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| David and Ginger Hildebrand David and Ginger Hildebrand to perform the music of Colonial America at King College Musicians David and Ginger Hildebrand, specializing in the research, recording, and per- forming of authentic colonial American music, will give two performances at King College on Monday, March 21. Performing together since !980, the Hildebrands present concerts and educational pro- grams throughout the country, and have performed at the Smithsonian Institution, the Na- tional Archives, Mount Vernon and Colonial Williamsburg. The duo has issued six recordings, iac!uding "George Washington: Mtsic for the First President" ('998), and "Music in the Life f Benjamin Franklin" (2006). Their music is also featured in movies and television document- aries including the PBS series "Liberty! The American Revo- !ution," "Rediscovering George Washington," and the C-SPAN S,,:ries "American Presidents." David Hildebrand graduated from Dickinson College in 1979. h! 1987, he earned his Master of Arts in musicology from George Washington University, and, in 1992, he received a Ph.D in musicology from Catholic Uni- versity, writing a dissertation on the musical life of Annapolis, Md., 1649-1776. In addition to performing professionally with his wife, Ginger, since 1980, David has lectured widely and published articles and reviews in such journals as The William and Mary Quarterly and Mary- land Historical Magazine. Ginger Hildebrand graduated from Dickinson College in 1983. She received her Master of Music in 1988 in guitar per- formance from the Peabody Conservatory. She is active in developing and presenting edu- cational programs as outreach for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and has written for the Council for Basic Education. Her teaching activities include running a home studio for guitar students, and teaching applied music at Anne Arundel Com- munity College. Ginger has also served as a music consultant for a variety of PBS television documentaries and directed en- sembles ranging from a guitar quartet to a hand bell choir. The Hildebrands are co- founders of the Colonial Music Institute (CMI) that conducts and promotes research and edu- cational outreach in the fields of early American music and dance. CMI serves as an online resource center for researchers, t achers and students, CMI also offers consulting services for archivists, curators, film produc- ers, collectors, and others need- ing help with research in 17 th through early 19th-century pro- jects. David and Ginger Hilde- brand will perform at 10:30 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. in King's Memorial Chapel. Sponsored by King's music department, both events are open to the public and free to attend. For more information, contact Dale Brown at 423.652.4156 or visit www.beuchnerinstitute.org. ::VELCOME BACK!...Thesejonquiis, growing wild, showed up early last week to et everybody know that spring actually will be here, although maybe a bit later hen anticipated. Subscribe today to the Clinch Valley Times ...call 762-7671 Appalachian Strings at Country Cabin The Country Cabin, located in Norton on The Crooked Road Music Trail will feature Appalachian Strings on Saturday, March 19. Admission for the night is $5 for adults (12 and over) and $1 for children 2-11. Each Saturday night, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, live bluegrass music from the best in local bands is featured. Dancing includes clogging, two-step, free- style, broom dances and cake walks. Local musicians are welcome to play halftime breaks. The Country Cabin is located one and one-half miles west of Norton (between Norton and Appalachia). Watch for signs. Events at the Country Cabin are sponsored by Appalachian Traditions, Inc., a non-profit organization. No alcohol is per- mitted. For more information, call 276-679-3541. Jam sessions are held each Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Free admission. All musicians and spectators welcome. Lays Center Coming up at Lays Hardware Center for the Arts located at 409 Front Street in downtown Coeburn: Every Thursday night, Jam Sessions, 6:30-10:30 (doors open at 6:00). No charge for admission. Open to musicians and spectators. Every Friday night, Live bluegrass, 7:00-10:00 pm (doors open at 6:00). $5/adults, $1/chil- dren 6-12, under 6 admitted free. March 18, South Mtn Boys & the Center Stage Cloggers March 25, Zephyr Lightning Bolts Lays Hardware Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organ- ization dedicated to the presser- vation of Appalachian culture. Adult Education Connection by Karen Gent You've registered to take the GED tests. You're getting ready to go to the testing center, and youlre starting to feel a little (a whole lot) nervous. What can you do so alleviate some of this pressure you're feeling? Here are some pointers that may help reduce your test anxiety: I. Avoid any additional pressure by showing up on time (or early) with all the equip- ment you will need (pencils, proper ID, etc.) Anticipate any unexpected delays such as heavy traffic, etc. that might slow you down. Use the rest- room before you arrive, and don't come in hungry or thirsty. Get plenty of rest the night be- fore so you will be at your best. 2. As soon as you receive the test, listen closely to any verbal istructions and read the written test directions carefully. Use scratch paper to pencil 'in any information you know such as dates, equations, formulas, or memou, cues you don't want to risk forgetting. 3. Scan the entire test and formulate a plan of attack. Plan your time according to the value of each question or section. Don't spend too much time on any one question. Al- low a few minutes at the end of the time allowed for the test to go back and look at any ques- tions you felt unsure about. 4. Read carefully, but move quickly through the test marking any answers you're not sure of. You can go back to those you marked and try them again. Don't panic if you don't know the answers to the first few questions. Go on to one you do know and start there. Rephrase questions you have trouble with. It may help for you to break the sentence into parts if you have trouble understanding it. Periodically check the clock to see how much time you have to work. 5. Check your work! Once you are finished, spend any remaining time reading over the test again. Check all your answers, even the ones you think are correct. You may have made a careless mistake. Remember, you don't get bonus points for finishing early and being the first to leave the room! 6. The multiple-choice questions on the GED tests can usually be narrowed down to two reasonable answer choices. Think about your selection carefully, and choose your answer. Are you prepared to "ke the GED tests? An exceller ray to evaluate your test readiness .is to take the Official GED Practice Tests. The practice tests are offered at all South- west Regional Adult Education classes. If you come in to take a practice test and pass, your GED testing fee will be paid. Don't miss out on this opportunity. Call today at 889- 5424 or 1-866-581-9935 and ask about taking a practice test. To register for GED testing in the four-county region, contact Joyce Presley in Buchanan County at 935-4551, Cindy Stanley in Dickenson County at 926-4643, Dreama Campbell in Russell County at 889-5424, or Toni Tester in Tazewell County at 988-6037. You must register prior to the testing date. We offer great entertainment in a u smoke-free, alcohol-free family [ Classified advertising works...call 762-7671 atmosphere. r u  =  =  = inl, = i = l  mm = m, a  = mmm m i = i =  =  = nlJ a l i0FFICIAL VOTING INFORMATION i i " The Constitution of Virginia requires that you be registered in the I precinct in which you live in order to be qualified to vote. ] In order to be eligible to vote in the Special Election to be held on i i Tuesday, April 5, 2011, you must register no later than 5:00 p.m. on I Tuesday, March 22, 2011. The office at Wise Courthouse also will be open on Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the convenience of registered voters who need to vote by absentee ballot for this i election. Saturday, April 2, 2011 is the last day for this election on which I absentee ballots may be voted in person by qualified applicants. i Voter Registration Application Forms are available upon request! Also, these forms are available at DMV, Town Halls, and other I governmental offices. [ i Please call us at the number below should you have any questions regarding voter registration or voting by an absentee ballot. ] [ALSO, REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR ID TO TIlE POLLS. I Tommy N. Chester, General Registrar " ! Main Street ! Wise Courthouse P.O. Box 309 ! I Wise, VA 24293 I L ........ ., 276-328-8331 I I I I i S PPL company