Today’s Email Announcements

Published Monday, May 2, 2016 at 10:52 am

Adult Services Expo at Boone Mall on Friday

THE 14TH ANNUAL ADULT SERVICES EXPO WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY May 6th, 2016 FROM 9:00 AM ‘TIL 2:00 PM AT THE BOONE MALL. This event is held under the auspices of the Adult Services Coalition of Watauga County and is free to the general public.

The purpose of this event is to help educate the community on available services; to identify and address needed unavailable services; as well as to develop a networking system for citizens and agencies in the community.

This Expo will feature public, private, non-profit and for-profit agencies that offer services in our community.

At noon “Celebration of living Awards” will be presented and these will include “Caregiver of the Year”, “Centurion of the Year”, “Facility Resident of the Year”, “Individual with Disabilities of the Year” and “Volunteer of the Year”.

These awards are the highlight of this event and awards can be submitted by anyone in the community. Please call Jen Teague at 265-8090 to nominate someone before April 22nd.

Door prizes will be awarded every hour during the event.

For more information, please contact Project on Aging at 265-8090

Children’s Council Party with a Purpose: May 15 at Crestwood

Join us for music, champagne, appetizers and a silent live auction. Get in the door for just $30 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Council of Watauga County. The fun will take place from 2-5 p.m. on May 15 at the Inn at Crestwood, 1236 Shulls Mill Road in Boone.

Click here to get your tickets.

Kiddo Fishing Derby at Beech: June 4

On Saturday, June 4th the Town of Beech Mountain will host its Annual Kiddo Fishing Derby. Ages 12 and under are welcome to come and compete at Lake Coffey from9:00AM – 12:00PM. There will be special prizes for: Biggest Fish, Most Fish, Smallest Fish, and many more. No fishing license is required for this event, and the best part is – it’s FREE! So grab your rod and tackle and come on down to Lake Coffey to catch some fish! Don’t have a fishing rod? No need to worry, Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation has you covered–but hurry, supplies are limited.  Please leave pets home for this event.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Amanda Smithson at828-387-3003 or email at [email protected]

Position Announcement: AppHealthCare to Hire Innovative Approaches Coordinator

DATE: April 28, 2016

POSITION: Innovative Approaches Coordinator

100% Time

Contracted position through the NC Alliance of Public Health Agencies

LOCATION: AppHealthCare (Appalachian District Health Department), Boone, NC

HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:45 pm. Some early morning or evening

work required on occasion.

SALARY: Starting salary based on qualifications.

DESCRIPTION: This position will be responsible for coordination, implementation, and

evaluation of the Innovative Approaches grant. This project will be

focused on improving outcomes through system-level changes that

support children with special healthcare needs and their families. Work

will include leadership of an interdisciplinary steering committee and

collaboration across community agencies at the local and state levels.

The work for this position covers Watauga, Ashe and Alleghany Counties

with an office based in Boone, NC. This position is funded through a

grant and will be available through May, 2019 with the potential for

extension in this or other public health projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from a four-year college or university and three years’

experience in a community, business, or government program, preferable

in the fields of education, social work, public health, or public relations:

or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in public health and two years of experience in a health

related program. Or, Master’s degree in the human service field and four

years of experience in a health related program. Experience with

community system change or community development and experience in

management and supervision of multi-faceted health related programs is

strongly preferred.

Additional requirements:



PO Box 309 157 Health Services Road PO Box 208 126 Poplar Grove Connector

Sparta, NC 28675 Sparta, NC 28675 Jefferson, NC 28640 Boone, NC 28607

336-372- 8813 336-372- 5641 336-246- 9449 828-264- 6635

336-372- 7793 Fax 336-372- 7793 Fax 336-246- 8163 Fax 828-264- 4997 Fax

Applicant must be able to demonstrate understanding of systems level

change as this position is not for direct service delivery to families.

Strong leadership and communication skills, attention to detail, and

personal demeanor that will support the collaborative nature of this

project are musts. Experience in system level change work in a health

related field is preferred.

Applicant must have a comfortable working knowledge of Microsoft

Office programs such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher, and have

basic email skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are

essential for this position. This position will require the ability to work in

a community partnership and recognize that this work/and position will

be highly visible at the local, state, and national level.

Other Requirements: Due to the nature of this position, a dependable

vehicle and valid driver’s license is required for regular travel within the

District and other state required meetings as assigned.

CLOSING DATE: Posting is open until position is filled.

TO APPLY: Submit an application on the North Carolina Alliance of Public Health

Agencies website ( for the Innovative

Approaches Coordinator job listing. Upload a cover letter and resume in

one single file through the online application.

Contact Maria Julian, Health Promotion Program Manager at

AppHealthCare, with questions about the position:

[email protected]

“This institution is an equal opportunity employer and provider.”

Events This Week at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

Summer Exhibition Celebration this Thursday, May 5th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Three times a year—winter, summer, and fall—on Thursdayevenings from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., the Museum hosts receptions to celebrate its latest changeover of exhibitions in the galleries. These events are free and open to the community. Refreshments and live music are provided.

Admission is free for all attendees. Members receive a free beverage and a cash bar will be available to the public.

Featured Exhibitions:

The Art of Native Plants

Celebrating our plant diversity, the North Carolina Native Plant Society has sponsored and partnered with the Museum to showcase works by contemporary artists inspired by our native plants. Nearly 100 works of art created using a wide variety of media were submitted by 75 artists, and over 40 works are being featured in the juried exhibition, The Art of Native Plants.

