May Weekend Events: Marvelous May R&R Days 05/14-16

Welcome to Marvelous May! As I wrote in last week’s post, this is May,  the month of wonderful and marvelous things to come. With school ending, summer beginning, spring flowers blooming, and gardens growing, we need a little R & R… Recreation and Relaxation! Here are some activities this weekend to bring a little R & R into our busy and hectic schedules.  


The 2nd Annual Shooting Stars Golf Classic and Art Auction is Fri.,  May 14th at the Hound Ears Club and all proceeds go to  support the Watauga Education Foundation. Cost is $175 per player, which includes lunch, golf, beverages (beer and wine after golf), dinner, admission to the Shooting Stars Art auction, and lots of prizes, however, you can purchase tickets for dinner and auction only. For more info, email or call John Hastings at 828-265-9534. Tickets are also available from Mr. Hastings at the Hound Ears Golf Club, or from any Watauga Education Foundation board member.


Boone Mall is hosting a Children’s Services Fair on Sat., May 15th, from 10 am – 3 pm featuring games, fun activities, entertainment, info for parents, prize drawings, etc. The Children’s Fair raises awareness about children’s mental health, development, unique needs, and available services, all while having fun. This event is free and co-sponsored by Smoky Mountain Center and the Watauga County Community Collaborative for Children. For more info, contact Catherine Scantlin of Smoky Mountain Center at 828-265-5315, ext. 4404.


Rock, Roll & Stroll, a 5K and Kids’ Fun Run, is this Sat., May 15th, at the Greenway Trail, with the Kids’ Fun Run starting at 8:45 am and the 5K  at 9:15 am. Entry fee is $10 for the 5K, $5 for the Kids’ Fun Run, and for families of three or more, $25. Registration begins at 8 am with free child care available during the run, and all Kid’s that are pre-registered will receive a Rock, Roll and Stroll Backpack and a goody bag. A cash award for overall M/F finishers, prizes, live music and post-race refreshments will be part of this fun-filled day! Other features will include music provided by the Hardin Park Band, Earth Fare will have a create-your-own Trail Mix station, and Girls on the Run will have a”funky” hair booth. Proceeds will be used to fund fitness programs at Hardin Park School. Visit to register online.


It’s the 4th Annual YMCA Princess Date Night hosted by The YMCA of Avery County. A formal Dinner & Dance for Dads and Daughters, 5 and up, this special event is open to everyone and held at Grandfather Golf and Country Club this Sat., May 15th. The Social begins at 6 pm with Hors d’oeuvres, Dinner and Dance to follow at 6:30 pm. Pre-registration and Ticket purchase is required prior to the event by May 11th at the YMCA member service desk as Tickets will not be sold at the door the day of the event. For more info, contact Holly Naumowich at 828-737-5500.


Last on this list is the 4th Annual Mountain ValleyFest Sat., May 15th, at Green Valley Park, off N.C. 194 in Todd. This is a Family-fun event with Foods, Arts & Crafts, and Kid’s activities, including 3 Air Walks. Some of this year’s music  includes Moonwater, Folk & Dagger, The Dollar Brothers, Elkville String Band, Upright & Breathin’ and, closing out the music, will be The King Bees. Visit or call 828-262-5787 for more info.

Enjoy these wonderful happenings this weekend and let us know about your favorite event!


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  1. Thanks for finding all these awesome things for us, Keri!