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Yancey County FREE Summer Activities! (Details)


Ranger Programs for the Week of June 27th (Details)

Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre 2016 Season

The Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre announces its 2016 performance schedule that, this year, will feature tour de force performances by newcomers and longtime favorite actors. “Because of the continuing renovation of our historic Owen Theatre, we’re performing in Spainhour Hall of Moore Auditorium on the campus of Mars Hill University,” says SART Executive Producing (more)

Free Camp for Children of Loss or Change (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

American Red Cross Blood Drives in July (Details)

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

High Peaks Leads Challenging Loop Hike July 2

Join the N.C. High Peaks Trail Association for a mid-summer challengeJuly 2 as the group takes on a strenuous 12-mile loop hike along the western flanks and crest of the Black Mountains. Hikers will meet at the Cattail Community Center parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and carpool several miles to their starting point. The hike will proceed to the abandoned Isom Mica Mine, then (more)

Country Breakfast

There will be a Country Breakfast on Saturday July 2nd at Mount Calvary FWB Church on the Avery County Airport Road in the Green Valley Community. They will be serving up biscuits, gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs, chocolate gravy, hashbrowns, jelly and pancakes starting at 7:00am until 10:00am. The price is a donation.  Come on out and enjoy the food and the fellowship.

Tipton Hill Community Foundation Country Breakfast (Details)

Little Shop of Horrors Begins July 2nd

Parkway Playhouse’s 2016 Season continues with Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s delightful sci-fi/horror spoof Little Shop of Horrors.  The production opens on July 2 and runs through July 16 at Parkway Playhouse’s historic venue in Burnsville.  Performances are at  (more)

Independence Day Plans in the Area

The Town of Bakersville will have their annual fireworks display at Gouge Primary School on Saturday July 2nd at dark. Live music will begin at 7pm.  Concessions will be provided by the Ruritan’s.  In Burnsville the public is invited to a free concert Saturday on the Town Square with music by Bone Pony from 7:00pm-9:30pm followed by The Yancey County fireworks display will at dark, and Beech Mountain will join these communities by having their Fourth of July Fireworks at dark on Saturday.  Mountain Air will wait until Monday and will have their Annual Fireworks Display at dark on Independence Day. Spruce Pine will have a 4th of July Parade at 5:00pm through downtown followed by their Indepence Day Fireworks at dark on Monday, July 4th.  Little Switzerland will also have a 4th of July Parade on Monday beginning at 4:00pm winding from the Little Switzerland Inn through downtown.

Stars on the Square Event

The Blue Ridge Astronomy Group will be having another Stars on the Square event this coming Saturday, July 2nd on the Burnsville Town Square just after the county's annual fireworks display.  Telescopes will be set up ready for you to view the wonders of the night sky until midnight.  If you have a telescope, you're welcome to bring it our use one of theirs.  Group members will be there to answer your astronomy questions and let you know what you're seeing.

Free Fishing Day on July 4th

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission would like to remind you that everyone is welcome to fish in any public body of water without purchasing a license or additional trout fishing license on July 4 from 12:01am-11:59pm. Fishermen will still have to abide by all other fishing regulations, such as size, creel limits and lure restrictions. The Wildlife Resources Commission requires anyone age 16 and older to have a license to fish throughout the year. There are more than 500 fishing and boating areas, most of which are free, and open to the public in North Carolina. This Monday you can celebrate your freedom by fishing for free.

Spruce Pine Kiwanis 4th of July Parade

The Spruce Pine Kiwanis Club 4th of July Parade will be held Monday, July 4th at 5:00pm in downtown Spruce Pine.  This year's 4th of July Kiwanis parade would like to honor all Mitchell County Veterans! We want this to be the biggest and best parade yet, but we need your help!!! Everyone is encouraged to enter a decorated float, vehicle, bicycle or just walk in the parade.  All churches, businesses, and organizations are invited to attend. Entry fee is $20 and all proceeds go toward the Kiwanis Scholarship fund.  Also be sure to stay in town after the parade for a fun filled night of music in Central Park followed by a fantastic fireworks show!!  Come out for this fun filled event!  For more information call 765-3008 or 765-2765.

