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The Blue Ridge Highlands Region
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The words "Blue Ridge" will begin to conjure up images of the region: majestic mountains, fresh air and tall trees. The Blue Ridge region is all this and more!

There have been many talented people attracted to the beauty of the Highlands, and it is said that country music was born here in the Blue Ridge region, in Bristol. It was here in 1927 that downtown Bristol hosted two weeks of recording sessions that have influenced subsequent bluegrass, gospel and rock and roll artists beyond measure. Visit the Birth of Country Music Alliance, or take a cruise along the Blue Ridge parkway, one of the nations most scenic drives.

And of course, there is Blacksburg, home of Virginia Tech. Stop off here to catch an NCAA Hokies game.

Events within the Blue Ridge Highlands region:

Lessons in Surface Decoration and Glazing

Event City:
Event Details:
Create functional and food safe pottery at The Artisan Center in Martinsville that will be better than anything you could have bought because you yourself made it! In this class students will learn several finishing techniques used in ceramics, for both functional food safe pottery, as well as decorative work. Participants will also learn how to add texture to raw clay using tools and slip carving. They will also glaze their pieces. Thursdays, Nov 6-Dec 11 Cost: $89 Instructor: Jessica McAlexander
Event Dates:
Oct 29, 2014 to Nov 03, 2014

Event Time:
5:30 - 8:30PM

Event Contact Phone:
(276) 656-5461

Event Web Site:
http://www.theartisancenter.org/

Bob Ross Technique Workshop at Piedmont Arts

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Event Details:
Spend the day at Piedmont Arts learning to paint like a master with artist Ed Gowen. A 16" x 20" canvas, a roll of paper towels and brushes are required. A canvas may be purchased during class for $10 each. Join us in recreating Bob Ross's: "The Old Oak Tree" on Nov 6 and then "Magnolias" on Dec 4. Admission fee is $75 for nonmembers.
Event Dates:
Nov 01, 2014 to Dec 05, 2014

Event Time:
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Event Contact Phone:
(276) 632-3221

Event Web Site:
http://piedmontarts.org/page.cfm?ID=67

Virginia Lunchbox Lecture

Event City: Roanoke
Event Details:
Visit the History Museum of Western Virginia's second floor George & Louise Kegley Gallery, for an informal lectures on the region's events and interesting figures of the past. There will be a $15 admission for those that are not members of the museum.
Event Dates:
Nov 06, 2014 to Dec 05, 2014

Event Time:
12:00 - 1:00

Event Contact Phone:
(540) 342-5770

Event Web Site:
http://www.history-museum.org/ and http://www.vahistorymuseum.org/