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Stargaze from the Summit of Mt. Mitchell Sept. 8

Aug. 24, 2012. The best way to view stars is to get as close to them as possible. With that in mind, the Blue Ridge Astronomy Group will host the first-ever Mt. Mitchell Star Party on Saturday, Sept. 8, near the summit of the highest peak east of the Mississippi River.

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Grandfather Mountain Hosts 9th Annual Kidfest Sept. 8

Aug. 9, 2012. On Saturday, Sept. 8, Grandfather Mountain will offer a fun-filled opportunity for families to enjoy the nature and culture of the North Carolina mountains. Kidfest provides children of all ages with entertaining activities such as guided hikes, storytelling, face painting, crafts and games.

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