August Weekend Events: It’s Back To School Week! 08/10-12

It’s Back To School week and things are crazy busy for our household! After having a nice but short summer, we are working on the newness of having twins in High School and the adjustments to schedules, routines, and much more. Whew! Just getting bus schedules straightened is a chore and kids not getting home until almost 5pm. It isn’t all bad, just change, and change can be good and bad, even at the same time.

Change brings about opportunities, and really, it is how we view change that can be affect us positively or negatively. I don’t always do a great job of seeing things in a positive way, but usually at some point, I do tell myself to see the good and move towards that.

This weekend has some great opportunities for positive happenings to take part in. Grab your family and friends and go. I’m positive you’ll have a great time! (smile)


This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Now Showing:

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days PG
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift PG
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D PG


On Friday…


Enjoy some down home music and fun all weekend long at the Ola Bella Reid Homecoming Festival this Friday, August 10th through Sunday, August 12th in Lansing, NC. For 3 days, experience Old Time, Bluegrass, and Celtic music celebrating the life of Ola Belle Reid with lots of great bands performing, Instrumental, Songwriting, and Voice Workshops, a Craft Fair, Food Court, a Creek to wade in, and much more. Admission is free, but don’t forget to bring a blanket and lawn chair to sit in. For more info visit their website at, email, or call 336-977-1320.



On Saturday…


Calling all kids! Come on out to Sweet Frog for their Sweet Frog Kids Club Party, this Saturday, August 11th from 11:30am – 3pm. Helping to celebrate Back To School time and ending the summer, Sweet Frog will have Photo Ops and Booth for the kids and families, a Prize Wheel, and a Raffle for an awesome Free Party for 10 friends! Bring the kids to be included in the Raffle and Prize drawings. Visit their Facebook page to RSVP at, also visit their website at, email Casey Helmick at, or call 828-266-1558.



Here’s a great opportunity to find out what Clogging is all about and sign the kids up for a fun activity. The Appalachian Rhythm Clogging Studio is having a Kidz Klog Clinic this Saturday, August 11th from 10am – 12 noon right behind the Boone Mall. This clinic is for Beginners with no experience to very little, teaching some of the basic steps. The goal is to teach the art of Clog Dancing by being positive role models through choreography, music, actions and speech. For more info visit their website at, email, or call 828-268-1926.



Get ready for a night of Fun at the Rotary Club of North Wilkesboro’s Lawnmower Race this Saturday, August 11th at the Worth Evan Tomlinson Rotary Park in North Wilkesboro. This fundraising race is an Alleghany Mower Racing Association sanctioned race, and a film crew will be there filming for a new possible lawnmower racing reality show. Lots of awesome food vendors will be there too. Gates will open at 12 noon with practice starting at 3pm and race at 6pm. Tickets are $7 for adults and kids 5 and under are free. For more info call Mike Staley at 336-902-7052.



On Sunday…


Take a ride down the New River on a Guided Canoe Trip this Sunday, August 12th starting at 1pm. Meet at the U.S. 221 Visitor Center at the New River State Park with Park Rangers as they teach basic Canoeing Paddle Strokes, tell about many of the sights along the route, and other info for a 2-hour tour. Those participating will have to help carry and load canoes, and the trip is limited to 8 people. A minimal fee is charged for shuttling. For more info or to RSVP call 336-982-2587.


Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!


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