"Community yard sale"
Saturday, July 30th 2016
Historic Banner Elk School
$20.00 for space, bring your own table
Rain or shine
All money raised over expenses will go towards the HBES debt and the $25,000 matching grant.
Mary Poppins (June 28, 30 and July 1 at 7 pm; June 26, 29 and July 2,3 at 2 pm)
A musical based on the stories of P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film
Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by Julian Fellowes
One of the most popular movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon.
Always... Patsy Cline (July 14-16 and 19 at 7 pm; July 16-17 and 20 at 2 pm)
Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley – based on a true story
Licensed by the Family and Estate of Patsy Cline, All rights reserved.
Always... Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston, Texas housewife Louise Seger. Based on a true event, Patsy pays a surprise visit to Seger and, as they talk, Patsy floats in and out of Seger’s kitchen to reenact her great moments on the stage. And of course, she will sing – Anytime, Walkin’ After Midnight, She’s God you, Sweet Dreams and the forever famous, Crazy. Theatre companies do not take on this work unless they have an outstanding actress to play Patsy. Erica McGee has been performing “Patsy” for years and is in constant demand. With our own Kim Krege Florio as Louise Seger, and a live band onstage, this play is will be a hit.
You will be led through great moments of laughter, warm sentiment and sadness. Who else but Patsy Cline would end up on the doorstep of her biggest fan for a cup of coffee? Always... Patsy Cline allows us to peek in on these sensational historical events, tapping feet to every treasured song.
The Pajama Game (August 2, 4, 5 at 7 pm; August 3-4 and 6-7 at 2 pm)
Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
A union strike at a pajama factory generates plenty of steam heat in this toe-tapping comedic love story. Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.
Reagan Dellinger of the Avery High Key Club joined an energetic group of Kiwanians, key clubbers and other volunteers at the Banner Elk Elementary School on Kiwanis One Day. With shovels and rakes the grounds were transformed from showing the ravages of winter to being ready for spring growth. Each April members of the Kiwanis International family join hands to improve the community through a work project.
Photo by Teresa Shadoin
"On the job training" assistance was the message from John Greene. As Career Development Facilitator for Mayland Community College, Greene informed members of the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk about government programs aimed at economic development in Avery County. Details are available by contacting Greene at 1-828-766-1195. Kiwanis meets on Tuesdays over the lunch hour on the campus of Lees-McRae College
Online registration begins Monday, April 4, for Grandfather Mountain's annual Nature Photography Weekend, an exciting workshop for photographers planned for June 3 to 5.
The event features presentations from renowned photographers, spectacular shooting opportunities on the mountain and a friendly but competitive photo contest. The featured presenters for 2015, including Colin Knight, Stephen Fletcher, Terry Barnes and Tommy White, come from across the region and will speak on a variety of photography topics encompassing both the technical and artistic elements of the craft. Presentations take place in the afternoons and evenings, allowing participants to explore Grandfather Mountain and take their own shots during the day. Opportunities for sunrise and sunset photography also will be offered.
Participants are invited to camp free at the Woods Walk Picnic Area during the weekend, taking advantage of one of few opportunities to stay overnight inside the attraction. Admission to Nature Photography Weekend is $115 and covers three-day park admission, a Saturday evening meal, entry to all presentations and a flash drive for submitting contest entries. Family members and guests of participants may visit the mountain at a discounted rate during the weekend if registered in advance.
Online registration begins at 8 a.m. April 4 at www.grandfather.com. Photographers should act fast — the event usually fills within a matter of days.
For more information, visit http://www.grandfather.com/
The not-for-profit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation strives to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain. For more information, call (800) 468-7325, or visit www.grandfather.com to plan a trip.
Photographers delight in the opportunity to shoot mountain beauty during Grandfather Mountain’s Nature Photography Weekend, returning to the Linville, N.C. attraction June 3 to 5. Photo courtesy of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation
On Saturday, March 19th Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce helped organize a great Easter Egg Hunt Event! The day began at the Banner Elk Cafe where owner's Les and Cindy Broussard invited guests to Breakfast with the Bunny! Lots of delicious food and fun!
Pictured Les and Cindy Broussard with the Easter Bunny, photo by Jim Swinkola
At the Historic Banner Elk School the Easter Bunny and helpers had games, crafts, juggling, music and Easter stories at the Book Exchange! Thanks to all the volunteers who made this a wonderful event!
photos by Jim Swinkola
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