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Today’s Email Announcements

1) App State to Hold Safety Week Sept. 1-3

Programs focusing on suicide, interpersonal violence and high-risk drinking prevention will be offered during Safety Week, Sept. 1-3, at Appalachian State University.

The annual event is open to students, faculty and staff, as well as the interested public.

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, High-Risk Drinking Prevention Training will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Watauga River Room.

 Beginning at 8 p.m., the film “Why Walk? – A Survivor’s Story” will be shown in I.G. Greer Auditorium. The film is an introduction to the annual Walk for Awareness that begins at 9 p.m. on Sanford Mall. The silent walk across campus commemorates lives lost to violence and supports victims and survivors of violence.

Other activities are:

Wednesday, Sept. 2

9:30 to 11 a.m., Interpersonal Violence Prevention Training, room 169 Three Top Mountain, Plemmons Student Union

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Safety Festival on Sanford Mall

4 to 3:30 p.m., High-Risk Drinking Prevention Training, New River Room, Plemmons Student Union

5:30 to 8 p.m., House Calls, university representatives visit off-campus dwellings and provide critical information about interpersonal violence, high risk drinking and other drug use, and suicide prevention  

Thursday, Sept. 3

3 to 4:30 p.m., Interpersonal Violence Prevention Training, room 169 Three Top Mountain, Plemmons Student Union

5:15 to 7:15 p.m., Suicide Prevention Training, room 415 Rough Ridge, Plemmons Student Union

Additional suicide prevention training will be held throughout the semester. Visit http://preventsuicide.appstate.edu for more information.

For dates and times of additional interpersonal violence prevention training, visit http://redflag.appstate.edu.

Training related to high-risk alcohol and drug prevention will be offered throughout September by the Wellness and Prevention Office. Call 262-3148 for details.

2) Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Sept. 10-12 in Burnsville

The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, which encompasses more than 50 open and ticketed events, takes place Sept. 10-12 in downtown Burnsville.

This year’s theme is “Our Earth … Our Time … Our Space.” All authors and presenters relate in some way to this earth-based focus. About 25 writers will participate, representing a variety of genres, such as fiction, nonfiction, memoir, art and poetry.

 The festival began in 2006 and celebrates its 10th year by releasing a special anthology of authors who have appeared at the event. The book, titled Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Anthology: A Celebration of Ten Festivals, is $15 and will be sold exclusively at the festival.

The festivities begin Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. with the world premiere screening of First in Forestry: Carl Schenck and The Biltmore Forest School. The documentary, produced by Paul Bonesteel of Bonesteel Films in Asheville, examines the impact that America’s first forestry school had on our nation.

On Friday, workshops, readings, discussions and signings begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 5:30 p.m. A ticketed banquet follows at 7 p.m. with keynote speaker Jay Erskine Leutze, author of Stand Up That Mountain. Leutze wrote the book about his experience working with a community to protect land along the Appalachian Trail from a mining company.

Workshops and sessions continue Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Author Marci Spencer leads a midday hike to Green Knob Fire Tower to discuss her book, Pisgah National Forest: A History. The closing event, “In Conversation with Barbara Kingsolver and Ann Patchett,” is 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Kingsolver received the National Humanities Medal in 2000. Patchett is an award-winning author of six novels and three books of nonfiction.

“The diversity of the authors who come makes the festival special,” says Kathy Weisfeld, program chair. “Authors say it is the friendliest festival they attend. They read, go to other sessions and mingle with the attendees.”

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is headquartered at Burnsville Town Center, but events take place throughout town. For the complete list of participating authors and schedule of events, visit www.cmlitfest.org. For lodging info, go to www.ExploreBurnsville.com.

3) Join Rehearsal for Watauga Community Band on Tuesday Nights

The Watauga Community Band invites the public to participate in their weekly rehearsals. Practice is held in Spencer Rehearsal Hall (Room 119), in the Broyhill Music Center, on the campus of Appalachian State University from 7-8:30pm every Tuesday night.

No auditions and no fees are required to join our band, just a love of music. All skill levels are welcome to participate.

Please join us for good music, good friends, and fellowship.

4) Watauga Community Band to Perform in Blowing Rock on Sunday

The Watauga Community Band will perform at the new Rotary Gazebo in Blowing Rock Park, Sunday, August 30, at 4pm.

The band, directed by Steve Frank, will perform a variety of music sure to suit many tastes, including show tunes, TV themes, movie music, and rock and roll.

The show is free, and all are welcome to attend.

5) Call for Sculpture Artists

The Caldwell Arts Council and the City of Lenoir, NC seek sculptors interested in participating in our outdoor sculpture sales gallery.   Tucker’s Gallery is a public/private partnership project between the City of Lenoir and the Caldwell Arts Council.  The “Gallery” is located in planters throughout the downtown area.

Artists interested in participating should submit an application to the Caldwell Arts Council before September 30, 2015.  Application forms are available at www.caldwellarts.com or by calling 828-754-2486.  Selected sculptures must be suitable for outdoor installation. The pieces will be on display for one year beginning in October or November.  All selected pieces will be awarded a stipend of $200 to help with delivery and retrieval costs.  If an artwork sells there is a 30% sales commission to the Caldwell Arts Council, and the artist may bring a replacement sculpture for the remainder of the contract duration.  The artwork on display will be covered by a liability insurance policy.  Twelve sculptures will be selected for display.  Each artist may submit up to 3 works for consideration.


Tucker’s Gallery was started with a Grassroots Arts Grant from the State of North Carolina.  Caldwell County is known for its signature sculpture collection of 81 pieces of original sculpture that are on display throughout the county. People travel to our community to see this unique offering.  While the permanent collection is installed county-wide, Tucker’s Gallery allows visitors to see a concentrated number of sculptures within a small geographic area, and unlike the permanent collection, allows for purchases of artwork.

The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue SW, Lenoir NC. Phone 828-754-2486; e-mail info@caldwellarts.com; website www.caldwellarts.com.

This program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

6) Electro-Pop Duo CHERUB to Play at Legends on Sept. 26

Nashville-based, electro-pop duo CHERUB is excited to hit the road with their ‘So … You DTF? Tour.’ The tour kicks off September 5th with a headlining show at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in their own hometown. They’ll be in BOONE on SEPTEMBER 26th @ LEGENDS AT APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY.

Hippie Sabotage + Shooka will be performing with the guys on select dates over the 40+ city run. CHERUB will unveiling an exciting new live setup + will be joined by producer Nick Curtis on drums and longtime friend Jordan Bartlett on guitar and keys as they head out as a four piece band.

Would love for you to chat with them to preview or come out to review! Please let us know if there is interest and we will set up.