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July 2018

Tails in Town & Strut Your Mutt 5K

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Maple Street, Hendersonville, NC
FREE

An event for pets and the people that love them! Kick off this day of fun for pets and the people that love them with a 5k walk/run, then stay and enjoy pet related vendors, education opportunities, adoptable animals, food, cider and beer. In addition to the plethora of pooches and a flurry of furry action, the latest and greatest in products to hit the pet market, health care, toys, grooming, therapy and accessories will be on show in what…

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Make-Your-Own Craft Experience

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$45

Asheville is known for its vibrant arts community and now you, too, can become an artist—and take home a unique memento of the city! We’ve put together three of our most popular craft experiences for you to choose from! 12:30-3:30 PM: Locker Hooked Coaster. Locker hooking has been practiced in the Appalachian Mountains since the 19th century. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to take colorful batik fabrics and a beautiful ceramic tile made by local artist Carolyn Kinnison…

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Art of the Mountains

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Philips Episcopal Church, 256 E. Main St.
Brevard, 28712 United States

"Art of the Mountains" Art Show, Raffle, and Sale: Friday, July 27 (4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) and Saturday, July 28 (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.), at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 256 E. Main Street, Brevard, NC. Eighteen local artists will exhibit their paintings, sculpture, photography, and other art forms to raise money for local charities benefiting children. Raffle tickets will be sold for several beautiful pieces of original art. Music and refreshments. Www.facebook.com/artofthemountains/

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Sarah Peacock

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

1.2 million miles, 2,800 shows, and 13 years flying solo is one heck of a road trip. Sarah Peacock bridges gaps between Country, Blues, Americana, and Rock-N-Roll. Her music is raw, truth telling, and fiercely unique. Held hostage by a record label at 21, the troubadour life came with a rude awakening for the young Georgia native. Peacock made her home in a ‘92 Volvo with her dog and a guitar, and for nearly seven years earned a living in…

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Tom Paxton with The Don Juans

July 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$25.0030.00

Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community. Grammy-award winning songwriters Don Henry & John Vezner are the Don Juans!

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Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series – Rev. Juan Huertas

July 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States
Free

The Summer Worship Series at Lake Junaluska takes place on Sunday mornings from June 10 - August 5, 2018. A Monday evening Taize service also takes place in Memorial Chapel from 8-9 p.m. On June 17, Rev. Juan Huertas will serve as the guest preacher on Sunday morning. Huertas is lead pastor of Grace Community UMC in Shreveport, L.A., and a graduate of Candler School of Theology.

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Blake Ellege and The Country Resonators

July 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0012.00

Blake Ellege and The Country Resonators are a High-Energy band that bring all of the Classic Country Gold hits back to life! This 7 piece band takes the stage playing all of your favorites from artists such as: George Jones, Merle Haggard, Webb Pierce, Johnny Cash, Lefty Frizell, George Jones, Hank Snow, Johnny Horton and many more!

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Leah Calvert with Malcolm Holcombe

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0018.00

“Most of Leah Calvert’s songs are more disconsolate and mysterious, but more importantly, they are so unbelievably human. She’s not just shaking mountains with . Calvert is building her own right from her past’s ashes.” -Sarah Groth, Surving The Golden Age. Malcolm Holcombe will open. Born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, Malcolm Holcombe is being recognized by the contemporary U.S and European folk/americana community as a performer of national stature, and an uncommonly unique guitarist/vocalist…

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Mystical Creatures Clay Camp Ages 4-8

July 30 @ 9:00 am - August 3 @ 12:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

July 30- August 3 Monday- Friday, 9am-12pm Daydreaming about magical creatures can be fun, but what if you could make your own? From floating fairies to tiny trolls, and unicorns to gnarly gnomes, we will first create and name our characters, then create a home for them to live and play. You will take home a miniature world where anything can happen.

