Calendar of events: Oct. 4
The monthly contradance at Green Cay, Arthur Morgan School, is 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. Caller is Jesse Edgerton. Bruce Greene and Band X will play, accompanied by a guest banjo player. There is a $5 cover charge.
Black Box Dance Theatre will be at Spruce Pine TRAC from 3:30-5:30 Monday, Oct. 9. Call education coordinator Cassie Floan at 828-712-1510 or email email@example.com for more information.
The Artisan League of Little Switzerland Fall Arts and Crafts Market is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 14, at Geneva Hall in Little Switzerland.
The Spruce Pine Potters Market is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Cross Street Commerce Center.
Antique Fest is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, on Locust Street in downtown Spruce Pine. More than 20 vendors are participating in the event, which is hosted by Herman Buchanan at Not Bob’s Antiques.
The 34th annual Mountain Glory Festival is 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in Marion. Visit www.mtngloryfestival.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 828-652-2215 or 828-652-3551for more information Admission is free.
The Blue Ridge Bluegrass Festival is 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Buck Stove, 200 Ethan Allen Drive in Spruce Pine. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door; and children under 12 are free. Call 828-765-6144 or visit brbluegrass2017.com for more information.
Mayland Community College’s Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the college’s Mitchell campus, 200 Mayland Drive in Spruce Pine.
The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children and Healthy Carolinians’ Healthy Halloween 2017 is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Rock Gym, 185 Shady St. in Newland. Email Carrie Hall at email@example.com or call 828-733-2899 to receive a registration form or for more information.
Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Town Center in Burnsville. The program is by Quilters Gallery from Charlotte. Visitors are welcome.
The Mitchell County Historical Society’s 2017 Apple Butter Festival is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Creek Walk in Bakersville. Call 828-688-4371 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to be a vendor.
The Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting, or MAPP, is having classes from 2-5 p.m. Sundays for 10 weeks at the Mitchell County DSS office, 347 Longview Drive in Bakersville.
There will be a reunion of the Bowman High School class of 1962 Saturday, Oct. 14. Those attending should arrive by 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m., at the Spruce Pine Fire Department and a golf outing will take place at 10 a.m. at the Grassy Creek Golf Course. Call Harper Wilson at 828-766-5701 or Nora Jarrett at 828-766-5741 for more information. Those wishing to play golf should call Jerry Duncan at 828-385-0719.
Messiah of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Micaville from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, is hosting its annual Oktoberfest. There will be an authentic German meal of knockwurst, bratwurst, sauerkraut, hot German potato salad, and an apple strudel dessert accompanied by dark German bread and a beverage. Cost of the meal is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Takeout is available by calling 828-675-4291. Profits are used for community outreach and church projects.
The Cane Creek Community Club is having a BBQ fundraiser for a road into Cane Creek Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Cane Creek Community Center on Stagger Weed Road. Plates are $7. Anyone wanting to make a direct donation may call Hazen Ledford at 828-688-3570.
Tickets for the Spruce Pine Kiwanis Club Fish Fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Harris Middle School are on sale for $10 from any Kiwanis member.
The Principles will perform Sunday, Oct. 8, at Mt. Calvary FWB Church on Avery County Airport Road in Spruce Pine. Call Gene Wise at 828-765-6806 for more information.
Trinity Episcopal Church is having a Blessing of the Animals at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier during the blessing. Trinity Church is at 15 Hemlock Ave. in Spruce Pine. Call 828-520-1151 or email TECSP15@att.net for more information.
The 7th annual Remembrance Service, which will include a walk to remember and balloon release, is Sunday, Oct. 8. The program begins at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine.
Emmaus Road Baptist Church, 100 Kim Thickets Road in Spruce Pine, is having a revival beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, with speaker Charles Worley. Call 828-765-2558 for more information.
Freedom Baptist Church, 1353 Roan Road in Spruce Pine, is having its Fall Festival and BBQ fundraiser. The festival begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, and the BBQ sale at 11 a.m. There will also be kids’ games and face painting. Plates are $10; sandwich plates are $8; and kids’ plates will be available. Call Alan Huskins at 828-467-0829 for more information.
The Hinson Girls will host the 5th Sunday Night Gospel Singing at Bear Creek Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. The group is made up of four sisters from Lancaster, South Carolina. Everyone is welcome.
The 8th annual C_E Air Preheater Reunion is 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the McDowell County Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Road in Marion. The meal will be catered by Golden Fried Chicken of Marion. Call 828-765-6952 or 828-765-4632 in Mitchell County or 828-652-9041 or 828-733-4416 in McDowell County with questions.
The Wall that Heals, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and mobile education center will be on display Thursday, Oct. 12, to Sunday, Oct. 15, at Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville. The wall will come through downtown Spruce Pine around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11.