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Today’s Email Announcements

Elkland Art Center Liberty Parade: How to Get Involved

We’re a month away, but we have a long way to go!

How can you help?

Donate!  We launched the Liberty Parade 2016: Tuning In! fundraiser last week and we’ve already raised nearly $600–but that’s only 6% of our goal.  Help us raise $10,000 by July 4th!  Why do we need to raise that much??  Watch our promo video!

Volunteer behind the scenes!  We need volunteers, young or old, to help before, during, and after the parade–we can’t do it without you!

Become an artist!  Participate in our “sound waves” workshop.  We’ll dye long strips of fabric–sound waves–as our 2016 parade prop.  The little ones can even participate by making percussion instruments.

Make Some Noise!  Follow us on twitter and instagram, share our promo video, send our crowdfunding link with your social circles!

Soil and Water Meeting June 22

“The Watauga Soil and Water Conservation District Board” will hold its regular Board meeting Wednesday June 22, 2016 at 8:00 am at the Soil & Water Office located at 971 West King Street, Boone NC 28607.The public is invited to attend.”

CCC&TI Recognizes BLET Graduates

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute recently honored its 43rd academy of graduates from the Basic Law Enforcement Training program.  Eight graduates completed more than 660 hours of training over 16 weeks. Following the course, students had to successfully complete a rigorous physical exam as well as the standardized state tests.

Graduates, pictured left to right, are: Front row – Dillon Benge of Lenoir (Top POPAT Fitness Award); Jared Spray of Granite Falls (Andrew Burgess Academic Award); Bradley Beach Jr. of Lenoir (Platoon Leader, Gary Clark Driving Award and Overall Fitness Award); and Kyle Hartley of Lenoir (Hank Lane Report Writing Award). Back row – Josh Reuscher of Granite Falls; David Gragg of Lenoir (GRIT Award); Robert Campbell of Vilas; and Jordan Williams of Hickory (Top Gun Award).

For more information or to apply for CCC&TI’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program, which is now accepting applications for the Fall Semester, contact BLET Program Director Dennis Hopkins at 828-726-2750.

Upcoming Movie Screenings at the Watauga Library

High Country Lifelong Learners Movie: The Thin Man

June 13th, 2016 – Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

High Country Lifelong Learners in association with the Watauga County Public Library invite you to join us for a movie viewing of The Thin Man on June 13th from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

Director W.S. Van Dyke’s Oscar nominated 1934 film, The Thin Man, tells the story of Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, who investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it.

Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy and Maureen O’Sullivan

This film has an MPAA rating of Unrated and an approximate run-time of 91 minutes.

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

Third Thursday Movie: Cool Hand Luke

June 16th, 2016 – Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

The Watauga County Public Library’s movie group invites you to join us for a viewing ofCool Hand Luke on June 16th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

When petty criminal Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn’t play by the rules of either the sadistic warden (Strother Martin) or the yard’s resident heavy, Dragline (George Kennedy), who ends up admiring the new guy’s unbreakable will. Luke’s bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison’s dreaded solitary confinement cell, ”the box,” make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.

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

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

Stonewall’s Restaurant Presents Bill Stevenson Music

Stonewall’s Restaurant in downtown Banner Elk will feature the instrumental guitar music of Bill Stevenson every Friday and Saturday, Beginning June 10-11, from 6-8 pm, throughout the summer.  Bill plays “oldies” from the ’50s through the 70’s.  Come celebrate the summer holidays at Stonewall’s Restaurant with excellent food, great service, and music you can remember!