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Yancey House Looking for Halloween Candy Donations

Yancey House will be accepting Halloween candy for their residents to give out to children in our community on Halloween.  Candy donations can be dropped off at the Yancey House, locate at 6 Cooper Lane through Friday October 27th.  For more information call 828-678-9200.

Senior Center Sponsored Trip to Holiday Festival of Lights in Charleston, SC

The Yancey Senior Center presents a fabulous Holiday Festival of Lights in Historic Charleston!  Date of Trip will be November 29 thru December 1, 2017 and the price is only $375.00 per person double occupancy! The 3 day/2 night package includes:  2 nights’ hotel accommodations; 2 breakfasts at the hotel and 2 dinners to include Dinner at The Charleston Crab House on Beautiful James Island.  You will see the James Island Holiday Festival of Lights, one of the most spectacular holiday lights show in the country with over 2 million lights to provide you with an enchanting 3 mile driving tour.  In addition to the tour, there are marshmallow roasts, gift shops, gingerbread houses, holiday sand sculpture and a life size greeting card display. You will also have a guided tour of Charleston and have a tour of the Nathaniel Russell House which has a magnificent free-flying staircase.  You will also be able to explore Charleston’s Historic City Market.  Deluxe motorcoach transportation, baggage handling and meal, driver and guide gratuities are also included in this one low price!  For information and/or reservations, please contact Vivian Hollifield at 682-6011.

Connect@Your Library: This Week at the Yancey Library (Details)

Activities This Week at The Orchard at Altapass (Details)

Schedule of Free Live Music at The Orchard at Altapass (Details)

Last Ranger Programs of the Season (Details)

30th Annual Madison County Tree of Life Ceremony

You are invited to the 30th Annual Madison County Tree of Life Ceremony. It will be held on Thursday, October 19th at 6:00pm on the campus of AB Tech in Marshall, NC. Remember special loved ones with a candle on our handcrafted Tree of Life. Contact Madison Home Care & Hospice: 649-2705  or log on to

Yancey Transportation Authority Trip Schedule (Details)

Cane River Middle School Fall Festival

Mark your calendars now for Friday, October20th, from 5 – 8pm!  Cane River Middle School will be hosting an evening of food, fun, and festivities.  There will be something for everyone, including games, dancing, and live entertainment.  We have secured several generous donations including trips, gift cards, and handmade crafts, just to name a few, and we cannot wait for you to take them home! Students will soon begin selling raffle tickets for many of the items and others will be auctioned in a live auction at the conclusion of the evening.  More information will soon be located on our school website:, including a list of the prizes available. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, October 20th at CRMS!

Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations in Yancey, Mitchell and Avery counties are invited to a lunch and learn session on Friday, October 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Yancey County Public Library in Burnsville.  Nonprofit consultant Beth Trigg will lead the workshop “Alternatives to Special Events: Effective Fundraising Strategies.” The discussion will focus on (more)

Apple Butter Festival (Details)

Foster Parenting Classes Begin

Yancey County DSS will be starting a new Foster Parent Class on Saturday October 21, 2017 at 9:00 am. The class will last until 12:00 PM. There are a total of 7 classes. One class each week. Childcare can be provided. Snacks will be provided. If you are interested in opening your home and heart to a foster child of Yancey County, please contact Cindy Ledford at 682-2470 ext. 1029.

Rare Chance to Glimpse Fall Colors from Green Knob Fire Tower

With the cooperation of the U.S. Forest Service, the NC High Peaks Trail Association will offer a rare opportunity to glimpse fall colors from the Green Knob Fire Tower off the Blue Ridge Parkway on Saturday Oct. 21from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Normally locked because of (more)

Two Book Signings at the Market on Oak

Author Jill Burleson will be at the Market on Oak in downtown Spruce Pine on Saturday October 21st at 11 am to meet with customers and sign her newest book, Grassy Creek. Jill Burleson, a passionate writer, recipient of the Amy Charles Writing Scholarship at the University of North Carolina, and a nursing graduate with both BSN and MSN who currently works at the Duke University Medical Center as (more)

Blue Ridge Bluegrass Festival (Details)

9th Annual Gospel Sing & Barbecue Supper (Details)

Yancey County DSS Board of Directors' Meeting

The next Yancey County Board of Directors' Meeting will be on Monday October 23rd at 6:00pm in the offices of the Yancey County Department of Social Services. 

Burnsville Classic Movie Club's Screening of "Les Diabolique"

The Burnsville Classic Movie Club has chosen the French psychological thriller “Les Diaboliques“, English translation “Diabolique”, as their Halloween Offering Monday October 23rd at 7:00pm at the Yancey Theatre. This 1955 film is set in a Provincial boarding school run by a sadistic headmaster who's wife and mistress conspire to kill him. After the murder is commited his corpse disappears and strange events begin to plague the two women slowly driving them, and the audience, up the wall with unbareable suspense. Diabolique” is by far the best psychological thriller ever made and is as acomplished as anything done by Alfred Hichcock who was a big fan of this film The cast includes Simone Sigaoret as the mistress, Vera Clouzot as the invalid wife, and Paul Meurisse as the headmaster.  Everyone is invited to join with the Classic Movie Club as they view this great film once again on the big screen.  As always there are no ticket sales for these events but your donations are greatly appreciated and are needed to keep our classic movie series going. To be added to our email list and be informed of future showings call 682-2609 or email your information to (view trailer)

