April is a busy time. Now that the weather has warmed up a bit, people are out on the golf course, playing tennis on the courts, and enjoying good food at the grill during the day. Social events are also a centerpiece of High Meadows Golf & Country Club, and our close community is one of the things that makes living at High Meadows so enjoyable. Join us at the Diamonds and Denim event on April 21 for a great opportunity to show off your best designer jeans and join your friends for a party.
It’s not just our club that starts to see more activity now that spring is here. There are plenty of great events to take advantage of around our area. Here are a few to keep you busy.
The Geology of Stone Mountain
Monday, April 16, 2 p.m.
It’s easy to walk through the trails of Stone Mountain State Park and get caught up in the beauty of the waterfalls, the wildflowers, and even the deer roaming around oblivious to hikers. But how much have you really thought about the rock that your feet are walking on? The science of Stone Mountain goes far beyond the exposed granite that you see in the postcards. Join a ranger for The Geology of Stone Mountain, a moderate one mile hike where he will discuss the geology of Stone Mountain along the way. This event is part of the North Carolina Science Festival, a month-long celebration of science across our state.
Held on the campus of Wilkes Community College, just a few miles away from High Meadows, Merlefest is known as one of the premier music festivals. Started in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson, it’s a celebration of “traditional plus” music. You’ll find bluegrass, folk, country and even some rock as you wander through the many stages of Merlefest. This year’s celebration has a star-studded line-up that includes Kris Kristofferson, Steep Canyon Rangers and Friends with special guest Steve Martin, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Sam Bush, Alison Brown, The Mavericks and many more.
Earth Day Happenings
Earth Day is April 22, and there are a few ways to celebrate this day designated to raising awareness of keeping our Earth as beautiful as possible. Join your friends in Sparta on Saturday morning, April 21, at 9:00 for the Litter Challenge. The community is invited to help pick up trash along highways and through neighborhoods. The work not only makes the community look nicer, but it also helps keep wildlife safe.
Later in the day you can head down to Elkin for the Earth Day Festival at Elkin Presbyterian Church. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. there will be activities for kids, informational booths, barbecue for purchase and music from local band, Rhythm and Roots.