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Many activities in the regions surrounding the Blue Ridge Parkway are available year-round for free. Special events, hiking, live music, volunteering and lots more are included in this article. Read More
The Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding mountain communities in both Virginia and North Carolina have a long and storied history as an arts and culture destination. Traditional artisans still practice their crafts, while up and coming artists forge ahead in new techniques and cutting edge creativity. Read More
June 3 Program: Stalin’s War By Gregory Ehr On Friday, June 3, at 2:00 p.m., professor and award-winning author Sean McMeekin, pictured here, will present the free program “Stalin’s War: A New History of World War II,” based on his 2021 book of the same title. The presentation… Read More
By Greg Ehr On Wednesday, May 18, at 2:00 p.m., award-winning author James M. Scott, pictured here, will present the free program “Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor,” based on his book of the same title. James M. Scott is a Pulitzer Prize finalist… Read More
Join Poplar Forest for an early-evening Pilates workout on Jefferson’s south lawn brought to you by Peakland Pilates. Experience a full-body workout with an emphasis on strengthening deep core muscles and developing flexibility. By working in proper postural alignment, Pilates helps to lengthen and tone muscles all over with just… Read More
Stargazing tips from Mt. Mitchell south to Cowee Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Click here for details. Read More