Thursday, March 25, 2010

An Appalachian Evening Tickets on Sale

Season tickets are now on sale for An Appalachian Evening, a summer concert series held on Saturday nights at Stecoah Valley Center (SVC). This year's performers include Balsam Range, Paul's Creek Band, Lonesome River Band, The Kari Sickenberger Band, Dismembered Tennesseans, and Dehlia Low.

You can ORDER TICKETS ONLINE to guarantee a seat. Some shows will definitely sell out, especially Balsam Range. Balsam Range has quite a fan base in the area due to years of exceptional performances at SVC.

I had the pleasure of hearing Balsam Range, Doc Watson, and others perform at SVC last summer and am greatly looking forward to this summer's talent! Hope to see you there!

Easter Festivities @ Stecoah Valley Center

Next Saturday, Stecoah Valley Center will be hosting Easter fun!


Saturday, March 27
Easter Egg Hunt & Duck Race.
Wear your best decorated Easter hat and join us at 1 pm for an Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds. Refreshments and lots of prizes. Get your photo made with the Easter Bunny. Sign up for our duckie race – a fundraiser for the Center. The race will be held at 2 pm and it's lots of fun to watch all those "ducklings" floating down the creek. Also, this is the first year for our Deviled Egg Cook-Off. Come armed with your best eggs; judging at 2:30 pm.

Saturday, March 27
Natural Dye Workshop.
3 pm. Dye your Easter eggs naturally this year! An informative and experimental workshop for parents and children alike. Participants will learn the basics of dyeing with plant materials and using mordants to set colors. Participants will take hope Easter eggs dyed with local plants such as walnut, oak moss, and marigold. In addition to dyeing eggs, dying demonstrations will show how the pigments of plant materials affect different textiles including cotton and leather. Instructor Karen Taylor, Blue Ridge National Heritage Area featured Horticulturist from Robbinsville, has a deep knowledge of the flora of Western North Carolina comes from a lifetime of experience and learning. The workshop cost is $5 for adults and children are free.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cheoah River 2010 Release Dates

The release dates have been set for the Cheoah River in Graham County. This river has been described as one of the best in the Southeast, comparing with the big waters of the Western states. Judging from the crowd that was around for the freezing February 20th & 21st dates, the river will be even busier this year!!

Other 2010 release dates:

March 20, 21 & 22 (Saturday, Sunday & Monday)

April 10, 11 & 12 (Saturday, Sunday, & Monday)

April 24 & 25 (Saturday & Sunday)

May 8 & 9 (Saturday & Sunday)

May 22 & 23 (Saturday & Sunday)

June 26 & 27 (Saturday & Sunday)

September 18 (Saturday)

October 2 (Saturday)

November 6 (Saturday)