There will be a clothing giveaway from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Cub Creek Baptist Church in Bakersville.
The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children’s BLOCK Fest is 1:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 16, at Spruce Pine First Presbyterian Church. This is a free event. Call the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children at 828-682-0047 or 828-733-2899, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit BlueRidgeChildren.org for more information.
A book signing and question-and-answer session with author Doug Caporrinno is 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at United Community Bank in Burnsville. Healthy food from App Java and Laura’s Pizzeria will be served. Seating is limited. Call 828-682-6157 to reserve a seat.
The Miss High Country Fundraiser Pageant is a day of fun and glamour to raise money for the Mitchell County Shop With a Cop program. The pageant is 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Robin Austin Memorial Center at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 12021 US 19E in Spruce Pine. The entry fee is $25 plus one winter coat or a $20 Walmart gift card, with the proceeds going to the Shop With a Cop program. Email email@example.com, call 828-467-5691, or search TMC Productions on Facebook for more information.
Spruce Pine First Baptist Church, 125 Tappan St., is hosting a Youth Bash at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the church’s fellowship hall. Call 828-385-1195 for more information or to get involved.
Health coverage event
Pisgah Legal Services in Spruce Pine is hosting an ACA marketplace open enrollment health coverage event from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the WAMY Community Action office, 496-A Balsam Ave. 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.
Gingerbread House Contest
The Mitchell County Public Library’s Gingerbread House Contest begins Monday, Nov. 18. Entries will be on display until Monday, Dec. 16, when the winner will be chosen and announced. Call the Mitchell County Public Library at 828-688-2511 for more information.
Yellow Mountain Baptist Church is having a revival beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at 5125 N. US Highway 19E in Plumtree. The Rev. Lee Cope of Appalachian State University will be preaching.
The Mitchell-Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force is hosting a town hall about underage drinking and vaping at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Kathy Miller Auditorium at Mitchell High School.
The Center for Pioneer Life is hosting storyteller Donald Davis for a performance at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Burnsville Town Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Davis will be having a Collect Your Memories in a Family Storytelling Workshop from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at The Center for Pioneer Life. Visit pioneerlife.org, call 828-536-0997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets or for more information.
The Rural Transportation Coordinating Committee of the High Country RPO is having a meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the High Country Council of Governments building, 468 New Market Boulevard in Boone. The meeting is open to the public.
Board of Education
The Mitchell County Board of Education meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Greenlee Primary School in Spruce Pine.
A community engagement roundtable with North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore is 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Spruce Pine Fire Department, 100 Firefighter Way in Spruce Pine. RSVP for your community team to email@example.com or call 828-765-9033.