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Today’s Email Announcements

Christmas Craft Sale at the Senior Center Nov. 16

Please join us for our annual Christmas Craft Sale on Tuesday November 15 and Wednesday November 16from 10a.m.-3p.m. each day at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center.  Crafts are handmade by local seniors who get 100% of their asking price.  Please call 265-8090 for more information.

Art Classes at the Senior Center Available This Winter


Looking for something to do this 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-12noon and a beginner class meets Wednesdays from 9am-12noonwhich 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.

Medicare Open Enrollment Thru Dec. 7: Get Help at the Senior Center

The enrollment period for 2017 Part D Plans will begin on    October 15, 2016 and end on December 7, 2016.

Please call the Harrill Center 265-8090 for an appointment if you would like to review your drug plan and or Medicare      Advantage Plan.

Stephenson Center for Appalachia to Host Steven Nash 

BANNER ELK, N.C. — If you are interested in learning about the complexities of Reconstruction in Southern Appalachia, come to the Stephenson Center for Appalachia’s lecture starting at 7 p.m. on November 16, in Evans Auditorium at Lees-McRae.

Dr. Steven Nash will present a program based on his recently released book Reconstruction’s Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains. 

Nash, associate professor of history at East Tennessee State University, received his Master’s degree from Western Carolina University and his doctorate from the University of Georgia.  His academic interests range from the history of Appalachia and the Civil War and Reconstruction to Environmental studies and 19thCentury American History.

His study of Reconstruction in the mountains of Western North Carolina Appalachia, published by the University of North Carolina Press, through research and insight presents an illuminating view of the struggles that continued after the war in an area divided in loyalty and class.

“Our area both during and after the Civil War is unique in its divided allegiances.  We look forward to Dr. Nash’s program to illuminate the struggles and political differences that continue to influence life in our mountains,” said Dr. Michael Joslin, director of the Stephenson Center for Appalachia.  “We invite everyone interested in this fascinating topic to join us Wednesday evening.”

Lectures at the Stephenson Center for Appalachia are free and open to the public.

Make Your Extra Tickets Available for Heroes Day (Nov. 19)

BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State will hold Heroes Day during its final home game on Nov. 19 against UL Monroe at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. App State will honor our military veterans and first responders throughout game.

Tickets not used for the day of the game can be returned to the App State Ticket Office and be made available at no cost to military veterans, first responders, and student veterans.

“I would like to encourage our season ticket holders to donate any tickets they are not using to our military veterans and first responders,” App State Director of Athletics Doug Gillin said. “It is also Senior Day at The Rock and we will recognize an impressive group of seniors playing their final home game, which has significant Sun Belt Championship implications.”

Anyone not using their tickets to the game can return them by calling the App State Athletic Ticket Office at828-262-2079, Mon.-Fri. between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Donated tickets will be redistributed to our Heroes and their families who want to attend the game, free of charge. ­­

Fans can also purchase tickets for the UL Monroe and choose to have them donated to student veterans. To purchase tickets, visit the athletics ticket office located inside the Holmes Center or by calling 828-262-2079.

App State (7-2, 5-0 Su­­n Belt) travels to Troy, Ala. this Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. kick with Troy. The game will be carried on ESPN3. Both teams enter the game unbeaten in Sun Belt play.

Holiday Cash Mob Will Visit Appalachian Antique Mall, Mint Indian Cuisine Restaurant

A special holiday “cash mob” will storm into the Appalachian Antique Mall in downtown Boone on Saturdaymorning, November 19, and then go to lunch at Mint Indian Cuisine restaurant buffet in the Boone Heights Shopping Center.

The Watauga County Cash Mob is an organized infusion of economic stimulus into the local economy. All members of the community are invited to participate.

The Appalachian Antique Mall (631 W. King St.) is the largest collection of antique and vintage items in Watauga County, some 15,000 square feet of china, furniture, jewelry, books, collectibles, and furnishings of all kinds.

The Cash Mob will arrive at 10 a.m. and spend a couple of hours shopping the three floors and many different vendors.

From King Street, the cash mob will go to Mint Indian Cuisine lunch buffet which will feature a wide variety of seafood delicacies, chicken dishes, and vegetarian fare.

The Watauga Cash Mob is a project of the Watauga County Democratic Party and was launched in 2012 as a way to celebrate and help local businesses.