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Today’s Email Announcements

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co., July 19-29

Wednesday, 7/19/17-Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 7/20/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Music with Art Wavey at 7:30.

Friday, 7/21/17-Live Music: The Rainbow Fish Collective at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 7/22/17-Live Music: Abigail Dowd Duo at 7:30pm.

Wednesday, 7/26/17-Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 7/27/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Music with Jackson Howard.

Friday, 7/28/17-Live Music: Hot Club of the Mountains at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 7/29/17-Live Music: Bryan Toney and Friends at 7:30pm.


Traditional Scottish Music at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, July 21

Enjoy Scottish Traditional music played by the next generation of talented, young musicians with 10-time National Scottish Fiddling Champion
John Turner.  Friday, July 21st at 7:00pm, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 170 Councill St, Boone NC 28607.  Admission Free.  A love offering will be 
accepted to benefit the scholarship fund.  Presented by Fiddletree Music and the Jink and Diddle School of Scottish fiddling.


The Watauga County Republic Women’s Club to Hold Monthly Meeting, July 26

The Watauga County Republican Women’s Club (WCRWC) will have its next monthly meeting

on Wednesday, July 26th at the Sagebrush Steakhouse in Boone, NC. The meeting will begin at noon

All interested in furthering the Republican cause in The High Country are welcome to attend and 

are invited to join. Call 828-295-9020 for more information. The WCRWC meets the last

Wednesday of each month.


The Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention to Take Place, July 21-22

The Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention will be Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22 at the Alleghany Fairgrounds in Sparta.

 It features bluegrass and old time competition for bands and individuals in adult and youth categories, and a dance contest. Cash prizes and ribbons are awarded to winners.

It begins Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m., with a band championship playoff on Saturday night. Admission is $10 – this is good for both both days or those attending only one day. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

The fairgrounds, at 1585 U.S. 21 North, has a covered grandstand and room for lawn chairs. Vendors will be on hand with a variety of food and wares.

The convention is sponsored by the Sparta-Alleghany Volunteer Fire Department, savfd@skybest.com(336) 372-4957 or www.alleghanyfiddlersconvention.com.


Snow Masonic Lodge to Host Annual BBQ Fundraiser for Charity, July 21

Its that time of year again when Snow Masonic Lodge will be hosting it annual BBQ Fundraiser for charity. The charities benefited Snow Lodge local charities, Masonic Home for Children Foundation and Whitestone Masonic Eastern Star Home.  Barbeque Benefit will take place Friday July 21, 2017 11:00 AM -8:00pm @ Snow Lodge Hwy 105 S. Boone take High School Dr. to Temple Dr.  Pork and Chicken $9.00 for adults, children 8-12 $7.00 and children 7 years and under eat free. Live music for dinner time. Advance and Take outs available by calling 828-262-1230 or 828-4060871


Dr. Cummins of Winston-Salem Featured in Organ Recital and Evensong Sunday, July 23rd

Dr. John Cummins, organist and choir master of St. Paul’s Church, Winston-Salem, is the guest organist in this month’s recital showcasing the Lively-Fulcher organ at St. Mary of the Hills.  The recital precedes the service of Evensong on Sunday, July 23rd, in the nave of the church on Main Street in Blowing Rock.  The recital begins at 3 pm and Evensong follows immediately at 3:30.

Dr. Cummins holds a Doctorate in Organ Performance from the Eastman School of Music. Before moving to Winston-Salem, he was the Organist/Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, KY, and First Plymouth Congregational USS in Lincoln, Nebraska. An active recitalist, he has performed throughout the US, and has been a featured performer at national conventions of the Organ Historical Society, the organ series at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, the Knoxville chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), and the Summer recital series of the Charlotte AGO chapter.

The choir of St. Mary’s sings Evensong one Sunday each month through October, and everyone is welcome. Service music for the July 23rd Evensong will include the Magnificat andNunc dimittis (Collegium Regale) by Herbert Howells, the lovely and evocative Like as the Hart by Howells, the Rose Preces and Responses (including a wonderful setting of the Lord’s Prayer), Psalm 149 by Ben Hutto, and Ernest Bloch’s Silent Devotion

For more information on this service, please contact St. Mary of the Hills at 828.295.7323.


The Watauga County Public Library to Present a Look up to the Stars Program, July 18

The Watauga Library is having a Look up to the Stars program with Kevin Manning on Tuesday, July 18th at 7pm. Western Watauga is having the program on Thursday, July 20th at 7pm. This is an informational program on the up coming solar eclipse on August 21st, geared for ages 8 and up. Would you be able to do an article on this for us? Attached is some info and we are giving out free solar glasses. 

This program is funded by a community grant from  Blue Ridge Energy.

Here is a website with more information



The 40th Annual Blowing Rock Fashion Show Takes Place, July 21

40th Annual Blowing Rock Fashion Show
Friday, July 21, 2017
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Blowing Rock Country Club
The Blowing Rock Fashion Show will include a champagne reception, fashions from local boutiques, a silent auction, raffle, and a luncheon. This year’s fashions will be provided by Almost Rodeo Drive, Celeste’s, Doncaster Outlet, Finley House Couture, J. McLaughlin, J. W. Tweeds, Monkees, and 100 West Union.
For more information, visit http://foundation.apprhs.org/fashionshow or contact Addie Cardwell at (828) 262- 4391 or acardwell@apprhs.org.