The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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June 2017

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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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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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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$6400

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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Print Plus One: Beyond the Glass Matrix

June 23 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Bardo Arts Center, NC + Google Map
Free

In the main gallery space, patrons can explore a unique medium called vitreography in the exhibition, Print Plus One: Beyond the Glass Matrix. Vitreographs are prints made with a glass matrix instead of a traditional material such as metal, wood, or stone. 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, which became the creative focus of his workshop, Littleton Studios. Print Plus One:…

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Forging Futures: Studio Craft in Western North Carolina

June 29 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 6:00 pm
Blue Spiral 1, 38 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

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

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July 2017

Ana J. Blanton Mixed Media Art Exhibit

July 1 @ 9:00 am - July 31 @ 9:00 am
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak Street
Asheville, 28801
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Free

Solo art exhibit by Ana J. Blanton in downtown Asheville at First Congregational United's Gallery, 20 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801 on July 1 - 31, 2017. The exhibit includes mixed media paintings inspired by organic shapes found in nature. In this series she experiments with the translucent quality in paint and the texture created by the layering of various mediums. contact: artistana@gmail.com

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Water Portraits: Barbara Tyroler

July 3 @ 10:00 am - September 4 @ 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

July 3 @ 10:00 am - November 20 @ 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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Narrative Surface: Drawing On Ceramics

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - August 8 @ 9:00 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$215

Tuesdays 6:30-9pm July 11- August 8 During this course students will explore form, surface, line and color by making and decorating wheel-thrown functional forms. Through demonstrations and discussions we will cover surface design techniques including mishima (slip inlay), water etching, painting, and sgraffito carving. We will also include plenty of time to practice. Students should bring their favorite source materials including drawings and photos to begin to build a library of motifs. Open to all skill levels. Level: All Levels…

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Breaking (Down) The Mold

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - August 10 @ 9:00 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$220

Thursdays 6:30-9pm July 13- August 10 Come join Matt as he helps demystify the complexities and explores the potential of ceramic artwork made utilizing plaster molds. Whether a novice just diving into clay or a seasoned pro looking to expand your technical horizons, this class will focus on creating a variety of molds for press molding and slip casting both functional and sculptural forms. Break out of your mold and learn something new! Level: Intermediate to Advanced Tuition: $185 +…

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Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St.
Asheville, 28801
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$8.00

In its 70th year, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to downtown Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center. Filling both the concourse and arena levels of the venue, makers exhibit a variety of craft ranging from contemporary to traditional in works of clay, wood, metal, glass, fiber, natural materials, paper, leather, mixed media, and jewelry.

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Oskar Blues presents Burning CAN (not justa) Beerfest

July 21 @ 3:00 pm - July 22 @ 12:00 pm
Oskar Blues REEB Ranch, 315 Shoals Falls Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States
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TICKETS on sale NOW! www.burningcan.com/nc Burning CAN North Carolina celebrates canned craft beer in all it’s glory. Cans of craft beer were meant to be brought along and cracked open wherever you needed them – at a music festival, after a killer ride, on an epic paddle trip, or camping in the backcountry. Burning CAN NC condenses what’s best about the craft can lifestyle into a multi-day, outdoor festival with nationally touring bands, some of the best canning breweries from…

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Robert Earl Keen

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain , NC 28711 United States
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$25

ROBERT EARL KEEN “The road goes on forever …” It’s not always easy to sum up a career — let alone a life’s ambition — so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen’s calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words — the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night (“and the party never ends!”) — just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but…

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Make Noise – BMCM+AC Performance + Artist Talk

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 69 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

“We want our instruments to be an experience, one that will require us to change our trajectories and thereby impact the way we understand and imagine sound.” Make Noise, an Asheville-based company that designs and builds analog modular musical synthesizers, will share their company philosophy and perform with their newest instruments. Come hear the notes between the notes and discover unfound sounds! Free Check out more about Make Noise at their website: http://www.makenoisemusic.com/

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Taking A Leap: An Evening of Storytelling with Connie Regan-Blake

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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$20 - $25

