The seventh annual Casting for Hope Fly Fishing Tournament is Friday, April 13, through Sunday, April 15, in Spruce Pine and Bakersville. Visit castingforhope.org for more information and to make a pledge.
The Spruce Pine Main Street Spring Cleanup is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in downtown Spruce Pine.
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 be a raffle for a YETI cooler.
A Spring Tea hosted by Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Women Educators for girls ages 5-12 is 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Grassy Creek Presbyterian Church. Family and friends welcome. Cost is $5 per person. Proceeds go to a scholarship fund for future educators. Tea, cakes, crafts and more will be available. Call Becky Nance at 828-765-9164 for more information.
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 is hosting its 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.
The Mayland Community College Foundation is hosting a free ScieNCe Festival Celebration Star Party Saturday, April 21, at the Bare Dark Sky Observatory. Free activities for all ages begin at 5:30 p.m. at the observatory, 66 EnergyXchange Drive in Burnsville. Food trucks will be on site and tours of the observatory and Earth to Sky Park will be available with star-gazing through the telescopes housed at the Bare Dark Sky Observatory begin at dark. People are welcome to bring their own telescope to set up that evening. Learn more at www.ncsciencefestival.org, the Bare Dark Sky Observatory at www.mayland.edu/observatory or call 828-766-1214.
Mayland Community College is having a Plant Swap from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Mitchell Campus is Spruce Pine. Call 828-766-1233 for more information or to reserve a spot.
Brian Burchfield will host the 5th Sunday Night Singing at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Bear Creek Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome.