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Funding For Good will be conducting four grant-writing workshops throughout North Carolina in January and February. If you are new to grant writing or research, or find yourself with experience writing grants without receiving funding, this is the class for you. With the current economic climate, grant funding has become more competitive and vital to the success of non-profits. Visit (more)
The Mitchell-Yancey Partnership for Children will once again be selling fresh Fraser Fir wreaths as a fundraiser for the Imagination Library! Through the Imagination Library, young children in Mitchell and Yancey counties receive a FREE book in the mail, every month from birth through their 5th birthday. Since 2006, we’ve given out over 85,000 free books to local (more)
The 12th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 27th from 11:00am-2:00pm in the Family Life Center of Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church. No reservations are necessary and the meal is free of charge!. There will also be a Coat Closet with coats, gloves, hats, scarves and blankets for those who need them. For information, transportation, shut-in service or deliveries call 678-5008 or 284-0409. (If you have not received your meal by 12:30pm please contact the church at 682-2835 to check on it.)
Newdale Presbyterian Church will continue their Christmas Bazaar for two more weekends on Friday and Saturday Nov. 21&22 and 28 & 29 beginning at 8 am. Lots of Christmas items and baked goodies. Stop and shop. For more info contact Anita Fortunes at 688-4067.
Noah's Blankets for Hugs is taking new or gently used blankets for V.A. hospital, Nursing homes, the infusion labs at Asheville and Spruce Pine, etc., now through November 28th. Donations can include: Quilts or Blankets, fabric to make quilts or a donation to buy items needed. Everything is greatly appreciated. This is a non-profit group who just wants to show love and help for those in need. You'll find drop boxes for donations at The Prescription Pad and Sue's Beauty Shop in Burnsville. If you have questions contact either Cindy Williams 828-208-2144 or Sarah Ray at 828-208-5551 or any member of Bible Baptist Church.
The 6th annual performance of Ogden Nash's classic "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't" by Burnsville's own Read It & Weep Repertory Theatre will be held Friday November 28th at 10:30am at the Burnsville Town Center. The play will delight all ages. It is the story of Nicholas Knock, a brave young shepherd who saves Christmas from Prince Evilard and his nasty minions. This year all proceeds benefit Hospice of Yancey. One performance only. Admission is $5 for grownups, $1 for children. For more information call Lucy Doll at 208-4731 or the Burnsville Town Center at 682-7209.
Join the High Peaks Trail Association for a birding stroll at Cane River Park on Nov. 29. This park offers the opportunity to see a wide variety of species, including mammals, so bring binoculars if you have them and even an extra pair to share. Please dress for the weather – we’ll be going rain or shine. (more)
Santa Claus is coming to town but not without Mrs. Claus. The Market on Oak in Spruce Pine is announcing two special dates for children to meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus. On Saturday, November 29, 2014, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Market on Oak for Story Time and milk (more)
Brookside Rehabilitation and Care in Burnsville will be hosting the Little Miss/Mr. and Teen Mr./Miss Brookside beauty pageants. It will take place on Saturday November 29th at 2pm. All participants will receive a crown/trophy/title and a grand supreme title will be given in each category. All children ages birth-16 are invited to attend. The contestants will be judged in the following categories: evening/casual wear (no glitz dresses), talent and interview. This is not a preliminary to any other competitions but the winners will be invited to ride on Brookside’s Christmas float in the Burnsville parade. Children and parents may register beginning on Monday, October 6th at Brookside. Please call 828-682-9759and contact Derek Freeman, pageant director/Activity Director for any questions. The cost per child to enter is $10.00. These funds will be allocated to the Resident Activity fund to be used at Christmas and for resident field trips. The deadline to register is November 22nd 2014.
The Spruce Pine Christmas Parade will be held Saturday November 29th at 6:00pm. The theme for this year's parade is "Christmas Around the World". For more information contact the Spruce Pine Kiwanis at 765-1711.
The Yancey County Department of Social Services will be taking applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program beginning on December 1, 2014. This will be only for household that contain someone who is age sixty years and older or receive assistance through DAADS. Applications will be taken from 8:30 am until noon at the First Baptist Church on the town square. They (more)
On Thursday, December 4th 7:30pm, the Mountain Heritage High School music department will present their annual "Home for the Holidays" concert in the MHHS auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students (with all proceeds going to the music department). This concert will feature the symphonic band, advanced choral ensemble, Crescendolls Show Choir, and other special ensembles. The music is sure to get your toes tapping and your hearts swelling with the Christmas spirit! It is a community event you WONT want to miss! So come and celebrate this holiday season right here in your hometown. After all, there's NO place like home for the holidays!
