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Today’s Email Announcements

Black History Month at Caldwell Heritage Museum

In recognition of Black History Month, the next Coffee With the Curator program at the Caldwell Heritage Museum will be on Wednesday, February 8th,10 am, at the Museum situated at 112 Vaiden St SW in Lenoir NC. The program, “Lenoir Through the Eyes of 8 Decades” will be presented by the Reverend Jimmie Norwood who will discuss the many changes in the people, places, and social fabric of Lenoir during his 8 decades living here. The Rev. Norwood is a retired Baptist minister active in community affairs all his life, and a Korea Conflict era veteran of the US Army. A special display “A Tribute to Freedman High School” will be up for viewing until the end of February, as well. Questions may be directed to the Museum at (828) 758-4404 or by visiting us on Facebook.
Jeff Stepp, Museum Director

Gospel Singing at Mountain Dale Jan. 28

WHAT:                Watauga County Gospel Singing

WHERE:              Mountain Dale Baptist Church

Mountain Dale Road, Vilas, NC

Pastor – Eric Cornett

WHEN:                January 28, 2017

7:00 p.m.

CONTACT:          Clint Cornett – 828-297-3270

Neil Oliver – 828-297-3653

HERBalachia Herbal School Celebrates Regional Tradition in March

A brand new herbalist training school will open in East Tennessee in March 2017. The Herbalist Lifestyle Program is suited for beginners, health care providers with an interest in broadening their approach, gardeners and growers, and anyone interested in a healthier, more natural lifestyle. The school faculty is comprised of the area’s most knowledgeable and experienced herbalists, and each instructor teaches their specialty. Michelle Bouton, creator of the HERBalachia school holds a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Herbalism and practices at Appalachian Acupuncture in Johnson City. The Lifestyle Program is prerequisite for a more in- depth program, the Community Clinical Herbalist program, slated to begin in the spring of 2018.

Though there will be some readings and written assignments, HERBalachia’s Herbalist Lifestyle Program is designed to be highly interactive. “It’s definitely hands-on,” says Bouton, “which is the very best way to get to know the plants. We will go to the woods to dig up roots, taste medicinal teas, and cook salves. Hands-on learning allows us to access a deeper type of wisdom.”

The primary focus of HERBalachia is on usage and conservation of plants that grow in the Appalachian region. The

Materia Medica of 40 local medicinal herbs to be studied has been

carefully selected for usefulness, safety, and ease of identification. Students will learn to grow

and forage these herbs, completing the program with a small apothecary of preparations in

many forms: salves, tinctures, syrups, and more.

Field trips will include visits to the


National Forest, the Nolichucky River, an Appalachian species propagation garden, and a

Chinese herbal apothecary, among other sites. Topics will include responsible foraging,

stewardship of at-risk species, propagation and harvesting techniques, herbal energetics, and

introductions to other herbal traditions (Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Native

American). Classes will meet for 7 weekend-long modules, 15 hours per weekend. Each module

will balance fieldwork, herbal preparations, lecture, and student projects.

“There is a great interest in our community for this information,” says Bouton. “The school will

help connect herbalists, growers, educators, and those who want to use natural remedies safely

at home. I love the idea that we are carrying on the practices of our people- our ancestors- who

lived off the land and learned healing techniques using available plants. It’s up to us to preserve

this knowledge and to protect the plants so that they are still around in 100 years; we really are

the future of traditions. One of the most exciting things for me about creating the school is the

great interest right out of the gate. Our first group of 15 students filledin 2 weeks, so I created a

second group of 15, and only 6 spaces are still available in that group. Almost half of the

students who have signed up are licensed health care professionals, which denotes both

interest and confidence in herbalism in our medical community.”


Tuition for this seven-weekend program is $1300.00, and it runs March to early August. More


details, including schedule and application, are atwww.HERBalachia.com. For questions,

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please call 423-928-9394.

Media Inquiries/Contact Information:
Please call or email Michelle Bouton: michelle@HERBalachia.com or423-928-9394.

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing CompanyJanuary 23, 2017-January 29, 2017Short ListTuesday, 1/24/17- Cheap Date Night and A Movie. A salad, pizza and two pints for $25. Hot Dog the Movie, is free!Wednesday, 1/25/17- Trivia at 7pm.Thursday, 1/26/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Music with Robbie Neeb.Friday, 1/27/17-Live Music: MaisCéu at 7:30pm.Saturday, 1/28/17-Live Music: Face the Music at 7:30pm.Sunday, 1/29/17-Live Music: Flat Five Jazz QuintetTuesday, 1/31/17-Beer 101 at 6pm featuring Belgian Beers.Wednesday, 2/1/17-Trivia at 7pm and Special Release of Tubby Monk.Thursday, 2/2/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Musicwith Carly Witt.Friday, 2/3/17-Live Music: Earleine at 7:30pm.Saturday, 2/4/17-Live Music: Fireside Collective at 7:30pm.

Tuesday January 246pm-Join us at Lost Province for our monthly (every third Tuesday of the month) Cheap Date Night Dinner & A Movie. This month we’re celebrating the awesomeness that is ski season with Hotdog the Movie.

The Cheap Date Night special includes 2 pints of beer, one wood fired Neapolitan Pizza and one salad, plus popcorn during the movie for only $25. Anyone can, of course, still order off of the regular menu, and the movie is free and open to all! Come in anytime between 6-8pm to take advantage of the Cheap Date Night Food & Drink Special! The movie will start promptly at 7:30.

Wednesday January 257pm-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 January 26$3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity).7:30-Closing Live Music: Robbie Neeb. Robbie Neeb is a guitarist, vocalist, and percussionist who has been performing in a variety of mediums for over ten years. Whether it be behind the drum set with jazz orchestras, leading his own funk band, or playing acoustic music at coffee shops, Robbie has experience playing music for a wide range of listeners and aims to please all audience members at each show. Influenced by artists such as Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Spoon, Phish, The Grateful Dead, and Buffalo Springfield, Robbie’s precise guitar playing, calming vocals, and use of his loop pedal brings a breath of fresh air to timeless classics and helps to define his own original music. A key component to Robbie’s solo playing is his loop pedal, which provides the listener with a “full band” sound that one would not expect from a guy on stage with a guitar.

Friday January 277:30pm-Closing Live Music: MaisCéu. MaisCéu is a solo project developed by Jimmie Griffith (singer and guitar for Banana da Terra) in attempts to compose and promote original Brazilian music in the region. The compositions are inspired in the rhythms of Brazil, combining soulful melodies sung in Portuguese, and live loops using an array of instruments such as guitar, flute, shakers, percussion, and the “rabeca” (Brazilian fiddle).

Saturday January 287:30-Closing Live Music: Face the Music.  Face the Music with Don Story. R&B and classic rock-and-roll from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Face The Music is Don Story on guitar and vocals and Billy Gee on bass, percussion, and vocals. The duo met and began playing music together in 1972. We’ve forgotten more music than most folks have even heard. It goes without saying we have a large stockpile of tunes to draw from and we mix it up every night. Face The Music is “Cool Tunes from Sixty Years Of Rock And Roll”!

Sunday January 29Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10% off food with verification of residency.12pm-2pm Live Music with Flat Five Jazz Quintet.