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HoCo Fest in Tucson

On Labor Day weekend, the historic Hotel Congress celebrates with over 40 national and regional acts bringing their sound to Tucson.

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Downtown Sessions Concert Series in Fort Collins

A Friday evening concert series on the Old Town Square Stage that features a diverse line-up of small-medium sized Colorado musical acts.

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Lava Tube Cave Tours in Bend

There is always something fun happening in Bend, Oregon! In the heart of Central Oregon there are endless opportunities to enjoy festivals, live music, and adventures to sample the “Mountain Town that has it all - Bend, Oregon.”

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Food & Song at RoxyAnn winery outside of Ashland

Nestled next to the vineyards is the rustic tasting room with an ambiance like no other. Live music will fill the air while you enjoy food pairings from our assortment of cheese, chocolate, meats, and pre-made food from guest chefs.

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St. George Art And Studio Tour

The new St. George / Art and Studio Tour is a free, self-guided weekend tour and celebration of the St George Art community! As part of a county-wide Art and Studio Tour season, it will run the 3rd week of the month, from Sept.-June.

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Reno Hot August Nights

Every August, the streets of Virginia City, Reno and Sparks vibrate with the sound of muffled rumbles of rebuilt engines, rays of sunlight glinting off the polished chrome and heavy scents of Dapper Dan hair pomade fill the air. Droves of spectators line the sidewalks for a glimpse into the past, a time when a driver’s license and a hot car were all anyone needed or wanted on a Saturday night.

Join us for a trip down memory lane or a new adventure. Whichever way you look at it, this nostalgic event has it all.

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Prescott Free Naturalistic Walks!

Spark your “natural” curiosity with our trained volunteer Naturalists as they take you on a journey through the Central Arizona Highlands! Each FREE Walk can be up to 1 and a half hours long, and Naturalists can adapt walks to participant’s needs and desires.

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Pinehurst Family Movie Night

Grab a blanket, lawn chair and family, friends, and neighbors, and come watch a movie under the stars. 

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Charlottesville Italian Food Festival

Tavola’s Italian food & wine tasting festival (in the spirit of the street fairs of Poggio) will be a tribute to it’s “sister restaurant”  and feature dishes inspired by Chef Roberta Vivetta Cintelli’s residency. We will open up to the street in front of the restaurant and set up tasting stations for a convivial celebration of Italian culture.

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Columbia, Missouri Art District

The North Village Arts District is committed to the cross-pollination of art, audience, entertainment and community. The North Village Arts District encourages their neighboring merchants of all kinds to invest in the development of our district by also opening doors, and participating in this monthly event — a collaborative community effort to awaken locals and visitors alike to the art and energy that is the heart and soul of the North Village Arts District.

There will be free entertainment and light refreshments.

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Bend, Oregon Concerts

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the season of live music in Bend, Oregon

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Texas Craft Brewers Festival in Austin

This is the only beer festival for and by Texas Brewers. Features the best of Texas craft brewers and displays the beer community.

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Sunflower Concert Series: Arvin Scott with Marti Winkler in Athens

Drummer/percussionist Scott, an Athens resident who is world renowned as a jazz musician, and his combo will deliver a jazz performance. Jazz singer Winkler will open the show.

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Irish Pub Night with Gavin Winship at The Stables in Akien

Gavin from County Durham in Northern England sings, plays guitar, bouzouki and may pull out some Irish pipes and perform Celtic ballads and pub songs. Celtic Music is steeped in history and Gavin loves to share the stories behind the songs.

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Townsend Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timers Day in Maryville

A celebration of our mountain heritage with bluegrass music, Appalachian skills, arts and crafts, storytelling and good food.

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Jazz Brunch In Chapel Hill

Music on our lawn in Carrboro from 11 to 1pm on Sundays. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs.

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Pajama Party Movie Downtown in Paso Robles

Bring your PJ’s and enjoy an awesome movie.

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Camarillo Hospice Chili Cook Off

Chili Cook-off
PV Lions BBQ
Wine & Beer
Classic Car Display
Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament
Premium Beer Garden
Fun & Games Zone for Kids

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A Twist of Lemmon at The Villages

Chris is an exceptional performer, actor and a classically trained musician.

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Showdown in Tombstone in Tucson

Authentic Arizona Wild West history comes to life in the streets of Tombstone

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First Friday on the Farm in Fort Collins

Music, bikes, beers, and food trucks creating farm inspired dinners at Shire CSA the first Friday of the month

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Second Saturday Swing Dance near St. George

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to dance there are lessons held just before the dance.

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KY State BBQ Festival in Danville

This September, Danville will be alive with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the fifth-ever Kentucky State BBQ Festival. Fragrant blue smoke will fill the air as pulled pork shoulder, Texas beef brisket, ribs and more slow-cook to perfection.

