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Upcoming Events at Mars Hill University (Details)


 

Family Support Network (Details)


"Life and Times of Mark Twain" Lecture


New Theatre at Mars Hill University Opens With Cinderella


When the play "Cinderella" opens on Thursday, it will be the premiere performance in Mars Hill University's new Thomas Black Box Theatre. The black box theatre is in Day Hall, which opened last fall, providing classroom and office space, as well as enhanced facilities for the (more)

New Market for Mountain Farms Seminars (Details)


Youth Group Fundraiser


Mount Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, located on Brushy Creek Road (The Airport Road) in Avery County, will be having a Fundraiser for their youth group Friday, February 24th at 5:30pm in their Fellowship Hall.  The event will consist of dinner, music and screening of The History Channel documentary "The Bible".  On the dinner menu will be soup beans, fried potatoes, coleslaw, cornbread, dessert and sweet tea for a donation.  Proceeds will to towards the youth groups trip to The Ark Encounter in Kentucky.

Womens Conference - Fill My Cup, Lord (Details)


Parkway Playhouse Youth Improv Class


Explore the fundamentals of comedy improvisation: team-building, self confidence, trust, speed, active listening, agreement, and a respect for other performers and their creativity. This eight-week intensive course introduces the basics of improve to develop characters, environment, and relationship. This class culminates in a performance of high energy short form games for friends and (more)

Yancey County DSS Board of Directors' Meeting


The Yancey County Department of Social Services Board of Director's meeting will be held on Monday February 27, 2017 at 6:00pm. The location for the board meeting is in the Yancey County Department of Social Services.

BLT Classic Movie Club to Screen "Carmen Jones"


The Burnsville Little Theater Classic movie club will be screening the 1954 Musical “Carmen Jones" Monday February 27th at 7:00pm at The Yancey Theatre.  In 1943 Oscar Hammerstein junior took Bizet's opera “ Carmen “, rewrote his lyrics, changed his characters from 19th century spaniards to World War Two era African American's, switched the locale to a southern military base, and the results were “ Carmen Jones “. This 1954 Technicolor musical stars Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, and Pearl Bailey and is directed by Otto Preminger who has transferred the Broadway stage play to the screen with taste and imagination. Everyone is invited to join with the BLT Monday February 27th at 7:00pm for the screening of this classic film once again on the big screen as it was intended. There are no ticket sales for these events but your donations are greatly appreciated and help to keep our movie club and the Yancey Theatre going. For more information call 682-2609. (view trailer)

Relatives As Parents Program Kickoff February 28th


If you are among the thousands of grandparents, aunts, uncles and older siblings raising younger relatives in your home, you do not want to miss getting on board with a new program coming to Spruce Pine. On Tuesday, February 28 (11 a.m.- 1 p.m.)  you are invited to a luncheon at Spruce Pine United Methodist Church to learn more about the Relatives as Parents Program, a service of the (more)

The Toe-Cane Beekeepers Association's First Meeting of 2017


The Toe-Cane Beekeepers Association (TCBA) will hold its first meeting of 2017 on February 28th at 6:30 PM at the United Community Bank in Burnsville, NC, across 197 from Glen Raven.  This meeting will not have a guest speaker, but will be organizational as we plan for our 2017 season.  It will be a potluck, so please bring a dish to share and some great ideas.  We will also be electing new officers.  The meeting is FREE and you do not have to be a member to attend.  There will be a door prize at the end of the meeting.  If you have any questions, please contact the secretary, Susan Spruill at 828-467-9184.  We look forward to seeing you!

Encore Performance of 'Go Granny D' with Potluck & Dance Party


There will be an encore Performance of "Go Granny D" along with a Potluck Supper and Dance Party at the Burnsville Town Center Friday March 3rd.  Off-Broadway Actress Barbara Bates Smith and Musician Jeff Sebens tell the story of Doris Haddock (aka Granny D), who at age 88 walked across America to raise awareness for campaign finance reform. There will be a potluck starting at 6:30pm. The show is at 7:30pm and runs 45 minutes with a Dance Party to follow.  Cost will be a donation.  For more information contact Lucy Doll at 828-208-4731 or â€‹yanceydoll@gmail.com.

