1) Avery Chamber AfterHours Networking Event
We will bring a little bit of New Orleans to Avery County! On Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Linville Village, home to the newly re-branded Yadkin Bank. Celebrate the best of both worlds-Cajun cuisine and atmosphere of summer in the mountains. Laissez les bon temps roulare. Let the good times roll! With hosts and sponsors: Linville Village, Yadkin Bank, Edward Jones, Tri-Season Medical Care, The Tricia Wilson Law Firm and Medi Home Care. Listen to Cajun music and Southern Rock while you enjoy an authentic New Orleans Shrimp Boil, Hurricanes, King Cake and the works. Musical entertainment by well-known local musicians Don Vallarta and Steve Davidowski. We may not have a Bourbon Street but come to Linville Village on July 9 for some great food and a celebration of everything that makes Avery a great place to live and work. RSVP to 828-898-5605. Bring a lawn chair if you’d like to stay for music and dancing!
2) Sound Traveler at Beech Alpen
Sound Traveler will be playing one public show in the area this week at Beech Alpen on Saturday, July 6 from 5-9 p.m.
3) Blue Ridge Mountain Club Yoga with a View
Thursdays in July starting on July 11 at Watson Gap Pavillion. Join us July 11 at 11:30 a.m. for the first yoga class at Blue Ridge Mountain Club instructed by Jenny Thornton-Brooks. These first classes will focus on easing into strengthening postures with a slow, gentle, restorative pace. This class is a mindful practice with hands-on guidance that will reduce stress for beginners and long-time practitioners alike. Classes will meet July 11, 18 and 25. Jenny began her yoga practice in 2003, while earning a BS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Appalachian State University. She found that yoga was the kindest thing to do to her body as she pursued more arduous activities including trail running, downhill mountain biking, snowboarding and being an all-around outdoor enthusiast. While living in Charleston, SC, she was drawn to the mat to fill the void left by the mountains of Western North Carolina. It turned out to be a wonderful tool for finding center and her home at the beach. Jenny graduated from the Holy Cow Yoga Teacher Training Program in Charleston in April 2012 and then began teaching at Holy Cow Yoga Center. Jenny is thrilled to bring her practice back home to the mountains, and excited to share yoga with others and also help them find their home on the mat. Please sign up by contacting Membership Services Director Harrison Herbst.
4) BMA Tours Welcomes Love Canon
Love Canon doesn’t cover the music of the ’80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride. It’s a general rule of American culture that it takes 20-40 years for a decade to shed its stale stench and get its groove back. There’s no shortage of clever musical re-enactors giving the first generation of MTV an ironic makeover: a fool’s errand, given that the music already was soaked in postmodern irony. By contrast, Love Canon refreshes and extends the originals with affectionate humor and effortless virtuosity. The players-including Old School Freight Train’s Jesse Harper, Nate Leath, Darrell Muller, Virginia Commonwealth University guitar and banjo master Adam Larrabee, and Mandolin Virtuoso Andy Thacker – add layers of depth to the still-appealing pop hooks. They romp on throwaway classics such as ZZ Top’s “Legs” and “She Blinded Me With Science.” On their excellent version of “The Boys of Summer”, the folk instrumentation adds a traditional context to the time-capsule lyrics. After blazing through other up-tempo material, they shift to a slow burn on the closing “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” It’s an unlikely choice for an all-male band, but they strip the song down to its bittersweet, feminist heart. — Peter McElhinney – Style Weekly
5) Elkland Art Center – The Fire is Lit
At the Liberty Parade we celebrate freedom, joy and independence. It is a one-of-a-kind expression of our community’s creativity. Hundreds of people of all ages enjoy the Liberty Parade for free. The only way this happens is with you. Contribute today! There are unique works available as rewards and of the course the reward of knowing you helped make this happen. $3150 and three days to go!
6) Ribbon Cutting and Open House
Join us on July 11 from 4-6 p.m. at the Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center’s ribbon cutting and open house. The location is 870 State Farm Road Suite 100 in Boone. For more info, call 828-386-BONE.
7) Project Appleseed Rifleman Boot Camp Offered in Ramseur from August 25-30
Project Appleseed is an activity of the Revolutionary War Veterans Associatio (RWVA) and dedicated to teaching every American our shared heritage and history as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills in order to preserve the ideals and traditions of the men, women and children of our country’s founding generation.
The Project Appleseed Rifleman Boot Camp is a week long instructor program where Rifleman instructors are created, whether or not the participant seeks to volunteer as an instructor at future Project Appleseed marksmanship clinic weekend events or privately in order to pass o what is learned to family and friends.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25. Rifleman Boot Camp starts at 8:30 a.m. each day from Aug. 25-30, at a private gun range located at the corner of Willie Wright Road and Royal Ridge Road in Ramseur, NC.
The Rifleman Boot Camp is then followed by a standard Project Appleseed rifle marksmanship clinic weekend event, where the Rifleman Boot Camp students can serve as instructors, applying their newly minted skills on the firing line and passing on the tradition and planting the seeds of Liberty in the next generation of Americans.
Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that allow a Rifleman to be accurate out to 400 yards and beyond, with iron sights, a standard rifle and surplus ammo. Scopes are allowed to be used. Most of the instruction at Project Appleseed event is conducted on the firing range at 25 meters, at reduced size targets to simulate 100 to 400 yards. Students will learn safe gun handling, proper use of a sling and Revolutionary War history.
Please bring your own eye/ear protection, a rifle with a sling, a pistol and ammo for both, a rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, a packed lunch, snacks and drinks. Please bring water to stay hydrated. No food is available at this range.