The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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August 2017

Beloved Bear Photography Exhibit has Migrated to South Asheville

August 1 - October 13
Green Sage Café South, 1800 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Free

The "Beloved Bear Photography Exhibit" has migrated to South Asheville now exhibiting at the Green Sage Cafe South location: Location: Green Sage Cafe South Dates: July 16th through October 1st, 2017 Address: 1800 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 Hours: Open today · 7AM–7PM Phone: (828) 274-4450

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Forging Futures: Studio Craft in Western North Carolina

August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 6:00 pm
Blue Spiral 1, 38 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Western North Carolina continues to be one of the top epicenters for the production of studio craft in the United States. The surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains shelter a number of internationally renowned artists and many more are inspired by an ever-growing creative community. Forging Futures surveys 24 emerging and established artists shaping the future of studio craft in this region. Their work represents the range of forms, techniques and materials employed to create handmade works of art, including functional and…

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Water Portraits: Barbara Tyroler

August 1 @ 10:00 am - October 3 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Bardo Arts Center, NC + Google Map
Free

Barbara Tyroler is an artist, photographer, educator, and community worker based in Chapel Hill, NC. This exhibition features select works from her water portrait photography. Her water portraits of individuals, groups, and couples are semi-abstractions produced from within or outside of various swimming pools. In some photos, her subjects’ bodies are recognizable, in others, only an impressionistic surface is visible. Tyroler’s portraits are lyrical studies of form and design as well as the story of people and places visually transformed…

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Ancient Forms, Modern Minds: Contemporary Cherokee Ceramics

August 1 @ 10:00 am - December 19 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Bardo Arts Center, NC + Google Map
Free

This exhibition features the work of 11 Cherokee artists, such as Joel Queen and Davey Arch, and brings together both historic and contemporary pottery techniques. The pottery of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians originated in Western North Carolina nearly 3,000 years ago. Pottery techniques have changed and altered over time, from initial constructions of large, thin-walled pots with stamped geometric designs to blackware from the early 20th century. Using contemporary techniques, Cherokee potters often incorporate Cherokee syllabary and other…

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Asheville Outlets Offers FREE Healthy Hikers Walkers Club

August 1 @ 10:00 am - September 24 @ 6:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806
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Free

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) and Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue are offering a FREE Healthy Hikers Walkers Club now through September 17, 2017. The on-going walkers club is open to the public. Healthy Hikers is a weekly set your own pace, track your mileage club. Members who turn in their weekly mileage at Customer Service on Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. will be entered to win a special gift bag full of valuable prizes from Anytime Fitness – Patton…

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Music on Main Street

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - October 10 @ 9:00 pm
Henderson County Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, 28792
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Free

Music On Main Street showcases oldies, rock n’ roll, and beach music every Friday night from June - August. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed; seating area opens after 5:30pm / early admission is prohibited, an event of Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, Visitor Center 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 828.693.9708 or 800.828.4244

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Asheville Mandala Art Meditation

August 15 @ 8:00 am - October 16 @ 5:00 pm
Green Sage Cafe Westgate, 70 Westgate Pkwy
Asheville, 28806
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Free

Asheville Mandala Art Meditation Asheville photographer/fashion designer, Wendy Newman, will debut her unique Asheville reconstructed photographic cityscapes on silk, canvas, metal and clothing in an exhibition at Green Sage Cafe Westgate, 70 Westgate Parkway from July 16 to Oct 15, 2017

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Ecological and Natural Building

August 16 @ 9:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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$1 - $750

Learn about the most common natural materials and techniques for designing an ecologically sound building. Experience natural building techniques such as cob, earthen plasters and paints with your own hands. Tour natural buildings that were built using a variety of techniques to get first hand experience of what is possible from foundations, roofs and wall systems to site selection and passive solar design. This introductory course to natural building will provide you with a foundation to build upon, empowering you…

