updated July 21, 2021
**Due to Covid, restrictions on some activities are mandated - contact the office for current program updates **
WL Community Center & Art Wall
Stop by the WLPOA Community Center to see the art each month and to support our local mountain artists!
Payment by cash or check (paid directly to the artists).
Photography by Chuck Kinsey
Beautifully matted & mounted regional photography.
Handmade Wood Stacking / Nesting Boxes and More
Woodcraft Items crafted by Larry Smith.
Larry has donated these crafted wooden boxes to the Village Club as a fundraiser to help support our Independence Day Celebration. These are wonderful boxes that will look great on a shelf or stacked and can be used for storage, organizing or serving trays!
Suggested donation of $10-$20 each.
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Village Club at Wolf Laurel Activities - 2021
Village Club: Fitness Class – Takes place on black top or in the Village Pavilion, instructor’s choice depending on weather. Bring your exercise mat, water bottle, weights & stretch bands. Instructor is Mary Lou Woodiwiss. Classes are Mondays & Thursdays, 9am.
Village Club: ZOOM Yoga - Each class will include restorative and yin yoga (long static poses) and active yoga (dynamic poses followed by short static poses). Standing, balancing, kneeling, sitting and lying down poses will be practiced. John is a 500 hr. certified yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. Contact John at for more information & how to log on. 9am, Mondays & Fridays.
Village Club: Water Fitness – All workout equipment provided. Bring your towel, water & sunscreen and get ready to have a great time and a very beneficial low impact workout! Classes are on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1pm. LeighAnn Roseberry will be instructor.
Village Club: Tai Chi - WLPOA Activity Center, lower entrance of the Community Center, Village. Bring an exercise mat & water. A very therapeutic and peaceful class. Mats for sale in the Community Center at cost! This wonderful class is starting its 12th season and a BIG thank you to Fred Buck for all the years of bringing this therapeutic, peaceful class to The Village! Classes are Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:15am.
Village Club: Tennis - Regularly-scheduled Play for Women & Men - Upper Courts only (in addition, see Village staff to have courts open for you at other times). Bring your racquet, tennis balls & water. All levels of play ability welcome! Co-ed play Is every Monday & Thursday, 10am.
Village Club: Weekly Monday Night Potlucks - Village Pavilion. Bring a dish to share & your own favorite beverage. The V. Club will provide plates, utensils, napkins & cups. We’ll have a fire when it’s chilly! In extreme weather, may take place in the WLPOA Community Center. Weekly at 6pm.
Village Club: Pickleball – Starting in June Pickle Ball will be in full swing. Play will be on Wednesdays and Fridays @ 10am, Sundays at 2pm. Ladies play on Mondays @ 10:30am. If interested in learning this great sport, contact Becky Shennan via email or the Village Club 828-689-4089 for more info.
Village Club: Book Club - Led by Karen Gerry. Group meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday in the Village Pavilion for discussion of selected books. Contact Karen at First meeting is June 17, 2:30pm.
Village Club: Weekly Friday Night Socials - Village Pavilion. Bring an appetizer to share and BYOB. If it’s chilly, we’ll have a cozy fire in the Pavilion fireplace. In extreme weather, this may be moved to the WLPOA Community Center. Bingo will be on the 3rd Friday of each month. Come on out for this great social gathering. Weekly, 6pm.
Village Club: Bridge & Samba - Starting in June, Fridays at 1pm. Contact Linda Mullins at for more information.
Village Club: Dining Out with Friends - Contact Linda Mullins at
Walking Trails in Madison County
Walnut Community Center - 4 loops = 1 mile
Beech Glen Community Center - 5 ½ loops = 1 mile
Revere - Rice Cove Community Center - 8 ½ loops = 1 mile
Mars Hill Elementary - 4 loops around track = 1 mile
Madison High School - 1 loop = 1 mile
Mars Hill College - 1 loop = 1 mile
Brush Creek / Madison Middle School - 1 loop = 1 ¼ miles
Blannahassett Island - 1 loop = ½ mile
Center Community Center - 10 loops = 1 mile
Marshall Seniors Center - 18 loops = 1 mile
Now - Toe River Crafts Shop - 6274 Hwy 80 South, Celo. Retail shop for juried artisans from the surrounding area.
Now - French Broad Rafting & Ziplines - Seasonal - Madison County. Ten line zip courses, up to Class IV rapids, experienced guides.
