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Today’s Email Announcements

1) Programs on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 316

7:00pm Appalachia and the Hunger Games

Come join English professor, author, and literary critic, Elizabeth Baird Hardy, for an exploration of the Appalachian elements in this trilogy including the physical, cultural, and historical connections as well as the role of outside media creating stereotypes.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

Crabtree Falls Campground Amphitheater- Milepost 340

7:00pm- Wilderness Skills: Navigating through the woods

How do we get where we are going? Over time our ways for travel have changed and so have our means to negotiate the land. Join the ranger and discuss methods of navigation and learn about how to guide yourself along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

2) Clemson Tickets On Sale to App Students on Sunday

Tickets from Appalachian State University’s allotment for its Sept. 12 football contest at Clemson that are earmarked for Appalachian State students will go on sale on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the Holmes Center northwest box office (across from the JET Building).

The App State-Clemson student ticket sale will take place as part of the Appalachian State Club Expo, which runs from 3:30-7 p.m. at the Holmes Center.

Currently enrolled Appalachian State students can purchase up to two tickets at $35 per ticket while supplies last. Students must present a valid App State student ID. Accepted forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, American Express and cash (App Express and personal checks cannot be accepted.

For more details, contact the Appalachian State athletics ticket office at (828) 262-2079 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.).

3) Fly Fishing Film Tour

The Fly Fishing Film Tour is brought to Boone by the Appalachian State University Fly Fishing Club,  The Foscoe Fishing Company, and Appalachian Mountain Brewery.

Advance tickets are $10 General Admission

Tickets are available at:

In person from M-F 9am-5pm; by phone (add a $2 charge for entire order); or order online (add a $2.50 charger per ticket).

Doors open at 5:00pm to allow time for patrons to wander through the lobby at the Schaefer Center where our fishy folk and non-profit conservation groups will have info tables, live local music will be playing (Rubber Checks), and light food and drinks can be purchased at the concessions and bar area (proudly serving Appalachian Mountain Brewery beers). Local artists who work on fishing and water related artwork will be on hand to show off and sell their work as well.

From 7:00-9:15pm: F3T films will be shown with a 15 minute intermission half way through the two hours of combined films. Afterwards, there is a little time to talk with our vendors and doors close at the event by 10pm. To view trailers for the F3T lineup of films please visit the F3T webpage.

Proceeds for this event will benefit the ASU Fly Fishing Club which teaches students to fly fish, appreciate, protect and restore our natural cold water resources, and foster a love of the sport in others. Follow them on Facebook for updated information on their Chapter. Boone community members are encouraged to join the club as well.

The Club supports Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc™ which is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing including education and outings. The new Camp Healing Waters will provide a multi-day experience in the High Country designed around the non-profit PHWFF mission (learn more at https://www.projecthealingwaters.org/). It will provide attendees the opportunity to find rehabilitation through fly fishing, fly tying, and other associated activities. This new camp is an effort made possible through a partnership between Project Healing Waters, Trout Unlimited, Chetola, the ASU Fly Fishing Club, and the Appalachian Mountain Brewery. We definitely will need help from the local fishing community to help with this effort.

If you would like to get involved in the F3T please contact: Dr. Shea Tuberty at tubertysr@appstate.edu or (828) 263-2443. To get involved in the Camp Healing Waters efforts please contact Jeremy Barnes at jeremy@appalachianmountainbrewery.com or (828) 962-6794.