Upcoming events (Dec. 6, 2017, edition)
The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office is offering church security training. Churches interested in participating should call Chief Deputy Josh Sparks at 828-688-3982.
People can see Santa Claus for free at KB’s BBQ and Grill, 12486 NC Highway 226 in Spruce Pine, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, and Friday, Dec. 8; and 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.
Pisgah Legal Services Executive Director Jim Barrett is making a presentation at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at The Dispensary, 271 Oak Ave. in Spruce Pine. RSVP to Howard Larsen by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 828-765-1318.
Trinity Episcopal Church is having its fifth annual Advent Procession with Lessons and Carols at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. Call 828-520-1151 or email TECSP15@att.net for more information.
The Toe River Chamber Ensemble’s annual Holiday Concert is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the First Baptist Church on the Burnsville Square. The concert is free, open to the public and features several well-known classical favorites and contemporary selections.
The Spruce Pine Public Library’s Christmas Book Sale is through Dec. 15 during regular business hours.
A public meeting about the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail is from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Cross Street Commerce Center in Spruce Pine. Call Toe River Partnership Executive Director Starli McDowell at 828-385-2688 for more information.
Mitchell Veterinary Hospital, 11172 Highway 226 S. in Spruce Pine, is having a Christmas Open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. There will be prize drawings, giveaways, tours, food, drinks, activities for children and photo opportunities with people, their pets and Santa Claus.
“Home for Christmas” will be presented by Appalachian Dance Theatre at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville. Seats may be reserved on Eventbrite.com or purchased at the door. Call 828-765-0448 or e-mail Hello@BrioArts.com for more information.
At 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Trinity Church will celebrate with Feast of the Nativity with a sung service of favorite Christmas carols. Trinity Episcopal Church is at 15 Hemlock Ave. in the English Woods area in Spruce Pine.
Mitchell County Schools is having substitute teacher training at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, in the central office boardroom in Ledger.