Ralph Burns: A Persistence of Vision

The photographs in A Persistence of Vision illuminate Burns’s concerns and interactions: an Elvis fan seemingly keeping vigil over a blanket-covered, bed-ridden Elvis icon in Memphis; a penitent in Mexico carrying the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, strapped awkwardly to his back; a man staring hard into the distance while being prayed over for healing at a Marion apparition site in Georgia; a woman in agonized ecstasy struggling with being baptized in the Jordan River in Israel.

Elliot Daingerfield: Selections from the Collection

Complimenting the Museum’s permanent display of Elliott Daingerfield paintings and drawings, Elliott Daingerfield: Collectedfeatures Daingerfield paintings from eight private collections across the east coast. The exhibition features many Daingerfield’s that have not yet exhibited outside their collectors’ homes. Several collections are accompanied by personal reflections and stories from the collectors themselves, inviting viewers to see into the collectors perspective of a Daingerfield.

A History of the Horse Show

Horse sporting events have been prominent throughout the history of Blowing Rock. Before the town became the Blowing Rock we know today, it was divided into two villages—the Village of Blowing Rock and the Village of Green Park—and the villages considered themselves fierce rivals. Celebrating this, a horse race was organized. Today, the show brings thousands of visitors to the town of Blowing Rock and raises funds for a variety of nonprofit organizations in the region.

Joby Bell to Inaugurate 2016 Organ Recital Series and Evensong May 8

Noted local organist Dr. Joby Bell will perform the first in this year’s series of recitals showcasing the Lively-Fulcher organ at St. Mary of the Hills.  The recital precedes the service of Evensong this Sunday, May 8th, in the nave of the church on Main Street in Blowing Rock.  The recital begins at 3 pm and Evensong follows immediately at 3:30.

Dr. Bell is on the faculty at Appalachian State University where he teaches organ and church music and maintains a lively discussion of these topics on his blog  For this recital, he will perform Brahms’ spectacular Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24.

Service music for Evensong will be the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Gibbons (Short Service) and the Clucas Preces and Responses;  the introit is Come thou Holy Spirit, come by Ralph Tilden, and the anthem will be Titcomb’s I will not leave you comfortless.

The choir of St. Mary’s sings Evensong one Sunday each month through October, and everyone is welcome. You’re also invited to talk to Dr. Bell, and to choir members, at a small reception in the Parish Hall after the service.

For more information on this service, please contact St. Mary of the Hills at 828.295.7323.

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Short List

Tuesday, 05/03/16-Oyster Roast featuring Oysters from Bodie Island.

Wednesday, 05/04/16-Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 05/05/16- College Night featuring Live Music with Bailey Igoe and Kelly Hollar.

Friday, 05/06/16-Live Music: The Worthless Son-In-Laws at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 05/07/16-Live Music: The Paper Crowns at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, 05/10/16-Oyster Roast.

Wednesday, 05/11/16-Trivia with at 7pm.

Thursday, 05/12/2016-College Night featuring Live Music.


Monday May 2

Family Night-Buy any regularly priced pizza and receive one free kid’s meal.


Tuesday May 3

Oyster Roast. $12 gets you a bucket of one dozen oysters and house made saltine crackers. Featuring oysters from Bodie Island, NC.


Wednesday May 4

½ Off Beer and Wine Specials.

7pm-9pm Trivia Night: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night. Compete on your own or on a team! The competition gets started at 7pm so come a little early for a pizza and a pint and get your seat!


Thursday May 5

$3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity).

College Night 7:00pm-Live Music with Bailey Igoe and Kelly Hollar. Bailey Igoe and Kelly Hollar are both performing a chill acoustic set of oirginals and covers. Bailey is from Winston-Salem, NC and Kelly is from Ocean Isle, NC. They actually met this year and play in a Boone band together called “Cig Culture” (like us on facebook!) It will be a combo of heartfelt and honest originals and chill jammy covers!


Friday May 6

Tapped at 5pm, we feature something fun and new every Friday. Get it while it lasts; there is only a limited amount!

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: The Worthless Son-In-Laws. Alt.indie-rock from the mountains of Western North Carolina. Pastoral daydream soundtracks and melody-laden rockers layered with stories of working life, eco-revenge, love, nostalgia, old television sets, letters, and plain-spoken pocketknives.


Saturday May 7

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: The Paper Crowns. The Paper Crowns make two-piece acoustic music sound huge! They are stomping on drums while they are plucking strings and singing harmonies often all at the same time! There’s nobody doing it like The Paper Crowns are doing it. It’s hard to find a truly unique band…on top of that it’s hard to find a band that delivers the emotional spectrum from sweet and heartbreaking earnest ballads to barn burning gypsy raving conga frenzied sweaty dance tunes. The Paper Crowns will bring you all that and then some! The Paper Crowns are solid players on their instruments….see this amazing band live! They pride their sets on improvisation mixed with fine compositions and great lyrics. Most of all, The Paper Crowns want you to feel good and feel recharged when you listen to their music….it’s full of heart and soul and all of the good old spirit that’s still roaming the land.


Sunday May 8

Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10% off food with verification of residency.

Privacy Policy | Rights & Permissions | Discussion Guidelines

Website Management by Outer Banks Media