COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Community Calendar

February 21st 2024

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Download the FREE Red Cross Blood Donor App from the Apple Store or Google Play Store to easily schedule your appointment

There is a Severe Shortage of Blood, Plasma & Platelets

PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING THE GIFT OF LIFE

Blood Drives:

Ashe:

2-21-24: TODAY @ Skyline Telephone from 12-4:30. (Appointment ONLY!) For info call

Hallie Grubb @...................................................................................................336-876-6117

 

3-6-24: @ Ashe County High School from 8:30-2. To make an appt. visit redcrossblood.org or call Mrs. Gilbert @..............................................................................................336-846-2400

Alleghany:

2-21-24: @ First Baptist Church on Main Street in Sparta from 12-4:30 pm. Walk-Ins are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED! Or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appt. For info call Jim Cox @…………………………………..……….……………………………………………………………………….336-200-1717

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VITA Tax Aid is now available at Generations on Mondays & Wednesdays by Appointment ONLY! For more info & to set up an appointment call Generations @ 336-246-4347

For a complete list of “What to Bring” visit 580wksk.com under the CC Tab

What to Bring: Government issued photo; ID for you & your spouse, if married; SS Cards & Birth Dates for all family members in the same household; All W-2 & 1099 forms; Insurance form 1095-A, B or C; Information for other income & expenses; Proof of Deductions including Charitable Deductions/Credits, & Last Year’s Taxes (2023). For Direct Deposit of Refund, bring proof of account & Bank’s Routing Number

_____________________________________________________________________________ Ashe Really Cares urges you to give to the ARC thru Feb 28th for theSouper Bowl of Caring a nationwide movement to give locally & to make an impact on hunger. Accepting Monetary & Non-Perishable Food items. Donations may be dropped off @ ARC. Call for info 336-846-5631

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If you live in the Lansing Community and would like to submit a recipe to be published in the Lansing FD Cookbook whether in memory of a loved one or otherwise, send the recipe by

mid-April to: Lansing VFD, 9281 NC Hwy. 194 N., Lansing, NC 28643

_____________________________________________________________________________ Open Enrollment for Advantage Plans run through March 31st. During this time, you can switch to different Advantage Plan or go back to Original Medicare, if you qualify. For free assistance, call the Senior Center to make an appointment @ 336-246-4347

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Lost Province Arts will have a “80’s Dance Party Fundraiser” Saturday Feb. 24th @ 6pm with Live Music & Food. For ticket info call 336-977-1247

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The next Ashe Outreach Ministries Fish Fry is Friday, March 1st from 4-7pm @ the RCC. Enjoy Alaskan Pollok Fish, Chicken Tenders, Shrimp or Combo, served up with FF, Slaw, Hushpuppies, Drink & Dessert. Small Plate is $10; Medium Plate $13; Large Plate $15. Veggie Plate $10. Kids 10 & under eat Free with a paid adult, dine in only. Live entertainment! To go orders, call ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..336-385-1314

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New River FD will have their Rook Tournament on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays in January, February, & March. The next one, is Saturday, March 2nd @ 7pm. Food will be served @ 6:30pm, Rook starts @ 7pm. Everyone is welcome

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The Ashe County Parks & Recreation Spring Sports Registration Deadline for Boy/Girl T-Ball & Soccer, is March 8th. Register online at asheparks.com or in person. For info call 336-982-6185

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The Ben Rochester Family will be singing at Calvary Free Will Baptist Church in Glendale Springs on March 10th at 10:45am. Everyone is welcome

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Calvary Free Will Baptist Church in Glendale Springs will have their “Easter Play” Sunday, March 17th @ 6pm. Everyone is welcome

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April 15th / May 20th / June 17th / July 15th / Aug. 19th / Sept. 16th / Oct. 21st / Nov. 18th / Dec. 16th

The Ashe County Wildlife Club meets the 3rd Monday of each month (January thru October), @ the Clubhouse, located @ 3220 Big Peak Creek Rd, Laurel Springs. The next meeting will be March 18th @ 7pm

_____________________________________________________________________________The Ashe Co. Board of Commissioners will present the 39th Annual Volunteer Awards Thursday, April 18th @ 7pm with Reception beginning @ 6:15pm. Nominations must be returned by Friday, Feb. 16th. Don’t forget about the volunteers at your church! For info call Jennifer @ 336-246-4347

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VFW Auxiliary 7946 will have their Annual Scholarship & Contests for kindergarten thru high School students. Entry deadline is March 31st. For complete information, call Josephine at

336-246-2091

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Lees-McRae College will host 2 weeks of intensive Wildlife Science Summer Programs for high school students with a passion for animals & a desire to build a career in the field of wildlife science. Register at LMC.edu. Students can register for both weeks if desired. Week 1 is:

June 16-22; Week 2 is: June 23-29

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PSA’s

The Salvation Army is now open in their new location in the former Southern States building. They are taking Donations M-F, from 9-5. Remember your donations are tax deductible & go to help those in need! They are also in need of Volunteers.

_____________________________________________________________________________The Compassionate Commissary offers FREE Snacks, Hot Coffee & Hot Chocolate each Tuesday thru Thursday, @ 20 East Ashe Street d’town WJ. If you’re in need of non-perishable food items, they can help with that as well. For more info call 828-434-8888

_____________________________________________________________________________Volunteers are needed to pack Boxes of Food & to deliver the boxes to people in need in Ashe County on the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month. If you can volunteer, call……….….…828-434-8888

_____________________________________________________________________________Generations Ashe in in desperate need of Meals on Wheels Drivers. If you can help to deliver meals to the shut in in Ashe Co., call Jennifer @ 336-246-4347

_____________________________________________________________________________Ashe Outreach Ministries in Creston is in need of Volunteer Kitchen & Pantry help as well as Drivers for Meals, Tues-Thur. approx. 2 hrs. weekly. Training & Route help available. For info call 336-385-1136 or 336-977-1144

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Lansing Heritage Group is asking for “History” information of the Lansing area. If you would like to submit historical information and or pictures, email to: [email protected]. Call the Lansing Town Hall for more info @ 336-384-3938

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Grace Community Church on Mulatto Mtn. Rd. now has a Food Pantry Box located at the entrance to the Church & stocked with non-perishable food items, available for free to anyone in need in the community. For info call 336-620-2600 or 336-877-0685

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