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Things to do in Burnsville/Yancey County, NC, as of May 1, 2018

Burnsville/Yancey County Happenings, May 1, 2018


MAY 1, 2018

This year we will be honoring our local Scholars from Mountain Heritage High School at a North Carolina Scholars Luncheon at the Burnsville Town Center on May 30, 2018. We need your help again this year as we have approximately 53 students who qualify. This is the largest group of Scholars we have celebrated and we are extremely proud of our graduates for their hard work. The requirements for becoming a North Carolina Scholar are a 3.5 un-weighted GPA, College Prep Curriculum plus 2 upper level 5pt electives, 1 CTE, and 1 arts course. This is quite an achievement for these students. The cost to sponsor a student for the lunch is $15.00. We need your help to make luncheon a success. Can you help by sponsoring one or more students? Contact the Chamber Office for more information at 682-7413. Thank you in advance for your contribution.

"The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale." ~ Arthur C. Clarke

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1941 - "Citizens Kane", directed by Orson Welles premieres at the Palace Theater in New York City. (We are still trying to understand the love of that sled!!!)

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MAY 3: Opening of New Exhibit - The Styles families in Yancey County with Marshall Styles - a special historian who has written genealogy books that will be on display with his original family portraits.

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


Call us at 828-765-9531


Wednesday, 5/2 @ 1:45 JAM Session

Saturday, 5/5 @ 11:45 Storytelling with Bill

Saturday, 5/5 @ 1:00 The Dollar Brothers

Saturday, 5/5 @ 3:00 Rock-a-Billys

Sunday, 5/6 @ 1:00 Jerry, Mike & Bill

Sunday, 5/6 @ 3:00 Tru-Blue


Hayrides every Saturday & Sunday

Dance Demos every Saturday & Sunday

For more information visit WEBSITE

Join High Peaks for a Mt. Mitchell Hike May 5


Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for a fun hike May 5 from the summit of Mt. Mitchell down to an historic railroad grade that once carried timber and tourists from the highest peak in the eastern U.S.


The 4.5-mile jaunt will be all downhill, dropping about 1,300 feet in elevation and ending where the Mountains-to-Sea Trail crosses Highway 128, about a mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Highlights include the summit tower, Camp Alice and the old Perley and Crockett Lumber Co. railroad grade/toll road, which dates back about 100 years.


Hikers should assemble on the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 a.m. Transportation will be provided in a Yancey County van for a donation of $5 per hiker, reservations required by the evening of Thursday, May 3. Leashed dogs are welcome on the hike but not on the vans, so if you plan to bring your pet you must arrange your own transportation. Bring warm clothes, rain gear, lunch, snacks, plenty of water and hiking poles if you use them. The hike is rated as moderately strenuous with some rocky sections, a couple of creek crossings and some wet, muddy sections. Do bring lots of layers as the wind and temperature on Mt. Mitchell can be surprisingly brisk.


For more information and to reserve your seat on the van, contact Hike Leader John Whitehouse at 682-3217 or trails@nchighpeaks.org. This hike is one of a number that counts toward the new High Peaks Black Mountains Hiking Challenge.


Check our WEBSITE or our Facebook Link for more information.

Join us for the 9th Annual BFF 5K! FREE to all students under 18. 


Register online (https://www.athlinks.com/event/burnsville-fit-families-5k-runwalk-26012), 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 and help us make this a success at: http://bit.ly/2oJHS0A

We encourage costumes, crazy hats, bubbles, music, noise makers, and all manner of silliness!

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.

It's been the slowest paced spring in several years, and you can still see spring ephemerals in rich coves and Northern hardwood forests. Appalachian rich coves are among the most diverse plant communities in the world.

Join Snakeroot on one of our two scheduled May plant walks: Orchids on May 8 and Bog Walk on May 10. Keep an eye out for an announcement about Blue Ghost Firefly outings -- they will be scheduled between mid-May and early June, depending on phenology.


For more information see our WEBSITE.

Who’s ready for a good old fashioned ramp dinner?? We are having a ramp dinner at the Nu Wray Inn. Mark your calendars for May 5th.. We are having two seatings, one at 5:00 pm and one at 7:00 pm. We are proud to partner with White Falls Catering. The menu will be ham, fried potatoes with Ramps, scrambled eggs with ramps, collard greens, deviled egg, corn bread, mixed berry cobbler, coffee, tea, water. The price is $14 plus tax. You can order to go dinners. ( To go dinners do not include drink). Cash bar will be open for beer and wine. Please call us at 828-682-2329 for tickets.

First Friday Contradance on May 4th at Green Kay, Arthur Morgan School. The caller is Bob Dalsemer from Brasstown, with music by Bruce Greene and Friends. Bob may throw in some square dances as well. Requested donation is $5. Last dance of the season will be in June.


Mountain Heritage High School will open John Cariani's LOVE/SICK on May 3-5 at 7pm in the MHHS Auditorium. Ticket prices are $5 for students and $7 for adults.


Saturday, May 19 from 1:30pm to 7pm - 5th Annual Barn Tour Day in Mars Hill. Guided bus tour of historic barns followed by a party with food & fun including a performance by the Bailey Mountain Cloggers.  Advance purchase of tickets ($45) is required. Information and to purchase tickets, email info@appalachianbarns.org or call Sandy at 828 380-9146.

