Events for April 2015
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce
Apr 01   Small Business Assistance Committee Meeting
Small Business Committee Meeting 
Hosted by:
Shana Bell with Stroud Miller Insurance

Stroud-Miller is a multi-lines independent insurance agency 
that has served the residents and businesses of the 
northwestern region of North Carolina for over 30 years.  
Their agency has the expertise and resources to provide you 
quality insurance protection for all your personal and 
business needs, regardless of size or value.

Their professional agents are always available to offer you 
personal, one-on-one help to assist you with your policy 
coverages, claims and other service needs.  

Date:   April 1, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Chamber Boardroom
Contact:   Crissy Triplette
Date/Time Details:  
Apr 02   Holy Thursday Service

Wilkesboro United Methodist Church
309 West Main Street / Wilkesboro, NC 28697


Holy Thursday, April 2

The Christian Hope is Resurrection Hope

7:00 p.m. Holy Thursday Service of Eucharist and Tenebrae

 We will remember the last days of Jesus’ life at with Tenebrae: A Service of Darkness, a worship service that dates from the earliest days of the Christian Church. This service draws us into the dramatic events that led to Jesus’ Crucifixion. Throughout the service, candles are extinguished representing the fading loyalties of the disciples and the approaching death of Jesus. After the altar is stripped bare, the service ends in a darkened sanctuary with complete silence.

Date:   April 2, 2015
Apr 02   Ribbon Cutting @ Nicks Motor Cars
Ribbon Cutting @ Nicks Motor Cars

  At Nicks Motor Cars they have unique and timeless vintage, custom and original stock automobiles. They are happy to show you some of their favorites, or put out an APB for your dream car. Either way you will drive away in a classic that is sure to be in the family for years to come!!

Date:   April 2, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   3384 W Hwy 421
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
(336) 667-6425 - Main
Contact:   Crissy Triplette 336-838-8662
Date/Time Details:   4 pm
Apr 03   Ribbon Cutting @ McDonald's Restaurant
Ribbon Cutting @ McDonald's Restaurant 

Please Join for a Ribbon Cutting and opening of the newly remodeled McDonald's Restaurant 


Date:   April 3, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1838 Winkler St
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Contact:   Crissy Triplette 336-838-8662
Date/Time Details:   10 am
Apr 04   La Ruzzola del Formaggio: Cheese Rolling Event
Come celebrate Little Easter and the return of spring at Raffaldini Vineyards with a traditional Italian game of the rolling of the cheese! The tradition of La Ruzzola dates back 3000 years to the Etruscan Tomb of the Olympiads but is now played with each Pasquetta in select Italian villages. Enjoy a picnic by purchasing and pairing cheese with a local artisan baked breads. A cheese rolling will be held at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website, call 336.526.1078 or email us at for more information.
Date:   April 4, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Raffaldini Vineyards
450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670
Contact:   336-526-1078
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 4 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.
Fees/Admission:   Complimentary.
Apr 05   Easter Sunday
Wilkesboro United Methodist Church
309 West Main Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

All are welcome to join us for Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday, April 5

The Christian Life is Resurrection Life

7:00 a.m. Sunrise Worship

Mountain Park Cemetery 
(Enter cemetery from Bridge Dr. located on the hill behind the courthouse).

7:30 a.m. Breakfast, Fellowship Hall

9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship

10:00 a.m. Sunday School, Education Bldg

11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship


Date:   April 5, 2015
Apr 06   Caregivers Support Group Meetings
Caregivers Support Group Meetings will be held the first Monday of each month at the Ruby Pardue Blackburn Adult Day Care Center at 1:00 pm.  Respite care will be provided free of charge during these meetings. For more information call Gladys Roberts a 336-667-2541.
Date:   April 6, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Ruby Pardue Blackburn Adult Day Care Center
1915 West Park Dr. Ste 200
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Contact:   336.667.2541
Apr 07   Tourism Committee Meeting

Tourism Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
12:00 noon
Hosted by Rose Glen Village
Discover the caring atmosphere, active community, and comfortable, secure lifestyle that is Rose Glen Village.

Rose Glen Village provides each member of our community the opportunity to 'live life their way'. Residency includes a complete array of services and accommodations 


 Please RSVP your attendance plans using the "Register Online" link for the Tourism Committee  Meeting
1st Tuesday- every month @ 12:00 pm with location to be announced
If anyone is interested in hosting and/or sponsoring lunch please contact Terrian Carter at the Addison  Inn, (336) 838-1000

Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of  every  month, except July and December, unless otherwise notified.  Meeting locations are TBA through the Chamber calendar online, calendar insert of the monthly mailer, or email notices.
Terrian Carter, General Manager Addison Inn - VP Tourism 

Date:   April 7, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

407 W Main Street · Wilkesboro, NC 28697 · 336 667.2952

Contact:   336-838-8662
Date/Time Details:   12:00 noon
Fees/Admission:   This networking/informational event is free to Chamber members.
Apr 08   RN, LPN, CNA Recruiting Fair

BAYADA Home Health Care is looking for excellent, compassionate, and reliable RNs, LPNs, and CNAs to join our team.  Please come out to our North Wilkesboro recruiting location at 46 Boone Trail, North Wilkesboro 11am-2pm.  Enjoy lunch on us and ask us about our current sign on bonuses.  We look forward to you seeing you, come out and "Grow with us"

For more information or questions please call (336) 835-8500
RSVP by April 7th for lunch

Date:   April 8, 2015
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   46 Boone Trail
North Wilkesboro
Contact:   Ashley Grubb (336) 835-8500
Date/Time Details:   April 9, 2015 11am-2pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 08   Workforce Development Meeting

Workforce Development Committee Meeting
Wilkes County Schools Board Room

Topic: Wage and Hour Regulations
Speaker Jim Halsey, LP Corp.


