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1) Baha’i Holy Day Celebration
The Baha’is of Watauga, Ashe and Avery Counties will meet at noon in Stony Fork on Sunday, Oct. 20, to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the Bab. The Bab, whose name means “The Gate” was born in Iran in 1819. He taught that he was the forerunner to a great world teacher who would bring unity to the world’s religions and begin a process of movements toward peace and justice among the world’s people. There will be a covered dish meal at noon followed by an all-ages celebration. All are welcome. For more information and for directions please call 268-2191.
2) Brass Chamber Ensembles Perform Oct. 28
The Brass Chamber Ensembles will perform on Monday, Oct. 28, at Appalachian State University. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Broyhill Music Center. The event is free and open to the public. The concert is sponsored by the Hayes School of Music. The Brass Chamber Ensembles will perform “Olympic Fanfare” by John Williams “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber and “Quintet, Op. 72 (1961)” by Malcom Arnold, featuring David Marvel and Matt Dickson on trumpet, Doug Poteat on horn, John Louis on trombone and Blake Ryall on tuba. The ensembles will also be performing “Power (1978)” by John Stevens featuring Jacob Lumpkin and Josh Singleton on euphonium and Austin McCall and Christopher Moore on the tuba, “Canzona per sonare No. 1 “La Spiritata” (1608)” by Giovanni Gabrieli featuring Omar Colon and Austin Wiley on euphonium and Stephanie Lumpkin and Blake Ryall on the tuba. The last set of songs include “Sonata No.22 from Hora Decima” by Johann Pezel, “Stardust” by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish featuring Jason Grimes and Crystal Snyder on trumpet, Austin Berry on horn, Christa White on trombone and Sephanie Lumpkin on tuba, “Song for Japan” by Steven Verhelst and “Achieved is the Glorious Work” by Franz Joseph Haydn. The Appalachian Brass Chamber Ensembles are coached by faculty members Christopher J. Blaha, Drew Leslie and James Stokes Jr.
3) Public Invited to CVCC East Auditorium for Free AIDS Educational Event
AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance (ALFA) is a United Way member agency providing Medical Case Management, Prevention Education, HIV Testing and Counseling as well as Volunteer opportunities. Its mission is to improve the lives and health of those affected by HIV/AIDS while preventing transmission through education and testing. ALFA serves Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Lincoln, Watauga and Wilkes Counties. On Tuesday, Oct. 29, CVCC will host Linda B for a free educational event. Linda has served as an HIV educator and advocate for more than ten years. “She is a dynamic speaker and her audiences regularly report the tremendous impact her perspective brings to the topic,” said Annie Erlie, MPH, Program Director for ALFA. During the presentation, Blood Lines, a documentary featuring young people who are HIV+ will also be shown. Free, confidential HIV testing will be available for students and members of the public wishing to learn their status. Individuals trained in testing, counseling and referral will be provided through ALFA. The program will be held in CVCC’s East Auditorium from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
4) Harvest Open House
The Community Care Clinic invites you to their Harvest Open House on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 5-6:30 p.m. Come take a tour of the beautiful facility and enjoy some treats. We welcome everyone and particularly encourage our donors to come see how their dollars are at work. The Community Care Clinic is located off of Bamboo Road at 141 Health Center Drive. For more information contact Melissa Selby at 265-8591.
5) Dread Scott at Catherine J. Smith Gallery
The Catherine J. Smith Gallery is proud to present artist Dread Scott for a lecture entitled, “Kick Over the Wall, Cause The Government to Fall.” The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23. in Belk Library room 114. Scott will present seminal works from his career along with how his early work has impacted his art practice. This event is free and open to the public.
6) Oil Legacies and Sustainable Features Discussion Oct. 23
The Department of Anthropology at ASU presents “Oil Legacies and Sustainable Features on Mexico’s Gulf Coast” on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The lecture by cultural anthropologist Lisa Bregalia, Ph.D., of George Mason University, begins at 5 p.m. in I.G. Greer Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. This lecture is sponsored by Appalachian’s Department of Anthropology, Department of Geography and Planning, Department of Sustainable Development, College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of International Education and Development.
7) Trunk or Treat
Bring your boos and grab your ghouls for the Trunk-or-Treat at Bethany Lutheran Church at 1030 Big Hill Road on Friday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. Raid the trunks from 6-7 p.m. and join us for a chili cook-off fundraiser supper, yummy treats, a costume contest, games and face painting. All proceeds go to adopting local families at Christmas. Sponsored by Bethany Lutheran Youth Group and Thrivent.
8) Watauga Soul and Water Board Meeting
The Watauga Soil and Water Conservation District Board will hold its regular board meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 8 a.m. in the District Office at 971 West King Street. The public is invited to attend.