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February 2018

Homestead Dreams: Design & Plan for Living on Your Land

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Living Web Farms, 176 Kimzey Road
Mills River, 28759
$65

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

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6th Annual Plunge Benefit-t-t-ting Kids in the Creek & Environmental Education

February 17 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Canton Pool, 77 Penland Street
Canton, NC 28716 United States
$10 - $25

Haywood Waterways and the Town of Canton are hosting the 6th Annual Plunge Benefit-t-t-ting Kids in the Creek & Environmental Education Saturday, February 17. It all begins at 11:30 am at the beautiful, brand new, and never-before-used Canton Pool - 77 Penland Street, Canton (registration opens at 10 am). There will be great prizes for the top fundraisers and best costumes. All Plungers receive a free t-shirt to commemorate their courage. Everyone, including spectators, get a chance to win one…

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Pruning Seminar

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

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

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ASAP’s 2018 Business of Farming Conference

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

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

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March 2018

Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska

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

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

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Interfaith Peace Conference UNCA Special Session

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

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

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Advanced Care and After Death Care Directives

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

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

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Tea with Cats! With AVL Humane Society

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

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

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Abraham Jam in Concert

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

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

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25th Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference

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

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

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25th Annual Spring Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Human Health=Soil Health with Dan Kittredge

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

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

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OpenDoors Art Affair

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

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

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7th Annual Organic Gardening Series

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

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

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WOOD TURNING DEMONSTRATION

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

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

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

March 26 - April 3
$2,900

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

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

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

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

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Lake Junaluska’s Easter Celebration

March 31 @ 9:00 am - April 1 @ 2:30 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Gather with family and friends at Lake Junaluska to celebrate Easter with a powerful sunrise service, Easter egg hunt and Easter Buffet lunch. The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk will take participants on a route that showcases the beauty of the Lake Junaluska grounds on the Saturday before Easter.

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Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States
$30

The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk is a charitable event to support the recreation opportunities of Lake Junaluska through the Friends of the Lake program. 100 percent of the profits from this event go to the annual maintenance and improvement of the recreation areas at Lake Junaluska which annually costs over $250,000. Gifts to the Friends of the Lake help Lake Junaluska continue to be a beloved place where the community can enjoy the walking trail,…

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Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at Lake Junaluska

March 31 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States
Free

Children ages 12 and under are invited to join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt located near Stuart Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Plus, the Easter Bunny will be there to take photos!

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April 2018

Easter Sunrise Service at Lake Junaluska

April 1 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States
Free

Begin your Easter Sunday with a powerful Sunrise Service at the Amphitheater near the Lake Junaluska Cross.

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Easter Lunch Buffet at Lake Junaluska

April 1 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States
$3 - $25.95

Enjoy a Sunday lunch with friends and family at The Terrace. Reservations are required; please call 828-454-6662 to make a reservation.

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AVL 90-Second Newbery Film Festival for Kids

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pack Memorial Library Asheville, NC United States
Free

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual celebration of kids’ creativity in which young filmmakers create short movies telling the entire stories of Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor books in roughly 90 seconds. It is open for submissions! This is the festival’s second year in Asheville and seventh year nationally! The Asheville Festival and Screening will be on Saturday, April 14, 2018 , 1-3pm at Pack Memorial Library.

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ArtFields Festival

April 20 - April 28
Lake City, SC, 110 East Main St.
Lake City, SC 29560 United States
Free

ArtFields® started in 2013 with a simple goal: honor the artist of the Southeast with nine days of celebration and competition in the heart of a traditional, small Southern town. More than $120,000 is awarded based on the input of ArtFields visitors and a panel of judges comprised of visual arts professionals. In a mutual celebration of art and community, some 400 artworks will be displayed in locally owned venues. What was once one of South Carolina's most prosperous agricultural…

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May 2018

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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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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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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Compassion Camp

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - June 10 @ 5:00 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711

Compassion Camp is inspired by the life and work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, the creator of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Intended to be an annual event, Compassion Camp seeks to concentrate the creativity and inspiration of participants into an ongoing, life-serving energy for the community. Through both preplanned presentations and Open Space sessions, the event aims to build community among Western North Carolina's NVC practitioners, create networks among affinity groups such as educators and social activists, and deepen its participants' understanding…

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Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series – Susan Slye Giles

June 10 @ 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. Susan Slye Giles will serve as the guest preacher on Sunday morning for the kick-off event. Giles is the dean of Memorial Chapel at Lake Junaluska and a graduate of Hood Theological Seminary.

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Home Funeral and Death Care Midwife Training

June 15 @ 9:00 am - June 17 @ 1:30 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711

Home-based celebrations bring death out of the shadows and into the light of life. To care for a family's loved ones by lovingly tending to them in their own homes is a gift and remains an option for those who want to honor this important life transition. This three-day workshop provides an intensive introduction to home funerals and death celebrations. You will learn the practical, legal, and spiritual necessities for accompanying a family along the journey of dying.

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Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series – Clarence G. Newsome

June 17 @ 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. Dr. Clarence Newsome will serve as the guest preacher on Sunday morning. Newsome is the former president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, O.H. and previously served as dean of the School of Divinity at Howard University.

