High Country Weekend Family Events April 2-3, 2016

Can you believe it is the first weekend of April already? Lots of great family fun for you! Hope you all enjoy and don’t forget to make lots of great family memories. Check out all the fun family events below:

 

April 2:

1. Grandfather Mountain Dollar Days – Shake off the winter doldrums and experience Grandfather Mountain for an exceptional price. Throughout the month of April, residents and employees of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga and Wilkes counties, along with guests traveling in the same vehicle, pay only $3 per person to enter the park. Proof of residency or employment required.

2. Family Movies {Now Playing}

3. Make a Paper Kite at Michaels – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 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.

Kids Club® Paper Kite

Kids Club® Paper Kite

4. Appalachian Young People’s Theatre presents “Aladdin” – Audience members of all ages are invited to help the Appalachian Young People’s Theatre (AYPT) create the magic of “Aladdin: A Participation Play,” by noted children’s theatre author Moses Goldberg. The family-friendly production will be presented on the Appalachian State University campus in the I. G. Greer Studio Theater with 2 p.m. matinee performances on April 2 and 3. Ticket prices are $5 for children and university students and $10 for adults. To learn more, visit http://theatreanddance.appstate.edu or call 828-262-3063 or 800-841-ARTS (2787).

5. 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.

April 3:

1. Grandfather Mountain Dollar Days – Shake off the winter doldrums and experience Grandfather Mountain for an exceptional price. Throughout the month of April, residents and employees of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga and Wilkes counties, along with guests traveling in the same vehicle, pay only $3 per person to enter the park. Proof of residency or employment required.

2. Family Movies {Now Playing}

3. Appalachian Young People’s Theatre presents “Aladdin” – Audience members of all ages are invited to help the Appalachian Young People’s Theatre (AYPT) create the magic of “Aladdin: A Participation Play,” by noted children’s theatre author Moses Goldberg. The family-friendly production will be presented on the Appalachian State University campus in the I. G. Greer Studio Theater with 2 p.m. matinee performances on April 2 and 3. Ticket prices are $5 for children and university students and $10 for adults. To learn more, visit http://theatreanddance.appstate.edu or call 828-262-3063 or 800-841-ARTS (2787).