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Thurs., Feb. 14
Storytime — Bring your child to the King Public Library Feb. 14th at 6:30 p.m. for some Valentine and sleepy-time stories.
Fri., Feb. 15
Pruning demonstration — A fruit tree and small fruit pruning demonstration will be held at the Harold Brown farm site, 1222 North Stokes School Road, Danbury, on Feb. 15 from 2-4 p.m. Learn correct pruning techniques for apple, pear, peach and grapes. Also features weed, insect and disease management for orchards. One hour of pesticide credit will be offered in categories N O D X. For more information and to register, contact Randy Fulk, horticulture agent, at 593-8179 or email@example.com.
Music — Live music will be on Feb. 15 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in King at Coffee, Tea & Me, featuring the Stokes County music group, Stained Glass Canoe. This will be an acoustic show featuring classic to current rock, blues and Americana music. Coffee, Tea & Me is located at 109 E. Dalton Rd., King. No cost for admission. Food and beverages available for purchase. Call 983-4418 for more info.
Mon., Feb. 18
Engineers meeting — The Northwest Chapter of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina will meet at noon on Feb. 18 at the Georgia Taylor Rec Center. Program title is “Why Are Enhanced Construction Site Erosion & Sediment Control Solutions Important?” Presenter is Boby L. Starling Jr., LEED AP. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For more information or reservations contact Reggie Robertson, PE, at 336-765-7503 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tues., Feb. 19
Gardening tips — Want to improve your soil and grow healthy vegetables? Join vendors and experts at the King Farmers Market at the Stokes Family YMCA on Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. to learn how easy it is to make and use compost. Will also demonstrate the best methods of seed starting, and provide tips on growing vegetables.
Thurs., Feb. 21
Game night — Teen Game Night will be held at King Public Library on Feb. 21st at 6 p.m. Refreshments provided.
Seminar — The Real Estate Brokers for Stokes County (REBSC) group will be hosting an educational seminar on Feb. 21 at Walnut Cove Public Library. This seminar will educate people who may be interested in buying or selling real estate properties in 2013. Class will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, go to www.stokeshomesandland.com.
Fri., Feb. 22
Photo contest — Northwestern Regional Library Traveling Photography Contest 2013 is titled “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 email@example.com.
Sat., Feb. 23
Music — Live music will take place from 7-9 p.m. in Walnut Cove at Oma’s Chocolate Factory and Coffee Shop on Feb. 23, featuring the Stokes County music group, Stained Glass Canoe. This will be an acoustic show featuring classic to current rock, blues and Americana music. Oma’s Chocolate Factory and Coffee Shop is located at 1137 North Main Street, Walnut Cove. No cost for admission. Baked goods and beverages available for purchase. Call 591-9170 for more info.
Brunswick stew — Project Uth 360 will hold a Brunswick Stew Fundraiser Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at London Elementary School. Cost is $6 a quart for pre-orders and $7 a quart the day of the event. To order, contact Malcolm at 413-4409 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicken stew — Walnut Cove Fire Department Junior Fire Fighters will be holding their first chicken stew at the Walnut Cove Fire Department from 1 p.m. until sell out. Carry out only. Stew can be purchased for $8 per quart. Contact the fire department at 591-4477 to pre-order.
Benefit — There will be a benefit breakfast for Ellie Adams Houle (Ellie has recently been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphona) on Feb. 23 from 7 to 10 a.m. at Pine Hall Elementary Cafeteria by Pine Hall Ruritan Club, 1400 Pine Hall Road, Pine Hall. Price: $5 adults, children under 5 free. There will be a bake sale also. If unable to attend and would like to make a donations, they can be mailed to Jayson Duncan, Ruritan Treasurer, at 3196 US 311 Hwy N, Pine Hall, 27042. Please make checks payable to Pine Hall Ruritan Club. For more info, call Beth Berry at 336-427-8615; Gail Duncan at 336-427-0689; or Wanda Tarlton at 336-427-3879.
Mon., Feb 25
Training — KidSource Child Care Resource and Referral, a Stokes Partnership for Children program, is offering training on “ITS SIDS” Feb. 25. Jennifer Davis, regional infant/toddler specialist, will be presenting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Stokes Partnership for Children on Infant/Toddler Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Risk Reduction in Child Care. Mandatory for caregivers of children 0-12 months every 3 years. There is no charge for parents, families, grandparents and foster parents to attend. 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. Registration required. Contact 336-985-2676 or 800-559-5606 or www.stokespfc.com for more information.
Travel club — King Senior Travel Club will meet Feb. 25 at King Senior Center with soup and sandwiches provided. Just bring desserts.
Mon., Feb. 25-Tues., Feb. 26
Auditions — The Stokes County Arts Council has scheduled auditions for the upcoming performance of “Steel Magnolias,” directed by Justin Bulla. Auditions will be held Monday, Feb. 25th at the Stokes Community Services Building, 700 N. Main Street, Danbury (parking off of Sheep Rock Road), from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and Tuesday, February 26th at the King Public Library (Shelton Room), 101 Pilot View Drive, King, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. For more information, contact Director Justin Bulla at email@example.com.
Tues., Feb. 26
Gardening tips — Have you wondered about the different ways of growing food? Visit the King Farmers Market at the Stokes Family YMCA on Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. and find out what it really means when vegetables are described as “Conventional,” “Natural” or “Organic.” Everything you need to know before growing, shopping, or eating.
Wed., Feb. 27
Luncheon — The King Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Community Update Luncheon on Feb. 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Stokes Family YMCA. Ron Dill of Pioneer Health Care’s Managed Care Contract Division will speak on “The Impact of Current Legislation on Healthcare and Employee Benefits.” Lunch will be provided and the cost is $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Advance registration and payment are required. Deadline for registration and payment is Thursday, Feb. 21. Register with the Chamber at 983-9308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.