Weekend Events 9/25-27

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Sunshine Ray in FallHello Sunshine, I’m glad you finally decided to show yourself and hope to see you much more in the days to come. I love the coolness of the Fall season, but could do without all of the gloom and dampness.

Here are some weekend events to get you and your family out taking in the sunshine, sights and smells of Autumn and enjoying one another, while continuing with the theme earlier in the week with Tiffany’s post on Giving and Sharing.

Our first event brings our communities together to show the spirit of ncas_cncfriendship and giving to one another. On Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27, a huge influx of bicycle riders and their families, more than 2000 to be exact, will be pouring into Blowing Rock. The Cycle North Carolina (CNC) “Mountains to Coast” event is an 11th Annual week-long bicycle tour of NC that has become one of the most popular cross-state rides in the United States. The tour is starting in Blowing Rock on Saturday, September 26th and leaving early Sunday Sept. 27th to go to Surf City, NC.
The Blowing Rock Tourism and Development Association has asked Blowing Rock School and Community to help welcome the group, help them with their luggage, provide campsites for well over 450 people with the rest spreading throughout the community, sell snacks to them, host breakfast Sunday morning and clean up when they leave.
In return, the Blowing Rock TDA will make a large monetary donation to the school, and the school will keep the money they raise at the breakfast and vending events. What a great way to share in the spirit of giving and get a return from it as well.
The town is hosting a welcome dinner with band Saturday at 7pm at Blowing Rock Memorial Park. There will be a breakfast at the school early Sunday morning and the group will leave around 9am.  There will be a lot of activity around town Friday night, Saturday and early Sunday morning with this event. Come and be a part, leave feeling great!
For more info please email blowingrockpto@gmail.com or call the school at 828-295-3204 to see how you can help.
Parkway Elem. School picAnother school holds our 2nd event, that being the Parkway Elementary School’s Annual Fall Festival on Friday, September 25 from 5:30 until 8:30 pm, with a BBQ Dinner and all thFall Festival picse trimmings. The Fall Festival, sponsored by the Parkway PTSA, gives the proceeds right back to benefit the students. The cost is Adults -$6 , children 8th grade and younger – $4. Cotton candy will be sold and a $5 wristband can be purchased to enjoy unlimited play on giant inflatables, games and face painting. A Silent Auction and Raffle will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, along with showing off poise and agility with Cake Walks and the fun of Bingo. This is a great way to bring the family together for a good cause and have loads of fun also!

PonyoOur 3rd event last all week long starting Friday, September 25th until Thursday, October 1st at the Dragonfly Theater so you can take your little ones again and again and keep them entertained with Disney’s new movie PONYO, rated G.
Here is the official Review from Walt Disney Pictures and a link for the Trailer on YouTube.
“From the Academy Award®-winning director and world-renowned Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki comes PONYO, a story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.” Already a box-office success in Japan, the story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo (voiced by NOAH CYRUS) and her quest to become human features an outstanding roster of voice talent, including CATE BLANCHETT, MATT DAMON, TINA FEY, CLORIS LEACHMAN, LIAM NEESON, LILY TOMLIN, BETTY WHITE and FRANKIE JONAS as Sosuke, a young boy who befriends Ponyo. –© ”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiNB4epGxK8&feature=fvst
For showings and times, please visit www.dragonflytheater.com
or call 828-262-3222.

Enjoy the weekend and explore the ways of sharing and giving with your family!.

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.


Comments

  1. Great stuff! There’s also a women’s and children’s consignment sale this weekend. I believe it benefits Relay For Life and is being held at Boone Advent Christian Church on King Street. The sale is on Friday, Sept. 25 from 6 – 9pm and on Saturday, Sept.26 from 8 – 2pm.