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February 2017

Of Most Excellent Fancy

February 17 - April 1
Crate Wine Market & Project, 100 daniel drive NC United States + Google Map

Exhibition by glass artist Sarah Mizer. Taking inspiration from depictions of nature throughout art history with particular focus on the way in which 16th & 17th-century vanitas still-life paintings explore themes of transience, Sarah Mizer renders nature’s assorted greenery from alley volunteers to champion bouquets. This is Crate Project's inaugural exhibition, which runs from February 17-April 1. A closing reception and Q@A with the artist will take place on April 1 from 4-6pm.

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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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Andrew Aydin Present March, a Civil Rights Graphic Novel Trilogy

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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This is a not-to-miss event!!! Discover the inside story of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its most iconic figures, Congressman John Lewis. March is the award-winning, #1 bestselling graphic novel trilogy recounting his life in the movement, co-written with Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell. This commemorative set contains all three volumes of March in a beautiful slipcase. Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. #1 New York Times and Washington…

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Free

Cello Concert by Christopher Hutton

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Friends of Music of St. John in the Wilderness in Flat Rock will present cellist Christopher Hutton in a concert of music written for solo cello on Sunday, March 26, at 4 p.m. The program consists of a suite comprised of single movements of the six solo sonatas of J. S. Bach and the Suite for Cello No. 1, Op. 72, of British composer Benjamin Britten. Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Hutton is the cellist of the Poinsett Piano…

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$70.00

Hands-on Cooking Class at The Farm – Italian Cuisine

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Farm – A Gathering Place, 215 Justice Ridge Road
Candler, NC 28715 United States
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Join us for a hands-on class here at The Farm. Chef Mike Ferrari will help you become a self-confident cook, spark your creativity and most importantly have FUN! Our classes are suitable for cooks at all experience levels and are small to maximize one-on-one attention. At the end of the lesson, students will sit down to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Trust us, you will not go away hungry! Chef Mike will focus on home style dishes from all…

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Free

Camera Club of Hendersonville

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hendersonvile Chamber of Commerce, 204 Kanuga Rd.
Hendersonville , NC United States
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Looking for ways to improve your images through Photo Editing software techniques? Join the Camera Club of Hendersonville at its General Meeting at 6:30PM on Tuesday, March 28th for a “Before and After” presentation. All are welcome to visit and membership is available. The club meets at the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce Building (Kanuga and Church Streets). See Club Website for more details: www.cameraclubofhendersonville.com

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April 2017
$4 - $15.

Spring Break Family Fun

April 1 - April 5
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, NC 28720 United States + Google Map

Chimney Rock is home to incredible wildlife, and we are lucky to have Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park Naturalists for an informal program at 2 p.m. daily, where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at Grady’s Animal Discovery…

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$10 - $15

Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, 37745
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories By Eric Carle will bring together old favorites and new friends. Featuring evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry, the triple-bill highlights three of Eric Carle’s most beloved tales. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is joined by a whimsical cast of adventurous animals drawn from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? The poignant story of a young girl’s unusual quest, Papa Please Get The Moon For Me,…

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$55

Title: Farm Dreams? An Exploratory Workshop for Farm Dreamers

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
NC United States + Google Map

Are you dreaming of starting your own farm? Farm Dreams is an entry level, five-hour, exploratory workshop designed to help people who are seeking practical, common sense information on whether sustainable farming is the next step for them, and how to move forward. This is a great workshop to attend if you are in the exploratory stages of getting started farming. Join us to explore the practicalities of your farm dreams. We’ll cover common sense, relevant information to discover if…

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Free

Author Bren McCain presents One Good Mama Bone

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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When her husband drinks himself to death, Sarah, a dirt-poor homemaker with no family to rely on and the note on the farm long past due, must find a way for her and young Emerson Bridge to survive. But the more daunting obstacle is Sarah's fear that her mother s words, seared in her memory since she first heard them at the age of six, were a prophesy, You ain't got you one good mama bone in you, girl. When…