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“Through the Needle’s Eye”, the 21st National Exhibit of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. (EGA)

August 16 @ 9:30 am - September 15 @ 4:30 pm
Transylvania Community Arts Council, 349 South Caldwell Street
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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Free

Coming on August 16, 2017, the Transylvania Community Arts Council will host the opening of “Through the Needle’s Eye”, the 21st National Exhibit of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. (EGA) This premier event is being held in conjunction with the Blue Ridge Rendezvous, EGA's national seminar to be held in Asheville at the Crown Plaza. Some of the exhibitors will be teaching at the national seminar or will be involved in the seminar's organization. The juried exhibit consists of 46…

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“Best of Enemies” by Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective

August 17 @ 7:30 pm - September 2 @ 7:30 pm
BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce Street
Asheville, 28801 United States
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$15 - $21

Mark St. Germain’s “The Best of Enemies” chronicles the unlikely friendship that developed between black activist Ann Atwater and white Ku Klux Klan Grand Cyclops C.P. Ellis – a friendship that led to the desegregation of the Durham school system in 1971. Directed by Ashleigh Millett-Goff. Performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at The BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St., Downtown Asheville. Tickets: $18 in advance, $21 at the door. $15 in advance for opening weekend.

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Rock the Eclipse in Black Mountain

August 18 - August 21
Free

Join us to celebrate the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States in 38 years! We’ll have events all weekend in historic downtown Black Mountain, August 18-21, leading up to a party on Town Square to watch the eclipse on Monday afternoon, August 21. A rain location will be available to watch NASA’s live feed of the eclipse.

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2017 Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home by Classic Homes of Myrtle Beach

August 18 @ 10:00 am - September 10 @ 4:00 pm
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$10

The Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home, built by Classic Homes of Myrtle Beach, SC, presents the latest in building technology with design ideas from renowned designed, Susan White of Classic Interiors. Price includes seminars and demonstrations. Proceeds to benefit charities: Operation Finally Home and Teach My People. Come see what everyone is talking about.

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Blue Ridge Breakaway

August 19
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Cyclists come from across the country to participate in this adrenaline-pumping ride through the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The event begins and ends at beautiful Lake Junaluska surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Four routes specifically designed for all skill levels, offer cyclists an opportunity to experience the breathtaking beauty of Haywood County’s country lanes, scenic byways and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Come to Leicester Studio Tour

August 19 @ 10:00 am - August 20 @ 6:00 pm
Addison Farms Vineyard, 4005 New Leicester Hwy
Leicester, 28748
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The Come to Leicester studio tour is held every year on the third weekend in August; for 2017, that is 19-20 August. Our community of artists create in a variety of mediums, including painting, iron work, wood work, textiles, pottery, jewelry, aroma therapy candles, and brooms. They welcome you to their open studios so that you can enjoy their talented work. Come to Leicester to see for yourself!

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Hotbox Porter release party!

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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To celebrate the return of Hotbox Porter, we are throwing a coffee fest August 19th at the Tasty Weasel! Come enjoy live music, coffee samples from local roasters, baked goods, and HOTBOX PORTER - on tap and to go! Local roasters include: Independent Bean Roasters Dynamite Roasting Company PennyCup Coffee Co. Pisgah Coffee Roasters Hotbox Roasters and more! +cold treats from Kiwi Gelato

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Moving Forward: A Celebratory Vegetarian Potluck

August 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Urban Dharma, 29 Page Ave
Asheville, 28801
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Free

Join Urban Dharma in celebrating our new future with a vegetarian potluck. We will share some great news about our next chapter and the exciting work to come. All are welcome! Please bring friends and family.

