1) Boone Service League Announces Holiday Market, Vendor Deadline Nov. 14
The Boone Service League announces two upcoming fundraisers and opportunities to celebrate the season: holiday photos at Big Ridge Tree Farm and the annual Holiday Market at Watauga High School. Holiday pictures will be taken by Emily Angle Photography on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 9, at Big Ridge Tree Farm on George Eggers Road in the Foscoe area. A $60 package includes one 8-by-10, two 5-by-7s and eight wallets. To make an appointment, contact Emily Wilson at [email protected], 828-964-0967 or 828-386-1177. The Boone Service League is currently seeking vendors for its annual Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Watauga High School — held in conjunction with the Watauga Education Foundation’s Flapjack Flip. Interested vendors are welcome to apply for a space or to ask questions by emailing Susan Phipps at [email protected] no later than Nov. 14. Vendor spaces are subject to availability and uniqueness of products. The Boone Service League is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for emergency needs, projects, scholarships and charities throughout the High Country. All funds raised by the Boone Service League remain in the High Country. Visit www.booneserviceleague.org for more information.
2) Sensory Friendly Film Screening of How to Train Your Dragon 2 Held Oct. 25
APPS Film Council, Innovative Approaches of Watauga County, Appalachian State University, ABLE Recreation and Parent to Parent Family Support Network of the High Country are offering families with children and youth with special health care needs a special opportunity to enjoy a favorite family film in a safe and accepting environment. On Saturday, Oct. 25, Appalachian State University will host a showing of How to Train Your Dragon 2 in the SuperCinema at I.G. Greer located in the center of campus. Doors will open at 1:50 p.m. The feature film will begin at 2 p.m. Admission is only $2 per person and the whole family is invited! In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting, the lighting will be dim upon entering the cinema and will remain that way throughout the film. The film audio will be played lower than at a typical theatre. To accommodate special diets, families can bring their own snacks. Audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, or sing along! Individual seating will be provided. To help us estimate how many people to expect for the film, please RSVP to Stephanie Bunch, the Innovative Approaches Coordinator, at 828-264-4995 or [email protected]. Parking is available on Appalachian State University campus free of charge. The closest parking lots are in front of I.G. Greer, Raley Hall, the Library Parking Deck, and the River Street Parking Deck. For more information about the film, log on to www.apphealth.com on Innovative Approaches or if you would like to get involved, please contact Stephanie Bunch at the Watauga County office of Appalachian District Health Department at 828-264-4995. To learn more about Parent to Parent Family Support Network of the High Country, log onto http://parent2parent.appstate.edu. The NC Innovative Approaches Initiative is supported through the NC Division of Public Health Children and Youth Branch.
3) Watauga Community Band Fall Concert Held Oct. 21
The Watauga Community Band will hold its annual Fall Concert on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in Rosen Concert Hall on the campus of Appalachian State University. The band, under the direction of Bill Winkler, will perform a variety of music from the jazz piece Four of a Kind by Jack Bullock, to the classical The Barber of Seville by Gioaccino Rossini. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas and made popular by the Disney movie Fantasia, is also on the program. The concert is free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Come and spend an evening of good music with the Watauga Community Band.