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CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON FAITHFEST 2019: Featuring Zach Williams and For King and Country


The Avery County Veterans Services are seeking names of WWII, Korean Conflict, or Vietnam Conflict Service men who are natives of Avery County to compile a database.  Please Contact Georgia Henry (828-733-8211) or Jeff Pollard (828-387-5533) with any information or for more information.

“Left Behind in the High Country” meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Oak Room of the Sloop Medical Building at Cannon Memorial Hospital. This is a support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, for more information contact Sandra Brock at 467-5379.

HEATON CHRISTIAN CHURCH is holding Celebrate Recovery at the Church on Sunday Evenings at 6 pm, for more information call or text 828-528-5476

The Avery County Farmer’s Market is every Thursday at the Historic Banner Elk Elementary School and runs until October 10.  SNAP Certified, call 733-8270 for more information or CLICK HERE

2019 Newland Car Show Calendar;   The Next Car Show will be the September 1 Show in Elk Park. All are welcome.

For more information on the Avery County Cooperative Extension Service Workshops and Events: CLICK HERE

**August 2019**

August 18-30, 2019 – REVIVAL – 7 pm M-F, 6 pm Sun – Mountain City Tent Revival at The Way of the Cross Revival Center, located at 1677 South Shady Street in Mountain City. Special Preaching and Singing each evening, CLICK HERE for more information! All are welcome.  For more information contact Homer Vanover at 423-895-3093 or Greg Poe at 423-388-5414.

August 19, 2019 – 10 am and 6 pm – The Board of Elections will hold Photo ID Seminars for Avery County Residents to go over the new Photo ID laws to take effect in 2020; Seminars will take place at 10 am at the Avery Senior Center and 6 pm at the Avery Swim Complex. CLICK HERE for more information

August 22, 2019 – 11:30 am to 2 pm – The Avery County Humane Society will hold a special Birthday Luncheon at Stonewall’s in Banner Elk, all are invited, cost is $60/person; contact the Humane Society or CLICK HERE for more information.

August 24, 2019 – 9 am to 3 pm – The Avery County Household Hazardous Waste Collections Day will take place behind the Avery County Board of Education, is available to Avery county Residents Only, and for more information you may CLICK HERE or Contact Eric Foster at 737-5420 or 260-9205

August 24, 2019 – 11:30 am – The Rock United Church in Newland will host the 2nd Annual Warrior Women’s Ladies Conference at the Church. please RSVP to the event using the Facebook event page: CLICK HERE for more information

August 24, 2019 – 2 pm to 5 pm – Newland Christian Church will hold a Community Meal at the Church, meals available at the church or can be delivered, to be added to the delivery list please call 387-5872, all are welcome.  Meal is free, donations accepted and any proceeds will go to the Food Pantry ministry of the church.

August 24, 2019 – 7 pm – God’s House of Worship in Banner Elk will hold a special singing at the church, bringing the message in song will be Joyful Noise and Buff Mountain Boys, Everyone is invited!

August 25, 2019 – 2 pm – There will be a decoration day service at Tanglewood Cemetery in Linville, all are welcome.

August 30, 2019 – 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm – The 4H Shooting Sports Club will hold a benefit Spaghetti Dinner to help raise funds for the group.  Cost is $8/person, includes: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Salad, Garlic Bread, Drink and Dessert. Vegan/Vegetarian Options available as well.  All are welcome.

August 31, 2019 –  8:30 am start – The Avery County Shriner’s will hold their annual Golf Tournament at Sugar Mountain Golf Course. $60/per player, Mulligans available at $10/for 3.  Registration begins at 8 am. All are welcome.

August 31, 2019 – 2 pm – FaithFest takes place in Wilkesboro, featuring Zach Williams, For King and Country, and more!  CLICK HERE for more information

August 31, 2019 – 5 pm – The Annual Singing at Jack Hicks’ Trucking will take place in Elk Park with The Primitive Quartet, The Inspirations, and more! All welcome, bring a lawn chair.

**September 2019**

September 7, 2019 – 11 am to 2 pm – First Baptist Church Crossnore is having a Back to School Carnival on Saturday, September 7th from 11am until 2pm.  There will be inflatables, games, prizes, food and lots of fun.  It will be at the church.  It is free for all children in the community.  For more information, contact the church office at 733-5243

September 8, 2019 – 11 am – Newland Christian Church will hold Homecoming Services at the Church, Dr. Jonathan Casstevens will be bringing the message in both word and song during the morning.  There will be a meal to follow in the fellowship hall.  All are invited to come and worship.

September 21, 2019 – 2:30 pm – The annual Newland School Reunion will take place at the Rock Gym in Newland. Doors open at 1:30 pm with a short program, door prizes, and a 50/50 drawing (must be present to win) beginning at 2:30. Special recognition to the class of 1968.  Anyone welcome who attended Newland School at any time, grades 1-12, taught, worked, or had family who attended.  Class photos will be made following the 50/50 drawing.  NOTE: Class of 1968 is being honored because last year’s reunion was not held due to inclement weather.  Everyone welcome.

September 21, 2019 – 5 pm to 10 pm – The Avery High Class of 1974 will hold their 45th Class Reunion at the Foscoe Grandfather Community Center, Saturday, September 21, cost is $15/person.  There will be a class photo at 6 pm, all family and friends are invited, for more information CLICK HERE

**October 2019**

October 19, 2019 – The Newland VFD will hold a drawing for a UTV fundraiser.  The NVFD will be giving away a 2019 Kawasaki Teryx 2 Camouflage UTV with snowblade.  500 Tickets available, contact Ken at 843-986-7626 or any NVFD Member for more information.

October 19, 2019 – The 3rd Annual Blue Ridge Bluegrass Festival with Darin and Brooke Aldridge will take place at Buck Stove, CLICK HERE for more information.

October 26, 2019 – The FIRST Avery High School reunion for ALL Classes will take place at the High School, all are welcome to attend if you ever attended Avery High School.

**Other Announcements**

Be A Mentor – You never know the impact that you could make in the life of a child; If you are interested in volunteering to be a mentor to a local child please contact the Western Youth Network at (828) 264-5174 or email Angela McMann at or download a volunteer application by clicking here: Western Youth Network Application

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

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