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2019 Fall Holiday Events Yancey County/Burnsville


NOVEMBER 5, 2019

The Holiday season is approaching, and we are planning our December events. We need your help to make it happen. As in the past, the success of our events has largely been due to the contributions of our sponsors who have helped by their financial support to these events. Last year the money you contributed went to Santa Claus Night at the Burnsville Town Center and the Burnsville Christmas Parade. Your donations help with the rental of Burnsville Town Center, treat bags, cookies and hot chocolate, pictures with Santa, and fun activities for the children. It will also help keep the Burnsville Christmas Parade a no cost event and to have WKYK broadcast the parade. In past years we had up to 300 children at Santa Claus Night and we would like to continue with this tradition. 

As a sponsor, your organization is sure to receive exposure from media campaigns and all promotions from the events. You will also gain exposure from the audience attending Santa Claus night and the Burnsville Christmas Parade. We have several sponsor levels.  Please contact Jaime here at the Chamber (682-7413) for more details on how you can help.


We are also seeking nominations for Grand Marshal of the Burnsville Christmas Parade. The Parade is held on December 7th at 1pm. Nomination forms are available at the Chamber Office or by emailing info@yanceychamber.com. For more information call 682-7413.

"If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it." ~ Charles Kettering

THIS DAY IN HISTORY - 1639 - First post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts.

And now for the news.....

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We would like to extend a great, big welcome to our newest member:



15 Mallard Drive

Burnsville, NC 28714



Business planning, organizational, editorial, and instructional services

to limited-budget nonprofits and microentrepreneurs




705 Carl Eller Road

Mars Hill, NC 28754




Antiques, Collectables, vintage, & coins & comics

Thanks for your continued membership:


Rocks and Things

Bill Baker



New Exhibit at Yancey History Association Museum "A History of Santa & Appalachian Christmas Traditions" open now through the Christmas Season. Featuring hand carved Santas by David Boone. 

Located on Academy Street in Burnsville, NC. For more information contact the Yancey History Association at 678-9587.

High Peaks Leads Stroll At Lake James Nov. 9


Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association on Saturday, Nov. 9 for a pleasant stroll at Lake James near Marion.


The 3.5-mile loop is rated as easy as it will follow a graded trail that offers beautiful lake views. There may also be late fall color at this low elevation.

Strollers should assemble in the Rose’s Shopping Center parking lot overlooking Highway 19 at 9:30 a.m. Transportation will be provided in a Yancey van for a donation of $5 per person, reservations required. Dogs are not allowed on the vans so if you want to bring your leashed pet you must provide your own transportation. The ride to Lake James from Burnsville will take about an hour each way.

Bring lunch, snacks, water, warm clothes and rain gear if the forecast is threatening. Please contact Stroll Leader Carolyn Raichle at 407-619-6136 by Thursday evening, Nov. 7 to make your van reservation.


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.

Thrifty Adventures is opened year-round with 21 adventures to choose from. Two days of hard morning frosts has us thinking winter activities. Check out our winter adventures including our 12th annual Mountaineering Snow School, Top Rope Intro to Ice Climbing, Winter Advanced Climbing Courses and Multi-Pitch days. New this year winter Hikes on Roan Mtn with Desserts on top. Just go to our website for details and booking info.


Give us a call at 828-260-4505 or see our WEBSITE.



11/9            Playin’ for Paws Benefit Concert & BBQ 6pm

11/16          The Self Reliant Roadshow 9am – 2pm

11/16          Shantytown CD Release 7pm

11/20          Donald Davis Storytelling 6pm

11/23          Christmas Ornament Craft Show 9am – 2pm

11/30          Christmas Extravaganza 10am

12/6            Santa Claus Comes To Town 5:30pm


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


Tues. 11/5 @ 7pm: Music by Billy Litz

Wed. 11/6 @ 7pm: Trivia Night

Thur. 11/7 @ 7pm: Storytelling with Sherry Lovett

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

Located at 6 South Main, Burnsville. WEBSITE



This week's entertainment at Laura's:

Fri. 11/8 - Nick Gonnering @ 7pm

114 East Main Street, Burnsville, NC. Call 682-5551 or see on FACEBOOK.



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




Micaville Music Jam at 10:00 am every Saturday


Saturday, November 9 from 9am - 3pm

Bare Dark Sky Observatory Community Viewing Nights

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you've never seen before! You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through our 34" diameter Sam Scope, as well as our smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of our Observatory Manager, you will spend 2 hours viewing and learning about the dark skies. 


November Community Dates


11/15 @ 8pm

11/16 @ 8pm

11/22 @ 8pm

11/23 @ 8pm

11/30 @ 8pm


Reserve your tickets HERE


The Yancey County Farmers' Market is open every Saturday through October from 9am to 1pm just off the Town Square. Seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, dairy, crafts and entertainment. Check our WEBSITE or visit our Facebook page Here



Join us for a huge sale all red marked items being 50% off. This is a sale you won’t want to miss. Located at 705 Carl Eller Road, Mars Hill, North Carolina.




