Western Youth Network’s Festival of Trees at Chetola

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Festival of Trees is a magical holiday event sure to please all who walk through the door! Join in the fun at Chetola Resort as the Appalachian/Blue Ridge Room is transformed into a Christmas spectacle for this 2nd annual event, and funds are raised for Western Youth Network through admission donations and the purchase of these festive trees and wreaths!

There will be over 75 themed trees and wreaths on display for your viewing enjoyment! You can stroll throughout the room and admire the creativity and dazzling lights. All items are sold via online auction or a simple buy it now feature. Purchased trees/wreaths must be picked up on Sunday (December 4).

Schedule of Events:

Festival “First Look” Reception
Kick off the Festival with merriment at our VIP Festival “First Look!” Appetizers and complimentary beverage provided by Chetola, followed by cash bar.
This is a ticketed event.
(Visit this site for ticket information)
Thursday, December 1, 5:00-6:30pm

Young Professionals Holiday Social
Join the “40 & under” professional crowd of the High Country.
Appetizers will be provided and cash bar will be available.
(Visit this site soon for ticket information)
Thursday, December 1, 6:00-9:00pm

Festival Breakfast
Enjoy the best breakfast in town for young & old at the outstanding Timberlake’s Restaurant.
Complimentary hot chocolate.
Saturday, 7:30-10:30am, Festival will be open at 10am.

Sugar Plum Fairy Visit
Bring the little ones for hugs, a sweet treat, and a photo opportunity with the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Free candy canes!

Saturday, December 3, 2:00-4:00pm – Carolina Snowbelles
This local precision dance ensemble, directed by former Radio City Rockette Cheryl Cutlip, returns to Chetola with two four-minute routines set to a festive seasonal tune. Free, standing room only.

Kids’ Dinner Special in Timberlake’s Lobby
Both Friday & Saturday evenings. Kids 10 and under enjoy a free entree (one child per adult meal) and enjoy the Festival of Lights & the Festival of Trees!
Friday, December 2, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Festival of Lights – Nightly, Nov 25-Jan 29
Enjoy the fantastic Festival of Lights, nightly at sunset on the grounds of Chetola, along with the indoor Festival of Trees (Hosted Dec 1-4).
Two Festivals in one great space for a limited time!

High Country Weekend Family Events June 17 – 19, 2016

It is going to be absolutely beautiful in the High Country this weekend with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. We have a great list of family events for your enjoyment. Check out all the events and plan your weekend of fun. We wish you all a wonderful weekend!

June 17:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Day Out with Thomas tweetsie day out with thomas

3. Family Pool Time: Robbin’s Pool at Broyhill Park in Blowing Rock – Public Swim Times: 11:00am-5:00pm and 6:00pm-8:30pm

4. Beech Mountain Family Fun Month – Enjoy family activities atop Beech Mountain

5. Music in the Valle – Concerts begin at 7 p.m. from May 27 until August 12. August 19 through September 9, concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Bring a chair or a blanket, a picnic, and lots of friends! Admission is free, but a $5 donation to the Park per person is recommended.

6. Music on the Lawn in Blowing Rock – 5:30pm: Free outdoor concerts every Friday evening, weather permitting! Enjoy classic country, blues, bluegrass, and other genres in an always-changing lineup. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Drinks and snacks available for purchase.

7. Bonfires at Chetola – Enjoy some outdoor fun with your friends at the new fire pit by Chetola Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock. Bonfires are scheduled for 6 p.m. every Saturday evening, weather permitting. Kids can purchase $5 s’mores kits and roast their marshmallows over the open fire. The event also features an outdoor cash bar and live music. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola at (828) 295-5505, or visit www.chetola.com.

June 18:

1. Watauga County Farmers Market – Join the market from 8am to noon. In addition to all the wonderful produce and products, coffee, cookies, and camaraderie, biscuits, breakfast pizza, and baked goods, seeing friends and swapping lies, the Farmers Market has lots of fun activities.  Nate Harris will be performing on Center Stage, and on side stage, the talented Marshall Daniels will be playing the handpan (looks a lot like a UFO or a wok!) and the hammered dulcimer.   Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture will be having a cooking demonstration to teach us how to convert fresh veggies into delectable delights.  Folks from High Country Recreation will provide information about recreation in the high country and also be selling athletic t-shirts.   (There will be no Kid’s Corner this week.)

