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July 2015

December 9, 2014 - January 17, 2015

La Cultura Cubana: Through the Eyes of Appalachia - Students in the Art Department at Appalachian State University Respond to an International Travel Experience. Each year, professor and artist Scott Ludwig organizes a group of undergraduate art students to travel to Cuba, learn from the culture, and return with inspiration to create work from their experiences. These exhibiting artists have interpreted their experiences through a wide variety of media and concepts that shed new light on Cuban life. Exhibit from December 9, 2014 @ 10:00 am – January 17, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

December 12, 2014 - January 25, 2015

Festival of Lights at Chetola Resort – At Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock.  A holiday tradition in Blowing Rock, Chetola’s Festival of Lights features a dazzling display of illuminations attracting thousands of visitors each year. A drive around Chetola Lake lets visitors see glittering ice skaters, a nativity scene, Rudolph catching a “big fish” in Chetola Lake, and much more. As visitors enter the resort they are given a guide that details displays and activities taking place throughout the holiday season. The kick-off for the Festival of Lights is Friday, November 28, at dusk. Chetola’s Festival of Lights will illuminate the grounds each night through January 25. Public is welcome and invited!Admission: Free

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Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies – At Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. The exhibit examines the commonalities between five educational pioneers in the mountains of NC, including the founders of The Crossnore School and Penland School of Crafts. $9 adults, $5 kids, students, & military. 1-5pm.

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whimmy diddles n’ flipper dingers, TOYS of APPALACHIA – The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s latest exhibition, Whimmy Diddles n’ Flipper Dingers: Toys of Appalachia, will open to the public on Friday, October 10th, in the upstairs Historic Objects Gallery. On display, viewers will see toys and learn more about the history behind toys traditionally made and played with in southern Appalachia. Newer toys will also be on display, some of which museum-goers young and old will be able to play with in the gallery and experience firsthand. The exhibition will be on view from October 10, 2014 –February 1, 2015.

2nd - 3rd

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

5th - March 21, 2015

Tanja Softic´: Gathered from Available Data - In Gallery A, West Wing, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone. Artist Statement: My work explores concepts of locating oneself in ever expanding notions of universe and society and the nature of memory. As an immigrant to United States from Bosnia, I am acutely aware of the inadequacy of established definitions of cultural or national identity. Our histories are recorded and pose the questions of how they shape our notions of identity, what is our place and our task in the web of life of the planet, what is cultural memory and to whom does it belong. These questions loom large, and there are no reassuring answers. My work aims to capture this state of flux, acknowledge the obsolescence of categories, and work with the tattered web of memory.
The vocabulary of my pieces includes elements of landscape, microscopic life forms, architectural details and renderings, obsolete geographical maps, astronomical charts and anatomical fragments as visual signifiers of a displaced existence. The images usually begin with the memory of particular place of personal significance and I allow both form and content to take lead as I combine the image with other visual elements. As I develop a print, I am conscious of the atomization and flattening of the image that happens in the process of matrix development (color separation, tracing, halftone, to give a few examples) and aggregation, layering, closing that happens at the printing end. The exchange between the two ways of working with the image is the formal anchor in both my prints and drawings. Call the Turchin Center at (828) 262-3017 or email at turchincenter@appstate.edu for more details.

Les Caison III: Looking Up - In Gallery B, West Wing, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone.  Artist Statement: By the time you get this I will have moved on. A local periodical quoted me as saying “It’s OK to take two steps back as long as you put your best foot forward”. There is flaw in that logic to most – obviously you are going backward – fabulously backward. When you dance — which is what the quote is referring to — you move backwards, forwards, and around & around. Context and perspective — choosing to get out there and dance is in fact moving forward.
It is perspective and appropriate positive attitude that get us moving in the right direction. These paintings explore using whatever we have to go forward. Sometimes carrying on is as simple as acknowledging the heavens. Sometimes we are celebrating life and our spirits are light-footed. Other times we are overflowing with contemplation and seek solace amid whatever environment we can find. The elders may speak. We may not understand – but we hear and we acknowledge and we may apply their wisdom in the future. We just have to keep Looking Up. Call the Turchin Center at (828) 262-3017 or email at turchincenter@appstate.edu for more details.

Andrew Fullwood: Allurement – In Mayer Gallery, West Wing, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone. Originally a psychiatrist, sculptor Andrew Fullwood of Chapel Hill, NC is a master carver from a family of five generations of furniture makers originally from Hickory, NC.
Artist Statement: I grew up with equally compelling interests in art and nature, the latter of which lead to a career as a physician. My interest in wood, a material with living texture, no doubt derives from my background in biology, but also from a family craft tradition spanning five generations of skilled furniture makers. (Perhaps I represent a case of a furniture gene-gone-bad). Without formal training, I have gradually taught myself the craft. I am unusually drawn to the challenge of giving physical form to unique shapes that appear first in imagination. I love the great material diversity of wood: each species has different colors, grains, properties. The variety of organic shapes into which wood naturally grows, and the character-giving knots and imperfections stretch imagination into new territory. The process begins initially with the harvesting of a promising log, then transforming that rustic cylinder of wood with chainsaws, chisels, rasps, and files into sculptural forms. Some pieces take hundreds of hours to complete.
The processes and cycles (including attractions, instincts, birth, death) of natural creation are astonishing to me, as well as how life has so gorgeously diversified. Expressing elements of these cycles and creation of living things, whether they be a seed pod or a pregnant woman is a recurrent theme in my works. I am interested not only in the shapes of the rhythms and life cycles of living things, but also the shapes of our emotional responses to the natural world in which we evolved. I believe the archetypal imagery of nature is meaningful to us and is relevant to the creative process. I also like to wonder about the “shapes” of specific moments, such as the bursting open of a seed pod. My sculptures also reflect my great curiosity about our origins: organic, ancestral, and cultural.
With my sculpture I want to generate curiosity and allurement. I like there to be an element of surprise. I enjoy exploring both abstract and realistic forms (usually human figures), and sometimes both blended together, a style I refer to as “organic surrealism”. Part of the challenge is to integrate opposing imagery and the tensions created therein. Treacherous forms search for harmonious cohabitation amongst nurture forms. A whale and a cocoon and pollen may all fuse together into one form. Call the Turchin Center at (828) 262-3017 or email at turchincenter@appstate.edu for more details.

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Appalachian Ski  Mountain – 1st Sunday Night Specials! - 7:30 – 10pm at Apalachian Ski Moiuntain.  Ski or Ride for only $10! The first Sunday of Every Month (Dec 7, Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1). Order online and get more time! Session starts at 6:30 if ordered online 24 hrs in advance!

Smith Shred for the Cup Rail Jam – Registration 9 – 11am / Event 12pm at Appalachian Ski Mountain. App Terrain Park will kick off the 9th Annual Shred for the Cup Series on Sunday, January 4 with the Smith Optics / Dakine Rail Jam! The Shred for the Cup Series has become the benchmark competition series in the region, with 3 events held throughout the winter season that test skiers & snowboarders skills in a variety of park disciplines (Rail Jam, Big Air, and Slopestyle). As always, the series has categories and features that cater to all skill levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) of both skiers & snowboarders, as well as a dedicated Women’s category in both ski and board. Snowmaking temperatures should provide for some fresh snow for the ATP crew to work with in creating the setup. If all goes well with snowmaking, riders can expect a fun variety of rails & boxes setup in Candied Appal. Remember that points are given out for placement at each SFTC event, and are tallied throughout the season to determine the overall series winners that receive the coveted Series Cups!

jazzslider3canyonsSunday Jazz Brunch – Every Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm at Canyons, 8960 Valley Blvd Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock NC. The Canyons Sunday Jazz Brunch has been a High Country tradition since 1993! Enjoy performances by Todd Wright & Friends, among the area’s finest Jazz musicians. No cover!

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Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

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Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

9th - 10th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

11th

jazzslider3canyonsSunday Jazz Brunch – Every Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm at Canyons, 8960 Valley Blvd Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock NC. The Canyons Sunday Jazz Brunch has been a High Country tradition since 1993! Enjoy performances by Todd Wright & Friends, among the area’s finest Jazz musicians. No cover!

13th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

15th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

16th

FF_PopThis_2K2 Super Ollie -ATP and K2 are teaming up to bring riders a one-of-a-kind event this Friday, January 16. The plan is to construct a small true tabletop where we can rig up a “Super Ollie” contest, where riders can use their takeoff pop skills to see who can get the highest off the table. In addition to the super ollie setup, the crew will also plan to build a flat takeoff to host ATP’s first Long Jump Contest! I mean, who hasn’t wondered how far through the night sky they can soar?! Select additional features will be out and about for a possible impromtu jam as well. Shout out to K2 for hooking standouts up with prizes, as always this event is FREE with purchase of a ski ticket and all abilities are encouraged to come and see who’s got pop!  Registration will be in the Alpine Ski Shop.

16th - 17th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

17th - March 28

Ruined Landscapes: Paintings of the Balkan War Zone – on loan from the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, gift of Hugh and Jane Spratt McColl. 10:00am – 5:00pm at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC.  A native of Scotland, eventually settling in France, painter Laura Buxton traveled to the Balkans in 1994 and found great inspiration for her work in a war-ridden land. “As an artist,” Buxton said, “I Felt this tremendous responsibility to say something that would be worthwhile, that other people could see. And even if they couldn’t understand, they could at least gain some insight from a different point of view.”

18th

jazzslider3canyonsSunday Jazz Brunch – Every Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm at Canyons, 8960 Valley Blvd Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock NC. The Canyons Sunday Jazz Brunch has been a High Country tradition since 1993! Enjoy performances by Todd Wright & Friends, among the area’s finest Jazz musicians. No cover!

20th

Shag Dancing – 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

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RootsFranciscan-e1420572526572Roots Restaurant Wine Dinner*  – 6:00pm at Roots Restaurant, 7179 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock, NC.  Roots Restaurant invites you to join them at a 4 course wine dinner featuring Franciscan Estates Wines from Napa Valley.  Dinner menu will be announced the week of January 8th and is certain to be outstanding!  Dinner is $100 per person (tax and tip are included) and also includes a $20 gift certificate for a future visit to Roots!  Seating is limited so call for your reservation today.  For more information, call 828-414-9508.  $100 per person – includes $20 gift certificate for future use. *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

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smallplatecrawlHigh Country Small Plate Crawl* – Grab a fork and go “Dishing Through The Snow,” sampling some of the best bites in the area at the High Country Small Plate Crawl! Dozens of Independently owned restaurants will create special Small Plate Menus, priced from $3 to $8, featuring their cuisine and Chef’s talent. Crawl from restaurant to restaurant from 7:00AM to 9:00PM – Breakfast, Lunch and/or Dinner hours – sampling the best of High Country culinary scene.Restaurants participate all five days during the same block of time: Breakfast, Lunch, and/or Dinner. See hours of participation for each restaurant on the Passport. Print the Crawl Passport at PlateCrawl.com/Passport (http://platecrawl.com/passport ). A Passport is not required, but includes details such as addresses and hours of participation for all restaurants. *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

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WinterFeast* - 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM seatings.  Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola Resort, 185 Chetola Lake Drive,  Blowing Rock, NC. Culinary delights abound as the fine restaurants in the area come together for this anticipated once-a-year event. Join us for a fabulous dinner featuring mouth-watering delights prepared by Blowing Rock’s best chefs. Tickets are available online (Click Here) or by calling 828-295-7851.  Cash, check or charge cards accepted at the door unless we sell out!  Get your tickets early!   Cash bar available. Admission: $27 in advance | $32 at door. Winterfeast at Timberlake’s Restaurant Participating restaurants from WinterFest 2014 were: Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola Resort, Canyons, Blowing Rock Ale House, Best Cellar, The Chestnut Grille at the Green Park Inn, Meadowbrook Inn, Foggy Rock, The Table at Crestwood, Bald Guy Brew, Bistro Roca, Restaurant G, The New Public House, Stick Boy Bread Company, Rowlands Restaurant at Westglow, Six Pence Pub, Twigs, and Woodlands! Buy your tickets now!  Seatings are  filling UP! *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

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Blowing Rock Winterfest – Don’t Hibernate, Celebrate! In 1997, Blowing Rock business owners got together and decided to create a festival to celebrate the fun side of winter – and Blowing Rock WinterFest debuted in January 1998.

