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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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The Business of Art and Entering Art Shows

April 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grace Gallelry, Grace Community Church, 495 Cardinal Dr.
Mills River, 28795
Free

Appalachian Pastel Society hosts “The Business of Art and Entering Art Shows”, a panel presentation by APS President Gary Rupp, Black Mountain, NC and award-winning board member Zoe Schumaker of Asheville, NC. The education program, May 12, 10 am to noon, coincides with a one-day new member pastel show, Grace Gallery, Grace Community Church, Mills River, NC

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Elisabeth Rosenthal with An American Sickness

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, in An American Sickness, doesn't just explain the symptoms, she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. In clear and practical terms, she spells out exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate the maze that is American healthcare and also…

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Scale Up Family Day: Site Exploration

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
Suggested donation in place.

Recommended for children 9+ and their families. Created for families, this program is inspired by the public installation work of Scale Up artist, Mark Reigelman II. Our hands-on workshop invites participants to think about not just what they want to make, but also how the final location for the piece will help to inform the design process. The first step in any design process is observation; participants will first watch the site itself, answering questions like: How does traffic flow?…

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Frank Lee and Allie Burbrink CD Release at Isis Music Hall

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$12

Frank Lee & Allie Burbrink CD Release Show 4/26/2018 $12 Adf $12 Day of show Doors 5:00pm, Show 7:00pm Lounge-50 seats Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner (Table) Reservations Tickets and Information Available at: EVENTS Short Show Description Frank Lee and Allie Burbrink present music from the rural South. They play old guitars and banjos and love singing harmony. Their new album…

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FREE ART JAM: Majik Studios South Slope

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Refinery Creator Space, 207 Coxe Ave,Studio #13
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
FREE

What's an Art Jam you ask? At Majik, its multiple art projects going on concurrently allowing visitors to the studio to participate as much or as little as they would like with as few or as many projects as they wish. In other words…it is the imagination of the crowd at work. Art projects will range from plein-air-drawing and painting, metal stamping, drawing, oil painting, watercolors, acrylic painting, fiber arts, marbling, crocheting and conversational Spanish while drawing.

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FREE ART JAM: Majik Studios South Slope

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Refinery Creator Space, 207 Coxe Ave,Studio #13
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
FREE

What's an Art Jam you ask? At Majik, its multiple art projects going on concurrently allowing visitors to the studio to participate as much or as little as they would like with as few or as many projects as they wish. In other words…it is the imagination of the crowd at work. Art projects will range from plein-air-drawing and painting, metal stamping, drawing, oil painting, watercolors, acrylic painting, fiber arts, marbling, crocheting and conversational Spanish while drawing.

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Labyrinth Walking as Transformative Practice

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

In an increasingly busy world, walking a prayer and meditation labyrinth can be a powerful way to quiet distractions and center your mind on God. Join us for a free workshop on Thursday, April 5, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in Memorial Chapel at Lake Junaluska to learn ways to use labyrinths—with a group or as an individual—for joy and celebration, processing grief, seeking healing, and enrichment of everyday prayer. The workshop is led by Rev. Mitzi Johnson, director of…

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John Kessel with Pride and Prometheus

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

NC State Professor and Hugo Award-winning author John Kessel shares his intriguing literary mashup of Jane Austen and Frankenstein, Pride and Prometheus at Malaprop's. He visits on Thursday, April 5, at 6 p.m. Threatened with destruction unless he fashions a wife for his Creature, Victor Frankenstein travels to England where he meets Mary and Kitty Bennet, the remaining unmarried sisters of the Bennet family from Pride and Prejudice. As Mary and Victor become increasingly attracted to each other, the Creature…

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Sierra Club April 5: A Pathway to a Cleaner Energy Future for North Carolina

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalst Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place (corner of Charlotte St. & Edwin Place)
Asheville, 28801
Free

Dave Rogers will present highlights from the Sierra Club’s recent report, “A Pathway to a cleaner Energy Future for North Carolina.” Rogers is the North Carolina Campaign Representative for the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign. This report shows how Duke Energy can reliably meet the state's energy needs and save its customers money by shifting towards clean energy and away from coal and natural gas. Rogers’ main responsibility is to push Duke Energy away from dirty energy sources like coal…

