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Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:24 pm

Dedication of Restored Railway Depot and ET&WNC Museum May 29

Dedication of the restored historical Linville River Railway Depot and the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina “Tweetsie” Railroad

Sunday, May 29

Avery County Historical Museum in Newland (in the old jail next to the courthouse)

1 p.m. entertainment and refreshments

2 p.m. special guests and program

2:30-4 p.m. tours of the depot, caboose and museum

Barter Players to Show “Charlotte’s Web” May 3 – June 4

A favorite of young and old alike, the beloved children’s tale “Charlotte’s Web” is coming to Barter Theatre for a limited time May 3-June 4.

A tiny pig named Wilbur is saved from an untimely death by a little girl and taken to live in her uncle’s barn. In the barn, Wilbur meets many wonderful friends, the best of whom is Charlotte, a kindly spider who takes it upon herself to save Wilbur’s life yet again. Experience the joy and the wonder of this beautiful story of friendship at Barter Theatre.

Artistic Director of The Barter Players, Katy Brown, said, “’Charlotte’s Web’ is the Barter Players’ very favorite book in all of children’s literature. It has everything you could possibly want in a story: friendship, loyalty, love, life—We can’t wait to share this with audiences this spring.” The Barter Players have previously performed “Charlotte’s Web” to sold out crowds. The story has proven to be an audience favorite for years.

Tickets to “Charlotte’s Web” begin at just $12. While there are still plenty of seats available, tickets for “Charlotte’s Web” are going fast. Book yours today before they are gone.

This classic tale, adapted from E.B. White’s beloved book, will be performed by: Angie Fisher, Jenna Haimes, James Hendley, Jeff Sundheim, Michael Vine and Sarah Vishnev.

The Barter Players are a group of professional artists who perform world-class theatre for young audiences. The troupe presents high-energy and original productions that capture the imagination of today’s youth while providing the best in classic literature and beloved story adaptations.

“Charlotte’s Web” is made possible by corporate sponsor Berry Home Centers.

Lenoir Comedy Club Fundraiser May 7

The 4th Annual Lenoir Comedy Club fundraiser for the Caldwell Arts Council will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at the JE Broyhill Civic Center (upstairs) in Lenoir, NC.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, or $200 for a table for 8.  Wine, beer and snacks will be available for additional cost. Call 828-754-2486 or visit for tickets.

This FUNdraising event will feature Charlotte Comedy Zone’s comedians Dean Napolitano and Ryan Van Genderen.

Comedian Dean Napolitano is a throwback to the great comedians of yesteryear only with a modern twist that makes him one of the most prevalent comedians working today. A true storyteller with imaginative delivery that makes audiences feel as if they have been through each experience themselves.

A hilarious stand-up comedian, Dean is also a recognizable actor who has made over 50 TV and Movie Appearances. Dean is the co-star of the internet sitcom “Hollywood Handyman” and a comedy correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America. Dean’s Credits include HBO’s Montreal Comedy Festival and “From Earth to the Moon” as well as guest starring roles on popular shows like “Vegas” “The Shield” “Hero’s” “Dirty Sexy Money” “What About Brian” –and more. Dean brings his own unique views on family life and humor in everyday situations.

Ryan Van Genderen is patiently waiting to get famous so other people can write his bio but until then…

Ryan hails from Patterson, New Jersey.  He’s been writing and performing comedy for over 10 years.  Based out of Charlotte, NC he now tours the country as both a feature and headlining act delivering the funny one city at a time.  His unorthodox style will sneak up on you with a laugh you never see coming. Voted “Class Clown” by his peers in 2000, Ryan has managed to make a career out of making people laugh. A true force on stage he mixes self deprecation with a witty point of view on life… in fact he might just change yours.

In September 2013 he was selected as a finalist in the Comedy Central Up Next competition in Charlotte, NC.  Ryan has headlined at West Virginia University and featured at both the Hard Rock Casino in Cleveland as well as the Atlantis resort in Nassau, Bahamas.  He can do it all!

He has opened up for some of the best including Nikki Glaser, Neal Brennan, Jaime Kennedy, Keith Alberstadt, Mike Birbiglia, Charlie Murphy, Margaret Cho, Aries Spears, Natasha Leggero, Jon Lovitz, and Bill Burr.

About the Caldwell Arts Council

The Caldwell Arts Council presents art exhibits, arts-in-education events and other art programs that foster the cultural arts in Caldwell County.  Located at 601 College Avenue SW near the heart of downtown Lenoir, hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.TuesdayFriday & 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.  There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.  To be added to the mailing list or e-mail list, please call 828-754-2486 or [email protected].

The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors.

NASW Code of Ethics Presentation May 23

Just a reminder that the Ethics Presentation rescheduled form March will be on May 23rd at the Watauga County Public Library.  We will start at 11:00 for networking and light refreshements.  The Ethics presentation will be from 11;30-1:30 for two Ethics CE.  Please RSVP by the 20th so I can have enough refresshments and CE certificates  prepared.  Zodie Powers and I will lead us in the presentation and discussion.  Please bring ethical issues from your own practice that we can  all review with the lens of the NASW Code of Ethics.

Lions Club Blood Drive May 3

The Boone Area Lions Club wants your blood! The Lions are sponsoring a Community Blood Drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, May 3 from 1:30-6:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Express in Boone. There is a critical need for healthy blood; don’t pass up this opportunity to help out. To make an appointment, call Will at 828-264-1579 or go online to and enter sponsor code “Holiday Inn Express”. Drop ins are also welcome; come by the Holiday Inn Express on Tuesday, May 3.

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