1) Grandfather Mountain State Park Volunteer Trail Work Day on Sept. 21
Have you ever hiked a trail and wondered how it got there or who maintains it? Well, your days of wonder are over! Join park rangers and help fix sections of the trails in Grandfather Mountain State Park. No experience or tools are needed as the park will supply these things. Wear sturdy, closed toed shoes (no flip flops or sandal style shoes are permitted) and bring work gloves (leather preferred), comfortable work clothes, snacks and beverage (non-alcoholic). Additional items you may want to include are bug spray, sunscreen, a rain jacket, etc. Work can include any of the following: digging up roots and soil, moving small or large rocks, erosion control, building rock walls, and other tasks similar in nature. This is a fun environment to work in and a great way to give back to the area you hike in. Please call the park office if you have any questions at 828-963-9522. Volunteer work days are scheduled for the third Saturday of each month from March to October.
There is storytelling at Todd General Store on Railroad Grade road in Todd every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. September storytellers are Orville Hicks, Charlotte Ross and Doyle Pace.
3) Community Wellness Jumpstart to Resume Spring 2014
Thanks to all who participated in the spring/summer Community Wellness Jumpstart at Watauga County Library. We are grateful to the area businesses that provided gifts and education for the Jumpstart. The Jumpstart will resume Spring 2014. There will be no more classes until then.
4) Free Concert Saturday at the Watauga County Public Library
On Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Watauga County Public Library. Join nationally-acclaimed classical guitarist Peter Fletcher as he visits the Watauga County Public Library during his current nationwide tour. The New York City-based virtuoso has been playing guitar from the age of seven, and has five published recordings on CD. Join Peter Fletcher for a recital featuring, among others, the works of Bach, Grieg, Paganini and modern composer Jeremy Gill. Free and open to the public.