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Today’s Email Announcements

Rev. Dr. David Mielke to Speak at Public Library Feb. 7

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

The Watauga County Public Library would like to invite you to join the Rev. Dr. David Mielke on Tuesday, February 7th from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm for the first in a four part film and lecture series on the portrayal of African-Americans in early 20th century cinema.

In part 1 of the series, Dr. Mielke will be showing director Oscar Micheaux’s 1920 silent film, “Within Our Gates” which tells the story of Sylvia Landry who, after visiting her cousin in the north, is abandoned by her fiance. Disheartened, she returns to the small southern town of Piney Woods to help a reverend running a school for young African-Americans.

Oscar Micheaux, a pioneer of independent film, was the first African-American director to produce a feature length film and “Within Our Gates” was his response to D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation”, a film that had glorified the Ku Klux Klan and justified the violent oppression of African-Americans to prevent miscegenation.

This film has an MPAA rating of Unrated and an approximate run-time of 79 minutes.

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

Also, be sure to check out Dr. Mielke’s African-American and segregationist display at the library! It will run from 1/23/2017 –3/17/2017.

Visit our libguide: http://arlibrary.beta.libguides.com/african_american


The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild to Hold Monthly Meeting on Feb. 2

The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, February 2nd at 1:00 PM.  We meet in the conference room on the second floor of the Senior Center on Poplar Grove Connector in Boone.  Patty Blanton, a local quilter from Sew Original, will present our program.  She will introduce us to a trendy art form at its simplest: Zentagle Coasters.  Come join the fun and learn how to make these unique items.  Call Dolores at 295-6148 if you have any questions.


Publix to Hold Job Fair from Feb. 15-18

The new Publix at Three Creeks on Blowing Rock Rd. will be holding an open job fair at the Fairfield Inn & Suites on Blowing Rock Rd. from Feb. 15-18 at 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you’d prefer to start an application or set up an appointment, you can do so here


The Watauga Women in Leadership to Host February Fun Night

The WWIL will hold a February Fun Night at 10 High Country Lanes on Feb. 28 from 5-8 p.m.

Beat the winter doldrums with bowling, trivia and networking with other professional women. Food will be provided and a cash bar available. Be sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win prizes from local businesses!

The following is the schedule for the night:

5-5:30pm: Networking/Check-in
5:30pm-7:30pm: Bowling/Trivia
7:30-8pm: Networking/Close

The event is $10 per person, and it has been asked that those who wish to attend register by February 17. You can register online here