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Published Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 10:30 am

Seats Still Open for Kari’s Home Banquet Thursday Night

Kari’s Home for Women is a Christ-centered ministry for women who are in recovery from addiction. We invite you to attend our 4th Annual Fundraising Banquet & Silent Auction that will be held at Alliance Bible Fellowship on Thursday night, September 8th.

The event begins at 5:30 with a Silent Auction and a BBQ dinner will be served by at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend this event; an opportunity will be given for you to make a financial contribution to this ministry.

For more information, contact the staff at [email protected] or by calling 828.297.3030.

Kari’s Home for Women is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, your gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Torch Club Meeting Sept. 12 at Sagebrush

The local chapter of Torch: A Forum For Reasoned Discourse will have its monthly meeting on Monday, September 12 at the Sagebrush restaurant in Boone.  Those attending may choose from a $10 menu at 11:30 am and enjoy the presentation at noon. The topic this month is Perspectives On Climate Change presented by John Prickett which will encourage discussion.  Guests are welcome to attend.

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Monday September 5

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

Tuesday September 6

Oyster Roast

5pm-Close- We’ve got $12 buckets with 12 oysters, house made saltine crackers and all the fixin’s!
This week we’ll be featuring Malpeque Oysters – the oyster that put Prince Edward Island on the map! These oysters come from the pristine and cold waters in the Malpeque bay of Prince Edward Island, and are a favorite of many oyster lovers due to their balance of sweet and salty notes.

Wednesday September 7

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 September 8

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

7:30pm-10:30pm Live Music: Savannah Smith. Savannah Smith is an eighteen-year-old singer-songwriter from Raleigh, North Carolina. She sings and is a multi-instrumentalist who has been in love with music since childhood. She recently self-produced and released her first EP, “The Yellow Room Sessions,” and it is available on iTunes, Amazon mp3, Spotify, and more. Savannah has performed across the state, most notably at Downtown Apex’s Jazz Festival and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science’s Bugfest. She is a current student of the Music Industry Studies program at Appalachian State University.

Friday September 9

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Maureen Renihan Jazz Trio. Maureen Renihan is a Boone based vocalist performing throughout the high country, piedmont and foothill regions of North Carolina. Influenced by great icons such as Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, and Ella Fitzgerald, Maureen sets a nostalgic tone with her soothing vocals and sincere delivery. With an ever expanding repertoire and theatrical background of over twenty years, Maureen possesses the creativity and versatility to delight audiences of all ages. Accompanied by some of the finest jazz musicians in the region, Maureen Renihan & Friends perform classic jazz standards, familiar show tunes, and jazz interpretations of popular music.

Saturday September 10

8:30pm-Closing Live Music: Danny Whittington and A Killa Band. Jonathan Priest, Mike Runyon and Douglas James join Danny for some tasty R&B, and seriously groovin’ funk.

Sunday September 11

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

Girl Scout Day at Grandfather Mountain Sept. 17

When Mildred the Bear was named an honorary Girl Scout, the Grandfather Mountain mascot could bear-ly contain her excitement.

That excitement continues today with the 46th annual Grandfather Mountain Girl Scout Day, returning to the Linville-based nature preserve and travel attraction Saturday, Sept. 17.

On Girl Scout Day, all Girl Scouts and their troop leaders are admitted free with proof of membership, while discounted admission is available for family members joining them.

The tradition started in 1971, when Grandfather Mountain “adopted the Girl Scouts.” The scouts returned the favor by adopting Mildred, even presenting her with special pins to celebrate her years with the organization.

Forty-five years later, scouts will return to Grandfather for a mountain’s worth of outdoor fun. This year’s event focuses on plant life, and staff naturalist Marisa Sedlak — a former Girl Scout, herself — promises it’ll be both fun and educational.

“I’m so excited for them to come up,” Sedlak said. “When I was a scout, it was always fun to explore different types of areas, from the coast to the mountains, and up here, we just have so many opportunities for hiking and being outdoors … there’s just so much for them to do and learn about, while playing around at the same time.”

New this year, many of the activities have been broken down by badge requirements for different age groups, Sedlak said, “so they’ll be able to knock out some steps to their badges.”

It’ll also be an opportunity for scouts to learn about Grandfather Mountain’s unique biodiversity.

“It’s something you can’t find in too many places in North Carolina,” Sedlak said, “so it’s a great opportunity to dive into the plants that are unique to this area.”

The 2016 event schedule is in full bloom:

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Check-in Table
Visit the Nature Museum to register your troop and work on a tree ID challenge. Your troop’s submission will be entered for a prize drawing at the end of the day.

9 to 9:45 a.m.: For Plants, Every Drop Counts

Geared toward Daisies and Brownies, this event teaches participants about the importance of water conservation for plants and trees through an interactive activity, during which Daisies can work toward their Green “Use Resources Wisely” petal. Meet at the Let-It-Rain Picnic Shelter.

