The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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September 2017

Beloved Bear Photography Exhibit has Migrated to South Asheville

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

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

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Asheville Mandala Art Meditation

September 1 @ 8:00 am - November 2 @ 5:00 pm
Green Sage Cafe Westgate, 70 Westgate Pkwy
Asheville, 28806
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Free

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

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Water Portraits: Barbara Tyroler

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

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

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Ancient Forms, Modern Minds: Contemporary Cherokee Ceramics

September 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Bardo Arts Center NC + Google Map
Free

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

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Asheville Outlets Offers FREE Healthy Hikers Walkers Club

September 1 @ 10:00 am - October 25 @ 6:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806
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Free

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

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Music on Main Street

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

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

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Crafted Strangers

September 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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Free and open to the public.

In the United States and Canada government policies and popular media create a misleading narrative that places people of color at society’s margins. From cultural restrictions to harmful stereotypes the seemingly opposite experiences of the first and most recent people to live on this land share the same struggles. Framed within the Native American and immigrant experience, Crafted Strangers explores how craft can be used as a tool for regaining control over how one chooses to define themself. The seventeen…

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October 2017

Sherpa Night: Celebrate Nepal

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Diamond Brand Outdoors, 1378 Hendersonville Road, Suite J
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Free

Sherpa Adventure Gear weaves together the latest designs and technology with the rich heritage and time-honored beliefs of Nepal. The company was founded by Tashi Sherpa as a living memorial to the unsung heroes of Mt. Everest. For decades, climbers have always been grateful for having a Sherpa companion on the treacherous slopes of the Himalayas. It is the Sherpa who makes the route, carries the load, and sets the ropes to the top and back. Join us to experience…

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Seed Exchange Featuring Vandana Shiva

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Stephens Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Join us in celebrating our local biodiversity and the important work of seed savers as we welcome Vandana Shiva, world-renowned seed activist, to our region. There will be seed trading, as well seed storytelling, seed saving workshops, and more! Dr. Vandana Shiva will be attending the early part of the seed exchange for a special program. Seed saving is a culturally and ecologically important practice that requires much work and care. We want to honor the hard work of seed…

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Pardee Pill Drop Event

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pardee UNC Health Care, 800 North Justice Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791 United States
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Pardee UNC Health Care and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office will host a pill take-back event on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pardee’s Justice Street upper parking lot near the hospital’s main entrance. This event will provide local residents a convenient and safe way to dispose of old medications, including prescription pills, capsules, ointments, vitamins, liquids in their original containers, inhalers and patches. Radioactive chemotherapy medications as well as sharps, needles and EpiPens will not…

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Fall Fiesta Pop Up Shop

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bhramari Brewing Co., 101 S Lexington Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Enjoy the crisp fall air with a drink in your hand, good friends, and surrounded by amazing makers, designers, and vintage collectors at the Fall Fiesta Show & Tell Pop Up Shop! Shop our 4-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 70 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. FALL FIESTA POP UP SHOP Preview Party, October 18 from 6-9pm…

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LEAF Fall Festival

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - October 22 @ 7:00 pm
Lake Eden Events, 377 Lake Eden Rd.
Black Mountain, 28711
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$35 - $215

Come along and ride on a Fantastic Voyage for the 45th LEAF Festival on Oct. 19-22, 2017! Located on the grounds of scenic Lake Eden, LEAF Festival has spent over two decades bringing a diverse and multicultural line-up of musicians, artists, and artisans to the Blue Ridge Mountains with a mission to “Connect Cultures & Create Community” through music & arts. Whether spending your time uniting with friends for a camping adventure, experiencing 6 stages filled with world-class music, exploring…

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Drawing for Joy – Stephanie Peterson Jones

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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In Drawing for Joy, author and illustrator Stephanie Peterson Jones offers beginning artists a low-stress way to build a successful daily drawing practice in just 15 minutes a day. She will discuss how this book came to be and offer her insight into how to draw with joy.

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Choir Music Weekend

October 20 - October 22
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Enjoy the incredible beauty of fall at Lake Junaluska along with others small and medium sized church choirs as we gather for a weekend of music and worship. Come learn and perform eight anthems, attend workshops and celebrate the colors of autumn at the Lake. Lodging and meal packages are available.