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Free

Author Sobha Rao presents An Unrestored Woman

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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In her mesmerizing debut, Shobha Rao recounts the untold human costs of one of the largest migrations in history. 1947: the Indian subcontinent is partitioned into two separate countries, India and Pakistan. And with one decree, countless lives are changed forever. An Unrestored Woman explores the fault lines in this mass displacement of humanity: a new mother is trapped on the wrong side of the border; a soldier finds the love of his life but is powerless to act on…

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Free

Volunteering for the Health of it: Living Healthy Leader Training

April 4 - April 7
Land of Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Hwy
Asheville, 28806
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Want to make a lasting impact in the health of your community? The Living Healthy: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program uses practical education to inspire health behavior changes in those wanting to take charge and take control of their health. Leaders use structured activities to teach participants techniques for: relieving pain, increasing activity, supporting healthy eating, getting restful sleep, managing stress, making informed treatment decision, improving communication and more. We are currently recruiting volunteers to train as facilitators for this evidence-based…

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$70.00

Hans-on Cooking Class at The Farm – Spanish Cuisine

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Farm – A Gathering Place, 215 Justice Ridge Road
Candler, NC 28715 United States
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Join us for a hands-on class here at The Farm. Chef Mike Ferrari will help you become a self-confident cook, spark your creativity and most importantly have FUN! Our classes are suitable for cooks at all experience levels and are small to maximize one-on-one attention. At the end of the lesson, students will sit down to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Trust us, you will not go away hungry! Back by popular demand! Chef Mike offers another collection of…

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Free

Charles Vess & Emoke B’Racz present Walking Through the Landscape of Faerie

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Artist and illustrator Charles Vess returns to Malaprop’s with his extraordinarily beautiful book, Walking Through the Landscapes of Faerie. The book is a lush compilation of fantasy illustrations and writing from Vess as well as poems by Neil Gaiman, Gregory Maguire, Ursula K. le Guin, and others, including our owner, Emoke!

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The 5th Annual Asheville Bioneers Conference

April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The 5th Annual Asheville Bioneers Conference, an event of the Bioneers Resilient Community Network, is coming to Asheville April 5th, 8th, and 9th. This FREE three-day event is presented by Lenoir-Rhyne University and the Reese Institute for Conservation of Natural Resources. The conference will bring together talks from the national conference in California with panels of local community members to discuss relevant themes related to building a better community. Conference presenters will provide a snapshot of their work in the…

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Free

Michel Stone presents Border Child in conversation with Tommy Hays

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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For Hector and Lilia, pursuit of the American Dream became every parent's worst fear when their infant daughter vanished as they crossed from Mexico to the United States--now they must try to get her back. With great empathy and a keen awareness of current events, Michel Stone delivers a novel of surpassing sensitivity and heart. Young lovers Hector and Lilia dreamed of a brighter future for their family in the United States. Hector left Mexico first, to secure work and…

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Free

Sierra Club April 5: Clean Energy in North Carolina

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Join the Sierra Club on April 5 to learn about the status of installing solar and wind clean energy generation in North Carolina. Hear from experts about our success in becoming a national leader in installed solar generation and the beginnings of wind power in our state. Find out what the future holds for both expanding solar and onshore/off shore wind energy generation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Gail Solomon, gailwriter@msn.com, 908-963-7711

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$450

Taking Your Story to the Stage Storytelling Workshop

April 7 @ 9:00 am - April 9 @ 4:00 pm
StoryWindow Productions, Asheville, 28805 + Google Map

The focus of this 3-day intensive "Taking Your Story to the Stage" workshop is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” We will begin on Friday with group and partner exercises and individual feedback designed to smooth rough edges and polish your story and performance. In preparation for the performance, we will do sound and light checks and get comfortable with the performance space on Saturday. That evening we will meet…

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Glassworks Concert Series ft. Burial Beer Co. & The Barsters

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lexington Glassworks, 81 S. Lexington Ave.
Asheville, 28801
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The Lexington Glassworks will serve as a backdrop for the ultimate local music, art and beer experience. We are excited to announce the kick off of the 2nd Annual Glassworks Concert Series with a group of true blue Asheville locals, The Barsters, beer by Burial Beer Co and a limited release of LGW hand-blown glass mugs. Join us on April 7th from 4 – 8PM for our kick-off event and on the First Friday of each month for glassblowing demos,…

