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Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 11:27 am

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week Nov. 14-21

Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week

Through colorfully wrapped, gift-filled shoeboxes, children in need in more than 100 countries can experience hope this year. Simply pack a shoebox with toys, hygiene items, school supplies and notes of encouragement, and you can make a tangible difference in the life of a child overseas. Drop-off locations for Operation Christmas Child are open Nov. 14 – 21. To find a location near you, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.

Event Website: samaritanspurse.org/occ.

Event Phone: (704) 583-1463

The Walker Center Presents Ernie Haase & Signature Sound with J. Mark McVey on Oct. 28

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound with J. Mark McVey bring “The Inspiration of Broadway Tour” to the Walker Center on Friday, October 28, 2016. From its formation in 2003, Ernie Haase has built Signature Sound into one of the most popular and beloved quartets in all of Southern Gospel music. The group has traveled all over the world, offering energy, excitement, and encouragement through its powerful brand of gospel music. EHSS continue to gain fans all around the globe with its unique performances and unmistakable four-part harmonies. This performance is sponsored by Great State Bank.

From concerts in Latvia and India to South Africa and New Zealand, events all around North America, TV appearances, multiple NBA appearances singing our National Anthem, and even a specialty tour of historic American theaters in support of the EHSS Broadway project featuring Les Misérables Broadway legend J. Mark McVey, Signature Sound is a world-renowned quartet that spans a wide variety of genres and cultures.

As group founder, Haase is a creative, hard-working tenor whose early roots with The Cathedrals helped begin his dream to form a powerhouse group of his own. Along with many appearances through the years on the widely regarded Gaither Homecoming Tour, his goal was soon accomplished as EHSS quickly gained an international platform in gospel music, received a Grammy nomination, and won a GMA Dove Award.

A limited number of tickets are available for this performance. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center Box Office at336-838-6260, email [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]cc.edu> or visit www.walkercenteronline.org<http://www.walkercenteronline.org>. Follow the Walker Center on Facebook.

The John A. Walker Community Center is dedicated to being this region’s primary venue for cultural experience and to serving as the preferred gathering place for meetings, receptions, conventions, banquets and parties for our community.

The Walker Center and Wilkes Community College are 100% Tobacco Free.

Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.

Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs Oct. 19-23

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

 Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 am-12:00 – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Friday, October 21, 2016 

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 am -12:00– Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

3:00-5:00 – Cone Cemetery Walk

Join Ranger Chuck for a walk to the Cone Cemetery. Meet at the front steps of Cone Manor.

Saturday, October 22 , 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

11:00 am – Upstairs Guided Tour at Cone Manor

Ranger led tour of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. See Sunday below for details.

 Price Picnic Ground / Boone Fork Trailhead – Milepost 296

11:00-12:00 – Junior Rangers! Stop by the ranger table to learn how to become a Junior Ranger for the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

1:30 pm-3:00 – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Julian Price Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 296

4:00 p.m. – Story Telling with Doyle Pace

Come listen to renowned story teller Doyle Pace tell Jack Tales, stories of a boy named Jack who through cleverness always triumphs.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor             èLAST OF THE YEARç

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required. To reserve a tour: call 828-295-3782 or sign up at the NPS information desk at the Manor House. Reservations are accepted beginning at 10:00am Friday for the upcoming weekend only. No advance reservations, please.

Randy Johnson “Grandfather Mountain” Book Signing Oct. 14, 21

Photojournalist Randy Johnson will be signing copies of his widely acclaimed new book Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon at the Linn Cove Visitor from 11 am to 3 pm on Friday October 14th and 21st.

The richly illustrated book from the University of North Carolina Press book, just nominated for a Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, is a tribute to the spectacular scenery and inspiring history of Grandfather Mountain. Johnson launched the mountain’s trail program in 1978, serves on Grandfather Mountain State Park advisory committee, and is task force leader for the Grandfather section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Storytelling with Doyle Pace on Oct. 22

 Saturday, October 22, 2016

Story Telling with Doyle Pace

Come listen to renowned story teller Doyle Pace tell Jack Tales, stories of a boy named Jack who through cleverness always triumphs.

Julian Price Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 296

4:00 p.m.

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