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Weekend Roundup: 22 Things To Do This Weekend; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans: March 29 to 31

Compiled by Paul T. Choate

March 29, 2013. We all know how it is. You struggle through a tough week of work or classes (or both) and dream of the glorious weekend ahead. Well now it’s finally here. Whether you are looking for something to relieve the week’s stress or a wild night on the town, the High Country has something to offer that will trigger that interest. TGIF!

2013-03-25-12.00.00Last Weekend to Ski in the High Country

Thanks to some recent winter weather, Sugar Mountain Resort will remain open through this weekend. On closing day by mid-afternoon on Easter Sunday, the sounds of live bluegrass will be heard from the deck, and the outdoor grill will be cooking hot dogs and hamburgers while the annual ceremonial snow burning officially concludes Sugar’s 2012-2013 winter season.

For more information, visit www.skisugar.com or call 828-898-4521.

Redleg Husky at Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Friday

The newly-opened Appalachian Mountain Brewery in Boone will host live Appalachain-themed music by Redleg Husky, a two-member group of Appalachian Music graduate students at ASU. The music starts at 5:30 p.m. and they plan to play until 10:30 p.m. 

Concert Series at Honey Bear, Friday

Honey Bear’s first campfire concert of the season will feature April and Andre Gonzales. The event is free for all ages and all you need to bring is a lawn chair to set up around one of the many bonfires placed on the lawn. Smore’s and hot chocolate will be provided.

For more info on the Honey Bear Concert Series, visit honeybearcampground.com or call 828-963-4586.

72662_571508282867302_2068957698_nSongs of Water at Harvest House, Friday

Songs of Water is back for another night of explosive musical bliss. This time they are bringing with them Jude Moses, a Charlotte based band that recently got back from a nationwide tour with John Mark Mcmillan. This combination is going to make for a great night of music and community only found in Boone. And as always, your attendance of any event at Harvest House supports a great cause. Most recently, Harvest House sent a group of ASU students to Hatteras Island over spring break to renovate a skate park for the high school youth that live there. So come on out and support great music for great causes.

The how starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 in advance online at harvesthouseboone.com/tickets.

Mountain Radio at Canyons, Friday

Mountain Radio will take the stage on Friday evening at Canyons in Blowing Rock beginning at 8 p.m. There will be no cover charge for the show.

Tenebrae Service, Friday

On Friday, March 29, beginning at 8 p.m., the First Presbyterian Church of Boone will hold their annual Tenebrae Service, told in music and words provided by Pastor Joel Long and the Chancel Choir.

Good Friday Service at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, located at 1564 Silverstone Road in Zionville, will host their Good Friday service on Friday evening beginning at 6 p.m.

‘Last Words of Christ’ at Boone UMC, Friday

The Boone United Methodist Church, located at 471 New Market Drive. will hold a service themed ‘The Last Seven Words of Christ’ in the Sanctuary with reflections from seven local Christians.

The service begins at 7 p.m.

Easter Bunny and Easter Parade Pageant at Boone Mall, Friday and Saturday

The Boone Mall is getting in on the Easter fun as well. There are two dates left where kids and their parents can come get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny courtesy of Appalachian State University’s F-Stop Club. 

The dates and times for photos with the Easter Buddy are: March 29 (5 to 9 p.m.) and March 30 (12 to 8 p.m.). 

There will also be an Easter Parade Pageant sponsored by Little Miss and Teen Miss North Carolina at the Mall on March 30. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the pageant begins at 11 a.m. Registration forms are available at the Boone Mall office. More information on the pageant is available by calling Carolyn Marley at 828-295-3880.

Photo courtesy of Honey Bear Campground's website
Photo courtesy of Honey Bear Campground’s website

Honey Bear Campground Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday

Perhaps one of the largest Easter egg hunts in the area, the Honey Bear Campground will hold their celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. There will be a campground-wide egg hunt with over 1,500 eggs that are hiding both cash and candy prizes. Easter-themed crafts and games will be held throughout the day at no charge and there will also be a rubber duck race beginning at 3 p.m.

For more info on Easter Weekend at Honey Bear, visit honeybearcampground.com or call 828-963-4586.

Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt on Beech, Saturday

The Buckeye Recreation Center in Beech Mountain will hold their annual Easter festivities at 9 a.m. on March 30. Attendees can expect a visit from the Easter Bunny, a bunny petting zoo and an Easter egg hunt. There will be a light breakfast included in the celebration for a donation of your choice.

Easter Eggstravaganza at FaithBridge United Methodist Church, Saturday

FaithBridge United Methodist Church of Blowing Rock will host an Easter Eggstravaganza at Blowing Rock Elementary School from 2 to 3 p.m. on March 30. The event will feature games, a bounce house, face painting, cupcake decorating, Easter-themed songs, Bible stories and two giant egg hunts for kids of all ages. 

easter‘Rock-n-Roll Easter Event’ at Laurel Springs Baptist Church, Saturday

Laurel Springs Baptist Church in Deep Gap will hold a ‘Rock-n-Roll Easter Event’ on Saturday. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., followed by games in the fellowship hall. At noon, there will be skits and music and then an Easter egg hunt at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 828-262-1330.

Arise Easter Festival, Saturday

The Perkinsville Baptist Church of Boone will hold an Arise Easter Festival from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 30. The event will feature lots of fun, food, games, Easter-themed crafts and a scavenger hunt. 

Easter Events at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Saturday and Sunday

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Boone has multiple events going on leading up to and on Easter Sunday. On Saturday, St. Luke’s will hold The Great Vigil of Easter at 7:45 p.m. Then on Easter Sunday, there will be a Festive Holy Eucharist followed by an Easter egg hunt there at the church. 

Carly Taich at Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Saturday

Carly Taich is a singer/songwriter from Charlotte, North Carolina. Her blend of what she refers to as “folk pop with a jazzy texture” reflects a rich sound beyond her years. She performs at a handful of venues around the Boone and Charlotte area. She will take the stage at AMB on Saturday. The music starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes until 10:30 p.m. 

Gringo Star at Boone Saloon, Saturday

Boiling up from the independent musical cauldron “Hotlanta” has become, here comes Gringo Star with an unmatched energy and sound. They will take the stage at 10 p.m. on Saturday and there will be a $5 cover charge.

wine_tastingWine Tasting at Peabody’s, Saturday

Come over to Peabody’s on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. and enjoy tasting some medium to high-end wines. Different importers and wineries are featured each week. The cover charge for the tasting is $5. 

For more information, click here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Higher Ground, Sunday

At the Higher Ground Church of God in Newland, there will be an Easter egg hunt following morning services that will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. 

Boss Hawg at Sugar Mountain, Sunday

Boss Hawg’s home pen is the mountain town of Boone. The Hawg formed in 2003 at a party on the ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The band quickly discovered that combining their contemporary rendition of traditional Appalachian Mountain music with fun loving audiences produced a natural high-energy vibe that is reminiscent of the once-a-month barn dances from the turn of the century.

The show kicks off at 4 p.m. at Sugar Mountain Resort. For more information, call 828-898-4521.

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Canyons

Enjoy a Sunday brunch at Canyon’s in Blowing Rock. Todd Wright, the ambassador of jazz for Western North Carolina, and friends will provide the music.

The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and there is no cover charge. For more info, click to www.canyonsbr.com, www.todd-wright.com or call 822-295-7661.


Be sure to check out our listings for cinema showtimes and movie trailers at the Regal Boone Cinema 7, too! It’s the only place where you can see ALL the trailers and showtimes for every movie playing in Boone all on one page!

Click to www.hcpress.com/movie-reviews to view the trailers for what’s playing at the movie theater this weekend.  

Editor’s note: Want your event to be added to our Weekend Roundup next time? Email Paul at ptchoate@highcountrypress.com.