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Things to do in Burnsville/Yancey County, NC, as of April 10, 2018

Yancey County/Burnsville, NC


APRIL 10, 2018

We are very happy to announce the launch of our new website. We invite you to visit the site and familiarize yourself with the many features it contains. We also ask members to check their listing and advise us of any updates or changes that need to be made. We hope this new site will help keep everyone informed as to our members and the various events going on in the community.

"Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship." ~ Omar Bradley

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1869 - Congress increases number of Supreme Court Judges from 7 to 9.

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For a "Gem" of a time bring the family for a visit. Great fun for all ages. Located at 331 McKinney Mine Road, Spruce Pine. Call 828-765-6463 or visit the WEBSITE

Birding and Hike to Green Knob Fire Tower

Attention: Hikers and Birders!

We will have the opportunity to observe migrating birds from the deck of the Green Knob Fire Tower on Saturday, April 14.  The tower will be open from 8-Noon. The spring migration should be well under way by then and the weather should be getting springy as well. 

We will park at the Green Knob Overlook (mile 350.4 of the Blue Ridge Parkway.) The Green Knob Fire Tower access trail is marked and is located approximately 100 yards north of the Overlook parking area. We plan to have the tower open by 8:00, but you are welcome to come earlier and start birding.

Even though it will be “spring,” it can be quite cold and windy and you should have warm layers and rain gear available just in case.  

We are considering getting a van if we can get a minimum of 6 passengers. The van will depart Town Square at 7:15 and depart Green Knob Overlook at 12:00. The early announcement to the High Peaks Birders only resulted in 2 requests for van seats, so, if you want to come by van, notify Russ Oates (rmoates54@gmail.com) ASAP so we can reserve it (Thank you, Cynthia!) We hope to see you at the fire tower!  


Check our WEBSITE or our Facebook Link for more information.

Conveniently located between Asheville, Boone and Hickory, NC, and just 20 miles from I-40 and 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, find treasures that will last a lifetime and have an experience to match.

Visit Gem Mountain and share the history, the tradition, and excitement of gem mining.

Located at 13780 Hwy 226 S, Spruce Pine, NC. Call 828-765-6130 or visit WEBSITE.



Friday, April 20, 7 - 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.

Location: The Abbey of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Burnsville, NC

Instructor: Linda Block, Green Grass Clogger since 2009, 34 years of dance experience.

Fiddle Music: Keith Ross

Learn to make rhythms with your feet! No experience necessary. Class limited to 15 students, so register early! To register and more information, contact Linda Block: LBlockhead@yahoo.com or 828-683-8433


Visit FB page: Asheville Appalachian Clogging and Flatfoot Lessons. 

Cost: $75/student for instruction, a lovely venue with wood floors, and live old-time music. 

Best shoes are leather-bottom shoes that tie on. Wear loose fitting clothes and bring a water bottle. Clogging/Flatfoot is aerobic and FUN!!!


This event is hosted by The Abbey of St. Thomas Episcopal Church whose mission is “To partner with our neighbors in sharing resources to connect people and enhance our community.”

Happy Spring! I'm excited to announce a full slate of outings, naturalist walks, and classes for this spring.

Spring Ephemeral Classes are scheduled for every Thursday morning in April, 9:30-noon. Over the course of 4 weeks, we will visit at least 3 different Appalachian Rich Coves in Yancey County. Individual walks are $25, but you can register for all 4 Thursday classes for $20/each.  The following offerings are also available through May: Custom Half-Day Outings, Custom Spring Ephemeral Walks, Orchid Walks, and more. As always, if you are interested in something that is not offered on the website, please email to arrange an affordable custom outing.


For more information see our WEBSITE.


The Classic Movie Club has selected "How Green Was My Valley" for their April showing. Showtime is Monday, April 16 at 7pm at the Yancey Theatre. There are no ticket sales for these events but your donations are greatly appreciated. For more information call 682-2609.

Entry Fee: $90/person

Format: Captain's Choice 4 person team

Registration at 11am and Shotgun start at 1pm

To register call 828-682-4600

Questions: email - proshop@mtnaircc.com

MAY 12, 2018


Join us for the 9th Annual BFF 5K! FREE to all students under Register Online or register until 8:45 on Race Day!T-shirts guaranteed for all participants who PRE-REGISTER BY APRIL 24th, and may be available for later registrations and race-day registrants while supplies last. 

Packet pickup begins at 8:00 a.m on Race Day at First Baptist Church, Burnsville. Race begins at 9:00 from the Town Square. Sign up to volunteer HERE and help us make this a success.


