Spring events abound

Published 9:31 am Friday, May 3, 2013

It’s spring in our beautiful foothills and our community calendar is bursting with great things to do.

Saturday’s line up includes:

The ninth annual PACWalk for Preservation at Tryon Estates. This annual event, which helps to support preservation of lands in our area, begins at 10 a.m. with check-in from 9 – 9:45 a.m.  If you are in shape and would enjoy an early morning run then you might try the PACRun 5K Trail Run.  The run begins at 8 a.m. with check-in from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. For more information,  call 859-5060 or visit their website www.pacolet.org.

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Hungry and want a great southern style breakfast? The Democratic Women’s Breakfast Fundraiser at the headquarters in Columbus offers pancakes, sausage, egg casserole, biscuits and more. Breakfast will be served from 8-10:30am, minimum donation is requested and everyone is invited.  For more information, call 894-3219.

Celebrate Our Earth at FENCE is a family friendly event that promises to be great fun.  From 1-5 p.m. you’ll be entertained with music, a magician, storytellers, nature crafts, inflatables and face painting for the little ones, an art show, a dove release and more.  You’ll even enjoy free snacks, drinks and giveaways. Stroll through the presentations and booths of the Foothills Humane Society, Slow Food Foothills, Holly Wild Zoo, Po-Kitties and Wild at Heart Animal Rehab. The event promises to take place rain or shine. For more information call 828-859-9021 or visit their website www.fence.org.