The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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March 2017
$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

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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May 2017
$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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$215

Beginner Handbuilding and Surface Decoration

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - June 20 @ 9:00 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Tuesdays 6:30-9pm May 23- June 20 Whether as an enjoyable way to try out the world of handbuilding, or as a precursor to Intermediate classes, students in this course will practice a variety of techniques to create sculptural and functional objects. Emphasis will be placed on experimentation, the development of technical skill, and strong craftsmanship. The methods covered include coiling, pinch pots, slab building, slip inlay, sgraffito, and applying glazes and ceramic stains. Drying, firing and finishing will also be…

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NCOBS Collier Lilly Ride

May 27 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is hosting a half century bike ride in honor of Collier Lilly. The ride offers a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain route, the 50-mile half century with 3,600 feet of climbing, that will start and end at Carrier Park in Asheville. In keeping with Outward Bound’s bedrock principles of “challenge and discovery,” the Collier Lilly Ride for NCOBS will take riders over challenging mountain passes and allow them to discover scenic roads for the first…

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Free

Garden Jubilee

May 27 @ 9:00 am - May 28 @ 5:00 pm
Henderson County Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, 28792
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Garden Jubilee is the place for one-stop shopping for garden lovers showcasing 1000’s of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, crafts, yard art, and hard to find plants on every block of the festival. Main Street from 6th Ave-Caswell St., learn tips and tricks from regional gardening experts, Hendersonville, NC 828.693.9708 or 800.828.4244

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MineFest at Emerald Village

May 27 @ 9:00 am - May 28 @ 6:00 pm
Emerald Village, 331 McKinney Mine Road
Little Switzerland, 28749
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Bring your friends Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th, 2017 and enjoy MineFest at Emerald Village, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Little Switzerland. Celebrate the gem and mineral heritage of the mountains in the spectacular home of 12 historic mines! Listen each morning at 10:00 AM for the haunting sounds of a Swiss Alphorn played in the Bon Ami Mine! Enjoy hours of free live music in the big tent both days, featuring the best musical groups…

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Free

Amazing Fungi – The Dark Matter that Bounds all Life

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center, 179 Conservatory Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States
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Join the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and Walnut Creek Preserve (WCP) on Saturday, May 27th when mycologist, Tradd Cotter, will present, “Amazing Fungi – The Dark Matter that Bounds all Life,” at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve at 10:30 a.m. Join mushroom expert Tradd Cotter, mycologist and founder of Mushroom Mountain, for a fascinating lecture on native plants and their fungal partners. In order to sustain life on this planet, a complex matrix of organisms…

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Farm Friend Bend-Yoga with Goats

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Franny’s Farm, 22 Franny’s Farm Road
Leicester, 28748
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Neighbors Franny at Franny's Farm and Taylon at Far Out Farmstead presents Farm Friend Bend. An interactive yoga class that helps you get zen with our goat friends. The classes are all for beginners, and great for those new to yoga or those who need more baby goats in their life! The event will be on May 27th, at Franny's Farm: 22 Franny's Farm Rd, Leicester, NC 28748. Bring your own mat.

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Q & A with artist Ani Magai

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CANVAS ArtSpace, 212 S. Church Street
Handersonville, NC 28792 United States
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CANVAS ArtSpace Co-Director Joel Edwards moderates a Q&A with exhibiting artist Ani Magai. Learn about the concepts and experiences that informed her current exhibition, "Ani Magai / Meditations." Gain a better understanding of the artwork and a deeper appreciation for Magai's creative and poetic processes. Light refreshments will be served.

