Today’s Email Announcements

Published Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 11:34 am

New Classes at the Senior Center in Sugar Grove

New classes at the Western Watauga Community/Senior Center in Sugar Grove:
Basket Weaving- Sept. 12th and 16th from 9-11. Come learn how to make your own beautiful basket! No charge to those 60+ (except for $35 supply cost). If space is available, persons under 60 are welcome for $3 a class plus supply cost. Call 828-296-5195 to sign up by Aug. 26th! Space is limited!

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11, starting Sept. 6th-Oct. 27th. Come get a good workout with some gentle exercises! No charge to those 60+. If space is available, persons under 60 are welcome for $3 a class. Call 828-297-5195 to sign up by Aug. 26th. Space is limited!

Tap Dancing and Line Dancing by a certified dance instructor on Mondays and Thursdays, 10-11, starting Sept. 1st. No charge to those 60+. If space is available, persons under 60 are welcome for $3 a class. Call 828-297-5195 to sign up by Aug. 26th. Space is limited!

GriefShare at Mount Vernon Sept. 7 – Dec. 14

Mount Vernon Baptist Church hosts GriefShare,
a grief support group on Wednesday evenings at6:30 pm. The fall 2016 session runs
Sept. 7 – Dec. 14.
New members are welcome and may join at anytime!
MVBC Minister of Education and Administration, Rev. Bud Russell, a seasoned GriefShare facilitator, leads this group.

For more information check out
griefshare.org/findagroup
or call our office 828.266.9700.

Childcare is available.
Preregistration is not required, but is appreciated.

Soil and Water Board to Meet Aug. 17

The Watauga Soil and Water Conservation District Board” will hold its regular Board meeting Wednesday August 17, 2016 at 8:00 am at the Soil & Water Office located at 971 West King Street, Boone NC 28607.The public is invited to attend.

Overmountain Victory Celebration Free Educational Programs

Teachers & Homeschoolers

As part of the Overmountain Victory Celebration, two days are dedicated to providing educational opportunities to students.

Enjoy this free educational event with your students with demonstrations on colonial life and Revolutionary War history.

School Days will be held from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm on Thursday, Sept. 15 and Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

Reservations are required. Contact Ranger Faison at 828-348-3519.

Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 am-12:00 – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30– Children’s Hour

Activities may include storytelling, traditional games, and/or hands on simple crafts. An adult or older responsible attendee must stay with children in order for them to participate (best suited for ages 4 – 12)

Friday, August 19, 2015

Price Picnic Ground / Boone Fork Trailhead – Milepost 296

9:30 am Guided Hike to Hebron Falls

Join Ranger Chuck for a starting at the bridge across Boone Fork Creek at Price Picnic area. Limited to the first 25 people

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 am -12:00– Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Bass Lake – off US Hywy 221, Blowing Rock

9:00 -10:00– Magnificent Voyagers  Join Ranger Chuck at Bass lake with a display of waterfowl found on the Blue Ridge Parkway and in North Carolina.

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00 – 11:00 Wings, Stings and Crawly Things. Stop by the ranger table at Cone Manor between 10 and 11 to learn more about fascinating and sometimes fearful insects.

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

11:00 am -Upstairs Guided Tour at Cone Manor

Ranger led tour of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. See Sunday below for details.

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

1:30 pm-3:00 – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

 Sunday, August 21, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required. To reserve a tour: call 828-295-3782 or sign up at the NPS information desk at the Manor House. Reservations are accepted beginning at 10:00am Friday for the upcoming weekend only. No advance reservations, please.

Republican Women to Meet Aug. 31

The Watauga County Republican Women’s Club (WCRWC) will have its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 31st at the Watauga County Republican Headquarters, 643-I Greenway Road, Greenway Business Park in Boone, NC. The meeting will begin at

noon. All interested in furthering the Republican cause in The High Country are welcome to attend and are invited to join.

Call 828-295-9020 for more information. The WCRWC meets the last Wednesday of each month.

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