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Today’s Email Announcements

Mini Matinee at BRAHM Rescheduled for Sunday

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum announces that the family music and theater series Mini Matinees: Wonders and Woodwinds has been rescheduled due to weather weather. The new date is Sunday, January 31, 2 pm. For more information visit www.BlowingRockMuseum.org or call 828-295-9099.

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Monday January 25

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

Wednesday January 27

½ Off Beer and Wine Specials.

7pm-9pm Trivia Night: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night with John Fortenberry. 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 January 28

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

Friday January 29

Tapped at 5pm, we feature something fun and new every Friday. Get it while it lasts; there is only a limited amount!

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Folk and Dagger. Folk and Dagger are a folk rock group from Boone, NC, whose original trio formed in 2007. The band includes singer-songwriter Doris Bazzini Crothers on rhythm guitar and vocals, Colin Crothers on lead guitar, and Colleen Tarantino Utter on vocals. Originally singing as a church choir group, the band was joined by Charlie Ochoa and then Jimmy Puchalski on percussion. More recently, the foursome includes Boone native, John Fulkerson on djembe, shaker, and tambourine. The band’s soulful harmonies and Crothers’ acoustic lead guitar style have been likened to “Indigo Girls meet the Beatles.” Bazzini Crothers’ songs focus on love and life’s dramas including annoying co-workers, juggling marriage and children, and the occasional need to carry whiskey in one’s purse. The band has released two CDs–Half Full in 2009 and Got Wine? in 2011.

Saturday January 30

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Tin Can Alley. Classic soul and R&B from the 1960’s brought to you by Tin Can Alley. Tin Can Alley was formed in 2006 as a way to deliver the lyrical power and driving rhythms of the classic soul, R&B, and rock of the 60’s to smaller venues. By toning down percussion, using a dog house bass, and focusing on the wonderful vocal harmonies found in the songs released by Motown, Stax-Volt, and Atco-Atlantic, the Cans have developed a loyal following throughout Piedmont and Western NC. Recently this multi-talented trio has added more percussion for larger venues and continues to perform the music of Marvin Gaye, James Brown, The Beatles, The Coasters, and The Drifters as well as more contemporary artists Steve Winwood, Delbert McClinton, and Steely Dan at festivals, clubs, restaurants, breweries, and wineries in the region.

Sunday January 31

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

Soil and Water District Board to Meet Wednesday

The Watauga Soil and Water Conservation District Board” will hold its regular Board meeting Wednesday January 27, 2016 at 8:00 am at the Soil & Water Office located at 971 West King Street, Boone NC 28607. The public is invited to attend.

Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Meeting Set for Feb. 4

The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, February 4th, at 1 PM.  We meet in the conference room on the second floor of the Senior Center on Poplar Grove Connector in Boone.  Our program — English Paper Piecing — will be presented by Patti Blanton.  If you would like to participate in the program please bring scissors, needle, thread, a thimble (if you use one for hand sewing), and small fabric scraps at least 2 1/2 inches across for each hexagon.  We should be able to finish a rosette.  Anyone bringing a Show-and-Tell Quilt with a label attached gets two chances at a quilting certificate by Colleen;  winner will be drawn at the December meeting.  Call Dolores at 295-6148 for more information. PLEASE NOTE:  If Watauga County Schools (828-264-0200) are closed due to inclement weather, our meeting is automatically cancelled.

Watauga Humane Valentine Raffle Drawing Feb. 13

All proceeds help support our animals! Tickets are $10 each and only 1000 tickets will be sold.

Tickets are available on line on our DONATE page, at the Humane Society, and from volunteers.

Raffle tickets will be emailed to you when you purchase on line. The drawing will be held February 13 at the Humane Society. You don’t have to be present to win. Winners will be contacted by phone the day of the drawing.

Grand Prizes:

-Diamond & Gold Earrings appraised at $3750 OR

-Two night stay at Echota in a 3 bedroom suite with champagne, dinner, chocolates & other great items (no end date on stay).

First ticket drawn picks one of the two prizes. Second ticket drawn gets the other prize.

for more information contact:

Vickie Young  whs.vickieyoung@gmail.com

Steve Duprey whs.steveduprey@gmail.com

ASU Men’s Hoops to Participate in Coaches vs. Cancer

Beginning with tonight’s contest at home against Georgia Southern, the Appalachian State University men’s basketball coaching staff will participate in the Suits And Sneakers Awareness Week – a Coaches vs. Cancer initiative that supports the American Cancer Society.

Starting on January 25 and going through January 31, basketball fans across the nation can help spread the word about Suits And Sneakers Awareness Week by wearing a special pair of laces, in memory of Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year old basketball fan who died of cancer.

All Mountaineer basketball coaches will support the cause and wear gold laces for games during this week to help spread awareness.

Join the movement on Twitter by mentioning @CoachesvsCancer or @AmericanCancer or by using the following hashtags: #coachesvscancer, #suitsandsneakers and #laceupforlacey.

To learn more, visit coachesvscancer.org.

See Nebraska at the Watauga Library on Feb. 8

High Country Lifelong Learners in association with the Watauga County Public Library invite you to join us for a movie viewing of Nebraska on February 8th from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

NEBRASKA” is a father and son road trip, from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska that gets waylaid at a small town in central Nebraska, where the father grew up and has scores to settle. Told with deadpan humor and a unique visual style, it’s ultimately the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn’t understand.

This film has an MPAA rating of R and an approximate run-time of 115 minutes.

For more information please email: high.country.lifelong@gmail.com, Attention: Deb Gooch.