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(These events dates were accurate when received, however are subject to change. These events were posted 03/30/2007)

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November 2008
Through - Nov 2, 2008 Lies and Legends: the Musical Stories of Harry Chapin
Location: Mariam & Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center
Presented by the Blowing Rock Stage Company
Nov 1, 2008 1st Annual High Country Beer Fest
Location: Broyhill Inn, Boone
Come sample a Mash Bash of craft & club beers!
Nov 1, 2008 High Country Beer Fest Gala
7 - 10 pm
Location: Meadowbrook Inn
Come sample a unique menu of delicious hors d'oeuvres paired with craft beers. Limited tickets available!
Nov 9, 2008 Chris Brubeck's Triple Play
7:30 pm
Location: Mariam & Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center
"Triple Play" is the name given to three outstanding and versatile musicians, Peter "Madcat" Ruth (on harmonica, guitar, jaw harp, percussion and vocals), Joel Brown (folk and classical acoustic guitar and vocals) and Chris Brubeck (electric bass, bass trombone, piano and vocals). Collectively they bring a rare level of joy, virtuosity, and American spirit to the folk, blues, jazz, funk and classical music they perform.
Nov 13, 2008 Darwin Bicentennial Series
8 pm
Location: Plemmons Student Union, Appalachian State University, Boone
Janet Browne from Harvard University’s Department of the History of Science will present “Commemorating Darwin: 1809-2009: A History of Prior Darwin Celebrations.” Browne is a noted Darwin scholar, and her two volume biography of Darwin is considered the best ever written.
Nov 15, 2008 Surefire Bluegrass Band
7:30 pm
Location: Mariam & Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center
They played and you voted and they emerged victorious over seven other talented bands to win the first HayesGrass competition here at the Mariam & Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center. Now Surefire Bluegrass will perform their own concert at the Hayes Center.
Nov 21 - 23, 2008 Green Park Paranormal Conference
Location: Green Park Inn
Wall-to-wall ghost hunting at North Carolina’s most haunted inn.
Nov 21, 2008 Steve & Ruth Smith - "An Appalachian Winter"
7:30 pm
Location: Mariam & Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center
Experience a Celtic-Appalachian Christmas concert celebrating the release of High Country musicians Steve and Ruth Smith’s new hammered dulcimer and guitar CD “An Appalachian Winter” at the Hayes Performing Arts Center.
Nov 28, 2008 Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town
Location: Memorial Park, Downtown Blowing Rock
Join Blowing Rock Parks and Rec for a festive kick-off of the Christmas season with activities for kids of all ages.
Visit with Santa in the gazebo
Free Hot Chocolate and Hot Cider
Caroling in the Park
Lighting of the Town
Nov 28 - 29, 2008 Chetola Resort's Festival of Lights
Location: Chetola Resort grounds
There will be Horse and carriage rides around Chetola Lake with Santa in The Manor House, and over 50,000 illuminations.
Nov 29, 2008 Blowing Rock Christmas Parade
2 pm
Location: Main St. in Blowing Rock
Join Blowing Rock for their annual small-town Christmas parade!
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December 2008
Dec 5 - 14, 2008 A High Country Christmas Carol
Location: Mariam & Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center
Charles Dickens classic tale is given a home-cooked twist by local playwright Bob Inman. Presented by the Blowing Rock Stage Company.
Dec 7, 2008 Valle Crucis Fireside Tour
1 - 6 pm
Location: Valle Crucis
The historic community of Valle Crucis invites you to warm up by their firesides on Sunday, December 7th, 2008 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. This tour meanders along country lanes to gift shops, galleries, bed and breakfast inns, restaurants, cabins, and churches where hosts will provide you with refreshments and hospitality throughout the afternoon.
Dec 7, 2008 Glenn Bolick
7:30 pm
Location: Mariam & Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center
Local musician and master potter Glenn Bolick spins old-time bluegrass on guitar and banjo. A descendant of some of the first Appalachian pioneers, Bolick preserves the art of his people through music, stories and homespun jokes.
Dec 21, 2008 High Country Youth Ballet Publicity Chair

High Country Youth Ballet will present The Nutcracker on December 20 at 7 p.m. and December 21 at 2 p.m. at Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville, NC. Dancers are from Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties. Beverly D. Shurley, owner and director of The Dance Center, choreographs and directs The Nutcracker. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students age 12 & over and seniors age 65 & over, and $5 for ages 3-11. For more information, please call The Dance Center at 828-765-0448. Bring your family and friends to celebrate the Christmas season with a wonderful and time-honored tradition, loved and enjoyed by many.
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