May Weekend Events: Spring Has Sprung! 05/18-20

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Things seem to be a little crazier and busier right now than other times, or is that just me? With EOG’s now over…Whew, I thought we could relax a little, but no, not for our household! We have end of the year school projects, graduations next week, order deadlines, conferences, baseball – oh my! Even though things are quite overwhelming a bit, it is a good time.

With Mother’s Day this past Sunday and my twins graduating 8th grade and starting High School next year, I really have done some reflecting on life, where I want to be and what I want to be doing. I guess what got me all into this thinking was last week when I dropped my daughter off at the county wide 8th Grade Dance at the new High School. I was fine while we were waiting for her friends to arrive, but as soon as she saw them she bolted out of the car, turned around to tell me goodbye, and yes despite rolling her eyes, I made her give me a hug. I watched her as she ran to her friends and then more friends came and they gave each other hugs and then went strolling happily into the entrance doors to the auditorium.

At that moment, I don’t know what hit me, but tears sprang to my eyes! I caught myself saying, “What is wrong with me”? Then I realized that it felt like I was sending my little girl off to Kindergarten all over again, just in bigger shoes. I was kind of sentimental the rest of that night and know that we are beginning a new phase of life as our babies are now High Schoolers.

With all of the activities that are on each other’s plates, take a moment and reflect with me on the good of this year so far and how much growth has taken place in one sense or another, and take some time to make memories this weekend. Yes, Spring has Sprung, and each year this season only comes once, yet a new day is on the horizon!

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This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Now Showing: For Kids 13 and up

    Marvel’s The Avengers PG-13

  • Marvel’s The Avengers 3D

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On Friday…

 

Got a green thumb? Here’s your opportunity to take advantage of using your green thumb at the ASU Biology Greenhouse Plant Sale this Friday, May 18th from 8am – 5pm & Saturday, May 19th from 8am – 2pm. Sponsored by the Department of Biology Greenhouse, this is their annual spring plant sale located at 333 Dale St. off State Farm Road. Starting at just $1 and grown by students volunteering, you will be able to choose from hundreds of healthy tropical plants, some perennials and vegetables with more than 30 types of tomatoes. Remember to bring cash or checks only and help support the Greenhouse, which sponsors the High Country Gardening community outreach program. For more info first try emailing Jerry at  meyerja@appstate.edu or call 262-4025.

 

 

Do you or someone in your family love to read? Here is an inexpensive way to add to your personal library at the Annual Mall Book Sale at Boone Mall this Friday, May 18th from 9am-9pm, and Saturday, May 19th from 9am – 1pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library to better Library services, this annual Book Sale helps them to keep going and add to all of our Library experience. Generally hard back books are $1, paperbacks $.50, and kid’s book are $.25 – $.50. Come find some Book Treasure!

 

 

Come on out, have fun and help support a great cause at the 1st Annual Watauga Humane Society Golf Tournament this Friday, May 18th, starting at 12pm noon.  Held at the Blowing Rock Country Club, this Golf Tournament featuring Prizes and a Silent Auction, helps to benefit the animals at the Watauga Humane Society. The event kicks off with Registration and Lunch first, then with a Shotgun start at 1:30pm to start the activities. After the game, join the crowd for a Cash Bar, Hors D’oeuvres, a special presentation of Prizes and drawing of Raffle Tickets. For more info visit their website at http://wataugahumanesociety.org/65-golf-tournament-may-18-2012/ , email rmatthewson@charter.net or call 828- 265-6784.

 

 

On Saturday…

 

Get Ready, Get Set for the 31st Annual 4-H New River Canoe Race this Saturday, May 19th starting at 9am.  All skill levels are welcome for both the Canoe and Kayak categories entering the race anytime between 9am-1pm, with the Launch site and $10 per person Registration is being held at Zaloos Canoes in Jefferson where you’ll receive a complimentary T-Shirt. You can bring your own equipment or rent a discounted boat for the race.  A family-friendly activity, there will also be great Food, Sponsor Products, and fun things to do at the New River State Park, and the Awards Ceremony will be at 3pm at the Park in the Picnic area by the New River. For more info email Nancy Shannon at nshannon@skybest.com or call 336- 877-5550.

 

 

Join the community in celebrating the Earth,Water,Fire Run and River Paddle Challenge this Saturday, May 19th beginning at 9am. This Dualthon race which includes Running & Paddling, kicks off in Todd at the Walter and Annie Cook Park located across from the Todd General Store. This fun event includes a huge Bonfire, Live Music, and North Carolina BBQ, and the proceeds help to support the Watauga County Pathways as they explore, build, and update Greenway trails, Paddle trails and Blueways, Hiking trails, and Biking trails throughout the Boone and Watauga County area. For more info visit their website at http://wataugacountypathways.org/ or contact Karen at wataugapathways@gmail.com.

 

 

Bring the family and kids out to the Glenbridge Spring Fling this Saturday, May 19th, from 10am – 2pm. Held at the Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation, there will be awesome Food, Live Entertainment, Inflatable Slides and Games, a Silent Auction, Local Vendors, a Bake Sale, and a Cake Walk. Lots to do for a special day! Bring some Joy to the residents that maybe don’t get a lot of visitors there and give back. For more info call 828-264-6720.

 

 

Make sure to take the family and attend a fun day at the new Modern Subaru of Boone Grand Opening Event and Adoption Fair on Hwy. 105 ext., this Saturday, May 19th from 11am – 3pm. Enjoy an afternoon of awesome Food from Hob Nob Farm Cafe, wonderful Ice Cream from Marble Slab, Games, Door Prizes, Live Music by Jon-Jon and Kim, and a special Watauga Humane Society Adoption Fair! For more info visit their website at http://wataugahumanesociety.org/70-subaru-grand-opening/.

 

 

Enjoy a variety of Bluegrass and Southern style tunes at the Music in the Valle 10th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday, May 19th from 12noon – 6pm. Held at the Valle Crucis Community Park, the festival will feature local bands Diana and Sarvis Ridge, Southbound, and The Sheets Family. There will also be yummy Come Back Shack foods available along with yard games for kids, and Apple Hill Farm will be there with some friendly Alpacas for all to see. The cost is $5 per adult and $2 per child under 12, and all proceeds go to the park, with Mast General Store, Mast Farm Inn, Apple Hill Farm, and Daisy Ridge POA all helping to sponsor this event. For more info email Caroline Gandy at caroline@vallecrucispark.org or call 828-963-9239.

 

 

Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!

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Perfect for Sparrows, Chickadees, Finches, Swallows or Wrens, it can also be used in your home decor. Both Decorative and Functional, this Birdhouse has a screw in the bottom that can be loosened for easy cleaning purposes. Can be mounted on a post or a tree, or hung from a nail or rope, whichever you fancy! Made for Interior or Exterior use. All materials made from Reclaimed and Recycled Wood. Painted and/or Stained with Safe, Non-Toxic Paints and Stains. Measures – approx. 8 1/2” Length X 4 1/2” Width X 7 3/4” Height. $23.00

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About Keri


Along with writing for High Country Parent, Keri is owner of Times Past Toys, a wooden toy business, and also works as a Counselor/Life Coach for Healing Waters Ministries and Motivational Speaker around the area. Keri also loves to sing and sings regularly at church and in a singing group. Contact Keri for more information on Counseling, Speaking at your event, or Singing at 828-719-6615 or terrykerihamrick@bellsouth.net. Make sure to become a FAN on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TimesPastToys and Follow on Twitter at @TimesPastToys.