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$2,

Flea for Y’all at Asheville Outlets

May 28 @ 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 Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, May 28, 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 May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, Sept 24 and October 29, 2017. Adult entry…

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Nature’s Apothecary: multimedia fiber art exhibition

May 28 @ 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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Print Plus One: Beyond the Glass Matrix

May 29 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
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In the late 1970s, Harvey K. Littleton, founder of the Studio Glass Movement, relocated to Spruce Pine, NC. Here, Littleton continued his experiments in vitreography, a printmaking technique that utilizes a glass matrix, which eventually became the creative focus of his workshop, Littleton Studios. Print Plus One: Beyond the Glass Matrix features the work of seventeen artists who produced vitreographs at Littleton Studios. Many of these artists did not typically work in the print medium but were painters, sculptors, ceramists,…

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Water Portraits: Barbara Tyroler

May 29 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
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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

May 29 @ 10:00 am - November 10 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
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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 popular Cherokee symbols and forms into their work. This exhibition features the work of 11 Cherokee artists, such as Joel Queen and Davey Arch, and…

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Free

Across the Line: Virtual Reality Film + Free Food and Drinks

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
THE BLOCK Off Biltmore, 39 Market Street
Asheville , 28801
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Come enjoy free food, beer, and wine and experience the new Virtual Reality film, Across the Line, which puts you in the shoes of a person facing harassment while trying to access reproductive health care. You'll have an opportunity to dialogue with the organizations working for reproductive rights and justice all while you enjoy a free drink and appetizers. Working Films, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, North Carolina Citizens Ending Institutional Bigotry, and Carolina Abortion Fund welcome you to this unique…

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Free

Musical Voyage: supporting GALA

May 31 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
THE BLOCK Off Biltmore, 39 Market Street
Asheville , 28801
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A Musical Voyage is the concert collaboration of two musical duos: Duo Vela a global music guitar and flute duo who have traveled China, Australia, and the United States (www.duovela.net), and Demeler a café music guitar and voice duo that performs original arrangements and contemporary composed music throughout the Southeast (www.demelermusic.com). The program includes music from France, Puerto Rico, Serbia, and more for an enchanting night of diverse sounds Donations will be accepted for admission and a portion of the…

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June 2017

Asheville Youth Choirs Auditions

June 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Academy for the Arts, 5 Oak Street NC United States + Google Map

ASHEVILLE YOUTH CHOIRS will host auditions for the 2017-18 season on Thursday, June 1, 2017, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Academy for the Arts at First Baptist Church of Asheville (5 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801). To register for your 6-minute session, please visit ashevilleyouthchoirs.org. Open to all children and teenagers in Western North Carolina, the ASHEVILLE YOUTH CHOIRS (AYC) consist of the High School Chorale (grades 9-12), the Middle School Chorale (grades 7-8), the Concert Choir (grades 3-6) and the…

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$279 - $420

Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium

June 2 - June 5

A weekend at beautiful Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain with leading herbal educators from around the country. Topics include: • Resetting the 24-hour Circadian Cycle with Botanicals • The Vagus Nerve: Two Way Connection between Gut and Brain • Botanicals for Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease • Hepatitis B & C: A Holistic Approach • Demonstration: Nebulizer Therapies using Botanicals . • Pre-conference Intensive: Immuno-psychiatry Plus herb walks, medicine-making classes, panel discussions and evening entertainment. CE credits for health professionals.

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$5.00

Shady Ladies Quilt Show

June 2 @ 10:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 pm
Folkmoot Center, 112 Virginia Ave
Waynesville, NC 28786 United States
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An exhibition of 100 quilts ranging from artistic wall hangings to traditional bed quilts, as well as hangings created in response to the 2017 challenge: HAYWOOD MANMADE ANGLES. Admission is $5.00, donated to Folkmoot. A quilt created by the Shady Ladies will be raffled at the end of the show with proceeds going to three Haywood County charities: Hospice, Meals on Wheels and Pigeon St. Community Senter.

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Toe River Studio Tour

June 2 @ 10:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 pm
Mitchell and Yancey Counties, NC, 269 Oak Avenue
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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The Toe River Arts Council hosts their bi-annual FREE premier open studio tour in the mountains of Western North Carolina. This June artists, craftspeople, and galleries open their doors to visitors for an entire weekend of awe-inspiring art and craft in Mitchell and Yancey Counties. Every year for over two decades TRAC has offered a studio tour unparalleled in the country—June and December. The tour begins on Friday, June 2, at 10am. At 5pm that evening, visitors stop, relax for…

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Free and open to the public.