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Dark Star Orchestra – Night 2

August 19 @ 6:00 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain , NC 27811 United States
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$27

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA Performing to critical acclaim celebrating their 20th anniversary year in 2017 and over 2600 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the…

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KERRY SCHLOSS, JILLIAN KELLY & KIM ALLEN present THE ASHEVILLE BEE CHARMER COOKBOOK

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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It's said that Asheville is becoming even better known for "the two Bs" beer and bees. It's home to the Center for Honeybee Research; the headquarters of Bee City USA, a nonprofit dedicated to creating sustainable habitats for pollinators; and scores of beekeepers making small-batch honey. It's no wonder that Asheville Bee Charmer, opened in 2014 by beekeepers Jillian Kelly and Kim Allen, has become a destination for both local foodies and tourists. This honey purveyor offers a range of…

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ABSfest Speakeasy AllStars

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$25

The ABSFest Speakeasy Allstars brings you quality burlesque and circus arts performed to LIVE mountain swing music. Madame Onça, the force behind ABSFest, the Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival, brings you the best of what the festival offers, including great variety acts such as the charismatic band The Judy Chops, silk aerials, acrobats and burlesque. Hosted by Madame Onça herself, this evening will be inspiring, energizing, and a great time for all. This is a seated show for your comfort!…

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Sarah Tucker in Concert

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
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$10.00

Sarah is a singer/songwriter with great talent in many genres including rock, pop, country, folk, and old time - the music of her mountain home. Her love of literature, poetry and theatre strengthens her gift, writing songs with depth and passion. Join us for this outdoor concert. Pre-concert dinners available onsite beginning at 6pm.

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Author FRANCES FIGART presents SEASONS OF LETTING GO

August 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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A collection of autobiographical essays from the editor of The Laurel of Asheville, this book follows the author’s first year of grieving after her mother’s death, her subsequent move to Asheville, turning 50, meeting her husband and reinventing herself using lessons learned from being a caregiver. She welcomes willing participants to take an active part in her readings and conducts the book signing as a celebratory event of sharing about resilient grief.

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Solar Eclipse Party at Oskar Blues

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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Free

It hasn't happened in 38 years, and you gotta be at the right place at the right time to see it. The path of totality is a small path, and Oskar Blues Brewery North Carolina is lucky enough to be in it, so naturally, we are throwin' a party. We are gonna have live tunes all day, Oskar Blues CHUBwagon specials, bouncy house, special eclipse glasses for everyone, and maybe even a guest appearance by the Pisgah Thunder. We are…

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Camera Club of Hendersonville

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hendersonvile Chamber of Commerce, 204 Kanuga Rd.
Hendersonville , NC United States
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Free

Join the Camera Club of Hendersonville on Tuesday, August 22nd for their monthly meeting featuring Don McGowan, speaking on the topic of “Seeing Like a Lens”. Don has been a professional photographer for twenty-four years, and his Asheville-based company is called Earthsong Photograph. His specialties are nature and natural light commercial photography, as well as photographic tours of Great Smoky Mountains, environmental photojournalism, and fine-art nature images. The club meets at 6:30 pm at the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce…

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Cookbook author KEN HAEDRICH presents THE HARVEST BAKER

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Let them eat cake -- and vegetables, too! Award-winning cookbook author Ken Haedrich serves up 150 delicious baked goods that are full of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs and go far beyond zucchini bread and carrot cake. From Bacon, Cheddar, and Fresh Corn Muffins to Fresh Fennel and Italian Sausage Pizza, Spaghetti Squash and Parmesan Quiche, and Brown Sugar Rhubarb Tart Squares, these scrumptious recipes add nutrition plus amazing flavor to every meal of the day. The breadth of this…

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ASAP’s Local Food Experience

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Belgium Brewing Company, 21 Craven St.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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$25

The Local Food Experience is a casual dining experience. Wander around the beautiful New Belgium Brewing Co. Brewhouse overlooking the French Broad River while meeting with farmers, chefs, and artisans who will be serving small bites highlighting seasonal foods grown and raised right here. There will also be an exclusive local food–themed silent auction, raffle, and door prizes. Tickets are $25 per person. Complimentary beverages provided by New Belgium Brewing Co. Contact ASAP for more information at 828-236-1282.

