Today’s Email Announcements

Published Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 10:35 am

1) Upcoming Ranger Programs on the Blue Ridge Parkway

WED. JULY 1: Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor, MP 294. Do-it-yourself tour from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

SAT. JULY 4: Ranger Led Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor, MP 294. Reservations required. 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Call 828-295-3782 to register.

SAT. JULY 4: The Misunderstood Marsupial at Julian Price Campground Amphitheater, MP 296. 7 p.m. What’s as old as a dinosaur, as small as a cat and calls the Blue Ridge Parkway home? Join a ranger to find out.

SUN. JULY 5: Ranger Led Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor, MP 294. Reservations required. 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Call 828-295-3782 to register.

2) Linville Land Harbor Mountain Mixers Dance Schedule for June 26 to July 1

Friday June 26, Western Square Dance

Our Western Square Dance will be held at Linville Land Harbor

Recreation Center, 22 Land Harbor Plaza, Newland

7-9 p.m. This is a mainstream dance with announced plus tips.

Caller is Kevin Lowe, Dante, VA. Dress is casual.www.mountainmixers.com

Sunday June 28, Western Square Dance

Our weekly Plus/A2 Western Square Dance will be held at Linville Land Harbor

Recreation Center, 22 Land Harbor Plaza, Newland. A2 1:30-2 p.m.

Plus 2-4 p.m. Caller is Darryl Lipscomb, Mission, TX. Dress is square dance

attire or smart casual. No shorts please.www.mountainmixers.com

Repeated Weekly Events:

A2 Square Dancing from Monday June 1-Sept 28 Mondays

7:-7:30 p.m. Advanced workshop 7:30-9:30 p.m. A2 Dancing with Jerry

Biggerstaff, Marion, NC Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. A2 Review and Dance with

our resident caller Ron Libby

3) Lockn’ Festival Adds Jimmy Cliff to 2015 Lineup

The Lockn’ Festival is thrilled to announce that Jimmy Cliff will be returning to Lockn’ Festival 2015 in Arrington, Virginia. This will be a special collaborative set with Cliff sitting in with Lockn’ Festival veterans Widespread Panic.

 Jimmy Cliff delivered one of the audience’s favorite sets in the festival’s inaugural year 2013, with many describing it as a “religious experience” for them. The legendary Jimmy Cliff has one of the most recognizable voices in reggae. He is a Grammy award winning musician, actor, singer, songwriter, producer, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and a voice of power and conscience.

The 2015 Lockn’ Festival will be held September 10-13 at the Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia and will also feature Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters (two nights), Phil Lesh & Friends with Carlos Santana, Mad Dogs & Englishmen, a Tribute to Joe Cocker ft. Tedeschi Trucks Band, original tour alumni and many more, Jorma & Jack celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Jefferson Airplane, The Doobie Incident featuring The Doobie Brothers with The String Cheese Incident, Gov’t Mule, Little Feat, Widespread Panic, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and many more.

For more detail on Lockn’ Festival and to purchase tickets go to www.locknfestival.com or call 1-800-594-TIXX.

4) Step Up for Yellow Mountain Auction in Newland on June 27

Join the fifth annual Step Up For Yellow Mountain Auction on Saturday, June 27 and enjoy great deals on a variety of donated items.Mr. Woolly Worm Roy Krege will serve as auctioneer. Live music will be offered during the silent auction portion. Delicious homemade finger foods, iced tea and coffee will be available, with others available at a nominal cost. The auction begins at 4 p.m. at the Mountain Glen Clubhouse in Newland. Items up for auction include golf packages, tickets to the 2016 Nascar Sprint Cup race, an autographed Georgia Tech football helmet, sculptures, dining certificates, tickets to Dollywood and Dixie Stampede, event tickets to Pigeon Forge attractions, football tickets for ASU and NCSU, ski passes for Beech and Sugar, park hopper passes to Walt Disney World, an autographed ACC football helmet, an autographed Carolina Panthers football, a Las Vegas slot machine and more. All proceeds benefit the clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities served by Yellow Mountain Enterprises.

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