The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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March 2017
Free

Soft Diplomacy

March 20 @ 10:00 am - May 5 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
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Curated by Dr. Stephanie Beck Cohen, Soft Diplomacy explores quilts made in Liberia, West Africa, and gifted across the Atlantic Ocean as part of cultural diplomacy with the United States. During the nineteenth century, American settlers carried this artistic tradition to Liberia. In the centuries that followed, quilts served as both an anchor to their American heritage and a medium through which Liberian women visualize their daily lives and their nation’s histories and present.

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$10 - $48

CRAFT Membership Sign-Up

March 31, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2018 @ 8:00 am

Do you live in Western North Carolina? Interested in connecting with fellow organic & sustainable farmers? Then, it's time to sign up for WNC CRAFT! What is WNC CRAFT? Western North Carolina Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training A year-long training in sustainable farming A mentor program for experienced farmers, beginning farmers & farm interns A community of WNC farm interns A supportive network of regional farms A peer-to-peer exchange of ideas Member Benefits: Monthly in-depth tours of successful regional…

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April 2017

49th Annual Undergraduate Exhibition

April 3 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
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April 3 - 28, 2017 Awards & Reception: Thursday April 20, 5-7pm Colorado-based artist Martha Russo serves as juror for this exhibition that features the best of new and innovative creative expression in a variety of media by undergraduates at Western Carolina University.

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Free

Temporal Witness – Tracing Nature’s Path

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - May 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Gallery at Flat Rock, Flat Rock Square
Flat Rock, 28731
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Temporal Witness
April 13 through May 14, 2017 At The Gallery at Flat Rock, three artists examine the patterns, forms and calligraphy found in nature, building a bridge between art and the biological sciences. Connecting the dots tracing nature’s path, ceramics artist Alice Ballard’s solid forms derive inspiration from the energy and spirit of living things; delicate paper works by Christina Laurel draw on the inherent beauty of fragments as clues to the whole; and the unwavering attention of Rosamond Wolff…

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Beloved Bears Photography Exhibit

April 16 @ 7:00 am - July 15 @ 7:00 pm
Green Sage Cafe Westgate, 70 Westgate Pkwy
Asheville, 28806
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As one of "America's Best Cities for Bears", what better venue than Asheville to celebrate the American Black Bear! With large, intimate canvas portraits up to 54" all around you, come one step closer to a very personal appreciation of these often misunderstood yet amazingly intelligent, playful, and curious creatures. Exhibit Photography by April Johnson and Jeff Miller of Mountain Lens.

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Free

Dr. Loren Olsen presents Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Dr. Loren A. Olson has frequently been asked two questions: How could you not know that you were gay until the age of forty? Wasn't your marriage just a sham to protect yourself at your wife's expense? In Finally Out, Dr. Olson answers these questions by telling the inspiring story of his evolving sexuality, into which he intelligently weaves psychological concepts and gay history. This book is a powerful exploration of human sexuality, particularly the sexuality of mature men who,…

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$350 - $425

Shoemaking

April 27 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 6:00 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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This shoe, made with a button and flap closure and a very thin recycled rubber sole, is made inside out and then turned right-side-out so that the stitching ends up on the inside of the shoe. Replace the sole easily and indefinitely to have your shoes last a lifetime. You will walk away with a pair of shoes that allow you to feel the ground below your feet while maintaining good traction and be uniquely stylish.

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$15

Sound Effects Benefit Concert

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Asheville Music School teachers and students perform The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album in its entirety, with a 26-piece band! Other performers include AMS outreach ensembles. Raffle and silent auction, including a full day of recording at Echo Mountain Recording Studios. Presented by Salvage Station.

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Lung Buster Time Trial Series #1

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverside Park, 503 E Tappan St
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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DATES: (4/27, 5/28, 6/29, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24, 9/16) The Lung Buster Time Trial Series is a seven-part competitive time trial racing series of cycling events in Western North Carolina held with the intent of providing all participants a professional racer experience, no matter how fast you are. All levels and abilities of cyclists are invited to participate! The 2017 series includes four flat & fast out-and-back courses, two are 20k or 40k routes along Riverside Drive between Marshall and Asheville…

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$20

Poetry Cabaret House Party

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hanger Hall, 30 Park Ave. N.
Asheville, NC United States
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Contact: Caleb Beissert Poetry Cabaret Collective Phone (704) 975-3636 CalebBeissert@gmail.com Press Release Asheville’s Poetry Cabaret Collective is going to Washington, D.C. You are invited to a House Party in one of the most luxurious homes in all of Western North Carolina, Hanger Hall, to celebrate Asheville artists representing us in Washington DC at the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival. Poetry, Live Music, Burlesque, Magic, Fire Eating, Lite Fare. Bring snacks to share if you can. You may bring your own wine…

