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Published Monday, September 14, 2015 at 11:37 am

1) Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company

Wednesday September 16

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 17

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

8pm-Closing Live Music: Andy Ferrell. Currently emerging with his debut EP whose title, I Was Born, boldly asserts his presence as a compelling new voice on the traditional American roots music scene, Andy Ferrell grew up in the small Blue Ridge Mountain town of Boone, North Carolina, not far from the birthplace and home of his greatest musical influence, bluegrass/country/folk music legend Doc Watson.

Friday September 18

Feature Friday at Five continues with a special keg of Alpine Meadows Saison with Prickly Pear Cactus Juice.

8pm-Closing Live Music: Analog Poets. Dedicated to providing Flow and Harmony thru Music, the Analog Poets are comprised of Dustin Hofsess- Guitar, Jonathan Priest- Drums, and Ben McPherron- Bass.

Saturday September 19

8pm-Closing Live Music: Mark Bumgarner. He’s a son of the south, but Mark’s influences span the American landscape, from the traditional sounds of the Appalachian mountains, to the west coast country and folk rock sounds of the 60’s & 70’s. These influences and his own sense of musical direction have guided Mark for the last thirty years as a performing musician and songwriter. During this time, he has worked with several national and regional touring bands, half of the duo CALICO MOON, and now as a solo artist. His musical style is a blend of roots country, bluegrass and folk, with a contemporary approach that creates a true “Southern Americana” sound.

Sunday September 20

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

2) Fall Festival at Grayson Highlands State Park Set for Sept. 26

Grayson Highlands State Park’s 39th Annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a $8 per day parking fee. This event is sponsored by the Rugby Volunteer Rescue Squad, Fire Department, and ladies auxiliary.

Live bluegrass and old-time music are featured on Saturday. Music starts at 10:00 am and is played all day. This year’s lineup includes: 10 am – Changing Lanes, 11am – Tune Town Old Time Band, 12 pm – Flat Ridge Opry, 1 pm – Jess Finley & the Dry Fork Ramblers, 2 pm – True Grass, 3 pm – Steve Kilby & The Fox Creek Ramblers, 4 pm – Miss Ellie and the South Fork Ramblers.

Gospel music is featured on Sunday. It also starts at 10:00 am and is played all day. This year’s lineup : 10 am – The Moretz Family, 10:45 am – Cody & Zack Ham, 11:30 am – High Mountain Singers , 12:15 pm – Heaven Bound, 1 pm – The Blevins Family, 2 pm – The Old Time Way, 3 pm – Liberty Hill Gospel Band, 4 pm – Nathan Wagoner.

The fire department and rescue squad provide the concessions which include BBQ chicken, hot dogs, and BBQ sandwiches. There are children’s activities and a variety of arts and crafts exhibits. You can watch molasses and apple butter being made or a black smith at work. Due to cutbacks at the post office there will be no stamp cancellation offered this year

Ponies from the Wilburn Ridge Pony Association will be auctioned at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 26. The wild ponies graze in the park and adjoining U. S. Forest Service’s Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the park’s picnic areas, visitor center and hiking and biking trails. Park campgrounds will be full; reservations must be made in advance by calling

1-800-933-PARK (7275) during regular business hours, or online at For information about other accommodations or other information about the area go to and click on visitor info.

Proceeds from the festival go to the Rugby Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, Inc. for emergency equipment and training. The festival goes on rain or shine. So come join us for a day of fun, great music, delicious food, and great handmade crafts.

3) Yoga at the Senior Center Starts Sept. 22

The Lois E. Harrill Senior Center is offering a free 6-week yoga class for seniors, individuals age 60 and over.  The class will be held on Tuesdays starting September 22 and will be held Sept. 29, October 6, 13, 20 and 27.  Class will run from 9:30am-10:30am.  It will be a gentle stretch yoga class.  Individuals are encouraged to bring a yoga mat.  Call 265-8090 to register or with questions.

4) Horse Pulled Traveling Show at Old Hampton Store on Sept. 19

Old Hampton Store & Barbeque and 87 Ruffin Street Gallery present… 
*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!
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LOCATION: Old Hampton Store & Barbeque and 87 Ruffin Street Gallery  
DATE:  Saturday, September 19

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

 5) Girl Scouts Enter Free at Grandfather Mountain on Sept. 19

The 45th annual Girl Scout Day is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, at Grandfather Mountain, offering free admission and a variety of nature activities for participating troops.

The tradition started in 1971, when Grandfather Mountain “adopted” the Girl Scouts. The scouts returned the gesture by adopting the mountain’s late mascot, Mildred the Bear, as an honorary Girl Scout and presenting her with pins to mark her years with the organization.

“We’re delighted to host the Girl Scouts again at Grandfather Mountain,” said Frank Ruggiero, director of marketing and communications for the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, the nonprofit organization that oversees the popular attraction. “With a schedule full of educational and fun activities, Girl Scout Day is a perfect opportunity to learn such skills as confidence, environmental awareness and teamwork.”

All Girl Scouts and their troop leaders are admitted free with proof of membership. Discounted admission is available for others joining the scouts.

The 2015 event is abuzz with activity, including programs on insects, bees, butterflies and more. The schedule is as follows:

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Check-in table at the Nature Museum to register and work on an insect challenge. Troops’ submissions will be entered for a prize drawing at the end of the day.

9:10 to 9:50 a.m.: Buzzy Bees

During this interactive game, scouts can learn about the wonders of pollination and more. Meet at the Let-It-Rain Picnic Area.

