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Community Calendar — Jan. 16

Clemmons Branch Library

Events for the week of Jan. 16

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).

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.

Teen programs

Lunar New Year: Join the Clemmons Branch Library at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, to learn about the traditions of the Lunar/Chinese New Year and make an origami rat and good luck banners to hang in your room. All supplies provided. No registration needed. Waivers required for snacks.

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.

History of Jazz: At 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, the library will host a lecture and performance by master flutist, jazz historian, and educator Galen Abdur-Razzaq about the history of jazz music. He will also play select pieces on his flute. All ages are welcome.

Clemmons pro-life event

The annual Clemmons Life Chain will be sponsored again this year by the Knights of Columbus Men’s Club of Holy Family Catholic Church. The event will take place from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19. The event is open to the public and signs will be provided. Participants will line the sidewalk from the Clemmons Post Office to the Clemmons Library in quiet and prayerful protest of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision, which was handed down 47 years ago this month, legalizing abortion in the United States.

Salem Band Winter Concert

Join Salem Band for an evening of wind ensemble classics at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, for a free concert at Hanes Auditorium. Music by Shostakovich, Ellington, Wagner and more, including Stravinsky’s “Berceuse and Finale” from “The Firebird” and Clifton Jones’ “From Whom All Blessings Flow.” Flute soloist Dr. Laura Dangerfield Stevens (UNC professor of flute, Salem College alumna) will perform Chaminade’s “Concertino.” Hanes Auditorium in the Elberson FAC at Salem College, free. Eileen Young, music director/conductor. Established in 1771, Salem Band is the oldest, continuous mixed wind ensemble in the nation. Visit www.salemband.org or https://www.facebook.com/SalemBandFan/ for more information.

Walters to appear at Clemmons Republican Club meeting

The Clemmons Republican Club is sponsoring a town hall event featuring 10th District Republican Congressional candidate Ralf Walters.

Walters will participate in a lively question and answer session with guests. The event is free and open to the public. Join in from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Clemmons Library auditorium. For more information, contact Clemmons Republican Club President Joe Muster at joemuster@yahoo.com or 336-978-1419.

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 .

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 GriefShare, 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.

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.