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Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:40 am

CCC&TI to Offer Extreme Super Summer Camp and Kids in the Kitchen Camps

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 and “Kids in the Kitchen” camps for kids ages 9 and up. The programs will feature week-long courses and daily activities Monday through Friday.

Super Summer Camp sessions are held on the Caldwell Campus from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily. Each Super Summer session covers two topics with students separated into different age groups to allow each program to be customized with age-appropriate activities. 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 $90 and includes early drop-off, late pick-up, two programs and a snack between programs.

Kids in the Kitchen camps are offered on both the Caldwell and Watauga campuses and are held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Kids in the Kitchen sessions are $150.

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:

Super Summer Camps

June 19-June 23

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 martial 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.

June 26- June 30

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.

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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 10 – July 14

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.

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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.

July 17 – July 21

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.

July 24 – July 28

Art Expo

Foam Magic – Like making things with your hands? Come experience the world of foam.  Students will have the chance to learn with hands-on experience the art of creating many different projects with foam and sculpting. 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.

Caldwell Campus – Kids in the Kitchen

(Ages 9 and up only. Cost $150)

Baking Magic – June 26 – June 30; 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 – July 10 – July 14; 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! – July 24 – July 28; 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 $150)

Pizza! Pizza! – June 19 – June 23; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Also offered July 24 – July 28, 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.

Baking Magic – June 26 – June 30; 1 p.m. 4 p.m.

Also offered July 31 – Aug. 4; 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 – July 10 – July 14; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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

Cooking 101 – Teenage Style – July 17 – July 21; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

For the teen who loves to cook or wants to learn more. Students in this course will create different types of bread, discuss and practice some basic cooking techniques, and make sauces and homemade pasta.

Flu Restrictions Lifted at ARHS Facilities

As a result of the declining number of flu cases seen over the past few weeks, the visitation restrictions Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) put in place on February 24th at The Foley Center, Cannon Memorial Hospital, and Watauga Medical Center have been lifted.

“ARHS thanks community members for adhering to the visitation restrictions which have been in place the past couple of months,” stated Dr. Danielle Mahaffey, Chief Physician Executive for ARHS. While the cases of flu have declined there are still a few cases in the area and we remind you of things you can do to prevent catching or spreading the virus, including:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. After coughing or sneezing, wash or sanitize your hands.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not into your hands.
  • If you get sick with flu, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from making them sick.
  • Get the recommended seasonal flu vaccine.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is working diligently to prevent the spread of flu and appreciates any assistance the public can provide. For more information about the flu, visit www.flu.gov/ or www.cdc.gov/flu.

Torch: A Forum for Reasoned Discourse Monthly Meeting on Monday, May 8

The monthly meeting of Torch: A Forum For Reasoned Discourse will be held Monday, May 8 at Sagebrush Restaurant in Boone. Those attending may choose from a $10 menu at 11:30 and enjoy the presentation at noon.

The topic this month is American Political Economy: 40 Years of Metastatic Normality presented by Dr. Roland Moy, retired professor of political science at ASU. Guests are welcome to attend. Information at 264-8811.

The Art Cellar 2017 Season Schedule

Throwback Exhibition
June 1 – 24
Featuring the work of longtime gallery artists Gregory Smith, Norma Murphy and Tom VanNorwick, plus folk art that ties the lyrical past to the lively present.
Throwback / Welcome Back Party – Saturday June 3, from 4-6 p.m.
Paintings & Drawings of Herb Jackson
June 29 – July 29
Spotlighting the work of abstract artist and North Carolina Award
winner Herb Jackson.
Artist Talk and Book Signing – Sunday July 2, from 2-4 p.m.

20 Years in Review, Tony Griffin Retrospective
July 13 – August 12
A look back at the figures and landscapes of classically trained
artist Tony Griffin.
Artist Reception – Saturday July 15, from 4-6 p.m.

Life on Canvas, Noyes Capehart Retrospective
August 2 – 26
A retrospective exhibition of Noyes Capehart’s complex and layered artworks. His shadowy, cryptic messages are often embedded in the evocative landscapes.
Artist Talk and Book Signing – Sunday August 6, from 2-4 p.m.

Conversations with William Dunlap
Artist Talk and Book Signing – August 13, from 2-4 p.m.

Artist Invitational, The Next 25 Years
August 28 – October 21
An exciting opportunity to see the work of promising regional artists whose work merits wider recognition.
Gathering of the Artists, Saturday, Sept. 2, from 4-6 p.m.

