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February 2018

Ancient Forms, Modern Minds: Contemporary Cherokee Ceramics

February 1 @ 10:00 am - March 1 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Bardo Arts Center NC
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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Return From Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Art Exhibition

February 1 @ 10:00 am - March 1 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Bardo Arts Center NC
Free

The exhibition features more than thirty contemporary Southeastern Native American artists working in a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, basketry, sculpture, and pottery. The WCU Fine Art Museum will be hosting the national traveling exhibition Return from Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Art, curated by Tony A. Tiger, Bobby C. Martin, and Jace Weaver. Return from Exile is one of the first major exhibitions to focus on contemporary artists from tribal nations with an historical connection to the Southeastern…

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WCU Collects: Recent Acquisitions

February 1 @ 10:00 am - March 1 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Bardo Arts Center NC
Free

This exhibition showcases a selection of artworks given to the Museum during the past two years and includes a number of artists not previously represented in the collection. The WCU Fine Art Museum stewards a collection of more than 1,500 art objects in all media—from painting and printmaking to book arts, sculpture, ceramics, and contemporary craft. As we continue to research and interpret the collection, we also work to expand and strengthen our holdings through purchases and gifts. New acquisitions…

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New Artists – Fresh Visions art exhibit and reception

February 1 @ 11:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm
Trackside Studios, 375 Depot Street (River Arts District)
Asheville, 28801

Trackside Studios presents “New Artists - Fresh Visions” in our Atrium Gallery, January 13 through February 28, 2018. An artist reception with refreshments will be held Saturday, February 10 from 4-7 p.m. The Gallery is open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Four artists new to Trackside bring fresh interpretations of the world around us. The featured artists are Anita Shwarts, Ray Byram, Ron Morecraft, and Ellen Moore.

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Scale Up: 10 Years, 10 Fellows, 10 Projects

February 2 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 6:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
Free and open to the public.

To mark the 10th Anniversary of the Windgate Fellowship, the Center for Craft awarded a total of ten, $10,000 Project Grants. This exhibition showcases how the next generation of craft artists used their funds to explore scale, installation, and community practice. Artists: Andrea Donnelly (Richmond, VA), Josh Copus (Marshall, NC), Dustin Farnsworth (Montreal, QC), Brian Fleetwood (La Mesilla, NM), Ani Geragosian (Salem, MA), Adam Ledford (Philadelphia, PA), Rebecca Manson (Bedford Hills, NY), Rachel Mauser (Louisville, KY), Aaron McIntosh (Richmond, VA),…

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Winter Youth Retreat V at Lake Junaluska

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - February 19 @ 11:00 am
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745-9730 United States

Theme: Embrace Winter. Embrace the Word. "For as the rain and snow come down from heaven...so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth." Isaiah 55:10-11 Over three days, participants will enjoy engaging preaching and energizing worship! Lake Junaluska offers incredible winter programming where groups can customize their experience by choosing to ski, zipline or do mission work during their time at the lake. Join speaker Eddie Willis and worship band Abbye West Pates for an excellent weekend…

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Making Mats that Matter

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
Free

As we all know, plastic bags are terrible for the environment. They pollute our oceans and overwhelm our landfills. Instead of throwing them out, you can turn them into “plarn” (plastic yarn) and then crochet them into much-needed sleeping mats for the homeless! The mats are hygienic, water proof, and easily transportable, and they provide protection from the cold concrete. Join volunteers from Haywood Street Congregation’s “Making Mats that Matter” group to learn how. No experience necessary! To register, please…

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Pruning Seminar

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$12.00

Learn how to properly prune ornamental trees and shrubs with Bullington’s John Murphy. $12 Please call 828-698-6104 to register or register online!

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Reception to Welcome Mia Hall

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
Free and open to the public, but please register.

Please join the Center for Craft and the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) for a reception to welcome Mia Hall as the new Director of Penland School of Crafts. Mia was most recently chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A native of Sweden, Mia holds an MFA in furniture design and woodworking from San Diego State University in California. Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Registration required,…

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ASAP’s 2018 Business of Farming Conference

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
A-B Tech/Mission Health Conference Center, 16 Fernihurst Dr
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
$1. - $125

ASAP’s Business of Farming Conference brings together professional and aspiring farmers from across the Southeast to network and share resources to build viable farm businesses. The conference features business and marketing workshops led by regional experts and innovative farmers, a Grower-Buyer meeting where farmers and area buyers meet to explore potential matches, and individual consulting for farmers on legal, business, financial, tax, and insurance topics. ASAP’s Business of Farming Conference is for beginning and established farmers, and those seriously pursuing…

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Celebrate African-American Entrepreneurship with the Altitude Accelerators

February 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville is excited to host the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville for a celebration of Black History. Join us in welcoming a group of young men known as the Altitude Accelerators as they make a special presentation about the history of local African-American entrepreneurship. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the Community Outreach Choir. The Altitude Accelerators are composed of young men who will be forming their own businesses through a Buncombe County grant-funded program. Part…

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Mosaic Coaster Workshop

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$25

If you like doing puzzles, you'll love doing mosaics! In this introductory workshop, you'll learn how to cut and assemble a beautiful glass-on-glass mosaic. We'll supply some patterns to choose from—or you can bring your own!

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Pardee UNC Health Care Celebration of Life Service

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pardee UNC Health Care, 800 North Justice Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791 United States
Free

Pardee UNC Health Care’s Chaplaincy Services department will host its annual Celebration of Life service on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. in the Pardee orientation classroom. The Celebration of Life service is held in remembrance of those who passed away at Pardee in 2017. During the service, attendees will have the opportunity to say a few words about their loved ones. If you would like to have your loved one’s name read by the chaplain, please call 828-696-1168. The…

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Valley History Explorer Moderate Hike Series Interest Meeting

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum, 223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Valley History Explorer Moderate Hike Series Interest Meeting Learn about our moderate hiking series, the Valley History Explorer Series during this free informational meeting. The Valley History Explorer Hiking Series offers the opportunity to revisit the past of the unique communities that make up the Swannanoa Valley through 8 moderate​, 3-mile​ hikes. The meeting will provide an introduction to the program offerings, details about the individual hikes, advice for hikers, and information about our scholarships. Register…

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March 2018

Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska

March 1 - March 4
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
$60 - $150

"Meeting the Other: Can We Talk?" In polarizing times, how can we communicate with civility and respect while upholding our core values and religious traditions? At this event, Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders offer lectures, worship, music, prayer and meditation to guide us in learning to talk across differences. Keynote Speakers: T. Anthony Spearman, Nancy Fuchs Kreimer and Juliane Hammer. Musical Guest: Abraham Jam Program Fee: $150/person Student Program Fee: $60/person CEU Credits: $10 (1.5 CEU Credits) Lodging and meal…

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“Spheres of Influence”, Recent Paintings by Linda Gritta

March 1 @ 11:00 am - March 30 @ 12:00 pm
Ramsey Library, UNC-Asheville, One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
Free

The Ramsey Library at UNC- Asheville is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent abstract paintings by Asheville artist Linda Gritta. The exhibition, “Spheres of Influence”, will be on display in the Blowers Gallery of the Ramsey Library from March 1st through 30th. Originally from Chicago, Linda Gritta received her Fine Arts degree from Converse College and furthered her studies at the New York Studio School. Undergirded by a solid foundation in traditional painting and printmaking, Gritta’s work has taken…

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Sierra Club March 1: Engaging with Conservatives on a Bipartisan Climate Solution

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalst Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place (corner of Charlotte St. & Edwin Place)
Asheville, 28801
Free

Steffi Rausch, lead organizer for the Asheville Chapter of the Citizens Climate Change Lobby (CCL) will share how you can engage positively with your legislators and conservative friends and relatives on the issue of climate change. Learn what terms to avoid and what language to use to actually reach areas of agreement. The same lessons can be used to lobby elected officials who may be skeptical of climate change. Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, non-partisan international organization with…

