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Today’s Email Announcements

1) Veterans Ceremony at Rotary Gazebo in BR at 11 a.m. on Wednesday

The American Legion Post 256 will hold a Veteran’s Ceremony at the Rotary Gazebo in Memorial Park in downtown Blowing Rock.  The event will be executed by Post Commander Albert Yount and Post Adjutant Jim West.  The event starts at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, 11 November and will feature a talk by Bill Parker, Lieutenant Colonel USMC retired.  The story he will present for this Veteran’s Day is called “the P-51 and the American Ambassador” or the “Kingston, Ontario Incident”.  Please come and honor our veterans for their service to our country.

2) Registration Ends Friday for Greenway Pee-Wee Basketball

Registration ends Friday for the 24th edition of Greenway Pee-Wee Basketball. Please register 1st – 4th graders online at www.greenwaybaptist.com or at the church office located at 880 Greenway Road.

3) Farmland Preservation Board to Meet Nov. 16 in Boone

The Farmland Preservation Program Advisory Board will have a meeting on Monday, November 16th, 2014 at 8:00 am at the Soil and Water District Office 971 West King Street Boone. The public is invited to attend.

4) November Events at the Watauga Library

Last month, three Watauga staff members, Judith Winecoff, Lisa Flanigan, and Jackie Cornette, participated in the North Carolina Library Association conference, presenting a workshop on our StoryWalk® Grant to 50+ attendees and also a Poster session, whereby they explained the StoryWalk® grant to 100+ conference goers.

The library will be closed Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

We will also be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on the following dates: Thursday, November 26th; Friday, November 27th; and Saturday, November 28th.

As always, we at the Watauga County Public Library apologize for any inconvenience and wish everyone safe and happy holidays!

Kathryn Erskine: Writing Your Story

As part of this year’s Children’s Literature Symposium, Kathryn Erskine, author of Seeing Red, The Absolute Value of Mike, and National Book Award Winner, Mockingbird, will visit Watauga County Public Library for a special writing workshop.

Friday, November 6th at 4:00 pm

Andree Amarica: They Wear Wigs in Hollywood

The Watauga County Public Library is happy to announce that there will be a book launching and signing from the author Andree Amarica. Mrs. Amarica is of French origin but chose to write in English and is an accomplished visual artist who has travelled all over the world. The book addresses hair loss and Alopecia Nervosa and will be available for sale after the talk.

Saturday, November 7th at 2:00 pm

Children’s Programs

Family Story Time

Stories, songs, and crafts!

Daily at 11:00 am

Alphabet Ready by 5

Mondays each week

Baby Lap Time

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30 am

Lego Club

All ages welcome!

Wednesday, November 4th at 3:30 pm

Elementary BOB Book Club

Blood on the River by Elisa Carbone

Tuesday, November 17th at 4:15 pm

Pokemon Club

Ages 6 to 12

Bring your cards, coins, and boards to play!

Monday, November 23rd at 3:30 pm

Teen Programs 

Author Visit & Workshop

Kathryn Erskine, author of Seeing Red, The Absolute Value of Mike, and National Book Award Winner, Mockingbird, visits Watauga County Library and discusses Writing Your Story as part of the 2015 Children’s Literature Symposium.

Friday, November 6th at 4:00 pm

Comics Workshop

Taught by nationally-known artists Alec Longstreth and Jen Vaughn, participants will learn the ins and outs of creating different kinds of comics.

Limit 30 participants, Registration required

Call Youth Services at 828-264-8784 ext 3

Saturday, November 7th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Teen Drama Club

6th to 12th Grades

Mondays in November

November 2nd from 4:30 to 5:30 pm

November 9th from 5:00 to 6:00 pm

November 16th from 4:30 to 6:00 pm

November 23rd from 5:00 to 6:00 pm

November 30th from 5:00 to 6:00 pm


6th to 12th Grades

Wednesday, November 4th at 4:30 pm

Wednesday, November 25th at 4:30 pm

The Worst Book Club Ever

6th to 8th Grades

Have a friend choose your book!

Tuesday, November 17th at 3:30 pm

Smart Investing: Car Cost$ You Auto Know

Recommended for ages 16 to 20

Thursday, December 3rd at 5:00 pm

Adult Programs

Mystery Book Club

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Tuesday, November 3rd at 4:00 pm

Book Launch & Signing

They Wear Wigs in Hollywood by Andree Amarica

Saturday, November 7th at 2:00 pm

High Country Lifelong Learners

Movie: The Maltese Falcon (1941) NR

Monday, November 9th at 2:00 pm

High Country Writers

Thursday, November 12th at 10:00 am

Third Thursday

Movie: Rebecca (1940) NR

Thursday, November 12th at 6:30 pm

VITA Tax Program Orientation

Wednesday, November 18th at 6:00 pm

Book Brewers Book Club

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Wednesday, November 18th at 6:00 pm

At Pepper’s Restaurant in Boone

Smart Investing: All the Single Ladies

Friday, November 13th at 10:00 am

Watauga County Public Library

Friday, November 20th at 1:00 pm

Hospitality House

Book Bunch Book Club

Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Tuesday, November 24th at 1:30 pm

Western Watauga Programs 

Lego Free Play

Second week each month.

November Book Club

To Kill a Mockingbird &

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Wednesday, November 18th a 6:30 pm

December Movie Night

To Kill a Mockingbird – TBA 

Friends of the Library

Holiday Book Sale 

At Watauga County Public Library

Thursday, November 19th, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Friday, November 20th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, November 21st, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Amnesty Week 

1 canned good cancels $1 in overdue fines.

May not be applied to lost or damaged item fines.

November 30th-December 5th

5) Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Monday November 9

Family Night-Buy any regularly priced pizza and receive one free kid’s meal.

Wednesday November 11

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 November 12

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

Friday November 13

Tubby Monk Special Release-Limited quantities of our bottled Tubby Monk and the release of this year’s vintage.

8pm-Closing Live Music: Face the Music with Don Story. Don Story returns to Lost Province with Face the Music playing classic soul and R&B from the 60’s.

Saturday November 14

5:00pm- App State football on the big screen. Come cheer on the Mountaineers as they take on Idaho!

8pm-Closing Live Music: The Honey Chasers. The Honey Chasers is a cutting edge Quartet based out of Johnson City Tennessee, each member is currently studying at East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Program. The Honey Chasers features Cameron Owens (mandolinist/vocalist) original material, performed in a quartet style featuring Fiddle, Guitar, and upright bass. Meade Richter (world champion master fiddler) also highlights the 5 string electric fiddle in The Honey Chasers. Jeff Ingersoll (guitar/vocal harmony), former guitar player for progressive bluegrass projects such as Sons of Bluegrass and The Ingersoll Brothers, brings flavors of traditional string jazz to The Honey Chasers’ unique sound. Karl Zerfas (bass/harmony singing) has studied a wide variety of genres including celtic, jazz, bluegrass, and old time music. With this interesting blend of influences and original musical ideas we’ve decided to classify our music as Progressive Bluegrass.

Sunday November 15

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