weekend events – 4/24-4/26

It’s going to be a big weekend around here!

Lots of fun things are going on… let us know what you decide on!

Friday, April 24th – Puppet Making and Education at Green Mother Goods…

Join the Elkland Art Center at Green Mother Goods on Friday, April 24, at 4:00 pm, where volunteers will assist kids in making squirrel, bird and other tree dweller puppets, and then kids will be able to play with their own puppet in a giant puppet tree.  Ten percent of the sales will go the development of a new puppet show focusing on clean water. They will also be screening Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America, which provides simple, practical and affordable solutions to America’s energy crisis. The two screenings are at 5:30 and 7:00 p.m.  Call 828-262-3525 or visit www.GreenMotherGoods.com.

Friday, April 24th Shooting Stars

Watauga Education Foundation hosts Shooting Stars 2009. Tickets are on sale at BB&T locations and Farthing Auditorium; admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for Watauga County Schools students and employees. For more info, call 828-268-1273.

Saturday, April 25th 10:00-11:30 am “What and How Can You Plant”

my daughter planted this with her grandparents last year!

my daughter planted this with her grandparents last year!

Class is offered to 5-12 year olds and their parents at the Agricultural Conference Center in Boone.  Interested?  Call 828-264-3061 for info.

Thursday, April 23rd – Sunday April 26th MERLEFEST!!!!  (in Wilkesboro, but SO worth the drive)…


Merlefest is one of the best family-friendly music festivals in the area.  Whether you go for the day, or camp for the weekend, you won’t be bored!  There are several exciting music acts, including Scythian, The Duhks, Sam Bush, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Doc Watson (of course), and WAY more than I can list here.  See www.Merlefest.org for schedule and ticket information.

Thursday, April 23rd – Saturday, April 25th Charleston Forge Friends and Family Sale!


Priced for friends and family, but open to the public, Charleston Forge is having a huge spring cleaning sale event, including lots of home furnishings and accessories at amazing prices.  Located in the former Charleston Forge Outlet building on the Hwy 105 Extension.  Questions?  Call 828-264-0100.

Saturday, April 25th 7:30pm Hayes Performing Arts Center ~ Livingston Taylor

Yes, he’s James’ little brother, but the Boston-born, Chapel Hill-reared singer-songwriter is a notable artist in his own right, with a charming and warm stage presence that has manifested a busy concert schedule. His newest CD, There You Are Again, was praised as “…a jubilant, star-studded adult pop affair” by The Boston Herald, and “spirit lifting” by the Philadelphia Daily News. Suggested Ages 12+. For tickets or more info, visit www.brcac.org.

OH!!! And I just found out today that IG Greer theater at ASU is showing Slumdog Millionaire this weekend.  While this is certainly not a children’s movie (rated R), it is only $1, and if you have not seen it, you should check it out. It’s quite an amazing story!  Check out the times at www.Appstate.edu.

Disney’s EARTH will be out, as well, but does not seem to be coming to the theater in Boone.  I will be searching for someplace to see that – the previews gave me chills.  I would really like to see it in IMAX…. let us know if you know where to catch it on the HUGE screen!

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST….. The March for Babies is Sunday, April 26th!  Come out and support the MomSquad! It’s not too late to donate; check out Sarah’s post… and there will be lots of fun family activities (I can’t stop being excited about the cotton candy and the bouncy house, which will certainly help Poppop the babysitter with my kids)!  Hope to see you there! Kidd-Brewer Stadium at ASU 3:00-5:00 pm.  If you want to join the MomSquad for the walk, arrive at 2:30 with your sponsor form.

What are YOU doing this weekend??




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