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Buncombe County School Events Calendar
April 2014
    •    West Buncombe Elementary - Spring Pictures
    •    Emma Elementary - 2014-2015 Kindergarten Orientation @ 6:00 pm
    •    North Buncombe Elementary - PTO meeting at 3:30 pm
    •    Woodfin Elementary - Kindergarten Orientation for 2014-2015 
Kindergartners, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    •    Barnardsville Elementary - Career Day
    •    Emma Elementary – 3rd Grade field trip
    •    North Buncombe High - LD/ADHD workshop 3:20 pm
    •    Top Scholars Banquet - 6:30 pm - Crowne Plaza Expo Center
    •    Emma Elementary - Class Pictures/Spring Pictures
    •    Woodfin Elementary - Field Day
    •    All Schools - 2 Hour Early Release
    •    Barnardsville Elementary - School Improvement Team Meeting 
@ 2:45 pm in the Media Center
    •    Emma Elementary - Kindergarten field trip
    •    Emma Elementary – 1st Grade PTO program @6:00 pm
    •    North Buncombe High - School Improvement Team meeting - 3:15 pm
    •    West Buncombe Elementary - Volunteer Breakfast
    •    Emma Elementary – 3rd Grade field trip
    •    West Buncombe Elementary - Arboretum field trip
    •    Emma Elementary - Terrific Kid @8:15 am
    •    Emma Elementary - Growth and Development Classes - 4th Grade
    •    West Buncombe Elementary – McTeacher Night
    •    Emma Elementary - Kindergarten Registration - Current kindergarten 
students do not attend school
    •    Weaverville Elementary - Battle of the Books
    •    Weaverville Elementary - African Drummer Program – 1:00 pm
    •    Weaverville Elementary - Spring Fling, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
    •    West Buncombe Elementary – Kindergarten registration
    •    Emma Elementary – PTO Spring Fling
    •    Emma Elementary - Book Fair Week through May 2nd
    •    Woodfin Elementary - Kindergarten Registration for 2014-2015 
Kindergartners, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    •    Emma Elementary - Principal’s Lunch Bunch
    •    North Buncombe Elementary - District Chorus Concert at 6:30 - 8pm at 
NB Middle School
    •    North Buncombe High - NB District Choral Showcase at NBMS

Spellbound Children’s Book to host events

Every Saturday morning, from 11 am until 11:30 am is Story Time for ages 2 through 6. There is no charge. For more information, call or visit 828.708.7570 or <>.


North Buncombe Band Boosters to host series of scrap metal drives
To raise funds for an upcoming trip to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the North Buncombe Blackhawk Marching Band will be hosting a series of scrap metal drives reminiscent of the World War II era metal drives that communities across the country hosted to support troops serving on multiple fronts.
The next Scrap Metal Drive will be held on Saturday, April 12 at Ace Hardware in Weaverville, 61 Weaver Boulevard, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Accepted metal types include: aluminum, copper, brass, cast iron, sheet metal, stainless steel, and steel. Accepted metal items include:  old appliances, pipes, wiring, duct work, nuts, bolts, washers, bicycles, lawn mowers, etc. Please sort metal by type.
Future dates for Scrap Metal Drives include: May 31 and June 21.
The Blackhawk Marching Band will be participating in the 2014 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Hawaii on December 7, representing the battleship USS North Carolina. The Marching Blackhawks are the first band to ever represent the state of North Carolina in the Memorial Parade.
The Band Boosters are in the process of fundraising and recruiting corporate sponsorships to offset the cost of the trip. Additional information is available at <>.


YMCA to host easter egg hunt

The Woodfin YMCA will host an Easter Egg Treasure Hunt on Saturday April, 19 at 10 am. All Ages welcome. Sponsored by The Orchard Church. For more information visit <>. The Woodfin YMCA is located at 40 North Merrimon Avenue in Reynolds Village in Woodfin.


Sunrise easter service to be held

The Weaverville Community Easter Sunrise Service will begin at 7 am, Easter Sunday Morning, April 20 at West Memorial Park. Donations are accepted for North Buncombe Samaritan Ministries, and West Funeral Home will match the total amount up to $500.00 to benefit the Ministry of NBSM. Join in Worship on this Holy Day. For more information contact First Baptist Church, Weaverville at 828.645.6720.


