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Today’s Email Announcements

The 450th Anniversary Celebration of the Spanish Colonial Trail to Take Place at Catawba Meadows Park, 8/5

The 450th Anniversary Celebration of the Spanish Colonial Trail will be held at Catawba Meadows Park, 701 Sanford Drive, Morganton, NC 28655 on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Witness the first ever re-enactment of Pardo’s Spanish army meeting Native Americans at Joara. Meet Native American crafters and storytellers, and watch authentic Cherokee dancers.  Public lectures, interactive presentations, food vendors, artisans, and activities for the whole family.  Admission is free,  $5.00 per car donation is suggested for parking.


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.


Benefit Singing for Kari’s Home July 30

Join many local talents for a gospel singing and night of fellowship at Bethel Baptist Church on July 30 to benefit Kari’s Home for Women, a Christ-centered, Bible-based ministry for women in recovery from addiction. The six-month discipleship program is designed for women who are ready to turn their lives over to God and rest in the healing truth of Jesus Christ.

The singing will take place at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary at Bethel and donations will be accepted to help support the ministry and the women it serves. Please plan to bring a dessert to share. Drinks will be provided.

For more information regarding the ministry, visit www.karishomeforwomen.org or contact a staff member at 828-297-3030.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17


Watauga Cooperative Extension & Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture Host Free Seed Saving Workshop, 7/25

As the growing season approaches its peak, gardeners and farmers focused on sustainability are busy planting fall crops and gathering harvests, but there is also the chance to gather seeds for next year’s harvest as well. Some often-overlooked bounty available now that can increase next year’s productivity for High Country Growers are seeds from many open-pollinated vegetable and flower varieties. Which seeds can be saved from the garden, and how can get growers take the next step with seed saving?

Cooperative Extension and Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture team-up to teach a Seed Saving 101 workshop on Tuesday, July 25, from 5:30-7:30 PM. This all-levels session is designed to help gardeners and small farm growers to collect and save seeds that may be in their fields right now, and open up possibilities for working with heirloom varieties and saved seeds in the future. Area Extension Agent Richard Boylan will lead the workshop, giving growers the tools they need to assess and save seeds from beans, squashes, tomatoes, peppers, and other garden crops. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and examples from their own crops and gardens for hands-on activity during the workshop.

Pre-registration is not required. This free seed saving workshop can help farmers and gardeners join the emerging regional seed saving network of local seed libraries and seed swaps, and potentially develop locally-adapted and resilient varieties of vegetables and other crops.

When: Tuesday, July 25

Where: Watauga Agricultural Conference Center (252 Poplar Grove Rd., Boone)

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Hands on demonstration of dissecting squash and tomatoes at a previous seed saving workshop.

For more information about seed saving and any of these workshops, call the Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture office at 828-386-1537 or Cooperative Extension at 828-264-3061.


Snow Lodge #363 Annual BBQ Charity, 7/21

 Friday, July 21, 201711:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Snow Lodge #363-240 Temple Dr, Boone 
(Behind Old Watauga High School–Take High School Dr. to Temple Dr.)
$9.00 for Adults | $7.00 for Children 8-12 |
FREE for Children 7 and under (dine-in only)
Your choice of BBQ Pork or Chicken, slaw, beans, drink, and a dessert.
Dine-in, Take-out. Delivery is available to local Businesses.
For more info on DELIVERIES and TAKE-OUT 
Call: 828-773-9587.
All proceeds go to benefit Snow Lodge Local Charities, 
the Masonic Home for Children Foundation, and 
WhiteStone Masonic Eastern Star Home.
With each ticket you will provide assistance to your local Watauga community, provide life-changing experiences for the children at the Masonic Home, and supply care to those in our assisted living facility.