Current Holiday Events and Local Fundraisers:
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.
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.
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!
COMMUNITY THEATER SCHEDULE:
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
Garden Gala & Elkin Roots Festival
Friday, June 23, 6-10 pm
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:
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/
GRAND OPENING EVENT FOR ANGRY TROLL BREWING WILL BE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 7th!! Make sure you stop by for the fun and festivities!
Wineries & Vineyards
Events at Adagio Vineyards:
Tasting Notes Violin Duets
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 email@example.com
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:
EASTER BRUNCH MENU
SUNDAY APRIL 16, 2017
10 AM - 2 PM
At Roaring River Vineyards
493 Brewer Mill Road, Traphill, NC 28685
SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2017
At Roaring River Vineyards,
493 Brewer Mill Road, Traphill, NC 28685
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hike, Bike and Paddle Elkin
& 5K Walk / Run Events
Save the Date for the Following Paddle Events:
Yadkin Riverkeeper Tour August 19, 2017
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/ :
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!
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
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 email@example.comVisit their FB page: Insane Terrain on Facebook
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 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.
Roxxi and Lulu's Bistro and Bakery
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.
NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY...call for reservations!!!
Health & Exercise, Wellness Classes & Events:
YOGA ON MAIN (www.yoga-on-main.com)
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.
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.
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).