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Nov. 26

Blowing Rock’s “Christmas in the Park”: (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and “Lighting of the Town” (5:30 p.m.)

Nov. 27

KILN OPENING: Bolick and Traditions Pottery, located at 1155 Main Street, Blowing Rock, will host a kiln opening at their workshop on Nov. 27. The kiln opening, the second of the year, begins at 10 a.m. For more information call (828) 295-5099.

CHRISTMAS PARADE: In downtown Blowing Rock, down Main Street. Starts at 10 a.m. A magical way to start the holiday season!

Dec. 1

VALLE CRUCIS BIRD WALK: Join the High Country Audubon Society on Wednesday, Dec. 1, for a bird walk at Valle Crucis Community Park. Enjoy an opportunity to see beautiful regional birds in a walk led by a community member. Social distancing is required. The walk will take palce from 9-11 a.m. For more information email

BROOKSHIRE PARK NATURE WALK: Join the High Country Audubon Society for a bird walk at Valle Crucis Community Park on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 8-11 a.m. Enjoy an opportunity to see beautiful regional birds in a walk led by a community member. Social distancing is required. For more information email

Dec. 19

ENCOUNTERING THE MIRACLE: Join Generation Excellent at Midway Baptist Church on Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. as they present an up-close and personal story of those who encountered the miraculous birth of Christ. They tell how their lives were forever changed because of a little baby and remind guests that once they have had a true encounter with Jesus, they can never be the same. Generation Excellent will accept clothing donations collect clothing for Operation Christmas Child at the event. They ask that guests donate scarves, hats, gloves, socks shirts and pants.


GRIEFSHARE RECOVERY GROUP: GriefShare recovery seminar and support group will meet the third Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning July 19. Meetings will take place at Church of Jesus Christ Meeting Room, located at 288 Calvary St. in Newland. Attendance is free, and participants will receive a free workbook. Childcare will be provided for children through the 4th grade. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. To learn more call Christine at (828) 898-8203 or Gail at (828) 260-1298

BOONE Al-Anon FAMILY GROUP: Al-Anon, an anonymous fellowship for friends and families of alcoholics, will hold in-person meetings Wednesdays and Fridays at noon, at Boone United Methodist Church. The church is located at 471 New Market Blvd., Boone. The group will continue to host virtual meetings via Zoom Mondays and Fridays at noon. Social distancing and masks are required for non-vaccinated people. For more information, including Zoom access, call (828) 898-3072 or (828) 773-8734

MOUNTAIN LAUREL QUILT GUILD: The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild holds its regular monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. The group meets in the conference room on the second floor of the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center, located at 132 Poplar Grove Connector in Boone. For more information call Sue Stell at (704) 609-1449.

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