The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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May 2018

Tiny Home Community Open House

May 5 @ 9:00 am - May 6 @ 6:00 pm
The Village at Flat Rock, NC, 24 Empire Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States
Free

The Village at Flat Rock, NC a tiny home community, is hosting an open house sales event May 5 - 6, 2018. The community is under new ownership and has seen an incredible transformation! Visitors will find over 100 tiny homes, a poolside pavilion, fitness center, and beautiful parks and green spaces. Tour new tiny home models for sale and explore our upscale, pet-friendly grounds and resort-style amenities. Special promotions are now underway and will continue through the event! Place a deposit and…

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Raku Magic: One-Day Workshop with Paul Gisondo

May 5 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$140

Saturday, May 5 9:30am-4:30pm Experience the drama, amazement and instant gratification of Raku in this one-day firing workshop. Bring up to 5 bisque fired pieces (vertically oriented vase and cylinder forms up to 12 inches in height preferred). We will glaze the pieces using a variety of crackle, iridescent luster and matte glazes and fire the work outdoors in our Raku kiln. Pieces will be removed from red-hot kiln and quickly transferred into ash cans lined with flammable materials. Participants…

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Spring Boy Scout Day & Campout

May 5 @ 9:30 am - May 6 @ 9:00 am
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

Scouts have explored and investigated Chimney Rock for decades. Our annual Spring Boy Scout Day is one of the best ways to see all that the Park has to offer. Enjoy morning programs, optional afternoon activities and the rare opportunity to spend the night beneath the stars with other scouts. Visit our website for detailed program information. Call 828.625.9611 to register. Registration closes April 28 and is limited to 200 scouts. Cost: $15 per scout, $12 per adult, $5.50 additional…

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Raku Magic One-Day Workshop

May 5 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Paul Gisondo Saturday, May 5 9:30am-4:30pm Experience the drama, amazement and instant gratification of Raku in this one-day firing workshop. Bring up to 5 bisque fired pieces (vertically oriented vase and cylinder forms up to 12 inches in height preferred). We will glaze the pieces using a variety of crackle, iridescent luster and matte glazes and fire the work outdoors in our Raku kiln. Pieces will be removed from red-hot kiln and quickly transferred into ash cans lined with flammable…

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“Cinco de Meowo” Asheville Cat Weirdos Emergency Fund 2nd Annual Silent Auction

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, 28801

This is a silent auction for the Asheville Cat Weirdos Emergency Fund to replenish our depleted fund for helping families of WNC with unexpected emergency vet bills for their cats. Many people are faced with the decision of putting their pet down or giving it up due to an emergency medical need and we feel that someone shouldnt be put in that situation. So we have a goal of $5000 dollars this year. Last year we raised $1600 for our…

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Craft City Food & Art Tours

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Center for Craft, 67 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$75

Discover craft in surprising places! Join a local expert for a behind the scenes tour of the best small-batch, high-quality, and handmade in Asheville. Visit galleries, taste local beers, watch live demonstrations, sip craft cocktails, and meet the creatives that continue to make Asheville a Craft City. Please note, reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the tour. Additional information available at: craftcityavl.com

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Abstract Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of Three Artists at Momentum Gallery, Asheville

May 6 - June 23
Momentum Gallery, 24 N. Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Momentum Gallery, in downtown Asheville, presents a new exhibition of recent works by gallery artists, Michael Barringer and Jeannine Marchand, and introduces the works of sculptor Michael Enn Sirvet. The vibrant works of abstract painter Michael Barringer complements the sensuous, anthropomorphic Folds series of sculptures by ceramicist Jeannine Marchand and architectonic works of sculptor Michael Enn Sirvet. This show opens May 6 and runs through June 23, 2018 and is free and open to the public

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Altered Board Books Workshop

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$43 - $48

Mother's Day is just around the corner! In this fun, hands-on workshop, you'll turn a children’s board book into a unique family memento for your mom, someone else you love, or just yourself! ​We’ll start by discussing how to select adhesives and other supplies for your board book. Next, you’ll learn how to prepare your board book and embellish it. Then, the fun really begins! You’ll spend the rest of the workshop adding papers, transfers, fabric, stitching, mica, objects, images,…