Holiday Open House
Share the joyous season in beautiful High Country surroundings Saturday December 16, from 3-5 p.m.

Lees-McRae Athletics Hosts First Annual CATSPYS on Sunday, April 23

The Lees-McRae College athletic department held the first CATSPYS award ceremony Sunday evening in Evans Auditorium. The event was a celebration of the 2016-17 academic year for all the programs within the athletic department.

“I thought it was a great night to celebrate the achievements of our student-athletes,” said LMC Vice President of Athletics and Club Sports Craig McPhail. “Seeing their energy was reassuring we are providing them with a great experience and wonderful memories. What a great night!”

Headlining the award winners were Erin Bingham, Thomas Deeley and Phil Kmetz and the cycling teams. Bingham, who is a member of the women’s track & field team, was named Female Athlete of the Year, while Deeley (Men’s Soccer/Tennis) and Kmetz (Cycling) were honored as Co-Male Athletes of the Year. The cycling teams, meanwhile, were named Team of the Year for their work with the Ride for Reading program.

The department also awarded a Female Freshman of the Year and Male Freshman of the Year, which went to Jennifer Johnson (Women’s Track & Field) and Reto Pfund (Men’s Volleyball), respectively.

In addition to those awards, the department also handed out individual team CATSPYS, which were given to the student-athlete who best embodied this statement: A Lees-McRae College student-athlete who possesses the dedicated commitment to their sport and team, who adds value daily in and out of the classroom, with great academic success, while viewed as a leader amongst their peers, ultimately embodying the Lees-McRae spirit is the true definition of a CATSPY.

A complete list of all the award winners are listed below.

Conference Carolinas All-Support Team: Dylan Adams

Conference Carolinas Murphy Osborne Award: Rudy Klaas (Men’s Volleyball)

Individual CATSPYS

Austin Thompson – Men’s Cross Country

Jordyn Halvorsen – Women’s Cross Country

Nathan Watt – Men’s Soccer

Natalie Shuman – Women’s Soccer

Jonathan Honore – Men’s Basketball

Brea Forbes – Women’s Basketball

Rudy Klaas – Men’s Volleyball

Haylee Leonard – Women’s Volleyball

Men’s Tennis – Garrett Lakey

Women’s Tennis – Amanda Chapman

Men’s Track & Field – Cody McNeely

Women’s Track & Field – Erin Bingham

Men’s Lacrosse – Blaine Stottlar

Women’s Lacrosse – Callie Gregg

Men’s Cycling – Silas Moorefield

Women’s Cycling – Veronica Laughton

Softball – Noel Cassidy

Cheerleading – Katie Masters

Athletic Training – Jessica McBee

Skiing/Snowboarding – Carson Bazemore

Female Freshman of the Year – Jennifer Johnson (Women’s Track & Field)

Male Freshman of the Year – Reto Pfund (Men’s Volleyball)

Female Athlete of the Year – Erin Bingham (Women’s Track & Field)

Male Athlete of the Year – Thomas Deeley (Men’s Soccer/Tennis) and Phil Kmetz (Men’s Cycling)

Team of the Year Award – Cycling – Ride for Reading program

For more information of Lees-McRae Athletics, follow us on our social media sites on Twitter (@LMCBobcats), Facebook (Lees-McRae Athletics) and on Instagram (leesmcraeathletics)

Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Recruiting Hundreds to Help Hike 1,175-Mile Trail in One Day on September 9

 

Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail announced today it is recruiting hundreds of North Carolinians to collaborate on Saturday, September 9 to hike the entire 1,175 miles of the MST in one day.

The MST in a Day event will commemorate a speech on September 9, 1977 by Howard Lee, then NC Secretary of Natural Resources and Community Development. He told a National Trails Symposium in Waynesville that North Carolina should create a “state trail from the mountains to the coast, leading through communities as well as natural areas.”

That speech was the catalyst for a trail that now stretches through 36 counties from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. Almost 700 miles are built and people use connecting back roads to hike across the entire state. There is also a paddling option along the Neuse River in eastern North Carolina.

The average hike for MST in a Day participants will be three to five miles. To register for hiking a leg of the trail go to mstinaday.org.

Lee was one of the first to sign up for MST in Day. He will hike at Jones Lake State Park in Bladen County with Tom Earnhardt, host of WUNC-TV’s “Exploring North Carolina.”   Asheville resident Jennifer Pharr Davis, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, will be hiking the trail starting in August and will be summiting Mount Mitchell on September 9th

“This event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for North Carolina families, friends and outdoor enthusiasts to unite behind helping the MST reach its full potential as one of the world’s great trails,” said Lee.

