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WEEKEND TIPOFF: Mud, Mills River, Disney magic

Participants celebrate at the 2014 Mad Mountain Mud Run. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HANDS ON: A CHILD'S GALLERY) Participants celebrate at the 2014 Mad Mountain Mud Run. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HANDS ON: A CHILD'S GALLERY)

Playing in the mud and playing along the river — those are two different events — are among the events people can enjoy this weekend. Here’s a roundup:

Mad Mountain Mud Run

The fourth annual Mad Mountain Mud Run is noon-7 p.m. Saturday at Berkeley Mills Park. The fundraiser for Hands On! A Child’s Gallery features a three-plus mile course with more than thirty obstacles and challenges from mud pits, rolls and crawls to swings, climbing challenges and swamp slush mush. Music, food, beer from Sierra Nevada and hard cider from Naked Apple Hard Cider are offered. Entry to the festival is free. Food and beverages are available for sale. Noon to 7 p.m.

HHS band plays Disney classics

Page1BandTeaseThe Hendersonville High School band presents a free concert of Walt Disney classics as a thank you to the community at 3 p.m. Sunday at the school auditorium.

The program includes the Concert Band performing “Disney’s Magic Kindgom” (“Mickey Mouse March,” “Yo Ho”, “It’s A Small World”), “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Tarzan,” and “Soaring;” the Jazz Band performing “When You Wish Upon A Star,” “In Summer from Frozen,” and “I Wanna Be Like You” from Jungle Book; and the Symphonic Band performing “Disney March Spectacular” (“Mickey Mouse March,” “It’s A Small World,” “Step in Time,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah”), Highlights from “Frozen,” Disney at the Movies (“A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes,” “Never Smile At A Crocodile,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin”); The Lion King (“Circle of Life,” “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “King of the Pride Rock”), Highlights from Mary Poppins (“A Spoon Full of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” and Medley from “Lilo & Stitch” (“Stitch To The Rescue,” “Hound Dog,” “Stuck on You,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “Burning Love.”)

'River Connects Us'

“The River Connects Us” is the theme of the second annual Mills River Day from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at North River Farms. Sponsored by the Mills River Partnership, the family event features a bounce house, farm animals, wagon rides, fire trucks, fly fishing, ice cream and barbecue, music by the Lonesome Road Band. Water and soil conservation projects will be on display. Event is free. First 100 guests get a free hanging basket. Information: 708-7388. North River Farms is at 3333 North Mills River Road.

'Let's Be Civilized'

Tryon Little Theatre will present the original work “Let’s Be Civilized” May 29 and May 31.
Written by veteran TLT performer Petra Harrelson, “Let’s Be Civilized” is a farce that pits famous historical figures against each other in a political summit that goes awry.
Lavin Cuddihee directs an all-star cast of Tryon Little Theatre performers. “Let’s Be Civilized” is presented as an in-progress workshop and a talk back with the director and playwright will follow the production.
Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at the Tryon Little Theatre Workshop at 516 S. Trade Street in Tryon. Admission is free, but donations benefitting Tryon Little Theatre’s scholarship funds will be gratefully accepted.

Shred your papers Saturday in Flat Rock

FLAT ROCK — The Village of Flat Rock is hosting a Shred Day Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the village hall parking lot. Bring your old papers to shred.