Thursday, January 18: Blue Ridge Community College (all campuses) closed. Evening classes are canceled. 

Friday, January 19: Blue Ridge Community College (all campuses) will open at 10 a.m. due to weather conditions. Students should report to the class/lab/clinic they would normally be in at 10 a.m.

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Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning Presents Local Treasures Presentation April 9

Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning at Blue Ridge Community College will present a presentation on two of the area's local treasures--Connemera, the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, and the North Carolina Arboretum. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, April 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Patton Building Room 150.

In the first part of the presentation, presenter Ron Partin will explore the legacy of Carl Sandburg’s life from his roots in Illinois through his “retirement” years in Flat Rock. Partin, a long-time volunteer at Connemara, will answer the fifty questions visitors most frequently ask during his popular tours.

North Carolina Arboretum Volunteer Coordinator Lynne Garrison will showcase the Arboretum's history and organization, mission, gardens, education programs, and volunteer opportunities.

The cost is $20 per person. Interested participants should preregister at or call the Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning at 694-1740.
The Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning (BRCLL) at Blue Ridge Community College offers opportunities for education and enrichment targeted to adult lifelong learners. Through a variety of classes, trips, and special events, BRCLL is committed to nurture intellect and inspire imagination.  For more information about BRCLL, visit


Published March 17, 2014

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