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The Democratic Constitution – BMCM+AC Book Launch + Reception

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Brian E. Butler, UNC Asheville professor of philosophy and author of The Democratic Constitution: Experimentalism and Interpretation (Chicago, 2017), will discuss his new book and its connection to BMC-infused ideas related to democratic aims and experimental practice. FREE

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Youth Art Class with Appalachian Art Farm

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Appalachian Art Farm 22 Morris Street, Sylva, NC 28779, 22 Morris St.
Sylva, NC 28779
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$10

Every Saturday morning Appalachian Art Farm hosts a youth art class. The cost of $10 Includes project instruction/demo, materials, and a snack. All ages are welcome! Registration via email or pre-payment highly recommended to reserve your spot! Email us at appalachianartfarm@gmail.com. Appalachian Art Farm is a non-profit organization in Sylva, NC whose mission is to support individual and artistic growth and community wellness through programs in the arts, heritage skills and outdoor recreation. We serve all members of the community…

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Voices of Wisdom Southeast

August 26 @ 11:00 am - August 27 @ 10:00 pm
Sacred Fire Council House and Hearth, # 66 and # 90 Rocky Hollow
Weaverville, 28787 United States
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$50

Voices of Wisdom brings you together with indigenous elders that embody ancestral wisdom. Join us around the Fire and engage the wisdom of Amy Walker (Cherokee) and Wanbdi Wakita (Dakota). Show More Info

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Jam In The Trees

August 26 @ 12:00 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain , NC 28711 United States
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$40

JAM IN THE TREES FRI-SAT AUG 25-26, 2017 at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC The Infamous Stringdusters, Acoustic Syndicate, Peter Rowan, Larry Keel, Tim O’Brien & Jan Fabricius, Jim Lauderdale, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Jeffrey Foucault, Front Country, Eilen Jewell and more! 150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain, NC 28711 | Phone 828.669.0190 Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/jam-in-the-trees-tickets-29283448583 ASHEVILLE, NC — The 2nd Annual Jam In The Trees is a two day, Americana music-themed event that takes place at Pisgah Brewing…

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Ride for Kids

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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Ride for Kids is the longest-running, most successful motorcycle charity event in the nation. Since 1984, motorcyclists have raised funds to help children with brain tumors, which are the top cause of cancer death in children. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation was created in 1991 by the founders of Ride for Kids, and is now the leading nonprofit funding research into childhood brain tumors. Our events also fund free educational resources, college scholarships for brain tumor survivors and emergency financial…

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Authors MAGDALENA CLARK & LAURA J. MOODY present UNDERCITIES

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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UNDERCITIES is a short story anthology that focuses on queer narratives in an urban fantasy setting, featuring queer and POC creators. These eleven stories take the glamour off of cities as you know them to reveal the magic beneath. From selkies and sweets in Saint Thomas to secret-spilling potions in Brasília to faeries and werewolves in Toronto, you’ll find that magic and the myriad kinds of people who create it are right where they always have been: everywhere around you.…

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Abraham Jam

August 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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$25

A Muslim, a Jew, and a Christian walk into a concert hall… …and put on a great concert together, modeling their mutual respect and affection, entertaining listeners, and creating music that is strengthened by their diversity, rather than hindered by it. These three musicians of the three Abrahamic faiths, each of whom has performed extensively and put out many CDs of original music, team up to play together as Abraham Jam. They don't just take turns sharing songs, but create…

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Intermediate Wheel Throwing

August 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$280

August 29- October 3 Tuesdays 3-5:30pm Have you completed a beginner wheel class and feel ready for more? This class will help you refine your skills on the potter’s wheel and offer tips and strategies for reaching your creative goals. We will practice making multiples of the same form, learn how to throw larger vessels, lidded jars, spouts and more. Laurie will also share an in-depth demonstration on how to get great glaze effects that reflect your unique style. Come…

