1) Get Tickets Now for Boone Chamber’s Annual Meeting on Aug. 11
Buy your tickets now for the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards, which will take place on Aug. 11 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Tweetsie Railroad. Join the chamber for a down home country barbecue dinner, a Tweetsie train ride, live entertainment from the Harris Brothers, the annual awards presentation, business longevity recognition, the induction of 2015 officers and board members and a chance to win raffle drawings (more than $14,000 in prizes). Order your tickets online at www.boone chamber.com or call Barbara Armstrong at 828-264-2225. Tickets are $25 per person. The program is sponsored by Piedmont Federal Savings Bank.
2) Upcoming Continuing Ed Classes at CCC&TI
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Corporate and Continuing Education Department has announced several upcoming courses.
The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Conversational Spanish from Aug. 18 to Nov. 3. The class will meet on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. No prior language experience is required. Cost for the course is $71. For more information or to register for this course, call 726-2242.
Spanish for Healthcare Providers
The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Spanish for Healthcare Providers from Aug. 27 to Nov. 12. The class will meet on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. No prior language experience is required. Cost for the course is $71. For more information or to register, call 726-2242.
The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Conversational French from Aug. 26 to Nov. 18. The class will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. No prior language experience is required. Cost for the course is $71. For more information or to register, call 726-2242.
The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Mixology – The Study of Mixing Beverages on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson from Aug. 24 to Oct. 7. The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Students will learn the art and craft of mixing drinks, how to make a variety of mixed drinks, from the classics to the more exotic, and many other tricks of the trade. You will also learn how to serve alcoholic drinks responsibly and the North Carolina Alcohol laws from the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (NCALE). Cost of the course is $126. You must be 21 or older to take this course. For more information or to register, call 726-2242.
Intro to Bluegrass Guitar
The Corporate and Continuing Education division at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer “Intro to Bluegrass Guitar” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays from Aug. 17 to Sept. 28 on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. Students must provide their own instrument. The cost of the class is $75. For more information, or to register, call 726-2242.
Intro to Audio Engineering Techniques
The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Intro to Audio Engineering Techniques from Sept. 14 to Oct. 26. The class will meet on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. This course is designed for students who want to start or perfect their live sound audio engineering techniques. The topics covered include basic overview of digital and analog equipment, mixing console, hardware, speakers and monitors, amplifiers, headphones, microphones (wired and wireless), compressors, equalization, mixing, effects and much more. Cost of the course is $95. For more information or to register, call 726-2242.
Intro to Home Studio Recording Techniques
The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Intro to Home Studio Recording Techniques from Sept. 15 to Oct. 27. The class will meet on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. The topics covered include history of audio recording, basic overview of computer recording software (Pro Tools, Cubase, Cakewalk, etc.) and hardware, recording interface, speakers, amplifiers, headphones, microphones, equalization, mixing, effects, mastering and much more. Cost of the course is $95. For more information or to register, call 726-2242.
Beginning Sign Language (American Sign Language) – Watauga Campus
The Corporate and Continuing Education division at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer “Intro to Sign Language” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays from Aug. 18 to Nov. 3 on CCC&TI’s Watauga Campus in Boone. No prior knowledge of sign language is required. The cost of the class is $71. For more information or to register, call 828-263-5370.
3) Ticket Sales for Season Shows at Walker Center Start Aug. 10
Ticket sales for individual shows on the Walker Center Season Shows lineup begin August 10.
The 32nd season will feature:
* Amy Grant on Thursday, September 10, 2015
* “The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!” on Friday, October 30, 2015
* Shenandoah on Friday, November 13, 2015
* The Annie Moses Band on Saturday, December 12, 2015
* “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” on Thursday, March 3, 2016
* Dailey & Vincent with Jimmy Fortune on Saturday, May 14, 2016
Season tickets went on sale last month and are still available for purchase. A video about the shows on this season’s lineup is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPDp18_z2AY<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPDp18_z2AY>.
For more information about the Walker Center’s 2015-2016 season or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center Box Office at 336-838-6260 or [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>. Visit the Walker Center online at www.walkercenteronline.org<http://www.walkercenteronline.org> or on Facebook.
