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Backcountry Cooking

Backcountry Cooking

This class will have your mouth watering. Learn how to prepare delicious meals and desserts in the backcountry. Also learn safe stove operation, and clean up procedures that following Leave No Trace guidelines. All materials and ingredients are provided. Just bring an appetite. Students help prepare and eat the dishes made in this... Read More
Computer and Smartphone Navigation Tools

Computer and Smartphone Navigation Tools

The purpose of this class is to learn to use the computer-based program, CalTopo to plan routes and create custom maps. Then, you will learn to upload those maps onto your phone using the app, Avenza Maps. This will allow you to track your real time location on the custom map you created even while your phone is on Airplane mode. Never wonder where you are again……while you have have a charge on your phone. Note: The Navigation with Map and Compass is not required, but highly recommended as a prerequisite for this... Read More
Second Look Films @ the Library

Second Look Films @ the Library

Ruth Bader Ginsburg struggles to make a case for herself and her gender in this biopic covering the early career of the Supreme Court Justice. Seeking equality one case at a time, the young lawyer and professor, played by Felicity Jones, blazes a trail with her husband as her partner in crime. Guess the movie title or find out for sure at our website. This FREE program is made possible by the Friends of the Library. We’ll have the popcorn! Bring lunch if you wish. RATED: PG-13 Recent Release Connecting Generations Genres: Legal Drama/History/Biography Look for our next showing on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at... Read More
Garden Room Tour–Viewsite

Garden Room Tour–Viewsite

Join us at the Viewsite as we close our 2019 visitors’ season with a Garden Room Tour! These tours offer a new way to experience the Reserve similar to Visitors’ Days, but focusing on a particular area that is in its peak. This is the perfect opportunity for garden lovers who have less time or are not able to walk the full tour. Tours begin promptly at 10 am and will last 1 hour. Please arrive no earlier than 9:30 – 9:45 for check in. Directions provided will give you an idea of approximate drive time. Roads to the gardens are curvy; plan according to your riders’ comfort level. Located at 4,500 feet elevation, we cover varied terrain much like hiking in the mountains of Western NC and the Blue Ridge Parkway. These conditions create a moderate to strenuous hiking/walking experience. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, bring water bottle, camera, and bug... Read More
Visitors’ Day

Visitors’ Day

Visitors’ Days are held the first Tuesday of each month, April – October. Visitors’ Days provide the perfect outing for backyard gardeners, plant enthusiasts or professionals in the fields of horticulture, design and ecology. Visitors’ Days are best suited for first-time guests to SHR and are led by a Garden Tour Docent. Tours begin promptly at 10 am and will last 2 to 2.5 hours. Please arrive at 9:30 – 9:45 for check in. Directions provided will give you an idea of approximate drive time. Roads to the gardens are curvy; plan according to your riders’ comfort level. Located at 4,500 feet elevation, we cover varied terrain much like hiking in the mountains of Western NC and the Blue Ridge Parkway. These conditions create a moderate to strenuous hiking/walking experience. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, bring water bottle, camera, and bug spray. We also invite our visitors to bring a sack lunch and enjoy lunch on the Rooftop Terrace or at the Chestnut Lodge picnic table following the tour. Please limit your Visitor’s Day ticket purchase to 4 per party. Group Tours are available for parties 5 or more. $25 per... Read More