Events: Week of March 28, 2018
Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year at Greenlee Primary is 1 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the gymnasium. An information meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Parents and guardians should bring the child’s immunization records and original birth certificate. Call 828-766-9562 for more information.
Berry Chapel Baptist Church in Spruce Pine is presenting the Easter drama “The Living Lord’s Supper” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31. A nursery will be provided. Call 828-765-6590 for more information or to make group reservations.
A Ducky Derby to benefit the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is 9 a.m.-noon Friday, March 30, at Riverside Park in Spruce Pine. Rubber ducks are $2 and they will race down the North Toe River. The top-three finishers will receive a prize from local vendors. All proceeds go to the North Carolina Torch Run for Special Olympics. Call Peggy Dale at 828-766-2395 or Samantha Greene at 828-766-2399.
The Hope 4 Mitchell County Community Easter Egg Hunt is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Riverside Park in Spruce Pine. Lunch will be served at Spruce Pine First Baptist Church. Churches are asked to donate eggs, wrapped candy and food for lunch. Volunteers are needed for handing out fliers, the registration table, helping prepare and serve lunch, being leaders for age groups, outreach and cleanup. Call Janice Branch at 828-385-6204 or the church at 828-765-9411 for more information. In the event of bad weather, the hunt will take place in Spruce Pine First Baptist Church.
The town of Bakersville Easter Egg Hunt is 10-a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Gouge Elementary.
The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidates’ Forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville.
The Bradshaw Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a ramp dinner starting at noon Saturday, April 14, at Station 12 at the foot of Pigeon Roost Road. Price is $12 for adults, $6 for children and includes ramps and potatoes, ramps and eggs, slaw, cornbread, and a choice of streaky meat, hamburger or hot dog. Price also includes drinks and a dessert. There will also be a raffle for a YETI cooler.
Child Fest 2018 is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Mitchell High School in Ledger. Activities include rides on “Big Sammy” the train, a teddy bear clinic, crafts, face painting, inflatables and a magician. Information for parents available at the event includes quality child care, early literacy, health and nutrition, and fingerprinting. Free rides for families with children ages birth to 5 years old are available. Call the transportation office in Mitchell County at 828-688-4715 by April 6 to schedule a ride. Call 828-682-0717 for more information.
The Mountain View Correctional Institution’s 2018 Torch Run Golf Tournament at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club. Cost is $60 per player or $240 per four-person team. Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 18. Proceeds benefit the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Call Peggy Dale at 828-766-2395 or Samantha Greene at 828-766-2399 for more information or to register.