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Free

ArtScapes Hendersonville – Where Art Meets the Sky

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ArtMoB Studios &MArketplace, 124 4th Avenue East,
Hendersonville, NC United States
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Join the 40 artist's chosen for the First Annual ArtScape Hendersonville Exhibit Opening Reception. All the original artwork that was created, juried and accepted for the banners that will adorn Historic Downtown Hendersonville will be on display at TWO locations. ArtMob Studios & Marketplace 124 4th Avenue East and Art on 4th, 125 4th Ave W, Hendersonville, NC In providing a unique twist on an outdoor gallery experience, the project’s objective is to create an outdoor gallery experience making Hendersonville…

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$14 - $28

The Nerd at NC Stage

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - April 23 @ 5:00 pm
NC Stage, 15 Stage Lane
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Attic Salt Theatre Company presents the riotous comedy The Nerd The Nerd, by Larry Shue Produced by Attic Salt Theatre Company at NC Stage Company as part of their Catalyst Series April 7-23 Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm North Carolina Stage Company 15 Stage Lane, Asheville, NC Attic Salt Theatre Company is proud to once again team up with NC Stage Company as part of their Catalyst Series for Larry Shue’s crazy comedy, The Nerd. Attic Salt is the…

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Corey Smith Live at The Orange Peel

April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, 28801
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The way Corey Smith sees it, he owes a debt to his fans. And it's one he is determined to repay with his 10th album, While the Gettin' Is Good. The project, released on Sugar Hill Records, marks the first time that the singer-songwriter, a wildly popular touring artist who has produced all of his past efforts, has turned over the reins to a bona fide country music producer in Keith Stegall. The result is Smith's most ambitious record yet,…

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free

Potters of Madison County

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marshall High Studios, 115 Blannahassatt Island
Marshall, NC, 28753
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The seventh annual Potters of Madison County market will feature the POMC member potters and a guest list including some of the finest potters from the southeast. It is held in the spacious, sunny auditorium of the Marshall High Studios, a beautiful brick 1920s high school - turned artist studios. Marshall High sits on a quiet little island in the French Broad River, just over the bridge from historic downtown Marshall, NC, 25 minutes north of Asheville.

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$68

Alpine Wine Dinner

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hickory Nut Gap Farm, 57 Sugar Hollow Rd
Fairview, 28730
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Embark on a culinary adventure. On April 8th Hickory Nut Gap Farm and Aaron Schorsch of Saveur the Journey present the Alpine Wine Dinner. The dinner will feature five courses with wine pairings and spotlight local artisanal cheeses. With each wine pairing, envision the snow-capped mountains, lakes, and rivers of the Alps shaped by glaciers over many years. Each cheese will be local, artisanal, and created in the Alpine style. Complimentary shuttle service provided from Asheville.

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Harmonia By the River: 3rd Annual Fundraiser and Festival

April 9
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Harmonia is hosting its third outdoor fundraiser and festival at the Salvage Station on Sunday April 9, 2017. The activities will begin at 2pm. The fundraiser will feature music on an outdoor stage from a lineup of multi-genre, local favorites, such as, Third Nature, ElectroChemical, and Natural Born Leaders, as well as special guest from Nashville, Sirius Colors. As day falls to night we will hear inspiring words from The Hip Hop Orchestra, a variety of regional conscious poets. At…

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Free

Malaprop’s Ultimate Mystery Books Author Panel!

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Enjoy an evening author panel made up of exciting mystery authors as they talk about their books, their craft, and perhaps a few of their secrets..... This year's Mystery Panel includes: David Burnsworth - Southern Heat Susan Crawford - The Pocket Wife Elena Hartwell - One Dead, Two to Go Bryan Robinson - Limestone Gumption Jaden Terrell - Racing the Devil

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Free

Author Stephanie Powell Watts presents No One Is Coming to Save Us

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, Nylon, Elle, and The Chicago Review of Books JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he's startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as…

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Lake Junaluska Easter Celebration

