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Email Announcements We Are Receiving Today: See What’s Going On Around The Community

1) Summer Registration for BLAST Youth Program Now Open

As students finish up their course work and look forward to a long summer vacation, parents are left with determining what their children will do during the summer months. The Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center offers an alternative to hours spent glued to the television this summer in its BLAST program. BLAST (Building Lively, Active, Strong Tweens) is a program offered for youth ages seven to twelve years old, Monday through Friday from noon until 4 p.m. The summer program focuses on setting a health conscious fundamental foundation for campers in a fun, active and supportive environment. Campers can expect to have fun and learn while participating in a variety of sports, dodge ball, yoga, zumba, swimming, hiking, nutrition education and much more. Kris Hartley, CES, CSCS, ACLS Fitness Supervisor at the Wellness Center said “In the BLAST program we teach students how to be active. We intentionally do not make it overly structured byt rather we promote a safe, actively engaged, fun environment for campers to excel in fitness, nutrition and social development.” The program, which includes an afternoon snack, offers three payment options. The weekly rate is $80, the four week rate is $275 and the price for an entire eight week program is $500. The BLAST program starts on Monday, June 17 and is currently welcoming new members. For more information about the program, contact Fitness Leader Randy Azbell at 828-266-1060 or email him at [email protected] For more information on the Wellness Center click here.

2) Grand Opening of Blue Heaven Resort and Spa

 The grand opening, ribbon cutting and inauguration will take place on June 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will also be an open house on Saturday, June 22, from 1-5 p.m. Blue Haven Resort and Spa will open its doors to the public with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 19, followed by an open house on Saturday. We invite you to join us to celebrate when we open this destination spa for relaxation and healing. There will be light refreshments and tours. With breathtaking views, luxurious rooms, holistic dining and a specialty in Eastern treatments with natural oils, Blue Heaven Resort and Spa will be a unique addition to the High Country’s collection of resorts and spas. Our Address is 911 Rock Cliff Road near Heavenly Mountain. For directions, please visit their website. RSVPs are encouraged, though people can drop by anytime on Saturday between 1-5 p.m. You can contact us at 800-368-5168. We look forward to welcoming you to the resort!

3) Nature Journaling at Grandfather Mountain State Park

On Wednesday, June 26, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. Participants will enjoy hiking while observing nature and sketching or writing. Maximum of 1 mile hike to the site – 2 miles round trip. No experience is required. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own journaling favorites if you would like. Pre-registration is required. Call 828-963-9522 to pre-register. 

4) Beech Mountain Arts and Crafts Fair 

On Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be an Arts and Crafts Fair in Beech Mountain. Vendors can set up on Friday, June 14, from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. or Saturday, June 15, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Buckeye Recreation Center. This isn’t your toddler’s arts and crafts. With so many talented local artists, it would be a crime not to show their pieces off. Come browse the selection of high quality craftsmanship or have your own work displayed. We have unique designs and trades that you won’t find anywhere else. 

5) Please Stop for a Shriner

Please remember that this weekend, June 14-15 our Avery County Shriners will be out and about all over Avery County for the Shriners Annual Paper Sale. Give a little or a lot, every penny goes to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. These hospitals treat children with severe burns, orthopedic problems such as clubbed feet, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. Chances are that you know a child that the Shriners Hospitals have helped. Buy a paper and read for yourself all of the good things that the Shriners Hospitals can do, with our help and support.

6) Upcoming Beer Fest and Wine Tour

We have two very exciting events coming in the next few weeks. Check them out and call the office at 828-898-5605 if you ave any questions and to reserve your tickets. June 11 is the inaugural Avery County Beer and Wine Festival which is free to the public. There will be free tastings with options to purchase will vendor spaces priced at only $30. Food will be provided by the Toe River Lodge and there will be live music, corn hole toss, fly fishing tutorials by Rivers Edge Outfitters, craft vendors, disc golf games and more. On June 27, Avery County will host the 2013 Avery County Wine Tour. Tours begin at noon and will be held every fourth Thursday from June through October. Tickets are $50 each and allow guests to visit six different wine destinations in Avery County: 1861 Farmhouse, Banner Elk Winery, Erick’s Cheese and Wine, Grandfather Vineyards, Linville Falls Winery and Plumtree Vineyards. Transportation will be provided by Air Haven Limousine. 

7) Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery Business After Hours

Thursday, June 20 from 5-7 p.m. at 7539 Valley Boulevard in Blowing Rock. Please RSVP to [email protected] Entrance fee is $5 and a business card. 

8) Wake Up Watauga

Crime costs businesses $300,000,000 every year in the US. Want to know how to stop it here in the High Country? On Friday, June 21 at 8 a.m. at the Daniel Boone Inn, representatives from local law enforcement will share about Crime Stoppers and how businesses can be involved in detecting and preventing crimes and the apprehension of suspects. RSVP to [email protected]

9) 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament 

On Thursday, Aug 15 with shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Join us as Boone Golf Club hosts their inaugural Casa Rustica Charity Golf Tournament. This will be a great day of golf, food, prizes and most important, benefitting the High Country Caregiver Foundation and Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S. 4-Man Captain’s Choice, Men’s tees: white, Senior tees (70 and above): Gold, Ladies’ Tees: red. Entry fee is $125 per player. Fee includes greens and cart fee, mulligans, lunch and dinner. Hole and banner sponsorships are available. Contact Rick Pedroni for more information. Dinner to follow provided by Casa Rustica at the Boone Golf Club. Amazing prizes for closest to the pins, hole-in-one and all day raffle. 

10) Art History Made Easy and Wine Tasting

Buckeye Recreation Center has teamed up with the Beech Mountain Art Guild to bring you Art History Made Easy on June 19, July 17 and Aug 14 at 5 p.m. Come join as one of the experts and beloved admirer of art talks about his favorite artists. These presentations will be paired with a wine tasting by local wineries. He will put the artists work into a recognizable historic perspective and show examples of what makes the work notable. These free programs are sure to be fun and enlightening. You must be 21 and older to participate. 

11) Pregnancy Massage Now Offered at the Boone Healing Arts Center

We are pleased to announce that the four massage therapists at the Boone Healing Arts Center are all certified as Nurturing the Mother pregnancy massage therapists. Diana Lee, Debra Helene, Phoenix Fisher and Melissa Pollard are now offering pregnancy massage to help expecting mothers stay comfortable through their entire pregnancy and prepare for labor and delivery. Research from the Touch Institute of Miami shows that pregnancy massage helps manage blood pressure, strengthens the immune system, reduces stress for mother and baby, alleviates anxiety ad depression, prepares the muscles for labor and delivery and improves sleep. Pregnancy massage can help reduce fatigue, headaches, low back and abdominal pain, swelling and edema, leg pain and cramps, nausea, constipation and indigestion. Boone Healing Arts Center is pleased to announce that our therapists are now offering a New Mama Special: $50 for a on-hour prenatal or postnatal massage for your first session. Contact the center at 828-386-1172 to schedule an appointment. 

Learn more about the Boone Healing Arts Center by visiting our website here or stop by the center at 838 State Farm Road, Boone.