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What's Happening in Yancey County/Burnsville - November 14th Issue


We are gathering information for our 2018 Calendar of Events.  If you or your organization have any information about an event in 2018 please get the event name, location, and date to me so that I can include the same on our calendar.  Email the event information to me at ginger@yanceychamber.com.  This will be included in the calendar rack card that is distributed throughout the State, handed out here in the Visitors Center, and also on several other tourism calendars throughout the State.  We will need this information as soon as possible as we would like to start distributing these cards in January.  Please let me know of any event you would like included in the calendar.  Thanks for your help!!!!!




The Burnsville Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 2nd at 3:00 pm.  Make your plans to be in town to see the floats, horses, fire trucks, and of course, Santa’s arrival in town.  


Santa Claus Comes to Town will be held on Friday, December 1st at 5:30 pm.  If you are unfamiliar with Santa Claus Comes to Town, this is a great event at Town Center.  We invite all the children of this area to come to Town Center, meet Santa Claus, have their picture taken, and get a bag of treats handed out by Santa’s helpful Elf.  They can then enjoy cookies and hot chocolate and have an opportunity to create Christmas cards for family members.  It is a wonderful treat for our kids and a wonderful way to start the Season of Love. 


“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”  ~ Don Marquis


THIS DAY IN HISTORY:  1851 – “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville first published by Harper and Brothers in the United States.


And now for the news……




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Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway Volunteer Opportunity


As you may know, NC High Peaks took on a new task this past year-- serving as the Crabtree Falls Chapter of Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  A part of our responsibilities include ensuring the cleanliness of the many overlooks on our almost fifty mile section of the parkway.


This coming Wednesday, November 15, at 9 am, we will meet at the parking lot at Buck Creek Gap, where SR 80 S crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway. From there we will form two carpools. One group will head south, the other north. We'll stop at each overlook to pick up cans, glass, cigarette butts and assorted other trash. While we're at it, we'll also check for graffiti and clean any we find.  Bring water and a sack lunch. We'll provide trash bags, plastic gloves and hand sanitizer.  This has been a twice annual activity for several years and it's always a lot of fun!


Art Contest Carolina Mountains Literary Festival


The 13th Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is looking for original artwork to use as the image on bookmarks, posters, advertisements, note cards and all publicity for the Festival on September 6,7,8 in Burnsville, NC.
Artists of all ages may create and submit a high resolution photograph or a high resolution photograph of a painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, computer generated or art in any medium. The art must be attention grabbing and fit this year's theme: Surface and Rise.
To see examples of past bookmarks and for complete contest rules and submission guidelines, go to www.cmlitfest.org and click on “Art Contest."  Submission deadline is February 1, 2018.




Arthur Morgan School Scholarship Benefit is November 17th at 6:00 pm in the Burnsville Town Center.  Students will demonstrate their theater education by putting on a production of Alice in Wonderland.  Witness effective, successful, middle school education in action as students explore the question “Who in the World Am I?”  The Scholarship Benefit starts with an elegant four-course meal prepared by local farmers, Galean Cortizone, Penland Baker, and Alena Applerose.  Expect an evening of delicious food and hilarious entertainment.  The dinner is $30 per person.  Pledges for scholarship will be taken at the end of the evening.  Reserve your place at the table.  Call 828-675-4361 or visitwww.arthurmorganschool.org/scholarship-benefit/.







Nov. 17         Arthur Morgan School Dinner Theater Fundraiser  @  6pm

Nov. 18         Christmas Ornament Craft Show  @  9am – 2pm

Nov. 18         Wiseman Brothers Concert  @  7pm

Nov. 25         The Christmas Extravaganza  @ 10am – 2pm





OOAK:         Fine, Folk, Funky Local Art!! Monday - Saturday 10:00am – 5:30pm;

                    Sunday 12:00 (Noon) – 5:00 pm

MAPLES:     The Sweet Spot Next Door serving fine coffee, tea and bakery items.

                    Mon-Fri 8:00am – 3:00 pm, Sat. 9am – 3pm



Thursday 11/16:  “Poets Under the Maples” starts at 7:00 pm

Micaville Music Jam at 10:00 am every Saturday








The Yancey County Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday through October from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm just off the Town Square. Seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, dairy, crafts and live music!  Check out our website at http://yanceycountyfarmersmarket.com.


Burnsville Wine Banner


Be sure to join Burnsville Wine for our Friday Evening Wine Tasting, with Phillip of Mutual Distributors on November 17, from 4-7 pm.  This week we are featuring a Moscato D'asti, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, and a Cabernet. High Peaks will be here on Saturday, November 18th from 4-6 pm to celebrate with Beaujolais Nouveau, the first wine of the season.  Make plans to join them, enjoy some wine, and discover all the neat things High Peaks is doing!  Tastings are free, but you must be 21 to attend.  We are ready for the holidays with lots of new wines and accessories arriving each week.  We have wine baskets, or you can put together what you want, and we will add the finishing touches.  We also have gift certificates for those hard to buy for folks and we can ship wine.  We are here to help with your Christmas shopping!  We are located at 525 West Main, across from TD Bank.  There is ample parking in the rear of the shop or the bank parking lot.  Shop hours are 11-7 Tuesday-Friday and 11-6 Saturday.  For more information email joyce@burnsvillewine.com or call 682-3456.  Be sure to like us on Facebook and check our webpage for up to date events and activities. 







The Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild will hold its monthly meeting on the evening of NOV 20th at 6:30 pm at the Town Center in Burnsville.  For information visit our website at www.bragwnc.com or email susan@susangarriques.com.




The Penland Gallery and Visitors Center is proud to present: Conversation / What Remains by Rachel Meginnes.  This show will run through November 19, 2017.


