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Tweetsie Railroad Hosts Annual Job Fair on Feb. 24 for 2018 Season

Feb. 2, 2018. If you’re looking for employment that provides a fun and rewarding work experience, Tweetsie Railroad may be the perfect fit. Plan to attend the park’s annual Job Fair on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Tweetsie Palace (300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock) to learn more about seasonal employment for 2018, including special events positions.

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Today’s Email Announcements

What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

  • Good Neighbor Grant Project featuring Cracked, Not Broken by Kevin Hines
  • Special Meeting Notice, 2/19
  • The Southeast Region of Esperanto USA Plans Spring Event, 4/20-4/22

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Movie Review: an Opinion on Fifty Shades Freed

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Feb. 12, 2018. I don’t blame the birds for chirping or the fish for swimming. I don’t blame February for being cold or a romantic restaurant for being booked up on Valentine’s Day. So I can’t say I blame the third and final “Fifty Shades” movie for being awful. Of course it’s awful. That’s what these movies do, they spend two hours being awful. There’s no pleasant surprise here, but there’s not really an unpleasant surprise either. The best thing I can say about this movie is that it isn’t like “Boo! A Madea Halloween 2” or “Daddy’s Home 2” where I’m astonished by how it manages to be worse than my meager expectations. It’s exactly as bad as it’s expected to be. By Bob Garver

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The Town of Boone Announces St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be Held on March 17

Feb. 12, 2018. “Shamrock floats” take on a new meaning this March, as the Town of Boone’s Cultural Resources Department presents the inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Boone, and be part of a new tradition! Events begin Saturday, March 17, at 2:00 P.M. on King Street in Boone with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will start at the Poplar Grove Extension traveling east on King Street through Boone.

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The King Bees Are Released Indoors: Concert Feb. 16 at the Jones House

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Feb. 12, 2018. The King Bees – the High Country’s premier blues ambassadors – are known for rocking the local festivals and parks with a big sound. You might have even seen guitarist Rob Baskerville walking through the crowds, playing slide guitar with water bottles, umbrellas, and lawn chairs of wide-eyed onlookers. This Friday, February 16, the Bees are released indoors, as The King Bees perform a special indoor concert at the Jones House Cultural and Community Center in downtown Boone.

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Watauga County Arts Council is Hosting 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Celebration, Feb. 18

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Feb. 8, 2018. On the 18th eve of the month of February in the quaint little village known as Blowing Rock there will be held a festive celebration filled with merriment, dancing, music, and festive attire.  This event, known as the Mardi Gras, is being put on by the Watauga County Arts Council and will be held at the Meadowbrook Inn, located at 711 Main Street in Blowing Rock.

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Appalachian State University: The Schaefer Center Presents Award-Winning Comic Ballet Feb. 9

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Feb. 6, 2018. The “The Schaefer Center Presents…” performance series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, continues its 2017-18 season with a performance by the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo on Friday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for Appalachian faculty/staff and retired faculty/staff and $15 for students and children. For more information, call the Schaefer Center Box Office at 800-841-ARTS (2787) or 828-262-4046, or visit http://theschaefercenter.org/.

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Today’s Email Announcements

What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

  • Watauga County Parks and Recreation Pickle Ball, Starting 2/14
  • The Scarlett O’Hara Complex, 2/15-18 and 2/22-25
  • Arson Daily & Dr. Bacon at Boone Saloon, 2/16
  • Blue Ridge Energy Offers College Preparation Workshop to Local Students
  • Two Rivers Community School Presents Two Rivers Live at Center 45, 3/3

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance Announces Spring 2018 Season

Feb. 5, 2018. The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present four major productions during the spring 2018 season. Productions will take place at the university’s Valborg Theatre, I.G. Greer Studio Theatre and the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. The season highlights new works, including “Well” by Lisa Kron, and well-known favorite Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

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Boone Native Myke Holmes Stars in Mile 22 Alongside Actor John Malkovich

