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Today’s Email Announcements

Foxx to Host Information Session for Veterans

Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today announced that she will host an information session for veterans on Friday, June 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the VFW Post 9010, 4675 Hampton Road, Clemmons, NC 27012.

“The entire nation owes our military personnel and veterans a huge debt of gratitude, and ensuring that debt is properly repaid is one of my top priorities in Congress,” said Foxx. “It is always an honor to assist veterans from the 5th District in any way possible, and I hope they find this event informative and beneficial.”

Representatives from nonprofit organizations and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be on hand to answer questions from veterans and their families as well as provide information and guidance regarding obtaining available benefits.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Patricia Bandy at (336) 778-0211 orpatricia.bandy@mail.house.gov.

Evening Programs on the Parkway May 28

Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 316

7:00pm Wilderness Skills: What to do when

During your adventures along the Blue Ridge Parkway, you may encounter wildlife. This can be an awe inspiring event or one filled with fear. Come find out how to deal with these encounters so that both you and the wildlife can continue to enjoy your time along the Parkway.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

Crabtree Falls Campground Amphitheater- Milepost 340

7:00pm- Dinosaurs and the Blue Ridge Mountains

Can you find dinosaur fossils in the mountains around here? This is a frequently asked question by our Park visitors. Learn the answer and more about dinosaurs, fossils, geology and paleontology of the mountains of Western North Carolina at this ranger led program.

Live Music This Weekend at Banner Elk Cafe

Live music on the Patio this weekend at 

The Banner Elk Cafe &

The Lodge Espresso Bar and Eatery.

Friday, May 20th6-10pm  

“The Boomers”

Saturday, May 21st6-10pm 

“Jonathan Maness”

Paws for a Cause Doggie Fun Walk and 5K June 4 in Newland

Paws for a Cause is a FUN-draiser taking place in Newland to benefit the hard work that the Avery Humane Society does every day. All proceeds go to provide necessary supplies, medicine, treatments, love and shelter for Avery County’s animals in need.

Visit https://runsignup.com/race/nc/newland/pawsforacause for more informatino or email pawsforacauseavery@gmail.com.