Elizabethton Parks and Recreation hosting ‘Lego Think Outside the Blocks Day’

Published 4:42 pm Thursday, March 10, 2022

BY NIC MILLER
STAR STAFF
If you’re looking to rekindle your inner child and stay warm this weekend the Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department has an event for you.
“Lego Think Outside the Blocks Day” is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the recreation center.
“This was something we started in previous years, and it was an event to commemorate international Lego day and just provide a fun experience for families to attend,” said Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Programs and Special Events Coordinator Kelly Kitchens. “It was a great indoor event for us, but this year we decided to do this event not on a specific date, but just for fun at some point in the year.
“It turns out that even though we have had a lot of spring weather lately, Saturday is going to be a cold day and perfect to spend inside, so things worked out great in that way,” Kitchens said.
Kitchens said that Saturday’s event will consist of two parts: a free play where attendees can build whatever they would like with their family and friends, and specific competitions. “We are going to host some competitions on Saturday as well for those who want to use their Lego building skills and show them off a little bit,” Kitchens said.
The event is one in a series the department has hosted this year in an effort to help community members reconnect.
“People are just looking for ways in which they can stay connected both with each other and within the community. Of course with the rising costs of things at the moment, it is really just a great opportunity to check in with Parks and Recreation and see what we have going on,” Kitchens said.
“The things we offer to the community are completely free of charge and come with great aspects of learning, playing and just having fun,” Kitchens said. “For March, we are offering the Lego event on Saturday as well as Glow in the Dark Dodgeball next Friday, the 18th. A lot of the things we do are just good, old-fashioned fun that will help get out of the house and will not hurt your pocket.”

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