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Today’s Email Announcements

High Country Jazz Society to Open Season Sunday

Hello High Country Jazz Lover,

Welcome to another exciting season of exciting jazz concerts at Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock!

The May 8th (7-9PM) concert will feature the Jon Thornton Quartet. Jon is a fabulous trumpet player who does quite a bit of singing these days.

Limited dinner reservations are available and must be received by NOON on the Wednesday before the concert. Call Meadowbrook Inn (828.295.4300) with credit card for dinner only. Canceling a dinner reservation after NOON on Wednesday will result in a $10 fee per person. Dinner seating begins at 6:30PM. Please see the separate concert admission fee schedule below.

Concert admission fee:
$20 per person
$5 per student
$65 membership includes all 2016 season concerts

“The Jon Thornton Quartet plays music from the Great American Songbook featuring his vocal stylings reminiscent of the 1950’s era jazz icon Chet Baker. The performance will feature some of the finest musicians in the Carolina’s and there may even be a surprise guest or two! This timeless music will be a fun evening suitable for all!” Jon Thornton

Celebrating 10 Years at the Tiki Lounge


100 Hikes Program: Hike with Women’s Fund and Mountain Alliance May 7

Join the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge and Mountain Alliance on a celebratory hike for the National Park Services centennial.  

On Saturday, May 7th at 2pm, join us at the trail head of the Boone Fork trail at Julian Price Park.

Any interested member or supporter is welcome to join us to be part of the 100 Hikes Programcommemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.  Community and youth groups team up to get outside!

Contact us with questions.  See you on the trail.

Join our hike on May 7th at 2:00pm!

Boone Fork Trail, Julian Price Park

Valle Country Fair Slated for October 15

Valle Country Fair, Valle Crucis, NC

Saturday, October 15, 2016

9:00am to 4:00pm


Parking-$10.00 per car

Valle Crucis Conference Center Grounds, Highway 194, Valle Crucis, NC 28691

No pets allowed

160+ top quality crafts from the Southeast, variety of foods and entertainment in a beautiful, historic mountain village. Special area for children’s entertainment.

All profits go to local charities and local emergency relief needs. 

Sponsored by Church of the Holy Cross & Valle Crucis Conference Center


Contact 828-963-4609 or holy_cross@skybest.com

Yosef Club Memberships Still Available

Sales remain brisk but there is still time to purchase Appalachian State University football season tickets and become a member of the Yosef Club in advance of Appalachian State’s much-anticipated 2016 football campaign.

Last Saturday served as the deadline for season-ticket holders to renew tickets and Yosef Club memberships in order to reserve the same seats that they occupied last season. However, season tickets are still available in all areas of Kidd Brewer Stadium.

In order to guarantee seats for all six games at The Rock in 2016 — including the Sept. 17 showdown versus five-time national champion Miami (Fla.) — fans are urged to purchase season tickets and become a member of the Yosef Club as soon as possible. Seats in the most prime areas of Kidd Brewer Stadium are on pace to sell out soon.

In addition to preferred seating for Mountaineer football at The Rock, Yosef Club benefits also include reserved football parking at select membership levels.

Football season tickets and Yosef Club memberships can be purchased at appstatesports.com. Fans can also reserve their season tickets and Yosef Club memberships by calling the Appalachian State athletics ticket office at (828) 262-2079 or the Yosef Club office at (828) 262-3108. The ticket and Yosef Club offices are open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., MondayFriday.

Online Self Defense Class at the Library: Green Belt May 10

Online Self Defense Class: Green Belt

May 10, 2016 – Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

The Watauga County Public Library would like to invite you to join Sean Haupt for the third in a series of Online Self Defenseclasses on Tuesday, May 10th from 3:30 pm4:30 pm in the Meeting Room at the Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen Street, Boone, NC 28607.

The third class in the online self-defense series. This class focuses on online surveillance and how to avoid it.

Space is limited to 10 participants. To RSVP or for more information please call: (828) 264-8784 ext. 2.