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Weekend Roundup: Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out & Make Plans: April 19 to 21

Compiled by Madison V. Fisler

April 19, 2013. The High Country has so many wonderful events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country. 

The Don’t Miss Events

13th Annual Shooting Stars Talent Show

images-3The 13th Annual Shooting Stars Talent Show, put on by the Watauga Education Foundation, will feature more than 165 distinct performances including vocal performance, comedy, dancing, clogging, basketball routines and cello performances among others from performers ranging in age from 5-18. The performance will be raising money to benefit the Watauga Education Foundation. 

When: Friday, April 19, 2013 

Where: Watauga High School, Roth Auditorium

A Community Poetry Event 

293791_3566178637005_506803684_nA poetry event dedicated to the memory of Evelyn Shook Johnson, beloved librarian for over 35 years.

When: Saturday April 20, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Where: Watauga County Public Library 

More Info: Watauga County Public Library


Contra Dancing-101 Free Workshop

Taking a break from the dancing excitement themselves, the Boone Country Dancers will host an in-depth workshop, called Contra-101, to help beginners and old-hands alike find their inner contra-dancer and perfect their dancing skills.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 3-6 p.m. 

Where: The Apple Barn

ASU Football’s Spring Scrimmage

Denzel-Ward-43-and-Henry-Barnes-team-up-on-a-tackle.-Phot-by-Tyler-Buckwell-300x168More than 1,500 fans watched ASU Football’s first spring scrimmage in Charlotte at Ardrey Kell High School last Saturday, and fans are hoping even more come out to support the Mountaineers this Saturday as the team wraps up its spring practice season.

When: Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m.

Where: Kidd Brewer Stadium

Battle of the Bands at Raven’s Tavern

Raven’s Tavern: presents the Battle of the Bands, and all are invited to come and vote for their favorite. The battle is open to all styles, including country. The music starts at 8 p.m., and the King Bees blues band will close the night. Cover costs $2. 

When: Saturday, April 20, 2013

Where: Raven’s Tavern is located at 125 Graduate Lane, just off N.C. 105, in Boone.

More Info: http://www.ravenstavern.net.

Music Street Celebration

The event will feature local singer-songwriters who will perform in venues along King Street in downtown Boone and the surrounding downtown area. The event has been designed to bring attention to local music and local record stores in conjunction with Record Store Day.

When: April 20, 2013 from noon-3 p.m.

Where: Downtown Boone

Entropy Dance  Crew Holds 2nd Annual “Dance for a Difference” Showcase

The 2nd annual Dance For A Difference (DFaD) showcase, hosted by Entropy Dance Crew, features original choreographies from local clubs and crews as well as pieces from crews from across the state. The show will be presented at Legends music hall on the Appalachian State University campus April 20 at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Festival on the Field: A Charity Concert for Foster Children

This event is a fundraiser extending all of the proceeds to a non-profit organization called Together We Rise. TWR is an organization that helps children in the foster care system. They have a number of amazing programs to make foster children’s lives better. They offer reintegration programs to previous foster children, as they are much more prone to developing behavioral or educational issues without assistance.

When: Sunday, April 21, 2012 from noon- 6 p.m.

Where: Duck Pond Field

Beech Mountain Earth Day Celebration,

Celebrate our planet with Earth Day activities, starting with a trash pickup from the 4 Seasons at Beech up to the Town Kite Field and streetScape.

images-1We will then plant flowers to celebrate Earth’s life-giving plants followed by environmentally educational games and activities. The day will end with a close-up interaction with our Earth’s furry and feathered creatures.

When: April 21, 2013 at 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Meet at the kite field, or Town Hall if it’s raining

More Information: 828-387-3003

Hike With a Ranger at Elk Knob State Park

Hike with a ranger and explore nature along the Summit Trail of Elk Knob State Park at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. Participants will learn how the geology of Elk Knob has ensured a rich legacy of unique plants and animals. Participants should wear attire appropriate for hiking. Meet at the Summit Trailhead. Program is weather dependent, so call 828-297-7261 before heading to the park.

Where: Elk Knob State Park

When: Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. 

More Info: 828-297-7261

Editor’s note: Want your event to be added to our Weekend Roundup next time? Email Madison Fisler at [email protected]