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Published Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:10 am

Paint Night at Avery County Humane Society, 8/12

On Saturday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m., the Avery County Humane Society will bring you Paint Night with Party by Paint, LLC. Come paint paws for a great cause! It’s $30, but it is a 16×20 ready to hang canvas. There is limited seating, so to reserve your spot, call 828-733-2333.  

 

Solar Cooking Workshop at Valle Crucis Community Park, 8/16

Valle Crucis, NC -​ The Valle Crucis Community Park will host a Solar Cooking Workshop on Wednesday, August 16th at 11:00 a.m. This event is free and open to the
public. Carla Ramsdell from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University will discuss the science behind this cooking method, and then allow time for participants to have hands-on cooking time to see how different solar ovens perform.
Local favorite Appalachian Cookie Company has provided chocolate chip cookie dough (vegan/gluten free options available) that participants will bake using the power of the sun! The event will also include a Q&A session about solar cooking and other energy-efficient cooking methods.
This event is a fantastic way to learn more about the power of the sun in preparation for the total solar eclipse that will pass just to the south of our area on Monday, August 21st.
Valle Crucis Community Park is a nonprofit organization funded by donations from the community. For more information about the park or events happening there, visit www.vallecrucispark.org or call 828-963-9239.

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Evening Program, 8/5

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 316

7:00pm Wilderness Skills: What to Do When…

During your adventures along the Blue Ridge Parkway, you may encounter wildlife. This can be an awe-inspiring event or one filled with fear. Come find out how to deal with these encounters so that both you and the wildlife can continue to enjoy your time along the Parkway.

Approximately 45 minutes in length. 

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs, 7/30-8/4

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 – 12:00 Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a self guided tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 – 12:00 Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a self guided tour.

       Saturday August 5, 2017

 

Price Park Amphitheater Program

7 p.m. – Milepost 294

 

S’mores and Stuff with a Ranger

Join Ranger Chuck for a brief talk about our national parks followed by making s’mores around the campfire. S’mores ingredients will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Bring your own water to wash it all down!

 

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are recommended. To reserve a tour: call 828-295-3782 or sign up at the NPS information desk at the Manor House. Reservations are accepted beginning at 10:00am Friday for the upcoming weekend only. No advance reservations, please.

 

1:00 – 3:00 – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a Self Guided tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

 

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. See Saturday (above) for details.

 

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

 

S’Mores and Stuff with a Ranger, 8/5

Saturday Night, August 5 at 7 p.m.

at the Price Amphitheater

 

Come out and celebrate our national parks by making s’mores with the Park Ranger. A short talk on our parks will be followed by making s’mores around the campfire.

 

S’mores ingredients will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Bring your own water to wash it all down!

 

The Community Advisory Board of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies Presents Game Day FUNraiser, 8/7

On Monday, Aug. 7, at 10:30 a.m., the Community Advisory Board of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies will present its Game Day FUNraiser at Beech Mountain Club (114 Club House Road in Beech Mountain). 

Coffee will be served at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet opening at noon. Bring your game partners and your game, but if you don’t have a partner, there will also be open tables. There will be games like Canasta, Bridge, Dominoes, Gin Rummy, Scrabble and so much more!

Attention: Special Invite to Men — Man-Cave (no women) will be set up for your card games. 

To reserve your spot, mail your $40 check made payable to ASU Foundation/CJHPS to : The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, PO Box 32146, Boone, NC 28608. 

To RSVP, email [email protected] or [email protected] or call 828-387-9203 or 828-262-2311. 

 

CCC&TI Nursing Class Achieves 100 Perfect Pass Rate

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s 2017 class of nursing graduatesbrecently achieved a 100 percent passage rate on the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) for nurses. Nursing graduates must pass the exam in order to obtain employment as an entry-level nurse. Congratulations to these graduates.
Following is a list of CCC&TI’s 2017 Nursing graduates:
Alison Adams
Katherine Barry
Martha Bell
Ashley Brown
Kendra Buchanan
Crystal Burch
Carmen Caudill
Erin Degroat
Elizabeth Dunlap
Trudy Greene
Kelly Greene
Elizabeth Greer
Lindsay Griffin
Katilin Hoyle
Janelle Karr
Heidee Lail
Taylor Lint
Joseph McDaniel
Michelle McGuire
Elizabeth McKinney
Kaylan McVey
Rachel Miller
Megan Monish
Kylie Mooneyham
Katherine Parsons
Kylie Philbeck
Miranda Phillips

Tamara Potter
Tammy Rich
Whitney Rosenbalm
Ashley Tate
Kiersten Walker
Travis Watts
Carrie White
Kimberly Wilson
Candace Withrow
Mackensie Wycoff

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