Festivals, Holiday Events, and Local Fundraisers:

May is a busy month!

Upcoming Feature Events..... 

Fiddlers by the River  -  weekend event  

Friday night, May 9th- Contra dance at the Elkin Municipal Park Rec Center

Saturday afternoon, May 10th- Fiddlers by the River with the Kruger Brothers and numerous other bands. Music from 11am to 7pm at the Municipal Park. Free event, with parking at a nominal fee.  

The Yadkin Riverkeeper is also offering a paddle event that morning to paddle from Rhonda to Elkin, then head over to the Fiddler event. Contact the yadkinriverkeeper.org for sign up information. 

Yadkin Valley Wine Auction    Friday night, May 16th, located at The Liberty banquet hall at 222 E Main ST, downtown Elkin.  Yadkin Valley Wine Auction funds, benefiting Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation will advance healthcare in our community. Items donated: wines, trips, jewelry, original art, furniture, clothing, fine dining, decorator items, & more. The menu will be heavy hors d' oeuvres. Food tickets are sold in advance for $50/person and a draw-down ticket may be purchased for $100 (trip for two). For information call 336.527.6031.

Visit Event Website: www.hughchatham.org

PANCAKE BREAKFAST  - To help guests get ready for the 13th annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival, Elkin Masonic Lodge (114 W Market St.) is offering a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Saturday, May 17, from 7-10 am. Tickets are $6 per person and available at the door. Proceeds help support Masonic charities such at the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford

Tour de Vino - May 17th        Includes showers and a free wine tasting ticket for the Wine Festival that afternoon at the Elkin Municipal Park.  Enjoy your ride through gorgeous countryside, then celebrate the Yadkin Valley with live music and wine tasting all afternoon. A great way to start the day...for website and sign up, click here.

Yadkin Valley Wine Festival  -  May 17th  11am-5pm.   This festival is one the of the best around, located at the Elkin Municipal Park, it offers free events all day long and is family friendly. Live music, dancing, grape stomping, food vendors, a kid's park is located near the fun. Bring a chair and enjoy!  Read more at: www.yvwf.com/.  Costs involve tasting tickets:

2014 FESTIVAL TICKET PRICES: $20 IN ADVANCE; $25 AT THE GATE
Advance tickets will be available starting March 15, 2014 


ARMED FORCES APPRECIATION DAY - MILITARY DISCOUNT - $20 AT THE GATE (WITH ACTIVE DUTY OR RETIRED MILITARY ID CARD)

CRUISE! Downtown Elkin - 4th Saturday of the month - the ol' miracle mile is back!

May 26th / June 28th / July 26 / August 23 / September 27

Afternoons till evening.  Stormy, rainy weather will cancel the event with no rescheduled Cruises for that month. 

Art, Theater & Dance events or classes:

THE FOOTHILLS ARTS COUNCIL   http://foothillsartscouncil.org/  (336-835-2025)
CLASSES:
Music: Teacher Corey Myers offers guitar lessons for all ages. $15/half hour. Call 336-835-2025 to make an appointment. 

 
Masterpiece Party Night (an evening of creating art and bring your own drink of choice) is offered quarterly at the arts council
-call for date and time. 


GALLERY OPENING - Youth Art Expo
Thursday, March 13, 5:30 to 7:30pm. Come see what the students in the Yadkin Valley have been up to, from Wilkes, Surry and Yadkin County Schools.  

Friday, April 11, Gallery Opening "Selfies" (see poster below) .  Stop in anytime to see the exhibit Mon-Wed-Fri till 4pm. This is a fun show featuring lots of locals!

AFTER SCHOOL ART LESSONS:

See above poster below for details....or go to FAC website.


Foothills Arts Council's Art in the Garden series:

 THE ELKIN VALLEY FIDDLERS events:


Fiddlers by the River event coming Saturday, May 10, 2014, Mother's Day weekend...stay tuned for more info...featuring headliners, the Kruger Brothers, and other musicians throughout the day. Head to Elkin Municipal Park for a great event, free admission, small fee for parking. Call the FAC if you have any other questions. 