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Creating Sacre

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$60

Ever wish you had a tool to jump start your creativity? Now you can! Artist and shamanic practitioner, Desiree DeMars, will take you on a guided journey to access your inner guidance. You'll use this wisdom to design a sacred tool for sparking your inspiration. Then, after you create your amulet or talking stick, you'll participate in a simple, yet powerful, group ceremony to activate your tool with your personal intention. Finally, you'll learn how to use your tool for…

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Creating Sacred Tools

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$60

Ever wish you had a tool to jump start your creativity? Now you can! Artist and shamanic practitioner, Desiree DeMars, will take you on a guided journey to access your inner guidance. You'll use this wisdom to design a sacred tool for sparking your inspiration. Then, after you create your amulet or talking stick, you'll participate in a simple, yet powerful, group ceremony to activate your tool with your personal intention. Finally, you'll learn how to use your tool for…

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Take A Spin Clay Camp Ages 6-10

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - August 3 @ 5:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

July 30- August 3 Monday- Friday, 2-5pm First time throwing on the wheel? Maybe you’ve tried it a few times already? You won’t be alone! You will use the wheel to craft handmade cups, bowls, plates and who knows what else. Come ready to have fun and get messy! (PS- this class is NOT taught by Ms. Frizzell from The Magic School Bus. But close.)

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by the Robert Mabe Band

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
Free

Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local bluegrass musician with friends or a band. Following the host band, Bluegrass musicians from the Asheville area gather on stage to jam in an open session. Occasionally, we feature a touring band that will perform prior to the open session and help co-host the jam. It’s always a great evening of music and community.

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August 2018

Family Animal Encounters

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - August 31 @ 2:30 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our…

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Reiki Sound Healing in the Salt Cave

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Asheville Salt Cave, 12 Eagle Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$38

Experience gentle balancing Reiki Energy as you are serenaded by the healing sound of a Tibetan bowl, and are guided in a simple meditation to relax into the nourishing and beautiful salt cave. You will be attuned with the sound healing of a tuning fork and then given a short hands-on Reiki energy healing. Allow yourself to completely rejuvenate during this zen hour. This session is led by our gifted healer David! We look forward to sharing this beautiful evening…

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Reiki Sound Healing in the Salt Cave

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Asheville Salt Cave, 12 Eagle Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$38

Experience gentle balancing Reiki Energy as you are serenaded by the healing sound of a Tibetan bowl, and are guided in a simple meditation to relax into the nourishing and beautiful salt cave. You will be attuned with the sound healing of a tuning fork and then given a short hands-on Reiki energy healing. Allow yourself to completely rejuvenate during this zen hour. This session is led by our gifted healer David! We look forward to sharing this beautiful evening…

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The North Carolina Mineral and Gem Festival

August 2 @ 10:00 am - August 5 @ 5:00 pm
Spruce Pine Commerce Center, 12121 Hwy 226 S
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
$3

Since the early 1950's Spruce Pine, North Carolina has been the host of the Festival and welcomed visitors from around the world to shop for beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils and more! Even celebrities have been spotted at the Festival selecting their jewelry, gemstones and gifts! The Festival features gem, jewelry and mineral dealers from across the country showcasing their merchandise to fit every budget. Whether you are shopping for an engagement ring, a special stone for your…

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Sharon Core + Dawn Roe at Tracey Morgan Gallery

August 3 - September 22
Tracey Morgan Gallery, 188 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works from New York photographer Sharon Core. The artist creates extensively researched explorations of the living still life. In both series exhibited, 1606-1907 and Understory, we see the play between the illusion of a painting and the truth of a photograph set amidst the natural cycles of decay and renewal. This will be Core’s first show with the gallery. In 1606-1907, begun in 2011 and ongoing, Core references a 300-year…

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LEAF Downtown AVL

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - August 4 @ 10:00 pm
Pack Square Park, 121 College St
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
FREE

LEAF Downtown celebrates communities, creativity, diversity and families in the heart of downtown Asheville & showcases dynamic musical talent, immersive cultural arts performances and local handcraft & culinary artists. LEAF Downtown will further the goals of inclusivity, community partnership and economic vitality in the greater Asheville area, while driving the greater LEAF Community Arts mission to connect cultures & create community through music & arts. Visit theLEAF.org/downtown for more info on this inclusive, family- friendly, FREE event! 4TH ANNUAL LEAF…

