UPCOMING EVENTS for Aug. 2, 2017
Grist mill – The Dellinger Grist Mill in Bakersville is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Call Jack Dellinger at 404-431-3999 for more information.
Square dance – A square dance is every 8-11 p.m. every Saturday night in August at Geneva Hall in Little Switzerland.
Potato Field Day – The Mitchell County Center of North Carolina Cooperative is hosting a Potato Variety Field Day at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at 88 Christmas Tree Lane in Bakersville. Call the Mitchell County Extension Center at 828-688-4811 to register.
Church yard sale – Eyes of Faith Church, 431 Altapass Road, is having its annual yard sale beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, and Saturday, Aug. 5. Call Peggy Johnson at 828-765-2313 for more information.
Gem show – The Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show sponsored by Parkway Fire and Rescue is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 7, in the field above Spruce Pine Chevrolet.
Summer Concert Series – The Spruce Pine Main Street Music in the Park Summer Concert Series continues from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Central Park on Locust Street in downtown Spruce Pine with The Rockabilly’s. Admission is free. Call 828-765-3008 for more information.
Fundraiser – Market on the Mountain is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Geneva Hall in Little Switzerland. Inside tables are $10 and outside space is $5. Proceeds go toward scholarships for Mitchell students. Call Elaine Percival at 828-765-1175 for more information.
Golf tournament – The Spruce Pine Kiwanis Club’s 12th annual Golf Tournament for Children is Saturday, Aug. 5, at Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club. Call Harry Anderson at 828-766-3906 or email email@example.com for more information or to register.
Auction – Penland School of Crafts is having an auction of student and instructor work at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at the Flex Studio. The auction features student and instructor work in clay, glass, metals, wood, textiles, printmaking, book arts and other media. No admission charged. Call 828-765-2359 for more information. All proceeds benefit Penland’s scholarship programs.
Substitute teacher training – Mitchell County Schools is offering substitute teacher training from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 8, at the Mitchell County Board of Education boardroom. This is a required training session for all substitute teachers prior to substituting during 2017-2018 school year.
Meeting – The Mitchell County Public Library is hosting a Solar Eclipse Information Party at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, with a presentation by the Bakersville Cub Scouts Pack 515 Den Leader Aaron Young and Cubmaster Wesley Pipes.
Back-to-school Bash – A Back-to-school Bash is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, beside Flick Video on U.S. 19E in Spruce Pine. Rain date is Saturday, Aug. 19. Call Tom Anglin at 828-284-0065 for more information.
Reunion – The descendants of James Madison and Ann Bailey Byrd and Jefferson and Emmaline Edwards Bailey are having their annual reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Lower Brummetts Creek Church of the Brethren near Relief in Mitchell County. Each family is asked to bring a picnic lunch. A decoration will follow at the family cemetery.
Fundraiser – Mitchell County Shepherd’s Staff Empty Bowls Dinner and Silent Auction fundraiser is 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Spruce Pine First Baptist Church, 125 Tappan St. Tickets are $25 and can be ordered by calling 828-765-5385.
Eclipse party – The Mitchell County Public Library, the town of Bakersville and the Bakersville Cub Scouts are sponsoring an “All-American Eclipse Day” party from 1-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the creekwalk soccer field in Bakersville. Each family will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses and seating will be available. A telescope with will be available. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.
Summer Concert Series – The Spruce Pine Main Street Music in the Park Summer Concert Series continues from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Central Park on Locust Street in Spruce Pine with the Jay Brown Band. Admission is free. Call 828-765-3008 for more information.