Community Calendar — March 7
Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 7, 2019
Clemmons Branch Library
Week of March 7
For more information on these and other programs, check the online calendar of events at www.forsythlibrary.org or call 336-703-2920. The Clemmons Branch Library is located at 3554 Clemmons Road in Clemmons.
Girls’ Day and Boys’ Day Craft: The Clemmons Branch Library will be celebrating the Japanese traditions of Girls’ Day and Boys’ Day with an activity for each on Saturday, March 9. Stop in to the children’s area starting at 11 a.m. for a fun craft unique to these celebrations. Open to children in grades 1-5.
Bats and D.I.Y. Bat Houses: On Monday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m., come to the Clemmons Branch Library to learn about the bats of North Carolina, the disease that is killing millions of bats in the U.S. and Canada, and how to build and mount your very own bat house. Presented by Dr. Traci Porter, associate professor and chair of the biology department at Salem College. To register, visit or call the library at 336-703-2920.
Book Lovers’ Club: The Clemmons Branch Library’s Book Lovers’ Club meets every first Monday of the month (unless the date falls on a holiday). Join this dynamic group for a great discussion of a selected title. Free and open to the public. The next meeting will be on April 1 at 6:30 p.m. with a discussion of “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt.
Clemmons Cookin’ Club: If you enjoy cooking, come join the Clemmons Cookin’ Club. Come in and choose a recipe from a pre-selected book and copy will be made for you. Bring in the finished dish on the day of the meeting to share with other members. Expand your palate by tasting all the recipes, connect with people who enjoy cooking, and discuss the recipes. Call 336-703-2920 if you have questions. The program will last about one hour. The next meeting is on Wednesday, March 20, in the auditorium at 3554 Clemmons Road. Visit or call the library for more information.
Clemmons Presbyterian Church to host blood drive
Clemmons Presbyterian Church will host a blood drive from 2:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14.
Walk-ins are welcome but things run more smoothly for individual donors and the drive as a whole if you have an appointment. You may get an appointment from blood drive coordinator Sam Boger at 336-830-4034 or at the Red Cross website www.redcrossblood.org. The Red Cross currently has less than a 3-day supply of many blood types. Please give.
Clemmons Presbyterian Church is located at 3930 Clemmons Road (Hwy. 158).
Battle of Shallow Ford DAR to meet
The Battle of Shallow Ford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Visitors Center of Bethabara. The group will recognize volunteer veterans, members with 20 and 30 years of service to DAR, Good Citizen winners, and award winners for the American History contest. The Battle of Shallow Ford has two state winners for the American History award, fifth-grader Abbie Page, daughter of member Sarah; and seventh-grader Elizabeth Howell. Women interested in the DAR are invited to attend.
Newcomers and Neighbors meeting
Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Winston-Salem meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1416 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem. Coffee and social at 9:45 a.m. Membership is open to women who are new or established residents of the greater Winston-Salem area. For membership information, email email@example.com or go to www.newcomers-Winston-Salem.
Taizé prayer for Lent at Shallowford Presbyterian
A service of Taizé Prayer for the time of Lent will take place at Shallowford Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. The service of simple and contemplative sung prayer includes scripture readings and a time of silence. The outdoor Shallowford Labyrinth (weather permitting) and the indoor Shallowford Stations of the Cross will be open for meditative walking prior to the service. A brief introduction to the sung prayers will begin at 7:25 p.m. Shallowford Presbyterian Church is located at 1200 Lewisville-Clemmons Road near the Lewisville-Clemmons Exit (242) of U.S. 421 next to Kaplan’s. For more information, contact the church at 336-766-3178 or go to www.
Extension class on growing mushrooms
The Forsyth Cooperative Extension will present an adult education class on growing mushrooms at home from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 6, at the Arboretum at Tanglewood Park, 4201 Manor House Circle in Clemmons.
You’ll learn tips on how you can grow mushrooms at home, both indoors and outdoors as part of a garden. Ernie and Cathy Wheeler, of Borrowed Land Farm, will be the featured speakers.
The class is free, but registration is required no earlier than two weeks prior to the program. Space is limited. For more information or to register, contact the Forsyth Cooperative Extension office at 336-703-2850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shiloh Lutheran Church hosts Lenten events
Annual Shamrock Run
The 31st Annual Shamrock Run will be held this year on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 16, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in historic Downtown Mocksville.
