UPDATED EVENTS CALENDAR
The SEARCH group meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the First Baptist Church in Burnsville.
The Mitchell County Student Showcase is on display Feb. 10-March 17 at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery, 269 Oak Ave. A reception for the exhibit is 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 9.
2018 election candidate filing begins at noon Monday, Feb. 12, and ends at noon Wednesday, Feb. 28, for the sheriff, clerk of court and commissioners’ seats. Deadline to withdraw candidacy is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. Absentee voting begins Monday, March 19, and beginning Friday, March 23, election notices will need to be published for three weeks. Deadline for voter registration is Friday, April 13, for anyone wishing to vote in the May election. One-stop voting begins Thursday, April 19, and ends at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Hours and voting locations will be determined later. The last day to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, May 1, and election day is Tuesday, May 8.
The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Town Center in Burnsville. Board meeting is at noon. Barbara Miller and Grace Honeycutt will do a trunk show. Visitors are welcome.
The High Country RPO will receive public comment until Feb. 19 for the draft High Country RPO 2017-2018 State Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP, Project Solicitation and Ranking Process methodology. The methodology can be viewed at www.regiond.org/TRANSPORT.html. Comments can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 828-265-5434 ext. 135.
The Mitchell County Historical Society is having a Scan Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Spruce Pine Main Street office on Locust Street in Spruce Pine.
An information meeting about Classical Conversations, a blend of home school and community learning is 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at First Baptist Church, Spruce Pine. No commitment necessary.
The “Fill My Cup, Lord” women’s conference is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Western Carolina Church, 31 Cross St. in Spruce Pine. Lunch is provided free to all attendees and daycare is provided for children 5 years old and under. Reservations are required to get a headcount for food purposes. Email Sheila Blalock at email@example.com to reserve a spot.
The Mitchell County Historical Society is having a Scan Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March. 3, at the Peterson Store in Huntdale.
The Penland School of Crafts Community Open House is 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 3. No admission is charged.
The AMY Wee Trade Spring and Summer Children’s Consignment Sale 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, March 15-16; and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 17, at the Cross Street Commerce Center in Spruce Pine.
A free genealogy workshop titled “Give Us a Few Minutes and We Will Help You Get Started With Your Family History” is 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 17, at the Spruce Pine Visitor Center, 165 Locust St.
The 2nd annual Mitchell County Historical Society History Bee is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville. Call 828-385-0564 or 828-688-3471 with questions about the History Bee.
“Spring Awakening” with Dr. Jim Henry is coming to Spruce Pine First Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24; and 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, March 25. All churches are invited.
The North Carolina Community Action Association is hosting Poverty Simulation Experience from 1-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Burnsville Town Center. The event is free, but registration is required. Email Deb Haight at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The Mitchell County Health Partnership meets from noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the meeting room at Helen’s Restaurant in Bakersville.
The Mitchell County Health Partnership meets from noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, in the meeting room at Helen’s Restaurant in Bakersville.
The Mitchell County Health Partnership meets from noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the meeting room at Helen’s Restaurant in Bakersville.