1) Heritage Hall Theatre News from Mountain City
On Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. the Kruger Brothers will appear in concert, sponsored by Mountain Air, Inc., Family Prescription Center and Final Touch- an amazingly talented and popular band whose reputation traditionally precedes them. Since a formal introduction to American audiences in 1997, their remarkable facility with their instruments and unique take on the American Songbook have made the Kruger Brothers a fixture within the world of acoustic music. Although initially staying fairly close to a traditional repertoire, the group later turned to song writing and composition in order to draw more closely from their personal experiences. The result is a catalog of songs distinguished by rich detail and an insight into the delicacy and complexity of everyday life. The honesty of their writing has since become a hallmark of the trio’s work. The Krugers recently appeared on David Letterman with Steve Martin to receive his national award to exemplary banjo players. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. All youth seats are $8.
2) Bearcats Stifle Mountaineers 77-49
After falling behind 9-0 in the first four minutes, Appalachian State University men’s basketbal was able to battle back and cut the deficit to 13-11, but a ate first-half surge would give Cincinnati a 77-49 win on Saturday and Fifth Third Arena. The Mountaineers (0-3) found themselves in an early hole as the Bearcats (3-0) dominated the pace of play over the first four minutes with their signature full-court pressure defense, but Appalachian would slow things down and mounted an 11-4 run to cut the gap to just two points (13-11) with 12:02 remaining in the open period. Appalachian shot just 29.2 percent (19 of 65) from the floor while the Bearcats connected on 46.3 percent (31 of 67) of their shots. Cincinnati finished with a 47-35 edge in rebounds and came away with 21 offensive boards, which it converted into 21 second-chance points. The Apps return to action on Tuesday when they host Lees-McRae at 7 p.m. at the Holmes Center before wrapping up the Global Sports Shootout with a contest at North Carolina Central on Nov. 22.
3) Congrats to Avery Chamber Winners
The Avery Chamber would like to thank everyone who attended the Annual Dinner and helped to make it a success. We would like to send a huge thank you to the Toe River Lodge staff for a job well done. We would also like to send our most enthusiastic congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Man of the Year – John Wilson; 2013 Woman of the Year-Nancy Morrison; 2013 Business of the Year-Carolina Mtn Life Magazine and 2013 Lifetime Achievement-Col. Sam Ray.
4) Business AfterHours
Business After Hours and Awards Celebration will be presenting the “Watauga County Business of the Year” and “Award of Merritt for Development” Thursday, Nov. 21. The event starts at 5 p.m. including pies, cakes, apple cider and free drawings at the Blue Heaven Resort and Spa.
5) Community Contra Dance
The Boone Country Dancers will present a community contra dance on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Old Cove Creek School gym at 207 Dale Adams Road in Sugar Grove. Class for beginning contra dancers will begin at 7:30 p.m. The dance will run from 8-11 p.m. with a waltz and covered dish treat break at 9 p.m. Coming to Sugar Grove to perform the dance will be the band Spinning Wheel from Asheville. Calling for the dance will be the ever-popular Dean Snipes from Charlotte. Admission to the dance is $7 for adults, $5 for high school students and free to kids under 12.
6) Chestnut Trees Planted on ASU Campus
Appalachian State University and The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) will host a demonstration tree planting Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. near the gazebo in Durham Park on campus. The public is invited to attend. The partnership between the university and TACF is part of the university’s focus on sustainability. The demonstration planting will include two potentially blight-resistant American chestnut seedlings. The seedlings, called Restoration Chestnuts 1.0 are part of a research program headed up by TACF to restore the American chestnut to the eastern forests of America. Also included in the demonstration planting are two pure American chestnuts, two Chinese chestnuts and two F1 chestnuts, which are the basic components of TACF’s backcross breeding program.
7) Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony Performed Nov. 24
The Appalachian Symphony Orchestra performs works by Schubert, Williams and Brahms Sunday, Nov. 24 at Appalachian State University. Assistant Professor Chung Park conducts. The performance begins at 2 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
8) International Survivors of Suicide Day Event Held Nov. 23
Counseling and Psychological Services presents “International Survivors of Suicide Day” Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. in the Tater Hill Room of Plemmons Student Union at ASU. The public is invited. For more information, contact the Counseling and Psychological Services at 828-262-3180.