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Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Wednesday November 09

7pm-9pm Trivia Night: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night. Compete on your own or on a team! The competition gets started at 7pm so come a little early for a pizza and a pint and get your seat!

Thursday November 10

College Night and $3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity).

7:30-Close Live Music: Evan Button and Leonardo Faillace. Leonardo Faillace is a songwriter from Chicago and currently based in Boone. The music he writes is inspired by the love in his life as well as its downfalls and upbringings, and the state of the world today. Evan Button has been playing guitar and singing for crowds since he was eight years old. He is a regular on the local music scene, playing in many restaurants, bars, festivals and charity events. Evan’s passion is songwriting. He writes with the maturity of someone who has “been here before”; his lyrics are introspective and sensitive and the music has an infectious groove. Evan’s most recent full release, “Stories”, was released in June of 2016. Backed by a full band, Evan tells stories that are down to earth and filled with important life messages.

When Evan plays, people stop what they are doing and look up in surprise; they can’t believe such a big, and soulful sound is coming from a modern artist.

Friday November 11

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Maureen Renihan. Maureen Renihan is a Boone based vocalist performing throughout the high country, piedmont and foothill regions of North Carolina. 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.

Saturday November 12

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: The Mountain Laurels. The Mountain Laurels are a Celti-lachian band from the High Country of North Carolina. The group performs a blend of Americana, Celtic and folk music typical to the roots culture of Western North Carolina. Instrumentation includes violin (or fiddle depending on if you’re from around here) hammer dulcimer, flute and guitar. This seasoned group of musicians has a repertoire that allows the flexibility to perform as a duo, trio, or full band.

Sunday November 13

Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10% off food with verification of residency.

Art Classes Available at LE Harrill Senior Center

Looking for something to do this fall/winter?  Want to brush up on your art skills?  Art classes are available at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center in Boone!  The intermediate class meets on Mondays from 9am-12noonand a beginner class meets Wednesdays from 9am-12noon which focuses on drawing.  There is no charge to attend for persons age sixty and older.  If there is space available, persons under sixty may attend for a fee of $3.00 per class.  Marsha Holmes is the art instructor and has worked with the senior center classes for several years.  For more information you may call the senior center at 265-8090.

Caldwell Small Business Center Workshops

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Small Business Centers in Caldwell County offers free and low-cost workshops, one-on-one assistance and many more services to help local small businesses. To reserve your seat at one of the workshops, call 828-726-2242 or visit www.cccti.edu/smallbusiness to register.

Here is a list of upcoming free workshops in Caldwell County:

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Caldwell Small Business Center will offer a free workshop titled “Small Business Startup Series: Record Keeping and Taxes”from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce in Lenoir. Keeping good financial records is a critical step in managing a successful enterprise. This seminar addresses the financial records needed for good business management. The workshop will demonstrate how to develop systems and practices for collecting necessary information for tax reporting and business decision-making. The seminar will be led by Arlene Childers. To reserve your seat for this workshop, call 828-726-2242 or visit www.cccti.edu/smallbusiness to register.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Caldwell Small Business Center will offer a free workshop titled “Small Business Bootcamp” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce in Lenoir. This course is geared towards those wanting to start their own business and is led by local entrepreneur and former Small Business Center Director David Waechter. The workshop covers the basics of getting your business off the ground and includes information on several topics including: How to name your business and why your business name is so important, registering your business with Secretary of State, how to obtain your LLC, Sole Proprietorship, or Incorporation, how to find the proper tax forms, how to obtain your tax ID or your EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the IRS, how to set up a business checking account and credit card, how to find what licenses and permits you need to get started, renting a space, easy and cost-effective marketing, sales and service and bookkeeping. To reserve your seat for this workshop, call 828-726-2242 or visit www.cccti.edu/smallbusiness to register.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Caldwell Small Business Center will offer a free workshop titled “Small Business Startup Series: Marketing and Market Research” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce in Lenoir. This workshop will focus on the importance of market research and target market when developing a marketing plan. Participants will learn how Marketing Mix decisions can be made using the 5 P’s of Marketing. Attendees identify target market segments and develop a marketing strategy for a sample business using SWOT Analysis. The speaker for this workshop is Arlene Childers. To reserve your seat at this workshop, call 828-726-2242 or visit www.cccti.edu/smallbusiness to register.

Watauga Small Business Center Workshops 

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Small Business Centers in Watauga County offers free and low-cost workshops, one-on-one assistance and many more services to help local small businesses. To reserve your seat at one of the workshops, call 828-726-2242 or visit www.cccti.edu/smallbusiness to register.

