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Today’s Email Announcements

1) Reader Submitted Photo

Bill Witt, 89, of Vilas, captured this great shot in his family garden recently.

Photo by Bill Witt
Photo by Bill Witt

2) Movie Viewings, Discussion Groups at Watauga Library

High Country Lifelong Learners in association with the Watauga County Public Library invite you to join us for a movie viewing of House Of Sand And Fog on July 13 from 2-4:30 p.m.

Reformed drug addict Kathy Nicolo (Jennifer Connelly) has her California coast house, which she inherited from her father, taken away by the county due to a misunderstanding about back taxes. The place is bought by Iranian immigrant Massoud Amir Behrani (Ben Kingsley), who intends to fix it up and sell it in order to provide a better life for his wife (Shohreh Aghdashloo) and son (Jonathan Ahdout). However, Kathy, desperate to get the house back, begins harassing Behrani so he will return it.

This film has an MPAA rating of R and an approximate run-time of 126 minutes.

For more information please email Deb Gooch at high.country.lifelong@gmail.com,

The Watauga County Public Library’s movie discussion group invites you to join us for a viewing of Slaughterhouse-Five on July 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Director George Roy Hill’s 1972 adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut Jr’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, who becomes ”unstuck in time” and experiences the events of his life in a seemingly random order, including his term of service during WWII as well as a period spent on the alien planet of Tralfamadore.

This film has an MPAA rating of R and an approximate run-time of 104 minutes.

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

3) ASU Poster Giveaway Dates for July

Appalachian State University athletics will hold 11 2015 football poster giveaway events throughout western North Carolina during the month of July.

In addition to receiving a complimentary football poster, fans will also have the opportunity to register for the Junior Mountaineer Kids Club and Football 101/201 and purchase 2015 Appalachian State football season tickets at each stop of the poster giveaway tour. Appalachian State athletics staff members will be in attendance at each stop and Mountaineer coaches and/or student-athletes will be on hand for pictures and autographs at selected events.


Tuesday, July 7 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Poster Day/Year of the Fan Golden Moments at Jones House

604 West King Street • Boone

Wednesday, July 8 • Noon-2 p.m.

Junior Mountaineer Kids Club Wendy’s Wednesday at West Jefferson Wendy’s

1380 Mount Jefferson Road • West Jefferson

Friday, July 10 • Noon-1:30 p.m.


Tuesday, July 14 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Poster Day in Winston-Salem

Location TBA

Wednesday, July 15 • Noon-2 p.m.

Junior Mountaineer Kids Club Wendy’s Wednesday at Lenoir Wendy’s

130 Blowing Rock Boulevard • Lenoir

Thursday, July 16 • TBA

Poster Day in Charlotte

Location TBA

Friday, July 17 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Poster Day at Music On The Lawn

The Inn at Ragged Gardens • 203 Sunset Drive • Blowing Rock

Wednesday, July 22 • Noon-2 p.m.

Junior Mountaineer Kids Club Wendy’s Wednesday at Wilkesboro Wendy’s

1301 North Collegiate Drive • Wilkesboro

Thursday, July 23 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Poster Day in Greensboro

Location TBA

Friday, July 24 • TBA

Poster Day at The TAPP Room

421 Blowing Rock Road • Boone

Wednesday, July 29 • Noon-2 p.m.

Junior Mountaineer Kids Club Wendy’s Wednesday at Statesville Wendy’s

159 Turnersburg Highway • Statesville

4) Upcoming Events at the Art Cellar Gallery in Banner Elk

“New Views” Paintings by Gregory Smith, depicting disappearing structures on canvas and paper. Feature exhibit continues through Saturday, July 11.

Friday Flight Night, July 10: Join us on a tour of Italy with Jim Chapman. Raise a glass as we explore the hillsides of Italy and beyond through Jim’s extraordinary paintings. Enjoy fine art, fine wine and conversations from 5-6:30 p.m.Homemade lemonade and other beverages will be served.

Saturday Coffee Talk, July 11: 10 a.m. to noon with Gregory Smith, continued explorations in paint.

Later this month: Speaking Figurately: the Figure in Stone, Canvas and Clay with artists Jane Jaskevich, Tim Turner and Lisa Joerling, July 15-25.

5) Peter Pedroni Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, Aug. 20

The Boone Golf Club will host the ninth annual Peter Pedroni Memorial Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, Aug. 20. Formerly known as the Casa Rustica Charity Golf Tournament, this year’s event will support the High Country Caregiver Foundation.

Teams of four will participate in this captain’s choice tournament, which will begin with a 2 p.m. shotgun start. Prizes include a $10,000 hole-in-one and many others.

Each $135 per player entry fee includes greens and cart fees, mulligans, raffles, goody bags, lunch and dinner.

Dinner is provided by Casa Rustica at the Boone Golf Club on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by a silent auction at 7 p.m. and raffles. Dinner includes prime rib, grilled corn and a baked potato bar.

Golf tournament sponsorship opportunities are still available and range from $100-$1,500, giving sponsors a wide variety of options for displaying their name and information.

Pick up an entry form at the Boone Golf Club or download one online at through the Boone Golf Club website or the Casa Rustica website.

Entry forms and fees can be returned to Casa Rustica, 1348 N.C. Highway 105 S, Boone NC 28607. Time preferences will be accommodated by order in which team entry and fee is received. Make checks payable to Casa Rustica Charity Golf Tournament.

Read more online to learn about the High Country Caregiver Foundation, a nonprofit agency that serves families and caregivers in Avery and Watauga counties.