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$55

The Underhill Family Orchestra @ The Bywater

April 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Bywater, 796 Riverside Dr Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Asheville , 28801 United States
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Event: Thursday April 27th 8pm The Underhill Family Orchestra(Mobile,Al.) The Bywater 796 Riverside Dr Asheville, North Carolina 28801 Ticket info:http://www.bywater.bar --------------------------------------------------- Press Release: The Underhill Family Orchestra, native to the Alabama delta, has been described as "outright anthemic" taking their compositions to "idyllic places" that make you want to "paint your face, forget your age, and kiss a stranger." With "the bare knuckled nature" of their sound and their command of the "intricate, melancholy and densely literate" themes in the…

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$15

Gypsy Jazz 102 Workshop

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Asheville Music School, 126 College St.
Asheville, 28801
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Back by popular demand! Once again, local musicians Steve Karla and Phil Alley of the group Gypsy Guitars will be leading a Gypsy Jazz workshop at Asheville Music School. This class will build on some of the fundamentals touched on in the first class regarding rhythm and lead playing in the Gypsy Jazz style. Particular focus will be centered on learning melodies and improvising with them, chord structure and voice leading, as well as some of the more nuanced gypsy…

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Event is free and open to the public, but please register.

Object as Poet

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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Inspired by the writings of longtime Craft Horizons magazine editor Rose Slivka and artist/poet M.C. Richards, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) posed a challenge for makers and writers: to create a new collaborative work inspired by The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons Magazine, 1941-1979 in just 11 days. In response to the call, makers, writers, and poets will join together to create new, experimental works to present at CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop. On April…

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Free

Authors Allan Wolf & JoAnne O’Sullivan present their books Who Killed Christopher Goodman? and Between Two Skies

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Allan Wolf is the author of many award-winning books for children and teens, including The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic, New Found Land: Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery, and Zane's Trace. Allan Wolf lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy's inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it. Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he's a little odd. He…

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$22,

Flea for Y’all at Asheville Outlets

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806
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Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to host the 3rd season of Asheville’s Flea for Y’all, kicking off Sunday, April 30, 2017, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream. Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all dates are Sunday April 30, May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27,…

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Nature’s Apothecary: multimedia fiber art exhibition

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street
Asheville, 28801
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Mountain Art Quilters presents “Nature’s Apothecary”, a textile art exhibition encompassing fiber art, embellished works, photo-transfer onto fabric, and other modern techniques. Focused on studio art quilts and the exploration of the natural world that surrounds us. The Church Street Gallery (at the Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street.) will be open to the public on Sundays, from 9:00am to 12:30pm, during church services, for the duration of the exhibition. The artists are a regional division of SAQA: Studio…

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JCC Falafel 5K

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Don’t miss out on the only 5K race in Asheville that ends with a Falafel sandwich. Run with us on Sunday, April 30 at 10 am at the Asheville Jewish Community Center at 236 Charlotte Street! A local favorite, the Falafel 5K was voted one of WNC’s BEST road races in the 2015 Mountain Xpress “Best of WNC” poll. The Falafel 5K is in honor of Israeli Independence Day and is hosted in conjunction with Cafe Israel, a Congregation Beth Israel event held on the…

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Free

Asheville Outlets Kicks-Off Healthy Hikers Walkers Club

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806
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Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) and Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue will kick-off the Healthy Hikers Walkers Club Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 12 noon. This on-going walkers club is FREE and open to the public. The first one hundred walkers to sign up will receive an Asheville Outlets water bottle. Healthy Hikers is a weekly set your own pace, track your mileage club with health assessments and educational seminars each Wednesday morning. Weekly participants will be entered to win a special…

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The Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Camp Ton-A-Wandah, 376 Lake Falls Road
Zirconia, NC 28739 United States
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Join us for, the 6th annual Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race (THE GNAR) offers kids, ages five through 14, the opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing. Teams of two will work together to navigate a variety of challenges. The course is TOP SECRET! Challenges may include mountain biking, running, a low ropes course, problem-solving, a climbing wall, and a grand finale obstacle guaranteed to leave a perma-grin smile for your ride home.

