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Art show set for weekend

Approximately 500 works of art, in seven different categories, will be on display this weekend at the 30th Annual Foothills Art Festival at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp, five miles north of Jackson. The public is invited to attend the Festival Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. There is no admission charge. Parking is free. The lodge is handicapped accessible.

With leaves hitting their fall finest, it’s a great weekend to hop in the car and take a drive.

Canter’s Cave is nestled back into a hollow and offers great hiking trails and breathtaking scenery. When you’ve seen all the artwork, extend your day in the countryside by visiting the Sons of Liberty’s pre-Revolutionary War encampment in the lower meadow at Canter’s Cave. You are welcome to stroll among the tents, see how people dressed and lived during those times, and take plenty of pictures.

Foothills Art Festival offers arts activities for youngsters on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. and live classical music both days from 2 to 4 p.m. Concessions by Canter’s Cave are available, including some tasty pumpkin pie.

Foothills is organized by Southern Hills Arts Council and sponsored by Holzer Medical Center-Jackson; Sands Hill Mining, LLC; OSCO Industries Employees Charity Fund; Cotner, Cooley, Clark & Sharp, of McArthur and Jackson; Dr. Jill Neff of Hometown Pediatrics; Lockard Insurance, Peggy Shumate, agent, and Waugh Insurance.

For more information, call Southern Hills at 740-286-6355 or email at www.art@shacmarkay.com.