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Abstract Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of Three Artists Opens at Momentum Gallery, Asheville

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Momentum Gallery, 24 N. Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Free

Sunday, May 6th, Momentum Gallery, in downtown Asheville, opens a new exhibition of recent works by gallery artists, Michael Barringer and Jeannine Marchand, and introduces the works of sculptor Michael Enn Sirvet. The vibrant works of abstract painter Michael Barringer complements the sensuous, anthropomorphic Folds series of sculptures by ceramicist Jeannine Marchand and architectonic works of sculptor Michael Enn Sirvet. This show opens May 6 and runs through June 23, 2018. An artist reception for this exhibition takes place at…

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The Second Annual Women’s Dinner – Why We Cook

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Table, 48 College St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Join us for a night celebrating powerful women in the service industry. THE DETAILS: All female chefs Five courses Dynamic stories Wine from female vintners Cocktails from female bartenders May 6th 6pm Table Asheville $75 per person Ticket price is exclusive of drinks and gratuity. ALL PROFITS benefit Planned Parenthood. To make a reservation for the event email info@tableasheville.com or call the restaurant directly at 828.254.8980. FEATURING: CHEFS: Elizabeth Schultenover of Felix Charleston Emily Hahn of The Getaway Charleston Olivia…

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Speak Your Peace 2018 with Susan Burton

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
AB Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium, 340 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$12.00

Susan Burton, award-winning author and activist in the national criminal justice reform movement, will discuss her ground-breaking work helping formerly incarcerated women rebuild their lives after prison, as well as her continuing efforts as a leading figure in the movement to change the policies that authorize the legal discrimination against people with convictions. Ms. Burton was incarcerated six times, after which she began to rebuild her own life and then started helping others in the Los Angeles neighborhood where she grew…

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Music Matters Lecture Series: Reinventing Pink Floyd:From Syd Barrett to the Dark Side of the Moon

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Revolve Studio, 821 Riverside Drive, #179
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Music Matters is a 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 Tuesday, May 8, from 6–8 pm, for…

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May LEAF Festival 2018

May 10 @ 4:00 pm - May 13 @ 6:00 pm
Lake Eden Events, 377 Lake Eden Rd.
Black Mountain, 28711
$46 - $220

For 23 years, each May & October, an intergenerational family of 12,000 people join together to experience the power music, art & culture has to transform lives, strengthen community & foster community. The award-winning LEAF Festival takes place at Lake Eden in the Blue Ridge Mountains among a stunning array of rolling hills, lakes & streams on 300 acres of comfortable camping grounds and features 6 performance stages, 400+ performing artists, 8 family adventure villages, 100+ handcraft, healing & culinary…

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Bear Footin’ Art Walk Reveal

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Citizens Bank Plaza, Main Street, Hendersonville, NC, Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28739
FREE

May 11 Bear Reveal Be the first to see this years 20, Bearfootin’ bears as they are revealed on-by-one by the artist and sponsor. Learn about the causes they will support, what inspired the artist and motivated the sponsor. Live music by One Leg Up starts at 5:00: Reveal at 6:00

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Muddy Sneakers’ 10th Anniversary Party!

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lumberyard Brevard, 200 King Street
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
$25

Come celebrate a decade of inspired outdoor learning! Muddy Sneakers is celebrating its 10th year as an organization. There will be food by Blue Smoke BBQ, local music, wine and beer. Tickets are $25 dollars a person, kids 14 and under are $10, and children under 3 are free. The celebration will be at the Lumberyard in Brevard from 6-10pm. We hope to see you there!!

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Muddy Sneakers’ 10th Anniversary Party!

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lumberyard Brevard, 200 King Street
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
$25

Come celebrate a decade of inspired outdoor learning! Muddy Sneakers is celebrating its 10th year as an organization. There will be food by Blue Smoke BBQ, local music, wine and beer. Tickets are $25 dollars a person, kids 14 and under are $10, and children under 3 are free. The celebration will be at the Lumberyard in Brevard from 6-10pm. We hope to see you there!!