Penland Community Open House March 4th


The Penland School of Crafts Community Open House will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. This is an afternoon of fun and education for all ages with hands-on activities in most of Penland’s teaching studios. No admission is charged. Many activities are messy, so don’t wear your fancy clothes. (more)

4-H Livestock Club Interest Meeting (Details)


Making Sense of Nonprofit Financial Reports


If financial reports look like a foreign language and you are on the board or staff of a nonprofit organization, you might want to sign up for “Financial Reporting for Nonprofits” being offered Tuesday, March 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Yancey County Public Library in Burnsville.  It will be taught by Wade Rogers, under the auspices of WNC Nonprofit (more)

Two Exhibitions at Weizenblatt Gallery


Mars Hill University's Weizenblatt Gallery will host two exhibits from February 13 through March 10, 2017. One features the textile art of Laura Ball and clay art of Bill Dale; the other features altered photography by Lydia See. An opening reception will be held Thursday, (more)

Choral Conference (Details)


Public Hearing About Mitchell DSS


Mitchell Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on March 20th at 5:00 pm  to receive public comments on whether the Mitchell Board of Commissioners should assume direct control of the activities of the Mitchell County Board of Social Services. The Commissioners would assume all powers, duties and responsibilities of the Social Services Board.  The public hearing will be held in the Commissioner's Conference Room, located at 26 Crimson Laurel Circle in Bakersville. Taking over operation of the Social Services board would not be a reflection of the job that current Director or employees of DSS are doing. The action would be to have more insight into DSS since the County funds nearly $2 million a year of the DSS budget and it is the largest item in the county's budget. The DSS budget requests have increased significantly over the past five years as the number of foster children has risen significantly, causing additional staff and attorney fees. 

Student Showcases at TRAC Galleries


On Saturday, February 11, the Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) will open the first of two highly anticipated exhibits of the year in the Burnsville Gallery with their Annual Student Showcase of work from Yancey County students. One week later, the Spruce Pine Gallery begins an (more)

Child Fest April 1st! (Details)


First Annual Mitchell County History Bee


The Mitchell County Historical Society announces its First Annual History Bee, scheduled for Thursday, April 6th, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville.  The goal of the History Bee, and the mission of MCHS, is to help Mitchell County residents, especially young people, become more aware of our rich heritage. There will be two divisions of (more)

David Holt and the Lightning Bolts To Perform at Mars Hill University


Mars Hill University will host a concert featuring popular old-time music performers David Holt and the Lightning Bolts on April 7, 2017. The concert is part of the university's Presidential Lecture and Performance Series. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. in Moore Auditorium on the university campus. This is a ticketed event: general admission tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at (more)

AMY Wee Trade Sale (Details)


MHU to Review President Trump's First 3 Months


As President Donald Trump's first 100 days draw to a close, two prominent influencers come to Mars Hill University to reflect on his actions and project how the rest of the president's term may take shape. "President Trump's First 100 Days: Perspectives From the Left and Right" will feature Rick Glazier of the North Carolina Justice Panel and John Hood of the John William (more)

State of the Child Event (Details)


Fight for the Bluff Exhibit


An exhibit called "The Fight for Bluff: A Community's Effort to Preserve Its Mountain" is on display in Mars Hill University's Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies. The exhibit looks at the history behind the proposed large scale logging of Bluff Mountain in the late (more)

Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting


The Sons of Confederate Veterans Col. John B. Palmer Camp #1946 meets at 6:30pm every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Burnsville Town Center.

Full Gospel Food Pantry for Those In Need


The Full Gospel Food Pantry at South Toe Old Presbyterian Church will be open on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm for those in need of food.  South Toe Old Presbyterian Church is located just past South Toe School Road. For more information call 284-0375. The Full Gospel Food Pantry is asking for monetary dontations to help them buy the food from Manna Food Bank to help them feed hungry people in Yancey County.  Churches and individuals wishing to help with funding may send donations to Donna Randolph, Treasurer, P.O. Box 1832, Burnsville, NC 28714.