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Interfaith Peace Conference UNCA Special Session

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UNCA, 1 University Heights
Asheville, 28804
$10.00

This Friday afternoon Interfaith Peace Conference special session at UNCA's Lipinsky Auditorium features a musical introduction from Abraham Jam; brief addresses by keynote speakers T. Anthony Spearman, Nancy Fuchs Kreimer and Juliane Hammer; and a panel discussion with feedback questions and responses from the audience. Visit lakejunaluska.com/peace or call 800-222-4930. * For individuals not attending the full Interfaith Peace Conference program, the option to attend just the Friday afternoon UNCA special session is available for a fee of $10. *UNCA…

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“On Press” Woodcuts by Ann Conner

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mahler Fine Art, 228 Fayettteville St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
free

The Mahler Fine Art -March First Friday “On Press” An exhibition of woodcut prints by Ann Conner, distinguished North Carolina artist and professor emeritus of University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Ann Conner’s artwork is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fogg Museum of the Harvard Art Museum; New York Public Library, New York; as well as numerous other public and private collections, including a recent acquisition of 8 woodcuts suites by the Beinecke Rare Book…

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Advanced Care and After Death Care Directives

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711

Death is a journey that all must take, and establishing your path before the time arrives can make that journey easier for you and your loved ones. Perhaps you have thought about starting, completing, reviewing, or even finding your end of life documents. This workshop offers a casual group setting where you will work to complete your advance care and after death care documents. Over the course of two five-hour classes, you will produce a notarized set of end-of-life documents…

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Tea with Cats! With AVL Humane Society

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen, 1854 Brevard Road
Arden, NC 28704 United States
$25

Join us for a very special Afternoon Tea Service -- Tea with Cats! In addition to our regularly scheduled Saturday Afternoon Tea, we'll be hosting the Asheville Humane Society in an effort to facilitate kitten and cat adoptions by serving tea alongside cats in need of a new, loving home! Join us for great tea, homemade food, and adorable cats -- representatives from Asheville Humane Society will be in attendance to introduce the cats and answer any adoption-related questions. The…

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Abraham Jam in Concert

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
$18.00

Musical Guest of the Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska Harrell Center Auditorium, Lake Junaluska A Muslim, a Jew, and a Christian walk into a concert hall… What may be mistaken for a stand-up comedian’s opening line is actually Abraham Jam, a trio of internationally-renowned musicians who have teamed up to create art strengthened by diversity. Abraham Jam–composed of Billy Jonas, David LaMotte, and Dawud Wharnsby–features three “brothers” from the three Abrahamic faiths. Jonas, LaMotte and Wharnsby have performed extensively…

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Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem-Schatz: Early blues, country and old time music.

March 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
12$12 - 15$12

Start with two compelling voices, an uncanny sense of harmony and a deep grounding in traditional American music. Add stunning guitar work and a warm, intimate performance style, and you have Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz. Martin is internationally known as an interpreter of pre-war blues and other roots music, playing early in his career with folk legends such as U. Utah Phillips, Rosalie Sorrels, and Jim Ringer & Mary McCaslin. A veteran of Boston’s roots music scene, Susanne slips…

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OPEN HOUSE Song O’ Sky Chorus

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 290 Old Haw Creek Rd
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
Free

Song O' Sky Chorus is a womens' a cappella chorus singing 4-part harmony. Come and enjoy a night of fun, singing, and camaraderie, on March 6 from 7:00-9:00 pm. No musical experience necessary. Sing Out!

