The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children presents BlockFest this week.

There will be a session Thursday afternoon from 1:30 to 6 pm, and a Saturday morning session from 9 am till 12 noon. 

BlockFest will be held at Newland Presbyterian Church on Elk Street Newland.

The event is free and provides five block play stations designed to maximize children's enjoyment and learning.

Parents receive a block play handbook with information on the stages of block play and tips to help your child learn math & science concepts while they play at home.

BLOCK Fest is designed to accommodate 35 children in a one hour session. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information call(828) 733-2899 or visit