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A ‘Poppin’ Evening with The ROAMies

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
10$10

The ROAMies are a refreshing adventure for your soul. Deeply rooted by their passion for travel, adventure, discovery and the people they meet, this band's music is a playful marriage of Alexa James' hooky melodies, upbeat lyrics and unique vocals with Rory Partin's soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics ALL fused into 'one'. Doors 5:00pm, Show 7:00pm Lounge-50 seats Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue…

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the music of bob seger flatrock playhouse

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States

enjoy the music of bob seger with steve Kelly and the mainstreet band.april 5th -9th at the flatrock playhouse.The music will bring back memories for folks of all ages fromthis hall of fame songwriter.

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Whimsical Weekend Jamboree

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - April 8 @ 5:00 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: David Cedrone PHONE: 207-272-9088 EMAIL: dcedrone3@gmail.com WHIMSICAL WEEKEND JAMBOREE! A 4-Artist weekend show The Whimsical World Gallery 116 Jones St. Landrum, SC 29356 April 6,7,8, 2018 Opening: Friday Apr 6 5-8 pm Saturday Apr 7 12-5 Sunday Apr 8 12-5 On April 6,7, & 8, The Whimsical World Gallery will be hosting a 4 artist flash show. Creatively, the four artists involved are very different, but together have a unique collective energy which should be both…

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FREE ART JAM: Majik Studios South Slope

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Majik Studios, 207 Coxe Ave, in the Refinery Creator Space, Studio #13
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
FREE

Majik Studio ART JAM and open house -- Friday, April 6th from 5-8pm. We’d love to see you! I’ve attached a short press release on the Art Jam. Art Jam Details Who: Majik Studios What: FREE ART JAM - Visitors will be encouraged to experiment, explore, collaborate and jam on community artworks of their choice When: Friday, April 6th between 5 and 8 pm Where: 207 Coxe Ave, in the Refinery Creator Space, Studio #13 Asheville Why: FREE! We all…

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Old Mt. Mitchell Toll Road Caravan to Camp Alice

April 7 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum, 223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
$75

Join us for this popular 4-wheel drive caravan up the historic Old Toll Road to Camp Alice on Mt. Mitchell. Once a major tourist attraction, the “Old Toll Road” made the “apex of Appalachia accessible” for the cost of $1 per person. As many as 150 cars drove the road each day. The opening of the modern, paved Blue Ridge Parkway in 1939, which provided free access to Mount Mitchell, led to the road’s closure. Today, the remnants of the…

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Sip & Stretch Spring Series

April 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Ginger’s Revenge, 829 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$12

The Series: Prepare for Spring as you sip and stretch your way into the new season. This four part series takes place on Saturdays in April with weekly spring themes that will feature some of Asheville’s top flow yoga instructors, as well as special "pop-up" wellness practitioners and demonstrations after class. Each class includes a mouth watering ginger beer or non-alcoholic elixir from Ginger's Revenge. $12 advance for a single class or $39 for the full series of 4. Register…

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Craft City Food & Art Tours

April 7 @ 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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Wedding Fair and Victorian Tea

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$5.00

April 8, 2018. 2pm to 5pm Local Wedding vendors. 11 Rocky Ford Dr. Tea and treats. Hat contest and prizes! Engaged Couples free. $5 Guest. RSVP 828 736 2664 Water Color Floral 101 W. Marshall St. Waynesville See attached invitation for details

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Asheville Area Piano Forum’s 13th Spring Benefit Concert

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Asheville Area Piano Forum 13th Spring Benefit Concert Sunday, April 8, 2018 / 3:00 pm Unitarian Universalist congregation Featuring: Deborah Belcher, Kimberly Cann, John Cobb, Leslie Downs, Anna Hayward, Grace Lee Performing: Beethoven: 32 Variations on an Original Theme, WoO 80 Chopin: Barcarolle, F sharp major, Op 60 Chopin: Polonaise, A flat major, Op 53 Albéniz: Iberia, Book II Rondñia / Almería / Triana Schubert: Sonata, B flat major, D960, 1st mvmnt Liszt: Waltz from Opera Faust, Gounod, S407 Suggested…

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Frances Mayes with New Novel

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

By the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, and written with Frances Mayes's trademark warmth, heart, and delicious descriptions of place, food, and friendship, Women in Sunlight is the story of four American strangers who bond in Italy and change their lives over the course of an exceptional year. Frances Mayes will be speaking and taking questions at Malaprop's on April 9 at 6 p.m.

