body wash, Infant bathing tub, baby nail clipper, soft brush and comb, petroleum jelly, digital thermometer, bulb nasal aspirator and mild soap for laundry. For information call 336-577-7513. http://hopepcc.org/how-to-help-hope-pregnancy-care-center/

If you love poetry, this club is for you! The first Thursday of every month Title Waves Poetry Club meets in the Shelton Room of the King Public Library at 6:30. Whether you like to read or write poetry, there is something for everyone.

The Stokes County Historical Society proudly announces the reprint of the 1981 Stokes County Heritage Book, Volume l. 1981 Stokes County Heritage Book. Reprints available after Sept. 16 at a cost of $100. To order call Debbie Brown at 336-427-3279 or Patti Dunlap at 336-871-3990 and leave a detailed message. Only 50 copies available with this printing so copies wil be avaible first come, first served. The price is based on the astronomical publishing costs for a hard cover, large book. These reprints will not have the SCHS gold seal on the cover like the original (cost prohibitive)….that is the only difference. High quality white paper makes the print crisp and more legible.

The Walnut Cove Lions Club meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7 PM at the Walnut Cove Lions Park (Hwy 311 just outside Walnut Cove.) Be their guest for supper and become a member! They serve the visually impaired as an international organization and the community at home through projects, events, and assistance. Visit their Facebook page or webpage at http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/walnut_cove/.

The Veterans Coffee events are open to veterans of all ages and military services. The events are an opportunity for over local veterans to connect with other veterans, share stories and enjoy FREE coffee, donuts and conversation. Join us on the 4th Thursday at Town & Country Grille, 627 South Main Street, King.

The Winston-Salem Ski & Outing Club is a year-round skiing, outdoor activities and social club for singles, couples and families of all ages in the Winston-Salem area. Established in 1964. Club meetings are held at 7:00 P.M. the third Thursday of each month at various locations. Check wssoc.org for meeting location and membership information.

Attention Knitters/Crocheters – Please join us every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. for knitting/crocheting and fellowship at the Walnut Cove Public Library. All skill levels are welcome, and if you want to learn, we can help!

The annual East Coast Basketball Camps will be held at West Stokes High School. The developmental camp is June 15-18, the day camp is June 22-25 and the shooting camp is June 29-July 2.

The Walnut Cove Rotary Club meet at noon every Thursday at The Farmhouse Restaurant located at 1137 B North Main Street, Walnut Cove, be our guest. The Walnut Cove Rotary is having a drive-thru chicken stew on Saturday, Feb. 21. Pick-up between 11 a.m – 12 p.m. at Fowler Park. Pre-sale only $6 a quart. Reserve your chicken stew today.

Walnut Ridge Assisted Living in cooperation with Comforcare, is offering a new series of free educational workshops with free lunch. The workshops will cover many caregiving related topics, healthy living education and awareness on the last Wednesday of each month, the workshop and free lunch will be from 12 – 1 p.m. at Walnut Ridge Assisted Living, 411 Windmill Street, Walnut Cove. To reserve your seat contact Angie Bailey at 336-414-1122 or abailey@ridgecare.com.

The Gift of Grief presented by local Walnut Cove Pastors and Walnut Ridge on the second Thursday of each month at Walnut Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care, 411 Windmill Street, Walnut Cove. Free meal and fellowship begin at 6 p.m. for more information or to register contact Angie Bailey at 336-414-1122.

Bingo and burgers at McDonalds, 5226 Reidsville Road, Walkertown, 11:30 a.m., the third Wednesday each month, hosted by Walnut Ridge Assisted Living. Contact Angie Bailey at 414-1122 for more information.

Walnut Ridge Assisted Living in cooperation with many local agencies, is offering a new series of free educational workshops with free lunch. The workshops will cover many caregiving related topics, healthy living education and awareness on the last Wednesday of each month from 12-1 p.m. to reserve you seat contact Angie Bailey at 336-414-1122 or abailey@ridgecare.com.

Stokes County Senior Services needs volunteers for Meals-On-Wheels in the Danbury, Francisco and Walnut Cove areas. If you have a few hours of free time during the week, please call our office at 336-593-8156.

