1) National Geographic Explorer and Bestselling Author Visits Boone
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, the Mast General Store and Cordura are proud to host National Geographic explorer and bestselling author Helen Thayer for a free presentation on Wednesday, May 14 in the lecture hall at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Downtown Boone. The presentation, “Polar Dream” begins at 6:30 p.m. A meet and greet reception with light refreshments will be held immediately following the presentation. Thayer’s presentation, “Polar Dream,” is the story of her journey to the magnetic North Pole, one of the world’s most remote and dangerous regions. She will share about a storm that destroyed most of her food and supplies, her encounters with polar bears and unimaginable cold. Thayer will also share some fantastic photographs from the trek and talk about her extraordinary relationship with her loyal Eskimo dog, Charlie.
2) Rock Dimensions to Host $2 Night Climb to Benefit Middle Fork Greenway
Rock Dimensions will host a $2 Night Climb on Friday, May 2 from 6-9 p.m. as part of a fundraiser for Middle Fork Greenway. Appalachian State University students are organizing the event, sponsored by Rock Dimensions and Footsloggers for the proposed pedestrian and cycling greenway linking Boone and Blowing Rock along the headwaters of the Middle Fork in the New River. The event will offer climbs for $2 each or three climbs and a bracelet for $10. There will also be an information table to answer questions and help share information about the project. All climbing gear will be provided at no extra charge. All ages are welcome and all proceeds go directly to the project. For more information call 828-702-4564.
3) CCC&TI Announces Upcoming Continuing Education Courses
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Corporate and Continuing Education Department has announced several upcoming courses.
- Nurse Aide I: The Corporate and Continuing Education division at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Nurse Aide I from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday from May 5-21 and May 27-Sept. 9 on the campus in Hudson. For more information or to register, call 726-2242.
- Electrical Lineman I: The Electrical Lineman I class will be held May 12 – July 14. The class will meet on the Caldwell campus Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration fee is $187. The course prepares students for a career as an apprentice for a Journeyman Lineman. In this program, students will develop the knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain and repair indoor and outdoor residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems and associated power transmission lines. For more information or to register call 726-2242.
- Upholstery Institute: Upholstery Institute class will be held on the Caldwell campus on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 13-Aug. 26. Tuition is only $181. For more information or to register, call 726-2242.
- Phlebotomy: CCC&TI will offer Phlebotomy from 5-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays May 19-June 25 with a clinical to follow on the Hudson campus. For more information or to register call 726-2242.
- Private Pilot Ground School: CCC&TI will offer Private Pilot Ground School from 6-10 p.m. on Tuesdays from May 20-Aug. 5 at the TAPS campus in Hudson. No prior piloting experience is necessary. The cost of the class is $126. For more information or to register call 726-2242.
- Medication Aide: CCC&TI will offer Medication Aide from 12-5 p.m. from June 27-July 3 on the Hudson campus. For more information or to register call 726-2242.
4) Summer Dance Series Begins June 3 at Appalachian
The Summer Dance Series sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance begins June 3 at Appalachian State University. The series, which runs through June 26, will offer mixed beginning-level classes featuring a variety of dance styles and bodywork classes. The classes are open to the public. Contact Regina James ([email protected]) to be included on an email list that will provide details on teachers, classes and calendar lineup. All classes will be held in Varsity Gym, Room 208. Open classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Intermediate/advanced technique classes will be held Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. or 7 p.m. The last week of June, all classes will meet from 5:30-6:45 p.m. The series offers mixed beginning level classes with rotating teachers, dance styles and bodywork classes as well as African, Rockette/Jazz, Hip hop, modern, jazz, yoga, musical theatre dance, ballet, gyrokinesis, tribal belly dance and more. There is no obligation to attend all classes. Children ages 10 and older are welcome and younger children are welcome with an adult. Many of these classes are child friendly and the class descriptions will state so. In lieu of a class fee, donations are welcome.