Regional Events

2018 INFORMATION

PLEASE KEEP AND BRING TO EACH MEETING, THANKS
FOR NEWEST UPDATES, PLEASE GO TO EVENTS PAGE ON FOOTHILLS-SOUTH WEB PAGE.
http://foothillssouth.cnpa-regions.org/
Details of the Carolina’ Nature Photographers Association may be found at www.cnpa.org. Each region has a web-page, member Gallery, forums, calendar, and regional coordinator.
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ALL MEETINGS ARE AT 108 E. MAIN ST. FOREST CITY, ALL MEETING START AT 6:30 PM.
ALL OUTINGS WILL START AT INGLE’S, 756 S.CHURCH ST. FOREST CITY, UNLESS STATED
OTHERWISE. Guest’s are welcome at meetings and outings.
ALL PREMEETING DINNERS WILL START AT 5PM, AT DINNER LOCATION.
NO PETS ALLOWED AT MEETINGS OR OUTINGS . NO ALCOHOL AT MEETINGS .
PHOTO SHOWINGS AT MEETING. YOU MAY SHOW 10 PHOTO’S OF OUTING. WOULD LIKE EVERYONE TO DO AT LEAST 5 ASSIGNMENT PHOTO’S AND YOU MAY SHOW 5 OF YOUR CHOICE (MISC.) , VIDEO CLIPS NO LONGER THAN 8 SECONDS . IF WE DO 2 OUTINGS BETWEEN MEETINGS YOU MAY SHOW UP TO 10 MORE PHOTO’S OF SECOND OUTING. IF YOU HAVE A TRIP OR A SPECIAL EVENT PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND WE CAN ARANGE A SHOW TIME. PLEASE KEEP NUMBER AND CONTENT OF PHOTOS TO ABOVE GUIDELINES , THANKS .
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PHOTO CONTESTS, PHOTO’S MUST BE OF THEME, 1 PHOTO PER MEMBER, PHOTO MUST BE SEND IN BY MIDNIGHT OF MEETING NIGHT. NO SIZE LIMIT AS LONG AS IT GOES THRU EMAIL EASY . PLEASE NAME PHOTO AND USE AS FILE NAME. JEGPS ONLY. PHOTOS CAN NOT BE RETURN AND CAN BE USED BY FOOTHILLS-SOUTH, BUT NOT SOLD. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AT MEETING TO ENTER. HOPE ALL MEMBERS PLEASE ENTER CONTESTS, AS THIS WILL HELP YOU TO LEARN AND IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS AND ITS JUST FUN. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON PHOTO. NO WATERMARKS. 1st. Thru 3th. PLACE WILL RECEIVE A RIBBON .
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PHOTO CONTEST VOTING, ALL FHS MEMBERS MAY VOTE, YOU CAN NOT VOTE ON YOUR OWN PHOTO, YOU MUST VOTE ON 1ST. THRU 4TH PLACE. VOTE MUST BE IN BY DEADLINE. SEND ME A EMAIL WITH YOUR VOTES. bjh17fan@yahoo.com. ASKING ALL MEMBERS VOTE EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ENTER CONTEST, IF YOU ENTER CONTEST MAKE SURE TO VOTE.
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PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, 1ST THRU 3RD PLACE WILL BE ASKED TO BRING AN 8″X 10″ PHOTO TO RECIEVE THIER RIBBON AND A GROUP PHOTO.
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HEADER PHOTOS , WHEN ITS YOUR TURN TO ENTER, PLEASE SEND IN 3 TO 10 PHOTOS, IF YOU CAN RESIZE IT WOULD HELP. 320 ON THE HEIGHT SIZE. EMAIL ME OR BRING TO MEETING. PLEASE SEND IN ON TIME, I WILL TRY TO CHANGE OUT PHOTOS EVERY 2 WEEKS. THIS WILL GET ALL MEMBERS A CHANCE TO SHOW THEY PHOTOS.
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MY CONTACT INFO, IT CAN BE FOUND ON BOTTOM OF MY EMAILS , AND WEBSITE ALSO.
JOHN HAMRICK
CNPA FOOTHILLS-SOUTH COORDINATOR
bjh17fan@yahoo.com
828-289-5637
PO BOX 923
ELLENBORO, NC 28040

