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Published Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 9:44 am

Lees-McRae 4th Annual Friendship Luncheon and Silent Auction, 8/11

BANNER ELK, N.C. — The New Opportunity School for Women will hold its cornerstone fundraising event on Friday, August 11, during the fourth annual Friends Luncheon and Silent Auction starting at 11:30 a.m.at the Beech Mountain Club.

Since its establishment 12 years ago, the NOSW–a program designed to improve the educations, financial and person circumstances of low-income, middle-aged women in the Appalachian region–130 women have completed the intensive three-week residential program, with many continuing their education or using skills acquired during the program to find employment.

For those interested, please RSVP to NOSW Director, Jennie Harpold, at harpoldj@lmc.edu or 828.898.8905.

 

Grandfather Mountain State Park Events

Camouflage 

Date of Event: 

Sat, 08/12/2017 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Start Location: 

Boone Fork Parking Area (Just north of the 300 Milepost on Blue Ridge Parkway) (GPS: 36.120076,-81.781358) http://goo.gl/dEizYH

How many times have you walked passed something and not realized it was there until it was pointed out to you or it moved? Chances are pretty good this has happened to you and if so this program is for you. Join Ranger Sicard to celebrate “Grandparents Day” and learn the many ways animals use camouflage in the wild and also how to be more attentive when hiking out on the trails to notice more neat things than what is right on the trail.  This will be about a 30-minute program consisting of a presentation and an interactive part for attendees to try and locate several “staged” animals in the area around where the program is held.  To attend, meet at the Boone Fork Parking Area located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile post 299.9. Please call the park office if you have any questions 828-963-9522. Email: grandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov.

Appropriate for all ages. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets please. 

 

 

Spiders of North Carolina

Date of Event: 

Sun, 08/13/2017 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Start Location: 

Park Office – 9872 Hwy 105 S, Suite 6, Banner Elk (Google Map: https://goo.gl/Uq0vrX)

Celebrate State Parks “Year Of The Spider” by Joining Ranger Sicard for a PowerPoint presentation focused on the Spiders that can be found in North Carolina. This program will discuss the basic types of spiders and species that we have as well as some identifying markings on the spider. 

Please contact the park office with any questions:  828-963-9522 or grandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov.

Appropriate for ages 10 and up (Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Please leave pets at home.

 

 

Twilight Hike

Date of Event: 

Thu, 08/17/2017 – 8:00pm

Start Location: 

Profile Trail parking lot

Join a park ranger to explore the lower Profile Trail in the twilight hours.  We’ll hope to see and hear nocturnal wildlife and enjoy the woods in that special time of the day.  We’ll walk approximately one mile, round trip.  Bring a flashlight or headlamp and dress for the weather.  Closed toes shoes are highly recommended.

Appropriate for ages 8 and up; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Please no pets.

 

 

 

 

Clouds

Date of Event: 

Sun, 08/20/2017 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Start Location: 

Boone Fork Parking Area (Just north of the 300 Milepost on Blue Ridge Parkway) (GPS: 36.120076,-81.781358) http://goo.gl/dEizYH

Have you ever looked up at the clouds and formulated an image of something into them (for example you see the image of a dog when you look at the cloud)? Chances are you were looking at a cumulonimbus cloud. Join Ranger Sicard to learn how to identify cloud types and what kind of weather is associated with the each cloud. Participants have the option to make a cloud poster to take with them at the end of the presentation. This program will be held at Boone Fork Parking area at 2pm and will last approximately 30 minutes. If wanting to stay and make a cloud poster plan to stay an additional 20 minutes after the presentation. If it is raining the program will be held at the park office 9872 Hwy 105 S. Please no pets.  Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. For more information please call Andy Sicard at the park office 828-963-9522 or email: andy.sicard@ncparks.gov. Appropriate for all ages (Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

 

 

 

Edible and Medicinal Plants

Date of Event: 

Sun, 08/20/2017 – 4:00pm

Start Location: 

Profile Trail parking area

The wilds of the Southern Appalachians can be a useful to those knowledgeable in woodcraft and a curse to those who consume a misidentified plant.  Join a Ranger for a stroll through the woods and learn some science and folklore behind our botanical bounty.  We will not be collecting or consuming plants during this program.  Please dress for current weather conditions and wear sturdy hiking shoes.

Appropriate for all ages (Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Please leave pets at home.

 

 

 

Mountain Stream Ecology

Date of Event: 

Sun, 08/27/2017 – 2:15pm

Start Location: 

Boone Fork Parking Area, Blue Ridge Parkway

Join a Park Ranger to learn about how the living and non-living things interact in mountain streams. What are all of those bugs and other critters swimming and crawling through the creek? We will catch and identify what type of creature they are and what these species could tell us about water quality. Nets will be provided. Any participants wanting to get into the stream should bring waders or clothes that can get wet and a towel to dry off.  Boone Fork Parking Lot is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway; just north of mile marker 300.

Appropriate for all ages. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets please.  

 

Watauga County Public Library Presents Author Visit, 8/11

Audience: Young Adults (16+) & Adults (18+)
Location: Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

The Watauga County Public Library would like to invite you to join local author Jasmine Schools for a book signing and informal talk about her Young Adult novel, “A State of Gray” on Friday, August 11th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Book Description:

“Molly Gray is an average woman, wishing for a more interesting life. When that wish suddenly comes true, she realizes it’s not everything it’s cracked up to be. When a tragic death sets her life careening out of control, Molly finds herself dealing with issues she had never dealt with before, including the attentions of two handsome men; the mysterious Alexander Silver, and the loyal Tommy Stark. She must find her way through life without her family, leaving her to juggle life, love, death, and even murder.”

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

 

Watauga County Public Library Presents Understanding Your Credit, 8/9

Understanding Your Credit

Audience: Young Adults (16+) & Adults (18+)
Location: Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

The Watauga County Public Library would like to invite you to join us for another installment in a series of Financial Literacy Workshops for teens and adults on Wednesday, August 9th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Meeting Room at the Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen St., Boone, NC 28607.

Presenter: Bryan Bouboulis, Professor, Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.

This workshop will be on credit. Specifically, we will focus on credit basics such as what a credit score is and how to get yours as well as what a credit report tells landlords and employers.

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

Check out our Libguide at: http://arlibrary.libguides.com/smart_investing 

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