Current Seasonal Events and Local Fundraisers:
OPENING DAY IN ELKIN WILL BE APRIL 14th!
EXPLORE ELKIN EVENTS
Saturday, March 17, starting at 4pm
Location: W Main Street between the Rock Facade Park and Royall's Soda Shop. Free live music at the Reeves at 5pm. Skull Camp pouring for event.
What: Free Celtic event at the Reeves, Royall's open late with dinner option (chicken stew), street blocked off, adult beverages, chillin' on Main Street with your friend for St. Patty's Day!
Other locations on Main will offer music and festive food options as well. Come down and enjoy Main St:
ROYALL’S SODA SHOPPE
Royall’s Soda Shoppe will stay open late during the Shamrockin’ Block Party, offering yummy chicken stew on the menu. Extended hours this weekend are: Friday from 10am – 4pm and Saturday from 10am – 7pm.
St Patrick’s Day Bash, March 16th and 17th from noon to 11pm; Corned beef and cabbage & green beer! Live Music with Libby Haynes Saturday, March 17th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
BARKING COYOTE FARM STORE
In honor of Saint Patrick, the Barking Coyote Farm Store & Cookery will be offering lots of Irish classics in the upcoming weeks. Be sure to stop in and try some of our food treats such as Bacon & Cabbage pies, Chocolate Guinness cake, Irish Soda bread, Potato Yeast rolls, Irish Stew, and Irish Apple Cake with Custard Sauce - just to name a few!
We will be offering a St. Patrick’s Day Latte and Frappe - Chocolate and Mint. Along with the drinks all week, we will have a Luck of the Irish sale. Our bookstore Leprechaun will jump around the store bring a different deal every day!
SOUTHERN ON MAIN
On March 16th and March 17th we will have a 4-course Irish themed menu for $35. We will also have live music that evening from 6-9 by Don Vallarta. Come enjoy a lovely dinner with us!
Please call for a reservation at 336-258-2144.
THE NOVEMBER ROOM
Enjoy St. Patrick's Day At The November Room we will be serving Bangers & Mash and our Irish whiskey cake (parfait style) catered by Roxxi & Lulu's from 5pm to 8pm or until sold out. Enjoy with one of our craft beers or a glass of wine!! Try our Green Apple wine spritzer featuring Slightly Askew's Elkahol (this is their green apple Gewurztraminer). Also available gourmet coffees and frozen wine cocktails. Our featured winery this week is Elkin Creek which can be purchased by the glass. All wines available by the bottle.
ANGRY TROLL BREWING
Come celebrate on St. Patrick's Day at Angry Troll Brewing. Saturday's lucky special: House made corn beef hash, resting on potato bread toast points, topped with white cheddar bechamel, served with a scotch egg.
Keep it going with our Stout and Red Ale!
FRONT & STANDARD STREET:
Come to Harry’s Place for a $2.00 beer special on St. Patty’s Day!
ROXXI & LULU’s
Celebrating our family heritage with our family's classic recipes: Irish Bangers and Mash and Traditional Dublin Coddle as the soup/Stew will be served until sold out.
“BY SHOPPING LOCAL AT COMBS BUTCHER SHOPPE THEY WILL SAVE A LOT OF GREEN AND WE WILL ALSO HAVE SOME GREAT SPECIALS FROM YOUR HOMETOWN BUTCHER SHOPPE WHEN WE SAVE = YOU SAVE BY SHOPPING LOCAL”.
Crazy coffee drink specials themed with the luck of the Irish in mind… Stop by and enjoy during March!
March 17, noon to 2pm – Dine & Paint is a unique experience where Guests will be able to learn some of Jin's tips on how she prepares, cooks to make any time cooking easy and fun. Guests will be able to taste then receives a recipe card to take home. Additionally Guests get a 1-hr art lesson painting Van Gogh's "Cherry Blossom", all supplies provided. Join us for our 1st Dine &Paint! BYOB
MAR 2 Fri 8 PM · Jeff Little Trio
MAR 3 Sat 8 PM Martha Bassett Show with Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore/Rex McGee
MAR 9 Fri 8 PM Mickey Galyean and Cullen's Bridge
MAR 10 Sat 8 PM The Reeves House Band Plays the Beatles
MAR 15 Thu 8 PM The Get Right Band at the Reeves Theater
MAR 16 Fri 8 PM · Banna - St. Patrick's Day Celebration
MAR 17 Sat 4 PM EXPLORE ELKIN Shamrockin' Block Party, street closed from Royall's to the Rock Facade.
MAR 17 Sat 5 PM Alicia Merritt - St. Patrick's Day Celebration FREE, needs reservation.
