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Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10:10 am

Annual Stamp Show and Bourse at the Best Western on May 12-13

The Holston Stamp Club will be holding the Annual Stamp Show and Bourse at the Best Western in Johnson City, TN, on May 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event has free admission, and there will also be countless stamps, exhibits, dealers and prizes. This is something for everyone of all ages, a fun event full of stamps both worldwide and from the U.S., commons and classics. Don’t miss out!

 

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.

 

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