Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a free service.  Please submit your events or information in writing to or mail to WBRM, 147 N. Garden Street, Marion, NC 28752.  Please submit your information a week to 10 days ahead of the event. 


There will be a “Country Breakfast Buffet” Saturday July 27th from 7:00 am until 10:00 am at the Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Road, Union Mills, NC.  The cost is $6.00 for adults, children 6 to 12, $3.00 and children under 5, free.

The Marion Business Association is making plans for the Sidewalk Yard Sale on Saturday, August 3.  Spaces are $10.00 each & are by reservation. Contact the MBA office at 652-2215.

The Red Cross will have a blood drive at McDowell Tech, 54 College Drive, Marion, July 23rd from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call Susan Long at (828) 659-0418. Walk ins Welcome.   There will also be a blood drive Sunday, July 28 at Concord United Methodist Church, 8066 Old Linville Road, Marion from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  For more information on this drive or to schedule an appointment please call Sheena Hilton at (828) 442-8571. Walk ins are welcomed.  Due to the shortage of blood supplies, the Red Cross is urging all donors and new donors to come give blood.  All blood types are needed.

The McDowell Trails Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Marion Community Building beginning at 5:30 pm.  This meeting is an opportunity for MTA members to meet the Board of Directors, learn about the plans for greenways and trails in McDowell County - including the Fonta Flora State Trail, renew your membership in the MTA, and approve new Board members.  The meeting is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is going on now for the McSmiles program.  Children who will be 3 or 4 years old by August 31st are eligible for this free program.  Classes meet two times a week for about an hour and 454 minutes during the regular school year. The McSmiles bus visits different neighborhoods and the kids come to the bus for classes.  To register your child, call 442-4534.

The McDowell Local Food Advisory Council will be hosting McDowell County From Farm to Table:  An Event Featuring Local Food at Keeper's Cut Meadery on Saturday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m.  A delicious four course meal will be served featuring local ingredients.  Tickets will be $50 per ticket.  Sponsorships are also available at $500 with 2 guaranteed tickets to the event.  Money raised will be used to purchase fresh, local food to stock our food pantries.  Come out an enjoy a meal that your local farmers provided.  This is one event you won't want to miss!  Please call 828-652-8104 for ticket information.

Arrowhead Artists & Artisans League (A3L) is Bringing the Beach to the Mountains with a new exhibition that will open next month at the Arrowhead Gallery & Studios in Old Fort and be a benefit for its neighbor, the Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center.  Bringing the Beach to the Mountains will be a judged, public art show that will debut Saturday, August 3, for a one-month run at the Arrowhead Gallery & Studios, Catawba Avenue in Old Fort. An opening reception for the show will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., with the first hour on the front porch of Mountain Gateway Museum, and the second hour at the art gallery (located across the street from the museum), where the winners will be announced at 3 p.m. Fifteen percent from the sale of each artwork in the exhibit will be donated to Mountain Gateway Museum. All proceeds will be used to benefit the museum’s program fund. The exhibit will run through Thursday, Sept. 5.