July Weekend Events: Sultry Summer Days! 07/20-22

Welcome to the sultry Summer days of July! Yes, it seems that our weather has been quite sultry, humid, dank, heavy, well you get the picture…hot and humid! I’ll admit, there have been some nice times of refreshing breezes, and it hasn’t been as bad as other places around us off the mountain, that’s for sure.

This week has been crazy busy for me as I’ve been teaching in our VBS adult class and due to not having enough room, we were outside under a tent. For the most part, it really was not too bad until today when it was very humid and there were flies all around. What was exciting though, was that we were able to see a rainstorm come across the mountains and thankfully we didn’t get wet. It was really cool to hear it first and then see it as a line coming at us of rain. It was refreshing to say the least!

This weekend has some awesome activities to bring not only Fun, but also Family and Fellowship with each other. So let’s get started, there’s no time like the present, rain or shine!


This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Now Showing:

  • Ice Age: Continental Drift PG
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D PG
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 3D PG-13 (Age 13 and up)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man PG-13
  • Brave PG


On Friday…


Add a little bling-bling to your wardrobe at the 18th annual High Country Bead, Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show this Friday, July 20th through Sunday, July 22nd with Fri. & Sat. times 10am – 6pm, and Sun. from 11am – 5pm. Held at the Boone National Guard Armory, expect all kinds of beautiful beads and jewelry with Jewelry Makers, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths right there onsite that can reconstruct, repair, design or make jewelry from your Gems and Stones. There will also be Door Prizes every hour and free Tumbled Stones for kids. Kids under 16 are free and adults are $2 with free parking. For more info visit their website at http://www.toteshows.com or call the Show Director Van Wimmer at 540-384-6047.



On Saturday…



All Aboard! It’s time for Tweetsie Railroad’s K-9s in Flight this Saturday, July 21st through Sunday, July 29th. The K-9s In Flight Frisbee Dogs will be at Tweetsie for 9 days to bring lots of fun and entertainment with their high-energy performances and acrobatic freestyle routines. Kids and adults alike will be in awe watching these phenominal tricks. Tickets are $35 for adults, $22 for children ages 3-12, and free for children 2 and younger.  For more info visit their websites at http://www.tweetsie.com/special_events/ and http://www.tweetsie.com, or call Tweetsie at 828-264-9061.


The kids will love this! It’s Alice In Wonderland: A Participation Play, a  fun children’s interactive show where the kids in the audience get to be a part of the play. Held at the Horn In The West, this show runs each Saturday until August 4th starting at 10:30am. Tickets can be purchased at the gate and are $7 for adults and $5 for children. For more info call Michelle Ligon at 828-264-2120.


Here’s another super exciting play for the kids this Saturday, July 21st starting at 11am, it’s “The Tale of the Frog Prince: A Musical Audience Participation Play”, a special collaboration of The Ensemble Stage Company and ASU Dept. of Theatre and Dance professor Derek Gagnier. Held at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium, the show has lively music and lots of laughs for little and big kids. Tickets are $5 per person, and for more info visit their website at http://www.ensemblestage.com or call 828-414-1844.



Come on out and help celebrate Sweet Frog’s 1st Birthday this Saturday, July 21st all day from 11am – 11pm. Pay only $4 for a small cup with as much as you can fill in honor of our first year! Meet our new mascots “Scoop” and “Cookie”, enjoy Crafts, Face Painting, and win an iPad. Make sure to say Hi as ToddsCalendar will be there to draw prizes for awesome stuff like Tweetsie Tickets, Horn in the West Passes, and other free things. For more info visit their website and Facebook page at www.boonesweetfrog.com or register online, https://www.facebook.com/events/151825711607783/, email Casey Helmick at boonesweetfrog@gmail.com, or call 828-266-1558.



Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!


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Last week, I learned something about online printable coupons! I always thought they would not double, because… well they say “Do Not Double.” But you can read about my experience here: Do Online Coupons Double or Triple?

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Studio K Youth Ballet presents: Alice in Wonderland & Peter and the Wolf

Studio K Youth Ballet will present Alice in Wonderland and Peter and the Wolf this weekend! I have a little butterfly and two flowers who will be performing in Alice, so we will be there at both performances!   It is always a treat to see these ballets, because studio owner Cay Harkins does an excellent job of integrating the sweet younger ballerinas with the professional presentation of the older dancers.

The show will be Saturday, May 2 at 7:00PM, and Sunday, May 3 at 3:00PM at Farthing Auditorium

If you are considering coming to the show, here is a little sneak peek:

The Cast of Peter and the Wolf


Gayle Anderson, as the Wolf.  Ashley Harkins, as the Duck.


Eve Smalling, as Peter



Wendy Broderick, as the Bird.  (Wendy is also my banker at Mountain First)


Matt Backe and


Lindsay Kaudelka, as Alice, Abby Foster as the Mad Hatter, Ariel Franklin, as the March Hare


The Cast of Alice in Wonderland