Walnut Cove Senior Center is offering Chair Exercise Classes on Thursday’s at 1-2p.m. and Shag Dance Classes on Thursday’s from 4 to 5 p.m. For more info call 591-5442.

Caregivers Support Group – Open to all caregivers, this group is designed to provide tips and encouragement for anyone caring for an elderly loved one. Every second Tuesday starting June 10 from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at Priddy Manor Assisted Living. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Christy Bower at 336-983-3068.

Basket Making Classes — Danbury Community Church member Sarah Hunt is offering a basket-making class for friends in the Danbury/Stokes Community. The meetings will be on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. at Danbury Community Church in the white Chapel at 300 South Main St., Danbury. Everyone interested is invited.

Line Dance Class — Join instructor Don Richardson at the Walnut Cove Senior Center every Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. for a line dancing class, for seniors age 55 and up. Call 591-5442 for more information and registration.

Advanced Line Dance Class — Join instructor Pat Atkins at the Walnut Cove Senior Center every Wed. from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for an advanced line dancing class, for seniors age 55 and up. Call 591-5442 for more information and registration.

Senior Dance —The Madison-Mayodan Recreation Dept. is now offering a Senior Dance every Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the dining room. This is free to Senior Citizens and is a time to allow socialization as well as free-style dancing solo or with your partner. Enjoy music of all kinds from the 1930s to the present. Refreshments are provided. For more information, please contact the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department at 336-548-2789.

Pre-K program — Applications are now being accepted for the NC Pre-K Program in Stokes County for the 2013-2014 school year. NC Pre-K is a statewide initiative targeting at-risk children to prepare them for school. A child must be age four on or before Aug. 31 to be age-eligible. Other criteria considered for enrollment include family income, identified disabilities, limited English proficiency, chronic health issues, developmental/educational needs and active military families. Applications can be downloaded at www.stokespfc.com or picked up at Stokes Partnership for Children, 151 Jefferson Church Road, King. For more information, visit www.stokespfc.com or call 985-2676.

Foster parent — Help Stokes County children by becoming a foster parent. Contact Allison Pinnix at 593-2432 for more information.

Theology class — Bible Study Class — Women of the Bible, will be held at Walnut Cove Senior Center, 308 Brook Street, the first and fourth Tuesday each month from 10 to 11 a.m. Free to register. Call 591-5442.

Dance — Inspire Stokes County — a nonprofit group providing activities for children and adults in Stokes County with developmental disabilities — holds dances the first Friday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Southeastern Middle School cafeteria. The free event will also feature snacks and door prizes. A parent networking group meets the third Friday of every month at Walnut Cove Public Library at 6 p.m. Parents can bring kids. Call Kris at 682-0653 or Mitzi at 414-8884 for more information or visit the Facebook page.

Drivers — Volunteer drivers needed for Meal on Wheels in Francisco, King and Walnut Cove. Hours are approximately 10:30-11:30 a.m. Flexible days. Mileage reimbursement available. Contact Vicky East at Senior Services at 593-8156.

Music jam — Lambsburg Community Center, Lambsburg, Va., host Friday Night Jam from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday night. Bluegrass, old time, gospel and country. Great food, clean restrooms, ample parking, playground, walking trial. All musicians, dancers, and lovers of great mountain music are welcome. A Crooked Road Venue. For more info call 336-648-2078 or pwberrier@gmail.com. Visit us at www.lambsburgcommunitycenter.org.

Support group — If you are a victim or survivor of sexual assault, a support group is now available to you free of charge. For more information please contact Stokes County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program at 336-595-9323 (24/7 crisis line is also available).

Fundraising campaign — Join the Walnut Cove Senior Center in its latest fundraising campaign. Sponsor a senior for one year by contributing $100 and your name or the name of your choice will be placed on the sponsor board at the Senior Center. For more info, contact the Walnut Cove Senior Center at 336-591-5442.

Storytime — Join people at the King Public Library each Tuesday morning at 10:30 for Preschool Story-time. The program, recommended for children 3 to 5 years of ages, is a mix of stories, singing, finger-plays, and crafts, and of course, fun.

