1) Lawnmower Racing Set for Aug. 9
The Rotary Club of North Wilkesboro will host the second lawnmower race of the season on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Worth Evan Tomlinson Rotary Park in North Wilkesboro. The event is a fundraiser for the club. The Rotary Fairgrounds is located beside West Park off of D. Street in North Wilkesboro. Gates open at 1 p.m. and inspection is from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Practice begins at 4:30 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Come enjoy the best lawnmower racing around. The May 31 race was featured on the TV show Carl White’s Life in the Carolina. Admission is $7, with children 5 and under admitted free. This is a Carolina Mower Racing Association Event. Food vendors will be on site. For more information, call Mike Staley at 336-902-7052.
2) Boone Service League Invites New Members for 2014-15
The Boone Service League, a women’s service organization in the High Country, invites women interested in membership to attend the group’s first monthly meeting of the 2014-15 year on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Deerfield Methodist Church in Boone. Light refreshments and fellowship begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a businesses meeting at 7 p.m. Child care is available. The league typically meets the first Tuesday of every month. Established in 1957 as an auxiliary women’s organization to the Boone Jaycees, the Boone Service League is open to women ages 21 and older living in the High Country area, including Watauga, Ashe and Avery Counties. Each year, the Boone Service League awards grants to High Country organizations and presents scholarships to high school seniors. Boone Service League members also hold food and supplies drives, volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program and provide financial assistance for families in crisis. “One of the tings I like most about Boone Service League is that we give back to our community in a variety of ways,” said BSL Membership Chair Leah Grove. “We gather donations for everything from school supplies to diapers to side items for Thanksgiving dinner, but members are also able to donate their time as a way to give back.” The Boone Service League openly seeks new members who are interested in providing much-needed service while meeting new friends. For more information about the Boone Service League, visit www.BooneServiceLeague.org or find the organization on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BooneServiceLeague.
3) Monday Night Swing on Howard
Swing Set, a local swing band, will play every Monday at Warehouse on Howard Street across from Char. Swing lessons will take place at 5:30 p.m. with the ASU Swing Dance Club. Music will start at 7:30 p.m. and will keep going until 9:30 p.m.
4) Charlie Lovett Talk Rescheduled for Nov. 14
The talk by author and book collector Charlie Lovett originally planned for Thursday, Aug. 7, has been rescheduled for Nov. 145 at 3:30 p.m. at Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons. More information will be forthcoming.