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Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 11:43 am

Author Meg Reid to Visit Watauga Library April 17

Author Visit, Watauga County Public Library

Meg Reid

Author of Carolina Writers at Home

Sunday, April 17, 2:00 pm

Meg Reid is an editor and nonfiction writer. Her essays have appeared most recently in Chautauqua and Matter Journal, and online for DIAGRAM, theOxford American, Fringe, and The Rumpus. She is the Deputy Director of Hub City Press.

The Book Carolina Writers at Home features Clyde Edgerton, Nikky Finney, Allan Gurganus, Jill McCorkle, George Singleton, and more!

Join Ms. Reid for a special presentation on the creation of this book about North Carolina’s treasured writers.

Persons with special needs please contact the Library five or more days before the event so that reasonable arrangements may be made.

A special presentation of the Watauga County Friends of the Library.

Where: Meeting Room, Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen Street, Boone, NC 28607; Tel.(828) 264-8784; www.wataugacountylibrary.com.

Mark Freed to Speak at BRAHM Screening of Béla Fleck April 5

Join speaker Mark Freed for a screening of Béla Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart on Tuesday, April 5 from 6 to 8:00 p.m.

Overflowing with the incredible music of Fleck and the many celebrated folk musicians who hosted him in Africa, the film follows the banjo virtuoso on a musical adventure that takes him from Uganda to Tanzania and from the Gambia to Mali. As he travels through the continent to research the history of the banjo and record an album with some of Africa’s finest musicians — and, in his words, “to make great music” — Fleck discovers the rich and diverse musical traditions of Africa, as well as the warmth and generosity of its people. The film will be followed by a discussion.

Admission is $5 for members and students, $7 for non-members. Present your film ticket for 10% off your meal at participating restaurants around Blowing Rock. Discount is good for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights after the screening.

Audubon Society to Meet April 19

High Country Audubon (HCAS) will have its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Boone. Alexandria Albers (ASU graduate student studying with Dr. Lynn Siefferman) will present a program on tree swallows, “The Expanding Tree Swallow:  Why, How and the Potential Effects on Our Native Bluebirds.” Tree swallows have been undergoing a range shift in the past 40 years and have been expanding southward making their way into NC, TN, VA and SC to breed. This talk will present the pros and cons of tree swallow expansion.  HCAS invites the public to attend the monthly meetings and field trips. Announcements about meeting and field trips can be found on their website www.highcountryaudubon.org

High Country Writers to Host Author Cynthia Gaw April 14 

Cynthia Gaw, author of Bone of My Bones, will be presenter at High Country Writers on April 14 at 10am at the Watauga County Public Library in Boone, NC. The meeting is free of charge and the public is welcome to attend.

Bone of My Bones fictionalizes a Biblical equality and mutuality. The “complementarian” debate usually focuses on the realm of theory, and stereotypes the lived experience and the people who suffer from the contemporary Church’s brand of sexism. This novel fleshes out many popular gender ideas, and explores how and why these conflict with Biblical truth.

Cynthia Gaw teaches literature at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She has authored criticism on the poetry of George Herbert and young adult novels for East Africa. She has been married forty years and has five children and three grandchildren.

High Country Writers has been “energizing writers since 1995!” Regular meetings are at the Watauga County Public Library on the second and fourth Thursdays of most months from ten until noon and speakers’ presentations are co-sponsored with the Library. HCW members present writing skills workshops the first Thursday of the month, and have recently partnered with the Watauga County Arts Council in hosting these workshops. For more information and a current calendar, visit the website: http://highcountrywriters.tripod.com/. Guests are welcome.

School Bus Driver Class Offered in April

School bus driver training classes are being offered April 6-8 at the Newland Campus of Mayland Community College in Avery County and on April 12-14 at the Ashe County Early Learning Center in West Jefferson.

Watauga County residents wishing to become school bus drivers for the Watauga County Schools can complete their training at either of these sites. Before attending the class, anyone who is not a current Watauga County Schools employee must have a recommendation from the principal or assistant principal at the school where they want to be hired.

“We have a continuing need for additional bus drivers and we encourage everyone who is interested in being a school bus driver to obtain the required recommendation and attend these classes,” said WCS Transportation Director Jeff Lyons.

A school bus driver training class must be completed in order to receive the license (CDL) required to drive a school bus in North Carolina. The starting pay for school bus drivers in Watauga County is $13.32 per hour.

Each student’s driving record is screened through the NC Division of Motor Vehicles the first day of class. In addition to the driving record check, a criminal background check is conducted of all prospective school system employees before they start work.

For more information on the class at Mayland Community College, call 828-733-6006. For more information on the Ashe County class, call 336-846-9103.

Each student should bring their driver’s license, social security card, a pen or pencil, and a highlighter to the first meeting.

Register for CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camps

CCC&TI to Offer Extreme Super Summer Camp for Kids

HUDSON, N.C. – This summer, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Continuing Education Division will once again offer “Extreme Super Summer Camp” for kids ages 5 and up. The program will feature week-long courses and daily activities from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Each session covers two topics with students separated into different age groups to allow each program to be customized with appropriate activities.

Camp sessions begin on June 20 and run through the week of Aug. 8. Early drop-off times will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Late pick-up times will be from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost per session is $70 and includes early drop-off, late pick-up, two programs and a snack between programs. Kids in the Kitchen sessions are $75.

Registration for Extreme Super Summer Camp is ongoing and space is limited. To register, or for more information, call 828-726-2242.