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Identifying Herbs

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
Free

The WNC Herb Growers will have their meeting and educational program on the introduction to the practical plant taxonomy for the beginning herb grower. The general public is welcome at no charge.

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Growing and Propagating Dahlias

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$12.00

Brian Killingsworth, Bullington’s dahlia guru, will discuss and demonstrate how to grow these spectacular plants in your garden. Bring last season’s clumps of tubers to see how to divide into individual tubers. $12. Please call 828-698-6104 to register or register online at https://bullingtongardens.org.

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Pardee UNC Health Care Head and Neck Cancer Screening

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pardee Cancer Center, 805 6th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States
Free

Pardee UNC Health Care will host a head and neck cancer screening on Tuesday, April 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Pardee Cancer Center, located at 805 6th Avenue West in Hendersonville. Many head and neck cancers are linked to HPV, alcohol and tobacco use, or sun exposure, and can potentially be cured if found early. Screenings are free and open to the public. Spanish interpretation services will be available free of charge. To schedule a screening,…

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Jennifer Pharr Davis on Endurance

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood St.
Asheville, 28801
Free

Jennifer Pharr Davis, record holder of the FKT (fastest known time) on the Appalachian Trail, reveals the secrets and habits behind endurance as she chronicles her incredible accomplishments in the world of endurance hiking, backpacking, and trail running. With a storyteller's ear for fascinating detail and description, Davis takes readers along as she trains and sets her record, analyzing and trail-testing the theories and methodologies espoused by her star-studded roster of mentors. She distills complex rituals and histories into easy…

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“Natural Elements” Exhibit

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Three Wedge Studio artists, Elise Okrend, Tessa Lang and Jen Gordon have joined together for a new exhibit at the Wedge at Foundation’s, Cloud Room, April 2-30. Coinciding with the beginning of spring, the exhibit, “Natural Elements” highlights nature through the artists’ diverse art styles and mediums. The opening reception will be held on April 11th from 5:30-7:30.

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An Evening With Sumitra

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$10

Artful, supremely well-composed, in lyrics, voice and musicianship. Sumitra’s work provokes emotion and let’s you in as a listener. She sings and plays – exquisitely & with unbound imagination -with naked honesty www.sumitra-music.com

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Adair Sanders Book Signing

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Malaprops Bookstore will host Brevard writer Adair Sanders, author of the popular Allison Parker Mystery Series, on Thursday, April 12 at 6 pm. All four books in the series will be available for advance purchase and signing. They are, in series order, As Sick As Our Secrets; What Comes Around; Ashes to Ashes; and Suffer the Children. Contact Malaprops Bookstore for more information or to place an advance order. 828.254.6734.

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Naturalist Niche: Spring Wildflowers

April 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

This walk is a great way to explore some of our more moderate hiking options while learning about our colorful spring flowers. You’ll be surprised to find such a variety of plants within such a small area of the Park. Along the way, we’ll also touch on other local flora and fauna. This hike is considered moderate. You will descend the Four Seasons Trail from the top lot, but you won’t have to hike back up. Transportation will be provided.…

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GreenWorks Spring Hard 2 Recycle Event

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sears Parking Lot, 1 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
Free

Hard 2 Recycle events are free to the public collections geared to bring awareness to other modes of recycling to our area. Our goal is to educate, collect and divert items that would normally end up in the landfill i.e Styrofoam, Electronics, Hardcover Books, Batteries, Cooking Oil and much more. CRT TV’s and monitors require a $10 recycling fee to Biltmore Iron & Metal Co.