Spruce Pine Music in the Park (Details)

Free Volleyball Camp

There will be a Free Volleyball camp for girls in 3rd-6th grade at Mountain Heritage High's gym on July 5th-7th starting at 9am and ending at 12pm.  For more information call 828-208-9026.

Stage Combat Workshop for Students

Ever wondered how fights on stage and screen look so authentic?  Well, for the first time ever,  Parkway Playhouse Junior is offering a Stage Combat Intensive that will run from July 5-8.  This three day program is for students aged 12-18 and will emphasize safety, technique, and how to incorporate characterization in basic stage combat.  Tuition for this class is $100. (more)

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out in Concert (Details)

Super Saturdays at The Orchard at Altapass (Details)

Rhododendron Cruisers 2016 Cruise-In Schedule (Details)

Extension Offers Food Preservation Summer Series (Details)

Yancey History Museum Grand Opening July 14th

The Yancey History Association would like to invited everyone to view our exhibit “Our Musical Heritage” in the Bailey Annex Museum at 3 Academy Street, Burnsville, NC.  John and Linda Elsegood along with Dr. Lloyd Bailey have spent many hours and days getting this exhibit together for the enjoyment of our community.  We invite you to a Grand Opening on July 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM with music and refreshments.  The exhibit will run from July 1 - Sept 30 in the museum.  The museum is open Wed. - Saturday   == 10:00 til 4:00  Call 678-9587

Free Legal Clinic for Seniors

The Yancey County Senior Center, located at 503 Medical Center Drive, is hosting a free Legal Clinic for seniors Saturday July 16th .  Power of attorneys, wills, etc. can be completed and filed during this clinic.  There are only 16 available slots.  Please call 682-6011 for an appointment.

Meeting on School Facilities Set for July 21st

There will be an informational meeting regarding the Yancey County elementary school facilities needs on Thursday, July 21st in the auditorium of Mountain Heritage High School. This meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and time will be allowed for a question/answer session.   The two previous mid-month meetings allowed for public input, which by policy, prohibited school board members from answering questions from the public.  This informational meeting will allow for a true question and answer session.  Members of the community will be able to ask school board members or the architect firm specific questions regarding the evaluation our elementary schools and future plans.

Grease Added to Parkway Playhouse Schedule

Parkway Playhouse has announced that Grease, the popular 1950’s-based musical comedy will replace West Side Story in the theatre’s 2016 Season. Grease which is set in 1959, and follows the antics of a group of high-school students as they sort out friendships, romance, and the future- all while being swept up in the emotional roller coaster of their final year in High (more)

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

60th Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

The 60th Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair will be held on the Town Square in Burnsville on the First Friday and Saturday of August, August 5th and 6th from 9:00am-5:00pm on the Burnsville Town Square. With approximately 200 juried crafts, this event more than qualifies as a craft shopper’s paradise, as evidenced by the over twenty-five thousand people who attend this event each year searching for those special, one-of-a-kind items created by artisans from across the Blue Ridge. Shoppers browse a wide selection of items, including handmade quilts, jewelry, hand-turned wooden household items, various types of pottery, art fabrics, rustic furniture, traditional mountain musical instruments, blacksmith creations, candles, soaps & lotions, and artwork of all mediums. Have a seat and watch as the artisans produce their craft throughout the day. Enjoy a lunch of southern favorites such as barbeque and sweet tea on the square as you listen to the live music and entertainment or perhaps try to keep up with the cloggers and other dancers as they kick up their heels on the stage.  For more information call the Yancey/County Burnsville Chamber of Commerce at 682-7413.

Youth League Cheerleading Camp (Details)

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)

Free Look Good Feel Better Program for Cancer Patients

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.

Mitchell County Historical Society 2016 Schedule of Events (Details)

Upstairs Guided Tours of Cone Manor (Details)

Cone Manor Open House (Details)

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.  The meetings are held at the Education Building in Ledger.  All members are urged to attend.

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.