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September 1, 2015
After September 1, 2015
Mayodan Homecoming Festival

The Homecoming Festival will be held downtown at Main & 2nd Ave. on Saturday, September 12th. from 9:00am - 8:00pm (free admission).  There will be great music, food, craft vendors, and a Cruise-In sponsored by the Downtown Mayodan Merchants Association.  

The Eden Cruise
Are you curious about what you see in the night sky? Come and joiin our park staff and volunteers as they give a tour of the night sky and offer views through a telescope.
Meet at the picnic shelter parking at 8pm. The program by 11:30pm.
Please use red filters on your flashlights if you have them and bring bug spray.
For more information call Mayo River State Park at 336-427-2530

Mayo River State Park
Mayo Mountain Access
500 Old Mayo Park Road
Mayodan, NC  27027

Dinner & History program on Blackbeard's Ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge
 On Thursday, September 17, at 6 p.m., the Museum & Archives of Rockingham County (MARC) will present a Dinner and History program by Dr. Lindley Butler, titled “Blackbeard’s Mischief: A Continuing Story.”

Dr. Butler, professor emeritus of Rockingham Community College, scuba diver and historian of the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project, will cover the discovery and identification of the 1718 wreck and the archaeological finds of 20 years of excavation and research. In addition, he will describe the background of the $8 million lawsuit recently filed by the treasure hunters against the state.

Asked why there has been so much controversy around Queen Anne’s Revenge, Dr. Butler replied, “That’s what happens when you disturb pirates—especially Blackbeard, ‘the fiercest pirate of them all.’”

Blackbeard’s identity has remained a mystery for three centuries—that is, until 2015 when a North Carolina researcher revealed the real Blackbeard. The announcement of his findings is yet to be made public.

A new Queen Anne’s Revenge exhibit at the MARC will accompany this program.

The program is at the museum, located in the former Rockingham County courthouse, 1065 N.C. Highway 65 in Wentworth.

Tickets for Dinner and History are available at the MARC, www.TheMARConline.org, or 336-634-4949. Reservations for the 6 p.m. catered dinner must be made by Sept. 11 at a cost of $15 ­­­­­­­per person, $12.50 for senior citizens and children 12 and under. For the program only, which will begin at 7 p.m., the cost is $5 for nonmembers. Members of MARC may attend the program free of charge.



9/18/2015 - 9/19/2015
11th Annual Eden Riverfest
12th. Annual Riverfest
Celebrating Eden's Art, History and River Heritage!
Friday 5pm - 10pm and Saturday 10am - 10pm

For More Inofrmation:  www.exploreedennc.com or 336-612-8049
Come out and join a park ranger for a creek creep! Take a leisurely walk in a cool stream as we overturn rocks and strip up the water to see what life we can find! The meet-up is at the park office at 12PM. Then we will travel together to beautiful Hickory Creek off the Tyne Road. Participants should expect to get wet, so dress appropriately, including footwear. Pre-registration for this program is required. To register or for more information call the park off

Mayo Mountain Access
500 Old Mayo Park Rd.
Mayodan, NC  27027

Stoneville Fall Festival
14th Annual Stoneville Rotary Fall Festival!
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Great food, live music, crafts, raffles and lots of fun in beautiful downtown Stoneville NC.
Hosted by the Stoneville Rotary Club.
For more information contact: 336-573-3977 or 336-423-9721. 
Run with the Cows 5K Fun Run/Walk
Run with the Cows 5K Fun Run/Walk
Sunday, September 27, 2015
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 
Madison Heritage Festival

Madison Heritage Festival.. Historical Downtown Madison
Saturday Oct. 3rd 10-7
Music on 2 Stages
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

10/9/2015 - 10/10/2015
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
The Eden Cruise
Reidsville's 2015 Downtown Fall Jubilee
Reidsville Market Square
10:00am - 9:00pm
Fun! Food! Craft Vendors! and much much more!
Entertainment will feature a local stage  Headlining is On the Border, the Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band, Tony Dove and Company and Lindsay Nicole.  Beer & Wine Garden will be open .  
Enjoy music, oysters, shrimp, burgers and great friends at The Rocktoberfest Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil!
Proceeds benefit the Free Clinic of Rockingham County.
$40 per adult - $20 per child under 12 (children under 4 FREE)
All food and soft drinks are included in the price of a ticket. Beer and wine will also be availble for purchase.

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Betsy & Jeff Penn 4H Center
804 Cedar Lane
Reidsville NC  27320

FOR TICKETS, VISIT www.freeclinicrc.org/oyster or call 336-349-3220

Two Rivers Arts & Crafts Fair
Two Rivers Arts & Crafts Fair
10am - 7pm

Eden Mall
201 E. Meadow Rd.
Eden, NC  27288
3/18/2016 - 3/20/2016
Rooting Through Sentience Retreat

Rooting Through Sentience Retreat

18-20 March 2016

St Francis Springs Prayer Center, Stoneville, NC

Just as seeds grow best when nourished in rich soil, creativity blossoms when rooted in the grounding strength of body and breath.  Join fellow creative individuals – writers, artists, performers, musicians, and inventors - in a restful retreat to align with the abundant energy of Spring.  Discover proven techniques to tap the foundational gravity within which supports creativity and allows inspiration and vision to flow.  Friday through Sunday, 18-20 March 2016, St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC.  For more information and to register, please visit RootingThroughSentience.Eventbrite.com.

September 12, 2015
Mayodan Homecoming Festival
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September 12, 2015
The Eden Cruise
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