First Baptist to host Dreams InDeed International

First Baptist Church, Weaverville, 63 N. Main St.,  is privileged to host David and Janice Haskell, founders of Dreams InDeed International, on Monday evening, April 21 at 7 pm. The goal of their organization is to foster peace in contexts of conflict, while building bridges of intercultural understanding where it is in shortest supply. A presentation entitled “Practicing Resurrection:  New Life in Hard Places” will be led by the Haskells. For more information, contact the church office at 828.645.6720.


Leicester Garden Club to visit Lake Junaluska

The Leicester Garden Club will go on an outing to the Corneille Bryan Garden at Lake Junaluska on Tuesday, April 22. Janet Manning will lead a walk to identify and discuss native plants. Call 828.683.0347 for more information regarding time, meeting place, car pooling.


Mars Hill Library to host gardening lecture

The Friends of the Mars Hill Library will host Mars Hill University’s horticulturist and landscaper Mark E. Norwood as its guest speaker, Wednesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in the Library Meeting room. In celebration of National Gardening Month, Norwood will talk about native plants and creating edible, bee and animal friendly gardens. He will also talk about chemical -intensive gardens and alternatives. Gardening questions are encouraged. Further information is available by phoning the Library at 828.689.5183.


Beech Glen Community Center to host Spring Fling

The Beech Glen Community Center in Mars Hill, will host their first Annual Spring Fling Flea Market and Breakfast at April 26 beginning at 7 am until 12 pm. There are 20 spots available, and cost $10. Call 828.689.2139 to reserve spot or first come first serve on day of event. Sellers, please arrive by 6:30 am.

Weaverville Primary to host kindergarten registration

Weaverville Primary School 2014-15 Kindergarten Registration will be held on Friday, May 2. Please call the school at 828.645.4275 for an appointment. Board of Education Eligibility Requirement is that a child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2014. Perspective Kindergarten Parents are also invited to attend Kindergarten Parent Orientation on Thursday, April 24, at 6pm at the school.


Mars Hill United Methodist Church to host yard sale

The annual Treasure and Stuff Sale at Mars Hill United Methodist Church, 201 South Main Street will be held on Saturday, May 3rd from 8 am to 1 pm.  Everyone invited to come and get some really good buys and plants too.

NBHS Band needs funds

To help pay for expenses to represent NC at Pearl Harbor in December 2014, the North Buncombe High School Band needs donations. They can be made payable to: North Buncombe Band Booster, PO Box 1175, Weaverville, NC 28787.

Events at the Leicester Community Center

Leicester Welcome Table provides a free hot meal every Wednesday from 11:30 am until 1 pm. This is a service of the community center in conjunction with several local churches.
Monthly Community Center Board Meeting is held every second Tuesday at 7pm. Most meetings don’t last over an hour. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Monthly Manna Food Distribution takes place every third Tuesday from 2:30 pm until 3:30 pm. All are welcome to attend, no questions asked.
Any questions, or inquiries to rent the facility call 828.774.3000 or email at <>. Also visit their web-site <> for the availability calendar.

Project Linus seeking volunteers

The local chapter of Project Linus, a national non-profit organization which donates handmade blankets to children in crisis, is seeking volunteers to create blankets. The new “blanketeers” can contribute knitted, crocheted, quilted, no-sew fleece or flannel blankets. The chapter has distributed over 43,000 blankets during the past 14 years and there is still a need for additional blankets. If interested contact, Ellen Knoefel, chapter coordinator, at 828.645.8800.

Mission Children’s Hospital hosting Family Group Night

Mission Children’s Hospital will be hosting Family Group Nights 2014 beginning on the fourth monday of every month, beginning at 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. The event will be located at Madison County NC Cooperation Extension, 258 Carolina Lane in Marshall. The event will provide a parent-to-parent program serving caregivers of children with special health care needs and developmental concerns.  The evening will consist of dinner and support group meetings including a parent group, childcare group (age 0-5), children’s group (ages 6-11), siblings group (ages 6-21) and a youth group (ages 12-21). Registration is suggested, but not required.  For more information or to register, call 828.213.9787 or email <> or visit h<>.

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