LOCAL EVENTS

Aug. 22 – Ronnie Robinson & The Can’t Hardly Play Boys

Ronnie Robinson & The Can’t Hardly Play Boys with Debbie Phillips live at your Burnsville Town Center playing real country music. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Call 682-7209 for info.

Contact: Burnsville Town Center
828-682-7209
www.BurnsvilleTownCenter.com

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Aug. 22 – Jackie Wilson Memorial Ride

Hospice of Yancey County will host their first annual �Jackie Wilson Memorial Ride,� in memory of Jack Wilson Jr. The motorcycle ride will be held on Saturday, August 22 with the rain date of August 29. Registration will begin at 10:00 am. Complete details will be available closer to the event.

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Aug. 28 – Laura Boosinger & Josh Goforth in Concert

At your Burnsville Town Center at 7:30 pm. Laura has a stage presence, sweet voice and playing style, whether on clawhammer banjo, autoharp or guitar, that few can match. Laura has also been featured at The Museum of Appalachia, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Merlefest. Josh Goforth is an outstanding musician, acclaimed fiddler, guitar picker and mandolin player. In 2000 and 2003 and 2005, he was named Fiddler of the Festival at the legendary Fiddler�s Grove competition. Josh has been retired from the festival competition deemed a Master Fiddler. Call 682-7209 for info.

Contact: Burnsville Town Center
682-7209
burnsvilletowncenter.com

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Aug. 29 – Repast by the River

Join us for a 5 course French inspired meal featuring our 100% grass fed Devon beef and produce. Pre-dinner tour at 5:15 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. accompanied by live jazz. RSVP – $40.00 per person.

Contact: Firefily Farm
828-675-4739
firefly@mtnarea.net

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Sept. 03 – My River, My Valley

This poignant, moving, and often sweet story centers on two sisters with different dreams – one to live out her life in the valley she treasures, the other to enjoy a life free of self-centered relatives. The news of the damming of their valley throws these dreams into turmoil and leads to revelations and heart-rending decisions. Set against the historical backdrop of the TVA flooding of Butler, Tennessee during WWII, the Parkway Playhouse is proud to present the North Carolina Premiere of this stuning play. All Evening Show 7:00 and matinee Days 2 shows 2:00 & 7:00. DATES: September 3, 4, 5 (Sat. Matinee), September 10, 11, 12

Contact: Parkway Play House
828-682-4285
info@www.parkwayplayhouse.com
www.ParkwayPlayHouse.com

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Sept. 04 – Wild Blue Yonder Concert

Start your Labor Day weekend off right. Wild Blue Yonder Concert / Show. This is pure entertainment from seasoned professionals. A contemporary folk/bluegrass band from Knoxville with original songs and some of your favorites, too. Great stage presence. Tickets are just $10. General admission. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at your Burnsville Town Center.

Contact: Burnsville Town Center
828-682-7209
burnsvilletowncenter.com

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Sept. 07 – Labor Day Picnic on the Orchard Grounds

The Orchard at Altapss will be holding various Holiday Picnics on the grounds from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and will be Open to the public. Admission for the meal is a dish to share, large enough for your party with some extra for the musicians who will be entertaining all day. Instead of providing a dish, guests may pay $12 per meal. The Orchard provides fresh barbecue, water, iced tea and paper goods. Admission to the shop and live entertainment are free.

Contact: The Orchard at Altapass
1-888-765-9531 toll free, 828-765-9351 Local
www.altapassorchard.com

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Sept. 09 – High Tea and Fashion Show

will be held at the Nu Wray Inn and is a fundraiser for Domestic Violence. Contact: David’s Limited, I thought About You, and Fickle Pickle for ticket information

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Sept. 11 to Sept. 12 – Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

�Mountain Mosaic� is the guiding theme for the 4th annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

Burnsville, NC, May 14, 2009 � The fifty authors gathering in Burnsville this September 11 and 12 have been selected around the 2009 theme Mountain Mosaic. “Almost all of us came from someplace else. Our ancestors left their homes and came to build a new land. Now that new land is our home,” says Little Jim in Gloria Houston’s children’s book.
The mission of the festival is to bring together authors, readers of all ages, novice writers, listeners and learners in small, intimate settings. The goal is that the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival will inspire people to read more, write more, and contribute positively to society through the literary arts.
To see a complete list of authors and a schedule for the weekend visit cmlitfest.org.

cmlitfest.org
www.cmlitfest.org

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Sept. 26 to Sept. 26 – Old Timey Days

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Sept. 26 – Humane Society Flea Market

Located on Hwy 19E in the Freds Shopping Center

Contact: Humane Society
828-682-9510

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Oct. 03 – Toy Run

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Oct. 09 – TRAC Java Jam

Featuring “”Jem Crossland & The Hypertonics”” tonight at your Burnsville Town Center. Show starts at 8:00 p.m. Enjoy good music, good coffee and good desserts in a cafe style setting. Come to dance, listen and/or socialize. Call 682-7215 for info.

Contact: Burnsville Town Center
828-682-7215
burnsvilletowncenter.com

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Oct. 10 – Rod Run

Burnsville Fire Department Rod Run

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Oct. 17 – Burnsville Town Square Scamper 5k, Fall Foliage Stroll and Downtown Ramble

This popular annual event benefits the Yancey County School Foundation. You can run, stroll, walk or be a cheering spectator. Come join the fun for a good cause.

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Nov. 07 – Quilt Trails Road Rally

Another reason to get a quilt block for your business! On Saturday, November 7 Quilt Trails will launch a new kind of Road Rally based on the Quilt Blocks. The Rally, called Thread Through the Mountains, begins at 8am at Mountain Heritage HS on Highway 19. $25 if you register online by October 30 (www.quilttrailswnc.org) or $35 the day of the event. Your goal is to find 15 quilt blocks by driving the fewest miles. You�ll have all day to find the blocks, scattered over both counties. Three itineraries, 10 prizes made by local artists, great family fun…rain or shine. Part of the net proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity. Rally is open to cars, trucks and motorcycles. You must be able to find the verification blocks with each block. The verification blocks will be one color with a second colored gemetric figure on them. Contestants must tell the color of the block and what the figure is.

Contact: Barbara Webster
828-682-7331

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Dec. 05 – Tour of Homes

Contact: Mayland Community College Foundation
1-800-462-9526 ext. 209
llaughridge@mayland.edu
www.mayland.edu/foundation

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Dec. 12 – Christmas Play

Parkway Playhouse presents a Christmas Play to be announced

Contact: Mayland Community College Foundation
1-800-462-9526 ext 209
llaughridge@mayland.edu
www.mayland.edu/foundation