High Country Weekend Family Events February 19 – 21, 2016

Guess what? There is no chance of snow in the forecast for the next four days. The forecast says 50s for this weekend. Enjoy it with your family and make memorable moments! See all the family-friendly events below:

ASUfootball-Coach Satterfield

Celebrate Appalachian State’s Football Bowl win this Saturday. Details below.

 

February 19:

Sledding_hill_Beech_0141. Beech Mountain Sledding Hill – The popular youth sledding hill in the Town of Beech Mountain is open daily. The hill provides free sledding for children 12 and under.
The sledding hill is located next to the Visitors Center/Chamber of Commerce on Beech Mountain Parkway in the heart of Beech Mountain.

It’s operated by the Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department and open seven days a week (weather permitting) with safety personnel on duty. A loud speaker plays music and hot chocolate is available at nearby restaurants.

Plastic sleds are required. Folks may bring their own, or sleds are available for purchase at nearby stores on the mountain.

Parking is available across the street near the Brick Oven Pizzeria, while restrooms are available in the Visitors Center/Chamber. People are encouraged to call (800) 468-5506 for hours of operation and to receive live updates on sledding conditions.

2. Family Movies {Now Playing}

3. Blazing Easels Workshop at Appalachian State

2016: February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 8, 15, 22, 29
Turchin Center’s Arnold P. Rosen Education Wing, Room 3200 (map)
Children, ages 7 -12
Donor: $20 for each four-week session or $55 for 12 sessions; Non-donor: $30 for each four-week session or $85 for 12 sessions

Participants will explore color, design and texture through paint, markers, Cray-pas, collage, found objects and pen. Each week will feature a new activity that will develop skills and allow students to creatively explore the world around them: basic book making, drawing, sculpting with paper and found objects, painting (landscape and still-life), cartooning and more.

All materials are supplied.

 

February 20:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Beech Mountain Sledding Hill – The popular youth sledding hill in the Town of Beech Mountain is open daily. The hill provides free sledding for children 12 and under.

The sledding hill is located next to the Visitors Center/Chamber of Commerce on Beech Mountain Parkway in the heart of Beech Mountain.

It’s operated by the Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department and open seven days a week (weather permitting) with safety personnel on duty. A loud speaker plays music and hot chocolate is available at nearby restaurants.

Plastic sleds are required. Folks may bring their own, or sleds are available for purchase at nearby stores on the mountain.

Parking is available across the street near the Brick Oven Pizzeria, while restrooms are available in the Visitors Center/Chamber. People are encouraged to call (800) 468-5506 for hours of operation and to receive live updates on sledding conditions.

3. Make a Personalized Frame at Michaels – Drop in for Kids Club from 10-noon on Saturday, where kids will make their own personalized frame/picture holder. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative, craft fun – supplies included!

80218 Kids Club® Personalized Wood Frame - February Kids Club

Kids Club® Personalized Wood Frame – February Kids Club

4. Celebrate App State’s Bowl Win at the Basketball Games  • Holmes Center

Noon:
Gates open — first 1,000 fans in attendance receive a free poster commemorating the historic 2015 football season

Noon until beginning of second half of men’s game:
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl trophy available for photos on Holmes Center concourse

1 p.m.:
Appalachian State women’s basketball vs. Troy

Conclusion of women’s game (approximately 3 p.m.) until beginning of men’s game (3:45 p.m. or 45 minutes after the conclusion of the women’s game, whichever is later):
Autograph session with Appalachian State football coaches and student-athletes on Holmes Center concourse

3:45 p.m.:
Appalachian State men’s basketball vs. Troy

Halftime of men’s game:
Halftime recognition featuring head coach Scott Satterfield

The football celebration is included in the price of admission to the hoops doubleheader versus Georgia Southern. Tickets cost just $15 for adults and $10 for youth (ages 3-12) and can be purchased online by clicking HERE, by phone at (828) 262-2079 or in person at the Appalachian State athletics ticket office, located at the Holmes Center.

 

5. 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 p.m. every SaturdayF 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.

 

February 21:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Beech Mountain Sledding Hill – The popular youth sledding hill in the Town of Beech Mountain is open daily. The hill provides free sledding for children 12 and under.

The sledding hill is located next to the Visitors Center/Chamber of Commerce on Beech Mountain Parkway in the heart of Beech Mountain.

It’s operated by the Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department and open seven days a week (weather permitting) with safety personnel on duty. A loud speaker plays music and hot chocolate is available at nearby restaurants.

Plastic sleds are required. Folks may bring their own, or sleds are available for purchase at nearby stores on the mountain.

Parking is available across the street near the Brick Oven Pizzeria, while restrooms are available in the Visitors Center/Chamber. People are encouraged to call (800) 468-5506 for hours of operation and to receive live updates on sledding conditions.

3. Family Mini Matinee: Heroes of the Underground Railroad – Doors open at 1:30pm. Help Blowing Rock Art & History Museum celebrate African-American history month with this inspiring exploration of the lives and work of notable Abolitionists and slaves from America’s Underground Railroad, brought to you by Bright Star Touring Theatre from Asheville, NC. The show provides a fundamental historical context of the time period, while recreating the lives and work of several prominent and nearly forgotten heroes. The show seeks to inspire young audiences with the stories of everyday Americans who stood up for their beliefs and worked to make our world a better place.