May 12 Burnsville HandcraftedMarketplace 9am - 2pm

May 18 4H Concert with TrueGrass @ 6pm

May 26 Chosen Road @ 7pm

June 8 Darren Nicolson Band @ 7:30 pm

June 30 RiddleFest


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



5/1 @ 5pm: Taco Tuesday - Yummy America Burnsville Cafe

5/2@ 7:00: Trivia Night food by Hog Hollow Wood Fired Pizza

5/4 @ 5pm: Food by Hog Hollow Wood Fired Pizza

5/5 @ 5pm: Food by Pig & Grits

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

Located at 6 South Main, Burnsville. WEBSITE


Come join us for dinner with our new Seasonal Dinner Hours: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 4:30 - 8:00 pm. Our regular breakfast and lunch hours are the same. Visit us at 620 West Main Street, Burnsville, NC. 828-536-0010.



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 5/3: “Malcolm Holcombe” starts at 6:30 pm

Micaville Music Jam at 10:00 am every Saturday



Hawtree's Pub and Grill is pleased to announce our "Official" season opening this Tuesday, May 1st.

Hawtree's will be open Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Bar menu from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.


In addition to our regular menu, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, we will have Pizza and Wings night. 


This Saturday, May 5th is the Kentucky Derby!! Come on down and watch the race. The fun begins at 2:00 pm complete with Mint Julips and Hat Contest. We are ready to celebrate and hope to see you all there.


Call 675-4911 for reservations.


The Yancey County Farmers' Market is open every Saturday through October from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm just off the Town Square. Seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, dairy, crafts and entertainment. Check our WEBSITE or visit our Facebook page Here

Join Burnsville Wine for their Friday Evening Wine Tasting featuring a South African Chenin Blanc and a California Zinfandel on Friday, May 4th, from 4-7 pm. Tastings are free, but you must be 21 to attend. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 5th by entering our Mexican Cook-Off. Bring your favorite Mexican Dish by the shop by 3:30 to get it registered. Judging will be from 4-6pm. Prizes will be given for the Favorite Mexican Dish and the Most Unusual Dish. We will be tasting Margarita wine to celebrate. The balloons will be flying! Be sure to check our web page and Facebook for up to date information. We are located at 525 West Main, across from TD Bank. There is ample parking behind the shop or the bank parking lot. Shop hours are 11-7 Tuesday – Friday and 11-6 Saturday.  

Like and share us on Facebook, check our WEBSITE call 682-3456 or email joyce@burnsvillewine.com for more information.






The hilariously haunting comedy, Blithe Spirit, is set to open at Parkway Playhouse on May 5. Directed by Jenny Martin, Parkway Playhouse’s production features Sarah Cooper, Daniel Moore, Myra McCoury, Amanda Klinikowski, Jered Shults, Rachel Haimowitz and Alyssa Taylor. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm through May 19.


Skeptical novelist Charles Condomine invites self-proclaimed medium Madame Arcati to his home for a séance, hoping to gather material for a new book. When the hapless psychic accidentally summons the spirit of Condomine’s late wife, Elvira, his home and life are quickly turned into shambles as his wife’s ghost torments both himself and his new bride, Ruth.


Following the performance on opening night, May 5, a complementary Opening Night Reception for the cast and audience will be held. And on Sundays, May 6 and 13, the cast will sit for post show discussions. Audience members can ask questions about everything from costumes to scenic design, acting and their individual roles in the production.


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

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

The Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild will hold its monthly meeting on the evening of May 21st at 6:30 pm at the Town Center in Burnsville. For more information email susan@susangarriques.com or visit our WEBSITE.

The Penland Gallery is proud to present I Dwell In Possibility, a display of unconventional work by 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 of Crafts will host an auction of student and instructor work on Thursday, May 3 at 8:00 PM at the Flex Studio on the Penland campus in Mitchell County. The auction will feature student and instructor work in clay, glass, metals, wood, textiles, printmaking, book arts, and other media. No admission charged. All proceeds benefit Penland's scholarship programs. 

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, May 8th 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.

It's that time again. French Broad EMC will hold the 77th Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 5th at Madison High School in Marshall. Registration, as well as other events, will begin at 9am. As part of the Health Fair, various healthcare representatives will be available to offer basic preventive screenings, as well as helpful information. Featured entertainment will be The Browders. We invite you to come and be part of this annual event.



Learn about the gentle healing of Homeopathy for women's health concerns. Menstrual problems, migraines, fibromyalgia & more. Join us at our free 40 minute workshop at Cruz Life Center on Thursday, May 10th at 6:15 pm with Ursula Dobelmann CCH. To reserve your seat call us at 682-6157. Healthy snacks will be served.


Call 682-6157 or see our WEBSITE for more information.




Sweet boy Theodore. This little guy is just precious. He's a little on the shy side, but oh so sweet. He is the perfect size for a small house or apartment too. This little man is waiting for his family to fine him. Are you them????


Yancey County Humane Society, 962 Cane River School Road, Burnsville, NC - Phone 682-9510Website



Burnsville Town Council 5/3 @ 6:00 pm Town Hall

Yancey County Commission 5/14 @ 6:00 pm Yancey County Courthouse

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 Church Street Preschool Program will hold it’s annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at The Garden Deli in Burnsville, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. Adults $12, Children (4-10) $6, Ages 3 and under free. Dinner includes pasta with choice of meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, bread, beverage, and homemade dessert. Take outs available on night of. Please call 682-3946 for information or tickets.


  • The Knights of Columbus announce their bingo game schedule for May. Join us on May 7 for the first of ten games at 1pm. Doors open at noon for registration, $20 for ten games. Light sandwiches, dessert, and refreshments will be served. Bingo is held in the Sacred Heart Social Hall located at 20 Summit Street in Burnsville.


  • Burnsville Young Life will be hosting their 5th annual Golf Tournament at Mt. Mitchell Golf Course on July 15. Please be sure to have this date on your calendar.
  • You are invited to join the Mt. Mitchell Street Rods Cruise-In held every first and third Friday in the Roses parking lot in Burnsville. The events are free and everyone is invited.


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 682-7413WEBSITE.

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