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Nora Jane Struthers

August 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New Belgium Brewing Company, 21 Craven St.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
Free

Nora Jane Struthers has written "some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists" - NPR Music. The songs that weave themselves into the fabric of listeners' lives are usually the ones in which an artist lays her soul bare for the world to hear. Struthers' current release Champion, is built on these kinds of songs. The 13-song collection written with her band the Party Line, is the follow-up to 2015's Wake, which earned Struthers…

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Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$55

#3 Friday, March 30 #4 Friday, April 13 #5 Friday, April 27 #6 Friday, May 11 #7 Friday, June 1 #8 Friday, June 22 #9 Friday, July 13 #10 Friday, August 3 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…

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Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes with Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$55

ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS SPRING/SUMMER CLAY CLASSES Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes with Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad #5 Friday, April 27 #6 Friday, May 11 #7 Friday, June 1 #8 Friday, June 22 #9 Friday, July 13 #10 Friday, August 3 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…

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StoweGood – Live in Concert

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unity of The Blue Ridge, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Rd
Mills River, NC 28759 United States
$18

2018 Summer Dinner and Concert Series at Unity of The Blue Ridge Unity of The Blue Ridge invites you to share in an evening of great music as they feature a dynamic musical duo StoweGood. Bring your own meal and beverage (no alcohol) around 6:00 PM and enjoy dinner before the concert - tables will be set up inside, or bring your own blanket, weather permitting. The concert begins at 7:00 PM. StoweGood is an international touring duo based in…

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Lake Junaluska Singers August Concert

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

The Lake Junaluska Singers are a 16-voice, award-winning ensemble whose music ranges from classical choral and contemporary works to gospel, folk, traditional hymns and musical theater. They will perform on Friday, August 3 as part of Associates Weekend. The concert is open to the public.

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46th Annual Village Art & Craft Fair

August 4 @ 10:00 am - August 5 @ 5:00 pm
Cathedral of All Souls, Biltmore Village
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
Free

Premier outdoor art and craft fair hosts 114 artists from across the country exhibiting arts and crafts of original design in a variety of mediums. The Fair draws thousand of eager shoppers to the beautiful tree covered grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls in charming Historic Biltmore Village.

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46th Annual Village Art & Craft Fair

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cathedal of All Souls, 7 Boston Way
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
Free

Premier outdoor art and craft fair hosts 120 exhibitors representing all media. The Fair draws thousands of eager shoppers to the beautiful tree covered ground of the Cathedral of All Souls in charming Historic Biltmore Village.

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Purple Crayon Open House

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States

Come play with us! Purple Crayon offers affordable studio space for women hobby artists, turnkey rental space for creativity-centered events, and a variety of arts and crafts workshops and classes. Comes see what all the excitement is about!

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Krazy with Kudzu

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

Friend or foe? It’s amazing how one weed can cause so much controversy. Meet with naturalists, who are working hard to eradicate the noxious invasive that poses a significant threat to the biodiversity in the southeast—Kudzu—as well as fans of the creepy, crawly weed. You’ll not only learn about what methods used to get rid of kudzu, but also how to make Kudzu jelly, baskets and more. Cost: Included with admission

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Writers at Wolfe with Thomas McConnell

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thomas Wolfe Memorial, 52 N. Market Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
free

Join us as Thomas McConnell discusses Thomas Wolfe’s influence on him as a writer and reads from his debut novel The Wooden King. With rich historical detail McConnell dramatically explores a family facing the rise of totalitarianism in Czechoslovakia during World War II.

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The Raleigh Ringers at Lake Junaluska

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir that plays unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock ‘n’ roll tunes arranged just for handbells. The concert is open to the public.

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Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series – Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli

August 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States
Free

The Summer Worship Series at Lake Junaluska takes place on Sunday mornings from June 10 - August 5, 2018. A Monday evening Taize service also takes place in Memorial Chapel from 8-9 p.m. On June 17, Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli will serve as the guest preacher on Sunday morning. Gaines-Cirelli became the first woman to serve as senior pastor of historic Foundry UMC in Washington, DC. Her ministry has encouraged spiritual growth and engaged discipleship—emphasizing radical hospitality, shared ministry, spiritual practices…

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46th Annual Village Art & Craft Fair

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

Premier outdoor art and craft fair hosts 120 exhibitors representing all media. The Fair draws thousands of eager shoppers to the beautiful tree covered ground of the Cathedral of All Souls in charming Historic Biltmore Village.

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Magical Nature Clay Camp Ages 4-8

August 6 @ 9:00 am - August 10 @ 12:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

August 6-10 Monday- Friday, 9am-12pm Story time! In this camp, we will listen to a series of nature themed children’s stories and then illustrate our imagination with creative sculptures. Demonstrations will be given on how to create fairy houses, mushrooms, flowers, leaves and more. By the end of the week, we will have a whole collection of colorful sculptures to play with.

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Advanced Wheel Clay Camp Ages 8-12 with Kelsey Sickmeyer

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - August 10 @ 5:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

August 6-10 Monday- Friday, 2-5pm Attention all young artists! This is a camp for kids who have taken a wheel camp with Kelsey or who already have some experience on the potter’s wheel. Daily demonstrations will cover cool things you can do in the studio. A series of challenging projects will inspire your creativity. We will be working on making a set of bowls, cups, or plates, and show you the tricks for making taller vases and lidded jars.

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Illustrating Children’s Picture Books Workshop

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$56

Did you know that, in the publishing industry, words come first, followed by art? The artist's challenge is to bring new dimensions to the writer's story—maybe humor or surprise, beautiful landscapes or unforgettable characters. The artist makes the story come alive, right before our very eyes. Magic! So how do you even begin to illustrate a children's book? In this workshop, award-winning author, Linda Lowery, will make the journey fun and playful for you. Linda will share her Ten Top…

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Naturalist Niche: Top of the Mountain Trek

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

This naturalist-led hike explores the top of Chimney Rock Mountain where you’ll discover a much different world than in the main portion of the Park. Learn about the fascinating history of this area and more about the wildlife that can be found utilizing this unique habitat. This hike is considered moderate-to-strenuous. Cost: Includes Park admission: $23 Adult, $8 Annual Passholder, $13 Youth (ages 5-15), $6 Rockin’ Discovery Passholder. Advance registration required.

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Make-Your-Own Craft Experience

August 11 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$45

Asheville is known for its vibrant arts community and now you, too, can become an artist—and take home a unique memento of the city! We’ve put together three of our most popular craft experiences for you to choose from! 12:30-3:30 PM: Locker Hooked Coaster. Locker hooking has been practiced in the Appalachian Mountains since the 19th century. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to take colorful batik fabrics and a beautiful ceramic tile made by local artist Carolyn Kinnison…

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14th Annual Race to the Rock (5K run or 25-mile bike)

August 12 @ 7:45 am - 10:00 am
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

The grand finale of the 14th Annual Lake Lure Olympiad – a 3-day family sports festival that showcases the beautiful scenery of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, the Race to the Rock is a challenging 5k run or 25-mile bike race that climbs 900 feet in the last 3 miles (a 7-9% grade) to finish at the base of Chimney Rock. The rewarding 75-mile views from the finish line overlooking Lake Lure are enough to take your breath away… or…

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Kiln Building for Woodfire with Eric Knoche

August 13 @ 9:30 am - August 17 @ 4:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$595

5-Day Workshop August 13-17 Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm In this hands-on workshop we will be building two small wood fired kilns: a soft brick, top loading, long-throat train kiln as well as a fast-fire, catenary arch kiln for vapor glazing made from high alumina brick. We will cover kiln design for general functionality and specific characteristics, site prep, foundation layout, and various brick laying techniques. Other topics will include arch form design, chimney construction, and buttressing for support. Kiln site workflow, maintenance…

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Festival of Wisdom & Grace

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - August 16 @ 11:00 am
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Individuals, couples, small groups or church leaders in the second half of life will gather for worship, workshops, professional training and fellowship. This year's theme, The Wise Shall Shine, will discuss how to equip families and churches through a legacy of wisdom.

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Fairy Garden Workshop

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$50.00

Come join the fairy team for a magical day of creating your own complete, tabletop fairy garden. Gardens can include a fairy house, garden paths, and much more all beautifully landscaped in a garden dish. Children may participate with an accompanying adult. No skills needed. $50. Limited to 12

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Book Signing

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

My name is Susan Anderson. I've recently published a memoir about my autistic son and it is called, Paul's Prayers: A Mother's Account of Raising an Autistic Son. The focus of my book is holistic, meaning it discusses so much more than autism. We've grown as a family, here in Hayesville, for the past twenty years. I have a chapter titled, "Appalachian Culture Shock" and another called, "Switchbacks On A Country Road." I hope you can take a look at…

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Dark Star Orchestra (Two Night Run) at Pisgah Brewing Company

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - August 18 @ 11:00 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
$30.00

Dark Star Orchestra returns for another two-night run at the beautiful Pisgah Brewing Company outdoor stage.

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Needle Felted Mermaid Workshop

August 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$115

Already longing to be back at the beach? We've got you covered! As summer winds to an end, fiber artist, Anne Magrath, will show you how to create your own needle felted mermaid so you can return to the sea (or, at least your memories) anytime you'd like! In this fun-filled, two-day workshop, you'll learn the basics of needle felting a human face and torso; then let your imagination run as you give your mermaid a tail, hair, and her…

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Make-Your-Own Craft Experience

August 18 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$45

Asheville is known for its vibrant arts community and now you, too, can become an artist—and take home a unique memento of the city! We’ve put together three of our most popular craft experiences for you to choose from! 12:30-3:30 PM: Locker Hooked Coaster. Locker hooking has been practiced in the Appalachian Mountains since the 19th century. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to take colorful batik fabrics and a beautiful ceramic tile made by local artist Carolyn Kinnison…

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Garden Silk to Dye For

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$50.00

Mary Martin will lead this workshop on using plants and other natural dyes to make stunning and unique silk scarves. Each participant will dye 2 scarves and select another already done. $50. Limited to 12.

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Jam in the Trees

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - August 25 @ 11:00 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
50$

Headliners include The Travelin’ McCourys, Jerry Douglas, and More Jam In The Trees is proud to announce the lineup for the 2018 festival, which will be held on August 24th and 25th. The annual music festival returns with a diverse lineup for the third year to Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, North Carolina. The roster includes legendary artists The Travelin’ McCourys, Jerry Douglas, Shooter Jennings, Elizabeth Cook, Jane Kramer, Gangstagrass, The Stray Birds, Jim Lauderdale, The Steel Wheels, Fireside…

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Make-Your-Own Craft Experience

August 25 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$45

Asheville is known for its vibrant arts community and now you, too, can become an artist—and take home a unique memento of the city! We’ve put together three of our most popular craft experiences for you to choose from! 12:30-3:30 PM: Locker Hooked Coaster. Locker hooking has been practiced in the Appalachian Mountains since the 19th century. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to take colorful batik fabrics and a beautiful ceramic tile made by local artist Carolyn Kinnison…

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Writers at Wolfe with Terry Roberts

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thomas Wolfe Memorial, 52 N. Market Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
free

Join us as Terry Roberts discusses Thomas Wolfe’s influence on him as a writer and reads from his third novel, The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival, just released in August of 2018. The novel introduces preacher Jedidiah Robbins’s Gospel revival as it travels through 1920s Western North Carolina spreading the Gospel and illegal moonshine.

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The Timeless Art of Ikebana

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Country Club of Asheville, 170 Windsor Road
Asheville, 28804
$55

IKEBANA DEMONSTRATION AND LUNCHEON Ikenobo is the first ikebana school and is 555 years old. For any art form to survive, it has to evolve and today the ikenobo designs span the centuries from the original formal forms seen in monasteries to very modern free styles seen in galleries. Stephanie English will talk about and demonstrate these forms. Professor English has been active in ikebana and Ikenobo since 1993 and has achieved the rank of Sr. Professor, 1st grade, the…

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