1) 14th Annual Mayview Madness 5K Set for Saturday, Sept. 21
The 2012 running of the Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5K race drew more than 320 runners – the largest in race history- and organizers are hoping for an even better turnout in 2013. The 14th annual 5K and one-mile kids run takes place here on Saturday, Sept. 21, with proceeds benefitting Blue Ridge Conservancy, helping to protect important land from development and providing public access in seven High Country counties. The scenic 5K course starts at 3:30 a.m. adjacent to the American Legion Hall and finishes in front of Bistro Roca restaurant, where post-race snacks will be provided and awards presented. The course winds through the historic Mayview neighborhood, with magnificent views along the route. With average race day high and low temperatures of 67 and 49 respectively, conditions should be perfect for running. This year’s one-mile kids run (8 a.m.) has a new title sponsor, Blue Ridge Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (BRPAM), which is dedicated to getting children outside and active. Tracy Brown, Executive Director of the Blowing Rock TDA is a big fan of the race. “The Mayview Madness 5K continues to grow bigger and bigger every year, and we’re happy to host the race and its paticipants. Blowing Rock has always been a community that embraces a healthy lifestyle and outdoor activities, so the Mayview Madness fits right in. We also support the goals of the Blue Ridge Conservancy since its work is key to protecting our land and water resources,” Brown said. The 5K race will have prizes donated by local businesses for the top three male and female finishers in each of ten age groups, including a separate category for masters finishers.
2) Appalachian Chorale Accepting New Members
Are you interested in singing in a choir? The Appalachian Chorale at Appalachian State University is a large chorale ensemble open to all students, faculty and members of the High Country community. The chorale provides an outlet for any interested singer who can carry his or her part in a four-part harmony. The chorale generally has 60-65 members, comprised of students and community members. No audition is required. The chorale meets for two hours wekly, and sings a concert of masterworks near the end of each semester. Rehearsals begin Monday, Aug. 26 from 7-9 p.m. and continue each Monday that classes at Appalachian are in session. Rehearsals are held in room 214 in the Hayes School of Music. This fall, the chorale will perform Antonin Dvorak’s “Te Deum” as well as several shorter pieces at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov.25. A final dress rehearsal will be held Sunday, Nov. 24. For further information, contact Appalachian Chorale director Dr. Linda Larson at [email protected].
3) Watauga County GOP Summer Cookout
The Watauga County GOP will have a summer cookout on Thursday, Sept. 5. at the Boone Golf Club from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Entertainment will be providedby the Original Bluegrass Band. Representative Virginia Foxx, N.C. Senator Dan Soucek and N.C. Representative Johnathan Jordan will be there along with other Republican elected officials and candidates. Tickets are $20 if paid before Aug. 29 and $25 at the door. For more information on this event, contact Victoria Smith at 963-4253 or [email protected]