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Today’s Email Announcements

Watauga County Public Library: High Country Lifelong Learners Movie: The Joy Luck Club

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

High Country Lifelong Learners in association with the Watauga County Public Library invite you to join us for a movie viewing of The Joy Luck Club on March 13th from 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Director Wayne Wang’s 1993 adaptation of Amy Tan’s novel, The Joy Luck Club, tells the story, through a series of flashbacks, of four young Chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China.

Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh

This film has an MPAA rating of R and an approximate run-time of 139 minutes.

For more information please email: high.country.lifelong@gmail.com, Attention: Deb Gooch.

Watauga County Public Library: Third Thursday Movie: Bridge of Spies

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

The Watauga County Public Library’s movie group invites you to join us for a viewing of Bridge of Spies on March 16th from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Director Steven Spielberg ‘s 2015 film, Bridge of Spies, tells the story of James B. Donovan, an American lawyer during the Cold War, who is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

This film has an MPAA rating of PG-13 and an approximate run-time of 142 minutes.

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

Morgan Lecture Series Hosts Astronomer Dr. Michael Brown on Thursday, March 23

The Morgan Lecture Series of Science will host Dr. Michael Brown, a solar-system astronomer and professor of planetary astronomy from California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He will give a free, public lecture titled “Planet Nine from Outer Space” on Thursday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m., in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of the Plemmons Student Union.

The Morgan Lecture Series in the Sciences was created by an endowment from the G. William Morgan Family. Additional sponsors for this event are the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

“Recent evidence suggests that a massive body is lurking at the outskirts of our solar system, far beyond the orbits of the known giant planets. This object, at a distance approximately 20 times further than Neptune and with a mass approximately 5,000 times larger than Pluto, is the real ninth planet of the solar system,” Brown said.

He will discuss the observation that led to the evidence for Planet Nine and how so massive an object could have been hiding in the outer solar system for so long, as well as the international effort to pinpoint this newest member of our planetary family.

Brown’s memoir, “How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming,” is on the discovery of Eris and the reclassification of Pluto. It is an award-winning best seller.

Brown will also give a technical talk in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, as well as meet with students, during his visit March 23 from 2 to 3:15 p.m., in Garwood Hall Room 112. His talk will be on “Tales from the Outer Solar System.” He will discuss the discoveries and new views of giant collisions, stellar encounters and planetary rearrangements that are being identified through research and study.

“The past few years have seen an explosion in the discoveries of Pluto and nearby Pluto-sized bodies in the outer solar system, giving rise to a new classification of “dwarf planets,” stated Brown. “Like Pluto, each of these largest dwarf planets has a unique story to tell about the history and evolution of the solar system.”

For more about Brown, visit his website at http://web.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown. For information about other College of Arts and Sciences events, visit https://cas.appstate.edu. To support speakers and events on campus, visit http://give.appstate.edu.

About the Morgan Science Lecture Series

The Morgan Science Lecture Series was established with a gift from the G. William Morgan Family. Morgan was a 1934 graduate of Appalachian and a health physicist with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. The series stimulates scientific understanding and research among the sciences by bringing researchers to campus. Previous speakers include David Suzuki, award-winning geneticist and broadcaster, evolutionary biologist Stephen J. Gould, population ecologist Paul Ehrlich, former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and oceanographer and underwater archaeologist Robert Ballard.

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company 

Tuesday, 3/07/17- Oyster Roast at 5pm. Steamed, Fried or Raw with all the fixin’s.

Wednesday, 3/08/17- Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 3/09/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Music with Jack Marion.

Friday, 3/10/17-Live Music: Good Vibes Jazz Trio at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 3/11/17-Live Music: Holden Bare at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, 3/14/17-Get Lost for a Cause with Kiwanis of Boone benefiting the RISE program at Hospitality House.

Wednesday, 3/15/17-Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 3/16/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Music with Max and Men.

Friday, 3/17/17-Live Music: Handlebar Betty at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 3/18/17-Live Music: Spoon Bread at 7:30pm.

Tuesday March 7

5pm-Oyster Roast: Join us this Tuesday starting at 5:00pm for our monthly Oyster Roast at Lost Province Brewing Co. we’ll be serving up $12 buckets of steamed Jarrett Bay Oysters, fried NC Oysters and raw Chunu Bay Oysters!

Wednesday March 8

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 March 9

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

7:30-Closing: Live Music featuring Jack Marion. Jack Marion is a singer-songwriter hailing from Mount Airy, NC. Growing up, Jack was surrounded by different genres of music but found that he loved Country, Folk, Bluegrass, and Rock the most. His influences range from Jason Isbell to Tony Rice to The Rolling Stones Jack is currently a sophomore at Appalachian State studying Music Industry and Vocal Performance. He hopes to one day be a touring musician and see the country.

Friday March 10

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Good Vibes Jazz Trio. The Good Vibes Jazz Trio: Rob Falvo on vibraphone, Kim France on bass and vocals, and Lauren Hayworth on vocals and percussion, perform a sophisticated and eclectic blend of jazz, blues, and bossa nova standards, as well as original compositions.

Saturday March 11

7:30-Closing Live Music: Holden Bare. Holden Bare has been creating good times for over 3 decades playing the music you remember. His one-man show can transport you back to the 60’s and 70’s with songs from your favorite artists that will always touch you. Holden’s vocals, along with either piano or guitar, can add just the right touch to make your dining experience a memorable one. Years of entertaining coupled with an extensive song list will ensure that you will have a good time with plenty of smiles and memories to take with you.

Sunday March 12

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