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Cultural Museum’s “Four Months of Fun” Trips Planned

BOONE–Appalachian State University’s Appalachian Cultural Museum is sponsoring four months filled with fun trips featuring baseball, cowboys, murder mystery and more.

Baseball: Travel by bus Tuesday, Aug.1, to Hickory to attend a Crawdads baseball game. From reserved seats under the stadium’s roof cheer the Crawdads to victory over the visiting Columbus Redstixx. Forty-six seats are available with each participant getting an official Crawdad’s hat. The cost equals the number of homeruns Babe Ruth hit in 1919 (29). The $29 per person cost includes transportation, ticket, supper and a cap. The bus leaves the museum at 5 p.m. The picnic supper of hotdogs and hamburgers begins at 6 p.m. The game starts at 7 p.m.

Riders in the Sky: Travel to Tweetsie Railroad Saturday, Aug. 5, for the premier singing cowboy act east of the Pecos, Riders in the Sky. The bus leaves the museum at 2 p.m. and the show begins at 3 p.m. After the show return to the museum for bluegrass music by the Appalachian Mountain Girls from Ashe County. Supper will be catered by Woodlands and includes pork and chicken barbeque. The cost for the entire day is $40 per person. Cost for the 5 p.m. dinner, music and dancing at the museum is $25 per person. Reservation deadline is July 27.

Barter Theatre: Meet at the museum Friday, Aug. 25, at noon for a talk by Harriet Buchanan who will discuss Sarah Shankman’s book “The King is Dead.” The sandwich seminar (bring your own sandwich, the museum furnishes drink and dessert) is in preparation for a Thursday, Aug. 31, trip to the Barter Theatre to see “Idols of the King!” Shankman’s book is a humorous murder mystery set in Elvis’ birthplace of Tupelo, Miss. The trip to Barter begins at 10:45 a.m. at the museum. The bus stops at the Greenway Haven Party House for lunch and continues on to the theatre for a 2 p.m. matinee. The $53 per person cost includes the seminar, the book, transportation, lunch and the theatre ticket. A copy of the book will be sent upon receipt of the participant’s paid, non-refundable reservation. Forty-two seats are available.

Trips for September, October and December include: two overnight trips to “Murder at the NuWray Inn” in Burnsville on Sept. 13-14 and Oct. 18-19; an overnight to the Barter Theatre to see “The Foreigner” and “Hound of the Baskervilles” Oct. 26-27; a three-night trip to Edgewater Acres Resort in Alexandria, Penn. Nov. 5-8; a day trip Nov. 14 to the Southern Living Christmas Show; and a Nov. 16 trip to Charlotte’s Mint Museum to see “Unseen Treasures: Imperial Russia and the New World,” and an afternoon at the Concord Mills shopping mall.

Call Bettie or John Bond at (828) 264-4275 or the Cultural Museum at (828) 262-3117 for more details and to register. Space is limited for all events, so call early for reservations. All trips begin and end at the Cultural Museum where parking is free in the University Hall parking lot.