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$13

BRRG Home Bout 4/30

April 30 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St.
Asheville, 28801
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Mark your calendars for the Blue Ridge Rollergirls' 3rd home game of the 2017 season! Doors open at 1:30 pm with bouts at 2 and 4 pm. 2 pm Mad Divas Jr Derby vs Rome, GA 4 pm Blue Ridge Rollergirls Home Teams (The Wham Bam Thank You Ma'ams vs Candy Apple Razor Blades) Adult Admission $13, Child Admission (ages 10-17) $11, free for fans 10 and under. $2 beer! Join us for a family friendly Sunday Funday! Tickets are…

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$9 - $13

Billy Jonas Band – Family Concert

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, 28801
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Asheville's own Billy Jonas Band will bring their creative, interactive and soul-inspiring family concert to the Grey Eagle. It's funky folk music for the whole family! They've got some NEW music up their sleeves -- be the first to hear! They'll also feature songs from their most recent family CD, "Build It Back Again", as well as old favorites enjoyed by all ages.

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$25.00

EMPTY BOWLS Fundraiser for the Flat Rock Backpack Program

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness, 1905 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States
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On Sunday, April 30, potters and artisans of Henderson County will sponsor an Empty Bowls dinner benefiting the Backpack Program at St. John in the Wilderness in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church Parish House, located at 1905 Greenville Highway in Flat Rock. Area potters and school groups are making and donating pottery bowls for the event, and local restaurants and bakers are preparing and donating soups, breads, and…

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Free

Jennifer Finney Boylan

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Weaving deftly between 1980 and the present day, and told in an unforgettable voice, Long Black Veil is an intensely atmospheric thriller that explores the meaning of identity, loyalty, and love. Readers will hail this as Boylan's triumphant return to fiction. On a warm August night in 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, looking for a thrill. With a pianist, a painter and a teacher among them, the friends are full of…

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May 2017
Free

Sierra Club May 3: Flowers, Trees and Mountains of our Appalachian Spring

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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On May 3, the Sierra Club will present a program on "Flowers, Trees, and Mountains of our Appalachian Spring" with Scott Dean, naturalist and photographer. Dean has been a part of both UNCA and Great Smoky Mountain Spring Pilgrimages for many years. He teaches at the North Carolina Arboretum.

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Free

Sierra Club May 3: Flowers, Trees and Mountains of our Appalachian Spring

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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On Wednesday, May 3, the Sierra Club will present a program on "Flowers, Trees, and Mountains of our Appalachian Spring" with Scott Dean, naturalist and photographer. Dean has been a part of both UNCA and Great Smoky Mountain Spring Pilgrimages for many years. He teaches at the North Carolina Arboretum. Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1 Edwin Pl, (corner of Charlotte & Edwin) Time: 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Judy Mattox,…

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$15 - $125

MountainTrue’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., 100 Sierra Nevada Way
Fletcher, 28732
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This year’s festival returns to the beautiful grounds of Sierra Nevada’s Mills River Brewery under the open sky of their outdoor amphitheater located on the banks of the French Broad River. Our Wild & Scenic festival is a selection of films from the annual festival held in Nevada City, CA which is now in its 15th year. The festival focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. This year’s festival is presented by MountainTrue…

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$20

Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Sierra Nevada

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., 100 Sierra Nevada Way
Fletcher, 28732
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The Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Mills River location on May 4, 2017. Presented by MountainTrue and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and sponsored by Mountain Xpress and Holly Spring Farm. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival features the year’s best short-form nature, wilderness and outdoor adventure films. The Wild & Scenic festival will take place under the open sky at Sierra Nevada’s outdoor amphitheater located on the banks of the French Broad River. Doors…

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$5

Rock Band Workshop for Guitarists and Singers

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Asheville Music School, 126 College St.
Asheville, 28801
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Participants will learn or hone a variety of skills related to rock guitar and rock singing. Led by Alec Fehl and Kylie Brown.

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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

May 6 @ 9:00 am - May 7 @ 5:00 pm
WNC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd. NC United States + Google Map

At the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR, you’ll discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance. Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

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Free

PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
PetSmart, 150 Bleachery Blvd NC United States + Google Map

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue plus seven local animal rescue groups will participate in PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend. The National Adoption Weekend will be Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at PetSmart located at 150 Bleachery Boulevard in Asheville rain or shine. PetSmart Charities is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals. Over 100 dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and rabbits from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Asheville Humane Society, Foothills Humane Society,…

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Free

Temporal Witness – Tracing Nature’s Path – Artist Talk

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Gallery at Flat Rock, Flat Rock Square
Flat Rock, 28731
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Temporal Witness
April 13 through May 14, 2017 At The Gallery at Flat Rock, three artists examine the patterns, forms and calligraphy found in nature, building a bridge between art and the biological sciences. Connecting the dots tracing nature’s path, ceramics artist Alice Ballard’s solid forms derive inspiration from the energy and spirit of living things; delicate paper works by Christina Laurel draw on the inherent beauty of fragments as clues to the whole; and the unwavering attention of Rosamond Wolff…

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$30

Tryon Rhythm & Wine Fest

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tryon Depot, 11 Depot Street
Tryon, NC United States
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Sample local and regional wines, beers and ciders with great music by the Snopes Family Band and Blair Crimmins & the Hookers while taking in beautiful Historic Downtown Tryon.

