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

1) Blue Ridge Mountain Club Yoga with a View

Thursdays in July at Watson Gap Pavilion. Join us July 11 at 11:30 for the first yoga class at Blue Ridge Mountain Club instructed by Jenny Thorton-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 on July 11, 18 and 25. Jenny began her yoga practice in 2003 while earning a BS in Excercise Science and Health Promotion from Appalachian State University. She found that yoga was the kindest thing to do for 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 now 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. 

2) Round Up with Boone Area Chamber of Commerce

Join the Round Up at the 64th Annual Meeting and Awards of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Tweetsie Railroad. Dinner starts at 5:15 and the program begins at 6. Cost is $25 per person. Saddle up and enjoy the fun with dinner, entertainment and a train ride to boot! Cowboys and cowgirls are welcome. Please contact Wysteria White to reserve your seat. 

3) Caldwell Arts Council Announces Music Camp 2013 with Caldwell Junior Appalachian Musicians

Hey kids! Pick up an instrument this summer and come JAM with us. Regardless of experience, Caldwell JAM camp is offering you a chance to pick up a tune or two in old-time and traditional music. Cost is $25 plus $10 registration fee (plus rental instrument fees if needed). Scholarships are available-please inquire. Caldwell JAM camp will be held Aug. 14-16 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in downtown Lenoir, and on Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention. Registration deadline is Aug. 7. This first annual JAM camp will be tied into the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention. Students will perform what they learn on stage at the festival. Camp will be open to any child ages 7-16. Classes will be taught in fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin (based on interest). Students must provide their own instruments (guitar and fiddle rental instruments will be available with $25 cash deposit). Students must be accompanied by paying adult to the last day of camp (Aug. 31 at the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention). 

4) Appalachian Regional Rheumatology Opening July 15

Do you suffer with arthritis? You are not alone, the Center for Disease Control reports that there are currently over 50 million people diagnosed with a form of arthritis. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) is pleased to announce an answer to this growing concern in the High Country to reopening the Appalachian Regional Rheumatology practice on July 15. The practice will focus on the treatment of arthritis, autoimmune diseases, pain disorders affecting joints and osteoporosis. Robert Johnson, director of Operations for Appalachian Regional Medical Associates said “We are extremely happy to reopen Appalachian Regional Rheumatology because it offers a convenient location for patients to access quality care.” The practice, which closed temporarily in December last year due to retiring physicians, is happy to announce the arrival of Dr. James Logan. Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine as a Rheumatologist, Dr. Logan specializes in diagnosing, treating and medically managing patients with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Dr. Logan received his medical degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency at the University of Arkansas and a Rheumatology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Logan joins ARHS with 22 years of experience, most recently as a member of the medical staff at Mercy Hospital Hot Springs located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Dr. Logam shared that he is “thrilled to be in the High Country and looks forward to partnering with his patients and area physicians to make life better.”