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**Education Calendar Listing at Bottom of Calendar**

Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a home repair ministry based out of Johnson City, TN, and will repair homes FREE of charge again this summer for Avery and Mitchell County families! Using volunteer labor and the leadership of summer staff, ASP hopes to work for 12 or more families in the area- so take action to apply now. Appalachia Service Project will be working actively in Avery County from early June through late July.  For Information on the Appalachia Service Project CLICK HERE

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, open May through October.

Clean-up has started at the 2 Cemeteries on Roaring Creek.  If you have items you would like to collect, please do so.  Also, the mower is unable to tend to many of the duties that may need to be done so they are calling on the community to also be helpful in addressing cleanup on their own family grave sites.  If stones need to be cleaned up or tended to please see what you can do to help as well.

**April 2015**

April 13-16, 2015 – 6 pm to 9 pm nightly – There will be a Beginning Bee Keeping workshop for those interested in starting to keep honeybees.  This will be held at the Avery Senior Center and is designed for those who are beginning to keep bees.  Call 733-8270 for more information.

April 15, 2015 – 5 pm to 7 pm – There will be a Poor Man’s Supper at the Minneapolis Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. This will be sponsored by the Youth of the Church and will benefit the John W. Callahan Scholarship.  Donations are appreciated, menu includes: Soup Beans, Slaw, Cornbread, Onions, Drink and Dessert.

April 17, 2015 – 10 am – The Special Olympics will take place on the Track at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk.  There will be many events and all are welcome to come out and support these athletes as they compete.

April 18, 2015 – 9 am to Noon – The Greater Crossnore Area will be holding a community cleanup day.  Bags will be available at the Meeting House and all who would like to volunteer and help pick up trash around their homes and the neighborhood are asked to come out and help keep Crossnore Clean.

April 18, 2015 – 6 pm – Curtis Creek FWB Church will be having the Mountain Echoes singing on Saturday, April 18, singing starts at 6:00pm, all are welcome.

April 20, 2015 – 7 pm nightly – REVIVAL – Curtis Creek FWB will have revival beginning on April 20, 2015.  All are welcome, services will go as long as the Lord leads.

April 24, 2015 – 5:30 to 7:30 pm – There will be a Benefit Dinner for Peyton Taylor Buchanan at Riverside Elementary School.  It will be a Spaghetti Dinner (with our without meat sauce), Salad, Bread, and Desert.

April 25, 2015 – 1 pm – the 2015 Elizabethton First FWB Church Golf Classic will take place at Elizabethton Golf Course.  Cost is $50 per player and all are welcome.  You may sign up as a team or individually.  Format will be Captain’s Choice and Mulligans are available at $5/each.  For more information or to sign up contact Gene Renfro at 423-335-2076 or by email at

April 25, 2015 -4:30 pm until food is gone – Spaghetti Dinner at the Moose Lodge in Boone, benefit for the family of Tom Love to help pay for funeral costs.  Cost is $8/plate and donations will be accepted.

April 26, 2015 – 7 pm – The Butterpats will be in concert at Fall Creek Bapt. Church in the Old Beech Mountain Community for their Fourth Sunday Night Singing.  They will be accompanied by their parents, John and Jennifer Cockman of the Cockman Family. All are invited.

April 26-29, 2015 – 9:45 am and 6 pm Sunday, 7 pm Mon. to Wed. – REVIVAL – Pleasant Hill Bapt. Church will be holding revival services with Dr. Mike Bagwell from Tunnel Hill, GA.  The Edwards Family from Burnsville will be singing during the Sunday Morning Service.  All are welcome!

April 27 – May 1, 2015 – 7 pm nightly – REVIVAL – Spring Revival services will be held at Watauga Bapt. Church.  Rev. Lynn Shook will bring the message each evening and there will be special singing nightly.  All are welcome and invited to attend.  For more information contact Pastor R.D. Watson at 963-0246.

**May 2015**

May 2, 2015 – 5:30 pm – The Avery County Chapter of Hunters Helping Kids will hold their annual banquet at the Hugh Chapman Center of the Williams’ YMCA.  Doors open at 5:30 pm and ticket prices are as follows: Single, $15; Couple, $25; Youth 11-15, $10; Youth 11-under, FREE: Sponsor, $200; Corporate Sponsor, $500; for more information contact Tony Hunter at 387-1401 or Adeda Johnson at 733-0834


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.

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

Upcoming Scholarship Application Deadlines: (To get more information on scholarships or to apply, contact Libby Gragg at Avery High School, 733-0151)

April 17, 2015 – 5 pm to 9 pm – Crossnore Elementary School will hold their Spring Fling on Friday, April 17, at the school.  There will be fun for all ages, with Inflatables, Food from Chick-Fil-A, a live and silent auction, and the night will conclude with Fireworks from JeCo Pyrotechnics, all are welcome.

Avery County Schools Kindergarten Registration:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – Newland Elementary
Thursday, April 16, 2015 – Banner Elk Elementary
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – Crossnore Elementary
Thursday, April 23, 2015 – Freedom Trail Elementary
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – Riverside Elementary

Avery County Schools Pre-K Screenings will be held as follows:

Wednesday, April 29 — Newland Elementary School
Thursday, April 30 — Banner Elk Elementary School
Friday, May 1 — Crossnore Elementary School
Monday, May 4 — Freedom Trail Elementary School
Tuesday, May 5 — Riverside Elementary School

Mayland Community College Paving the Way – Paving the Way Information

Mayland Community College Classes for the Week of April 13: ALC Classes SBC Classes


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