Snowman Mania: Feb. 4 at Beech Mountain Rec
Happy New Year’s to all from Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation. We are excited about getting 2017 started and being a part of you and your families year. We are dedicated to providing the best recreational opportunities for our visitors and residents, and 2017 will be no different. This year we will welcome back several of our favorite family friendly events, great physical fitness classes and personal training, and also look to bring you new events, trails, ways to get outside and more community enhancement programs. From all of us at Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation, we wish you a great year and hope to see you along the way!
Snowman Mania Feb. 4
Beech Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its annual Snowman Building event (10:00AM – 12:00PM, Saturday, February 4th, 2016 at the Sled Hill adjacent to Beech Mountain Town Hall), along with Snow Coloring & Painting. Participants are allowed to bring props for their snowman. Snow coloring will allow contestants to paint the snow and their snowman to create wonderfully colorful designs. This event is for all ages. Prizes and free hot chocolate will also be provided.
Health Alert: Flu and Stomach Viruses
- Avoid sharing objects (examples: drinking glasses, utensils, etc.)
- Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes (face)
- Get enough sleep and avoid getting “run down”
- Reduce stress
- Use tissues for coughs/sneezes and dispose of them immediately
- Eat right and drink plenty of fluids
- Avoid crowds and keep your distance from people whom you know are ill
- If you are sick, avoid contact with the frail, very young and elderly. Do not visit friends or family at hospitals, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities.
- If you are sick, stay home from work or school.
You can help
January/February Programs at Grandfather Mountain State Park
Winter Tree ID Hikes
Dates: Jan. 22 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Feb. 12 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Profile Trail Parking Area, Hwy 105 S, Banner Elk (GPS: 36.121990, -81.829993)https://goo.gl/dBX99s
Appropriate for ages 10 and up; children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please, no pets. Participants will learn how to identify local trees without the aid of leaves by learning differences in bark, limb, bud and branching patterns. Participants are encouraged to bring field guides to local trees. Program will last approximately two hours and hike 1 mile (2 miles round trip). Hiking boots are recommended. This is an outdoor event and those in attendance should come dressed for the current weather conditions. If there is new snow and/or ice, please call ahead.828.963.9522 or email [email protected]. Difficulty: moderately strenuous terrain.
NOTE: If the Profile parking lot is closed: Hikers will meet at the Lowes Foods parking lot (north end); At intersection of Highway 105 and Highway 184 (GPS: 36.117745, -81.835408 Google Map: http://goo.gl/2UfGha).
Dates: Jan. 29 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Feb. 13 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Feb. 17 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Asutsi Trailhead, Hwy 221, located approximately 1.8 miles south of Holloway Mtn. Rd (GPS: 36.116397, -81.777301 – https://goo.gl/0Q2dZo)
Appropriate for ages 10 and up; children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please, no pets. Have you ever wanted to try snowshoeing, or you like snowshoeing but do not have a pair? Well, this is your chance. Join Ranger Sicard for a snowshoe hike that will begin at the Asutsi Trailhead on Hwy 221 (located south of Holloway Mtn Road – GPS: 36.116397, -81.777301 https://goo.gl/0Q2dZo). There will be a limited number of snowshoes available and will be given out on a first come first use basis, so please plan to arrive on time. The hike will be approximately 3 miles round-trip and will last approximately 3 hours. Please dress accordingly for the weather and bring any snacks, water, and personal items you will need to be out in the weather for the duration of the hike. To make the hike more comfortable, we suggest you wear the sturdiest winter weather shoes you have (boots with firm soles and insulation to keep feet dry and warm). No animals will be allowed on the hike. If you have questions about the snowshoe hikes, please contact Ranger Sicard at the park office 828-963-9522 or email: [email protected]. If there is no snow, the ranger will still lead a trail hike without snowshoes.
Special Olympics North Carolina Winter & Spring 2017
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR WINTER/SPRING 2017
Health & Wellness Classes
- Yoga with Crystal from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Optimist Clubhouse
- Cardio Groove with Amber from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesdays at High Country Dance
- Aquacise with Miss Cindy from 10-11 a.m. on Fridays at the Swim Complex.
- Aquatics from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Swim Complex. (EXCEPT 1/24, 1/31. 4/11, 4/18)
- Bowling from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays at Boone Bowling Center beginning 2/14
- Basketball from 3:30-4:30 on Thursdays at Old Cove Creek Gym beginning 1/19
- Volleyball from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Old Cove Creek Gym beginning
- Track & Field will start up in late March with times to be announced.
- Dry Land Alpine Skiing Training coming soon! Open to everyone.
- Dress & Suit Fitting for Joy Prom at Alliance Bible Fellowship, March 24th
- Joy Prom at Alliance Bible Fellowship, April 1st
- Watauga County Spring Games, April 27th at WHS
- SONC Summer Games, June 2nd-4th in Raleigh
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER
CCC&TI Launches New Carry Out Cuisine on Watauga Campus
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Watauga Campus Culinary Arts program will begin offering “Carry Out Cuisine” events this spring to the general public. Main entrees and sides are prepared by the Watauga Campus Skills II class. Salads are prepared by the Garde Manger I class and fresh bread is prepared by the Baking class.
CCC&TI’s Watauga Campus added a new professional kitchen space in the Occupational Training Facility in 2015, which allowed the college to begin offering the Culinary Arts program on both campuses.
The new “Carry Out Cuisine” events will offer the public an opportunity to enjoy gourmet fare at a reasonable price, while also helping CCC&TI’s Watauga Campus Culinary Arts students a chance to apply their classroom knowledge in a real-world setting.
Following are dates and menus for each of the Carry Out Cuisine Events:
Thursday, February 2
Fresh Broccoli with Butter Sauce
Fresh Baked Focaccia
Thursday, March 2
Lettuce Wedge with Creamy Cucumber Dressing, Bacon Bits and Tomato
Pan Fried Chicken Breast
Couscous with Tomato and Basil
Steamed Asparagus with Maltaise Sauce
Sliced Fresh Baked Baguette
Thursday, April 6
Watercress and Avocado Salad with Oriental Vinaigrette
Sage Roasted Pork Loin
Pan Fried Yams
Meals are $20 per person and reservations must be made ahead of time. Cash only payments are accepted when meals are picked up on the day of service. Pick up times are 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Watauga Campus Kitchen, Building W141, Room 102.
For more information or to reserve your tickets for one of these events, contact Chef Robert Back at 828-297-3811 ext. 5222.
Coming Up at Beech Mountain Resort