High Country Happenings: Summer at the Playhouse

June Programs
Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place at The Children’s Playhouse, 400 Tracy Circle, Boone. For more information, visit our website, www.goplayhouse.org, or call 828-263-0011.


World Music Series—Birth to Age 6 at the Childrens Playhouse

Board-certified music therapist Aaron Teague teaches family music classes that promote parent-child connections through music and musical development of the child by using singing, moving, and playing instruments. You can sign up for just one class or all three! We will offer the series in the afternoon in June and mornings in July. Cost is $9 per class for members and $12 for non-members but only $20 members/ $25 nonmembers if you sign up for all three classes in the series. Minimum 6/maximum 10 kids. Registration required.

Music around Our World
3:00-3:45 Wednesday, June 18 or 10:00-10:45 Thursday, July 10th

During this class we will take a musical romp around the world, including music from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and other regions.

Dance to the Music
3:00-3:45 Wednesday, June 25 or 10:00-10:45 Thursday, July 17th

During this class we will explore the music that is connected to dance in various cultures.

Our Earth and Her Sounds
3:00-3:45 Thursday, June 26th or 10:00-10:45 Thursday, July 24th

Families in this class will explore music and sounds of the Earth including songs of animals, plants, and families.

Dine at Tupelo’s at Help The Playhouse!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Thursday, June 12th

From the wonderful team that brought you Moonshine Café, Nova and Mike Nelson, Tupelo’s features yummy food for meat-lovers and vegetarians alike, prepared from high-quality, often organic ingredients, and served with ethnic flair. When you eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner there on Thursday, June 12, the Nelsons have pledged to donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to The Children’s Playhouse. Tupelo’s is located in the old Angelica’s building at 506 W. King Street. What a great excuse to eat out!

Your Child’s Development
10:30 Thursday, June 19

Delores Wilder, preschool interventionist with Watauga County Schools and a member of the Local Inter-agency Coordinating Council, answers questions about typical preschool development, when you should be concerned, and where to go for help. Sponsored in part by The Children’s Council of Watauga County. Free.


Crafty Kids: Paint a Hat
3:30 Tuesday, June 24

Decorate your own ball cap to keep. For kids 4 and up. $3 for members, $9 for non-members (includes admission).


Summer Birthday Party Sale!
A Playhouse birthday party is the no-hassle party that kids love and is easy on parents. The Playhouse is now running a summer special on birthday parties: 15% off birthday parties for members and 10% for non-members when they are booked between June 1-August 31. Call for more information.


Use Your Playhouse Membership to Visit Over150 Children’s Museums Worldwide!
Travelling a lot this summer? You can take the fun on the road with a Playhouse Passport membership which will allow your family to play for free at over 150 children’s museums across the country. Until September 1, we are offering new or renewing family members joining for $100 a free upgrade to the Passport level, which is normally $125. You can get out of the rain or the sun and visit great children’s museums in Wilmington, Charleston, or Myrtle Beach—all for free with the Passport. For a complete list of participating children’s museums including ten right here in North Carolina, see the Association of Children’s Museums website, www.childrensmuseums.org.

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  1. jennefer says

    Thanks for posting this info Sarah! You do a grat job of keeping us up to date on High Country Happenings!
    We will be at the emergency fest on Saturday!