Email Announcements Received Today: See What’s Going On Around The Community

Published Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:32 am

1) CCC&TI Announces Upcoming Continuing Education Courses

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Corporate and Continuing Education Department has announced several upcoming courses.

Upholstery Institute

The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer its Upholstery Institute from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 2 to Dec. 16 on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. The course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to become an entry-level upholsterer. The cost of the class is $181. For more information, or to sign up, call 726-2242.

Introduction to Industrial Sewing

The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Introduction to Industrial Sewing from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sept. 2 to Nov. 12 on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson.  The cost of the class is $181. For more information, or to sign up, call 726-2242.

Mixology

The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Mixology: The Study of Mixing Beverages from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Aug. 25 to Oct. 8 on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. Students must be at least 21 to enroll. The cost is $126. For more information, or to register, call 726-2242.

Conversational French I

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Corporate and Continuing Education Department will offer Conversational French I from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays from Aug. 27 to Nov. 12 on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. Registration fee is $71. For more information, or to register, call 726-2242.

Introduction to Sign Language

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Corporate and Continuing Education Department has announced an Introduction to Sign Language class for the Watauga Campus in Boone on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. from Aug. 26 to Nov. 18. Tuition is $71. For more information, or to register, call 297-8126.

Intro to Bluegrass – Caldwell Campus

The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Intro to Bluegrass Guitar and Intro to Bluegrass Fiddle on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. Bluegrass Guitar will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 9 through Oct. 7. Bluegrass Fiddle will be 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sept. 10 through Oct. 22. The cost per course is $75 and students must bring their own instrument. For more information, or to register, call 726-2242.

Intro to Bluegrass – Watauga Campus

The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Intro to Bluegrass Guitar and Intro to Bluegrass Banjo on the Watauga Campus in Boone. Bluegrass Banjo will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 9 through Oct. 14. Bluegrass Guitar will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays from Sept. 11 through Oct. 16. The cost per course is $75 and students must bring their own instrument. For more information, or to register, call 297-8126.

Conversational Spanish I

The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Conversational Spanish I from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays from Sept. 8 to Nov. 24 on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. Prior Spanish knowledge is not required. The cost of the class is $71. For more information, or to register, call 726-2242.

Intro to Fly Fishing – Watauga Campus

The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Intro to Fly Fishing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays from Sept. 8 through Sept. 29 on the Watauga Campus in Boone. The final class will be a half-day fly fishing trip to the Watauga River from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. The cost of the course is $95 and college insurance must be purchased to participate. For more information, or to register, call 297-8126.

Intro to Fly Fishing – Caldwell Campus

The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Intro to Fly Fishing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays from Sept. 11 through Oct. 2 on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. The final class will be a half-day fly fishing trip to Wilson Creek from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. The cost of the course is $95 and college insurance must be purchased to participate. For more information, or to register, call 726-2242.

Health Care Technology

The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Health Care Technology starting Sept. 30. Health Care Technology integrates a series of health care occupation skills into a single course, preparing students to be a multi-skilled health care worker. At the conclusion of the course, students will be ready to sit for three health care industry-specific credentials: Nurse Aide 1, Phlebotomy and Medication Aide. The cost for the class is $181. For more information, or to register, call 726-2242.

Geriatric Physical Therapy

The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer a Geriatric Physical Therapy course for licensed Physical Therapists and Physical Therapists Assistants from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays Oct. 4 through Nov. 22. The cost for the class is $181. For more information, or to register, call 726-2242.

For more information or to register for any of these courses, call 726-2242 (Caldwell), 297-8126 (Watauga) or visit www.cccti.edu/coned

2) Ranger Programs at the Blue Ridge Parkway

On Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m., informal upstairs tours will be held at Cone Manor. The second floor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions. On Saturday, Aug. 30, at 3:30 p.m. at Julian Price Campground Amphitheater, a presentation on coyotes will be given. This newcomer to North Carolina has rapidly spread from the mountains to the coast and is now found in all 100 counties. Why are they so successful? Are they to be feared? How should we treat this new neighbor? Come find out. On Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31, the Parkway will feature upstairs tours at Cone Manor. These tours will be led by rangers and reservations are required.

3) Award-Winning Filmmaker Lily Keber Returns to Boone to Present Documentary Sept. 10

Documentary filmmaker Lily Keber will present her film “Bayou Maharajan” on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons room 114. The screening is free and open to the public. “Bayou Maharajan” explores the life, times and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker. This roller coaster portrait traces Booker’s life from his early years as a chart-topping child prodigy and his star studded years playing as a sideman, to his outrageous solo career characterized by onstage performances in his underwear. The film is directed by Keber and produced by Keber and Nathan Kohn. The film features appearances by Dr. John Harry Connick Jr., Hugh Laurie, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Charles Neville and Douglas Brinkley. The film premiered at the prestigious South by Southwest Festival, won the audience award at the New Orleans Film Festival and was awarded Oxford American’s Best Southern Film of 2013. Keber grew up in Boone, attending Green Valley Elementary and Watauga High School. A graduate of the University of Georgia, she learned filmmaking at the International Film and Television workshops in Rockport, Maine. She worked at the renowned Appalshop Media Arts Center in Kentucky before moving to New Orleans in 2007. Her documentary work has appeared on Democracy Now!, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, Current TV and local PBS Programming.

