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Weekend Roundup: Things to Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out, Make Plans Nov. 8-Nov. 10

Nov. 8, 2013.  The High Country has so many exciting events to offer its community and visitors, especially as autumn is fading into winter. 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. 

Weekend-Long Events

Movies: Check out the movies playing this week with our movie trailer roundup here. And don’t forget to check out our weekly movie review here

Wee-Cycle Children’s Winter Consignment Sale: Featuring Holiday/Christmas apparel and toys, along with other winter-related items such as warm winter clothing, coats, snow bibs and snow boots. The Winter Sale also will feature furniture and equipment, maternity wear and mother care items along with all the rest of your favorite child-related things. Wee-Cycle is located at 687 George Wilson Road in Boone. 

High School Play Festival: Watauga High School will host the regional competition of the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) High School Play Festival Nov. 8-9. In the competition at WHS, more than 300 actors, directors and technicians from 11 different high school will perform one-act plays in the high school’s Ross Auditorium. To view the article on this event, click here

Friday, Nov. 8

Grand Opening and Preview Party: The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is pleased to announce their newest exhibit, “The Painted Song,” a collection of works by Wiili Armstrong, a local outsider artist who lived in Boone and sold his work on King Street. A preview party for Wiili Armstrong and his work will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. The preview party will be free and open to the public. To learn more about this event, click here

Gingerbread House-Building Competition: Habitat for Humanity and Lynn Gregory’s Fundraising Class at Appalachian State University co-host this years third annual Gingerbread House Competition. It offers live music, free food, door prizes and gingerbread house creation like you’ve never seen, and all proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity and the building of a home for a family in our community. To read the article on this event, click here

Saturday, Nov. 9

Second Saturday Studio and Gallery Hop: Before you come to the Blue Ridge ArtSpace you’ll want to start your day off with a visit to our participating studios in the monthly Second Saturday Studio and Gallery Hop on Saturday, Nov. 9. A map and more information on the participating studios will be on the Watauga County Arts Council’s website or you can pick one up at the Blue Ridge ArtSpace at 377 Shadowline Drive. To learn more about this event, click here

Kari’s Home for Women First Annual Banquet and Silent Auction: Kari’s Home for Women is a residential program for women who are recovering from addiction. Come up for a fun evening of fundraising which will include dinner, music and a silent auction to benefit the cause. Kari’s Home for Women is located in Vilas. 

Watauga County Farmers’ Market: This week’s market will include a kids mini-market as well! Every Saturday morning from May to November you will find quality locally farmed meats, fresh produce, artisan cheeses, dried and fresh cut flowers, hardy local plants, delicious edibles, and a wide variety of quality crafts. The Watauga County Farmers’ Market is located in the Horn in the West parking lot beside the Daniel Boone Native Gardens

ASU v Georgia Bulldogs (away): The Appalachian State Mountaineers will face the University of Georgia Bulldogs in a football contest in Athens, Ga. Kickoff for the game is set for 12:30 p.m. 

Harvest Barn Dance and Chili Cook-off Dinner: Bring your best pot of chili whether it’s ‘grandma’s recipe’ or yours! Best bowl of chili wins a prize. Call to sign up for cook-off. Don’t forget your dancing shoes & your partner because this will be a real-life barn dance. Ticket prices include dinner, music, dance and a raffle ticket to win 2 nights of camping and two stalls or 2 two hour trail rides at Leatherwood Mountains. Adults $20, kids under 10 yrs $10. Evening without the meal: Adults $15, kids under 10 yrs $6.

Community Bonfire: Come cozy up next to a roaring bonfire and enjoy one of Beech Mountain’s best assets… the cool weather!  Enjoy hot cocoa or cider, s’mores, and campfire stories and songs with your friends and family all in the gorgeous setting of Buckeye Lake. We will meet at 7:30pm at the Buckeye Lake Bonfire Pit, and the event is free of charge. For more information, please call 828-387-3003.

Beech Mountain Season Kickoff Video Premier: Recess Ride Shop is hosting the 5th annual Season Kickoff Video Premier. On Saturday, November 9, 2013, head over to Boone Saloon at 7:30pm for food, drinks and raffle drawings. This will be an all ages event until 10pm. Come for your chance to win a season pass from Beech Mountain Resort.

Elkland Arts Center’s Holiday Sale: Elkland has some goodies for sale this holiday season! Choose from hand-marbled silk fans (from Liberty Parade 2013 “Fan Your Flames”), slider puppets (made from recycled political campaign signs), cuddly owl and cat hand made hand puppets, hand printed wood block prints from Tom Sternal’s blocks, and Liberty Parade 13 calendars for 2014. All this and lots more will be available at the 35th annual Best Seconds Sale on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Boone National Guard Armory on Hunting Hills lame. Main sale is from 9-11 a.m. and noon-1 p.m. will be 30 percent off. Bring a box and join the Seconds Sale fun!

Sunday, Nov. 10

Boone Healing Arts Center’s Anniversary Celebration: The Boone Healing Arts Center, located on State Farm Road in Boone, is celebrating one year of healing in the High Country. To celebrate, the center will host the first-ever Anniversary Celebration, which will be completely free and open to the public. The event will take place at the Boone Healing Arts Center at 838 State Farm Road on Nov. 10. To celebrate this milestone, the center will host an open house-style celebration from 1-5 p.m., including live music from instrumental bluegrass band Kim France and Tim Marsh from 4-5 p.m. To read the article on this event, click here. 

Free Concert at Canyons: Hitting the stage with all the subtlety of an exploding moonshine still, Chattanooga’s Strung Like a Horse band, general mischief makers and talented purveyors of psychobilly slamgrass music will make their High Country debut in a free show at Blowing Rock’s Canyons on Saturday, Nov. 9. To read the article on this event, click here

Piano Team Performance: The Piano Performance Team, consisting of youth from Chapel Hill, will present a concert Sunday, Nov. 10, at Appalachian State University. The performance begins at 4 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.