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Fall Fiesta Pop Up Shop

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bhramari Brewing Co., 101 South Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Enjoy the crisp fall air with a drink in your hand, good friends, and surrounded by amazing makers, designers, and vintage collectors at the Fall Fiesta Show & Tell Pop Up Shop! Shop our 4-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 70 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. FALL FIESTA POP UP SHOP Preview Party, October 18 from 6-9pm…

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NC Dance Festival in Asheville

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - October 21 @ 9:30 pm
BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce Street
Asheville, 28801 United States
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$15 - $21.50

October 20th at 8:00pm October 21st at 2:00pm & 8:00pm NCDA/NCDF New Works Award Winner Chris Yon presents a new solo for Taryn Griggs, “HOW TO PUNCH, KICK, STAB, KILL”. Witty and dark, the work draws inspiration from disaster survival guides, instructional diagrams for aerobic disco routines, and illustrations of disembodied hands in its idiosyncratic performance. Alexandra Warren’s JOYEMOVEMENT Dance Company presents excerpts from the full-length “For Love of Country,” an exploration of patriotism, struggle, reconciliation, and moving forward. Natalie…

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Art on the Trail

October 21
Trailblazer Park, 235 Trailblazer Drive SC United States + Google Map
Free

Join us Saturday, October 21st for Art on the Trail, presented by the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance. Held each year at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest, the juried Art Market opens with a gathering of nearly 90 of the area’s most talented visual artists and numerous performers. Designed to immerse the senses in art, Art on the Trail will arouse the inner artists in everyone - young and old. For more information and to plan your trip schedule visit www.ArtontheTrail.com.

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Rattlesnake Lodge History & Forest Tour

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ingles, 499 Weaverville Rd.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$12

Join us on this autumn hike along the Mountain to Sea Trail to the historic ruins of Rattlesnake Lodge with ecologist Dr. Jeff Beacham. This is a family-friendly event and dogs are welcome! Take a tour through time with stories about mystery, history, and nature. The hike is 2.8 miles round trip, easy to somewhat moderate difficulty. Registration is required for this tour (only 12 spots are available). To register, visit www.LandAndLoreEcotours.com or call 828-476-TOUR.

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Intimate Landscape: Plein Air and Scientific Illustration in the Southern Appalachians

October 21 @ 10:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm
High Cove Firefly Lodge, 1215 Rebels Creek
Bakersville, NC 28705 United States
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$175

Drawing and painting our area's amazing natural history is a great way to know it better, from close up and at a distance. In this workshop, you don't have to have drawing or painting experience, but it's guaranteed you'll learn cool new stuff even if you do. Nancy Lowe and Connie Karleta Sales will lead this two-part workshop at High Cove, between Spruce Pine and Burnsville on N80 (near Bandana). We will work in studio settings as well as on…

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Author Ruth Spiro with Baby Loves Science Board Books Story Time

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Avenue, #204
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Free

Ruth Spiro, author of the Baby Loves Science board book series, shares her newest creations in a Story Time for children through age 4. From thermodynamics to quantum physics, bring the universe home to little ones. Free.

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Fall Fiesta Pop Up Shop

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bhramari Brewing Co., 101 South Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Enjoy the crisp fall air with a drink in your hand, good friends, and surrounded by amazing makers, designers, and vintage collectors at the Fall Fiesta Show & Tell Pop Up Shop! Shop our 4-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 70 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. FALL FIESTA POP UP SHOP Preview Party, October 18 from 6-9pm…

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Kids’ Coding Workshop with Robot! Pre-Registration Required

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Avenue, #204
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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$25

Is it art? Is it science? You decide when your child participates in this hands-on introductory computer coding workshop on Saturday, October 21, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Come learn to draw with Parallax S2 Robots! Students begin by learning the commands to draw and create Spirographs and other geometric shapes using a Windows GUI application. The workshop is for 3rd-6th graders only and has a cap of six students, so there’s plenty of time for individual attention. The cost…

