1) Santa to Appear at Watauga Humane Society on Saturday
On Saturday, Nov. 21, from 1 to 5 pm, Santa is coming back to the Adoption Center for a photo opportunity with your pet. His elves are offering four poses per group for $20, with all proceeds going to the animals. Photos will be emailed unless you request a CD.
SNIPS will be selling hand crafted items and Bare Bones Boutique will, once again, have a jewelry and holiday decor annual sale. Luminaries will be on sale through the Dec. 11 lighting, when they will line Main Street Blowing Rock. Holiday Honor Cards will be available for a minimum donation of $5 each. Individuals who purchase Honor Cards can send them to friends and family, indicating that they have been honored by a donation to Watauga Humane Society.
Put on your holiday finest and come celebrate with all of us at Watauga Humane Society to bring on your holiday cheer! For more information visit our calendar at WataugaHumaneSociety.org or follow us on Facebook
2) Appalachian Symphony Orchestra to Perform Nov. 20
A performance of celebration and remembrance will be presented by the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra Nov. 20. Cornelia Laemmili Orth conducts the symphony in the 8 p.m. performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.
Guest musicians will be saxophonist Scott Kallestad and pianist Bair Shagdaron, both from the Hayes School of Music faculty.
The program opens with Copeland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” commissioned during World War II. Copeland had considered naming the piece “Fanfare for the Spirit of Democracy,” “Fanfare for a Solemn Ceremony” and “Fanfare for the Day of Victory,” among other possible titles. He ultimately chose “Fanfare for the Common Man” as the composition’s title because, “It was the common man, after all, who was doing all the dirty work in the war and the army,” he explained and, “he deserved a fanfare.”
The contemporary compositions, “Four Pictures from New York” written by Italian composer Roberto Molinelli in 2001 will feature Kallestad and Shagdaron. The four movement work, with the titles “Dreamy Dawn,” “Tango Club,” “Sentimental Evening” and “Broadway Night” conjures “images of the most famous and most universal metropolis of the world…inspired by the Big Apple, as it seems to the eyes of a European in love with America and its music and culture,” according to the composer.
The symphony’s performance concludes with Antonin Dvořák’s “Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95” commonly called “From the New World Symphony.” Dvořák was inspired by American music, including folksongs and spirituals when he wrote the symphony. At the time he remarked that the title reflected his “impressions and greetings from the New World” while living in the United States in the 1890s.
Completed in spring 1892, the symphony was first performed by the New York Philharmonic later that year. At the time of its first public performance, a New York Evening Post critic wrote it was “the greatest symphonic work ever composed in this country.” It remains the most popular of the composer’s nine symphonies. The symphony is known by audiences for the famous melody known as “Going Home” which is introduced by the English horn.
3) Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.
Monday November 16
Family Night-Buy any regularly priced pizza and receive one free kid’s meal.
Wednesday November 18
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 19
$3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity)
Join us for an extra night of Trivia! App State International Club is presenting a night of International Trivia.
Friday November 20
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 Klee and Mike Show. The Klee & Mike Show is an acoustic duo featuring Klee Liles on guitar and vocals and Michael Robertson on percussion and vocals. Having played together for over 20 years, Klee and Michael have a built a huge repertoire of pop/rock songs ranging from well-known to obscure, from both artists you know and love and performers you may not know quite as well.
Saturday November 21
8pm-Closing Live Music: Redleg Husky. Redleg Husky is an Americana/folk band from Boone, North Carolina that captures the sounds of a long drive, a well-worn record, and boots on a dusty floor. Their first full-length album, Carolina, was released on March 4, 2014.
Sunday November 22
Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10% off food with verification of residency.
4) Living Nativity in Lenoir Set for Dec. 4-6
Looking for a new holiday tradition for you and your family? The outdoor walk-thru drama “God and Angels Speak” will lift your spirit and warm your heart. The Resurrection Hope Church, 732 Stacy Place SW, located off the Walt Arney Road in the Whitnel section of Lenoir will present a Living Nativity December 4, 5, 6 each evening from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Guides will take you through eleven scenes that bring to life Jesus, God’s only begotten Son from the Garden of Eden to His Ascension. Featured also is the bustling town of Bethlehem with shops of pottery, vegetable and herb market, linens, bakery, carpentry, blacksmith, animals and more. Carolers will serenade you and invite you in for refreshments, have your family holiday photo taken and browse our gift shop. While waiting your group’s turn to go through the nativity scenes we have added a puppet show, holiday stories and caroling in the sanctuary of the church. Truly an inspiring and fun evening. This is a free event. For more information contact: Pastor James or Rebecca Ritch 828 728-2307 or email [email protected]
Link to brochure: Resurrection Hope Church