April Weekend Events: Springtime Fun! 04/16-18

April is just flying by, but what a wonderful month it has been with the awesome weather and many fun events and happenings going on around the High Country. Haven’t the flowering Bradford Pear trees and the Yellow Bells been just beautiful?

Everyone seems to be out and about at once with the Tot Lot being full of kid’s having fun and their contagious laughter, and the Baseball fields and parking lots overloaded with cars, people, and games, ours included as my son plays Baseball at the Optimist Field. (That’s a picture of him on the left making the winning run for his team!) Now that is a crazy place for sure!

In short, Oh what Springtime Fun! Here are some activities going on this weekend for you to check out. Feel free to add more events if you know of something going on.

The Children’s Playhouse is having a Baby Fair and Consignment Sale this Fri. & Sat., April 16th – 17th, held at the National Guard Armory in Boone. For more info, call 828-263-0011 or visit www.goplayhouse.org.

Shooting Stars 2010 is here! Hosted by The Watauga Education Foundation, this super fun local talent show is Friday night, April 16th at Farthing Auditorium on ASU’s campus. Make sure to see Sarah’s story about this and her husband showing off his talents in this year’s show. Tickets on sale there, $10 for Adults and $5 for Students and Watauga County School Employees. For more info visit www.wefnc.org.

Curious George…Where? Yes, we can thank Jaime Hawkins for this tip, George will be in Wilkesboro at the W. Kerr Scott Visitor’s Center, participating in the Read With A Ranger Program and UNC-TV’s own Read-a-roo for a day full of green reads! This Free Event day begins with a Book Exchange, 10 am – 12 noon, so bring in a book and your child can take home a new one. Then 10 – 10:30 am and 11 – 11:30 am, Meet and Greet Curious George and UNC-TV’s Read-a-roo, followed by a Hot Dog Lunch from Noon – 1pm. From 1 – 3 pm, it’s TAKE-A-KID FISHING DAY! So get ready to get hooked on fishing and learn about aquatic wildlife, even go on a guided hike with a Ranger.

Sponsored by Friends of W. Kerr Scott Lake, the Read with a Ranger program promotes environmental education through literacy. Please call (336) 921-3390 to register for this free event or visit their website at http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/WKScott/index.htm.

In the mood for a concert? Son’s Light Ministries is hosting a Benefit Concert Sat., April 17th 7-10 pm at Harvest House, (btw Goodwill and Boone Bowl). Michael Alvarado, Harvest House Band, Marlowe Crews, and Kaley Rivera will be performing and proceeds go towards the Son’s Light Records/School of Music projects which focus on providing music lessons to all ages and offering them the opportunity to learn practical business skills from an operating record label. Tickets are $5 at the door which covers cost of entrance and a raffle ticket. Visit www.sonslightministries.com for more info.

With all of these activities going on, you and your family are sure to have a good time. Let us know what your plans are!

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