June Weekend Events: Yay! School’s Out For Summer!!! 06/10-12

Yay! School’s out for Summer! I can’t help it, that song is playing through my head, and I am just as excited as my kids are I think! For one, we can sleep in… a little bit anyway. And two, we can plan activities and not have to worry about getting the kids to bed for school, which leaves room for having more FUN!

I just love going on picnics, looking at all of the fireflies, going swimming, and fishing. I could just daydream right here, right now!

What about you? What are some of the activities you and your family enjoy doing? This weekend has some great events going on. Make sure to take full advantage of them, you know you’ll have tons of family, friendly good times!


This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Family-Friendly Movies Now Showing:

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer NEW! PG • 1 hr. 31 min.

Kung Fu Panda 2 PG • 1 hr. 35 min. DP (Digital Projection)

Kung Fu Panda 2 3D PG • 1 hr. 35 min.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides PG-13 • 2 hr. 21 min.

Visit www.regmovies.com for more info or call 828-262-3330.


On Thursday…

Are you a Horse Lover? Make sure to attend the 88th annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show this Thursday to Sunday, June 9th – 12th, where you’ll see lots of equestrians, horses, and competitions for the American Saddlebred portion of the show. The event is held at the historic L.M. Tate Horse Show Grounds of the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve in Blowing Rock where gates open at 8 am each day with plenty of parking available. Admission is $5, and for more info call 828-295-4700.

On Friday…

Take the kids and spend A Day Out With Thomas at Tweetsie Railroad this Friday to Sunday, June 10th – 12th. Kids will love seeing Thomas the Tank Engine as well as riding the famous Tweetsie Train and other rides. And don’t forget the Petting Zoo…Lots of Fun to be had! Regular park hours are 9 am – 6 pm, and on Saturday, the park will open at 8 am with daily admission $34 for adults, $22 for children ages 3 – 12, and under 3 is free. For more info call 877-893-3874 or visit www.Tweetsie.com.

Run for fun and health with A Cool 5 Race Weekend held at Beech Mountain this Friday and Saturday, June 10th and 11th. The whole Race weekend includes Pre-Race activities, a Pasta Dinner, a Guest Motivational Speaker, a Cook-Out, lots of Live Music, Fun, and a series of Competitive Races on Saturday, with a Race Entry Fee of $30. Friday kicks off the Races with a Packet Pick up from 3 – 8:30 pm at the Buckeye Recreation Center, followed with a Pre-Race Pasta Dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Then on Saturday, the Race-Day Registration and Packet Pick up begins at 7:30 am, with the 5-mile Race starting at 9 am, followed by the start of the 1.5-mile Fun Run and Walk at 9:15 am. After the Race, there will be fun activities from 10 am – 12 pm. For more info, call 828-387-3003 or visit www.acool5.com.

On Saturday…

Come on out and support our local Medics, Fire Departments, Rescue Squads, etc. at the 9th annual Emergency Fest this Saturday, June 11th from 10am to 2pm. This festival is held at ASU’s Raley parking lot where kids will be in awe of the ER vehicles such as 2 Helicopters and Fire Trucks, Demonstrations of the Jaws of Life, Face Painting, Snacks and Treats. For more info call Watauga Medics at 828-264-9500.

Spark your’s and your kid’s imaginations at Mount Jefferson’s Fairies and Gnomes House Building event this Saturday, June 11th, at the Picnic area at 2 pm. Bring your creativity and each person or family will use natural materials to build an imaginary woodland creature house.  Bound to be lots of FUN, for more info call 336-246-9653.

Share your talents and abilities by participating in the Elkland Art Center’s Liberty Parade Community Workshops in Todd each Saturday in June from 1 – 3 pm. Join them in helping to make costumes, props and large puppets for the annual July 4th parade. For more info call Cindy at 828-719-6127.

Have a FUN and SAFE Weekend!


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