Blowing Rock WinterFest takes place Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 28-31, with changes to avoid large gatherings, starting with the WinterFeast Restaurant Crawl and WinterHawk Tournament, a tomahawk-throwing competition, on Thursday. The Ice Stroll, a display of ice sculptures, opens Friday, and the Chili Challenge takes place on Saturday. For full details and an expandable schedule of events, go to or call 828-295-7851.

The Guardian Ad Litem program works with children up to age 18 who are involved in the court system due to abuse and neglect. The goal is to have a volunteer for every child represented by our program. In this time of COVID, the program is providing the needed training virtually. For more information, call 828-759-3521 or visit

Caldwell Senior Center is offering Zoom Exercise classes each Monday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. Classes are a mix of low-impact aerobics, strength training, balance, and stretching. Links to classes can be found at For more information, call 828-758-2883.

The Caldwell Senior Center is offering Zoom Senior Cardio & Senior Strength on Mondays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. The instructor is April Austin, and you may find the link on our website. The first half of time is low-impact aerobics followed by strength training.

The Caldwell Senior Center is offering a Zoom Balance Builders class each Tuesday at 2 p.m. This class focuses on exercises to strengthen muscles needed for good balance. April Austin is the instructor, and the link may be found at our website.