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

1) Friends of Western Watauga Branch Library Holds Book Sale Sept. 12

The Friends of the Western Watauga Branch Library will hold a unique one-day book sale event featuring craft and fine art books, a silent auction of select art and gift certificates and refreshments. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 at the Western Watauga Community Center which is located at 1081 Old U.S. 421 in Sugar Grove. Books will include a few rare finds and some popular standards about quilting, knitting, mosaics, woodworking and wood crafting, sewing, photography and fine art. Also available will be more valuable books and signed works for the serious collector of magazines and pamphlets for bargain hunters. There will be a silent auction featuring works by master quilter Conni Pelley. We will also be auctioning a gift certificate from Sew Originals. Come stock up with ideas for your winter craft-making art projects while supporting the library. Silverstone Fabrics of Zionville is sponsoring refreshments. All proceeds will go to support the Western Watauga Branch Library. For more information contact Jackie Cornette at 297-5515 or Toni Wait at 297-5195.

2) Worship Schedule Changes at Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross

The Episcopal Church of Holy Cross worship schedule changes begin on Sunday, Sept. 7. The Holy Eucharist at Holy Cross will start at 8:30 a.m., the Holy Eucharist at Holy Cross with sacred music will be held at 11 a.m. The church is located at 194 S in Valle Crucis. For more information call 828-963-4609.

3) ACT Volunteer Fair Held Sept. 17

Does your organization need a few extra volunteers? Do you want to be a part of an event that attracts more than 250 students who are interested in service? Then come join ACT on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 12-2 p.m. in Grandfather Ballroom of the ASU Plemmons Student Union for the fourth annual ACT Volunteer Fair. ACT provides a table for each of the community partners who choose to participate and display their resources, bards and sign up lists. There are outlets if community partners need to plug in a laptop or iPad for recruiting purposes. Each year we have expanded and attracted more students to give community partners exposure and volunteers. An RSVP is required and the event is first come, first serve. All RSVPS must be received my Sept. 5 to be considered.

4) Registration for Yoga Classes at Cove Creek Begins Sept. 2

Classes are held on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Classes are held for 12 weeks for $74 prepaid. The first class  will be held Thursday, Sept. 11 and will continue weekly through Nov. 20. Registration deadline is 10:30 a.m. on the first day of class. Sign up at the Western Watauga Community Center Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Classes are held at the Jung Tao School upstairs in the studio.

5) Shake, Rattle and Roll for Children’s Programs

Fundraiser for Childrens Programs, a 1950 Sock Hop Fund Raiser will be held at the Hugh Chapman Center on Sept. 5 from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door, costumes are suggested but not required. Refreshments are provided and all proceeds will benefit the Children’s Programs so get on the horn and tell all your friends. Be there or be square.

6) GremlinsDuo Perform Sept. 12 at Appalachian

The GremlinsDuo, which specializes in performing new music, will be featured on Friday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free. The duo is comprised on Jon Goodman, who plays clarinet, bass clarinet and tenor saxophone, and Tim Fitzgerald, who plays clarinet and bass clarinet. The duo performs new, exciting, entertaining and accessible music at new music festivals, universities, civic organizations and schools. The musicians seek out overlooked pieces of the past and collaborate with composers and other performers to produce new music.

7) Schneeloch-Bingham Performs Sept. 7 at Appalachian

Flutist Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham will present a faculty recital on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free. Schneeloch-Bingham is a member of the Hayes School of Music faculty. She will be accompanied by pianists Christina Hayes, Rodney Reynerson and Susan Slingland. The program spans three centuries and features three modern, American sonatas for flute and piano – one of which was written for Schneeloch-Bingham by former dean of the Hayes School of Music Dr. William Harbinson. Also on the program are two songs originally composed for voice, but adapted for flute. It opens with Aaron Copland’s “Duo” for flute and piano. He said the three-movement composition was a “work of comparatively simple harmonic and melodic outline, direct in expression and meant to be grateful for the performer.” The first movement has a long soliloquy for the flute which quickens and the pianist joins in. The second movement is a somewhat mournful, reflective piece, while Copland called the third movement, “lively, bright and snappy.” Schneeloch-Bingham also will perform “Soliloquy for Flute and Piano” by Jake Heggie, “Sonata” by Harbinson and “Gute Nacht” by Franz Schubert and arranged by Theobald Boehm. The program concludes with “Sonata No. 1′ by Eric Ewazen.

8) Wilderness Skills Program at the Blue Ridge Parkway

On Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., a program called “Wilderness Skills: Knot Another One” will be held at Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater. This basic skill has been used for centuries to join objects, secure things or just for show. Come learn about useful knots in everyday situations as well as those that might help you in the wilderness.