Current Announcements

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  • Apply for a Reduced Price Garden Share

    HCCSA Cost Share Program has spaces available for low-income community members to apply for a reduced price Garden Share of local, organic produce. Community members with EBT & transportation are eligible to apply to receive an HCCSA Garden Share for only $100 (regularly $300). Cost divided into monthly EBT payments, June 5-October 16.
    Thanks to High Country generosity, we surpassed our Cost Share fundraising goal.
    Email or visit website for more info: highcountrycsa@gmail.com and www.highcountrycsa.org
    Special thanks to the combined efforts of the High Country Community Supported Agriculture (HCCSA), Maverick Farms, Appalachian District Health Department, Children's Council, Community Care Clinic, and Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture.

    05/17/2012 - 6:39pm
  • NC Youth Essay Contest

    Youth ages 6 to 18 can win cash and prizes for entering the Every Child Is a Winner youth essay contest. Write a 300-word essay on "How Can I Help End Poverty?" and submit it online at www.nccaa.net. Every entry receives a free T-shirt or button.

    05/16/2012 - 9:11pm
  • ONE IN THE SPIRIT

    The High Country Lutheran Coalition presents ONE IN THE SPIRIT, an outdoor summer gathering of games, potluck supper, and worship, Sunday, June 3rd at Green Valley Park from 4:30 – 7:30 PM. Worship will begin at 7:00 PM, and all are welcome! This will be the first of three, and there will be a tent set up for some knitting/crocheting in the shade! The second ONE IN THE SPIRIT will be held July 8th at Green Valley Park on Big Hill Road; and the final gathering, for this summer, will be held August 5th at Holy Communion Church on Clark’s Creek Road in Foscoe. For further information, contact Grace Lutheran Church at 264-2206.

    05/11/2012 - 2:11pm
  • Stamp Out Hunger

    Help Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 12! Just leave a food donation on your mailbox on Saturday and your letter carrier will collect the food and deliver it to the Hunger and Health Coalition. Donations can also be brought directly to your nearest post office. Help end hunger in our community! For more information contact compton@hungerandhealthcoalition.com .

    05/07/2012 - 11:01am
  • Senior Companion

    Experienced woman looking to assist the elderly with shopping, light cleaning/cooking,medical/dental appointments and running errands . . . CPR certified, Med-Management class
    If interested call Linda @ 828-297-3462

    04/23/2012 - 11:18am
  • Discounted Photo Session for High School Seniors

    Graduation is coming up fast and local photographer TaraMichelle Photography is offering area High School Seniors a special mini photo session. $49 buys a 45 minute session with as many locations and outfit changes you can fit in, along with a fully edited high resolution digital file to re-print as often as you like! You'll also get an online album where you can order as many prints as you like.
    Come Rock your favorite outfit, hairstyle and attitude and get some amazing photos to remember your High School Years by.
    Phone/text: 828-545-1617
    email: taramichellephotography@hotmail.com
    http://www.taramphotography.com or https://www.facebook.com/taramichellephotography
    Special is good through the end of May 2012.

    04/12/2012 - 10:50am
  • WATAUGA HUMANE SOCIETY NEEDS YOUR VOTE

    The Watauga Humane Society has been selected as one of 108 shelters to compete in the nation-wide ASPCA Rachael Ray $100,000 Challenge. In order to qualify for the final phase of the contest, the Society needs you to VOTE.

    The population of Watuga County is only 51,000, and we are competing against much larger shelters such as those in Charlotte, Philadelphia and Houston, Texas. Every vote counts. Please help the society by voting DAILY from noon on April 5 until midnight on April 16,2012. Also, please ask all of your friends, relatives and social media connections such as Face BOok and Twitter to vote as well. To vote, go to WWW.VOTETOSAVELIVES.ORG. For more information check the ASPCA's website at http://Challenge.aspcapro.org.

