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Yancey County FREE Summer Activities! (Details)


Yancey History Museum Presents Our Musical Heritage July 1st - Sept. 30th (more)

Trip to Lancaster, PA & Amish Country

The Yancey Senior Center's next exciting bus tour will be October 23 - 29 to Pennsylvania.  The price is $645.00 per person which includes motorcoach transportation; 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Lancaster area; 11 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners; SAMSON Show at the Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre; tour of Gettysburg National Park; Visit to Hershey, PA; luncheon cruise aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia; visit to Kitchen Kettle Village and a guided tour of Lancaster.  Down payment is $75.00 to reserve your seat and is due upon signing.  Don't miss this once in a lifetime trip!  For more info, please call Vivian Hollifield or Teresa McPeters at 682-6011.

Penland Presents the wildLIFE Project

The Penland Gallery proudly presents Wendy Maruyama: the wildLIFE Project, a mixed-media exhibition that draws attention to the plight of elephants. Through a moving installation of large-scale objects, shrine forms, and informational panels, the show creates a powerful aesthetic environment and makes a compelling case for the preservation of animals in the wild. This touring exhibition (more)

Ranger Programs for Week of July 25th (Details)

Dig In! Work Together Days

You are invited to come to Dig In! Yancey Community Garden on Bolens Creek (across from Bolens Creek Baptist) every Thursday from 10am - 1pm for Dig In! Work Together Days. Doesn't matter if you're experienced, new to gardening, young or old - everyone is welcome! We have a children's garden and plenty of shade. Park at the church and walk over. For more information call Kathleen Wood at (828) 536-0414 or email

Racism Forum July 28 (Details)

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Fundraiser

Join the Mayland Community College Foundation for an evening of food, wine and mystery on Thursday July 28 at 7 p.m.! Enjoy a dinner performance of Still Wines Run Deep by the Watermark Theater Collective at Linville Falls Winery. Ticket price of $60 per person includes meal, two glasses of wine, and performance. Proceeds from this event benefit MCC programs in Avery County. Purchase tickets at or by calling 828.766.1233. Limited seating, so purchase tickets early. 

Yancey County Transportation Trip Schedule (Details)

American Red Cross Blood Drives in July (Details)

Pensacola Depot Restoration Project Work Day

The Pensacola Depot Restoration Project has scheduled another work day for Saturday July 30th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Depot in Pensacola. The work plan for is to continue the removal of the two rooms that were not part of the original structure. They would like to thank the volunteers who came out for our last work day and helped begin the long overdue Pensacola depot restoration process and feel it is important that we save this one hundred and four year old unique piece of Yancey County railroad history. Anyone interested in helping with the project should call Bob Wilson at 682-2609 or email him at or come by the depot Saturday located one quarter mile above Wilson's big white store on Cattail Creek Rd. Remember to bring your crowbars and hammers. If you feel you can't help but would like a tour of the depot feel free to drop by and lend your moral support. Lunch will be provided.

Super Saturdays at The Orchard at Altapass (Details)

Liberty Hill Back-to-School Bash July 30th (Details)

Parkway Program: Wings of the Night (Details)

Grease Begins July 30th at Parkway Playhouse

Parkway Playhouse’s production of Grease- the beloved rock n’ roll celebration of teen angst, fast cars and first loves all set in the fabulous fifties. This all-new production will run at Parkway Playhouse from July 30 through August 13 and features the irresistible songs from the Tony (more)

Cane River Class of 1959 Reunion Scheduled

Plans have been made for the members of the Cane River Class of 1959 to have their reunion on Saturday, September 3rd at the Burnsville Community Building (American Legion Building) on Robertson Street in Burnsville.  Information about the upcoming event has been mailed to all class members and attendance forms are to be returned by July 31st.  It is important for the reunion planning committee to have the information by then.

Farm Dinner Honoring Women and Food July 31st

A very special farm dinner will be held on July 31st, hosted by Green Toe Ground’s cofounder and farmer, Nicole DelCogliano, in honor of women farmers and chefs. Joining her in this celebration of women “foodies” are chefs Allegra Grant and Austin Whitty, two up and coming (more)

Burnsville Swimming Pool Open for the Season

The Burnsville Swimming Pool on Mitchell Branch in Burnsville is now open for the summer season. Their hours are Monday through Saturday noon-5:00pm and Sunday from 2:00pm-5:00pm.  The Burnsville Pool has undergone major improvements and is super nice. 

32nd Annual Grassy Creek Mineral & Gem Show

32nd Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show will be held Sunday July 31st through Sunday August 7th from 10:00am-6:00pm each day in the new Parkway Fire Field located above Spruce Pine Chevy and J.J's Fish House off Skyview Circle.  The Gem Show is put on by Parkway Fire and Rescue to make money to purchase new equipment.  Sixty vendors from all over the world will be there with all kinds of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment and much more.  For more information call 765-5519 or email

American Red Cross Blood Drives in August (Details)

Mike Brown Ford Subaru Blood Drive

There will be a  blood drive held at Mike Brown Ford Subaru in Spruce Pine on August 2nd from 1:30 to 6. This is an urgent drive as the Red Cross is low and is asking for as many donors possible. Mike Brown Ford Subaru is located on Hwy 226 South in Spruce Pine. For more information call 765-1200.