This first year, Chilly, the lone snowman mascot in the logo, was born. Over the years, Chilly gained a scarf, a top hat, feathered friends, and eventually a wife named Crystal.

The logo has evolved through the years. And so has WinterFest. Events have been added including wine tasting, ice carving demonstrations, live music and an adorable dog show, WinterPaws. Not only is WinterFest a blast, it has raised thousands of dollars to help various charitable causes.

Whether the temps are a balmy 50 degrees or 30 degrees and snowing, attendees make this an annual winter trek because of the variety of events and entertainment available to them.

Over the years, the media has celebrated Blowing Rock winters right along with us. Travel & Leisure magazine named Blowing Rock “one of America’s Prettiest Winter Towns.” It has also been named one of the “Top Pick” events by AAA, and was named a Top 20 Event by Southeastern Tourism Society.

Blowing Rock WinterFest is now a Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Event. The original committee retired, moved on, etc. leaving three lone members, two of which work for the Chamber. They work to continually create exciting winter celebrations and show visitors a good time so they will want to come back again and again. Come and celebrate winter in Blowing Rock! Chilly and Crystal will be holding the door for you.

shoptildrop_2015Shop Til You Drop* – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM in Downtown Blowing Rock.  Put on a pair of comfy shoes and clean the car out!  Blowing Rock is one of North Carolina’s premier shopping destinations!  Shop in Blowing Rock’s quaint downtown boutiques and Tanger Outlet Shoppes on the Parkway.  Blowing Rock offers an abundance of shopping possibilities from art galleries to fine antiques, apparel to bookstores, home decor and yard art to locally made provisions, sunglasses to mittens, you can find it all here! *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

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Winter Fashions Show*11:00am At the Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC.  $26 for lunch and a wonderful fashion show of winter and spring wear from the ladies shops in the village.  Blowing Rock retailers join forces to bring you the finest ladies apparel and accessories during the
WinterFest WinterFashion Show. The newest winter and spring fashions will be featured from the area’s top retail stores including Doncaster, Monkees, TazMaRaz, Couture by Finley House, JW Tweeds, and more!  Doors open at 11:00 with a cash bar available.  The runway opens at 11:30 followed by a”Winter Warming” lunch of soup, salad, quiche and a light dessert. Yummy! A wonderful way to spend a Friday lunch with the girls! Call the Blowing. For more information, call Blowing Rock Chamber for tickets 828.295.7851. *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

Appalachian Ski Mountain Event* - Time TBA at Appalachian Ski Mtn. App Ski will present a special WinterFest Family Night on Friday, January 23. Learn to Ski / Learn to Snowboard packages will be offered through French-Swiss Ski College with special pricing.  A special Ice Skating  session with S’mores Roasting by the Rinkside Bonfire is offered for the “gliders” who love the ice. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – no deposit necessary. Admission: TBA Call French-Swiss Ski College at 828.295.9311 or email skifrenchswiss@bellsouth.net. *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

Cork & Canvas – Blue Horses* – 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. Come to the Museum and get your creative juices flowing by creating a painting with trained art instructor, Dacia Trethewey. Whether you paint often or haven’t picked up a paintbrush since kindergarten, this class is fun and welcoming and absolutely no experience is necessary – really! Everyone will create a piece of art inspired by “Blue Horses” by Franz Marc. All materials (paints, canvas, aprons) are provided and wine and hors d’oeuvres are complimentary. Just bring yourself! Preregistration is required. Cost: $30/person, $25 for members. For more information: 828.295.9099 ext. 3006. “Blue Horses” is owned by the Walker Art Center, Gift of the T.B. Walker Foundation and the Gilbert M. Walker Memorial Fund, 1942.1. *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

23rd - 24th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

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Little Miss WinterFest8 – 1:00pm at the Meadowbrook Inn and Suites, 711 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC.  Does your little girl want to be a princess?  Or even a queen?  Little Miss WinterFest turns every little girl into royalty!  Every contestant will recieve a tiara and winners will be awarded a beautiful satin, monogrammed banner and a large crown.  The competition will be based on winterwear so no special apparel is necessary.  Contestants will be judged on Best Smile, Best Personality and Beauty (though they are ALL beautiful!  Thank goodness we don’t have to be a judge!).  An optional Most Photogenic category is also available.  A portion of the registration fees will benefit the Blowing Rock Elementary School PTO program to renovate the playground.  This year, the event is centered around Disney’s FROZEN, with our own version of Elsa presiding.  All contestants and young audience members are invited to attend Cocoa with Queen Elsa following the event (fee for audience members).  Admission: Adults: $5, Children over age 3: $3. *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

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Polar Plunge at Chetola Resort* – 10:00 AM at Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, 185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock, NC.  Some folks just don’t have good sense!   But they do have good hearts!  Watch fearless contenders take the Plunge.  The Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake is one of the highlights at WinterFest.  Chetola starts cutting through the layer of ice well in advance so Plungers can feel the full impact! Agonize with your favorite “Plunger”, most in costume, while enjoying the antics and one liners of our new plunge emcee, John Carter!  Judges will award the famous “Golden Plunge” award to the best costumes. Plungers begin jumping at 10:00 am but get there early for good viewing!  Proceeds will benefit local charities Western Youth Network and Hospitality House! Any wannabe plungers will still be able to sign up the morning of the Polar Plunge at the Highlands Recreation and Sports Center at Chetola. Registration begins at 9:00am. Plunge begins at 10:00am. Admission to watch is FREE | $25 Fee to Jump (must pre-register prior or at 9AM day of). *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

Cross-Country Ski & Snow Equipment Exhibition* – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Sweetgrass in Blowing Rock. Join Blowing Rock Realty and SweetGrass for a cross-country ski and snow equipment exhibition on the beautiful grounds of SweetGrass in Blowing Rock (just off 221, approx. 6 miles outside of Blowing Rock). Enjoy games, prizes (including gift certificates to First Tracks in Boone), a snowdog building contest, hot chocolate and cookies.
Call Blowing Rock Realty at 800-255-9861 or 828-295-9861 for details and directions. Snow exhibitions are weather dependent. Admission: FREE! *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

Hayrides* – 10:00 AM until at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, 132 Park Ave., Blowing Rock. FREE!  Hayrides depart from the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, 132 Park Avenue behind the Blowing Rock Market. A crowd favorite, don’t miss this adventurous mode of transportation during Blowing Rock WinterFest!   Sponsored by Country Boy Landscaping. Admission: FREE! *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

Silent Auction & Raffle* – 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM – Raffle, until 4:00 PM.  Silent Auction. At Blowing Rock School Cafeteria, Morris Street, Blowing Rock. Brought to you by Mountain Alliance, the Blowing Rock WinterFest Silent Auction & Raffle takes place Saturday 10am-4pm, with prize pick up later that day.  Come to the Blowing Rock School Cafeteria and bid on the many beautiful items, packages, and gift certificates donated by area retailers and businesses.  You will find items ranging from lodging at area hotels and inns, spa day packages, packages to area parks, massage and wellness certificates, outdoor adventures, fly fishing lessons, theatre subscriptions, art work by local artists, gift certificates to area restaurants, and many, many more!  In addition, buy raffle tickets for baskets of goodies from your favorite shopping stops.  Last year we had more than $20,000 worth of items from over 200 businesses, so there is truly something for everyone! The Silent Auction and Raffle is located in the Blowing Rock School Cafeteria on Morris St.  Look for signs on Main Street, Morris Street, and Sunset Drive.  The Silent Auction takes place from 10am-4pm; the raffle ends at 3pm on Saturday, with prize pick up later that day. Proceeds from this fundraiser go directly to Mountain Alliance. Mountain Alliance provides Watauga County high school aged youth with a safe and supportive environment in which they can develop an increased sense of self and their place in the community, a passion for lifelong learning, and a commitment to environmental stewardship.  Mountain Alliance recognizes these attributes as essential qualities of active and engaged citizens.  The organization is a community of high school students, teachers, professionals, outdoor and adventure-based educators, and supportive local leaders and citizens. *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

chili_1000Chilly Chili Cookoff* – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Blowing Rock Elementary School, 165 Morris Street Blowing Rock, NC 28605. Taste all the chili your heart(burn) desires – and enjoy live music to help the chili go down. The Cookoff features three classes of competition: Freestyle (chef’s best recipe, anything goes!), Restaurant, and Business.  Freestyle competitors receive a bountiful basket of goodies valued at $500, $250 and $100 respectively. Restaurant winners will receive the Traveling Chili Trophy, a handmade sculpture by artist, Alex Hallmark, to display in their business until next year.  The Business category winner will receive a Blowing Rock School Sponsor Banner to be hung in the gymnasium.  Every winner gets bragging rights! Admission: Adults: $7 | Children(6 to 12): $5 | Children 5 and Under: Free | A chili bowl bar will be available at $4 per bowl. *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

Kids Activities* – 11:00 AM until at the Blowing Rock Parks & Rec (beside Memorial Park, behind the Police Station). There is sure to be fun for all ages at the Blowing Rock Parks and Rec Center beside Memorial Park and behind the Police Station.  Starting at 11:00 Saturday, the High Country Girl Scouts will be hosting activities for the little ones.  This is going to be FUN!  Stay tuned for more details on what the girl scouts are cooking up – along with COOKIES! FREE – but they are selling GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!!!! Hosted by the High Country Girl Scouts! Girl Scouts – where girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together! Admission: FREE! *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

ice-dragon1Ice Carving Competition* – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Memorial Park in Blowing Rock.  Come see the U.S. Army Special Forces Ice Carving Team turn blocks of ice into works of art! Participate in the family friendly ” Wet T-Shirt Contest”.  You’ve never seen one like this before!  You’ll be amazed at the creations these guys do.  A definite “Must See” event!  Admission: FREE! *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

Wine Tasting & Charity Auction* – 2:00 PM at Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock. Satiate your palate with a tasting of excellent wines. Located at the Green Park Inn, the Tasting begins at 2 pm on Saturday; Charity Auction immediately follows at 4 pm. Register for the auction as wine will be only one of the many types of items on the bidding block, including a Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival Basket with lodging & tickets, and lots more! Starting bids for some items are amazingly low! And be sure to purchase some of the heavy hors d’oeuvres, “green plate appetizer specials” provided by the Green Park Inn. Some of the wines we’ll be tasting:
The Other Guys and The Prisoner Wine Company, California:  Leese Fitch, Blindfold White, Saldo Zinfandel, Prisoner-Napa Valley
Montinore Estate, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Revelry Vineyards, Columbia Valley, Washington
Great European Selections…Italy, France, Spain
Must be 21 years of age or older. Please be sure to bring ID. Drink Responsibly and Designate a Driver!! Plenty of parking available! Admission: $22 in advance, $27 at the door. *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

Music at the Museum* – 3:00 – 3:45 pm at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. Come to the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum to enjoy the music of Strictly Strings, an old-time band from Boone, NC!  Great music, great fun! *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

Arctic Art at BrrrrAHM!* – 3:00 – 4:00pm at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum – Education Center. Bring your kids to the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) and create a winter craft in our Education Center!  For more information: 828-295-9099 ext. 3006. *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

bonfire_1000Bonfire* – 5:00 PM (or dusk) at on: Memorial Park ,Downtown Blowing Rock.     Admission: FREE!
Weather permitting in Memorial Park. Make your own toasted marshmallows or s’mores. All supplies provided. Sing along with campfire music by a local musician. Warm your toes and your heart! Presented by the Blowing Rock Boy Scouts Troop, the event WILL NOT take place in high wind, rain, or extreme cold. *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

