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Possibilities of Wellbeing has a lot to offer you this year! On Saturday, March 14, they launch a health education collaboration with the Friends of the Yancey County Public Library.Taking Charge of Your Health is a free twelve-week wellness program addressing issues that are important to our community (see below). Each session stands alone and we feel certain you’ll want to (more)
In 1999 community leaders started The Fund for Mitchell County to benefit local nonprofit organizations. The St. Patrick’s Day party on Saturday, March 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pizza Shop in Spruce Pine will celebrate the accomplishments of nonprofits who have received grants (more)
As part of our ongoing mission to eliminate the unnecessary suffering of homeless pets in Yancey County, the Yancey Humane Society excitedly announces the availability of funds to provide FREE spay/neuter for all cats and dogs of Yancey County residents. The free surgeries (more)
The Church of God of Prophecy on Meadow Road in Burnsville will be taking orders for the chocolate covered Easter eggs from now through March 20th. Orders must be in to deliver the last week of March, before Easter. Call 682-2769 after 5:00pm or 675-5456 to place an order.
An exhibition at Weizenblatt Gallery will feature the work of three local artists: Tamie Beldue, Kreh Mellick and Jon Sours. The exhibition, which is titled "Connections," is on exhibit from February 12 through March 13, with an opening reception on February 12 from 6 to (more)
WNC Nonprofit Pathways is sponsoring a series of free one-hour roundtables to help nonprofits on topics which will make them more effective in their work. The roundtables will be held at various locations in Mitchell, Avery and Yancey counties from February to June. The format is simple. Invited panelists who are knowledgeable on the topic will share their wisdom and answer questions (more)
So, it has been a few years sense you grew a garden, you may be trying it for the first time or you are wanting too learn some new information about gardening. The Mitchell County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension invites you to participate in a series of gardening classes during the month of March. Classes will be held on Thursday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. til 4:30 p.m. March 5, 12, 19 & 26, at the Extension Center in Bakersville. Topics for the gardening series will include: - Planning the Garden - Garden Soils and Fertilizers - Common Garden Insects and Diseases - Fall Gardening and Season Extension. To register for the classes, please contact the Mitchell County Center at 688-4811 or 688-2051.
Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 8th at 2:00am. Remember when you go to bed Saturday night to turn your clock forward one hour so you will be on time on Sunday. Remember "Spring Forward" in the Spring, "fall back" in the Fall.
The High Country Caregiver Foundation will hold its first Mitchell /Yancey Trivia Challenge on Thursday, March 12th at 6 p.m. at the Toe River Arts Council Building in Spruce Pine. This event promises to be a fun-filled evening during which community members and businesses match wits and trivia knowledge while helping to raise funds and awareness for the High Country Caregiver Foundation. (more)
The Choir of Trinity Church will sing the service of Choral Evensong for the Feast of St. Patrick onSunday, March 15, 2015 at 5 o’clock in the afternoon. Choral Evensong is the service that is common to the Episcopal Church but is similar to Vespers in the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran Church. It is a series of sung prayers and anthems that enlighten the (more)
Cane River High School Classes of 1959, 1960, 1961, and 1962 will have a Reunion on May 16, 2015 at the Burnsville Town Center beginning at 4pm. Cost is $20 per person. Make your reservations by calling James Byrd, Class of '59 (682-9285), Class of '60, Marilyn Hughes, (645-3165), Class of '61, Natalie Harris, (828-729-7255), and Class of '62, Bernard Briggs (689-2930). Your reservation and payment is needed by March 15, 2015 so that final plans for this historic event can be made.
Mayland Amateur Radio Club (MARC) will sponsor a series of FREE amateur radio licensing classes designed to qualify interested persons to obtain a Technician Class Federal amateur radio license, beginning Monday, March 16th and ending eight sessions later on Monday, May 4th 2015. No charge for the classes; your only expenses will be approximately $30 for a self-study manual and a (more)
Mars Hill University currently has openings available on a group trip to San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, planned for May 13-20, 2015. The trip is being planned in cooperation with the Asheville Sister Cities program and no Spanish skills are required! San Cristóbal de las Casas is one of six cities throughout the world which have been designated as sister cities to (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.
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 Burnsville Little Theatre Film Club has selected David Lean's 1965 critically acclaimed masterpiece "Doctor Zhivago" as their March presentation Monday March 9th starting at 6:30pm at the Yancey Theatre. There will be no ticket sales for this event, but your donations will be greatly appreciated and will help the 75 year old Yancey Theatre remain open. The film is based on Boris Pasternak's 1958 Nobel Prize winning novel and is set against the backdrop of World War I and the Russian Revolution. The film won 5 Academy Awards in 1965 and is considered David Lean's finest film. Don't miss your chance to see this classic, once again on the big screen. Everyone is welcome. The Burnsville Little Theatre Film Clum meets once a month to view and discuss those wonderful movies from the past and the stars that made them great. The club is in the process of setting up an email address to better communicate with their classic movie fans. If you would like to be added to the list send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info or suggestions call 682-2609.
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 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.