Today’s Email Announcements

Published Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:48 am

1) Open House at Boone Urology Center Set for Dec. 16

Boone Urology Center, located at 935 State Farm Road in Boone, will host an open house for the public on Wednesday, December 16th from 4 pm – 6 pm to celebrate joining Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. The practice became the newest member of Appalachian Regional Medical Associates (ARMA), the healthcare system’s multi-specialty medical practice.

The open house will provide an opportunity for guests to meet the staff and physicians Charles Miller, MD, Christopher Marinakis, MD, and Anthony Schlake, MD. Additionally, guided tours and light refreshments will be provided.

Boone Urology Center specializes in treating a variety of urological conditions including, kidney stones, impotence, urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence and much more.

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about Boone Urology Center, call 828-264-5150 or visit https://apprhs.org/urology. For more information about Appalachian Regional Healthcare System visit www.apprhs.org.

2) Friends of the Library to Host Holiday Reception Following  Boone Parade on Saturday

Warm up at the library after the annual downtown Boone Christmas parade. There will be hot cocoa, cookies, crafts, games and pictures with Santa, so join the fun immediately following the parade at the Watauga County Public Library on Queen Street. Call 828-264-8784 for more information.

3) BeanStalk Community Theatre to Host “Snow White” Dec. 3-5

All our old friends, plus a few new ones, are here in this marvelous musical adaptation. We’ll meet the captivating Princess Snow White, the prince, the evil queen and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs — Sarge, Gabby, Gloomy Gus, Ticklish, Spritely, Snore, and Slowpoke. Following the traditional storyline, the fairy tale is brought to life with an eclectic score of music. Come celebrate the holidays with the fantastic all youth production!

Showtimes are December 3-5 (Thursday, Friday, & Saturday) at 7:00pm at the Harvest House in Boone. Go online for more details: http://beanstalkcommunitytheatre.com/2015-2016-season.html

4) Advent Retreat in Valle Crucis with Author Katerina Whitley Slated for Dec. 11

Come Thou Long Expected: A Short Advent Retreat

Friday, December 11. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., join renowned author Katerina Whitley in an exploration of this holy season. The cost for the event is $40, which includes a delicious lunch, program materials, and a day in this beautiful place.

The retreat will take place in Johnson Hall. If you would like to arrange for an overnight stay, we do have rooms available for those not wishing to travel early in the morning. Room is $40 per night; dinner and breakfast would be on your own.

To register for the short Advent retreat, visit www.vcconferences.org/programs and sign up! It’s quick and painless, and you can bring cash or check with you. For more information or to register by phone, call (828) 963-4453.

5) Hayes School of Music Scholarship Concert Set for Friday

The Hayes School of Music presents its annual Holiday Scholarship Concert Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. Admission is $10. Tickets are available at the Schaefer Center or by calling 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.

The scholarship concert is coordinated by Dr. Stephen M. Hopkins, a professor in the Hayes School of Music. It features “surround sound” as ensembles from the music school perform along the aisles, the balcony and on stage.

Groups to perform are the University Singers, Appalachian Brass Ensemble, Steely Pan Steel Band, Appalachian Woodwind Quintet, Appalachian Treble Choir, Appalachian Trombone Choir, a saxophone quartet, Appalachian Flute Ensemble, Appalachian Trumpet Choir, Chamber Singers and Symphony Orchestra.

Compositions on the program include “Personent hodie,” “Fanfare for Christmas,” a medley of French carols, “Jingle Bells, “Pat-a-Pan,” “Nutcracker Suite,” “Sleigh Ride” and “Hallelujah” from the “Messiah.”

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