Friday, May 9th, come to the Municipal Park Rec Center for contra dance fun Friday night!  Call the Foothills Arts Council for more info. 

FOOTHILLS THEATRE (Community theatre)


Kidshop Theater 

RHYTHM ON MAIN 

http://rhythmonmain.com/schedule/school-calendar/ or 336-835-5272 or

336-244-1977.  Owner Will Shover offers dance and gymnastic classes for all children up to 18 years of age. Located on E Main Street, Elkin.  

GRACEFUL STEPS DANCE ACADEMY 
Graceful Steps Dance Academy is currently enrolling students ages 18 months to 18 years of age. If you would like more information, you can contact us at 336-466-1842. For a current listing of our available classes, visit us at www.gracefulstepsdanceacademy.com." We look forward to dancing with your daughter."

Wineries & Vineyards 



 BRUSHY MOUNTAIN WINERY
 Starting in January 2014, Brushy Mountain Winery will offer live
 music every Friday and Saturday night. 

4/11 - Larry Wishon
4/12 - Folk artist Libby Haynes
4/18 - Larry Wishon
4/19 - Elkin Creek Boys
4/25 - Libby Haynes
4/26 - Shades of Blue
5/02 - Brian Gray & Co. (pre-5K party)
5/03 - Blues artist Gary Sibley
5/10 - Little Stevie Blueshoes
5/16 - Celtic Elk (pre-wine festival party)
5/17 - Luke Mears

ELKIN CREEK VINEYARD

Sundays at the Tasting Room-Did you know that every Sunday at Elkin Creek Vineyard, they offer homemade, stone oven-baked pizzas? A delicious pizza in beautiful surroundings...sounds like a new Sunday tradition in the making! Make sure to place your orders for pizza in advance if possible, as dough in made fresh each weekend.

GRASSY CREEK VINEYARD                     

Two great live music events coming in April.  Click on images to enlarge...

CAROLINA HERITAGE VINEYARD

    Open in March for regular hours, Saturday thru Monday. 

SLIGHTLY ASKEW WINERY

     TBA

 

New Wine Shop on Main St

Yadkin Valley Wine Shop recently opened in The Liberty, where you can do a tasting, or buy a glass of wine and enjoy! Stop in at Ivy Ridge Traditions gift shop today! 222 E Main St, historical downtown Elkin.

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   Check out our page Elkin Wineries to see more.


Elkin Locals recommend these nearby events if interested... 

Here are Jonesville's calendar of events for 2014:

May 3 -- Jonesville Jubilee @ Lila Swaim Park: Brushy Mountain 5K Walk/Run; (free admission to all park events) sky divers, concerts throughout the day; Vintage Crafts vendors; community exhibits; rummage sales; food vendors; classic car show; video of first Speedway Race (1945); Thankful Heritage, Inc. "History of Civil Rights & Black Heritage" exhibit; fireworks.

May - August -- Third Saturday -- Art in the Park @ Lila Swaim Park.

July 4 -- Freedom Float on the Yadkin River (canoe rentals available) with free afternoon flea market, music and activities @ Lila Swaim Park.

Aug 29 - Sept 1-- Labor Day Flea Market & Fall Festival @ Lila Swaim Park.

October 31: Community-wide Trunk or Treat (via churches) & Green Way Halloween Horror Trail

November 11 -- Veteran's Day Program @ Mineral Springs Park.

December 28 - Community Watch Night Memorial Program (TBD).  

Health & Exercise, Wellness advocates and Spas for better well-being: 

 YOGA ON MAIN located in lower level of the Liberty!

