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

1) McLeod Entrepreneur Summit Held Oct. 3 at Appalachian

Students and community members interested in owning their own business can learn from the experts during the 11th Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit Oct. 3 at Appalachian State University. The entrepreneur summit is named for Carole Moore McLeod in recognition of her gift that provides ongoing support of the entrepreneurship program. McLeod is a 1981 business graduate of the Walker College of Business and owner of Advantage Waste Recycling & Disposal Inc. Twenty-seven sessions will run concurrently at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Oct. 3 in Peacock Hall (formerly Raley Hall), offering attendees the opportunity to select the workshops of interest. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Rivers Street parking deck. For a complete schedule and list of businesses participating in the event, visit www.entrepreneurship.appstate.edu. For more information, contact Erich Schlenker with the Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship at 828-262-8325 or visit entrepreneurship@appstate.eduMore than 30 business owners will discuss topics including: e-commerce, sustainable business, investing and lending, international business, non-profits, start-up and small business challenges, marketing strategies and resources, legal considerations, hospitality and event planning, creative business strategies, social and global entrepreneurship, public speaking skills and technology commercialization. Local enthusiasts can also learn from sessions titled “Transitioning a Business from the Dorm to Downtown Boone” and “Creating a Thriving Business for the High Country Outdoors.” Companies participating in the event include Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Big Boom Design, Clarke Allen Events, Community Care Clinic, Consolidated Asset Recovery Systems Inc., DirectDigital LLC, High Country Toastmasters, Hospitality House,  Jared Nichols Group, Lost Province, Misty Mountain, Moffatt & Moffatt PLC, Ole Mason Jar, Private Equity Initiatives IMAF, Ray’s Weather, Rose Mountain Butcher, Stonegate Developers, The Entrepreneur’s Source, The Support Center, Transportation Insight  and Wine to Water. Housed in the Walker College of Business, the Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship was created in 2006 and named for Hickory-based company Transportation Insight in 2011 when a 1,700-square-foot space opened in Peacock Hall dedicated to center activities. The center includes four offices, a student lounge, a meeting area and incubator office space for student entrepreneurs.

2) Jazz Saxophonist Phil Woods Performs Oct. 14 at Appalachian

Award-winning jazz saxophonist Phil Woods will perform Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. Woods will be joined by jazz faculty and Jazz Ensemble I from the Hayes School of Music. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for the general public and are available at the Schaefer Center box office and online at http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase. A Yamaha artist, Woods has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards and has won four. He also is known for his alto sax solo on Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are,” Steely Dan’s “Doctor Wu” from the “Katy Lied” album and Paul Simon’s “Have a Good Time” from the album “Still Crazy After All These Years.” Performing since the mid-1950s, Woods worked with the late Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich and Dizzy Gillespie and with Quincy Jones, Thelonious Monk, Michel Legrand, Tony Bennett and Carly Simon.

3) Heirloom Apple Tasting Held Oct. 5

A heirloom apple tasting with local beer, goat cheese and bread will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 3-5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Boone. Join local apple growers, Bill Moretz and Ron Joyner as they share knowledge and harvest of old apple varieties for tasting. An incredible diversity of apples is part of the heritage of the Appalachian region. Now, many of us are familiar with less than 10 varieties offered in grocery stores. For the tasting, the history and subtleties of each variety will be discussed in detail. Products from Stick Boy Bread Company, Heritage Homestead Dairy, Blowing Rock Ale House and other libations will be available to sample. A donation of $15 per person or $25 per couple is requested to benefit Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture.

4) Important Notice from Grandfather Mountain

A new ladder is being installed on the Grandfather Trail at the “Squeeze” portion of the trail. Do not attempt to use the new ladder as it is not completed and could lead to injuries if attempted to be used. Again, this ladder is not ready for use.

5) J.E. Broyhill Civic Center Presents the Hit Men

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center will host a Dinner and a Show event featuring The Hit Men on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Prior to the show, the J.E.B.C.C. Catering Group will host “Pop Rocks 60’s, 70’s & 80’s Grazing Menu Through the Years” at 6:15 p.m. The Hit Men are hit makers of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s performing and/or recording members of mega-star acts including Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Critters, Carly Simon, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Barry Manilow, Elton John and Kiki Dee. This brotherhood of musicians has a friendship that dates back more than 50 years. They have reunited to go on tour again, to relive the magic they created on stages around the world and in recording studios years ago. With The Hit Men, you can experience the hits of decades past the way you first heard them, a musical legacy that includes great Four Seasons songs made popular again by Broadway’s Jersey Boys and so many other memorable solid gold hits. The menu for the Pop Rocks buffet will include Chicken A-la-King Vol-au-Vent (chicken and vegetables in cream sauce served in puff pastry shells), loose meat sliders, collard greens, bacon & smoked gouda quiche squares, individual fruited Jello salad, French onion dip with toasted pita points, fudge cake with chocolate ganache, whipped cream and raspberry sauce and 7-UP cake with lemon glaze. Don’t miss a great night of nostalgic food and music with The Hit Men on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $25.62 for adults and $10.68 for children. CCC&TI student tickets are $10 with a valid student ID. Dinner tickets are $12.81 for adults and $6.41 for children. For more information or for tickets, call the Civic Center Box Office at 828-726-2407 or visit www.broyhillcenter.com