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Written by Ashley Wilson   
Friday, 15 November 2013 07:58

The High Country is gearing up for the season, with a Christmas expo and the first holiday parade in the area taking place this weekend. Also, for those wanting to get out for some high-quality entertainment there are several award-winning performers in the area.


Here's what's happening in the High Country this weekend:


Freedom Farm Ministries Thrift Store Grand Opening

Friday, 4 - 6 pm

1583 NC Hwy 105 Bypass, Boone

The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting for the new store at 4:30 p.m., with free food and refreshments to follow. Freedom Farm is a non-profit 501(c)(3) ministry that assists men battling addiction. Attendees are asked to RSVP with the Boone Chamber by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Savion Glover's STePZ

Friday, 8 pm

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone

Appalachian's Performing Arts Series presents Savion Glover's STePZ. In this production, Glover and his ensemble of dancers take tap dance to new heights and levels while fusing traditional music of the past with his self-proclaimed tap style and energy of the future.


Christmas Expo

Friday, 6 to 8 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm

Greenway Baptist Church, 880 Greenway Rd., Boone

The Child Development Center of Greenway Baptist Church will be hosting a "one-stop-shop" for Christmas shoppers. In addition to vendors, there will be food and a visit from Santa. All proceeds benefit the Greenway Baptist Church Child Development Center to provide necessary classroom supplies and local families in need. Admission is $3 for adults or an equal amount of non-perishable food items to be donated to the food pantry.


Spaghetti Dinner

Friday, 5 - 7:30 pm

Appalachian Brian Estates, 163 Shadowline Drive, Boone

Kiwanis of Boone presents their annual spaghetti dinner at Appalachian Brian Estates. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children under 12, $3 for veterans. Tickets can be purchased from any member of Kiwanis of Boone or at the door.


Annual Downtown West Jefferson Holiday Parade

Saturday, Noon - 2 pm

Downtown West Jefferson, NC

Ashe County Chamber of Commerce presents the first holiday parade of the season Saturday. The event will feature the Ashe County High School band and Santa on an antique fire engine. For more information, call (336) 846-9550.


Jamie Laval Concert

Saturday, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Ashe Arts Center, 303 School Ave., West Jefferson, NC

One of the premier Celtic violinists on the international music scene today, Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his intensely passionate performances of traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Quebec, rendered with hints of classical refinement and ethnic music from around the world.


Clint Black Concert

Saturday, 8 pm

Walker Center, 1328 S. Collegiate Dr., Wilkesboro

The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, presents the legendary Clint Black. A limited number of tickets are available for this performance. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center Box Office at 336-838-6260 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Buffet Breakfast

Saturday, November 16th, 7 am

Boone Moose Lodge 1805, 607 Deerfield Road, Boone

The Women of the Moose Lodge 1805 present a buffet breakfast Saturday with a menu consist ing of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, grits and a selection of juices and coffee. The price is $8. Proceeds will benefit children from displaced homes in Chicago and seniors in Orange Park, Fla.


Breakfast At The Post

Saturday, 7 - 10 am

American Legion Post 130, Junaluska Town Park, 135 Bear Trail, Boone

The Boone American Legion is hosting their monthly All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast Buffet Saturday. Open to the public, proceeds benefit Veterans programs in the High Country. The cost is $8.


Hometown Harvest

Sunday, November 17th, 5:30 pm

Blowing Rock Firehouse, 8001 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock

Attendees are encouraged to bring a covered dish to share and donate canned goods for the hungry.


For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit To have your event listed on the High Country Weekender, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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