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Thurs., Oct. 25
Meeting — The Nancy Reynolds Endowment Board will hold its annual public meeting at the school at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25.
Fri., Oct. 26
Bingo — His and Her Bingo night for BackPack Buddies will be held Oct. 26 at the American Legion in Sandy Ridge. Doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. Twenty games for $20, cover-all game sold separately. Two cards for $5 paddle auction for men and women. Food and drinks available for purchase. All proceeds will support the Backpack Buddies program at Sandy Ridge Elementary. Sponsored by the Sandy Ridge Ruritans.
Farmers market — The Stuart Farmers Market will be open this Friday from 8 a.m. to noon with seasonal items. Come shop from potatoes, greens, eggs, meats and baked items. SNAP accepted.
Sat., Oct. 27
Monster Smash — Danbury Public Library is having a Monster Smash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join others at the library for fun stories, monster crafts, and a movie. Enjoy a lunch of hot dogs and chips. Dress in costume if you like and take home a fun filled goody bag. Call to register for this event by Oct. 25 at 336-593-2419.
Fall festival — The King Elementary Fall Festival will be held Oct. 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. Located at 152 East School St., King. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for school age children. Tickets are 25 cents. Games, food, bounce houses and car cruise-in. Fall festival is rain or shine but car cruise-in is shine only.
Music — The Patrick County Music Association will sponsor a show at the Rotary Building in Stuart, Va., on Oct. 27. Doors open at 4 p.m., show starts at 4:30 p.m. Performers are Michael Ray Fain & The Rye Cove Band at 4:30 p.m., Highway South at 5:15, Sugar Creek at 6, Southern Prophets at 6:45, Alan Mills & the Lost & Found at 7:30.
Harvest sale — Northview Community Building will hold its annual Hot Dog Supper and Harvest Sale with food available at 5 p.m. and auction starting at 7 p.m. There will be homemade cakes, pies, breads, canned goods, and other miscellaneous items auctioned, with all proceeds going toward upkeep of the community building. The building is available to groups for rent and is located on Pleasant View Church Road in Danbury.
Wellness Fair — The annual Stokes Wellness Fair will be held Oct. 27 at Pioneer Family and Medical Specialty of King. The facility is located by the Stokes YMCA on Moore/RJR Road in King. At this event a medication disposal event will be conducted from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Old, unused and expired medications can be brought to this event for safe disposal. Both prescription and over the counter medications will be accepted. Please leave medication in its container. Participants may want to cover their names and prescription numbers or we will do that for you. We will also have free information as well as free medication organizers for those who bring medication in for disposal. Please call 287-2717 for more information. This event is sponsored by King Police Department, Stokes EMS and Unlimited Success/Partnership for a Drug Free NC.
Sun., Oct. 28
Reunion — All descendants of John Wesley and Nancy Margaret Frye Dodson, along with his second wife, Sarah Jane Lawrence Dodson, are asked to attend the annual reunion on Oct. 28 at the North View Community Building on Pleasant View Church Road, Danbury. Family members and friends attending are asked to bring a covered dish and any family history, pictures, or memorabilia they would like to share. Feel free to start gathering about 11 a.m.; lunch will be served at 1 p.m. For more information or directions contact Dennis and Reba Dodson at 593-3325 or Betty Simmons Campbell at 593-8906.
Reunion — Goins family reunion will be on Oct. 28 at Francisco Community Building across from school. Lunch at 1 p.m.; bring picnic basket.
Tues., Oct. 30
Flu shots — The W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center’s rural health team will provide free flu shots to eligible veterans at the Elkin Public Library, 111 North Front Street, Elkin, on Oct. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shots will be available for all veterans using VA health care and to those veterans possessing a DD-214 and a valid photo ID. For more info, call 1-800-469-8262, ext. 4958 / 4960 / 4937 / 4642, or visit www.salisbury.va.gov.
Wed., Oct. 31
Halloween — The downtown Madison Merchants are once again hosting the 2012 Halloween Trick-or-Treat on Oct. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. All participating merchants will have an orange pumpkin sign posted. Any merchant that does not have an orange pumpkin is not participating. The participating merchants are located on Academy, Market, Murphy and Decatur streets. This year please bring a canned food for the food bank. There will be food collection boxes at the gazebos.
Thurs., Nov. 1
Chamber banquet — The King Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Awards Banquet on Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson Church of Christ in Rural Hall. During the evening, Linda Lane of Linda Lane Realty, LLC, will be honored as the 2012 Business Leader of the Year. Carolyn Byerly, former City Council member, will be recognized as the Retired Community Leader of the Year, while Habitat for Humanity of Stokes County will be named the 2012 Winner of the Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award. The Spirit of the Chamber Award, a new award this year, will be presented to Nationwide Insurance agent David L. May Jr. A Future Business Leader of each of the county’s high schools will also be recognized during the evening. For tickets or more information, please contact the King Chamber of Commerce at 336-983-9308 or email@example.com.
Sat., Nov. 3
Chicken stew — The Stokes County Arts Council will host the 2012 World Championship Chicken Stew Festival on Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at King Central Park, 302 Kirby Road, King. The inaugural celebration will include a chicken stew cooking contest, art demonstrations, craft vendors, and music/dance entertainment. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.stokesarts.org or call 336-593-8159.
Fun Day — Fun day at Germanton Park Classic Car and Truck Cruz-In will be held on Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. rain or shine. There will be chicken stew, hot dogs, 50/50 drawing, oldies music, and take-out orders will be available. For more information, contact Jackie White at 591-7612. All proceeds will go to the Germanton Park Fund.
Chicken stew — Cubscout Pack 400 will be hosting its second annual chicken stew on Nov. 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. Come out to the Scout Hut at Pinnacle United Methodist Church to enjoy homemade chicken stew and homemade desserts. For donations only to support scouting activities.
Supper — Poor man’s supper and quilt auction will be on Nov. 3; supper at 5 p.m., auction at 7 p.m. at Lawsonville Community Building (next to Lawsonville Elementary School). Cost is $5 per plate; children 5 and under eat free. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lawsonville Volunteer Fire Department. The Lawsonville Senior Citizens and Quilting club will conduct a quilt auction and raffle after the supper.
Tues., Nov. 6
Training — KidSource Child Care Resource and Referral, a program of Stokes Partnership for Children, is offering training on “Preventing Power Struggles with Preschoolers.” Renae Lingafelt-Beeker, behavior specialist, will be presenting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Stokes Partnership for Children. Introducing choice into a young child’s life can be a powerful tool to promote improved behavior in your classroom. Come learn the five steps to using the choice-making strategy and discover how easily you can embed choice-making opportunities into your classroom and short-circuit power struggles with your preschoolers. This training is appropriate for parents/guardians, foster parents and teachers of young children. Pre-registration is required. There is no charge for parents, families, grandparents and foster parents who attend the training. There is a $7 fee for child care providers. Division of Child Development (DCD) credits will be given. A meal will be provided, but child care will not be available. Contact KidSource Child Care Resource and Referral staff at 336-985-2676 or 800-559-5606 or www.stokespfc.com for more information.
Fri., Nov. 9
Bingo — Basket and Tool Bingo will be held in the Surry Community College gym on Nov. 9. Proceeds go to the Surry Community College Knights’ Athletic Program. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for regular games; $30 combo includes 20 regular games, two bonus game cards, and 12 door prize tickets. Lots of great door prizes. Hot dogs, pizza, nachos, baked goodies and drinks will be available for purchase. For more info, call 336-326-5362.
Veterans appreciation — You are invited to the Sandy Ridge Ruritan Club’s Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Building in Sandy Ridge. Veterans’ meals will be provided free of charge. Family members’ meals will be $5 per person. Please call Deborah Ellington at 871-2049 or Sarah Wood at 871-2636 to let them know how many are attending.
Sat., Nov. 10
Bazaar — The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Patrick County will hold the fifth annual Holiday Bazaar at Rotary Field in Stuart, Va., on Saturday, Nov. 10. Vendors who wish to participate may call 276-694-5273 for more information.
Sun., Nov. 11
Veteran’s Day — The City of King will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Tile Dedication Service at King Central Park at 5 p.m. Guest speaker will be USAF Brigadier General Hoyal B. Kye (ret.). The West Stokes High School Band will perform patriotic music beginning at 4:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs. The event is sponsored by the city and the Carl Calloway American Legion Post No. 290 in King.
Wed., Nov. 14
Vendor signup — Sandy Ridge community holiday bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Northeast Stokes Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Sandy Ridge. Spaces are $20 (bring your own table and chairs). Form and payment must be received by Nov. 14. Call Missy Ireland at 336-871-3110. Proceeds from the space rental are a joint fundraiser for the Sandy Ridge Ruritan Club and the NE Stokes Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.
Sat., Nov. 17
Bazaar — Nancy Reynolds Elementary School is hosting a “One Stop Holiday Shop” craft bazaar on Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon. It will take place in the gym of the school, located at 1585 Hwy. 66 N, Westfield. Any interested vendors / sellers are asked to contact the school at 336-351-2480 by Monday, Oct. 29. On the day of the event there will be baked items and other food for sale with proceeds going to the school.
Sun., Nov. 18
Preservation — Facilitated by Stokes Partnership for Children and hosted by the Stokes County Historical Society, a presentation will be given by Preservation North Carolina and the NC State Historic Preservation Office on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Walnut Cove Library. Come learn about the importance of historic preservation and how it impacts our county on many levels and hear about the rich inventory of historical properties in Stokes County. Information about federal and state tax credits will also be provided. This countywide presentation comes on the heels of the recent loss of St. Philips Episcopal Church in Germanton and the potential loss of the Dodson Hotel in Walnut Cove. Citizens and officials are encouraged to attend this important meeting. For more information call 336-593-9407.
Sat., Nov. 24
Tree lighting — Sandy Ridge Community Holiday Bazaar will feature the fourth annual tree lighting and toy/food drive. Collecting new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food on Nov. 24 at Northeast Stokes Volunteer Fire and Rescue Dept., Sandy Ridge. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. there will be homemade crafts and commercial vendors, bake sale, door prizes, food, free childrens’ activities, etc. Santa will arrive and picture packages will be available for purchase. Sponsored by The Sandy Ridge Ruritan Club and hosted by The NE Stokes Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.
Sat., Dec. 1
Christmas Fair — Walnut Cove Senior Center, located at 308 Brook Street, will hold a Christmas Fair on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come by and support your local senior center by purchasing craft items, as well as home baked goods. The senior center is now accepting craft items to sell as well as gently used items for the White Elephant Table, and all proceeds benefit the center. There will be craft items, home baked goods, Christmas items, crochet items, quilted items, etc. For more info, call 591-5442.
Amnesty Days — The King Public Library will be having Amnesty Days Nov. 5-10. Simply bring in canned or non-perishable food items, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc. to the library and lost material or fines and fees may be forgiven. Items which have passed their expiration date cannot be accepted. If you don’t have fines and fees, you, too can help. All donations are accepted to help King Outreach Ministries.
Pies — Sandy Ridge Ruritans are now taking orders for Mrs. Pumpkin’s chicken pies or chicken pot pies. Chicken pies are made with boneless, skinless breast meat. They are $12 for one pie, 3 pies for $33 or 5 pies for $50. Pies are frozen and orders need to be placed by Oct. 25; pick-up date will be Nov. 1 at Sandy Ridge Community Center. Proceeds to benefit Back Pack Buddies Program.
Poetry contest — Local poets are welcome to send one poem of 21 lines or less to Poetry Idol Auditions, P.O. Box 3561, Ashland, Oregon 97520, or enter online at www.freecontest.com. The deadline for entering is Oct. 31. There are 50 prizes totaling $5,000, with a $1,000 grand prize for the last poet standing. Entries submitted may be written on any subject using any style, and the Contest Director Dr. Joseph Cameron will have the final say on judging the contest. Entrants should include their name and address on the same page as the poem, and a winners’ list will be sent to them. A winner’s list will also be posted online.
Calendar — Reserve your copy now of the “Stokes County’s Heritage” 2013 Calendar. This calendar is a fundraiser for Stokes Partnership for Children. Proceeds will help to provide funding for early childhood programs and the Stokes Family Resource Guide. Photos courtesy of Monty Stevens Photography and Custom Framing. Images are suitable for framing and include historic structures and landscapes in Stokes County. Call and reserve your copy today or email Cindy Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Calendars are just $15 and will make a great Christmas gift. Call 985-2676 for more information.