Sara Cares: Artist Aiding Animals is a fundraiser for the Mitchell County Animal Rescue and the Humane Society of Yancey County that takes place during the Spring and Winter TRAC Tours. Sara Cares began in June, 2012 with the Speckled Dog Pottery contributing a portion of the (more)
Spend a winter weekend during the FREE biannual TRAC Studio Tour, December 5-7. Fri, noon to 4pm; Sat-Sun, 10am to 5pm. This season, over 100 artists will open their studio doors. Step inside to see where, how, and why beautiful arts are created in the Mitchell and Yancey Counties and pick up a gift for you or a friend, a family member. A reception will be held at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery on Fri, Dec 5, from 5 to 7pm where you can plan your route (participant art displayed geographically) and meet an artist/neighbor. Now in its 21st year, the Tour and reception are totally FREE. For more information, call 828-682-7215 or 828-765-0520 or visit the website, www.toeriverarts.org.
Join us at Clearmont Elementary for a night of fun Friday December 5 from 5:30-8:30 we will have a special visitor from the North Pole for pictures and a chance to purchase a button picture. Then at approximately 6:30 we will be showing the movie Elf. We will have a pizza, popcorn, and drink combo for $5.00. Extra pizza is $2.00 a slice, extra popcorn or drink is $1.00.
The Yancey County Chamber of Commerce invites the community to bring their kids to the Burnsville Town Center on Friday December 5th at 6:00pm to meet Santa Claus, have their picture made with him, get a treat bag, have cookies and hot chocolate and participate in other fun activities.
Advanced tickets are now on sale for a special evening of traditional mountain music December 5 at 7 pm in Broyhill Chapel on the campus of Mars Hill University. The concert, called Winter's Tune: Music to Warm an Appalachian Night, is hosted by the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies and will help support the Roger Howell Documentary Project. (more)
The 14th Annual West Burnsville Baptist Church Christmas Pageant, a depiction of the life of Christ in music and drama, begins at 7 PM on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 & 6 and at 3 PM on Sunday, Dec. 7. Reservations are recommended for groups of 6 or more. For more information or to make a reservation call the church at 682-3990 or call Wanda Harding at 682-7792.
The Burnsville Christmas parade will be held on Saturday, December 6 beginning at 3. pm. The theme this year is “Christmas Bells are Ringing.” Stop by the Visitor Center/Chamber Office for entry forms. Entry is free before Friday Nov. 21 and after that date a $10 late fee will be charged. For information call the Chamber office at 682-7413.
The Annual Winter Fest Non-Profit Day will be held Saturday December 6th from 9:00am-3:00pm at the Burnsville Town Cneter. You'll find crafts, gifts, jewelry, and delicious home baked goods. There is no charge for a non-profit group to have a table or set up, but space is limited so to be a part of this day and raise money for your organization call Kathleen Holstein at 682-7477
Bradshaw Fire Department is having Santa and one of his elves to stop by Tipton Hill School on Saturday December 6th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. You are welcome to take pictures. There will be refreshments: coffee, hot chocolate, cookies, cakes, and treats for the kids. Come on by and enjoy fun for the whole family: grownups and children alike.
The Town of Bakersville is pleased to present a Free Christmas Concert featuring Rhonda Gouge and Roan Mountain Rain Saturday December 6th at 7:30pm at Bowman Middle School Auditorium, located at 410 South Mitchell Street in Bakersville, NC. Everyone is welcome.
The Annual Election Period is the one time of year when all people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2015. Take advantage of the Annual Election Period, and you may be able to save money, improve your coverage or both. The Annual Election Period started on Oct.15—and lasts seven full weeks—to give you enough time to review and make changes to your Medicare coverage. You will need to make your final selection for next year's Medicare coverage by Dec. 7 to ensure that your coverage can begin without interruption on Jan.1 Contact the Mitchell County Extension Center to speak with a SHIIP volunteer concerning your plan for the upcoming year. Call 828-688-4811 to make an appointment.
Gabriels Creek Baptist Church in Mars Hill will present their Christmas Pageant, depicting the life of Christ from the Annunciation to the Ascension, Saturday and Sunday December 6th and 7th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The pageant includes scenes from the life of Christ from the Angel's visit to Mary through His ascension into heaven. The drama is held outside and is presented by a live cast along with live animals. Guests drive around the church cemetery through Bethlehem Village and do not have to exit their vehicles. This is the fourth annual production with new scenes added each year. The event is free and no reservations are required. Gabriels Creek Baptist Church is located only 4 miles from Highway 19/23, exit 11, at 111 Gabriels Creek Church Road in Mars Hill. For more information call 682-6755 or email Sylvia Murphey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Yancey County Sheriff's Office is preparing for the Sixth Annual "Shop with a Cop" on December 8th, 2014. This program benefits underprivileged children who, without this event, may not enjoy a joyful Christmas season. Children are selected from each school and get to enjoy a day of shopping at Walmart as well as a special lunch. To donate: You may drop off donations to the Yancey County Sheriff's Office or mail check to: Yancey County Sheriff's Office/Shop with a Cop, P.O. Box 6, Burnsville, NC 28714. You can also stop by the State Employees Credit Union and ask to donate to the "Shop With a Cop" account.
