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**Education Calendar Listing at Bottom of Calendar**

October 15 to 24, 2014 – The Avery County SADD Club is once again pushing for Votes for Celebrate My Drive, committing to keep teens safe on the roads.  They are asking everyone 14 and older to go to once a day and vote, every day, from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24.

2015 Almanac Calendars are here! Go to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home and pick up your calendar today.

Every Sunday afternoon, the HWY 181 Motorcycle Rest Stop Ministry will be open from 12 noon to 6 pm offering refreshments to Bikers passing by.  All welcome to come out, located at the old John Deere Dealership near the Parkway.

August 28 – November 20, 2014 – 6:30 pm each Thursday - There will be weekly DivorceCare Meetings at Mt. Calvary Bapt. Church in Banner Elk.  Childcare will be provided.  DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced.

**October 2014**

October 27, 2014 – 7 pm nightly – REVIVAL - New Hope Bapt. Church in the Ingalls Community will begin Revival with Evangelist Dale Owens, Located just off HWY 19E on Hanging Rock Road. All are welcome!

October 27 – 31, 2014 – 7 pm nightly – REVIVAL - Flat Springs Bapt. Church will hold revival, William Souther will bring the message each evening and all are welcome to come!

October 29, 2014 – 6 pm - Newland FBC will hold their annual Harvest Festival.  There will be Bounce Houses, Games, Candy, Prizes, Face Painting, Cake Walk, Dinner and more.  All are welcome.

October 30, 2014 – 10 am to 4 pm - Healthy Halloween will be taking place at the Rock Gym in Newland.

October 30, 2014 – 8 pm - Lees-McRae College Basketball will hold their Lees-McMadness on Thursday evening at Williams Gymnasium.  They will be giving out candy to kids who come dressed up and will be giving out prizes, gear, and a scrimmage during the evening.  There will also be a dunk contest.  All are invited and welcome.

October 31, 2014 - Deadline to sign up for fall Co-Ed Volleyball at the Parks and Rec Department.  Cost is $75/team.  League will start first week of November.

October 31 – November 1, 2014 – 8 am to 2 pm - There will be a Christmas Bazaar at God’s House of Worship in Banner Elk.  Included will be Crafts, Baked Goods, and a Rummage Sale, all proceeds will go to the Fellowship Building fund, all are welcome.  Looking for donations for the Rummage Sale, if you would like to donate call Sara at 467-7856 or Dimple at 898-5926

October 31, 2014 – 5 pm until 7 pm - Elk Park Christian Church, located at 220 Old Mill Road in Elk Park, will hold their 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat at the Church.  There will be games, food, treats, and candy.  All are invited to attend.

October 31, 2014 – 5 pm until - Calvary Bapt. Church in Montezuma will hold a Trunk or Treat event at the Church.  All are welcome to attend.

October 31, 2014 – 5:30 to 7:30 pm - Aaron Bapt. Church in Montezuma will hold their annual Trunk or Treat event at the church.  All are welcome to come out!

**November 2014**

November 1, 2014 – 7 am to 10 am - Altamont UMC will hold their final Country Breakfast at the Outreach Center of the Year, will resume in March/April 2015.

November 1, 2014 – 2 to 6 pm - Roaring Creek Missionary Bapt. Church will hold their annual fall festival at the church; there will be inflatables, hay ride, games, treats, and more.  Costumes are welcome, but you are asked to not wear anything demonic, devil, or witch costumes.  Everyone is welcome, call 733-0637 for more information.

November 2, 2014 – 6 pm - A Time to Stand will be held at Avery High School in the Gymnasium.  This will be a time for the Church of Avery County to join together as the Body of Christ and worship.  There will be a set aside time for prayer for our Country and the upcoming elections.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

November 8, 2014 – 8 am – Join Appalachian’s Recreation Management Association Saturday, November 8, 8 a.m., at Holmes Convocation Center for the 6th Annual Black Saturday 5K Run/Walk.  All proceeds go to the Wayne Williams Scholarship Fund.  Early Registration (on, or before, Wednesday, November 5): $15 – Students; $20 – Non-Students. Late Registration (day of event): $25 – everyone.  T-shirts are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Refreshments and door prizes will be available for all to enjoy.  For more information, log on to

November 8, 2014 – 4 pm to 7 pm - There will be a benefit Spaghetti Supper to benefit Monica Gragg Kirby at the Newland Elementary School Cafeteria.  Cost is $7/adults, $4/children, carry-outs will be available.  This will be to help offset costs of medical bills that Monica has incurred due to a ruptured Brain Aneurysm.  She is now at home recovering after two weeks in ICU following surgery to repair.  Monica is 34, and mother to a 6 and 4 year old.  All encouraged to come out, sponsored by Elk Park FBC.

November 12-14, 2014 – 7 pm nightly – REVIVAL - Freedom Bapt. Church in Spruce Pine will be holding Revival with Pastor Phil Kidd bringing the message each evening.  Church is located at 1353 Road Road in Spruce Pine, all are welcome.


View the Up-to-Date ACS Calendar Here

Are you an adult, or do you know an adult who would like to learn to read or learn to read better? Mayland’s Adult Education Dept. can help, call 766-1333 for more information.

The SCOTTIE Mobile Pre-K (click for information) is out and about and if you have a child who would be eligible for the classes but are unable to attend Pre-K, this is a service of the Avery Public School System and Smart Start.  There are many locations throughout the county for folks to attend.  For more information or a full list of the SCOTTIE schedule, contact the Board of Education at 733-6006

Avery Kids 4 Christ Basketball- Sign-ups are coming to a close and forms can be picked up at the church and returned to the church (First Baptist Church-Newland). Games begin on November 1st.  Grades K-6th grade boys and girls.

October 29, 2014 – 7 pm - Avery Viking Soccer team hosts Walkertown in the first round of the NCHSAA playoffs.

Mayland Continuing Education Classes week of October 27: ALC Classes SBC Classes


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