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$750

Spring Storytelling Retreat & Adventure

May 7 - May 13
StoryWindow Productions, Asheville, 28805 + Google Map

Join in for Connie’s 12th Annual Storytelling Retreat & Adventure – 7 days of practice and performance, feedback, and discovery. Every gardener knows that plants need two things: time and sunlight. The same is true for stories. Come to this week-long storytelling workshop in picturesque Asheville, NC and encourage your stories to come out of the shadows. Enjoy a whole-life approach to being a teller, one in which “telling” is as much about listening to yourself and the world around…

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Nature’s Apothecary: multimedia fiber art exhibition

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street
Asheville, 28801
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Mountain Art Quilters presents “Nature’s Apothecary”, a textile art exhibition encompassing fiber art, embellished works, photo-transfer onto fabric, and other modern techniques. Focused on studio art quilts and the exploration of the natural world that surrounds us. The Church Street Gallery (at the Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street.) will be open to the public on Sundays, from 9:00am to 12:30pm, during church services, for the duration of the exhibition. The artists are a regional division of SAQA: Studio…

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Free

14th Annual Tourism Day

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
I-26 West Welcome Center, I-26 at Mile Marker 6
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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We are on a roll again for our 14th Annual Tourism Day here at the I-26 West NC Welcome Center. Come up to beautiful mile marker 6 on Interstate 26 in Mars Hill on Friday May 12th from 10am to 2pm. Again this year will be award winning fiddler Roger Howell and friends, as well as the 23 Time National Clogging Champions the Bailey Mountain Cloggers of Mars Hill University. Something new this year will be our exhibitor scavenger hunt…

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Free

Mother’s Day Plant Sale

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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Bullington Gardens, a horticultural education center and public gardens, will hold a special Mother’s Day plant sale. The sale features a wide variety of native and non-native perennials, hanging baskets, tomatoes and other vegetable starts, herbs, unusual annuals, and small trees and shrubs. Many of these plants were started from seeds and cuttings onsite in Bullington’s greenhouses. Perfect for Mother’s Day gifts, functional and decorative birdhouses, garden art and crafts created by volunteer artists will also be available. All proceeds…

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Mama’s Day 10K & 1K Stroller Push

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Come out and celebrate Mother’s Day weekend and support safe motherhood with a 10K run beginning at Carrier Park and continuing along the French Broad River. Proceeds benefit Mama Maisha, an Asheville-based non-profit making motherhood safer in Tanzania. Pregnancy complication-related deaths are rare in developed countries, but in Tanzania, one mother dies every single hour.

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Nature’s Apothecary: multimedia fiber art exhibition

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street
Asheville, 28801
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Mountain Art Quilters presents “Nature’s Apothecary”, a textile art exhibition encompassing fiber art, embellished works, photo-transfer onto fabric, and other modern techniques. Focused on studio art quilts and the exploration of the natural world that surrounds us. The Church Street Gallery (at the Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street.) will be open to the public on Sundays, from 9:00am to 12:30pm, during church services, for the duration of the exhibition. The artists are a regional division of SAQA: Studio…

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$55.00

Taste the Seasons Spring Cooking Class at Franny’s Farm

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Franny’s Farm, 22 Franny’s Farm Road
Leicester, 28748
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Join Denise Barratt, registered dietitian nutritionist with Vine Ripe Nutrition on Franny's Farm as we prepare a seasonal meal using local ingredients available this time of year straight from the farm! Clean Eating Spring Menu: Spring Vegetable & Chicken Risotto Arugula Salad with Seasonal Vegetables, Pecans & Balsamic Vinaigrette Strawberry Lavender Corn Cakes In addition to the class and meal, Denise has created an entire week’s collection of clean menu & recipes using foods available in our region! Many of…

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Saluda Arts Festival

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Downtown Saluda, 24 Main Street
Saluda,
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Festival goers will enjoy the work of more than 80 artists and craftspeople, lively and award winning music, art and craft demonstrators, and delicious food from local restaurants. The historic town of Saluda, NC will blossom with artists at its 14th annual Saluda Arts Festival. Free event.

