Today’s Email Announcements

Published Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 10:33 am

1) Baha’i Devotional Meeting Set for Sunday in Boone

There will be a Baha’i devotional meeting from 11am until noon on Sunday 29 November at 297 Cherry Drive in Boone.   The theme will be “The Baha’i design for universal harmony among all peoples of all faiths” and will be based on talks given by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in Europe and North America in 1913.   All are welcome.   For more information and directions call 264 2297.

2) Cancer Center’s Second Annual Lighting of the Tree Scheduled for Dec. 3

The Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center‘s 2nd annual Lighting of the Tree ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, December 3 from 6 – 7 pm in Watauga Medical Center‘s auditorium atrium located at 336 Deerfield Road, Boone, NC. The public is welcome to attend and honor and/or remember loved ones who have faced cancer, no matter where they were treated.

The ceremony will feature the lighting of the tree, refreshments, live music and an opportunity to fellowship with Cancer Center staff, neighbors and friends. In addition, participants may purchase commemorative porcelain ornaments in honor/or memory of a loved one that will be placed on the tree prior to the ceremony. A volunteer decorating committee will carefully hand paint each honoree’s name onto their respective ornament. Ornament orders are by donation only and must be received by December 1st to ensure they are completed in time for the ceremony. All donations will benefit the Cancer Resource Alliance (CRA), a Seby B. Jones Cancer Center program designed to help cancer survivors and their families find support during and after diagnosis and treatment.

The Lighting of the Tree ceremony is open to people of all faiths. In addition to the ceremony tree located at Watauga Medical Center, the Cancer Center staff will also decorate a second tree in the Medical Oncology lobby on the first floor of the Cancer Center.

To order an ornament or to learn more about the Lighting of the Tree ceremony, call 828-262-4332 or visit

3) See Holiday Comedy “Dashing Through the Snow” in Mountain City Dec. 3-5

Johnson County Community Theatre presents the Jones, Hope and Wooten holiday comedy “DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW” in Mountain City, TN. Start your Christmas season in a great mood with Johnson County Community Theatre on December 3-5 at 7pm and December 6 at 3pm at Heritage Hall. It’s the most wonderful time of the year at The Snowflake Inn in Tinsel, Texas where the guests are mysterious, over the top and just plain hilarious! Advance adult tickets are $10, call Heritage Hall at 423-727-7444 for tickets and more information.

4)  Teen Financial Literacy at the Library: Car Costs You Auto Know

December 3rd, 2015 – Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

The Watauga County Public Library would like to invite you to join us for the

second in a series of Financial Literacy Workshops for teens and young

adults on December 3rd from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Since buying a car is usually the first major purchase made by young adults,

information will be presented on making purchases with special emphasis on “Getting Around” and calculating all the costs.

Food will be served at the event!

To RSVP or for more information please call

(828) 264-8784 ext. 2.

5) Smartphone Photography Workshop Set for Dec. 4 at Library

December 4, 2015 – Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

Most of us carry a very capable camera in our pockets, but few understand how truly powerful this device can be. Focusing specifically on editing in Snapspeed, this workshop will introduce tools and techniques to make better images with a smartphone.

Join ASU Photography Professor, Josh White, (recently published in the National Geographic) for this informative workshop on Friday, December 4th at 4:00 PM.

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