High Country Weekend Family Events February 5 – 7, 2016

Happy Super Bowl Weekend!

Carolina Panthers Super Bowl

We are pulling for the Carolina Panthers. Who are you pulling for? It’s going to be a beautiful seasonal weekend with lots of sunshine. It will be a great weekend to enjoy the slopes, roasting marshmallows at Chetola, or enjoy a family movie date. Whatever you decide, we hope you have a wonderful memory-filled weekend! See all the family-friendly events below:

February 5:

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.

4. Family Zumba Night – The Children’s Council Presents: Family Zumba Party! Please join in the fun at the High Country Dance Studio from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. It will be a great family party for all ages. Kids are $3 and Adults are $5. All proceeds benefit the Watauga County Children’s Council.

High Country Dance Studio
188 Boone Docks St.
Boone, NC 28607

February 6:

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. Build a Snowman Contest – Be sure to grab the family, your winter gear and join the fun for Beech Mountain’s annual snowman building contest. The contest takes place on the sledding hill on February from 10am to 12 pm. There will be plenty of snow for everyone. You are encouraged to bring props for your snowman and let the creativity fly! Here is a picture of last year’s winner in the “most creative” category.

4. Make a Valentine’s Arrow Card at Michaels – Drop in for Kids Club from 10-noon on Saturday, where Kids will make a Valentine’s Arrow Card. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative, craft fun – supplies included!

80217 Kids Club® Valentine's Day Arrow Card - February Kids Club

80217 Kids Club® Valentine’s Day Arrow Card – February Kids Club

5. Elk Knob State Park (Winter Edibles) – 2:00 p.m. When snow is on the ground and the trees are bare, how do all those non-hibernating animals get by?  How did humans get by, especially if their stores of food ran out or went bad?  There are sources of nutrition and medicinals year round if you know where to look.  Come find out.  Program will be outdoors, weather permitting, but will be indoors otherwise.

Start Location: Trailhead Parking Lot

6. 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 7:

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. App Ski Mtn $10 Night – Ski or ride for only $10! 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm (Go online for more time – Start at 6:30 pm when you pay online 24 hours in advance!)

4. Super Bowl – GO Panthers!