Please come out to cheer on the runners, ring bells, blow bubbles, play music, wear costumes and shout out encouragement! REMINDER: Downtown area roads will close a little before 9:00 AM to ensure runner safety, and will reopen when the final runners cross the finish line. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support of this great Burnsville event. The Burnsville Fit Families 5K has a special emphasis on engaging youth and the surrounding community to develop lifelong fitness. All youth under 18 run for free! Please plan to join us for this fun event.  

April 21 Burnsville Vintage Market 9am - 2pm

April 21 Kat Williams with the Richard Shulman Trio @ 7pm

April 27 Radio Revisited @ 7:30 pm

April 28 Radio Revisited @ 7:30 pm

May 12 Burnsville Handcrafted Marketplace 9am - 2pm

May 18 4H Concert with Truegrass @ 6pm

May 26 Chosen Road @ 7pm


6 South Main Street, Burnsville. Call 682-7209 or visit WEBSITE.



4/10 @ 7pm Homeplace Songwriters Forum Pt 2 w/ Nick Gonnering

4/11 @ 7pm: Non-Profit Night Spruce Pine Montessori School

4/13 @ 5pm Hog Hollow Wood Fired Pizza w/ British Pub Ale

4/14 Pig & Grits BBQ Night

We will be open on Mondays beginning 4/16!!!!!!!

Hours: Mon-Thurs 4-9pm; Fri 2-11pm; Sat 2-10pm; Sun 2-7 pm. 

Located at 6 South Main, Burnsville. WEBSITE



OOAK: Fine, Folk, Funky Local Art!! Mon - Sat 10am – 5:30pm; Sun 12:00 (Noon) – 5pm

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

Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm, Sat. 9am – 3pm


Thursday 4/12: “Grover Windham” starts at 7:00 pm

Micaville Music Jam at 10:00 am every Saturday


It’s our Thirsty Thursday beer tasting on Thursday, April 12, from 4-7 pm. I have gotten in some new spring brews that I think you will enjoy. Big Guys will be back with his yummy pork Bar-B-Que. You can eat in or get it to go! An easy and delicious supper! Coming Friday, April 13, from 4-7 pm we will be tasting wines. I have chosen an Italian red and white. These are nice wines for spring. Tastings are free, but you must be 21 to attend. The balloons will be flying! On Saturday, April 14th we are sponsoring a Ramps Cook-off.  Bring your favorite ramp dish to the shop by 1:30 so we can get you entered. Judging will be from 2-4. Prizes will be given for the Best Ramp Dish and the Most Unusual Ramp Dish.  New wines and beers are arriving, which means wines and beers are on sale to make room. If you need a place to have a meeting, or just want to hang out with friends, the deck is open for business. A great place to have a beer or glass of wine. We are located at 525 West Main, across from TD Bank. There is ample parking behind the shop or the bank parking lot. Like and share us on Facebook, check our WEBSITE call 682-3456 or email joyce@burnsvillewine.com for more information.




Get ready to laugh! Parkway Playhouse’s teen improv comedy troupe, Get the Hook, will take the Parkway Playhouse stage on April 13 & 14 at 7:00pm. Have those nouns ready because the troupe will play high energy, improvised games based on suggestions from the audience. Get the Hook features MJ Bellington, Zachariah Malas, Brooks Murphy, and Jack Weinmeister. Tickets are $5 at the door.


The weekend following Get the Hook, Parkway Playhouse Junior students will present the timeless classic, Fiddler on the Roof JR. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to marry off his daughters and instill in them a sense of tradition in the face of growing anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia.


Performances for Fiddler on the Roof JR are April 20th, 21st at 6pm and April 22nd at 3pm at Parkway Playhouse. Tickets are general admission and will be sold at the door. Cost for tickets is $11 for adults, $9 for members, and $5.50 for students.

The Parkway Playhouse is located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville. Tickets are available on the Parkway Playhouse website and at the Parkway playhouse Box Office (828-682-4285), which is open from 1-5pm Thursday through Saturday and one hour before show time. WEBSITE


BURNSVILLE GALLERY: New Gift Shop Artists - Through May 12

SPRUCE PINE GALLERY: Blacksmith Exhibit - Through April 28


For more information visit us at 102 West Main Street, Burnsville, call 682-7215. WEBSITE

The Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild will hold its monthly meeting on the evening of April 16th at 6:30 pm at the Town Center in Burnsville. For more information email susan@susangarriques.com or visit our WEBSITE.

