QUILT MEETING: The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 6, at 1:30 p.m. We meet in the conference room on the second floor of the Senior Center on Poplar Grove Connector in Boone. Our program will be presented by Susan Sweet who will show us how to make beautiful flowers. You will need to bring three coordinated fabrics and a small piece of green fabric for two leaves. The flower consists of the center (one piece large enough to cut a 3” circle), a fat quarter to make six 3-1/2 inch circles, and a second fat quarter to make six 4-1/2 inch circles. We will be making the flowers, stems and leaves and sewing them onto a denim bag. You will need to bring a needle, thread and scissors. We will have a cutter to make the circles and sewing machines available. Call Dolores at (828) 295-6148 if you have any questions.
GriefShare: is a Christ-centered, seminar and support group for those who have lost a loved one in death. Meetings will be held weekly, on Sundays, Feb. 9 to May 18 (excluding Easter and Mother’s Day), and are held at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Boone each Sunday at 5 p.m. Child care is available by pre-registration. The church is located at 3505 Bamboo Road. For more information or to register, call (828) 266-9700 or visit mvbcb.org.
NAMI High Country: (National Alliance on Mental Illness) welcomes all - those living with mental illness, family members, professionals, students, and anyone with an interest. We meet the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Watauga County Public Library Conference Room. Please go to our website for details http://www.namihighcountry.org
. You can also call us at (828) 278-9293.
Grief Support Group: at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center. This group meets the 3rd Monday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. at the senior center: 132 Poplar Grove Connector, Suite A, Boone. This group is facilitated by Virginia Peurifoy, Bereavement Coordinator for Medi Home Health and Hospice. The group is free and open to anyone in the community. For additional information call (828) 265-8090.
Poetry Out Loud: Behind the Stacks, a local poetry group, meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Jones House, located at 604 W. King St. in downtown Boone. For more information, call (828) 963-1164.
Kundalini Yoga Classes beginning: Kundalini is considered the Mother of all Yoga using mantra, mudra, asana and meditation it is a comprehensive experience. Beginners to experienced welcome. Classes weekly at the Wisdom Tree in the Harris Teeter Shopping Center, Thursdays at 5:15 bring water and a blanket. Call Elin Fisher with questions (828) 719-6087.
Weekly AL-ANON Group Meetings: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Join us in confidential sessions. Monday: Noon St. Luke’s Episcopal Church behind Earth Fare. Monday: 8 p.m. St. Mary’s of the hills in Blowing Rock. Wednesday: (new time) 6 p.m. Western Watauga Community Center-Cove Creek. Thursday: 5:30 p.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church behind Earth Fare. Friday: Noon St. Luke’s Episcopal Church behind Earth Fare.
Community Club of Blowing Rock: The club, which supports the Blowing Rock library, meets the second Wednesday of each month through October at 11:30 a.m. at the library. Join us for lunch and fellowship. For more information, call Kathy Whatley at (828) 295-7000.
FIBER ARTS GUILDS: Hand Spinning, meets the first Saturday and second Sunday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and the Fiber Guild meets the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Western Watauga Community Center. For more information, call (828) 297-5195.
THE BLOWING ROCK GARDEN CLUB: meets at noon the first Wednesday of each month, (May through October) at the Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church fellowship hall in Blowing Rock. If interested contact Susan Sweet at (828) 263-8399 for more information.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: A monthly adult grief support group is being offered in Boone for people who have experienced the death of a loved one. The group is offered the first Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Watauga County Public Library. The group will explore typical reactions to loss, discuss the grieving process and review strategies for coping with grief and loss. This group is offered for free and preregistration is suggested. Call Carolyn Holder at (828) 268-1247 for information or to register.
Grief Support Group For adults: Therapeutic sessions for those who have lost loved ones or who are dealing with other personal loss or tragedy. Meets the 4th Monday each month 10-11 a.m. at the Western Watauga Community Center, 1081 Old US Hwy 421, Sugar Grove, NC 28679. Facilitated by Virginia Peurifoy and Jacob Willis. Bereavement coordinators for Medi Home Health and Hospice (828) 265-3926. New participants are always welcome.