Tai-Chi — Tai-Chi for arthritis is free for mature adults age 55+ at the Walnut Cove Senior Center, 308 Brooke Street, Walnut Cove, from 10:45-11:30 a.m. every Friday morning. This program is approved by the Arthritis Foundation of America and is based on numerous scientific studies that show it can bring significant relief from arthritis symptoms. Class size is limited and pre-registration is recommended. Call the Senior Center at 336-591-5442 to register. David McMahon, ND, a board certified holistic health practitioner based in Winston-Salem and a certified Tai Chi for Arthritis instructor will lead the classes.

Job Skills — Forsyth Technical Community College offers a free Employability Skills Lab at the King Public Library. The hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. An instructor is on hand to help job seekers prepare their resumes, job readiness training, job applications, interview skills, and obtain training to enhance their skills for the job market. If you are looking for a job or career we can help. The instructor will help you submit online applications, create professional portfolios, or help you decide on a career field. The Employability Skills Lab offers the benefit of one-on-one instruction in a comfortable environment. No matter your skill level, instructors will help you improve them and do what it takes to get the job that you want.

Farmers market — The Stokes Farmer’s Market is open for the 2013 season. Veteran growers and new vendors will be arriving with seasoned fruits and vegetables each opening. The market is located at The American Legion Grounds in King. Hours of operation are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The Stokes Farmers Market is also at Walnut Cove every Monday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Main Street Diner in Walnut Cove. Stokes Farmers Market can now accept SFMNP/FMNP Vouchers (Senior and WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers).

Farmers market — The King Farmers Market will take place at the Stokes Family YMCA on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring a variety of locally grown items.

ECA trips — The Stokes County ECA has the following trip planned: On Nov. 14, the group will travel to Smithfield to the Carolina Outlet Mall for shopping. The group has reserved seats to The American Jubilee Christmas Show in Selma. Pick-up for both trips will start in Lawsonville, Sandy Ridge and Walnut Cove. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Madeline Watkins at 593-8866.

Support group — Gam-anon is a 12-step self-help fellowship of men and women who have been affected by the gambling problem of a loved one. This group meets on Thursday at 7 p.m. For information call 336-681-8516 or visit the website at www.gam-anon.org.

Drug abuse help — If you or a family member is struggling with substance abuse, HELP is a phone call away at Twin City Area Narcotics Anonymous Helpline 800-365-1035. See the website WWW.tcana.org for meeting schedules and additional information. This is a 12-step recovery program.

Resource library — KidSource Child Care Resource and Referral, a program of Stokes Partnership for Children, has a resource library—free of charge—loaded with lots of resources for childcare programs, teachers, parents, grandparents, community agencies and students. It is located within SPC at 151 Jefferson Church Road in King. Hours for library use are 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Mon. (excluding holidays) and 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.-Fri. Sat. and other evenings can be scheduled by appointment. Call 985-2676, extension 148, for questions or additional information.

NAACP meetings — The Stokes County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will have its monthly meetings—open to the public—the third Mon. of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Walnut Cove Senior Center, 308 Brook Street. For more information, call (866) 626-2227.

Small Business services — The Forsyth Technical Small Business Center provides free one-on-one confidential counseling services for new and existing businesses. This free service acts as a sounding board of ideas and concerns people may have about their businesses. To schedule an appointment or find out about the small business center courses, call 631-1320 or 631-1167.

Volunteers needed — Senior Services needs volunteer drivers to deliver lunch to home-bound elderly in Walnut Cove and Danbury. Flexible schedules are available. Call 593-8156.

Volunteers needed — Volunteers are needed in the Activity Department at Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Inc. Areas that volunteers are helpful in include playing games, baking, doing exercise, reading, making crafts, preaching, singing or just doing a devotional. If interested in the volunteer program, call Carol Tilley, CAD, at 593-2831, extension 242.

Foster parents needed — The Stokes Department of Social Services is in need of foster parents. Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent or who wants more information may call Lori Priddy at the Danbury office of the Stokes County DSS at 593-2861.

Medical equipment available — King American Legion has wheelchairs, walkers, toilet seats, bath benches, crutches and other medical equipment for loan to the public. These items are for loan at no charge; the Legion only asks that items be returned when they are no longer needed. For pick-up, call 983-3608 for an appointment.

