Black History Month at Caldwell Heritage Museum
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
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,
please call 423-928-9394.
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.