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Today’s Email Announcements

1) Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Wednesday September 2

½ Off Beer and Wine Specials.

7pm-9pm Trivia Night: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night with Zak Norris. Compete on your own or on a team! The competition gets started at 7pm so come a little early for a pizza and a pint and get your seat!

Thursday September 3

$3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity)

8pm-Closing Live Music: The Plate Scrapers. The Plate Scrapers are a an energetic string band out of Western Maryland performing their own intriguing and captivating originals as well as a tasteful selection of covers and bluegrass favorites. This passion-driven quartet consisting of Evan Bell (upright bass), Brett Kretzer (Mandolin, Vocals) Derek Kretzer (Banjo, Vocals) and Andrew Jordan (Guitar, Vocals) draws influence from their wide background in music including folk, jam, jazz, blues, americana and of course above all, bluegrass. In their relatively short time as a band, The Plate Scrapers have gained a reputation from their live performances as solid musicians who are sure to have you singing along right before they break it down with some serious picking.

Friday September 4

Freakin’ Firkin Friday at Five continues with a special keg of Pacific Jade Dry Hopped IPA.

8pm-Closing Live Music: The Fat Face Band. The Fat Face Band formed 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The trio has since performed throughout the Southern US, including for President Barack Obama’s 2012 Democratic National Convention. Featuring a unique instrumentation (trumpet/melodica, guitar, and tuba), Fat Face blends styles and sounds from New Orleans, traditional Americana, alongside jazz standards, original compositions, and avant-garde. In June 2014 the Fat Face Band traveled to the United Kingdom for a two-week tour sponsored by Apollo Jazz Network and Wessex Tubas.

Saturday September 5

8pm-Closing Live Music: The Blue Ribbon Healers. In 5 years of playing full time and traveling coast to coast, The Blue Ribbon Healers have concocted a sonic gumbo of tasty treats for the ears and feet, a sound you can drink to, dance to, and smoke to, a feeling that warms the heart and brings people together in lively celebration. Their driving string band sound, which draws heavily from the old-time jazz of New Orleans, proves a lively vehicle for original material, and a rich base for the gumbo of choice ethnic and folk flavors that come together in one delicious danceable sound. The music is fresh, homegrown, and high quality, which makes the band popular with craft breweries, farmer’s markets, festivals and venues whose vitality comes from the support of the community. Their spirit is hearty, and so is their belief in working (and playing!) hard, performing 150-200 shows a year from the FL Panhandle to New Orleans, Austin, Colorado, California, and beyond.

Sunday September 6

Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10% off food with verification of residency.

2) Community Cook Out and Home Dedication in Elk Park on Sept. 8

Join Habitat for Humanity of Avery County for a community cook out and dedication of the new Clark family home at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 184 Fuller Ridge Road in Elk Park. Join Covenant Church members from Charlotte for dinner at the Gilmer Center after the ceremony around 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP by Sept. 2 to Melanie Burgin, 828-733-1909 or burginm@averycohfh.org.

3) Small Business Seminar in Blowing Rock: Selling on eBay 

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Small Business Seminar: Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 1-4 p.m. at the Blowing Rock Emergency Services Center, 8001 Valley Blvd. in Blowing Rock.

This session is for individuals having knowledge/experience of selling on eBay who want to establish a continual retail presence on eBay.  Topics in this fast-paced session will include: Starting and growing an eBay business, Finding merchandise to sell, Creating professional listings, Marketing your business on eBay, Managing active listings, Resolving issues & feedback, and protecting your eBay business. Plus learn those “tricks of the trade” that you have to know to become an eBay PowerSeller!

To register, click here

Educational opportunity offered in partnership with

CCC&TI Small Business Center

4) Final Concert at St. John’s on Sunday

Sunday, September 6, St John’s presents its final concert of the season with a repeat performance by the ever popular Trinity Cathedral Choir  from Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, S.C.  Having just recently returned from performing in England and Scotland,  the a cappella choir is anxious to return to St. John’s where according to them,it is “one of their very favorite places to sing”  They love the place, the Church with its wonderful acoustics, and the reception they receive from all of us who have enjoyed them over the past several years.If you have not yet heard them, it is something you will not soon forget.  The concert is at 5:00 pm and free to all (donations are gratefully accepted to assist in deferring some of the costs).  St. John’s is located on Herb Thomas Road  – off Mast Gap Road in Valle Crucis.  signs are always posted.  Bring along a pot luck dish to share on the lawn after the concert and meet with fellow concert goers as well as these fine musicians.  for more information www.holycrossvallecrucis.net or 828-963-4609.

5) Legendary Bluesman Roy Book Binder to Perform at BRAHM on Sept. 7

Roy Book Binder, “The Book”, an acclaimed singer-songwriter-storyteller-bluesman, will perform on Monday, September 7, at 5:30 pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. Admission to the concert is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

“The Book” learned to play the blues from Rev. Gary Davis, Pink Anderson, and other legendary bluesmen. Though he has performed with such artists as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, and Doc Watson, he usually brings his music, wit, and storytelling to the stage as a solo artist. 

Roy recorded his first solo acoustic Blues album in the 70’s, which was the first to receive  5 stars in DOWNBEAT magazine He is listed in the Blues Who’s Who, appears regularly on TNN’s Nashville Now and has received five-star ratings from Billboard for his Rounder Recordings. He continues to perform worldwide.

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is located at 159 Chestnut Street on the corner of Chestnut and Main in Blowing Rock, NC. The Museum is open 10am – 5pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am – 7pm Thursday, 10am – 5pm Friday and Saturday, and 1pm – 5pm Sunday throughout the Fall. General admission to the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, active military, and children ages 5 and up. Donations are accepted for full admission to the Museum on Thursdays. For more information, please call (828) 295 – 9099 or visit www.blowingrockmuseum.org.