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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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“Through the Needle’s Eye”, the 21st National Exhibit of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. (EGA)

September 1 @ 9:30 am - October 1 @ 4:30 pm
Transylvania Community Arts Council, 349 South Caldwell Street
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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Free

Coming on August 16, 2017, the Transylvania Community Arts Council will host the opening of “Through the Needle’s Eye”, the 21st National Exhibit of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. (EGA) This premier event is being held in conjunction with the Blue Ridge Rendezvous, EGA's national seminar to be held in Asheville at the Crown Plaza. Some of the exhibitors will be teaching at the national seminar or will be involved in the seminar's organization. The juried exhibit consists of 46…

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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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Pisgah Legal Services’ 7th Annual Poverty Forum: EVICTED: Housing Crisis in WNC

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - October 7 @ 8:30 pm
UNCA, 1 University Heights
Asheville, 28804
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$15 - $50

Matthew Desmond, the Pulitzer Prize Winning author, will be this year’s keynote speaker for Pisgah Legal Services’ 7th Annual Poverty Forum, “Evicted: Housing Crisis in WNC,” on Thursday, September 28, 2017. The September event begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 pm, and the forum follows at 7:00 pm at the The Sherrill Center/Kimmel Arena at UNC Asheville. Tickets are $50/person for the reception and forum, $15/person for the forum only. Matthew Desmond is a brilliant sociologist and dynamic storyteller…

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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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Pardee UNC Health Care Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pardee Cancer Center, 805 6th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States
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Free

Pardee UNC Health Care will host free prostate cancer screenings on Tuesday, Sept. 19 and Thursday, Sept. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Both events will take place at the Pardee Cancer Center, located at 805 6th Avenue West in Hendersonville. Pre-qualification is required for screenings and walk-ins will not be accepted. To pre-qualify, please call 828-698-7317. Spanish interpretation services are available free of charge. The free screenings are available for men ages 40 to 75 who have never…

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Love Makes a Home: The Life of Rebecca Boone

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Orchard at Altapass on the Blue Ridge Parkway, 1025 Orchard Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
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$10

The Orchard at Altapass offers an evening of theater and fiddling! Patti Louise Smith will be Rebecca Boone, a rugged frontier woman and wife of Daniel Boone, Bruce Greene will fiddle the tunes he chose for the play, which was written by local author and Appalachian freestyle dancer Kiesa Kay.

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The Underhill Family Orchestra, J.W. Teller @ The Bywater

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Bywater, 796 Riverside Dr Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Asheville , 28801 United States
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$5

The Underhill Family Orchestra, native to the Alabama delta, has been described as "outright anthemic" taking their compositions to "idyllic places" that make you want to "paint your face, forget your age, and kiss a stranger." With "the bare knuckled nature" of their sound and their command of the "intricate, melancholy and densely literate" themes in the songs that they create, they invoke a "sense of riot" with their arm-swingin, foot-stomping, Appalachia-inspired sound that makes effort to "infuse sheer pop…

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Asheville Greek Festival

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
227 Cumberland Avenue in the Montford District

Three fun filled days experiencing the Greek culture with food, music and dance! Sept 22 11 am-9 pm Sept 23 11 am-9 pm Sept 24 11 am- 4 pm  

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“Wine & Dahlias” Evening at Bullington Gardens

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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$30

Bullington Gardens, a horticultural education center and public gardens, hosts its annual “Wine & Dahlias,” an evening with wine and hors d’oeuvres in the Dahlia Garden. Stroll through the garden bursting with 600 dahlia plants now in full bloom. Many are award-winning and named bulbs. The garden features dahlias in every form, size and color imaginable. “Wine & Dahlias” is a fundraiser to support Bullington Gardens’ programs to connect children and adults with the natural world, and horticultural therapy for…

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Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$55

10 Friday, September 22, 7-9pm 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…

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Henderson County Open Studio Tour

September 23 @ 10:00 am - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
Henderson County Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, 28792
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Free

The Henderson County Open Studio Tour is one of the largest open studio events in the Carolinas with more than 50 artists in 30+ fine art and fine craft studios participating. The annual event, sponsored by the Art League of Henderson County, showcases the work of local artists in painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber and metal arts, woodworking, and glass. The free annual self-guided and self-driving tour takes visitors into the gorgeous nooks and crannies of our Western North Carolina…

