Festivals, Holiday Events, and Local Fundraisers:
Elkin Spring Highlights
DOWNTOWN STREET PARTY (Saturday, March 25)
- Wanderlust Studio - Live music with Gary Sibley (blues artist) from 3pm to 5pm and again from 7pm to 9pm. Carolina Heritage Winery pouring 3pm-5pm.
- Outfitter Pop Up (206 E Main St) - Visit with various outfitters that service our area. Live music with Adam and Mecca Lowe from 4pm to 6pm. Local Winery Pouring.
- Foothills Arts Council - Live music with Joe Thrift from 5pm to 7pm. Skull Camp Brewing Pouring.
- Southern on Main - Karaoke from 7pm to 9pm or later.
Angry Troll Brewing
Brewery. Restaurant. Taproom.
April 7, 2017
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Music Performances by:
Time Sawyer & Big Daddy Mojo
COMMUNITY THEATER SCHEDULE:
ART AROUND TOWN:
Youth Art Expo Friday, March 10, 5:30-7 pm
Art competition for area schools.
Mountains to Sea Trail Conference & Art Hike, LIVE MUSIC 5-7pm; gallery open Saturday, March 25, 3-9 pm
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
Art in the Garden: "You Can't be a Wimp and..." Friday, April 8, 7:30 pm
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:
ELKIN ROOTS MUSIC FEST: Annual event offered the 2nd Saturday in May in the Elkin Municipal Park.
Elkin Roots Festival
Moved to Saturday, June 24?
Wineries, Vineyards (6 tasting rooms in Elkin)
and Craft Breweries (2 in Elkin)
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, MARCH 25th 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Come hear Martha Basset at Grassy Creek Vineyard! Fabulous and FREE! Sponsored by The Reeves Theater!
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:
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!
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:
Public Works Main line is 336-794-6480
Town Hall Meetings:
- Board of Commissioners meeting; Town Hall will be Monday, March 13, at 6 pm.
- Main Street Advisory Board Dec meeting, at the Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, March 21, 9:00 am.
- Rec & Parks Advisory Board meets at the Town Hall, Thursday, March 23, at 7 pm.
- Monday, March 27 , 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 email@example.com
Saturday, 18 March 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Elkin Public Library 111 N Front St, Elkin, NC
Origami for Beginners
Learn the basics of the Japanese art of paper folding through this one-time, two-hour interactive course using a new system of origami notation invented by the instructor. A variety of styles and qualities of paper will be provided, but feel free to bring your own materials as well. For a free preview, visit the instructor's origami blog at www.AaronKrerowicz.com.
Saturday, 18 March 2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Elkin Public Library 111 N Front St, Elkin, NC
The Beatles' Alter Ego, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Since its release in 1967, the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has often been regarded as the single greatest rock album ever made, and one of the first rock concept albums. This 90-minute multimedia presentation observes and discusses the landmark album track by track, citing musical and historical precedents, and illustrating the development of the songs through excerpts from interviews with the band members and clips of discarded takes.
Monday, March 20th, 2017, 4PM-6PM
Elkin Public Library 111 N Front St, Elkin, NC
Learn to Play Cards: Euchre!
Playing Euchre is a great social activity. Whether you have never played or it's just been awhile, this is a good opportunity to get in the game. We are planning to start a community card club for ages 16 and up. Invite your friends, put away the screens, and learn something new! Please register by calling 336-835-5586 or email Kasey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIKE, BIKE and PADDLE & 5K WALK/RUN Events and
EVTA (Elkin Valley Trails Association) Events
Save the Date for the Following Paddle Events:
Yadkin Riverkeeper Tour
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/ :
EVTA is proud to announce that the annual meeting of the Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail, the Gathering of Friends, will be held at the Liberty in Elkin on Friday and Saturday, March 24 & 25, 2017. In addition to the excellent program (see below) the EVTA will be hosting for attendees . . . wine tours, yoga, music events, day hikes and bike rides on our trails. As a bonus, the REI team will join us with their fleet of bikes for use on our new mountain bike course. Pencil in the date, register and join the Friends of the Mountains to Sea and join all of us for the Gathering of Friends adventure. If you live out of the area, check out the local opportunities for lodging. If you live in our three county area, sign up and meet new friends and learn all about the amazing Mountains to Sea Trail and especially Section 6 from Stone Mountain to Pilot Mountain State Park where EVTA is the Task Force building and maintaining the trails. Learn more at:
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!
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!
Restaurants Events/ Specials
Angry Troll Brewing at Two-Twenty-Two
222 Public House and Angry Troll Brewing have combined forces and are now a restaurant/bar (main level) and 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!!!
Golf Tournaments and Events
Church events and Non-Profits
Elkin Presbyterian Church, preschool is now enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year! call 835-9939.
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. Located at 340 Hawthorne Road in Elkin, NC 28621. Our phone number is 336-835-2323.
Health & Exercise, Wellness Classes/events:
YOGA ON MAIN (www.yoga-on-main.com)
Schedule posted December 2016
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).