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Today’s Email Announcements

Beech Mountain Season Pass Sale, 10/2

In celebration of our 50th ski season, Beech Mountain Resort’s season pass sale begins Monday, October 2nd.  Pick up your unlimited season pass for the low price of $400.  During the month of October only, limited quantities of season passes will be priced at $400, $425, and $450.  Grab your pass on October 2nd to ensure the lowest possible price!  Season passes are available for purchase in person or online.Guess what?  The season locker room has been completely remodeled!  Enjoy new full size lockers and additional private restrooms. Lockers can accommodate multiple pairs of skis.


Celebrating 50 Years on Top! 11/24

This year marks a very special milestone for Beech Mountain Resort.  What started as a simple idea in 1967 has evolved into winter destination for many.  The last fifty years is just the beginning and this season brings and abundance of upgrades for our dedicated customer base.  Don’t miss your chance to celebrate a 50 year tradition.  Opening day is scheduled for Friday, November 24th.  Stay tuned for updates on all of our new renovations!  For a full list of lift ticket pricing click here

Beech Mountain Resort Specials

Don’t miss our season specials!  We have some incredible deals this year:


Ladies’ Night every Tuesday – $9.00 – night ticket
Men’s Night every Wednesday – $9.00 – night ticket
Couples Night every Thursday – $16.00 for the first ticket and $8.00 for the second ticket


On snow days, students & teachers from closed K-12 schools ski for just $10; ski or board rentals are also just $10! *Offer valid for the day session only – excludes Christmas holidays, Martin Luther King Day and Presidents Day.
Students & teachers can also enjoy tubing for only $15!  For more information on tubing session times, click here.
This special applies to Avery, Ashe, Watauga, Mitchell, Carter, Washington, and Johnson County students and teachers only.  A proof of residency must be presented. (school ID, report card, letter from school, parents drivers license)


Military discounts apply to active duty U.S. military personnel and immediate family members, and can be redeemed at any ticketing window seven days a week. Military ID is required. Jr./Sr. prices are offered as the discount; please click here to find the rates.


March Madness begins Monday, March 5, and runs through the remainder of the ski season. During March Madness, skiers and snowboarders receive 25 percent off all lift tickets,  rental equipment and lesson products. This special deal is available seven days a week and cancels out all other discount promotions, except for the school snow day special.


College students receive $5 off regular ticket prices Monday-Friday, non-holiday. Valid ID required. *Excludes Friday nights & holidays and does not apply with any other specials/discounts*.
**Season Specials are not available from Dec. 18th – Jan. 1st except for the Military Discounts.**


Legal Aid N.C. Clinic: Landlord/Tenant Rights 9/28
Audience: Adults (18+)
Location: Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room  
Cost: Free
The Watauga County Public Library would like to invite you to join Legal Aid of N.C. for a free do-it-yourself Landlord/Tenant Rights Clinic at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28th.
At the Legal Aid of N.C. Landlord/Tenant Rights Clinic participants will watch a video that provides information about landlord / tenant law including tenant’s duties, landlord’s duties, security deposits, getting landlords to make needed repairs, discrimination, public housing, eviction and other housing laws. They will have the chance to ask general questions of a volunteer attorney after the video. (Specific legal advice for individual cases is not provided at these clinics.)
Click: http://www.legalaidnc.org/get-help/Pages/self-help-clinics/tenant-rights-clinic.aspx
Call 1-866-219-5262 to register


Small Business Bootcamp, 9/27
Audience: Adults (18+)
Location: Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

Cost: Free
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute in association with the Watauga County Public Library invite you to join David Waechter for a “Small Business Bootcamp” class at the Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen St., Boone NC 28607 on Wednesday, September 27th from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Geared towards those wanting to start their own business, local entrepreneur and former Small Business Center Director David Waechter teaches the basics of getting your business off the ground. This 3 hour session discusses the topics that you need to be aware of. Topics in this course include: *How to name your business and why your business name is so important. *Registering your business with Secretary of State. *How to obtain your LLC, Sole Proprietorship, or Incorporation *How to find the proper tax forms. *How to obtain your tax ID or your EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the IRS. *How to set up a Business Checking account and credit card. *How to find what licenses and permits you need to get started. *Renting a space – things to consider. *Easy and cheap marketing to start NOW. *Sales and Service. *Bookkeeping absolutely must do’s. More in-depth classes will be offered in the future that discuss a majority of these topics in more detail.
Registration is required!
To register, please visit: https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=70370015
Questions? Please call Ben Willis (828) 726-2615
Blue Ridge Parkway Evening Program, 9/23

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 316

7:00pm Mountain Murder Mysteries: ‘Til Death Do Us Part!

