Today’s Email Announcements

Published Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 12:08 pm

Soil and Water Board to Meet Aug. 17

The Watauga Soil and Water Conservation District Board” will hold its regular Board meeting Wednesday August 17, 2016 at 8:00 am at the Soil & Water Office located at 971 West King Street, Boone NC 28607.The public is invited to attend.

Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs Aug. 10-14

Wednesday, August 10, 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, August 11, 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, August 12, 2015

Price Picnic Ground / Boone Fork Trailhead – Milepost 296

9:30 am Guided Hike to Hebron Falls

Join Ranger Chuck for a starting at the bridge across Boone Fork Creek at Price Picnic area. Limited to the first 25 people

 

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, August 13, 2016

Bass Lake – off US Hywy 221, Blowing Rock

10:00-11:00 – Skunks

Stop by the ranger table at Bass Lake to learn more about the wonderful and useful skunk.

 

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

11:00 am -Upstairs Guided Tour at Cone Manor

Ranger led tour of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. See Sunday below for details.

 

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

1:30 pm – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

From 1:30-3:00, the second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

 

Sunday, August 14, 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.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Special thanks to Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Eastern National, and FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway for their financial support of these programs

Coffee with the Curator in Lenoir Aug. 10 with Bruce Craig

The monthly Coffee with the Curator program this month will be on Wednesday August 10th at 10:00 am and will be presented by Mr. Bruce Craig on downtown Lenoir businesses and related events surrounding them. Event at Caldwell Heritage Museum.

Find Your Roots at Caldwell Heritage Museum Aug. 6

The Caldwell Heritage Museum at 11 Vaiden St SW Lenoir NC 28645 will be hosting a family genealogical workshop “Finding Your Family Roots”  at the Museum on Saturday August 6th at 1:00 pm. The program will be presented by genealogist, Mr. Hugh Barnes. A $20.00 fee I payable at the door on the day of the program. Seating is limited. Free pastries and refreshments will be provided. A portion of the program fee will b donated to the Museum for its maintenance and support.

 

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