Pancake Breakfast at Foggy Rock* – 7:30 – 10:30 am at the Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub. Come to Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub for a fantastic Pancake Breakfast!  $5 for pancakes and your choice of bacon or sausage, beverages not included. Admission: $5 for pancake breakfast! Admission: $5 for pancake breakfast! *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

25th

dogshow_1000WinterPaws Dog Show* – 1:30 PM at the Blowing Rock Elementary School Gymnasium. Show off your four legged best friend or just come to see the cutest dogs around in the WinterPaws Dog Show! Registration at the door for your pooch begins at 12:45pm. $10 entry fee for first two categories; $15 for three or more categories. Categories include Most Mysterious Heritage, Best Wiggle Butt (Tail-Wagger), Most Clever Dog Trick, Best Dog/Owner Look-a-like, Best Winter Wear and finally, Most Crooked Smile. Winner from each category goes on to compete for the title of Best in Show and the Grand Prize.  Plus, we will have raffle tickets available for sale and one lucky winner will take home a doggy basket valued at over $200 from Victoria’s Paw Spa, a sponsor for this event.  Also, bring your friends who don’t have a dog.  We will have several shelter dogs on-site for adoption.  100% of the proceeds go to the Watauga Humane Society. Winter Paws Registration 2015!  Admission: Admission for spectators is $2 min donation | Entry fee for competitors. Sponsored by Victoria’s Paw Spa and the Watauga Humane Society. *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

Microsoft Word - winterfest2015spameetgreet.docxSpa at Crestwood Meet and Greet* – 2:00PM – 5:00PM at the The Spa at Crestwood. Happy New Year!  Whether you’ve visited the Spa at Crestwood, have stayed there, or have never stopped in before, The Spa at Crestwood is inviting you to enjoy an Open House for Winterfest 2015!   They are thrilled to offer you an afternoon of free samples and services while enjoying light food and refreshments from The Table at Crestwood. The spa facility will be open to the public for guided tours of our fitness center, lap pool, steam, and sauna rooms. Experienced therapists and estheticians will be available to answer any questions that you may have and to explain the services offered. They  will also be introducing a NEW line of products for facials: Image Skincare. Image is dedicated to producing the “latest anti-aging, balancing, hydrating, and illuminating technologies to further its mission of helping the world to Age Later.” During this event  gift baskets will be available for purchase. Several lucky people will get a basket with a hidden gift certificate that covers the cost of a massage or facial! Spa at Crestwood also sells locally and sustainably made hand soaps, body scrubs, lotions, lip balms and more from The Thankful Goat. These products have been moving quickly! This exciting event will be held on Sunday, January 25th from 2-5pm. Please feel free to bring a friend, y or a loved one to enjoy this unique opportunity to see all the changes occurring at The Spa at Crestwood.  Admission: Free! *A 2015 Blowing Rock Winterfest event!

jazzslider3canyonsSunday Jazz Brunch – Every Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm at Canyons, 8960 Valley Blvd Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock NC. The Canyons Sunday Jazz Brunch has been a High Country tradition since 1993! Enjoy performances by Todd Wright & Friends, among the area’s finest Jazz musicians. No cover!

27th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

29th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

30th - 31st

Live Music with Charlie Ellis - 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn in Blowing rock.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase. For more information, call Appalachian Ski Mountain at (828) 295-7828.

30th - 31st

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

31st

Winter Birds of the NC Mountains – 1:00pm – 2:00pm at Elk Knob State Park, 5564 Meat Camp Road, Todd, NC. Have you ever wondered how birds survive the winter in the mountains? Join us at the Park Office at 1 pm on January 31 to find out. See what kinds of birds you may see during the cold, dark months of winter. Call 828-297-7261 for more information or for travel conditions. Website http://www.ncparks.gov. Contact Phone: (828) 297-7261.

AppleHillAlpacaAlpaca farm tour – 2:00pm – 3:30pm at Apple Hill Farm, 400 Apple Hill Road, Banner Elk, NC.
Apple Hill Farm conducts a farm tour every Wednesday and Saturday through out the Winter and Spring. The 90 minute guided walking tour starts at the horse barn, winding around the farm to visit the main barns and animal sheds. Tour guides will give information about the specific species and personalities of animals living on Apple Hill Farm and explain our fencing, feeding and grazing practices. Our farm is hilly and we will be walking the hills. Wear comfortable shoes and plan accordingly. Don’t forget to bring a camera! Adults $12, Children under 10 $7, Children under 3 free.
Apple Hill Farm is an Alpaca Farm that sits atop Valle Mountain on the site of a 50-year-old apple orchard. Although the apple trees are no longer harvested for apples, they serve as the focal point for the property which is now home to alpacas, cats, chickens, dogs, donkeys, goats, horses, llamas and miniature donkeys. Magnificent mountain views, wooded footpaths, and landscaped gardens are the visual backdrop for the barns and animals, providing the ultimate picturesque setting for Apple Hill Farm’s animals and visitors. Website www.applehillfarmnc.com. For more information, call Brianne Harris at (828) 963-1662 or eEmail: applehillfarmnc@gmail.com.

PaintFlowersWatercolorPainting Flowers in Watercolor – 10:00am – 1:00pm at the Watauga County Arts Space, 377 Shadowline Drive, Boone, NC. JoAnn Pippin, Instructor. If you have admired flower paintings and want to try it, or if you have done floral paintings that you are not satisfied with, this workshop is for you! JoAnn Pippin will demonstrate watercolor techniques, help you figure out paint, paper, and brushes, and offer advice to solve problems you may have encountered. $90 Registration for all 4 workshops or $25/session. Sign up online at watauga-arts.org or come visit us at the Art Space. For more informatyion, call Cherry Johnson at (828) 264-1789. Email: wcac@watauga-arts.org.

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January 5th - March 21st

Tanja Softic´: Gathered from Available Data - In Gallery A, West Wing, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone. Artist Statement: My work explores concepts of locating oneself in ever expanding notions of universe and society and the nature of memory. As an immigrant to United States from Bosnia, I am acutely aware of the inadequacy of established definitions of cultural or national identity. Our histories are recorded and pose the questions of how they shape our notions of identity, what is our place and our task in the web of life of the planet, what is cultural memory and to whom does it belong. These questions loom large, and there are no reassuring answers. My work aims to capture this state of flux, acknowledge the obsolescence of categories, and work with the tattered web of memory.
The vocabulary of my pieces includes elements of landscape, microscopic life forms, architectural details and renderings, obsolete geographical maps, astronomical charts and anatomical fragments as visual signifiers of a displaced existence. The images usually begin with the memory of particular place of personal significance and I allow both form and content to take lead as I combine the image with other visual elements. As I develop a print, I am conscious of the atomization and flattening of the image that happens in the process of matrix development (color separation, tracing, halftone, to give a few examples) and aggregation, layering, closing that happens at the printing end. The exchange between the two ways of working with the image is the formal anchor in both my prints and drawings. Call the Turchin Center at (828) 262-3017 or email at turchincenter@appstate.edu for more details.

Les Caison III: Looking Up - In Gallery B, West Wing, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone.  Artist Statement: By the time you get this I will have moved on. A local periodical quoted me as saying “It’s OK to take two steps back as long as you put your best foot forward”. There is flaw in that logic to most – obviously you are going backward – fabulously backward. When you dance — which is what the quote is referring to — you move backwards, forwards, and around & around. Context and perspective — choosing to get out there and dance is in fact moving forward.
It is perspective and appropriate positive attitude that get us moving in the right direction. These paintings explore using whatever we have to go forward. Sometimes carrying on is as simple as acknowledging the heavens. Sometimes we are celebrating life and our spirits are light-footed. Other times we are overflowing with contemplation and seek solace amid whatever environment we can find. The elders may speak. We may not understand – but we hear and we acknowledge and we may apply their wisdom in the future. We just have to keep Looking Up. Call the Turchin Center at (828) 262-3017 or email at turchincenter@appstate.edu for more details.

Andrew Fullwood: Allurement – In Mayer Gallery, West Wing, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone. Originally a psychiatrist, sculptor Andrew Fullwood of Chapel Hill, NC is a master carver from a family of five generations of furniture makers originally from Hickory, NC.
Artist Statement: I grew up with equally compelling interests in art and nature, the latter of which lead to a career as a physician. My interest in wood, a material with living texture, no doubt derives from my background in biology, but also from a family craft tradition spanning five generations of skilled furniture makers. (Perhaps I represent a case of a furniture gene-gone-bad). Without formal training, I have gradually taught myself the craft. I am unusually drawn to the challenge of giving physical form to unique shapes that appear first in imagination. I love the great material diversity of wood: each species has different colors, grains, properties. The variety of organic shapes into which wood naturally grows, and the character-giving knots and imperfections stretch imagination into new territory. The process begins initially with the harvesting of a promising log, then transforming that rustic cylinder of wood with chainsaws, chisels, rasps, and files into sculptural forms. Some pieces take hundreds of hours to complete.
The processes and cycles (including attractions, instincts, birth, death) of natural creation are astonishing to me, as well as how life has so gorgeously diversified. Expressing elements of these cycles and creation of living things, whether they be a seed pod or a pregnant woman is a recurrent theme in my works. I am interested not only in the shapes of the rhythms and life cycles of living things, but also the shapes of our emotional responses to the natural world in which we evolved. I believe the archetypal imagery of nature is meaningful to us and is relevant to the creative process. I also like to wonder about the “shapes” of specific moments, such as the bursting open of a seed pod. My sculptures also reflect my great curiosity about our origins: organic, ancestral, and cultural.
With my sculpture I want to generate curiosity and allurement. I like there to be an element of surprise. I enjoy exploring both abstract and realistic forms (usually human figures), and sometimes both blended together, a style I refer to as “organic surrealism”. Part of the challenge is to integrate opposing imagery and the tensions created therein. Treacherous forms search for harmonious cohabitation amongst nurture forms. A whale and a cocoon and pollen may all fuse together into one form. Call the Turchin Center at (828) 262-3017 or email at turchincenter@appstate.edu for more details.

1st

Sunday Jazz Brunch – Every Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm at Canyons, 8960 Valley Blvd Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock NC. The Canyons Sunday Jazz Brunch has been a High Country tradition since 1993! Enjoy performances by Todd Wright & Friends, among the area’s finest Jazz musicians. No cover!

Appalachian Ski  Mountain – 1st Sunday Night Specials! – 7:30 – 10pm at Apalachian Ski Moiuntain.  Ski or Ride for only $10! The first Sunday of Every Month (Dec 7, Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1). Order online and get more time! Session starts at 6:30 if ordered online 24 hrs in advance!

1st - April 5, 2015

SELECTIONS.from_.the_.COLLECTION.sliderSelections from the Collection – At The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (159 Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock). Opening on Saturday, October 25th. Featuring over one-hundred selected paintings, drawings, prints, glass, ceramic, and mixed media pieces from Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s Permanent Collection in three galleries: David and Nancy Rankin, Kay & Tom Rankin and Gena & Bill Atwell.
Since its first work of art was acquired in 2002, the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum has added works by many artists, historic and contemporary, to its growing Permanent Collection. The exhibition will include works on view by Elliott Daingerfield, Philip Moose, Andrew Wyeth, Philip Leslie Hale, Walter Schofield, William Charles Anthony Frerichs, Herb Cohen, Everett Shinn, Jose Fumero, and many others. The exhibition will also feature twenty-five etchings of North Carolina landmarks by Louis Orr.
Many of the represented artists found inspiration amongst the hills of our local region, while others crafted work representing stories of beauty, belief, place, and people across the rest of the state and country. These selections possess commonalities found in the details on the surface of each painting, reflections in the glass, and line work in the drawings, yet they also tell stories all their own.
A reception celebrating the exhibit will be held during the Museum’s Holiday Open House on November 29 from 2pm – 4pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 828-295-9099.

