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CAMP – A ROVERS JOURNEY

JULY 19 – JULY 30 A ROVERS JOURNEY (learning made fun for all students) (Robotics, sensors, AI) We have long sought to make life easier by building devices to do work for us. Some are simple and do just one task, others are complex and make human-like decisions based on information sensed from the world around them. Come join us as we examine basic automatons and complex rovers that explore other planets and extreme environments on Earth. After gaining an understanding of the hardware, software, and concepts that govern robotics, campers will build their own robot to take a unique journey and collect information from their environment and determine their path. Creativity and skill will reveal which designs succeed at their tasks and rise to the top, and which spin aimlessly in circles. • Learn basic components of robots and how to pull them together to make a complete design • Discuss the ethical implications of building robots • Explore the strategies that separate basic commands from artificial intelligence • Experiment with different sensors to see what they can reveal about the world around us • Pit your robot against others to see which design works best • Practice the basics of coding for micro-controllers, the brains of robots • Recreational and fun activities, including exploring the gifts of the Blue Ridge mountains. May include day trips such as hiking and picnicking, visits to waterfalls and swimming, tubing (with professional outfitters), interacting with other local camp activities, places and... Read More
White Squirrel 5K and Fun Run around Brevard – Rotary Club of Brevard

White Squirrel 5K and Fun Run around Brevard – Rotary Club of Brevard

Rotary Club of Brevard 2020 Races, begin with the White Squirrel 5k fun run at 8.00am (race time) with an open registration at 6.45am (pick-up also the night before on Main street in the Plaza. This event coincides with the inauguration of the new City Depot, so lots of fun for all the family, as well as the serious runners. The course remains almost the same as last year. Prizes and medals for all groups; DJ and lots more. The Children’s 1K begins at 8.05am The 5k race series runs Saturday, July 4 – Firecracker & Saturday, October 31 – Flight of the... Read More
Cancelled  Qigong @ the Library Amphitheater with Instructor Beth Thran Bunch

Cancelled Qigong @ the Library Amphitheater with Instructor Beth Thran Bunch

Libraries across the country have begun offering movement classes because libraries are a great place to gather with friends and family to do things that fulfill our lives. Join us in the beautiful TCL Amphitheater for our next movement class, Qigong! Like our past Yoga class, Qigong is designed for people of all ages, experience levels, and movement abilities. Families and seniors are welcome! Qigong is an ancient system of easy movements, postures, and breathing techniques that may help you: • Improve Flexibility, Balance, Posture, and Focus • Reduce Pain and Tension • Lift Your Mood, Vitality, & Health You can try out a single class or attend all 6. Registration is optional. ~ Please wear comfortable and loose clothing appropriate for the weather. ~ The class will be taught by Beth Thran Bunch, Certified Qigong Instructor, BCTMB, LMBT NC #11290, BFRP, Reiki Master. Beth was introduced to Reiki in 1986 and began practicing yoga and meditation the same year following a gymnastics injury. She began her study of massage therapy in the late 1980’s, becoming licensed in 1994. Beth specializes in various energy healing modalities, including Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy & SomatoEmotional Release, as well as myofascial release. Beth cut back her massage practice in 2012 due to chronic pain. After having heard about the many benefits of practicing qigong, Beth attended Qi Revolution in 2013. By the end of the program her chronic shoulder pain had disappeared, so she later completed Supreme Science Qigong Center’s level 1 instructor certification. Beth continues to practice meditation, yoga and qigong as part of her self-care routine. She loves the gentle movement... Read More
Cancelled  Qigong @ the Library Amphitheater with Instructor Beth Thran Bunch

Cancelled Qigong @ the Library Amphitheater with Instructor Beth Thran Bunch

Libraries across the country have begun offering movement classes because libraries are a great place to gather with friends and family to do things that fulfill our lives. Join us in the beautiful TCL Amphitheater for our next movement class, Qigong! Like our past Yoga class, Qigong is designed for people of all ages, experience levels, and movement abilities. Families and seniors are welcome! Qigong is an ancient system of easy movements, postures, and breathing techniques that may help you: • Improve Flexibility, Balance, Posture, and Focus • Reduce Pain and Tension • Lift Your Mood, Vitality, & Health You can try out a single class or attend all 6. Registration is optional. ~ Please wear comfortable and loose clothing appropriate for the weather. ~ The class will be taught by Beth Thran Bunch, Certified Qigong Instructor, BCTMB, LMBT NC #11290, BFRP, Reiki Master. Beth was introduced to Reiki in 1986 and began practicing yoga and meditation the same year following a gymnastics injury. She began her study of massage therapy in the late 1980’s, becoming licensed in 1994. Beth specializes in various energy healing modalities, including Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy & SomatoEmotional Release, as well as myofascial release. Beth cut back her massage practice in 2012 due to chronic pain. After having heard about the many benefits of practicing qigong, Beth attended Qi Revolution in 2013. By the end of the program her chronic shoulder pain had disappeared, so she later completed Supreme Science Qigong Center’s level 1 instructor certification. Beth continues to practice meditation, yoga and qigong as part of her self-care routine. She loves the gentle movement... Read More
Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week originated in 1919 with the belief that children’s books and literacy are life-changers. The Transylvania County Library will have drop-in activities all week long in the youth area of the Library. Stop by and tell us about your favorite children’s books and join us for all the fun! Available Every Day (Monday May 4-Saturday May 9): *Pete the Cat Flannel Board – Recreate your favorite stories or make up new ones. *“Books We Love” Interactive Book Display – Select your favorite children’s book from our shelves and put it on display for others to check out. *Book Character Scavenger Hunt – Search out different book characters hidden in the youth area of the Library (two levels available). Book Character Dress-up Day & Where’s Spot? Craft (Tuesday May 5) *Come see your librarians dressed up as book characters. You can dress-up as your favorite character, too! *It’s Spot’s 40th anniversary! 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of Eric Hill’s book, Where’s Spot? Drop-in on May 5 to create a Spot party hat to... Read More