August Weekend Events: Summer’s Not Over Yet! 08/26-28

With school starting and schedules changing, vacation and fun activities can seem a thing of the past! It has been a time of cracking the whip on getting the kids to bed at a decent time, rearranging free time to include homework, trying hard to have dinner at a regular time…something I struggle with especially when we have a lot of orders going on and burning the midnight oil.

But, Alas…The Summer’s Not Over Yet! Nope, we still can manage to find time, even though it might be cut short, to have laughs, play games, watch a movie, take a walk – you get the picture! There’s a lot of FUN still left in this here Summer!

What are some of the activities you still enjoy with your family as we are nearing the end of Summer and heading into Autumn? Share, we would love to hear!

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This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Now Showing:

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World NEW! PG

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

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On Friday…


Enjoy being with community at Beech Mountain’s Bonfire this Friday, August 26th at 7 pm. This free Family-Friendly activity will be held at the Buckeye Lake fire pit on Grassy Gap Creek Road, and get ready for some Fun with S’mores, Campfire Stories, Live Music by Jessie Smith and much more. For more info contact Buckeye Recreation Center at 828-387-3003 or visit their website at www.beechmtn.com.

On Saturday…


You won’t want to miss the annual Deep Gap VFD Open House, this   Saturday, August 27th starting off with a Yard Sale at 8 am.  Sponsored by the Deep Gap VFD Ladies Auxiliary, the day will hold lots of fun activities for Kids, a Silent Auction, and of course, awesome Chopped Pork BBQ and Hot Dog plates for sale, all from 12 noon – 6 pm, with proceeds going back into the community. Located on Old Highway 421 South, for more info call 828-964-3583 or 828-964-1439.

Come on out for the 27th annual Valle Crucis Community Park Benefit and Auction this Saturday, August 27th, from 8 am – 1 pm held at the Valle Crucis Elementary School. With proceeds benefiting the family-fun park, the Live Auction will include Antiques, New Merchandise, Gift Certificates, a Flea Market, a yummy Bake Sale, awesome Food, and Breakfast, Lunch, and Beverages will be available as well. Visit http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150263109384872.345154.850521… to view items available for auction, and the benefit is still seeking items, products, services and gift certificates for the live auction as well as volunteers. Please contact Caroline at 828-963-9239 or email caroline@vallecrucispark.o​rg if you are interested in volunteering or donating an item for auction.

Do you love Pets? Hop on over to the 2011 Pet Fest, hosted by the Appalachian New River Veterinary Associates, this Saturday, August 27th, from 10 am – 3 pm. Benefiting the Watauga Humane Society, the event will take place at the Greenway pavilion in Boone with a Silent Auction, Fun Activities for Kids, Pet-Related Service Vendors and much more. For more info visit  www.anrva.com or call 828-264-5621.

Don’t forget Saturday is the last day…and maybe Monday for the Fall WeeCycle Children’s Consignment Sale, and as a vendor of Times Past Toys, yes, I want you to go! You’ll find lots of great buys on their 1/2 day Saturday sale that you won’t want to miss! Open daily 10 am – 6 pm, and Saturday 8 am – 6 pm. If you want to get a head start, you can get in at 7:30 am on Saturday by bringing in 5 non-perishable foods or $5 to benefit Parkway School’s Food Pantry. Wee-Cycle was started to help recycle and bring in monies for great items that are a gold mine. This sale’s location is at 687 George Wilson Rd., right behind Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone. So Clean Out and Cash In! For more info visit the website at http://weecyclechildrensconsignment.com/index.php.

Have a Safe and Fun Weekend!

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