The Penland Gallery is proud to present Tradition of Excellence: Japanese Techniques in Contemporary Metal Arts - Curated by Hiroko Yamada. This show will run through November 17, 2019.


The Focus Gallery is featuring Like Hummingbirds to Nectar by Shane Fero & Deb Stoner. This show will run through November 17, 2019.


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, November 12th at 1pm at the Burnsville Town Center for their monthly meeting and presentations. Speakers will be from Quilters Gallery of Cleveland, NC, also known as The Pizza Girls". Refreshments prior to meeting start at 12:30 pm. The drawing for the 2019 Opportunity Quilt will be held at this meeting. For more information call 828-691-0449.

Art and Craft Workshop at

Triple R Oasis in Green Mountain

Saturday Nov. 16th from 10 am to 3 pm


Mark your calendar to join us to work on your holiday projects, I will have supplies available for purchase to make Christmas cards, Tags or Ornaments and variety of scrapbook pages for all seasons if you are trying to finish holiday gifts.   


Join us to share creative ideas, new products, teach various art or craft projects: Scrapbooking, Stamping, Card Making, or Photography. Or you can bring whatever type of art or craft you enjoy, hang out with some fellow artsy friends and enjoy each other’s company while we complete our projects together!


If you live local, please come out to Triple R Oasis Camp on Green Mountain just north of Burnsville NC. If you live farther out join us for a VIRTUAL Workshop.


RSVP Now: Call 904-610-3098 or email deb.scrapwme@gmail.com to reserve a space (in person or online). 


ALWAYS A Chance to WIN FREE Craft Supplies: Each Month I will set up a Mystery Hostess Party on my website you will get a door prize entry for every $25 worth of product you purchase, if total party sales reach a $150 - I will randomly draw a name at the end of the month to receive the FREE gifts.  


Order supplies at any time – be sure to JOIN the mystery hostess party: https://dmcleod.closetomyheart.com/


Deb McLeod

Close To My Heart

Independent Consultant




For all your scrapbooking, greeting card making and paper crafting needs

Monthly Classes and Workshops - Shop Supplies by Appointment

Barn Photo Workshop – November 15 - 17

           If you are interested in perfecting your photography skills, here's a great opportunity---and one that will benefit the local non-profit group (The Appalachian Barn Alliance) that is working to document the area’s heritage. Asheville photographer Don McGowan will conduct another one of his popular photo workshops exclusively to benefit the Barn Alliance. Don’s professional workshops (http://earthsongphotography.com) are highly regarded by professional and experienced amateur photographers.

The workshop will take place in the Mars Hill area on the weekend of November 15 - 17. It will begin on Friday evening with an introductory session. On Saturday, the group will leave at 7:30 am to photograph barns throughout Madison County. Don McGowan will offer the photographers individual coaching and professional tip about how to get the best shot in outdoor surroundings. On Sunday afternoon, the weekend will conclude with a critique of participants’ images.

All proceeds will go to the Appalachian Barn Alliance. Thanks to a previous grant from the Reynolds Foundation and the generosity of earthsongphotography.com, the Alliance is able to offer the entire weekend workshop for a special fee of $150 or $125 for current members). The workshop is limited to 10 participants so it’s important to register soon. For information or registration, go to the organization’s website https://appalachianbarns.org/ or email info@appalachianbarns.org or call Sandy Stevenson at 828-380-9146. 


Aldridge Eye Institute would like to Welcome Dr. Thuc Moore who will be joining Dr. Charles Aldridge and Dr. Jennifer Smith in providing excellent eye care for our valued patients! The practice accepting new patients. Located at 419 East Main Street in Burnsville. Call 828-682-2104 for information.



Join us at our free seminar at Cruz Life Center on Tuesday, November 5th at 6:15 pm, and learn about natural alternative to boost your immune system and beat sickness before it beats you.


To reserve your seat call us at 682-6157 or visit our WEBSITE. Healthy snacks will be served. Call 682-6157 or see our WEBSITE for more information.



Burnsville Town Council 11/7 @ 6:00 pm Town Hall

Yancey County Commission 11/12 @ 6:00 pm Yancey County Courthouse

Burnsville Rotary Club Thursday @ Noon Rescue Dog Cafe

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

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



  • SEARCH open meetings resume with an invitation to the community to attend a party/dinner/plan launch on Thursday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 15 Hemlock Avenue, Spruce Pine.  Anyone interested in the health landscape in Mitchell and Yancey counties is encouraged to attend. The event will begin with dinner, for which vegetarian and non-vegetarian main dishes will be supplied by SEARCH. Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish to fill in the rest and to let the organizers know you’re coming by sending an email to sjanelarson@gmail.com by November 12.
  • A new gentle yoga class with Melanie Garrett will be held at the Yancey Community Center (Senior Center) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:15 am. Class begins on Tuesday, Nov. 5 and runs through Nov. 19. Free for seniors. Please bring a yoga mat. Located at Medical Park by Health Department and Blue Ridge Medical Center. Fore more information, call 682-6011.

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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