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Sip & Stretch Spring Series

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Ginger’s Revenge, 829 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$12

The Series: Prepare for Spring as you sip and stretch your way into the new season. This four part series takes place on Saturdays in April with weekly spring themes that will feature some of Asheville’s top flow yoga instructors, as well as special "pop-up" wellness practitioners and demonstrations after class. Each class includes a mouth watering ginger beer or non-alcoholic elixir from Ginger's Revenge. $12 advance for a single class or $39 for the full series of 4. Register…

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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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Kids Day (And Then Some!) at Asheville Outlets

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806

Come on over to Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) and join us for Kids Day (And Then Some!) with Give to the Music Saturday, April 14th 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be a free fun-filled day for kids and their families featuring a live performance by Rock Academy, Busker Event, Summer Camp Expo, Truck City AVL, Field & Stream Casting Event, crafts, face painting, balloon art and MORE! Asheville Outlets Kids’ Day (And Then Some!) Activity Schedule: 1 p.m.…

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Summer Camp Expo at Asheville Outlets

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806

It’s never too early to start planning for summer camp! Please join Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) and Give to the Music as we host our THIRD ANNUAL Summer Camp Expo and Busker Event Saturday, April 14th from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Asheville Outlets. The Expo will give parents and campers the opportunity to meet representatives and view booths and displays from a variety of area camps, including: traditional overnight camps, sports camps, arts camps, day camps, academic camps and…

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Purple Crayon Open House

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
Free

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

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February Homestead Tour in Black Mountain

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cedar Spring Farm West Asheville, NC United States
$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! Kelly Lockamy owns Cedar Spring Farm in West Asheville, where she…

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Children’s Author Kate Beasley at Malaprop’s

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Bring the kids in to meet an author! The delightful Kate Beasley visits Malaprop's with the paperback release of her debut novel, Gertie's Leap to Greatness. In this hilarious and heartfelt middle grade debut, Gertie is a girl on a mission to be the best fifth grader ever in order to show her estranged mother that Gertie doesn't need her--not one bit! From author Kate Beasley, and with illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Jillian Tamaki, Gertie's Leap to Greatness is…

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GreenWorks Environmental Awards & Trashion Show

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore, 115 Hendersonville Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
$40 - $125

GreenWorks established the Environmental Excellence Awards to recognize the outstanding work of individuals, businesses and organizations in environmental stewardship and sustainability in our community. This year, enjoy an exciting new twist on the awards ceremony with a "Trashion Show" — twenty local designers presenting new fashions with repurposed materials. Music by DJ Oso. Live performances by Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre. Hors d’oeuvres, coffee and dessert. Free parking. Cash bar. VIP tickets include pre-show reception with designers.

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An Evening with Zach & Maggie (Folk Rock / Songwriter / Americana)

April 14 @ 7:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$12 - $15

Zach & Maggie are a Nashville based music duo that blend creative songwriting with instrumental complexity to create an exciting musical experience. Both have spent over a decade backing artists of many styles touring separately and together with bands including the Peter Mayer Group (folk rock), RUNA (Celtic), and Keith and Kristyn Getty (Irish-modern hymns). The last of which has given them the opportunity to perform at prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Kennedy Center, and Grand Ole…

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Ben de la Cour Concert at ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall 4/15

April 15 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806

Born in London and raised in Brooklyn, Ben de la Cour was playing New York City dive bars nearly a decade before he reached 21. Following an amateur boxing career in Havana and a short stint touring out of a van in the UK, De la Cour released his debut album in 2010. He has since released two more, with praise from publications like No Depression, The Huffington Post, and the Nashville Scene -- even being dubbed by one journalist,…

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MS Walk & Wellness

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fletcher Community Park, 85 Howard Gap Road
Fletcher, NC 28732 United States

The Annual MS Walk & Wellness – hosted by the National MS Society and the MS Community of WNC – will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 1:00pm-5:00pm at Fletcher Community Park in Fletcher, NC. Individuals and families of those with MS will learn about local resources from on-site local health professionals who will offer tips and demonstrations in their areas of expertise. The ONLY Walk MS in WNC! • Wellness Fair • Food Trucks • Raffle • Face…