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MEETING DATE: JANUARY 8
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : LOUIE’S CAFE, 235 S.POWELL ST.
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – TOP 5 2017 OUTING PHOTOS . NAME WHERE IT IS IN FILE NAME.
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : WHITE BALANCE – NON AUTO, MODE OK.
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST : MARCH 12, WINTER FUN
HEADER PHOTOS : JUDI BARNETT and DIANE FIELDS
QUEST SPEAKER : ELAINE SCOTT – GO WEST YOUNG GIRL.
OUTING DATE : JANUARY 13
OUTING TIME : 7:00 AM
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : DANIEL STOWE BOTANICAL GARDEN.
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 1:15 HR.
MILES TO OUTING : 57
COST : 12.95 $
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP:SHEBLY CAFE
220 S Lafayette St
Shelby, NC 28150
https://www.yelp.com/biz/shelby-cafe-shelby

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MEETING DATE : FEBRUARY 12
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : COPPER PENNY GRILL, FOREST CITY, 146 E.MAIN ST.
http://www.copperpennygrill.com/
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – TOP 5 OUTING PHOTOS EVERY AND WHERE IT WAS AS FILE NAME.
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : ISO
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST : MARCH 12, WINTER FUN
HEADER PHOTOS : George Fletcher and Lynn Lundervold
QUEST SPEAKER : JANET GARRIT- ABSTRACTS In LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
OUTING DATE : FEBRUARY 17
OUTING TIME : 8:30 AM
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : BENNETT CLASSIS ANTIQUE AUTO MUSEUM ,
241 Vance Street
(Just off W. Main Street)
Forest City, NC 28043
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 5 MINS.
MILES TO OUTING : 1.1
COST : ?
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: Smith’s Drugs of Forest City
139 E. Main Street
Forest City, NC 28043
http://smithsdrugsfc.com/

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MEETING DATE : MARCH 12
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : CHILI’S 128 SPARKS DRIVE, FOREST CITY
https://www.allmenus.com/nc/forest-city/294725-chilis/menu/
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – SUNSET OR SUNRISE
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : DIFFER MODES
1ST. PHOTO CONTEST DUE : WINTER FUN
HEADER PHOTOS : RALPH BURNETTE and BRUCE RUFF
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : MARCH 24
OUTING TIME : 6:00 AM
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : KINGS MOUNTAIN NATIONAL MILITARY PARK AND KINGS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK .
https://southcarolinaparks.com/kings-mountain
https://www.nps.gov/kimo/index.htm
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : . 53 HR.
MILES TO OUTING : 37
COST : $2:00 (CASH)
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP:SHEBLY CAFE
220 S Lafayette St
Shelby, NC 28150
https://www.yelp.com/biz/shelby-cafe-shelby

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MEETING DATE : APRIL 9
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : Scott’s on Broadway
753 S Broadway St, Forest City, NC
http://www.scottsonbroadway.com/
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – ROCK/S
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : APERTURE , SHUTTER SPEED
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST DUE : JUNE 11, OLD CHURCHES / STEEPLES
HEADER PHOTOS : KAY BURNETTE and MAUIS CHASKIN-MOTT
QUEST SPEAKER : MARY PRESSON ROBERTS – FOLLOW YOUR OWN PATH

OUTING DATE : APRIL 28
OUTING TIME : 6:30 am.
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : Lazy 5 Ranch. 15100 MOORESVILLE RD. MOORESVILLE , NC
Please call to make your wagon reservations (704) 663-5100

DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 1:45 HRS.
MILES TO OUTING : 93
COST : $11 NO CREDIT CARDS
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: SHEBLY CAFE 220 S Lafayette St. Shelby, NC
https://www.yelp.com/biz/shelby-cafe-shelby

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MEETING DATE : MAY 14
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : SAKURA’S EXPRESS. 267 W Main St
Spindale, NC 28160
https://www.facebook.com/sakuraexpressjapanese/
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – COUNTRY ROAD
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : AF/MF
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST : JUNE 11, OLD CHURCHES / STEEPLES
HEADER PHOTOS : ROBERT REED and RICKY GREEN
QUEST SPEAKER : MIKE FROM SPARTAN PHOTO – FLASHES
OUTING DATE :MAY 19
OUTING TIME : 6AM.
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : MAY 19 Landsford Canal State Park , SC
2051 PARK DR., CATAWBA, SC
https://southcarolinaparks.com/landsford-canal
3 TRAILS ; Canal Trail, Length: 1.5 miles, Difficulty: Easy
Nature Trail, Length: 0.6 miles, Difficulty: Easy
Eagle Point Trail, Length: 0.2 miles, Difficulty: Easy
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 1.46 HRS.
MILES TO OUTING : 94 MILES
COST : FEE $2 (CASH)
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: BANTAN CHEF,
418 S. ALABAMA ST. CHESSENSE, SC
http://www.bantamchefchesnee.com/

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MEETING DATE : JUNE 11
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK :Was El Limon NOW La Loma Mexican Restaurant , 420 S. Broadway St., Forest City.
https://www.facebook.com/ElLimonMexicanRestaurant.FC/
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – FENCE 
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : AF AREA MODE: AUTOSELECT,DYNAMIC OR ZONE, SINGLE POINT.
2ND. PHOTO CONTEST DUE : OLD CHURCHES / STEEPLES
HEADER PHOTOS : CINDY MADDOX and EDWARD MOTT
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : JUNE 23
OUTING TIME : 6:15 AM.
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : JUNE 23 – BULLINGTON GARDENS , 95 UPPER RED OAK TRAIL, HENDERSONVILLE , NC .
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : .45 HRS.
MILES TO OUTING : 42
COST : DONATION (CASH)
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: Fireside Cafe and Pancake Inn
Exit 49A off of I-26
Turn right at first light(Sugar loaf Road)
3 tenths of a mile down Sugar loaf Rd.
on the Right
http://firesidepancakeinn.com/

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MEETING DATE : JULY 9
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : FAT TRACY’S, E. Main St, Forest City, NC.
https://www.facebook.com/FatTracys/
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – FRUIT OR VEGGIE
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : AF MODE: STATIONARY (AF-S OR ONE SHOT) OR CONTINUOUS (AF-C OR SL SERVO) BASED ON SUBJECT MOVEMENT .
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST DUE : SEPTEMBER 10, SOMETHING OLD
HEADER PHOTOS : ELAINE SCOTT and JANA MORAVEC
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : JULY 21
OUTING TIME : 6AM.
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : JULY 21- The lost sea adventure , caverns , boat ride on under ground lake, 140 LOST SEA RD. Sweet water , Tenn.
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 3.5 HRS.
MILES TO OUTING : 219
COST : 19.95
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: Moose Cafe
570 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC · (828) 255-0920

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MEETING DATE: AUGUST 13
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : Moe’s BBQ , 150 E. Main Street , Forest City
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – SOMETHING FLYING
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : EXPOSURE COMPENSATION .
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST : SEPTEMBER 10, SOMETHING OLD
HEADER PHOTOS : JUNE GREEN and MILAN MORAVEC
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : AUGUST 18
OUTING TIME : 5 PM
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : FALLS PARK ON REEDY, SHOOT FALLS, FLOWERS AND GO TO DINNER AND THEN SHOOT WATERFALLS AFTER DARK. 1 AUGUSTA STREET , GREENVILLE, SC
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 1 . 13 HRS.
MILES TO OUTING : 73
COST : NONE
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: MELLOW MUSHROOM
http://www.fallspark.com/
http://mellowmushroom.com/store/greenville-sc

