weekend events 4/17-4/19

Okay, so I have to agree with Sarah’s glowing review of Hannah Hontana:  the Movie.  I laughed, I cried, I pretended I was there just because my kids wanted to see it – by the time it was over, I was talking teenage girls in the bathroom into taking their little sisters (this is not a fabrication – seriously, it happened).  So that’s my Hannah soapbox.  Go see it.


One event I am very excited about this weekend is the Birth Circle Doula Benefit Event at Dragonfly Theater on Sunday, April 19, featuring the Bluegrass band Wiseapple, and family friendly fun, performance art, and dancing!  $5 for adults and $2 for kids gets you in from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Also this weekend, at the Hayes Performing Arts Center in Blowing Rock, John McEuen of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band fame showcases his unique skills on several string instruments, including banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin.  One night only – Friday, April 17th at 7:30 pm.  $20/$14 www.hayescenter.org

The Hayes Center will also be hosting Fire on the Rock Chef’s Challenge, a part of the Blue Ridge Food and Wine Festival (www.blueridgewinefestival.com), going on all weekend in Blowing Rock.  The Fire on the Rock puts some of the area’s best chefs head to head in a cook-off – “Iron Chef” style. There are several different “heats” that you can attend, and ticket prices run from $5 to $10, depending on how much of the competition you would like to watch.  Want to go?  More information at www.hayescenter.org!

EarthFare is hosting a Barbecue on Saturday, April 18 from 4:00-7:00pm.  Cost per plate is $5…. Live blues music – FREE!!!


The Boone Area Lions Club annual Country Breakfast is on Saturday, April 18, from 7:00-11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, First Baptist Church of Boone on King Street. Eat in (all you can eat – pancakes, eggs, ham, and other goodies) or take out. Tickets are available from Lions Club members or at the door for $7 for adults and $3 for children under 6. The Boone Area Lions will collect used eyeglasses at the event for distribution to the needy. Local residents are urged to drop off used glasses and dark glasses during the morning. For more information, call Susan Cole at 336-877-1321.

The Boone Spring Clean Up and Litter Sweep is Saturday, April 18th, in honor of Earth Day (coming up next Wednesday).  Just go by the Town of Boone Public Works office on King Street between 9:30 and 2:00 to pick up cleaning supplies – snag a free Earth Day T-shirt for helping!

3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life on Saturday, April 18, on the Greenway Trail in Boone. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $15; after Wednesday, April 8, the entry fee is $20. The family rate entry fee is $40; after Wednesday, April 8, the entry fee is $45. All entries received by April 8 are guaranteed a t-shirt. After April 8, race day entries will be first come and as available.

Enjoy your weekend, and let us know what you’re up to!!!