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Fri., Jan. 18
Fundraiser — Francisco Basketball and Cheerleading invites the community to an evening of fun and prizes as they raise money for the basketball and cheerleading programs. The event will be Jan. 18 at Francisco Elementary. Raffle tickets are $1 and you don’t have to be present to win. Pinto supper starts at 5 p.m. and includes pintos, cornbread, dessert and a drink for $6 or two for $10. Cornhole starts at 6 p.m.; $20 per two-person team.
Sat., Jan. 19
Quiz Bowl — The annual Northwestern Regional Library Quiz Bowl will be held Jan. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mount Airy. Quiz Bowl is an annual academic competition between high school teams who complete in subjects including language, social studies, arts, science, and current events. Each match challenges two high school teams against each other to earn the most correct answers and points. This year the 10 teams competing include East Surry High School, Elkin High School, Mount Airy High School, North Surry High School, South Stokes High School, Starmount High School, Surry Central High School, Stokes Early College, Surry Early College, and Yadkin Early College. The program is free and open to the public.
Donations — Donations for Sandy Hook Elementary School (Newtown, CT) are being collected at the Walnut Cove Public Library through Jan. 19. Basic school supplies are needed: pencils, erasers, lunchboxes, notebooks, lunchboxes, books, etc.
Sun., Jan. 20
History program — On Jan. 20th at 2 p.m. in the Walnut Cove Public Library, the Stokes County Historical Society will present “The Sauratown Woman and Upper Sauratown.” This program will be conducted by Dr. Stephen Davis Jr., associate director of Research Laboratories of Archaeology for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a college student at Chapel Hill, Dr. Davis was involved in the archaeological dig at the Upper Saura Town Site in the early 1970’s. This was the site at which the “Sauratown Woman” or “Princess” was found. From her remains and extensive research her likeness was reconstructed for display at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Her likeness is one of three bronze statutes that grace the entrance to the Museum of History. Dr. Davis has devoted his life’s work on early Native American history of the American South. Free and open to the public.
Wed., Jan. 23
Tobacco vote — A check-off referendum will be held on Jan. 23. Flue-cured tobacco growers will vote on their continuance of their support of the self-help plan of promoting flue-cured tobacco by Tobacco Associates, Inc., for the marketing years 2013, 2014, and 2015. The referendum will include the question of continuance of the authorization of annual assessments not to exceed one-fifth of one cent per pound. The Stokes County polling location is located at 700 N. Main St. in Danbury (the Cooperative Extension office). Voting hours are 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, contact Deborah Cox, County Extension Director, at 336-593-8179.
Thurs., Jan. 24
Seminar — Wanting to buy or sell in 2013? Real Estate Educational Seminars will be offered by Real Estate Brokers for Stokes County. First class to be held at Danbury Public Library on Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. Visit www.stokeshomesandland.com for more information.
Pesticide class — An opportunity for Private Pesticide Applicators to fulfill the requirement for 2 hours of V continuing education credits will be offered at the Stokes County Cooperative Extension office on Jan. 24 from 9-11 a.m. There is no charge to attend the class but advanced registration is requested. To register, contact Randy Fulk, Horticulture Agent, at 336-593-8179 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Fri., Jan. 25
Legal aid — Register for free Legal Aid Services for Seniors. Get assistance from Counselor Diane Brady on legal matters, wills and Power of Attorney. Services will be available on Jan. 25th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department. To make appointments, contact Diane Brady with Legal Aid of North Carolina at 336-272-0148, ext. 1716. Appointments are limited and available every 30 minutes. For more information, contact the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department at 336-548-9572.
Sat., Jan. 26
FD meeting — The annual meeting of South Stokes Fire Department will be held on Jan. 26 at the main fire station. It is located at the intersection of Highway 8 and Flat Shoals Road. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and the community is invited to attend.
FD meeting — Double Creek Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual meeting on Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at the fire station located at 2683 NC Hwy 268 E. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. For any questions contact the fire department at 336-351-5500 or Kimberly Hall at 336-351-3029.
Performance — Hollywood Haunted Murder — a theatrical thriller in two acts — will be performed by the NoneSuch Playmakers, directed by Brack Llewellyn, on Jan. 26 at the South Stokes High School Auditorium. Dessert begins at 6 p.m., followed by the performance at 7 p.m. Cost is $14 per person or $12 for seniors 60 plus and $10 for SCAC members. Play contains adult themes and some mild profanity. Not recommended for young people under age 13. For more information, contact the Stokes County Arts Council at 336-593-8159.