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Published Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Solar Cooking Workshop at Valle Crucis Community Park, 8/16

Valle Crucis, NC -​ The Valle Crucis Community Park will host a Solar Cooking Workshop on Wednesday, August 16th at 11:00 a.m. This event is free and open to the
public. Carla Ramsdell from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University will discuss the science behind this cooking method, and then allow time for participants to have hands-on cooking time to see how different solar ovens perform.
Local favorite Appalachian Cookie Company has provided chocolate chip cookie dough (vegan/gluten free options available) that participants will bake using the power of the sun! The event will also include a Q&A session about solar cooking and other energy-efficient cooking methods.
This event is a fantastic way to learn more about the power of the sun in preparation for the total solar eclipse that will pass just to the south of our area on Monday, August 21st.
Valle Crucis Community Park is a nonprofit organization funded by donations from the community. For more information about the park or events happening there, visit www.vallecrucispark.org or call 828-963-9239.

 

Clifton Avery to Speak at Monthly High Country Audubon Society, 8/15

All are invited to join us to learn from Clifton Avery about the Pond Mountain Game Lands on August 15, at the monthly High Country Audubon Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Boone.
Clifton is a biological technician for NC Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Appalachian State University.  He will be speaking about how best to explore, and specifically bird, the Pond Mountain Game Lands, located in northwestern Ashe County, NC. He will also give a brief overview of who the NCWRC is and what the commission does as well as sharing some of the history of Pond Mountain.  
Clifton is a bird-watching tour guide for Ventures Birding Tours and has previously worked on various bird projects in South America and for Audubon North Carolina studying Golden-winged Warblers. 
 
For additional information, see www.highcountryaudubon.org.  All programs are free and open to the public.  Please join us for what promises to be an interesting program!
 

The 15th Annual BIG Sale to Take Place, 8/19

HUGE YARD SALE!  The 16th Annual BIG Sale sponsored by Appalachian and the Community Together (ACT) will be on Saturday August 19th, 8am-2pm at Legends, across from Red Onion Café on 321.  Items being sold were salvaged from ASU student move out and community donations.  Over 70 tons of gently used carpets, clothes, furniture, electronics, kitchen and housewares items and more are available at yard sale prices!  The sale is open to all. Proceeds benefit the energy conservation initiatives of 4 local non-profits and a scholarship for ASU students.  No early-birds, please. Additional info: act.appstate.edu/the-big-sale.
 
 

Blue Ridge Parkway Evening Program, 8/12

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 316

7:00pm Snakes Alive!

Whether you are simply curious, terrified, or have mixed emotions about snakes; everyone can stand to learn a little bit about these fascinating and misunderstood creatures. Come and join a ranger and explore more about these unique animals, what species are found here, and what to do in an encounter.

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs, 8/9-8/13

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 – 12:00 Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a self guided tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 – 12:00 Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a self guided tour.

       Saturday August 12, 2017

 

Price Park Amphitheater Program

7 p.m. – Milepost 294

 

An Evening of Music

Join Master Flute Maker and Flute Player

Lee Entrekin for an evening campfire program of music

 

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 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 recommended. 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.

 

1:00 – 3:00 – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a Self Guided tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

 

 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

 

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.

 

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 
 

Blue Ridge Parkway: An Evening of Music, 8/12

Saturday Night, August 12 at 7 p.m.

at the Price Amphitheater

 

Join Master Flute Maker and Flute Player

 

Lee Entrekin

 

For an evening campfire program of music

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