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Upcoming Event
12/4/2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Review: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
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Bring your lunch and join Nicolette Cagle for a discussion of Annie Dillard’s nonfiction book, 'Pilgrim at Tinker Creek'. This story is a first-person point of view, detailing the narrator’s explorations of nature and life in the area of Tinker Creek in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The book records the narrator's thoughts on solitude, writing, and religion, as well as scientific observations on the flora and fauna she encounters. No prerequisite Fee: $15 ($13 NCBG member)
12/5/2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Winter Holiday Tuba and Woodwind Ensembles Concert
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The Village Band performs a selection of pre-Christian and Christian winter carols. The Village Band was organized as a non-profit community concert band to promote classic town band music in the region, and includes about 60 members, from their teens to their 90s. Free. Pre-registration required.
2/12/2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Darwin Day
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Join us to explore how the wondrous force of Natural Selection has shaped the patterns of diversity among vertebrates, invertebrates, and plant communities. Mark your calendar for this talk on Darwin Day, the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin in 1809. Free. Pre-Registration required