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Stone Soup event for nonprofits to be held May 15

BOONE—Stone Soup, the annual nonprofit capacity building conference at Appalachian State University, will be held May 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom. The public is invited to register.

Appalachian’s 2014 summer reading selection is “Clapton’s Guitar”

BOONE—The book “Clapton’s Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument” has been selected for the 2014 Summer Reading Program at Appalachian State University.

First published in 2005, the book by New York Times bestselling author Allen St. John centers on master luthier and musician Wayne Henderson as he builds two guitars for Eric Clapton.

Mobility program to be offered monthly for the elderly

BOONE—To help older adults learn how to prevent falls, Appalachian State University’s BlueShield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services will begin offering free monthly CHAMP screenings at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center April through November.

Registration opens for the High Country Triple Crown running series

BOONE—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announces the High Country Triple Crown, a series of three challenging and fun races covering beautiful mountain terrain. All proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, an afterschool program that inspires girls in the 3rd-8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Renewable energy workshops begin April 11 at Appalachian

BOONE—A series of workshops focusing on renewable energy and other topics will be held beginning in April at Appalachian State University. The workshops are sponsored by the Appalachian Energy Center.

‘Toxic Debt’ documentaries to be shown March 26

BOONE—“Toxic Debt: documentaries on the past and future of waste” will be presented by filmmaker Phoebe Brush at 7 p.m. March 26 at Appalachian State University in Room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons.

Spring Open House to be held April 12

BOONE—Spring Open House at Appalachian State University for prospective students and their families will be held Saturday, April 12. This event is a great way to meet faculty, tour campus and learn more about financial aid, scholarships, admissions and student life.

Ear Candy to sing March 25 to support Hunter’s Heroes

BOONE—Ear Candy, Appalachian State University’s all female a cappella group, will sing March 25 from 8 until 9 p.m. at The Rock Sports Bar and Grill in the Watauga Village Shopping Center. Ten percent of all sales between 4 p.m. and midnight will benefit Hunter’s Heroes, an organization that supports families of military and public safety officers who have lost loved ones.

Luck o’ the Lassie fundraiser will be held March 17 to benefit Girls on the Run

BOONE—Girls on the Run of the High Country will host its 4th annual Luck o’ the Lassie fundraising event March 17 at The Best Cellar in Blowing Rock, located at 203 Sunset Dr., from 6:30-9 p.m.