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$8 - $12

HotWorks.org Asheville Fine Art Show

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St.
Asheville, 28801
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Join us May 20 & 21, 2017 for the Asheville Fine Art Show! Sponsored by Hot Works Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows - this event brings up to 175 juried fine art and craft artists with all forms of discipline for sale to the public - paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, photography, jewelry, fiber and more. This art show is different - you will see artists who will be coming to Asheville – many for the very first time –…

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$35 - $49

Cooking Up Stories: A Storytelling Workshop for Everybody

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 43 Melrose Avenue
Asheville, NC 28782 United States
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Can you remember a time when someone close to you shared a story that moved you, made you laugh, changed your mind or blew open your heart? How powerful and fun when an estranged cousin showed up at a family gathering - and she was the very one to save the burnt pot-roast dinner? Or a friend recalled a long ago camping trip memory that offered some healing in a time of grief. Or a business facilitator told just the…

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$15 - $18

Made From Scratch: Storytellers Connie Regan-Blake and Dottie Jean Kirk Serve Up Delicious Southern Stories

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 43 Melrose Ave.
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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Join us for an entertaining evening of stories on May 20th when Storytellers Connie Regan-Blake and Dottie Jean Kirk blend humor and drama to transform the Tryon Fine Arts Center into an intimate circle of friends. Drawing on their personal experiences and true life tales, Connie and Dottie Jean invite all listeners into the world of story - a performance sure to delight! The show begins at 7pm. Tickets are available for purchase in advance for $15 or can be…

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Made From Scratch

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 43 Melrose Avenue
Asheville, NC 28782 United States
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Storytellers Connie Regan-Blake and Dottie Jean Kirk serve up delicious Southern stories. After three successful one-woman shows, Dottie Jean is bringing her unique and passionate storytelling to her hometown of Tryon. Connie Regan-Blake, one of the world’s most celebrated storytellers, will join Dottie Jean. Connie has entertained audiences in 47 states and 17 countries with her warmth and humor. Connie and Dottie Jean invite all listeners into the world of story - a performance sure to delight!

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$35 - $45

The Marshall Tucker Band

May 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, 37745
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In the early fall of 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. “We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries,” says founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray. As it turned out, the collective talents of The Marshall Tucker Band took them very far indeed. Years of rigorous tour schedules earned the band the respect of critics and countless dedicated…

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10.00$

Womansong CD Release Concert: “Turn the World Around”

May 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Womansong – Asheville’s largest and longest-running women’s community chorus -- is releasing its new CD, Turn the World Around, in a performance Saturday, May 20th at 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, One Edwin Place, Asheville 28801. Tickets cost $10 and will go on sale April 17 from Womansong members and at womansong.org. This event will sell out, so buy tickets early. Womansong will perform selections from the CD and lead a lively community sing-along. The concert…

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Biltmore Kiwanis 15K or 5K Classic

May 21 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Participate in either the 15k or 5k challenge. This is one of three races to complete the Royal Trifecta Challenge, those who complete the challenge will have a special prize awaiting them at the finish of the final race of this series.

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Nature’s Apothecary: multimedia fiber art exhibition

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street
Asheville, 28801
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Mountain Art Quilters presents “Nature’s Apothecary”, a textile art exhibition encompassing fiber art, embellished works, photo-transfer onto fabric, and other modern techniques. Focused on studio art quilts and the exploration of the natural world that surrounds us. The Church Street Gallery (at the Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street.) will be open to the public on Sundays, from 9:00am to 12:30pm, during church services, for the duration of the exhibition. The artists are a regional division of SAQA: Studio…

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$725

Earthaven Experience Week

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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Want to feel fully alive and more connected to the world around you? Immerse yourself in an eye-opening and inspiring week-long experience at Earthaven, a 22 year-old developing ecovillage. This village and farming community is the ideal living laboratory for seeing innovative and regenerative systems in practice. Get inspired by taking part in the food production in action and experiencing community living up-close and personal.

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Free

Wandering into Cultural Diplomacy, Why Art Matters | Artist Talk

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Western Carolina Bardo Arts Center, NC + Google Map

Room 130 Bardo Arts Center Panelists Tom Ashcraft, WCU Professor of Art, Director MFA Program, Workingman Collective Founding Member Peter Winant, Director of the George Mason School of Art, Fairfax VA, Workingman Collective Founding Member Sarah Tanguy, Curator U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program and Independent Curator Workingman Collective is a collaborative group of art/design practitioners and revolving cast of professionals based in Washington, D.C. and North Carolina. Workingman Collective has exhibited work and created projects in the…

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