Adult Spelling Bee Set for April 12
15th Annual Adult Spelling Bee
Offered to promote Education in the High Country
Teams of 4 persons will spell words in writing in three rounds (Easy, Intermediate and Difficult). If a word is misspelled, the team has the option to “buy” Bee Bucks and remain in the competition.
THIS YEARS EDUCATION RECIPIENT WILL BE
WATAUGA HIGH SCHOOL INNOVATION LAB
INNOVATION COMPETITION DESIGNS
from students GRADES K – 12 will be on display during this event and a WINNERS will be announced!
|Date:||April 12, 2016|
|Time:||05:00 PM – 07:30 PM EDT|
|Website:||BOONE CHAMBER WEBSITE|
Watauga High School Auditorium
5 – 7:30 pm
Registration per team is $100 (including 2 bee bucks)
Additional Bee Bucks are $10 each.Awards for best costumes and table decorations, Prizes for best spellers.
Public is invited to join in the fun! Light refreshments provided.
Kid Friendly Fun at High Gravity Adventures
· Designed for Kids – The Kids’ Course itself was built lower to the ground with young explorers in mind. Utilizing state-of-the-art systems and leading technology, the park prides itself on adhering to industry leading standards for construction, inspection, equipment and staff training. “Ground School” is also an important first step that each guest must complete before entering the course. This staff-led orientation is where climbers will be introduced to the equipment and course procedures before taking to the air. Parents are also welcome to join their child during this orientation.
· Explore Independently or Together – For kids ages four to seven, a responsible adult (i.e. parent, chaperone, teacher, etc.) must be present while they are exploring their new found aerial playground. This means after the “Ground School” orientation, parents have the option of heading over to the Kids’ Course for an adventure together with their child or taking pictures from Adirondack chairs from the spacious observation desk – the decision is entirely up to them. The purchase of an additional kid’s ticket is required for parents to explore the course with their child.
· Juniors and Young Adults – Juniors, from ages seven to 10, can even explore the Adult Course as long as they are accompanied by an adult. An adult must be present to help kids who may not be tall enough to move through all areas of the course by assisting with equipment transitions. Young adults, from ages 11 to 13, are allowed to be in the course on their own, but a responsible adult must be preset on the observation deck. Only kids ages 14 and older can climb at High Gravity Adventures without a chaperone present.
· Activities on the Course – There are many exciting elements on the course from which kids can choose, such as walking over aerial bridges, crossing tight-rope walks, swinging through floating foot loops and traversing giant spiders’ webs from a height of their choosing. Unlike zip lines or canopy tours, individual climbers can decide what route to take and the height with which they’re comfortable. Whether your kid wants to stay at 15 feet at the Kids’ Course or climb up to 50 feet in the adult course, the decision is entirely up to them at High Gravity Adventures.
Spring on the Farm Set for April 9
Soggy Bottom Farm and Happy Hens and Highlands present Spring on the Farm on April 9. Join us for a fun filled day with local, farm fresh products, handmade arts and crafts, music and a petting zoo. Rain date set for April 16. Fun takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2365 Altapass Highway in Spruce Pine, 28777. For more information, check out soggybottomfamilyfarms.com or happyhensandhighlands.com or call 828-385-2365 or 828-208-5015.
ARHS to Host Living Will Workshop on April 16
Come celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day by creating a living will, also known as an advance directive. The Living Will Workshop, sponsored by Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in the High Country, will be held on April 16, 2016, in the Watauga Medical Center auditorium from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Different from a traditional will, a living will is established to communicate end-of-life medical decisions. If a patient is unable to communicate, a living will explains the level of life-saving measures the patient prefers to their family and medical providers.
To learn more about Appalachian Regional Healthcare System visit https://apprhs.org/. For more information on Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in the High Country visithttp://www.caldwellhospice.
BHAC Welcomes New Practitioners