April Weekend Events: April Showers and I’m Not Fooling Around! 04/1-3

It’s April Fool’s Day or tomorrow that is! Have you had a practical joke played on you today or this week? Hopefully you found it funny and had a great sense of humor! I like jokes and such, but don’t like some of the ones my kids like to play on me such as placing fake spiders or bugs on the floor to see if I will scream. You know, those really aren’t that funny!!! And then, since we have a dog…(Spoiler: this is kinda gross, sorry), I don’t know where my kids got this, but they found fake dog poop…I know Ewwww!!! That was not fun when I thought it was real and was yelling.

Ok, ok, I’ll stop, hehe! Anyways, on to other things – I thought we were supposed to be having Spring. I was so looking forward to spring-like weather, sunshine, etc. However, what we have gotten this week is no joke and I’m not fooling around! We’ve had April Showers, but let’s look at the positive, they are supposed to bring May Flowers.

This weekend, even if it is not the Spring-like weather we all would like to have, let’s get out and enjoy the weekend anyway. We can pretend right? Tell us how you are planning your weekend!

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On Friday…

Get your Fashion on at the 2nd annual Trash N’ Fashion Show Fun(d)raiser, hosted by the Elkland Art Center this Friday, April 1st, from 6 – 10pm at the High Country Press building located at 130 Depot Street in Boone. The excitement includes a Silent Auction, Runway walks at 7 & 8:30 pm, with the band, Small Talk playing in between walks. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $3 for students and $5 for community members. For more info contact Cindy Ball at 828-719-6127.

Let the excitement begin with the 15th Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival, this Friday and Saturday, April 1st-2nd at 7:30 pm each night. Held at Farthing Auditorium on ASU’s campus, you won’t want to miss the world’s best films on mountain adventure, culture, and sport. With new films shown each night, the event in Boone has become one of the largest screenings and is an anticipated international film event that travels to over 285 communities across the globe. Tickets have a history of selling out quickly and are $7 for students and $9 for everyone else, and can be purchased at Farthing Auditorium on campus or at Footslogger’s in Downtown Boone. Visit http://op.appstate.edu/ for more info or http://www.banffmountainfestivals.com/. And, you can contact Rich Campbell at campbllrh@appstate.edu or call him at (828) 262-2475.

On Saturday…


Come on out to the Boone Michael’s Spring Fever Open House, showcasing everything spring (see Sarah’s previous post), held this Saturday, April 2nd, from 11am – 3pm Saturday April 2nd. Lots of FUN will be had with Door Prizes,  Special Deals for the Day, Coupons, an Easter Egg Hunt, Grumbacher Fine Art Demos, Wilton Cupcake Decorating Demo, Free Nuggets and Prizes from Chick-Fil-A, as well as a visit from their Cow. Plus, don’t miss a “paint and plant” clay pot project with our very own Sarah Pinnix of High Country Mom Squad, and a Spring mini-gallery from the collection of the late Florence Thomas of Ashe County, NC. For more info contact Joe Howell, Niki Miller, or Amanda Slocum at 828-265-8336.

Help support the annual Relay for Life Spring Thaw 5K Run/Walk on the Greenway Trail in Boone this Saturday, April 2nd. Registration begins at 7:30 am under the picnic shelters at the Clawson-Burnley Park which is across from the National Guard Armory, and all pre-registered participants will receive a free t-shirt, with all proceeds benefiting the Watauga County Relay for Life. The fee per person is $15, or $40 for a family on or before Thursday, March 24th, and $20 or $45 after that day. For more info visit www.wataugarelayforlife5k.com, email wardpy@appstate.edu or call Paula Ward at 828-297-4876.

Then we have not one, but two Fishing Tournaments:


1. The annual Big Fishing Tournament, held by the Henson Chapel UMC, in the fishing hole in Cove Creek behind Henson Chapel off of Old US 421 in Amantha on Saturday, April 2nd. With the Registration beginning at 7 am, the Entry Fee is $1 per pole, with 3 age categories: 2 – 8, 9 – 15, and 16 – 100. The one who catches the “biggest fish of the day” in each category will win $100, and the person who catches “the biggest fish over the whole day” will win an additional $100. Age 16 and older must have a fishing license and a trout stamp. For more info call Sonny Sweet at 828-773-5622.

2. Kicking off Spring in Blowing Rock, is the 32nd annual Trout Derby, held for 2 days this Saturday & Sunday, April 2nd-3rd. Derby hours begin at 6 am – 5 pm on Saturday, and 12 – 4 pm on Sunday. Cash and prizes will be awarded at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday for the biggest and best catches. For more info call 828-295-4636.

On Sunday…

Getting Married anytime soon? Don’t miss the 2nd annual High Country Wedding Expo, presented by The Association of Consultants and Event Services or known as (A.C.E.S.) this Sunday, April 3rd, from 1 – 5 pm in the Summit Trail Solarium in Plemmons Student Union at ASU. Look for lots of beautiful displays and creative product ideas along with Fashion shows which will be held at 2, 3, and 4 pm. Benefiting the Hospitality House, the entry fee is $5 or 5 canned goods/toiletry items. For more info call Jennifer Williams at 828-295-5148 or email A.C.E.S. at info@a-c-e-s.us.

Whatever your weekend holds, have Fun and Be Safe!

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