1) ASU to Host “The Inner Game of Music” Author Barry Green on May 8
Barry Green, author of “The Inner Game of Music,” will hold a workshop May 8 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in Room 214 of the Broyhill Music Building at Appalachian State University.
The workshop will focus on overcoming mental obstacles to performance, practicing and teaching through the master techniques of awareness, commitment and trust. The public is invited.
Green is author of three books dealing with the philosophy of music, the mind, body and spirit: “The Inner Game of Music” (Doubleday, 1986), “The Mastery of Music, Ten Pathways to True Artistry” (Broadway/Doubleday 2003) and “Bringing Music to Life!” (GIA, 2009). He has also written three bass method books and many solo recordings.
Green also will be the guest speaker at the Hayes School of Music’s commencement ceremony on May 9.
Green was principal bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years. He currently teaches double bass at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
2) St. Mary of the Hills to Host Evensong on Sunday
The choir of St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church will present the first choral evensong of the season on Sunday, April 26, at 3:30 p.m. in the nave of the church. Service music will include the Weelkes setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis and the Clucas Preces and Responses. The Introit will be O sing joyfully by Batten, and the anthem will be the lovely Love bade me welcome by Hurd.
The choir of St. Mary’s sings Evensong one Sunday each month through October, and everyone is welcome. Donations support the choral scholarship program at St. Mary of the Hills, which provides financial support to students and budding young singers.
The service of Evensong or Evening Prayer combines elements of two services, Vespers and Compline, which were part of the seven-service daily cycle of prayer in monasteries. It is said or sung every day in the cathedrals and collegiate churches of England, as well as in this country since 1785. The service is a fragment of the worship offered to God by christian people at every hour, in every part of the world. The form of the service has changed little since the 16th Century, but the content dates back much earlier to the Psalms, the hymnbook of the Jewish temple, and the Canticles (Magnificat and Nunc dimittis), which are taken from the New Testament. The service is a lovely, quiet way to end your weekend.
For more information on this service, please contact St. Mary of the Hills at 828-295-7323.
3) Boone Country Dancers to Host Event in Valle Crucis on Saturday
The Boone Country Dancers will be at the Apple Barn in Valle Crucis for its next community contra dance on Saturday, April 25. Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of dance experience. The evening will begin with a beginners’ workshop from 7:30-8 p.m. The goal of the workshop is to teach the fundamentals of contra dance with a focus on having fun. After the workshop, the regular dance will run from 8-11: p.m. with a waltz break at 9:30 p.m. The dance will feature the band Footspring and the caller will be Terry Doyle.
Dancers of all ages are encouraged to attend and no partner is necessary. Come as you are and wear clean, soft-soled, flexible shoes for dancing. As always, our dances are smoke and alcohol free. Admission to the dance is $7 for adults, $5 for high school students and free to anyone 12 years old or younger.
For further information please visit the Boone Country Dancers online at boonecountrydancers.org.
4) DHHS to Host Communication Workshop for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Families, Caregivers, Professionals on May 26
The N.C. DHHS Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will host a free program on May 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Electric Community Room at 2491 U.S. Highway 421 South in Boone. This event will benefit healthcare professionals, caregivers and people with hearing loss. R.S.V.P. is requested if you plan to attend one or both educational sessions. Attendees can come to one or both educational sessions and/or the networking session. The first ten attendees to RSVP will receive a “goody” bag.
9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.: Check-in
9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Session 1 – Revealing an Invisible Disability
11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.: Break/Check-in for Next Session
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Session 2 – Technology and Other Communication Supports
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Networking and Exhibit Table
The first educational session will cover the impact of hearing loss and how to communicate. The second will cover technology and other communication aids.
Assistive listening devices and ASL interpreters will be provided. Please request other accommodations for communication at least two weeks in advance. Contact Cynthia Harmon for accommodations or more information. Also, contact her to R.S.V.P. for one or both sessions and to get directions. (Note: The street address does not work with GPS.)
5) Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.
Monday, April 20: Spring Sampler benefiting Community Care Clinic. Live Music with Swing Guitars. Tickets $15.00 at the door or available online at ccclinic.org.
Tuesday, April 21: Cheap date night at Lost Province. Dinner for two for only $25 6-10 p.m.
Wenesday, April 22: Earth Day Celebration. Lost Province is featuring Local Wood Aged Beers in honor of our beautiful planet. We will be offering a special Earth Day Flight consisting of three wood-aged pilsners (Sugar Maple, White Oak and Heirloom Apple) alongside an un-aged sample. All the wood used in this collaboration was supplied by our good friends at Mountain Works Sustainable Development and collected from the Lost Province Region of N.C. High Mountain Farms also graciously donated seed packets for the first 50 flights sold.
Thursday, April 23: $3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity), 7:30-10:30 p.m. Live Music: Josh Perryman. A self-taught guitarist, Josh discovered his passion for playing music very early in life. An energetic performer, Josh draws his musical influence from rock and blues legends such as Warren Haynes, Duane Allman, and Van Morrison. While these influences are evident in his style, he is versatile and unafraid to stretch beyond his musical comfort zone. His performances are fresh and unique, and he has something to offer to a variety of musical tastes.
Friday, April 24: Freakin’ Ferkin Friday at Five continues with our Downtown Nut Brown Ale infused with Chai Tea. 8 p.m. to closing. Live Music: The Paper Crowns. The Paper Crowns make two piece acoustic music sound huge! They are stomping on drums while they are plucking strings and singing harmonies often all at the same time! There’s nobody doing it like The Paper Crowns are doing it. It’s hard to find a truly unique band … on top of that it’s hard to find a band that delivers the emotional spectrum from sweet and heartbreaking earnest ballads to barn burning gypsy raving conga frenzied sweaty dance tunes.
Saturday, April 25: 8 p.m. to closing. Live Music: Maureen Renihan and Friends. Influenced by great icons such as Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, and Ella Fitzgerald, Maureen sets a nostalgic tone with her soothing vocals and sincere delivery. With an ever expanding repertoire and theatrical background of over twenty years, Maureen possesses the creativity and versatility to delight audiences of all ages. Accompanied by some of the finest jazz musicians in the region, Maureen Renihan & Friends perform classic jazz standards, familiar show tunes, and jazz interpretations of popular music.
Sunday, April 26: Lost Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10 percent off food with verification of residency.
Tuesday, April 28: Cheap date night at Lost Province. Dinner for two for only $25 6-10 p.m.