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EPA Says Dan River Back to Pre-Spill Quality
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Triad Vacationland
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July 30, 2014
After July 30, 2014
Dan River Boat Race

Celebrate the 24th year of the Dan River Boat Race! 
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014
Race begins at 10:00 a.m.

The 2.5 mile race takes place on a section of the Dan River near Madison, NC that is classified flat with Class I rapids.  It is a fun and adventurous section suitable for all skill levels.  First-timers are welcome!  So gather your canoes, kayaks or stand-up paddle boards and join the fun.  Prizes & awards given out at the end of the race.  Children must be minimum age of 6 to participate and those 12 and under must be accompanied by an experience adult.

Race Day: check in from 7:30- 10 a.m. at Lindsey Bridge Access (775 Lindsey Bridge Rd in Madison).  Race ends at 704 Bridge Access (Water St. in Madison).
Parking & shuttle available.  On-site boat rentals available, call 336.548.9572 to reserve.

Registration forms available at http://www.danriverboatrace.org/


Visit www.danriverboatrace.org for more info.

Clam Jam
Come out and enjoy a Low Country Boil tasting and enjoy the headline entertainment, Sons of Sailors, a Jimmy buffet Tribute Band.
Local wineries, craft beverages along with the arts and great music!
this is a ticketed event and prices are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate and $10 for designated driver admission.
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Market Squoare in downtown Reidsville, NC
For more information visit: www.clamjamnc.com or 336-349-1099
Mayo River State Park CREEK CREEP
 CREEK CREEP – Saturday, August 16 – Meet at park office at 1:00pm

Come out and join a park ranger for a creek creep! Take a walk in a cool stream as we overturn rocks and stir up the water to see what life we can find. From the park office, we will travel together to park property off Pheasant Road and enjoy a leisurely stroll along a babbling brook. Participants must provide their own transportation to and from Pheasant Road. Dress appropriately and wear old lace-up shoes (no flip-flops).
Expect to get wet!
For more information, directions and sign-up call 336-427-2530.



ASTRONOMY at Mayo Mountain River Access
Saturday, August 30th. and Friday, September 26th.
Mayo River State Park
Are you curious about what you see in the night sky? Come and join staff at Mayo River State Park as they give a tour of the night sky and offer views through a telescope. 
Meet at the field near the park office.  The program should finish by 11:30pm. For more information and directions please contact the park office at 336-427-2530.
2nd Annual Rockingham County GospelFest!

2nd Annual Rockingham County GospelFest Is Sept. 13!

You're invited to the second, annual Rockingham County GospelFest, a free, family-friendly, cultural event, 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13th, Rockingham Community College Amphitheater, County Home Rd., Wentworth.  Please bring refreshments, blankets, and lawn chairs to enjoy GospelFest artists, groups, ensembles, bands, choirs, and praise dancers present hymns, spirituals, folk, country, rap, and contemporary music.

For more information about GospelFest, contact Rockingham Community College Director of Public Information Kim Pryor at 336.342.4261/ext. 2170 or pryork@rockinghamcc.edu; or Rockingham County Government Public Information Officer Mable Scott at 336.342.8342 or mscott@co.rockingham.nc.   
9/19/2014 - 9/20/2014
Eden RiverFest

The 11th. Annual Eden RiverFest
Located in Historic Downtown Leaksville and Historic Leaksville Landing along the Dan River
Eden, NC
Friday 5pm - 10pm and Saturday 10am-10pm
For more information contact Cindy Adams at 336-612-8049 or www.exploreedennc.com


Run with the Cows 5K Fun Run/Walk

Run with the Cows 5K Fun Run/Walk
Sunday, September 21, 2014
at the Chinqua-Penn Walking Trail

Pre-Registration: $25 before 9/8/14      
$30 thereafter
Includes event T-shirt*, a goodie bag and a finisher’s award. 
This is not a timed event.                                                                                                               

Check in (and late registration)  1:30pm         
Run/Walk Starts        2:30pm

*must register by 9/8/14 to guarantee event T-shirt

Location of trail: (GPS 36.382734,-79.703124)
Just west of 2138 Wentworth St, Reidsville, NC
See maps and detailed directions at www.chinquapenntrail.org

Questions contact:
T Butler: 336-349-5727
Becky Loyacano:904-327-7300

Visit us on Facebook , Chinqua-Penn Walking Trail    
Register by mail below, or click 5K registration link at www.chinquapenntrail.org

FISH WITH A RANGER – Saturday, September 27

Meet at picnic area parking lot at 1:00pm

Do you have a child who loves to fish? Do you have a child who has never been fishing before? Bring them to fish with a park ranger at Mayo River State Park. Please bring your fishing pole and tackle. If you do not have a pole, the park has them that can be loaned out.

For more information or directions call the park office at 336-427-2530.

Stoneville Fall Festival
Stoneville Fall Festival! Last Saturday in September. Great food, music and lots of fun in beautiful downtown Stoneville NC. Hosted by the Stoneville Rotary Club. For more information contact: 336-573-9393 
Hike with a Ranger at Mayo River State Park
Join a Park Ranger at Mayo River State Park for a leisurely stroll on the 1.8-mile Mayo Mountain Ridge Trail at Mayo Mountain Access. Enjoy this walk as the ranger discusses the flora and fauna along the way. The hike will start at 1:00pm. Meet at the parking lot near the picnic shelter. For more information or directions call (336) 427-2530 or visit www.ncparks.gov and click on Mayo River under Find A Park.

Mayo River State Park
500 Old Mayo Park Rd.
Mayodan, NC  27027
Madison Heritage Festival

Madison Heritage Festival.. Historical Downtown Madison
Saturday Oct. 4th 10-7
Music on 2 Stages..Tribute to National Recording Artists The Hoppers,which were inducted into Gospel Music Hall Of Fame.They will be here for a one hour show.Eric and the Chilltones will close out the evening from 5 to 7.
Over 100 vendors,demonsrations,Kids Area,Food Court and lots more! For more info call Danny Smith @ 336-548-2305 or Bobby Pleasants @ 336-427-2112.
Applications are being taken now for food and crafters available @ MadisonHeritageFestival.com

10/10/2014 - 10/11/2014
Reidsville Downtown Homegrown Festival
Arts, Crafts, Antiques and Collectables; lots of Food and Fun fill the streets of Downtown Reidsville while music from two stages fill the air. For more information: 336-347-2307 rdc@ci.reidsville.nc.us www.downtownreidsvillenc.com
Mayo River State Park Owl Prowl
Owl Prowl – Saturday, October 11

Meet at the park office at 7:00pm

Come take a night hike with a ranger as we explore the mysterious world of owls. We will listen for the different calls of owls while exploring their habitats and their place in the environment. Please dress appropriately for existing weather conditions. Bring your own flashlights and bug spray. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
For more information or directions call 336-427-2530.

Treat Street
The Historic Downtown Leaksville Merchants present 
3pm - 6pm on Washington St., Eden NC
Children may dress up and trick-o-treat with participating merchants. Costume contest begoms at 6pm in Washington Street Park

Downtown Madison Christmas Stroll
Downtown Madison, NC Come to Historic Downtown Madison and stroll the streets, meet the Merchants and register to win prizes. Santa will be here so bring your kids and camera! Marsh Mellows to roast, stew by the rescue squad, Horse and buggy rides, vendors, carolers, a live nativity great fun for everyone!!

August 2, 2014
Dan River Boat Race
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August 16, 2014
Clam Jam
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