January Weekend Events: It’s A New Year, And A New Season! 1/7-9/11

As we have awakened to the new dawn of a new year, I find myself excited, yet a little apprehensive as to what this year will hold. I have really been looking at what things I am changing for the better. Do you find yourself doing the same thing??? I know I talked somewhat about this last week, but it is really on my mind…but it is a good thing!

In my quiet times of prayer and reflection, I have felt that not only is this a New Year, but it is a New Seaon! One of reclaiming ground that may have been temporarily lost, but now I am in the groove and prioritizing, bringing order to the chaos of last year! Boy does it feel good too!

So with each week and weekend, my goal is to be with my family, teaching my kids what are the most important things in life, and being a good steward in all that I do. Are you with me? Tell me what are your thoughts? What are some things you are doing to better your life this year? Any new goals or aspirations? I would love to hear from you!

Here are a couple of activities going on this weekend!

Have a great time and be safe!


Get in on some fun Contra Dancing, this Saturday, Jan. 8th, held at the Old Cove Creek School gym with Margaret Mathews calling the dance moves and the Forget-Me-Nots playing the tunes. For new dancers, a Workshop will be held at 7:30 pm, and the Dance begins at 8pm, so make sure to wear or bring soft soled shoes to protect the gym floor. The Old Cove Creek School is located just off Old 421 in Sugar Grove. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for high school age and younger. For more info visit www.boonecountrydancers.org or call 828-406-0580.

Get your Tweens and Teens to be prepared for Baby Sitting jobs with a Safe Baby Sitting Class held on Saturday, Jan. 8th from 9am – 4pm for youth ages 11-15 at the Western Watauga Community Center. Part of a 2-class course, the 2nd session will cover CPR and first aid, held the following Saturday, Jan. 15th. This is a FREE class due to grant funding and a partnership with Watauga Healthy Carolinians, so space is limited and participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. To register: send $20 (check, cash or money order) to Watauga Red Cross at 331 Queen St. Suite B, Boone, N.C. 28607 and the registration fee will be refunded when the course is completed. Be sure to include child’s name, address and phone number, and have students bring their lunch and a drink each day.

Don’t miss out on the Family-Oriented Beech Mountain WinterFest this Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 8th – 9th.  Full of fun and lots of activities, headlining Ski Beech’s WinterFest 2011  is the inaugural Beech Mountain Chili, Chowder, Soups and Stews Cook-Off, taking place in Beech’s View Haus from 10:30 am – 1 pm on Saturday, and is open to anyone willing to cook up their favorite “cold day foods” to enter into a friendly competition. The cook-off has a $10 entry fee and winners will receive various prizes. Happenings also include, all held at 12 Noon on Saturday, The Nestle Bathing Beauty Competition, The Extreme Snowboard and Ski Village Rail Jam, and then at 11 am on Sunday, The Edge of the World Big Air Competition, The Great Cardboard Box Derby at 12 Noon, and The Edge of the World Skiercross and Boardercross at 1 pm. Preregister at Buckeye Recreation Center this week, but you can also register on the day-of at the View Haus. For more info visit www.skibeech.com or call 828-387-2011.

Happy Weekend! Tell us about it!


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