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Today’s Email Announcements

1) Trash’N Fashion Show

Watch freaky chic take a strut down the runway during Elkland Art Center’s Trash’N Fashion event.

The fashion show pairs local businesses with designers to create wearable art out of trash, headed up by fashion coordinator Kate Webb, who will also serve as emcee.

Appalachian State University students and community members collect landfill-bound material from local sponsoring businesses and organizations and make stylishly outrageous outfits and costumes. Local band The Narcissists will provide music before and after the show. It’s the fifth year of the annual Trash’N Fashion Show.

Twelve models are participating this year, sponsored by the following businesses: Rivergirl Fishing Company, Ashe Custom Framing & Gallery, Blue Ridge Learning Center, Harmony Center for Women’s Health & Vitality, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, ASU Art Management Organization, Boone Healing Arts Center, CoBo, Proper, Benchmark Provisions, Haircut 101, Strand Beads/Bald Guy, and SOS Printing.

As a special bonus this year, members of the Watauga County Library Teen FANDOM Club will be making and presenting their own fashions.

The Trash’N Fashion show will be held Friday, Apr. 10, at Strand Beads/Bald Guy on King Street in downtown Boone. Doors open with music at 6:30 p.m., with runways held at 7 p.m. and 7: 45 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students, and kids 12 and under get in free.

Elkland Art Center is a non-profit community arts organization based in Todd. It is also hosting a paper doll art collection at Strands Beads/Bald Guy through the month of April. For more information on the event, email lexie@elklandartcenter.org, call 336-877-5016, or visit www.elklandartcenter.org.

2) Mountaineer Ruritan Club’s First Fish & Chicken Fry of the 2015 Season

When: Friday April 10 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Where: 1161 US Highway 321 N in Cove Creek.

Get a plate full of chicken or fish, fries and slaw along with a soft drink for $10.00. This is a family friendly event with all proceeds going to assist in the needs of our immediate community.

3) Promoting Poetry in the Community

It is heartwarming to sit in a room with lots of people and share the same interest – in this case, poetry readings.

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the annual “Favorite Poem Event” will take place in the Watauga County Public Library. Poets of all ages are invited to read a favorite poem by a published poet, one of their own, or be the audience.

Please come at 10:45 if you want to read.

The event is cosponsored by the Friends of the Watauga County Public Library and Behind the Stacks, a local poetry group.

For more information call Paula at (828) 963-1164.

4) Movie Showings at Watauga County Public Library

High Country Lifelong Learners in association with the Watauga County Public Library invite you to join us for a movie viewing of the Good Will Hunting on April 13th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist, actor Robin Williams, to find direction in his life. Good Will Hunting tells the poignant story of Will and Sean’s coming to terms with the blows life has dealt them and with the questions that lie in the future. This movie won Academy Awards, 1998, for Robin Williams, best supporting actor, and Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, best writing.

This film has an MPAA rating of R and an approximate run-time of 126 minutes.

For more information please email: high.country.lifelong@gmail.com, Attention: Deb Gooch.

Third Thursday, the Watauga County Public Library’s movie discussion group invites you to join us for a viewing of Hyde Park on Hudson on April 16th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Director Roger Michell’s 2012 film tells the story of a love affair between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his distant cousin Margaret ”Daisy” Suckley, centered around a weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

This film has an MPAA rating of R and an approximate run-time of 94 minutes.

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

5) Heritage Hall News

Sat, April 25 at 7 p.m., An Evening with Fiddlin’ Carson Peters, sponsored by H & R Block and Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Carson Peters, or “Fiddlin’ Carson Peters,” as he is also known, started playing the fiddle at the ripe old age of 3 when his parents bought him a 1/8 size fiddle. By age 4, he was playing in fiddle competitions and jamming at musical festivals. Carson has continued to hone his fiddling and singing talents with which he feels so fortunate to have been blessed and has won many competitions along the way. In fact, in September of 2014, Carson performed “Blue Moon of Kentucky “ with Ricky Scaggs at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. He is quickly making a name for himself in the music industry. This will be a great show and local patrons will one day  be able to say, “I saw him when…” Adv $10/ Door $12/ All Youth $5

Fri., Sat., May 1& 2; 8 & 9,7 p.m.;  Sun.,May 3, 3 p.m., JCHS Players will present the hit classic musical Grease: A rock musical that is one of the longest running shows of all time and among the most produced shows in the United States.When Danny, a popular tough guy, and Sandy, a do-goody, go back to school after a summer fling, Sandy finds that Danny is a different boy than the one she knew over the summer and must decide whether they really do “go together.”

Heritage Hall is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the area with great shows and pricing. For more information , visit heritagehalltheatre.org. Most tickets are $10 advance and $12 at door. Most youth seats are $5. For tickets, or reservations, call 423-727-7444 and leave a message. The Box Office is open on Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 2 p.m. at 126 College Street.