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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. 25 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
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 Hwy. 8 and Flat Shoals Road. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and the community is invited.
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.
Music — The Patrick County Music Association will sponsor a show Jan. 26 at the Rotary Building in Stuart, Va. Doors open at 4 p.m., show starts at 4:30 p.m. Cathrine Conner, Carla Mullis & Friends perform at 4:30, Marshall Brothers & High Road at 5:15, Country Boys at 6 p.m., Southern Prophets at 6:45, or Wayne Henderson & Jeff Little at 7:30. Food vendor is Relay for Life.
Tues., Jan. 29
Workshop — “Change is Hard! But It Doesn’t Have To Hurt!” Experts estimate 20-30 percent of a young child’s day involves transitioning from one activity to another. Unless teachers plan transitions carefully and intentionally, that time can be stressful and frustrating for teachers and children alike. Participants will identify the transitions in their daily schedule, determine ways to eliminate some transitions, and learn strategies to support smooth transitions. Presenter: Renae Lingafelt-Beeker, behavior specialist. Place: Stokes Partnership for Children. Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. This training is appropriate for all staff in early childhood education programs. Pre-registration is required. There is a $7 fee for child care providers. Division of Child Development 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., Feb. 1
Farmers market — The 2013 organizational meeting for the Stuart Farmers Market will be on Feb. 1 in the town office at 10 a.m. The group will be going over the rules and regs for the market, rules and regulations required by the state and assignment of vendor booths. Previous year vendors have first priority for their booths. Contact the town office if you have any questions. Call Billy at 694-3811.
Sat., Feb. 2
Rummage sale — Habitat for Humanity of Stokes County will resume rummage sales at its Restore location at 115 East Dalton Road in old downtown King on Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It has been closed for a while for renovations, but now Habitat is ready to sell, sell, sell! Visit Feb. 2 for bargains on good, gently used merchandise. All proceeds support projects of Habitat for Humanity of Stokes County. Habitat plans to continue rummage sales on the first Saturday of each month.
Chicken stew — A chicken stew fundraiser will be held for the King Senior Center on Feb. 2 from 4-7 p.m. upstairs at the King Recreation Acres Community Building. All you can eat plus dessert and beverage: $7. Advance tickets required. Call King Senior Center at 983-0751. The McKever and Mary Alderman family will be preparing the chicken stew. Cake auction will be held at 5 p.m. upstairs. Music by Rita K. & Just Picking downstairs in the King Senior Center.
Library Day — Feb. 2 is “Take Your Child to the Library Day.” Bring your child to the King Public Library during this special day and enter a drawing to win several free children’s books. Take this opportunity to help your child select and check out some books in the children’s area. If you don’t have a library card, it’s the perfect day for your family to begin a wonderful adventure into the world of books at the King Public Library.
Exhibit — The Arts Council of the Twin Counties sponsors an exhibit of art inspired by “Call of the Wild.” You draw it, paint it or sculpt it and the arts council will display it at the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts during the month of February. Work should be inspired by the novella by Jack London or depict the landscape and/or wildlife of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Visitors to the school will vote for their favorite work in two categories: Artists 18 and Under and Artists 19 and Above. Winners will be announced at a reception at the school on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. Works for the exhibit can be brought to Chestnut Creek School of the Arts between Jan. 28 and Feb. 7 to be displayed. All pieces must remain on display through Feb. 24.
Photo contest — Northwestern Regional Library Traveling Photography Contest 2013, “Show Us Your Best.” Submit your winning photograph at the King Public Library. Entries may be submitted until Feb. 22. Cash prizes for all age categories. Please contact the King Public Library for more information at 983-3868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.