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August 2019

Family Animal Encounters

August 1 - August 31
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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Chimney Rock Park has animal educators who help spread the word on the important roles they play in the park. Join a park naturalist for an informal program where families will meet some of the park's wilder teammates. Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Afterward grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along the Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12…

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Paddling 101

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Headwaters Outfitters, HIghway 64.
Rosman, NC United States
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Free

Free course focuses on paddling and safety skills for beginning canoers, kayakers and paddle boarders. Reservations are required.

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Tackle Rigging

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, 1401 Fish Hatchery Road.
Pisgah Forest, NC United States
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Free

Learn how to create different tackle setups for fly fishing in a variety of situations. The course also covers material selection, techniques and care. This is for ages 12 and up. Registration is required.

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Thursday Night REEB Ride

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive
Brevard, NC 28732 United States
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Free

MTB ride takes place from 6-8pm.

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NC Apple Festival

August 30
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 2, 2019

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The 73rd annual North Carolina Apple Festival, “The Fruits of Our Labors,” is a Labor Day heritage tradition in Hendersonville that rolls out a street fair, art-and-craft vendors, food, live entertainment, and plenty of fresh-picked apples. Hendersonville’s Main Street. www.ncapplefestival.org. 828-697-4557.

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Cruise Then Booze

August 30 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive.
Brevard, NC United States
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Enjoy a two-hour paddle trip on the French Broad River followed by beer. Must be 21. Reservations required.

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Creekside Movies on the Lawn

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Creekside Market, 8960 Greenville Highway
Brevard, NC United States
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$2.50 – $5

Fridays in August, 7-10pm Summer nights mean outdoor movies. Bring coolers and chairs. Cost is $2.50 to $5. Creekside Market, 8960 Greenville Hwy., Brevard. www.creeksidemarket.bravesites.com. Call for movie schedule: 828-885-2810.

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Labor Day Weekend Family Fun

August 31 - September 2
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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Enjoy the last holiday weekend of summer experiencing what makes Chimney Rock the ideal place to play.  Hike on one of the park's many trails, get up close and personal with animal educators during 2pm family animal encounters, or join Fox Mountain Guides for a real rock climbing experience.

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Butterflies and Monarchs Nature Walk

August 31 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Park at Flat Rock, 48 Highland Golf Drive
Flat Rock, NC United States
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How can you attract more butterflies to your backyard? What host plants, nectar plants and conditions do they need to survive? These and other questions about butterflies will be answered as you take a leisurely walk around the Park at Flat Rock to look for butterflies. Join naturalist Roselie Estey to learn about monarchs, other butterflies, and their caterpillars. No pets or strollers are allowed.

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Fungi Fest 2019

August 31 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Warren Wilson College, 701 Warren Wilson Road
Swannanoa , NC 28778 United States
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$5 – $20

What's the difference between a mushroom and a toadstool? How many different varieties are there, and how can I tell which ones are edible? Why do they appear after rain, and how long do they stay around? Come to The Asheville Mushroom Club's FungiFest at Warren Wilson College on Saturday, Aug. 31, and get answers to all the questions you ever had about mushrooms and the ones you never thought to ask. There will be educational displays, classes, guided mushroom…

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September 2019

Tour D’Apple

September 2 @ 8:00 am
Blue Ridge Community College, 180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States
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As part of the N.C. Apple Festival, there will be a long-distance bike ride that will pass Western North Carolina's apple orchards, waterfalls, and mountains. The ride benefits the charitable projects of Hendersonville Four Seasons Rotary Club. There will be a 100-mile, 100Km, 45-mile and 25-mile ride option. The ride starts at 8am.

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Nature Nuts: Life Cycles

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, 1401 Fish Hatchery Road.
Pisgah Forest, NC United States
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Free

Children ages 4-7 are invited to learn about the life cycles of various critters. Registration is required.

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Eco Explorers: Stream Investigation

September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, 1401 Fish Hatchery Road.
Pisgah Forest, NC United States
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Free

Ages 8-13 are invited to explore the Davidson River in search of aquatic macro invertebrates. Based on the findings, the kids will be able to determine the water quality of the river and learn how these critters play a vital role in the ecosystem. Registration is required.

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Mountain Bogs: Jewels of the Blue Ridge

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Deep in our forests, cloaked in tangles of rhododendron and soaked by underground springs, lie some of the most amazing wetland ecosystems:  mountain bogs. Ecologist Owen Carson will discuss these one-of-a-kind systems that support unique collections of flora and fauna, often harboring rare, threatened or endangered species. The discussion will be at the Transylvania County Library on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6:30pm. Learn what conditions are needed to create a bog, what plant and animal species are found within them,…

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Grandparents Day Weekend Special Admission

September 7 - September 8
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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Grandparents love spending time with the grandkids.  What better way to get quality time together than at Chimney Rock? When you purchase one regular price adult admission, receive one youth admission free. This is a special online offer only. Coupon must be presented to the Ticket Plaza at the time of purchase. Offer is valid Sept. 7-8 only.

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