Here is a list of upcoming free workshops in Watauga County:

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Watauga Small Business Center will offer a free workshop titled “Extending Your Sales Past the Season” from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14 at the Blowing Rock American Legion Building in Blowing Rock, N.C.   This workshop will help participants understand the role social media, community involvement, in-store events, social media and customer service play in building strong relationships, creating store loyalty, and providing reasons for holiday/seasonal customers to be year-round customers. The speaker for this workshop is Jeanne Eury. Eury is a native of Cabarrus County and is thrilled to return home to North Carolina to share insights, case studies, and practical and actionable marketing and sales information. She has held senior positions in marketing, sales, sponsorship, partnership, and hospitality industries in Washington DC and Atlanta and is now director of member services at the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association. To reserve your seat for this workshop, call 828-726-2242 or visit www.cccti.edu/smallbusiness to register.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Watauga Small Business Center will offer a free workshop titled “Small Business Bootcamp” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the CCC&TI Watauga Campus in Boone. This course is geared towards those wanting to start their own business and is led by local entrepreneur and former Small Business Center Director David Waechter. The workshop covers the basics of getting your business off the ground and includes information on several topics including: How to name your business and why your business name is so important, registering your business with Secretary of State, how to obtain your LLC, Sole Proprietorship, or Incorporation, how to find the proper tax forms, how to obtain your tax ID or your EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the IRS, how to set up a business checking account and credit card, how to find what licenses and permits you need to get started, renting a space, easy and cost-effective marketing, sales and service and bookkeeping. To reserve your seat for this workshop, call 828-726-2242 or visit www.cccti.edu/smallbusiness to register.

Secret Season Passes at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain offers ‘Secret Season’ passes

The turn of the calendar signals a new season on Grandfather Mountain — and the return of a bargain allowing unlimited access to the park for six months.

The Secret Season Pass allows passholders unlimited access to the mountain Nov. 1 throughApril 30, 2017, for $32 (plus tax) for adults — less than the price of two regular tickets. A child’s Secret Season pass (ages 4 to 12) is $18 plus tax.

A group pass, good for up to six people traveling in the same vehicle, sells for $90 plus tax and pays for itself on the first visit.

The pass allows guests to experience the wonders of Grandfather Mountain without the bustle of spring, summer and fall. Whether your interest is snapping shots of snow-dusted evergreens, sipping soup from Mildred’s Grill or just savoring the solitude, the Secret Season Pass is the most affordable way to do it.

“Grandfather Mountain becomes a veritable winter wonderland during the colder months,” said Frank Ruggiero, director of marketing and communications for the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Association, the nonprofit organization that oversees the popular Linville travel attraction and nature preserve. “Rime ice coats the Mile High Swinging Bridge, the otters frolic in their frozen pond, and the mountain itself seems exceptionally peaceful.”

The Secret Season passes are now available at the Grandfather Mountain Entrance Gate and are valid through April 30, 2017.

Grandfather Mountain is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day in winter, weather permitting, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Park opening is delayed until all roads and paths can be cleared of snow and ice, but a phone call to the entrance gate at (828) 733-4337 can confirm the day’s conditions and set the stage for a memorable outing.

The not-for-profit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation strives to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain. For more information, call (800) 468-7325, or visit www.grandfather.com to plan a trip.

Holiday Hikes at Grandfather Mountain State Park

Christmas Day

Christmas Day Photo Scavenger Hunt

Appropriate for all ages.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets please.
2-mile hike round-trip  |  Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Looking for an opportunity to try out your new camera?  We have the perfect program for you! And… your pics can earn you the chance to win some great prizes!  Join a park ranger for our guided Christmas Day Photo Scavenger Hunt.  If you photograph at least 12 of the items on the list, you’ll be eligible to enter the NC State Parks Photo Scavenger Hunt drawing to be held in January.  For more information on the hunt, visit: www.ncparks.gov.  You can print the list and bring it with you or one will be provided at the beginning of the hike.  Please contact our park office for more information on the hike.  Questions about the scavenger hunt can be submitted to: [email protected] ** Snow or ice may affect this hike. If weather is questionable, please contact the office or check our website for cancellations.

Date of Event:  Sun, 12/25/2016 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Start Location:  Profile Trail Parking Area, Hwy 105 S, Banner Elk (GPS: 36.121990, -81.829993) https://goo.gl/dBX99s

New Year’s Day

First Day Hike (Holloway Mtn Rd)

Please arrive by 9:45AM.  Appropriate for all ages – children under 16 must be accompanied by adult. Please no pets.
2-mile hike round-trip  |  Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Start a New Year’s Day tradition.  Join a ranger for one of our park’s 2017 First Day Hikes. Hikers will meet at the gravel parking lot on Holloway Mountain Road, 1 mile north of the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance ramp (Parking area is located on the gravel portion of Holloway Mtn. Road).  Hikers can enjoy a 2-mile round trip hike on the Tanawha Trail.  If there are several inches of snow, the hike will still be held and will be led as a snowshoe hike. The park has a few pairs of snowshoes for the first arrivals (if you have your own, please feel free to bring them along).  Please dress appropriately for weather conditions; bring snacks, water or non-alcoholic beverages.  The hike will be a minimum of 2.5 hours and will take place even with snow.

