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Town of Beech Mountain, Parks and Recreation Department
Buckeye Buzz - April 2014

Message from the Staff
Even though there is still snow on the ground...Spring is here and it is time to start getting ready for some exciting events and activities on Beech Mountain.  
We've already stocked some trout and this month we have some workdays scheduled to spiff up the trails for our hikers and bikers. If you are up for a little Spring us and we will find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.
For more info about any of the events/activities in the Buzz, please call the Buckeye Recreation Center at (828) 387-3003.
Special Events and Happenings
Family Fun Is Just a Jump Away 


Please join us for Beech Mountain's Hoppy Easter Party on Saturday, April 19th, from 9 am - noon at the Buckeye Recreation Center. 


Peter Rabbit will lead the Eggcellent Egg Hunt and other eggciting games and activities.  A light breakfast snack will be served.  The event is free; however, donations are appreciated.


Please call (828) 387-3003 for information and to RSVP.  We want to make sure Peter hides enough eggs! 

Special Events and Happenings
Town Celebrates 33 Years on May 1st 


You are invited to the Town's Birthday Celebration on Thursday, May 1st, from 5 - 7 pm at the Buckeye Recreation Center.  


We will provide the cake and residents are asked to bring a covered dish to share and beverage of their choice.  Please call (828) 387-3003 to let us know what you intend to bring.


We will also celebrate Arbor Day and guests will leave with a "live" party favor. The Summer Hiking schedule will be revealed along with other exciting activities and "must-know" info to enhance your summertime fun.

This is one party you don't want to miss!



Special Events and Happenings
March Medallion Found - Twice! 


The medallion eluded discovery for two weeks and then Cindy and Tom Dyer found it.  They selected a $25 gift certificate to Jackalopes. 


But the contest was not over.  We hid the medallion once again and Karen Brett discovered the treasure and selected a $25 gift certificate to Fast Eddies.


Final Clue 


For those who looked, but did not find the secret space,

It really was in plain sight, secured in a high place.

It watched day after day as cars and trucks drove past

Tacked up on the Town Hall sign -  it was found at last. 

Congratulations to all our seekers, we hope you had fun.

The March Madness Medallion Contest is finally done. 


Special Events and Happenings
Volunteers Needed for Beech Mountain Metric


The Beech Mountain Metric will be held Saturday, May 17th with a training ride on Saturday, May 3rd.  Volunteers are needed for both days.  Shifts and duties vary.  If you are interested in volunteering and have not yet contacted Sandy Carr, email or call (828) 387-3003. 


 The Beech Mountain Metric is a BSG (Blood, Sweat and Gears) Events ride, planned and executed by the businesses and citizens of Beech Mountain.  BSG Events is a 501c3 , fund raising non-profit whose net proceeds are donated to local charities and public safety agencies in the High Country. 
The Metric is a timed ride. For online registration or more information about this exciting event, please go to
Fitness and Nutrition
New Fitness Classes Start in April

We are delighted to bring back some of your favorite fitness classes this spring and introduce a few new ones!  Just take a look below and please feel free to contact us for more information.  Click on the Group Fitness Class Schedule link to the right for class days and times.


Buckeye Bootcamp - This class is perfect for all fitness levels.  Participants will enjoy a high-intensity workout with one-on-one guidance.  We promise you won't feel like you have joined the Army, but you will feel motivated!


Vinyasa Flow Yoga - In this class we will combine a series of poses and breathing techniques in a smooth flowing and almost dance-like method.  This workout will create space in your mind, body and soul.


Gentle Yoga - This class is great for beginners and anyone looking for a relaxing practice. A restorative based class with gentle postures and breathing techniques to promote overall wellness and peace of mind.


Work It Circuit - This class incorporates a combination of resistance training and aerobics as you move from various stations performing different exercises geared towards a specific set of muscles. 


2 O'Clock Trot - Visit Buckeye during this hour and join a very casual/social walking club.  Take some time just to walk and talk with your friends indoors or on the outdoor track


A Cool 5 Challenge Training - Buckeye is the perfect place to start your Cool 5 training.  Ask us for a training program to help you meet your race walking or running goals.


Zumba and Total Challenge - Never fear...these classes are still here!

Fitness and Nutrition
On a Personal Level
This month's staff spotlight is on Jared Ward.  He has been a personal trainer at Buckeye Recreation Center almost two years.  He will be teaching Buckeye Bootcamp, Work It Circuit, Ab Attack and also helping individuals plan training programs for walking or running A Cool 5 Race.


Jared has over six years of experience in weight training and overall fitness.  He is responsbile for our weight room orientations and is happy to answer any questions about the equipment in the fitness center.


Jared is currently attending Caldwell Community College studying Physical Therapy.  He was born and raised on Beech Mountain and enjoys participating in any sport and weight training. 


For more information about Personal Training, please call Buckeye and leave a message for Jared.  Once summer starts, Jared is in high demand.  Now is a great time to give him a call. 

Fitness and Nutrition
Improved 24/7 Access to Fitness Center
Next time you visit Buckeye Recreation Center check out the new access box for the Fitness Center.  Just follow the directions on the keypad and you are in.  There is no need to swipe your card.  Let us know if you need any assistance.
In This Issue
 April Operating Hours
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, Closed
Click on the link above to view
 the Buckeye Recreation
Fitness Calendar.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Sign up for BRC's Spring Red Cross Blood Drive.
For more information call

Wellness Tip of the Month
Here's a program that will help you build a solid foundation for your fitness activities.
The 30-3-3 Workout Routine 
  • 30 mins on the treadmill/elliptical
  • 30 crunches
  • 30 reps of light hand weights
Complete this routine 
3 times a week for 3 weeks. 
Do the routine all at once or in incremental stages throughout the day.
Enjoy the routine,
Patience Perry




Fitness Member  of the Month

Rick Miller is our Fitness Member of the Month.  He can be found almost every morning working out in the Fitness Center or doing laps around Buckeye.  He has been an active member and supporter ever since the recreation center opened its doors.  Thanks Rick for setting such a great example.
Online registration for A Cool 5 Race is now open.  Click on the link below to sign up for one or more of the fun races.
With 5 different races designed to encourage individuals of any age and fitness level...June 20 - 22nd, Beech Mountain is going to be the "coolest" place to be.
A Cool 5 Race      
Click on the links below to find out about
A Cool 5 Race Weekend. 
Races include:
1.5 Fun Walk/Run
1.5 Walk & Wag
5 Mile Run
Kids' Popsicle Relay
A Cool 5 Race      
And...introducing another exciting new event
for the mountain...
A Taste of Beech Flyer    
Sledding Hill Closed for Season
Special thanks to everyone involved with operating and promoting the Sledding Hill.  We had over 10,000 sledders this season and only 5 incident reports.  Great job to the Sledding Hill Team:  Sean McNay, Jonathan McKinney, Jerry Buckley and Zeno.
More Buzz Photos
Through a partnership between the NC Wildlife Resources Commission and Beech Mountain, public fishing opportunities are provided at Buckeye Reservoir, Buckeye Creek, Coffee Lake, and Pond Creek.


At Buckeye Recreation Center ask us about the NC Tackle Loaner Program.  For more information about fishing on Beech Mountain, please contact Buckeye.

Stocking trout in Buckeye Creek
Cool weather was great for trout transfer
Trout filled buckets are walked to creek
Fishing on Beech Mountain
Fishing on Beech Mountain
We need You!
Do you enjoy volunteering?  Give us a call at (828) 387-3003.
Town of Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department

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