DATEBOOK : WINTERGREEN RESORT : Blues And Brews : Memorial Day Weekend 2008


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Friday, May 23
8pm Campfire & Storytelling
Join us for a night of Appalachian folklore and S’mores.

Saturday, May 24:
10am- 6pm Sign a Banner for the Troops

1pm- 4pm A Day at the Lake
The fun continues at Lake Monocan with Family Activities Weather Permitting
**Without pass, lake entrance fee is $11 for adults; $8 ages 6-12; Free 5 and under.

1pm-4pm Boat Demonstrations
Come join us for Blue Ridge Mountain Sports Boat demonstrations
1-4pm Mongrel Live at Lake Monocan
Enjoy Mongrel’s Brand of Eclectic Mix of Old Country, Rock Reggae and Swing.

1pm Outdoor Grill will be open at Lake Monocan Enjoy hotdogs, hamburgers, ice cream and more.

3pm Craft Workshop Eraser Print Bandanas +^*
How Cool! Decorate a bandana, using pencil erasers dipped in acrylic paints- they come out looking like Australian Aboriginal designs.

5pm Hayrides (Meet at Lookout) +^*
Bring your family and enjoy a musical hayride. Free for resort guests and WPI members.

8:30pm Family Movie: Enchanted (PG)
A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess who is sent to our world by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer. Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

Sunday, May 25:

9am Interdenominational Church Service
Reverend Mansfield will lead the morning worship service.

10am- 6pm Arts & Crafts Show (Courtyard)
More than thirty artisans, including potters, jewelers and woodworkers from around the East Coast, will display their work.

10am-8pm Grand Opening of the Dome

Join Ridgley the Bear for the Grand Opening of Wintergreen Resorts newest attraction, The Dome.

Everyone who comes to the Grand Opening of the Dome will receive a pass to Lake Monoacan (1 adult to every 2 children).

Also, enter to win magnificent prizes all day. Drawings will start on the hour at 11 A.M and the grand prize will be given away at 6 P.M. on the Blue Ridge Terrace.

Prizes include:
· Ski Season Pass 08/09 Season
· 2 (2) Midweek Tubing Tickets (Reservations Required)
· 2 Hour Session for a Party of 10 at the Dome (Reservations required)
· Lake Monoacan Admission for 2
· 2 (2) Tickets for Admission to Ridgley’s Forest of Fun (Reservations required)
· Grand Prize: Lake Season Pass Summer 08

11am Kick Off to Summer Reading Program
Join local author Marti Regan in a creative writing program. We’ll also discuss favorite books and create a summer reading list!

11am – 6pm Memorial Day
Blues and Brews Festival-
11pm-1pm Nicholson Brothers
Covering songs from B.B. King to Bobby Womack, Albert King to the Allman Brothers, the band traverses a large musical landscape. With a growing reputation for high energy performances and holding nothing back, you’re sure to enjoy the Nicholson Brothers Band.

1pm -3:30pm Eli Cook
” Natural and convincing, he has what it takes to be the best blues singer of his generation. ”

3:30pm- 6pm Deanie Blues
The unique sound of the Deanie Blues Band combines Blues, R & B and Chicago Style. Their music is, in the true blues tradition, heartfelt, uplifting and energizing all at once! This is a “lean back in your chair and groove” and “jump on the floor and dance” band.

1pm Craft Workshop – Beaded Choker+^*
Join beading buff Meredith Young in creating a beaded choker

3:30pm Pie Eating Contest-
This old fashioned competition always draws a crowd. Participants and spectators alike will enjoy this messy event!

4pm Create-A-Bear *
Create a replica of your favorite mascot-Ridgely, that you can take home as a lasting souvenir of your trip to Wintergreen.

8:30pm Family Movie – Horton hears a who (PG)
One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can’t see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home, but this gives him nothing but torment from his neighbors, who refuse to believe that anything could survive on the speck. Still, Horton stands by the motto that, “After all, a person is a person, no matter how small.”

+Reservations required
^ must be accompanied by an adult
* Charges may apply
Call activities at (434) 325-8180

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