Tie Up, Draw Down

June 2 @ 10:00 am - September 2 @ 6:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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90% of weaving happens before thread ever touches the loom. Indeed, the accumulation of warp over weft is only one of many actions, including drafting/design, winding, measuring, looping, counting, dyeing, knotting, setting tension, and others. These actions formed the inspiration and starting point for this exhibition. Tie Up, Draw Down explores weaving as a source for experimentation across media, genres, concept and scale. Of the fourteen contemporary artists included in this exhibition, many hybridize weaving technologies, weave “the wrong way,”…

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$25 - $45

Brevard Blues N’ BBQ Festival

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - June 3 @ 11:00 pm
Brevard Music Center, 390 Adante Ln
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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Two day Blues Festival at the Brevard Music Center with great Blues Music, Food, Beer, and a BBQ competition. Featuring the music of Tinsley Ellis, Roomful of Blues, Delta Moon, and many more! June 2nd & 3rd in Brevard, NC. Single day tickets or weekend passes.

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Tie Up, Draw Down Opening Reception and Curator’s Talk

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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Please join us for the opening reception of Tie Up, Draw Down and curator's talk with CCCD Curatorial Fellows Carissa Carman and Natalie Campbell! Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Tie Up, Draw Down explores weaving as a source for experimentation across media, genres, concept and scale. Tie Up, Draw Down is curated by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s (CCCD) 2017 Curatorial Fellows Natalie Campbell and Carissa Carman and organized by CCCD. The…

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$95.00

MANNA FoodBank’s 18th Annual Blue Jean Ball: Pirates of the Swannanoa

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MANNA FoodBank, 627 Swannanoa River Road NC United States + Google Map

Blue Jean Ball is MANNA’s annual “party for a purpose”, with all proceeds benefitting MANNA’s daily work to provide food to thousands of families across Western North Carolina that are struggling to make ends meet. With every dollar raised, MANNA can provide the food for 3.5 meals. General admission tickets are all-inclusive: all the small plates you can eat from 20+ favorite local restaurants, an open bar with great selections of beer and wine, entertainment, and shuttle service to and…

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Kids First! A Studio Zahiya Gala Show

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NC United States + Google Map

Come see what the teachers, students, and friends of Studio Zahiya have been up to! ​Join us for the Summer Dance Spectacular: Kids First! A Gala Dance Performance benefitting LEAF Schools & Streets! Performances by teachers, special guests, kids, adults and students. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Lisa Zahiya's LEAF Schools and Streets classes. When: Saturday, June 3 Where: The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave, Downtown Asheville Cost: $15/$17 at Door

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WNC Flyer

June 4 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The 14th annual WNC Flyer (formerly called Fletcher Flyer) will be held in the “Cycling Capital of the South”, Brevard, NC. The start/finish will be at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC. What better way to spend the day than with a Bike Ride, Bluegrass, BBQ and a complimentary first Brew! Riders will have their choice of a full century, metric century, half century, and half metric rides which wind through the valleys south of Asheville, NC. Although it is…

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Pollination Celebration

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

OGS SUPPORTS POLLINATION CELEBRATIONS DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE. The Asheville and Hendersonville chapters of Bee City USA are offering events for their annual Pollination Celebration throughout the month of June. We are happy to announce our participation in a number of these events. Please note the dates (do not coincide with FB event dates) -- take your pick, and pass the word. Pollination Celebration, here we come! INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING Sunday, June 4, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Veterans…

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$15

Pictures at an Exhibition

June 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Renowned concert pianist John Cobb and The Red Herring Puppets collaborate on a unique blend of sound and sight.  They will present an original shadow puppet play to Mussorgsky’s masterwork.  Poetic animated imagery enhances the delicate and powerful musical score.   The program will also include “Dialogues” and “Recycled Wheels”, original pieces performed by composer and pianist Alexander Schwarzkopf.

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$685

Demystifying Form: Clay Play and The Teapot

June 5 @ 9:30 am - June 9 @ 4:30 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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The study of form has always been a core interest in Fong Choo’s career as a studio potter. For nearly 20 years he has focused – consciously and meticulously – on a single form: the teapot. Why? Because the teapot arguably is one of the most challenging and intriguing forms in clay. At this workshop, Choo will explore and demonstrate the hand building and wheel thrown work required to begin delving into your own fascination with the teapot form. Participants…

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Free

Monday Night Live!

