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The Williams’ YMCA is holding a “Healthy Weight and Your Child” program to kick off the year beginning January 7 and going through April 21.  For more information or CLICK HERE

The Avery County Veterans Services are seeking names of WWII, Korean Conflict, or Vietnam Conflict Service men who are natives of Avery County to compile a database.  Please Contact Georgia Henry (828-733-8211) or Jeff Pollard (828-387-5533) with any information or for more information.

“Left Behind in the High Country” meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Oak Room of the Sloop Medical Building at Cannon Memorial Hospital. This is a support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, for more information contact Sandra Brock at 467-5379.

Christmas/New Year Schedule for the Avery County Solid Waste Dept:
Convenience Centers and Landfill:
December 24 & 25 – CLOSED, reopen Thursday, December 26 at Regular Hours
January 1 – CLOSED
Reminder that There will be Christmas Tree Recycling collection at the Linville and Landfill sites. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Eric Foster and the staff.

HEATON CHRISTIAN CHURCH is holding Celebrate Recovery at the Church on Monday evenings at 7 pm; for more information call or text 828-528-5476

For more information on the Avery County Cooperative Extension Service Workshops and Events: CLICK HERE

**December 2019**

December 13, 2019 – 6 to 8 pm – Don’t miss the Caroling around the Bonfire, Friday, December 13 from 6 to 8 PM at the Tudor Vance Meeting House in Crossnore. There will be hot chocolate, cider and other goodies in the Meeting House. Hope you can be there!

December 14, 2019 – 6 pm – The Town of Newland will hold the annual Christmas Parade in town.

December 15, 2019 – 6 pm – Elk Valley Bapt. Church is holding Christmas Program at the Church.  All are welcome.

December 15, 2019 – 6:30 pm – Valley Haven Bapt. Church, Located on Hwy 184/Beech Mountain Parkway in Banner Elk, is holding their Christmas Program at the church, all are invited.

December 22, 2019 – 5 pm – Fellowship Baptist Church on Squirrel Creek will hold their Christmas Program at the church, all are welcome!

December 23, 2019 – 7 pm – Jonas Ridge United Methodist Church is holding an Old Timey Appalachian Mountain Christmas at the Church, celebrating the old-time mountain traditions.  All are welcome.

December 23, 2019 – 7 pm – Pastor Tommy Carver and Open Door Bapt. Church invite everyone to their annual Christmas Program at the church, all welcome.

December 24, 2019 – 6 pm – Newland Christian Church will hold their annual Christmas Eve program at the church, all are welcome.

December 24, 2019 – 6 pm – Mountainside Lutheran Church will hold their annual Christmas Eve Service at the Church, all invited. For more information go to 

December 25, 2019 – 10 am – Mountainside Lutheran Church will hold a Christmas Day service at the church for all who would like to come. For more information go to 

**Other Announcements**

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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