Today’s Email Announcements

Published Monday, October 26, 2015 at 11:13 am

1) Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Wednesday October 28

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 29

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

Friday October 30

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 Worthless Son-In-Laws. . Alt.indie-rock from the mountains of Western North Carolina. Pastoral daydream soundtracks and melody-laden rockers layered with stories of working life, eco-revenge, love, nostalgia, old television sets, letters, and plain-spoken pocketknives.

Saturday October 31

3:30pm- App State football on the big screen. Come cheer on the Mountaineers as they take on Troy!

8pm-Closing Live Music: Hilltop Riot. Hilltop Riot (formerly Cougar Bait) was born in a cornfield in Illinois, shooting skeet, drinking shine, and rocking the husks off some GMO corn stalks. After taking it on the road all the way to Illinois and back the group decided that while it was no cornfield, the High Country would be their next venue to divide and conquer. After another successful gig rocking out a nursing home it was clear that Hilltop Riot was destined to take over the world. Soon after founding members Ben McPherron, Chris Cappozoli, and Toma Fuller started abandoning their familial duties to practice and hone their soul swinging acoustic blues sound. With the “support” of their loving wives and girlfriends the trio managed to craft a varied repertoire ranging from blues to soul to swinging jazz to old country. While never forgetting our humble roots in the nursing homes and cornfields Hilltop Riot aims to get people off their phones and into the music, moving on their feet or at the very least tapping their toes. See for yourself!

Sunday November 1

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

2) ETSU Poets in Residence to Read at Lees-McRae on Nov. 3

The Stephenson Center for Appalachia at Lees-McRae College will host an evening with two distinguished Appalachian poets. Dr. Don Johnson and Dr. Jesse Graves will read selections from their poetry on November 3 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Evans Auditorium on the Lees-McRae campus.

“This is a rare privilege to have both of these gifted poets as part of our Stephenson Lecture Series. Don Johnson has been a favorite visitor to Lees-McRae for many years, and by including Jesse Graves we hope to establish a tradition for the next generation,” said Dr. Michael Joslin, director of the Stephenson Center for Appalachia. “Both write poetry that speaks to all of us and opens our eyes to the wonder, pain and humor of being human in Appalachia.”

Both poets have deep roots in the mountains, and are Appalachian by birth and by choice. Don Johnson was born and grew up in Poca, West Virginia. He is a retired professor and Poet in Residence from the Department of Literature and Language at East Tennessee State University where he was a faculty member for 32 years.

Johnson has published critical pieces on Jim Wayne Miller, Jeff Daniel Marion, Fred Chappell and Robert Morgan. His most recent book of poems is Here and Gone: New and Selected Poems, from Louisiana Literature Press. He also has a new collection, More Than Heavy Rain, published by Texas Review Press in 2014.

He will read with his colleague Jesse Graves, an Associate Professor of English and Poet in Residence at East Tennessee State University and the author of two collections of poetry.

Graves is the first poet to win the Weatherford Award in Poetry more than one time, for Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine and Basin Ghosts, and his poetry has been highlighted on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor and in the “Poem of the Week” feature for Missouri Review. Graves is also editor of several volumes of poetry and scholarship, including three volumes of The Southern Poetry Anthology (Contemporary Appalachia, Tennessee and North Carolina). He is a 2015 inductee into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame.

The Stephenson Center for Appalachia lectures are free and open to the public. For information, contact Dr. Michael Joslin at [email protected].

3) Masquerade Ball at Meadowbrook Inn to Support Hunger and Health Coalition on Friday

The Hunger and Health Coalition, a non-profit providing basic food and pharmaceutical services in Watauga County, is hosting a Masquerade Ball on Oct. 30 at the Meadowbrook Inn & Suites in Blowing Rock, N.C. beginning at 7 p.m.

This Halloween-themed event is sure to make the hair on your back stand up with thrills including theatre performances by Ensemble Stage and ASU’s Theatre Department and fortunetellers as well as face painting, dancing, and a trick or treat bar, OH MY!

Hunger and Health Coalition is hosting the Masquerade Ball to raise funds to help further our mission of providing nutritious food and life-sustaining medication for our neighbors most in need.

Come in costume or come as you are and purchase a mask at the door! We will have a costume contest at the end of the evening. Please come join us for a fun and spooky evening and help to make a positive impact on our community!

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door and may be purchased at the Hunger and Health Coalition or Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact Crystal Winebarger or Emily Oakley to purchase tickets or for more information.

The doors open at 7 p.m. Enter if you dare!

4) Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild to Meet Nov. 5 at Senior Center

The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, November 5th at 10:00 AM.  We meet in the conference room on the second floor of the Senior Center on Poplar Grove Connector in Boone.  Our program will break at noon for lunch and a short business meeting, and then we will continue to work until 3 PM.  If you can come for the entire program, please bring your lunch. If this is not possible, come and help as long as you can.  We are making donation quilts.  Bring a rotary cutter and mat to cut fabric or you can help iron the fabric.  Bring your sewing machine and thread if you wish to help sew the quilts.  Any help is welcome.  All our quilts are donated to local organizations and bring a smile to the recipients.  Call Dolores, 828-295-6148, if you have any questions.

5) November Programs at Elk Knob State Park


Every Saturday beginning April 4th and running through the middle of November, staff and volunteers will meet at the Summit Trailhead at 9 a.m. and work until approximately 2:30 p.m., weather permitting. Tools are provided, but volunteers should wear close-toed shoes and bring work gloves, lunch and water. Most of the time will be spent on repair work on the Summit Trail or finishing up our new cross-country ski trail, Maple Run. If you would like to be involved in a fulfilling project that will fill you with a well-deserved sense of pride, then join us on Saturdays at Elk Knob State Park. For more information, please call 828-297-7261.


Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.

Come learn what animals in this area do to prepare for winter and what they do until spring. Meet at the park office.


Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m.

See a presentation about these fascinating birds and their interesting quirks. Meet at the park office.


Saturday, Nov. 28 at 3 p.m.

Stop by the trailhead before or after your hike to see and hear about animal skulls. This program will be on display from 3:00 p.m. until 3:30 or 4:00 p.m.


Sunday, Nov. 29 at 3 p.m.

Stop by the trailhead before or after your hike to see and hear about the animals that call Elk Knob home. This program will be on display from 3:00 p.m. until 3:30 or 4:00 p.m.



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