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Knot Crazy: Basic Knots with Clyde Carter

Knot Crazy: Basic Knots with Clyde Carter

This two-hour workshop will focus on basic knots used in the application of outdoor pursuits. The goal will be to learn how to choose the appropriate knot for the situation at hand and to know how to tie it efficiently. Selected knots will be based on the interest and experience of the participants. Meet at 4703 Island Ford Rd., Brevard, NC Class sizes are intentionally small to offer participants guided hands-on practice. Visit our website to... Read More
Safety in the Outdoors

Safety in the Outdoors

This workshop will introduce a risk assessment and safety management model. Then that model will be applied as we investigate the most common dangers and hazards in the backcountry and explore steps to mitigate those risks. Topics will include: encounters with wildlife (snakes, bears, insects, etc.), lightning and weather related hazards, toxic plants, water crossings, sketchy humans, hazards in camp, sound decision-making, and more. Class sizes are intentionally small to offer participants guided hands-on practice. Visit our website to... Read More
Outdoor “Thrival” Skills

Outdoor “Thrival” Skills

“Survival” skills have captured the imagination of many armchair adventurers, but do you know the actual skills needed not just to survive but to THRIVE in the outdoors? In this half day hands-on workshop we will focus on what you REALLY need to know. Topics will include the 10 Essentials, creating a shelter, finding and purifying water, fire building, signaling, navigating, and more. Don’t become a search and rescue statistic. Join us and become more responsible and self-sufficient in the outdoors. Class sizes are intentionally small to offer participants guided hands-on practice. Visit our website to... Read More
PARI Summer STEM and Space Exploration Camps/Secrets of a Spy Station

PARI Summer STEM and Space Exploration Camps/Secrets of a Spy Station

PRESENTED BY PARI AND CLEMSON UNIVERSITY CRYPTOGRAPHY & SECRET MESSAGES SET IN A FORMER SPY BASE Campers will explore the origins of codes and ciphers and how they have evolved from written messages to complex digital encryption methods in use today. They will learn how to recreate these techniques themselves and crack the messages sent by their fellow cryptographers, all while reinforcing skills in math, language, and pattern recognition. What better setting than PARI, which once operated as a spy station for the Department of Defense during the Cold War, where messages were being intercepted and deciphered? Another element in the sending of secrets is how you transport them from place to place. We’ll take a look at the technologies, both past and present, that allow information to zip out to distant satellites and back down to Earth. How do we make sure our sensitive transmissions don’t end up in the wrong hands? From messages based on playing with words and numbers, to hiding information in plain sight in images and everyday objects, you’d never suspect all the ways cryptography is used all around us. Campers will leave with an understanding of the principles that drive the world and keep our data... Read More
PARI Summer STEM and Space Exploration Camps/Mission Control: Exoplanet Exploration

PARI Summer STEM and Space Exploration Camps/Mission Control: Exoplanet Exploration

Our Mission Control camps provide simulated missions that cover the many topics and skills necessary for a successful exploration of world beyond our own. We’ll use the same kinds of processes that NASA, SpaceX and others use in developing and conducting journeys into space. These missions teach teamwork and STEM principles while giving campers fun and exciting experiences. The camp is an immersive journey amidst our historic campus which played a critical role in the first space race and will help poise your camper for a role in the next. Teams will research real technologies and techniques to build and launch a spacecraft, set science and research goals, and ensure everything needed is sent along. They will also need to choose a crew and care for their health and well-being, perform outreach and gain public support, and navigate funding and political... Read More
Cedar Mountain Holiday Artisan Market

Cedar Mountain Holiday Artisan Market

You’re invited to shop local this season at the Cedar Mtn Holiday Artisan Market at Cedar Mtn Moonshine/Studio276! •Over 20 local vendors! •Velvet Cup Coffee Truck on-site for hot coffee and delicious mini donuts! •Take your photo with Santa! •The Moonshine tasting room + gallery will be open! •Family friendly event *backup weather location will be the Cedar Mtn Community Center across the street-can’t miss it! *vendors prefer cash in case of bad WiFi behavior... Read More
7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