Online registration is available at www.RunSignup.com and closes at noon on March 14. Runners can also register by mail by downloading the form from www.ShamrockRunNC.com and mailing it with a check by March 8 to: Shamrock Run Race Director, St. Francis of Assisi Church, 862 Yadkinville Road, Mocksville, N.C., 27028. Runners and Fun Walkers can also register at the church on the day before or the day of the races
The fee for registering for the 5K race or the 10K race before March 10 is $25; students under 18 pay $20. The fee for running both races is $35 with students under 18 paying $25. There is an extra fee of $10 if you register after that date. The fee for the untimed Fun Walk is $15.
Runners and Fun Walkers who register before March 1 will be guaranteed getting an official race T-shirt on race day. Race packets will be available at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. The 5K run will start at 8:15 a.m. and the 10K race begins at 9 a.m.
Award ceremonies and festivities will follow after the conclusion of each race.
Master Gardener plant sale
The Forsyth County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will hold their annual plant sale at the Arboretum at Tanglewood Park from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May, 4. Enjoy the beauty of the gardens while making your way to one of Forsyth County’s premier plant sales. Selections include unique annuals and herbaceous perennials, as well as flowering shrubs and trees, such as native plants, milkweed, herbs, vegetables, and more.
This event is one of the major fundraisers for the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Proceeds from your purchase help maintain The Arboretum and Gardens at Tanglewood Park and fund the monthly Adult Education lecture series held at the Arboretum office throughout the year.
Shop early for best selection. For additional information, call 336.703.2850.
Farmington Community Center at 1723 Farmington Road in Mocksville hosts a country music and gospel only jam session every Thursday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The center also hosts a bluegrass jam session every Monday night from 7-9 p.m. Bring whatever instrument you play and join the fun. Cover charge for listeners $2, players are free.
GriefShare program at Clemmons UMC
Clemmons United Methodist Church will have a series of GriefShare, a grief support group every Monday night at 7 p.m. in the Ministry Center. If you or someone you know is grieving the loss of a loved one, you are invited to join. For more information, call Nancy at 336-971-7275 or Ann at 434-251-0343. Clemmons United Methodist Church is located at 3700 Clemmons Road.
Victory on the Frontline Church
Coffee, juice and pastries are served every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. Children’s and adult Sunday school starts at 10 a.m.
The Clemmons Kiwanis Club meets at the Trinity Elms Health & Rehab facility at 7449 Fair Oaks Dr. in Clemmons. The club meets on the first and third Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. Meeting lasts one hour. Call 703- 2921 for any other information.
Clemmons Civic Club
Clemmons Civic Club, one of the areas oldest community organizations, is now open to both men and women interested in serving the Clemmons community. Meeting are held in the civic club building on Middlebrook Drive the fourth Thursday of the month beginning with dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by an informative program. Your first meal is complimentary. RSVP to David Barson at email@example.com .
Rotary Club of Clemmons
Clemmons Rotary Club meets from 7–8 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Village Inn Event Center, 6205 Ramada Dr, Clemmons. Contact Daniel Ballard at 336-608-9122 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.rotaryclubofclemmons.com for more information.
Chamber of Commerce
The Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce meetings are held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Historic Broyhill, 3540 Clemmons Road, Clemmons. Lunch is $10 for members and guests. Please RSVP to 336-970-5100 or email email@example.com.
Lewisville American Legion Post 522
Join a community post that supports our veterans and the town of Lewisville. Responsible for the veteran’s memorial and Memorial Day event at the Shallowford Square in Lewisville. Post also assists in veteran’s funerals. Meets every first Thursday at 7:30 p.m. At the G. Galloway Reynolds Community Center directly behind Lewisville Library. For more info. call Larry at 945-9529.
Clemmons Food Pantry
The Clemmons Food Pantry, now located at 2585 Old Glory Road, Suite 109, Clemmons, is open Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. People may receive services or drop off donations at these times. www.clemmonsfoodpantry.org
Cross Stitching at Shiloh Lutheran
If you enjoy needle crafting, knit, cross-stitch, crochet and non-sewing blanket projects, consider joining the Busy Hands Group, every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Located at Shiloh Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 703 Lewisville-Vienna Rd, Lewisville, NC 27023. Items donated to sick, needy and shut-ins.