1) Illusory Permanence: The Persistence of Nature on Display at Looking Glass Gallery
“Illusory Permanence: The Persistence of Nature,” an exhibition by Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate Katherine Meeks will be on display through Dec. 13 in Looking Glass Gallery located in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. A reception will be held in the gallery from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. In this display, Meeks explores the relationship between the human desire for order and the tendency of nature toward disorder. Her combination of photography, ceramics, industrial objects and live plants creates an environment in which viewers can interact with her creative exploration of the persistence of nature in the man-made world. Meeks will graduate from Appalachian in May 2014 with a BFA in studio art and a Bachelor of Science in art education (K-12). A.N.C. Teaching Fellow, Meeks plans to teach in a North Carolina public school. Meeks and Looking Glass Gallery would like to extend a special thanks to Appalachian’s Office of Student Research and Research Institute for the Environment, Energy and Economics, and the Randolph A. Johnson Endowment for Art for helping fund this project.
2) Santa’s Christmas Caboose Visit Rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 15
The public is invited to visit with Santa Claus on the campus of Wilkes Community College on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 2-4 p.m. His earlier scheduled visit was postponed due to threats of inclement weather. Santa will be at the Waldon Christmas Caboose located on the lower campus near the Children’s Playground. Children will have the opportunity to get their photo made with Santa and to share their Christmas wishes with him. The WCC Rotaract Club will be taking photos for purchase as a club fundraiser or parents may bring their own cameras to use in taking photos.
3) Worship Service
The Church of the Holy Cross Valle Crusis Christmas Eve worship services are:
- 5 p.m.- Christmas pageant and Holy Eucharist
- 7:30 p.m. – Pre-service special music and carols
- 8 p.m. Holy Eucharist and Celebration of Christmas
- Christmas Day service: 10 a.m.- Holy Eucharist and a quiet “come as you are service”
4) Registration for Yoga Classes at Senior Centers
The next 12-week session of yoga classes is scheduled to meet from 6:15-7:15 p.m. at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 7. Deadline to register is 5 p.m. on first day of class. Classes will also be held at the Western Watauga Community Center on Thursdays starting Jan. 9 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced yoga students. The instructor, Akal Dev Sharonne, has been a yoga practitioner and teacher for more than 30 years. Her classes are a delightful blend of humor, challenge and wisdom. The cost of each 12-week session is $62 per person. Any age may register, but if the class exceeds the attendance limit priority will be given to persons age 60 and older. Please call 265-8090 with any questions.
5) Sanitation Department Closed for Christmas
The Watauga County Sanitation Department and all Convenience Centers will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25. The Sanitation Department and all Convenience Centers will be open on Thursday, Dec. 26.