    03/28/2012 - 6:23pm
  • Make Money and Save Money at The Playhouse Baby Fair and Consignment Sale!

    The 7th Playhouse Consignment Sale and Baby Fair will allow you to update everyone’s wardrobes for a song while also enjoying food, free car seat check, samples, parenting information, kids activities, airwalk, and more on Saturday March 31st. Scoop up the bargains at the Early Bird Sale is 8:30-1 pm Friday, 3/30 ($5 admission).

    Admission is free on Saturday 3/31 from 8:30-1. Half price sale from noon-1 pm. Consigners and vendors still accepted, call 263-0011 or visit us online.

    03/25/2012 - 9:40pm
  • Nominations for Great Friend to Families Award Due April 5th!

    Presented by The Children’s Playhouse, the fourth annual Great Friend to Families award recognizes sustained contributions by individuals to the well-being of young children and their families in the High Country area. Up to eight awards will be given in two categories

    The nomination forms are simple and can be downloaded at The Children’s Playhouse website or by stopping by the children’s museum.

    For more information, go online or call 828-263-0011.

    03/25/2012 - 9:37pm
  • High Country CSA raises funds to buy shares for underprivileged community members

    Are you interested in making fair, local, and organic food an accessible, healthy choice for people of all income levels? With your support, High Country CSA shares will be available to teen parents and uninsured community members with diet-related diseases in Watauga County through partnerships with the Community Care Clinic and The Children’s Council. Please make a donation to High Country CSA by May 1 to help feed a family for an entire summer. Please share this information. Checks can be mailed to High Country CSA, 410 Justus Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604 (Please write cost-share CSA donation in the memo line). Visit www.highcountrycsa.org or email highcountrycsa@gmail.com for more information.

    03/21/2012 - 8:07pm
  • After School Semi-Private Swim Lessons Spring 2012

    We are now offering a new session of swim lessons for Level 1 & 2. The class will be no larger than 6 kids and meet twice a week on Monday & Thursday, Level 1 will meet 3:00-3:50 PM & Level 2 will meet 4:00-4:50 PM for a total of 6 days. Both Sessions Start Monday March 19th and end Thursday April 5th. For more information stop by the Swim Complex or call us at 264-0270.

    02/22/2012 - 1:56pm
  • Online GiveAway with Endless Blessings

    This is an online event! Over the next couple of weeks we will be giving away great prizes from local sponsors. All you have to do is click on over to our website http://www.endlessblessingsbirth.com and click on the blog! We are celebrating moms, babies, and kids! Everyone you know is invited to this event! Some prizes to watch for is a 60 minute massage from Serendipity Massage, a great prize pack from Harmony Acres Soap Company and much, much more! New prizes are announced daily!

    Website
    http://www.endlessblessingsbirth.com/blog
    Contact
    Name: Becky Webb
    Email: endlessblessingsbirth@gmail.com
    Phone: (828) 964-3496

    02/16/2012 - 9:49pm
  • High Country Weight Loss Challenge

    Bonnie Church [CNC, CTLC, wellness columnist/author] is organizing a weight loss challenge for western NC. All those who call will be provided with a FREE Life and Wellness Coaching consultation.

    $ THOUSANDS in prizes - No cost to enter

    If you are HIGHLY MOTIVATED to lose at least 25 lbs., contact Bonnie Church at simplewellness@charter.net or 828/963-6023 for details.

    You have nothing to lose, but weight.

    Deadline for registering is March 1st – so call now.

    02/06/2012 - 11:07am
  • Herbal Tarot readings by Bast

    $20/reading
    Drop by, email or call for appointment
    Fridays from 3 to 5pm Feb 3 until April 1

    Contact
    Name: Bast
    Email: cradleboard@gmail.com
    Phone: (828) 265-4298

    02/01/2012 - 7:53pm
  • ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOPS

    ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOPS are held @ Michael's Arts and Crafts Store of Boone. To register,call Michael's at (828)265-8334. Instructor, Holly Soukup will share a demonstration that will guide beginning and intermediate level students through the process of painting their artwork. Artwork is completed in one workshop session. Bring a friend and come join the fun!