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25th Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference

March 9 - March 11
UNCA, 1 University Heights
Asheville, 28804
$59

The Spring Conference offers practical, regionally-appropriate workshops on organic growing, permaculture, homesteading, urban farming, and rural living plus a trade show, seed exchange, silent auction, special guests, and pre-conference, on-farm events. More than 70 sessions per day in themed tracks including Gardening, Soils, Livestock, Primitive Skills, Permaculture, Herbs, Alternative Energy, Sustainable Forestry, Homesteading, Cooking, Poultry, Farmers I and Farmers II, Mushrooms and Food Resilience. Cost: $59 for Saturday, $49 for Sunday: Early Bird Registration by January 31st. Registration is an…

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25th Annual Spring Conference

March 9 @ 9:00 am - March 11 @ 6:00 pm
UNCA, 1 University Heights
Asheville, 28804

Title: 25th Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference For healthy eaters, home growers, & farmers! Date: March 9-11, 2018 Time: 9 am to 6:00 pm on both days Location: UNCA in Asheville, North Carolina Cost: Full Weekend: $99 before 1/31, $129 after 1/31/18 Saturday Only: $59 before 1/31, $74 after 1/31/18 Sunday Only: $49 before 1/31, $64 after 1/31/18 The Spring Conference offers practical, regionally-appropriate workshops on organic growing, permaculture, homesteading, urban farming, and rural living plus a trade show,…

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The Independent Farmstead–Smart, Savvy, Scalable Land Stewardship with special guests Beth & Shawn Dougherty

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Living Web Farms, 176 Kimzey Road
Mills River, 28759
$55

In our lifetimes, we’ve seen a significant decline in the home-grown American food community. How did farm families in the past provide nearly all their food needs directly from the farm? And how can we get there again? This full-day workshop, with Independent Farmstead authors Beth & Shawn Dougherty, is designed for the forage-based, family-scale, food producer hoping to create a secure, productive food system on small acreage. Date: March 9, 2018 Time: 9:30am-4:30pm Location: Living Web Farms, 176 Kimzey…

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Food for All – Growing our Community as we Grow our Food with Special Guest, Karen Washington

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Reuter Center at UNCA, 1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$55

The current food system seems to have been designed for disconnection, marginalization, and fragmentation. Not only are we separated from the land, but also from each other, from our food traditions, and from making decisions that affect our communities. Join Karen for this lively and interactive conversation about food, social and food justice, inclusion, diversity, activism, land reform, waste management, ending hunger and poverty, and community building. Plan to become connected across social boundaries and expect to leave with passion,…

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Human Health=Soil Health with Dan Kittredge

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center, 455 Research Drive
Mills River, 28759
$55

Thriving and diverse gut flora as the key to health is becoming widely known. Science is discovering the vast similarities between the gut and root microbial communities. Their capacity for symbiosis and harmony or depletion and disease is all based how we approach them. When the soil is full of life-supporting probiotics, the food grown there is your ally in gut health, nutrient absorption, and immune resilience. When the soil is not healthy it leads to chronic disease and degeneration.…

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Brian Ashley Jones Duo

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12

Nashville based singer/songwriter and acclaimed guitarist Brian Ashley Jones returns to Isis Music Hall with a healthy mixture of new songs and old favorites. Brian’s brand of Americana runs the gamut from cosmic to comical with great songs, blistering guitar riffs, and beautiful harmonies!

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Appalachian Pastel Society Meeting -Seeing and Painting Beyond the Obvious

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grace Community Church, 495 Cardinal Road
Mills River, NC 28759 United States
Free

Artist demonstration. Diane Pike will discuss how she sees color and shape as she determines and sketches her composition.

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Blue Ridge Weddings Pop Up Show

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cross Street Center, 31 Cross Street
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
Free

The best event for couples planning a wedding in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. The Blue Ridge Wedding Pop Up Show will feature venues, bakers, caterers, wedding planners, photographers and more who are ready to share information with you to help you create the wedding of your dreams. The Pop Up Show will also feature a Bridal Marketplace where former brides will sell their "used only once" wedding decor and supplies. Register for great giveaways from the vendors too! Grab…

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Purple Crayon Open House

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
Free

Purple Crayon is a shared play space for women hobby artists in Asheville, NC. It offers affordable studio options, rental space for creativity-centered events, and a variety of arts and crafts workshops and gatherings. Come see what all the excitement is about!