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Trick or Trail 5-Mile & 1-Mile Spooky Sprint

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DupontState Forest, Hendersonville
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States
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The only race of its kind in the region, participants will strap on headlamps and light up the night as they duke it out in the dusk. The twists and turns of DuPont’s famous trail system will dare them to push forward, not knowing what bogies and specters might lurk around each corner! The One Mile Spooky Sprint will be Halloween themed, and a great chance for kids and kids-at-heart to break in their costumes a day early, without stressing…

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Fall Fiesta Pop Up Shop

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bhramari Brewing Co., 101 South Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 20081 United States
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Free

Enjoy the crisp fall air with a drink in your hand, good friends, and surrounded by amazing makers, designers, and vintage collectors at the Fall Fiesta Show & Tell Pop Up Shop! Shop our 4-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 70 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. FALL FIESTA POP UP SHOP Preview Party, October 18 from 6-9pm…

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Fairview Area Art League Outdoor Art Show

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Hub of Fairview, 1185 Charlotte Highway
Fairview, NC 28730 United States
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The newly formed Fairview Area Art League (FAAL) will host its free fall outdoor art show on Sunday, October 22, 1–5 pm in Fairview. Member artists will showcase and sell a variety of art including painting, pottery, sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry, stained glass and more. There will be more than 20 artists represented on the sidewalk and inside The Hub of Fairview. Come enjoy a glass of cider and add some pizzazz to your life with local art. Location is…

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AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES

October 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flat Rock Cinema, 2700 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, 28731
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$10.00

Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has attracted admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould. AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both…

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AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES

October 23 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Flat Rock Cinema, 2700 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, 28731
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$10.00

Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has attracted admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould. AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both…

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Haunted Trail at Pisgah Brewing Co.

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - October 29 @ 9:00 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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$9 - $11

Have A Family Friendly Fright Night and Earn Money For Your School At The Haunted Trail at Pisgah Brewing Co. Are you ready to gather your closest ghouls and raise some money for your school? Well, the Haunted Trail is back for its 5th year at Pisgah Brewing Company, and the Ghouls For Schools program is now monster sized! Like last year, the Ghouls for Schools program will give $1 back from each ticket to your PTA or PTO of…

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Day of the Dead Mini-Pop

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Trade & Lore Coffee 37 Wall Street, NC 28801 United States + Google Map
Free

Enjoy the crisp fall air with a drink in your hand, good friends, and surrounded by amazing makers, designers, and vintage collectors at the Fall Fiesta Show & Tell Pop Up Shop! Shop our 4-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 50 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. DAY OF THE DEAD MINI-POP October 26 - November 5 Open…

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Bonfire Conference

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Goodwill Workforce Training Center, 1616 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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$167 - $197

BONFIRE is a conference designed to help you use storytelling—the world's most vital tool for sparking connections-to increase sales, deepen engagement and ignite connections with your customers or donors! Join us for the 1-day weekend event dedicated to teaching storytelling skills for business success. The conference features three keynote speakers and a highly curated panel of four local leaders to facilitate workshops on tools and strategies for using storytelling to increase engagement. Keynote speakers include poet and radio personality James Navé…

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Of Time and the River-Fine Art Show

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zealandia, 40 Vance Gap Road
Asheville, NC 28805
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$7575.00

Asheville's premier landscape painters celebrate the French Borad River's rise from polluted obscurity to the defining element of the South's most exciting city at Of Time and the River IV: the Annual Art Show and Gala to benefit RiverLink. The event will be held on Friday, October 27th from 6-9pm at the mysterious Zealandia Castle, the historic 1908 Tudor Revival mansion on Beaucatcher Mountain overlooking the city of Asheville. The art will be available for purchase, and the gallery free…

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Love Makes a Home: The Life of Rebecca Boone

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
White Horse Black Mountain, 105 Montreat Rd
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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$10

Barb McEwen will bring Rebecca Boone to life at the White Horse Black Mountain, as Bruce Greene fiddles the tunes he chose for this play by local author Kiesa Kay. It's exciting, engaging, and fun.

