explore… weekend events 2/6-2/8

Hi, everybody!  As we approach Valentine’s Day, there are a couple of fun family and romantic events to get you out movin’ and groovin’, and they are for great causes!

Friday, February 6th 7 – 10 pm is the Dance for Will Dicus in the Watauga High School gym. Kids are welcome, and kids under 5 are free.  Admission is $10 and 100% of the proceeds go to the Will Dicus medical fund.  For more information on the benefit, contact Brent at 828-773-4681.  For more information and to win Tickets, click here!

Saturday, February 7th 6:30-11:3o pm, at the Broyhill Inn & Conference Center, is the 14th Annual Hearts of Hospitality Valentine Ball, to benefit the Hospitality House of Boone. Tickets are $50 and the fun and fellowship are worth the while!  Enjoy food, dancing, and a local “Dancing With the Stars” competition. Call 828-264-2733 for more information.

Expose the family to some culture this weekend:

ASU’s Appalachian Chamber Orchestra will be giving a free concert at the School of Music (Rosen Concert Hall) at 2:00pm on Sunday, February 8th.

Friday and Saturday are your last chances to check out the Andy Warhol exhibit at the Turchin Center for Visual Arts, on campus at ASU. The exhibit spotlights Warhol’s photographic work, and marks the 20th anniversary of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.  More info?  www.turchincenter.org

And thank you to local mom Jennifer Lawrence for sharing this event:

Mom’s Home Business Show! Saturday, February 7 10:00am-2:00pm High Country Homebuilders Meeting Room Hwy 105 By Pass, Boone (look for balloons) Businesses Represented Include: Cosmetics, Jewelry, Longaberger Baskets, Pampered Chef, Paper Crafts, Scentsy Wickless Candles, Thirty-One Gifts, and Usborne Books. All businesses are owned by local moms! Come learn about these different businesses and check out the wide variety of gifts for yourself, your children, home, family, and friends. Door prizes available from the representatives.

Here’s an idea – The Pink Panther 2 comes out this weekend… Have Dad take the kids to see Steve Martin at his slap-stick finest while you go and check out He’s Just Not That Into You!  When is the last time you went to a movie by yourself?  If you haven’t – GO!! My husband was super-nice and insisted that we try this out recently, and I couldn’t thank him enough.  It’s quiet, peaceful, entertaining, and even empowering on some levels to remember how to enjoy yourself – by yourself.

Know of any other fun events?  Please share!!!

Amy Forrester




  1. Oh, the Mom’s Home Business show sounds awesome! Might have to check that out!