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Published Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 11:33 am

1) Low-Cost Rabies Clinic Set for Nov. 14 in Banner Elk

High Country Animal Clinic in Banner Elk will be administering Rabies vaccines to any dog or cat 15 weeks of age or older for a reduced fee of $8. Canine Distemper/Parvo vaccines and feline Distemper vaccines will also be given at a reduced fee if the owner wishes. You may also weigh your large dog on our walk-on scales at no additional charge.

A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Avery County Humane Society.

The event will take place OUTSIDE in front of our office in High Country Square, directly across Hwy 184 from Best Western and Fifth Third Bank in Banner Elk.

Please bring a record of any previous Rabies vaccines given in order to receive a 3 year vaccine. All other pets will receive a 1 year vaccine. Call 828-898-5120 for more details.

2) Diabetes Health Fair and Talk: November 14 at the Wellness Center

In observance of National Diabetes Month, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) is offering a free Diabetes Health Fair from 8 am – 9:45 am and a Health Talk from 10 am – 10:45 am on Saturday, November 14 at the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center, 232 Boone Heights Drive in Boone.

The Health Fair will feature a variety of free screenings including blood pressure checks, a diabetic foot screening, glucose level checks, body composition screenings, Body Mass Index (BMI) readings, height and weight measurements and onsite nutrition information. Participants seeking a glucose level are encouraged to fast 12 hours prior to the health fair to ensure accurate results; a free light breakfast will be provided. In addition, Dr. Jay Krakovitz of Watauga Internal Medicine will give a one hour complementary Health Talk titled Living with Diabetes at 10 am in the Wellness Center classroom. All participants will be granted free admission to the Wellness Center that day and entered to win door prizes.

“Our goal this month is to raise awareness in regard to diabetes,” said Kris Hartley, Fitness and Clinical Programs Manager at the Wellness Center. “By providing education, screenings and programs that encourage healthy lifestyle changes we hope to improve health outcomes in our community.”

Outside of November, patients with diabetes can also find assistance through Watauga Medical Center’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program and Diabetes Support Group. The program, led by Certified Diabetes Educator Linda Bond, RN, BSN and a team of registered dietitians, provides patients with the skills needed to manage their diabetes. The Self-Management Classes require a referral. The Diabetes Support Group meets once a month, May through October, at Watauga Medical Center.

“Diabetes is a challenging disease that affects the entire family in many ways,” said Bond. “As a diabetes educator, my goal is to work with the team to educate the community about the risks of diabetes and to improve the quality of life for people who live daily with diabetes.”

To learn more about the Diabetes Health Fair or Health Talk, contact Candy Jones, RN, Community Outreach Nurse at 828-268-8960 or email her at [email protected].

For more information about Diabetes Programs offered through Appalachian Regional Healthcare System call Linda Bond at 828-262-4177 or visit

3) Richter Uzur Duo to Perform Nov. 11 at ASU

NPR Performance Today regulars Brad Richter and Victor Uzur will perform at Appalachian State University Nov. 11. Their 6 p.m. recital will be in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The musicians perform as the Richter Uzur Duo. Richter is a guitarist and Uzur is a cellist. They met in 2005 when Richter was commissioned by Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, where Uzur is cello professor, to write a concert-length chamber piece. The piece prominently featured cello and guitar and as it developed so too did a close friendship and a deep mutual respect that became the foundation for this collaboration.

Their Boone performance opens with the duo’s arrangement of “La Folio,” a Spanish composition from the 15th century. The duo also will perform Richter’s composition “Fragments Transcending,” a 2003 composition inspired by Navajo and Tibetan culture.

The musicians also will perform “Iron Wood,” “Starry Night on the Beach,” “Balkanika” and “Navigating Lake Bonneville” in addition to other original compositions.

The Richter Uzur Duo may be unique in the way in which they combine classical, rock and folk music and themes into truly original new compositions as well as in the way they collaborate. Because they live almost 1,000 miles apart, Richter and Uzur do a great deal of composing over the phone and Internet and write parts separately, combining and re-developing them while on concert tours together.

4) Beech Mountain Holiday Market Scheduled for Nov. 28

The 9th Annual Beech Mountain Holiday Market will take place from 9AM – 3PM on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Buckeye Recreation Center.  Start your holiday shopping early as you browse through a wide selection of one-of-a-kind gifts and hand-crafted items including:  copper/steel art work; pottery; woodwork; wire, glass and pearl jewelry; yarn art and accessories, gourmet food, gift basket and much more. Vendor spaces are still available; 12’x12′ spaces are only $25 each.  Applications and fees must be received no later than November 14th, 2015.

There is more to do than just shop at the market; games and activities will be set up for kids.  Come join us for a traditional kickoff to the upcoming holiday season.  Admission is free and there will be hourly door prizes!

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

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