1) Ongoing Classes Offered for Seniors
Gentle Stretch Exercise Program for older adults. Offered by Western Watauga Community /Senior Center in Cove Creek. Gentle Stretch is offered for people who wish to increase their flexibility and gain strength. Exercises will be done either sitting or lying on the floor. The class will meet at the Jung Tao School next to the Community Center on Thursdays from 12:15-1:15 p.m., beginning on February 12th and running for eight weeks. The cost is $50. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, February 12th at 11am to be paid at the community center. The instructor is Akal Dev Sharonne. For information, call Toni Wait at 297-5195. M-F 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free 8 week Nutrition Program for Older Adults
Start date: Thursday, Jan. 29 15 10 a.m.-11 a.m. At the Western Watauga Community /Senior Center in Cove Creek sponsored by Margie Mansure, nutritionist with NC cooperative Ext. During 8 fun and interactive sessions participants will, sample new healthy foods, learn to make better food choices and save money at the grocery and receive gifts and prizes. Call for more information – 828-264-3061.
Free to those age 60+. Wednesdays from 9:30am-12pm at the Western Watauga Community Center. New participants welcome. For information, call Toni Wait at 297-5195. M-F 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rug Hooking and Creative Stitching
Mondays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Western Watauga Community Center. New participants welcome. For information, call Toni Wait at 297-5195. M-F 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Decorative Beading and Jewelry making
Tuesdays 10am-1pm at the Western Watauga Community Center. New participants welcome. For information, call Toni Wait at 297-5195. M-F 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hand Built Pottery Classes
Free for those age 60+. Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Western Watauga Community Center. New participants welcome. All Participants are responsible for purchasing supplies/ materials. For information, call Toni Wait at 297-5195. M-F 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
2) Caldwell Arts Council Invites High School Student Participation in Third Annual High School Shakespeare Monologue Competition
High school students from traditional, home and Christian schools in Caldwell and contiguous counties are invited to participate in the 3rd annual High School Shakespeare Monologue Competition sponsored by the Caldwell Arts Council and Caldwell County Schools. This competition is an exciting way for students to increase their appreciation for language and to demonstrate their mastery of public speaking. This year’s competitors are expected to memorize and recite a Shakespeare monologue of 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 minutes in length. Over $1,000 in cash awards will be presented. Details for participation are on the website: http://www.caldwellarts.com/227-shakespeare-monologue-competition/. Caldwell County students should contact their school’s office ASAP to determine the Shakespeare Monologue Competition coordinator in each school. Home school students and students from outside Caldwell County should contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828-754-2486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Kruger Brothers Concert to Benefit Community Care Clinic Feb. 8
The Kruger Brothers are coming back for a benefit for Community Care Clinic. The concert will take place at the Harvest House Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at www.ccclinic.org or Mast General Store in Boone, Bare Essentials Natural Market or Community Care Clinic. Cash or check only the day of the show.