Nature’s Fireworks: The meadows at the Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax are bursting with colors. Hike the 3-mile loop through meadows and forest, stop to listen to the Buck Mountain Band performing some traditional mountain tunes, and/or hike another 2 or 3.5 mile loop for a total of anywhere between 3 and 6.5 miles. The band plays 12-4 PM, so there will be music with whatever options are chosen. Contact Jae for more information and to register (free). Meet on the stone wall outside gift shop, near the restrooms at 10 AM. Gate opens at 10 AM, sometimes a few minutes early.