August Weekend Events: School’s in Session! 08/12-14

Can you believe it? We are half way through August and yes School’s in Session! Amazing how time flies and how quickly the seasons change. Before we know it, we will be welcoming the Fall season.There is still some Summer left, but it is going by fast.

So, what kind of activities do you still do now that School is here? How do you and your family make the most of this time of year? How do you welcome in Autumn? I am asking because I would love to hear how you take part in the Weekend Events and share some awesome and exciting happenings you do with your families.

This can lend great ideas for families on a budget, and help for newbies to the area and such. Plus, it provides more connection with other Mom Squad readers. So jump in, share activities not listed, tell us your story about your weekend! We want to hear from you!


This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

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On Friday…

Come on out for a nice, leisurely Sunset Stroll in Blowing Rock this Friday, August 12th as local Businesses, Art Galleries and Restaurants come together for an evening of free Art Exhibitions, Wine Tastings and Live Music on Blowing Rock’s Sunset Drive. Sponsored by the businesses on Sunset Drive, the event is held from 5:30 – 8 pm, and those participating will be flying balloons to help guests find their way. For more info contact the stores.

Make sure to attend the Sixth annual Ola Belle Reed Festival at the Lansing Creeper Trail Park, in Lansing this Friday through Sunday, August 12th – 14th.  The free 3-day Festival named after acclaimed songwriter and musician Ola Belle, includes a variety of music from Old-time, Bluegrass, Americana and Celtic music. The music begins at 5 pm on Friday, at 12 noon on Saturday, and at 11 am on Sunday with donations being accepted to benefit the preservation of the heritage and traditions in Lansing and the surrounding region. For more info call festival coordinator Beth Rembert at 336-384-5716 or visit

On Saturday…

Do you hear that roar? You guessed it…Lawnmower Racing is back, hosted by The Rotary Club of North Wilkesboro this Saturday, August 13th, at Worth Evan Tomlinson Rotary Park. Gates at the Rotary Fairgrounds, open at 12 noon with practice starting at 3 pm, followed by the Racing at 6 pm. Admission is $7, kids 5 and under are free, and don’t miss the variety of food vendors. For more info call Mike Staley at 336-902-7052.

On Sunday…

Get up and dance to the tunes with Groovy Nights III, singing Lip Synched hits from the past held several times this month at the Blowing Rock Country Club. Sunday –  August 14th at 5:30 pm, Tuesday – August 16th, at 7:30 pm, and Friday, August 19th, at 7:30 pm take in the fun and party. Tickets are $25, and all proceeds benefit the Blowing Rock Community Foundation used for scholarships to area students and for grants to local organizations. Donations are accepted for the Teen Angels at $500, Elvis the King at $300 and the Rolling Stones at $100. For more info call 828-295-7906 or 828-295-3171.

Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!


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