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

1) Pedal-Driven, A Bike-umentary

High Country Recreation, a local nonprofit that promotes recreational activities and advocates for improved recreation infrastructure, will host a screening of the film “Pedal Driven.” The focus will be supporting local trail development in the High Country. Admission to this event is free and completely open to the public. 

2) Grace Academy Chili Cook Off and Raffle

It’s almost time for the fifth annual Grace Academy Chili Cook-off. Come out on Friday and choose between many types of chili, Christmas shop at the silent auction and join in on lots of fantastic raffle prizes.

3) A Celtic Christmas

Al Petteway (guitar and banjo) is a Grammy Award winning artist and Amy White is a composer, instrumentalist with piano, mandolin and Celtic harp and a singer. For this special Christmas concert, the will draw from a broad array of old-English, Celtic and traditional carols. 

4) The One and Only Santa Claus

The Beanstalk Community Theatre is at it again. Live in your living room, it’s your favorite TV show, “American Profiles!” When a family is startled to find host Yul Tide literally in their living room one morning, the show begins. In a series of hilarious and heart-warming sketches, Yul Tide and co-host Chrystal Flakes explore what Santa Claus really represents, introducing us to various people who know and love him. This is an all youth production with students ranging in age from 6-19. Come support a family friendly community theatre at its finest. 

5) Appalachian Chorale Performs Nov. 25

The Appalachian Chorale performs a program of Mozart, Britten and Dvorak Nov. 25 at Appalachian State University. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited. The chorale is conducted by Hayes School faculty member Dr. Linda Larson. Dr. Joby Bell will provide the accompaniment. Soloists are Allison Deters, Alexis Stegman, Remy Martin and Kenneth Kennedy. The musicians will perform “Te Deum in C. Major, K. 141” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Festival Te Deum” by Benjamin Britten and “Te Deum, Op. 103” by Antonin Dvorak. 

6)Cottrell Named SoCon Wrestler of the Week

The Southern Conference tabbed Appalachian State University wrestler Dylan Cottrell as the conference’s wrestler of the week, the SoCon office announced on Wednesday. The Spencer, W.Va. native has dominated to this point in the season. Cottrell took first place at the Roadrunner Open at 149 pounds last Sunday to move to 9-0 on the young season. The redshirt-freshman grappler is also 4-0 in duals thus far. On Sunday, Cottrell won his first two matches by way of technical fall over Alex Abono and Robby Workman and then won three straight decisions over Kyle Chene, Frank Goodwin and Blake Kastl to capture first place. Cottrell defeated Kastl in the first place bout by a 7-0 decision and headlined the day for the Black and Gold.