While Connie’s touring schedule often takes her to the distant corners of the world, she is delighted to announce an upcoming solo performance near her hometown of Asheville, NC. On July 21st, Connie will bring her storytelling performance “Taking a Leap” to the stage of the Black Mountain Center for the Arts in an evening of stories that are sure to captivate and entertain all who listen. From stories of personal experiences to traditional tales, there will be a sometime…

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Yancey Humane Society Annual Dinner Auction

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wolf Laurel Country Club, 2607 Wolf Laurel Rd.
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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$50.00

Come join us for our annual YHS fundraiser! It will be held on July 22, 2017 at the Wolf Laurel Country Club in Mars Hill. There will be a "Yappy Hour" held between 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm for attendees to mingle and meet other attendees, shelter staff and management. At 7:00 pm, there will be a delicious buffet dinner to include drinks and dessert. In addition, there will be live music provided by the Fox Chase Band and a…

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Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure

July 23 - July 29
StoryWindow Productions, Asheville, 28805 + Google Map
$750

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

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Ashwville Triathlon

July 23 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Asheville Recreational Park, 65 Gashes Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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iDaph Events is excited to once again bring this popular fast & fun sprint triathlon to Asheville, NC! The race consists of a beautiful outdoor pool swim in a 50 meter pool, rolling bike course and a flat and fast run course which is super event for every level of triathlete, from novice to elites. Novice + Beginner tri-athletes love this race! The pool swim is great for new swimmers & the run is a flat, ‘easy’ course to navigate.…

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Author Drew Magary presents THE HIKE

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects. On a…

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Print Plus One: Beyond the Glass Matrix *Reception*

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
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Free

Join us as we well celebrate the artists of the Print Plus One exhibition! There will be wine and other refreshments available for your enjoyment. In the main gallery space, patrons can explore a unique medium called vitreography in the exhibition, Print Plus One: Beyond the Glass Matrix. Vitreographs are prints made with a glass matrix instead of a traditional material such as metal, wood, or stone. In the late 1970s, Harvey K. Littleton, founder of the Studio Glass Movement,…

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Robert Motherwell & The New York School – BMCM+AC Film Screening

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Robert Motherwell & The New York School: Storming the Citadel, by filmmaker Catherine Tatge, looks at the epic struggle undertaken by Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko, Kline, and Motherwell as they changed the trajectory of art in the 1940s and 1950s, inventing a new type of abstraction and, in the process, making New York the center of the art world. It includes archival footage, interviews with leaders of the movement, and footage of Motherwell at work. FREE for BMCM+AC members +…

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Author Ron Rash launches THE RISEN in paperback

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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We're excited to be celebrating the PAPERBACK LAUNCH of Ron Rash's latest book The Risen. New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash demonstrates his superb narrative skills in this suspenseful and evocative tale of two brothers whose lives are altered irrevocably by the events of one long-ago summer, one bewitching young woman--and the secrets that could destroy their lives. While swimming in a secluded creek on a hot Sunday in 1969, sixteen-year-old Eugene and his older brother, Bill, meet the…

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Native American Summer Conference

July 28 - July 30
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Come to Lake Junaluska ready to renew yourself! Challenge yourself to participate in a Spiritual Walk around the lake. Learn about substance abuse, historical trauma and health issues. Participate in the talent show and ice cream social. Lodging and meals are available through Lake Junaluska.

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Youth Art Class with Appalachian Art Farm

July 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Appalachian Art Farm, 22 Morris St.
Sylva, 28779 United States
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$10

Youth Art Class, every Saturday! $10 includes instruction, materials and snack! We focus on different media each week and kids go home with a completed project. Registration highly recommended to reserve your seat! To register, email us: appalachianartfarm@gmail.com. Appalachian Art Farm is a non-profit organization in Sylva, NC whose mission is to support individual and artistic growth and community wellness through programs in the arts, heritage skills and outdoor recreation. We serve all members of the community and visitors, with…

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Fair Trade Garden Party

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ten Thousand Villages Asheville, 10 College St
Asheville, NC 28801
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FREE Join us for a fair trade garden party! Sample delicious treats from Simply in Season while you shop to support FEAST, a local organization whose mission is to empower young people and their families to learn to grow, prepare, and enjoy healthy fruits and vegetables through hands-on cooking and gardening education. We will donate 15% of every purchase to help preserve FEAST’s program at Hall Fletcher elementary school, located in West Asheville.