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Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Event I

June 17 @ 4:00 pm - June 21 @ 11:00 am
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Theme: GET ON THE BOAT! "When Jesus got into the boat, his disciples followed him." Matthew 8:23. Jesus tells his disciples, “Get on the boat!” Once on board, he teaches them, calms their fears, and launches them into mission. It’s no surprise the Church is symbolized by a boat and sail. Miracles happen when we get on board with Jesus. Come to Lake Junaluska this summer, and find your spot on His crew! Each youth group event offers morning and…

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Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series – Bishop Paul Leeland

June 24 @ 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 consists of Sunday morning worship in Stuart Auditorium and a Monday evening Taize service in Memorial Chapel from 8-9 p.m. Each Sunday from June 10 - August 5, a renowned guest speaker takes the pulpit. On June 24, Bishop Paul L. Leeland will speak as part of the Western North Carolina Conference. Leeland is resident bishop of the UMC’s Western North Carolina Conference. Previously, he served as bishop of the Alabama-West Florida Conference for eight years.

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Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Event II

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - June 27 @ 11:00 am
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Theme: GET ON THE BOAT! "When Jesus got into the boat, his disciples followed him." Matthew 8:23. Jesus tells his disciples, “Get on the boat!” Once on board, he teaches them, calms their fears, and launches them into mission. It’s no surprise the Church is symbolized by a boat and sail. Miracles happen when we get on board with Jesus. Come to Lake Junaluska this summer, and find your spot on His crew! Each youth group event offers morning and…

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Music & Worship Arts Week

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - June 29 @ 12:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Music & Worship Arts Week is an event highlighting the arts, worship, education, and renewal in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina at Lake Junaluska. It is designed for all worship leaders of all ages: musicians, artists, dancers, actors and pastors. Our Worship Theme: Encounter Jesus The Gospels reveal Jesus’ teachings through personal encounters and conversation. How may we encounter Jesus through these encounters? What can we learn through these personal encounters?

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Native American Summer Conference

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - July 1 @ 12:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

THEME: Keeping Ancestral Dreams Alive and Preserving Identity 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. Come to Lake Junaluska ready to renew yourself!

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July 2018

Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series – Rev. Dr. Michael Wiliams

July 1 @ 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. Dr. Michael Williams will serve as the guest preacher on Sunday morning. Williams formerly served as senior pastor of West End United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. and has been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival.

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Lake Junaluska Independence Day Celebrations

July 1 @ 4:00 pm - July 5 @ 12:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

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, of course, fireworks! Lodging and meal packages are available.

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Balsam Range in concert

July 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Join us at Lake Junaluska for July 4th! Balsam Range will perform as part of the Independence Day Celebrations at Lake Junaluska on Monday, July 2. Don't miss an incredible weekend of music and fun, which includes three concerts, a parade, special meals and much more. Vacation packages include lodging, meals and entry into all special events.

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The Martins in concert

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

Join us at Lake Junaluska for July 4th! The Martins will perform as part of the Independence Day Celebrations at Lake Junaluska on Tuesday, July 3. Don't miss an incredible weekend of music and fun, which includes three concerts, a parade, special meals and much more. Vacation packages include lodging, meals and entry into all special events.

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Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series – Rev. Carol Howard Merritt

July 8 @ 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. Carol Howard Merritt will serve as the guest preacher on Sunday morning. Merritt is the award-winning author of "Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation. She studied at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Texas and is known for serving churches with a deep…

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Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Event III

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - July 23 @ 11:00 am
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Theme: GET ON THE BOAT! "When Jesus got into the boat, his disciples followed him." Matthew 8:23. Jesus tells his disciples, “Get on the boat!” Once on board, he teaches them, calms their fears, and launches them into mission. It’s no surprise the Church is symbolized by a boat and sail. Miracles happen when we get on board with Jesus. Come to Lake Junaluska this summer, and find your spot on His crew! Each youth group event offers morning and…

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Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series – Rev. Dr. Carl Frazier

July 22 @ 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. Dr. Carl Frazier will serve as the guest preacher on Sunday morning. Frazier Frazier is a native North Carolinian and (at least) a seventh generation Methodist. He is a graduate of Duke Divinity School (MDiv) and Princeton Theological Seminary (DMin), and has served…

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Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Event IV

July 23 @ 4:00 pm - July 27 @ 11:00 am
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Theme: GET ON THE BOAT! "When Jesus got into the boat, his disciples followed him." Matthew 8:23. Jesus tells his disciples, “Get on the boat!” Once on board, he teaches them, calms their fears, and launches them into mission. It’s no surprise the Church is symbolized by a boat and sail. Miracles happen when we get on board with Jesus. Come to Lake Junaluska this summer, and find your spot on His crew! Each youth group event offers morning and…

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Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Event V

July 27 @ 4:00 pm - July 31 @ 11:00 am
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Theme: GET ON THE BOAT! "When Jesus got into the boat, his disciples followed him." Matthew 8:23. Jesus tells his disciples, “Get on the boat!” Once on board, he teaches them, calms their fears, and launches them into mission. It’s no surprise the Church is symbolized by a boat and sail. Miracles happen when we get on board with Jesus. Come to Lake Junaluska this summer, and find your spot on His crew! Each youth group event offers morning and…

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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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August 2018

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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October 2018

Homestead Dreams: Design & Plan for Living on Your Land

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Living Web Farms, 176 Kimzey Road
Mills River, 28759
$65

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

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