Following is the program schedule for each week:

June 20-June 24

Art Expo

Pottery – Like making things with your hands? Come experience the world of pottery. Students will have the chance to learn with hands-on experience the art of creating many different types of pottery. All of the pieces that are created within the classroom will be displayed at a gallery opening at the college on the last day. Students will be able to take their projects home at the end of the week.

Art: A Little Bit of Everything – Want to create something? Like to use your imagination? Come and allow your imagination to soar. This course will introduce students to many different types of art and allow many great hands-on projects. Students will be able to showcase their projects in an open gallery at the college on the last day of class.

 

June 27- July 1

Little Robots (Designed for ages 5-8 only)

Building Robots – Students will be involved in interactive, hands-on activities that include creating, designing and constructing eco jewelry, robots and cars.  Through this process, members will learn how to create and maintain an engineering notebook while learning about the engineering design process.

Robots Everywhere! – Robots surround us everywhere. Students will discover how they interact with robots on a daily basis and how they can work to make their own creations.

July 11 – July 15

Bigger Bots (designed for ages 9 and up only)

Building Robots – Students will be involved in interactive, hands-on activities that include creating, designing and constructing eco jewelry, robots and cars.  Through this process, members will learn how to create and maintain an engineering notebook while learning about the engineering design process.

Robots Everywhere! – Robots surround us everywhere. Students will discover how they interact with robots on a daily basis and how they can work to make their own creations.

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Destination Science

Mad Science! – Step into a lab full of fun and discover your inner mad scientist! Whether you are a chemist, a physicist or an engineer, during Science Adventures Camp students will have a wild and wacky time exploring different types of science.

Science AdventuresScience is experimental, exploratory and exciting! It’s about the Aha! moments in life – like when you figure out how something works, or realize that science and cooking go hand in hand. Students will get to of creativity and discovery while building and playing with astonishing gadgets and fantastic gizmos.

July 18 – July 22

Steps Ahead Fitness

 

Basketball Camp – Love Basketball? Want to learn more? Come and have fun this summer learning basketball fundamentals such as ball handling skills, passing, dribbling, shooting and team play. Bring your friends and make it a group effort. Students need to bring gym clothes, tennis shoes and a water bottle with their name on it.

 

Kickin’ Martial Arts – This course will introduce students to the basic movements within marital arts. Several styles and techniques will be covered to help students get an idea of the many different disciplines that are taught. Students will need to dress in casual gym clothes and have socks available. Students will need to bring a water bottle with their name on it.

July 25 – July 29

Power Cheer

Cheerleading/Dance – Learn age appropriate dance, cheer and chants. The class will work on tumbling and stunting. Students also will do several team building/cheerleading activities, which will work to build self-confidence. Cheerleaders need to dress in gym shorts or pants, t-shirt, and tennis shoes. Hair needs to be put up off their shoulders. No jewelry is allowed. Students need to bring a bottle of water with their name on it.

Gymnastics/Dance – Students will learn to express themselves through movement. They will learn different dance styles within the classroom and will have time to share ideas and be creative in coming up with their own dance routine. Students will need to wear comfortable clothing that allows easy movement. They will also need tennis shoes and socks. Students should bring a water bottle with their name on it.

Aug. 1 – Aug. 5

You’ve Got Talent

Costumes and Props – Can’t get enough acting? Students will be introduced to life in the theater, from costume design to final curtain call. Have fun while you build the skills and confidence you will need to succeed in the theater, school and life!

Characters and Scripts – Ever wondered how scripts are developed for plays, movies or TV shows? How each character is developed? What goes into playing a role in a program? Come take part in the preparation of a play to be performed the last day of class.

Aug. 8 – Aug. 12

Speed Camp

Aerodynamics – Like airplanes? Want to build a helicopter? Come learn how to build and fly different types of model airplanes. Students will learn different ways to achieve top flight speed and time. Each student will have a model to take home with them.

Pinewood Derby – Want to race a car? Want to build that car with your own hands? This course is designed to allow students to build their own pinewood derby car and to prepare for a race on the final day. Each student will take their car home with them.

 

 

Kids in the Kitchen (Ages 9 and up only. Cost $75)

Baking Magic – 6/27-7/1; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Learn the science behind the magic of baking and pastries. Students will prepare and enjoy such items as cupcakes, puff-pastry desserts, tarts and finish the week off with their own “specialty” cake.

 

Chocolates and Candies – 7/11-7/15; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sweets! Sweets! Sweets! Students will learn how chocolates, fruits and assorted candies come together to create awesome treats

 

Pizza! Pizza! – 7/25-7/29; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Learn to make a different pizza every day including calzones, gourmet and dessert pizzas. Topping the week off will be a dough-tossing contest.

 

 

Watauga Campus – Kids in the Kitchen (Ages 9 and up only. Cost $75)

Baking Magic – 6/20-6/24; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Learn the science behind the magic of baking and pastries. Students will prepare and enjoy such items as cupcakes, puff-pastry desserts, tarts and finish the week off with their own “specialty” cake.

 

Chocolates and Candies – 7/18-7/22; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sweets! Sweets! Sweets! Students will learn how chocolates, fruits and assorted candies come together to create awesome treats

Pizza! Pizza! – 8/1 – 8/5; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Learn to make a different pizza every day including calzones, gourmet and dessert pizzas. Topping the week off will be a dough-tossing contest.

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