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Published Monday, September 7, 2015 at 11:04 am

1) Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Wednesday September 9

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 10

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

8pm-Closing Live Music: Dane Page. Dane Page has been playing music professionally for 4 years in bars/coffee shops/breweries and wherever else in the Charlotte and Boone area, but calls the Carolina Piedmont his home. He started playing guitar in 7th grade wanting to be Jimmy Page, and still does, but music has lead him to many different genres of music, and most recently, songwriting. His songwriting influences range from modern song writers (Amos Lee, Josh Ritter, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Justin Townes Earle) to classic song writers (Merle Haggard, Hall & Oates, Woody Guthrie, and Paul Simon).

Friday September 11

Feature Friday at Five continues with a special keg of Dry Hopped Nelson Sauvin IPA.

8pm-Closing Live Music: The Klee and Mike Show. The Klee & Mike Show is an acoustic duo featuring Klee Liles on guitar and vocals and Michael Robertson on percussion and vocals. Having played together for over 20 years, Klee and Michael have a built a huge repertoire of pop/rock songs ranging from well-known to obscure, from both artists you know and love and performers you may not know quite as well.

Saturday September 12

1230pm-App State Football on the big screen.

8pm-Closing Live Music: Out of the Blue. Out of the Blue is an acoustic trio based out of Boone, NC made up of three multi-talented musicians/vocalists whose backgrounds and experience blend together to create a crowd pleasing mix of music from classic to modern country, bluegrass to southern rock. Strong male and female lead and tight harmony vocals make Out of the Blue a sought after group and a favorite wherever they perform.
Lee Hodges- guitar, lead and harmony vocals
Kelly Wiley- guitar, lead and harmony vocals
Greg Russell- percussion, vocals

Sunday September 13

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

2) Western Square Dancing at Linville Land Harbor

Linville Land Harbor Mountain Mixers Dance Schedule

Friday No Western Square Dance

Sunday Sept 13, 2015

Western Square Dance

Our Western Square Dance will be held at Linville Land Harbor

Recreation Center, 22 Land Harbor Plaza, Newland

1:30-2:00PM is A2. 2:00-4:00PM is a plus dance.

Caller is Ed Pabst, Marietta, OH. Dress is square dance attire or dressy casual.

No shorts

 A2 Square Dancing from Monday June 1, 2015-Sept 28, 2015 Mondays

7:00-9:00PM A2 Dancing with Jerry Biggerstaff, Marion, NC

Wednesdays 7:00-9:00PM A2 Review and Dance with

our resident caller Ron Libby

Dark Sept 9th

Resumes Sept 16th and Sept 23

3) 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].

4) Register Now for Grandfather Mountain’s Creatures of the Night Bonfire Event on Oct. 3

Online registration is now open for Grandfather Mountain’s Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight.

The event, set for Saturday, Oct. 3, features spooky stories told by firelight and rare after-dark tours of Grandfather Mountain.

After joining for hot chocolate and apple cider by the bonfire, guests will join the Animal Habitats staff for a nighttime trek on the mountain.

Participants will take a guided tour of the animal habitats and beyond, as well as an Owl Prowl to search for the noisy nocturnal natives. They also have the opportunity to meet several of the mountain’s educational animals, including Archie the opossum, Taz the skunk and Grandfather’s resident owls.

“Seeing the animals that roam after dark is a real treat,” habitats curator Christie Tipton said. “There’s nothing better than getting outside in the crisp autumn air.”

The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

Participants must be at least 8 years old to attend, and registration is required. Admission to the program is $20 per person.

Guests should dress warmly and bring blankets, flashlights and s’mores ingredients to enjoy around the fire.

For more information or to register, visit, or call (828) 733-2013.

The not-for-profit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation strives to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain. For more information, call (800) 468-7325, or visit to plan a trip.

5) Grandfather Mountain to Celebrate John Muir on Sept. 25

Renowned conservationist and naturalist John Muir once described Grandfather Mountain as “the face of all Heaven come to Earth.”

Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, celebrated Grandfather’s natural splendor during his Sept. 25, 1898, visit. Now, Grandfather Mountain is returning the favor.

John Muir Day will take place Friday, Sept. 25, offering free admission to Sierra Club members, along with special programing to celebrate the naturalist’s lasting legacy.

For instance, the 11:30 a.m. Junior Ranger program will focus on Muir, as will a 1 p.m. history walk for visitors of all ages, titled “A Walk in John Muir’s Boots.”

“We’ll talk about his visit here in September 1898 and also about his life,” chief naturalist Mickey Shortt said. “I think he put Grandfather Mountain on the map, as far as natural areas go. That someone as renowned as John Muir would make a trip here — I believe he lived in California at that time — is just amazing.”

The visit also came during a considerably active period in Muir’s career.

 “The time he was at Grandfather Mountain was actually pretty significant in his career, because it was just after he founded the Sierra Club, and the creation of the National Parks was just getting off the ground,” said Jesse Pope, executive director of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, the nonprofit organization that oversees the popular North Carolina attraction.

“For him to come to Grandfather Mountain and recognize its significance, compared to all the national treasures and wonders of the western United States, I think that says a lot of about the diversity and landscape of Grandfather Mountain.”