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OpenDoors Art Affair

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Event Center at Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
$125

This festive evening benefiting OpenDoors of Asheville, offers art lovers a unique opportunity to extend their collections while expanding the horizons of young people challenged by poverty. Event highlights include live and mobile art auctions, live music, performing arts, food prepared by top local chefs, and signature drinks, all centered around this year’s “Imagine Nation” theme. All proceeds directly support initiatives to break the cycle of poverty with local students through advocacy, education, and enrichment.

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Music Matters: Diving Deeper Into Hip-Hop

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Asheville FM, 864 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free - $50

Music Matters is a new series of appreciation lectures given by Asheville FM DJs, volunteers, and affiliates. Topics will vary according to the unique passions of the presenters but will likely focus on the historical, theoretical, or cultural aspects of various genres, artists, bands, labels, and even musical instruments. Every presentation is free to the public, with a suggested donation of $5-$50. Those who donate $50 will automatically become AFM members. Join us on Monday, March 12, from 6–8 pm,…

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7th Annual Organic Gardening Series

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lenoir-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$35

An exciting six-part series on all aspects of Growing: planning, planting, production, and pests. Improve your established garden or start growing for the first time. Taught by Diana Schmitt McCall, Garden Manager at Dr. John Wilson Community Garden and Eat Smart Black Mountain. The hands-on garden education features a variety of garden methods: French Intensive, square foot, hugelkultur, no-till and more. These garden-based classes offer an opportunity to review topics from the previous classroom sessions, see these techniques in practice,…

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ASAP’s 2018 CSA Fair

March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New Belgium Brewing Company, 21 Craven St.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
Free

Thursday, March 15, 3–6 pm New Belgium Brewing Co. 21 Craven St, Asheville, NC ASAP’s CSA Fair is an opportunity to meet local farmers face-to-face and learn more about their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs. CSA subscribers receive a weekly box of fresh, locally grown produce or meats throughout the growing season. You can sign up to learn more from farmers or bring your checkbook to subscribe on the spot! Groups from workplaces and religious congregations are encouraged to attend—many…

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ASAP’s 2018 CSA Fair

March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New Belgium Brewing Company, 21 Craven St.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
Free

ASAP’s CSA Fair is an opportunity to meet local farmers face-to-face and learn more about their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs. CSA subscribers receive a weekly box of fresh, locally grown produce or meats throughout the growing season. You can sign up to learn more from farmers or bring your checkbook to subscribe on the spot! Groups from workplaces and religious congregations are encouraged to attend—many farms will deliver directly to these locations if there is sufficient demand. All participating…

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Toast to Climate City

March 16 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy,
Asheville, 28803
Free

Join Highland Brewing Company and The Collider for a toast to Climate City! Enjoy a special small-batch beer brewed to celebrate and commemorate Asheville's leading role in developing innovative solutions for climate change. This event is the official kickoff of The Climate City Experience, part of ClimateCon 2018, a first-ever Asheville conference on the business of climate spearheaded by The Collider, a nonprofit innovation center focused on catalyzing solutions for climate change. Help us welcome entrepreneurs, business leaders, innovators and…

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Behold the Storyteller in You!

March 17
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
$60.00

On March 17th and March 18th there will be a weekend of Story Skill Development at the Earthaven Eco-village at 5 Consensus Cir, Black Mountain, NC 28711. Saturday will feature two beginner level workshops - Finding Your Voice as a Storyteller and Making a Thousand- Year-old Story from Scratch. Sunday will be a master class in story development. Saturday Morning: Finding Your Voice as a Storyteller. - 9 AM to Noon - $30. Build confidence in your ability to tell…

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WOOD TURNING DEMONSTRATION

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
Asheville, NC 28805 United States

The Carolina Mountain Woodturners and the Southern Highlands Craft Guild will sponsor a woodturning demonstration by Mike Sorge on Saturday, March 17 from 10AM-4PM at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, NC. Interesting and creative pieces with a "geometric" flair will be the focus. The meeting and demonstration are open to the public and there is no charge. Everyone interested in wood turning is encouraged to attend. Demonstrations by well known and frequently "world class"…