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Benefit Event for Earthshine Nature Programs

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive
Brevard, NC 28712 United States

This is a benefit Event for Earthshine Nature Programs. We are raising support for our classroom solar array project. What does wildlife, reptiles, nature and environmental education and conservation, electric vehicles, and solar energy projects have in common? The answer is Steve O’Neil, founder and executive director of Earthshine Nature Programs (ENP) and naturalist and environmental education teacher at Trails Carolina and Trails Momentum. On Monday, April 16, from 6 - 8:30pm, Steve and his reptilian and human friends will…

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Spring Homeschool Day

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

Our annual Spring Homeschool Day is a wonderful way to start the warmer season with a day full of learning. Programs are designed to meet the curriculum needs and interests of your students. Program details can be found online. Registration required; call (828) 625-9611. Cost: $12 Adults (Park admission), no charge Annual Passholder; $13 Youth (ages 5-15), $7.50 Rockin’ Discovery Passholder.

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ABCCM’s 34th Annual Mountain Golf Classic

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Etowah Valley Golf & Resort, 470 Brickyard Road
Etowah, NC 28729 United States

Join ABCCM at the beautiful Etowah Valley Golf & Resort to hit the links for an afternoon of golf! Proceeds go to support ABCCM's transformational programs that address hunger, housing, and healthcare for those in need. Registration is offered at a variety of levels, from business sponsorships with publicity benefits to individual and team registrations. The entry fee includes boxed lunch and dinner. Cost: Payment required - SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:Ace in the Hole: $5,000, Eagle: $2,500, Birdie: $1,000, Go for the…

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Michael Farris Smith with The Fighter

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

With the raw power and poetry of a young Larry Brown and the mysticism of Cormac McCarthy, Michael Farris Smith cements his place as one of the finest writers in the American literary landscape. The author of Desperation Road returns with his new novel, The Fighter. He speaks at Malaprop's on Wednesday, April 18, at 6 p.m.

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Allergy Seminar

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Feelin Good, 309 White Street
Hendersonville, 28792 United States

Allergies this time of year are rampant, seek relief from your symptoms and sign up for this seminar! This is an informative seminar on allergies by nationally recognized Dr. Sharon Norling. If you are suffering from allergies, don't miss this event! To pre-register call 828-595-9880. Call today, space is limited!

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Sound Effects Benefit Concert- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$15 - $18

Asheville musicians team up to perform the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album in its entirety! Teaching artists at Asheville Music School, along with advanced students, form this all-star band to perform one of the most iconic albums of all time. Also featured will be Asheville Music School student ensembles Minør, Vinyl Crossroads, and A Few Loose Screws, as well as Hot Club of Asheville, featuring AMS teacher Phil Alley. The festivities continue with a popular raffle and…

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Tree Huggers

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Flow Gallery, 14 S. Main St.
Marshall, NC 28753 United States

Trees will bloom in the form of wire, wood, fiber, clay and canvas this April 20 when the “Treehuggers” exhibit opens at Flow, a body and home adornment shop in historic downtown Marshall. Coinciding with Earth Day and featuring the works of over a third of Flow’s contributing artists, “Treehuggers” promises to be a delight to the senses. The month-long exhibit will begin with an opening reception on Friday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. and will run through Saturday May…

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Meg Wolitzer with The Female Persuasion

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings comes The Female Persuasion. Meg Wolitzer's latest is an electric, multilayered novel about ambition, power, friendship, and mentorship, and the romantic ideals we all follow deep into adulthood, not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be. Free; signing line preference will be given to customers who purchase their books at Malaprop's.

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Idlewheel featuring Jack Sundrud ( from Poco) & Craig Bickhardt

April 20 @ 7:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.00

IDLEWHEEL is the brainchild of Poco bassist/vocalist Jack Sundrud and Nashville songwriting veteran Craig Bickhardt.Together they create music equally informed by mainstream and alternative country, Triple-A and Americana music. Their lyrics and harmonies are tempered with bluegrass, Country, folk and a dash of Southern California Country-Rock. Craig and Jack have written over 100 songs together including the Billboard #1 Hit, "It Must Be Love."

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