What a beautiful April we have been having! We sure run the gamut of weird weather here in the High Country with our cold spell this past week, plus we are in for more according to Ray’s Weather.com. However, the scenery around the Boone area is just gorgeous! It makes you want to get out and experience the gentle breeze, rays of bright sunshine, and the smell of flowers and April showers.
Here are some family-friendly fun activities to do all around Watauga County and the surrounding areas. You’ll find things to do like a Fun Kids night, viewing the world from up on top of a mountain, taking in one of the biggest shows in the county, walking for a great cause and more. Find yourself ready and willing to step into Spring with all of these great happenings!
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Make the climb with the whole family for April Dollar Days at Grandfather Mountain, everyday through April 30th from 8am – 6pm. If you work or live in Mitchell, Avery, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany and Wilkes counties, along with anyone riding with you in your car can visit Grandfather Mountain for $2 during the month of April with proof of a local job or address. This also includes students in the area. Plan to make a day of it and see the beauty of the “Old Man”, the flowers, peaks, even the wildlife habitats for some adventure. For more info visit their website at http://www.grandfather.com/events/april-dollar-days-2/ or call 828-733-4337.
Head on over to the Crinkleroot Retreat 2012 this Friday, April 20th through Monday, April 23rd from 9am – 5pm for a weekend of fun! Held at Camp Broadstone, the Crinkleroot Retreat 2012 is a weekend Day Camp experience for kids ages 8-14 who have an autism spectrum disorder. In its 3rd year, campers will have fun with Field Activities, Arts and Crafts, Hiking, Music and other typical camp activities. Sponsored by Autism Speaks U & the ASU Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NC Institute for Health and Human Services within the College of Health Sciences,the day is sure to be action and fun filled. For more info visit their website at http://www.ihhs.appstate.edu/community/crinkleroot, email Mary Sheryl Horine at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 828-262-7557.
Don’t miss the highlight of April with Shooting Stars 2012this Friday, April, 20th from 6:30-9pm held at Farthing Auditorium on the ASU campus. Sponsored by Wells Fargo and presented by the Watauga Education Foundation, this annual competitive show emceed by John Carter of WBTV, features the best talents of students in Watauga County Schools sharing their giftings and creativity in Visual Art and Performing Arts including Dance, Vocals, Instrumentals, Comedy and much more.Tickets are available at the Farthing Box Office. For more info visit their website at www.wefnc.org, email Producer Alison Idol at email@example.com, or call 828-268-1273.
Calling all Kids…Grab your favorite PJ’s and go to Chick-Fil-A for Pajama Night this Friday, April 20th from 7-9pm. You’ll have tons of fun wearing your comfy PJ’s with other kids and you can bring your best stuffed animal with you. Moo Cow will be there reading fun books to you and you can try the NEW Chocolate Chunk Cookie for FREE! For more info visit their website at www.chick-fil-a.com/boone, or call 828-264-4660.
It’s time for shopping for local produce and crafts as the Ashe County Farmer’s Marketopens this Saturday, April, 21st and runs every Saturday through October 31st, from 8am – 1pm. Known as one of the most successful and vibrant Farmers’ Markets in the High Country, they are located on the Backstreet in downtown West Jefferson. You’ll find all kinds of treasures from local Crafts, Candles, Plants, Veggies, and much more. There’s something for everyone. For more info visit their website at http://www.ashefarmersmarket.com/index.html, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring out the Artiste in yourself and your children at a day of Sustainable Art with the Elkland Art Center this Saturday, April 21st from 10am – 12noon. This event is being held at the Watauga County Public Library for a day of sustainable art making for the soon-to-be-open F.A.R.M. Cafe. Kids, Adults, and in between are welcome to come create and be inspirations for this new local restaurant. Make sure to let the Library that you are coming so they can be prepared by RSVPing to the Watauga County Public Library Children’s Department, visit their website at www.wataugacountylibrary.com , or call them at 828-264-8784.
Take the whole family out to Earth Day at New River State Park this Sunday, April 22nd starting at 11am. Celebrate Earth Day the New River way with great activities including a Live Music Picnic, a Park Ranger will lead some fun and educational environmental activities, as well as learning how to help protect the Earth with sustainable living organizations. Lots of fun for the whole family. To be a part, meet at the New River State Park’s Hwy. 221 Access, and the Picnic will be from 11am – 1pm at the River Side Picnic area, with activities starting at 1pm. The Visitor Center will also have Booths from sponsors of Earth Day For more info call 336-982-2587.
Kick it up for a good cause at the High Country March for Babies this Sunday, April 22nd from 3-5pm at Kidd Brewer Stadium on the ASU campus. This annual March for Babies day is where you can enjoy a 3.1 mile walk around Kidd Brewer Stadium’s track, knowing that you are helping to make a difference in someone’s life. For Adults, Kids, and Families alike, there will be ASU Athelete’s, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones, Music and much more. Help to give every baby a healthy start! For more info call Kayla Moose at 828-464-8905
or email her at KMoose@marchofdimes.com.
Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!
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Catch N Keep Bug Critter Cage comes with a rope handle, a sliding wooden Door to keep shut when needed, and also has a Screen around the sides and top for air and light for those little creatures. Comes in a natural sanded and smooth wood finish. A super Fun activity for those outdoor moments of Spring, Summer, and Fall!
All materials made from Reclaimed and Recycled Wood. Cage Measures approx. 8″ L x 6″H x 5″ W. $11.99
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