The 72nd North Carolina Rhododendron Festival is Friday and Saturday, June 15-16 in Bakersville. Arts and craftspeople, as well as commercial vendor spaces, are available. Email Dr. Dan Barron at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 828-284-1914 or visit www.ncrhododendronfestival.org/ for more information.
The Buladean Community Foundation center is having a country breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16. The menu is sausage, ham, eggs, biscuits and gravy, grits, hash browns, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $8 per person. All proceeds from the breakfast go toward the maintenance of the facility. Take-out is available. Call 828-385-6541 to place an order.
The Yancey-Mitchell NAACP is having its first Juneteenth Celebration fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Celo Community Center. The Yancey-Mitchell NAACP is providing hot dogs, and people who are attending are asked to bring a side dish and a small donation. Call 828-385-1102 or 828-284-4889 for more information.
The Artisan League of Little Switzerland Spring Arts and Crafts Market is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17, at Geneva Hall.
The Mitchell County Historical Society’s Speakers’ Series continues at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville with geologist Alex Glover.
The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, or SHIIP, is having a free “New to Medicare” seminar at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Mitchell County Extension Center in Bakersville. Call 828-688-4811 for more information.
Local author Jane DeVos is having a book-launch signing of her new book “The Rising of Glory Land” from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at The Market on Oak.
Blue Ridge RC&D is hosting its second annual North Toe River cleanup from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Riverside Park in Spruce Pine. RSVP to reserve lunch and a boat by calling Toe-Cane Watershed Coordinator Lauren Street at 404-414-6261 or sending an email to email@example.com.
The Little Switzerland Independence Day Parade is 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, from uptown to downtown Little Switzerland.
The fourth annual Baptist Men golf tournament fundraiser is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club. Cost is $65 per golfer on a four-person team and includes lunch. Forms can be downloaded at www.mitchellnews.com and mailed to First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine, 125 Tappan St., Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
An Equestrian Summer Camp is July 10-13 at Springmaid Mountain. Cost is $150 per child ages 8-14. Call 828-765-2353 for more information.