Family-friendly and fantastic artistic fun or great date night with beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and the Silvermont historic mansion open for tours. The new 2021 “White Squirrel Circus” display returns, as well as 18 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2022 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkinteers that ties throughout many of the other exhibits- Syd, The Lost Little White Squirrel, searches for her family. Several photo-op sites will also be set up throughout the Pumpkin Fest Displays. Location- Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712. Admission is $5 per person (2 and over) cash or check with ID. The cost to use credit/debit is $5.25 per person. Onsite parking cost $5 cash per car. Free parking is available offsite on nearby streets and at church and Comporium parking lots one or two blocks away. Handicap sticker- free parking onsite. Date – Time – Music Schedule – Food Trucks   (plus Cup and Saucer Drinks and Cookies Every Night) Oct. 7 Friday 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Toasted Cuban, Jenny’s Minis Donuts Oct. 8 Sat. 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Feta Flav, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 14 Friday 6-9 pm McIntosh and the Lionhearts, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 15 Sat... Read More
7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

Family-friendly and fantastic artistic fun or great date night with beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and the Silvermont historic mansion open for tours. The new 2021 “White Squirrel Circus” display returns, as well as 18 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2022 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkinteers that ties throughout many of the other exhibits- Syd, The Lost Little White Squirrel, searches for her family. Several photo-op sites will also be set up throughout the Pumpkin Fest Displays. Location- Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712. Admission is $5 per person (2 and over) cash or check with ID. The cost to use credit/debit is $5.25 per person. Onsite parking cost $5 cash per car. Free parking is available offsite on nearby streets and at church and Comporium parking lots one or two blocks away. Handicap sticker- free parking onsite. Date – Time – Music Schedule – Food Trucks   (plus Cup and Saucer Drinks and Cookies Every Night) Oct. 7 Friday 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Toasted Cuban, Jenny’s Minis Donuts Oct. 8 Sat. 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Feta Flav, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 14 Friday 6-9 pm McIntosh and the Lionhearts, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 15 Sat... Read More
7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

Family-friendly and fantastic artistic fun or great date night with beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and the Silvermont historic mansion open for tours. The new 2021 “White Squirrel Circus” display returns, as well as 18 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2022 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkinteers that ties throughout many of the other exhibits- Syd, The Lost Little White Squirrel, searches for her family. Several photo-op sites will also be set up throughout the Pumpkin Fest Displays. Location- Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712. Admission is $5 per person (2 and over) cash or check with ID. The cost to use credit/debit is $5.25 per person. Onsite parking cost $5 cash per car. Free parking is available offsite on nearby streets and at church and Comporium parking lots one or two blocks away. Handicap sticker- free parking onsite. Date – Time – Music Schedule – Food Trucks   (plus Cup and Saucer Drinks and Cookies Every Night) Oct. 7 Friday 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Toasted Cuban, Jenny’s Minis Donuts Oct. 8 Sat. 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Feta Flav, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 14 Friday 6-9 pm McIntosh and the Lionhearts, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 15 Sat... Read More
7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

7th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard!

Family-friendly and fantastic artistic fun or great date night with beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and the Silvermont historic mansion open for tours. The new 2021 “White Squirrel Circus” display returns, as well as 18 other lighted pumpkin displays such as Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Garden, Ghost Circle, Totem Garden, and more. A new 2022 exhibit has been developed by Friends of Silvermont’s Pumpkinteers that ties throughout many of the other exhibits- Syd, The Lost Little White Squirrel, searches for her family. Several photo-op sites will also be set up throughout the Pumpkin Fest Displays. Location- Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712. Admission is $5 per person (2 and over) cash or check with ID. The cost to use credit/debit is $5.25 per person. Onsite parking cost $5 cash per car. Free parking is available offsite on nearby streets and at church and Comporium parking lots one or two blocks away. Handicap sticker- free parking onsite. Date – Time – Music Schedule – Food Trucks   (plus Cup and Saucer Drinks and Cookies Every Night) Oct. 7 Friday 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Toasted Cuban, Jenny’s Minis Donuts Oct. 8 Sat. 6-9 pm Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Feta Flav, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 14 Friday 6-9 pm McIntosh and the Lionhearts, Big Pasta, Glykalogy Donuts Oct. 15 Sat... Read More