An additional First Day Hike will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Profile Trail Parking Area. http://www.ncparks.gov/grandfather-mountain-state-park/events-and-programs/first-day-hike-1

Date of Event:  Sun, 01/01/2017 – 10:00am to 1:00pm

Start Location:  Gravel parking lot on Holloway Mountain Road, 1 mile north of the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance ramp (GPS:36.139870, -81.757525) (Google map:https://goo.gl/Mg5BCb)

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First Day Hike (Profile Trail)

Appropriate for all ages – children under 16 must be accompanied by adult. Please no pets.   
2-mile hike round-trip  |  Difficulty Level: Moderate

Start a New Year’s Day tradition.  Join a ranger for one of our park’s 2017 First Day Hikes.  Hikers will meet at the Profile Trail parking lot on Hwy 105 S, 1/2 mile north of the intersection of Hwys 105 and 184.  Hikers can enjoy a 2-mile round trip hike on the Profile Trail; the hike will take about 2.5 hours to complete.  Please dress appropriately for weather conditions; bring snacks, water or non-alcoholic beverages.  ** Snow or ice may affect this hike. If weather is questionable, please contact the office or check our website for cancellations.

An additional First Day Hike will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the gravel parking area on Holloway Mountain Road.  http://www.ncparks.gov/grandfather-mountain-state-park/events-and-programs/first-day-hike-0

Date of Event:  Sun, 01/01/2017 – 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Start Location:  Profile Trail Parking Area, Hwy 105 S, Banner Elk (GPS: 36.121990, -81.829993) https://goo.gl/dBX99s

Collection Sites Announced for Operation Christmas Child, Nov. 14-21

NOV. 14-21: BOONE OPENS DROP-OFF LOCATIONS FOR GLOBAL CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CHARITY
Local Volunteers to Collect 80,000 Shoebox Gifts for Children in Need
BOONE, N.C., Nov. 01, 2016—Several local locations will serve as collection sites this year for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.During National Collection Week, Nov. 14 – 21, Boone residents will donate shoeboxes—filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and fun toys, such as a doll or soccer ball—for Operation Christmas Child to deliver to children in need around the world. This year, Boone and surrounding cities residents hope to contribute more than 80,000 shoebox gifts toward the 2016 global goal of reaching 12 million children.

“The shoebox gifts donated by Boone volunteers at these drop-off locations will shine a light of hope to children living in poverty overseas,” said regional leader Keith Burney.“Anyone is welcome to pack a shoebox and help a child facing difficult circumstances to feel loved and not forgotten.”

LOCAL COLLECTION SITES:
Boone, NC – Boone Processing Center
801 Bamboo Road
Boone, NC 28607Mon, Nov. 14: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 15: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 16: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 17: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 18: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 19: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 20: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Boone, NC – Three Forks Baptist Church
1922 US Highway 421 S
Boone, NC 28607

Burnsville, NC – Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church
101 N Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714

Mon, Nov. 14: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 15: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 16: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 17: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 18: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 19: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 20: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

NEW 2016 COLLECTION SITE:
Newland, NC – Oak Grove Baptist Church

1790 Millers Gap Highway
Newland, NC 28657

Mon, Nov. 14: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 15: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 16: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 17: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 18: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 19: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 20: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 21: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

North Wilkesboro, NC – North American Ministries
411 Elkin Highway
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Mon, Nov. 14: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 15: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 16: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 17: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 18: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 19: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 20: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

North Wilkesboro, NC – Specialty Car Company, Inc.
119 Old Brickyard Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659Mon, Nov. 14: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 15: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 16: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 17: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 18: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 19: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 20: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 21: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.North Wilkesboro, NC – Baptist Home Baptist Church
2367 Sparta Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Mon, Nov. 14: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 15: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 16: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 17: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 18: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 19: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Sun, Nov. 20: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 21: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sparta, NC – Sparta United Methodist Church
190 N Main Street
Sparta, NC 28675

Mon, Nov. 14: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 15: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 16: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 17: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 18: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 19: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 20: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 21: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Spruce Pine, NC – First Baptist Church
125 Tappan Street
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Mon, Nov. 14: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 15: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 16: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 17: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 18: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 19: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 20: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 21: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

West Jefferson, NC – West Jefferson First Baptist Church
8 E Second Street
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Mon, Nov. 14: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 15: 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 16: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 17: 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 18: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 19: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 20: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 21: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Hours subject to change. A full list of area collection locations can be found online.
For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call (704) 583-1463  or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. By going online to give the suggested donation of $7 per shoebox gift, participants can follow their box to discover where in the world it will be delivered. They can also pack a shoebox gift online and even upload a photo and note of encouragement.Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.

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