Yancey Youth Football Signup’

YCYLA will be holding football signup’s on the following dates August 4th, Aug 8th  at Mountain Heritage High – Football field from 6-8.   Will be offering 5-6 grade 3-4 grade and Flag football for 1-2 grade kids. Fee will be $60.00 and 40.00 for Flag Football.  Scholarships are available. Games will be played at Yancey, Mitchell, Avery and Watauga .

NC Mineral and Gem Festival Coming August 4-7

The NC Mineral and Gem Festival will be held in Spruce Pine August 4-7 at the former Food Lion building. The event is already completely sold out to vendors so there will be even more items to see and buy this year. In addition, Quartz Corporation will be sponsoring two mine tours during the event. The public, both young and old, are invited to participate in a mine tour to the Pine (more)

NC Mineral and Gem Festival

The NC Mineral and Gem Festival will be held in Spruce Pine August 4-7 at the former Food Lion building on Highway 226. The event is already completely sold out to vendors so there will be even more items to see and buy this year. In addition, Quartz Corporation will be sponsoring two mine tours during the event. The public, both young and old, are invited to participate in a mine tour to the Pine Mountain Mine on the evenings of August 4 & 5. The tours are $20 per person and reservations are required. Mine Tour participants will be able to look for specimens and keep what they find.  Transportation will be provided.

The Festival dates and hours are:
Thursday August 4th: 10-6 PM (Senior Citizen Day...Seniors admitted for $1)
Friday August 5th: 10-6 PM
Saturday August 6th: 10-6 PM
Sunday August 7th: 12:30-5PM (Mitchell County Day...Mitchell County residents admitted for $1)
Regular is admission is $3 with kids under 12 Free

For more information visit or call 828-765-9033

Crafts Fair Celebrates 60 Years

The Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Yancey County’s signature event, fills downtown Burnsville with arts, crafts, food and music, Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6. This year marks the event’s 60th anniversary. More than 200 artists and crafters will set up around the historic Town Square. (more)

Quilt Show Aug 5 & 6 at Town Center

The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild quilt show will be August 5th and 6th at the Town Center in Burnsville.  There will also be a rummage sale and display of antique sewing machines and quilts in Annex C.  Admission to the show is $3.00.  Admission to Annex C is free.  A large (more)

Spruce Pine Music in the Park (Details)

Tipton Hill Community Foundation Country Breakfast (Details)

Landscapes at SP TRAC Gallery

On Saturday, July 16, the Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) will open a unique exhibit of four women artists in “Landscapes: Four Ways.” At the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery, located at 269 Oak Avenue. The four women are Lori LaBerge, Teresa Pietsch, Simona Rosasco, and Kat (more)

Youth League Cheerleading Camp (Details)

The Mountain Heritage FFA Antique Tractor Show

The Mountain Heritage FFA Antique Tractor Show will be held Saturday August 13th from 8:00am-3:00pm at Mountain Heritage High School. The event will feature antique tractors/equipment, antique cars/trucks, live demonstrations, kids activities, yard sale, crafts, music, food, door prizes, and more! This is a FREE event for both participants and spectators. We will accept donations for the FFA Club. The event will be held rain or shine. Fun for the whole family!  For more information contact Nicole Robinson at 828-208-3318 or

Rhododendron Cruisers 2016 Cruise-In Schedule (Details)

Harris High School Class of 1956 60 Year Class Reunion

The Harris High School Class of 1956 will have their 60 Year Class Reunion Saturday August 27th from 11:00am-3:00pm at Western Sizzling Steakhouse in Spruce Pine on Highway 226.  For more information call 828-385-0077.

Harris High School Class of 1966 50 Year Class Reunion

Harris High School Class of 1966 will be having their 50 year Class Reunion Saturday August 27th  from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 125 Tappan St., Spruce Pine.  There will be sandwich trays, veggie & fruit trays provided.   They will not have a ‘sit down’ meal to allow time to move around and visit with classmates they have not seen in so long! There is no charge to attend, everyone is welcome!    Donations are appreciated and can be given or mailed to Martha Hall Williams, 7158 Crabtree Rd., Spruce Pine, NC 28777.    Hopefully there will be money left over after obligations are paid.  If so, these will be held in a fund by Martha to help off-set the cost of future reunions (we want to do this again!).   Also funds can be used to send flowers for deceased classmates, spouses, etc.  Please reach out to any classmates that you might have contact with.  If you have any questions feel free to call:
Martha Hall Williams – 828-765-2759
Keith Holtsclaw – 828-467-1350
Martha Snipes – 828-385-0340

Dinner on the Square to Support Local Farmers

Long tables covered in white linen will line Main Street in downtown Burnsville, Sunday, Sept. 4, for the first Farm to Fork Dining on the Square event benefitting the agricultural nonprofit TRACTOR. The seated meal will consist of multiple courses prepared by White Falls Catering (more)

Extension Offers Food Preservation Summer Series (Details)

Free Look Good Feel Better Program for Cancer Patients

3rd Annual Rollin' 'Neath the Roan Car Show (Details)

Mitchell County Historical Society 2016 Schedule of Events (Details)

Upstairs Guided Tours of Cone Manor (Details)

Cone Manor Open House (Details)

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  

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 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 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.