RAQUETTES LADIES TENNIS GROUP
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday  10 to noon each week (winter hours). Come down to the Elkin Municipal Tennis Courts for 2 hours of tennis fun.Everyone welcome to join in... a great opportunity for those wanting to get back into tennis or those want to play but have no partner. These are not considered tennis lessons, must have some ability to play. Tennis will be canceled if courts are wet. Free event. Summertime we meet earlier due to the heat (8:00 am to 10:00am).

WICKED AWESOME RUNNERS
New event info at   https://www.facebook.com/events/480489878641971/  

ELKIN RECREATION CENTER

Go to website for updated classes and sports

Monday: Woman's Fitness 5:15-6:15, $2  and Tai-Kwon-Do Class 6:30-8:30pm $5
Tuesday & Thursday 12:00 - 12:45pm Woman's Fitness Class
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:30pm Yoga Class  $2.00 per class
Wednesday  12:00 - 12:45pm Yoga Class  $2.00 per class  and  Belly Dance 5:30-7:00pm. $3
Wednesday 5:30-7:00pm. Belly Dance $3 per class. Check on class date sessions.
Friday: Zumba 7-8pm $3


AWAKEN WELLNESS 
Acupuncture -Andres Vergara offers private sessions in Elkin. To schedule, call 336-508-1121, or email andresfvergara@gmail.com. Andres also offers Herbal Medicine. 
Herbal Medicine Consultations using Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Western Herbs. Michele Collins will be providing herbal consultation, nutritional counseling and Qi Gong. To contact Michele please call 336-624-6727 or email her at michele@spiritrisingherbs.com.

BLISS
Call 336-526-2001 for monthly specials.

LUMINI BODYWORKS & MICROSPA
Call today for gift certificates!  

Therapeutic Massage - Denise Lyon - 336-366-7421, 

Facials & Skin Care - Dawn McLean - 336-902-9027. 

•Available for Massage Therapy, Facials, Body Polishes and Waxing 
•Give us a call to schedule an appointment!

 

Get updates and reminders for Elkin events on our facebook page,

whatsupinElkinNC.com by CLICKING HERE

LIVE MUSIC: check below under Wineries, Restaurants, or Festivals for updates on live music in Elkin! 

Town of Elkin sponsored events and updates:

 Town of Elkin (municipal) Calendar:

Recycle pick-up dates:   April 28, May 12, May 26

Town Hall Meetings:

  • Monday, May 12 , 7pm Board of Commissioners meeting; Town Hall
  • Tuesday, May 20, 8:30am. Main Street Advisory Board meets at the Chamber of Commerce.
  • Thursday, May 22, 7pm. Rec & Parks Advisory Board meets at the Town Hall.
  • Monday, April 28 & May 28, 7pm. TOE Planning Board meeting.

RECREATION & PARKS DEPT:

New! Link for the Trails for Kids at the Municipal Park is www.kidsinparks.com/trails/nc/town-of-elkin

For a listing of classes or sports events offered at the Rec Center, click here.

ELKIN POLICE DEPT:

... offers 24/7 drop off for unused prescription drugs. Please do not flush these down your toilet. Keep our water and rivers clean!

ELKIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
For a view of Elkin City School's event calendar (includes Elementary, Middle and High School) go to 

http://www.elkin.k12.nc.us:8085/default .


ELKIN'S NWRL PUBLIC LIBRARY  

835-5586 http://nwrl.org/

 Come meet your favorite characters at our the Storybook Character Breakfast, hosted by the Elkin Public Library. The event will be held on May 3, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Elkin. Tickets are $10, and include breakfast and a chance to meet and get autographs from more than 15 of your child's beloved friends from their favorite books. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information call the library at 835-5535.

ELKIN FARMERS MARKET (mid-APRIL to end of October)  http://www.elkinfarmersmarket.com/  Check out our website for live music schedules at the market!

NOW OPEN EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH OCTOBER...RAIN OR SHINE!  9am to Noon

Local Trails Info (Hike, bike, paddle) and 

EVTA (Elkin Valley Trails Association)  Events

CYCLE events:  

EVTA Trails FUNDRAISER:  

EVTA Trails Boogie, coming Thursday, June 5th!

The 2014 Trails Boogie will be held Thursday evening, June 5 at the Liberty in Downtown Elkin. Celebrate with Elkin Valley Trails Association at their annual fundraiser with Dennis Gruenling and Doug Demming with the Jeweltones. These award-winning musicians are back for the fourth year and have become a part of the EVTA tradition. Enjoy a great community celebration of our area trails and all the volunteers and supporters who have made it all happen! Admission is free and donations to EVTA are welcome. Food, cold beverages, trails information, silent auction, dancing and some awesome jump blues/swing music will make it a night to remember!

Check out the Jeweltones music at:

https://www.facebook.com/DennisGruenlingDougDeming

http://dennisgruenling.com

http://www.reverbnation.com/dougdemingdennisgruenling

Paddler event:  

A Weekend in the Village (Elkin paddle) is scheduled for Father's Day Weekend (Fri-Sun, June 13-15). Contact the Yadkin Riverkeeper for registration, opening April 1st.

Stone Mountain Trails events for April:

Saturday, April 19th                              Scavenger Hunt

Meet with a ranger at the A Loop Washhouse at 1 pm to participate in a Scavenger Hunt.

 

Sunday, April 20th                                Still Hike

Meet with a ranger at the Visitor Center at 11 am for a hike to a local still site that got destroyed by local ALE officers in the late 1950’s. We will also discuss the history of moonshining.

 

Sunday, April 20th                                Mammals of Stone Mountain

Meet with a ranger at the A Loop Washhouse at 2 pm to learn about the different mammals that live in Stone Mountain.

 

Tuesday, April 22nd            Earth Day Hike – TRACK Trail

Join a ranger on the Kid’s Track Trail for a family friendly hike to Stone Mountain. This program will begin at 1 pm.

 

Saturday, April 26th                              Skins and Skulls

Meet with a ranger at the A Loop Washhouse at 10 am to learn about the different animals that call Stone Mountain their home.

 

Saturday, April 26th                              Hutchinson Homestead Tour

Meet with a ranger at the Lower Parking Lot for a short hike to the Hutchinson Homestead to learn about the living in the 1800’s. Tour starts at 2pm. 

 

Sunday, April 26th                                Sunset Hike to Stone Mountain Falls

Meet with a ranger at the Upper Parking Lot at 6 pm for a short hike to the top of Stone Mountain Falls. This program will last 1 hour. 

Restaurants Events/ Specials

 222 PUBLIC HOUSE

TBD 

FIDDLES PUB LIVE MUSIC 


Weekend Entertainment Schedule, 7:30-10:30 pm Friday and Saturday nights.

Cedarbrook Grille at CEDARBROOK COUNTRY CLUB
SundaysLunch Buffet 11:30-2:00pm. $9.99 Adults, Discounts for Seniors and Children, plus children 5 and under are free. Call for reservations 825-2320, Option 2. Make reservations for Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, etc.



TWENTY ONE & MAIN RESTAURANT and WINE BAR  
(336-835-6246)
Renovations are underway --- and the restaurant will be closed temporarily.  Lots of changes underway....stay tuned for updates.

HARRY'S PLACE
No event scheduled at this time.

DODGE CITY
TBA


MAZZINI'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 
Mazzini's offers fund raisers each month for local businesses on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
 

 
LA FUENTE MEXICAN RESTAURANT    
Every Thursday is Thirsty Thursdays...Small draft beer $1.50, Small Margarita $3.25, Med $5.25, or Blue Margarita $5.00.  And on Wednesdays, Lunch Specials are Mexican Chicken & Rice $5.00 and Combination of two tacos, rice & beans for $3.75.



Golf Tournaments and Events

2014 Cedarbrook Country Club Events 

Every Sunday, enjoy a delicious buffet at the Country Club. Also, Friday nights offer a fantastic dinner menu open to the public as well.  Please Call for Reservations if Sunday brunch falls on a holiday.

