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Story Time at The Blowing Rock Community Library

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Local storyteller, Tom Boyd, will be hosting a children's story time on Saturday, December 23rd at 11:00 am. Head over to the Blowing Rock Community Library to enjoy a story. 

Free

WFDD 2023 Photo of the Year at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Join BRAHM for a reception for this year’s WFDD Photo of the Year competition. This will be the final day of voting for your favorite so make sure to stop by for an afternoon of photography and fellowship.

Free Entry

Exhibit: Pulp & Bind – Paper & Book in Southern Appalachia at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Pulp & Bind brings together 18 artists working across the diffuse region of Southern Appalachia who are deeply engaged with the mediums of paper and book as a form and a concept.

FREE

Western Peidmont Symphony at Schaefer Performing Arts Center

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

One of classical music’s most spellbinding and immersive experiences, Carmina Burana is an epic, captivating choral masterpiece. A massive orchestra and huge chorus join forces for Carl Orff’s infamous ode to love, drink, and living life to the fullest. Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture” opens the concert.

$28

Urban Bush Women – 40th Anniversary at Schaefer Center

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

In honor of Urban Bush Women’s 40th Anniversary, Legacy + Lineage + Liberation celebrates the power of Women(+) in an evening of new and classic works that transcend genres and amplify the voices of Women(+) of color.

$28

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience at The App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone, NC, United States

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience- For over 40 years, two-time GRAMMY award winning, 8th generation Louisiana Creole, Terrance Simien, has been shattering the myths and often misinformation, about what his traditional Zydeco roots music is – and is not.

$25

BooneDocs Film Festival at The App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone, NC, United States

The 3rd Annual BooneDocs Film Fest presents a series of short form documentary films that share and celebrate life in Appalachia. This program will include the full slate of documentaries, filmmaker Q&A, and on-stage award presentations for "Judges' Choice" and "People's Choice" at the conclusion.

$12

Tanawha Trail Thru-Hike with Speckled Trout Outfitters

Speckled Trout Outfitters 916 Main St. Suite 100, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Experience the Tanawha Trail through a guided hike. Speckled Trout Outifitters is offering the opportunity to hike this trail with an experienced guide

$35

Not Your Average Cat: An Overview of the Creative Genius of Dr. Seuss at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

In his twentieth-century career spanning just under 70 years, Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) created an immense, fantastical imaginarium of visual and verbal work that included advertisements; films; political cartoons; and books ranging from innovative & groundbreaking primers to subversively satirical fables.

$8

Children’s Storytime at The Blowing Rock Community Library

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

The Blowing Rock Community Library offers Children's Storytime the first Saturday of the month at 11 am. Volunteers read to children aged 2-8 and their parents. This event is free and open to the public. Call (828) 295-7000 for more information.

Free

“A Tapestry of Our Roots” at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Join us for a special discussion of the exhibition A Tapestry of Our Roots with representatives from Q’Pasa Appalachia and Immigrant Connection of the High Country.

Registration Required

Studio Saturdays at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Youth aged 12-18 are invited to join us at BRAHM every second Saturday from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm this winter and spring for directed studio time inspired by famous artists. Explore new styles and processes for making art. Meet new friends and express your creative side.

Registration Required

Town Birthday Party

American Legion 333 Wallingford Rd, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Head over to the American Legion and celebrate Blowing Rock's 135th birthday! The public is invited so bring your friends too! There will be birthday cake, and a historical video on Blowing Rock. 

Free

Studio Workshop: Papier Mache at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

This workshop is designed for artists to create their own personal papier mache animal, vessel, or object. Artists will study the properties of the medium, and learn helpful tips and tricks.

$75

Pulp & Bind Artist Roundtable at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Head to BRAHM for a roundtable discussion with three artists featured in our exhibition, Pulp & Bind: Paper & Book in Southern Appalachia.

Lela Arruza, Rosa Dargon-Powers, and Georgia Deal will share their artistic practice with us and explore their approach to the medium of paper.

Registration Required

Art is Life: Frank Lee Craig, the Bauhaus, and I at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Dr. Margret Kentgens-Craig will talk about Frank Lee Craig, one of the featured artists in the exhibition Pulp & Bind, who was also an architect, musician, and writer.

Registration Required
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Mindfulness & Meditation at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Make time for yourself on Wednesday evenings for a weekly mindfulness and meditation Group. The gatherings will explore meditation, mindfulness and consciousness. Combining years of meditation practice experience with his lifelong passion of living in service to others, Eric DeVere will be guiding the weekly meditation group.

Registration Required

Studio Workshop: Collage Night at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Learn to create your own painted paper collages inspired by North Carolina artist and educator, Lee Hall. Students will draw inspiration from Hall’s landscape and architecture collages, and apply these references to their own collages using a variety of materials and techniques.

