January Weekend Events: A New Year Full of New Beginnings! Jan. 8-10

Welcome to a New Year full of New Beginnings as we slide into January 2010 (Yes, pun intended).  Even though this year may have not started out as what we might have liked, being able to stick to schedules due to weather, etc., we have a choice to make “lemonade out of lemons” so to speak If any of you know my husband Terry, he prays for more snow and is loving all of this! People have called to tell him to get up off of his knees so that it will quit and give us a much needed break… haha! Even so, as we continue to have Snow and that Snow abundantly, let’s find out how we can make the most of more family time and enjoy the beauty of God’s Winter Wonderland! Here are some activities to help get us going this weekend.

Winterfest at Beech Mountain is this Sat. & Sun. Jan. 9th and 10th, featuring specials and  discounts all weekend from area Restaurants, Lodging, as well as, Ice Skating . Official sponsor’s, Ray’s Weather and  Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce help kick-off Saturday’s activities with the Extreme Sports Consumer Demo from 9 am – 3:30 p.m., same time on Sunday, featuring products from 4frnt, Atomic, Fisher and more. Face painting, performances by the Mini Mountaineers and High Country Dance Studio in the Beech Tree Bar and Grille, as well as Big Glove Boxing,  Snow Tubing and Ice Skating will be ongoing events.

Winterfest’s schedule also premiers The Nesquik Bathing Beauty Competition, complete with Swimsuit wearing contestants on skis racing for a $1,000 cash prize from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm on Saturday. Yankee Pete from Kiss 95.1 will be Emceeing the event with a full-blown Cookout and Live Music. Registration is from 9 – 11 am with a $10 fee. 2 pm opens the Summit Figure Skating Club from Greensboro with an Exhibition, and Club Members will be on the ice all day offering help to skaters who would like pointers. Next, at 4:30 pm The Extreme Sports Village Rail Jam, entry fee is $15, will take place featuring Music, a Cookout and plenty of Prizes and Product Giveaways. At 6:30 pm, Standard Films Black Winter Snowboarding movie shows at the Beech Tree Bar and Grille. To end the day, there will be Live Music at the same location starting at 8 pm.

Sunday’s events begin with the Summit Figure Skating Club giving a show at 11:30 am, then the always fun Cardboard Box Derby judging  takes place at 12:30 pm, which first debuted in 1983 and continues to be a Winterfest highlight, the race then takes place at 2 pm. Winding down the day is The Edge of the World Big Air Competition at 3:30 pm. With there being something for everyone, children and adults are sure to have loads of fun.  For more information, visit our website at www.skibeech.com  or call 1-800-438-2093 or 828-387-2011.

Ancient Moon Bellydance is offering a one-time FREE dance class on Sunday, Jan. 10th, from 1-2pm at Northwestern Dance Studio on highway 105 in Boone. This is an Intro-level class showing ladies what Bellydance is all about, and open to women of all ages, under 14 should be accompanied by an adult. Dancers will work on basic dance posture and will learn a handful of beginner moves with some of the regular students and troupe members giving a short performance demo at the end of class. Please email ancientmoonbellydance@yahoo.com for more info.

Have fun this weekend and enjoy the beauty of God’s Creation…and throw a Snowball or two!

Also, make sure to check out Keri’s and her husband’s new website, www.timespasttoys.com for their Wooden Toy and Home Decor business, Heavenly Creations Decor, currently under construction, so please pardon their cyber dust. Even so, this will give you a look at some of the products they have to offer and who they are. They are constantly adding new inventory as well. Here is a current item being offered: A Beautiful Floral Arrangement…in warm hues of Gold, Sunny Yellows, Burgandy Reds, and Sage Greens. Looks great in any room and adds that unique touch to any decor. Available in Brass container. All Floral Arrangements can be customized to your preferences.

Keri and her husband look forward to hearing from you and you are more than welcome to give  helpful hints as to making the website better and more user friendly. They  will soon be including links for area businesses selling Times Past Toys and Heavenly Creations Decor products and such..