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Feb. 2, 2018. Myke Holmes of Boone is acting alongside John Malkovich, Mark Wahlberg, and Ronda Rousey in the upcoming film “Mile 22.” In this action film, an American Intelligence officer alongside his tactical command unit attempt to capture a police officer with confidential information to airport that is 22 miles away. The film’s release date will be announced shortly. In a recent interview with WETC Holmes stated,“What an extraordinary way to start off 2018! I got to spend four long days with this powerhouse of an actor, John Malkovich. We chatted, chilled, and acted together.” By Kate Herman – Photos Provided by Myke Holmes

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Today’s Email Announcements

What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

  • Don’t miss Night Frogs this Sunday, Feb. 4
  • Quilt Meeting, Feb. 6
  • Upcoming CCC&TI Events

Compiled by Kate Herman

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This Saturday: Black Roots of American Folk Concert at the Jones House

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Feb. 2, 2018. A musical showcase highlighting Black Roots of American folk music will take place this Saturday evening at the Jones House Cultural and Community Center in downtown Boone. The concert is part of the on-going series of Black & Global Roots Concerts in collaboration with Dr. Cece Conway, exploring the West African influences upon American banjo music and later Piecmont blues.

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Today’s Email Announcements

What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

  • Informational Meeting for Extension Master Gardener Training Course, 2/1
  • A Gift of Candy Can Change a Life, 2/10 -2/11
  • Horn in the West Outdoor Drama Auditions, Feb. 3
  • The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Public Service Announcement, Deadline 3/8

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Today’s Email Announcements

What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

  • Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company, 1/29- 2/4
  • Winter Warmer Project is Holding a Second Blanket/Coat Drive, 2/3
  • Lenoir Comedy Club Performance, 2/3
  • SNIPS Valentine Craft Sale at Boone Mall, 2/10
  • SNIPS Valentine Craft Sale at ASU Plemmons Student Union, 2/10

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Appalachian State University: The 2017 Momentum Dance Showcase will be Held on Jan. 27-28

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Jan 26, 2018. The 2017 Momentum Dance Showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 in Appalachian State University’s Varsity Gymnasium dance studio, room 208. The annual showcase, presented by Appalachian’s student dance organization Momentum, will feature 10 original works choreographed and performed by students. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults and will be sold Jan. 23-27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Varsity Gym and at the door one hour prior to curtain.

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Today’s Email Announcements

What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

  • Meeting Board of Trustees of Appalachian State University, 1/29
  • Scholarship Funds for Young Women to Pursue STEM Camp
  • Spring Train Excursion
  • The Baha’is of Watauga and Ashe Counties Devotional Meeting, 1/28

Compiled by Kate Herman

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The Winterfest 2018 Series: Everything You Need to Know About Winterfest Jan. 25- Jan. 28

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Jan. 12, 2018. It’s that time of year again- Winterfest is right around the corner! Blowing Rock’s Annual Winterfest will be held on Thursday Jan. 25 through Sunday Jan. 28. Winterfest 2018 is unique to years in the past due to new additions including Ice Skating in Memorial Park and an improved format of Winterfeast. Winterfest offers a plethora of shopping opportunities, wine tastings, dining opportunities, winter athletics, and musical opportunities for all to enjoy.   Complied by Kate Herman – Photos by The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce

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The Winterfest 2018 Series: Blowing Rock’s WinterFest Events at the Green Park Inn this Friday and Saturday

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Jan. 24, 2018. Winter enthusiasts are traveling to the High Country this weekend in celebration of Blowing Rock’s Annual Winterfest, which takes place this Thursday Jan. 25- Sunday Jan. 28. The Green Park Inn, a member of Historic Hotels of America, welcomes guests to stay, dine and join in celebration of Winterfest’s finer festivities. The Green Park Inn is serving as an event host for the Jazz at Winterfest on Friday and Saturday. For those who desire shopping opportunities, The Green Park Inn will host Wintertastings and Auction at The Green Park Inn on Saturday Jan. 27. By Kate Herman – Photos by Tommy White

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