3rd

Shag Dancing – 7:00pm in the Four Seasons Ballroom at Meadowbrook Inn.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays at 7:00pm for a 30 minute lesson, then enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $2.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

5th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

6th - 7th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

8th

Sunday Jazz Brunch – Every Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm at Canyons, 8960 Valley Blvd Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock NC. The Canyons Sunday Jazz Brunch has been a High Country tradition since 1993! Enjoy performances by Todd Wright & Friends, among the area’s finest Jazz musicians. No cover!

10th

Shag Dancing – 7:00pm in the Four Seasons Ballroom at Meadowbrook Inn.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays at 7:00pm for a 30 minute lesson, then enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $2.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

12th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

13th - 14th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

13th - 15th

Valentine’s Rocks in Blowing Rock – Join us in Blowing Rock for Valentine’s Day 2015 and enjoy the beauty and romance of the Blue Ridge, and the fun of the Valentine Stroll! On Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15, local shops will host the Valentine’s Stroll, where you can sip, shop, and gather with friends to celebrate the holiday. Enjoy seasonal refreshments, special offers, and giveaways to kick off the spring shopping season. Stroll from shop to shop with your sweetheart or your friends, as friendly shopkeepers welcome you in from the chill. No admission, entry fee, or cover!
Stay for a while and make a weekend of it: click here to see local Romance Packages. And don’t forget about the delicious meals available at our unique restaurants. Make reservations now for your dinner on the 13th or 14th!

14th

Valentine’s Stroll – Downtown Blowing Rock – Sweetheart specials at local businesses! Sip, shop, and enjoy the day with your sweetheart or your friends! 10am-6pm, no cover or admission. Visit participating businesses for big sales, refreshments, and new spring merchandise.

15th

Sunday Jazz Brunch – Every Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm at Canyons, 8960 Valley Blvd Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock NC. The Canyons Sunday Jazz Brunch has been a High Country tradition since 1993! Enjoy performances by Todd Wright & Friends, among the area’s finest Jazz musicians. No cover!

The Science of Snow – 1:00pm – 2:00pm at Elk Knob State Park, 5564 Meat Camp Road, Todd, NC.  For humans, snow can be pretty, fun, annoying, dangerous and many other things. What does it mean for the natural world? How does it form such intricate shapes? Cut out a scientifically correct flake and learn how to preserve real ones. Come find more about this magnificent crystalline wonder. Meet at the park office at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 15th.  For more information, call (828) 297-7261. Website: http://www.ncparks.gov.

17th

Shag Dancing – 7:00pm in the Four Seasons Ballroom at Meadowbrook Inn.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays at 7:00pm for a 30 minute lesson, then enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $2.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

19th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

20th - 21st

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

21st

Winter Hike – 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Elk Knob State Park, 5564 Meat Camp Road, Todd, NC.  Come out for some great exercise and winter beauty as we brave the cold for some great views at the summit of the mountain. Meet at the Summit Trailhead on Saturday, February 21st at 1:00 p.m. and dress appropriately for the weather keeping in mind that layering will work the best in cold and windy conditions. Be sure to bring some water. For more information or for travel conditions to and within the park, please call 828-297-7261. http://www.ncparks.gov. Phone: (828) 297-7261.

Raptors (Grandfather Mountain State Park) – 4:00pm – 4:30pm at the Park Office, 9872 Hwy 105 South,
Banner Elk, NC. There are many kinds of birds that live in this area; some migrate, some are year round. Some eat seeds and some eat other birds and other small creatures…these birds are Raptors or Birds of Prey. Join Ranger Sicard for a PowerPoint presentation to learn about Raptors and their unique adaptations/features. For any question please call Ranger Sicard at the Park Office 828-963-9522. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/grmo/main.php. For more information, call Andy Sicard at (828) 963-9522, Email: andy.sicard@ncparks.gov.

Burton Riglet Park Tour – Appalachian Ski Mountain, 940 Ski Mountain Road , Blowing Rock NC. A mobile product demo and mini-snowboard park geared towards introducing children as young as 2 to the sport of snowboarding. A custom children’s learning terrain area will be provided at the base of ASM and Burton Snowboard experts will be offering a free “introductory terrain park experience” for children ages 2 to 6.

22nd

High Country Wedding Expo – 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Boone Mall – Main Entrance, 1180 Blowing Rock Rd,
Boone , NC 28607.  A day to meet & greet with the area’s best wedding professionals. $8 cash/check. Registration will be at the Panera Entrance. This years proceeds will benefit The Western Youth Network. WYN is a relationship-focused resource for youth and families in the High Country.Through prevention and intervention programs, WYN specializes in providing youth with the tools they need to reach their potential and discover their place in our community and in our world. Website: http://acesnc.com/catalog/expo.php. Contact ACES Expo Committee Member at (828) 919-675.

Sunday Jazz Brunch – Every Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm at Canyons, 8960 Valley Blvd Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock NC. The Canyons Sunday Jazz Brunch has been a High Country tradition since 1993! Enjoy performances by Todd Wright & Friends, among the area’s finest Jazz musicians. No cover!

24th

Shag Dancing – 7:00pm in the Four Seasons Ballroom at Meadowbrook Inn.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays at 7:00pm for a 30 minute lesson, then enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $2.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

26th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

27th - 28th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Midnight Blast Weekends – 5:00pm – Midnight at Apalachian Ski Mountain. The only late night skiing in the High Country!

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

28th

WoundedWarriorWounded Warrior Event – 9:00am-4:00pm at Appalachian Ski Mountain. The Appalachian Ski Patrol and App Ski Mtn. will proudly host the 3rd Annual Wounded Warrior Event. This is a one day event to honor, show support, and raise awareness for our Military’s Wounded Warriors. For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact a member of our Appalachian Ski Patrol at 828-295-0789.

 

 

 

ASEFASEF Skier / Boarder X – Registration 9-11 / Event starts at Noon at Appalachian Ski Mountain. Get your sticks waxed up and your aerodynamic outerwear ready for a fun Boarder/Skiercross event! This Boarder/Skier X is open to anyone interested and all funds raised will go to support our Appalachian Jr Race Team and Appalachian Snowboard Club!

 

 

 

skatingSpecial $10 Ice Skate Session – 5:00pm – 6:30pm at Appalachian Ice Arena the Appalachian Ice Arena will host a special $10 Ice Skate Session with all proceeds going to raise funds for the Appalachian Ski Education Foundation. Join us on this special night for a good cause!

October 25, 2014 - April 5th

SELECTIONS.from_.the_.COLLECTION.sliderSelections from the Collection – At The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (159 Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock). Opening on Saturday, October 25th. Featuring over one-hundred selected paintings, drawings, prints, glass, ceramic, and mixed media pieces from Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s Permanent Collection in three galleries: David and Nancy Rankin, Kay & Tom Rankin and Gena & Bill Atwell.
Since its first work of art was acquired in 2002, the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum has added works by many artists, historic and contemporary, to its growing Permanent Collection. The exhibition will include works on view by Elliott Daingerfield, Philip Moose, Andrew Wyeth, Philip Leslie Hale, Walter Schofield, William Charles Anthony Frerichs, Herb Cohen, Everett Shinn, Jose Fumero, and many others. The exhibition will also feature twenty-five etchings of North Carolina landmarks by Louis Orr.
Many of the represented artists found inspiration amongst the hills of our local region, while others crafted work representing stories of beauty, belief, place, and people across the rest of the state and country. These selections possess commonalities found in the details on the surface of each painting, reflections in the glass, and line work in the drawings, yet they also tell stories all their own.
A reception celebrating the exhibit will be held during the Museum’s Holiday Open House on November 29 from 2pm – 4pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 828-295-9099.

January 5th - March 21st

Tanja Softic´: Gathered from Available Data - In Gallery A, West Wing, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone. Artist Statement: My work explores concepts of locating oneself in ever expanding notions of universe and society and the nature of memory. As an immigrant to United States from Bosnia, I am acutely aware of the inadequacy of established definitions of cultural or national identity. Our histories are recorded and pose the questions of how they shape our notions of identity, what is our place and our task in the web of life of the planet, what is cultural memory and to whom does it belong. These questions loom large, and there are no reassuring answers. My work aims to capture this state of flux, acknowledge the obsolescence of categories, and work with the tattered web of memory.
The vocabulary of my pieces includes elements of landscape, microscopic life forms, architectural details and renderings, obsolete geographical maps, astronomical charts and anatomical fragments as visual signifiers of a displaced existence. The images usually begin with the memory of particular place of personal significance and I allow both form and content to take lead as I combine the image with other visual elements. As I develop a print, I am conscious of the atomization and flattening of the image that happens in the process of matrix development (color separation, tracing, halftone, to give a few examples) and aggregation, layering, closing that happens at the printing end. The exchange between the two ways of working with the image is the formal anchor in both my prints and drawings. Call the Turchin Center at (828) 262-3017 or email at turchincenter@appstate.edu for more details.

Les Caison III: Looking Up - In Gallery B, West Wing, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone.  Artist Statement: By the time you get this I will have moved on. A local periodical quoted me as saying “It’s OK to take two steps back as long as you put your best foot forward”. There is flaw in that logic to most – obviously you are going backward – fabulously backward. When you dance — which is what the quote is referring to — you move backwards, forwards, and around & around. Context and perspective — choosing to get out there and dance is in fact moving forward.
It is perspective and appropriate positive attitude that get us moving in the right direction. These paintings explore using whatever we have to go forward. Sometimes carrying on is as simple as acknowledging the heavens. Sometimes we are celebrating life and our spirits are light-footed. Other times we are overflowing with contemplation and seek solace amid whatever environment we can find. The elders may speak. We may not understand – but we hear and we acknowledge and we may apply their wisdom in the future. We just have to keep Looking Up. Call the Turchin Center at (828) 262-3017 or email at turchincenter@appstate.edu for more details.

Andrew Fullwood: Allurement – In Mayer Gallery, West Wing, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone. Originally a psychiatrist, sculptor Andrew Fullwood of Chapel Hill, NC is a master carver from a family of five generations of furniture makers originally from Hickory, NC.
Artist Statement: I grew up with equally compelling interests in art and nature, the latter of which lead to a career as a physician. My interest in wood, a material with living texture, no doubt derives from my background in biology, but also from a family craft tradition spanning five generations of skilled furniture makers. (Perhaps I represent a case of a furniture gene-gone-bad). Without formal training, I have gradually taught myself the craft. I am unusually drawn to the challenge of giving physical form to unique shapes that appear first in imagination. I love the great material diversity of wood: each species has different colors, grains, properties. The variety of organic shapes into which wood naturally grows, and the character-giving knots and imperfections stretch imagination into new territory. The process begins initially with the harvesting of a promising log, then transforming that rustic cylinder of wood with chainsaws, chisels, rasps, and files into sculptural forms. Some pieces take hundreds of hours to complete.
The processes and cycles (including attractions, instincts, birth, death) of natural creation are astonishing to me, as well as how life has so gorgeously diversified. Expressing elements of these cycles and creation of living things, whether they be a seed pod or a pregnant woman is a recurrent theme in my works. I am interested not only in the shapes of the rhythms and life cycles of living things, but also the shapes of our emotional responses to the natural world in which we evolved. I believe the archetypal imagery of nature is meaningful to us and is relevant to the creative process. I also like to wonder about the “shapes” of specific moments, such as the bursting open of a seed pod. My sculptures also reflect my great curiosity about our origins: organic, ancestral, and cultural.
With my sculpture I want to generate curiosity and allurement. I like there to be an element of surprise. I enjoy exploring both abstract and realistic forms (usually human figures), and sometimes both blended together, a style I refer to as “organic surrealism”. Part of the challenge is to integrate opposing imagery and the tensions created therein. Treacherous forms search for harmonious cohabitation amongst nurture forms. A whale and a cocoon and pollen may all fuse together into one form. Call the Turchin Center at (828) 262-3017 or email at turchincenter@appstate.edu for more details.