Mitchell Chapter 58 D.A.V. Meetings


The Mitchell County Chapter 58 of the Disabled American Veterans meets on the first Thursday of each month at the School Administration Building in Ledger.  Meal is served at 5:30pm and the meeting starts at 6:00pm.  All disabled veterans and their spouses are invited.  If you have any questions call Dennis or Connie King at (828) 765-1441.

Food Ministry for the Needy of All Counties


 Paint Gap Baptist Church is doing a food ministry for the needy.  The only requirement is that you or someone you know needs food.  All counties are welcome.  Please call ahead for pickup time at 828-689-4841 or 828-206-4841.

Support Group Meetings (Details)


Survivors of Suicide Loss Meeting


Survivors of suicide loss meet at 7:00 PM on the first Tuesday of every month in the parlor of Spruce Pine United Methodist Church. Call Jodie at 688-5851 for additional information. 

Free Learning Lab at Mayland's Yancey Campus


Earn your GED, prepare for college, and improve your reading, writing and math skills all for free at Mayland Community College's Learning Lab offered at the Mayland's Yancey Campus Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am-5:00pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 8:00pm.  For more information call 682-2154. 

Cleaning for a Reason


If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. (more)

Needs at Brookside Rehabilitation & Care


Brookside Rehabilitation and Care is in need of lap blankets and homemade quilts for their residents. If you are interested in donating new or gently used quilts please contact Derek Freeman at Brookside at 828-682-9759.  (more)

Volunteer with Cancer Resource Alliance *


The Cancer Resource Alliance works on behalf of community cancer patients to support them in their cancer journey through complementary medicine services like massage, healing arts exercises, and one on one support and they're looking for volunteers. (more)

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group


 "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren", an educational and support group will meet the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00p.m. at the Yancey County Senior Center, 10 Swiss Avenue. Call 682-6011 for more information. (more)

Addiction Counseling


For families in need of drug and alcohol addiction counseling, Narconon Arrowhead can help. Narconon offers free counseling, assessments, and referrals to centers nationwide. Please call toll-free 1-800-468-6933 or log onto their website at www.stopaddiction.com.  

Mountain Regional Medical Corps Needs Volunteers


The Mountain Regional Medical Reserve Corps is seeking active and retired physicians, nurses, pharmacists and support staff who are interested in health issues to volunteer for local and state emergencies, disasters, and public health events. (more)

Habitat for Humanity Needs Volunteers


Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers for its Habitat Store in Spruce Pine, 4 to 8 hours a day, 1 to 5 days a week.  The days needed are Tuesday through Saturday.  Anyone retired, out of work, school or college students can volunteer.  (more)

Dog Park Available Free to Pet Owners


The Yancey County Humane Society offers a beautiful community dog park at the Animal Shelter off Cane River School Road.  (more)

Mayland Offers Free Basic Skill Classes


Mayland Community College’s Basic Skills program offers adults help in improving their reading, writing, and math skills as well as preparing students to complete the requirements to earn their GED. (more)

Weekday Schedule at Mitchell Senior Center


Lunch is served every weekday at 11:30am.  There is no charge for persons 60 and over: contributions are accepted. Exercise class is held ever Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am-11:15am: led by a trained instructor from the Physical Therapy Department of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. Bingo is played every Monday at 10:00am. (more)

Local History Resource Available


Genealogists, historians, students, teachers and anyone interested in local history in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey Counties will now be able to access bibliographic information about the holdings in the Lloyd Bailey Annex in Burnsville through the AMY Regional Library online public access catalog.  (more)

How You Can Help Save a Life


Narconon Arrowhead is saving lives, reuniting families, and making stronger communities through effective drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn how and why a person becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol and what you can do to help, log on to www.stopaddiction.com or call 800-468-6933 to receive free counseling, referrals and assessments. Stop the cycle of addiction today! 

