Outdoor Journal

They’re serious about bass: Pigeon Valley Bassmasters will meet on Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at the new Canton Library. Proceedings will include election of club officers, an awards presentation and selections of lakes to be fished during club events. Nonmembers are invited to attend and revel in the fish tales. Also, the club will host its PVB Club Classic on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Lake Hartwell, near Clemson, S.C. For information, call Don Rudisill at 275-4700.

These dogs are barkin’: At last! Someone who thinks you have beautiful feet! Featuring an “on-site pedorthist” and located in the Turtle Creek Shopping Center on Highway 25 in south Asheville, the new running/walking shoe store known as Foot Rx is holding its grand opening Aug. 3 to 5. Call 277-5151 or visit www.footrxasheville.com to learn details and welcome that pedorthist to the neighborhood.

May the forest be with you: The Asheville-based nonprofit Dogwood Alliance cordially invites pretty much anyone with a road bike, tent, sleeping bag and a strong set of legs to join a Blue Ridge Parkway trek in support of the group. The adventure will set off from the Lake Logan Episcopal Center near Canton on Friday, Aug. 24, and will stretch on across two days and 160 miles of cycling through the region’s breathtaking but beleaguered forests. A third day will be given over to paddling local waters. Registration is $90 to cover the expenses of the event plus an “active giving transaction” fee (about $7 per rider). Riders are encouraged to seek $500 in pledges for the event, which will go in support of Dogwood Alliance’s work protecting Southern forests. Visit www.southernforestchallenge.org to get the whole story.

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