April 15 - April 16
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Spring in the mountains of western North Carolina brings a burst of color, with wildflowers evidencing rebirth and renewal. Gather with family and friends at Lake Junaluska to celebrate Easter with a powerful sunrise service and other special Easter activities. The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk will take participants on a route that showcases the beauty of the Lake Junaluska grounds. Schedule of Events 5K Road Race Saturday, April 15 at 9 a.m. Join runners and…

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$75.00

En-ONE-Ment Workshop

April 15
Center for Spiritual Wisdom in the Elk Haven Wellness Center, 100 Elks Club Road, in Brevard, N.C., 100 Elks Club Road
Brevard, 28712 United States
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The Center for Spiritual Wisdom in Brevard, N.C. will offer “En-ONE-Ment,” a day-long retreat, on Saturday, April 15, from 9 to 4:30, featuring Amazon-best selling author Randy Siegel. In this fast-paced, interactive workshop, participants will explore seven selves and three psycho-spiritual paths that help bring us into closer union with ourselves, others, the natural world, and the divine. Through dialog, journaling, group and individual exercises, participants will determine those paths most relevant to their lives now, as well as consider…

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Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Junaluska, 91 N. Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745
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Come celebrate Easter at Lake Junaluska and join us for the annual Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk. The race is part of the Lake Junaluska's Saturday Easter celebration. The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk is a charitable event to support the recreation opportunities of Lake Junaluska through the Friends of the Lake program. 100% of the proceeds for this event go to the annual maintenance and improvement of the recreation areas at…

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Free

Sci-Fi Author John Kessel presents The Moon and the Other

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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John Kessel, one of the most visionary writers in the field, has created a rich matriarchal utopia, set in the near future on the moon, a society that is flawed by love and sex, and on the brink of a destructive civil war. In the middle of the twenty-second century, over three million people live in underground cities below the moon's surface. One city-state, the Society of Cousins, is a matriarchy, where men are supported in any career choice, but…

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Free

Paula Robbins presents On Strawberry Hill: The Transcendent Love of Richard Pinchot & Laura Houghteling

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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While not a biography of legendary American forester and conservationist Gifford Pinchot, On Strawberry Hill: The Transcendent Love of Gifford Pinchot and Laura Houghteling explores a vital and transformative facet of his personal life that, until now, has remained relatively unknown. At its core, Paula Ivaska Robbins's On Strawberry Hill is a human interest story that cuts a neat slice across nineteenth-century America by bringing into juxtaposition a wide array of topics germane to the period--the national fascination with spiritualism,…

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Free

Authors Taylor Brown & Robert Morgan discuss their books The River of Kings and Chasing the North Star

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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TAYLOR BROWN grew up on the Georgia coast. He has lived in Buenos Aires, San Francisco, and the mountains of western North Carolina. His fiction has appeared in more than twenty publications including The Baltimore Review, The North Carolina Literary Review, and storySouth. He is the recipient of the Montana Prize in Fiction, and was a finalist in both the Machigonne Fiction Contest and the Doris Betts Fiction Prize . His short story collection In the Season of Blood and…

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Authors Taylor Brown & Robert Morgan present The River of Kings & Chasing the North Star

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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TAYLOR BROWN grew up on the Georgia coast. He has lived in Buenos Aires, San Francisco, and the mountains of western North Carolina. His fiction has appeared in more than twenty publications including The Baltimore Review, The North Carolina Literary Review, and storySouth. He is the recipient of the Montana Prize in Fiction, and was a finalist in both the Machigonne Fiction Contest and the Doris Betts Fiction Prize . His short story collection In the Season of Blood and…

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Authors Taylor Brown & Robert Morgan present The River of Kings & Chasing the North Star

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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TAYLOR BROWN grew up on the Georgia coast. He has lived in Buenos Aires, San Francisco, and the mountains of western North Carolina. His fiction has appeared in more than twenty publications including The Baltimore Review, The North Carolina Literary Review, and storySouth. He is the recipient of the Montana Prize in Fiction, and was a finalist in both the Machigonne Fiction Contest and the Doris Betts Fiction Prize . His short story collection In the Season of Blood and…

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Free

NYT Bestselling Author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney present The Nest