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Day of the Dead Mini-Pop

October 28 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Trade & Lore Coffee, 37 Wall Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Enjoy the crisp fall air with a drink in your hand, good friends, and surrounded by amazing makers, designers, and vintage collectors at the Fall Fiesta Show & Tell Pop Up Shop! Shop our 4-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 50 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. DAY OF THE DEAD MINI-POP October 26 - November 5 Open…

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Beaverdam Studio Tour

October 28 @ 10:00 am - October 29 @ 5:00 pm
Beaverdam Road, Asheville, Beaverdam Road
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Free

1st Annual Beaverdam Studio Tour Saturday, October 28 10am to 5pm Sunday, October 29 noon to 5pm Join us for a self-guided tour of artists’ studios in North Asheville. We are 24 artists living and working in beautiful Beaverdam Valley—ceramists, painters, jewelers, sculptors, glass and textile artists, and watercolorists—and we invite visitors to meet us and purchase our handmade artwork. All studios are off Beaverdam Road, which is off Merrimon Avenue. Visit: beaverdamstudiotour.com and fb.me/beaverdamstudiotour Sponsors for the 2017 Beaverdam…

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Spellbound Children’s Bookshop Anniversary/Halloween Party

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Avenue, #204
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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Free

“13” could be a lucky number for you as Spellbound Children's Bookshop jointly celebrates 13 years in business and Halloween. FYI: Spellbound’s official opening day was October 25, 2004. There will be an all-ages costume contest with prizes, free face painting, a story time with spooky crafts for ages 4-8, and other games with prizes. (Costume judging at 3:15, story time at 3:30 p.m.) Post your pictures on social media with hashtag #Spellbound13 and you’ll be entered to win a…

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Craft With A Stranger: Public Event

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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Free and open to the public, but please register.

Inspired by the themes of cross-cultural communication and identity construction present in Crafted Strangers, CCCD invites local makers, writers, and creatives to “Craft with a Stranger”. Participants will respond to prompts in order to create new work inspired by the exhibition and be anonymously paired with a collaborator to create something together. This is registration for the public event on 10/28. Deadline for event participation has ended. Deadlines for participants: October 7: Pick up your kit from CCCD October 13:…

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Day of the Dead Mini-Pop

October 29 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Trade & Lore Coffee, 37 Wall Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Enjoy the crisp fall air with a drink in your hand, good friends, and surrounded by amazing makers, designers, and vintage collectors at the Fall Fiesta Show & Tell Pop Up Shop! Shop our 4-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 50 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. DAY OF THE DEAD MINI-POP October 26 - November 5 Open…

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Purple Crayon Workshop: Knitting Basics

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$64

As the days grow cooler, there's nothing quite as relaxing as sitting in front of a fire, sipping a cup of tea, and knitting. If you've always wanted to try your hand at this ancient art, or it's just been a while since you picked up your needles, this class is for you! In just a few hours, seasoned knitter Vicki Cummings will teach you the basics of knitting. In the first session, you'll pick a project (e.g., scarf, snood,…

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November 2017

Day of the Dead Mini-Pop

November 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Trade & Lore Coffee, 37 Wall Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Enjoy the crisp fall air with a drink in your hand, good friends, and surrounded by amazing makers, designers, and vintage collectors at the Fall Fiesta Show & Tell Pop Up Shop! Shop our 4-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 50 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. DAY OF THE DEAD MINI-POP October 26 - November 5 Open…

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Sierra Club Nov. 1: Methane, Pipelines and Climate Change

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

Sierra Club’s November 1 program will feature Kelly Martin, Director of Sierra Club's national Beyond Dirty Fuels program. He will discuss how the Sierra Club's efforts to curb methane pollution by keeping fossil fuels in the ground is making a difference. Learn how the club’s efforts are helping stop the creation of fracked gas pipelines and are leading to the enactment of public health safeguards. This event is free and open to the public. Contact: Judy Mattox, judymattox@sbcglobal.net, (828) 683-2716

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REEL ROCK 12 Showing in Asheville

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$20.00

This November, get ready for climbing’s greatest stories, stars, and sends. REEL ROCK 12 premieres five new short films that will deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration. Featuring Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage, and more. To purchase tickets, go to https://www.dwtheatre.com/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=reelrock12&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=

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Asheville Mixed Media & Assemblage Group, Art Opening

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak Street
Asheville, 28801
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Free

The Asheville Mixed Media & Assemblage Group will be showing their recent work at First Congregational UCC during the month of November. Please join us for an opening on November 3, 2017, from 5-8 p.m.