Fundraising campaign — Join the Walnut Cove Senior Center in its latest fundraising campaign. Sponsor a senior for one year by contributing $100 and your name or the name of your choice will be placed on the sponsor board at the Senior Center. For more info, contact the Walnut Cove Senior Center at 336-591-5442.
Storytime — Join people at the King Public Library each Tuesday morning at 10:30 for Preschool Storytime. The program, recommended for children 3 to 5 years of ages, is a mix of stories, singing, fingerplays, and crafts, and of course, fun.
Tai-Chi — Tai-Chi for arthritis is free for mature adults age 55+ at the Walnut Cove Senior Center, 308 Brooke Street, Walnut Cove, from 10:45-11:30 a.m. every Friday morning. This program is approved by the Arthritis Foundation of America and is based on numerous scientific studies that show it can bring significant relief from arthritis symptoms. Class size is limited and pre-registration is recommended. Call the Senior Center at 336-591-5442 to register. David McMahon, ND, a board certified holistic health practitioner based in Winston-Salem and a certified Tai Chi for Arthritis instructor will lead the classes.
Job Skills — Forsyth Technical Community College offers a free Employability Skills Lab at the King Public Library. The hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. An instructor is on hand to help job seekers prepare their resumes, job readiness training, job applications, interview skills, and obtain training to enhance their skills for the job market. If you are looking for a job or career we can help. The instructor will help you submit online applications, create professional portfolios, or help you decide on a career field. The Employability Skills Lab offers the benefit of one-on-one instruction in a comfortable environment. No matter your skill level, instructors will help you improve them and do what it takes to get the job that you want.
Farmers market — The Stokes Farmer’s Market is open for the 2012 season. Veteran growers and new vendors will be arriving with seasoned fruits and vegetables each opening. The market is located at The American Legion Grounds in King. Hours of operation are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m.
Farmers market — The King Farmers Market will take place at the Stokes Family YMCA on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring a variety of locally grown items.
ECA trips — The Stokes County ECA has the following trip planned: On Dec. 1, the group will travel to Smithfield to the Carolina Outlet Mall for shopping. The group has reserved seats to The American Jubilee Christmas Show in Selma. Pick-up for both trips will start in Lawsonville, Sandy Ridge and Walnut Cove. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Madeline Watkins at 593-8866.
Support group — Gam-anon is a 12-step self-help fellowship of men and women who have been affected by the gambling problem of a loved one. This group meets on Thursday at 7 p.m. For information call 336-681-8516 or visit the website at www.gam-anon.org.
Support group — Caregiver Support group will meet the second Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. at the Walnut Cove Senior Center, 308 Brook Street, Walnut Cove. Caregivers for the frail elderly can share their experiences, exchange information and become aware of local resources. For more information or to arrange respite care during the meeting call Sharon Welborn at 591-7790.
Drug abuse help — If you or a family member is struggling with substance abuse, HELP is a phone call away at Twin City Area Narcotics Anonymous Helpline 800-365-1035. See the website WWW.tcana.org for meeting schedules and additional information. This is a 12-step recovery program.
Resource library — KidSource Child Care Resource and Referral, a program of Stokes Partnership for Children, has a resource library—free of charge—loaded with lots of resources for childcare programs, teachers, parents, grandparents, community agencies and students. It is located within SPC at 151 Jefferson Church Road in King. Hours for library use are 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Mon. (excluding holidays) and 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.-Fri. Sat. and other evenings can be scheduled by appointment. Call 985-2676, extension 148, for questions or additional information.
NAACP meetings — The Stokes County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will have its monthly meetings—open to the public—the third Mon. of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Walnut Cove Senior Center, 308 Brook Street. For more information, call (866) 626-2227.
Small Business services — The Forsyth Technical Small Business Center provides free one-on-one confidential counseling services for new and existing businesses. This free service acts as a sounding board of ideas and concerns people may have about their businesses. To schedule an appointment or find out about the small business center courses, call 631-1320 or 631-1167.
Volunteers needed — Senior Services needs volunteer drivers to deliver lunch to homebound elderly in Walnut Cove and Danbury. Flexible schedules are available. Call 593-8156.