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Time Traveling Gala ~ A Dance Through Time

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market Street
Asheville , 28801
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3 historic sites... 3 parties... A Time Traveling Gala! You will be transported on historic trolleys through the city and through time with culinary delights at each stop created by Chef Michael, Biltmore wines and signature cocktails by Sovereign Remedies. The journey begins at the YMI Cultural Center to the sounds of Mick Glasgow and the House Hoppers. Next, you will be whisked away to the beautiful Belle Epoch era at Zealandia Castle with music by Lew Gelfond’s String Trio…

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Flea for Y’all at Asheville Outlets

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806
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$2,

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, September 24, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream. Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all remaining dates are Sunday October 29, 2017. Adult entry is $2, children are free. Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

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Scott Reintgen presents NXYIA (YA Sci-Fi)

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
West Asheville Public Library, 942 Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

What would you do to provide for your family-- forever? An unlikely group of teens are recruited for an off-world expedition. Mining Nyxia will get them more money than they can imagine. But first they must compete for the privilege. Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why Babel recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take…

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BUSINESS LENDING SEMINAR

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Goodwill, 1616 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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No Cost

In this Business Loans Seminar, Carolina Small Business Development Fund Officer, Tonya Snider, will introduce you to loan products, walk you through a loan application process and show you how to qualify for a small business loan.

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YA Author Kerri Maniscalco with ‘Hunting Prince Dracula’

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Avenue, #204
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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Free

Her NY Times best-selling Stalking Jack the Ripper introduced her talented and ahead-of-her-time protagonist, Audrey Rose, eager to aid in achieving justice. Now Kerri Maniscalco sends Audrey and fellow forensic intern Thomas into the land of the historic dark prince in Hunting Prince Dracula. Kerri is here to share the suspense on Tuesday, September 26, at 6 p.m. Staff member Rosemary says of it, “Maniscalco’s protagonist, Audrey Rose, is no hothouse flower. She’s an 1880s Nancy Drew with finely-honed forensic…

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Kerri Maniscalco with HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA & Sarah Lemon with DONE DIRT CHEAP

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Avenue, #204
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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Free

Her NY Times best-selling Stalking Jack the Ripper introduced her talented and ahead-of-her-time protagonist, Audrey Rose, eager to aid in achieving justice. Now Kerri Maniscalco (left) sends Audrey and fellow forensic intern Thomas into the land of the historic dark prince in Hunting Prince Dracula. Staff member Rosemary says of it, "Maniscalco's protagonist, Audrey Rose, is no hothouse flower. She's an 1880s Nancy Drew with finely-honed forensic abilities, and a scalpel to match. She and fellow intern Thomas Cresswell are…

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Derby School with the Blue Ridge Rollergirls

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sk8t Depot, 1705 Spartanburg Hwy
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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Be your own hero - enroll in derby school this Fall! Classes start September 27th and go through November 15th every Wednesday from 7-9pm. No experience necessary. More at: blueridgerollergirls.com/derby-school Upon enrolling in Derby School participants will receive: One-on-One Coaching from the 2016 International WFTDA Divison 2 Champions Access to Safety Gear & Rental Skates (we are asking students to bring a mouth guard and a helmet of their own) A Blue Ridge Rollergirls t-shirt The Opportunity to Watch Blue…

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Robinson & Rohe with Searra Jade Trio

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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$10 - $12

On Thursday, September 28th, Brooklyn-based folk duo Robinson & Rohe come to Isis Music Hall as part of their "Hunger" record release tour. Liam Robinson is a frequent collaborator with songwriters Anaïs Mitchell and Becca Stevens; Jean Rohe is an award winning songwriter and performer. Their debut record, Hunger, is a collection of songs about love and the land. Asheville songwriter Searra Jade and her trio open the show.

