1) MerleFest Adds Old Crow Medicine Show to 2014 Lineup
MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 24-27, announces the addition of Old Crow Medicine Show to the festival’s Friday evening lineup. The four-day event, an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro. As previously announced, singer-songwriter Holly Williams will also perform. MerleFest is known for it unique mix of traditional, roots-oriented music from the Appalachian region, including bluegress and old-time music, Americana, blues, country, Celtic, Cajun, cowboy, zydeco, rock and many other styles that Doc Watson, who helped found the festival, referred to as “traditional plus.”
2) Habitat for Humanity Breakfast at Bella’s
Avery Habitat for Humanity will host Breakfast at Bella’s this Saturday, Jan. 18, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Bella’s Restaurant is located in the Food Lion Shopping Center at 3585 Tynecastle Highway in Banner Elk. A variety of breakfast items will be served and donations will be accepted. For more information or questions please contact Avery Habitat at 828-733-1909.
3) Baha’i Prayer Vigil for Prisoners of Conscience
The Baha’is of Watauga, Ashe and Avery counties will host a prayer vigil for prisoners of conscience world-wide at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 22 at 297 Cherry Drive in Boone. All are welcome. This meeting is one of the “I Have a Dream” events to take place during the week of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. For more information and directions, call 264-2297.
4) Watauga Parks and Rec Pancake Breakfast
Watauga County Parks and Recreation and The Rock are co-hosting a pancake breakfast and fundraiser for the Mighty Mountaineer Basketball Program. The breakfast will take place at The Rock from 8:30-11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. Everybody is welcome. Plates of pancakes, sausage or bacon, and a drink will cost $6 and players wearing their jerseys eat free with a paying adult. For more information, contact Watauga County Parks & Recreation at 828-264-9511 or [email protected].
5) Breakfast at the Post
The Watauga American Legion Post #130 will host a Country Breakfast at the Post on Saturday morning, Jan. 18 from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $8 per person for an all you can eat breakfast that includes country ham, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade biscuits and gravy, hash browns, grits, cooked apples and fresh fruit, orange juice and coffee, regular or buckwheat pancakes. This event is open to the public. Thank you for supporting our local veterans and veteran programs. This event will take place at 135 Bear Trail at Junaluska Town Park in Boone.