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - June 26 @ 9:00 pm
Henderson County Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, 28792
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Monday Night Live! features a diverse line-up of Latin, folk, country, salsa, jazz, and blues artists. Concerts are held every Monday night in June at the Visitor Center stage at 201 South Main Street, 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, Hendersonville, NC 828.693.9708 or 800.828.4244

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$55

Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you’re not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here! Even if you’ve never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It’s the…

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Pint & Pretzels Open House!

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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You're invited to mix and mingle with Lenoir-Rhyne University graduate students, faculty, and staff at an informal Pints & Pretzels Open House! The event will kick off with a brief presentation on programs, cost, financial aid options, and the application process. We also look forward to answering your unique questions about graduate school at LR and taking you on a tour of our downtown Asheville Center for Graduate Studies!

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Free

Sierra Club June 7: Preventing Duke Energy’s 3rd Gas-Powered Electric Plant

June 7 @ 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, June 7, the Sierra Club will present an update from Asheville’s Energy Innovation Task Force about reducing energy use in Buncombe County so as to avoid construction of a new, natural gas peaking unit. Julie Mayfield, Asheville City Council; Brownie Newman, Buncombe County Commission; and Jason Walls, Duke Energy, will report on how the three-way partnership – Buncombe County, Asheville, and Duke Energy – is progressing. The Energy Innovation Task force has been working for just over a…

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Free

Opening Reception / Christopher Charles Curtis

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CANVAS ArtSpace, 212 S. Church Street
Handersonville, NC 28792 United States
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The directors of CANVAS ArtSpace invite you to the opening of "Nature’s Black Crown: Tales of Restoration," a solo exhibition of new drawings by Christopher Charles Curtis, on view at CANVAS ArtSpace, 212 South Church Street, Hendersonville, from June 8 - July 4, 2017. In this body of work, Curtis presents a complex series of illustrated fairytales that allude to a dark overarching narrative. Nature’s Black Crown reimagines the ecological catastrophe that devastated the midwest during the 1930’s, commonly referred…

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Free

Artist Melanie Norris: Opening Night Reception

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unit 42L, The Mill at Riverside, 2002 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Asheville artist, Melanie Norris, just finished a series of paintings inspired by her recent residency in a rehabilitated mental hospital in Finland. Melanie Norris will host an Opening Night Reception to showcase her new series of paintings. The exhibit will run throughout the month of June in Asheville. For Viewing Appointments, contact Melanie's studio at (423) 741-1195.

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Free

Music on Main Street

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - August 18 @ 9:00 pm
Henderson County Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, 28792
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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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Free

Asheville VeganFest

June 10 - June 11
Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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Asheville VeganFest expects 10,000 visitors to gather downtown this June in celebration of a plant-based lifestyle and compassionate living. • Pre-party: Kick-off Asheville VeganFest weekend; Friday, June 9, THE BLOCK off Biltmore, 39 S Market St., 6-9 p.m. • SpeakerFest: Panel discussions with guest speakers; Saturday, June 10, Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. • Veg Speed Date: Sign-up for a speed dating session; Saturday, June 10, Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., 4:30-6 p.m., purchase tickets…

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$120

Raku Magic

June 10
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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One-Day Workshop Saturday, June 10 9:30am-4:30pm Experience the drama, amazement and instant gratification of Raku in this half-day firing workshop. Bring up to 5 bisque fired pieces (vertically oriented vase and cylinder forms up to 12 inches in height preferred). We’ll glaze the pieces using a variety of crackle, iridescent luster and matte glazes and fire the work outdoors in our Raku kiln. Pieces will be removed from red-hot kilns and quickly transferred into ash cans lined with flammable materials.…

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$6400

Permaculture and Ecovillage Immersion

June 10 @ 10:00 am - August 11 @ 2:00 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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The Permaculture and Ecovillage Immersion is a 2-month residency at Earthaven Ecovillage, a 22-year old, permaculture-based community on 329 acres in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Learn what’s needed and how to make informed and responsible choices for your basic needs in applied Permaculture design and ecological living; forge deep, authentic relationships with yourself, others, and the Earth; and ultimately contribute to a more sustainable and just world for all. This program offers practical, real-life skills while fostering personal…