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Reno Beer Crawl

It’s an easy walk (or crawl) to each beer crawl location as they are all in the heart of downtown Reno.

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Downtown Reno Wine Walk

THE ORIGINAL AND STILL THE BEST!

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9th Annual South Farm Research Center Showcase

For the ninth year, South Farm Research Center will be hosting the South Farm Showcase

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Asheville Goombay Festival

The City of Asheville ranks Goombay as one of four local anchor events where families, businesses, and communities from across the Western North Carolina region gather to celebrate the richness and diversity of the African Diaspora.

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Live Music at Belle Fiore Winery in Ashland

Come on up to Belle Fiore and relax with some great music, great wine, and great food!

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Taste of the New South in Pinehurst

We’ve put a new twist on our annual Labor Day Weekend Event!

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Summer Music Series featuring “The Tennessee Sheiks” in Maryville

“The Tennessee Sheiks” return for a summer concert blending Acoustic Swing, Jazz and Folk music.

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Movies at the Park in Las Cruces

Bring the family and enjoy free movie at the park.

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Poalillo Vineyards Summer Concerts in Paso Robles

ZZAH “Jazz In The Vines”

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Sole Mates Walkers at The Villages

Join this group to improve fitness, meet new friends and have fun while walking.

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Friday Night Live! At Main Gate Square in Tucson

Glen Gross & Raw Materials stages an exciting Summer Concert Series performance of contemporary jazz standards in the Geronimo Plaza Courtyard at Main Gate Square.

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Washington County Fair at St. George

Bring the family and enjoy our county fair filled with entertainment, fair rides, vendors, and everything you look forward to at Fair time!

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Soul of Second Street Festival in Danville

This festival honors Second Street’s hidden history as a former business district for African-Americans.

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4th Friday Art Walk in Prescott

Nestled in the mountains 90 miles northwest of Phoenix, Prescott is home to a multitude of artists who draw inspiration from each other and Prescott’s wonderful natural and historical surroundings.

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Columbia Farmers Market

Experience the taste of mid-Missouri!

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Traditional Session in Charlottesville

All are welcome…

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64th Senior Men’s North & South Amateur Championship in Pinehurst

The North & South Amateur Championship will put you through a complete test of skill. By the end of the championship, you will know that you have had to hit every shot. It’s just you, the golf course, and the guys you’re playing with. It is golf at its purest form.

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Lake Austin Hot Air Balloon Flyover

Watch dozens of hot air balloons float over Lake Travis in the early morning.

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Classic City BBQ Festival in Athens

Robert Randolph and the Family Band will perform live!

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The Ultimate Workout in Ashland

The Ultimate Workout About the workout: Boot camp is a challenging, fun and effective fitness program designed to deliver maximum results. We combine activities like push-ups, agility exercises,resistance training, abdominals, power squats, speed drills, obstacle courses and endurance challenges to create a fun and rewarding total body workout.

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9th-Annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival

The Laugh Your Asheville Off festival has become one of the largest and most respected stand-up comedy events in the country. The event attracts top comedy producers and representatives that will be in attendance to scout the hottest new comedic talent.

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Meet A Master Gardener in Aiken

Members of the Aiken County Master Gardeners will be on-hand to answer questions.

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Wings over Camarillo Airshow

The Wings Over Camarillo Air Show is a 34 year old tradition drawing some 20,000 people for the two day weekend.

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The Villages Wine Walk

Join your friends and neighbors for the 2015 The Villages Wine Walk on Lake Sumter Landing Market Square. Enjoy samplings of red and white wines as well as hors d’oeuvres while strolling the streets and businesses of Lake Sumter Landing.

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Cool Summer Nights: Creatures of the Night in Tucson

Meet the creatures that wake up once the sun sets.  From bats, to owls, to kangaroo rats, these animals have evolved for nocturnal living at live animal presentations by Museum’s educators.

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Downtown Farmers Market at Ancestor Square in St. George

Weekly farmers market featuring local seasonal farm fresh produce, food products and local artisans. Anything and everything handmade from Washington and Iron County.

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal and first-class entertainment with your friends and family, all while basking in a perfect Lake Tahoe sunset. You’re not dreaming, you’re experiencing the enchantment of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park.  The amphitheater is one of the most scenic venues in the world.

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Williamson Valley Fire District Arts & Crafts Show in Prescott

Whether you’re a member of the community or just visiting “Everybody’s Hometown” — the Williamson Valley Fire District Arts & Crafts Show is the place to be

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North & South Women’s Amateur in Pinehurst

It has become one of the most sought after women’s amateur titles and routinely displays the talents of players who are seen competing on the LPGA.

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Paso Robles Concerts in the Park

Come enjoy some live music in the City Park.

