September Programs at Elk Knob State Park
Elk Knob Community Headwaters Festival
Enjoy a day filled with live music, games, nature activities, hikes, wagon rides, craft and cultural demonstrations, hands-on activities, history and FOOD! Please bring a dish of food to share and join us Saturday, September 10th between 11 am and 3 pm for our 12th Annual Elk Knob Headwaters Community Day sponsored by the Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization (EKCHO, Inc.). Enjoy a day of cultural heritage and pride. Please note that if you are interested in participating in the potluck, you should bring a dish of food to share and plan to be at the park by noon.
Come learn about the natural significance of this month and celebrated ancient/modern traditions. Meet at the park office Saturday, September 17th at 2:00 p.m.
Mountain Music Jam
Celebrate Southern Appalachian music with local musicians as they play traditional, Old Time and Bluegrass. All musicians are welcome, so bring your instrument and join in, or enjoy the view and entertainment. Participants will meet at the Outdoor Amphitheater Sunday, September 18th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. All programs are free and open to the public.
Come out and learn about the changing leaves and what significance they hold. Meet Saturday, September 24th 2 p.m. at the trailhead parking lot.
The Friends of St. Matthews Chapel Art Fair Saturday
The Friends of St. Matthews Chapel are
holding an Art Fair Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 10am-3pm. This
is a silent auction of artworks donated by local artists to benefit
the restoration of St. Matthews Chapel. Please come by and see this
historic mountain chapel and help the future of the building, and its
service to the surrounding community. Members of the Friends of St.
Matthews Chapel will be there to discuss ways in which the public can
become involved with efforts to renovate the church building.
The church is an important part of community’s heritage and there is
widespread interest in restoring and preserving it for the community.
The Todd community has already come together to clean up the grounds
and do urgently needed repairs. Join us as we work together as a
commUnity to save this historic church on 194N in Todd.
Concert Sunday Sept. 4 at St. Mary of the Hills
Some of the rising stars in the Music Department at Appalachian State University will present a concert on Sunday afternoon, September 4th, at 3 pm at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church in Blowing Rock. The concert is free, the next in a series of concerts sponsored by the Friends of Music at St. Mary’s.
Four musicians will showcase their talents in what they’re terming a “Potpourri” of musical styles from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Rodney Ward with perform on the Lively-Fulcher organ, built just last year specifically for the space and worship style in the church – he has chosen Fete by Jean Langlais, and three pieces by Joseph Jongen. Pianist William Green will play three of the Transcendental Etudes by Franz Liszt, and two of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Etude Tableaux. Grayson Milholin, bass soloist with the St. Mary of the Hills choir, will perform songs by Handel, Poulenc, Finzi, and Vaughn Williams. And Violinist Chandler Fadero, will perform music by Bach, and the gorgeous Meditation from Thais by Jules Massenet.
Please join us for this very special concert in the nave of the church. St. Mary’s is on the corner of Main St. And Chestnut in Blowing Rock. You can keep up with all the performances and special services at the church by following ‘Music from St. Mary of the Hills’ on Facebook.
Final Weekend of the Summer at Beech Mountain Resort