10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:05 to 11:35 a.m.: Tree Anatomy
With Juniors and Cadettes in mind, this activity is ideal for scouts who’ve wondered what goes on inside a tree. During this program, staff naturalists will describe the parts of a tree and the role they play in tree survival through an interactive activity. Meet at the Let-It-Rain Picnic Shelter.

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.: Advanced Plant ID

Designed for Seniors and Ambassadors, this activity will show scouts how to identify different tree species using a dichotomous key, while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Grandfather’s Black Rock Trail. Meet at Black Rock Trailhead.

11 a.m. to noon: Girl Scout Service Project

Intended for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors, this program invites scouts to join Grandfather Mountain’s trail rangers in removing non-native plant species, while learning about the importance of native plants. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required by calling (828) 733-4326.

1 to 1:45 p.m.: Guided Hike on the Woods Walk Trail
Scouts of all ages are invited to join Grandfather naturalists for a guided hike to learn how to identify trees by their leaves. Meet at Woods Walk. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required by calling (828) 733-4326.

1 to 2 p.m.: Plants and Pollinators

Scouts, from Brownies through Cadettes, are invited to drop by the Butterfly Garden and play a game, all while learning the important role pollinators play in the lives of plants and trees. Meet at the Butterfly Garden near the Fudge Shop.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m.: Tree ID Art

Especially for Daisies and Brownies, this activity will teach scouts how to identify certain tree species and create their own piece of leaf-rubbing art. Meet at Woods Walk.

3:30 p.m.: Closing Ceremony

Scouts are invited to attend a short closing ceremony at Woods Walk.

For more information on Girl Scout Day, call the Grandfather Mountain Naturalist Office at (828) 733-4326.

The not-for-profit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation strives to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain. For more information, call (800) 468-7325, or visit www.grandfather.com to plan a trip.

Heritage Hall to Host Mountain Rose Band Sept. 17, Wayne Henderson Oct. 1

Heritage Hall News from Mountain City Experience art at new heights in the mountains of East TN; visit Heritage Hall Theatre

Saturday, September 17, Mountain Rose Band from Roan Mountain, sponsored by Mountain View Nursery & Landscaping, will perform a mix of everything from traditional bluegrass to rock to country to gospel, folk and more.  Each member of the group comes from deep mountain roots and has a love for the music of our mountains.  Beautiful harmonies, foot tapping acoustic music which includes 3 finger banjo picking, lead and rhythm guitar, mandolin/fiddle and doghouse bass is what to expect with an evening of Mountain Rose. Adv seats just $5/ $7 at Door.

Saturday, Oct. 1, Wayne Henderson & Friends, sponsored by Farmers State Bank. Wayne Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of Masters of the Steel-String Guitar, and in seven nations in Asia. Additionally, he is a regular at Heritage Hall because he is so talented and popular, a “good house” is always expected with ticket sales from all around the area. A Wayne show is always a “feel good” experience for everyone in the house. The stories, the music, the attitude all come together to create a dynamic ambience in which the audience and the talent are supporting one another.

Heritage Hall is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the Area with quality entertainment at affordable pricing. Most evening shows start at 7pm; most tickets are $10 advance and $12 at door, and most youth seats are $5. For tickets, or reservations, call 423-727-7444 and leave a message. The Box Office is open on Tuesday – Friday,12 – 2 pm at 126 College Street, For more information visit heritagehalltheatre.

Audubon Society to Meet Sept. 20 at Holiday Inn Express in Boone

High Country Audubon (HCAS) will have its next meeting on Tuesday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Boone. Angela Langevin, Environmental Science Educator, will be the guest speaker. She will share her research on the impact of cliff-nesting birds, such as ravens, on the surrounding cliff environment.  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 Jazz Society Concert Set for Sept. 11 at Meadowbrook

Hello High Country Jazz Lover,

Welcome to another exciting concert at Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock!

The Sunday September 11th concert will feature the fabulous Noel Freidline Quintet! The concert begins at 7pm.

Limited dinner reservations are available and must be received by NOON on theWednesday before the concert. Call Meadowbrook Inn (828.295.4300) with credit card for dinner only. See the menu below. PLEASE, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, GIVE YOUR DINNER SELECTION TO THE HOTEL AT THE TIME OF YOUR RESERVATION. Canceling a dinner reservation after NOON on Wednesday will result in a $10 fee per person. Dinner seating begins at 6:30PM. Please see the separate concert admission fee schedule below.

Concert admission fee:
$20 per person
$5 per student
$65 membership includes all 2016 season concerts

“Powered by an infectious enthusiasm for music, masterful musicianship, strong vocals and a desire to have fun, the Noel Freidline Quintet’s signature sound is fresh, creative and exciting.”

The group will feature Noel Freidline – piano and vocals, Maria Howell – vocals, Juan Rollan – saxophone, Ron Brendle – bass, and Al Sergel – drums.

Serving Up Appalachia for the WYN Sept. 17

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