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

1) Welcome, New Avery County Chamber Member

The Avery County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome and thank one of our newest chamber members! Tri-Seasons Medical Care (A concierge medical service for seasonal residents). Come join us for an open house every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. through the end of August. Their office is located in Suite 8 at Linville Village. Drop by to meet Dr. Skarda and receive information about this great new medical practice. Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays 8:30 to noon. For more information, call 828-773-8998.

2) Inaugural Stop! Drop! and Roll! 5K

The Watauga County Firefighters Association is hosting its Inaugural Stop! Drop! & Roll! 5k on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 8 a.m. The goals of the fundraiser are: (1) to help raise money for a scholarship to support a graduating high school student planning to pursue a career in emergency services and (2) to support families of burned victims. The race starts and ends at Fire Department Station 2 (intersection of State Farm Road and Hunting Lane), routing participants along areas of the Boone Greenway Trail. Early registration (before July 3) is $15. Day of race registration is $20 for everyone. Make checks payable to Watauga County Firefighters Association (WCFA). T-shirts are available on a first come, first served basis; refreshments will be provided after the race, and all registered participants are eligible for a door prize.  Must be present to win! For more information, or to register for the Inaugural Stop! Drop! & Roll! 5K, visit http://www.active.com/running/boone-nc/stop-drop-and-roll-5k-2013

3) Hagan to Question Top Military Leaders on Sexual Assault During Armed Services Committee Hearing

Tomorrow, U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (NC) will question top military leaders of each service branch on what is being done to address the military sexual assault crisis. Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey will be appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, as well as the service chiefs and lawyers from each branch of the military. For several years, Hagan has called attention to the problem of military sexual assault. After an alarming Pentagon report put the estimated number of sexual assaults in 2012 at 26,000, Hagan wrote Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to request that he report to Congress on the progress his department is making to implement new sexual assault prevention laws passed in the 2013 Defense Authorization Act. That letter can be read HERE. To watch the web cast, click here: http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/

WHO:  U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, other top military officials            

WHAT: U.S. Senate Armed Services Hearing on Military Sexual Assault

WHEN: TOMORROW, June 4, Hearing begins at 9:30 am

4) Sound Traveler is Back for the Summer

This week Sound Traveler has one public show, and it is on Saturday, June 8, from 6:00-10:00 PM at the Banner Elk Café.

5) Beech Mountain’s First Annual Wellness Weekend

Join us at Buckeye Recreation Center for two days of wellness events and activities. Informative speakers including Banner Elk Chiropractor Dr. Joseph Nitti

Wellness Expert Caroline Stahlschmidt CHHC and Marla Gentile Licensed Professional Counselor.  On Saturday, a Wellness Fair will take place with a variety of booths that will give participants the opportunity to learn about health and wellness issues and there will be various healthy products to purchase.  The day will also include fitness classes. Healthy snacks will be served.

Please call Buckeye Recreation Center for more information



6) NASW Boone LPU Meetings

The National Association of Social Workers Local Program Unit in Boone, NC, invites you to our summer programs.  On June 21, networking and lunch begin at 12:30 pm.  Program which offers one continuing education hour is 1:00-2:00 pm. the meeting is at the Watuaga County Public Library on Queen Street in Boone, NC. June 21, Lissa Brown will be presenting on Gay bullying.  Please refer to her web site for more information.  She will be bringing copies of her book to the meeting. www.lissabrownwrites.com July 22  Multi-Systemic Therapy presented by Youth Villages July 26 (evening) and July 27  Chelsea Wakefield presents on Negotiating Your Inner Peace Treaty at St Luke’s  Episcopal Church in Boone, ( right behindEarthFare.)  There is an information flier on the the NASW-NC web calendar. Registration is $50.00 and space is limited.  Six (6 )hours of continuing education. For more information you may contact Patty Smith at  828 244 2954 or you may send a check to Patty Smith  238 Margaret  Ridge, Boone, NC 28607 or you may e mail  [email protected].  This is co sponsored by Numina and Boone, LPU. For more information about  the presenter,go to www.chelseawakefiled.com. Aug. 19  A.S.U. Dept. of Social Work/ Boone LPU is presenting an on- campus program 12:30-2;00.  Lunch and parking provided with advanced registration.   1 hour continuing education.   Speaker: NASW-NC staff member.  For more details and registration contact : [email protected] or call 262 2299 and ask for Amy Lyons or Heather Thorpe Aug. 26  Motivational Interviewing A certificate for  in-service training will be provided, free to NASW members,$5 for all others.

7) Town of Beech Mountain Kid’s Fishing Derby

Kids grab your fishing poles and bait and head on down to Lake Coffey for Beech Mountain’s Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby. Come spend the day on the lake as you catch all the fish you can! Prizes will be awarded for numerous categories throughout the Derby. This is a wonderful way to spend time with your family and to get outdoors! The fish will be biting, are the little fishermen and fisherwomen up for the challenge!

8) Elkland Arts Center Liberty Parade

Elkland Arts Center, a vibrant community arts nonprofit located in Todd, is gearing up for the Liberty Parade!  Held every year on July 4th, this fun, family-friendly event is free and accessible to everyone.  

This year, EAC is celebrating the element of FIRE, and we hope you will join us and fan the flame of your creative spirit! There are costumes and props for all paraders to wear and carry, poetry and dance space, music and sound-making instruments, and much more – all to help you fan your flame!

We have several opportunities for you to get involved throughout the month of June.  Elkland Art Center is hosting adult artist workdays every Friday from 1-4pm.  Every Saturday from 1-3pm, ALL ages and skill levels are welcome to come and create something for the parade.  We are currently seeking volunteers for the Liberty Parade, and we will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of this parade.  

If you are interested in plugging in or just wanting more info, contact us at [email protected], like us on Facebook, or check out our website, www.elklandartcenter.org