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Potter’s Wheel: 101

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$235

August 29- October 3 Cayce Kolstad Tuesdays 6:30-9pm Join Cayce for an entertaining examination of the joy of working with the potter’s wheel. In addition to throwing and trimming a variety of forms from mugs to cookie jars, Cayce will demonstrate the wheel’s capabilities beyond throwing, including banding, slipping, and even grinding your pots. This class is for true beginners as well as seasoned beginners. Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner Tuition: $200 + $35 Lab Fee

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Author LEAH WEISS presents IF THE CREEK DON’T RISE

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Sadie Blue has been a wife for fifteen days. That's long enough to know she should have never hitched herself to Roy Tupkin, even with the baby. Sadie is desperate to make her own mark on the world, but in remote Appalachia, a ticket out of town is hard to come by, and hope often gets stomped out. When a stranger sweeps into Baines Creek and knocks things off kilter, Sadie finds herself with an unexpected lifeline...if she can just…

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Metal Clay with Barbara McGuire

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$345

August 31- October 5 Thursdays 11am-1:30pm Join popular artist and author, Barbara McGuire for an exploration of metal clay, an exciting new material with remarkable creative possibilities. Learn how to use torches, special metal clay tools and dies. We will explore innovative finishing techniques to create beautiful jewelry and small sculptures that, when fired, yield amazing metallic finishes. Level: All Levels Tuition: $245 +$100 Lab Fee

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Author JC SASSER presents GRADLE BIRD

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Gradle Bird is an unusual tale of self-discovery and redemption that explores the infirmities of fatherly love, the complexities of human cruelty, and the consequences of guilt, proving they are possible to overcome no matter how dark and horrible the cause. J.C. Sasser started her professional career at age twelve, working as a dishwasher, waitress, and cook at a truck stop off Georgia's I-16. Over her life, she has worked as an envelope licker, tortoise tagger, lifeguard, Senate page, model,…

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September 2017

Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

September 1 - September 2
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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The 47th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival will offer two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region. The main shows begin at 6:15 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, on the grand stage of Stuart Auditorium overlooking beautiful Lake Junaluska. Lodging and meal packages are available for those wishing to stay at Lake Junaluska.

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How To Glaze Anything with Gabriel Kline

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$280

Odyssey ClayWorks September Session Pottery Class September 1- October 6 Fridays 10am-12:30pm Do you hate glazing? I mean, do you really HATE glazing? Have you experienced the frustration of making a beautiful piece, then ruining it with a flawed, or perhaps worse, boring glaze? Would you rather spend your time doing just about ANYTHING else, even cleaning your studio? This is the class for you! Join Gabriel each Friday as he demystifies the techniques that will help you learn to…

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The Fairview Flyers

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Straightaway Cafe, Route 9
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Free

Bobby "Banjo" Anderson, Doc Hamilton (bass), James Kamp (Guitar) and Dan Tanner (harmonica) play Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Folk, Swing, Oldies, Americana, Jazz, Honky-Tonk, Gospel, Spiritual, Cajun, music for children and more.

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Fungifest 2017 – A Celebration of Mushrooms

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa NC, 701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778 United States
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$00 - $10

September 2, Warren Wilson College What's the difference between a mushroom and a toadstool? How many varieties are there and how can I tell which ones are edible? Come to the Asheville Mushroom Club's FungiFest at Warren Wilson College on Saturday, Sept. 2, and get answers to all the questions you ever had about mushrooms and the ones you you never thought to ask! As well as a huge display of wild mushrooms in all their varied shapes and colors,…

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Congregation Beth Israel Annual Rummage Sale

September 3 - September 4
Congregation Beth Israel, 229 Murdock Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Labor Day Weekend Rummage sale. Items from more than 100 families. Household goods, pet items, garden things, clothes, children's stuff, books and much more.