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Batik Basics with Appalachian Art Farm

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Appalachian Art Farm 22 Morris Street, Sylva, NC 28779, 22 Morris St.
Sylva, NC 28779
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Join artist Kansas Heiskell-Cook and learn the traditional techniques of hot wax resist and fabric dying. Create your own design or use one of the provided templates to create a fabric design. If you take only part one you will create a completed batik with one color (plus fabric color). Take the upcoming workshop in August for more colorful results! Ages 12+ $35 covers instruction and materials (Part I) $60 covers instruction and materials for both Part I and Part…

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Author Swan Huntley presents THE GODDESSES

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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When Nancy and her family arrive in Kona, Hawaii, they are desperate for a fresh start. Nancy's husband has cheated on her; they sleep in separate bedrooms and their twin sons have been acting out, setting off illegal fireworks. But Hawaii is paradise: they plant an orange tree in the yard; they share a bed once again and Nancy resolves to make a happy life for herself. She starts taking a yoga class and there she meets Ana, the charismatic…

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August 2017

Laughing Heart Literary Festival

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - August 4 @ 12:00 pm
Laughing Heart Lodge, 289 NW US. Hwy 25/70
Hot Springs, NC 28743 United States
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$300.00

To celebrate readers and books, The Laughing Heart Literary Project and Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café are presenting the first Laughing Heart Literary Festival, August 1-4, in Hot Springs, NC. The event will bring together nationally- and regionally-celebrated authors in onstage conversations about their books and books that have changed their lives. The festival will feature an opening night panel of authors honoring the writing life of Robert Morgan. All events will take place at Laughing Heart Lodge (289 NW Highway US 25/70)…

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BRONWEN DICKEY & DEIRDRE FRANKLIN present their books about PIT BULLS

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Join us as Bronwen Dickey presents PIT BULL: THE BATTLE OVER AN AMERICAN ICON and Deirdre Franklin presents PIT BULL LIFE: A DOG LOVER'S COMPANION. Below is a bit more about both books: PIT BULL: THE BATTLE OVER AN AMERICAN ICON The controversial story of one infamous breed of dog--a New York Times Bestseller ("Animals" list). When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate pit bull. Which made her…

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Sierra Club August 2: Can Science Save Us from Climate Change and from Ourselves?

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Join us on Wednesday, August 1, when the Sierra Club presents "Can Science Save Us from Climate Change and from Ourselves?” Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place (corner of Charlotte and Edwin) Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Robert Cabin, Professor of Ecology & Environmental Studies at Brevard College, will discuss the power and limitations of science to address climate change. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Judy Mattox, judymattox@sbcglobal.net,…

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Sierra Club August 2: Can Science Save Us from Climate Change snd from Ourselves?

August 2 @ 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 August 2: Can Science Save Us from Climate Change and from Ourselves? Join us on Wednesday, August 2, when the Sierra Club presents "Can Science Save Us from Climate Change and from Ourselves?” Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place (corner of Charlotte and Edwin) Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Robert Cabin, Professor of Ecology & Environmental Studies at Brevard College, will discuss the power and limitations of science to address climate change. This event…

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LYNN FRIERSON FAUST presents FIREFLIES, GLOW WORMS & LIGHTNING BUGS

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs: Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada is the first-ever comprehensive firefly guide for eastern and central North America. It is written for all those who want to know more about the amazing world of lightning bugs and learn the secrets hidden in the flash patterns of the 75+ species found in the eastern and central United States and Canada. As an independent researcher working with…

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Walking Through WNC 2.0

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THE BLOCK Off Biltmore, 39 Market Street
Asheville , 28801
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Free

