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**Education Calendar Listing at Bottom of Calendar**

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.

Blue Ridge Partnership for Children is bringing Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to the High Country.  The program serves children from birth until their 5th birthday, and each registered child will receive a FREE monthly book in the mail.  If you are interested you can register your child online at or call Carrie Hall at 733-2899 and she will assist you in the registration process.

The Town of Crossnore will postpone Trash Pickup in town until Tuesday, May 31, due to Memorial Day.

MESSAGE FROM NCDOT: Slippery Hill Lane, between 19E (Russell’s Antiques) to Lick Log will be closed from May 23 through that week, possibly longer for repairs. 

**May 2016**

May 23-27, 2016 – 7 pm nightly – REVIVAL – Lewis Chapel Bapt. Church will be holding Revival at the church. Wayne Buchanan and Barry Sheppard bringing the message, special singing each evening. For more information contact Pastor Jonathan Sheppard at 387-5692

May 28, 2016 – 5 to 7 pm – Altamont UMC will be holding a Pig-Pickin’ at the church.  This is a free event with food and fellowship for all ages. There will be Music provided by 2Thrive, the Altamont Worship team, all are invited.  You may RSVP by emailing, or to contact for more information.

May 28, 2016- 7 pm – God’s House of Worship in Banner Elk will be holding a special singing at the church.  Singing will be Three Top Gospel and Sacred Ground.  All are welcome.

May 29, 2016 – 10:45 am – Roaring Creek FWB Church will hold their annual Veteran’s Service and dinner on the grounds at the church.  All Veterans are invited to attend this annual Memorial Day event, dinner will be provided following the morning service in the fellowship hall.

May 30, 2016 – 2 pm – The Annual Memorial Day Celebration on the Town Square in Newland will take place.  This is also scheduled to be a dedication service for the new monument.  All are invited to come out

**June 2016**

June 1, 2016 – 5-6:30 pm – The Baptist Men of Crossnore Bapt. Church will be serving  a smoked tenderloin and chicken meal with the fixings and dessert to raise money for the Missionary teams supported by the church.  All are welcome.  for more information call the church office at 733-5243 or Reed Clark at 260-5207

June 2, 2016 – 6 pm – The Avery Chamber of Commerce will be holding the annual Taste of Avery event at the Best Western Mountain Lodge in Banner Elk.  There will be a number of Avery vendors in attendance to give a taste of what Avery has to offer.  Tickets are $25/advance, $30/door, for more information call 898-5605

June 4, 2016 – 8:30 am – Pittman Gap Church will hold their annual Golf Tournament at Sugar Mountain Golf Course.  Lunch will be served for all players from 11:30 am to 1 pm and cost per player is $65/each, Mulligans are available at $5/each; for more information contact Pastor Cotton Ray at 733-4789 or the Sugar Mountain Pro Shop at 898-6464

June 4, 2016 – The 2nd Annual Paws for a Cause 5k and Doggie Walk & Silent Auction will take place at the Avery County Humane Society.  The walk will begin at 10 am at the Shelter, there will be a Silent Auction, face-painting, and more.  For more information call 733-2333

June 5, 2016 – 6 pm – First Baptist Church in Crossnore will be hosting Jeff and Sheri Easter at the church, it is a free event, freewill offering will be taken.  All are invited.

June 12-15, 2016 – VBS – The Minneapolis Community will hold VBS at Minneapolis Bapt. Candlestick Retreat Center.  All are welcome, classes from Birth to Adult will be available.

June 20-24, 2016 – VBS – Elk Park Christian Church will hold VBS at the church and all are welcome to attend.  Each evening will begin at 6 pm.

June 26, 2016 – 7 pm – Crossnore Bapt. Church will have Southern Raised in concert at the church.  All are welcome to come out for a great night of fellowship.

**July 2016**

July 3, 2016 – The Avery Viking Wrestling team will host a fundraising BBQ meal at Linville Land Harbor Golf House.  All are welcome.

**August 2016**

August 6, 2016 – 8 am – Cannon Memorial Hospital will hold the Inaugural Swing for Scholarships Golf Tournament at Linville-Land Harbor Golf Club.  Cost is $65/player, and deadline for entry is July 16, 2016.  There will also be a silent auction during the event and all proceeds will go to raise money for local students who aspire to be in a medical field.


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

The Office of College and Careers at Avery High School would like parents to be aware of many important dates upcoming:     College Knowledge Calendar       College Knowledge Workshop Information

May 16-20, 2016 – The Avery Middle School Life Skills class will hold an Online Auction fundraiser to help raise funds for the program.  Click the link from the Avery Middle School Website, for more information contact Renee Rogers at 733-0145.

May 20, 2016 – 6 pm – The Avery High Chorus will hold their Spring Chorus Concert at Crossnore First Bapt. Church.  All are invited.

May 27-28, 2016 – ACHS FBLA is hosting a Softball tournament at the Rock Gym in Newland, cost is $165 per team, for more information or to sign up call 733-8266.

June 18-24, 2016 – Creative and Performing Arts Camp at Lees-McRae College. Available for K-12; non-high school camp will be the 20-24; for more information or pricing contact Stacey Trivett at or go to

Mayland Community College Classes for the Week: ALC CLasses  SBC Classes


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