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Oct. 17

WAGONER ACCESS, NEW RIVER STATE PARK BIRD WALK: Join the High Country Audubon Society for a walk led by a local naturalist at Wagoner Access, New River State Park on Oct. 17 from 8-10 a.m. Enjoy the birds and nature of the New River Valley. Social distancing is required. For more information email contactus@highcountryaudubon.org.

Oct. 19

MONTHLY MEETING AND BIRD WALK: Join the High Country Audubon Society for a monthly meeting and bird walk at Clawson-Burnley Park, Oct. 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Be prepared for a leisurely stroll with birding and club-based conversation. All are welcome to attend, as long as social distancing is practiced. For more information email contactus@highcountryaudubon.org.

Oct. 20

VALLE CRUCIS BIRD WALK: Joing the High Country Audubon Society for a bird walk at Valle Crucis Community Park on Wednesday, October 20 from 8:30-11 a.m. Enjoy an opportunity to see beautiful regional birds in a walk led by one of your community members. Social distancing is required. For more information email contactus@highcountryaudubon.org.

Oct. 24

WAGONER ACCESS, NEW RIVER STATE PARK BIRD WALK: Join the High Country Audubon Society for a walk led by a local naturalist at Wagoner Access, New River State Park on Oct. 24, from 8-10 a.m. Enjoy the birds and nature of the New River valley. Social distancing is required and cost of attendance is free. For more information contact contactus@highcountryaudubon.org.

Oct. 27

VALLE CRUCIS BIRD WALK: Join the High Country Audubon Society for a bird walk at Valle Crucis Community Park on Wednesday, October 27 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy an opportunity to see beatutiful regional birds in a walk led by one of your community members. Social distancing is required and cost of attendance is free. For more information email contactus@highcountryaudubon.org.

Oct. 31

WAGONER ACCESS, NEW RIVER STATE PARK BIRD WALK: Join the High Country Audubon Society for a walk led by a local naturalist at Wagoner Access, New River State Park on Oct. 31, 8-10 a.m. The event is free and social distancing is required. For more information email contactus@highcountryaudubon.org.

Nov. 3

VALLE CRUCIS BIRD WALK: Join the High Country Audubon Society for a bird walk at Valle Crucis Community Park on Wednesday, November 3 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Enjoy an opportunity to see beautiful regional birds in a walk led by one of your community members. Social distancing is required and cost of attendance is free. For more information email contactus@highchountryaudubon.org.

Nov. 6

BROOKSHIRE PARK NATURE WALK: Join the High Country Audubon Society for a nature walk at Brookshire Park on Nov. 6, 8-11 a.m. Enjoy an opportunity to see a wet prairie ecosystem in a walk led by one of your community members. Social distancing is required. For more information email contactus@highcountryaudubon.org.

RECURRING

GRIEFSHARE RECOVERY GROUP: GriefShare recovery seminar and support group will meet the third Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning July 19. Meetings will take place at Church of Jesus Christ Meeting Room, located at 288 Calvary St. in Newland. Attendance is free, and participants will receive a free workbook. Childcare will be provided for children through the 4th grade. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. To learn more call Christine at (828) 898-8203 or Gail at (828) 260-1298

BOONE Al-Anon FAMILY GROUP: Al-Anon, an anonymous fellowship for friends and families of alcoholics, will hold in-person meetings Wednesdays and Fridays at noon, at Boone United Methodist Church. The church is located at 471 New Market Blvd., Boone. The group will continue to host virtual meetings via Zoom Mondays and Fridays at noon. Social distancing and masks are required for non-vaccinated people. For more information, including Zoom access, call (828) 898-3072 or (828) 773-8734

MOUNTAIN LAUREL QUILT GUILD: The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild holds its regular monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. The group meets in the conference room on the second floor of the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center, located at 132 Poplar Grove Connector in Boone. For more information call Sue Stell at (704) 609-1449.

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