1) Avery A&H Fair Tuesday Through Saturday
Tuesday, September 8-Saturday, September 12
Avery A & H Fair is a family oriented mountain fair known for friendliness and
preservation of the mountain heritage that has long been a part of the high country.
There will be Pig Wrangling, Petting Zoo, Cupcake Wars, Mechanical Bull, Heritage displays and
demonstrations that include a cider press, soap making, candle making. A Beauty Pageant and
4H Talent Show. Garden tractor pull will be on Saturday. Power Wheels for kids on Saturday.
Food vendors will be available with a variety of options. Inner Shows will be there with rides
on the midway. Check us out on www.facebook.com/AveryAHFair?fref=ts
YOU JUST CAN’T BEAT A GOOD OLE’ FASHION COUNTY FAIR!
2) Reception with Judi Russell at Art Artifacts on Friday
Are you already making plans for the weekend? Be sure to include us! Join us at the office for an Artist Reception for mixed media artist, Judi Russell, called “Seeing the Unseen”!
We’ll have wine and refreshments on Friday, September 11th from 5:30-7:30pm and Saturday, September 12th from 3:00-5:00pm. We hope to see you at 159 Sunset Drive!
NO RSVP REQUIRED!
3) Avery Hall of Legends Event on Sunday
Please join us for the
2015 Hall of Legends of Avery County
Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015
Chapman Center on Cannon Hospital Campus
Nancy Stroupe Morrison
Dr. Charles Baker
Tickets: $20 in advance
$25 at the door
4) Audubon Society to Meet on Sept. 15
High Country Audubon will have its next meeting Tuesday September 15 at 6:30 pm at the Holiday Inn Express in Boone. Dr. Howard S. Neufeld, currently a Professor in the Department of Biology at Appalachian State University, will present the program. Dr. Neufeld has posed this question for discussion: Is Nature’s most colorful display adaptive or just the random conse- quence of old leaves dying? Join us for an interesting discussion on the possible answers to this question. HCAS invites the public to attend their meetings and field trips. Information about the meetings and field trips can be found on their website www.highcountryaudubon.org.
5) See “Where the Lilies Bloom” in Wilkes Sept. 18-19, 24-26
Where the Lilies Bloom by Celeste Raspanti is set in the Appalachian mountains in the mid 1960s and tells the story of the four Luther children who try to stay together after their parents die. Afraid of being packed away to the county orphanage, they keep their father’s death a secret from their neighbors and school friends. They support themselves by gathering and selling roots, herbs and flowers from the hills. There are struggles, humor and love throughout the show.
The determined 14 year old Mary Call tries courageously to hold her family together, to respect her father’s dying wishes and to maintain her family’s close tie to the mountains in which they live. Her closest ally is her younger brother Romey. The two of them share the task of protecting their two sisters- quiet and dreamy Devola and Ima Dean, the baby of the family. Their landlord Kiser Pease wishes to marry Devola, but Mary Call has promised her father not to let that happen. The Luther children are always on guard with inquisitive school friends, teachers, store owners and townspeople. Where the Lilies Bloom is based upon the book by Bill and Vera Cleaver which is often on required reading lists for school systems. This is a family-friendly show.
Cast include Krissey Browder as Mary Call, Isaac Parsons as Romey, Lakyn Parrish as Devola, Lauren Jarvis as Ima Dean, and Garrett Griffin as Kiser Pease. Additional cast include: Wes Martin, Valerie Sink, Taylor Ellsworth, Sydney Lambert, Hunter Lynn, Hollie Lynn, Abi Fairchild, Kumari Randleman, Briley Walker, Jared Staley, Grayson Parsons, Caden Barber, Cortara McCurdy, Miranda McNeil and Gabrielle Liles. Scenery has been designed and painted by Melanie Parrish’s art class. David Liles is lighting designer.
Performances are September 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 pm and September 20, 27 at 2:00 pm. All performances are at Benton Hall, 300 D Street, North Wilkesboro, NC. The Thursday 9/24 performance is a Pay What You Can performance. Tickets range $5-$10 for other evening performances and $6 for Sunday matinees. Military rate for all performances except 9/24 is $5. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.wilkesplaymakers.com or one hour prior to each performance at the box office.