The MST is a linear state park that showcases North Carolina’s extraordinary and diverse landscape. More than 70 people have hiked the entire route, which normally takes two to three months. Each year tens of thousands of others choose the MST for day hikes or overnight excursions. The MST has helped spur construction for other trails.

Friends of MST is a non-profit organization whose volunteers help build and maintain the MST. The event is part of the Friends 40th anniversary celebrations, which includes a $200,000 fund raising campaign. Those funds will be used for bridges and boardwalks, signage, tools and materials.

Counties touched by the MST include: Swain, Jackson, Haywood, Transylvania, Buncombe, Henderson, McDowell, Yancey, Mitchell, Burke, Avery, Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes, Alleghany, Surry, Stokes, Forsyth, Guilford and Alamance.

Also, Orange, Durham, Wake, Johnston, Wayne, Lenoir, Craven, Sampson, Cumberland, Bladen, Pender, Onslow, Carteret, Hyde and Dare.

15th Annual Adult Services Expo to Be Held Friday, May 12th at 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.”

Door prizes will be awarded every hour during the event.

For more information, please contact Angie Shoemake, 828-262-9170

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company

Short List

Tuesday, 4/25/17- Beer 101 featuring Craft Beers from North Carolina.

Wednesday, 4/26/17- Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 4/27/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and Open Mic night hosted by Mike Preslar.

Friday, 4/28/17-Live Music: Hot Club of the Mountains at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 4/29/17-Live Music: Alba agus Eireann (Scotland and Ireland) at 7:30pm.

Sunday, 4/30/17- Flat Fives Jazz Band at 12pm.

Tuesday, 5/02/17-Oyster Roast. Steamed, Fried or Raw with all the fixin’s.

Wednesday, 5/03/17-Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 5/04/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Music.

Friday, 5/05/17-Live Music: Drayton and The Dreamboats Trio at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 5/06/17-Live Music: Swing Guitars at 7:30pm.

Sunday, 5/07/17-Flat Fives Jazz Band at 12pm.

Tuesday April 25

5pm-Beer 101 featuring NC Craft Beers. Get to know your beer at Beer 101! Whether you’re a beer novice or beer connoisseur, we’ve got the perfect class for you…Over the course of the next year, we’ll begin tasting our way through the science & craft of beer. Each month we’ll pick a different style and learn about the regional history, technique and ingredients that makes each style of beer unique. Each class only costs $30 and includes samples of 8 different beers, select food pairings, and a complimentary & stylistic logoed beer glass.

Wednesday April 26

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 April 27

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

7:30-Closing: Open Mic Night Hosted by Mike Preslar. Join Lost Province for our first Open Mic Night hosted by Mike Preslar.
Sign up beginning at 6:30PM. You must be present. Sing, Play, Recite your poetry or Stand Up Comedy. Show us your talent! 15 min. time slots. Keep it ‘Family Friendly’. Sound Equipment provided. Hosted by ‘Cowboy Mike’. For more information, contact Mike at (828)-387-0805

Friday April 28

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Hot Club of the Mountains. Hot Club of the Mountains is a swing style jazz band based in East Tennessee. The lineup of musicians composes and performs songs from the 1930s era. Performers include David Mitchell-vibraphone, Glen Diamond-upright Bass, Bill Perkins-guitar, Jason Carpenter-drums and Joe Tighe-clarinet/soprano sax. Hot Club of the Mountains combines the improvisational music of guitarist Django Reinhart, Lionel Hampton, Sidney Bechet, 1930s swing and New Orleans jazz. Hot Club of the Mountains is an ensemble with boundless energy and passion.

Saturday April 29

7:30-Closing Live Music: Alba agus Eireann. Alba agus Eireann is a Celtic band that has its origins at Appalachian State University. The band covers a variety of music in the Celtic genre from the traditions of Scotland, Ireland and some old-time crossover tunes. This music is sure to get at foot tapping and bring the Gael out in everyone. Featuring John Carson on Guitar and Shane Watson on Fiddle.

Sunday April 30

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

12:00-2pm Live Music: The Flat Fives Jazz Band. The Flat Fives Jazz Quintet is a group made up of five App State students who share a love for jazz. Providing entertainment and becoming better musicians are the goals of the group. The members are Rob McCormac on trumpet, Aaron West on saxophone, Matt Guard on piano, David Murray on bass, and Will Whitehurst on drums.

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