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Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR): Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper 12:00 am
Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR): Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper @ Mitchell County DSS
Jul 1 @ 12:00 am
QPR: Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper teaches community members to recognize warning signs of suicide, offer hope and encourage treatment. Participants learn how to talk to someone who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts and refer them to[...]
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Brian Gurl presents “”America The Beautiful” 7:00 pm
Brian Gurl presents “”America The Beautiful” @ Burnsville Town Center
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Brian Gurl presents “”America The Beautiful” @ Burnsville Town Center
Brian Gurl Productions presents…America the Beautiful Celebrating the Dream, the Ideal and the Spirit that is America. Starring Brian McGurl, Katherine Alexandra, Michele Pruyn and Ensemble.  This uplifting and unifying show celebrates the heart and[...]
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Red White & Blue Festival – Morganton
Red White & Blue Festival – Morganton @ Catawba Meadows Park
Jul 4 – Jul 6 all-day
 
The Orchard at Altapass – Independence Day Picnic 10:00 am
The Orchard at Altapass – Independence Day Picnic @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Independence Day Picnic @ The Orchard at Altapass
Music, dancing and lots of food and fun.
Celebrate Recovery – Bear Creek Baptist Church 6:30 pm
Celebrate Recovery – Bear Creek Baptist Church @ Bear Creek Baptist Church
Jul 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction 8:00 pm
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Penland School of Crafts sessions end with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends.  These auctions are celebrations of the work done in the classes and an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – Debbie Young 1:45 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Debbie Young @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 5 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Debbie Young @ The Orchard at Altapass
She sings solo and as lead and tenor, playing rhythm guitar, mandolin and harmonica in Tru Blu.  Always a favorite.  FREE
Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” 7:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” @ Parkway Playhouse
When Monty Navarro discovers he is the not-so-distant heir to the D’Ysquith family fortune, he decides to jump the line of succession using a good bit of charm… and a little bit of murder. Along[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – Dollar Brothers / Country Just Us 1:00 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Dollar Brothers / Country Just Us @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Dollar Brothers / Country Just Us @ The Orchard at Altapass
1pm: Dollar Brothers:  Growing up in the Meat Camp community of Watauga County in a musical family, brothers Darrell, Barry, and Wade, have been playing bluegrass music together and performing at local venues for more[...]
Independence Celebration 7:00 pm
Independence Celebration @ Burnsville Town Square
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Independence Celebration @ Burnsville Town Square
National Anthem by Mtn Heritage HS Dollettes, Montreat Scottish Pipes & Drums, Crocodile Smile Band.  Fireworks at 8:45.  Food trucks and great music. Homeplace Beer Block Party on South Main.  Lots of fun, family friendly[...]
Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” 7:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” @ Parkway Playhouse
When Monty Navarro discovers he is the not-so-distant heir to the D’Ysquith family fortune, he decides to jump the line of succession using a good bit of charm… and a little bit of murder. Along[...]
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McKinney Cove Baptist Church VBS – 5:30 to 7:45pm each night 5:30 pm
McKinney Cove Baptist Church VBS – 5:30 to 7:45pm each night @ McKinney Cove Baptist Church
Jul 7 @ 5:30 pm – Jul 11 @ 7:45 pm
Join McKinney Cove Baptist Church for their Vacation Bible School.
The Orchard at Altapass – Terry McKinney / Tru Blu 1:00 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Terry McKinney / Tru Blu @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Terry McKinney / Tru Blu @ The Orchard at Altapass
1pm: Terry McKinney:  He grew up in Mitchell and McDowell counties surrounded by traditional mountain music, and he has been singing and playing gospel, mountain, bluegrass, or classic country music most of his life.  To[...]
Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” 3:00 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” @ Parkway Playhouse
When Monty Navarro discovers he is the not-so-distant heir to the D’Ysquith family fortune, he decides to jump the line of succession using a good bit of charm… and a little bit of murder. Along[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – Sam McKinney 1:45 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Sam McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 11 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Sam McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass
A talented young local singer and guitarist from Spruce Pine, whose repertoire includes a dynamic mix of traditional and contemporary music.  His captivating voice and guitar styles immediately engage the audience and leave them wanting[...]
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack Tribute Concert 6:00 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack Tribute Concert @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack Tribute Concert @ The Orchard at Altapass
A native of WNC, has been writing and performing since his early teens.  His songs and stories reflect his small town and Appalachian roots.  Song after song, story after story, a tapestry is woven of[...]
Celebrate Recovery – Bear Creek Baptist Church 6:30 pm
Celebrate Recovery – Bear Creek Baptist Church @ Bear Creek Baptist Church
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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The Orchard at Altapass – Jack Vaughn 1:45 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Jack Vaughn @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 12 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Jack Vaughn @ The Orchard at Altapass
Come enjoy the great songs of this talented artist.  FREE
Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” 7:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” @ Parkway Playhouse
When Monty Navarro discovers he is the not-so-distant heir to the D’Ysquith family fortune, he decides to jump the line of succession using a good bit of charm… and a little bit of murder. Along[...]
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Pittman Gap Community Church – VBS 10:00 am
Pittman Gap Community Church – VBS @ Pittman Gap Community Church
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vacation Bible School. There will be a water slide at the end of the day, weather permitting so bring a change of clothes.
The Orchard at Altapass – True Grass / Crossfire 1:00 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – True Grass / Crossfire @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – True Grass / Crossfire @ The Orchard at Altapass
1pm: True Grass:  They hail from Burnsville, NC, and have been playing truegrass, newgrass, and gospel since 1994.  Band members include Anthony Allen, Jeff Allen, Daniel Cook, Daniel Norton, and Jacob Carroll. 3pm: Crossfire Bluegrass[...]
Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” 7:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” @ Parkway Playhouse
When Monty Navarro discovers he is the not-so-distant heir to the D’Ysquith family fortune, he decides to jump the line of succession using a good bit of charm… and a little bit of murder. Along[...]
Mayland Earth to Sky Park Movie Night 8:30 pm
Mayland Earth to Sky Park Movie Night @ Mayland Earth to Sky Park
Jul 13 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Mayland Earth to Sky Park Movie Night @ Mayland Earth to Sky Park
July 13th Movie: Space Chimps.  Bring the whole family to watch space themed movies at the Earth to Sky Park throughout the summer.
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour 9:15 pm
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Jul 13 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Looking for an experience that’s “out of this world”? Emerald Village offers night-time underground mine tours that unlock vibrant hidden colors available only under ultraviolet light, commonly called black light. The brilliant coatings in the[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – Harlan County Grass / Randy Flack 1:00 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Harlan County Grass / Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Harlan County Grass / Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass
1pm: Harlan County Grass:  From East Tennessee, they take pride in being a traditional bluegrass band.  The band stays steeped deep in the roots of the music that actually wears the label of bluegrass. 3pm:[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – Tom Sparks 1:45 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 18 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass
An all-time Orchard favorite.  FREE
Celebrate Recovery – Bear Creek Baptist Church 6:30 pm
Celebrate Recovery – Bear Creek Baptist Church @ Bear Creek Baptist Church
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction 8:00 pm
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Penland School of Crafts sessions end with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends.  These auctions are celebrations of the work done in the classes and an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – Jack Vaughn 1:45 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Jack Vaughn @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 19 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Jack Vaughn @ The Orchard at Altapass
Come enjoy the great songs of this talented artist.  FREE
Parkway Playhouse JR “Alice in Wonderland” 6:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse JR “Alice in Wonderland” @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse JR “Alice in Wonderland” @ Parkway Playhouse
The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps[...]
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Cranberry High School Reunion – All Classes
Cranberry High School Reunion – All Classes @ Old Cranberry High School
Jul 20 all-day
 
The Orchard at Altapass – Town & Country / Bearwallow 1:00 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Town & Country / Bearwallow @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Town & Country / Bearwallow @ The Orchard at Altapass
1pm: Town & Country:  A band playing the music of their region. 3pm: Bearwallow: Morganton, NC, based Bearwallow performs a unique blend of progressive bluegrass, old-timey folk, and classic country.  They constantly look to reach[...]
Parkway Playhouse JR “Alice in Wonderland” 6:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse JR “Alice in Wonderland” @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse JR “Alice in Wonderland” @ Parkway Playhouse
The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps[...]
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour 9:15 pm
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Jul 20 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Looking for an experience that’s “out of this world”? Emerald Village offers night-time underground mine tours that unlock vibrant hidden colors available only under ultraviolet light, commonly called black light. The brilliant coatings in the[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – The Cockman Family 1:00 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – The Cockman Family @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – The Cockman Family @ The Orchard at Altapass
Since launching their performing career in Feb of 1988, the Cockman Family has developed the classic family harmonies and youthful flair that is their trademark.  Their unique bluegrass gospel style, original songs and original arrangements[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack 1:45 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 25 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass
A native of WNC, has been writing and performing since his early teens.  His songs and stories reflect his small town and Appalachian roots.  Song after song, story after story, a tapestry is woven of[...]
The Orchard at Altapass – Johnny Ellis & Tom Sparks Concert 6:00 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Johnny Ellis & Tom Sparks Concert @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Johnny Ellis & Tom Sparks Concert @ The Orchard at Altapass
Johnny Ellis joins Tom Sparks in a highly anticipated concern that begins at 6pm.  Their musical interpretations of regional tunes are sure to hit that resonant chord in the audience.
Celebrate Recovery – Bear Creek Baptist Church 6:30 pm
Celebrate Recovery – Bear Creek Baptist Church @ Bear Creek Baptist Church
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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The Orchard at Altapass – Terry McKinney 1:45 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Terry McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 26 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Terry McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass
He grew up in Mitchell and McDowell counties surrounded by traditional mountain music, and he has been singing and playing gospel, mountain, bluegrass, or classic country music most of his life.  To Terry music is[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – The Grass Catchers / Tom Sparks 1:00 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – The Grass Catchers / Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – The Grass Catchers / Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass
1pm: The Grass Catchers:  Enjoy their “catchy” renditions of this Orchard favorite group. 3pm: Tom Sparks:  An all-time Orchard favorite. FREE
Parkway Playhouse presents “Amelie” 7:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents “Amelie” @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents “Amelie” @ Parkway Playhouse
Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – Johnny Ellis / Amantha Mill 1:00 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Johnny Ellis / Amantha Mill @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Johnny Ellis / Amantha Mill @ The Orchard at Altapass
1pm: Johnny Ellis:  Enjoy the great songs of this artist. 3pm: Amantha Mill: A community-oriented folk/bluegrass act with one foot rooted firmly in our heritage and the other planted in exploring new acoustic sounds. FREE
Parkway Playhouse presents “Amelie” 3:00 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents “Amelie” @ Parkway Playhouse
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents “Amelie” @ Parkway Playhouse
Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance[...]
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Parker’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church – VBS 6:00 pm
Parker’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church – VBS @ Parker's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm
Vacation Bible School
Sunrise Baptist Church VBS – Morganton 6:30 pm
Sunrise Baptist Church VBS – Morganton @ Sunrise Baptist Church
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 2 @ 8:30 pm
Sunrise Baptist Church will be having their annual Vacation Bible School starting July 29th through August 2nd. Time is from 6:30pm until 8:30 each night.
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