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February 2017
Free

Authors in Conversation: Susan Rivers, Nancy Peacock, & Frye Gaillard

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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All three of these author’s books deal with America’s slave history and racial divide in different ways. Join them for what is certain to be a substantive discussion. Susan Rivers’ debut novel is The Second Mrs. Hockaday is a love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the fall of the South at the end of the Civil War. When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is…

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Free

Artists’ Breakfast

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
362 Depot, 362 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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An informal monthly gathering of artists, writers, musicians and art patrons.

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Permission to Play – Sculpt It!

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Roots + Wings School of Art and Design, 573 Fairview Road
Asheville, 28803
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Friday, February 24 : SCULPT IT : recycling + tape = amazing Join us for our series of evening creative experimentation that will nourish your inner artist! Come play, create, and be surprised in our fun, no pressure environment with your partner, group of friends, or just you. Each offering will focus on a different artistic process, but the outcome is the same: a space and time for ANYONE to gather together through creativity, let loose, and have fun. All…

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$35

The Vagina Monologues

February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, 28801
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The Vagina Monologues By: Allison Taylor If the title got your attention, good, it should. The Vagina Monologues is a play written by Eve Ensler, and is based on interviews with over 200 women. The purpose of the Monologues is to raise funds and awareness for anti-violence groups in our local communities in an effort to end domestic and sex-ual violence against women. 90% of the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Helpmate of Asheville - which offers crisis-level…

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Free

Author Event: Nicholas Mainiere with The Infinite

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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In a novel spanning northern Mexico and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, two teenagers confront separation and devastation that transcends borders and plums the reservoir of fervent, single-minded passion that is the hallmark of young love. Join us for an in-depth discussion Manieri’s debut coming-of-age novel and how New Orleans inspired his writing. The New York Times calls The Infinite “a double coming-of-age story that spans the border… Mainieri is ever sincere, eager to show how borders carve up land…

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March 2017
Free

Sierra Club March 1: Preserving a Picturesque America

March 1
Unitarian Universalst Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place (corner of Charlotte St. & Edwin Place)
Asheville, 28801
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Scott Varn, founder of Preserving a Picturesque America (PAPA), will show how his organization is using history, art and adventure to help preserve our country’s beautiful natural treasures, He will also suggest ways that the public can join in the adventure. PAPA is seeking out the locations of the adventure artists of the 1800s and then finding ways to preserve these natural and historic places. Early artistic representations and tales of natural wonders were critical in creating the concept of…

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$350.00

Writing For TV & Film: a 12-session workshop

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Flatiron Writers Room, 5 Covington St.
Asheville , NC 28806 United States
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An intensive 12 week writing workshop designed to result in a first draft screenplay or television pilot, limited to a maximum of ten students to be chosen from writing samples (film/TV scripts or plays preferred, but not required). Emmy-winning writer-producer Patricia Green will teach writing professionally for the screen, including how to decide which screen to aim for, pitching ideas, story structure and development, character arcs and voices, editing story and dialogue, rewriting and an overview of film/TV production, including…

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Free

Author Charlie Lovett presents The Lost Book of the Grail

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman's Tale comes a new novel about an obsessive bibliophile's quest through time to discover a missing manuscript, the unknown history of an English Cathedral, and the secret of the Holy Grail. Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library. Increasingly, he feels like a fish out of water among the concrete buildings of the University of Barchester, where he works as…

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$7

The Deep End Improv Show

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Laughter truly is the best medicine so come on down to the Mothlight, March 2nd at 8:00 for some giggles (courtesy of The Deep End Improv troupe) For more info click the link! https://www.facebook.com/events/1770196456641961/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1487918931818057

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$7

The Deep End Improv Show

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Laughter truly is the best medicine so come on down to the Mothlight, March 2nd at 8:00 for some giggles (courtesy of The Deep End Improv troupe) For more info click the link! https://www.facebook.com/events/1770196456641961/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1487918931818057

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free

Seedling and Plant Sale

March 3 @ 10:00 am - March 4 @ 5:00 pm
Buncombe Soil and Water Conservation District, 49 Mount Carmel Rd
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Soil and Water Event: Seedling & Plant Sale to benefit Environmental Education Friday March 3rd and Saturday March 4th from 10 am to 5 pm (or until sold out), at Buncombe county Soil and Water Office at 49 Mount Carmel Rd Asheville, NC 28806. Come out and get some seedlings and plants to fill in your garden, while also supporting environmental education in Buncombe County. Since the 70’s, Buncombe Soil and Water has been hosting the Seedling sale in efforts…