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The Sacred Is Creative

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Epione Integrated Clinic, 19 Zillacoa
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Artist, writer and spiritual development coach, Desiree DeMars (desireedemars.com) will be showing a collection of work that touches on the diversity of life and her creative expression at Epione Integrated Clinic May 11th through July.

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Scale Up Artist Talk: Adam Ledford

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Center for Craft, 67 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

What would Levittown look like as Pompeii? Discover how Scale Up artist, Adam Ledford answers this provocative question by creating a portrait of mid-century America through the recreation of objects with clay and charcoal drawings in his project, Don’t Worry About the Government. Ledford will discuss a visual reimagining of Levittown, an archetypal post-war suburb of Philadelphia, and how his work invites us to look at post-war America’s changing relationship with nature, work, and food as evidenced by the proliferation…

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Westside Artist’s Co-Op: 2nd Annual Treat Your Mama Right Celebration!

May 12
Westside Artist’s Co-Op, 726 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
Free

The Westside Artist’s Co-op 2nd Annual Mother’s Day Celebration- Showcasing over 40 local artists under one roof- Find something truly unique and special for all the mothers in your life. All day from 10-6 live demonstrations from local artists, live music, snacks, drinks, craft activities for the kids and local fresh cut flower bouquets to complete your gift for Mom!

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Mother’s Day Weekend Special

May 12 @ 8:30 am - May 13 @ 7:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

Moms will do anything for their children. Why not return the love by treating your mom to a beautiful day at Chimney Rock to enjoy a wonderful hike with stunning views? Cost: Buy one regular-price adult ticket and mom or grandma receives one free with our online coupon. Coupon required; download one at chimneyrockpark.com and present it (in print or on your mobile device) at the Ticket Plaza at time of purchase. Valid May 12-13, 2018. Make plans to stay…

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Mother’s Day Plant Sale

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
Free

The sale features a wide variety of native and non-native perennials, hanging baskets, unusual annuals, and small trees and shrubs. Many of these plants were started from seeds and cuttings onsite in Bullington’s greenhouses. The sun-loving hanging baskets were created by North Hendersonville High School students active in Bullington Garden’s Horticulture Therapy program. Perfect for Mother’s Day gifts, functional and decorative birdhouses, garden art and crafts created by volunteer artists will also be available.

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New Members. New Art. Non-Juried Pastel Show

May 12 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Grace Gallery, Grace Community Church, 495 Cardinal Dr.
Mills River, NC 28795 United States
Free

“New Members. New Art.”, an exhibition of original pastel paintings created by new members of the Appalachian Pastel Society (APS) is presented Saturday, May 12, 9:30 am-1:30 pm in the Grace Gallery, Grace Community Church, Mills River NC.

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Ceramics Workshop with Adam Ledford

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$180

Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn from award-winning Philadelphia-based ceramic artist Adam Ledford in an upcoming workshop co-hosted by the Center for Craft and Odyssey Clayworks. In this large-scale hand-building workshop, students will work with Ledford and learn techniques to create large vessel forms. Emphasis will be placed on how clay texture impacts building techniques and experimentation with non-traditional clay tools can lead to unique shapes and textures. The workshop will include hands-on studio time and Ledford will also…

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Appalachian Spring Tea with Harriet

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Whitemont Lodge, PO Box 306
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, history lovers, nature enthusiasts, and those who appreciate the tasty sweet and savory foods offered at a formal tea will gather at Whitemont Lodge for a special celebration of spring and one of the Swannanoa Valley’s most honored women, Harriet Styles. The pre-Mothers’ Day tea will be offered in two seatings, from 2-4 pm and 5-7 pm. It will include savory, scone, and sweet courses, music, and a private tour of Whitemont Lodge and the…

