Current Holiday Events and Local Fundraisers:

Spring Highlights

ELKIN Farmers Market is now open EVERY SATURDAY rain or shine from 9:00 am to noon (thru October!) 
CRUISE IN DOWNTOWN ELKIN - Events are scheduled on the 4th Saturday of each month, from 4pm to  9pm.  Cruises start in May this year, and another month has been added to the schedule so that the season now runs through October! 
EXPLORE ELKIN EVENTS:


CINCO de MAYO Food Truck Friday Season opening!

Come to the Farmers Market on Friday, May 5th for an afternoon of delicious food truck fun, plus live music starting at 5pm!   LIVE BAND starts at 5pm, but the food trucks will be set up all day from 11am to 7pm.  This will be the season kick off for a once a month First Friday Food Truck event at the Market Shelter all summer long thru September. 

Music provided (5pm - 7pm) by:

Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project

Adult refreshments provided (5pm - 7pm) by:

Angry Troll brewing and Slightly Askew Winery

Food Trucks on site (11am - 7pm)/ for the May 5th event you'll find these trucks: 

  • Jeff Gibbs Truck from 222 in Elkin
  • King and Queen Haitian Cuisine out of Greensboro
  • Pita Delite out of Greensboro
  • 13 Bones out of Mount Airy

LIVE AFTER FIVE in downtown Elkin:

Starting May 18th, every other Thursday from May thru September, there will be live music at the Farmers Market shelter starting at 5pm and lasting till 7pm.  Come down and enjoy some beer and/or wine after work with friends, family, or co-workers for some happy hour fun! Non-alcoholic beverages available too. 

ALSO: Visit Explore Elkin FB page for more information on events. 

YADKIN VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

May 5, 5pm to 7pm -  Join the Yadkin Valley Community School for a fun and educational Open House. Meet the staff, enjoy yummy treats, take a tour and see student-lead demonstrations. You can also APPLY FOR NEXT YEAR while you are there.

Saturday, May 6th, the Triad Austin Healey Club will line up on the west end of Main Street. This is an invitational event, but the public is welcome to come down and look at the cars before the club takes off on their rally.  They line up on W Main from the Post Office towards the Library, and leave by 11:30am. 
ATLAS OBSCURA'S OBSCURA DAY on WEST MAIN ST

If you've not been to the Elkin Cabinet of Curiosity, check out this fun and quirky collection that is open to the public once a year!  May 6th, 2pm to 4pm.  See link below!

CRUISE DOWNTOWN ELKIN season opens on Saturday, May 27th, at 4pm.  Cruise lasts till 9pm. Come enjoy Port-a-Pit chicken in downtown during the Cruise, starting around 3pm. YUM!

The Arts
LIVE THEATER VENUE: 

The Reeves Theater will be OPEN Summer of 2017, offering a 300-seat live music venue, cafe and bar.  
EVENTS:  To be announced!

COMMUNITY THEATER SCHEDULE: 

THE FOOTHILLS ARTS COUNCIL  

 http://foothillsartscouncil.org/ 

UPCOMING EVENTS at the Foothills Arts Council: 


 ArtReach East Opening reception Friday April 7, 6-9 pm  On display April 7th through May 20th

Featuring artists from Stokes, Forsyth and Davie Counties, NC

Summer Play Auditions: 9 to 5

Sunday, May 7, 2 pm and Monday, May 8, 6 pm

Kidshop Theatre "Through the Looking Glass"

Monday through Friday June 12-June 30. Performances June 30, 7 pm and July 1, 5 pm

Tuition: $135

Garden Gala & Elkin Roots Festival

Friday, June 23, 6-10 pm



FAC CLASSES: 

Call 336-835-2025 to make an appointment:

Music: Teacher Cory Myers offers guitar lessons on Thursdays for all ages. $15/half hour or  $30/hour

Music: Keary Reid offers piano lessons (ages 5 to adult) on Wednesdays. $20/ half hour. 

Kids AFTER SCHOOL ART LESSONS:

 Offered during Elkin City School sessions Sept-May

Music/Art/Sewing WORKSHOPS:

 THE ELKIN VALLEY FIDDLERS events: 

Elkin Roots Festival

Friday, June 23rd, 6pm to 11pm. Music by ShadowGrass, The Jeff Little Trio, and Nashville sensation, Travis Meadows... donation suggested of $10.00.  http://www.foothillsartscouncil.org/elkin-valley-fiddlers/

Craft Breweries  

SKULL CAMP BREWING

Brewery Open. Keg and growler sales are available now, and tastings too.  Stop in on Fridays and Saturdays till 6pm if you are driving by! On N Bridge Street (old Hwy 21) in North Elkin across from Dodge City.

ANGRY TROLL BREWING at 222
Brewery open. Now open in downtown, Elkin's newest microbrewery tasting room, located in the basement of 222 E Main St (The Liberty). Hours:  open Fridays 5pm - 8pm and Saturdays 12 noon to 8pm.  


GRAND OPENING EVENT FOR ANGRY TROLL BREWING WILL BE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 7th!!  Make sure you stop by for the fun and festivities!

BIG ELKIN BREWFEST


Craft breweries from around NC, set up at the Elkin municipal park, with live music, food and fun.  The Big Elkin Brewfest is held the same day as the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival (in downtown Elkin), which is scheduled the 4th Saturday in September each year.
  
SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.

Wineries & Vineyards 

Elkin area wineries

ADAGIO VINEYARD

Events at Adagio Vineyards:  

Tasting Notes Violin Duets 

TBD

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.

FREE EVENT:  SATURDAY, April 22nd, Come enjoy live music with The Reeves Band, sponsored by The Reeves Theater at Grassy Creek Vineyards

GRASSY CREEK VINEYARD                  

FREE EVENT:  SATURDAY, April 22nd, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Come enjoy live music with The Reeves Band, sponsored by The Reeves Theater, at Grassy Creek Vineyards.  For info or reservations, email debbie@reevestheater.com 

CAROLINA HERITAGE VINEYARD

Open Saturdays and Sundays, or call ahead on weekdays and they will open for your visit if available.  

Burch Station Bluegrass Jam Sessions:  Come join in with your instrument or sit back and enjoy listening/dancing to wonderful traditional, old timey bluegrass and original music. No cover charge. Snacks, coffee available at no charge. Wine tastings, wine by the glass/bottle available for sale. 336-366-3301 

Music schedule for 2017:

Every 1st Saturday (except May) - Celtic Jam  - 2-5 pm

Every 3rd Saturday (except May) - Bluegrass Jam Session - 2-5pm  
Bring your instruments and join in or just come to sit back and listen. Outside (weather permitting) – bring lawn chairs and lunch to enjoy with your wine, if you’d like! No cover charge. Coffee and snacks available at no charge. Wine tastings, glasses/bottles of wine available for sale.

Nearby Winery Events (only minutes from Elkin):  

Round Peak (Mt Airy) 

TBD

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Raffaldini's (Ronda)  

Jones VonDrehle  (Thurmond)  

McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks (Thurmond) 

JoLo Vineyard (Pilot Mountain)

Roaring River Vineyard EVENTS:


"BLUEGRASS ON THE RIVER"

Event Date: April 22, 2017
1:00p.m. - 5:30p.m. 


Featuring :
Zephyr Lightening Bolts - State Road
Crabgrass - Traphill
Thomas Cory Myer & Friends - Hays
Featuring RG Absher
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EASTER BRUNCH MENU
SUNDAY APRIL 16, 2017
10 AM - 2 PM
At Roaring River Vineyards
 493 Brewer Mill Road,
 Traphill, NC 28685

FRENCH COUNTRY DINNER

SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2017
At Roaring River Vineyards, 
493 Brewer Mill Road, Traphill, NC 28685
One Seating: 6:30 pm 

Fairfield Inn (in Elkin, off of I-77 and CC Camp Road exit 85) 

Offers free wine tastings with featured Yadkin Valley Wineries in the summer: Friday nights from 6pm to 8pm. The public is invited!


Golf Tournaments and Events

CEDARBROOK COUNTRY CLUB

2017 Golf Season - click here for current information

Habitat Golf Tournament sponsored by Rotary, Thursday, May 25, at Cedarbrook Country Club. For over 20 years the Yadkin Valley and Yadkinville Rotary Clubs have sponsored this event raising over $260,000 for Habitat homebuilding in our community. Join us for golf, awards, door prizes, lunch as you swing a club -- instead of a hammer -- for Habitat! For more information, call 336-526-2277 or email habitat@uyvhabitat.org.
April 6 Thur 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 16 Sun Easter Lunch Buffet – Please Call for Reservations 

April 18 Tues CCC Ladies Invitational – 9:00 Shotgun Start (Estimated Time for Course Re-Opening is 2:00) 

April 27 Thur Adam Marion Memorial Golf Outing – AM/PM Shotgun Start (Course Closed All Day) 

April 29-30 Sat, Sun Member-Member (Tee Times are Available for Non-Tournament Players) 

May 4 Thur Elkin Athletic Foundation Golf Outing – 1:00 Shotgun Start (Play is Available in the Morning) 

May 6 Sat Golf – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town) 

