Today’s Email Announcements

Published Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:26 am

1) New Classes at Northwestern Studios

New classes!   Hip Hop (K-8 Boys), Creative Movement (2-5 yr.), Dance with Me (Caregiver/Tot) at Northwestern Studios.  Sign Up Now! [email protected]. For more information, click to http://www.northwesternstudios.com/

2) Register for Boone Chamber’s Adult Spelling Bee

Teams of 4 persons will spell words in writing in three rounds (Easy, Intermediate and Difficult).  If a word is misspelled, the team has the option to buy “Bee Bucks” and remain in the competition.

In keeping with the Chamber’s call to ShopLOCAL and GiveLOCAL, it has pledged a portion of the proceeds for all their fund-raising events to be dedicated to a local non-profit, human service agency.  The recipient of from this year’s Grown-Up Spelling Bee will be KAMPN, a local organization bringing information and programming to address autism.

Registration per team is $100.00 including 4 “bee bucks.” Bee Bucks are $10 each.
Awards for best costumes and table decorations, Prizes for best spellers. Spectators are invited. Light refreshments provided. No admission charge, but donations are accepted.

Proceeds will advance the work of educational projects and the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce.

(DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS MARCH 12, 2015)

Date: March 24, 2015
Time: 05:00 PM – 07:00 PM EDT
Website: Register Now for Spelling Bee.
Location: Watauga High School Gymnasium
300 Go Pioneers Drive
Boone, NC 28607
Contact: Wysteria White
Email: [email protected]
Date/Time Details: Tuesday,March 24th, 2015
5:00-7:00 PM
Fees/Admission: $100 per team which includes 4 “bee bucks”.

Click Here for More Information

3) Blowing Rock Churches Gather First Three Days of Holy Week.

Monday through Wednesday, March 30 thru April 1, St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church in Blowing Rock will host a series of simple services and lunches which is open to the public. Pastors and parishioners from Faithbridge United Methodist, Rumple Memorial Presbyterian, and St. Mary of the Hills will offer a noon-day service followed by lunch for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Holy Week. All are welcome and there is no charge for lunch. Come and worship!

4) Sustainable Task Force Meeting March 12

The next Sustainability Task Force meeting will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the upstairs conference room in the Planning and Inspections Department. Topics include ongoing discussions of Pharmn Winter Market Proposal, Plastic Bag Tax, review of recommendations to Council and website discussion.

5) Caldwell, Watauga Small Business Centers Host Workshops

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Small Business Center offers free workshops, one-on-one assistance and many more services to help local small businesses. To reserve your seat at one of the workshops, call 828-265-5385 (Watauga) or visit www.cccti.edu/smallbusiness to register.

Here is a list of upcoming free workshops in Watauga County:

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Watauga Small Business Center will offer a free workshop titled “So You’re Thinking of Starting a Business,” from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 at the CCC&TI Small Business Center, Appalachian Enterprise Center in Boone. Participants will learn how to determine feasibility, select organization structure, obtain required licenses, arrange for financing and more. Speaker will Chris Conant.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Watauga Small Business Center will offer a free workshop titled “New Business Survival Strategies” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 at the CCC&TI Small Business Center, Appalachian Enterprise Center in Boone. Speaker will be Russ Seagle and the workshop will cover survival skills for that crucial first year in starting in a new business.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Watauga Small Business Center will offer a free workshop titled “Business Lessons for Entrepreneurs” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 at the CCC&TI Small Business Center, Appalachian Enterprise Center in Boone. Speaker will be writer and author Mark Csordos and the workshop will cover the mental and emotional aspects of starting and running a business.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Watauga Small Business Center will offer a free workshop titled “eBay Your Way to Success: The Basics of Selling on eBay” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 at the CCC&TI Small Business Center, Appalachian Enterprise Center in Boone. Speaker will be Nick Hawks, eBay Education Specialist.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Watauga Small Business Center will offer a free workshop titled “Customer Service for the Business Owner” from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5 at the Tweetsie Railroad Conference Room in Blowing Rock, N.C. Speaker will be small business expert Russ Seagle.

6) Women’s Fund of Blue Ridge Meets Second Monday of Each Month

The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge invites members and friends to join them at their monthly drop-in event.  The second Monday of each month, from 5:15pm- 7:00pm, come to The Local on Howard Street in downtown Boone for fun, friendship, and to find out more about women helping women in the mountains.

7) Brines and Rubs Workshop, BRWIA HomeGrown Series

Boone, North Carolina – Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) announces their second HomeGrown Workshop of 2015, featuring Rebecca Sivak, culinary professional of Fire & Flavor of Athens, GA. Rebecca will lead a Brines and Rubs workshop at the Agricultural Conference Center in Boone, Saturday, March 8th from 1PM-4PM. The HomeGrown Workshop Series consists of seasonal workshops that promote sustainable living & self-sufficiency in our High Country Region. Each workshop features a local expert in our area. All proceeds benefit Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA).

Join culinary professional Rebecca Sivak of Fire & Flavor in Athens, GA for this hands-on workshop demonstrating the importance of brines and rubs for “slow-cooking” and appreciation for the food you’re cooking at home while utilizing quality, local, and sustainable ingredients. The workshop will consist of a demonstration of preparing whole, locally-produced chickens and flank steak with local produce and Fire & Flavor seasonings, a discussion about Fire & Flavor’s role in sustainability and the local food movement, and a presentation on the food science behind brines and rubs.

“BRWIA is excited about adding another cooking demonstration to our series” says BRWIA Program Coordinator Suzanne Fleishman, adding “We can’t wait to have Rebecca back in Boone at another useful workshop to demonstrate her skills!”

The class will be $25 per person, $40 for two, and includes a light lunch of prepared Fire & Flavor products, brines and rubs sampling packets, and beer tastings from the High Country’s Bling Squirrel Brewery. Act now to reserve a spot, prices will increase March 27th! The workshop will take place from1PM-4PM at the Agricultural Conference

Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone.

All proceeds from the workshop will benefit Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture. Participants must register before noon on February 26th. To register, visithttp://www.brwia.org/brines-and-rubs.html or contact Suzanne Fleishman at [email protected] or (828) 386-1537.

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