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Bernie Segal Final Asheville Showing

March 4 @ 10:00 am - March 5 @ 4:00 pm
40 East Street Asheville, NC 28803, 40 East Street
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Join sculptor, Bernie Segal, at his final Asheville Showing March 4–5, 10am–4pm. With over 40 years experience working with stone and bronze, Segal is a master at transforming these difficult materials into exquisite works of art. At 84, he can no longer work with stone, so the pieces available for purchase are the last of their kind. For over 40 years, Segal's work has continually been on display in San Francisco, Carmel, New York, South Florida, Asheville, and most recently,…

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Donations are appreciated

WNC Military History Museum Exhibit

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

TRANSYLVANIA HERITAGE MUSEUM 185 W. Main Street, Brevard, NC (2nd driveway past the post office) “Wars of the 20th Century Spring exhibit: March 4th-May 13th Transylvania Heritage Museum and the WNC Military History Museum presents “Wars of the 20th Century," an exhibit filled with memories all Americans can relate to. This is a preview of the permanent exhibit the founders of WNC Military History Museum plan to open soon. It will be committed to educating the public about the many…

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4$ - 15.$

Early Spring Walks

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, NC 28720 United States + Google Map

In the Blue Ridge Mountains, March is a month of change. Depending on the weather it can be the end of winter or the beginning of spring. Join one of our naturalists to enjoy this slower time of year to discover Mother Nature preparing for the season ahead. This hike is approximately 1.5 miles and takes around an hour.

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Event is free, but space is limited. Please pre-register.

Women and Craft Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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Celebrate women’s history month by joining CCCD and Art+Feminism to edit Wikipedia articles to include the influential work of women working in craft between 1941-1979. No experience necessary, Wiki experts on hand. Learn more and register at: https://womenincraft.eventbrite.com/ This event is held in conjunction with The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons 1941-1979, on view at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design January 20 - May 20, 2017. http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/the-good-making-of-good-things/ The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons 1941–1979…

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Urban Dharma Celebrates Year of the Rooster

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Urban Dharma, 29 Page Ave
Asheville, 28801
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You are invited to our Losar (Tibetan New Year) celebrations with traditional Losar rituals that include a purificatory incense-offering to protector spirits, protection-blessings for individuals, and personal divination readings by our spiritual director, Dr. Lye. There will be the sharing of fellowship and traditional Losar finger-foods. Bring family and friends. Children welcome.

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$70.00

Hands-on Cooking Class at The Farm – German Cuisine

March 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Farm – A Gathering Place, 215 Justice Ridge Road
Candler, NC 28715 United States
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Join us for a hands-on class here at The Farm. Chef Mike Ferrari will help you become a self-confident cook, spark your creativity and most importantly have FUN! Our classes are suitable for cooks at all experience levels and are small to maximize one-on-one attention. At the end of the lesson, students will sit down to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Trust us, you will not go away hungry! This class explores classic Bavarian cuisine and German staples.

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$25 - $35

Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, 37745
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This esteemed Russian company brings to the stage one of the most magical and well-known works from the classical ballet repertoire. This stunning fantasy ballet is inspired by the German legend of Odette, a beautiful princess turned into a swan at the hand of an evil sorcerer. With majestic choreography, an unforgettable score and exquisite costumes and sets, it is easy to see why Swan Lake continues to earn the adoration of classical ballet enthusiasts and attract newcomers. The company…

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Free

Author Michael Knight Presents Eveningland

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Michael Knight is more than a master of the short story. He knows the true pace of life and does not cheat it, all the while offering whopping entertainment. His stories have been lauded by writers such Ann Patchett, Elizabeth Gilbert, Barry Hannah, and Richard Bausch. Now, with Eveningland he returns to the form that launched his career, delivering an arresting collection of interlinked stories set among the right kind of Mobile family in the years preceding a devastating hurricane.…

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Blue Spiral 1: Opening four new exhibitions!

