Weekend Events ~ May 28-31

While I am building my ark this weekend, there are lots of events going on in the High Country!  Thankfully, according to Ray’s Weather, the clouds are supposed to part by Saturday!

There are also lots of Relay For Life Fundraisers this weekend:

May 28 Celebration of Hope Fundraising Reception, Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living, 5:00 p.m. Programrfl_logo followed by heavy hors d-oeuvres. Please join us as we raise money for the American Cancer Society by recognizing our residents who have survived cancer and remembering those who have passed away. Donations accepted. Please RSVP to the Business Office (264-0336) by May 21. Sponsored by Relay For Life team Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living, captains – Sharon Wellborn and Mary-Genia Day (phone: 264-0336)

May 29 Fish/Chicken Dinner, Howards Creek Baptist Church, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., donations accepted. Sponsored by Relay For Life team Howards Creek Searchers, captains – Sandy Jones & Pam Cline (phone: 264-9295 or 265-3125).

May 29 & 30 Hardin Park Volleyball Tournament, Cove Creek School Gym, Friday (5/1) – 7:00 p.m., Saturday (5/2) – 9:45 a.m., $10 per person. Concessions available. Sponsored by Relay For Life team Hardin Park HoPe, captain – Kathy Moorman (phone: 262-5595).

And for a night of lively dancing,  Appalachian Rhythm Clogging and Dance presents the third annual “Showcase of the Stars” on Friday, May 29, at 7 p.m. at Watauga High School. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for children ages 3-12 and free for children ages 2 and younger (if seating in an adult’s lap). Proceeds go to provide scholarships for dancers in need. For more info, call Elise at (82… or Ashley at (828) 719-8228 or visit the Web site www.apprhythm.com.

thedixieswimclub2Blue Ridge Community Theatre will present “The Dixie Swim Club” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten May 29-31. Five Southern women, whose friendships began on their college swim team, reunite every August at the beach for a girls’ weekend. The comedy spans a period of 33 years. Sheree, the spunky team captain, tries to maintain her organized and “perfect” life. Dinah, the wisecracking overachiever, is an attorney with lots of personal frustrations. Lexie, the pampered and outspoken one, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. Vernadette, aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them by surprise. The Dixie Swim Club is the story of these five unforgettable women – a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. The show stars Amy Beane, Cindy Brown, Kathy Cottrell, Shelia Deal and Kay Stacy. It is directed by Trimella Chaney and produced by Kathleen Rowell. The play will be presented at the Broyhill Inn on the ASU campus. Show times are May 29 at 7:30 p.m., May 30 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and May 31 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include such delectable edibles as a biscuit bar. Tickets can be purchased at the Broyhill Inn, Boone Drugs — Deerfield and online at www.brctnc.org.

Appalachian Rhythm and the Broyhill Inn were involved in our fab National Mom’s Night Out!

And then, of course there is the Family Fun Fest at the Mall on Saturday!

Leave a comment and tell us what you’re doing this weekend!