    JANUARY WORKSHOPS:
    Floral Lesson: Wed. Jan 4th @ 6:00 & Sat. Jan 7th @ 11:30
    Water-scape Lesson: Wed. Jan 11th@ 6:00 & Sat. Jan 7th @ 2:30

    FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS:
    Still Life Lesson: Wed. Feb. 1st @ 6:00 & Sat. Feb.4th @ 11:30
    Landscape Lesson: Sat. Feb. 4th @ 2:30 & Wed. Feb. 15th: @ 6:00

    01/01/2012 - 11:18pm
  • Acting Class

    Whether you are looking to express yourself dynamically onstage, at the podium, in group meetings or in everyday situations this class is for you. Using improv technique you will improve control of your voice, discover techniques to channel “stage fright,” gain confidence, and learn to make your body work for you in a fun, interactive environment. Everyone has within them a unique way of expressing themselves that is compelling to others. Let this class help you find yours.

    Thursday evenings. Youth (8th-12th grade) 4:30-6:00pm. Adults 6:30-8:00pm.

    More information contact: Hanna Rasco at hanna.rasco@gmail.com

    12/27/2011 - 3:24pm
  • ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOPS

    ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOPS will be held @ Michael's Arts and Crafts Store of Boone. For details and to register, call Michael's at (828)265-8334. Instructor, Holly Soukup will share a demonstration that will guide beginning and intermediate level students through the process of painting their artwork. Artwork is completed in one workshop session.

    DECEMBER WORKSHOP DATES:
    Floral Painting Workshop: Sat. Dec. 3rd @ 11:30-2:00. & Wed. Dec. 7th @ 6:00-8:30
    Landscape Painting Workshops: Sat. Dec 3rd @ 2:30-5:00 & Wed. Dec 14th @ 6:00-8:30
    Tweak Time Workshop(for those who have previously attended workshops)Wed. Dec.21st @ 6:00-8:30

    12/01/2011 - 11:01pm
  • Participants Needed for Study on Child Eating Behaviors! Earn $30!

    RESEARCHERS IN THE ASU PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT ARE RECRUITING PARENT AND CHILD PARTICIPANTS FOR A STUDY EXAMINING CHILD EATING BEHAVIORS.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION INCLUDE:
    •Parent should be primarily responsible for feeding.
    •Child should be 3-12 years old with no difficulties consuming food normally.
    •Data collection will last one hour & will consist of height & weight measurements, parental questionnaire forms, submission of grocery store receipts, & a child interview.

    There is little to no potential for harm and this study will benefit research understanding how child eating behavior develops. Plus you get PAID $30!

    Contact Emily Adams by email: appaltreelab@gmail.com

    11/15/2011 - 3:48pm
  • FaithBridge United Methodist Church - Grand Opening

    Join FaithBridge for our Grand Opening of our new building at 196 Aho Road on Sunday, November 13th at 11:00am until 12:00noon. Excellent Children's Ministry is provided during the service. Tours of the building will be given after the worship service. Refreshments and coffee/juice are complimentary. Come and celebrate with us! For more information about FaithBridge, please visit www.faithbridgeumc.org .

    10/28/2011 - 10:23pm
  • Meat Camp Fire Membership Info Session

    If you live in or near the Meat Camp Fire District and have ever considered serving your community, make sure to mark Monday, December 12th on your calendar. Meat Camp Fire Department will host a membership information session for you to learn more about volunteer opportunities as a firefighter, medical responder, support auxiliary, or junior firefighter (14 - 17 years of age). There is no commitment to join - just a time to learn more. The event begins at 7 p.m. on December 12 at Green Valley Elementary School. Contact Chief Ben Winebarger for more information at (828) 773-2267.

    10/25/2011 - 9:36am

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