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Renewal: A Benefit for Harmonia

November 3 @ 9:00 pm - November 4 @ 2:00 am
Asheville Music Hall, 55 College Street
Asheville, 28801
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$5

In celebration of concluding a fantastic summer, we at Harmonia will be wrapping it all up by getting together one last time before winter. Join us for an evening of Renewal, catalyzing the chaotic energy from All Hallows celebrations into a renewed sense of self, shedding the excess summer goo onto the sweat -drenched dancefloor. We are celebrating filing the 501 c 3 and moving forward with committing to the growth and development of our programs and outreach. We will…

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TC Roberson’s PTSO 11th Annual Holiday Market

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
TC Roberson High School Cafeteria, 250 Overlook Drive
Asheville, 28803
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Free

TC Roberson’s PTSO Annual Holiday Market hosts over 90 vendors with unique gifts and handmade crafts. We will have Raffle Baskets, hourly door prize drawings and food items for sale. Parking and admission is free. The event is in the school cafeteria. Follow the signs.

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Book Signing & Talk

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Deborah Schlag, award winning author of Becoming the Healer The Miracle of Brain Injury and founder of Awakenings: Center for Inner Healing & Empowerment will be at Citylights Bookstore (3 E. Jackson St. Sylva, NC 28779) on November 4th at 3PM for a talk and discussion of trauma and healing. Be prepared to be inspired!

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“Fall” in Love: The Perfect Season (a concert by Asheville Lyric Opera)

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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$30

Asheville Lyric Opera celebrates the beautiful Asheville autumn with its “Fall” in Love: The Perfect Season concert at the Asheville Masonic Temple on Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 PM. Come and enjoy an evening of intimate music that reflects the romance of the leaves falling outside. For tickets call 828-236-0670 or visit AshevilleLyric.org.

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Tryon Little Theater

November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tryon Little Theater Workshop, 516 S. Trade St.
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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$11 - $16

Tryon Little Theater presents "Outside Mullingar" written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Catherine Gillett Shanley, author of "Doubt" and "Moonstruck" brings us a romantic comedy set in rural Ireland. Anthony and Rosemary are lovetorn farmers who haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. Full of dark humor and poetic prose, this is a tenderhearted portrait reminding us it’s never too late to take a chance on love. Starring Rosalind Ashford, Mark Monaghan, Christopher Smith and Tara…

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Purple Crayon Workshop: Introduction to Painting in Pastel

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$160

When you hold a pastel stick, you're holding pure color in your fingertips! Learn how to turn your fingers into a conduit between pigment and paper. ​ This workshop will begin with a two-hour pastel “bootcamp,” where Michelle Breen will talk about supplies, safety, substrates, composition, value, color theory, and mark making. Then, over the next two classes, Michelle will guide students through the process of creating a pastel painting from a reference photo. The workshop will conclude with a…

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Free Internet Safety Program for All Ages

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Asheville Library, 260 Overlook Road
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Free

The Joseph Initiative is presenting an informative class on Internet Safety for people of all ages. If you or your children use a smartphone or surf the internet, this class is for you. We have local and federal experts who will be there to teach us about internet security: - How to protect your information so you don’t fall prey to identity theft. - How to keep your children safe when they are using their smartphones or surfing the web.…

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Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival at Asheville Outlets

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806
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Free - $20

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) and Food Truck Festivals of America (www.foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com) are teaming up to host the Asheville Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. (a special VIP hour will be available at 11 a.m.) The festival will feature an array of gourmet food trucks and craft breweries and provide attendees with an opportunity to learn more about the vibrant gourmet food truck and craft beer scene in the Asheville area.…

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