April Weekend Events: April Showers Bring May Flowers! 04/27-29

With the culture shock of this cold weather and the four letter word that we all don’t want to hear at this time of the year….SNOW, this week has been quite the show! From rain to hail to sleet to snow, one thing is for sure, Boone weather is unpredictable. As typical for this month, the saying goes April showers bring May flowers! Let’s look for the beauty of Spring with signs around us.

This weekend has some awesome events happening from the renowned MerleFest to school Spring Flings and a rendition of the Wizard of Oz with our very own Sarah Pinnex. There is something for everyone, so make sure to attend, have good times and make some memories!



This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Now Showing:

  •  The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D NEW! PG

  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits NEW PG

  • Visit www.regmovies.com for more info or call 828-262-3330.


On Friday…


Come on out for one of the biggest festivals around the area! It’s the 25th annual MerleFest celebration, this Friday, April 27th through Monday, April 30th, beginning at 9:30 am. Held in Wilkesboro at the Wilkes Community College campus, this 4-day festival features more than 90 performers on 14 different stages to honor the memory of Doc Watson’s son, Eddy Merle Watson. Now it’s become a tradition that is attended by thousands over the weekend for fans and musicians alike. For more info visit their website at http://www.merlefest.org.



On Saturday…


Looking for a head start on your garden? Here’s a way to get some great deals at the 5th Annual Early Bird Wildflower Walk & Plant Sale this Saturday, April 28th from 8am – 12noon. Held at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens, bring the family and have a fun-filled time of looking and buying some beautiful flowers and plants along with visiting the Gardens. For more info visit their website at http://danielboonenativegardens.org/.



Have tons of fun and help support the PTO at the annual Blowing Rock School Spring Fling Festival this Saturday, April 28th from 11am – 5pm. Presented by the PTO, look for great activities such as a Dunking Booth, Bouncy Houses, a Climbing Wall, a Giant Slide, Games, Hot Dogs & Hamburgers, a Bake Sale, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones, a 50-50 raffle & Silent Auction, and an appearance by the Blowing Rock Fire Department. The school is still taking items for the Silent Auction, but as of now includes an Air Hockey Game from Sears, and much more. There will also be an election of PTO Officers for the 2012-13 upcoming year. Free admission for most of the fun, a small fee will be for the Dunking Booth, and $1 for the Raffle which can be purchased from Jann in the school office this week. For more info call 828-295-3204.
Saturday and Sunday…
Get a little bit of culture and drama in your life by attending the Wizard of Oz and 12 Dancing Princesses this Saturday and Sunday, April 28th & 29th. Held at Farthing Auditorium on the ASU campus, Saturday’s performance starts at 7pm and Sunday’s is at 3pm. This double performance features our very own Sarah Pinnex as well as other locals in this exciting musical. For more info visit their website at http://studiokdance.net/home.html.


Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!


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