January 17th - March 28th

Ruined Landscapes – At the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.  Paintings of the Balkan War Zone, on loan from the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, gift of Hugh and Jane Spratt McColl.  A native of Scotland, eventually settling in France, painter Laura Buxton traveled to the Balkans in 1994 and found great inspiration for her work in a war-ridden land. “As an artist,” Buxton said, “I Felt this tremendous responsibility to say something that would be worthwhile, that other people could see. And even if they couldn’t understand, they could at least gain some insight from a different point of view.”

1st

Appalachian Ski  Mountain – 1st Sunday Night Specials! - 7:30 – 10pm at Apalachian Ski Moiuntain.  Ski or Ride for only $10! The first Sunday of Every Month (Dec 7, Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1). Order online and get more time! Session starts at 6:30 if ordered online 24 hrs in advance!

3rd

Fun With Gourds – 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Blue Ridge Art Space, 377 Shadowline Drive, Boone, NC.
Imagine taking a simple gourd and turning it into a work of art!  You’ll select a gourd and dye it with leather dye. After it has dried you’ll be drilling holes in the rim and lining it with tissue. Finally you’ll weave the rim and finish your gourd with a fixative. The end result will be a gorgeous work of art you’ll enjoy for years to come! Registration: $15 per session. There will be a materials cost of $10 payable to the instructor.  For more information, call Cherry Johnson at (828) 264-1789. Email: wcac@watauga-arts.org.

Shag Dancing – 7:00pm in the Four Seasons Ballroom at Meadowbrook Inn.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays at 7:00pm for a 30 minute lesson, then enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $2.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

5th

Introduction to Stained Glass – 1:00pm – 3:30pm at Blue Ridge Art Space, 277 Shadowline Dr., Boone, NC. Four different session are offered. You may select the sessions you would like to participate in. You will create four projects if you choose to participate in all four sessions. Marianne will provide kits with the necessary materials and she is also providing tools for you to use. Extra kits will be available for those who would like to create more than one piece in a class. All the steps for each project will be ready for you to work with so that, when the class is over, you will have a finished product. While the emphasis will be on only one aspect of creating a piece, you will still be working on all aspects to some degree. Over the course of all four classes, you will learn all the steps to creating a stained glass piece so that, for the intermediate class, you will be thoroughly prepared to create a piece from start to finish.
Week 1: Butterfly – Soldering
This class will begin with a demonstration and explanation of the stained glass process. Then using the kit provided, you will be using a soldering iron to learn how to join pieces of glass together to create a complete design.
Week 2: Twirly-Gig – Scoring and Breaking, Grinding, and Foiling Using a scoring tool, Marianne will teach you the process of carefully scratching and then breaking the glass along the lines of the pieces you will need to create your twirly-gig. Then you will learn how to use a glass grinding machine or a scythe stone to remove the sharp edges and smooth the lines of the design. Next you will apply foil to the cut edges of the glass and burnish it so that the foil will be tightly adhered to the glass.
Weeks 3 and 4: Practicing and Developing Your Skills During these two classes, you will be provided with a kit for a more complex project, a hummingbird. You will go through the process with Marianne’s help and practice your skills. Because different people work at different speeds, an additional flower kit will be available if you have enough time to do more projects.
$35 Registration per class or $120 for all four classes, $8 Materials Cost per Class, (additional kits will be available for $8 each).

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

6th - 7th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

10th

Shag Dancing – 7:00pm in the Four Seasons Ballroom at Meadowbrook Inn.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays at 7:00pm for a 30 minute lesson, then enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $2.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

12th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

13th - 14th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

15th

StPatsSt. Patrick’s Park Jam – Registration 9-11, event starts at Noon at Appalachian Ski Mountain. Join App Terrain Park and our Alpine Ski Shop for a fun festive park session this spring! This will be the third season of the Park Jam, be ready for some fun features and some AWESOME prizes for standouts.

17th

Shag Dancing – 7:00pm in the Four Seasons Ballroom at Meadowbrook Inn.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays at 7:00pm for a 30 minute lesson, then enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $2.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

Irish Carbomb Party at Six Pence Pub – Bar open until 2:00am at Six Pence Pub, 1121 Main Street, Blowing Rock.  Lots of fun prizes for our annual St. Patrick’s Day party, ranging from keychains, glassware, t-shirts, a Guinness mirror, and more! Enjoy special prices on Harp, Guinness, and Irish Carbombs, as well as plenty of green beer! Corned Beef and Cabbage served all day as well. Join us at the Pub for St. Paddy’s Day! No cover, bar open till 2am.

19th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

20th

OldTimeDanceMuseumOld Time Dance and Evening at the Museum – At The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St., Blowing Rock NC.  Come in out of the cold and shake a leg with the fun and comradery of old-time dance – circles, squares and lines! Absolutely NO experience is necessary and people of all ages are welcome. Dance instructions will be given by experienced caller Rodney Sutton and live old-time music will be provided by the Laurel Creek Stringband.

20th - 21st

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

21st

MHM - CelticCeltic Concert, Jamie Laval and his Merry Band of Scottish Players – 7:30pm at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.  Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music Presents A Celtic Concert: The Scots-Irish Bluegrass Forefathers, featuring Champion Fiddler Jamie Laval and his Merry Band of Scottish Players.
U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his passionate performances of traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Quebec, blending an ancient art form with stunning virtuosity and contemporary flair that resonates with families, youth, seniors, and devotees of ethnic, jazz, and classical music. During this concert, Jamie will weave stories of the Scots-Irish who settled here in the High Country and how their music influenced old-time and bluegrass music in Appalachia.
Joined by Tara Cunningham, the powerful young fiddler from Scotland, and Evan Kinney, heir to the acclaimed family of Appalachian Old Time musicians and winner of numerous fiddler’s conventions throughout the Southeast, Jamie combines toe-tapping Celtic melodies, amusing and informative stories, foot percussion, and an innovative arrangement style to create a beautiful atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands that follows the Scots-Irish immigration to North Carolina.
“One of North America’s finest practitioners of traditional Scottish music” (San Jose Mercury News), Jamie performed on Dave Matthews’ platinum album Some Devil and gave a private performance for Her Majesty the Queen.

24th

Shag Dancing – 7:00pm in the Four Seasons Ballroom at Meadowbrook Inn.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays at 7:00pm for a 30 minute lesson, then enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $2.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

26th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

27th - 28th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

28th

Blowing Rock Easter Egg Hunt – At Blowing Rock Memorial Park, 1036 Main Street , Blowing Rock NC.  Games and activities start at 10:00am, Easter egg hunt starts at 11:00am. Visit from Easter Bunny during games! All free and open to the public.

28th - 29th

MeltdownGamesMeltdown Games / Neff Beach Bash – Fun events all day at Appalachian Ski Mountain. Winter isn’t over until we say it is. Come enjoy Appalachian’s classic end of the winter celebration on Saturday March 22 and Sunday March 23. A full weekend of crazy events you won’t see any other time of the year, with lots of snow, sun, and skin. All events are free with your ski ticket. Take your best shot at tons of prize categories!
Registration will be going on all day in the Alpine Ski Shop.
Meltdown Games 2015 Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 28
11am – Ski & Snowboard Big Air
1:00pm – Cardboard Box Derby
4pm – Trash Bag Downhill Race

Sunday, March 29
Neff Beach Bash – Fun Beach Themed Events all day long!
11am – Impossible Rail Jam
12Noon – High Ollie Contest
2pm – Pond Skim & Costume Contest
5pm – Chinese Downhill

31st

Shag Dancing – 7:00pm in the Four Seasons Ballroom at Meadowbrook Inn.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays at 7:00pm for a 30 minute lesson, then enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $2.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

October 25, 2014 - April 5th

SELECTIONS.from_.the_.COLLECTION.sliderSelections from the Collection – At The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (159 Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock). Opening on Saturday, October 25th. Featuring over one-hundred selected paintings, drawings, prints, glass, ceramic, and mixed media pieces from Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s Permanent Collection in three galleries: David and Nancy Rankin, Kay & Tom Rankin and Gena & Bill Atwell.
Since its first work of art was acquired in 2002, the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum has added works by many artists, historic and contemporary, to its growing Permanent Collection. The exhibition will include works on view by Elliott Daingerfield, Philip Moose, Andrew Wyeth, Philip Leslie Hale, Walter Schofield, William Charles Anthony Frerichs, Herb Cohen, Everett Shinn, Jose Fumero, and many others. The exhibition will also feature twenty-five etchings of North Carolina landmarks by Louis Orr.
Many of the represented artists found inspiration amongst the hills of our local region, while others crafted work representing stories of beauty, belief, place, and people across the rest of the state and country. These selections possess commonalities found in the details on the surface of each painting, reflections in the glass, and line work in the drawings, yet they also tell stories all their own.
A reception celebrating the exhibit will be held during the Museum’s Holiday Open House on November 29 from 2pm – 4pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 828-295-9099.

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BRBeerMonthNC Beer Month in Blowing Rock – Blowing Rock is well-known for locally inspired, indulgence-worthy dining and laid back leisure. A month-long celebration of NC beers just fits here. You’ll find North Carolina brews in town all year, but for NC Beer Month, our watering holes are pulling all the stops. Throughout April, local restaurants are featuring NC Beers in delicious ways, from flights to dining specials. Plus our very own brewery, Blowing Rock Brewing Company, has fun in the works to commemorate NC Beer Month 2015.

2nd

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

3rd - 4th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

4th

Blowing Rock Trout Derby – At the Blowing Rock Clubhouse, 108 Lakeside Drive , Blowing Rock NC. 36th Annual- Free fun for all! No pre-registration is necessary, and no fees to enter. Always on the first day of Trout Season, the Derby kicks it off with a family-friendly competition event. Bring your catch to the Derby Headquarters to measure and enter for great prizes! Kids can fish downtown and catch special tagged fish, too! Free “Fish for Fun” bags and art contest for kids.

5th

westglowEaster Brunch at Rowland’s Restaurant – 11:00am – 2:00pm at Roland’s Restaurant.  Experience world-class culinary fare in our historic mansion, where the elegance of fine dining can be rediscovered amid gracious hospitality and the comfort of home.  Mountain views and romantic fireside dining create a magical setting where you can enjoy the flavors of new American cuisine prepared with a flare of Southern sensibility.  Call 828-295-5141 for more information.

 

timberlakes-restaurant-600x375_oEaster Buffet at Timberlake’s – Seatings at 11:30am and 1:30pm at Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola Resort, 185 Chetola Lake Dr. , Blowing Rock NC. Easter Buffet at Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola Resort. For more information or reservations, call 828-295-550 or visit http://chetola.com/documents/EasterBuffet2015.pdf for menu.

7th

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

9th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

10th

Tweetsie Railroad Opens – April 10 – November 1, 2015
Shows:
Shows1 - CopyWild West Train Adventure – Take an exciting ride into the Wild West! Experience a scenic and action-
packed three-mile train ride pulled by one of Tweetsie’s historic coal-fired narrow-gauge steam locomotives. Train departure schedule is posted on Main Street. Last train departs at 5:00 pm (8:30 pm on July 4, 6, 13, 20, and 27).

 

 

shows2 - CopyDiamond Lil’s Can-Can Revue – The Palace Saloon is the place for high-kicks and high-jinx as Tweetsie’s
own Diamond Lil presents the renowned Tweetsie Can-Can Dancers. Between shows you can enjoy classic movies on the big screen. Palace Saloon • 10:30 am, Noon, 1:30, 3:00 and 4:00 pm (6:00 pm on July 4).

 

 

shows3 - CopyTweetsie Country Clogging Jamboree – This high-energy musical variety show features a mix of
traditional and contemporary styles of dance with the world famous Tweetsie Cloggers. Pavilion Theater
• 11:00 am, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 and 4:30 pm (6:30 pm on July 4), Monday, June 16 through Labor Day.

 

 

shows4 - CopyHopper and Porter’s Musical Celebration – Hopper the Rabbit is a Tweetsie engineer and Porter the Turtle
is a conductor. Their story is presented in a live musical that the kids will love! Miner’s Mountain Theater • 11:00 am, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 and 4:30 pm (6:00 pm on July 4).

 

 

shows5 - CopyMiner’s Mountain Magic – Join us for a magical journey. This show will feature slight-of-hand tricks that
will astound even the most skeptical. Miner’s Mountain Theater • 10:30 am, Noon, 1:30, 3:00 and 4:00 pm (6:30 pm on July 4).

 

 

 

shows6Sunset Show – Just as Cowboys ride off into the sunset at the end of the movie, so too our entertainers
mosey into the Palace Saloon for one last show at the end of the day. Performers from every show at
Tweetsie will be featured together on one stage. Palace Saloon Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays after last
train returns. May 2 through August 31.

 

All shows, dates, and times subject to change.  Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call
1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-
3874) for tickets.

10th - 11th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

11th

BRBeerMonthBlowing Rock Bivouac - The Blowing Rock Brewery is setting up camp out on the lawn with the Blowing Rock Bivouac to celebrate NC Beer Month. Free entry and live entertainment, plus complimentary brewery tours and educational seminars with the head brewer Ray Hodges and brewery manager Chef Erick Virt. Special beer flights & appetizer pairings will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to bring your Blowing Rock Brew-a-bout Passport (more on that below)- show four stamps and get a FREE Blowing Rock Brewing Company pint glass!

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

14th

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

16th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

Wine Seminars at the Meadowbrook Inn – At the Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main Street, Blowing rock, NC. Call 828-295-4300 for more information.

2:00pm – 3:00pm – Wine and Cheese

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Hidden Treasures

16th - 19th

The Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival – The Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival has become a highly-anticipated tradition in Blowing Rock, and 2015 is the festival’s 10th year! The event celebrates the excitement of spring in the Blue Ridge with the best in cuisine, wine, and beer with pairings, dinners, seminars, entertainments, and the Grand Tasting. How about a Whiskey & Bacon seminar, with tasty bites and NC Defiant Whiskey? Or try out a Wine Maker Dinner at one of our acclaimed restaurants. New this year: fresh seminar topics, the Downtown Winedown, and an extended Grand Tasting time! Mark your calendars for this annual event with a new name in 2016: Savor Blowing Rock.

17th

FoggyRockBeer & Bites Pairing Seminar – Don’t miss the Beer & Bites pairing seminar at Foggy Rock Restaurant. Bartender and beer-lover Kaela will guide you through several tasty pairings. Part of the Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival.

Beer Dinner with Blind Squirrel Brewery – Blowing Rock’s newest restaurant, Rustique, will be hosting a Beer Dinner with Blind Squirrel Brewery. Chef Shayne Lewis will prepare a delicious line up of courses to pair with Blind Squirrel brews. Part of the Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival.

Motown in the Mountains – At The Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Dancing and Auction! Featuring Soul Benefactor and benefiting Boone Service League. $40/person, tickets available online. Friday, April 17 at 6:30 at the Green Park Inn.

Wine Seminars at the Meadowbrook Inn – At the Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main Street, Blowing rock, NC. Call 828-295-4300 for more information.

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Wine and Chocolate

2:00pm – 3:00pm – Syrah / Shiraz

3:00pm – 4:00pm -New World vs. Old World

4:00pm – 5:00pm -Lambrusco / Italian Wines

4:00pm – 5:00pm -Burgundy Basics

17th - 18th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Craft Beer Tastings – At Timberlake’s at Chetola Resort. Featuring Lost Province Brewery of Boone, Appalachian Mountain Brewery of Boone, Blowing Rock Brewing of Blowing Rock, French Broad Brewery of Asheville, and Catawba Brewing of Morganton. Just $10 per flight per person. Wine flights available, too. Part of the Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

18th

Pig Pickin’ and Beer Tasting - The Blowing Rock Town Tavern is hosting a Pig Pickin’ and beer tasting with Appalachian Mountain Brewery! Enjoy $8 BBQ plates, live entertainment, beer tastings, plus treats from Appalachia Cookie Company. The event runs from 1pm to 7pm, with bands starting at 1 and 4. There’s no cover, so you may even consider sticking around for Karaoke Night starting at 9pm.

Chetola Resort’s Corkscrew 5K – Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, 185 Chetola Lake Dr. , Blowing Rock NC. The Corkscrew 5K, in conjunction with the Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival, combines road racing and wine (or, if you prefer, walking and wine). Join us for this third annual event that benefits the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation & Girls on the Run.  Race begins at 8:30am. Same-day registration and packet pick-up from 7:30-8:20am. Early packet pick-up on Friday, April 17 from 4-6pm in the Chetola Recreation Center.
*Wine-Free 5K: $25 in advance, $35 morning of the race
*Wine-Lovers 5K (includes 4 wine stations along the route): $30 in advance, $40 morning of the race; Must be 21 to enter this division; wrist bands will be given out and are required to be worn during race.

21st

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

23rd

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

24th - 25th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

25th

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

28th

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

30th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

1st - 2nd

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

5th

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

5th - 7th

Letterland_logo_smLetterland Days at Tweetsie Railroad – 9:00am – 4:00pm at Tweetsie, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.  Visit Tweetsie Railroad during out Letterland Days to saee you favorite Letterland characters come to life.  From Talking Tess’s Train to Eddie Elephant’s Gem Mine, each area of the park is an opportunity for children to learn and play!  Please note that dates do fill up early (May 6, 7, 13, and 14 are already sold out!), so make your reservations at least 24 hours in advance. Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

7th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

8th - 9th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

9th

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

53rd Annual Art in the Park – At the Blowing Rock American Legion Grounds, 333 Wallingford Road , Blowing Rock NC. A series of juried art and craft shows. Each artist invites you to stop by his or her tent and check out unique pieces. Enjoy pottery, fiber, glass, paintings, drawings, sculpture, fine crafts, and more. Prices for items range from $5 to $500, so come find your one-of-a-kind treasure. Admission is free. Free trolley shuttle. One show each month, May-October: May 9, June 13, July 18, August 15, September 12, and October 3.

10th

Bill Hanna Quartet – At the Meadowbrook Inn.  The BLOWING ROCK JAZZ SOCIETY offers outstanding jazz concerts every 2nd Sunday of each month from May through October 2015 at the “Meadowbrook Inn” located at 711 Main St. in Blowing Rock, NC. You may call 828.295.4300 for your reservations or plan to arrive early for best seating. We are “thankful” for your wonderful support!

12th

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

13th - 15th

Letterland_logo_smLetterland Days at Tweetsie Railroad – 9:00am – 4:00pm at Tweetsie, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.  Visit Tweetsie Railroad during out Letterland Days to saee you favorite Letterland characters come to life.  From
Talking Tess’s Train to Eddie Elephant’s Gem Mine, each area of the park is an opportunity for children to learn and play!  Please note that dates do fill up early (May 6, 7, 13, and 14 are already sold out!), so make your reservations at least 24 hours in advance. Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

14th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

15th

Music on the Lawn – 5:30pm At the Inn At Ragged Gardens in Blowing Rock, NC. 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.

15th - 16th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

15th - 17th

Grandfather Mountain Naturalist Weekend – Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway , Linville NC. The Grandfather Mountain Naturalist Weekend is a fascinating collection of programs and guided walks offered to help guests discover more about the diversity of life at Grandfather Mountain. Join us for three days filled with guided hikes and special presentations on the birds, wildflowers and nature of the mountain. Included with regular admission. Some events require advanced registration. For more information on the 2015 Naturalist Weekend schedule visit http://www.grandfather.com/events/naturalistweekend/

16th

Spring Fling & 5K – 11:00am at Blowing Rock School, Blowing Rock, NC. Great family fun at Blowing Rock School! 5K Run with prizes for multiple age groups.

19th

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

21st

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

22nd - 23rd

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

23rd

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

24th

The Studio BandA Memorial Day Salute, A Mountain Home Music Concert – David Johnson and The Studio Band.  7:30pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, Boone.  Two time Studio Musician of the Year recipient David Johnson, was among the first group of musicians inducted into the Blue Ridge Hall of Fame, a select group that includes Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt, Dolly Parton, David Holt & Andy Griffith and many others.
David and the other members of the Studio Band make music in recording studios for world famous artists. This year, David(multi-instrumentalist) will be joined by Tracy Davis(bass), Danny Crawford(piano),Richard Putnam(piano), and Tony Creasman (percussion). Together they will provide an unforgettable evening of music, performing classic country and a special segment of patriotic songs, dedicated to veterans and to the memory of those who gave their all in service to our country. Audiences from past years will recall the very moving military salute to the branches of the United States Armed Forces and those who served.

26th

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

27th - 28th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

28th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

31st

David_Holt_and_Bolts_webDAVID HOLT AND THE LIGHTNING BOLTS – Shows at Noon and 3:00pm, at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. David Holt and the Lightning Bolts enlivens old-time music with a new time jolt, and a sound that is full, driving and energetic. Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

2nd

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

4th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

4th - 7th

horse-jump-at-Blowing-Rock-Charity-Horse-ShowThe 92nd Annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show – Saddlebred Division – 8:00am – 5:00pm, June 4-June 7 at The L. M. Tate Horse Show Grounds, at the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve located in the mountain splendor NC High Country one mile from historic Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Whether exhibitor or spectator, all of those associated with the show, the Preserve and the Foundation welcome you to the “Highlight of Blowing Rock’s Summer Season”.  We know you will enjoy this grand Blowing Rock tradition.  You can enjoy the show from the famous grandstand, or from your own special box seat. Or along the rail at the In Gate. Maybe you will bring your own champion to test your riding skills against the best. For more information, visit http://blowingrockhorses.com/blowing-rock-charity-horse-show/.

5th

Music on the Lawn – Featurig Supa Tight.  “Music on the Lawn” at The Inn at Ragged Gardens has become Blowing Rock’s favorite outdoor concert series. Held each Friday from May through October (weather permitting), the event draws locals
and visitors alike. The event has grown in popularity over the years and attendance in the hundreds can be expected. A different band is featured every week and performances are from 5:30 until 8:30. A cash bar and lawn menu are available. There is no charge for the concerts and we encourage guests to bring a lawn chair and arrive early to secure a spot on the lawn. As much as we love them, please no dogs, coolers or outside food and beverage. Each week a private non-profit organization is featured to educate and inform the public about their cause. We encourage you to come and enjoy music, food and drink on the beautifully landscaped grounds at The Inn at Ragged Gardens. See you on Fridays!

5th - 6th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

5th - 14th

2015_DOWThomas_Special_Events_ScheduleDAY OUT WITH THOMAS – At Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. Experience everyone’s favorite train like never before as Thomas the Tank Engine™ chugs his way through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Children can meet and take pictures with Sir Topham Hatt™, listen to Thomas and Friends™ storytelling, and enjoy activities in the Imagination Station. Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

 

 

 

Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble - Daily at Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway,
Linville NC. Join Grandfather Mountain for special programs designed to help visitors get the most out of
the memorable sight of Catawba rhododendron blooming up the mountain’s slopes in early summer. Staff
naturalists offer programs and guided walks daily at 1:00pm. All events are included in the price of
admission.