Muir’s endorsement, as it were, isn’t something that Grandfather’s naturalist staff takes lightly.

“Our mission is to inspire conservation, and I think that’s what John Muir was all about,” Shortt said. “He wanted to protect places so future generations could enjoy them. That’s the intent with our programs — to leave visitors with something that moves them to care about the resources across the country and also in their backyard.”

Muir’s legacy is shared among the Sierra Club’s approximately 2.4 million members and supporters. As a way of honoring their commitment to conservation, on Sept. 25, Grandfather Mountain will grant free admission to Sierra Club members with valid proof of membership.

For more information on Grandfather Mountain and John Muir Day, as well as additional events and programming, visit, or call (828) 733-2013. For more information on the Sierra Club, visit

The not-for-profit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation strives to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain. For more information, call (800) 468-7325, or visit to plan a trip.

6) Old Hampton Store Invites You to “Horse Pulled Traveling Show” on Sept. 19

*A Horse Pulled Wagon Theater Production*

Old Hampton Store & Barbeque and 87 Ruffin Street Folk Art Gallery in Linville, NC invite you to a “Horse Pulled Traveling Show” presented by The Rural Academy Theater on Saturday September 19, 2015. Join us for a dinner at the Old Hampton Barbeque from 5  till 8 PM. Theater performance begins at 8pm rain or shine with donations being accepted by The Rural Academy Theater. Your donations make this traveling theater possible!! Thank You!

For more information please visit us on Facebook ( and or by visiting


LOCATION: Old Hampton Store & Barbeque and 87 Ruffin Street Gallery

DATE:  Saturday, September 19



OPEN HOUSE:  87 Ruffin Street Gallery: 6pm-10pm


7) Paws for a Cause Race Set for Oct. 3 in Newland

Paws for a Cause is an upcoming FUN-draiser taking place in Newland, NC on October 3 to benefit the hard work that the Avery County Humane Society does every day.  ALL proceeds of this benefit will go to provide necessary supplies, medicine, treatments, love, and shelter for Avery County’s animals in need.

The race will take place in downtown Newland, NC. The route is being finalized, so please check our Facebook page latest information. Participants have the option to raise funds in several different ways: pay a registration fee to run in the 5k with or without dogs, or get sponsorships to walk with friends and pets in the Doggie Fun Walk.  Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers as well as top female and male finishers in the 5K.  Runners will also have the option to stick around after the race and join in on the Doggie Fun Walk.  All well-behaved dogs are welcome.  Please use discretion to decide if your dog plays well with others.  All dogs must be on a leash at all times.  All participants must be at least 18 years of age, or have the signature of a parent or guardian. If a participant doesn’t have a dog but wants to walk one in the fun walk, a dog can be provided.

All registrants have the opportunity to set up their own fund raising page.  Please invite friends and family to join in on raising money for the cause. Registration and fundraising forms can also be picked up at the Avery Humane Society. Runners who sign up before September 19th will receive a free Paws for a Cause t-shirt. Walkers who raise more than $25 can return the form, along with the funds collected, to the shelter before September 19th and receive a free t-shirt!  Any funds received after the 19th are gladly welcomed, but t-shirts are not guaranteed.

Other special activities are planned at the Avery County Humane Society’s shelter at 279 New Vale Rd, Newland, NC.

For updates, follow us on Facebook at: AveryCountyDoggie5kandWalk. If you have any questions, email us at [email protected].


5K END TIME: 10:00am EDT


PRICE: $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee
REGISTRATION: Register at Registration ends October 2nd, 2015 at 5:00pm EDT

Saturday, September 12th 9am-7pm

It’s time for our Customer Appreciation Sale! Make your shopping list, grab your bags, and be sure and mark your calendars for our special sales event to take… 20% OFF everything in the store! When we say everything we mean EVERYTHING, no items are excluded from the BIG SALE! Questions or concerns? Give us a call at 828.262.5592

Friday, September 18th

Bare Essentials Natural Market will be hosting a Health Screening from 9am-1pm. To book an appointment call 828.262.5592 and for more information visit:

Monday, September 21st

There will be a Thermography Clinic from 10am-3pm. Appointments are limited and we suggest calling 828-262-5592 to make an appointment as soon as possible. The initial scan is $149; if you’ve had an initial scan, follow-ups are $99; full body scans are $350. For more information please visit:

9) Charles Thompson to Speak at Ag Center on Sept. 14

On Monday, September 14,  at 6:30pm at the Watauga Agricultural Conference Center, Charles Thompson, acclaimed writer/filmmaker/activist from Duke University, will discuss his new book and extraordinary website, BORDER ODYSSEY:  Travels along the U.S./Mexico Divide.   Both trace his yearlong journey in 2010 across the entire U.S.-Mexico line, interviewing diverse peoples and illuminating lives, hopes, and struggles on both sides of this divide.   In Professor Thompson’s words, “We were trying to change the vision and the conversation about border fears.”      This presentation, to be offered in English plus Spanish, is sponsored by the Immigrant Justice Committee, Watauga NAACP.   Contact:  Jeff Boyer at 336-385-6960.

10) Tent Sale at Mast Store Today

Enjoy discounts of up to 50 percent off top brand names for men and women at the Mast General Store during its annual tent sale going on today.

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