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Published Monday, October 12, 2015 at 11:28 am

1) Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Wednesday October14

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 October 15

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

Friday October 16

Tapped at 5pm, we feature something fun and new every Friday. Get it while it lasts; there is only a limited amount!

8pm-Closing Live Music: The Klee & 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 October 17

App State Football on the Big Screen at 7:00pm

8pm-Closing Live Music: Maureen Renihan and Friends. Maureen Renihan is a Boone based vocalist performing throughout the high country, piedmont and foothill regions of North Carolina. Influenced by great icons such as Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, and Ella Fitzgerald, Maureen sets a nostalgic tone with her soothing vocals and sincere delivery. With an ever expanding repertoire and theatrical background of over twenty years, Maureen possesses the creativity and versatility to delight audiences of all ages. Accompanied by some of the finest jazz musicians in the region, Maureen Renihan & Friends perform classic jazz standards, familiar show tunes, and jazz interpretations of popular music.

Sunday October 18

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

2) Audubon Society to Meet Oct. 20 in Boone

High Country Audubon (HCAS) will have its next meeting Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Boone.  Exploring the Galapagos — with a few mainland birds thrown in as a bonus!

Retired ASU professor of Biology Wayne Vandevender will talk about these fascinating islands and show photos from his trip there in June of this year. HCAS invites the public to attend the monthly meetings and field trips. Announcements about meeting and field trips can be found on their website

3) “An Afternoon of Bassoon with Friends” At ASU on Oct. 25

What better way to spend an afternoon with friends and music than with Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music?”

An Oct. 25 recital in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall features bassoonist Jon Beebe with flutist Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, oboist Alicia Chapman, violinist Nancy Bargerstock, violist Eric Koontz, cellist Kenneth Lurie and pianist Junie Cho.

The performance begins at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Billed as “An Afternoon of Bassoon with Friends,” the recital begins with Antonio Vivaldi’s “Chamber Concerto in G minor, RV 103,” followed by François Devienne’s “Quartet in C Major, Op. 73, No. 1.” Vivaldi, an Italina Baroque composer, wrote more than 500 concertos. “Concerto in G minor” was his only work composed solely for wind instruments. Devienne was a noted bassoonist and flutist in late 17th-century France. He composed nearly 300 works, primarily for wind instruments.

The program next moves to a more contemporary composition – “Duo Sephardim” by Philippe Hersant. A French composer, Hersant wrote his duo composition for bassoon and viola in 1993.

 Francis Poulenc’s “Trio for Piano, Oboe, and Bassoon” ends the recital. Poulenc was also a French composer who favored the woodwinds. His “Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano” composed in 1926 is considered a repertory classic.

4) Halloween Monster Concert at ASU on Oct. 31

What’s the source of your favorite fright? If you are a music lover, plan to attend the annual Halloween monster concert Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The concert in Hayes School of Music’s Rosen Concert Hall is free and open to the public and is presented by the school’s organ studio.

 The program of “fright music” includes Bach’s “Toccata in d minor,” which conjures images of a haunted mansion. Charles Ives’ variations on “America,” which is in keeping with a presidential candidates costume theme, William Albright’s “Totentanz” also known as “Jig for the Feet” as it is played solely on the foot pedals, and Lèon Boëllmann’s “Toccata” from his “Gothic Suite.”

 In addition, a silent movie will be shown to organ accompaniment and “pumpkin carols” will be sung. Costumes are welcome and free candy will be available at the end of the performance.

For more information, call Joby Bell at (828) 262-6467 or e-mail [email protected].

5) Alon Confino to Present “A World Without Jews” Presentation on Oct. 21 at ASU

Professor Alon Confino of Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and the University of Virginia will present the talk “A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide” Oct. 21 at Appalachian State University. His program will begin at 7 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons room 114. The lecture is free of charge.

Confino is one of the most innovative and vibrant scholars in the fields of modern German history, Holocaust and memory studies. Broadly interested in the theory and practice of writing history and a wide array of topics, ranging from memory and culture to nationhood and forced migration, Confino has been at the forefront of historical research for more than two decades.

Confino’s talk will be based on his latest work, “A World Without Jews” (Yale University Press 2014).  He begins his explorations with a simple question: Why did the Nazis burn the Hebrew Bible?  Confino portrays the widespread burning of the Hebrew Bible during Kristallnacht in November 1938 as an intentional and public act that constituted anything but an aberration. He argues that these practices of Nazis and other Germans should be seen as part of a large-scale project of “fixing the past” by ending the imagined Jewish “authority over a moral ancient past” and historical origins enshrined in the Bible. Steeped in histories of emotions and culture, Confino’s multifaceted answer amounts to an insightful rereading of key issues in the study of Nazism and the Holocaust.

Confino is the author of several key books and edited collections including, “The Nation as a Local Metaphor: Württemberg, Imperial Germany, and National Memory, 1871-1918” (University of North Carolina Press 1997) and “Germany As a Culture of Remembrance: Promises and Limits of Writing History” (University of North Carolina Press 2006). More recently, he has moved into the field of Holocaust studies, providing fresh insights as evidenced in his study “Foundational Pasts: The Holocaust As Historical Understanding” (Cambridge University Press 2012).

His presentation is presented by Appalachian’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies. Additional sponsors are the Department of History, Department of Philosophy and Religion, the Global Studies Program, Office of International Education and Development, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the Temple of the High Country, and Appalachian’s Hillel chapter.

 For more information, call the center at 828-262-2311 or email [email protected].

6) Help Pittman Trucking in Newland Provide Aid to SC Flood Victims

Would you like to help our neighbors to the south?
Pittman Trucking in Newland will be taking the most needed supplies…diapers, water, and peanut butter to those in need that were affected by the recent flooding in South Carolina. Starting today, October 9, through next Friday, Pittman will have an attendant and a trailer parked on their lot near the Ingles store in Newland. The trailer will be the collection point for these three badly needed items if you would like to help. If you have any questions, please contact Rotary member Mike Minter at 828-381-9495.

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