9th

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

11th

Blowing Rock Farmers Market – Rain or Shine from 4:00pm – 6:00pm on Park Avenue, off Main Street in front of the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce. Join us every Thursday Thru October 15 (Subject to Change). in Downtown Blowing Rock for the finest in fresh fruits, veggies, whole foods, and meats from local farmers. Ample parking is available at the American Legion Parking deck. Vendors Include:
* Bee Kind Family Farm — raw honey, heirloom vegetables, herb plants and eggs
* Bella Rooster – jams, jellies, perennials, vines, herbs, and shrubs
* Blue Ridge Apiaries – varietal honey, infused honey, creamed honey, beeswax candles, lip balms and lotions
* Cheval Farmstead Dairy – Goat cheese, French-style blooming rinds, infused goat cheese, Fall mushrooms
* Joan’s Sourdough Bread — sourdough breads, fried pies, rolls, pies, cakes and desserts
* Laureland Greenhouse – annuals, perennials, herbs, hanging baskets and transplants
* Madeline’s – Croissants, danishes, European-style sweets, Madelines, cookies
* Mountain Memories Farms — lamb, pasture raised chickens and eggs
* My Favorite Plants — annuals, perennials, vegetables and shrubbery
* Owen’s Brothers Produce — cucumbers, tomatoes, pole beans, green beans; a nice variety
* Owl Creek Bread Works — artisan hearth and European breads, made with organic flours
* Rhipshin Farms – Eggs, flowers, figs
* Summer Fresh Flowers – fresh flowers : snapdragons, iris, bachelor’s buttons, lilies, gladiolus,  sunflowers, dahlias, zinnias,etc.
* Zydeco Moon Farm – certified organic produce; vegetables and heirloom transplants

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

12th - 13th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

13th

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

14th

Blowing Rock Jazz Society Concert – Keith Davis Trio - 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Meadowbrook Inn &
Suites, 711 Main Street , Blowing Rock NC. The Blowing Rock Jazz Society offers outstanding jazz concerts every 2nd Sunday of each month from April through October! Call 828-295-4300 for your reservations or plan to arrive early for best seating. Please visit our website to get more information on this year’s performers at http://brjs.blogspot.com/.
General Admission is $20 for non-members, $5 for students and $65 for Individual Annual Memberships.
A pre-set entree menu is available at our concerts and you may obtain a copy of the menu from our “monthly email newsletter” : WellspBR@Gmail.com

16th

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

18th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

19th - 20th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

19th - 21st

2015_Team_UmiZoomi_Special_Events_ScheduleNICKELODEON’S TEAM UMIZOOMI™ – Appearances at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. They’re mighty. They’re mini. They’re math superheroes! Meet Milli, her brother Geo, and their friendly robot named Bot from the children’s television show on Nick Jr.  Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

20th

Cool_Summer_Nights_220COOL SUMMER NIGHTS – Open until 9:00p;m at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.Enjoy long summer nights while keeping cool with a visit to Tweetsie Railroad during select Saturdays in June
and July, as the park stays open until 9:00 p.m. Enjoy special train shows and fun throughout the park. Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

 

 

Jeanne Jolly_1A Hint of Country – Heavenly Vocals, A Mountain Home Music Concert – Jeanne Jolly Band.  7:30pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, Boone.  Jeanne Jolly’s classical training, folk sensibility and unmistakable signature voice is carving out music without boundaries. Jeanne broke onto the music scene as the featured vocalist for Grammy Award winning jazz trumpeter, Chris Botti. Touring throughout North America, she had the opportunity to sing with world-renowned symphonies and perform at venues like Carnegie Hall & play marquee events such as the Monterey Jazz Festival. Jolly’s voice is said to embody the “early belting power of Linda Ronstadt, combined with “the delicate lilt of Alison Krauss”. The Boston Globe recently stated that Jeanne is “one of contemporary music’s best kept secrets. Jeanne will be accompanied by her band. www.jeannejolly.com.

BRC_15156_SummerSolsticeLP_870x360Summer Soulstice – Gates open at 3:00pm at Blue Ridge Mountain Club, 1155 Main Street , Blowing Rock NC.  Dance your way into summer with the sounds of of our talented singer/songwriter lineup:
Klee Liles
Coconut Groove
Kay & Patrick Crouch
J. Patrick Warren & Karenleigh
Love Like This
This event is free to the public and serves as a fundraising effort to benefit Hospitality House, and donations will be accepted and encouraged.

20th - 28th

1427507516_love-web_oThe Love List by Norm Foster – Bill, a perennial bachelor, has decided to accept his friend Leon’s advice and hires an old gypsy woman to find him the perfect match. She has Bill create a list of the top ten best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly “Ideal Woman” actually arrives on the scene Bill quickly learns that his list could use a few revisions. This hilarious, new comedy reminds us—Be careful what you wish for. All performances are at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium, 160 Sunset Drive, Blowing rock, NC.  Call The Ensemble Stage Boxoffice at 828-414-1844 for exact performance dates, times, and ticket info.

22nd

FeltedBeadsFelted Beads and Bangles, Children’s Art Workshop – 1:00pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC.  Ages 6 – 12. In this three-hour workshop, participants will make felted beads and bangles using animal fibers. We will lay out the animal fibers, add water and a bit of soap and use plenty of elbow grease to tangle the fibers together to make making a non woven, beautiful and functional item. Space is limited and registration required. Call 828-295-9099 to register or for more information.

23rd

AfterSchoolArtClubAfterschool Art Club – 3:30pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC.  Children ages 6 to 10 years of age and invited to join us at the Museum for creative art-making activities. Participants will find inspiration from current exhibitions and will introduce them to different art mediums, from watercolor to clay. Tuesdays, from 3:30 – 4:40 pm. Free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Contact Ethan Brooks-Livingston 828-295-9099 x 3004 or email:ethan@blowingrockmuseum.org.

 

 

Coffee Coffee with the Curator – 11:00am at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St., Blowing Rock NC.  Take a walk through the galleries with the Curator and learn about a few of our latest exhibits! This time we’ll be taking a look at Millhands/Handmade. Afterwards, please join us for coffee and informal conversation with the Curator in the Community Meeting Room.

 

 

 

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

25th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

Movies in the Park – All films selected are family-friendly (rated G or PG) and start at dusk. Titles will be announced soon.

25th

Movies in the Park – Mary Poppins.  Live-action, 1964 Disney, rated G. Runtime 139 minutes.
Movies begin at dusk. Concessions will be available for sale, provided by a local Boy
Scout troop. Viewers are invited to bring food or snacks as well! Please remember
that alcohol is not permitted in Memorial Park. Everyone should bring a lawn chair or
blanket. The rain location is the American Legion. Plenty of free parking for Memorial
Park and the American Legion is available in the parking deck on Wallingford Road, just
behind the park, and along Park Avenue. For more information, call Blowing Rock Parks
& Recreation at 828-295-5222

26th - 27th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

27th

Cool_Summer_Nights_220COOL SUMMER NIGHTS – Open until 9:00p;m at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.Enjoy long summer nights while keeping cool with a visit to Tweetsie Railroad during select Saturdays in June
and July, as the park stays open until 9:00 p.m. Enjoy special train shows and fun throughout the park. Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

 

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

Annual Heritage Day and Wood Kiln Opening – 10:00am at Traditions Pottery Studio, 4443 Bolick Road , Lenior NC.  Family fun day at the Traditions Pottery Studio just 3 miles south of Blowing Rock. Live Music all day with “The Dollar Brothers” & “Glenn Bolick and Friends. Plus wood and electric fired items from Bolick, Traditions, Ina Bolick and Ina Bolick. Other traditional artists will have their work available. Check out demonstrations of handmade chairs and spinning wheels, baskets, quilts, iron work, & more.Free Admission, Food served all day with pintos, cornbread, hotdogs, and ice cream.

28th

91st Annual Singing on the Mountain – 8:30am on Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville NC.  Thousands gather annually for this all-day outdoor gospel sing and fellowship opportunity. Music from top gospel groups begins at 8:30 a.m., and many families bring lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy the event. Camping (without RV hookups) is available on the field on a first come, first served basis. The event is free according to the longstanding motto: “Whosoever will may come.”

30th

AfterSchoolArtClubAfterschool Art Club – 3:30pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC.  Children ages 6 to 10 years of age and invited to join us at the Museum for creative art-making activities. Participants will find inspiration from current exhibitions and will introduce them to different art mediums, from watercolor to clay. Tuesdays, from 3:30 – 4:40 pm. Free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Contact Ethan Brooks-Livingston 828-295-9099 x 3004 or email:ethan@blowingrockmuseum.org.

 

 

Shag Dancing – 7:00pm in the Four Seasons Ballroom at Meadowbrook Inn.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays at 7:00pm for a 30 minute lesson, then enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $2.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

2nd

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

3rd - 4th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

4th

2015_July_4th_Special_Events_ScheduleFireworks Party at the Meadowbrook Inn - 9:00pm at the Meadowbrook Inn.  Cocktails begin at 9:00pm on the terrace, with a great view of the Blowing Rock Country Club Fireworks at 9:30pm.  Enjoy patriotic music and festive decorations.  Come as early as 8:00pm to enjoy drinks.  Subject to weather cancellation.

FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA™ – At Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.Celebrate July 4th with a day of family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, and the High Country’s most spectacular fireworks display. The park will remain open until 9:00 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

4th - 5th

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJuly 4th Celebration and Parade – Downtown Blowing Rock.  Join the town of Blowing Rock for games, music, and fun! Free entertainment all day, plus the best small-town Main Street parade you’ll find anywhere.  All events take place in downtown Blowing Rock, except the fireworks which will be held at the Blowing Rock Country Club. The public is welcome at the Club for the special event. Find the games and music in Memorial Park on Main Street.
Here’s the schedule for the 2015 celebration:
Saturday, July 4th, 2015-
9am-until: Adult Horse Shoe Tournament (18 years & up, $75 first place, $50 second place)
9:30am-11am: Park Games (prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place in all games!)
Water Balloon Toss
Watermelon Eating Contest
More, plus Face Painting
11am-4:30pm: Climbing Tower & Bounce Obstacle Course
10am- 11am: Cloggers
11am-Noon: Patriotic Sing Along
Noon-1:30pm: Live Music
2pm: Independence Day Parade
3-4:30pm: Bluegrass
9:30pm: Fireworks at the Blowing Rock Country Club
Sunday, July 5th–
4pm-9pm: Park Dance at Memorial Park Gazebo, featuring live bands
For more information, call Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation at 828-295-5222.

7th

AfterSchoolArtClubAfterschool Art Club – 3:30pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC.  Children ages 6 to 10 years of age and invited to join us at the Museum for creative art-making activities. Participants will find inspiration from current exhibitions and will introduce them to different art mediums, from watercolor to clay. Tuesdays, from 3:30 – 4:40 pm. Free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Contact Ethan Brooks-Livingston 828-295-9099 x 3004 or email:ethan@blowingrockmuseum.org.

 

 

Shag Dancing – 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

9th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

Movies in the Park – All films selected are family-friendly (rated G or PG) and start at dusk. Titles will be announced soon.

10th - 11th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

10th - 12th

2015_Scooby_and_Shaggy_Special_Events_ScheduleCARTOON NETWORK’S SCOOBY-DOO™ AND SHAGGY™ – Enjoy special appearances at 11:00 am, 1:00 and 3:00 pm at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.Scooby-Dooby-Doo where are you? At Tweetsie Railroad you can meet Cartoon Network’s Scooby-Doo and his good friend Shaggy!  Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

 

 

 

 

 

GMHG60th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games – At Grandfather Mountain in Linville, NC.  Brawny athletes, delicate dancers, noisy bagpipe band parades, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting makes this colorful celebration of Scottish culture the best highland games in America. Admission charged.

11th

Cool_Summer_Nights_220COOL SUMMER NIGHTS – Open until 9:00p;m at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.Enjoy long summer nights while keeping cool with a visit to Tweetsie Railroad during select Saturdays in June
and July, as the park stays open until 9:00 p.m. Enjoy special train shows and fun throughout the park. Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

 

 

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

11th - 19th

Killing Time! by Richard Stockwell – A chance meeting brings a man a woman together.  At first their conversation seems innocent, but gradually the truth emerges and we discover it wasn’t a chance meeting at all. It actually appears to be  a part of some sinister plot.  But who concocted it?  What’s the “end game?”  Who’s really the predator and who’s really the prey?  All performances are at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium, 160 Sunset Drive, Blowing rock, NC.  Call The Ensemble Stage Boxoffice at 828-414-1844 for exact performance dates, times, and ticket info.

14th

AfterSchoolArtClubAfterschool Art Club – 3:30pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC.  Children ages 6 to 10 years of age and invited to join us at the Museum for creative art-making activities. Participants will find inspiration from current exhibitions and will introduce them to different art mediums, from watercolor to clay. Tuesdays, from 3:30 – 4:40 pm. Free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Contact Ethan Brooks-Livingston 828-295-9099 x 3004 or email:ethan@blowingrockmuseum.org.