WAMY Community Action Looking for Testimonials


WAMY Community Action is searching for former customers and staff of their non-profit agency. Have you ever participated in any of WAMY’s many different programs? (more)

Mitchell Senior Center


The Mitchell Senior Center needs substitute volunteers for all routes, but for the Bakersville area especially. Substitutes are people who are willing for them to call at the last minute when they need someone to deliver meals. (more)

Shriner's Hospitals


Children with serious medical problems face many challenges in life. That's why Shriner's Hospitals for Children offers help and hope by providing world-class medical care to kids with orthopedic, spinal cord or burn injury problems, totally free (more)

Help for Starting or Expanding a Small Business


Are you interested in starting or expanding a small business?  If so, then W. A. M. Y. Community Action, Inc. may be able to help with funding or other assistance. (more)

Fair Housing is the Law in North Carolina


Fair Housing is the law in North Carolina.  If you feel that you have been discriminated against in housing because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, or family status you have options. (more)

Community Service Workers Available to Non-Profits


The North Carolina Department of Corrections Community Service Program is seeking non-profit agencies who would like to be considered for placement of court-ordered persons to work off community service hours at their location.  (more)

Spruce Pine Kiwanis Club Meeting


For 50 years, the Kiwanis Club of Spruce Pine has been actively involved in projects that make our community a great place to work and live.  They focus on providing services to help children and youth, funded by conducting events such as fish fries and golf tournaments.  (more)

SafePlace Fresh Start Program


SafePlace is working with local agencies to improve lives of the underemployed and homemakers who have lost financial support through divorce or death of a parent or spouse through their Fresh Start Program.  (more)

Domestic Violence Support Groups


Mitchell County Safeplace has a support group for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault.  If you'd like more information call 765-4044. The Family Violence Coalition of Yancey County offers a support group for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.  For information about this group call 682-0056.

Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteers


The Yancey County Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to deliver meals to Yancey County shut-ins, any weekday from 10:30am-noon.  If you'd like to volunteer, call the Yancey County Senior Center at 682-6011.
 

Health Department's 5 R's of Rabies Prevention


The Mitchell County Health Department encourages everyone to practice "Responsible Pet Ownership" by following the 5 R's of rabies prevention. (1) Rabies Vaccination...have your dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies and keep their vaccination up to date. (2) Remove food from your yard...food items left outside will attract wild (more)

To Tutor or Be Tutored


The Yancey County Literacy council is a non-profit organization that gives free one-on-one tutoring to both children and adults.  If you need a tutor or would like to become a tutor with the Yancey Literacy Council call 678-9646 for more information.

Breast Feeding Support


 The Yancey Health Department and WIC Program provide breastfeeding education and support to all women in Yancey County regardless of income.  Breastfeeding counselors are available 24 hours a day to offer one-on-one assistance before and after pregnancy.  This service is made possible through funding from Mitchell-Yancey Partnership for .........

Heritage Adult Day Retreat


 Need help caring for your loved one? Call Heritage Adult Day Retreat at 682-1556.  They're open Monday through Friday 7:30am-5:30pm.  They provide assistance with medications and personal care, social activities, a registered nurse on staff...and transportation and financial assistance is available.  They're located on Highway 19E at Riverside.

Facts About Blood Donaton


* Every 2 seconds in the U.S. someone needs a blood transfusion. * By donating blood regularly, we can be assured blood will be available for an emergency.  * It takes about an hour to give blood (The actual amount of time the needle is in the donors arm is approximately 10 minutes).  * Only 5% of the medically eligible population is willing  to....

Reach to Recovery


Have you just been diagnosed with breast cancer? Do you have questions about recovery, a prosthesis, or reconstructive surgery? Do you need someone to talk to? Reach to Recovery is a peer support program aimed at women who have been newly diagnosed or just treated for breast cancer that helps to answer these questions. If you or a loved one ......

Yancey Meals on Wheels needs Volunteers


The Yancey County Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to deliver meals to Yancey County shut-ins, any weekday from 10:30 am to noon. If you would like to volunteer, call the Yancey County Senior Center at 682-6011. 

Support Group for Caregivers of Loved Ones With Memory Loss


A monthly support group for caregivers of loved ones with memory loss is held the first Friday of each month from 1-3pm in the Hospice of the Blue Ridge building at 236 Hospital Drive in Spruce Pine, NC.  For more information call Lisa Boone at 828-765-5677 or email lboone@hospicemc.com.

New Knit- Crochet Club (Details)