May 10 Wed Tommy Elledge Memorial / JustSave – 1:00 Shotgun Start (Limited Play in the Morning - Course will Close at 12:00) 

May 12 Fri NCPSMA District 7 Golf Outing – 2:00 Shotgun Start 

May 14 Sun Mother’s Day Lunch Buffet – Please Call for Reservations 

May 19 Fri MVP Group (Employee/Vendor) Annual Golf Outing – 11:30 Shotgun Start (The Course will Re-Open for Play at the Event’s Conclusion) 

May 20 Sat The “Stuff” Shootout (Tee Times are Available for Non-Tournament Players) 

May 25 Thur Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity/Rotary – 1:00 Shotgun Start (Play is Available in the Morning) 

May 27 Sat Opening Day of Cedarbrook Pool (Weather Permitting) June 1 Thur PVH – MDA/ALS Golf Charity – AM/PM Shotgun Start (Course Closed All Day) 

June 5 Mon Yadkin Senior Golf Association – 9:00 Shotgun Start 

June 9, 10, 11 Fri, Sat, Sun Cedarbrook’s 2016 Member – Guest (June 9 – Practice Round) June 13 Tues Pool – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town)

 June 15 Thur Surry Yadkin Electric Golf Charity June 18 Sun Golf – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town)

 June 18 Sun Father’s Day Lunch Buffet – Please Call for Reservations 

June 19-23 Mon-Fri Junior Clinic June 22 Thur Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing – 1:00 Shotgun Start (Play is Available in the Morning)

 June 25 Sun Pool – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town) 

June 27 Tues Piedmont Ladies 

June 30 Fri 1 st Annual Brady Sizemore Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament – 2:00 Shotgun Start 

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

whatsupinElkinNC.com by CLICKING HERE

and visit our calendar at a glance page

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:

Public Works Main line is 336-794-6480

Town Hall Meetings

  • Board of Commissioners meeting; Town Hall will be Monday, May 8, at 6 pm. 
  • Main Street Advisory Board Dec meeting, at the Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, May 16, 9:00 am.
  • Rec & Parks Advisory Board meets at the Town Hall, Thursday, May 18, at 7 pm.
  • TOE Planning Board meeting 6 pm. 
  • Town Hall contact number is 336-794-6464

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. or call 336-794-6478

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! Non-emergency numbers is 336-794-6475.

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  or for events, check  http://nwrl.org/

For more upcoming events click on button below:

All events are free and open to the public. For questions contact: Kassandra Nowalk knowalk@nwrl.org

ELKIN FARMERS MARKET (Open mid-April to end of November) Check out our website for live music schedules at the market!
OPEN every Saturday, 9 am to noon.  Season is from mid-April thru the end of October. 

Hike, Bike and Paddle Elkin

& 5K Walk / Run Events 

Save the Date for the Following Paddle Events:

 Paddler events:  

PADDLE on the Yadkin River in Elkin

Three area river outfitters are available for shuttles and for canoe and kayak rentals. Recommend calling a week in advance for rentals: 

Yadkin River Adventures  (based out of Rockford)

Roaring River Canoe & Kayak (based out of Ronda)

Rocky Forest River Run  (based out of Elkin, only a few minutes from downtown Elkin)

Participants can use their own kayaks and canoes or can rent from an outfitter and also arrange a shuttle only, if needed. Fees will apply from the outfitters and arrangements should be made via the outfitter of your choice.

Please contact one of the outfitters with any questions about paddling the Ronda to Elkin section of the Yadkin and to arrange shuttles and rentals if needed. 

EVTA Trails recommended events  https://elkinvalleytrails.org/ :

TBA

Water / Environmental:  

Watershed Now is a new Elkin group that is bringing interesting educational events to the Elkin community about our watershed and the importance of clean water. They have a river film series planned, lectures, and live music events this spring. The Elkin Schools participate too! 

Learn more at: www.watershednownc.com


5K Run/Walk events:

ANNUAL Habitat Hammer 5K  is held during April at Elkin Municipal Park, in the rolling hills of beautiful Elkin in the heart of the Yadkin Valley. Check back for details in early spring!    

http://www.active.com/elkin-nc/running/distance-running-races/habitat-hammer-10k-and-5k-2017

Run / Walk for fund raisers:


May 5th, Friday at 6pm- Let Life Shine Walk for Life; Registration 6pm, Walk at 6:30pm  at Elkin Park. For more info call 336-526-5433

May 6th - Saturday, at 9am (registration begins, 10:00am walk starts, March for Babies at Elkin Park

https://www.marchforbabies.org/EventInfo?EventID=18630

EVTA 5th Annual Insane Terrain 5k starts at the Elkin Municipal Park and takes advantage of new trails and bridges along the Big Elkin Creek. Enjoy the beautiful scenery including waterfalls, mountain terrain, wildflowers and the fall colors. All runners, hikers, walkers are welcome! Great awards and cash prizes! 

