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Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 10:39 am

See “Vegucated” Documentary at the Library March 14

Vegucated is an award-winning documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.

This accessible, entertaining documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.

There will be vegan treats!  Include your family and friends for a stimulating and thought-provoking evening of fun accompanied by sweet treats!

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Monday February 29

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

Wednesday March 2

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 March 3

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

College Night: Thursday nights are now College Night. We will be featuring local talent from area college students. Don’t miss out on great food and drink specials as well as up and coming talent.

7:00pm-International Trivia with iPALS. Another fun evening of internationally themed trivia provided by Ipals. iPALS is a friendship program that promotes cross-cultural understanding between new international and U.S. students at Appalachian. iPALS is led by Appalachian students interested in providing a welcoming environment for new international students and cultivating friendships with students from other cultures.

Friday March 4

Tapped at 5pm, we feature something fun and new every Friday. Get it while it lasts; there is only a limited amount!

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Lazybirds. Lazybirds is a classic American band with roots in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Formed in 1996, the quartet began by immersing into the old forgotten styles of blues, jazz, country, and ragtime that had been the soundtrack of the American underground several decades earlier. The band quickly developed a reputation in the High Country for playing music that touches people at their core in a way that hearkens back to a time when music was more closely intertwined with nature. With Mitchell Johnston on stand-up bass and vocals, James T. Browne on drums and vocals, Jay Brown on guitar, harmonica and vocals, and Alfred Michels on fiddle and guitar, Lazybirds have created a sound that is all their own, at once familiar and original.

Saturday March 5

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Andy Ferrell. Currently emerging with his debut EP whose title, I Was Born, boldly asserts his presence as a compelling new voice on the traditional American roots music scene, Andy Ferrell grew up in the small Blue Ridge Mountain town of Boone, North Carolina, not far from the birthplace and home of his greatest musical influence, bluegrass/country/folk music legend Doc Watson.

Sunday March 6

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

First Friday at Lost Province

Friday March 4

Tapped at 5pm, we feature something fun and new every Friday. Get it while it lasts; there is only a limited amount!

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Lazybirds. Lazybirds is a classic American band with roots in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Formed in 1996, the quartet began by immersing into the old forgotten styles of blues, jazz, country, and ragtime that had been the soundtrack of the American underground several decades earlier. The band quickly developed a reputation in the High Country for playing music that touches people at their core in a way that hearkens back to a time when music was more closely intertwined with nature. With Mitchell Johnston on stand-up bass and vocals, James T. Browne on drums and vocals, Jay Brown on guitar, harmonica and vocals, and Alfred Michels on fiddle and guitar, Lazybirds have created a sound that is all their own, at once familiar and original.

Will Clinic, Exercise Programs at Western Watauga Community Center

Exercise Program

The Western Watauga Community Center will be offering a free nine week Gentle Exercise Program that is approved by the Arthritis Foundation.  This class will be taught by Gail and will begin on Monday March 14th and will run each Monday and Wednesday from 10-11m.  The class is great for anyone with limited mobility or those who just need to begin a good whole body exercise program that enhances well being.  The instructor is Arthritis Foundation Certified and the program is designed to build strength, increase flexibility and range of motion if done twice per week.  The exercise are gentle and low impact.  Register by calling the Community Center at 828-297-5195 by Friday March 11 at 2pm.

Will Clinic

Western Watauga Community Center is partnering with NC Legal Aid and University of North Carolina Law School to offer a free will clinic.  Simple wills, healthcare powers of attorney, powers of attorney, and living wills will be completed at no charge for individuals age 60 and over.  Limited spaces available.  The event is Monday March 14 but you MUST have an appointment.  Contact Toni Wait at 297-5195 to schedule an appointment.  Deadline to sign up is Monday March 7th.

HCW to Host Chuck Lieberman March 10

High Country Writers is delighted to welcome Chuck Lieberman, local humorist and author ofThe Annals of the North Carolina Jewish Christmas Growers Association, Volume One – The Early Years. The meeting will take place at Watauga County Public Library at 10am on March 10th. The meeting is free and open to the public. Lieberman will discuss how his book came to be written, read from selections from his book, followed by a question and answer session and book signing.

Chuck Lieberman moved to Boone in 1979 with his professor/wife and son, Justin, who was then two. In 1980, lacking employment, he moved to a farm in Deep Gap where he made a foolish and unsuccessful effort to grow Christmas trees, about which he knew nothing. That effort continues to this day. At a certain point his wife left him, his son went to jail and then became a drug addict, and Lieberman got a job as a rural mail carrier. Those were the glory years.

Now things are calmer.  Chuck served as President of the Boone Jewish Community for eight years and is remarried to a very compatible lady who indulges Chucks passion for Scrabble and drags him on trips around the world.

For the past 26 years Chuck has written of his misadventures as a Jewish Christmas tree grower in a weekly column in the Watauga Democrat,  the newspaper of record in Boone.  Some of these columns have dealt with the meetings of the NC Jewish Christmas Tree Growers Association. Some have dealt with past days as an Artillery man in Vietnam. Some are concerned with a certain spaceship that visits his farm on an irregular basis. Occasionally some Lieberman’s columns are actually true, or nearly true, or at least partially true.

Chuck Lieberman’s book, The Annals of the North Carolina Jewish Christmas Growers Association, Volume One – The Early Years, was published Nov 2015, and is available for purchase onwww.amazon.com and locally at Boone Bagelry, on Hwy 105, also known as the Waterwheel Bakery.

High Country Writers has been “energizing writers since 1995!” Regular meetings are at the Watauga County Public Library on the second and fourth Thursdays of most months from ten until noon and speakers’ presentations are co-sponsored with the Library. HCW members present writing skills workshops the first Thursday of the month, and have recently partnered with the Watauga County Arts Council in hosting these workshops. For more information and a current calendar, visit the website: http://highcountrywriters.tripod.com/. Guests are welcome.

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