May Weekend Events: Happy Mother’s Day! 05/06-08

Happy Mother’s Day!!! I salute all of the Moms out there whether by natural means, adoption, or marriage, we all are better people due to the influences of moms! Make sure to let your Mom know how precious she is to you and how much she means to you!

This weekend holds lots of wonderful opportunities to show Mom love and laughter. Do something uncanny…SPOIL HER!


On Friday…

Bring back the Fairy Tale experience with the Spring classic “Princess Gala” presented by Studio K dance studio this Friday and Saturday, May 7th – 8th at ASU’s Farthing Auditorium. Featuring the talents of more than 100 local dancers, and some of the best loved Fairy Tale Princesses, such as Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, who will dance to beautiful classical music. Studio K is best known for its magnificent annual production of the holiday ballet, “The Nutcracker”. Friday’s show starts at 8 pm, and Saturday’s show is at 7 pm, and tickets are $11 for adults and $8 for students.

On Saturday…

Start the day off right with Pancakes in the Park this Saturday, May 7th, beginning bright and early at 7 am – 11 am held at the Watauga County Farmers Market (Horn in the West). Mountain Alliance is hosting the event and is starting the Farmer’s Market season off right by serving Pancakes, local Eggs and Sausage to help support local youth. The cost is $5 and for more info email, call 828-263-1770, or visit

Nurture Mom’s green thumb at the Shawneehaw Volunteer Fire Department’s Plant Sale this Saturday, May 7th, from 8 am – 4 pm. Find just the right plant that you’ve been looking for located at the Shawneehaw Volunteer Fire Department in Banner Elk, between Valle Crucis and Banner Elk. This community happening is sponsored by the Shawneehaw Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Bring the kids out to this awesome Free 1-day Acting Workshop for Kids & Teens, (see Sarah’s previous post) this Saturday, May 7th from 10 am – 6 pm, held at Crosspoint Community Church. David Chernault, a renowned Broadway and Disney performer, will teach a Free acting workshop to kids from Kindergarten to High School.  Grades K-2 will learn the song “Tomorrow” (from Annie) and play theater games, while grades 3-5 get to work on the song “Sweet Caroline” (from Glee) and discover acting through pantomime. For the Middle and High Schoolers, they will learn audition techniques and cold reading skills. Check out the time schedule for each group and reserve your spot by calling 321-207-0300 or email:

Show Mom some Love with Natural Beauty, Inside and Out this Saturday, May 7th from 12 noon – 4 pm at Earthfare, as they celebrate Moms and all Women! Tour the Wellness Department and all through out the store for samples, vendors and more to celebrate women, where 25 gift baskets will be given away, including a Wii console and Wii Fit! Visit, call Tara Stollenmaier at (828) 263-8138 or by email her at for more info.

On Sunday…

Make Mom feel pampered at the Mother’s Day Tea with Susan Crouch, this Sunday, May 8th from 2 – 5 pm at the Florence Thomas Art School in Glendale Springs. While you enjoy a “spot of tea”, meet accomplished watercolor painter Susan Crouch and bring out her creativity! This event is Free. For more info contact 336-982-2499 or visit

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Leatherwood Mountains this Sunday, May 8th from 10 am – 3 pm, where you can “Treat your Mom on Mother’s Day” with a special gift upon arrival, and also offering a 10% discount on guided trail rides for all Moms. Book your trail ride in advance, and make sure you don’t miss the special Mother’s day brunch from 10 am – 2 pm. For more info call 800- 462-6887/336-973-5044, email, or visit

Have a wonderful Fun and Safe Weekend!


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