2. Family Movies {Now Playing}

3. Day Out with Thomas 9am – 6pm

4. Beech Mountain Family Fun Month – Enjoy family activities atop Beech Mountain

  • Mountain biking lessons at Beech Mountain Resort (prices vary) – 9:30am
  • Scenic chairlift rides to top of Beech Mountain ($10) – 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Great American Backyard Cookout at Fred’s Mercantile ($8.50) – 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Disc golf at Beech Mountain Resort (free with own disc) – 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Movie Under the Stars on outdoor screen at Brick Oven Pizzeria (free) – 8:00pm

5. Family Pool Time: Robbin’s Pool at Broyhill Park in Blowing Rock – Public Swim Times: 11:00am-7:30pm

6. Make a Dinosaur Card at Michaels – They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

June Kids Club

June Kids Club

7. Evening Outdoor Concert in Downtown Todd – The Todd Community Preservation Organization hosts the Todd Summer Concert Series. This Saturday will feature, Strictly Strings.  All concerts are free and held from 6-8:00 pm in Cook Park in downtown Todd – rain or shine (they have tents!). Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available for sale.

 

June 19:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Day Out with Thomas 9am – 6pm

3. Beech Mountain Family Fun Month – Enjoy family activities atop Beech Mountain

  • Scenic chairlift rides to top of Beech Mountain ($10) – 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Disc golf at Beech Mountain Resort (free with own disc) – 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Mountain biking lessons at Beech Mountain Resort (prices vary) – 1:30pm
  • Sunset Concert on lawn at Beech Alpen Inn: Band TBA (free) – 5:00pm

4. Family Pool Time: Robbin’s Pool at Broyhill Park in Blowing Rock – Public Swim Times: 12:00am-7:30pm

5. Mountain Music Jam – Celebrate Southern Appalachian music with local musicians as they play traditional, Old Time and Bluegrass. All musicians are welcome, so bring your instrument and join in, or enjoy the view and entertainment. Participants will meet at the Outdoor Amphitheater on Sunday, June 19 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. All programs are free and open to the public.

 

You are invited to Chetola’s Inaugural Festival of Trees!

We have a great festival Holiday event for your entire family this week (December 3rd-6th). Chetola’s Festival of Trees is a magical holiday event that is sure to please all who walk through the door! Join in the holiday fun at Chetola Resort as the Appalachian/Blue Ridge Room will be transformed into a Christmas spectacle for this inaugural event in support of Western Youth Network. Over 75 themed trees and wreaths will be on display for your viewing enjoyment, along with free hot chocolate and cider to warm your insides as you stroll throughout the room and admire the creativity and dazzling lights.

This event also features gift baskets and raffle items, as well as a packed calendar of special events for extra holiday cheer. Any item could be your’s via our online auction or a simple buy-it-now feature at the event, to be collected on Sunday.

Admission is by monetary donation and the greatest news is all proceeds benefit the community by supporting Western Youth Network. Stay updated by visiting the Festival of Trees Facebook page.

There will be family events all weekend. Please see the schedule on the website.

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Chetola Resort Hosts Summer Tennis Camps

Summer is a great time in the High Country for many reasons. One of those reasons is all the incredible summer camps.
RDU Tennis
A tennis camp will be held Monday through Thursday at Chetola Resort on the following weeks:
June 29-July 2
July 6-9
July 13-16
Aug 3-6
Activities will be moved inside if weather does not permit. Camp will run 9am-12:30pm. Tennis will be the primary purpose of the camp with the obvious snack and hydration breaks. Camp drop off and pick up for parents will be at the courts.  Campers will need a racquet, water bottle, and snacks.
Daily drop off rate is $30 per child. Weekly rate will be $125.

Click here to register. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Rosenthal at (919) 395-7329, or email brian@rdutennis.net.

High Country Weekend Family Events March 20 – 22

It is officially Spring as of 6:45pm EST on March 20th! It looks like Saturday will be a beautiful day to be outside. There are lots of exciting family activities this weekend. Let’s see what is happening this weekend. We wish you all a wonderful fun-filled family weekend!

March 20:

1. Open Play Time at The Children’s Playhouse – Come spend quality family time exploring our art activities, pretend vet clinic, climbing wall, dress-up area, ball pit and more! $5 per person admission or buy a membership for the whole family for $100 per year. Open play hours are 10-5 Tuesday-Fridays and 10-3:00 on Saturdays.

