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

1) Help Wanted at the Banner House Museum

The Banner House Museum needs a dependable person to work as a tour guide, Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15 through Oct 12. This position pays $50 a day. If interested, please call: Phyllis 898-3634 or Ciny 898-4092.

2) Adult Beginner Dance Workshop at Northwestern Studios

July 6, 2013. Want to dance but don’t know where to start? Join us for a day of ballet, hip hop and modern dance classes with teachers dedicated to getting everybody dancing. Classes begin at 10:30 a.m. and wrap up at 4:30 p.m. Registration from 9:45 – 10:20 a.m. Each class is 1.5 hours lng designed for the beginner dancer ages 17 and up. Pre-registration is $45 for all classes and $55 at the door. Register with a friend and you both get a $5 discount. Contact Holly Roark at 265-2911 for more information and to register. Find us on Facebook at Dancing Phoenix Productions.

3) National HIV/AIDS Testing Awareness Day

Mayor Rudy Wright has recognized and proclaimed Thursday, June 27, as National HIV/AIDS Testing Awareness Day. North Carolina residents, including African-American and Hispanic populations, continue to be impacted by higher than average rates of HIV infection. Two-thirds of individuals who are diagnosed with HIV in the Hickory region have already advanced to AIDS status. In order to reverse this trend, it is vital for individuals to be tested for HIV and to be moved into care quickly. In recognition of the National Testing Awareness Day, ALFA will conduct an open house on June 27 at its office located next to Catawba Valley Medical Center, 1120 Fairgrove Church Road. Extended office hours will be available for individuals wanting to be tested from 5-8 p.m. Activities around the community will highlight the importance of HIV testing throughout the last week of June. Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., testing will be offered at Ridgeview Community Center. Friday, June 28, ALFA will be hosting its first ever golf tournament at Rock Barn. Contact Kevin Gwynn, executive director, at 828-322-1447 to schedule your team. 

“HIV does not discriminate. It does not care if the individual is white or black, Asian or Hispanic. It does not care if the person is straight, gay, or uses intravenous drugs. If it has the opportunity to infect an individual, it will. HIW, human immunodeficiency virus, is a HUMAN illness,” stated Annie Earle, MPH, Program Director at ALFA. Join the campaigns across America and North Carolina. Know your status. Get tested during National HIV/AIDS Testing Awareness Week. 

3) The First 2013 Concert in Tate-Evans Park in Banner Elk June 20, 2013

What better way to welcome the warmer weather! Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce’s FIRST 2013 Summer Concert in the Park featuring the King Bees. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Tate-Evans Town Park stage behind Bank of America on Highway 194. Bring your chairs or blankets and food will also be available for purchase at the concert. Friendly dogs are welcomed as long as they are on a leash. Raffle tickets can be purchased for prizes as well as for a cash drawing, and admission is completely free of charge. 

4) Breakfast at the Post Announcement

The Watauga American Legion Post #130 at 135 Bear Trail in Junaluska City Park in Boone will have a “country breakfast at the post” on Saturday morning, June 15, from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $8 per person and is an all you can eat home cooked breakfast. The morning’s menu includes country ham, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade biscuits and gravy, hash browns, grits, cooked apples and fresh fruit. Also available is orange juice and coffee, regular and buckwheat pancakes available upon request. For take out, please call 264-2864. This event is open to the public.