Alcoholics Anonymous District 11: Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so that they may solve their common problem with alcohol, and help others to recover from the effects of alcohol. If you believe you may have a problem with alcohol, you are invited to attend the meetings. For meeting schedule, visit http://www.booneaa.org
or call the hotline (828) 264-1212.
Caregiver Support Group: Are you currently a full- or part-time caregiver providing care for a loved one? Then the Caregiver Support Group invites you to join us for our caregiver support group, at 1 p.m the first and third Thursday of the month at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living, Boone. For more information, call (828) 264-0336 for details.
Celebrate Recovery Meeting: This is a Christ-centered recovery program based on principles from the “Beatitudes” (Matthew 5). Meetings are on Thursday at 6 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 719-A Greenway Road Suite 100, Boone.
ReSound for Women: is a new Christian women’s support group. Meetings are every week on Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. from Nov. 6 through Dec. 11 at 315 State Farm Road, next to the VFW, in the brown brick hexagon-shaped building. It is a ministry through Healing WatersMinistries.Org, find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HealingWatersMinistriesOrg
. For more information, email (firstname.lastname@example.org
) , or call (828) 719-6615.
Adult Children Anonymous: ACA is a 12-step recovery program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. The group meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. For more information, call (828) 898-3072 or (828) 773-4090.
KIWANIS CLUB OF BOONE: meets every Tuesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Courtyard-Marriott. Everyone is invited to visit and learn of our services for the community. For more information, call Sonny Sweet at the following (828) 773-5622.
The Boone Area Lions Club: meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 12:30 p.m. at the Sagebrush Steak House. For more information about the club or the Lions’ Vision Van, call Roger Bodo at (828) 260-2019 or Susan Cole at (336) 877-1321.
High Country Atheists: The purpose of the group is to bring atheists together and build a community of like-minded people for support, education and fun. All atheists are welcome. Join the group at http://www.meetup.com/High-Country-Atheists
Chronic Illness/Pain Support Group: The group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 3 to 4:30 p.m., 805 State Farm Road, Boone. For further details, contact Lucyna Sonek, LPC, at (email@example.com
) or (828) 773-7844.
Florilina Club: A new social club comprised of active snowbirds from both the Brevard County, Fla. and Watauga and Avery Counties who get together for fun events such as picnics, hiking trips, dinners out, dances, etc. For further details contact Shari Barrett at (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Call (828) 963-1195 or Cell (828) 719-1454.
The Cove Creek Handspinners meets the First Saturday and second Sunday of the month: Meet at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Western Watauga Community Center in Sugar Grove. Equipment and fiber are supplied upon request. All are welcome to come and learn or to enjoy spinning with friends. For more information, call Sandra Basel at (828) 297-3046.
High Country Brainstormers – Stroke Support Group: Winter Meeting Schedule, starting November through March: Meets on the last Tuesday of each month (no meeting in December). The Brainstormers meet for lunch 11:30 to 1 p.m. at a different Restaurant each month. Please contact Joan at (828) 367-0374 or by email at (JoanUnderwood2002@yahoo.com
) for more information regarding meeting locations. All meetings will have handicapped parking and will be fully accessible. For more information, contact Joan Underwood at (828) 367-0374 or Katherine Graham at (828) 268-9043.
Reformers Unanimous Addictions Recovery Program: is held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 933 Millers Gap Hwy. in Newland, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Craig Perkins at (828) 467-3796 or visit http://www.ebcnewland.org
. The group provides free transportation and refreshments.
La Leche League of Boone: A mother-to-mother breast-feeding support group meets every third Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at The Children’s Council at 225 Birch Street. For questions, contact (828) 414-8170 or visit http://www.LLLboone.org
for more information.
Weight loss, eating well and Diabetic Support group: features a holistic approach to developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It meets Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Call (828) 297-5195 for more information; Western Watauga Community Center.
A High Country Professional and Entrepreneur: Networking Group is meeting. There are no fees design-concepts.com. For more information, contact Polly Humphreys at (828) 504-2003 or Bailey Granbeck at (828) 295-4300.