Events Calendar



Article Published: Jul. 14, 2010 | Modified: Jul. 7
Events Calendar


Events

Thursday, July 3

STORYTELLING: There will be storytelling at Riverside Restaurant, 7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Storytellers for July are: July 3, Doyle Pace; July 10, Orville Hicks; July 17, Charlotte Ross; July 24, Tammy Sanabria; and July 31, ReVonda Crow.Friday, July 4



Friday, July 4

AYURVEDA CONFERENCE: The Art of Living Retreat Center, a wellness and meditation venue in Boone, will host the Ayurveda and Yoga Conference for Optimum Health July 4-6. The conference will kick off with an inauguration by international spiritual leader and the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The weekend will include three days of enriching programs, including 10 Interactive workshops on meditation and yoga and 20 workshops on various topics on ayurveda. In addition, on-site accommodation and vegetarian meals will be provided. Experts in wellness from around the world will serve as presenters. For more information or to register, visit http://www.artofliving.org/intl-meditation-center-usa/ayurveda-and-yoga-conference.

WWII BOOK: The Appalachian High Country WWII Roundtable, a nonprofit organization of veterans from the region, is releasing a new book, “Shadows of the Past,” by local author Ken Wiley, a WWII veteran. The book will be available July 4 and 5 at a booth at the Boone Mall. The cost is $12.95. Proceeds will go to the association’s mission to share and preserve veterans’ history.



Saturday, July 5

TWEETSIE: Tweetsie Railroad, North Carolina’s first theme park, is celebrating its 58th season of Wild West adventure. Guests of all ages are invited aboard to enjoy a ride on Tweetsie’s legendary steam locomotives and to experience firsthand the long-ago era of the Wild West. The park will host a colorful lineup of special events this season. Events include Cool Summer Nights, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, the park stays open until 9 p.m.; Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, July 11 to 13; K-9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs, July 19 to 27; Riders in the Sky, Aug. 9 and 10; Railroad Heritage Weekend, Sept. 6 and 7; and the Ghost Train Halloween Festival, Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 26 to Nov. 1. For more information, visit http://www.tweetsie.com, or call (877) 893-3874.

MINE TOUR: A Black Light Mine Tour will be held at 8 p.m. July 5 at the Emerald Village in Mitchell County. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students. Reservations are recommended. For more information, visit http://www.emeraldvillage.com.

YARD SALE: The SNIPS Committee of the Watauga Humane Society will hold a “Perennial Plant, Crafts and Treasures” yard sale on from 8 a.m. to noon July 5 at 1018 Payne Branch Road. All proceeds will go to the Watauga Humane Society’s community assistance spay-neuter programs, which provide financial assistance to people who can’t afford to fix their animals. For more information, call (828) 264-5786.

STOCK SEMINAR: Roger Reynolds will offer a summer stock seminar titled “Trading for a Living: When to Buy! When to Sell!” at noon July 5 in the meeting room at the Watauga County Library. RSVP by calling the library reference desk, in person at the library or by calling (828) 264-8784, ext. 2.



Tuesday, July 8

HEALTH PROGRAM: A Living Healthy Workshop for those 60 and older is a six-week educational group for those with a chronic condition who would like to learn how to live a healthier life. The free program will be held on Tuesdays beginning July 8 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center in Boone. For more information, call (828) 265-8090.



Wednesday, July 9

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE: “Towards a Freer Lighter You: Exploring Mind Body Connections with the Alexander Technique with Corinne Cassini” will take place at the Boone Healing Arts Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 9. Cost is $15 (before July 5); $20 (regular rate). For more information visit http://www.bhacboone.com or call (828) 386-1172.

SCHOOL BUS TRAINING: School bus driver training will be offered at Watauga High School July 9-11. The classes are free and run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Before attending the class, anyone who is not a current Watauga County Schools employee must have a recommendation from the principal or assistant principal at the school where they want to be hired. Each participant should bring their driver’s license, Social Security card, a pen or pencil, and a highlighter to the first meeting. For more information, contact Jeff Lyons or Debbie Ray at (828) 264-6391.



Thursday, July 10

FREE CLASSES: High Country Lifelong Learners offers free classes to adults in the area. From 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 10 in the upstairs conference room of the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center in Boone, the program “The Truth of John Brown” will be presented by Lynne Getz. Email (high.country.lifelong@gmail.com) to request the current catalog and be placed on the email list.

WRITERS: High Country Writers will be hosting Rebecca “Becky” Alghrary-McRee as speaker at its meeting at 10 a.m. July 10 meeting at the Watauga County Public Library. The meeting is free and the public is invited. Alghrary-McRee, former Banner Elk resident, recently published her new book “From the Catawba to the Tigris.” For more information, visit http//:highcountrywriters.tripod.com.

STORYTELLING: There will be storytelling at Riverside Restaurant, 7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Storytellers for July are: July 10, Orville Hicks; July 17, Charlotte Ross; July 24, Tammy Sanabria; and July 31, ReVonda Crow.

MEDITATION: A free session on heart-centered meditation will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 10 in the Sunlight Healing, Center, 184 Water St., Suite 2, Boone. For more information, call (828) 773-3640.
VBS: A “Wilderness Escape VBS” will be held July 7-10 at First Presbyterian Church. Classes will be 9 a.m. to noon for those 3 years old through rising fifth-graders. Parents and students will celebrate together at 6 p.m. on July 10. The church is located at 131 Big Valley St., off Deerfield Road. Register at http://www.firstpresboone.org or call (828) 264-3906.



