Today’s Email Announcements

Published Monday, December 14, 2015 at 11:05 am

1) Men’s Caroling with Boone Barbershop Singers Set for Dec. 21

Area men are invited to join the Boone Barbershop singers in their 46th annual four-part harmony caroling at local retirement homes on Monday, December 21st .  We will meet at 5:00 pm in the lobby of the ASU music building to review provided music and should conclude by 7:00 pm at which time those desiring can further collaborate at a nearby restaurant.  Further information: Roland Moy @ 264-8811.

2) Register for These Upcoming Programs at the Senior Center

Registration for Yoga Classes at Senior Centers

The next session of Yoga classes are scheduled to meet from 6:15-7:15pm at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center on Tuesdays beginning January 5th. Classes will also be held at the Western Watauga Community Center (WWCC) on Thursdays starting January 7th from 11am-noon.  The instructor, Akal Dev Sharonne, has been a yoga practitioner and teacher for more than 30 years.  Her classes are a delightful blend of humor, challenge and wisdom.  The cost of each 12-week session is $75.00 per person.  Call Akal Dev to register, 828-264-1384.

 Smartphone Classes at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center

The classes are open to anyone age 60 and older.  It will be an introductory class on how to use your Smartphone and understand apps.  The classes will be held on Wednesdays, Jan. 13 and 27, at 10am.  Call Jen Teague to register at 265-8090.

 Writing Workshop

The Lois E. Harrill Senior Center in partnership with the High Country Lifelong Learners will be offering a writing workshop on Wednesday January 20th from 10am-3pm.  The class is provided at no cost and is open to anyone age 60 and over.  Please contact the senior center at 265-8090 for more information and to register for the class.

3) Tai Chi for Arthritis Begins at the Senior Center in January

The Lois E. Harrill Senior Center is offering a Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Class on Thursdays starting in January.  This class is an evidence based health promotion class.  The class is provided at no cost and will be offered on Thursdays starting January 14th and running through March 31st .  The class will be held at 11am.  The benefits of this class can include increased range of motion, strength, flexibility, improved balance, better breathing and more energy.  We hope you will join us!  Call 265-8090 to register today!

4) Wordkeepers Event Set for Saturday at the Ashe Co. Arts Council

The next Wordkeepers event will be held Saturday, December 19, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Ashe County Arts Council in West Jefferson (303 W. School Street).   Wordkeepers is free and open to the public and refreshments are provided.

Wordkeepers features writers reading their latest works in five-minute open microphone time slots. Writers interested in reading from their writing should email Chris Arvidson at [email protected] to secure their first-come, first-served 5-minute slot on the bill.  Wordkeepers was created by local writers Chris Arvidson, Julie Townsend and Scot Pope who are also the editors the new anthology “Reflections on the New River” from McFarland Publishers, which features many Wordkeepers regular readers.

5) Boone Community Network to Host Talent Showcase at The Local on Jan. 23

As Boone grows, more organizations dedicated to the arts are established. On Saturday January 23rd, BCN and The Local on W. Howard Street will team up again to host a night to help new and long-standing performing arts groups promote their craft.

12 acts will compete for the Showcase Title and $200 cash prize. The community is invited to come watch the acts and vote for their favorites every hour. An array of dancers from many disciplines, comedians, musicians, poets, actors, and other styles will be in high profile! Last year, a daring duo of acro yogists took the crown. We’ll see if anyone can take their crown this time around!

There is still space for interested groups. The sign up form is online here, and also at or on our Facebook. You can also contact [email protected]

We can’t wait to share the full roster, and hope you’ll join us for a night as colorful and bombastic as the first!



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