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Daily Email Announcements Received Today, May 30 See What’s Going On in Your Community

May 30, 2013. What is going on in your community? Here is a brief update on the emails that we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

Outdoor Photo Stroll and Workshop

An Outdoor Photo Stroll & Workshop will be held on June 5th, 2013 from 9 to 11am at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens in Boone. It is a very non-technical event stressing methods and techniques, over equipment and specifically designed for flower and plant enthusiasts who would like to take better pictures. Participants need only bring whatever camera (and gear, if any) they currently use, and wear comfortable outdoor clothing appropriate to the morning’s weather conditions. After 30 minutes of group instruction and discussion, the strolling begins, at which time personalized help is available. There is no charge, although a donation or membership in Friends of the Garden is encouraged. There is a useful handout plus two 5 x7 photo prints made from images participants capture during the class. These pairs of prints will be displayed and judged, with two selected shots made into 11” x 16” prints, framed and used by the Gardens until presented formally to the winners at a later date.

Get Your Taste of Avery Tickets Now!

Dear members,

If you haven’t gotten your Taste of Avery tickets yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! This is a great opportunity to try all those restaurants that you just haven’t made it to yet or get a sample of the wines from all the great wineries in our area or even try beer from Avery County’s ONLY brewery! Realtors & Accommodations: This is a great way to welcome new clients or renters to our beautiful area and introduce them to some of our local businesses and friendly local folks! We do still have a few tickets available but they won’t last long. We have sold out, prior to the event, the past two years and expect to do so again so come by our office at Tynecastle Shoppes or give us a call at 828-898-5605.Hope To See You There!

Avery County Chamber Staff

Update: Trash n’ Fashion Fundraiser

Emilie Young, with her team of eleven artists, has done it again with Elklands annual spring fundraiser, Trash n’ Fashion. Original works of wearable art were made from trash donated by local sponsors of the event. Over 150 students and community members came out to show support. We raised $1,500 – all going toward this year’s “Sustain-Us” campaign goal of $10,000. These funds will support staff, rent, supplies and equipment in 2013. Thank you to all who came out. 

Liberty Parade 2013: Fanning the Flames

Elkland’s annual parade in Todd, the Liberty Parade, has celebrated water, wind and earth. This year’s parade is all about FIRE! Ignite your passion for community art by participating in the Liberty Parade in the following ways:

  • Liberty Parade Kid’s Art Camp – June 24-27
  • Artist Work Days – every Friday in June
  • Public Workshops – every Saturday in June
  • Contribute through PayPal or through Kickstarter
  • Volunteer in the parade

 Quilt Meeting

The Mountain Lauren Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 6 at 1:30 p.m. We meet in the conference room on the second floor of the Senior Center on Poplar Grove Connector in Boone. Our new officers will be installed and then we will have a reception with finger food and tea. It will be an excellent way to meet quilters. Please bring your quilts for show-and-tell. Call Dolores at 295-6148 if you have any questions.

Community Interest Notice

4-H Super Summer registration is open for summer enrichment workships for 5-12 year olds. Activities include our Pizza Adventure daycamp and exploring fun, creative topics such as plants, chocolate, gardens, birds and more. To register, come by the Cooperative Extension office for a registration form. Our office is located at the Agricultural Services Building, 971 West King Street in Boone. 

Watauga Humane Society PSA

We need volunteers to help care for the animals, our building and grounds. We also need help with adoption events, fundraising events and more. For more information or to sign up, click on the volunteer tab on our website.

Save the Date: Crossnore School

June 21 from 5-8:30 is the Plein Air Art Auction and Gala. Silent auction at 5 p.m. and live auction at 6 p.m. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be available. The location is the Hugh Chapman Center at 331 Hospital Drive in Linville. The event is to benefit the Crossnore School’s Stepping Stones Program. For more information, please call Heidi at 828-773-3144