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Chimney Rock Family Animal EncountersChimney Rock, North Carolina
Family Animal Encounters
Every Day

Meet some of Grady the Groundhog's woodland friends or possibly our birds of prey, a Red-tailed hawk and Great Horned Owl, at our daily 2 pm Family Animal Encounters! A Park naturalist will explain each animal's role in our ecosystem, how they came to live at the park and lessons on what we can do to help protect wildlife.

Animal Encounters meet at the Outdoor Classroom Sat & Sun and at Grady's Animal Discovery Den on Monday. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at Grady's Den and take a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 interactive education stations. Cost: Included with Park admission

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Pickin in the Park at Horse Shoe BendMcCaysville, GA
Pickin in the Park
at Horse Shoe Bend
Every Thursday Night through September 29th

Pickin' in Horseshoe Bend Park - every Thursday, 6:00 PM to dusk, May through September. Live music jams and pickin' on the banks of the Toccoa River at the Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville. Free Admission. And the park is wheelchair accessible. Come out, bring the whole family to enjoy the experience. Picnic tables available, nice grassy lawn but you are also welcome to bring a blanket or chair.

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Blue Ridge Community Theater the Last RomanceBlue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Community Theater Presents
The Last Romance
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
August 18th - September 4th

A crush can make anyone feel young again-even a widower named Ralph. On an ordinary day in a routine life, Ralph decides to take a different path on his daily walk-one that leads him to an unexpected second chance at love. Relying on a renewed boyish charm, Ralph attempts to woo the elegant, but distant, Carol. Defying Carol's reticence-and his lonely sister's jealousy-Ralph embarks on the trip of a lifetime, and regains a happiness that seemed all but lost. THE LAST ROMANCE is a heart-warming comedy about the transformative power of love.

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Daily Grind & WineMurphy, NC - Music & Friends
at the Daily Grind & Wine
Wednesday - August 24th
Matthew Wiffen

Friday - August 26th
The Blues Duo, David Kruger
& Tom Trawick!!

 


Phase I of the "new" Blue Ridge Highlander...

The Highlander has been on-line for over 18 years, and has been redesigned and re-programmed many times over the years.  This update was the most challenging to date, due to the advanced technology of our times. 

Due to the shear volume of valuable information that the Highlander contains, this new update has been in the making for a while.  We have a lot of it completed and are anticipating having the entire "Phase I" completed by the end of January.

We would love your input as to the improvements as well as any suggestions as to what you would like to see in Phase II.

Continue to check out the progress, each week you will see something new...enjoy...

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