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Today’s Email Announcements

Register Now for WWIL Round Robin Event

Thursday, May 19

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Meadowbrook Inn & Suites

711 Main Street, Blowing Rock

$10 Per Person

4:30-5:30 Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments

5:30-6:30 Round Robin event

6:30-7:30 Desert and auction

Call the Boone Chamber at 828-264-2225 to register.

Free iLASIK Seminar May 10 in Hickory

Graystone Eye and Refractive Surgeon, R.E. “Trey” Oursler, will host a free seminar on Tuesday, May 10th at 6 pm on the lower level of their Hickory office. Graystone Eye is located in the McDonald Crossing business park near the intersection of McDonald Parkway and Tate Boulevard.

Participants will learn about vision correction procedures including iLASIK, advanced technology lens replacement options, and KAMRA, a new option that reduces dependence on reading glasses.

All participants over the age of 18 will receive a certificate valued at $500 toward either procedure, and be eligible to win a $1000 discount certificate to be given away at the end of the presentation.

For further information or to register for this event, call 828-304-6611, or go online at www.graystonelasik.com.

CCC&TI News Briefs

Watauga and Caldwell: Basic Computer Skills

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Department of Continuing Education and Workforce Development will offer the Basic Computer Skills class on both the Caldwell and Watauga Campuses, as well as at the Department of Social Services in Lenoir. On CCC&TI’s Watauga Campus in Boone, the class will run from May 17 to June 23 and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In Caldwell County, the class will run from May 17 to June 23 and will held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Caldwell County DSS Office in Lenoir. The class will also be offered from June 7 to July 14 on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson and will meet from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students will learn basic computer skills with emphasis placed on keyboarding, overall comfort level with computers and using technology in the workplace. Cost of the class is $71 but course fees can be waived for those who qualify. For more information or to register, call 828-726-2242 in Caldwell County or 828-297-3811 in Watauga County or visit www.cccti.edu/coned.

Watauga ServSafe Course

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Department of Continuing Education and Workforce Development will offer the ServSafe Prep course on the college’s Watauga Campus in Boone. The class will run Monday, July 18 to Thursday, July 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost of the course is $71. Students must also purchase the ServSafe Course Book (6th Edition) for use during the class. This course introduces the basic principles of sanitation and safety relative to the restaurant and hospitality industry. Topics include personal hygiene, sanitation and safety regulations, use and care of equipment the principles of food-borne illness and other related topics. For more information or to register for this course, call 828-297-3811 or visit www.cccti.edu/coned.

Watauga Campus Medical Assisting

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is now taking applications for the Medical Assisting associate degree program for the Fall Semester on the Watauga Campus. Medical Assistants perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures. Employment opportunities are available in physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments and hospitals. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, medical transcription, computer operations, assisting with examinations and treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care. Registration for Fall is June 13 to Aug. 4. The Fall Semester begins Aug. 15. For more information on applying for the Medical Assisting program, contact Health Sciences Admissions Coordinator Amy Huffman at 828-726-2710 or call the Watauga Campus at 828-297-2185.

Watauga Campus EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Watauga Campus is now registering for EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic courses to train students for jobs in emergency services. For information or to register, contact Reid Roper at 828-726-2628 or email rroper@cccti.edu.

Chorus Concert

The Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Chorus will be performing their Spring 2016 Concert on Thursday, May 5 at 12:15 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church located at 806 College Ave SW in Lenoir. The concert is free and open to the public.

Register Now for May 30 Color Run

On Memorial Day – May 30th – 2016, Hospitality House AmeriCorps VISTA project Welcome Home Thriftique will host the Third Annual Mast General Store Memorial Day Color Blast 5K. This 5K Run/Walk will raise funds, awareness, and support for men, women and children experiencing homelessness and poverty in the High Country. The Color Blast 5K will begin at5pm on the Boone Greenway Trail at Clawson-Burnley Park.

“I really enjoy having a chance to host our third annual Memorial Day Color Blast 5K,” says NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA and Welcome Home Thriftique project manager Ethan Flynn. “Since Memorial Day is a school day for our community, we gear this unique event to parents, teens and kids.”

A color blast is an event that showers runners in an environmentally safe, cornstarch-based colored powder at certain locations along the trail. The main idea is to tie-dye each runner’s white event t-shirt by the end of the run. The untimed 5K welcomes competitive runners, casual runners, joggers, walkers, people with disabilities, families, and all those who are willing to give back to their community.  Sorry, no pets.  A guide to the Color Blast is posted online at HospHouse.org and will be included in each registration packet.

Participants can expect free yogurt provided by Menchie’s in Boone, Anna Banana’s photo booth with fun props, face painting, music, finish line celebrations and water and fruit provided by Ingles.  A “Fun Run” will be held at 6:30 for kids under 10 to run a lap on the dirt track through clouds of color. The cost is $5 and kids can sign up at the event with parental assistance.

Early registration is $25 for adults and $10 for kids under 12. Early registration is online now atwww.HospHosue.org  and www.WelcomeHomeThriftique.com. Early registration by May 6thguarantees an event T-shirt.

 On-site registration will begin at 4pm and t-shirts will be first come first serve.  On-site registration will be $30 for adults and $15 for kids under 12. Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted.

Those who pre-register can pick up their packets on May 26th and 27th between 11:00am and 6:00pm or May 28th between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm at Welcome Home Thriftique, 182 Boone Heights Drive – behind Burger King.

Food donation bins for canned goods, boxed goods and dry goods, like coffee, sugar, tea and bread, will be located at the picnic shelters beside the start and finish of the race.

Flynn has been organizing the event, and all proceeds will support Welcome Home Thriftique’s Foundation For Success, a job skills training program and AmeriCorps initiative of Hospitality House.

Welcome Home Thriftique, a four-year cooperative project between Hospitality House, Appalachian State University’s ACT (Appalachian and the Community Together) program, North Carolina Campus Compact, and AmeriCorps, has been open since July 25, 2014. All items sold in the store have been donated by the community and 100 percent of profits go to support the men, women and children of Hospitality House. Merchandised items include art, furniture, antiques, collectibles, home goods, décor, name brand clothing and the Anna Banana’s Overstock Shop.

The Mast General Store Memorial Day Color Blast 5K is also sponsored by OP Smiles, Anna Banana’s and Menchie’s of Boone. Event organizers are still welcoming sponsors. For more information, please contact Ethan Flynn at ethan@hosphouse.org or call Welcome Home Thriftique at (828) 355-9703.

Welcome Home Thriftique is located at 182 Boone Heights Drive. Store hours areMondayFriday 11am-6pm and Saturday10am-4pm. To learn more go tohttp://www.welcomehomethriftique.com, check out their Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/welcomehomethriftique and follow them on Pinteresthttp://www.pinterest.com/Thriftique182

To learn more about Hospitality House, visit them online at www.HospHouse.org, follow them on Twitter @HospHouseBoone or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HospHouse