Today’s Email Announcements

Published Friday, October 23, 2015 at 11:22 am

1) Medical and Other Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics

Medical Volunteers for Special Olympics Needed! We need doctors (MOs, DOs, PTs, NPs, and/or FNPPs), nurses, and all other volunteers! If you know of any resources that I can contact, please forward those to me. Thank you for all that you do for Special Olympics and for the High Country!

What is a medfest?

Special Olympics Medfest is an event that offers free sports physicals to individuals with intellectual disabilities. This is an opportunity for new and returning athletes to obtain the physical examination needed to complete the Athlete Participation Form (APF) required by all Special Olympics athletes.  

When and Where will the medfest take place?

Wednesday October 28th, 2015

Watauga Parks and Recreation Center – 231 Complex Dr. Boone, NC 28603

What is the time of the event?

The MedFest will run from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. In order to make sure that every athlete receives a physical exam, athletes must RSVP with Keron Poteat at [email protected] (walk-ins will be accepted however, RSVPs are encouraged to ensure all athletes will have time to receive a complete physical)

Who is invited to attend the medfest?

All potential and current Special Olympics athletes are welcome to attend. Priority will be given to new or returning athletes with an expired physical. If an athlete has an APF on file that will not expire before October 1, 2016 then they will be on a wait list.

What can we expect upon arrival?

Upon arriving on the 28th, you will start at the check-in and registration table. At this table, you will check-in your athlete(s) and complete the health history form. All screenings are non-invasive and performed in a quiet and private environment.

 For more information and to make an appointment for your school/group to attend MedFest:

Keron Poteat

Local Coordinator, Special Olympics Watauga County

[email protected]

2) Carpentry Volunteers Needed for Local Mission Project on Saturday

Are you interested in helping provide a local family with a safe, warm place to live? If you have a heart to serve people in your community or if you have any experience in carpentry or home renovation and would like to volunteer, call 704-460-8225! The missions team at Bethel Baptist Church needs volunteers to help with installing carpets and building decks between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday. If God is calling you to step out of your comfort zone and make a difference right here in the High Country, this is your opportunity!

3) OctubaFest Concert Set for Oct.26 at ASU

It’s time for OctubaFest, the annual concert featuring compositions transcribed for tubas and euphoniums. The concert by the Tuba-Euphonium Collective in the Hayes School of Music will begin at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 in Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

The program features the William Tell Overture, “Mars, The Bringing of War” from Holst’s “The Planets,” “Nimrod” from Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,” “Night on Bald Mountain” by Mussorgsky  and “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saëns, among others.

The Tuba-Euphonium Collective is a student ensemble. The director is Bethany Wiese, an instructor in the Hayes School of Music and a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University.

4) Appalachian’s Jazz Ensemble II to Perform Oct. 27

Sit back and enjoy the jazz stylings of Appalachian State University’s Jazz Ensemble II during an Oct. 27 performance on campus. The 18-member ensemble, directed by Rod Berry, will perform beginning at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

The performance opens with George and Ira Gershwin’s “Love is Here to Stay,” followed by Carl Strommen’s “Tampico.” Also on the program is “Bebop ‘N’ Georgia” by Mark Taylor and “The Fool on the Hill” arranged by Mark Taylor, featuring a flugelhorn solo by Sam Massimilla.

Other jazz arrangements include Sammy Nestico’s “That Warm Feeling,” “Pretty Little Nieda” arranged by Don Sebesk and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” arranged by Phil Wilson.

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