April Weekend Events: Spring has Sprung 04/9-11

April  has brought wonderful changes in our weather and scenery around and about the High Country. I think we can officially say that “Spring had Sprung”! Hopefully you have been able to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Here are some weekend activities designed just for this very purpose.


This Friday, April 9th through Sunday the 11th,  ASU’s I.G. Greer Studio Theatre  will host the play theNightingale,”  an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale. Performing the play for the campus community and local families is The Appalachian Young People’s Theatre or also known as AYPT who is currently touring area schools with this production. Friday’s performance begins at 7 pm, and performances on Saturday and Sunday begin at 2 pm. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and children. Call 828-262-3063 or visit for more info www.theatre.appstate.edu/performances .


Saturday, April 10th, starts off with The 4th annual Relay for Life Spring Thaw 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 am at the Greenway Trail in Boone. Meet at 7:30 am for Race day registration and packet pickup in the Clawson-Burnley Park picnic shelters. The entry fee is $20 and the family rate is $45 with all proceeds directly benefiting the Watauga County Relay for Life. For more info or to register, contact Paula Ward at 828-297-4876/ or at wardpy@appstate.edu or Becky Younce at 828-264-9583/ or at www.appstate.edu/~wardpy.


APPS and Justice Hall at ASU will be having a Spring Fling Justice Bash offering a day full of fun and games Saturday, April 10th, from 12 noon – 7 pm at Duck Pond Field. Admission is free and activities and fun include a giant slide, trampoline jump, popcorn, gravity ball, tie-dying, live music and much more. For more info, call 828-262-2855.


This Saturday and Sunday, April 10th and 11th, Appalachian Ski Mountain hosts its Meltdown Games, a series of free activities for those wanting one more weekend on skis or snowboards. From teams racing down the slopes in cardboard boxes and trash bags to a costume contest and the pond skimming contest, the two days are filled with ways to say goodbye to the ski season. For more info, call 828-295-7828 or visit www.appskimtn.com.


National Library Week Begins this Sunday and goes through Saturday, April 11th to 17th. The Watauga Public Library is participating and will celebrate this event with story times for children with a library theme. Donna Pruett will also hold a balloon program for children and a display on the history of the library. For more info, head over to the Watauga County Library, call 828-264-8784 or visit www.arlibrary.org.


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