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Asheville BARNAROO

September 29 - October 1
Franny’s Farm, 22 Franny’s Farm Road
Leicester, 28748
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$20 - $50

AVL BARNAROO -33 acres of non-stop music and fun at Franny's Farm. The festival was started by Andrew Scotchie and friends in 2009. It's purpose is to showcase, promote and celebrate local and regional singer songwriters and bands in the rock & roll, folk, americana, bluegrass and funk genres. Barnaroo's goal is to give back to the youth music community through Asheville Music School. The Festival is an ALL WEEKEND event at Franny's Farm with optional camping and Sunday wake-up…

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WSNC Demonstrations

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
First Baptist Church, 5 Oak Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$20

The Western Region of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina invites WSNC members and interested watercolor artists to demonstations by three of North Carolina’s well-known artists Friday, September 29 at the First Baptist Church in Asheville from 10 AM to 2 PM. Ann Vasilik, Judy Rider, and Al Junek will be simultaneously demonstrating their skills and answering questions about the medium as attendees circulate from easel to easel. A luncheon will follow the morning demonstrations, with plenty of opportunity to…

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Jeff Thompson Band Performs Radiohead’s OK Computer, Celebrating the Album’s 20th Anniversary

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
salvage station, 468 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC United States
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$8

Radiohead fans rejoice as five talented Western North Carolina musicians come together to recreate one of rock’s greatest alternative classics, Radiohead’s OK Computer, September 29th at riverside venue, the Salvage Station. Following news of the album’s re-release earlier this summer, one of Asheville’s cherished singer songwriters, Jeff Thompson, set out on a mission to pull together the musicians that would take on the challenge of mastering the album’s angsty electronic harmonies. A long-time favorite band of Thompson’s, a local singer,…

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Forest Farming Intensive

September 30 @ 7:30 am - October 1 @ 4:30 pm
Warren Wilson College, 701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778 United States
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$100

Organic Growers School to host Forest Farming Intensive OGS has partnered with the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farming Coalition (ABFFC) to host a forest farming intensive on September 30 & October 1. Forest farming is an important aspect of the Western Appalachian commercial market, an opportunity for WNC farmers to explore alternative and sustainable income streams while utilizing and preserving crops in our natural environment. The intensive will cater to the interests of beginning and intermediate/advanced forest farmers alike, offering classes…

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Felt Appliqué Workshop with Appalachian Art Farm

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Appalachian Art Farm, 22 Morris St.
Sylva, 28779
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$25

Learn how to make a felt appliqué that could be used for sewing as a patch or framing. Bring a drawing or print out of the object you would like to create and learn how to build it out of felt layers and a couple sewing techniques to assemble. All other materials will be provided. Cost: $20 members $25 non-members Artist/Instructor Bio: Kansas Heiskell-Cook graduated from WCU with an undergraduate degree in K-12 Art Education with a focus in photography.…

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October 2017

Sunday Sip & Stretch

October 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Ginger’s Revenge, 829 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$12

Join Asheville Wellness Tours for an hour of sweaty vinyasa followed by a snappy Gingermosa at Asheville's new ginger-beer brewery, Ginger's Revenge. $12 in advance or $15 at the door includes class + brew.

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EMILY NUNN presents THE COMFORT FOOD DIARIES: MY QUEST FOR THE PERFECT FOOD TO MEND A BROKEN HEART

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

In the tradition of Elizabeth Gilbert and Ruth Reichl, former New Yorker editor Emily Nunn chronicles her journey to heal old wounds and find comfort in the face of loss through travel, home-cooked food, and the company of friends and family.One life-changing night, reeling from her beloved brother's sudden death, a devastating breakup with her handsome engineer fiance and eviction from the apartment they shared, Emily Nunn had lost all sense of family, home, and financial security. After a few…

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Sierra Club Oct. 4: “Fossil Fuel Divestment and Responsible Investing”

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the Wenoca Group Sierra Club presents Peter Krull, CEO and Director of Investments at Earth Equity Advisors (formerly Krull & Company). Krull will discuss fossil fuel divestment and responsible investing. You’ll learn how to judge different investment opportunities and pick those that are most closely aligned with your values. This event is free and open to the public. Krull will explain what performance might look like for responsible investments and will also look “under the hood”…

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Glassworks Concert Series ft. HotPoint Trio, Ginger’s Revenge, & Habitat Brewing

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lexington Glassworks, 81 S. Lexington Ave.
Asheville, 28801
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Join for our monthly First Friday event. Enjoy live glassblowing, live music and local brews. Watch as the glass artist sculpt hot glass to the tunes of HotPoint Trio, a local gyspy jazz swing band. We're excited to be featuring not one but TWO recently opened breweries this month, Ginger's Revenge Craft Brewery & Tasting Room and Habitat Tavern and Commons. This event is FREE, open to the public and runs in conjunction with the Downtown Asheville Art District.

