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

1) It’s Time to Cast Your Votes for Man, Woman and Business of the Year

The Avery County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Man, Woman and Business of the year. Those interested in nominating a person or business for one of these awards should send a letter or email to the Chamber discussing the nominee’s qualifications for this recognition. The deadline for nominations will be 4 p.m. on Oct. 1. Nominations may be faxed to 828-898-8287 or emailed to [email protected] or stop by the Chamber office open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

2) Pink Day Held Oct. 10 at Cannon Memorial Hospital

Join Cannon Memorial Hospital for Pink Day on Friday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Watauga Medical Center auditorium from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. sponsored by Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. For more information about this event go to www.apprhs.org/pinkday.

3) Cancer Center Art Classes

The Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center and Cancer Resource Alliance offers complimentary open studio painting classes. These classes will include a stress free environment, no strict instruction guidelines, demonstrations, non-mandatory attendance, complimentary to cancer patients already in treatment or who have completed treatment.  All materials will be provided to learn, practice or play with acrylic paining. Participants can sign up for as many sessions as they like and can keep all of their finished work. Classes will be held Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 9 until Oct. 28. Sign up sheets for classes will be located at the check-in window of the Cancer Center. Space is limited to 12 people per session. For more information contact the front desk at 828-262-4332.

4) Hog Slaughter Workshop Held Sept. 27

There will be a hog slaughter workshop held on Saturday, Sept. 27, starting at 8 a.m. It will be held at Vicki Baublitz’s farm located at 1218 Mountainview Baptist Church Rd. in Boone. The workshop fee will be $5 per person and needs to be paid by Friday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. The workshop will cover all aspects to prepare the animal and the process to butcher your pig. Call Eddy Labus at 828-264-3061 for more information.

5) Watauga County Spelling Bee Held Oct. 10

The Watauga County Schools Spelling Bee will take place at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 at the central office/Board of Education. The event is open to the public and you are welcome to attend. In case you have not been here recently, please note that we ask that all visitors to the building sign in at the reception desk.

6) NC Stations Expected to Air App State-Southern Miss

Two television stations in North Carolina (WMYA (My 40) in Asheville and WRDC (MyRDC) in Raleigh-Durham – are expected to carry the American Sports Network’s broadcast of next Saturday’s Appalachian State-Southern Miss football game according to local listings. Kickoff for the Sept. 20 matchup is slated for 7 p.m. ET at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Miss. In its first year, the American Sports Network airs Conference USA events on Sinclair Broadcasting-owned television stations across the country. Sinclair owns and operates 162 television stations in 78 U.S. markets, including Asheville’s My40 and the Triangle’s MyRDC 28. The American Sports Network will not finalize its full list of stations carrying the Appalachian State-Southern Miss contest until Monday, Sept. 15. All arrangements are subject to change until the final list is announced.

7) Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher Returns to Watauga Library

World-renowned and recorded virtuoso classical guitarist Peter Fletcher returns to Watauga County Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Continuing what has become an annual tradition in recent years, New York-based Fletcher will present a solo recital of his virtuosic interpretation of compositions by the masters, classical and modern. Fletcher’s published recordings include his performances of works by Edvard Greig, Erik Satie, Federico Mompou, as well as several compilations of Baroque, Renaissance and Spanish music for guitar. He often prepares his own transcriptions of noted compositions. Peter Fletcher began guitar study at the age of seven under classical guitar instructor John Sutherland. In 1980 classical guitarist Jose Tomas, Andres Segovia’s teaching assistant in Spain, held a week-long master class in Atlanta. Fletcher was the youngest student to perform in the class, playing music by Bach and Carcassi. In more than 30 years of performance since that time, Fletcher has appeared on national radio, television and in numerous prestigious venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall. He returns to the library’s Evelyn Johnson Meeting Room to perform a concert featuring works of Praetorius, J.S. Bach, Paganini, Villa-Lobos, Grieg and the Shaker melody “Simple Gifts” among other selections. Admission is free but seating is limited. No tickets required, nor reservations taken.