December Weekend Events: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow! 12/9-11

Well, we’ve had another snow, and doesn’t it just get you in the Christmas mood? It sure does me! As a Florida girl, I love seeing the weather fit the seasons up here, and I enjoy just having a change of seasons! I’ve seen some comments about “Who’s been shaking up the snow globe I live in here?”. I can honestly say that it has not been me, but now my hubby is a different story! You see, he is known for praying for the “S” word(SNOW)...and has been threatened that if he doesn’t stop, well, we’ll just leave it at that, haha!

Anyway, I do love the snow when it is not being a hindrance, or putting people’s lives in danger. It is so beautiful, serene and brings a sense of crisp clean! So, when it’s snowing with no wind, just fluffy flakes falling, ( say that three times in a row), I say, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”! And enjoy it to the fullest!

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On Friday…


If you are looking for unique gifts for Christmas, look no further than the Craft Enrichment Benefit Sale this Friday, Dec. 9th from 9am – 3pm at the Katherine Harper Hall on the ASU campus. Helping to support the Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program, the winter sale will feature handmade crafts from students along with current and former craft enrichment instructors. Look for decorative/functional Pottery, Baskets, Quilts, Jewelry, Glass and Woodworking items, and much more all at “ready to sell” prices. For more info visit www.craftenrichment.appstate.edu or call Eric Reichard at 828-262-2530.

Here is a great opportunity to find local, affordable, one-of-a kind gift items that supports a great cause at the same time!  The Shop Local, Buy Local, and Give Local 3rd annual Socially Aware Holiday Fair is this Friday, Dec. 9th from 11am – 2pm sponsored by Appalachian and the Community Together (ACT). Held in the International Hallway of Plemmons Student Union at ASU, local nonprofit organizations are coming together to sell unique items that benefit their organizations. Vendors include the Watauga Humane Society, Hospitality House, The Hunger & Health Coalition, Turtle Island Preserve and the Western Youth Network, among others. All of them are selling items such as Greeting Cards, Dog Bandanas,other Pet Accessories, Ornaments, T-Shirts, Calendars, Holiday CDs, African Jewelry, Clothing, Handmade Goods, and other unique merchandise. You can even get your shopping and Wrapping done all together at  ASU’s Office of Sustainability, which is providing an alternative Gift-Wrapping Station. Only cash or checks will be accepted. For more info about ACT or the vendors and available products, visit www.act.appstate.edu or call 828-262-6567.

Bring the kids to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Boone Chick-fil-A this Friday, Dec. 9th from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Moo Cow will be there with FREE Icedream too! Kids will love seeing Santa and playing around in the Indoor Playground area, even if it is cold outside! Call 828-264-4660 for more info.

You won’t want to miss the Christmas musical/drama production of The Nutcracker Ballet, presented by the Studio K Dance Workshop this Friday through Sunday, Dec. 9th-11th. Studio K does such a great job at portraying this “Timeless Holiday Tale” , it really is fun for the whole family! Go and see the Mom Squad’s very own Sarah Pinnex and her family make us proud! It starts this Friday, at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm, and then ending on Sunday at 3pm at Farthing Auditorium on the ASU campus. Tickets for Adults are $11, Students and Kids are $9. You can purchase tickets by calling Studio K at 828-265-4111 or Farthing Auditorium at 828-262-4046.

On Saturday…



Get the kids excited about the Christmas holidays while learning about the true “reason for the season” at the Bethlehem Bonanza held at the Greenway Baptist Church Family Life Center at 880 Greenway Road. Kids Kindergarten – Sixth grade are welcome to help celebrate Jesus’ Birthday with Food, Games, and Crafts this Saturday, Dec. 10th from 12 noon – 4pm. Sponsored by Bethlehem and Beyond, Three Forks Baptist Association, and local area churches, for more info visit www.bethlehemandbeyond.com or call Danny Watts at 828-264-7750.

The kids will have a blast at the  Christmas Fun Day for Kids this Saturday, Dec. 10th from 1-3pm held at Trinity Baptist Church in Deep Gap. Kids Kindergarten – 5th Grades will craft an Ornament, build Gingerbread Houses, Decorate Christmas Cookies, listen to Christmas Music and have a jolly old time! Contact Melissa Finger at 828-773-0989 or Rebecca Miller at 336-620-1431 for more info.

Head on over to the Newland Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Newland Business Association this Saturday, Dec. 10th starting at 6pm. Line up for the parade is at 5:30pm at the Avery County Courthouse, and goes through downtown finishing at the Lowe’s Food parking lot at River Walk Park. Those participating in the parade are asked to decorate with lights to be seen better and sparkle more. Of course the Shriners Marching Band will be there along with Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Shriners’ float. Before the parade, Santa will be at the Heritage Arts Dance Studio next to Sandee’s Restaurant at 4pm for great Photo Ops and for kids to sit on Santa’s lap. For more info call Bill Close at 828-2603-205.

Bring out the Skier in you at the 9th annual 2-day SugarFest, this Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 10th-11th from 9am – 10pm at Sugar Mountain in Banner Elk. The festival will have an Olympic Ice Skater Showcase, Fireworks, Live Entertainment, Trick Competitions, Equipment Demos, Giveaways and, of course, Skiing on the slopes of Sugar Mountain. Admission is free to watch the festivities, but to participate requires a ticket. For more info call 828-898-4521 or visit www.skisugar.com.


On Sunday…


Love to make Gingerbread Houses? Here is a Gingerbread House Workshop and Holiday Open House this Sunday, Dec. 11th from 2-4pm at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. Kids will get to participate in a Gingerbread House Workshop and explore their creative side for $10 per house or for BRAHM members, $9 per house. Also, the Holiday Open House will have have Refreshments and some fun Entertainment. To Register or for more info call 828-295-9099 or visit www.blowingrockmuseum.org.

Make sure to take in the Christmas Drama “Witnesses of Christmas” this Sunday, Dec. 11th at 6pm at Alliance Bible Fellowship. Kids of all ages will present the story of Christmas with Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, and all of the characters located at 1035 N.C. 105 Bypass. For more info visit www.abfboone.org or call 828-264-8312.

Have a FUN and SAFE Weekend!

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Here is a current item being offered: From our Times Past Toys Online Store, here is one of our new Christmas Make-An-Ornament Kits. Christmas “Snowman” Ornament Kit Give your kids a wonderful activity to do themselves, with friends, or together with you! Here is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together working on a Christmas project that will be your very own. Personalize it any way that you like.

Ornament Kit comes with:
Wooden Ornament Shape
Choice of 2 Markers or 1 Glitter glue
Ribbon to tie
Hook for hanging

Ornament Kit is not suitable for children under age of 2 as there are small pieces such as the hook. Kit measures approximately 6″ Height x 3″ Long on bottom x 1/8″ width. $4.99

We are now offering our Toys and products packaged for your convenience. .