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Make-A-Blanket Day

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

> PROJECT LINUS MAKE-A-BLANKET DAY > > ----------------------------------------- > > > The local chapter of Project Linus, a national organization that > provides handmade blankets to children in crisis, is sponsoring > Make-A-Blanket Day on Saturday, March 17 from 10:00 AM to > 2:00 PM. This is an opportunity to participate in creating blankets > for seriously ill or traumatized children. > > The event will be held at Eliada Home, 2 Compton Drive, Asheville. > The Eliada Home campus…

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Summit for Emerging Climate Leaders

March 19
The Collider, 1 Haywood Street, Suite 401
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$95

Ready to launch your career as a climate leader? Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity for students & young professionals! As the world economy seeks new products and services to address climate change and associated risks, it's also waiting for the next generation of climate leaders. At this interactive one-day summit, you'll get exclusive exposure to the leading professionals in the climate industry and a chance to pitch your own climate solution! It's all part of ClimateCon 2018, a conference…

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The Business of Climate Forum

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - March 21 @ 5:00 pm
The Collider, 1 Haywood Street, Suite 401
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$799 - $999

The centerpiece of ClimateCon 2018 is The Business of Climate Forum, an exceptional opportunity for entrepreneurs and forward-thinking organizations. Here at North Carolina's first conference on the business of climate, business and science professionals from across the country will come together to explore innovative climate solutions and business opportunities. Learn more and view our outstanding lineup of speakers here: https://www.climatecon2018.com/program/business-of-climate-forum Forum attendees will also get free transportation and admission to The Climate Solutions Showcase at Highland Brewing. Group rates for…

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Celebration of Climate Action & Inspired Innovation

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy,
Asheville, 28803
$22 - $28

Join The Collider for a spectacular evening of cool connections & hot ideas in Climate City, sponsored by the Economic Development Coalition of Asheville - Buncombe County. Here's what you can expect: * ROUSING REMARKS from the writer and activist identified by the EPA as a "climate saver" (and by his family as a "goofy global warming guy"), Auden Schendler, VP of Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company, speaking on "The Case for Meaningful Action on Climate Change." * A SHOWCASE…

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Reading and Signing – Frank Morelli’s No Sad Songs (YA Fiction)

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Frank Morelli will be reading from and signing copies of his debut young adult novel, No Sad Songs.

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Needle Felted Easter Eggs Workshop

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$25

Even if Easter isn't your thing, you'll have a blast making these adorable felted eggs! In just a few hours, you'll learn the basic process for needle felting a ball, and then build your skills by adding lines, spirals, and flowers to your creations.

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Organic Revolution—A 9-Day Trip to Cuba with Organic Growers School

March 26 - April 3
$2,900

“Organic Revolution—A 9-Day Trip to Cuba with Organic Growers School” offers participants on the ground exposure to Cuban agriculture and the food sovereignty movement and will highlight their connection to the global food system. Organic Growers School is partnering with Food First and Altruvistas and the intention is for participants to acquire the knowledge and strategies to create just, sustainable, local, and healthy food systems in their own communities. When: March 26 – April 3, 2018. As part of the…

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An evening with author Elizabeth George

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
$38.00

Join us for a special evening with the much beloved Elizabeth George in the beautiful theatre at the Asheville Masonic Temple. Together we will celebrate the release of The Punishment She Deserves: A Lynley Novel. Each $38 ticket comes with a copy of the book. Elizabeth George is the New York Times and internationally best-selling author of twenty British crime novels featuring Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his unconventional partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. Her crime novels have been translated…

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SHAPE THE FUTURE AAUW (American Association of University Women) Membership Campaign and Branch Meeting

March 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$14.00

SHAPE THE FUTURE AAUW (American Association of University Women) Membership Campaign and Branch Meeting, March 27th, 11:30 AM @ First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St., Asheville 28801. Beth Maczka and Jacque Pennick will speak on Early Childhood Education and Affordable Childcare. Please join us! For lunch reservations contact Susan Grabel at susangrabel2@gmail.com

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