Today’s Email Announcements

Published Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:23 am

1) Humane Society SNIPS Kitchen Sink Sale Set for Sept. 19

SNIPS, Watauga Humane Society’s spay-neuter committee, will hold its annual end-of-summer sale on September 19 from 8 AM-12 PM in the Precision Printing

parking lot at 1302 Blowing Rock Rd. in Boone, NC. This year’s sale will feature not only a variety of perennials, seeds and bulbs, but an array of beautiful vintage pieces, a craft show, and an entire yard sale section. You might even find a kitchen sink! Come shop for your garden, your patio, your home, and your friends. All proceeds will benefit the low-cost spay neuter programs of Watauga Humane Society. Spay Neuter Is a Positive Solution! For more information, contact [email protected].

2) Blowing Rock Jazz Society to Host Brazilian-Based Jazz on Sunday

An evening of Brazilian music featuring the dynamic group Brazilian Romance with Keith McCutchen, Welson Tremura and Todd Wright. This Brazilian-based jazz and other styles is a music that is sure to appeal to everyone. With exciting vocals to instrumental solos, whether in Brazil or Blowing Rock, these exceptionally talented artists bring uplifting joyfulness to their audiences by way of the rich Brazilian musical experience.

Welson Tremura, guitar and vocals

Todd Wright, saxophone

Keith McCutchen, keyboards

Rick Cline, drums

with special guests

Fern Ellis, flute

Andy Page, guitar

Please mark your calendar for Sunday the 13th for this special concert with menu to follow!

3) Tree Identification Class at the Ag Center

Tree Identification and Use Class Series: Classes will be held on Thursday Sept 17th, Oct. 1st and Oct. 15th from 4:00-6:00. meeting at the Agriculture Conference Center at 252 Poplar Grove Rd. Instructors for the course will be Robert Reynolds, and Watauga County Extension Agent Paige Patterson. Robert is a certified arborist and holds a Master’s Degree in Tree Physiology. While in graduate school he taught the tree identification laboratory classes at Clemson University.

Classes will focus on identification of landscape and native trees along with the uses of these trees in the landscape such as for shade, directing views and encouraging wildlife. Maintenance, disease, and insect issues will also be discussed. Participants will create their own collection of samples as a study guide. Call 264-3061 to register.

4) See “The Denim Dynasty” Documentary at ASU on Sept. 10

Appalachian State University faculty member and documentary filmmaker Beth Davison will present her film “The Denim Dynasty” Thursday, Sept.10, at 6:30 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons room 114. The screening is free and open to the public.

The documentary runs approximately 50 minutes. A question and answer session with Davison will follow.

“The Denim Dynasty” is a documentary about the legacy of the Cone family that shaped prominent features of North Carolina’s landscape. A national park, a regional medical center, an amazing art collection, roads and schools all bear the name of the family whose corporation made North Carolina a leading producer of textiles for much of the 20th century.

The documentary explores the early days of North Carolina’s textile history through stories of the Cone family and the textile workers who lived and raised their families in the mill villages. Together, the Cone family and workers helped make Cone textiles a world leader in producing denim. The Cone family’s story encompasses many of the themes that form the American narrative: immigration, reconstruction, industrial revolution, paternalism and philanthropy.

“The Denim Dynasty” includes interviews of former Cone mill villagers and features faculty members from Appalachian.  Moses Cone was one of the first financial contributors and board members of Watauga Academy, now Appalachian State University.

For more information about the screening or film, contact Beth Davison at[email protected] or 828-262-6397.

5) Watauga Leadership Alumni Event Sept. 17

What does it take to grab a great life? How do you find a way to get rid of all the negative “stuff” that makes life such an effort? In “10 Secrets to Grabbing a Great Life,” Mike Collins will show you how to push aside negative, small-minded obstacles and reach out to grab the life you deserve. Collins will speak at the Watauga Leadership Alumni Event on Sept. 17. 2015. Graduates of the program can join from 1-4:30 p.m. at High Gravity Adventures and then from 5-7 p.m. at Tweetsie for dinner and a message from Collins. Get your tickets now by calling 828-264-2225. $60 for both events or $25 for dinner and guest speaker only.

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