March Weekend Events: Official Days of Spring! 03/23-25

Welcome to this week’s March Weekend Events! It is an exciting time as we have ushered in the official days of Spring. Daffodils and Hyacinths are blooming and bringing such a sweet fragrance, I don’t want to miss a moment of what Spring and Summer have to offer. Hopefully the Summer will stay just as pleasant as this Spring is right now!

In any case, the weather is relaxed and not chilly, which is a perfect time to start planning gardens and don’t forget March Madness going on with the Basketball tournaments. Along with getting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather, why not take in some awesome weekend happenings and lots of ways to invest in our mountain communities. You’ll find all the info right here at High Country Parent!


This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Now Showing:

  • Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax NEW! PG
  •  Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D NEW! PG

Visit for more info or call 828-262-3330.


On Friday…


Up for an unusual dinner of the Dr. Seuss kind? Watauga High School is helping to give back by having a Green Eggs and JAM Dinner this Friday, March 23rd from 5-6:30pm with all proceeds going to help the Proctor family of 4 that lost their home in a fire. Held at the school, the dinner will consist of Green Eggs, Ham, Sausage, and Pancakes, along with great Live Music and meeting the characters from the newest play, “Seussical the Musical”. Tickets can be purchased in advance for adults -$5 and Kids -$3, or at the door for adults -$7 and Kids – $5. For more info call 828-264-2407 or visit their website at



After the Dinner, stay and attend the play, “Seussical the Musical” at Watauga High School this Friday, March 23rd and running through Monday, March 26th held at 7pm each night. “Seussical the Musical” is adapted from the play in New York City and is presented through special arrangement with Musical Thaetre International (MTI). Tickets are $10 and there is reserved seating, so contact the school for more info by calling 828-264-2407 or visit their website at



Here’s another opportunity to give back and help support our community with the Oasis Benefit Fashion Show with proceeds going towards Oasis, standing for Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter, held this Friday, March 23rd from 5:30-8:30pm at Char in downtown Boone. Helping to sponsor this event is Haircut 101, Gladiola Girls and Char, and includes an awesome night of fun with a Fashion Show, Buffet Dinner, Complimentary Glass of Wine, a Raffle ticket for 1 of 4 terrific Grand Prizes valued from $100-$750 donated from local businesses, a Gift Bag with over $200 in goodies and gift certificates from local businesses as well, and a footloose and fancy free Dance Party! Tickets are $60 and are available at Haircut 101, Char and Gladiola girls. For more info call 828-262-3324 or 828-963-0710, email, or visit their website at



Three times is a charm, and especially with this fundraiser that is just oh so sweet! The 3rd chance to show community spirit of the night is the Girl Scouts’ Annual Dessert Tasting Event and Silent Auction this Friday, March 23rd from 7-9pm held at the Boone United Methodist Church. Sponsored by the Girl Scout Troop #10133, there will be awesome desserts created just for this event by Sweet Frog, Primos, Daniel Boone Inn, Bandana’s Bar B Que and Grill and others using yummy Girl Scout cookies. Tickets are just $10, and for more info or to purchase tickets email or call 828-719-7023 or 828-719-0271.


On Saturday…


A new day to lend a hand and be a part of investing in our communities is through Watauga High School’s annual Empty Bowls Dinner, this Saturday, March 24th from 4:30 – 6pm. Held at the high school, each person with their donation of $15 will receive a hand-crafted Ceramic Bowl to keep along with delicious Soup, Bread, and Dessert, all prepared by local restaurants. This event will also feature Live Music and a performance by the Watauga Playmakers which will benefit the Hunger and Health Coalition. It’s a Dinner and Show, all for a good cause! For more info call 828-264-2407.



You won’t want to miss the finale of Appalachian Ski Mountain’s Melt Down Games this Saturday, March 24th as they close their doors for the season and go out with a bang for their 50th Anniversary! It’s an End-of-the-Season Extravaganza which will feature lots of Fun Contests, Giveaways and the always popular “Pond Skimming” Challenge. For more info visit their website at .


On Sunday…


Experience life in older, simpler times with the annual Turtle Island Preserve Spring Open House this Sunday, March 25th from 10am – 4pm out in the Deep Gap area. Take in this free event and a day of discovery at the Appalachian Heritage farm and Environmental Education Center, rain or shine, where you will see what it’s like to ride a Horse Drawn Buggy, forge metal in an old timey Blacksmith’s Forge, or live like a Pioneer. There will be a Potluck Lunch, so bring a dish to share and step back into time with Open-Fire Cooking, Beekeeping Demos, Handcrafts, Guided Nature Hikes, Primitive Skills, Tipi Tours, Heirloom Seeds and Plantings for sale, Youth Craft Demos and lots more. It’s truly a Hands-On Event with no registration necessary. For directions and details visit their website at or call 828-265-2267.


Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!


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