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Today’s Email Announcements

1) Rep. Virginia Foxx to Host Telephone Town Hall on June 9

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) announced that she will host a telephone town hall for 5th District residents on Tuesday, June 9, at 7:15 p.m.

“Telephone town halls are one of the opportunities where the people I represent can share directly with me their concerns and ideas,” said Foxx. “It’s my hope that many constituents will choose to take part in the June 9th discussion, and I look forward to hearing their thoughts and questions.”

Constituents can participate in the telephone town hall in one of two ways. They can either call the toll free number 1-877-229-8493 and enter the passcode 114272 at the start of the event or they can register at http://vekeo.buzz/j1W to receive a phone call connecting them to the telephone town hall.

This telephone town hall is open only to constituents in North Carolina’s 5th District. To find out if you are a 5th District constituent, visit http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/.

2) Harill Senior Center July Craft Sale to Take Place July 14-15

If you are a crafter age 60 or older and interested in earning extra money then make plans to participate in the Senior Center’s July Craft Sale. The dates for this year’s event will be Tuesday and Wednesday, July 14-15. The sale will be held at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center located in the Human Services Building at 132 Poplar Grove Connector in Boone.  SPACES ARE LIMITED.  Items must be handmade and crafters must be aged sixty or older. Please call 828-265-8090 for more information.

3) Applications for Watauga Arts Council Scholarships Due May 27

The Watauga County Arts Council has recently created a new grant and scholarship initiative to promote training in the vocal arts. The Council developed the new funding program to encourage the art of singing in the High Country. Scholarships and grants will be open to individuals of high school age, adult vocalists, vocal teachers, and schools.

The Watauga County Arts Council is expanding its current scholarship and grant program to include vocal music development and performance. The Arts Council’s scholarship award program was first developed in 1985 and for twenty years annually assisted local individuals in the pursuit of artistic training in a variety of disciplines. The program continued to provide scholarships for summer arts camp participants and, in 2013, was broadened to also include applicants of any age who needed financial assistance to participate in the Arts Council’s various tuition based programs and activities. Now it is being expanded still further to meet a need within the High Country community for the development of opportunities to support vocalists of all kinds. Applications for funding in the range of $100 to $500 will be considered.

The Arts Council will consider granting awards to individuals to attend workshops, as well as to vocal music teachers who wish to continue developing their skills, and to vocal music programs in schools to help expand or improve their offerings. Scholarship and grant application forms are available at the WCAC office at 377 Shadowline Drive in Boone, on their website at www.watauga-arts.org, and by email sent to: wcac@watauga-arts.org.

The application deadline is Wednesday, May 27.

4) Caldwell Community College to Host Citizenship Prep Class May 18-June 25

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s College and Career Readiness Division will offer a free U.S. Citizenship Preparation Class for students interested in sitting for the U.S. Citizenship Exam.

The class will run May 18 to June 25 and meets Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. on the Caldwell Campus. An intermediate level of English is needed for the course.

According to CCCTI’s English as a Second Language Director, Melissa Darling, those who think they may be interested in sitting for the exam in the near future should take advantage of the opportunity for the free class.

“The class is only offered once or twice a year as demand in the community dictates, but it’s a great resource for anyone who plans to apply for U.S. Citizenship,” said Darling.

For more information or to register for the class, call CCCTI ESL Director Melissa Darling at 822-726-2246.

5) Watauga Library Movie Discussion to Host Group Viewing on May 21

The Watauga County Public Library’s movie discussion group invites you to join us for a viewing of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner on May 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Director Tony Richardson’s 1962 adaptation of Alan Sillitoe’s short story The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner tells the story of a rebellious youth, Colin, who is sentenced to a boy’s reformatory for robbing a bakery. While incarcerated, Colin’s prowess as a long distance runner is noticed by the school’s Governor who hopes to use it to win the inaugural track meet against a public school in an effort to demonstrate his ability to turn delinquents into functioning members of society.

This film has an MPAA rating of Not Rated and an approximate run-time of 104 minutes.

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