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Today’s Email Announcements

Rev. Dr. David Mielke to Speak at Public Library on Feb. 7th

Audience: Adults (18+)
Location: Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

The Watauga County Public Library would like to invite you to join the Rev. Dr. David Mielke on Tuesday, February 7th from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm for the first in a four part film and lecture series on the portrayal of African-Americans in early 20th century cinema.

In part 1 of the series, Dr. Mielke will be showing director Oscar Micheaux’s 1920 silent film, “Within Our Gates” which tells the story of Sylvia Landry who, after visiting her cousin in the north, is abandoned by her fiance. Disheartened, she returns to the small southern town of Piney Woods to help a reverend running a school for young African-Americans.

Oscar Micheaux, a pioneer of independent film, was the first African-American director to produce a feature length film and “Within Our Gates” was his response to D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation”, a film that had glorified the Ku Klux Klan and justified the violent oppression of African-Americans to prevent miscegenation.

This film has an MPAA rating of Unrated and an approximate run-time of 79 minutes.

For more information please call (828) 264-8784 ext. 2

Also, be sure to check out Dr. Mielke’s African-American and segregationist display at the library! It will run from 1/23/2017 –3/17/2017.

Visit our libguide: http://arlibrary.beta.libguides.com/african_american


The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild to Hold Monthly Meeting on Feb. 2

The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, February 2nd at 1:00 PM.  We meet in the conference room on the second floor of the Senior Center on Poplar Grove Connector in Boone.  Patty Blanton, a local quilter from Sew Original, will present our program.  She will introduce us to a trendy art form at its simplest: Zentagle Coasters.  Come join the fun and learn how to make these unique items.  Call Dolores at 295-6148 if you have any questions.


New Publix Will Be Holding a Job Fair from Feb. 15-18

The new Publix at Three Creeks will be holding a job fair from Feb.15-18 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites on Blowing Rock Rd. The job fair will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you prefer to apply ahead of time, you can visit the website and either begin your application or make an appointment. 


Watauga Women in Leadership to Host February Fun Night

On Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 5-8 p.m., the Watauga Women in Leadership will host a night full of fun at 10 High Country Lanes. 

Beat the winter doldrums with bowling, trivia and networking with other professional women. Food will be provided and a cash bar available. Be sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win prizes from local businesses!

It’s $10 per person, and they ask anyone who wishes to attend to register by Feb. 17. You can register online here

Here is the schedule for the night:

5-5:30pm: Networking/Check-in
5:30pm-7:30pm: Bowling/Trivia
7:30-8pm: Networking/Close