Join us to experience one of nature’s most amazing phenomena – the solar eclipse of 2017! Crafts for kids include a do-it-yourself pinhole viewer, sun dial and Earth, Sun & Moon Model. The sun will first enter the shade of the moon around 1:11 p.m. in Gaston County and coverage will be around 2:40 p.m. A limited supply of eclipse glasses will be available to borrow, but please plan to bring glasses. Sproutycakes Bakery will be selling themed dessert delights and a signature cocktail will be available for purchase among other snacks and beverages.
If you purchased solar eclipse viewing glasses from The Garden Store we want to make you aware that we have been unable to confirm that they are safe to use. While the supplier provided information that indicated they were approved for use, they are not on NASA’s approved list. Therefore, those who have glasses that were purchased here may exchange them for a pair that is on NASA’s approved list beginning Thursday, August 17. We will not have additional glasses available for purchase.