Friday, July 11

GALLERY: The Nth Gallery will present the exhibition “DAY JOB: Cartoons and Paintings” by John Kayrouz beginning at 7:30 p.m. July 11. The show will be part of the Downtown Boone Art Crawl. The exhibition features recent cartoons and watercolors paintings by Kayrouz. Light refreshments will be served, and the event is BYOB. The Nth Degree Gallery & Studios is a not-for-profit, member and donation supported art venue in Boone, which features monthly exhibitions of local and regional contemporary and emerging artists. More information can be found at http://www.nthdegreegallery.com/.

COFFEE TALK: At 10 a.m. July 11, there will be Coffee Talk at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. Guest speaker is Jess Wehrmann, owner of Monkee’s of Blowing Rock, discussing “What’s Trending for Fall Fashion.” It’s free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

IPAD: Need help with your Ipad? Charles Safrit will be hosting a two-part class at the Watauga County Public Library designed to help new users become familiar with their device. Part I will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 11. Topics covered will include: connecting to Wifi, an overview of apps and downloading ebooks using Overdrive & Kindle Reader. Space is limited. Contact the reference department to reserve a spot or for more information at (828) 264-8784, ext. 2.

NUTRITION: A class, “Next Level Nutrition,” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon July 11 at the Watauga County Public Library. The class will cover what to eat for your body type and reserving aging, weight problems and low energy. Seating is limited. For more information, call (828) 295-9777 or email (claudia@masonmason.com)

TWEETSIE: Tweetsie Railroad, North Carolina’s first theme park, is celebrating its 58th season of Wild West adventure. Guests of all ages are invited aboard to enjoy a ride on Tweetsie’s legendary steam locomotives and to experience firsthand the long-ago era of the Wild West. The park will host a colorful lineup of special events this season. Events include Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, July 11 to 13; K-9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs, July 19 to 27; Riders in the Sky, Aug. 9 and 10; Railroad Heritage Weekend, Sept. 6 and 7; and the Ghost Train Halloween Festival, Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 26 to Nov. 1. For more information, visit http://www.tweetsie.com, or call (877) 893-3874.



Saturday, July 12

MUSICAL BENEFIT: The second annual 4 Paws Country Fair & Music Jamboree will be held on July 12 on the grounds of the Watauga Humane Society to benefit the animals at the Adoption Center. Gates open at 11 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free, but donations are accepted. The event will feature artists and crafters; Ye Olde Bake Shoppe; children’s games; food tent; musical entertainment throughout the day; and cake walks. No pets, please. The stars of the day are the animals at the Adoption Center. For more information, visit http://www.WataugaHumaneSociety.org or call (828) 264-7865.

QIGONG MEDITATION: A session on gigong meditation will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. July 12 at the Boone Healing Arts Center. No experience is required. Cost is $12. More information is available at http://www.bhacboone.com. To register, call (828) 386-1172 or register online.

HUMANE SOCIETY BENEFIT: The second annual 4 Paws Country Fair & Music Jamboree will be held July 12 on the grounds of the Watauga Humane Society to benefit the animals at the Adoption Center. Gates open at 11 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free, but donations are accepted. The event will feature artists and crafters; Ye Olde Bake Shoppe (home baked & canned items); children’s games; food tent; musical entertainment throughout the day; and cake walks. No pets, please. The stars of the day are the animals at the Adoption Center. For more information, visit http://www.WataugaHumaneSociety.org or call (828) 264-7865.

GARDENS: Daniel Boone Native Gardens’ second annual Fairy Day in the Gardens will be held at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 12. The gardens is located 651 Horn in the West Dr. in Boone. Admission is free, with the option to pay the $2 entrance donation to the gardens. For more information, visit http://danielboonenativegardens.org/fairy-day-pd-31.php.

BREAKFASTS: Crossnore Presbyterian Church, located at 200 Chapel Drive, Crossnore, will be serving breakfast the second Saturday of each month through September from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. A donation of $6 per meal is suggested; children 10 and younger eat free. For more information, visit http://www.crossnorepresbyterian,com, call (828) 733-1939 or email (crospres@yahoo.com)

REUNION: The descendants of Finley Loudermilk and Mary Delight Clark Loudermilk invite relatives and friends to join them on July 12 the American Legion Building in Blowing Rock for their annual reunion. The building will open at 10a.m.; a covered dish meal is at 1 p.m. For more information, call Jack Loudermelt at (606) 831-6061 or (606) 928-6061.
Sunday, July 13

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION: The Boone Healing Arts Center will host an event celebrating the grand re-launching of its retail spaced, called the Be You Boutique, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 13. The celebration will include food and drink, trunk shows featuring artisans whose items are available at the boutique, giveaways, entertainment, skin care consultations, a fashion show and more. The event is free and open to the public. More information is available at http://www.bhacboone.com or call (828) 386-1172. The center is located at 838 State Farm Road, Suite 1, in Boone.

ANTIQUE CARS: The International Antique Auto Club is having an antique car show featuring 250 classics from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 13 in front of the Jones House on King Street in downtown Boone. The street will be blocked off in support of the event.

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