Rhododendron Festival – The town of Bakersville Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, is hosting the 71st North Carolina Rhododendron Festival. Email Dr. Dan Barron at email@example.com, call 828-284-1914 or visit www.ncrhododendronfestival.org for more information.
Arts and crafts market – The Artisan League of Little Switzerland Spring Arts & Crafts Market is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, at Geneva Hall.
Plant sale – Mayland Community College is having a plant sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Earth to Sky Park. Annuals, perennials and native rhododendron plants are available. Call 828-766-1200 for details.
Meet-and-greet – Carolina Therapeutic Services is hosting a foster parent meet-and-greet informational session from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Spruce Pine First Baptist Church fellowship hall.
Seminar – Eben Concepts is hosting a Medicare educational seminar at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at Twisted Laurel restaurant at Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club in Spruce Pine.
Art opening – Spoon Bar in downtown Spruce Pine is having its first art opening from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, June 23, featuring new photographs from artist James Henkel.
Concerts – The Blue Ridge Brass, Pipes & Drums is presenting a concert at 11 a.m. at Linville Falls Community Church and at 3 p.m. at Spruce Pine United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 25.
Golf tournament – The 3rd annual Baptist Men golf tournament fundraiser is 1 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club. Cost is $60 per person and includes lunch. Call 828-765-9411 for more information.
Art exhibit – The second annual 8x8 exhibit is June 17-July 7 at the TRAC Gallery, 269 Oak Ave. in Spruce Pine.
Speakers’ series – The Mitchell County Historical Society’s June Speakers’ Series program is The Frankie and Charlie Silver Story, which takes place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the Old Kona Baptist Church on NC 80.
Blood drive – Spruce Pine First Baptist Church is hosting a Red Cross blood drive from 1:30-6 p.m. Monday, June 19, at 125 Tappan St.
Camp Funshine – The 2017 Summer Funshine Day Camp is June 19-22 at Toe River Campground Patience Park in Yancey County. Call Lucy Wilson at 828-385-0211 for more information.
Class reunion – The East Yancey High School Class of 1967 is meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, June 30, at Twisted Laurel restaurant at Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club in Spruce Pine. RSVP to Glenda Robinson Wilson at 828-284-2959 or Brenda Braswell Ward at 828-467-2357 by June 15.
Workshop – U.S. Cellular, 11959 S. Highway 226 in Spruce Pine, is hosting a device workshop from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, June 29. Call 828-765-7138 to RSVP.
VBS – Fruits of the Spirit: Building Christian Character Vacation Bible School is July 7-8 at Mt. Calvary FWB Church, 86 Brushy Creek Road in Spruce Pine. A kick-off is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 7, and 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8.
Motorcycle Sunday – Spruce Pine First Baptist Church is hosting Motorcycle Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, July 9. Call 828-765-9411 for more information.
MCHP – The Mitchell County Health Partnership meets from noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Helen’s Restaurant in Bakersville.
Cousins in Clay – The 7th annual Cousins in Clay Pottery Sale is Saturday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 3, at Michael Kline Pottery, 4062 Snow Creek Road in Bakersville.
Art show and sale – The art show and sale “10 Friends in Their Element” is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery, 269 Oak. Ave. Call 828-434-0353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Literary festival – The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is Sept. 7-9 in downtown Burnsville. Visit cmlitfest.org for more information.
Harris High Class of 1967 – The Harris High School Class of 1967 is celebrating its 50th class reunion from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Spruce Pine Fire Department. Call Nancy or Roger Burleson at 828-765-9384 or Leland Riddle at 828-467-9204 for more information.
MCHP – The Mitchell County Health Partnership meets from noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Helen’s Restaurant in Bakersville.