EVENTS: Feb. 21, 2018

The Choir of Trinity Episcopal Church will sing Evensongs during Lent at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4; and 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Trinity Church is at 15 Hemlock Ave. in the English Woods neighborhood of Spruce Pine. A reception will follow each of these Evensongs in the Parish Hall. Call 828-520-1151 or email for more information.


The “Fill My Cup, Lord” women’s conference is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Western Carolina Church, 31 Cross St. in Spruce Pine. Lunch is provided free to all attendees and daycare is provided for children 5 years old and under. Reservations are required to get a headcount for food purposes. Email Sheila Blalock at to reserve a spot.


The Toe Cane Beekeepers meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at United Community Bank in Burnsville. Dr. Scott Pearson of Mars Hill University will present “Effects of land use change on native species with a special focus on pollinators.” Meeting begins with pot luck dinner followed by announcements by President Susan Spruill and Pearson’s presentation. The meeting and presentation are free. and one does not have to be a member to attend.


The Spruce Pine Farmers Market is noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the community room at Spruce Pine Main Street.


The Penland School of Crafts Community Open House is 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 3. No admission is charged. Visit for more information.


Relay of the Blue Ridge, encompassing Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties, is having a planning meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Mitchell County Senior Center in Ledger. Anyone from Avery, Mitchell and Yancey County interested in helping with the Relay for Life effort is invited. Call Rhonda Buchanan at 828-467-4389 or Sylvia Buchanan at 828-385-1036 in Mitchell County and Lou Edwards in Yancey County at 828-208-9551 for more information.


The deadline to apply for the Toe River Arts Studio Tour June 1-3 is 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at either the Spruce Pine or Burnsville gallery. Artists must show in a participating Mitchell or Yancey county studio and be current members of Toe River Arts. Applications and information are available at or at either gallery. Email with questions.


The deadline to apply for representation in either Toe River Arts Burnsville or Spruce Pine gift shop is 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Artists must be Mitchell, Yancey, or Avery county residents and current Toe River Arts members. Work must meet guidelines available online at or at either gallery. Email with any questions.


The AMY Wee Trade Spring and Summer Children’s Consignment Sale is 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 15-16; and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 17, at the Cross Street Commerce Center in Spruce Pine.


A free genealogy workshop titled “Give Us a Few Minutes and We Will Help You Get Started With Your Family History” is 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 17, at the Spruce Pine Visitor Center, 165 Locust St.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 3:30pm to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 3:30pm

The MItchell News

Mailing Address: PO Box 339 
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
Phone: 828-765-7169
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