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Instant New York Times Bestseller; named a Best Book of 2016 by People, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Refinery29, NPR and LibraryReads. Hilarious and big-hearted, The Nest is a stellar debut. "Sweeney's writing is like really good dark chocolate: sharper and more bittersweet than the cheap stuff, but also too delicious not to finish in one sitting."-  Entertainment Weekly Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of…

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Free

Dr. Scott Mahan presents Are You Afraid of Snakes?: A Doctor’s Exploration of Alternative Medicine

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Are You Afraid of Snakes? describes the author's 5-year medical journey from Africa to Appalachia, as he encounters many alternative approaches to medicine (voodoo, naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, hot yoga, barefoot running, performance enhancing drinks, titanium necklaces, magnets, hypnosis, detoxification diets, and ayurvedic medicine). Dr. Mahan relates his personal and often humorous experiences in the dual worlds of alternative and Western medicine. He offers an unbiased analysis and opinion of the differing approaches to medicine.

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$15

Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers at Isis Music Hall

April 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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A CD Release party for Aussie Geoff Achison's latest - Another Mile, Another Minute. Geoff invokes the spirit of the great blues & soul artists to create his engaging original sound. He’s been chosen one of the “Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists” by Guitar Player Magazine followed with making the “Top 100+ Guitarists You Should Know” roster. In 2012 Geoff was listed as one of the “Top 50 Australian Guitarists of All Time.” He’s been a 17 year Guest Guitar…

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Run for the Paws

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
New Belgium Brewing Company, 21 Craven St.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s 7th annual Run for the Paws is the only 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re invited! Run or walk with hundreds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends to raise money for Brother Wolf on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at New Belgium Brewing Company located at 21 Craven St. in Asheville. Register as an individual or as a group. Participants can compete in the chip-timed 5K, or stroll…

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Apple Country Cider Jam

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Henderson County Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, 28792
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The Apple Country Cider Jam celebrates the heritage of the apple industry in Henderson County. Enjoy sampling delicious hard cider from one of the many cideries that use Henderson County grown apples. The Cider Jam is a ticketed tasting event featuring North Carolina cideries, local food trucks, and music headlined by IBMA award-winning band Balsam Range.

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Author Hannah Palmer presents Flight Path

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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In the months leading up to the birth of her first child, Hannah Palmer discovers that all three of her childhood houses have been wiped out by the expansion of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Having uprooted herself from a promising career in publishing in her adopted Brooklyn), Palmer embarks on a quest to determine the fate of her lost homesand of a community that has been erased by unchecked Southern progress. Lyrically chronicling the overlooked devastation and beauty along the…

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Authors Majorie Agostin & Emoke B’Racz present Home: An Imagined Landscape

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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"Our century has become marked by the distinct, bitter tinge of nomadism and emigration." The sixteen essays in this book are by writers from diverse parts of the world recalling their experiences and emotions of what is meant by the concept of Home. Each essay is written with evocative and often lyrical tones of great beauty as well as lucidity. Many of the essays describe homes that exist no longer, and homes that have changed or disappeared through time. Yet…

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Author John Cox presents To Kill a People: Genocide in the 20th Century

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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There have been numerous books on genocide in the last twenty years, but To Kill a People offers a different approach. It is one of the few books on genocide expressly written for use in the college classroom. The book includes four case studies--the Armenian, Nazi, Cambodian, and Rwandan genocides--and substantive introductory and concluding chapters that contribute to two key debates within genocide studies: how to define "genocide" and place it in relation to other mass atrocities, and how to…

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Author Kim Dinan presents The Yellow Envelope

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they're given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don't overthink it; share your experiences; don't feel pressured to give it all away. Through Ecuador, Peru, Nepal, and beyond, Kim and Brian face obstacles, including major challenges to their relationship. As she distributes the gift to people she encounters along the way…

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Author Kim Dinan Discusses and Signs “The Yellow Envelope”

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Join author Kim Dinan as she reads from and discusses her book: "The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World" at Malaprop's in Asheville, NC on 4/25/17. About "The Yellow Envelope" Plagued by anxiety and a persistent feeling that there was more to life than paychecks and mortgages, Kim and her husband decide to uproot their lives and travel around the world. Just before their departure, they're given an unexpected gift that will shape…

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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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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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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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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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