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Watercolor Greeting Cards

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$36 - $40

You don't need to be a watercolor artist to create beautiful watercolor greeting cards! All you need are good quality cards, gel pens, colored or watercolor pencils, and some basic coloring skills. If you're looking for something fun to do with Mom this Mother's Day weekend—or you just need a little break yourself—consider taking this interesting and relaxing workshop. Coloring book artist, Carla Parvin, will start by reviewing basic coloring tools and techniques for using gel pens, colored pencils, and…

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Mothers’ Day Afternoon Tea + Tasting

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen, 1854 Brevard Road
Arden, NC 28704 United States
$27.95

Join us on Mothers' Day to celebrate all the wonderful mothers with hot tea, delicious food, and cozy atmosphere. By reservation only, this event will include full Afternoon Tea service, a tea tasting flight of seasonal blends by Asheville Tea Company, plus live classical guitar music. Enjoy warm, homemade scones and shortbread cookies with seasonal jam, honey butter and Devonshire cream, plus traditional finger sandwiches and petit-four style desserts. Learn about the local WNC tea including its sourcing, brewing, and…

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Ten Days in May

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Red House Studios & Gallery, 310 West State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
Free

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, and to advocate for better brain health as well as emotional health, Black Mountain Counseling Center is partnering with Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League to present "Ten Days in May". "Ten Days in May" will present art pieces from BMCC counselors and clients that explore the role of art in the therapeutic process, how art creation alleviates symptoms of stress and depression, the importance of physical manifestations of self-expressions, and how creating art improves…

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Spring Girl Scout Day & Campout

May 19 @ 9:30 am - May 20 @ 9:00 am
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

Troops of all ages will enjoy our annual Spring Girl Scout Day. Your scouts will love the hands-on morning programs, adventurous afternoon activities and the incredible opportunity to camp overnight in the Park. More information on programs and activities can be found on our website. Call 828.625.9611 to register. Registration closes May 12 and is limited to 200 scouts. Cost: $15 per scout, $12 per adult, $5.50 additional youth, $8 per camper Link to event:

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15th Annual Montford Music and Arts Festival

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Montford Neighborhood Asheville, 28801

Come, experience and enjoy Asheville’s largest, longest running, single day neighborhood street festival. See for yourself why so many visitors return each year to hear the music, dine on local cuisine, and shop from some of the finest artisans in the area. Located on the main street of the Historic Montford neighborhood, the festival has a new look with an entertainment stage, artist and vendor booths, and central food court all now on one street, Montford Avenue. While visiting the…

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Wildflower Walk

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$12.00

Join Juanita Lambert and Bonnie Arbuckle of the Western Carolina Botanical Club as they lead a walk in the Bullington Native Woodland Garden identifying wild flowers and showcasing natives that can be incorporated into the home landscape. $12

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May Homestead Tour at Green Heart Gardens in Candler

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Green Heart Gardens
$5.00

Organic Growers School’s new series of Homestead Tours showcases how home-growers in Western North Carolina (WNC) are transforming their land into thriving, productive, and resilient ecosystems. Our goal is to inspire you to embark on your own homesteading journey by providing an opportunity to tour a working homestead. Tours occur once per month, each time at a different homestead, and they are always followed by an optional group potluck! Lorri Bura is a co-owner of the USDA Organic certified farm,…

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Plaster Masters Lab

May 21 @ 9:30 am - May 25 @ 4:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

5-Day Workshop May 21-25 Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm This workshop will be co-taught by two of Asheville most exciting mold-makers, Alex Irvine and Nick Moen. Alex specializes in solid clay forming methods while Nick primarily uses hollow masters as the basis for his molds. Together these two dynamic personalities bring a wide range of ceramic molding and casting experience to the table. Projects and demonstrations will begin with the basics, from weighing and mixing plaster to simple one-piece molds. Building on this…

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Beer & Cheese – Blue Ghost Brewing and WNC Cheese Trail Caroline Mountain Cheese Fest Kick-Off

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Blue Ghost Brewing Company, 125 Underwood Rd
Fletcher, NC 28732 United States
$20