2017: event takes place same day as Elkin's Pumpkin Festival and Brewfest (4th Sat in Sept). 

All proceeds from this race benefit the Elkin Valley Trails Association and their construction of bridges and trails from Elkin to Stone Mountain.

Race Director: Robert Ball at roberthball@gmail.com 

Visit their FB page: Insane Terrain on Facebook


Cycling events:

Yadkin Valley Tour de Vino, May 20th, 2017    http://yvtdv.com/

Cycle your choice of routes, from 25 to 100 miles of gorgeous Surry County countryside... Participants get free admission to the YV Wine Festival held later that day!

Mountain Biking anytime:

Elkin's new mountain bike path is now open for use. Access the trail at Elkin's Municipal park, from the Elkin Rec Center parking lot. Head on the new trail towards the first bridge. Access for bikes will be on the right, before you cross the bridge. 

Road cycling anytime: 

Surry County offers a Scenic Bikeway you can access from Elkin.  

Elkin Restaurant Events

Angry Troll Brewing at Two-Twenty-Two

222 Public House and Angry Troll Brewing have combined forces and are now a restaurant/bar/brewpub (main level) and brewery tasting room (lower level with limited hours). Join our Monday lunch club were every 10th Monday lunch is free. Tasting room below is open Fridays 5-8pm and Saturdays 12-8pm.

SOUTHERN ON MAIN  (formerly 21 & Main)
Newly opened as of 7.12.16 for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Live music some weekends.   
KARAOKE   Tuesdays 7pm to 10pm;  Saturdays 7pm to 11pm 

OUR PLACE is located upstairs, above Southern on Main and is a martini and wine bar, with a full bar. Scenic views of Main Street are there and a cozy, cool atmosphere, too!  Open seasonally.

The Liberty  

TBA

Roxxi and Lulu's Bistro and Bakery

TBA

HARRY'S PLACE

TBA

SPEEDY CHEF (N Bridge St)
TBA

DODGE CITY
No event scheduled at this time.  Karaoke in the bar area some evenings. 


MAZZINI'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 
Mazzini's offers fund raisers for local businesses on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Open lunch and dinner, no beer or wine available. 
 
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.  

Cedarbrook Grille at CEDARBROOK COUNTRY CLUB (10 min from downtown Elkin)

Friday nights: Come to the country club for dinners Friday nights. Everyone welcome. Steaks, chicken and seafood entrees, full bar, cozy seating. 

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 Valentines Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, etc.

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY...call for reservations!!!

Health & Exercise, Wellness Classes & Events: 

YOGA ON MAIN    (www.yoga-on-main.com) 

Schedule posted:

Tuesday Evening Meditation Classes
with Denise Lyon, MMI Certified Meditation & MIndfulness Instructor

March 14 - May 2
7-8 pm on Tuesday evenings

Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned meditator, we will all have fun exploring various aspects of meditation and how it relates to the exploration of ourselves. You’ll receive instruction in and will experience several different types of meditation. Find one that works for you! 
At Yoga on Main in Elkin
(lower level of the Liberty on Main Street, entrance in back near railroad tracks)
8-week series $100 
(paid at first class, no refunds for missed classes – you will benefit most from doing them all!)
If you are not able to do the entire series, you are welcome to drop in for $15/class.
Week 1-Introduction to Meditation/Brain Science/The Happiness Factor
Week 2-Mindfulness and Beginners Mind
Week 3-Meditating with the Body/Yoga Nidra and Body Awareness
Week 4-Breath Awareness Meditation-Anapanasati
Week 5-Loving Yourself & Heart Centered Breath Meditation
Week 6-The benefits of a gratitude practice & Gratitude Meditation
Week 7-Healing ourselves and our world with Lovingkindness Meditation
Week 8-Self –Inquiry & Living an Examined Life with Mindfulness
Chairs and meditation cushions will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. 
Please contact Denise you plan to attend, or if you have questions.
denise@luminousmindmeditation.com

HCMH Wellness Center @ Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (open to public)

CALL JOSH AT 336-527-7468 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP FOR BOOT CAMP AND AQUATIC CLASSES!

To see the monthly calendar of classes, click on link below, and scan to bottom of Wellness page...

 FOR KIDS ONLY:

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 
 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." Come see our new location at 1956 North Bridge Street! 

FOR ALL AGES:


RAQUETTES LADIES TENNIS GROUP

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday  9 am to 11 am each week (10 am to noon  for winter hours Oct - April). 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).

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