High Country Family Weekend Events March 13 – 15

Spring temperatures have arrived in the High Country. Saturday and Sunday are going to be beautiful. Definitely, get outside and enjoy the fresh air. What is happening this weekend in the High Country for families? Don’t forget to do some Spring shopping at the Wee-Cycle Consignment Sale. We wish you all a wonderful and fun-filled weekend!

March 13:

1. Wee-Cycle Spring Children’s Consignment Sale – 10:00am – 6:00pm A biannual children’s consignment sale in Boone, NC, offering high quality children’s items to our community.

Wee-Cycle was born out of our concern in recycling children’s clothing within our community. There is a goldmine of recyclable items in each of our homes. Our idea is to offer a cheaper path to children’s fashion and more while tapping into Boone’s green consciousness.

200 Den Mac Drive
At the corner of Bamboo Rd and Brook Hollow Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

2. App State Blazing Easels: Native American Art – 3:00-4:30pm “Cave Painting”: Draw a stylized Native American cave painting or symbols, such as the eagle, and add color using pastel and crayon.

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. Family Movie Showings:

Regal Cinema in Boone Now showing: Disney’s Cinderella 
Parkway Theater in West Jefferson Now showing: Disney’s McFARLAND USA

March 14:

1. Wee-Cycle Spring Children’s Consignment Sale – 8:00am – 6:00pm A biannual children’s consignment sale in Boone, NC, offering high quality children’s items to our community.

Wee-Cycle was born out of our concern in recycling children’s clothing within our community. There is a goldmine of recyclable items in each of our homes. Our idea is to offer a cheaper path to children’s fashion and more while tapping into Boone’s green consciousness.

200 Den Mac Drive
At the corner of Bamboo Rd and Brook Hollow Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

2Open 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. Make a Tissue Paper Flower at Michael’s Craft Store: 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

Tissue Paper Flowers

4. Lowe’s Build & Grow – 10:00am Bring your child to Lowe’s (Boone, West Jefferson, and Banner Elk) and your child will love building one of their favorite Monster Jam superstars!

Lowes Monster Jam

5. Family Movie Showings:

Regal Cinema in Boone Now showing: Disney’s Cinderella 
Parkway Theater in West Jefferson Now showing: Disney’s McFARLAND USA

6. Elk Knob State Park “The Northern Hardwood Forest” – 1:00pm This natural community is rare outside of Canada and New England and present mostly in the Appalachian Mountains south of Pennsylvania. Come find out about the plants and animals that you won’t see anywhere else in the

South. Meet at the park office at 1 p.m. on Saturday March 14th.

Starts at: 1:00 p.m.    Meet at: park office

7. Grandfather Mountain State Park “Unwanted Necklace” – 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Appropriate for ages 5 and up; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Ever wonder what kind of necklaces animals and birds wear? Join Ranger Sicard for a program that will tell you what kind of necklaces they wear and how we can keep them from wearing them. As a reminder of the necklaces we do not want the animals and birds to wear you will be able to make your own necklace to take home with you.

For more information please call Andy Sicard at the park office 828-963-9522 or email: andy.sicard@ncparks.gov.

Meet at: Park Office – 9872 Hwy 105 S, Banner Elk, NC

8. 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.

March 15:

1. Wee-Cycle Spring Children’s Consignment Sale – 12:00pm – 5:00pm A biannual children’s consignment sale in Boone, NC, offering high quality children’s items to our community.

Wee-Cycle was born out of our concern in recycling children’s clothing within our community. There is a goldmine of recyclable items in each of our homes. Our idea is to offer a cheaper path to children’s fashion and more while tapping into Boone’s green consciousness.

200 Den Mac Drive
At the corner of Bamboo Rd and Brook Hollow Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

2. Regal Cinema in Boone Now showing: Disney’s Cinderella 
Parkway Theater in West Jefferson Now showing: Disney’s McFARLAND USA

Sunday Matinee $4 for everyone!

3. Grandfather Mountain State Park “To Build a Fire” – (Appropriate for all ages – children under 16 must be accompanied by adult)

Fire is one of the cornerstones of human civilization that many of us take for granted in today’s modern lifestyle. Could you build a fire if necessary? Join a Park Ranger at Grandfather Mountain State Park to learn techniques on fire building and emergency fire starting for camping, heating or survival. Participants will learn about fuel sources, alternative fire starters and some of the science behind fire. This program will last approximately one hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult and please leave pets at home.

Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. For more information, contact Luke Appling at the park office 828-963-9522 or email: luke.appling@ncparks.gov.

We will meet at the left (north) side of the Lowes Foods parking lot; Highway 105 at intersection of Highway 184