Slide Lecture by Sculptor Anna Hepler

Penland School of Crafts presents a slide lecture by visiting artist Anna Hepler on Monday, October 23, 8:15 PM at the Flex Studio on the Penland campus. Sculptor Anna Hepler is a former Henry Luce Foundation fellow in South Korea and has completed residencies at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (NM), the Tamarind Institute (NM), and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She received a prestigious 2016 USA Fellowship in craft from United States Artists. Following the slide talk about her work, Anna will take questions from the audience. More information about Anna Hepler at For directions or other information about Penland School of Crafts call 828-765-2359 or visit

Toe Cane Beekeepers Association Meeting to Feature a "Bee-Zaar"

The Toe Cane Beekeepers Association is having a "Bee-Zaar" at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the United Community Bank in Burnsville.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a short business meeting to elect officers for the club. The Bee-Zaar is a new event where you can buy, sell, trade any sort of bee-related equipment, honey, candles, books, dvds, seeds, etc.  Just no live bees, please. The meeting is free and you don't have to be a member to attend.

Blood Drive at Newland Elementary (Details)

Jean Renoux, Internationally-Known Art Historian Lecture 10/26

Artist James McNeil Whistler was a colorful character, even though his pallet was intentionally limited. He is best know for his Arrangement in Black and Grey, an austere painting of an old woman sitting in profile, better known as Whistler’s Mother, but there is a lot more to Whistler than his mom! To celebrate Everett McNeil Kivette’s first solo exhibition at the Herring-Kivette (more)

MCC Trick or Treat Spooktacular (Details)


Fall Harvest Celebration

Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Burnsville is hosting a Fall Harvest Celebration on October 28th at 4pm. Join us for a fun night of games, food, hay rides, and a bonfire! Win candy and prices at a fun booth or roast a marshmallow at the bonfire! Fun for the whole family! For more information contact Rachel Proctor at 828-467-7359 or

Halloween Block Party (Details)

Safe Trick-or-Treating Around the Burnsville Town Square

The Yancey County Chamber of Commerce invites families to take advantage of Safe Trick or Treating among area businesses around the Burnsville Town Square on Halloween, Tuesday October 31st from 4:00pm-6:00pm.  For more information call 682-7413.

Spruce Pine Main Street 2017 Calendar of Events (Details)

Bee Log Elementary Fall Festival

Bee Log Elementary School would like to invite you to their annual Fall Festival that will be held on Friday, November 3rd beginning at 4:00pm.  There will be wonderful food, activities, and entertainment for your enjoyment.  The meal will be served from 4:00-7:00pm with entertainment beginning at 7:00pm.  The meal includes:  hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, drink, (more)

Parkway Playhouse Presents Murder Mystery at Nu Wray Inn

Kill Me Tender – an interactive murder-mystery dinner presented by Parkway Playhouse – runs November 3 & 4 at the historic Nu Wray Inn located at 102 Town Square in Burnsville. All hail the king in this interactive, comedic murder mystery.  Your voice matters and YOU solve the case!  Since YOU find the killer, there is a different ending each night. (more)

Firehouse Craft & Retail Expo

Local crafts and retail items will be available for purchase at the Firehouse Craft & Retail Expo hosted by the Newdale VFD Auxiliary Saturday November 4th from 9:00am-2:00pm at the Newdale Fire Department. FREE ADMISSION to shoppers - $25 per spot for vendors. Proceeds benefit the work of the Auxiliary.  The Newdale Volunteer Fire Department is located at 234 River Walk Drive in Burnsville. For more information call 828-284-2635.

West Burnsville Baptist Church's Angel Tree Applications

The West Burnsville Baptist Church Angel Tree will be taking applications at the church on the following days:
  • Saturdafy, November 11th from 10:00am-12:00 noon
Applicants must be a parent or have legal custody of the child and need to bring proof of income and expenses.  Angel Trees will be placed at Roses, Sav-More, and the State Employees Credit Union the first week of November.  Please plan ahead and come on one of those dates.  No applications will be taken after November 11th. For more information call 678-0023.

Food Giveaway at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

The second Tuesday of each month Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Spruce Pine will be giving away food boxes from 12 noon-1:00pm.
(upcoming dates: 11/14, 12/12)

15th Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner

15th Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner will be held Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 23rd from 11:00am-2:00pm at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church.  There is no charge for the meal. Dine in, take outs or deliveries  (if dinners have not been received by 12:00 on Thanksgiving Day, please contact church at 682-2835) There will also be entertainment and a Coat Closet.  For deliveries to your home, call Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church at 682-2835, with name, contact number and number of dinners needed.  All members of community are invited.

Textile and Ceramic Installations at the Penland Gallery

Although a conversation generally happens between two people, it’s certainly possible for artwork sharing the same space to suggest a dialogue. That’s the premise of the “Conversation” series of two-person shows at the Penland Gallery. This year’s entry is titled Conversation|What (more)

Poverty Simulation Event (Details)

43rd Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell & Marion (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. 

Celebrate Recovery

Bear Creek Baptist Church welcomes you to Celebrate Recovery Thursdays at 7:00pm; offering hope and help from addiction through Christ.  Bear Creek Baptist Church is located at 327 Bear Creek Church Road in Bakersville. For directions or more information call 688-4331.

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