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MEETING DATE : SEPTEMBER 10
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : Moe’s BBQ , 150 E. Main Street , Forest City
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – NIGHTTIME
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : FLASH
3TH. QT. PHOTO CONTEST DUE : SOMETHING OLD
HEADER PHOTOS : JOHN HAMRICK and
QUEST SPEAKER :Susanna Euston

I will have just finished teaching a six week class on personal projects and building a body of work,
I may focus on that. Everyone loves the class and I’ve seen amazing transformations!
Emphasis is on shooting with intention, building a body of work, and creating a way to present it
(there are many options). It should fit everyone from beginner to advanced.

OUTING DATE : SEPT. 22
OUTING TIME : 4:45 AM
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : SEPT. 22 – CATALOOCHEE ELK , LEAVE AT 4:45 AM , BREAKFAST AFTER SHOOT (10AM – 11AM). COVE CREEK RD.(NC284), WAYNESVILLE, NC,

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.63083, -83.1125
35°37’51″N, 83°6’45″W

DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 1.5 HRS
MILES TO OUTING : 100
COST : NC
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: Joey’s Pancake House, 4309 Soco Rd. Maggie Valley, NC

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MEETING DATE : OCTOBER 8
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : MICHOACAN, 107 W. MAIN ST., FOREST CITY .
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – CLOUDS
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : CAMERA HANDLING
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST : DECEMBER 10, YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO TAKEN THIS YEAR.
HEADER PHOTOS :Judi Barnett
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : OCTOBER 20
OUTING TIME : 9:30 am or noon
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : CAROLINA BALLOON FEST, 531 AIRPORT RD. STATESVILLE, NC., $25 CASH ONLY EVENT . LEAVE 9:30 AM, STAY TO CLOSING 8:30 PM.
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 1.5 hrs.
MILES TO OUTING :80
COST : $25 cash only.
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: Will not stop on way, will discuss dinner then.

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MEETING DATE : NOVEMBER 12
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : Slim’s, Forest City, next to city hall.
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – WINDOWS
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : HOLDING STILL DRILLS
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST : DECEMBER 10, YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO TAKEN THIS YEAR.
HEADER PHOTOS : Diane Fields
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : NOVEMBER 3
OUTING TIME : 6:00 AM
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : HUNTING FOR FALL COLORS , Will DECIDE WHERE TO GO BASED ON WHERE COLOR IS, AND WHERE TO STOP FOR BREAKFAST.
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : ?
MILES TO OUTING 😕
COST : ?
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: ?

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MEETING DATE : DECEMBER 10
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : None we will be having a pot luck dinner at meeting place.
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – TOP 5 PHOTOS EVER .
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : KNOWING YOUR CONTROLS
4TH. QT. PHOTO CONTEST DUE : MY FAVORITE PHOTO TAKEN THIS YEAR .
HEADER PHOTOS :Lynn Lundervold
QUEST SPEAKER :

OUTING DATE : DECEMBER 1

OUTING TIME : 3:30 PM.

OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .

OUTING To : Winter Lights @ NC Arboretum
Must buy tickets in advance. No tickets sold at door. Buy tickets for 6pm start time.

https://4020a.blackbaudhosting.com/4020a/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=e5e07eb7-bb8a-47d0-922a-d2053dd4af53

https://www.romanticasheville.com/arboretum_lights.htm

DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 1 hr., 15 mins.

MILES TO OUTING :55

COST : Advance tickets only – no tickets sold at the gate! 2018 rates $18/adults and $12/children 5-11, plus tax & fees (so adult’s total is $21.49).

RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: TO BE DETERMINED AT LATER DATE, Will stop for dinner on way.