MAR 17 Sat 8:30 PM Swim in the Wild - St. Patrick's Day Celebration
MAR 23 Fri 8 PM Luke Mears & Cory Myers w/ Casey Noel
MAR 24 Sat 8 PM Honey Island Swamp Band
MAR 30 Fri 7 PM Joey Nevada Band "The Ride" Album Release Concert
MAR 31 Sat 9 PM · COMEDY NIGHT Big Baby Darren Brand & Friends Benefit, Chico Bean & Friends Benefit for I Support My Community
...next event TBA
THE FOOTHILLS ARTS COUNCIL
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:
THE ELKIN VALLEY FIDDLERS events:
Festival coming June 22nd, 2018... for more info, go to elkinrootsmusicfest.com
Wineries & Vineyards
offering 6 tasting rooms in Elkin!
WINTER PASSPORTS for area wineries and breweries are still on sale! Passports are good thru mid-March 2018! Save on 10 tastings, food and wine parings, live music events and more! Can purchase a passport for singles or couples. Cute gifts are included at each location with your passports! You can pick them up at any listed below, or either brewery in Elkin! Or, go to FB page Surry Wineries to learn more!
Events at Adagio Vineyards:
Upcoming activities at Adagio!
4th Sunday LIVE Music — 2-5 pm
We will be having live music in our tasting room every 4th Sunday through September. Mark your calendar for these dates!
Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Bring a picnic and enjoy!
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:
Head to Skull Camp Brewing at 1980 N North Bridge Street in Elkin where you'll find the Round Peak Vineyard tasting room in the upper level of the Skull Camp restaurant. Wine tasting room open Fri-Sat noon to 5pm.
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!
Year-Round Outdoor Entertainment
CEDARBROOK COUNTRY CLUB
2017 Golf Season - click here for current information
LIVE MUSIC: Check below under Wineries, Restaurants, or Festivals for updates on live music in Elkin!
Town of Elkin sponsored events and updates:
Public Works Main line is 336-794-6480
Town Hall Meetings:
- Board of Commissioners meeting; Town Hall will be Monday, April 9, at 6 pm.
- Main Street Advisory Board meeting, at the Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, March 20 & April 17, 9:00 am. Learn more at http://www.elkinnc.org/departments/main_street/index.php
- Rec & Parks Advisory Board meets at the Town Hall, Thursday, March 22 and April 19, at 7 pm.
- TOE Planning Board meeting, Monday, March 26 and April 30, at 6 pm.
- Town Hall contact number is 336-794-6464
Coffee with the Mayor, Sam Bishop, is scheduled every third Thursday of the month, 9am at Dirty Joe's on West Market St. See you there!
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 number for the police dept. 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
ELKIN'S NWRL PUBLIC LIBRARY
835-5586 or for events, check http://nwrl.org/
For more upcoming events click on button below:
Save the Dates:
Sunday, March 4th Hiking Phantom Ranch- "There and Back Again" A Grand Canyon Adventure at 3:30PM
Join us for the Annual Wanda & Charles Pipes Lecture sponsored by the Friends of the Elkin Public Library
This is an illustrated talk presented by Brian Anderson, a patron of Elkin Library and avid Grand Canyon hiker.
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to save your seat!
Monday, March 5th NC Wildlife Presentation on Candid Critter Cameras at 6:30PM
Find out how you can help identify the wildlife in our area. Learn about the critter cameras that are available for checkout through our library. A NC Wildlife Representative will be here to answer your questions! Free and open to the public. Please RSVP.
Saturday, March 17th Paddle Club Info Session 11AM to 12:30PM
Come and learn about all the opportunities to kayak, canoe, and float in our area. Safety guidelines will be presented, as well. Information about joining local paddle clubs will be provided. Perfect presentation for ages 12 and up! Please RSVP.
Hike, Bike and Paddle Elkin
& 5K Walk / Run Events
Yadkin Riverkeeper Tour in Elkin, Summer/Fall
Here’s our Facebook event, if you want to share it: https://www.facebook.com/events/141149496574410/
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
As part of the Gathering of Friends, the annual membership meeting and weekend for the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, join a 6.8-mile guided paddle from Ronda to Crater Park on North Carolina’s second longest river. From 1 to 5PM on Friday, March 23, you’ll learn about Yadkin Riverkeeper’s work to promote a clean and healthy river while enjoying the peace and serenity of this natural resource. Paddlers meet starting at Noon at Crater Park, 310 Standard St, Elkin, NC 28621, to catch the shuttle. Paddle starts at 1PM. For more information on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Weekend, click here. All paddlers must register. Children over age 8 are welcome. Registration closes Wednesday, March 21.
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.