4) Appalachian Included in Money Magazine’s and Forbes’ Best Value Lists

Appalachian State University continues to be recognized nationally for providing a quality education at an affordable price. Money magazine has included the university in its “The Best Colleges for Your Money” online list and Forbes magazine includes Appalachian in its “Top Colleges 2014: Best Schools, Best Value, Best for You.” Money Ranked the 665 schools on its list based on educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings provided by PayScale.com. Enrollment, acceptance rate and high school GPA data was compiled from the 2012-13 academic year, the latest that was available from the U.S. Department of Education. Appalachian came in the middle of the back, typing with 11 other institutions for the 307th spot. Appalachian was ranked 380th on Forbes’ list of 650 schools. The seventh annual ranking considered student satisfaction, school efficacy, retention rates and four-year graduation rates. Earlier in August, Appalachian was included in The Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of The Best 379 Colleges, as one of 139 colleges in its “Best in the Southeast” section.

5) New Fall Family Event Blows On to Beech Mountain

Munchkinland Family Adventure will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Buckeye Recreation Center. Inspired by the ever-successful “Autumn at Oz” event held for the past 20 years on Beech, Munchkinland will be held indoors at the town Rec Center and concentrate on activities and games for kids 8 and under. Guests will play games including Twister, Pin the Tail on the Lion, Flying Monkey Musical Chairs and more. Activities will also include cookie decorating, lollopop hunt, story time and a snack. There will be many opportunities for parents and grandparents to take photos and join in on the fun. Only $10 per person and kids 2 and under get in for free. Guests must RSVP. Tickets are limited and we anticipate selling out all four sessions. Parking is available on site and the event is stroller and wheelchair accessible. For tickets and more information, call 828-387-3003 or visit www.BeechRecreation.org. Buckeye Recreation Center is located at 1330 Pine Ridge Rd. in Beech Mountain.

6) Last Two Coffee Talks of the Summer Held at the Art Cellar

Two wonderful artists round out the summer schedule. Join Jane Jaskevich and Zoey Brookshire for upcoming coffee talks. Start your Saturday morning with art and coffee. Jane Jaskevich, sculptor, will be featured in a coffee talk on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. until noon. “I am a direct carver. I draw directly on the stone. With an idea in mind, I start chiseling. Being a figurative sculptor, I usually start an idea that revolves around the human form. Sometimes I am inspired by an object. On occasion, I have added interesting found objects that suggest wings or other elements,” said Jaskevich. Aug. 23 is also the final day of Herb Jackson’s “Form and Mystery” exhibition.

7) South Carolina Broadcasters at the Harvest House Aug. 23

Their harmonies are crisp; their playing is tight; their music is raw and raucous, heartfelt and beautiful. They are the South Carolina Broadcasters and they are what is great about old time music. The South Carolina Broadcasters include Ivy Sheppard (fiddle and banjo), Sarah Osbourne (banjo and guitar) and David Sheppard (guitar). They are not just another group dipping into the deep pool of  traditional music in hopes of being trendy. Hailing from Charleston but with roots in the Mt. Airey region, each provide vocals to create distinctive harmonies, it sound as if every member has just stepped from a dusty old 78 RPM platter, ready to sing again. With many similarities to the early Carter Family, the Broadcasters dig deep into traditional gospel numbers and old-time tunes that originated from the mountains of the Carolinas and Virginia. This concert is dedicated to Ned Trivette. Ned passed away on Friday, Aug. 15 from cancer. He was a founding member of the Board of Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music. Each September, Ned would host a “pig pickin'” at his lovely farm for the members of JSMHM. This week’s concert will begin with a short tribute to Ned including his favorite songs and a video of pictures of Ned at various JSMHM functions.

8) Shag at Sugar Held Aug. 23

Shag at Sugar will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 starting at 4:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. the live music, featuring The Fantastic Shakers. There will be free door prizes and a raffle. Tickets will be $1 for great prizes. Also available are face painting and balloon animals. All proceeds will benefit the Banner Elk Fire Department. Shirts and hats are available for early purchase at the Village Hall during business hours. Food will be provided by Caddy Shack – Hamburgers and Hot Dogs and Beer and wine will be provided on the deck. Also available will be Carolina Barbecue and Fire in the Hole Woodfired Pizza. Fireworks will begin a little after 9 p.m.

9) Campus Emergency Siren Test Conducted Sept. 3

Appalachian State University will conduct a full test of its emergency notification system including siren, email, voice and text massaging and the Alertus desktop notification system on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 11:55 a.m. The full test of the emergency notification system is being conducted in conjunction with the university’s annual Safety Week, which runs Sept. 2-5. The week will include programs and activities related to personal safety on and off campus. The siren test will consist of a 75-second discontinuous air horn tone followed by a pre-recorded voice message that says, “This is a test. This is a test of the emergency warning system. This is only a test.” The all-clear activation will consist of a 20-second alert tone followed by a pre-recorded voice message. Appalachian uses multiple methods to notify and communicate emergency information to the campus community. The AppState-ALERT siren warning system is designed to provide campus students, staff, faculty and visitors with an audible notification of an emergency event that affects campus. Other than tests, the siren warning system will only be activated during a high risk, life-threatening emergency such as an active shooter on or near campus, a major hazardous material spill on or near campus or a tornado warning for campus. In the event of an emergency activation, individuals on campus should seek safe shelter immediately, seek more information from the university’s emergency website, check cell phone and email for alerts and monitor devices until the all clear is given.

 

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