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Townsend,TN: Railroad Museum Is Hosting Free Historical Tours On Saturday

The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum in Townsend will present two special tours this Saturday.

There will be an  “Old Town” tour at 9:00am, focusing on the old lumber mill in Townsend, and a tour of the old logging camp at Tremont will start at 10:30 am.

Townsend museum hosts special tours Saturday

There is no charge for the tours and they are repeated on the fourth Saturday of every month.




Park Service Offering Free Tickets To Smokies Rededication Ceremony

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is offering free tickets to the Dolly Parton-headlined "rededication" ceremony to mark the park’s 75th anniversary.

Tickets available for Smokies Rededication

Act fast –first-come, first-served and limited to 2,000.






Tickets for Smokies rededication no longer available

Free Astronomy Fair And Giveaways

Free Astronomy Fair

The Fifth Annual Southern California Astronomy Exposition takes place this Saturday, July 18th, from 10am-7pm at Oceanside Photo & Telescope, 918 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, California.

Almost forty astronomy product manufacturers & organizations will be on hand demonstrating their newest products, holding mini-seminars and offering special pricing plus there are three giant giveaways this year.

Astronomy Giveaways

  • The SCAE Onsite Giveaway for attendees of the July 18th event, aged 14 & up.
  • The SCAE Kid’s Giveaway, for kids up to 14 who attend the event on July 18th in the company of a parent or guardian.

(Over 25 prizes worth $20,000 will be awarded, must be present to win.)


The Online Giveaway For Everybody

The SCAE Online Giveaway, where everyone, even those not attending the expo, can sign up for a chance to win one of four prizes worth a combined total of $12,000. Prizes include:

  • Apogee U8300 CCD Camera and filter wheel
  • FLI Microline ML8300 Color Imaging System
  • Stellarvue SV80ST Telescope with M1 Mount & Accessories
  • Orion Skyquest XX12 Intelliscope Dobsonian

One entry per person, must be 18 years old. Winners will be chosen at the SCAE on July 18th, 2009.

I’d really like to have one of those telescopes, wouldn’t you?

Enter today!




July Fourth Fireworks Show In Townsend, TN This Weekend

Independence Day Fireworks Show

Join us in Townsend this July 4th for our annual Independence Day Fireworks Show. It will be held in the usual place -the field next to the Highland Manor Inn on 321 -with Patriotic music at 8:30pm and fireworks at 9:45pm.

Bring your lawn chairs and come an hour early to find a good spot to park, they fill up fast!

Update for 2010: