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Email Announcements Received Today:

1) Student Vocal Ensemble Performs Nov. 2

The student vocal ensemble Quintessential! will perform Nov. 2 at Appalachian State University beginning at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free. Members of the ensemble are Mary Royall Hight, soprano, Elizabeth Thomas, soprano, Sarah Cave, mezzo-soprano, Joshua Allen, tenor, and Jacob Cook, bass-baritone. Ling Yu Hsiao and Susan Slingland will provide piano accompaniment. The vocalists will perform works from the 18th to 20th centuries beginning with “Die Beredsamkeit” by Franz Joseph Haydn. They also will perform three works by Brahms – “Vor der Tür,” “Die Boten der Liebe” and selections from “Neue Liebeslieder.” Compositions on the program by Schumann are “Intermezzo” and “In der Nacht” from “Spanisches Liederspiel.” The singers also will perform selections from Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” and “Oh, Where has he gone?” from Menotti’s “The Telephone,” and works by Hugo Wolfe, Léo Delibes and Gaetano Donizetti.

2) Appalachian Theatre of the High Country’s 76th Birthday Bash

Many of you already know about our community’s effort to save and restore an historic downtown Boone landmark: the Appalachian Theatre on King Street. Once it’s restored to its original art deco brilliance, the 1930s-era theatre will host a variety of community events including lectures, meetings, films and performances – while providing an important engine for economic development in our region. On Nov. 14, the theatre celebrates its 76th birthday with a spectacular Birthday Bash at Hound Ears Club. The theme is “Saturday Matinee Idols” and guests who wish to come dressed as their favorite Saturday matinee character are welcome (but not required) to do so. Cowboys and indians, Flash Gordon, Superman, Lois Lane, Betty Boop and Dick Tracy – or your own favorite characters- are all welcome. To purchase tickets, go to savetheapptheatre.com or email apptheatre@skybest.net.

3) Grandfather Mountain Offers Ninth Annual Winter Weather Contest 

You’ve heard what the woolly worms and weather forecasters have to say about the winter weather prognosis – now it’s your turn. For the ninth consecutive year, Grandfather Mountain is offering its Winter Weather Contest. The best guesser will win a day pass for six to Grandfather Mountain with lunch included at Mildred’s Grill. The contest asks participants to answer ten questions and a tiebreaker related to snowfall, temperature and wind that the Mountain will experience between Nov. 15 and April 15. The contest questionnaire is available online here and must be turned in before midnight Nov. 14. Limit one entry per person.

4) Lost Province Brewing Company Announces Weekly Events

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Cheap date night at Lost Province. Dinner + A Movie only $25 6-10pm. Movie starts at 8PM. This week’s featured movie is Ghostbusters 2. No charge to come and watch the movie.

Thursday, Oct. 30
$3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity)
8:00pm-Closing Live Music: Ashton and Kennedy (No cover)

Friday, Oct. 31
Downtown Boo from 4:30-6:30pm. Freakin’ Firkin Friday at Five continues with the release of a special 12 gallon cask of beer at 5pm.
10pm: Movie Feature Rocky Horror Picture Show (No cover)

Saturday, Nov. 1
3:30-ASU vs. Georgia State Football Game Watch Party on large screen
8pm-Closing Live Music: Mountain Radio (No cover)

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Cheap date night at Lost Province. Dinner + A Movie only $25 6-10pm. Movie starts at 8PM. No charge to come and watch the movie.