UPCOMING EVENTS

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Tree-lighting ceremony

The town of Bakersville Holiday Lighting Ceremony is 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Historic Courthouse.

 

Christmas concert

The town of Bakersville Christmas Concert is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Bowman Middle School.

 

Meet-and-greet

Spruced Boutique, 171 Locust St. in downtown Spruce Pine, is hosting a meet-and-greet from 10 a.m.-noon during Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30 with the Miss Emerald Ridge and Miss Emerald Ridge Outstanding Teen competition winners.

 

Art Walk

The Bakersville Galleries’ Holiday Art Walk is 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, in downtown Bakersville.

 

Candlelight service

The local chapter of The Compassionate Friends has its annual Candlelight Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Spruce Pine United Methodist Church. The Compassionate Friends is a support group for parents, siblings and grandparents who have experienced the loss of a child of any age from any circumstance. Bring a picture or memento to be placed on the memorial table during the service. There will be a time for refreshments and fellowship following the service. Call Teresa Emory at 828-284-2287 for more information. 

 

‘Santa for Seniors’

WAMY Community Action has a “Santa for Seniors” gift drive to provide presents for shut-ins and hospice patients in Mitchell County. Gift-wrapped boxes containing crossword puzzles, winter socks with grips, lotions and balms, non-homemade treats, blankets, winter accessories, holiday toiletries, books and slippers are requested. Boxes may be dropped off between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2-16 at WAMY Community Action, 496-A Balsam Ave. in Spruce Pine.

 

Holiday program

Family members and friends are invited to Greenlee Primary School’s Holiday Program and sing-a-long at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the gymnasium. 

 

Youth bash

Little Rock Creek Baptist Church, 48 Green Creek Road in Bakersville, is hosting a Youth Bash at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, with a devotion, food and crafts. Everyone is welcome.

 

Christmas parade

The town of Bakersville Christmas Parade is 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, on Main Street.

 

Ornament Make-and-Take

An “Ornament Make-and-Take” is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, upstairs at the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville as part of the Christmas ‘neath the Roan slate of events. Children can create ornaments to take home. Call Harley Masters at Southern Ridge Café at 828-537-2023 for more information. 

 

Letters to Santa

A “Letters to Santa” event is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, upstairs at the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville as part of the Christmas ‘neath the Roan slate of events. Children can create letters to Santa and place them in the Christmas mailbox outside Southern Ridge Cafe. The letters will also appear in the Mitchell News-Journal’s special Letters to Santa section. Call Harley Masters at Southern Ridge Café at 828-537-2023 for more information. 

 

Candy Cane Hunt

A “Candy Cane Hunt” is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Bakersville Creek Walk as part of the Christmas ‘neath the Roan slate of events. Special prizes will be awarded to children who find numbered candy canes. Call Harley Masters at Southern Ridge Café at 828-537-2023 for more information. 

 

Blessing of the Pets

There will be a Blessing of the Pets at 10:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Spruce Pine First Presbyterian Church. Pets should be on a leash or otherwise corralled. Call 828-765-4036 for more information.

 

Health coverage event

Pisgah Legal Services is hosting an ACA marketplace open enrollment health coverage event from 4:30-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Certified navigators will be available to provide education and enrollment assistance. Walk-ins are welcome, but an appointment guarantees a slot. Call 1-855-733-3711 or 828-766-1850 to schedule an appointment.