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The Annual Avery 4-H Christmas Tree Sale begins on Monday, December 4, at the Kohler Appliance Store in Newland.  For more information contact the Cooperative Extension Service at 733-8270

Clogging Classes are being offered at the Historic Cranberry School for Children and Adults at 6 pm. Children’s Class is at 6 pm on Tuesdays, Adult Class on Thursdays at 6 pm.  Call Crissy Kasper for more information at 828-528-2655

“Left Behind in the High Country” meets every Other Thursday at 6:30 pm in the Oak Room of the Sloop Office Building. This group is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.  For more information please call 828-467-5379 or 321-243-1640

**December 2017**

December 15, 2017 – 6 pm to 9 pm – Don’t forget caroling around the bonfire on Friday, December 15, from 6 to 9 pm at the Crossnore Meeting House.  Cider, hot chocolate and Christmas goodies will be served.

December 15-16, 2017 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm nightly – Journey Through Bethlehem at the Morganton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2187 Jamestown Road, Morganton, N.C. Journey through the market place, hear wonderful Christmas hymns, see live farm animals and experience the true reason for the season, our Savior Jesus Christ! Each journey lasts approximately 30 minutes. Golf cart rides will be available for those with disabilities. This event is completely FREE for all who wish to attend!

December 17, 2017 – 4 pm – Elk Park Methodist Church will hold their Youth Christmas Program at the Church, all are invited.

December 17, 2017 – 6 pm – Elk Park Christian Church will hold their annual Sounds and Tastes program at the church.

December 20, 2017 – 7 pm – Cranberry Bapt Church will hold their Christmas Program “Stories of the Savior” at the Church. All are invited.

December 20, 2017 – 7 pm – Minneapolis Methodist Church will hold their Youth Christmas Program at the Church, all are welcome to come.

December 24, 2017 – 6 pm – Newland Christian Church will hold their annual Christmas Eve Service at the Church, all are welcome.

**January 2018**

January 7, 2017 – 9:30 am – Altamont United Methodist Church would like to announce a change in our current worship services to a blended contemporary/traditional service. This change in service will begin on January 7, 2018 at 9:30 am with Sunday School to follow at 10:30. There will be a time for coffee and fellowship from 9 to 9:30. Come join us for great worship and fellowship!


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

December 12, 2017 – 4:30 pm – Avery Viking Basketball will host Watauga VARSITY ONLY, this will be the annual Teddy Bear Toss.  Everyone invited to come out, dress up, and enjoy the evening.

December 21, 2017 – 4 pm – Avery Viking Basketball will host North Wilkes, this will be the annual Silent Night game for the Vikings.  Everyone invited to come out, dress up, and enjoy the evening.

Mayland CC Classes for Week of December 11, 2017:  SBC Classes

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