Empowering meetings — Juggling children, a job and a home? Alone? Has a partner been emotionally or physically abusive? Attend educational meetings to gain insight and strength. Meetings are self-empowering and confidential. If interested, call 593-9323.

ESL class — A free ESL: English as a Second Language class (una clase de ingles) is offered (son gratis) on an ongoing basis. For additional information, call the Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center at 593-5402, ext. 1117. Para Español, 983-6620.

GED classes — Free GED classes are offered at various sites throughout Stokes County. Placement Testing is available each Mon. at 9 a.m. in the Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center at 1156 Dodgetown Rd. For additional information, contact the Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center at 593-5402, ext. 1117.

Sandy Ridge building — Anyone wishing to rent the Sandy Ridge Community Center should contact Kaye Isbell at 871-8477. There is an upstairs part with or without the use of the kitchen, or the bottom bay area may be rented. The community center is an important asset to Sandy Ridge and needs to be utilized as much as possible.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group and Outreach Group — The Survivors group meets the first and third Mon. of each month at 6 p.m. at Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church in King. The Suicide Survivors Outreach Group meets on the first and third Mon. at 7:30 p.m. Call 591-3684 for more information. This is sponsored by Counseling and Care Ministries of Stokes County Mental Health Association.

Prints for sale — Stokes County Arts Council has signed and numbered prints of the Veterans Memorial in King by Stokes County artist Frank Duncan available for sale at the SCAC office. Proceeds go to continuing community arts programs and to the upkeep of the memorial. The SCAC also has other Stokes County landmark prints by various artists for sale. Cost of prints is $50 each. For more information, call 593-8159.

East Stokes Community Building — The East Stokes Community Building, intersection of Highway 772 and K-Fork Road, is available to rent for any occasion. No alcohol is allowed. Anyone interested should call Ray Joyce at 949-3408.

Ladies Auxiliary meeting — The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Danbury Post #5953 meets the first Tue. of each month at 6 p.m. at the Dan River Family Restaurant in Danbury. Membership is open to wives, widows, daughters and granddaughters of veterans who served overseas in any war. For more information, call Auxiliary President Nora Lankford at 593-8785 or Membership Chairman Barbara Thal at 591-7262.

Al-Anon meeting — Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship of friends and family members of alcoholics. If a loved one’s drinking or drug use is a problem in someone’s life, Al-Anon can help. The meetings will be held at 9 a.m. on Sat. at the Danbury Community Church Chapel, 300 South Main Street, Danbury. Call John at 593-2969 for more information.

IAAP meetings — The Winston-Salem Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP®) meets on the second Tue. of each month at 5:45 p.m. at the office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice, PLLC, 1 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem, on the 13th floor. To make a reservation, call Patricia Shelton at 480-2101.

Business consultations — Forsyth Tech offers free, confidential counseling for individuals who operate small businesses or who desire to start a small business in Stokes County. Trained professionals will provide consultation services at a convenient time and location to meet individual schedules. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 817-5069.

Cemetery donations needed — The Amos Cemetery, located on Amostown Road in Sandy Ridge, is in need of donations. Those with family or friends buried here may consider making a donation. This is a privately funded cemetery, and without donations, it is impossible to maintain year after year. Please make checks payable to the Amos Cemetery, care of Mrs. Darrel Lester, 3212 Amostown Road, Sandy Ridge, NC 27046, or make a donation at any Southern Community Bank. The bank will direct it to the cemetery fund account.

Historical Society website — The new website for the Stokes County Historical Society is now available at http://www.sc-hs.org/. The new site is a work in progress, and new photos and features will be added as time passes.

SPC newsletter — Stokes Partnership for Children is now offering its newsletter “Building Foundations” electronically. Sign up now to receive this free newsletter via email by going to www.stokespfc.com; click on News/Events. The public is also invited to join SPC on Facebook and YouTube; links are on the website.

Cruz-In — There will be a cruz-in at Hardee’s in Walnut Cove Shopping Center the fourth Sat. of each month from 5 p.m.–until. There will be music and a 50/50 drawing. For more information, contact Jackie White at 591-7612.

