Today’s Email Announcements

Published Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 1:28 pm

1) Wilkes Playmakers Perform “Where the Lilies Bloom”, Opens Friday

Where the Lilies Bloom by Celeste Raspanti will open this Friday September 25 for Wilkes

Playmakers. The show is set in the Appalachian mountains in the mid 1960s and tells the

story of the four Luther children and their determination to overcome the hardships that

life present to them. There are struggles, humor and love throughout this family – friendly

show. Where the Lilies Bloom is based upon the book by Bill and Vera Cleaver which is

often on required reading lists for school systems.

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.

“ Just like the Luther kids, our cast has faced obstacles to overcome within the last week

and a half, with a wave of injuries and illness among the leading actors hitting us within 48

hours. Wilkes Playmakers chose to delay the show opening from the original date of

September 18 in order to allow some time for them to heal and get better. These kids are

amazing! They work so hard even when they are injured or sick! I am so proud of each and

every one of them as well as the adults in the show! They are all looking forward to

performances to begin this weekend! ” stated director Paula Joines.

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 is $5.

Tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.wilkesplaymakers.com or one hour

prior to each performance at the box office.

2) Spooky Duke Race Set for Oct. 25

Parent to Parent invites you to the 5th Annual Spooky Duke Charles R Duke Race for Families.  The event takes place Saturday October 254h from 8am until 11:00am at the Raley/Peacock Parking Lot on the ASU campus.  Activities include a certified 5K race, a certified 10K race, and a Costume March open to the public, children, dogs and adults alike.  Prizes will be awarded to the race winners and for adult, children, and dog costumes.  Children’s activities will be available to the public from 8 am to 10:30am.  In case of rain, the Costume March and children’s activities will be held indoors.  To register or for more information visit:  http://parent2parent.appstate.edu/spooky-duke-race  or contact Parent to Parent director Kaaren Hayes at 828 262 6089.

3) Peer to Peer Recovery Based Education Program Set for Oct. 7

The NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS, HIGH COUNTRY CHAPTER, presents “Peer to Peer”, a recovery-based educational program for adults dealing with mental health challenges.  The course provides information and coping strategies for establishing and maintaining wellness.  Peer to Peer is free of charge.

Details: ten 2-hour sessions beginning Oct. 7th, 10 a.m. – noon at St. Lukes Episcopal Church Library in downtown Boone.

Designed for individuals 18 and over living with mental illness.

Taught by a trained team of individuals living in recovery from mental illness.

Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises.

All materials and refreshments are provided free of charge.

For more information or to enroll: 828-773-6878 or 828-221-7062

Or email [email protected]

 

www.namihighcountry.org.

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