**Due to Covid, restrictions on some activities are mandated - contact the office for current program updates **
2021 - 2022
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).
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 activities to resume in the spring
Weekly Monday Night Potlucks
Weekly Friday Night Socials
Bridge & Samba
Dining Out with Friends
Outside Wolf Laurel
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
Toe River Crafts Shop - 6274 Hwy 80 South, Celo. Retail shop for juried artisans from the surrounding area.
French Broad Rafting & Ziplines - Seasonal - Madison County. Ten line zip courses, up to Class IV rapids, experienced guides.
www.frenchbroadrafting.com / 1-800570-7238.
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. www.navitat.com / 1-855-628-4828
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.
Rural Life Museum - Mars Hill University campus. Museum hours are Tue-Sun, 1-5 pm. www.mhu.edu/museum / 689-1201
High Peaks Interactive Trail Map - Go to www.nchighpeaks.org/trails , 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Open, Mon-Sat, 10 am-4 pm
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 /www.fomca.org . Come & pick your forever pet!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.yanceyanimals.petfinder.com to see them all & make your pick! 682-9510
Theatres / Venues
Grove Park Inn Spa & Resort, Asheville - www.groveparkinn.com
Biltmore Estate, Asheville - www.biltmore.com
The North Carolina Arboretum - 828-665-2492 / www.ncarboretum.org
Western North Carolina Nature Center - 828-259-8092 / www.wncnaturecenter.com
Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place, Asheville - 828-257-4530 / www.dwtheatre.com
The Altamont Theatre, Asheville - 828-348-5327
Asheville Community Theatre - 254-1320 / www.ashevilletheatre.org
Fine Arts Theatre, Asheville - 828-232-1536 / www.fineartstheatre.com
SART- Owen Theater, Mars Hill College: 828-689-1384 / www.sartplays.org
Parkway Playhouse , Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville: 682-4285 / www.parkwayplayhouse.com
Flat Rock Playhouse - 828-693-0731 / www.flatrockplayhouse.org
Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel: 1-800-745-3000 / www.ticketmaster.com
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin: 866-273-4615 / www.greatmountainmusic.com
Wolf Ridge Ski Area - 800-817-4111 / 828-689-4111 / www.skiwolfridgenc.com
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