Opening reception for "Walking Through WNC 2.0: Images by Members of Vagabond Photo Walks Group," set for Aug. 2, features a collection of images documenting sights and personalities in western North Carolina. Photographs in the show are the results of the group members roaming together with cameras through Black Mountain, Waynesville, Weaverville, Brevard, Hendersonville, Old Fort, Spruce Pine, Marshall and Hot Springs. Asheville is represented with images of downtown, areas under construction, the River Arts District, South Slope, and West…

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Lake Junaluska Singers in Concert

August 4 - August 5
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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The Lake Junaluska Singers will perform two concerts during Junaluska Associates weekend. The Lake Junaluska Associates is an organization of individuals from across the jurisdiction and beyond, who love Lake Junaluska and want to serve in partnership with the Lake Junaluska Assembly. All are welcome to attend the Lake Junaluska Singers concerts and individual tickets will be available online and in the Bethea Welcome Center.

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LEAF Downtown AVL

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - August 5 @ 10:00 pm
Pack Square Park, 121 College St
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

For two days – Friday & Saturday – Pack Square Park will be alive with three stages featuring national, regional, & local talent, Easel Rider activities, a LEAF Family Adventure Zone, dozens of roaming artists & buskers, a Prestige Subaru Adventure Zone, and interactive art installations for all to enjoy! Through a partnership with Asheville Grown, we aim to highlight local artists & locally-owned vendors. Enrichment activities, cultural exchanges, and civic engagement will also take place at the Voices of…

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Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$55

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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Wee Trade Children’s Consignment Fall/Winter Event

August 5
WNC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd. NC United States + Google Map
Free

Wee Trade is a Children’s Consignment Sale hosted twice a year. The Fall and Winter event is being held at the WNC Ag Davis Event Center. The sale dates are August 5th, 6th, 11th and 12th. This sale is expected to have over 1550 consignors. The 45,000 sq. ft. Davis Event Center will be set up in a store format offering all things for children from infant to size 18! We have maternity items as well. Please help by spreading…

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45th Annual Village Art & Craft Fair

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cathedral of All Souls, Biltmore Village
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Free

Held the first full weekend in August, this area's premier outdoor art and craft fair hosts 120 exhibitors representing all media. The Fair draws thousands of eager shoppers to the beautiful tree covered grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls in charming Historic Biltmore Village.

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Image Speak – BMCM+AC Workshop

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$48

In Image Speak, taught by Lynn Underwood, participants will explore a variety of art activities and media with the focus on process and intuition. The workshop will alternate between personal art and community art, responding to images through poetry and journaling. Takeaways will include ideas to incorporate into an existing art practice or as a means to jump-start something new. $40 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $48 non-members

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45th Annual Village Art & Craft Fair

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cathedral of All Souls, Biltmore Village
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Free

Held the first full weekend in August, this area's premier outdoor art and craft fair hosts 120 exhibitors representing all media. The Fair draws thousands of eager shoppers to the beautiful tree covered grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls in charming Historic Biltmore Village.

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Festival of Wisdom & Grace

August 7 - August 10
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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This year’s theme, Living with Grace, will carry throughout the weekend of worship, workshops, professional training, and fellowship geared toward those in the second half of life. Designed for individuals, couples, small groups or church leaders. Sponsored by the Southeastern Jurisdictional Association of Older Adults, it is an experience of inspiration and renewal.

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Cob Construction

August 7 - August 11
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$685

5-Day Workshop August 7-11 Monday- Friday 9:30am- 4:30pm You can build long lasting structures from your scrap clay. Join us in erecting a teahouse from reclaimed and scrap clay using the ancient technique of cob house building. This weeklong workshop will focus on making permanent structures using only clay, straw, sand, water, and dirt. We will cover the fundamentals of mixing cob and explore the vast possibilities of how to apply it to building walls, mass heaters, or pizza ovens.…

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Author GAVIN DILLARD presents GRAYBEARD ABBEY with MICHAEL COYLE