Volunteers needed — Volunteers are needed in the Activity Department at Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Inc. Areas that volunteers are helpful in include playing games, baking, doing exercise, reading, making crafts, preaching, singing or just doing a devotional. If interested in the volunteer program, call Carol Tilley, CAD, at 593-2831, extension 242.
Foster parents needed — The Stokes Department of Social Services is in need of foster parents. Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent or who wants more information may call Lori Priddy at the Danbury office of the Stokes County DSS at 593-2861.
Medical equipment available — King American Legion has wheelchairs, walkers, toilet seats, bath benches, crutches and other medical equipment for loan to the public. These items are for loan at no charge; the Legion only asks that items be returned when they are no longer needed. For pick-up, call 983-3608 for an appointment.
Empowering meetings — Juggling children, a job and a home? Alone? Has a partner been emotionally or physically abusive? Attend educational meetings to gain insight and strength. Meetings are self-empowering and confidential. If interested, call 593-9323.
ESL class — A free ESL: English as a Second Language class (una clase de ingles) is offered (son gratis) on an ongoing basis. For additional information, call the Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center at 593-5402, ext. 1117. Para Español, 983-6620.
GED classes — Free GED classes are offered at various sites throughout Stokes County. Placement Testing is available each Mon. at 9 a.m. in the Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center at 1156 Dodgetown Rd. For additional information, contact the Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center at 593-5402, ext. 1117.
Sandy Ridge building — Anyone wishing to rent the Sandy Ridge Community Center should contact Kaye Isbell at 871-8477. There is an upstairs part with or without the use of the kitchen, or the bottom bay area may be rented. The community center is an important asset to Sandy Ridge and needs to be utilized as much as possible.
Survivors of Suicide Support Group — This group meets the first and third Mon. of each month at 6 p.m. at Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church in King. Call 591-3684 for more information. This is sponsored by Counseling and Care Ministries of Stokes County Mental Health Association.
Suicide Survivors Outreach Group — This group meets the third Mon. of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church in King. Call 591-3684 for more information. This is sponsored by Counseling and Care Ministries of Stokes County Mental Health Association.
Prints for sale — Stokes County Arts Council has signed and numbered prints of the Veterans Memorial in King by Stokes County artist Frank Duncan available for sale at the SCAC office. Proceeds go to continuing community arts programs and to the upkeep of the memorial. The SCAC also has other Stokes County landmark prints by various artists for sale. Cost of prints is $50 each. For more information, call 593-8159.
East Stokes Community Building — The East Stokes Community Building, intersection of Highway 772 and K-Fork Road, is available to rent for any occasion. No alcohol is allowed. Anyone interested should call Ray Joyce at 949-3408.
Ladies Auxiliary meeting — The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Danbury Post #5953 meets the first Tue. of each month at 6 p.m. at the Dan River Family Restaurant in Danbury. Membership is open to wives, widows, daughters and granddaughters of veterans who served overseas in any war. For more information, call Auxiliary President Nora Lankford at 593-8785 or Membership Chairman Barbara Thal at 591-7262.
Al-Anon meeting — Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship of friends and family members of alcoholics. If a loved one’s drinking or drug use is a problem in someone’s life, Al-Anon can help. The meetings will be held at 9 a.m. on Sat. at the Danbury Community Church Chapel, 300 South Main Street, Danbury. Call John at 593-2969 for more information.
IAAP meetings — The Winston-Salem Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP®) meets on the second Tue. of each month at 5:45 p.m. at the office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice, PLLC, 1 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem, on the 13th floor. To make a reservation, call Patricia Shelton at 480-2101.
Business consultations — Forsyth Tech offers free, confidential counseling for individuals who operate small businesses or who desire to start a small business in Stokes County. Trained professionals will provide consultation services at a convenient time and location to meet individual schedules. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 817-5069.
Cemetery donations needed — The Amos Cemetery, located on Amostown Road in Sandy Ridge, is in need of donations. Those with family or friends buried here may consider making a donation. This is a privately funded cemetery, and without donations, it is impossible to maintain year after year. Please make checks payable to the Amos Cemetery, care of Mrs. Darrel Lester, 3212 Amostown Road, Sandy Ridge, NC 27046, or make a donation at any Southern Community Bank. The bank will direct it to the cemetery fund account.