Senior financial advice — A representative from Senior Financial Care, a program of Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Forsyth, Inc., will be on site at Walnut Cove Senior Center, on the third Monday of each month from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to assist citizens ages 60 and older with personal budgeting, credit counseling, medical insurance, reverse mortgage and fraud awareness. To schedule an appointment, call 336-896-1328.

Computer class — “Computer Skills for Job Seekers” is a free class provided to the unemployed and underemployed by Forsyth Tech’s Stokes County Center. The classes take place at the King Public Library each Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, please call the library at 983-3868 or the Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center at 593-5402, ext. 1117. Those who are unemployed and wish to have assistance finding work, improving computer skills or creating a resume may come by the library and register for the classes.

Resource center — The Eden Goodwill Community Resource Center recently opened at 220 W. Kings, Suite H, Eden, and people can enroll for work-related classes, free for adults who are unemployed or underemployed seeking work. To register call 336-623-3007.

Volunteers needed — Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver lunch to homebound older adults in the King area. Flexible schedules and mileage reimbursement are offered. Call Senior Services Home Delivered Meal Program at 593-8156 or 983-0734, ext. 1504.

Resource guide — Update your information in the 2012-14 Stokes Family Resource Guide. This comprehensive pocket sized resource guide provides a convenient means to locate information about agencies and organizations providing services and support for children and families. This guide has become a valuable resource for families and professionals. The new 2012-14 biennial Stokes Family Resource Guide will continue to be free of charge to anyone who would like one. Your listing is also free so be sure and update your information. Go to www.stokespfc.com for more information and to download the form.

Ancestry research — Discovering your own family tree has never been easier or more affordable. The King Public Library now provides ancestry.com free on library Internet computers and via your own laptop using the library’s wi-fi. Enjoy this gift courtesy of the Elkin Public Library Board of Trustees honoring the generosity of Ola and Lin Hendren. Ancestry.com is available at all branches of the Northwestern Regional Library in Alleghany, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties.

Quilting Club — Meets every 2nd Tues. of the month at 6 p.m. at the Rural Hall Public Library. This class is for anyone that is interested in quilting and all levels are welcome. Please bring personal supplies to club meetings. Please call 703-2970 to confirm the meeting is still taking place.

Sewing club — The public is invited to join “It’s Sew Fun!”— a sewing club at the Rural Hall Branch Library. This club meets on the third Tue. evening of each month at 6 p.m. Participants may bring any U.F.O.’s (unfinished objects) they may need help with or work on the project of the night. All levels of expertise are welcome. Call 703-2970 for more information.

Art Club — Meets every Tues. at 10 a.m. Local artist create different works of art and get inspired by one another. This club is open to all individuals, beginning and experienced. Please bring personal supplies to club meetings. Please call 703-2970 to confirm the meeting is still taking place.

Tatting workshop — A tatting workshop is held the second Tues. of each month at 3 p.m. at the Rural Hall Library. All levels of expertise are welcome, including beginners. Learn this “lost” art from Sue Miller, a lifelong tatter and a member of the NC Regional Lacers Association. All supplies will be provided, and everyone is welcome. Call 703-2970 for more information.

Nook checkout — Have you been thinking about purchasing an electronic eReader? If you would like to take a crack at one before taking that step, visit the King Public Library where you can borrow a Barnes and Noble Nook for a one week check out period. The library has several books downloaded to browse through. For more information, please contact the King Public Library at 983-3868 or email at kin@nwrl.org.

eBooks — The Northwestern Regional Library now has eBooks available for checkout for your computer, mobile device, iPod, iPad, or eBook reader. Simply go to www.nwrl.org and click on the link to Overdrive. You’ll need your library card and pin number handy.

Book club — The Rural Hall Book Club meets for lively discussions of favorite books the first Tues. of each month at 7 p.m. at the Rural Hall Library. Everyone is welcome! Call 703-2970 for more information.

Book — To order Bob Carroll’s book “Old, Odd and Other Stuff,” Volume I or II, email stokeshistorian@hotmail.com. The books are $20 each. Many copies of Volume II are available, but few copies are left of Volume I.

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