 

 

 

Shag Dancing – 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

16th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

17th - 18th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

18th

Cool_Summer_Nights_220COOL SUMMER NIGHTS – Open until 9:00p;m at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.Enjoy long summer nights while keeping cool with a visit to Tweetsie Railroad during select Saturdays in June
and July, as the park stays open until 9:00 p.m. Enjoy special train shows and fun throughout the park. Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

 

 

 

Art in the Park – 10:00am – 5:00pm at the Blowing Rock American Legion Grounds in Blowing Rock.  An outdoor juried art and craft show featuring 90 artists. Each artist invites you to stop by his or her tent and check out unique pieces. Enjoy pottery, fiber, glass, paintings, drawings, sculpture, fine crafts, and more. Prices for items range from $5 to $500, so come find your one-of-a-kind treasure. Admission is free. One show each month, May-October: May 9, June 13, July 18, August 15, September 12, and October 3.

sinbad-poster-webThe Voyages of Sinbad – 11:00am at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium, 160 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock.  The Ensemble Stage commedia troupe guides you through a creative version of the seven voyages of Sinbad the Sailor with patter verse, tumbling, mock combat and clowning!  Visit foreign lands as the players bring to life the giant Roc bird, the King of Skeletons, Zughub the Ogre, the Old Man of the Sea and more!   The play runs approximately 45 minutes and encourages the kids in the audience to use their imaginations and join in the fun.  General admission tickets for “…Sinbad” are only $6 each (cash or check at the door).

18th - 26th

2015_K9s_Special_Events_ScheduleK-9S IN FLIGHT FRISBEE® DOGS – Shows at 11:00 am, 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Saturday evening show at 7:00 pm at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.These incredible dogs have delighted audiences
nationwide at half time shows and on television. Don’t miss them live at Tweetsie!  Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

19th

Lapin_242_x_350Larry Lapin w/Michelle Amato – 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock.  The BLOWING ROCK JAZZ SOCIETY offers outstanding jazz concerts every 2nd Sunday of each month from May through October 2015 (3rd Sunday in July).  A pre-set entree menu is available at our concerts.  General Admission is $20 for non-members, $5 for students and $65 for Individual Annual Memberships. For reservations, call 828-295-4300.

21st

AfterSchoolArtClubAfterschool Art Club – 3:30pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC.  Children ages 6 to 10 years of age and invited to join us at the Museum for creative art-making activities. Participants will find inspiration from current exhibitions and will introduce them to different art mediums, from watercolor to clay. Tuesdays, from 3:30 – 4:40 pm. Free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Contact Ethan Brooks-Livingston 828-295-9099 x 3004 or email:ethan@blowingrockmuseum.org.

 

 

 

Shag Dancing – 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

21st - 26th

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show – The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is a summer tradition with three sets of dates:Saddlebred: June 4-7, 2015, Hunter-Jumper I: July 21-26, 2015, Hunter-Jumper II: July 29-August 2, 2015. Located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway inside the Moses Cone Memorial Park, Tate Showgrounds are a beautiful and nostalgic setting for this fun and exciting event. For this year’s Saddlebred show, the competition will welcome new first time exhibitors from Texas, West Virginia, and Georgia along with a couple hundred of the show’s regulars, some of whom have been showing in Blowing Rock for decades.  Don’t miss it! For more information, visit www.BlowingRockHorses.com.

 

23rd

Movies in the Park – All films selected are family-friendly (rated G or PG) and start at dusk. Titles will be announced soon.

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

24th

symphony2013Symphony by the Lake at Chetola – 7:30pm at Chetola Resort.  The 2015 Symphony by the Lake at Chetola is lining up to be one of the best yet!  This year’s theme is “Lights, Camera, MUSIC!” so expect fabulous music from some of your favorite iconic movies.  Be sure to check out the various ticketing options including the new Audiophile Section.  The show will conclude with spectacular fireworks as always! Gates open at 5:30pm.  Visit www.symphonybythelake.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

St. Mary Tour of Homes – 9:00am – 5:00pm at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church, 140 Chestnut Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.  Annual fundraiser tour of outstanding Blowing Rock homes with St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church. Transportation and lunch provided, plus a bazaar on the church lawn.  For more information, call (828) 295-7323.

24th - 25th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

25th

Cool_Summer_Nights_220COOL SUMMER NIGHTS – Open until 9:00p;m at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.Enjoy long summer nights while keeping cool with a visit to Tweetsie Railroad during select Saturdays in June
and July, as the park stays open until 9:00 p.m. Enjoy special train shows and fun throughout the park. Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

 

 

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

 

The Civil War in the Mountains with Award Winning Historian and Author Michael Hardy – 7:00pm at the Julian Price Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 296.  In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Civil War author and 2010 North Carolina Historian of the Year Michael Hardy will give a presentation on the Civil War in the Appalachian Mountains. Approximately 45 minutes in length. PROGRAM IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

 

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

28th

AfterSchoolArtClubAfterschool Art Club – 3:30pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC.  Children ages 6 to 10 years of age and invited to join us at the Museum for creative art-making activities. Participants will find inspiration from current exhibitions and will introduce them to different art mediums, from watercolor to clay. Tuesdays, from 3:30 – 4:40 pm. Free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Contact Ethan Brooks-Livingston 828-295-9099 x 3004 or email:ethan@blowingrockmuseum.org.

 

 

 

Shag Dancing – 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

29th - Aug. 2

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show – The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is a summer tradition with three sets of dates:Saddlebred: June 4-7, 2015, Hunter-Jumper I: July 21-26, 2015, Hunter-Jumper II: July 29-August 2, 2015. Located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway inside the Moses Cone Memorial Park, Tate Showgrounds are a beautiful and nostalgic setting for this fun and exciting event. For this year’s Saddlebred show, the competition will welcome new first time exhibitors from Texas, West Virginia, and Georgia along with a couple hundred of the show’s regulars, some of whom have been showing in Blowing Rock for decades.  Don’t miss it! For more information, visit www.BlowingRockHorses.com.

 

30th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

31st - August 1

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

4th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

6th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

Movies in the Park – All films selected are family-friendly (rated G or PG) and start at dusk. Titles will be announced soon.

7th - 8th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

8th

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

8th - 9th

2015_RidersInTheSky_Special_Events_ScheduleRIDERS IN THE SKY – Shows at Noon and 3:00 pm at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.  An annual event! Come hear Grammy-winning music and comedy from America’s Favorite Cowboys.  Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

8th - 16th

I Ought To Be In Pictures by Neil Simon – Herb, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently “at liberty” is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, a teenage daughter who’s trekked from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom. With Steffy, his sometime paramour at his side, Herb decides to take another stab at fatherhood and hopefully this time, get it right… All performances are at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium, 160 Sunset Drive, Blowing rock, NC.  Call The Ensemble Stage Boxoffice at 828-414-1844 for exact performance dates, times, and ticket info.

9th

BRJS+icon+(2).bmpBLOWING ROCK JAZZ SOCIETY presents Noel Freidline – 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC. BLOWING ROCK JAZZ SOCIETY offers outstanding jazz concerts every 2nd Sunday of each month from May through October 2015. This months concert features Noel Freidline. You may call 828.295.4300 for your reservations or plan to arrive early for best seating. A pre-set entree menu is available at our concerts. General Admission is $20 for non-members, $5 for students and $65 for Individual Annual Memberships.

11th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

13th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

14th - 15th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

18th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

20th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

21st - 22nd

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

22nd

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

3rd Annual Rotary Charity Auction - At the Blowing Rock American Legion Hall, 333 Wallingford Road,  Blowing Rock, NC.  Auctioning all kinds of items like art, fine wine, vacation homes & villas and much more merchandise donated by Rotarians and local merchants. Silent auction from 3-6pm, Live Auction from 5-8pm!

25th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

27th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

28th - 29th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

29th - 30th

2015_RailRoadHeritage_Special_Events_ScheduleRAILROAD HERITAGE WEEKEND – Cherokee Dance Shows at 11:00 am, 1:00 and 3:00 pm at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.A unique weekend celebrating the history of Tweetsie, the ET&WNC Railroad, and mountain culture. Enjoy traditional dance and craft demonstrations by the Cherokee Tsalagi
Touring Program on Saturday.  Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

29th - September 6th

Ears on a Beatle by Mark St. Germain – A Veteran FBI agent and a new recruit are assigned a job of critical importance to J. Edgar Hoover and the White house: get politically outspoken John Lennon out of the country before Richard Nixon runs for reelection in 1972. Based on actual declassified FBI documents and set in a time when the country was sharply divided by an unpopular war and lies flowed from Washington, this humorous yet thought-provoking play is as contemporary as today’s headlines. All performances are at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium, 160 Sunset Drive, Blowing rock, NC.  Call The Ensemble Stage Boxoffice at 828-414-1844 for exact performance dates, times, and ticket info.

August 29th - September 6th

Ears on a Beatle by Mark St. Germain – A Veteran FBI agent and a new recruit are assigned a job of critical importance to J. Edgar Hoover and the White house: get politically outspoken John Lennon out of the country before Richard Nixon runs for reelection in 1972. Based on actual declassified FBI documents and set in a time when the country was sharply divided by an unpopular war and lies flowed from Washington, this humorous yet thought-provoking play is as contemporary as today’s headlines. All performances are at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium, 160 Sunset Drive, Blowing rock, NC.  Call The Ensemble Stage Boxoffice at 828-414-1844 for exact performance dates, times, and ticket info.

1st

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

3rd

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

4th - 5th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

8th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

10th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

11th - 12th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

12th

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

15th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

17th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

18th - 19th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

22nd

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

24th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

25th - 26th

2015_Ghost_Train_Special_Events_ScheduleGHOST TRAIN© HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL – Open 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family. Step into another world on the Ghost Train. A limited number of guests are admitted each night, so don’t wait! Tickets are available online at tweetsie.com or call toll-free 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874). Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

 

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

26th

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

29th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

1st

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

2nd - 3rd

2015_Ghost_Train_Special_Events_Schedule

GHOST TRAIN© HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL – Open 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family. Step into another world on the Ghost Train. A limited number of guests are admitted each night, so don’t wait! Tickets are available online at tweetsie.com or call toll-free 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874). Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

 

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

6th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

8th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

9th - 10th

2015_Ghost_Train_Special_Events_ScheduleGHOST TRAIN© HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL – Open 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family. Step into another world on the Ghost Train. A limited number of guests are admitted each night, so don’t wait! Tickets are available online at tweetsie.com or call toll-free 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874). Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

 

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

10th

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

13th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

15th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

16th - 17th

2015_Ghost_Train_Special_Events_ScheduleGHOST TRAIN© HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL – Open 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family. Step into another world on the Ghost Train. A limited number of guests are admitted each night, so don’t wait! Tickets are available online at tweetsie.com or call toll-free 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874). Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

 

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

20th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

22nd

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

23rd - 24th

2015_Ghost_Train_Special_Events_ScheduleGHOST TRAIN© HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL – Open 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family. Step into another world on the Ghost Train. A limited number of guests are admitted each night, so don’t wait! Tickets are available online at tweetsie.com or call toll-free 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874). Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

 

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

24th

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

27th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

29th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

30th - 31st

2015_Ghost_Train_Special_Events_ScheduleGHOST TRAIN© HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL – Open 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family. Step into another world on the Ghost Train. A limited number of guests are admitted each night, so don’t wait! Tickets are available online at tweetsie.com or call toll-free 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874). Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call 1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874) for tickets.

 

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

3rd

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

5th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

6th - 7th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

10th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

12th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

13th - 14th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

14th

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

17th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

19th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

20th - 21st

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

24th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

26th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

27th - 28th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

28th

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

1st

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

3rd

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

4th - 5th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

8th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

10th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

11th - 12th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

12th

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

15th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

17th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

18th - 19th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

22nd

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

24th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

25th - 26th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

26th

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

29th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

31st

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

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