Penland School of Crafts will host an auction of student and instructor work on Thursday, November 16th at 8:00 PM at the Northlight building on the Penland campus in Mitchell County. The auction will feature student and instructor work in various media. No admission charged. For directions and a map visit www.penland.org. For more information, call 828-765-2359.


Penland School of Crafts is located just off Penland Road in Mitchell County.  For more information call 828-765-2359 or visit www.penland.org.








The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30 pm at the Burnsville Town Center for their monthly meeting and presentations.  Julie Simpson will do a program about the 2018 Quilt Symposium. For more information call 828-691-0449.








15th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.  Thursday, November 23rd 11am – 2pm.  No Reservations Necessary! No Charge!  For information, transportation, Shut-In Service, or Deliveries call 828-738-6328 or 828-284-0409.


The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children will once again be selling fresh Fraser Fir Christmas wreaths as a fundraiser for the Imagination Library! Through the Imagination Library, young children in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties receive a FREE book in the mail, every month from birth through their 5th birthday. You can help support this exciting children’s literacy project by purchasing a wreath for $20 from the Partnership for Children.


You can reply by email to order your wreaths, or call us at 682-0717 or 733-2899.  We put in our orders on Monday of each week, and they will be available the following Friday. Orders for pick up on Wed 11/22 before Thanksgiving need to be in before noon on 11/17.  Pick up is available in Burnsville, Newland and Spruce Pine.


Additionally, the Partnership is collecting gently loved stuffed animals for ChildFest. They can be dropped off at either of their office locations in Burnsville or Newland, or any of the AMY Regional Library locations. If you have any questions, please contact Sylvia atresource@brpartnershipforchildren.org


Thanks for helping us support this worthy cause, while celebrating the holiday season!

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Join us at our free 40 minute workshop at Cruz Life Center

Tuesday, November 14th at 12:00 PM taught by Lesia Cruz, HHC, C.Ad.

Pre-register to save your seat.  Snacks will be served!

For details, please call 828-682-6157 or visit our website cruzlifecenter.com.




The Yancey Humane Society has a Homes for the Holidays adoption special through December 23rd.  All dogs will be $40 adoption fee and cats $10 adoption fee.  Come by the Shelter or view the available animals at www.yanceyhumane.org.


Yancey County Humane Society, 962 Cane River School Road, Burnsville, NC 28714  -  Phone: 828-682-9510.







Mayland Community College



QuickBooks Test Drive Series

Want to try it before you buy it? Taught by a CPA, this four class series allows students to work with a sample business to learn the features of Quickbooks. This class typically costs $200 per student, but is being offered free through the Mayland Small Business Center! Seats are limited so sign up today.


Class One: Introduction to QuickBooks  (3 Hours)

Taught by a practicing CPA who knows all the tricks, tips, and trends related to QuickBooks. Class one of this four class series will discuss the features of QuickBooks Online and compare it to QuickBooks desktop. Determine if QuickBooks is a right for you by “test driving” the software on a sample business. Computers with QuickBooks installed will be available to use at this class. Class begins at 5:30 p.m. on November 28 at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center.


Class Two: QuickBooks Test Drive  (3 Hours)

QuickBooks taught by a CPA! Class two will focus on setting up QuickBooks in a manner that will work best for your business. Explore features while learning how to launch QuickBooks the right way. Class will work with a sample business downloaded on the Mayland computers. Class begins at 5:30 p.m. on November 30 at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center.


Class Three: QuickBooks Test Drive (3 Hours)

This class will focus on recording income and expenses in Quickbooks as well as balancing transactions. We will also look at various scenarios that your business may face when keying transactions into QuickBooks. This a great class to get answers to QuickBooks questions. Class begins at 5:30 p.m. on December 5 at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center.


Class Four: QuickBooks Test Drive (3 Hours)

The final class of this series will explore the use of QuickBooks for payroll. Learn how to set up payroll and cut checks using QuickBooks payroll features. Cut checks and make deposits on a sample business in this test drive of the most popular small business accounting platform in use. Class begins at 5:30 p.m. on December 7 at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center.






Intro to Essential Oils, Aroma Dome Therapy, and Raindrop Therapy (3 Hours) 

Learn alternative forms of therapy. Topics will include the history and distillation of essential oils, as well as ways to use them, such as diffusing, topically, internally, and through aroma domes. Instructor Licensed Massage Therapist Elise Morris, will also demonstrate aroma dome therapy and raindrop therapy. Class begins on November 18 at 9 a.m. at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center.


Registration for Continuing Education classes is always open and you can register and pay online.

For more information visit www.mayland.edu and click Continuing Education link or call 828-682-7315.






ORGANIZATION                       DATE           TIME              LOCATION


Burnsville Lions Club                    11/16           6:00 pm          Western Sizzlin

Rotary Club                                 Thursday      Noon               Western Sizzlin

Toe River Model Railroaders        Wednesday   2:00 pm          Spruce Pine Library                                                 

Al-Anon                                       Monday         7:30 pm          1st Presbyterian Church

Women’s Club of Burnsville          2nd Thurs.      2:00 pm          Call 682-3581 for location






·       Don’t miss the blood drive at Yancey Senior Center on Friday, December 8th from 1:30 to 6:00 pm.  To make your appointment or for more information, please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.



Would you like us to forward your business items of interest to other chamber members?  Submit your items weekly via email no later than 8:00 am each Tuesday for email transmittal to members each Tuesday morning.

Email to Ginger@YanceyChamber.com.

Normally, submissions will be included two weeks out from the date of event. Chamber Office Telephone 828-682-7413.

Note:  We reserve the right to modify or exclude content.

Please check our website for other calendar events.


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