The John A. Walker Community Center is proud to be this region’s premier venue for cultural experiences and the preferred gathering place for meetings, weddings, receptions, conventions, banquets and parties. It is where business, entertainment and celebration come together.
The Walker Center and Wilkes Community College are 100% Tobacco Free.
Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.
4) Seeking Art for “Visions of Peace” Juried Show in Boone
Mountain Peacemakers is seeking art for a juried show to be held at the Jones House Cultural and Community Center in Boone throughout the month of September entitled “Visions of Peace”. Submissions due August 20th. Please go to mountainpeacemakers.org/visions-of-peace for prospectus. Questions? Contact Lexie Danner at 828-964-5627 or [email protected]
5) Upcoming Events in Blowing Rock
Blowing Rock Music Festival, Sept 19
at The Blowing Rock Attraction
Various performers, 10am-sunset. 828-295-7183
Mayview Madness 5K, Sept 19
Start at Blowing Rock American Legion
Blowing Rock Fall Classic, Sept 26
Start and finish in Blowing Rock
72-mile cycling event, first annual. 8am.
Art in the Park, Oct 3
at the Blowing Rock American Legion
10am-5pm. Free. 828-295-7851
Blowing Rock Halloween Festival, Oct 31
downtown Blowing Rock
3-9pm, all events free. 828-295-5222
Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town, Nov 27
downtown Blowing Rock
2-7pm, all events free. 828-295-5222
Christmas Parade, Nov 28
Main Street Blowing Rock
Thanksgiving Kiln Opening, Nov 28
at Traditions Pottery Studio
Be present at 10am to pick favorite pieces. 828-295-5099
Torchlight Skiing & New Year’s Celebration, Dec 31
at Appalachian Ski Mountain
6) Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.
Wednesday August 5
½ Off Beer and Wine Specials. Our Ginger Pale Ale and two wines are ½ off all day!
7pm-9pm Trivia Night: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night with Zak Norris. 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 August 6
$3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity)
8pm-Closing Live Music: Andy Ferrell. Currently emerging with his debut EP whose title, I Was Born, boldly asserts his presence as a compelling new voice on the traditional American roots music scene, Andy Ferrell grew up in the small Blue Ridge Mountain town of Boone, North Carolina, not far from the birthplace and home of his greatest musical influence, bluegrass/country/folk music legend Doc Watson.
Friday August 7
Freakin’ Firkin Friday at Five continues with a special keg of Single Hop Citra IPA.
8pm-Closing Live Music: The Jacob Johnson Band. Hailing from the humble town of Granite Falls, North Carolina, The Jacob Johnson Band is a three piece blues experience suited for a stadium, able to be professionally condensed to the size of your local bar or any place where live music can be found.
With a rock steady rhythm section as his foundation, Jacob Johnson’s leads soar into the stratosphere with sonic influences from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie King, and many more. With vocals ranging from the howls of a hurt man, to the love struck crooning of Elvis, everyone will find the blues lover in themselves.
Saturday August 8-One Year Anniversary Celebration
Special Limited Release of Tubby Monk, our Dark Belgian Ale brewed with fired-roasted, dried sour cherries and aged for 8 months.
8pm-Closing Live Music: Hilltop Riot. Hilltop Riot (formerly Cougar Bait) was born in a cornfield in Illinois, shooting skeet, drinking shine, and rocking the husks off some GMO corn stalks. After taking it on the road all the way to Illinois and back the group decided that while it was no cornfield, the High Country would be their next venue to divide and conquer. After another successful gig rocking out a nursing home it was clear that Hilltop Riot was destined to take over the world. Soon after founding members Ben McPherron, Chris Cappozoli, and Toma Fuller started abandoning their familial duties to practice and hone their soul swinging acoustic blues sound. With the “support” of their loving wives and girlfriends the trio managed to craft a varied repertoire ranging from blues to soul to swinging jazz to old country. While never forgetting our humble roots in the nursing homes and cornfields Hilltop Riot aims to get people off their phones and into the music, moving on their feet or at the very least tapping their toes. See for yourself!
Sunday August 9
Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10% off food with verification of residency.