Now, daily thru Nov - Navitat Canopy Adventures - Poverty Branch Rd, Barnardsville. Some of the biggest ziplines in the Southeast. Guests race side-by-side across an expansive mountain valley with heights more than 350 ft. up. / 1-855-628-4828
Now - Mars Hill Library's Second Chance Book Shop - Mars Hill Library. Extensive variety of hardcover & paperback books for sale at nominal prices. Books are rotated on a regular schedule by Friends of Mars Hill Library. The bookstore is in the Mars Hill Library and is the sole operation of the Friends of the Library. All sales will fund the library for whatever it needs. All books are either $1.00 or $2.00 (softback or hardback) and there is a great collection of children's books, DVDs and CDs. Open during library hours.
Now - Rural Life Museum - Mars Hill University campus. Museum hours are Tue-Sun, 1-5 pm. / 689-1201
Now - High Peaks Interactive Trail Map - Go to , click on the trail you want to check out. Information given includes difficulty rating, distance, elevation change, trail blazing, water availability, trailhead location, parking areas. Online website gives hikers info on more than two dozen trails in the Black Mountains. Maps can be downloaded & printed.
Now - Yancey County Drug Drop Boxes - Two locations to dispose of your unused, out-of-date or leftover medications: Yancey Co. Sheriff's Office, Main Entrance 828-682-2124 and Burnsville Town Hall, Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm. Please leave medications in the original Rx bottle with name of drug for identification only, marking out your personal information.
Now: NC Lions Foundation Eyeglass Collection - Burnsville. Eyeglass drop-off box locations: Ingles Grocery, Roses Discount Store, Western Sizzlin' Steak House, Garden Deli, Dr. Aldridge Eye Institute. Acceptable: used eyeglasses, eyeglass frames, eyeglass lenses, safety eyeglasses, non-prescription / prescription sunglasses & eyeglass cases. More info: Lion Jim Parlier at 682-3405.
Now - Free Spay/Neuter available for Cats - At certain times, the Yancey Humane Society Animal Shelter offers this surgery free, please check to see if this is applicable at this time. Call 682-9510 for additional info and to schedule your kitty for surgery.
Now - Low-Cost Spay-Neuter Services - Friends of Madison County Animals holds twice monthly spay/neuter events. Vaccinations & microchip can also be done at the same time. FOMCA's office is now located on Blannahassett Island, Studio 104.
Now - Open, Mon-Sat, 10 am-4 pm - Yancey Humane Society's Barkin' Basement Resale Shop - Burnsville Shopping Center, next to Fred's Discount, Hwy 19E, Burnsville. Huge variety of gently used or new items. All proceeds benefit the Yancey Humane Society shelter animals. Note: Donations of your gently used items accepted at the store during times open.
Now - Pet Adoption - Madison County Animal Shelter, 389 Long Branch Rd, Marshall. Tue-Fri, 10 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-3 pm. Many cats & kittens, dogs & puppies to choose from; someone is waiting to give you lots of love! (828)649-3190 / . Come & pick your forever pet!
Now - Foster Dogs - Friends of Madison County Animals (FOMCA) has partnered with the Madison Co. Shelter to begin a dog fostering program. Many more dogs could be saved if dogs could be fostered for 2-3 weeks in a temporary home. Foster dogs come to you up-to-date on all shots & your pets must be up-to-date on their vaccinations as well. For more info. or to apply, call the shelter at 649-3190 or email .
Now - Adopters needed - Yancey County Humane Society, Cane River School Rd, off Rt. 19, west of Burnsville. Get lots of love every day by adopting a homeless but wonderful kitten, puppy, cat or dog. $65 /pet includes spaying or neutering & all vaccinations based on age. Visit to see them all & make your pick! 682-9510
Theatres / Venues
Grove Park Inn Spa & Resort, Asheville -
Biltmore Estate, Asheville -
Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place, Asheville - 828-257-4530 /
The Altamont Theatre, Asheville - 828-348-5327
Asheville Community Theatre - 254-1320 /
Fine Arts Theatre, Asheville - 828-232-1536 /
SART- Owen Theater, Mars Hill College: 828-689-1384 /
Parkway Playhouse , Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville: 682-4285 /
Flat Rock Playhouse - 828-693-0731 /
Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel: 1-800-745-3000 /
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin: 866-273-4615 /
Wolf Ridge Ski Area - 800-817-4111 / 828-689-4111 /
Regional News Websites / Links
Asheville: www.citizen-times.com , www.thelaurelofasheville.com and www.mountainx.com
Madison County: www.newsrecordandsentinel.com
Yancey County: www.yanceytimesjournal.com and www.yanceycountynews.com
Compiled by Nancy Landry