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Today’s Email Announcements

Boone’s Winter Farmers Market to Return this Saturday, March 18

Boone’s Winter Farmers Market returns this Saturday, March 18th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Agriculture Conference Center at 252 Poplar Grove Rd in Boone.   Lettuce, spinach and other greens abound. Fresh eggs and baked goods will also be available, along with storage crops like potatoes, sweet potatoes, apples, winter squash and others. The farmers market will also throw in some pickles, jams and jellies, soap and a few crafts. Check out natural plant food by the market’s earthworm compost vendor as well.

Watauga Soil and Water Conservation District Board to Hold Board Meeting Wednesday, March 22

The Watauga Soil and Water Conservation District Board will hold its regular board meeting on Wednesday, March 22 at 8 a.m. at the Soil & Water Office located at 971 West King Street, Boone NC 28607. The public is invited to attend.

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum Introduces Movies at the Museum Film Series

Introducing the 2017 Movies at the Museum Film Series
Movies at the Museum features films by North Carolina filmmakers, films about the arts, and about the history and culture of the Appalachian region. Complimentary popcorn will be provided, and the film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by a special guest speaker.

America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment Thursday, March 23

BRAHM is kicking off Movies at the Museum with America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment.

America’s First Forest tells the story of how Carl Schenck, a German forester, came to America in 1895 to manage the forests at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. He not only helped restore the land there, he established the country’s first forestry school and helped launch the American conservation movement. The documentary film is produced for the Forest History Society by Bonesteel Films.

The speaker for the movie is Bill Alexander, Landscape and Forest Historian at the Biltmore Estate.

Farmer/Veteran Thursday, April 13

Home from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a farmer hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. He dives into life on the farm with his new love Jessica, but cannot shake the lingering traumas of war. The stories he tells about battlefield experiences become unmoored from reality as he cycles between states of heightened awareness and “feeling zombified” from a cocktail of prescriptions meant to keep him stable. For the viewer, as for Alex, what to believe about his past is uncertain. The farm becomes a terrain to unearth what is buried, what it really means to be “the perfect soldier,” and where to find the way forward.

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company

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 n’ Min.

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

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

Tuesday, 3/21/17-Cheap Date Night and a free Movie . A pizza, two salads and two beers for $25. The movie is always free!

Wednesday, 3/22/17-Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 3/23/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Music with The Plate Scrapers.

Friday, 3/24/17-Live Music: Strictly Strings at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 3/25/17-Live Music: Redleg Husky at 7:30pm.

Tuesday March 14

5pm-Get Lost for A Cause with Kiwanis of Boone benefiting RISE. Join Kiwanis of Boone as they work to raise awareness and funding for RISE of the High Country. Live Music from 7-9pm. A percentage of sales from the day will go towards raising funds for RISE. RISE brings people who have experienced poverty together with those who are dedicated to ending poverty. RISE works with individuals and community volunteers regularly over 18 months to create self-sufficiency. The program consists of four key building blocks: Bridges out of Poverty and “Getting Ahead in a Just Getting By World”, Mentor Relationships, Weekly Resource Meetings, and Big View participation.

Wednesday March 15

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 16

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

7:30-Closing: Live Music featuring Max n’ Min. Max and Min met listening to music right here in the mountains of Boone, NC.  Local musicians, Max n’ Min blend their voices in a whimsical mix of folk, rock, blues, pop and anything that makes them smile. Max has been playing guitar since he was a teenager and Mindy pursued musical theater through her 20’s.  Both put music on hold to raise families and careers and so they take great joy in performing together.  In the past year, Max n’ Min have been entertaining audiences weekly with their unique range of music and styles. Percussionist, Bryan McCutchon will be joining Max n’ Min at Lost Province this Thursday, March 16.

Friday March 17

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Handlebar Betty. Laced with elements of southern rock, folk, blues, soul and rockabilly, Handlebar Betty creates a unique sound that is dark, driving, earthy bringing forth a genuine, soulful and eclectic approach to acoustic/electric music.
Meris Gantt – Guitar, Stand Up Bass, Vocals
Anna Huffman – Guitar, Stand Up Bass, Vocals, Ukulele
Chad Berry – Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Jordan Lamb – Electric Guitar, Vocals

Saturday March 18

7:30-Closing Live Music: Spoon Bread. Spoon Bread is a Boone NC based group consisting of a core trio of Jonathan Priest on drums, Toma Fuller on Keys and Guitar, and Brandon Holder on Bass. Originally deadicating their efforts to the vast catalog of originals and uniquely tasteful covers performed by the Jerry Garcia Band, they continue to expand their repertoire into similar soulful sounds both current and of days past. Not afraid to explore where a tune can go, Spoon Bread seeks to bring something interesting musically all while maintaining a tight groove. Weaving through blues, soul, funk, and rock and roll they seek to blend the genres into a tapestry of sonic goodness that embraces all styles with no prejudice!

Sunday March 19

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