Designed to celebrate the total solar eclipse happening on Monday, August 21, Eclipse Weekend at Brevard Music Center (BMC) will kick off on Friday, August 18, at 7 p.m.
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Commonly called Maryland golden-aster, Chrysopsis mariana is an upright native perennial that grows on a silky, woolly stem.
“Every year we pick a single variety to celebrate...This year we chose the Cherokee Purple as a bridge to connect a popular heirloom with first-time or beginner gardeners.”
Dillsboro’s Front Street will once again bloom with local art when the Summer Arts and Crafts Market is held Saturday, August 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Patrick Swayze’s birthday at the 8th Annual Dirty Dancing Festival on Friday, August 18, and Saturday, August 19, in Morse Park Meadows.
“These traditions have been in the mountains for so long...I’m certainly proud to have a small part in preserving them.”
The family-friendly festival celebrates traditional old-time and bluegrass music and rural traditions while raising funds for youth scholarships and music programs.
"Children are discerning viewers and research shows that early exposure to quality arts experiences enhances learning, empathy and social skills in young people while nurturing a lifelong love for the arts.”