Community Calendar — July 4

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Clemmons Branch Library

Week of July 4

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

Children’s programs:

Children’s story times: Join in for great books, finger plays, songs and crafts. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers (ages 18 months-3 years), Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers (ages 3-5).

Chess Club: Come join the Clemmons Branch Library on Monday, July 11, at 4 p.m. to play the game of kings. Chess sets will be provided so bring your moves. Open to beginners and players with all levels of expertise. Open to ages 7-17.

Summer reading programs:

Bright Star Theatre: “One Small Step”: Join the Clemmons Branch Library on Tuesday, July 8, at 10:30 a.m. for a theatrical performance about the journey that humankind took to the moon. This program is for all ages. Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre.

Rockets: We have lift-off! Join the Clemmons Branch Library on Saturday, July 13, at noon to build and experiment with three different kinds of rockets: balloon, soda straw and paper. See which rockets fly the farthest based on the propulsion system and materials used. This program is for all ages.

Touchdown: How do astronauts land safely? On Monday, July 15, at 2 p.m. use cardboard, rubber bands, straws, paper and marshmallows to create a safe landing pod for our two marshmallow astronauts. This program is for ages 5 and up.

Space Technology Series — Air-Powered Rockets: Join the Clemmons Branch Library for the Global Rocket Launch on Tuesday, July 16, at 3 p.m. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch. Build rockets from recycled materials, harness the air around us, and watch your rocket fly.

Soft Landing: Landing an astronaut safely requires an airbag system. On Wednesday, July 17, at 2 p.m. at the Clemmons Branch Library, try to land your own egg-stronaut safely using only a few materials. This program is for ages 10-17.

Adult programs:

Suicide in the Older Population: Join in on Wednesday, July 10, at 10 a.m. for a special presentation on suicide in the older population. Presented by the NC Geriatric & Adult Mental Health Specialty Team — the same group that presented the Dementia: Accepting the Challenge series.

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 Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. with a discussion of “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens.

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 a 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 the library at 336-703-2920 if you have questions. The program will last about one hour. The next meeting is at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, in the auditorium, 3554 Clemmons Road. Visit or call the library for more information.

Clemmons Republican Club

The Clemmons Republican Club is sponsoring a town hall meeting with village council members at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at the Clemmons library auditorium. The topic will be on when the sidewalk will be built on Clemmons Road to Tanglewood Park. The event is free and open to the public.

CPC hosts blood drive

Clemmons Presbyterian Church will host a blood drive on Thursday, July 11, from 2:30-6:45 p.m.

Walk-ins can be accommodated, 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. Summer drives are particularly hard to recruit donors. Please give.

Clemmons Presbyterian Church is located at 3930 Clemmons Road (Hwy. 158).

Free cardiovascular screening

A Novant Health cardiovascular screening including blood tests will be hosted by Unity Moravian Church on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This event is free to anyone 18 and older. Advanced registration is required by calling 336-277-1880 or emailing CommunityWellness@novanthealth.org. Unity Moravian Church is located at 8300 Concord Church Road in Lewisville.

‘Ferries of Yadkin River’ program

The public is invited to a program entitled, “The Ferries of the Yadkin River” on Monday, July 8, at 6 p.m. at the Lewisville Branch Library auditorium. Find out how people crossed the river with their animals and vehicles before bridges were built. This program is a part of the Lewisville Historical Society’s July membership meeting. Light refreshments provided. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Lewisville Historical Society and the Lewisville Branch Library. Call 336-766-5842 for more information.

Bethlehem United Methodist hosts Independence Day celebration and picnic

The Young at Heart ministry at Bethlehem United Methodist Church will host its annual Independence Day celebration and picnic on Thursday, July 4, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The community is invited. The event will be at the church picnic shelter, but in the event of inclement weather will move to the Family Life Center. Hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and paper products will be provided, but everyone attending should bring a covered dish and dessert. Volunteers are also needed to make homemade ice cream. There will be a patriotic program as well as bluegrass music by a local band. For more information, call 336-712-9946. Bethlehem United Methodist Church is located at 321 Redland Road in Advance.

Newcomers and Neighbors meeting

Newcomers and Neighbors of the greater Winston-Salem area holds its monthly meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Coffee and social time is at 9:45 a.m. with meeting to follow. The meetings are held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1416 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem. For membership information, email wsnewcomers@gmail.com or go to
www.newcomers-Winston-Salem.com.

Jam sessions

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 host a Griefshare support group meeting at 7 p.m. on July 8 in the Ministry Center. If you or someone you know is grieving the loss of a loved one, whether it be a parent, child, spouse or sibling, we invite you to join the meeting. Grief is easier when shared. For more information, call Nancy at 336-971-7275 or Ann at 434-251-0343. Clemmons UMC is located at 3700 Clemmons Road in Clemmons.

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.
Worship service with Pastor Michael Duffield begins at 11 a.m. The Wednesday evening “Just As I Am” casual and family service has expanded. Dinner is served at 6:20 p.m., followed by a Bible study led by Pastor Mike from 7-7:45 p.m. Also in the children’s church is a New Kids Program by Tamara Koontz. All people of Christian faith are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the church at 336-577-2873 or mktvfl@att.net . Victory on the Frontline Church and Event Center, 4307 Welcome-Arcadia Rd., Lexington.

Kiwanis Club

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 info@clemmonscivicclub.org .

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 d.p.ballard@gmail.com, 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 lewisvilleclemmonschamber@gmail.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 3:30-5 p.m. and 6-7:30 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.