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Asheville VegFest: A Celebration of Vegan Food and Drink

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pack Square Park, 121 College St
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Asheville's original vegan festival returns again this year! Asheville VegFest, presented by the Asheville Vegan Society, is a celebration of compassionate eating and sustainable living, where vegetarians, vegans, and the veg-curious alike can explore and celebrate the benefits of plant-based eating. Held in gorgeous Pack Square Park in beautiful downtown Asheville, this family-friendly event will feature live music, speaker sessions, local beer, a kids’ activity area, and best of all—food!

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Paint and Pour with Appalachian Art Farm

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mad Batter Food and Film, 617 West Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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$25

Come paint at our monthly paint and pour. $25 covers all materials, demonstration painting and step-by-step instructions. No painting experience needed. Open to beginner to advanced artists. Bring friends, meet new friends! Any proceeds from this event will benefit our Teen Lounge outreach program. For more info. on outreach, please visit our website: www.appalachianartfarm.org Pre-register via email to secure your seat: appalachianartfarm@gmail.com or prepay via PayPal using this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7Y3RBNCEHCR98

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Let’s Build a Fairy House! 5-Week Children’s Class

September 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$150

ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS September Session Clay Class For Kids Ages 6-12 September 6- October 4 Wednesdays 4-6pm We will create a magical little house where a Fairy may want to live… or perhaps an elf! You will learn to work with a slab of clay using a fun assortment of templates to build your own piece. We will add whimsical clay attachments by scratching, scoring and using slip, experimenting with patterns and finishing up with glaze. You will be able to…

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Sierra Club Sept. 6: “Electric Vehicles: Local Movement, Global Impact”

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Please join Wenoca Group Sierra Club for our monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 6, when Pana Columbus and Dave Erb will present an optimistic, achievable vision of first steps toward transforming transportation in western North Carolina and beyond. This event is free and open to the public. Date: Sept. 6, 2017 Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place (off of Charlotte) Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Many of the world’s most challenging problems are strongly rooted in the…

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David Feder at the Altamont Theatre

September 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Altamont Theatre, 18 Church Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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David Feder plays an exciting Solo Contemporary Flamenco concert. “Dave has a magic way of making you feel like an old friend with songs that are original and intimate. He is a master guitarist who plays his own intricate Flamenco influences finger-style music with laid back island feel.” – NPR Dave Feder has carved out a niche of his own, playing a signature blend of Flamenco-infused Folk music.

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Fall Plant Sale at Bullington Gardens

September 8 - September 9
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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Free

Bullington Gardens, a horticultural education center and public gardens, will hold its annual fall plant sale on Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, rain or shine. The sale features many fall-blooming perennials, mums, asters, shrubs and natives. Perennials will be offered at reduced prices. The event also includes a sale of gently-used gardening tools, yard art and books. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. “Fall is the ideal time to…

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Mystical Poetry and Music with Mary White and Richard Shulman

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Rd
Mills River, NC 28759 United States
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$10

Friday, September 8th, 7pm Unity of the Blue Ridge  2041 Old Fanning Bridge Rd, Mills River 28759Mystical Poetry and Music with Mary White and Richard Shulman Mary White’s poetry, “…opens the listener to extraordinary mystical dimensions.” Richard Shulman is an exquisite pianist, whose notes evoke the angelic realms while cascading the riches of those dimensions, bathing the listener in love, joy, and wonder. The combination of White’s and Shulman’s energy flowing through poetry and music is a potent uplifting experience.…

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Mystical Poetry and Music with Mary White and Richard Shulman

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Rd
Mills River, 28759 United States
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$10

Mary White’s poetry, “…opens the listener to extraordinary mystical dimensions.” Richard Shulman is an exquisite pianist, whose notes evoke the angelic realms while cascading the riches of those dimensions, bathing the listener in love, joy, and wonder. The combination of White’s and Shulman’s energy flowing through poetry and music is a potent uplifting experience.

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