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July 2017

Batik Basics with Appalachian Art Farm

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Appalachian Art Farm 22 Morris Street, Sylva, NC 28779, 22 Morris St.
Sylva, NC 28779
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Join artist Kansas Heiskell-Cook and learn the traditional techniques of hot wax resist and fabric dying. Create your own design or use one of the provided templates to create a fabric design. If you take only part one you will create a completed batik with one color (plus fabric color). Take the upcoming workshop in August for more colorful results! Ages 12+ $35 covers instruction and materials (Part I) $60 covers instruction and materials for both Part I and Part…

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Flea for Y’all at Asheville Outlets

July 30 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806
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Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, July 30, 2017, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream. Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all remaining dates are Sunday August 27, September 24 and October 29, 2017. Adult entry is $2, children are free.…

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Author Swan Huntley presents THE GODDESSES

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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When Nancy and her family arrive in Kona, Hawaii, they are desperate for a fresh start. Nancy's husband has cheated on her; they sleep in separate bedrooms and their twin sons have been acting out, setting off illegal fireworks. But Hawaii is paradise: they plant an orange tree in the yard; they share a bed once again and Nancy resolves to make a happy life for herself. She starts taking a yoga class and there she meets Ana, the charismatic…

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August 2017

Laughing Heart Literary Festival

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - August 4 @ 12:00 pm
Laughing Heart Lodge, 289 NW US. Hwy 25/70
Hot Springs, NC 28743 United States
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$300.00

To celebrate readers and books, The Laughing Heart Literary Project and Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café are presenting the first Laughing Heart Literary Festival, August 1-4, in Hot Springs, NC. The event will bring together nationally- and regionally-celebrated authors in onstage conversations about their books and books that have changed their lives. The festival will feature an opening night panel of authors honoring the writing life of Robert Morgan. All events will take place at Laughing Heart Lodge (289 NW Highway US 25/70)…

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Launch Party for YA Author Alexandra Duncan with Blight

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Avenue, #204
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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Free

Alexandra Duncan writes science fiction for young adults, and we’re beyond excited to celebrate the release of her newest novel on its publication day. Inspired by current environmental issues, Blight is a stand-alone action-adventure story. When an agribusiness facility producing genetically engineered food releases a deadly toxin into the environment, seventeen-year-old Tempest Torres races to deliver the cure before time runs out. Free event. No purchase required, but if you’re planning to purchase a book for the author to sign,…

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Paint and Pour with Appalachian Art Farm

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mad Batter Food and Film, 617 West Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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$25

Create an original painting at our monthly Paint and Pour! $25 covers all materials, demonstration painting and step-by-step instructions. This event takes place the first Tuesday of the month with a new theme each time. No painting experience needed. Beginners and advanced artists welcome. Bring friends, meet new friends! The paint and pour takes place at Mad Batter 617 W Main St., Sylva, NC 28779. They offer a full menu of food and drink, which you have the option of…

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BRONWEN DICKEY & DEIRDRE FRANKLIN present their books about PIT BULLS

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Join us as Bronwen Dickey presents PIT BULL: THE BATTLE OVER AN AMERICAN ICON and Deirdre Franklin presents PIT BULL LIFE: A DOG LOVER'S COMPANION. Below is a bit more about both books: PIT BULL: THE BATTLE OVER AN AMERICAN ICON The controversial story of one infamous breed of dog--a New York Times Bestseller ("Animals" list). When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate pit bull. Which made her…

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REUSE: Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Asheville Habitat ReStore, 31 Meadow Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Free

A free reuse documentary film screening. Learn about different ways that people across the country are reusing materials, and be inspired to do the same. Free beer (thanks to Hi-Wire Brewing) and popcorn during the show, and all attendees will receive a 20% off coupon for the ReStore. The event is free, though donations to Habitat are always welcome. Please visit ashevillehabitat.org for more information and to RSVP.

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Sierra Club August 2: Can Science Save Us from Climate Change and from Ourselves?

