Community Calendar — July 11

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 11, 2019

Clemmons Branch Library

Events for the week of July 11

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 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. For to ages 7-17. Upcoming meetings will be on Thursday, July 11, at 4 p.m. and Monday, July 22, at 4 p.m.

Summer reading programs:

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 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.

Origami: On Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m. join Japanese Outreach Initiative Ambassador Nana Watanobe as she teaches basic origami. This program is open to children and teens of all ages and skill levels. Origami paper will be provided.

Icy Planets: How do scientists explore “icy worlds” in the outer solar system? On Monday, July 22, at 2 p.m. participants will explore “icy planets” to see what secrets they hold. You may get messy so be prepared. This program is intended for ages 5-10, but all ages are welcome to attend.

Signs of Life: It’s alive! Or is it? Define what makes something alive and perform an experiment to find signs of life in three cups of sand. This program is for ages 10-17 and will be held on Wednesday, July 24, at 2 p.m.

Professor Whizzpop Blast Off to Books: On Thursday, July 25, at 2 p.m. join Professor Whizzpop for a cosmic supernova of reading, magic and audience participation.​​​​ During the show, you’ll travel at the speed of sound, defeat an alien invasion, learn about black holes and encourage the audience to explore a universe of books. This program is intended for ages 4-11, but all ages are welcome to attend.

Clemmons/Lewisville Teen Lock-In:

Lock-In: The Clemmons and Lewisville branch libraries will team up in Lewisville on Friday, July 26, for a teen lock-in. Activities include pizza, space-themed games, and making alien slime at the Lewisville Branch Library from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Science fiction/space inspired costumes are welcome. For rising sixth-12th graders. Registration is required. Visit or call the Clemmons Branch at 336-703-2920 or the Lewisville Branch at 336-703-2940 for more information.

Adult programs:

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 at 3554 Clemmons Road. Visit or call the library for more information.

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.

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.

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.