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Published Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 11:33 am

Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs: June 22-26

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 am – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

From 10:30-12:00, the second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Thursday June 23, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30– Children’s Hour

Activities may include storytelling, traditional games, and/or hands on simple crafts. An adult or older responsible attendee must stay with children in order for them to participate (best suited for ages 4 – 12)

Friday, June 24, 2015

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 am – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

From 10:30-12:00, the second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Saturday June 25, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required. To reserve a tour: call 828-295-3782 or sign up at the NPS information desk at the Manor House. Reservations are accepted beginning at 10:00am Friday for the upcoming weekend only. No advance reservations, please.

 Julian Price Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 296

7:00 p.m. – Wanted: Dead or Alive! Let’s Decide

Insects are the most abundant lifeform on Earth, and whether you love them or hate them, you can’t live without them, so come learn about what they do for the planet.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. See Saturday (above) for details.

On the Same Page Festival Read Announced: “Pretending to Dance”

(West Jefferson) – On the Same Page Literary Festival is pleased to announce this year’s Festival Read – “Pretending to Dance” by international best-selling author Diane Chamberlain.  Festival Read events will begin August 4, and culminate with Chamberlain’s participation in 2016’s On the Same Page Literary Festival, which takes place September 13 through 17.

Chamberlain has written 24 books, frequently set in North Carolina. They are complex stories about family, compassion and forgiveness with strong elements of mystery and suspense. “Pretending to Dance” is no exception.  Prior to her writing career, Chamberlain was a medical social worker and a psychotherapist in private practice, working primarily with adolescents. She is currently at work on her 25th novel, also set in North Carolina.

“Everyone who has read Pretending to Dance has had wonderful things to say and we are excited about sharing it with our book-loving Festival community – it’s time to start reading,” commented Jane Lonon, Executive Director of the Ashe County Arts Council. Books are available for lending at the Ashe County Public Library and for purchase at the Arts Council gift shop.

Events will begin with the Festival Read Kick-Off on Thursday, August 4, at2:00 p.m. at the Ashe County Public Library. Books will be available to borrow or purchase at the kick-off and refreshments will be provided. On following Thursdays at 2:00 p.m., the Festival will present Festival Read Conversationsabout themes from “Pretending to Dance” hosted by area experts on our topics:

Aug 25: Conversation on Adoption Issues

Sept. 1: Conversation on Family Dynamics/Secrets

Sept. 8: Conversation on End-of-Life Issues

The Festival Read Wrap-Up Discussion will take place on Wednesday, September 14, at the Ashe County Public Library at 4:00 p.m.

Diane Chamberlain will appear at the On the Same Page Literary Festivalon Thursday, September 15, at 2:00 p.m., at the Ashe County Public Library. She will also be at a “Lunch With An Author” event at 12 noon on Friday, September 16, and on the discussion panel at Saturday, September 17’s On the Same Plate luncheon at 12:30 p.m.

On the Same Page, Ashe County, NC’s Literary Festival, celebrates its ninth year in 2016 with award-winning authors and plans for a Festival filled with reading, writing workshops, music and more. This year’s Festival is scheduled for TuesdaySaturday, September 13 – 17. The Festival is sponsored by the Ashe County Public Library and the Ashe County Arts Council and is supported with major funding from Skyline Membership Corporation and many individual donors – the Page Turners. On the Same Page is also funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. The County of Ashe and the Town of West Jefferson also support On the Same Page. 

This year’s Festival authors include: Darnell Arnoult, Diane Chamberlain, Judy Cook, Elliot Engel, Georgann Eubanks, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Jeremy Hawkins, Charlie Lovett, Beth Macy, Sarah Shaber, and Kevin Morgan Watson. See the website www.onthesamepagefestival.org for details about times and locations of events. Most are free and open to the public; some require reservations/tickets.  

 

Shop at Fourth Daughter in BE to Support Women’s Fund Friday

Fourth Daughter | Social in the Studio

Friday, June 17th & Saturday, June 18th

10am – 1pm

Brunch for a Bunch

Coffee & Chai with pastries, fruit, chocolate, & Prosecco

1pm – 5pm

Sip and See

Wine with cheese and charcuterie

*Please carpool if possible*

www.fourthdaughter.com

Fourth Daughter

274 Highland Circle

Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604

828-898-3414

828-260-1373

[email protected]

TOO BUSY IN JUNE?

Join us Friday, August 19th and Saturday, August 20th

10am – 5pm

Discount to Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge Members

Vacation Bible School at Mt. Vernon  Baptist June 27-30

VBS at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church – Come join us for June 27 – 30 from9:00 – 12:15 for this Over-The-TopUnderground Adventure at Cave Quest VBS!  Together we will learn what it means to have HOPE, COURAGE, DIRECTION, LOVE and POWER when we FOLLOW Jesus!  The first 100 families to register by June 15, 2016will receive a free download of this year’s music!!  Be sure to stop by or go online at http://mvbcb.org/ministries/mvbckidz/ to register today and join us at Cave Quest VBS! 

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