Come Get Out of Your Mind

From group hikes, to potlucks, yoga, poetry jams and more, OYM facilitates a space for us to be ourselves and meet others who are affected by mental opportunity.

Check our calendar for the next event! Come get Out of Your Mind!



Join us Monday, July 8th from 5:30-7:00 PM for Foggy Minds Open Mic at Foggy Pine Books on King Street in downtown Boone! This will be a reoccurring event so mark your calendars for the 2nd Monday of every month! Musicians, Poets, Comedians and Magicians WELCOME! Sets are 15 mins. Questions? Email us at

This is a FREE event.


Out of Your Mind is collaborating with our friends at BRAHM in Blowing Rock, NC for a special after hours tour of the current watercolor paintings and incredible fibers exhibit followed by an outdoor watercolor workshop lead by local artist, Kayla Reische! Join us from 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 16th in beautiful Blowing Rock for a creative summer evening in the mountains!

WHERE TO MEET: 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

This is a FREE event.

Open Mic // Spalted Word, Winston-Salem NC 7.18.19

We love Open Mic so much we’ve decided to host not one, but TWO Open Mics each month! This Spalted Word Open Mic is just down the mountain in Winston-Salem, NC and takes place every 3rd Thursday of the month! Join us at Sunnyside Mercantile on Trade Street in downtown Winston-Salem from 7:00-9:00 PM for a wonderful open mic event with a different feature performer each month. Show up an hour early at 6:00PM for a FREE creative writing workshop with Sean Townsend, the curator of Daybreak writing workshop!

WHERE TO MEET: Sunnyside Mercantile 724 N Trade St NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

This is a FREE event.

Mind-Body Yoga & Potluck // Zion Valley Farm Zionville, NC 7.20.2019

ASU student, Ginna Martineau, has kindly chosen to collaborate with OYM for her Recreation Management class, bringing us a special mid-summer treat! Join us Saturday, July 20th from 4:00-7:00 PM at Zion Valley Farm in Zionville, NC for a 45 minute yoga class/15 minute meditation lead by Kelsi Butler of Wilderness Yoga Co. followed by an outdoor potluck with views of Snake Mountain! This is truly not to be missed!

WHERE TO MEET: 2641 NC-88, Zionville, NC. From Boone, head North on King Street/US 421 towards Mountain City, TN. Cross the state line into Tennessee. Turn right onto Hwy 67. Follow this road for approx. 2.5 miles (crossing back into North Carolina). Zion Valley Farm will be on your left hand side…look for the white picket fence and white house!

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a yoga mat and potluck dish to share! Please also bring your own plate & drinking cup to reduce waste!! Silverware and blankets to sit on will be provided!

$10 is the suggested donation for this event.

Evening Potluck & Live Music! // Valle Crucis Community Park, Valle Crucis NC 7.26.19

There is nothing better than music here in the mountains! Join us Friday, July 26th at 6:30-9:00 PM as we spend the evening sharing a delicious potluck and listening to The Lucky Strikes Orchestra with the grace of the Valle Crucis hollar as our evening landscape. Click here for more information about Valle Crucis Community Park and Music in the Valle!

WHAT TO BRING: A potluck dish to share! Please bring your own plate & drinking cup to reduce waste!! Silverware and blankets to sit on will be provided! BYO Chair if you would like!

WHERE TO MEET: We will be meeting at Valle Crusic Community Park towards the back in line with center stage!

Donations to Valle Crucis Park are suggested for this event! Help support our loving, local non-profit organizations!

Daybreak Writing Workshop with Sean Townsend // Winston-Salem, NC


Every Thursday evening from 6:00-7:00 PM, Sean Townsend, Language Artist and OYM’s Creative Director, leads a writing workshop at Sunnyside Mercantile in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Sean focuses his craft in The Rhyme Spectrum Theory, a theory he developed himself. while also leading workshops on a wide range of topics, including poetic form and performance.

WHERE TO MEET: Sunnyside Mercantile, 724 N Trade St NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27127



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