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The Marcus King Band Family Reunion

October 6 @ 4:30 pm - October 7 @ 11:30 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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$38.50

This October 6 & 7, The Marcus King Band and their family & friends will descend on Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC for the inaugural Marcus King Band Family Reunion, a 2-day music festival featuring a lineup curated by King himself. The festival will feature performances by Blackberry Smoke, David Shaw (solo Acoustic), Muddy Magnolias, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, George Porter Jr. and the Runnin Pardners, BIG Something, Travers Brothership, That's What's Up and more. Given their almost non-stop tour…

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Ladies Clinic

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Double 00 Farm, 1563 Upper Tuskeegee Road
Robbinsville, NC 2877 United States
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$50.00

Ladies clinic-- Oct 7th. We will have several horses available for those they do not own horses or want to use one of ours. Come out a join us for a great day of fellowship and learning. We are going to drop our price on this one to $50 minimum with donations appreciated. Remember that all monies raised go straight into caring for and feeding the rescue horses. We are also going to offer auditing for this clinic, in case…

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Homestead Dreams

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
AB Tech Enka/Candler Campus, 1465 Sand Hill Road, Room 2046
Candler, 28815
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$65

Homestead Dreams is an entry level, exploratory workshop designed to help folks incorporate small-scale, self-sufficiency and sustainability. Regardless of whether you own or rent a home, or live in a rural or urban setting, you can move towards more self-reliance NOW! Excellent for those in the exploratory stages of getting started with a land-based life. We cover common sense, relevant information to help maximize your independence, increase your connection to community, place, and self, and plan out your dreams for…

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Picture Book Illustrator Jaime Kim with LA, LA, LA

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Avenue, #204
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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Free

Jaime Kim, award-winning illustrator, shares her picture book, La, La, La: A Story of Hope (written by Kate DiCamillo).  Bring in the young ones to Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, for a story time of a brave girl who goes out into the world, seeking understanding and friendship.  Jaime will show how she communicates so much in her pictures. Ages 3+.  Free.

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Let’s Explore Africa Quiz – WNC Regional Competition

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Collider, 1 Haywood Street - 4th Floor, Wells Fargo Building (Across Pritchard Park)
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$0.000.00

The journey to the 2018 National Championship is on... Western North Carolina (WNC) region kicks off this year competition. The event is sponsored by The Collider at 1 Haywood Street 4th Floor Wells Fargo Building (opposite Pritchard Park) on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 - 11:00AM EST. We invite students in 4th through 12th grades to participate in the Regional Quiz Competition. LEA is a fun trivia game established to help contestants learn about Africa as they navigate the continent from…

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Asheville Piano Forum 17th Annual Fall Benefit Concert

October 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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by donation

The Asheville Area Piano Forum will be holding their 17th annual Fall benefit concert on Sunday afternoon October 8, 2017. Some of Western North Carolina's best classical and jazz pianists will be performing solo, with other pianists in duets and with guest musicians in ensembles. Admission is by donation and the proceeds benefit AAPF's charitable and educational activities including Student Assistance. (Photo of 2 pianos: Carrie Turner)

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“Trial by Fire”

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - October 15 @ 4:00 pm
The Gallery at Flat Rock, Flat Rock Square
Flat Rock, 28731
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Free

The Gallery at Flat Rock will present the exhibit “Trial by Fire,” featuring over a dozen artists working in clay, from Oct. 10-15. The show will feature one piece each from over a dozen artists working in clay, as well as a brief statement from each artist focusing on how each has responded to a personal challenge - and how that challenge has shaped them and their artwork. An opening reception for “Trial by Fire” will take place from 5-7…

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All Strung Up Guitar Tour

October 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Three of the worlds hottest young guitar virtuosos, singers, songwriters and performers have teamed up to tour the USA this fall! The show, featuring Christie Lenée (USA), Daniel Champagne (Australia) and Hussy Hicks - featuring Julz Parker and Leeza Gentz (Australia), is bound to turn heads across the nation as it combines the talents of these incredible artists. With each act bringing something unique to the show, audiences are sure to be left speechless and wanting more with each act…

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OctoberTour Luncheon: “Money, Mining and Power: The Successful Life and Tragic Death of EBC Hambley”

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
J. W. Hall House, 226 South Jackson Street
Salisbury, 28144
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$45

Join us for a delicious meal and wine while you travel back in time, exploring one of Salisbury's most influential citizens. Friday’s OctoberTour Luncheon will feature an insightful presentation by Susan Sides, president of the Foundation’s board of trustees, on the influence of E.B.C. Hambley on Salisbury and the surrounding area. Event includes an exclusive tour of the first floor of the Hambley-Wallace House given by family members.

