Today’s Email Announcements

Published Monday, September 21, 2015 at 11:28 am

1) Soil and Water Board to Meet Sept. 23

The Watauga Soil and Water Conservation District Board will hold its regular Board meeting Wednesday September 23, 2015 at 8:00 am at the Soil & Water Office located at 971 West King Street, Boone NC 28607. The public is invited to attend.

2) Boone Appearance Commission to Meet Sept. 22

A meeting of the Town of Boone Community Appearance Commission will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Planning and Inspections Upstairs Conference Room located at 680 W. King Street.

3) Wilkes Playmakers Change Dates for Latest Performance

Wilkes Playmakers announce a change in performance dates for their upcoming fall production of Where the Lilies Bloom by Celeste Raspanti. The show will now open on September 25 and close on October 4th.

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 25 & 26, October 1, 2, & 3 at 7:30 pm and September 27 & October 4 at 2:00 pm. All performances are at Benton Hall, 300 D Street, North Wilkesboro, NC.   The Thursday 10/01 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 or one hour prior to each performance at the box office.

4) Pinto Bean Supper at Bethelview UMC on Sept. 26

A Pinto Bean Supper will be held on Saturday, September 26, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bethelview United Methodist Church, located on Ridge Road just off Castle Ford Road in Boone.  The menu includes pinto beans, cornbread, slaw, variety of potatoes, variety of desserts and variety of beverages.  Take-outs will be available.  Donations for the supper will be accepted.  For more information or directions, call 828-264-3390.

5) Park Service to Celebrate Brinegar Family History, Heritage on Sept. 26


The National Park Service Celebrates the Life and Times of Carolyn and Martin Brinegar and the rich cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains on Saturday, September 26, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Every family has a story to tell – and to remember. The National Park Service will celebrate those stories at the Brinegar Celebration at the Brinegar Cabin on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Visitors will be able to chat with members of local historical societies and meet descendants of Martin and Caroline Brinegar.  Ranger/historian Mike Ryan will give a presentation on collecting and preserving one’s own family and community’s history at 11 am and 1 pm.

Demonstrations of early Blue Ridge life will include flax processing, food preservation, spinning and dying. Come string some leather britches, meet a sheep or help stir the applebutter  – these activities are all free of charge. The FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway organization provides financial support for this program.  For more information on this Blue Ridge Parkway partner, contact 800-228-PARK (7275) or

The Brinegar Cabin is at milepost 238 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Doughton Park, about 8 miles south on the Parkway from the Route 21 intersection.  For further information, call Park Ranger Jackie Sloop at (336) 372-1947.

6) Western Square Dancing at Linville Land Harbor

Friday- No Western Square Dance

Sunday Sept 27, 2015 Last Plus Dance of the Season

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 Jerry Biggerstaff, Marion, NC. Dress is square dance attire or dressy casual.

A2 Square Dancing Monday Sept 28, 2015

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

over for the season

7) Poetry in Music Workshop with Sound Traveler on Sept. 26

Sept. 26 at 2 p.m., Watauga County Public Library

For many people, poetry is abstract, confusing, and not well-connected to everyday experience. Music, on the other hand, bathes our human existence in a variety of sounds. Through this workshop/concert, Bob and Patty Tatum will demonstrate the fundamental relationship between poetry and music. Bob and Patty will present live poetry and music and provide a visual display to enhance their presentation.

Bob and Patty form the musical duo Sound Traveler. Both of them are musicians, writers, and educators (National Board Certified Teachers) with fifty years combined experience in education and an even longer connection with music. Patty has played trumpet professionally all over the world while Bob has performed regionally for many years. He has also written, directed, and performed in an original musical called Breath Like a Wind. They released a CD of original music in 2011, which will be available for purchase at the workshop.

To find out more about Bob and Patty and their group Sound Traveler, check out their web site at



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