Mar
2
Sat
2019
Penland School of Crafts Community Open House @ Penland School of Crafts
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Penland School of Crafts Community Open House @ Penland School of Crafts

The Community Open House is an annual event that opens the doors to Penland’s studios to between 350 and 500 adults and children from Mitchell County and beyond, engaging them in free, quality hands-on studio experiences. The Community Open House also offers information about Penland’s upcoming workshops and other programs.

Each year, over 100 artist volunteers from the surrounding community make this day possible by helping visitors with the hands-on activities in the studios.

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Burnsville Spring Fest @ Burnsville Town Center
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Burnsville Spring Fest @ Burnsville Town Center

The Burnsville Spring Fest Craft Show is here! Featuring one of a kind gift items handmade by local crafters and artisans. Celebrate the arrival of Spring by shopping a wide variety of unique items such as paintings, quilted sheep, teddy bears, wooden bowls, stained glass, painted signs, glass ornaments, beeswax candles, baked goods and much more!
If you are interested in participating contact Christy Edwards at (828) 208-6975 or email christyedwards1970@gmail.com.

Apr
12
Fri
2019
Parkway Playhouse Junior “Junie B. Jones, JR” @ Parkway Playhouse
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Parkway Playhouse Junior "Junie B. Jones, JR" @ Parkway Playhouse

Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie’s best friend Lucille has found new best friends – and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary’s class Junie has trouble reading the blackboard – and she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Mayland Earth to Sky Park Star Party 2019 @ Bare Dark Sky Observatory
Apr 13 @ 6:15 pm – 11:45 pm
Mayland Earth to Sky Park Star Party 2019 @ Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Join Mayland Community College at the Earth to Sky Park and Bare Dark Sky Observatory as we take part in the 2019 NC State-wide Star Party.  Watch the groundbreaking for the new planetarium and enjoy astronomy related activities for children, a food truck, and plenty of star gazing hosted by the MCC Astronomy Club.  This event is free and open to the public.

Parkway Playhouse Junior “Junie B. Jones, JR” @ Parkway Playhouse
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Parkway Playhouse Junior "Junie B. Jones, JR" @ Parkway Playhouse

Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie’s best friend Lucille has found new best friends – and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary’s class Junie has trouble reading the blackboard – and she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.

Apr
14
Sun
2019
Parkway Playhouse Jr. “Junie B. Jones JR” @ Parkway Playhouse
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Parkway Playhouse Jr. "Junie B. Jones JR" @ Parkway Playhouse

Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie’s best friend Lucille has found new best friends – and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary’s class Junie has trouble reading the blackboard – and she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Burnsville Metric @ Burnsville Town Center
Apr 27 all-day
Burnsville Metric @ Burnsville Town Center

The Burnsville Metric is a fully-supported metric century bike ride open to riders of all ages. This ride is not a race but a beautiful spring ride, suitable for riders of all levels above beginner. A timer will be running for the curious.

The ride is organized by The Yancey County Chamber of Commerce along with a small group of volunteers to promote bicycling and our beautiful mountain countryside, as well as support a long list of nonprofits that also volunteer during the ride.

Annually held on the last Saturday of April, the Burnsville Metric is a great way to start off your cycling season. It is casual but well-supported and comprises some of the most scenic roads in Yancey and Mitchell counties. Burnsville’s Town Square makes a dramatic location for the registration/start/finish/meal proceedings and is also the highest elevation of the ride, a modest 2,821 feet.

May
2
Thu
2019
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts | Bakersville | North Carolina | United States

Penland School of Crafts sessions end with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends.  These auctions are celebrations of the work done in the classes and an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and craft lovers to enjoy the energy of a Penland session.  The proceeds from these auctions support scholarship programs.  No admission charged.

May
4
Sat
2019
Parkway Playhouse Presents “Along About Sundown” @ Parkway Playhouse
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Parkway Playhouse Presents "Along About Sundown" @ Parkway Playhouse

When an aspiring musician Ethan happens into Bascom Lamar Lunsford, the “Minstrel of Appalachia,” he embarks on a musical and historical journey. Along about sundown, several musicians meet up on Lundsford’s porch for story telling, and, more importantly, a chance to make music together. Lunsford’s life and songs inspire musicians and appreciators of Appalachian music everywhere. This original musical, written by two of Lunsford’s own grandnieces, is a charming work sure to leave audiences smiling and humming.

May
5
Sun
2019
Parkway Playhouse presents “Along About Sundown” @ Parkway Playhouse
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents "Along About Sundown" @ Parkway Playhouse

When an aspiring musician Ethan happens into Bascom Lamar Lunsford, the “Minstrel of Appalachia,” he embarks on a musical and historical journey. Along about sundown, several musicians meet up on Lundsford’s porch for story telling, and, more importantly, a chance to make music together. Lunsford’s life and songs inspire musicians and appreciators of Appalachian music everywhere. This original musical, written by two of Lunsford’s own grandnieces, is a charming work sure to leave audiences smiling and humming.