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Spiral 1, 38 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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On Thursday, March 9th Blue Spiral 1 will open four new exhibitions with a reception from 5-8pm. On the main level, color’s ability to drive emotion is felt in contemporary paintings of outdoor scenes and abstract canvases. Two-dimensional works complement sculptural pieces with translucent and/or architectural qualities in glass, clay and acrylic that reference terrain and the landscape. Participating artists include: Alex Gabriel Bernstein Carrie McGee Donald Penny David Skinner Scott Upton In the galleries Small Format Gallery, Nicholas Joerling…

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$49 - $74

24th Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference

March 10 @ 9:00 am - March 12 @ 5:30 pm
UNCA, 1 University Heights
Asheville, 28804
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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, children’s program, 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. The Organic Growers School Spring Conference is a one-of-a-kind event that brings people of all walks…

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Treating the Farm as an Ecosystem, Workshop with Gabe Brown

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Living Web Farms, 176 Kimzey Road
Mills River, 28759
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Cost: $65 with OGS Spring Conference Weekend Registration, $80 without Gabe Brown, of Brown’s Ranch, is regenerating landscapes for a sustainable future. Learn how Brown’s Ranch, located near Bismarck, ND uses cover crops, zero-till, crop and livestock diversity, pasture recovery, and high density grazing as key tools to increase yield, profit, and efficiency. Their ever evolving, replicable, strategies have significantly improved the mineral and water cycles, allow for 9+ months of grazing, and increase the topsoil and thereby the health…

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$55 - $70

Beginning Forest Farming: Cultivating Crops Under the Canopy

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center, 455 Research Drive
Mills River, 28759
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Most farms and homesteads in Western NC and the Southern Appalachians contain forested land. Forest farming is a practice of cultivating medicinal, edible, decorative, and handicraft crops under a forest canopy. Due to an ever-increasing market (one billion dollars annually in the US and rising), forest-based production can contribute to the financial equation for regional farmers. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge on a variety of plants including ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, and ramps. Featured Instructors: Jeanine Davis, PhD., Jim Hamilton,…

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$55 - $70

Chickens & You: From Egg to Table, Workshop with Pat Foreman

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Franny’s Farm, 22 Franny’s Farm Road
Leicester, 28748
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Raising chickens is fun, empowering, and assures that your food is grown the way you want it: clean soils, heritage breeds, and with proper and high quality food inputs. Learn everything you need to know from egg to table for small-scale backyard chicken operation. We’ll cover: The Art & Practice of Incubation: Incubation is critical to sustainability. Understand how to successfully raise replacement birds for the rest of your life. Through learning about embryology and seeing into eggs at different…

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Free

Zelda Fitzgerald Day reading

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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There is no doubt that free-spirited Zelda Fiftzgerald was the embodiment of the spirit of Asheville, even if her death 68 years ago was long before Asheville was the place we know today. That said, we are excited to be a part of Zelda Fitzgerald Day - a daylong event to honor her life and work, and raising money for a local art studio that is catering to artists with addiction, homelessness and mental health needs. We will be taking…

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$135.00

Asheville Half Marathon

March 11 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Biltmore Village, Brook Street
Asheville, 28803
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Enjoy the beautiful gardens and intriguing architecture at the Biltmore Estate while running through America largest backyard! The first 10 miles are on the same course as The Asheville Marathon's Full Marathon race, the following day. All finishers will receive a custom Asheville Marathon & Half pint glasses and a custom designed woodalion. Winners will receive custom-crafted, locally-made glass awards and special gifts from sponsors.

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$175 - $275

Reaching Nature Connection Conference

March 11 @ 9:00 am - March 12 @ 4:00 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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Outdoor Conference for Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, Counselors, Parents, and Mentors. Join us for two fun days of hands-on learning in Nature's playground! Gain tools, songs, games, stories and much more to help bring adults and children alike into a closer relationship with Nature.

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Free

Jonas Gerard Painting Performance

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jonas Gerard Fine Art at Riverview Station, 191 Lyman Street Studio #144
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Jonas Gerard will be holding his next monthly Painting Performance at his Riverview Station gallery #144 on Saturday, March 11, in the River Arts District. Visitors are welcome to attends this free event and witness the artist in action. Set up on a stage so the audience can see the action, Jonas incorporates an eclectic mix of music to set the tone for his spontaneous, expressive process painting. "The anticipation is palpable. There is hushed excitement as the first color…

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Free

George & Elizabeth Ellison present Literary Excursions in the Southern Highlands

March 12 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Extending from Roanoke to Mount Oglethorpe and bounded by the Appalachian Mountains, the Southern Highlands is one of the most diverse natural areas in North America. From beautiful flora like the Fraser magnolia to rare ecosystems such as the mountain cedar glades, the area has been an inspiration for writers and naturalists since it was first explored by William Bartram in 1775. Investigate the biology of the cloudless sulphur butterfly, whose erratic flight is used to confuse its prey. Discover…

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$155.00

Asheville Full Marathon

March 12 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Enjoy running through the largest backyard in America on this 26.2-mile excursion throughout the beautiful outdoors. All Asheville Marathon finishers will receive a custom designed woodalion and a cozy one-of-a-kind, Asheville Marathon blanket as you cross the finish line. Winners will receive custom-crafted glass award and special gifts from our sponsors.

