Today’s Email Announcements

Published Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 11:26 am

1) Exclusive, One-Night Only “Forbidden Barter” Show Set for Oct. 21 in Abingdon

Community leaders partner with Barter Theatre actors for an exclusive, one night only performance of mayhem, laughter, and the unexpected. This evening of events, known as Forbidden Barter, will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

For only the second time in its 82-year history, Barter Theatre is hosting Forbidden Barter. The evening of events will be capped off with performances mocking recent Barter productions. Catherine Bush, Playwright in Residence for Barter, is writing spoofs of recent Barter hits in a Forbidden Broadway style.

“Nothing gives me more joy than taking a well-known, beloved melody and writing lyrics for it that make people laugh. Forbidden Barter is an evening of doing what Barter folks do best – making fun of ourselves,” said Bush. “When you get community members onboard with that endeavor, it just makes it that much more fun.”

No recordings or photos will be made at this event, which means you must be in attendance to witness this spectacle. A few of the community members participating include: CEO of Food City Steve Smith, Abingdon businessman Mike Quillen, local artist Jan Hurt, and Kathy Gibian with The William King Museum of Art.

This is a black-tie optional, fundraising event for Barter Theatre, and hosted at The Martha Washington Inn & Spa. Tickets to this event are available through Barter Theatre’s Advancement office for $150 per person, and include all evening events. To reserve your tickets, call Katherine Foreman at 276-619-3304.

Schedule of Events:

·      6:00 PM Champagne reception in the East Parlor

·      6:30 PM Stroll the red carpet, have your souvenir photo taken, and be seated for dinner with a Barter actor in the Ballroom

·      7:45 PM Forbidden Barter performance

·      9:00 PM Dessert & Live Auction by Kimball Sterling featuring 20 favorite items from Barter productions

2) Watauga Community Band to Play Fall Concert at ASU on Oct. 20

The Watauga Community Band will perform its Fall Concert Tuesday, October 20, at 8pm. The show will be held in Rosen Concert Hall, in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University.

The band, directed by Bill Winkler, will perform a variety of pieces including George and Ira Gershwin’s Strike up the Band, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, and Hymn to the Fallen from the movie Saving Private Ryan, by John Williams.

In honor of the late Dr. Charles Isley, Director Emeritus, who passed away in September, and who served in the Marines during World War II, the band will play The Marines Hymn.

Guest conductor Ryan Claar will be leading the band in William P. Latham’s Brighton Beach.

This event is free, and all are welcome to attend. Please come celebrate fall with the Watauga Community Band.

3) Chatham County Line in Concert at Ashe Civic Center on Saturday

Enjoy a performance by Chatham County Line at Ashe Civic Center on Saturday, Oct. 17. Doors open with a preview of the silent auction at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $30 per person. For tickets and more information call the Ashe County Arts Council at 336-846-2787 or the Ashe Chamber at 336-846-9550. Proceeds benefit the Ashe County Children’s Trust Endowment Fund, 4-H, Partnership for Children and NC Cooperative Extension.

4) NCSECU Awards $750 Continuing Ed Scholarship to CCC&TI Truck Driver Grad Richard Porter

The North Carolina State Employees Credit Union has awarded a $750 Continuing Education Scholarship to Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Truck Driver Training graduate Richard Porter. CCC&TI Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development and NCSECU Advisory Board Member Elaine Lockhart presented the scholarship to Porter during his graduation. The NCSECU Foundation Scholarship was established in 2012 and focuses on assisting unemployed and underemployed adults, military veterans and members of the National Guard attain marketable job skills for future employment. CCC&TI’s Basic Law Enforcement Training, Electrical Lineman and Truck Driver Training programs are eligible for the scholarship. For more information about enrolling in CCC&TI Continuing Education classes or receiving financial assistance, call 828-726-2242 (Caldwell) or 297-3811 (Watauga).

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