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Today’s Email Announcements

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Monday December 21

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

Wednesday December 23

½ Off Beer and Wine Specials.

No Trivia this week. Zak will be back on January 6th with another round of trivia.

Thursday December 24

Lost Province will be closed for Christmas Eve.

Friday December 25

Merry Christmas! Lost Province will be closed.

Saturday December 26

8pm-Closing Live Music: Klee Liles. One half of the Klee and Mike Show, Klee Liles will be performing at Lost Province Thursday, June 4th. Come join us for great music, food and of course, beer. Klee lives in Boone, NC, plays guitar and sings, all while rocking one of an impressive collection of patterned short-sleeve shirts.

Sunday December 27

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

Social Work Field Education Orientation at ASU Set for Jan. 11

NASW Members and Friends,  You are invited to our Spring Field Education Orientation.  We will be meeting on January 11th from 1:00 to 5:00 (1:00-3:30 for NASW members that do not have an intern) in Parkway Ballroom Room 420 in the Plemmons Student Union.  Please park in Rivers Street Parking Deck and walk over to the Student Union.  You will be given a parking pass that you can use to “pay” when you leave the parking garage. Please allow yourself some time to walk from the parking garage to the union.  Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by1/6/2016. Please note the time and date change from our regular meeting.


1:00-1:30 Welcome/ Introductions/ Networking (students, field instructors, seminar            Instructors and NASW members)

1:30-3:30 Social Work in the Real World presentation (CE’s available)

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:15 Frequently Asked Questions

4:15-5:00 New Field instructors meet with Field Director

                Students meet with Seminar Instructors

See the First Sunrise of 2016 at Grandfather Mountain

There are sunrises, and then there are Grandfather Mountain sunrises.

And then there are Grandfather Mountain New Year’s Day sunrises.

Ring in an epic New Year on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, for Grandfather Mountain’s first sunrise opportunity of 2016.

Sunrise opportunities allow guests the rare chance to visit the popular Linville attraction before regular operating hours.

“These events are popular among photographers of all skill levels, as well as nature lovers hoping to see the Blue Ridge Mountains in a new light,” said Frank Ruggiero, director of marketing and communications for the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, the nonprofit organization that oversees the attraction. “Sunrise on Grandfather Mountain is nothing short of magnificent.”

Sunrise is at 7:38 a.m. Jan. 1, and Grandfather’s gates will open at 6:30 a.m. Due to safety regulations, participants may only visit the Mile High Swinging Bridge area during the event.

Guests are encouraged to bring a flashlight and to wear heavy winter jackets, hats, gloves and rubber-soled shoes, as there may be slick surfaces on the mountain. The event may be cancelled upon short in notice in case of inclement weather.

Admission to the New Year’s sunrise opportunity costs $10, in addition to general admission. Guests are free to remain in the park all day, but those who leave before the mountain’s 9 a.m. opening time will have their general admission charge refunded. Bridge Club members, who receive free admission to the mountain, will only pay $5 for the sunrise.

The event is open to no more than 30 participants, and registration is required. To register, contact Mickey Shortt, director of Grandfather Mountain’s Department of Education and Natural Resources, at (828) 733-4326 or mickey@grandfather.com.

The not-for-profit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation strives to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain. For more information, call (800) 468-7325, or visit www.grandfather.com

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 atwww.boonecommunitynetwork.com or on our Facebook. You can also contact ben@boonecommunitynetwork.com.

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!