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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"Graybeard Abbey" is the thirteenth book from Gavin Geoffrey Dillard -- poet, playwright, songwriter, librettist, and comedy writer to the stars. Though the book is in poetic form, including free verse, koans, haiku, and traditional waka form, "Graybeard Abbey" also is a journal of a year on the poet's wee tea farm in Southern Appalachia, capturing the seasons and their foibles, the dramas of the woods and field and their critters, and life with eight obstreperous kitties. Once a gay…

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Author GRANT KING presents LOVE SONGS FOR A COUNTRY LANE

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Join us as we welcome songwriter Grant King to Malaprop's! Grant is a country music songwriter and friend of many well-known country music artists. This book gives us his selected songs and poems from a lifetime of writing. These are classics from a true master of the artform.

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Women’s Wilderness Workshops and Retreat

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - August 13 @ 2:00 pm
Camp Daniel Boone, Canton, NC United States + Google Map
$395.00

Join us for this four-day Women's only camping event and workshops! Classes teaching earth based skills like Fire by Friction, Basketry, Homesteading, Music, Pottery, Flint Knapping, Arts, Archery, Permaculture, Animal Husbandry, Women's Health, Fishing, Yoga and more! Registration includes classes, private platform tent/cot, bathroom/shower facilities and two locally raised meals per day, hiking, yoga and access to healing arts like massage and body work, amidst 1000's of acres of wilderness!

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Author JOE BERKOWITZ presents AWAY WITH WORDS

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Fast Company reporter Joe Berkowitz investigates the bizarre and hilarious world of pun competitions from the Punderdome 3000 in Brooklyn to the World competition in Austin. When Joe Berkowitz witnessed his first Punderdome competition, it felt wrong in the best way. Something impossible seemed to be happening. The kinds of jokes we learn to repress through social conditioning were not only being aired out in public--they were being applauded. As it turned out, this monthly show was part of a…

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Author CHRISTOPHER SWANN presents SHADOW OF THE LIONS

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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In the middle of his senior year at the Blackburne School in Virginia, Matthias Glass's roommate and best friend Fritz Davenport runs off into the woods after the two boys have an argument--and vanishes without a trace. Ever since, Matthias has felt responsible, thinking that their fight, about a betrayal of the school's honor code, led to Fritz's disappearance. A decade later, after an early triumph with his first novel, followed by too much partying and too little work, Matthias…

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LINDA STAR WOLF presents SOUL WHISPERING: THE ART OF AWAKENING SHAMANIC CONSCIOUSNESS

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Addressing humanity's paradigm shift from linear consciousness to shamanic consciousness, Linda Star Wolf and Nita Gage explore how the art of soul whispering can help each of us understand why we experience our lives the way we do and shift from healing our wounds to embracing the process of transformation. This powerful new synthesis of shamanic healing and psychotherapy can help you restore your relationship with your soul, transform dysfunctional ways of being, learn to hear the intuitive wisdom and…

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Family Narrative Writing Workshop: Writing About the Family Photograph

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 31 Woodfin Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$125

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a family photo left without a description are often thrown away or forgotten, its story lost forever. Let us help you add the words to your photographs. Learn simple techniques that will help you frame the stories behind your photographs and write about them with confidence. Our writing consultants will assist you as you tell the stories of your photos and create an original portfolio that future generations will treasure. Visit…

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The Fairview Flyers

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sourwood Festival, Sutton Ave.
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Bobby "Banjo" Anderson, Doc Hamilton (bass), James Kamp (Guitar) and Dan Tanner (harmonica) play Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Folk, Swing, Oldies, Americana, Jazz, Honky-Tonk, Gospel, Spiritual, Cajun, music for children and more.

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CATHY NICHOLS presents STORYTELLING ART STUDIO

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Storytelling Art Studio is the guide that will show you how to create mixed media art that tells impactful stories. It's a creative guide for mining your own life to manifest imaginary worlds, emotional narratives and clever characters. Each chapter presents a new subject--you may paint a tree, collage a landscape or use sgraffito to create a scene. You will begin with inspirational warm-up exercises, then learn how to do it with a step-by-step demonstration and even get to see…

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