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Today’s Email Announcements

1) The Walker Center in Wilkes to Host shenandoah on Nov. 13

The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, will present Shenandoah on Friday, November 13, at 8 p.m. This performance is sponsored by Carolina West Wireless.

When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became known for delivering No. 1 hits like “Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South” and “Two Dozen Roses” as well as beautiful classics like “Next to You, Next to Me,” “I Want to Be Loved Like That” and “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” a duet with Alison Krauss that won a Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the year and a Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Shenandoah also won the Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year in 1991.

Shenandoah gained a national fan base with its self-titled debut in 1987. However, it was the band’s sophomore effort, “The Road Not Taken,” that spawned their first top ten hits, “She Doesn’t Cry Anymore” and “Mama Knows.” Shenandoah became known for delivering songs that celebrated the importance of faith and family while reveling in the joys of small town life. Though they have secured their place in country music history, Raybon and McGuire are launching a new chapter in Shenandoah’s storied career by working on new Shenandoah music.

A limited number of tickets are available for this performance. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center Box Office at 336-838-6260 or walker.boxoffice@wilkescc.edu. Visit the Walker Center online at www.walkercenteronline.org or on Facebook.

The John A. Walker Community Center is dedicated to being this region’s primary venue for cultural experience and to serving as the preferred gathering place for meetings, receptions, conventions, banquets and parties for our community.

The Walker Center and Wilkes Community College are 100% Tobacco Free.

Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.

2) ASU to Test Campus-Wide Siren on Nov. 4

Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 11:55 a.m.

The campus drill also will include a recorded message indicating the beginning and end of the test.

To hear the tones that would be used during an emergency on campus, visithttp://epo.appstate.edu/siren-warning-system. Also, in the event of an actual emergency, official university information will be posted at www.appstatealert.com.

3) Steely Pan Band to Perform on Friday at the Schaefer Center

It’s time for a calypso break with the Steely Pan Steel Band. The ensemble will perform Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

The band is directed by Byron Hedgepeth, an instructor in the Hayes School of Music.

The concert ranges from music written specifically for steel drums to arrangements of pop compositions.

The program includes “Marianne,” “Sabre Dance,” “Jump in the Line,” “Tamboo Bamboo to Steel,” “Rubber Band Man,” “Cha Cha Sandwich” and “Under the Sea.”

4) 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!