$50

The Lost Frescoes of Ben Long at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Join Jim Walters as he takes you on his journey around NC and discusses 19 major frescoes in the state. He will cover how fresco painting began as the “poor person’s Bible” and examine the life and career of NC fresco artist Ben Long.

$8

Night of Jazz at The Appalachian Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone, NC, United States

Performances by: the Watauga High School Jazz Band, Watauga Community Bands Swing Set Jazz and Appalachian State University's Jazz Ensembles I and II.

$10

Artist Talks: Lynne Hobaica and Rickie Barnett at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Lynne Hobaica and Rickie Barnett are multimedia artists based out of Bakersville, NC. They have been working together for more than 5 years on individual work and collaboratively under the name Two Headed Diver.

$8

Modern Alchemy of the Heart at The Art of Living Retreat Center

Art of Living Retreat Center 639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC

Do you feel continually pulled in multiple directions, often distracted from your inner calling? 

Are you longing to reconnect to your inner wisdom and rise as the sacred self-leader of your most authentic and joyful life?

Studio Saturdays: DOTS! Yayoi Kusama at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Youth aged 12-18 are invited to BRAHM every second Saturday from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm this winter and spring for directed studio time inspired by famous artists.

Free Entry

Blowing Rock Library Association – Spring Social!

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Explore Blowing Rock's historic library and learn about summer programs and volunteer opportunities.  Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. 

Free

Voices Unheard: Celebrating the Piano Works of Underrepresented Composers at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Join BRAHM for an incredible evening of classical piano music performed by Dr. Catherine Garner of App State’s Hayes School of Music. The program will consist of works by underrepresented composers including women, Latin Americans, and African Americans.

Free

Meet the Author: Terah Shelton Harris at Blowing Rock Community Library

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Bestselling Author Terah Shelton Harris presents her latest novel, Long After We Are Gone. Harris is the acclaimed Target Book Club pick and Goodreads Choice Award nominee for One Summer in Savannah.

Free

The House that Moses and Bertha Cone Built at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Join App State’s Dr. Neva J. Specht for an in-depth look at the iconic Beaux-Arts Cone estate (known originally as Flat Top Manor) near Blowing Rock.

Free

Cork & Canvas: Vincent Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Learn to paint in a relaxed atmosphere, inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s “Wheatfield with Crows.” Each participant goes home with a finished work of art.

$50

Skip Sickler at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Photography has been a natural companion to Skip’s love of nature. It’s been over 50 years since Skip received his first 35 mm camera.

Free Entry

Morgan McCarver at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Morgan works in porcelain to create beautiful delicate and intricate functional and decorative art. Come enjoy Morgan’s work from May 27 through June 2 at Edgewood  Cottage in Blowing Rock.  

Free Entry

Children’s Story Time at Blowing Rock Community Library

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

11:00 -12:00  Children's Storytime at the library.  For more information please visit the library's website, www.blowingrocklibrary.com

Free

The Cat Behind the Hat: Dr. Seuss at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Join Docent Sam I Am Reep (and two very special guests) as we discover the wonderful world of of Dr. Seuss. From his beloved children’s books to the secret artwork that was kept hidden until after his death, our tour will uncover the “Cat Behind the Hat.” You won’t want to miss it!

Registration Required

Waitsel Smith at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Waitsel is a visual artist living in Lenoir with almost 50 years’ experience painting the people and places of North Carolina. Working in oil and watercolor, he is considered a master landscape, portrait, and figure painter.

Free Entry

Kathryn Regel at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

A unique combination of colored pencil drawing and collage, Kathryn is inspired by old photos and genealogy.  Her latest work incorporates graphite pencil and collage and is based on old Savannah houses that can be intriguing, unsettling and comforting all at the same time.

Free Entry

Jan Karon’s Mitford Museum Discussion at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

In 2021, #1 NYTimes bestselling author Jan Karon launched a nonprofit museum in her hometown of Hudson, NC, with a mission to advance the common good through literacy, creativity, and community.

$8

Nature Photography Weekend at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

This popular shutterbug weekend includes presentations from top nature photographers, hands-on field courses, a friendly contest and the rare opportunity to photograph the mountain’s spectacular scenery and native animals before and after regular business hours.

$115 – $140

Scatting: From Ella Fitzgerald to Jazzmeia Horn at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Todd Wright, Appalachian State University Jazz Area Coordinator, will take us on a musical journey all about scatting or scat singing. In scat singing, the singer improvises melodies and rhythms using the voice solely as an instrument rather than a speaking medium.

$8

Studio Saturdays: Basquiat Mixed-Media Portraits at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Youth aged 12-18 are invited to join us at BRAHM every second Saturday from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm this winter and spring for directed studio time inspired by famous artists.

Registration Required

Animal Birthday Party at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Head to Grandfather to celebrate the birthdays of our resident animals with games, contests, crafts and surprises. The park’s wildlife habitat staff hosts a fun-filled afternoon for guests, as well as programs to celebrate the park’s furry and feathered inhabitants.

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Grandfather by Night: Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites.