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Community Calendar — Jan. 9

Clemmons Branch Library

Event for the week of Jan. 9.

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 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, and Monday, Jan. 13.

National Winnie the Pooh Day: Join the Clemmons Branch Library at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, for a celebration of Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne’s birthday with fun Pooh-themed crafts and activities. Open to all ages.

Tinker Tuesday: At 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, make creations out of Legos, K’nex, Lincoln Logs, and Marble Maze materials and see if you can solve this month’s building challenge. All ages welcome. Small parts may not be suitable for small children.

Adult programs:

Board Games: At 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, join in for an exciting hour of board games. Bring your favorite game or play one of the library’s. All ages welcome.

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 at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 with a discussion of “Lady in the Lake” by Laura Lippman.

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 about one hour. The next meeting is at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the auditorium at 3554 Clemmons Road. Visit or call the library for more information. The theme for January is healthy recipes for the new year.

Shallowford Series Concerts

The 33rd season of Shallowford Series Concerts presented by Shallowford Presbyterian Church in collaboration with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, will open at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, at Shallowford Presbyterian Church. The three concerts in this year’s series feature instrumentalists from the string and guitar studios of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Sunday, Jan. 19, 3 p.m. “Last Expressions” presents the UNCSA String Quartet performing the two final string quartets by Franz Josef Haydn (String Quartet No. 2 in D minor, Op. 76 “Fifths”) and Felix Mendelssohn (String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80). Each of these works demonstrates strong characteristics of these two masters in the final period of their creative output. Performers are Luca Kevorkian, violin; Bella Ward, violin; Julian Smart, viola; and Adithya Muralidharan, cello.

• Sunday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m. UNCSA Guitar Studio

• Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m. UNCSA Violin Studio

All concerts are free to the public and followed by a reception honoring the performers.

Art exhibit: On view through February on the Shallowford Presbyterian Church Art Wall: The Creative Spirit! Paintings by Betty Tysor.

Location for all events: 1200 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Lewisville, near U. S. 421 Exit 242, next to Kaplan’s. For more information, call 336-766-3178 or go to www.shallowfordpresbyterian.org .

CPC hosts blood drive

Clemmons Presbyterian Church will host a blood drive from 2:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9.

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.

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Please give.

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

Antique irons program

The Lewisville Historical Society invites the public to enjoy a program called “All About Antique Irons” at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, in the auditorium of the Lewisville Branch Library at 6490 Shallowford Road in Lewisville. Historian and antique collector, Richard Gray Mock, will present a program and demonstration on his collection of antique irons. The collection includes some very unusual pieces. Mock will talk about the history of the development of the iron. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Lewisville Historical Society and the Lewisville Branch Library. For more information, call 336-766-5842.

Clemmons Presbyterian to host afternoon GriefShare

Clemmons Presbyterian Church will offer a GriefShare series beginning Jan. 12 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. GriefShare is a Christ-centered program designed to help those mourning the loss of a loved one. The program consists of videos, discussion and a personal workbook and will last for 13 weeks. No pre-registration is required. This is open to the public. Cost is $15 for the workbook. Child care is available if requested in advance. Contact the church office for more information at 336-766-4631.

GriefShare at Clemmons UMC

Clemmons United Methodist Church will begin a new 13-week series of GriefsShare, a grief recovery seminar and group support group, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, 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, you are invited to join. Grief is easier when shared among people who care. For more information, call Nancy at 336-971-7275. Clemmons UMC is located at 3700 Clemmons Road in Clemmons.

Southwest Forsyth Little League Baseball reunion

The original SWFLL (South Fork, Clemmons, Lewisville, Jonestown) Little League baseball is having a reunion on Jan. 25. Any player, manager, coach, board member or guests that played/participated in the 1970s thru the early 1980s are cordially invited and encouraged to attend. The event will be held in the Ivy Room at The Village Inn in Clemmons. Feel free to bring any memorabilia, programs or souvenirs with you. Starting time is 5 p.m. until, and the cost is $8 per person to cover the venue expense, $11 per person if paying at the door. To prepay and register, send funds to falcon@triad.rr.com. Payment can be made through PayPal or Zelle.

Introduction to West Forsyth High School

“Explore the Possibilities” introduction to West Forsyth High School program will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 9 in the Anderson Performing Arts Center Auditorium. Rising freshman in the class of 2024 and those that will be new to West Forsyth are invited to attend. Come learn about the offerings West has in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.

Parents of current and rising students are encouraged to attend a school-wide meeting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 29 to learn registration information particular to West.
Call 336-712-4400 if you have questions.

Rotary Club of Western Forsyth

Rotary Club of Western Forsyth meets from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesdays at Sixty Six Grill and Taphouse located at 3440 Frontis Street in Winston-Salem. For more information, contact gblackwelder@hearst.com .

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.

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.