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Equestrian team to host schooling show April 23 to benefit Horse Helpers

BOONE—The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Foundation and the Appalachian State University Equestrian Team will host a Hunt Seat Schooling Show at the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve on Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to raise awareness for Horse Helpers of the High Country.

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement three-part series opens Monday, April 25

BOONE—The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, the Center for Appalachian Studies, as well as the Africana Studies program, Black Faculty and Student Association, Black Student Association, the College of Arts and Sciences and a number of other organizations and departments around the Appalachian State University campus are hosting a three-part series on the voices of the Civil Rights Movement, April 25 through April 26.

Registration is now open for Girls on the Run 5k event on May 15

BOONE—The public is invited to register for the 2016 ZAP Fitness Girls on the Run of the High Country 5K on May 15 where everyone is a finisher. More than 150 participants are expected to lace up for this untimed run to celebrate the end of the Spring 2016 season. Kicking off at 2 p.m. from the Clawson-Burnley Shelter on the Greenway Trail, the 5K signifies the conclusion of a 12-week program that teaches life skills through energizing interactive lessons and running games.

Diversity Celebration offers community an international extravaganza April 5

BOONE—Cloggers, Hmong dancers, poetry readings, international foods, music, costumes. Come experience all these and more at the 15th annual Diversity Celebration, 3–9 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. The event is free and the public is invited. A schedule and location of events is online at http://diversity.appstate.edu/celebration.

Autism camp offered April 15-17, registration ends April 1

BOONE—Camp Crinkleroot, a free day camp April 15-17, is recruiting campers ages 8-14 with autism spectrum disorders. The retreat will be held at the Camp Sky Ranch facility in Blowing Rock. It will be staffed by trained Appalachian State University volunteers.

Appalachian to host Food Summit April 2

BOONE—Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to discuss ways to build a more resilient and just local food system at the 2016 Food Summit at Appalachian State University on Saturday, April 2. The theme of this year’s summit is “Seeding Community Resilience.” Discussion topics include community gardening, seed-saving, improving food access and more.

10th Annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament takes place April 9

BOONE—Through a collaboration between Appalachian State University and Watauga High School, the 10th Annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament will be held Saturday, April 9, at the Watauga High School turf fields. Admission is free.

John Hood and Rev. William J. Barber II to speak at Appalachian

BOONE—Two prominent North Carolina civic leaders and political activists will speak at Appalachian State University on “The State of the State of North Carolina in 2016.”

Interactive artwork “Paper Bag Test” on display in Belk Library and Information Commons

BOONE—IlaSahai Prouty is determined to expand the dialog about race and stereotypes at Appalachian State University. Her new art installation, “Paper Bag Test – Boone,” is designed to present race as a social construct and engage students, faculty, staff and the community in thinking about how words describe, imply and evaluate race. The installation is on display in Belk Library and Information Commons’ second floor rotunda through the end of March.