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Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Events

June 11 - June 14
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Each of these three-day youth group events offers morning and evening sessions with high energy worship, guest preachers, mission components, and a focus on giving! Events are led by a team of college students, guest speakers, and worship bands. Afternoons are free for groups to plan additional service projects, rafting trips, or to enjoy the swimming pool or boats at Lake Junaluska. The program is geared towards 6th through 12th graders. Program Dates are as follows: June 11 - June…

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$12

Love Makes a Home: The Life of Rebecca Boone

June 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
White Horse Black Mountain, 105 Montreat Rd
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Rebecca Boone, frontier woman and wife of Daniel Boone, led a rollicking life of adventure. Renowned old time fiddler Bruce Greene chose the tunes for this play for historical authenticity, and he will play throughout the performance.

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$1800

Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) Course

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - June 30 @ 3:00 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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Gain experience in systems-thinking and practical tools that deepen your leadership and strengthen your ability to help address the complex bio-cultural challenges facing the world. The Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course at Earthaven Ecovillage is a residential intensive. This course will provide a unique exploration of regenerative, nature-based design, grounded in the 22-year community-scale permaculture experiment and living demonstration site that is Earthaven. Permaculture design principles train us to design any kind of system- land use, business, personal…

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Free

48th Annual AAUW Book Sale

June 17 @ 9:00 am - June 22 @ 7:00 pm
Boshamer Gym, Brevard College, 1 college row
Brevard, NC United States
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20,000 books in every topic for sale. Proceeds go to scholarships and support for young women.  Any books left are made available to non-profits, churches, camps, home schools and other organizations.Wednesday -- all books 1/2 price.Thursday: fill-a-box for $5.00.

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Free

For the Love of Bats!

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center, 179 Conservatory Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States
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Join the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and Walnut Creek Preserve (WCP) on Saturday, June 17th for a presentation, "For the Love of Bats!," by Tanya Poole, NCWRC Education Specialist, at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve at 10:30 a.m. Join us to learn about the only flying mammals, bats. NCWRC regional educator, Tanya Poole, will discuss some of the bat species found in WNC, where they live, and why they are beneficial to have around. She…

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FREE

Better Dads Festival

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Downtown Asheville, Asheville, NC 28801 United States + Google Map

As part of the daylong Better Dad’s Festival in downtown Asheville, Connie takes to stage with her storytelling performance, “Fire on the Mountain: Stories to Light the Way.” Connie’s performance will be at 1:30pm on June 17th. There will be events taking place all day long including musical performers David LaMotte and Billy Jonas. It is a great way to spend the day with your family as these performances are perfect for every age group!

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$15

My Grandfather’s Prayers

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Asheville Jewish Community Center, 256 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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MY GRANDFATHER’S PRAYERS is a theatrical production based on the life of Cantor Izso Glickstein (1890-1947), an Eastern European musical prodigy. His golden voice expresses the passion and determination of people holding on to faith and tradition through the violent diaspora of the twentieth century. In America, his soulful singing inspires refugee families including the young Leonard Bernstein. Lisa Sturz combines music, shadow puppetry, marionettes, scrolling backgrounds, and poetry to connect with her renowned grandfather.

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$55

Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you’re not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here! Even if you’ve never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It’s the…

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$30

ASAP’s 2017 Farm Tour

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - June 25 @ 5:00 pm

On June 24 and 25, Western North Carolina farms will open their barn doors to the public. ASAP’s Farm Tour is your chance to experience how food is grown and raised in the Southern Appalachians, taste farm-fresh products, see farm animals, and connect with the community’s local food producers. Discover some of Western North Carolina’s unique and beautiful working farms through tours, demonstrations, and family-friendly activities. Learn more and purchase your Farm Tour pass at asapconnections.org.

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Music & Worship Arts Week

June 25 - June 30
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Music & Worship Arts Week is an event highlighting education, worship, the arts and renewal in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina at Lake Junaluska. It is designed for worship leaders of all ages: musicians, artists, dancers, actors and pastors.

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