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Published Monday, January 18, 2016 at 10:12 am

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Monday January 18

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

Wednesday January 20

½ Off Beer and Wine Specials.

7pm-9pm Trivia Night: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night with John Fortenberry. 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 January 21

$3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity)

Friday January 22

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: Mare Wakefield. “Every star in the sky will shine for you.” In the refrain of Ironwood opener “Enjoy the View,” Mare Wakefield might just be singing from experience. The girl from Southeast Texas went from playing Oregon coffee shops to headlining major Northwest festivals. A songwriting scholarship brought her to Boston’s Berklee College of Music, which boasts alums such as Gillian Welch and Aimee Mann (two of many artists that Mare has been compared to). Currently based in Nashville, Mare—pronounced Mary—continues her upward trajectory by co-writing with hit songwriters and burning up the highways with her fourth studio album in tow.

Saturday January 23

8pm-Closing Live Music: Maureen Renihan Jazz Trio. Maureen Renihan is a Boone based vocalist performing throughout the high country, piedmont and foothill regions of North Carolina. Influenced by great icons such as Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, and Ella Fitzgerald, Maureen sets a nostalgic tone with her soothing vocals and sincere delivery. With an ever expanding repertoire and theatrical background of over twenty years, Maureen possesses the creativity and versatility to delight audiences of all ages. Accompanied by some of the finest jazz musicians in the region, Maureen Renihan & Friends perform classic jazz standards, familiar show tunes, and jazz interpretations of popular music.

Sunday January 24

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

This Week at BRAHM

Jan. 19: Coffee with the Curator, 11 a.m.

Exhibition and Collections Director Dianna Loughlin will guide you on this exclusive tour through the museum’s permanent collection, selections from which have been recently displayed.

“Dianna is very knowledgeable about the exhibits and the tour is free with your entry to the museum. There’s complimentary coffee and it’s a really nice way for people to come together,” Weinstein said. “You’re learning something, but you’re also socializing and getting to see the museum from a different angle.”

The tour will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s exhibits, including artwork by North Carolina native Elliott Dangerfield.

“We have some fabulous pieces by Elliott Dangerfield, who was a North Carolina-born artist who spent a lot of time in Blowing Rock. There’s a large local connection for him, and his work is just really, really beautiful,” said Weinstein. “The local connection really appeals to people. Before we had these we’d always have people asking about the Dangerfield paintings, so I think people will be really excited about it.”

Jan. 21: Birds of the High Country with Curtis Smalling, 11 a.m.

This edition of the monthly Scholars and Scones BRAHM events brings in Curtis Smalling, Audubon NC’s director of land bird conservation.

“In this late breakfast series, we invite local scholars from the community or from colleges and universities to come talk to us about their current research or projects they might be working on,” Weinstein said. “We try to keep it affordable, so its’ a $5 suggested donation. We will have complimentary coffee from the Hatchet Coffee Company here in Boone and we will have locally baked breakfast goods.”

Smalling, a graduate of ASU, will discuss the fascinating practice of local bird watching in North Carolina’s High Country.

Jan. 24: Mini Matinees: Wonders and Woodwinds, 2 p.m.

Made possible by performers from ASU’S Hayes School of Music, this children’s program will intertwine fairy tales, fables and classical music.

“These afternoon programs will introduce kids to the performing arts. I’m really excited about them, and we have a large variety,” said Weinstein. “I remember doing that sort of thing when I was little, and it sort of opened up this whole magical world to me.”

This month’s program will be available at just $8 for the whole family for museum members and $10 per family for nonmembers.

“The setting will be so intimate that kids are sort of learning the etiquette of sitting and watching a performance, but there will also be a Q-and-A so they can learn about what goes into some of these performances — I think that’s also really valuable,” Weinstein said. “It’s art forms they’re not exposed to every day in the modern world.”

Mini Matinees are sure to be one of your children’s favorite BRAHM events.

See Paths of Glory at the Watauga Library on Jan. 21

January 21st, 2016 – Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

The Watauga County Public Library’s movie group invites you to join us for a viewing of Paths of Glory on January 21st from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Director Stanley Kubrick’s 1957 film Paths of Glory shows the futility and irony of trench warfare during WWI as a unit commander in the French army must deal with the mutiny of his men and a glory-seeking general after part of his force falls back under fire in an impossible attack.

This film has an MPAA rating of Unrated and an approximate run-time of 88 minutes.

For more information please call (828) 264-8784 ext. 2.

Snowshoeing at Grandfather Mountain State Park

Have you ever wanted to try snowshoeing, or you like snowshoeing but do not have a pair? Well, this is your chance.  Join Ranger Sicard for a snowshoe hike that will begin at the Boone Fork Parking Lot (milepost 299.9 on the Blue Ridge Parkway). There will be a limited number of snowshoes available and will be given out on a first come first use basis, so please plan to arrive on time.  The hike will begin at 2pm and will last approximately 2-2.5 hours. Please dress accordingly for the weather and bring any snacks, water, and personal items you will need to be out in the weather for the duration of the hike. To make the hike more comfortable, we suggest you wear the sturdiest winter weather shoes you have (boots with firm soles and insulation to keep feet dry and warm). This hike is not appropriate for pets.  If there is not enough snow to snowshoe, a program on Winter Weather Hiking will be substituted and will be at the same location(s) as mentioned above.

** This hike will count toward our park’s 100-Mile Centennial Challenge **

DATES FOR THE SNOWSHOE HIKES:

Jan. 23  2pm

Jan. 30  2pm

Jan. 31  2pm

Feb. 12  2pm

Feb. 13  2pm

Feb. 26  2pm

Feb. 27  2pm

START LOCATION:

Boone Fork Parking Area (Just north of the 300 Milepost on Blue Ridge Parkway)

(GPS: 36.120076,-81.781358) http://goo.gl/dEizYH.     If the Parkway is closed, we will meet at the entrance to the Asutsi Trail on Hwy 221 (Located South of Holloway Mtn Road – GPS: 36.116397, -81.777301).

If you would like more information on the 100-Mile Challenge or if you have questions about the snowshoe hikes, please contact Ranger Sicard at the park office 828-963-9522 or email:grandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov.

Republican Women to Meet Jan. 27

The Watauga County Republican Women’s Club (WCRWC) will have its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, January 27th 2016 at the Sagebrush Steakhouse in Boone, NC. The meeting will begin at noon. All interested in furthering the Republican cause in The High Country are welcome to attend and are invited to join. Call 828-295-9020 for more information. The WCRWC meets the last Wednesday of each month. There is no meeting if schools are cancelled due to weather.

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