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Today’s Email Announcements

Picnic with a Ranger On Labor Day Weekend

 Pack a meal, gather your friends and family, and join a Park Ranger for a picnic on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Ranger Abby Jones will be on hand to talk about the fine tradition of picnicking in National Parks over their hundred year history.

 Evening Picnic and Program: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Where: Doughton Park Campground, Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 239

*In front of the office/cabin in Loop B

When: 7:00pm

What to Bring: A picnic, and a blanket and/or chairs

Midday Picnic and Program: Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Where: Cumberland Knob Picnic Area, Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 217

*In the grassy area beside the old visitor center

When: Drop-in between 11:00am and 3:00pm

What to Bring: A picnic, and a blanket and/or chairs

Midday Picnic and Program: Monday, September 5th, 2016

Where: Doughton Park Picnic Area, milepost 241

*In the loop at the end of the picnic area

When: Drop-in between 11:00am and 3:00pm

What to Bring: A picnic, and a blanket and/or chairs

Park Rangers are on duty at Brinegar Cabin Milepost 238 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October presenting 20th Century cultural demonstrations. For more information or to schedule a special program, call the Doughton Park Interpretive Office at (336) 372-1947. ###

Volunteer with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide in Watauga

Want to Feel Good: Volunteer With AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program through the Watauga County Project on Aging!

Help people and give your mind a workout, too.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. And we want you to join us.

You’ll be helping people in your own community with a much-needed service that’s free, individualized and has no strings attached.

Who will you help as a volunteer?

Almost four out of five people who turn to AARP Foundation Tax-Aide are 60 or older.

Good with numbers? Be a tax volunteer.

You’ll work with taxpayers directly; filling out tax returns and helping them seek a refund. Experience isn’t necessary — we’ll train you on the latest tax preparation forms and software.

Get the joy and satisfaction of helping others by applying to join the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer team today! Your expertise will be appreciated more than you can imagine.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.

 Call Jen Teague at 828-265-8090 for more information. Tax volunteers can work either morning or afternoons every Tuesday Feb 7 – April 11, 2017 at the Senior Center OR Western Watauga Mondays Feb 6 – April 10. Training starts in the Fall .

Western Square Dancing at Linville Land Harbor

Western Square Dancing www.mountainmixers.com Linville Land Harbor Recreation Center 20 Linville Harbor Pkwy, Newland, NC 28657 Plus Dancing with announced advanced by National Callers on Sundays. Schedule: 1:30-2:00PM advanced 2:00-4:00PM plus. Dress is square dance attire or dressy casual. August 28th Jerry Biggerstaff, Marion, NC, Sept 4th Dark Sept 11th Ed Pabst, Marietta, OH Linville Land Harbor Advanced Dancing from June 1st until late September. Dress is casual. Every Monday starting June 6th 7-9PM Jerry Biggerstaff, Marion, NC Every Weds starting June 1st 7-9PM Ron Libby, Land Harbor

Empty Bowls Event in Avery Saturday

There will be an Empty Bowls event for the hungry in Avery Family to be held this Saturday the 27th at Land Harbor club house make a donation and pick a bowl made by the students of Avery County High School and local potter’s.  Enjoy a homemade soup of your choice along with  breads and desserts with a drink.  All you can This event is put on by Feeding Avery Families, Inc., serving all of Avery County reaching over 1,100 individuals monthly.  Information @ 828-260-6043.

Flower Bouquet Workshop at Beech Sunday

Sunday, August 28
2pm @ Beech Mountain Brewing Co.
Whether you are an aspiring floral gardener, soon-to-be-bride on a budget, or are simply looking for a new creative outlet, we welcome you to join us on the mountain for a Flower Bouquet Workshop.
Learn the art of creating and arranging beautiful bouquets with the helpful guidance of Kaci from Trosly Farm.  She will be providing antique vases and an assortment of fresh flowers for everyone to build their own vase.
Cost is $20 cash
To register, please e-mailinfo@skibeech.com

Employment Opportunities at Beech Mountain

Beech Mountain Resort is seeking motivated individuals to fulfill various positions.  We take great pride in providing a quality product for our customers; therefore it is important that we hire dedicated, responsible, and personable employees.  Positive employee morale is imperative, so we strive to ensure a fun and exciting working environment.  We currently have year-round and seasonal positions available.

To apply for the following positions, please send your resume to info@skibeech.com
In the subject line, please include the position title.
Other Employment Opportunities
At Beech Mountain we are getting excited for the ski season and are looking for qualified applicants to join our team. Please come by the Administration Building and pick up an employment application M-F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. or download one HERE. Beech Mountain Resort will be interviewing for the upcoming season starting in October. All of the following departments are hiring for full and part-time seasonal employment:
Lift Operations Snowmaking
Ski /Snowboard Instructors Parking Attendants
Food Service Ticket Cashiers
Shuttle Van Drivers Grounds Maintenance
Rentals Mountain Host
Group Sales Terrain Park
Retail Ski Patrol