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Cooleemee star gazing party Saturday

COOLEEMEE ó Members of the Piedmont Astronomy Club will set up their big telescopes Saturday so that kids of all ages can see the stars.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the side yard of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. It has been organized primarily for neighborhood children and youth but parents and the public are invited.
Cooleemee native Mark Smith has coordinated two other events by the club at the church. In November, clouds came in just as the big telescopes were about to peer into the universe.
“We’re praying for clear skies this Saturday,” Smith said.
Church members will serve hot dogs and drinks, and families are encouraged to enjoy the evening together.
“If you have your own telescope, bring it and we’ll give you some pointers,” Smith said.
The stargazing is part of the church’s Creation Mission, which began in the late 1990s to preserve the South Yadkin River from de-watering and promote faithful stewardship of God’s creation, a press release said.
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church is located on Church Street off of Marginal Street in Cooleemee. The event will take place in its yard on Cross Street where parking is available. For more information, call 336-284-2175 after 7 p.m.

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