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Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - October 15 @ 2:00 pm

The Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference is a weekend for women to learn, celebrate and connect. For one weekend in autumn, we share inspiration, celebration and practical learning about earth-based healing and women’s health. Surrounded by the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains, our venue at Lake Eden offers a beautiful, serene backdrop for over 60 workshops and classes in herbalism, nutrition, personal growth and natural healing. Our 2017 featured speakers include Aviva Romm, Phyllis Light, Robin Rose Bennet, Sobande Moss-Greer, gina…

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The 42nd October Tour of Historic Homes

October 14
J. W. Hall House, 226 South Jackson Street
Salisbury, 28144
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$25

On October 14 and 15, 2017, Historic Salisbury Foundation offers the rare opportunity to step inside ten of Salisbury’s finest private homes and two of the area’s notable landmarks. OctoberTour, now in its 42nd year, is one of the oldest annual historic home tours in the South and has featured more than 200 houses and historic properties in Salisbury and Rowan County. Its strong reputation and proven track record have helped establish Historic Salisbury Foundation as one of the country’s…

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Bank Street – Food, Music, Beer

October 14
J. W. Hall House, 226 South Jackson Street
Salisbury, 28144
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Free

Invite the entire family to experience Historic Salisbury with food trucks, hand made crafts, antique fire truck rides, antique cars, live musical entertainment, story time, Civil War Encampments, Colonial Children's games, and local wine and craft beer! All of this and more can be found during the 42nd OctoberTour of Historic Homes on October 14th and 15th along the 300 block of West Bank Street! FREE admission!

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Yoga on the Mountain

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$65

Join Asheville Wellness Tours for an epic Saturday adventure that includes a guided hike to a beautiful summit, one hour of flow yoga with local instructor Kimberly Drye, and a hearty "farmers market" picnic of fresh, local foods. Add on an optional foot soak and/or massage at Wake Foot Sanctuary downtown and we think you have the perfect Saturday!

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OctoberTour

October 14 @ 10:00 am - October 15 @ 5:30 pm
J. W. Hall House, 226 South Jackson Street
Salisbury, 28144
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$10 - $30

Historic Salisbury Foundation’s OctoberTour offers the rare opportunity to step inside ten of Salisbury’s finest private homes and two of the area’s notable landmarks. OctoberTour, now in its 42nd year, is one of the oldest annual historic home tours in the South and has featured more than 200 houses and historic properties in Salisbury and Rowan County. Its strong reputation and proven track record have helped establish Historic Salisbury Foundation as one of the country’s leader in historic preservation. Ranging…

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Attention Women “Hobby” Artists!

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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- Do you wish you had an affordable place to do your art… - Where it wouldn’t compete with the distractions of work and family… - And where it would allow you to socialize with, and be inspired by, other women? Purple Crayon is now in Asheville! Please join us for our Open House!

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After Hours Artist Reception and Symphony Concert

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
J. W. Hall House, 226 South Jackson Street
Salisbury, 28144
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Enjoy a glass of local wine or a craft beer while listening to select musicians from the Salisbury Symphony and viewing paintings created during the OctoberTour Plein Air Artist Paint Out.

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Carl Sandburg Heritage Golf Tournament

October 16 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Kenmure Country Club, 110 Clubhouse Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States
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$150

The first golf in Henderson County was played at Connemara Farms that would become the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Carl was no slouch at the game either, having helped teach Mark McCormack, Arnold Palmer's long-time friend and agent, the game. Find out more about the history of golf in Henderson County and Carl Sandburg's game at sandburggolf.com. Benefiting the Friends of Carl Sandburg National Historic Site, the first annual The Carl Sandburg Heritage Golf Tournament at Kenmure Country…

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