 Please RSVP your attendance plans by the Register Online link.


If anyone is interested in hosting and/or sponsoring lunch please contact Linda Cheek, (336) 838-8662.

Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every other month @12 noon. Meeting locations are TBA through the Chamber calendar online, calendar insert of the monthly mailer, or email notices.

Ginger Shaffer, WIA Director of Wilkes Community College - VP Workforce Development

Date:   April 8, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Wilkes County Schools Board Room  
Contact:   336-838-8662
Date/Time Details:   12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Apr 09   CrimeStoppers
Crime Stoppers Committee Meeting

Thursday – April 9th 2015

2nd Thursday/month @ 8:30am - Chamber Boardroom
Committee Members please RSVP your attendance plans by clicking on "Register Online".

Crime Stoppers committee meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8:30am in the Chamber Boardroom, unless otherwise notified.
If interested in joining this committee, please contact Linda Cheek, CrimeStoppers Committee Chair (336)838-8662
Date:   April 9, 2015
Contact:   Linda Cheek 336.838.8662
Apr 10   Ribbon Cutting and Open House @ Copper Barrel Distillery

Ribbon Cutting and Open House @ Copper Barrel Distillery
Copper Barrel Distillery produces superlative craft spirits from scratch using the purest spring water and highest quality raw ingredients. All of our moonshine and aged whiskey is distilled in North Carolina using the freshest grains and produce grown here in the state.
Date:   April 10, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  1. Address: 508 Main Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Contact:   Crissy Triplette
Date/Time Details:   4 pm -6 pm
Apr 15   Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

3:30 pm
Chamber Boardroom
Date:   April 15, 2015
Time:   03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Contact:   336-838-8662
Apr 16   Business After Hours and Reopening @ Holiday Inn Express
Business After Hours and Reopening of Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express Wilkesboro, NC
 Join us for a Business After Hours and reopening of the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express. Their lobby, meeting room area, and breakfast area will be unrecognizable. Old walls were torn down and new walls put up, their front desk disappeared to be replaced by a more modern setup and, oh yeah, they are getting a "sweet shop"!
Date:   April 16, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
(336) 838-1800
Contact:   Crissy Triplette 336-838-8662
Date/Time Details:   5:30 pm-until
Apr 24   NC Star Party
Join us at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir at Mountain View Overlook park to learn about our solar system. There will be telescopes available to look at the stars and planets, and other activities to help participants of all ages learn about our solar system together. The event will be held on Friday, April 24th at 8:30PM, and the cloud/rain date will be the next night Saturday, April 25th at 8:30PM. The NC Science Festival?s annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the generous support of the NC Space Grant.
Date:   April 24, 2015
Time:   08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:   Mountain View Overlook Park Address: 373 Boomer Ferguson School Road, Boomer, NC 28606
Contact:   Contact Ranger Scott Graham with any questions by phone at 336-921-3390 or by email at
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 24, 2015 From 8:30-10:30 Rain Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015 From 8:30-10:30
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 27 - Apr 29   Senior Friends Retreat
Who Does He Say That He Is? The 'I AM' statements of Jesus in the Gospel of John. A study of the familiar words of Jesus such as, ?I am the way, the truth, and the life,? "I am the light of the world,? "I am the good shepherd,? and more. We will explore how these images connect with other scripture passages, hymns, and prayers.
Date:   April 27, 2015 - April 29, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference & Retreat Center 124 Pendry Drive Laurel Springs, NC 28644
Contact: Board of Cooperative Ministries, 500 South Church St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
Date/Time Details:   April 27-29, Monday through Wednesday
Fees/Admission:   Single Occupancy (Valley View) $230.00 Double Occupancy (Valley View) $150.00 Single Occupancy (Mtn. View) $215.00 Double Occupancy (Mtn. View) $140.00
Apr 27   Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society-Monthly Meeting

Regular monthly meeting and jam session-including Old Time, Blue Grass, Acoustic Folk, song and dance.
Everyone is invited to attend and don't forget to bring your instruments!  

WAFS meets the fourth Monday of each month at the Watson Stage on the Campus of Wilkes Community College April thru September.

October thru March the meetings are held at the Wilkes Heritage Museum.

Date:   April 27, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Watson Stage Wilkes Community College &
Wilkes Heritage Museum
Contact:   336.957.6442
Fees/Admission:   Free admission
Apr 29   Ribbon Cutting @ Hadley's Restaurant
Please Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting @ Hadley's Restaurant

Home Cooking at its best!

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Date:   April 29, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
328 Wilkesboro Ave
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Contact:   Crissy Triplette 336-838-8662
Date/Time Details:  
11:30 am 
Apr 30   Job Fair @ Walker Center
The 2015 Spring Job Fair will be held April 30th, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the John A. Walker Center on the campus of Wilkes Community College. This event will give you an opportunity to promote your business/company and inform job seekers about the career options available with your company.
Come early to enjoy lunch and the opportunity to network with other employers. Lunch will be available at 12 noon and is included in the registration fee. 
A table, chairs and lunch will be provided for each vendor. The registration fee for the event is $50.00 per company. To secure your space at the event, payment by check may be mailed in advance. Payment may also be made via credit card by calling the business office at 336-838-6519. Payment will also be accepted at the door. Platinum Level Sponsorships are available for this event. The cost of a sponsorship is $200.00 which includes registration fee, premier table location and company logo/name on promotional material. To be a Platinum Level Sponsor please select that option on the registration page and a staff member will contact you. If you need electrical access for your table please indicate on the registration page. Setup for the job fair will be April 30th, from 12:00pm - 1:30pm. 
Date:   April 30, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Walker Center - Campus of Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Contact:   business office WCC at 336-838-6519