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Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:28 am

Community Bingo May 26 to Support Caregiver Foundation

Community Bingo: May 26 at Linville Land Harbor Rec Hall from 6-8 p.m.

$5 each, no limit. Prizes form local businesses, light refreshments.

All proceeds will go to the High Country Caregiver Foundation.

Online Self Defense at the Library

Online Self Defense Class: White Belt

May 23rd, 2016 – Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

The Watauga County Public Library would like to invite you to join Sean Haupt for the first in a series of Online Self Defense classes on Monday, May 23rd from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Meeting Room at the Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen Street, Boone, NC 28607.

The internet is a scary place. Come learn to defend your privacy online. This is the first of an ongoing series. White belt level will cover the basics that everyone should know including: Protecting yourself from malware and viruses, keeping your computer up to date, and setting good passwords.

Space is limited to 10 participants. To RSVP or for more information please call: (828) 264-8784ext. 2.

Online Self Defense Class: Brown Belt

May 24th, 2016 – Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

The Watauga County Public Library would like to invite you to join Sean Haupt for the fourth in a series of Online Self Defense classes on Tuesday, May 24th from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Meeting Room at the Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen Street, Boone, NC 28607.

The internet is a scary place. Come learn to defend your privacy online. This is the fourth of an ongoing series. Brown belt level will cover email security. Sending unencrypted email out over the internet is like sending a postcard through the mail. Anyone along the way can see what is written. Learn how to secure your communications with strong encryption and reclaim your privacy. This session will cover PGP encryption for email using Thunderbird and the Enigmail plugin and ”Off the Record” (OTR) messaging using Pidgin.

Space is limited to 10 participants. To RSVP or for more information please call: (828) 264-8784ext. 2.

The Walker Center’s 2016-17 Season Lineup

Kellie Pickler kicks off the new season on Friday, September 16, 2016, singing her hits, including “Red High Heels,” “Small Town Girl,” “100 Proof,” “I Wonder,” “Things that Never Cross a Man’s Mind,” “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You” and “Best Days of Your Life.” In 2005, Kellie was selected for “American Idol<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319931?ref_=nmbio_mbio>” and headed to Hollywood. While she finished sixth in the contest, Kellie won the hearts of country music fans worldwide. Kellie gained many more fans when she and her partner, Derek Hough, wowed the judges on season 16 of “Dancing with the Stars.” She and Hough won the competition! This performance is sponsored by Hardee’s.

On Friday, October 28, 2016, the Walker Center welcomes Ernie Haase & Signature Sound with J. Mark McVey. They will present their “Inspirations of Broadway” project. From its formation in 2003, Ernie Haase has built Signature Sound into one of the most popular and beloved quartets in all of Southern Gospel music. The group has traveled all over the world, offering energy, excitement and encouragement through its powerful brand of gospel music. Les Misérables Broadway legend J. Mark McVey joins the gospel quartet for this special project. This performance is sponsored by Great State Bank.

Welcome the holiday season at the Walker Center with “Christmas with The Celts” on Friday, December 2, 2016. This presentation is described as “ancient meets modern” and includes unforgettable, heart-stirring Irish and Scottish Christmas carols. They go back as far as the 12th century and are combined with modern drum loops, synthesizer work and vocal pop sensibilities of today along with carols that everyone knows with Celtic instrumentation. “Christmas with The Celts” is a perfect blend of the old and new but with a very earthy, warm fireside feel. This performance is sponsored by Hampton Inn of Wilkesboro, Holiday Inn Express of Wilkesboro and VisitWilkesboroNC.com.

The Walker Center presents the legendary country duo The Bellamy Brothers on Friday, March 10, 2017. For 40 years, the Bellamy Brothers have been crafting honest, heartfelt songs that connect with millions of listeners around the world. Even more remarkable is the fact that they’ve remained relevant in a genre that has become increasingly enamored with style over substance, glitz over grit, and fleeting celebrity over artistic vision. Yet Howard and David Bellamy have weathered the trends admirably, enjoying enormous success throughout their career with numerous No. 1 hits on both the pop and country charts. This performance is sponsored by Carolina West Wireless.

Taylor Hicks makes a stop at the Walker Center on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Hicks is one of the most beloved and popular “American Idol” winners of all time. From the start, Hicks’ material on the mega-hit show set him apart, with a unique take on Southern soul, R&B, country and blues. His fans cast 64 million votes, and nearly 37 million American viewers and more than 200 million viewers worldwide tuned in to crown Hicks the Season 5 winner of “American Idol.” Less than three weeks later, his debut single, “Do I Make You Proud,” entered at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, Pop 100, and Single Sales Charts. This performance is sponsored by Wells Fargo.

The Annie Moses Band returns to the Walker Center on Friday, May 19, 2017, by popular demand, presenting “The Art of the Love Song.” The Annie Moses Band has been inspiring and entertaining audiences for over a decade, bringing its distinctive style of music across the nation and around the world. A captivating blend of folk and classical, the Annie Moses Band is a talented ensemble of songwriters, singers and musicians, combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship. “The Art of the Love Song” blends an accessible classical aesthetic with flavors of retro strings, gypsy-jazz violin and beautiful arrangements of classic popular American love songs. This performance is sponsored by Carolina West Wireless.

For more information about the Walker Center’s 2016-2017 season or to renew season tickets, contact the Walker Center Box Office at 336-838-6260 or [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]wilkescc.edu>. Visit the Walker Center online atwww.walkercenteronline.org<http://www.walkercenteronline.org>.

The John A. Walker Community Center is dedicated to being the primary venue for cultural experience in Wilkes and surrounding areas and to serving as a primary gathering place for meetings, receptions, conventions, banquets and parties.

The Walker Center and Wilkes Community College are 100% Tobacco Free.

Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.

Republican Women to Meet May 25 at Sagebrush

The Watauga County Republican Women’s Club (WCRWC) will have its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 25th at the Sagebrush Steakhouse 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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