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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.

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: May 19, 2017, June 23, 2017, July 28, 2017, August 25, 2017, and September 15, 2017; For more information, contact Claude Buchanan at 828-733-3558

**April 2017**

**Big Plumtree Creek will be closed beginning on Monday, April 17, for repair**

April 29, 2017 – 8 am to 2 pm – God’s House of Worship will hold a community Yard/Bake Sale in the fellowship hall of the church. For more information contact Kimberly Hodges at 260-7181

April 29, 2017 – 4:30 to 6:30 pm – Providence Evangelical Church Youth Group will host a fundraising Spaghetti Dinner in the cafeteria at Newland Elementary School.  Menu includes Spaghetti, Bread, Salad, Drink and Dessert, $7/plate, all proceeds will go to help group attend Camp, parking in lot next to Gym.

**May 2017**

The American Red Cross will have opportunities for you to give around the area for the Month of May – Upcoming Blood Drive opportunities for you in the community are:
May 3, 2017 – 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Avery County Emergency Medical Services
May 13, 2017 – 10 am to 2:30 pm – Elk Park Christian Church
May 19, 2017 – 9 am to 2 pm – Avery County High School

May 6, 2017 – 7 am to 10 am – Altamont Methodist Church will have a country breakfast on Saturday, May 6 from 7-10 AM. All your favorites will be there including country ham, sausage, eggs, biscuits, gravy, grits, and homemade jams and jellies. This month’s proceeds will benefit the Fred and Geneva Barber Scholarship given to deserving high school seniors.

May 6, 2017 – 7 am to 9:30 am – Mt. Calvary FWB Church in the Ingalls Community will hold a fundraising Country Breakfast at the church.  All are welcome.

May 6, 2017 – 6 pm – There will be a benefit singing at Roaring Creek People’s Church for Lynard Hughes, singing will be the Sheppard Family, all are welcome.

May 7, 2017 until – 7 pm nightly – REVIVAL – Lewis chapel free will baptist church will be holding revival with preachers Kenneth Baker and John Heirrigton

May 7, 2017 – 6 pm – Benefit singing for Janet Townsend who was diagnosed with cancer back in November of 2016. The singing will be on May 7th at 6pm at Roaring Creek FWB Church. The Peacemakers will be singing. Please come and support her, and enjoy some wonderful music, and have some great fellowship.

May 13, 2017 – 11 am to 1 pm – There will be a low-cost Shot Clinic at the Avery County Humane Society in Newland; Rabies shots for $10, Booster Shots for $15, and Feline Leukemia Shots for $20; call 733-2333 for more information.

May 13, 2017 – 12 noon to 5 pm – The 4th Annual Wine for a Reason fundraiser will take place at the Linville Falls Winery will take place to raise funds for the Autism Society of North Carolina.  This will be a fun, family-friendly event with music from the Harris Brothers, Carolina BBQ, A Silent Auction and much more.  For more information call Rebecca at 828-773-4502

May 18-20, 2017 – The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children will host it’s annual Block Fest event May 18 2017-May 20 2017. Public sessions are:
Thursday, May 18th 3:30pm-6:30pm
Friday, May 19th 11:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, May 20th 9:00am-12:00pm
Bring your children out and enjoy a fun time of block play! This is a free event, located at FBC Newland; there are many nice door prizes to give away! For more information please call (828) 733-2899 or email

May 21, 2017 – 11 am – FBC Newland is hosting Children’s Sunday at the Church. All are welcome.

May 28, 2017 – 11 am – Pineola Presbyterian Church invites everyone to come  join the 11am service at the church and/or attend the Cemetery Decoration, which begins outside at 12:30 pm. There will be a brief ceremony followed by grave decoration.  A covered dish meal will begin around 1 pm with the church providing ham and chicken, attendees are asked to bring side dishes.  Everyone welcome to join for a day of recollection, reunion, and renewal.


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

April 29, 2017 – 7 am to 11 am – Riverside Elementary PTO will be sponsoring a Yard Sale at the school.  Open to the public, if you are interested in renting a table to sell your items please contact the school at 737-5600 ext. 6510 or by emailing her at

May 1, 2017 – 4 pm – The Avery Viking Baseball team will host Beat Cancer with a Bat at the High School.  All are invited to come out and enjoy a great day of baseball with many fundraisers to help raise funds for two special families in the High Country.  All proceeds from the day will go to help Dede Andrews and Jada Daniels.

May 6, 2017 – 8am-11am – Crossnore Elementary’s Second grade will be hosting a multi-family yard sale in our cafeteria. Tables are $10 each. You may set up your table on Friday night. If you would like a table to sell at please contact Mrs. Buchanan at 737-7204 ext 7504 or

May 17, 2017 – 7 pm – The Avery High FCA/UIC groups will hold a special worship service at the school on the field in MacDonald Stadium entitled “Run to Jesus”.  All are invited, bring a blanket or lawn chair and join for a night of student-led praise and worship.

Kindergarten registration will be taking place for Avery County Schools in the month of April. Please contact your local elementary school if your child will be 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2017. Dates of registration at each school are as follows. Each registration begins at 8:30 am.

Newland Elementary                   April  25th
Riverside Elementary                  April  27th

Mayland CC Classes for Week of April 24, 2017: ALC Classes  SBC Classes


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