Blue Ghost Brewing and the WNC Cheese Trail are partnering up to offer a fun evening full of cheese and beer. This pairing event will include four beer tastes from Blue Ghost paired with four cheeses from WNC Cheese Trail cheese makers. Attendees will be guided through the pairing that will be led by a beer expert from Blue Ghost and a cheese expert from the WNC Cheese Trail. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for free tickets…

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Handbuilder’s Hangout with Laurie Caffery Harris

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS SPRING/SUMMER CLAY CLASSES Handbuilder’s Hangout with Laurie Caffery Harris Summer Session #1 Tuesdays 6:30-9pm May 22- June 19 Come hang out in the studio and learn the tricks of the trade for creating fun, functional objects and sculptures by hand. The methods covered will include coiling, pinching, slab building, slip inlay, and sgraffito. Emphasis will be placed on the development of technical skill and strong craftsmanship. Drying, firing and finishing will also be addressed, including applying glazes and…

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Slippery Slope: Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Tyler-James Anderson

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS SUMMER CLAY CLASSES Slippery Slope: Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Tyler-James Anderson Summer Session #1 Thursdays 6:30-9pm May 24- June 21 Do you feel comfortable with centering and forming pots on the wheel? Do you feel ready to learn more about the possibilities for designing unique surfaces? Tyler will demonstrate many ways of using slip to enhance your pottery forms. The class will feature slip-making basics, slip trailing, and decorating both on the wheel and off. Level: Intermediate to…

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Waccamaw Getaway Music Festival

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - May 27 @ 11:30 pm
Bucksport Marina, 135 Bucksport Rd
Conway, SC 29527 United States

2nd Annual Waccamaw Getaway Music Festival at the beautiful Bucksport Marina on the Waccamaw River, near Conway, SC. Music, camping, food, merch vendors & fun! Band lineup includes: Ben Miller Band, Todd Nance & Friends, Bloodkin, Southern Belles, Urban Soil, Jahman Brahman, Groove Fetish, Dubtown Cosmonauts, ESP & many more! Camping & parking included with the purchase of a 3 day pass! Gates open at noon Friday & Music begins at 7 pm. Music begins at 10 a.m. on Sat.…

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Memorial Day Weekend Family Fun

May 26 @ 8:30 am - May 28 @ 7:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

Memorial Day is often thought of as the kickoff to summer fun, and Chimney Rock has all the activities to make that happen. Saturday through Monday your family can enjoy exploring the Park’s trails and visiting with our Animal Educators in the Animal Discovery Den. Cost: Included with Park admission.

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MineFest at Emerald Village

May 26 @ 9:00 am - May 28 @ 6:00 pm
Emerald Village, 331 McKinney Mine Road
Little Switzerland, 28749

Bring your friends Saturday May 26th, Sunday May 27th, and Monday, May 28th, 2018 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! Soggy Bottom Farms will be serving delicious Hot Dogs & Barbeque along with their famous Soggy Bottom Mud Pie. Enjoy a picnic in the tent each day OR at the Saturday evening concert! Gem…

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Beginner Wheel Throwing with Mac McCusker

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS SUMMER CLAY CLASSES Summer Session #1 Beginner Wheel Throwing with Mac McCusker Summer Session #1 Saturdays 10am-12:30pm May 26- June 23 With an emphasis on ceramic tableware, this class is a perfect introduction to throwing on the potter’s wheel. We will explore the fundamental forms for functional pottery and work towards altering them to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. We will also cover the basics of glazing to finish with food safe pots you can use at…

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The Rough & Tumble Return to Isis Music Hall

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10

The Rough & Tumble, a road-based folk-Americana duo with NC roots, is returning to Asheville with their new record, and more stories from their three years living in their 16' camper. The duo will be at Isis Music Hall on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 7PM. Tickets are available ahead of time at https://public.ticketbiscuit.com/IsisAsheville/Ticketing/331127.