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2017 North Carolina Artists Exhibition – Call for Artists and Exhibition Event

March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Duke Energy Center for Perfomring Arts, 2 E South St
Raleigh, 27601
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CALL FOR ARTISTS -Raleigh Fine Arts Society 39th Annual NC Artists Exhibition Accepting Entries now! Entry Deadline: 1/9/17 The North Carolina Artists Exhibition is an annual juried exhibit for two-dimensional and three-dimensional visual art featuring established and emerging artists from across North Carolina. It is the largest all media, juried Artists Exhibition in the state. Prizes totaling $6,000 are awarded. All North Carolina residents ages 18 and over are eligible. The Juror for this year’s exhibition is Michael Rooks the…

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Free

Author Natalie Goldberg Presents The Great Spring

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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From beloved writing teacher and author of the best-sellingWriting Down the Bones: a treasury of personal stories reflecting a life filled with journeys inner and outer zigzagging around the world and home again. Here, Natalie Goldberg, "a writer both energized and enlightened" (Julia Cameron), shares those vivid moments that have wakened her to new ways of being. We follow alongside her mapless meanderings in the New Mexican desert and her pilgrimages to Bob Dylan's birthplace and to Larry McMurtry's dusty…

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The Nile Project

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
John W. Bardo Arts Center, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
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The Nile Project: One of the tightest cross-cultural collaborations. From their debut concert, captured live on the 2013 release, it was clear that the Nile Project was something completely new. NPR named the recording one of five "Must Hear International Albums." Nile Project performance will be held at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on March 13.

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Classic Hike of the Smokies

March 14
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 1194 Newfound Gap Rd
Cherokee, North Carolina 28719
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Friends of the Smokies is excited to announce the annual Classic Hike Series, offering monthly guided hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The series will kick off with an easy 4-mile hike at Mingus Creek on Tuesday, March 14th. Participants will trek to a historic cemetery, and then enjoy a ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of the Mountain Farm Museum at Oconaluftee Visitor Center. The Classic Hike Series supports trail restoration and rehabilitation in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is sponsored…

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Free

Camera Club of Hendersonville

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Hendersonville, 2012 Kanuga Rd
Hendersonville , NC 28739 United States
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Want to become a better photographer? Join the Camera Club of Hendersonville Critique Group, which meets at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2012 Kanuga Road at 1:00pm, March 14th. Best sure to bring some of your best images for feedback from the group. See the Club Website for additional details about CCoH: www.cameraclubofhendersonville.com

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Purple Hearts CSA fundraising dinner

March 14 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bull and Beggar, 37 Paynes Way
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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The Purple Hearts CSA is a fundraising platform designed to end food scarcity one veteran at a time. We will donate CSA shares from local organic farms to veterans who are food insecure. The Bull and Beggar is helping us by hosting a fundraising dinner on Tuesday, March 14th. 20% of profits from the evening will go to support the Purple Hearts CSA! Reservations are encouraged as they will be open to the public as well.

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$70.00

Hands-on Cooking Class at The Farm – Creole/Cajun Cuisine

March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Farm – A Gathering Place, 215 Justice Ridge Road
Candler, NC 28715 United States
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Join us for a hands-on class here at The Farm. Chef Mike Ferrari will help you become a self-confident cook, spark your creativity and most importantly have FUN! Our classes are suitable for cooks at all experience levels and are small to maximize one-on-one attention. At the end of the lesson, students will sit down to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Trust us, you will not go away hungry! This class will feature recipes from the deep south of…

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Free

ASAP’s 2017 CSA Fair

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jubilee!, 46 Wall Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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ASAP’s CSA Fair is an opportunity to meet farmers face-to-face and learn more about their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs and products. CSA subscribers receive a weekly box (or share) of fresh, locally grown produce and/or meats and other farm-fresh items. You can sign up to learn more from farmers or bring your checkbook to subscribe on the spot! Groups from workplaces and religious congregations are encouraged to attend—many farms will deliver directly to these locations if there is sufficient…

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Free

Author Tim Gautreaux presents Signals:New & Selected Stories

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Tim Gautreaux, author of The Clearing and The Missing, both historical novels, now ranges freely through contemporary life with twelve new stories and eight from previous collections. Most are set in Louisiana, by or on the Mississippi River, and others in North Carolina and even in midwinter Minnesota. But generally it's heat, humidity, and bugs that beset his people as they wrestle with affairs of the heart, matters of faith, and the pros and cons of tight-knit communities--a remarkable cast…