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Fine Arts Blount for Adults in Maryville

Fine Arts Blount is offering Summer Art Camps for Adults! Why should kids have all the fun?

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Cheryl Cathcart: In a World of Horses Exhibit in Las Cruces

Thirty-two beautiful photographs of horses from the U.S. and Europe and featured in this show.

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Fort Collins Foodie Walk

Downtown Fort Collins offers a culinary adventure in a beautiful historic pedestrian area of the city.

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Boone County Fair in Columbia!

The fair offers a variety of activities and shows to entertain all age groups.

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Court Square Walking Tours in Charlottesville

Join ACHS for a stroll around the Court Square familiar to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe.

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A Southern Village Summer Outdoor Concert in Chapel Hill

Special July 4th Show! The Village Band and The Franklin Street Traditional Jazz Band.

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Ventura’s 4th of July Street Fair

The Independence Day event regularly draws 30,000 residents and visitors in a showcase of handmade arts and crafts by more than 300 artisans along nine blocks of Main Street

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Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony in Austin

The July 4th Symphony and Fireworks is an Austin Tradition. Free Fireworks, and a Free Live performance by the Austin Symphony. Great food and drinks, and a variety of local Arts & Crafts vendors.

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Classic City American Music Festival, 7th Annual in Athens

Foundry Entertainment & Yuengling present the 7th annual Classic City American Music Festival featuring Dom Flemons (founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops), Grassland String Band, Little Country Giants, The Skillet Lickers, Art Rosenbaum & more.

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4th of July Celebration in Ashland

Now over 100 years old, this celebration is what makes Ashland a “great small town to live in.”

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Ingles Independence Day Celebration in Asheville

Long considered one of the most respected artists working in Americana, bluegrass and country music, Lauderdale’s 2012 album, I’m A Song, featured an all-star cast including Lee Ann Womack, Patty Loveless and Buddy Miller. Lauderdale has written songs recorded by George Jones, Shelby Lynne, Blake Shelton and George Strait. Lauderdale has also collaborated with legends like Ralph Stanley, Elvis Costello and Robert Hunter.

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Car Show in Aiken

This is a wonderful chance to come see some of Aiken’s beautiful classic cars.

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Eating in the Raw Club in the Villages

Demonstrating the preparation of a raw dish and share their healing journey using raw foods

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2nd Saturdays Downtown in Tucson

Family-friendly music festival held downtown

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Red White and Tahoe Blue near Reno

Voted by MSNTravel.com and AOL.com as one of the “Top Ten 4th of July Festivals in America!”

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World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott

World’s Oldest Rodeo Prescott Frontier Days, Inc., host of the Worlds Oldest Rodeo, was recently named the one event not to miss in Arizona by Yahoo Travel.

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4th of July in Pinehurst

Celebrate our nation’s independence with activities for the whole family, for guests on our Fourth of July package!

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Concerts in the Park in Paso Robles

Come enjoy some live music in the City Park

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Meet Mr. Lincoln in Maryville

Learn about Lincoln’s life as well as some humor!

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Brewery Yoga at FCB in Fort Collins

Practice yoga and enjoy a brew after!

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The Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville

While maintaining the widest range of brass styles and performing groups—from historical bands of the Civil War to modern, large-scale British-style brass bands—the festival will have a special focus on America jazz and some of the great brass performers who played a major role in the development of America’s most significant contribution to world music

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Arts N’ Ales at Wild Wolf Brewing Company in Charlottesville

Wild Wolf Brewing Company is teaming up with local artists to give our guests the chance to take a piece of Virginia home with them.

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Jazz Brunch in Chapel Hill

Enjoy a free Jazz and bring your own brunch!

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Wings Over Camarillo

The Wings Over Camarillo Air Show is a 34 year old tradition drawing some 20,000 people for the two day weekend August 23 & 24, 2014. With the feeling of an old time barnstorming air show crossed with a big party, the Camarillo Air Show has something for everyone from ages 2 to 92.

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Capital City Black Film Festival in Austin

An envied hotbed of technological start-ups and a live music persona renowned the world over, Austin has welcomed its next chapter in the entertainment industry, the Capital City Black Film Festival.

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3rd Annual Mile High Brew Fest in Prescott

The Mile High Brew Fest is a premiere event that will take place on August 16, 2014 at the corner of the historic Courthouse Plaza on “Whiskey Row” and Goodwin streets in Prescott, Arizona.

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Live After 5 in Pinehurst

Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site. Pinehurst Parks & Recreation will host lawn games and activities for the kids during the event on the Village Green.

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Paso Robles Olive Festival

Join us for Olive Tasting, Olive Oil, Head to Head Cook off, Cooking Contest, Artists, Crafters, Wine Tasting, and more.