Frankie Silver was one of the first women executed by the state of North Carolina.  Learn the tale of her grisly deeds and the reason why her husband has three graves.

Approximately 45 minutes in length.

All programs are Free and open to the public

Special thanks to Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Eastern National, and FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway for their financial support of these programs

Inquiries regarding the Blue Ridge Parkway and its activities are welcomed and should be addressed to:


Blue Ridge Parkway

199 Hemphill Knob Road

Asheville, North Carolina 28803


Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company, 9/18-9/24

September 18, 2017-September 24, 2017

Short List:

Tuesday, 9/19/17- Cheap Date Night. Two salads, a pizza and two pints for $25!

Wednesday, 9/20/17-Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 9/21/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Music with Casey Wells at 7:30.

Friday, 9/22/17-Live Music: JJ Hips and the Hideaway Band at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 9/23/17-Live Music: Redleg Husky at 7:30pm.

Sunday, 9/24/17-Live Music: Flat Fives Jazz Quintet from 12pm-2pm.

Tuesday, 9/26/17- Beer 101 featuring an Overview of Beer Styles. Call 828-265-3506 for reservations.

Wednesday, 9/27/17-Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 9/28/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Open Mic Night with Mike Preslar at 7:30.

Friday, 9/29/17-Live Music: Ashley Heath Duo at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 9/30/17-Live Music: Mystery Hillbillies at 7:30pm.

Tuesday September 19

5pm-9pm Cheap Date Night. Join Lost Province for Cheap Date Night and get two salads, a pizza and two pints for $25! No reservations needed!

Wednesday September 20

7pm-9pm Trivia Night: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night. Compete on your own or on a team! The competition gets started at 7pm so come a little early for a pizza and a pint and get your seat!

Thursday September 21

$3.00 Thursday and College Night-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity).

7:30-Closing: Live Music featuring Casey Wells. A singer-songwriter originally from Charleston, SC, Casey Wells is a twenty-year-old student attending Appalachian State for the Hayes School of Music’s Recording and Production program. Starting out Casey began as a classically-trained musician playing viola in the orchestra who also found himself recording lo-fi folk and pop songs on his family’s office computer. Casey now continues to build his home studio in his apartment in Boone. His influences include Bright Eyes, M. Ward, Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, and Fleetwood Mac.

Friday September 22

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: JJ Hipps and the Hideaway Band. J.J. HIPPS & THE HIDEAWAY is a three-piece electric blues band out of Lenoir, North Carolina. With a rock steady rhythm section, J.J. Hipps’s lead guitar soars into the stratosphere with sonic influences from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Freddie King, and vocals ranging from the howls of a hurt man, to the love struck crooning of Elvis.

Saturday September 23

7:30-Closing Live Music: Redleg Husky. Redleg Husky is an acoustic roots trio based in Asheville, North Carolina. Since its inception in 2012, the band has been performing its unique blend of boot-stomping folk music at barrooms, theaters, and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond. The group has released two recordings in that time, its self-titled 2013 EP, and its full-length debut, Carolina, recorded at Wild Chorus Studios in Knoxville, TN by Scott Minor and released in 2014.

Sunday September 24

Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10% off food with verification of residency. 12pm-2pm Live Music: Flat Fives Jazz Quintet. The Flat Fives Jazz Quintet is a group made up of five App State students who share a love for jazz. Providing entertainment and becoming better musicians are the goals of the group. The members are Rob McCormac on trumpet, Aaron West on saxophone, Matt Guard on piano, David Murray on bass, and Will Whitehurst on drums.


