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Today’s Email Announcements

1) Adult Services Expo Accepting Grant Applications Through Sept.

The Adult Services Coalition of Watauga County, who presented their 13th Annual “Adult Services Expo” in June at the Boone Mall, is now accepting grant applications from organizations which help support programs designed to promote adult services in Watauga County. All grants have a $1000 maximum limit and applications must be received no later than September 30th, 2015. Applications should be requested at this time by calling Jennifer Teague of the Adult Services Coalition at 265-8090 or by E-mail to [email protected]

2) Events This Week at The Art Cellar Gallery

Works on Paper: August 26th – September 26th
Curated Works by Gallery Artists

Friday Flight Night This Week
Summer’s Not Over Yet –
Come out and Celebrate !

Join us Friday, August 28th from 5 to 6:30pm
Enjoy Fine Art, Fine Wine and Fine Conversation
during the last Friday Flight Night of the Summer.
A great chance to celebrate the summer and all the gallery artists,
bring your friends and join in the art filled conversations.

All about glass……
Don’t Miss the
Final Saturday Coffee Talk of the Summer
August 29th
10am to Noon
Valerie & Rick Beck

Laughing Glass, Process and Inspiration
Video Presentation & Gallery Talk

Visit www.artcellaronline.com for more information.

3) See “A Walk in the Woods” on Sept. 2 in Asheville

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and the Carolina Mountain Club (CMC) will co-host a special screening of the new Robert Redford film, “A Walk in the Woods,” in Asheville on WednesdaySept. 2 at 7:15 p.m. at the Carolina Cinemas. Tickets cost $7 and must be purchased in advance.

A Walk in the Woods,” based on the Bill Bryson novel, follows the hike of Bryson and his friend Stephen Katz, both of whom seem like a long-shot to complete their journey along the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Hilarity ensues in this comedy as Bryson and Katz encounter hard to navigate pieces of the Trail, over talkative thru-hikers, and hungry bears along the way. While the film is not exclusively about the Trail, it emphasizes the life-changing impact the A.T. can have on those who hike it. The film is rated R for language and some sexual references.

The film will present both opportunities and challenges for the volunteers and managers of the A.T. Increased attention on the A.T. will expose people from all walks of life to the natural beauty of the Trail, boosting awareness of why the ATC’s mission of preserving and managing the A.T. is so vital. On the other hand, it is just as important to educate hikers about proper etiquette along the Trail, as well as disperse hikers as much as possible, in order to keep the A.T. in pristine condition.

Guest speakers include Morgan Sommerville, regional director of the ATC, and Lenny Bernstein, president of the CMC.

“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is very excited about ‘A Walk in the Woods’ and the positive attention it will bring to the Appalachian Trail experience,” said Ron Tipton, executive director/CEO of the ATC. “At the same time we are planning for how to manage the surge of new hikers we anticipate.”

Event Overview

Date: Sept. 2, 2015

Time: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Location: Carolina Cinemas, The Carolina Asheville Theatre, 1640 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Tickets: Tickets cost $7 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets contact Kayah Gaydish at 828-254-3709 ex1.

For more information about the film and how the ATC is protecting the Trail, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/AWalkintheWoods.

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park System, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is approximately 2,190 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, please visit www.appalachiantrail.org.

4) Girls Encouraged to Join Girl Scouts Organization, Volunteers Needed

You know that feeling when you just can’t wait for tomorrow? It’s back-to-school time and with that comes the anticipation for girls to join Girl Scouts!

In Girl Scouting, girls are always counting down to the next adventure and exclaiming “I Can’t Wait To!” Maybe it’s artistic. Maybe it’s an experiment. Maybe it’s getting outside or helping the community. Either way, girls will make new friends and have many new experiences that show the excitement of each day!

Girls can become a member for $15. Girl participation in program events is immediate but placement in a troop is based on availability. Specifically, Girl Scouts are in need of dedicated adults to take on the role of troop leaders. Each troop is led by at least two registered leaders.

Girls and parents are invited to attend one of the following informational Girl Scout nights to learn more.

·         Aug. 31, 6:30 p.m. – Hardin Park Elementary, 361 Jefferson Road

·         Sept. 1, 6 p.m. – Blowing Rock School, 165 Morris St., Blowing Rock

·         Sept. 1, 6:30 p.m.- Bethany Lutheran Church, 1030 Big Hill Road, Boone

·         Sept. 9, 6 p.m. – Parkway School, 160 Parkway School Drive, Boone

·         Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m.- Cove Creek Elementary, 930 Vanderpool Road, Vilas

“I am excited about our upcoming Girl Scout year, because we have fun and rewarding experiences for every girl,” said Lane Cook, CEO of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. “In addition to the activities girls choose and the topics they pursue in their troops, we have a rich menu of activities across the council that includes everything from nature walks, photography, painting and archery to science and robotics.”

Girls can join a traditional Girl Scout troop, or to meet the busy lifestyle of today’s girls, girls can join as an individually registered girl, where individual girl members can enjoy Girl Scouting without the commitment of joining a troop.

 For more information, visit www.girlscoutsp2p.org or contact local membership manager Nancy Blair at 828-719-5034 or e-mail [email protected].

 About Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, a United Way agency, is one of 112 councils nationwide chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver Girl Scout program within specific geographic boundaries. The local council serves nearly 14,000 girls and 6,400 adult volunteers in 40 counties and maintains three camp properties and four service centers offering unique experiences for girls and adults. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to GSCP2P, call 800-672-2148 or visit www.girlscoutsp2p.org.

About Girl Scouts of the USA

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 2.8 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries.