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April 2017
$350 - $425

Shoemaking

April 27 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 6:00 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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This shoe, made with a button and flap closure and a very thin recycled rubber sole, is made inside out and then turned right-side-out so that the stitching ends up on the inside of the shoe. Replace the sole easily and indefinitely to have your shoes last a lifetime. You will walk away with a pair of shoes that allow you to feel the ground below your feet while maintaining good traction and be uniquely stylish.

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Lung Buster Time Trial Series #1

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverside Park, 503 E Tappan St
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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DATES: (4/27, 5/28, 6/29, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24, 9/16) The Lung Buster Time Trial Series is a seven-part competitive time trial racing series of cycling events in Western North Carolina held with the intent of providing all participants a professional racer experience, no matter how fast you are. All levels and abilities of cyclists are invited to participate! The 2017 series includes four flat & fast out-and-back courses, two are 20k or 40k routes along Riverside Drive between Marshall and Asheville…

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Free

Authors Allan Wolf & JoAnne O’Sullivan present their books Who Killed Christopher Goodman? and Between Two Skies

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Allan Wolf is the author of many award-winning books for children and teens, including The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic, New Found Land: Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery, and Zane's Trace. Allan Wolf lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy's inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it. Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he's a little odd. He…

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The Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Camp Ton-A-Wandah, 376 Lake Falls Road
Zirconia, NC 28739 United States
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Join us for, the 6th annual Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race (THE GNAR) offers kids, ages five through 14, the opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing. Teams of two will work together to navigate a variety of challenges. The course is TOP SECRET! Challenges may include mountain biking, running, a low ropes course, problem-solving, a climbing wall, and a grand finale obstacle guaranteed to leave a perma-grin smile for your ride home.

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$9 - $13

Billy Jonas Band – Family Concert

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, 28801
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Asheville's own Billy Jonas Band will bring their creative, interactive and soul-inspiring family concert to the Grey Eagle. It's funky folk music for the whole family! They've got some NEW music up their sleeves -- be the first to hear! They'll also feature songs from their most recent family CD, "Build It Back Again", as well as old favorites enjoyed by all ages.

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Free

Jennifer Finney Boylan

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Weaving deftly between 1980 and the present day, and told in an unforgettable voice, Long Black Veil is an intensely atmospheric thriller that explores the meaning of identity, loyalty, and love. Readers will hail this as Boylan's triumphant return to fiction. On a warm August night in 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, looking for a thrill. With a pianist, a painter and a teacher among them, the friends are full of…

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May 2017
$15 - $125

MountainTrue’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., 100 Sierra Nevada Way
Fletcher, 28732
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This year’s festival returns to the beautiful grounds of Sierra Nevada’s Mills River Brewery under the open sky of their outdoor amphitheater located on the banks of the French Broad River. Our Wild & Scenic festival is a selection of films from the annual festival held in Nevada City, CA which is now in its 15th year. The festival focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. This year’s festival is presented by MountainTrue…

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$750

Spring Storytelling Retreat & Adventure

May 7 - May 13
StoryWindow Productions, Asheville, 28805 + Google Map

Join in for 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…

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Mama’s Day 10K & 1K Stroller Push

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Come out and celebrate Mother’s Day weekend and support safe motherhood with a 10K run beginning at Carrier Park and continuing along the French Broad River. Proceeds benefit Mama Maisha, an Asheville-based non-profit making motherhood safer in Tanzania. Pregnancy complication-related deaths are rare in developed countries, but in Tanzania, one mother dies every single hour.

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Saluda Arts Festival

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Downtown Saluda, 24 Main Street
Saluda,
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Festival goers will enjoy the work of more than 80 artists and craftspeople, lively and award winning music, art and craft demonstrators, and delicious food from local restaurants. The historic town of Saluda, NC will blossom with artists at its 14th annual Saluda Arts Festival. Free event.

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$8 - $12

HotWorks.org Asheville Fine Art Show

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St.
Asheville, 28801
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Join us May 20 & 21, 2017 for the Asheville Fine Art Show! Sponsored by Hot Works Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows - this event brings up to 175 juried fine art and craft artists with all forms of discipline for sale to the public - paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, photography, jewelry, fiber and more. This art show is different - you will see artists who will be coming to Asheville – many for the very first time –…

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$35 - $49

Cooking Up Stories: A Storytelling Workshop for Everybody

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 43 Melrose Avenue
Asheville, NC 28782 United States
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Can you remember a time when someone close to you shared a story that moved you, made you laugh, changed your mind or blew open your heart? How powerful and fun when an estranged cousin showed up at a family gathering - and she was the very one to save the burnt pot-roast dinner? Or a friend recalled a long ago camping trip memory that offered some healing in a time of grief. Or a business facilitator told just the…

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$15 - $18

Made From Scratch: Storytellers Connie Regan-Blake and Dottie Jean Kirk Serve Up Delicious Southern Stories

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 43 Melrose Ave.
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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Join us for an entertaining evening of stories on May 20th when Storytellers Connie Regan-Blake and Dottie Jean Kirk blend humor and drama to transform the Tryon Fine Arts Center into an intimate circle of friends. Drawing on their personal experiences and true life tales, Connie and Dottie Jean invite all listeners into the world of story - a performance sure to delight! The show begins at 7pm. Tickets are available for purchase in advance for $15 or can be…

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Made From Scratch

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 43 Melrose Avenue
Asheville, NC 28782 United States
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Storytellers Connie Regan-Blake and Dottie Jean Kirk serve up delicious Southern stories. After three successful one-woman shows, Dottie Jean is bringing her unique and passionate storytelling to her hometown of Tryon. Connie Regan-Blake, one of the world’s most celebrated storytellers, will join Dottie Jean. Connie has entertained audiences in 47 states and 17 countries with her warmth and humor. Connie and Dottie Jean invite all listeners into the world of story - a performance sure to delight!

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$35 - $45

The Marshall Tucker Band

May 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, 37745
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In the early fall of 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. “We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries,” says founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray. As it turned out, the collective talents of The Marshall Tucker Band took them very far indeed. Years of rigorous tour schedules earned the band the respect of critics and countless dedicated…

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Biltmore Kiwanis 15K or 5K Classic

May 21 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Participate in either the 15k or 5k challenge. This is one of three races to complete the Royal Trifecta Challenge, those who complete the challenge will have a special prize awaiting them at the finish of the final race of this series.

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$725

Earthaven Experience Week

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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Want to feel fully alive and more connected to the world around you? Immerse yourself in an eye-opening and inspiring week-long experience at Earthaven, a 22 year-old developing ecovillage. This village and farming community is the ideal living laboratory for seeing innovative and regenerative systems in practice. Get inspired by taking part in the food production in action and experiencing community living up-close and personal.

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Free

Wandering into Cultural Diplomacy, Why Art Matters | Artist Talk

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Western Carolina Bardo Arts Center, NC + Google Map

Room 130 Bardo Arts Center Panelists Tom Ashcraft, WCU Professor of Art, Director MFA Program, Workingman Collective Founding Member Peter Winant, Director of the George Mason School of Art, Fairfax VA, Workingman Collective Founding Member Sarah Tanguy, Curator U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program and Independent Curator Workingman Collective is a collaborative group of art/design practitioners and revolving cast of professionals based in Washington, D.C. and North Carolina. Workingman Collective has exhibited work and created projects in the…

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NCOBS Collier Lilly Ride

May 27 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is hosting a half century bike ride in honor of Collier Lilly. The ride offers a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain route, the 50-mile half century with 3,600 feet of climbing, that will start and end at Carrier Park in Asheville. In keeping with Outward Bound’s bedrock principles of “challenge and discovery,” the Collier Lilly Ride for NCOBS will take riders over challenging mountain passes and allow them to discover scenic roads for the first…

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Free

Garden Jubilee

May 27 @ 9:00 am - May 28 @ 5:00 pm
Henderson County Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, 28792
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Garden Jubilee is the place for one-stop shopping for garden lovers showcasing 1000’s of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, crafts, yard art, and hard to find plants on every block of the festival. Main Street from 6th Ave-Caswell St., learn tips and tricks from regional gardening experts, Hendersonville, NC 828.693.9708 or 800.828.4244

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MineFest at Emerald Village

May 27 @ 9:00 am - May 28 @ 6:00 pm
Emerald Village, 331 McKinney Mine Road
Little Switzerland, 28749
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Bring your friends Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th, 2017 and enjoy MineFest at Emerald Village, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Little Switzerland. Celebrate the gem and mineral heritage of the mountains in the spectacular home of 12 historic mines! Listen each morning at 10:00 AM for the haunting sounds of a Swiss Alphorn played in the Bon Ami Mine! Enjoy hours of free live music in the big tent both days, featuring the best musical groups…

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June 2017
$279 - $420

Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium

June 2 - June 5

A weekend at beautiful Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain with leading herbal educators from around the country. Topics include: • Resetting the 24-hour Circadian Cycle with Botanicals • The Vagus Nerve: Two Way Connection between Gut and Brain • Botanicals for Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease • Hepatitis B & C: A Holistic Approach • Demonstration: Nebulizer Therapies using Botanicals . • Pre-conference Intensive: Immuno-psychiatry Plus herb walks, medicine-making classes, panel discussions and evening entertainment. CE credits for health professionals.

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WNC Flyer

June 4 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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The 14th annual WNC Flyer (formerly called Fletcher Flyer) will be held in the “Cycling Capital of the South”, Brevard, NC. The start/finish will be at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC. What better way to spend the day than with a Bike Ride, Bluegrass, BBQ and a complimentary first Brew! Riders will have their choice of a full century, metric century, half century, and half metric rides which wind through the valleys south of Asheville, NC. Although it is…

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Free

Monday Night Live!

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - June 26 @ 9:00 pm
Henderson County Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, 28792
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Monday Night Live! features a diverse line-up of Latin, folk, country, salsa, jazz, and blues artists. Concerts are held every Monday night in June at the Visitor Center stage at 201 South Main Street, 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, Hendersonville, NC 828.693.9708 or 800.828.4244

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Free

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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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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$6400

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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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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Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Events

June 11 - June 14
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Each of these three-day youth group events offers morning and evening sessions with high energy worship, guest preachers, mission components, and a focus on giving! Events are led by a team of college students, guest speakers, and worship bands. Afternoons are free for groups to plan additional service projects, rafting trips, or to enjoy the swimming pool or boats at Lake Junaluska. The program is geared towards 6th through 12th graders. Program Dates are as follows: June 11 - June…

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$1800

Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) Course

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - June 30 @ 3:00 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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Gain experience in systems-thinking and practical tools that deepen your leadership and strengthen your ability to help address the complex bio-cultural challenges facing the world. The Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course at Earthaven Ecovillage is a residential intensive. This course will provide a unique exploration of regenerative, nature-based design, grounded in the 22-year community-scale permaculture experiment and living demonstration site that is Earthaven. Permaculture design principles train us to design any kind of system- land use, business, personal…

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Free

48th Annual AAUW Book Sale

June 17 @ 9:00 am - June 22 @ 7:00 pm
Boshamer Gym, Brevard College, 1 college row
Brevard, NC United States
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20,000 books in every topic for sale. Proceeds go to scholarships and support for young women.  Any books left are made available to non-profits, churches, camps, home schools and other organizations.Wednesday -- all books 1/2 price.Thursday: fill-a-box for $5.00.

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Music & Worship Arts Week

June 25 - June 30
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Music & Worship Arts Week is an event highlighting education, worship, the arts and renewal in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina at Lake Junaluska. It is designed for worship leaders of all ages: musicians, artists, dancers, actors and pastors.