2. Family Movie Showings: Regal Boone CinemaNow showing: Disney’s Cinderella
Parkway Theater in West Jefferson Now showing: Disney’s Cinderella

3. Children’s Playhouse Parent’s Night Out – Kids have a blast with wonderful ASU volunteers while parents enjoy a night out. Cost for nonmembers is $15 for the first child, $8 per additional sibling; members pay $12 and $6. The 2014-2015 Parent’s Night Out at The Children’s Playhouse are 5:30-8:30 pm on January 30th, February 20th, March 20th, and April 24th. Call 828-263-0011 to sign up.

4. Family Movie Night at Greenbriar Theater – Jurassic Park showing at 7:00 pm in the Greenbriar Theater, 2nd floor Plemmons Student Union. All showings are at 7:00 pm with cartoons showing 20 minutes prior.

March 21:

1. All-You-Can Eat Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s in Boone – The High Country Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America (MOAA) in conjunction with Applebees Restaurant is having a pancake breakfast at the Applebee’s restaurant 2036 Blowing Rock Road in Boone on March 21, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Breakfast menu consists of All-You-Can-Eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice and a hot drink. Donations are $7.00 per person and all profits go to support military personnel including local ROTC students at ASU, Jr. ROTC students at Watauga and Avery High Schools and the “Blue Star Mothers of the High Country” supporting troops overseas and high country military dependents left behind.

2. Open Play Time at The Children’s Playhouse – Come spend quality family time exploring our art activities, pretend vet clinic, climbing wall, dress-up area, ball pit and more! $5 per person admission or buy a membership for the whole family for $100 per year. Open play hours are 10-5 Tuesday-Fridays and 10-3:00 on Saturdays.

3. Easter Celebration at Boone United Methodist Church – Join in from 10:00 to 11:30am for an Easter Celebration through a powerfully moving, multisensory outreach event that guides participants along Jesus’ footsteps during his last days on earth. During this engaging self-guided walk through, all ages will journey through five stations and participate in impactful activities as they Travel to Jerusalem for Palm Sunday, Sit down for the Last Supper, Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, Discover the sacrifice of Good Friday, and Celebrate freedom from their sins at the empty tomb that first Easter morning. Don’t forget your Easter basket as the church will continue their tradition of Hunting for Eggs, rain or shine! Contact childrensminister@booneumc.org with questions.

4. Make Crayon Resist Cards at Michael’s Craft Store: 10am – 12pm Drop in. Drop in. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up

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5. Family Day: Turchin Center for the Visual Arts – Families are invited to celebrate winter and anticipate spring with the Turchin Center! Free art activities like face painting, temporary tattoos, drawing, tile decorating, flower-making, collage and a book reading will be held throughout the galleries. Participate in a scavenger hunt through the galleries and be entered to win a prize bundle filled with kids art supplies! The prize drawings will be held at 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm.

6. “Winter Tree ID – Do some forests look like just a bunch of brown twigs in winter? Learn some basic tips for identifying hardwood trees without the benefit of their leaves. Meet at the trailhead parking lot on Saturday, March 21st at 1 p.m. For more information or for travel conditions to and within the park, please call 828-297-7261.

7. Family Movie Showings: Regal Boone CinemaNow showing: Disney’s Cinderella
Parkway Theater
in West Jefferson Now showing: Disney’s Cinderella

8. Bonfires at Chetola – Enjoy some outdoor fun with your friends at the new fire pit by Chetola Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock. Bonfires are scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. every Saturday evening, weather permitting. Kids can purchase $5 s’mores kits and roast their marshmallows over the open fire. The event also features an outdoor cash bar and live music. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola at (828) 295-5505, or visit www.chetola.com.

March 22:

1. Family Movie Showings: Regal Boone CinemaNow showing: Disney’s Cinderella

Parkway Theater in West Jefferson Now showing: Disney’s Cinderella
Sunday Matinee $4 for everyone!

2. Winter Tree Identification Hike at Grandfather Mountain State Park – 1:00PM-2:00PM – Appropriate for ages 10; children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please, no pets.

Participants will learn how to identify local trees without the aid of leaves by learning differences in bark, limb, bud and branching patterns. Participants are encouraged to bring field guides to local trees. Program will last approximately two hours and hike 1 mile (2 miles round trip). Hiking boots are recommended. This is an outdoor event and those in attendance should come dressed for the current weather conditions. If there is new snow and/or ice, please call ahead. 828.963.9522 or email luke.appling@ncparks.gov.

Meet at: Profile Parking Lot (Hwy 105 South – 1/4 mile north of the Hwy 184 intersection)

3. Steely Pan Steel Band at Appalachian State University – 2:00pm to 3:00pm FREE Admission