Email Announcements We Received This Week: See What’s Going On Around The Community

Published Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:20 am

1) The Beech Mountain Metric Seeking Volunteers

The Beech Mountain Metric is a Blood, Sweat and Gears event ride, planned and executed by the businesses and citizens of Beech Mountain. BSG Events is a 501c3 fund raising nonprofit whose net proceeds are donated to local charities and public safety agencies in the High Country. The Metric is a timed ride. Split times will be captured at the bottom of Beech Mountain with hill climb times posted in addition to overall times. Riders have the option of capturing times in teams. A team consists of five members with the fastest three times added together to determine the overall team time. For online registration or more information about this exciting event, please visit www.beechmountainmetric.org. Volunteers are needed for this new event and training ride. Please contact Buckeye Recreation Center at 828-387-3003 or email buckeyeevents@townofbeechmountain.com. 

2) Women’s Arm Wrestling Contest Fundraiser Scheduled for March 2

In/Visible Theatre and the ASU Women’s Theatre Troupe present Women’s Arm Wrestling Contest fundraiser and bake-off this Sunday March 2 from 2-4 p.m. Registration is at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Galileo’s located at 1087 West King Street in Boone. All proceeds go to Kill Will and A Part Equal, upcoming plays by In/Visible Theatre and the ASU Women’s Theatre Troupe. 

3) Ski or Ride to Benefit the American Cancer Society At Sugar Mountain

On Sunday, March 9, we celebrate the life of the late Dick Trundy, a decorated Marine Corps General and aviator who served as Sugar Mountain Ski Resort’s Director of Operations after his retirement from the service. Dick was an avid skier who enthusiastically embraced the daily life of a ski area executive. Sadly, he died of cancer in 2002. The Dick Trundy Sugar Cup giant slalom competition is a NASTAR style competition open to skiers and snowboarders from the age of four to seniors 65 and up. Event registration is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. with racing beginning at 9 a.m. on Big Red. Prizes are awarded to the top three ski and snowboard finishers in 13 categories ranging from four and under to 60 plus. Entry fee is $15 and participant lift/slope tickets are $25. 100 percent of entry fees are given to the American Cancer Society in Dick’s memory. Additional donations are greatly appreciated. For more information visit www.skisugar.com/calendar. 

4) March 7 is Talk With an Attorney Day

The seventh annual All Statewide Service Day is scheduled for Friday, March 7. Volunteer attorneys will provide free legal information from eight call centers across the state from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. with the exception of the Spanish-language call center at the N.C. Bar Center which will operate from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. This day of service, which began in 2008, gives attorneys the opportunity to serve more than 10,000 North Carolinians in just 12 hours. The number for Western North Carolina is 1-800-289-0013.

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