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Historical Forms, Contemporary Myths

May 28 @ 9:30 am - June 1 @ 4:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Anja Bartels and Gabriel Kline 5-Day Workshop May 28-June 1 Monday-Friday 9:30 am-4:30 pm As humans, we all develop our own personal mythologies. These help us relate to each other and to the world around us. We create our own history filled with characters that enchant or revile us, inspire us to seek higher purpose, or serve as reflections of our own experience. We find meaning in their anecdotal wanderings, adventures, and tragedies. Their stories become parables in our own…

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Movie Night at the Collider

May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Collider, 1 Haywood Street, Suite 401
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

The Collider hosts a monthly climate and environmental film series, open to the public. This month The Collider, in partnership with SouthWings, will screen "From The Ashes," a documentary featuring a compelling look at the lives and issues behind the “war on coal.” A short discussion will follow the film, led by Sam Perkins of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and DJ Gerken of the Southern Environmental Law Center.

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Tools of the Trade: Watercolor Techniques for Beginners

May 30 @ 9:30 am - May 31 @ 4:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$140.00

Join Jane Voorhees for a two-day beginning watercolor landscape class. You’ll learn about different brushes, paints and paper while expanding your watercolor vocabulary with lots of traditional and non-traditional watercolor techniques. For beginners or those wanting to refresh basic watercolor techniques. Jane comes from a well-known artistic family and she teaches regularly at the John C. Campbell Folk School. $120 + $20 materials fee. See her website: www.JaneVoorheesArt.com

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June 2018

Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium

June 1
$429289

June 1 - 4: Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium, Black Mountain, NC Over forty presentations including: • COPD and Women: How Herbs Can Help • Mycotoxins – The Health Effects of Mold and How to Diagnose and Treat • Combining Essential Oils and Aromatherapy with Herbs (Three-part series) • Relating Heart and Lung Sounds to Specific Herbal Remedies in the Eclectic Tradition (Hands-on workshop with stethoscope) • Keynote: Down the Rabbit Hole on the Medicine Trail with Chris Kilham…

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Family Animal Encounters

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - June 30 @ 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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Naturalist Niche: Fall Creek Exploration

June 2 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

Hickory Nut Falls is one of the highest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. A common question we often get from Park guests is “where does the water come from.” This hike offers the rare opportunity to explore the origination of the feeder creek, Fall Creek, and follow it as it leads to the upper cascades of this beautiful waterfall. This hike is considered strenuous. Cost: Includes Park admission: $23 Adult, $8 Annual Passholder, $13 Youth (ages 5-15), $6 Rockin’…

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Wet Felted Landscape Workshop

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$35

Have you always wanted to paint, but didn’t think you had the talent? Or are you a painter, but enjoy exploring new ways to play with color? If so, join Purple Crayon's founder, Pam Robbins, as she shows you how to turn a few small bundles of wool into a beautiful fiber painting! Wet felting, the process of applying water to layers of wool and repeatedly agitating them until the fibers weave together, has become very popular in the past…

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Craft City Food & Art Tours

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Center for Craft, 67 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$75

Discover craft in surprising places! Join a local expert for a behind the scenes tour of the best small-batch, high-quality, and handmade in Asheville. Visit galleries, taste local beers, watch live demonstrations, sip craft cocktails, and meet the creatives that continue to make Asheville a Craft City. Please note, reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the tour. Additional information available at: craftcityavl.com

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Annual Passholder Views and Brews

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

There’s nothing like seeing day turn to night from on top of the Chimney. That’s why we’re keeping the Park open afterhours, so that our Annual Passholders can enjoy spectacular views of the Hickory Nut Gorge as the sun sets. Samples of local craft beer, other ice-cold beverages, light appetizers and special animal programs from Park Naturalist are sure to make this an evening you won’t want to miss. Preregistration is required. Deadline to register is Thursday, May 31. Cost:…

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Scaling Up: From Maquette to Masterpiece

June 4 @ 9:30 am - June 8 @ 4:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Krista Grecco 5-Day Workshop June 4-8 Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm Maquette making allows us to quickly see a form in its entirety, and develop proportions and gesture with minimal effort. This hands-on workshop will focus on the techniques for creating larger work by scaling up from a maquette. The first day will focus on creating a maquette between 6”-10”. The rest of the week, we will create a large-scale version of the maquette using rulers, calipers and a grid. Krista will share…

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