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Today’s Email Announcements

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co., 8/30-9/9

Wednesday, 8/30/17-Trivia at 7pm.
Thursday, 8/31/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Open Mic Night with Mike Preslar at 7:30.
Friday, 9/01/17-Live Music: Handlebar Betty at 7:30pm.
Saturday, 9/02/17-Live Music: The Klee and Mike Show at 7:30pm.
Wednesday, 9/06/17-Trivia at 7pm.
Thursday, 8/07/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Music at 7:30.
Friday, 9/08/17-Live Music: Swing Guitars at 7:30pm.
Saturday, 9/09/17-Live Music: Lazybirds Band at 7:30pm.


Concert at St. John’s, Sunday 9/3 at 5 p.m. 

The American Rogues Celtic Band will close the 2017 concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church.  This widely acclaimed band with hand clapping Celtic pub songs and haunting ballads that will bring a tear to your eye, is a concert not to be missed.  Bring along a lawn chair and a covered dish to share for the pot luck supper held after the concert.  St. John’s is located on Herb Thomas Road, off Mast Gap Rd., signs will be posted, in Valle Crucis. Admission $5:00  For more information go to www.holycrossvallecrucis.net and click on the link for St. John’s or call 828-963-4609  


September Programs at Elk Knob State Park

Elk Knob Community Headwaters Festival

Enjoy a day filled with live music, games, nature activities, wagon rides, craft and cultural demonstrations, hands-on activities, history and FOOD! Please bring a dish of food to share and join us between 11 am and 3 pm on Saturday September 9th for our 13th Annual Elk Knob Headwaters Community Day sponsored by the Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization (EKCHO, Inc.). Enjoy a day of cultural heritage and pride. Please note that if you are interested in participating in the potluck, you should bring a dish of food to share and plan to be at the park bynoon.


Skins & Skulls           

Drop in and check out the skins and skulls of animals that are found in this area.  A ranger will be on hand Saturday, September 16th to answer questions from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  At park office or trailhead depending on weather.


Old-time Mountain Music Jam                           

Celebrate Southern Appalachian music with local musicians as they play traditional, Old Time and Bluegrass. All musicians are welcome, so bring your instrument and join in, or enjoy the view and entertainment. Participants will meet at the Outdoor Amphitheater on Sunday, September 17th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. All programs are free and open to the public.


Sunrise Hike                     

Join a ranger for a climb in the dark to the summit of Elk Knob to see the sun rise on Saturday, September 30th at 5:45 a.m.  Registration is required.  Space is limited to the first 15 people.  Coffee/hot chocolate and donuts will be served afterward at the outdoor amphitheater.  Call the park office at 828 297-7261 to register.


BRAHM Presents Watercolor Workshop with Dwight Rose

Sign up NOW for this workshop, space is limited. 
October 5-710:30am-1:00om and 2:00pm -4:30pm Daily

Let veteran teacher and master watercolorist, Dwight Rose, guide you through this multi-level watercolor workshop. Through his patient, clear and effective teaching style, Dwight has helped hundreds of students get started in watercolor and provided many new techniques to intermediate and advanced painters alike. You will leave with many fundamental skills to build upon.

This workshop covers three days of multiple demonstrations and provided inspirations to work from. Totaling more than 15 hours of instruction, delivering fundamental techniques and concepts through specific exercises designed to give you the right tools to achieve success in watercolor. Painters may follow along with Dwight as he demonstrates the creation of simple landscapes and elements such as skies, trees and water. As you follow along, not only will you create beautiful landscape paintings of your own, but you will develop skills that can be applied to any subject. A still life subject will be arranged for reference also.

To register for this workshop online, click here.


ASU to Conduct Full Test of Emergency Notification System, 9/6

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will conduct a full test of its emergency notification system – including siren, email, voice and text messaging and the Alertus desktop notification system – at 11:55 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6.

The siren test will consist of a 75-second discontinuous air horn tone followed by a pre-recorded voice message that says, “This is a test. This is a test of the emergency warning system. This is only a test.”

The all-clear activation will consist of a 20-second alert tone followed by a pre-recorded voice message. An all-clear email will also be sent to campus accounts.

Following the test, faculty, staff and students will be asked to respond to a brief survey regarding their preferred method of receiving emergency alerts and other information related to emergency messages. A link to the survey will be included in the all-clear email notification.

Appalachian uses multiple methods to notify and communicate emergency information to the campus community. The AppState-ALERT siren warning system is designed to provide campus students, staff, faculty and visitors with an audible notification of an emergency event that affects campus. Other than tests, the siren warning system will only be activated during a high risk, life-threatening emergency such as:

  • An active shooter on or near campus
  • A major hazardous material spill on or near campus
  • A tornado warning for campus.

In the event of an emergency activation, individuals on campus should:

  • Seek safe shelter immediately
  • Seek more information by going to the university’s emergency website (http://appstatealert.com)
  • Check cell phone or email for AppState-ALERT messages (if registered to receive these messages)
  • Monitor cell phone, email or the emergency website for updates until the “all clear” is given.

Examples of the tones that will be used in an emergency or during tests can be heard at http://em.emergency.appstate.edu/siren-warning-system

More information about emergency preparedness at Appalachian, including how to register for mobile phone and email AppState-ALERT emergency notification system is available at http://emergency.appstate.edu.

The siren tests are conducted on the first Wednesday of the month. Scheduled dates for Appalachian’s upcoming tests are Oct. 4 and Nov. 1.