2014 EVENTS (April - June):

April 7, Mon-  Elkin/East Wilkes High School Match – 1:00 Shotgun Start (18 Hole Match)

Play is available from opening to 11:00 (Call for details for after 1:00)

April 13-Sun  “Big Hole” Mixed Scramble – 2:00 Shotgun Start

April 17,Thur  “Our House”/Child Abuse Prevention Charity Golf Outing – 1:00 Shotgun Start

April 20 , Sun  Easter Lunch Buffet – Please Call for Reservations

April 24, Thur  Adam Marion Memorial Golf Outing – AM/PM Shotgun Start

April 26-27   Sat, Sun   Member – Member (Tee Times are Available for Non-Tournament Players)

May 1, Thur   Dr. V.W. Taylor, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament – 1:00 Shotgun Start

May 3, Sat     Member Invite a Guest Day (In Town)

May 5,  Mon    NCHSAA 1A Midwest Men’s Golf Regional  (Estimated Time for Course Re-Opening is 1:00)

May 9,  Fri   MVP Group (Employee/Vendor) Annual Golf Outing – 12:00 Shotgun Start (The Course will Re-Open for Play at the Event’s Conclusion)

May 11,  Sun     Mother’s Day Lunch Buffet – Please Call for Reservations

May 14, Wed    Lowe’s Food – Just$ave/American Heart Association – 1:00 Shotgun Start (Course will Close at 12:00)

May 16, Fri     Elkin – Jonesville Shriners Golf Charity – 1:00 Shotgun Start

May 17-18   Sat, Sun    Battle at the Brook (Four Ball Event)  (Tee Times are Available for Non-Tournament Players)

May 19-20   Mon, Tues   Light Small Solid Tine Aerification (9 Holes Closed Each Day)

May 24, Sat    Opening Day of Cedarbrook Pool (Weather Permitting)

May 29, Thur    Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity/Rotary – 1:00 Shotgun Start (Course will Close at 12:15)

May 31,  Sat     Surry Yadkin Electric Golf Charity – 2:00 Shotgun Start

June 5, Thur -  PVH – MDA/ALS Golf Charity – AM/PM Shotgun Start

June 6-8, Fri, Sat, Sun    Cedarbrook’s 2014 Member – Guest (June 6 – Practice Round)

June 15, Sun   Father’s Day Lunch Buffet – Please Call for Reservations

June 16,  Mon      NC Junior Boys’ Qualifier (CGA Event)  (Estimated Time for Course Re-Opening is 12:30)

June 21            Sat                   The Stuff Shoot-Out (Tee Times are Available for Non-Tournament Players)

June 22            Sun                  Member Invite a Guest Day (In Town)

June 26            Thur                 Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing – 1:00 Shotgun Start (Course will Close at 12:15)

Church events and Non-Profit Businesses 

First Baptist Church of Elkin will celebrate's it's 125th Anniversary on Sunday, May 4th beginning with Sunday School at 9:45; pre-service music at 10:45; historical video at 10:55; ringing of the original steeple bell at 11:00 to call us to worship; covered dish lunch following worship. All friends and former members are invited to join in this celebration.

 

First United Methodist Church Preschool. Our goal is to provide a safe place for children to learn important social, emotional, physical, and language skills in a Christian environment. Our Mother's Morning Out Program is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. This is for children ages 9 months to 3 years old. We have qualified and experienced teachers for each age group. 

Our Pre Kindergarten Class, for the 4 year old children, is either a 5 day a week program or a 3 day a week program. This depends on your family’s needs and desires. Your 4 year old can come all 5 days of the week from 9:00am to 1:00pm or you could choose for them to only come on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. We do take a trip to the Elkin Public Library on Fridays to enjoy story time and make a craft. Located at 340 Hawthorne Road in Elkin, NC 28621. Our phone number is 336-835-2323. 

 Elkin Presbyterian Church, preschool is now enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year! call 835-9939.