Historical Society website — The new website for the Stokes County Historical Society is now available at http://www.sc-hs.org/. The new site is a work in progress, and new photos and features will be added as time passes.
SPC newsletter — Stokes Partnership for Children is now offering its newsletter “Building Foundations” electronically. Sign up now to receive this free newsletter via email by going to www.stokespfc.com; click on News/Events. The public is also invited to join SPC on Facebook and YouTube; links are on the website.
Cruz-In — There will be a cruz-in at Hardee’s in Walnut Cove Shopping Center the fourth Sat. of each month from 5 p.m.–until. There will be music and a 50/50 drawing. For more information, contact Jackie White at 591-7612.
Senior financial advice — A representative from Senior Financial Care, a program of Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Forsyth, Inc., will be on site at Walnut Cove Senior Center, on the third Monday of each month from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to assist citizens ages 60 and older with personal budgeting, credit counseling, medical insurance, reverse mortgage and fraud awareness. To schedule an appointment, call 336-896-1328.
SPC office hours resume — Due to high demand, Stokes Partnership for Children will resume office hours on Fridays. State Budget cuts for the 2011-12 fiscal year forced SPC to reduce staff hours. However, due to high demand for services, SPC staff will work to ensure that normal office hours resume, M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in order to meet the demand for SPC services. However, the Resource Library will no longer have extended hours on Monday nights, except by appointment.
Computer class — “Computer Skills for Job Seekers” is a free class provided to the unemployed and underemployed by Forsyth Tech’s Stokes County Center. The classes take place in the Gentry Technology Center of the King Public Library each Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, please call the library at 983-3868 or the Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center at 593-5402, ext. 1117. Those who are unemployed and wish to have assistance finding work, improving computer skills or creating a resume may come by the library and register for the classes.
Resource center — The Eden Goodwill Community Resource Center recently opened at 220 W. Kings, Suite H, Eden, and people can enroll for work-related classes, free for adults who are unemployed or underemployed seeking work. To register call 336-623-3007.
Volunteers needed — Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver lunch to homebound older adults in the King area. Flexible schedules and mileage reimbursement are offered. Call Senior Services Home Delivered Meal Program at 593-8156 or 983-0734, ext. 1504.
Resource guide — Update your information in the 2012-14 Stokes Family Resource Guide. This comprehensive pocket sized resource guide provides a convenient means to locate information about agencies and organizations providing services and support for children and families. This guide has become a valuable resource for families and professionals. The new 2012-14 biennial Stokes Family Resource Guide will continue to be free of charge to anyone who would like one. Your listing is also free so be sure and update your information. Go to www.stokespfc.com for more information and to download the form.
Ancestry research — Discovering your own family tree has never been easier or more affordable. The King Public Library now provides ancestry.com free on library Internet computers and via your own laptop using the library’s wi-fi. Enjoy this gift courtesy of the Elkin Public Library Board of Trustees honoring the generosity of Ola and Lin Hendren. Ancestry.com is available at all branches of the Northwestern Regional Library in Alleghany, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties.
Nook checkout — Have you been thinking about purchasing an electronic eReader? If you would like to take a crack at one before taking that step, visit the King Public Library where you can borrow a Barnes and Noble Nook for a one week check out period. The library has several books downloaded to browse through. For more information, please contact the King Public Library at 983-3868 or email at email@example.com.
eBooks — The Northwestern Regional Library now has eBooks available for checkout for your computer, mobile device, iPod, iPad, or eBook reader. Simply go to www.nwrl.org and click on the link to Overdrive. You’ll need your library card and pin number handy.
Pregnancy center — Hope Pregnancy Care Center in King has a new program, Redeemlife, which is designed to let people be involved with expressing God’s love for both the unborn and the newborn. It’s easy to participate and you can make a big difference in a child’s life. Go to www.redeemlife.org/group/20 for more information.
Book — To order Bob Carroll’s book “Old, Odd and Other Stuff,” Volume I or II, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The books are $20 each. Many copies of Volume II are available, but few copies are left of Volume I.