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$30 - $40

“An Irish Heart” with Chloe Agnew & Atlanta Pops Orchestra

March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, 37745
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Irish singer Chloë Agnew gained fame as the youngest and one of the original members of the internationally acclaimed music group Celtic Woman. After an illustrious career with Celtic Woman, Chloë embarked on a solo career in 2013 and has since performed as a solo artist in the U.S., South Africa and Europe. Chloë performs live in concert with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra in a sensational program of Irish music, standards and Broadway and movie melodies. Atlanta Pops Orchestra is…

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Impromptu Drawing of US : We Are *Almost All Immigrants

March 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Connie Bostic art studio in Fairview, contact the organizer for exact address
Fairview, NC United States
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A participatory drawing and improvisational music event, based on the game of Musical Chairs—but in this activity, no one is ever left out. The performance is created in real time by the participants: those feeling marginalized and those in solidarity with the marginalized. We will transform our American flag into a flag of US. The Impromptu Drawing is a meditation on unity and sharing in which we break down imaginary boundaries that divide us while we create together playfully. Everyone…

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Free

Writers at Home reading series with Tommy Hays

March 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Join host Tommy Hays for this monthly reading series featuring work from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program and The Great Smokies Review.

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Free

Asheville Writer’s Coffeehouse

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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The Asheville/WNC Writers Coffeehouse is a monthly meeting where area writers come together to discuss the business of writing, gather shared knowledge, and network. The meeting is open to writers of all experience levels, whether you’re a New York Times-bestselling author or someone just thinking about picking up a pen and putting it to paper. Come and spend time with like-minded people that love the art and business of writing.

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$70.00

Hands-on Cooking Class at The Farm – Asian Cuisine

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Farm – A Gathering Place, 215 Justice Ridge Road
Candler, NC 28715 United States
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Join us for a hands-on class here at The Farm. Chef Mike Ferrari will help you become a self-confident cook, spark your creativity and most importantly have FUN! Our classes are suitable for cooks at all experience levels and are small to maximize one-on-one attention. At the end of the lesson, students will sit down to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Trust us, you will not go away hungry! Back by popular demand - we return to explore the…

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LR Career Fest

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Lenoir-Rhyne Asheville's Career Fest is a career and graduate school fair that is open to the public, as well as our 250 graduate students. Our goal is to connect companies with the best possible talent here in Western North Carolina.

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Guardian ad Litem Open House

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Guardian ad Litem, 31 College Place Suite D204
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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This is an opportunity to learn more about the Guardian ad Litem Program. If you have ever considered becoming a Guardian ad Litem, an advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system, but are not sure how, this is your chance to stop by and chat with us! Come learn about the program, its responsibilities, requirements, and rewards! Please join us for our Open House on Wednesday, March 22nd from 5-6pm at our office at 31 College Place…

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Free

Andrew Forsthoefel Presents Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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A memoir of one young man's coming of age on a cross-country trek--told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the highways of America. At 23, Andrew Forsthoefel walked out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, with a backpack, an audio recorder, his copies of Whitman and Rilke, and a sign that read "Walking to Listen." He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin…

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Celtic Woman

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St.
Asheville, 28801
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Multi-platinum international music sensation and 2017 Grammy® Nominee Celtic Woman, returns with their all-new tour, Voices of Angels. The tour showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and introduces the breathtaking new Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skill and high energy bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition. Featuring many songs from their Voices of Angels album, this inspiring live concert…

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Free

Building Bridges Creating Dialogues | Curator Talk

March 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
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Room 130 Bardo Arts Center Sarah Tanguy, Curator U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program For five decades, Art in Embassies (AIE) has played a leading role in U.S. public diplomacy through a focused mission of vital cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchange. In this talk learn how the Art in Embassies program engages, educates, and inspires global audiences, showing how art can transcend national borders and build connections among peoples.

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Free

Authors Lisa Yarger & Pam England discuss Midwifery & Birthing Practices

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Join birthing experts Lisa Yarger & Pam England as they discuss their two books: An Ancient Map for Modern Birth as well as :Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife. Below are details about both books! Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife: From 1950 until 2001, Lovie Beard Shelton practiced midwifery in eastern North Carolina homes, delivering some 4,000 babies to black, white, Mennonite, and hippie women; to those too poor to afford a hospital birth; and to a…

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