High Country Weekend Family Events April 17 – 19

Guess what? The sun is finally coming back to see us in the High Country. It has been a gray, foggy and rainy week. Enjoy the sunshine with your family on Saturday as rain returns on Sunday. Check out lots of wonderful family events! We wish you all a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

April 17:

1. Mystery Hill and Grandfather Mountain Dollar DaysClick here for complete information!

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 Boone CinemaNow showing: Disney’s Cinderella and DreamWorks Home 3D

4. Tweetsie – Tweetsie Railroad is open for another exciting season filled with Wild West adventure for the whole family.

5. Blazing Easels: April in Paris – “Eiffel Tower”: Draw the iconic symbol of Paris over black paper and add details and a background.

Date(s): Fridays in April from 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: Turchin Center Classroom 3200 (map)
Audience: Children (ages: 7-12)
Cost: Donors: $15 per month; Non-Donors: $22.50 per month

April 18:

1. Mystery Hill and Grandfather Mountain Dollar DaysClick here for complete information!

2. Tweetsie – Tweetsie Railroad is open for another exciting season filled with Wild West adventure for the whole family.

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. Ashe County Arts Council Spring Fest – A day long celebration of the arts for children. Over two dozen hands on art activities with face painting, t-shirt printing, talent show, festival food and more. For more information please call 336-846-2787.

5. Make a Clothespin Bug Magnet at Michael’s Craft Store: 10am – 12pm Drop in. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up

clothespin bug magnet

 

6. Froggy Plays T-Ball at Watauga Library – 11:00am:

Derrick C. Jones, ASU Class of ’79, will be the guest storyteller at Story Time on the Steps at Watauga Library. He will tell Johnathon London’s delightful story, Froggy Plays T-Ball, to children ages 4-10 years.

Froggy Plays T-Ball

It’s the first day of T-ball and Froggy can’t wait. In his dreams he’s hitting home runs and waving to the cheering crowd. But things never go quite right for Froggy. After he bonks his pal Max on the head with his bat, throws himself out at first base, and spends his time in the outfield catching real flies with his tongue, Froggy has one last chance to prove he’s a T-ball star.

7. Family Movie Showings: Regal Boone CinemaNow showing: Disney’s Cinderella and DreamWorks Home 3D

8. Blowing Rock Art and Hist Museum Hosts Springtime in Appalachia  2:00pm – 4:00pm (FREE): Come to the Museum to join our community partners in celebrating spring and learning about agriculture in the mountains as part of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture’s Greening My Plate Month! Fun, hands-on kids activities, seed-planting, refreshments and music. You will also have a chance to meet Mr. and Mrs. Spring!

Community partners include: Bee Kind Family Farm, the Blowing Rock Farmers Market, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and Lettuce Learn.

9. 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.

April 19:

1. Mystery Hill and Grandfather Mountain Dollar DaysClick here for complete information!

2. Tweetsie – Tweetsie Railroad opens for another exciting season filled with Wild West adventure for the whole family.

3. Family Movie Showings: Regal Boone Cinema – Now showing: Disney’s Cinderella and DreamWorks Home 3D

4. “To Build a Fire” at Grandfather Mtn State Park – 2:00PM-3:00PM (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.

Meet at the left (north) side of the Lowes Foods parking lot. Highway 105 at intersection of Highway 184.