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2nd Saturdays Downtown in Tucson

The eclectic lineup of bands at the 94.9 MIXfm Stage and the street scene create an urban street festival that has food to sample, vendors to check out, and magical street performers for entertainment.

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Lake Tahoe Summerfest

Lake Tahoe SummerFest is a world-class celebration of the arts, and the signature Concert program will offer nine classical music concerts in an acoustical tent on the campus of Sierra Nevada College at Incline Village, in beautiful Lake Tahoe. Concerts each Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Secret Gardens in Prescott

Not all plants are created equal when it comes to intimacy in the garden.

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Annual Battle Reenactment in Pinehurst

Reenactments of the Revolutionary War skirmish between Col. Alston’s Patriot militia and the Loyalists of Col. David Fanning will take place at 4:00pm on Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday.

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14th Annual Paso Robles Rotary Winemaker’s Cook-Off

The Paso Robles Rotary is once again bringing Paso Robles’ top winemakers together to compete to see who is the best chef.

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Scholars Run 5K in Maryville

Scholars Run 5K fees for On-line Registration. This race takes place at Maryville College. The course runs through college and area streets. A portion of the proceeds fund two annual scholarships for college bound High School students.

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Fabulous Fermentation in Fort Collins

In this hands-on class you will get to see for yourself how easy it is to make these foods on your own, and at the end you’ll get to take home a starter culture and instructions for each of the ferments we talk about in class.

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Dog Days Sidewalk Sale in Columbia

To most people, the dog days of Summer are the hottest time of the year. To us, it’s the time for the hottest sales.

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Heritage Theatre Festival - Avenue Q in Charlottesville

From one of the authors of The Book of Mormon, and in the same irreverent and sometimes offensive spirit, this puppet-powered musical is a timeless look at the follies and foibles of young adulthood. Recent college grad, Princeton, searches for his purpose in life in his new home on Avenue Q (he couldn’t afford Avenue A, so he kept going).

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A Taste of Camarillo: Wine Auction Gala

Presented by Meadowlark Service League, this special event is held at the amazing Red Barn at the Camarillo Ranch. 

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Follow the Fork Fermentation Tours in Bend

Fermentation is the magical preservation process that transforms ordinary ingredients into the extraordinary beer, wine, spirits, breads and cheeses that we so love. Join a culinary adventurer as we learn about this chemical process that has been a staple of human nutrition since the dawn of humanity.

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Austin Chamber Music Festival 2014

In the summer, Austin Chamber Music heats things up with three weeks of glorious chamber music indulgence and excess! We invite the finest touring ensembles to our fair city to give us the richest experiences they can muster up.

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2nd Annual Darius Goes West Run Roll & Stroll 5k Athens

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the number one fatal genetic disease to affect children in the world. Experts agree that DMD should be treated or cured in the not too distant future. The primary goal of the Darius Goes West foundation is to catalyze that effort.

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Culinary Herbal Wreath Making in Ashland

Spend a lovely summer evening learning how to create fresh culinary herbal wreaths that will naturally dry and extend your enjoyment and use of these fragrant and useful plants. Great gifts for family, friends and yourself!

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Clay, Printmaking & Raku in Asheville

This Workshop will be an introduction to various image transfer techniques for printing on clay. Monoprinting, screenprinting and relief printing directly onto plaster slabs, clay slabs and to bisque commercial tiles will be the core techniques covered.

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Aiken Community Playhouse presents “Nunsense”

The Aiken Community Playhouse presents “Nunsense”. The little Sisters of Hoboken are putting on a show to raise money to bury sister Julia (Child Of God), who was accidentally poisoned by the convent cook.

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Meteor Mania at Kitt Peak in Tucson

Watch Mother Nature’s summer fireworks show at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Travel far away from the city lights to view a Triple-Threat Version! with Delta Aquarids, Piscis Austrinids, and Alpha Capracornids.

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Enterprise Rodeo near St. George

The Enterprise Rodeo is a 3-day amateur rodeo that started in the early 1900s and has been held every year around the 24th of July holiday since. This year’s rodeos will be held on Thursday, July 24th, Friday, July 25th and Saturday, July 26th at 8:00pm nightly.

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5th Annual Prescott Film Festival

”Movies That Move You”! Join us at the Yavapai College in the newly remolded Yavapai College Performing Arts Center with HD projection and surround sound.

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More Blog Posts

HoCo Fest in Tucson

Downtown Sessions Concert Series in Fort Collins

Lava Tube Cave Tours in Bend

2nd Friday Art Walk in Chapel Hill

“Facebook Ads - How to Effectively Use Them” Seminar in Pinehurst

Bend Spring Festival

Photography Workshop - Spirit-N-Light in Paso Robles

Art After Dark Paso

Saturdays Free Country One Step, Two Step, Waltz Dance Lessons in Austin

One-Act Play Festival in Las Cruces