Events: Oct. 11, 2017

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.

Grassy Creek Baptist Church is hosting Karen Peck & New River at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct 14. This is a free concert, but a Love Offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome to attend. Visit for more information.

The Hinson Girls will perform at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Spruce Pine First Baptist Church, 125 Tappan St.

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 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.

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.

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 Bowman High School class of 1962 reunion is Saturday, Oct. 14. Those attending should arrive by 5 p.m. Dinner is 6 p.m. at the Spruce Pine Fire Department. A golf outing is 10 a.m. at Grassy Creek Golf Course. Call Harper Wilson at 828-766-5701 or Nora Jarrett at 828-766-5741 for more information. To play golf, call Jerry Duncan at 828-385-0719.

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.

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 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.

A reception for the Toe River Arts Fall Group Show is 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Spruce Pine Gallery, 269 Oak. Ave. in Spruce Pine.

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, email, 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 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.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:45am

The MItchell News

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