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**Education Calendar Listing at Bottom of Calendar**

The Avery Pregnancy and Resource Center is expanding their services to the High Country and will be offering classes in Finances, Technology, Cooking and Sewing.  If you are interested in any of these courses, contact Bob Brown at 733-2400 or 467-9812.

Fellowship Baptist Church is collecting non-perishable food items and hygiene items to be taken to War, West Virginia in September as part of Project Hope.  Contact James Ballew at (828) 208-2033 for more information.  Items may be dropped off in the Church Fellowship Hall at anytime or you can have them picked up by calling 733-6444.

Pittman Gap Community Church is raffling off a 2014 Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob, 13 Original Miles, cost is $100/ticket, and all proceeds go to the building fund for a new fellowship hall.  For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact Pastor Cotton Ray at 733-4789.

The Main Street Cruise-In is back in Newland for 2017 as they line Main Street with Classics from 6 to 9 pm on select Fridays.  The 2017 Calendar is as follows:  July 28, 2017, August 25, 2017, and September 15, 2017; For more information, contact Claude Buchanan at 828-733-3558

The Banner Elk Concert in the Park Series is Back for 2017, concerts are on Thursday Evenings at 6:30 pm at Tate-Evans Park, Robbins Amphitheater: See the Concert Line-up

**June 2017**

June 5-until, 2017 – 7 pm nightly – REVIVAL – Yellow Mountain Bapt. Church will hold revival at the church with Brother Randy Metcalf bringing the message during the first week and Bro. Keith Russell bringing the message during the second week.  Revival will continue as long as the Lord leads.  Mercy’s River will bring message in Song on Sunday, June 11 during the evening service. All are invited.

June 26, 2017 – 11 am to 3 pm – Reaching Avery Ministries/RAM’s Rack will celebrate 35 years of service to the High Country with a Customer Appreciation Day at the store with Hot Dogs, Goodies, and more.  All invited to come out!

June 26-30, 2017 – 6 pm to 8 pm – VBS – Pleasant Hill Bapt. Church welcomes all Toddlers to Teens to Vacation Bible School for a great week of fellowship.  All invited to come experience life under the sea on a submarine and learn why Jesus is the ONLY redeemer.

June 26-28, 2017 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – VBS – The Avery County Revival Center will be doing Vacation Bible School at the church, the theme will be Hero Central, teaching kids to discover their strength in God, for more information call Hannah Beers Carpenter at 260-5911 or Lynn Stocton at 423-772-4555, all invited.

June 26-30, 2017 – 6 pm to 8:15 pm – VBS – Oak Grove Bapt. Church will be holding Vacation Bible School at the Church, all are invited.  If your child needs a ride, call 387-1111 to arrange.

June 27-July 1, 2017 – FBC Newland will hold CentriKid Summer Camp for all rising 3rd to 6th graders, for more information contact the church office at 733-9092 or Jessica Howard at 260-6730

**July 2017**

The Avery County Solid Waste Dept. collection sites will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, and will reopen on Thursday, July 6; The Landfill will be closed Tuesday, July 4, and reopen on Wednesday July 5.

July 1, 2017 – 7 am to 10 am – Altamont UMC will be holding their monthly Breakfast at the church in the outreach center.  All are welcome to come out for a great time of fellowship and enjoy all the favorites, including homemade Jams and Jellies.

July 1, 2017 – 12 noon to 4 pm – Elk Park Christian Church will hold their annual Freedom Fest at the Church; There will be food, music, inflatables, and more, all are invited.

July 2, 2017 – 12 noon to 4 pm – The Avery Viking Wrestling Program will hold their 5th Annual BBQ Fundraiser at the Land Harbor Golf House, all proceeds will go to help team go to camp.

July 4, 2017 – 7 am to 11 am – Heaton Christian Church will hold their Annual Country Breakfast on July 4 in the fellowship hall, cost is donation only, all proceeds will go to support the Youth Group in a number of activities.  All are welcome.

July 4, 2017 – The Annual July 4th Car Show will take place at Newland Elementary, all are welcome to come out, there will be a trophy for Best in Show and Hundreds of other prizes, for more information contact Claude Buchanan at 733-3558

July 6, 2017 – 8 am to 4 pm – There will be a Masquerade Jewelry and Accessory Sale in the Oak Room at Cannon Memorial Hospital in the Sloop Medical Plaza; Proceeds will go to benefit the Cannon Memorial Hospital Programs, cash, credit/debit, and payroll deduction available.

July 18, 2017 – TBD – FBC Newland will have a kids trip to Linville Caverns, for more information contact the church office at 733-9092 or Jessica Howard at 260-6730

July 23-27, 2017 – 6 pm to 8:30 pm – VBS – FBC Newland will hold the Mega Sports Camp Vacation Bible School at the Church for kids from PreK to 6th Grade. Dinner will be served at the church from 5:30 until 6 pm.  All are welcome.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

July 30, 2017 – 6 pm – Fortress will be in concert at Newland Christian Church as part of the gathering of local Christian Churches, all are invited.

**August 2017**

August 8, 2017 – TBD – FBC Newland will take the kids to Wildcat Lake, for more information contact the Church office at 733-9092 or Jessica Howard at 260-6730

August 19, 2017 – 5:30 pm – The Avery County Hunters Helping Kids Banquet will take place at the Chapman Center of the Williams’ YMCA on Hospital Drive; Cost is $15/single, $25/couples; ; $250/sponsor; $500/Corporate; For more information contact Tony Hunter at 387-1401 or Aneda Johnson at 733-0834

August 26, 2017 – 3 pm – The 5th Annual Looking Unto Jesus Youth Rally will take place at the Tri-County Tabernacle in Spruce Pine.  Preacher Steven Aldridge and Evangelist Cody Zorn will be speaking during the evening, for more information contact Pastor Allen Laws at 828-385-1401; please contact Plesant Hill with number that will be attending

**September 2017**

September 3, 2017 – The Annual Labor Day Car Show will take place in Newland.  For more information contact Claude Buchanan at 733-3558

**October 2017**

October 7, 2017 – The Annual Toys for Tots Car Show will take place in Newland, all proceeds will go to Yellow Mountain Enterprises. For more information contact Claude Buchanan at 733-3558


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

Mayland CC Classes for Week of June 26, 2017: ALC Classes  SBC Classes

Upcoming Children’s Camp at Mayland Community College Avery Learning Center


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