Penland School Community Open House


The John & Robyn Horn Gallery is proud to present I Dwell in Possibility, a display of unconventional work by Penland instructors. This show will run through May 13, 2018.


The Focus Gallery is featuring Gather / Eat, Drink, Enjoy by Courtney Dodd & Nickolaus Fruin. This show will run through May 20, 2018.

Penland School is located near Spruce Pine in Mitchell County. For more information and directions to the school call 828-765-2359 or visit Website.




The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet Tuesday, April 10th at 6:30 pm at the Burnsville Town Center for their monthly meeting and presentations. For more information call 828-691-0449.



ATTENTION 2018 BRIDES AND EVENT PLANNERS: We have the perfect location for that outdoor wedding, party, anniversary or company picnic Call 284-5055 for more information.



RABIES CLINIC: $10 per shot on Saturday, April 21st from 9am to 3pm Yancey County Humane Society, 962 Cane River School Road, Burnsville, NC - Phone 682-9510. Website


The Small Business Center and Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) are working together to offer seminars that will enable you to build and grow your creative business. Come to downtown Spruce Pine at the beautiful facilities of the TRAC Art Resource Center to check out our interesting class line-up!


Connect with Customers by Telling Your Story (2 Hours)

Customers tend to buy more frequently from artists who tell the story behind their art because a story establishes a personal connection. This class will help you craft your story in a manner that will communi­cate your brand, values, and competitive advantage. Learn how to design a story that will enchant customers and emphasize your unique qualities. Class begins at 5:30 p.m. on April 11 at the TRAC Art Resource Center Spruce Pine.


Tips for Success from the Yummy Mud Puddle (2 Hours)

Get tips for long term success from area artists Claudia Dunaway and John Richards with the Yummy Mud Puddle. With local insight and over 100 years of combined experience in operating a thriving studio, this seminar will be very informative and entertaining. Learn how to “make a living” in the arts business. Class begins at 5:30 p.m. on April 25 at the TRAC Art Resource Center Spruce Pine.




How to Start a Non-Profit (3 Hours)

Nonprofit organizations do great work in our local communities. What are the requirements to create a nonprofit? This seminar will look at the process of creating a nonprofit including legal issues, your desired outcomes, and the application process. Class begins at 5:30 p.m. on April 12 at MCC’s Mitchell Campus in Spruce Pine.


How to Make Money Doing What You Love (3 Hours)

Turn your passion into a paycheck by learning 10 money tips for entrepre­neurs. You’ll learn about budgeting, pricing, and inventory to gain essential tools for success. Class begins at 5:30 p.m. on April 17 at MCC’s Mitchell Campus in Spruce Pine.


Grant Writing for Beginners (3 Hours)

Grants can be a source of income for both nonprofit and for-profit businesses. How do you find out about grants? How much money is available? What is the applica­tion process like? We will consider these issues and more in this seminar. Class begins at 5:30 p.m. on April 19 at MCC’s Mitchell Campus in Spruce Pine.


How to Get More Customers (3 Hours)

Learn proven marketing techniques to grow your customer base. Take home a personalized strategy to market your busi­ness. Discover strengths and opportunities to build your business or concept. Class begins at 5:30 p.m. on April 24 at MCC’s Mitchell Campus in Spruce Pine.


Advanced Grant Writing (3 Hours)

You have identified a project you want to accomplish and a potential grant funder for financing. Now what do you do? This seminar will discuss how to evaluate a grant proposal, how grants are scored for approval, and how to write a grant. We will also discuss how grants are administered and monitored by the funders. Class begins at 5:30 p.m. on April 26 at MCC’s Mitchell Campus in Spruce Pine.


For more information on these free classes or to pre-register visit www.mayland.edu and click on the Continuing Education link or call 828-766-1295.



Burnsville Planning Commission 4/10 @ 6:15 Town Hall

Burnsville Lions Club BOD 4/12 @ 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



  • The Poplar Community Building and the Carolina Pushrodz will be hosting a cruise-in every first and third Friday night of the month starting May 4th (the May 18th date will be held on May 25th). This is a no cost event and all are welcome. Old vehicles are encouraged but not a necessity. Food will be available for purchase from White Falls Food Service.

Would you like us to forward your business items of interest to other Chamber members? Submit your items weekly via email no later than 8am each Tuesday for inclusion each Tuesday. Email to ginger@yanceychamber.com. Chamber Office Telephone 682-7413. WEBSITE


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