High Country Family Weekend Events February 6 – 8, 2015

What is happening this weekend in the High Country for families? It is going to be a warm weekend, so you may want to escape from cabin fever and enjoy the outdoors. Check out exciting and fun-filled family events below. We wish you all a wonderful weekend!

February 6:

1. Free Sledding at Beech Mountain – This sledding hill attracts people from all over the Southeast. We are lucky to have it in our backyard for free of charge for children 12 and under. Adults are allowed to sled with their small children. The hill is situated right beside the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce.

2. Open Play Time at The Children’s Playhouse – Come spend quality family time exploring our art activities, pretend vet clinic, climbing wall, dress-up area, ball pit and more! $5 per person admission or buy a membership for the whole family for $100 per year. Open play hours are 10-5 Tuesday-Fridays and 10-3:00 on Saturdays.

3. Family Movie Showings:
Regal Cinemas in Boone
 Now showing: Paddington and The SpongeBob Movie

4. Midnight Blast at Appalachian Ski Mountain – The region’s only late-night skiing and snowboarding! The slopes will be open continuously from 5pm – 12 Midnight.

February 7:

1. Free Sledding at Beech Mountain and Snowman Building Contest – This sledding hill attracts people from all over the Southeast. We are lucky to have it in our backyard for free of charge for children 12 and under. Adults are allowed to sled with their small children. The hill is situated right beside the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce. Children and families will enjoy creating snowmen on the Beech Mountain Town Sledding Hill on Saturday, February 7th from 10am-noon. Bring your own accessories to decorate your snowman. Prizes will be awarded.

2. Heart Shape 2015

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Don’t Skip a Beat… Join Appalachian Regional Healthcare for the 3rd annual Heart Shape event on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 8:00 am – 12:45 pm at the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center. Over 100 people attended last year’s event and learned about heart health and the cardiology services available through ARHS in the High Country. Attention Families! Interactive Ameriheart® Exhibitheart-exhibit. This is a 13 feet long, 16 feet wide and 12 feet high anatomically correct heart for participants to investigate how the heart functions. The large interactive heart will serve as a compelling attraction that will provide heart health education to guests of all ages.

3. Open Play Time at The Children’s Playhouse – Come spend quality family time exploring our art activities, pretend vet clinic, climbing wall, dress-up area, ball pit and more! $5 per person admission or buy a membership for the whole family for $100 per year. Open play hours are 10-5 Tuesday-Fridays and 10-3:00 on Saturdays.

4. String Heart Art at Michael’s: 10am – 12pm Drop in. Drop in. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up

Michael's String Art

 

5. App State Fiddler’s Convention – 10:00am – 5:00pm: The ASU Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is held on the campus of Appalachian State University and is 100% student operated. This unique three-day event draws over 400 attendees from nine states and celebrates the rich musical and cultural history of the Appalachian region. Events include; concerts, instructional workshops, music competitions, a gathering of luthiers, as well as a handmade market featuring crafters from across the region.

6. Family Movie Showings:
Regal Cinemas in Boone Now showing: Paddington and The SpongeBob Movie 

7. Bonfires at Chetola – Enjoy some outdoor fun with your friends at the new fire pit by Chetola Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock. Bonfires are scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. every Saturday evening, weather permitting. Kids can purchase $5 s’mores kits and roast their marshmallows over the open fire. The event also features an outdoor cash bar and live music. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola at (828) 295-5505, or visit www.chetola.com.

8. Midnight Blast at Appalachian Ski Mountain – The region’s only late-night skiing and snowboarding! The slopes will be open continuously from 5pm – 12 Midnight.

February 8:

1. Free Sledding at Beech Mountain – This sledding hill attracts people from all over the Southeast. We are lucky to have it in our backyard for free of charge for children 12 and under. Adults are allowed to sled with their small children. The hill is situated right beside the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce.

2. Family Movie Showings:
Regal Cinemas in Boone Now showing: Paddington and The SpongeBob Movie

3. “Folk Toys” at Elk Knob State Park  – 2:00pm: Stop by the office and visit with a ranger as he shares a few folk toys from Appalachia. Participants will be challenged to operate each toy successfully. Children are encouraged to attend this short program. For more information or for travel conditions to and within the park, please call 828-297-7261.