Winter Collage for Kids, Wednesday, December 10
Come spend an hour painting, cutting, pasting, and celebrating the colors of winter! Artist Cassie Floan and kids will paint a background and create a collage of a winter wonderland. Connect with the pace of winter through handwork while listening to a story or two. A beautiful addition for your family’s home or for a gift! Children 3+. (more)
Shattering stereotypes is the focus of a new photographic exhibition at Weizenblatt Gallery on the campus of Mars Hill University. Meghan Thomas, a senior from Marion, VA, is the artist behind the exhibition, which will be open from November 10 through December 12, with an opening reception on Wednesday, November 12 from 6 to 8 pm. The gallery is open from
10 am – 4 (more)
Beginning November 8 and continuing through December 15, the TRAC Gallery in Burnsville will host an exhibit entitled, “Then and Now.” Back in 1993, the Toe River Arts Council joined with some entrepreneurial artists who opened their studios on a weekend before the holidays. Thirty-nine artists participated in that TRAC event the first weekend in December. Some of them have moved out of the area; some changed their focus, but today, 18 are still “doing” the studio tour. Burnsville will recognize their commitment with a showcase of some of the work they created over twenty years ago to pieces they create today. The Burnsville Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 to 5PM. For more information, call 828-682-7215.
Parkway Playhouse Artistic Director announced Parkway Playhouse’s 2015 season at a private event celebrating the accomplishments of volunteers, board members, students, and artists. The announcement included six main stage productions five Parkway Playhouse Jr. student productions. The season will also include a holiday production, the title of which will be announced at (more)
Yancey County DSS will be offering Foster Parent Classes on an "as requested" basis. The time and day can be flexible. It can be during the day or evening, whatever will fit your schedule. There is no fee for the classes. Check out our Facebook page at Yancey County Department of Social Services Foster Care Program for more information on fostering. Contact Cindy Ledford at 682-2470 ext. 1029, if you are interested in becoming a foster/adoptive parent for Yancey County DSS or if you have any questions.
Free Spay / Neuter Services are available to citizens of Mitchell County through the Mitchell County Animal Rescue. To qualify for free services dogs must be 6 months old and live outdoors. Other discount priced services are available for younger and indoor dogs. Rabies and Distemper Vaccinations will be available for $10 dollars each. Micro chipping is also available for $25. Call the animal rescue at 765-6952 for more information.
The Yancey County Humane Society is offering Yancey County residents Free cat/kitten spay/neuter surgeries. This includes rabies vaccination (if needed). Call the animal shelter at 682-9510 for more information. Additional information is also available at the Yancey Humane Society's Barkin' Basement Resale Shop on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am - 3:00pm during store donation drop-off and sale hours.
Burnsville’s legendary Parkway Playhouse’s 68th Season is a lineup of plays and musicals that include classics, comedies, premieres of NC classics, and a wild swashbuckling adventure; all to take place in the the historic Parkway Playhouse theatre building located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville. Artistic Director, Andrew Gall, announced six productions, two of (more)
Coffee and Conversations, a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one, meets from 5:30 until 6:30 PM on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge (Formerly known as Hospice of Mitchell County). All are welcome. Speak with Ruthie Styles, Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, for more information at 765-5677.
The Town of Burnsville's Design Review Committee has established a schedule for it's regular meetings as follows: all regular meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm at the Burnsville Town Hall.
The Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity Re-Store needs your donations! You can donate anything: building supplies, furniture, books, household items of all kinds, you may even donate clothing. All clothing donations should be placed into the new clothing box in the front of the Re-Store building. Habitat will even pick up donations. Call Misty Evans at 766-9000 for more information. Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity Re-Store is located on Oak Avenue in Spruce Pine. Remember all donations are tax deductible.
A Bingo fundraiser will be held at Tipton Hill School on the 2nd and 4th Saturday night of every month at 6:00pm. The fundraiser is sponsored by and supports the Tipton Hill Community Foundation and Bradshaw Fire Department and they invited everyone to join them for good fun, hot dogs, popcorn and drinks.
Compassionate Friends, a support group for those who are recovering from the death of a child meets on the second Monday of each month at First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. For more information please call 766-8083.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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", 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)
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.
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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!
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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.
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.
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)
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.
The Yancey 4-H Friends, governor one on one volunteer program needs your help. They need Volunteers, men and women, who can be a role model for referred youth. It only takes 2 hours a week to make a big difference in friends life. Call 682-6186 or 682-6393 and ask for Bob.
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 .........
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.
* 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....
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 ......
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.
W.A.M.Y. Community Action's Micro-Loan Program is established for women, minorities, low-income entrepreneurs, small business owners or other interested persons. Contact Catherine Bare in the Boone office at (828)264-2421 or David Wiseman in the Burnsville office at (828)682-6618 ext. 15, or in the Spruce Pine office 828-766-9150.