Events calendar: Oct. 18, 2017

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 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 or call 828-733-2899 to receive a registration form or for more information.


Bakersville Fire and Rescue, 306 Baker Lane, is having a “Halloween Block Party” from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, with a trunk-or-treat, free children’s games and prizes, a giant pumpkin drop at 6 p.m., non-scary haunted hayrides from 5-7 p.m., haunted hayrides from 7-9 p.m. and more.


The Mitchell County Health Partnership meets from noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Helen’s Restaurant in Bakersville.


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 with any questions or to be a vendor.


A contest to determine the best-tasting honey from Mitchell, Avery and Yancey counties for 2017 is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Homeplace Beer Company in Burnsville. Attendance is free – a donation of $10 is requested to be a judge. There will also be a silent auction and music by Sam McKinney. Call Zach Downing at 702-510-3732 or email with questions, to enter honey or to donate.


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.


The Cane Creek Community Club is sponsoring a Veterans Day Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Cane Creek Community Center on Stagger Weed Road. All military veterans will be served for free.


The Bowman High School Class of 1968 is having a planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Helen’s Restaurant in Bakersville. Any class member or person attending school with this class is welcome to attend. Call Bruce Woody at 828-467-1431 for more information.


Gouge Elementary School’s Fall Festival fundraiser is 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the school. There will be a haunted house, inflatables, a raffle, a cake walk and more. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will also be available.


Greenlee Primary School’s Harvest Festival is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. There will be food, drinks, games, inflatables and more.


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 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 Grove Church, on Locust Street between HairCraft and Spruce Pine Florist in downtown Spruce Pine, is having a Halloween Party for families beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. There will games for kids from 5-6 p.m. The church is having a costume contest at 6:15 p.m. Throughout the evening, chili will be served and a photo booth set up for everyone to take home free photos of themselves while dressed up. This event is entirely free for the community and meant to add to the already fun townwide trick-or-treat scheduled for the same night. Visit for more information or to express plans to attend.

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The MItchell News

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