Starting Monday, Sept. 18, join Lees-McRae College in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

BANNER ELK, N.C. — Get ready, because starting Monday, Sept. 18, Lees-McRae College Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge participants can begin logging their activities in the Campus Challenge app.From Sept. 18 until Oct. 15, Lees-McRae students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community can participate in the fourth annual Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge–a nation-wide event created by Outdoor Nation, a coalition of public, private and not-for-profit partners dedicated to getting people active and pursuing a healthy lifestyle. The Challenge is sponsored by REI, The North Face, Hydro Flask and ENO. This year will mark the first time the college will compete for a title in the Challenge. Lees-McRae will also join as one of the smallest division I participants, heading up against North Carolina schools such as UNC Asheville, UNC Charlotte, NC State University and East Carolina University among several others. Once participants have downloaded the free application and joined the Lees-McRae team, points can be logged and earned for almost anything including running, bicycling, hiking, walking, bird-watching, yoga, slacklining and much more. Points can also be earned for developing events and classes to help others get active. On the same day as the official opening of the competition on Sept. 18, Lees-McRae will host an Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge “kick-off” event on campus to further introduce students to the competition and to begin collecting points by participating in slacklining, cornhole, KanJam, frisbee and more.  In addition to simply being a part of the Challenge, points earned will qualify participants for daily raffles, free gear and a chance at the ultimate title: National Outdoor Champion.Outdoor Nation, powered by the Outdoor Nation Foundation, is committed to increasing and expanding youth participation through entertainment, education, engagement and action–especially among urban communities and communities of color–resulting in a healthier, more active generation, according to the Outdoor Nation website. To learn more about the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, visit oncampuschallenge.org and OutdoorFoundation.org.  

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Lees-McRae College is a private, four-year college offering diverse baccalaureate degrees, strong athletic programs and outstanding faculty. Field-specific career preparation and hands-on learning enhance the broad core curriculum. For more information, please visitwww.lmc.edu or call 828.898.5241.

Brahm Presents Coffee with the Curator, featuring “The Village of Blowing Rock: Exploring our History”, 9/19

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Take a walk through the galleries with the Curator, and guest curators Dr. Andrea Burns and Trent Margrif, and get a behind-the-scenes look into “The Village of Blowing Rock: Exploring our History” Guests are invited to converse and pose questions while enjoying complimentary cookies (courtesy of Appalachia Cookie Co.) and coffee (courtesy of Hatchet Coffee Co.) with the Curator at the Museum. Coffee with the Curator is complimentary with museum admission.


Brahm Presents Waste Land, 9/21

Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Nominated for a 2011 Oscar® for Best Documentary Feature, and filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores” — or self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. 
$5 students with ID, seniors, active military, EBT cardholders, $7 general admission.

Free Admission through Museum Day, 9/23

Sept 23, 2017.

Enjoy free admission through Museum Day Live! hosted by Smithsonian magazine. For all of the details about this event, and to see what museums are participating, click here


Brahm’s Item of the Week

Ben Owens Untitled, 2001
11 5/8″ x 7.5″ x 4 3/16″
Permanent Collection 2007.02.11

Ben Owens III was inspired to make pottery by his grandfather, Ben Owens Sr., who would often ask young Ben to help in his studio in 1977.  Owens III spent the majority of his afternoons in his grandfather’s workshop learning to throw pots on a wheel. He would begin the throwing process by placing a hunk of clay in the middle of the throwing wheel and pumping a pedal that makes the wheel spin. With steady, skillful hands, the spinning allows the clay to be molded symmetrically as the wheel spins faster and faster. At 13 years of age, Owens III apprenticed for his father and grandfather and eventually attended East Carolina University in North Carolina, where he earned his BFA in ceramics in 1994.  In 1995, he traveled to Japan for a clay workshop and, like the Ben Owens that preceded him was heavily inspired by the culture.  Owens III went on to teach at Penland School of Crafts, as well as several other arts institutions and continues to exhibit his work nationally and internationally. Ben Owens III is one of the youngest and most contemporary of the Owens family today.

There is more information on Ben Owens, the generations of potters in his family, and some information on the red glaze used for this piece on our website, click here to see more. You can also see this piece, along with our research, in the Museum’s Schaeffer Gallery.

Research for this work of our collection was done by a former Exhibitions & Collections Intern, Garrett Hawkins.

Correction to last week’s item:
I’m so glad that people know so much about Philip Moose to send corrections, that’s great! Apparently the dates were a little off, so I’d like to point out a correction. Moose taught at Queens College from 1956 to 1967 (that was just a typo), and he died in Newton, NC. Thank you all for being interactive. If you ever have any information about artists we share, please email me! – Amanda
This is a new installment from BRAHM to showcase the works in our permanent collection. This is run by Amanda Melanson, the Marketing & Communications Director and Museum Registrar. If you have any questions about a work showcased here or have more information about the artists that you would like to share with us, please email amanda@blowingrockmuseum.org