Family Fun Fest ’09

This Saturday, (the day after my birthday- AHEM!)  The Boone Mall will host the Family Fun Fest! There will be:

  • FREE Airwalk Activities
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Budget Friendly Cooking Tips
  • FREE Food Samples
  • Community Cooking Contest

State legislators, Cullie Tarleton and Steve Goss, Ray Russell, and Sherrie Norris will be judging the Cooking Contest.  It seems like a really great time, especially since the Tot Lot will most assuredly be a swamp from all the rain this week!

Maybe the Boone Mall will see the turnout from families and decide to put in a soft play area!  Now THAT would be amazing! .

The Playhouse Baby Fair and Sale

banner-ad-for-mom-squadThe Baby Fair will be a two-day event crammed with bargains, fun and great information for families. All activities will take place at The National Guard Armory, which is located on Hunting Hills Lane in Boone across from the Watauga County Swim Complex.

Bargain hunters will enjoy scooping up the incredible finds at the Early Bird Sale from 8:30-1:00 Friday March 27, while everyone should stop by Saturday March 28 from 8:30-1:00 for terrific information for parents from local nonprofits, pizza and baked goodies, and fun kid’s activities like baby and toddler races, games, and an airwalk. “We will also have bargain bags and half-price consignment from noon to one on Saturday,” promises organizer and Playhouse board member Jennefer Spell. Admission to the Early Bird Sale will be $5 per person while Saturday’s festivities will be free.

Saturday’s events will also include a clogging demonstration by Appalachian Rhythm and a Diaper Drive benefitting the Children’s Council of Watauga County. “When folks bring in packages of disposable diapers to donate to the Children’s Council’s needy clients, we will give them ‘Baby Fair Bucks’ which they can use to take money off their rummage purchases or even to visit The Playhouse,” explains Parham.

The Playhouse Baby Fair is sponsored Blue Ridge Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine,  Appalachian Regional Adult & Pediatric Medicine, Appalachian Regional Obstetrics & Gynecology,   Harmony Center for Women’s Health & Vitality,
Boone Drug, and Adult and Child Orthodontists and Pediatric Dentists Drs. Mayhew, Scheffler, Hardaway, and Conn. Media sponsors are Lamar Advertising, High Country Mom Squad, High Country Press, and The Mountain Times.

The Mom Squad will be at the Baby Fair, too,  so be sure to stop by our table!

About The Children’s Playhouse

The Children’s Playhouse offers an indoor/outdoor play space that is warm and inviting. Situated in a renovated house near downtown Boone, The Children’s Playhouse boasts a number of play areas including an art room, dress up area, puppet theater, loft, pretend kitchen, block play area, train table, indoor Romp and Stomp, and music classroom—all tucked into an intimate, child-friendly space. An independent 501c.3 nonprofit and High Country United Way agency, The Playhouse averages over 7,500 visitors per year. In a recent survey of attendees, greater than 90% of parents said that The Playhouse helps them be a more effective parent and that activities at The Children’s Playhouse support their child’s social, physical, and cognitive development. Admission to The Children’s Playhouse is $5 per person. A one year Playhouse Passport Membership for $100 includes unlimited family admission to The Playhouse and more than 150 children’s museums nationwide. Scholarship memberships are available for families that meet income guidelines. Call 263-0011 for more information or click to www.goPlayhouse.org. The Playhouse address is 400 Tracy Circle, Boone..