Upcoming events: week of May 16-22, 2018
A Community Viewing Night at the Bare Dark Sky Observatory is 9-11 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the EnergyXchange Renewable Energy Center, 66 Energy Exchange Drive in Burnsville. Call 828-766-1214 for more information.
The NC Stage Company will present “As You Like It” at 5 p.m. Friday, May 18, and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Mitchell Senior Center. Call 828-688-3019, ext. 4, to reserve a free seat. Space is limited.
A fundraiser for the Winter Soup Ministry at Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Ingalls begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19. Household items, furniture, clothing and fresh baked goods will be available. Call Carolyn Garland at 828-733-9475 for more information.
The second installment of the Mitchell County Historical Society’s Speakers’ Series is 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Mitchell County Senior Center in Ledger. The speaker is Bob Plott, who will share the story of the Plott hound.
Toe Cane Beekeepers Association will welcome Dr. Paul Arnold of Young Harris College at its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the United Community Bank in Burnsville. Arnold will speak about “Comparisons in Appalachian and Carpathian beekeeping.”
Mayland Community College Foundation’s Murder Mystery Evening is 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at the Linville Falls Winery. The performance will be by the Mountain Heritage High School Drama Department and refreshments will be provided by the Avery High School Culinary Program. Tickets are $60 per person. Seating is limited. Proceeds support MCC student scholarships. Visit www.mayland.edu/foundation or call 828-766-1233 for more information.
Spruce Pine Main Street is having its first quarterly merchant meeting from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the resource room at the TRAC Gallery.
The town of Bakersville is opening its doors to welcome the beginning of summer and its returning summer residents from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 26. Anita’s Atelier, ArtsCentered, In Tandem, Mica and Shane Mickey’s Pottery will be open and offering refreshments to guests.
Spruce Pine Main Street, the Spruce Pine Police Department, the Spruce Pine Fire Department and the Rhododendron Cruise Club are hosting “Old Time Downtown Cruisin’” from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 2.
There will be a fundraiser for Herman Buchanan Saturday, June 2, outside Not Bob’s Antiques. BBQ plates with slaw, beans, roll, dessert and drink will be available for a $10 suggested donation. Raffle tickets will be sold for the chance to win more than 100 items and a silent auction including work from artists at Penland School of Crafts.
The 14th annual Hospice Golf Tournament is Saturday, June 2, at Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club in Spruce Pine. Tee time is 8:30 a.m. Call Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge at 828-765-5677 for more information.
The Mountain Heritage High School FBLA is sponsoring a car wash fundraiser for Magnolia Burleson from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Excel gas station in Spruce Pine.
A yard sale to benefit the Mitchell County Senior Center is 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 9, at the Center in Ledger. Spaces are $10. Call Connie McKinney at 828-688-3019 to register for space.