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Finding Balance
Art of Colin Javel and Dana Starensier feature at the Nth º Gallery in August



Boyle exhibit at Crossnore Gallery through Aug. 9
Starting on Aug. 1, the Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery will be featuring a special exhibition of paintings by artist Betsy Boyle and will last until Aug. 9.




Kate Worm art workshops August 6 & 7
Painting classes to be held at Carlton Gallery in Foscoe




Against the Grain
Artist Phil Hull exhibits hand-turned bowls at Hands Gallery




Mary Roddy helps ArtWalk celebrate third birthday
Over the past three years, ArtWalk has become a staple of downtown Boone, and as the local gallery celebrates its third birthday

 


Fundamental Form at the Art Cellar Gallery
Zoey Brookshire exhibit on display

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Wheeler makes ‘The List’
Area filmmaker’s movie now on DVD

Peregrine falcons raise chicks at Grandfather
A pair of peregrine falcons successfully raised two chicks this summer in a nest located deep in the backcountry of Grandfather Mountain.

Boone vs. Blowing Rock on Sqrambled Scuares
Local mayors compete on game show’s 300th episode

Ty Boyd to conduct workshop in September
Ty Boyd, former WBT and WBTV personality, wants to give people the skills and confidence to voice their goals and communicate their ideas.


Parkway offers craft, storytelling workshops
Skilled park rangers and master cultural volunteers will be leading hands-on workshops this summer at the historic area of Mabry Mill, milepost 176.1 and the Brinegar Cabin, milepost 238.5, on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Summer Enrichment at LMC
Courses run through Aug. 23

 

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New Exhibits by Derfla and the High Country Watercolor Society on display at Jones House


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Free Tibet Concert at Fairgrounds this Saturday
Laura Reed, Hot Politics, Chuck Folds and others at outdoor benefit show

 

 


The Cowboy Way
Riders in the Sky return to Tweetsie Railroad August 2 & 3

 





Music at St. John’s
2008 summer concerts continue Aug. 3


 


Community garden hosts fundraiser Saturday
Live entertainment, free food on Leola Street





Blowing Rock Charity Fashion Show hits the catwalk Aug. 1
The Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation will host its 31st annual Charity Luncheon and Fashion Show Aug. 1 to benefit the Blowing Rock Hospital.



High Country Pig Pickin’ Aug. 2
Barbecue benefits Watauga Arts Council




Rock-N-Road Hill Climb Aug. 2 & 3
Uphill road race returns to Eagles Nest

 

 


Beach Party in North Wilkesboro July 31
Free concert featuring beach band Billy Scott & the Party Prophets




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Time for Three at Hayes Center August 18
Talented Trio plays everything from Brahms to the Beatles



Dixie Bee-Liners headline Ola Belle Reed festival
Pinecastle recording artists the Dixie Bee-Liners will headline the third annual Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival in Lansing Aug. 15-17.

 


Spellbinding pianist Yuja Wang at Hayes Center August 10
Proceeds from concert to benefit Hayes Center projects


 


Music on the Mountain set for Aug. 23
N.C. Green Power benefit features Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Afromotive and more


 


Doc prescribes Todd concert to sustain community
Doc Watson’s concert in Todd on Aug. 9 is a fundraiser for community projects and the James “Crow” Parsons Memorial Fund.

Jeff Little will join Doc Watson for Todd concert

 

 

Billy Jonas & Secret Agent 23 Skidoo at Playhouse Family Music Festival
Now in its second year, the Playhouse Family Music Festival will return to Sugar Grove in August with nationally-acclaimed children’s music performer Billy Jonas, rising “kid hop” star Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Lost Ridge Band and the Forget-Me-Nots.



Sunday Concert in the Park welcomes Highlanders
The village of Blowing Rock welcomes the Pipes and Drums of the Grandfather Mountain Highlanders for a free performance at Sunday Concert in the Park Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. in Blowing Rock Memorial Park on Main Street. 

 

 

5th annual Heritage Day at Cone Manor Aug. 9
On Aug. 9, Parkway Craft Center and the National Park Service once again join together to sponsor the Fifth Annual Heritage Day at Moses Cone Memorial Park.


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Junior Johnson play looking for a pit crew
Open auditions for Moonshine & Thunder next weekend

 

Oklahoma! takes the stage August 1-7
Lees-McRae Summer Theatre presents last production of the season

 

Acting Up at the Horn
Students, teachers play big roles in Horn production

 

Drama Doubt explores the culture of faith
Boone native Preston Lane directs Valborg show July 24 & 25


Working Class Heroes
Blue Ridge Community Theater presents Studs Terkel’s Working
July 31-August 3 at Valborg

 


Return to Never Never Land
Blowing Rock Stage Company presents Peter Pan July 18-August 9

 

Presnell returns to Barter in The Who’s ‘Tommy’
She is certainly no stranger to the local stage and she’s fast becoming a familiar sight at Virginia’s historic state theatre.

Aunt Orlene returns to the Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway invites the public to the presentation of “They Call Me Aunt Orlene.”

BRSC Announces 2008 Season
Musicals, comedies and Charles Dickens coming to Hayes Center




Ricky Skaggs pays tribute to bluegrass founders
Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass looks back at 60 years of picking and singing

Sax-y Sounds of the South
Jeff Coffin releases the funky jazz album Mutopia


Doc prescribes Todd concert to sustain community
Doc Watson’s concert in Todd on Aug. 9 is a fundraiser for community projects and the James “Crow” Parsons Memorial Fund.

Jeff Little will join Doc Watson for Todd concert

Dixie Bee-Liners headline Ola Belle Reed festival
Pinecastle recording artists the Dixie Bee-Liners will headline the third annual Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival in Lansing Aug. 15-17

Time for Three at Hayes Center August 18
Talented Trio plays everything from Brahms to the Beatles

Beach Party in North Wilkesboro July 31
Free concert featuring beach band Billy Scott & the Party Prophets

Music at St. John’s
2008 summer concerts continue Aug. 3

Spellbinding pianist Yuja Wang at Hayes Center August 10
Proceeds from concert to benefit Hayes Center projects

Nothing Sweeter Than a High Country Jam for Bluegrass Lovers
There’s nothing sweeter to a bluegrass musician or fan than a Tuesday night jam session.

Music on the Mountain set for Aug. 23
N.C. Green Power benefit features Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Afromotive and more

Todd’s Summer Music Series
The 2008 Saturday concert series in Todd kicked off on June 21

Music on the Mountain set for August 23
NC Green Power benefit features Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Afromotive and more

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