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Free Events this Weekend at the Blue Ridge Parkway PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 06:33

Rangers at the Blue Ridge Parkway are holding several free events this weekend


Ranger Amy Renfranz said A program exploring the history of Camp Catawba will be held at the Julian Price Park Amphitheater on Friday evening at 7:00.  Camp Catawba was a summer camp for boys that hosted a Nazi Holocaust survivor who found peace in the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Friday also marks the 22nd Anniversary of the Linn Cove Viaduct.  On September 11, 1987, the Blue Ridge Parkway motor road was completed with this engineering marvel.  A ranger will lead short hikes to a vantage point of the winding bridge at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.


Rangers will also lead a 40-minute program about bats on Saturday evening.  The Beatrice the Bat program will be held at 8:00 p.m. at the Julian Price Park Amphitheater.

As always, these events are free and open to the public.


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