10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:05 to 11:35 a.m.: A Bug’s World

Scouts will get up close and personal with some of the smallest lifeforms on Grandfather Mountain. In this program, Grandfather’s education staff and participants look through leaf litter and search for insects. Guests get the opportunity to collect the bugs inside a small container to get a closer look and try to identify them. This hands-on program is offered twice, dependent on the number of participants. Meet at the Let-It-Rain Picnic Shelter.

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.: Beekeeping 101

Scouts will learn what it takes to maintain a hive of honeybees from a local beekeeper. Participants can see the tools and observe the challenges in caring for bees, while learning about the importance of these pollinators. Meet at the Butterfly Garden.

11 a.m. to noon: Girl Scout Service Project

Girl Scouts can contribute to their troop’s service project in Grandfather Mountain’s Butterfly Garden. Limited space is available, so registration is required by calling (828) 733-4326.

1 p.m.: Guided Hike on the Bridge Trail

Grandfather’s education staff will lead a hike on the mountain’s Bridge Trail, while searching for insects along the way. Meet at the lower Bridge Trail trailhead by the Black Rock Parking Area. Space is limited, so registration is required by calling (828) 733-4236.

1 to 2 p.m.: Butterfly Blitz in the Butterfly Garden

Scouts are invited to attempt to capture and identify butterfly species in the mountain’s Butterfly Garden. Participants will search for other species of insects, too. Meet at the Butterfly Garden.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m.: ARTamorphosis

Girl Scouts will create their own butterflies, and, using field guides, they will see how close their imaginations are to the real thing. Capping off the program, the girls will get their hands painted like their personal butterflies and transfer them to a large canvas. The result will be a kaleidoscope of butterflies for all at Grandfather Mountain to see. Meet at the Let-It-Rain Picnic Shelter.

4 p.m.: Closing Ceremony

Scouts are invited to attend a short closing ceremony at the Butterfly Garden.

6) Western Square Dancing at Linville Land Harbor

Friday- No Western Square Dance

Sunday Sept 20 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 with recorded rounds.

Caller is Ron Libby, Land  Harbor, NC. Dress is square dance attire or dressy casual.

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

Sept 16th

Sept 23rd Final Ron Libby Dance of the season.

7) Grammy-Nominated Producer Keith Weber Recital at ASU on Sept. 29

Grammy-nominated producer Keith Weber will present a free recital of collaborative works for organ, voice, oboe, trumpet and percussion Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. at Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University.

In addition, he will conduct a voice master class Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. and hold an open rehearsal with the Appalachian Chorale at 7 p.m., also in Broyhill Music Center.

He will lecture to students in the school’s organ studio at 9 a.m. Sept. 29.

Weber will be joined by soprano Priscilla Porterfield, oboist Alicia Chapman, trumpeter James Stokes and percussionist Rob Falvo for the Sept. 29 program that includes Louis Vierne’s “Les Angelus,” Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” and selected chorales by Johann Krebs.

 Weber is a choral and orchestral conductor, vocal coach, choral clinician, organist, pianist, harpsichordist and collaborator known for his musical versatility and excellence.

He is director of music and the organist at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston and artistic director of Grace Song Inc., the Texas nonprofit organization that presents concerts of vocal chamber music, helps young American singers develop their careers and facilitates the creation of new music.

A native of western Pennsylvania, Weber holds a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Southern Methodist University (SMU), a Master of Music degree, also from SMU, and a Master of Sacred Music degree from Perkins School of Theology.

Weber was the founding associate musical director of the Lyric Opera of Dallas, and was head coach with the 2002-05 Opera in the Ozarks summer festival.

As a recording producer, Weber has several discs to his credit, including two for Ars Lyrica Houston and the first professional-grade recording of the Houston Bach Society, as well as a September 2012 release for The Houston Chamber Choir. His second recording for Ars Lyrica Houston received a Grammy nomination for Best Opera Recording of 2010, the only American recording so honored in that category that year.

 As an organist, Weber won the Dora Poteet Barclay Award (Outstanding Undergraduate, SMU), the Roy and Sue Johnson Award (Outstanding Senior, SMU), the 1982 B’nai B’rith Music Scholarship, the Ninth Annual Organ Competition of the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation and the 1991 Region VII National Young Artists’ Playing Competition of the American Guild of Organists. He was named finalist of the 1992 Spivey International Organ Competition.

8) Organ Recital and Evensong on Sept. 20 at St. Mary of the Hills

The next in a series of recitals showcasing the Lively-Fulcher organ at St. Mary of the Hills will precede the service of Evensong this Sunday, September 20th, in the nave of the church on Main Street in Blowing Rock.  The recital, given by guest organist Timothy Warren, begins at 3 pm and Evensong follows immediately at 3:30.

A native of Hickory, Timothy Warren has been the organist at Mr. Zion Lutheran Church, Conover for 37 years.  He studied organ under Larry Lowder at Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he was on the staff for twelve years, eight of those years as accompanist/organist for the University Choir.  Mr. Warren has played many fine organs across the eastern U.S., including at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.  His recital will encompass music from the 18th through the 21st Centuries – Maurice Greene’s Voluntary in C Minor, Henry Heron’s Trumpet Tune, Epithalamium by Healey Willan, Toccata by Georgi Mushel, and Charles Callahan’s Evensong.

Service music for the August 16th Evensong will be the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Gibbons and the Clucas Preces and Responses;  the introit is Let thy merciful ears, O Lord by Weelkes, and the anthem will be Victoria’s O quam gloriosum.

The choir of St. Mary’s sings Evensong one Sunday each month through October, and everyone is welcome. The choir has recently returned from it’s biennial sojourn in the U.K. where it was the choir-in-residence at Durham Cathedral for a week, singing daily evensong and Sunday morning services.  This was the choir’s third residence at the 900-year-old cathedral. 

For more information on this service, please contact St. Mary of the Hills at 828.295.7323.



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