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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.

Fellowship Bapt. Church on Squirrel Creek will be accepting non-perishable food items to help feed the hungry in Flatwoods, West Virginia. Drop donations off at Fellowship Baptist Church, in the fellowship hall every Sunday starting October 25 through November 29, 2015 between 1pm and 4pm. Address is 4631 Squirrel Creek Rd Newland NC 28657

Toy Drive for Johnson City Children’s Hospital taking place now until December 18.  Drop off box at Brenda Kay’s Crafts in Newland.

**November 2015**

November 26, 2015 – 12 noon to 2 pm – THANKSGIVING – Crossnore First Bapt. Church will be holding their annual Thanksgiving Meal at the church.  Anyone who would like a traditional Thanksgiving Meal is welcome to join them at the church, Carry-Out plates also available.  For all interested, please RSVP to the Church by calling 733-5243 by Friday November 13 so that they know how much food to prepare.  Call after 5 pm and leave a message with Name, Phone Number, and How many will be attending.

Beginning November 27, and continuing on Fridays in the Month of December, Santa Claus will be at Snowy Mountain Christmas in Crossnore for Kids to come and have a time with Santa.

November 28, 2015 – 6:30 pm – Gary Brewer and The Kentucky Ramblers will be in concert at Triple J Farm, Doors Open at 6 pm, Concert starts at 6:30 pm, Tickets are $15, for more information contact 387-0437 or email

**December 2015**

December 4-7, 2015 – 6:30 to 8:30 daily – Morganton Seventh Day Adventist Church will hold a Journey Through Bethlehem, an interactive, outdoor drama.  The event is free and fun for the whole family; tours take 30 minutes, located at 2187 Jamestown Road in Morganton. For more information call 387-5728.

December 5, 2015 – ALL DAY – The Town of Banner Elk will hold their annual Christmas in the Park event will take place at Tate-Evans Park in Banner Elk; There will be Family oriented events all day with a Parade of Lights taking place around 5 pm and awards will be given.  For more information go to or call 898-8395

December 6, 2015 – 4 pm – The Pineola Ringers will hold a benefit concert at Pineola Presbyterian Church to raise money for Avery Project Christmas. All are welcome, concert is free, love offering will be taken.

December 9, 2015 – There will be a fundraiser to assist Kay Simerly, MCC Nursing Faculty who is battling cancer at Wake Forrest Medical Center, on Wednesday, December 9th. Bubba’s at Mayland Community College will serve a spaghetti lunch for $7.00, and $5.00 from every meal will go directly to Kay. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. See Jessica Forbes in Student Development or Anita Herbert in Health Sciences for tickets. For more information call 766-1200

December 9, 2015 – 5:45-7:30 pm – FBC Newland Kids will be visiting the Cranberry House to sing Christmas Carols and do crafts with the residents.

December 16, 2015 – 6 pm – FBC Newland will hold a Family Christmas Event, “The Miracle of Jesus”; There will be a free supper from 5:15 to 6 pm and will be an interactive experience for the whole family.  For more information contact Jessica Howard at 260-6730


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

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