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

1) Please Stop for a Shriner

Please remember that this weekend, June 14-15 our Avery County Shriners will be out and about all over Avery County for the Shriners Annual Paper Sale. Give a little or a lot, every penny goes to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. These hospitals treat children with severe burns, orthopedic problems such as clubbed feet, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. Chances are that you know a child that the Shriners Hospitals have helped. Buy a paper and read for yourself all of the good things that the Shriners Hospitals can do, with our help and support.

2) Upcoming Beer Fest and Wine Tour

We have two very exciting events coming in the next few weeks. Check them out and call the office at 828-898-5605 if you ave any questions and to reserve your tickets. June 11 is the inaugural Avery County Beer and Wine Festival which is free to the public. There will be free tastings with options to purchase will vendor spaces priced at only $30. Food will be provided by the Toe River Lodge and there will be live music, corn hole toss, fly fishing tutorials by Rivers Edge Outfitters, craft vendors, disc golf games and more. On June 27, Avery County will host the 2013 Avery County Wine Tour. Tours begin at noon and will be held every fourth Thursday from June through October. Tickets are $50 each and allow guests to visit six different wine destinations in Avery County: 1861 Farmhouse, Banner Elk Winery, Erick’s Cheese and Wine, Grandfather Vineyards, Linville Falls Winery and Plumtree Vineyards. Transportation will be provided by Air Haven Limousine. 

3) Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery Business After Hours

Thursday, June 20 from 5-7 p.m. at 7539 Valley Boulevard in Blowing Rock. Please RSVP to [email protected] Entrance fee is $5 and a business card. 

4) Wake Up Watauga

Crime costs businesses $300,000,000 every year in the US. Want to know how to stop it here in the High Country? On Friday, June 21 at 8 a.m. at the Daniel Boone Inn, representatives from local law enforcement will share about Crime Stoppers and how businesses can be involved in detecting and preventing crimes and the apprehension of suspects. RSVP to [email protected]

5) Grand Opening of Blue Heaven Resort and Spa 

On Wednesday, June 19 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. with ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. sharp. Located at 911 Rockcliff Road in Boone. 

6) 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament 

On Thursday, Aug 15 with shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Join us as Boone Golf Club hosts their inaugural Casa Rustica Charity Golf Tournament. This will be a great day of golf, food, prizes and most important, benefitting the High Country Caregiver Foundation and Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S. 4-Man Captain’s Choice, Men’s tees: white, Senior tees (70 and above): Gold, Ladies’ Tees: red. Entry fee is $125 per player. Fee includes greens and cart fee, mulligans, lunch and dinner. Hole and banner sponsorships are available. Contact Rick Pedroni for more information. Dinner to follow provided by Casa Rustica at the Boone Golf Club. Amazing prizes for closest to the pins, hole-in-one and all day raffle. 

7) Art History Made Easy and Wine Tasting

Buckeye Recreation Center has teamed up with the Beech Mountain Art Guild to bring you Art History Made Easy on June 19, July 17 and Aug 14 at 5 p.m. Come join as one of the experts and beloved admirer of art talks about his favorite artists. These presentations will be paired with a wine tasting by local wineries. He will put the artists work into a recognizable historic perspective and show examples of what makes the work notable. These free programs are sure to be fun and enlightening. You must be 21 and older to participate.