Elkin Valley Trails Association recommended events and info:
INSANE TERRAIN SIGN UP (Sept 23rd)
The Friends are coming back to Elkin in MARCH 2018! The annual Gathering of Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail will return to Elkin in March. EVTA and the town of Elkin will host the participants on March 23rd, 24th, and 25th for three days packed full of fun events and excursions. Once again the meeting will be held at The Liberty on Saturday with an evening meal starting off the weekend on Friday. Lots of hiking excursions will be offered in town, at Stone Mountain and at Carter Falls. An Art Hike coordinated by the Foothills Art Council will be held on Saturday, followed by a reception at the new Heritage Center on Standard Street and a music event at the Reeves. Last year over 300 visitors were in town for this event. We hope you will be a part of this Gathering and enjoy an opportunity to showcase our wonderful "Trail Town"!
Please watch for more information as attendees must register, and there is a registration fee.
Save the date: March 23rd, 24th, and 25th.
More info about the Friends of the MST at...
Habitat Hammer 5K is held every April at the Elkin Municipal Park:
2018 Habitat Hammer 5k/10k, Saturday, April 14. Run or walk the rolling streets and trails of beautiful Elkin in the heart of the Yadkin Valley! Now in its 8th year, the Habitat Hammer offers a great race, awards, door prizes, food, music, kids’ games and more. Proceeds support Habitat homebuilding in our community. Registration forms are available at the Elkin Rec Center and online at https://www.active.com/elkin-nc/running/distance-running-races/habitat-hammer-10k-and-5k-2018?int=
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!
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!
Elkin is on the route and the destination of day #1. Route travels from the mountains to the sea throughout the week. CYCLE NC comes to Elkin every 4-5 years, so sign up today and take the challenge!
Camp info TBA...
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.
-Prime Rib Night: March 2nd and 3rd
-Oysters-baked, fried or on the half shell: March 9th and 10th.
-Tini Tuesday, select martinis offered for $4.50 on March 13 and 27.
-Build your own pasta night starting at $9.99 on March 6th and 20th.
-Pi Day-slices of pie for $3.14 and pie flavored martinis for $4.50 on March 14th
-Burger Night: Burgers with specialty toppings available for $8.00 on March 8, 15, 22, 29.
-4 course Friday on March 16th with an Irish themed menu.
We will actually be doing a 4 course menu on every 3rd Friday of the month for $40.
-Irish themed specials offered on March 17th
-March 23rd and 24th we will be doing surf and turf specials in honor of the mountain to sea trail.
-Fresh Salad Friday and Saturday on March 30 and 31st from 11am-4pm. We will do a build your own salad option with specialty ingredients.
March 25th- benefit dinner for Loretta Flack.
Music Line Up this week at Fiddles:
- Live music some Wednesdays.
- Live music with various bands every Friday and Saturday night.
We're rockin'! Come join the party:
Music is usually 7 pm to 10pm
March 2 Cody Ward
March 3 Bradley Steele
March 9 Chad Barnard
March 10 Andela Smith
March 16 Joe's Cousin / March 17 Libby Haynes - SPECIAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY EVENT, BOTH FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: GREEN BEER--CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE SPECIAL
March 23 John Elliott
March 24 Larry Wishon
March 30 William Kiley Smith
March 31 Jack Marion
Stop by on March 17th during the Shamrockin' Block Party and enjoy some chicken stew on the menu.
Also, extended hours for breakfast will be provided during the MST Conference weekend, March 24 & 25. Stop in and enjoy an early breakfast before the conference... or just for fun! Everyone welcome.
Roxxi and Lulu's Bistro and Bakery
DODGE CITY ROYALL'S
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.
Sundays, Lunch 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.
Health & Exercise, Wellness Classes & Events:
REFIT® Dance Fitness Class with Certified REFIT® Instructor ~ Joyell Leonard
Classes are held at Rhythm on Main Dance Studio in downtown Elkin (246 E Main St.) on Monday's 5:30-6:30, Wednesday's 5:30-6:30, Thursday's 7:30-8:30, and some Saturday's 9:30-10:30. Classes are $4 per person or purchase the unlimited monthly class card for $30. Children 7yo and up are also welcome to participate. For more information or to get a monthly schedule, contact Joyell at 336-244-0897, info@7LimbsWellness.com, www.facebook.com/RefitwithJoyell, or www.refitrev.com/instructors/jleonard.
YOGA ON MAIN (www.yoga-on-main.com)
Schedule posted on facebook page:
Tuesday Evening Meditation Classes
with Denise Lyon, MMI Certified Meditation & MIndfulness Instructor
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)
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.
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...
Adult Swim Lessons at Hugh Chatham Wellness Gym!
4-week course: May 30 – June 29, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12pm-1pm
For those Ages 16 and over
$30 for HCMH Wellness Gym members and Employees
$40 for non-members
To register: Call Josh at 336-527-7468
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.
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).