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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.
Reception — The Stokes County Arts Council will honor local artists Monica Marshall and Monty Stevens with a reception for their combined exhibit entitled “Mud and Memories” which is currently featured in the Apple Gallery at 500 N. Main Street in Danbury. Reception will be Feb. 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
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.
Thurs., Feb. 7
STOP meeting — Unlimited Success will host the STOP (Stokes Takes on Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse) meeting at the Stokes County Government Complex in Danbury on Feb. 7 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be on the third floor of the Ronald Reagan Building. The coalition will be planning upcoming events including a medication disposal event in late March. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For further information, contact Wanda Roberson at 287-2717 or Brian Booe at 593-5409.
Sat., Feb. 9
Bingo — The Lawsonville Community Building will host a Bingo Fundraiser on Feb. 9 starting at 6 p.m. Concessions will be available.
Performance — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be performed by the N. C. Shakespeare Festival on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in the King Moravian Church Fellowship Hall, 234 West Dalton Road, King. Dessert will be served beginning at 6 p.m., sponsored by King Moravian Church Youth. Contact the Stokes Arts Council for more information.
Tasting — Madison-Mayodan Rotary is sponsoring their sixth annual Tasting Extravaganza at Deep Springs Country Club, 160 Country Club Drive, Stoneville, on Feb. 9., from 1 to 4 p.m. Fine local and international wines and local brew will be available. Cat Daddy and Midnight Moon will also be served. Homemade goodies, gourmet coffees and teas complete the array of foods. There will be live music and a silent auction. Proceeds go to Madison-Rockingham Rescue Squad, Museum Archives Rockingham County and Madison-Mayodan Rotary Projects. Advance tickets are $20, $25 at the door. Tickets are available from any M-M Rotary member, Capital Bank, BBT, New Bridge Bank, First Bank (all local locations), The Front Porch (Eden), Serenity Salon (Mayodan) and Deep Springs Country Club Prop Shop (Stoneville).
Dance — Inspire Stokes County — a nonprofit group providing activities for children and adults in Stokes County with developmental disabilities — holds dances the first Friday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Southeastern Middle School cafeteria. The free event will also feature snacks and door prizes. A parent networking group meets the third Friday of every month at Walnut Cove Public Library at 6 p.m. Parents can bring kids. Call Kris at 682-0653 or Mitzi at 414-8884 for more information or visit the Facebook page.