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Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Retreat with J. Philip Newell

June 30 - July 2
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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John Philip Newell is a poet, peacemaker, and scholar from Edinburgh who has written over 15 books and is a leading expert on Celtic Spirituality. The weekend will include 4 sessions with John Philip, Taize Worship, and creative workshops. Lodging and meals are available at Lake Junaluska for this event.

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July 2017

Lake Junaluska’s Independence Day Celebration

July 2 - July 4
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Join us at Lake Junaluska for July 4th! Don’t miss an incredible weekend of music and fun, which includes three concerts, a parade, special meals, and fireworks! Lodging and meals packages will be available.

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Balsam Range at Lake Junaluska

July 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Balsam Range will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 2 in Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska. The concert is part of Lake Junaluska’s Independence Day Celebrations, which will include more concerts, a BBQ picnic, parade, family-friendly games and activities and, of course, fireworks!

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Lake Junaluska Singers in Concert

July 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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The Lake Junaluska Singers will perform on Tuesday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Stuart Auditorium. This performance is part of the Lake Junaluska Independence Day Celebrations which will include two other concerts, a BBQ picnic, parade, family-friendly games and activities and, of course, fireworks!

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Free

Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series

July 9
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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The summer worship series includes a spirited traditional worship service on Sunday mornings in Stuart Auditorium at 10:45 a.m. and a contemplative Taize service of prayer and song on Monday evenings. Join us for transformative worship and fellowship! Schedule of Speakers July 2 - J. Phillip Newell July 9 - Bob Bowling July 16 - Mary Beth Blinn July 23 - Sharma Lewis July 30 - Tim McClendon August 6 - John Ed Mathison

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LPC Triathlon

July 9 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lelia Patterson Center, 1111 Howard Gap Road
Fletcher, NC 28732 United States
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The 5th annual Hunter Subaru LPC Throwback Triathlon is the perfect event to challenge one’s self, regardless of competition experience or athletic prowess. It features a 200-yard outdoor pool swim, a 17.5 mile bike on quiet country roads, and a rolling 5k run with an on-track finale to summon your mighty kick to the tape! The Kid’s Splash N’ Dash, which begins at 10:30, means even budding athletes can participate in the throwback thrills without adults towering overhead!

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Free

Street Dances

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henderson County Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, 28792
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Street Dances features mountain heritage music, clogging and square dancing every Monday night from July - 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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$750

Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure

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

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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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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August 2017

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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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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$1 - $750

Ecological and Natural Building

August 16 @ 9:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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Learn about the most common natural materials and techniques for designing an ecologically sound building. Experience natural building techniques such as cob, earthen plasters and paints with your own hands. Tour natural buildings that were built using a variety of techniques to get first hand experience of what is possible from foundations, roofs and wall systems to site selection and passive solar design. This introductory course to natural building will provide you with a foundation to build upon, empowering you…

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Blue Ridge Breakaway

August 19
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Cyclists come from across the country to participate in this adrenaline-pumping ride through the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The event begins and ends at beautiful Lake Junaluska surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Four routes specifically designed for all skill levels, offer cyclists an opportunity to experience the breathtaking beauty of Haywood County’s country lanes, scenic byways and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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September 2017

Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

September 1 - September 2
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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The 47th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival will offer two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region. The main shows begin at 6:15 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, on the grand stage of Stuart Auditorium overlooking beautiful Lake Junaluska. Lodging and meal packages are available for those wishing to stay at Lake Junaluska.

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Free

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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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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October 2017
$150

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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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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Choir Music Weekend

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

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

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

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November 2017

Interfaith Peace Conference

November 16 - November 19
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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The Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska is an ongoing response to God’s call to peacemaking and reconciliation. Affirming the community of Abrahamic faiths, the Interfaith Peace Conference seeks to work in partnership with Christians, Jews, Muslims, and members of other religious traditions to advance the work of reconciliation and peace. Lodging and meal packages are available at Lake Junaluska.

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