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Join us on Wednesday, August 1, when the Sierra Club presents "Can Science Save Us from Climate Change and from Ourselves?” Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place (corner of Charlotte and Edwin) Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Robert Cabin, Professor of Ecology & Environmental Studies at Brevard College, will discuss the power and limitations of science to address climate change. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Judy Mattox, judymattox@sbcglobal.net,…

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Sierra Club August 2: Can Science Save Us from Climate Change snd from Ourselves?

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Sierra Club August 2: Can Science Save Us from Climate Change and from Ourselves? Join us on Wednesday, August 2, when the Sierra Club presents "Can Science Save Us from Climate Change and from Ourselves?” Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place (corner of Charlotte and Edwin) Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Robert Cabin, Professor of Ecology & Environmental Studies at Brevard College, will discuss the power and limitations of science to address climate change. This event…

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LYNN FRIERSON FAUST presents FIREFLIES, GLOW WORMS & LIGHTNING BUGS

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs: Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada is the first-ever comprehensive firefly guide for eastern and central North America. It is written for all those who want to know more about the amazing world of lightning bugs and learn the secrets hidden in the flash patterns of the 75+ species found in the eastern and central United States and Canada. As an independent researcher working with…

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Walking Through WNC 2.0

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THE BLOCK Off Biltmore, 39 Market Street
Asheville , 28801
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Free

Opening reception for "Walking Through WNC 2.0: Images by Members of Vagabond Photo Walks Group," set for Aug. 2, features a collection of images documenting sights and personalities in western North Carolina. Photographs in the show are the results of the group members roaming together with cameras through Black Mountain, Waynesville, Weaverville, Brevard, Hendersonville, Old Fort, Spruce Pine, Marshall and Hot Springs. Asheville is represented with images of downtown, areas under construction, the River Arts District, South Slope, and West…

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Lake Junaluska Singers in Concert

August 4 - August 5
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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The Lake Junaluska Singers will perform two concerts during Junaluska Associates weekend. The Lake Junaluska Associates is an organization of individuals from across the jurisdiction and beyond, who love Lake Junaluska and want to serve in partnership with the Lake Junaluska Assembly. All are welcome to attend the Lake Junaluska Singers concerts and individual tickets will be available online and in the Bethea Welcome Center.

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LEAF Downtown AVL

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - August 5 @ 10:00 pm
Pack Square Park, 121 College St
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

For two days – Friday & Saturday – Pack Square Park will be alive with three stages featuring national, regional, & local talent, Easel Rider activities, a LEAF Family Adventure Zone, dozens of roaming artists & buskers, a Prestige Subaru Adventure Zone, and interactive art installations for all to enjoy! Through a partnership with Asheville Grown, we aim to highlight local artists & locally-owned vendors. Enrichment activities, cultural exchanges, and civic engagement will also take place at the Voices of…

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Craft City: Letterpress Notebooks

August 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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$7 - $10

Join us this summer to pinch, knot, scrap, layer, and stitch while enjoying live music and festive fare in our outdoor pop-up workshops. Awe-inspiring artists from around the country will lead you through simple craft projects to feed your DIY cravings. Friday August 4, 5-8pm | Free and Open to the Public Featured Artist: Jessica White, Printmaker (Asheville, North Carolina) Love letterpress? Try out this popular printing technique with Jessica White, Asheville-based printmaker and letterpress artist. For $7 (pre-sale, $10…

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Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$55

Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you’re not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here! Even if you’ve never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It’s the…

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Wee Trade Children’s Consignment Fall/Winter Event

August 5
WNC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd. NC United States + Google Map
Free

Wee Trade is a Children’s Consignment Sale hosted twice a year. The Fall and Winter event is being held at the WNC Ag Davis Event Center. The sale dates are August 5th, 6th, 11th and 12th. This sale is expected to have over 1550 consignors. The 45,000 sq. ft. Davis Event Center will be set up in a store format offering all things for children from infant to size 18! We have maternity items as well. Please help by spreading…

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Rosie Revere Engineer Workshop (ages 5-8)

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Avenue, #204
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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$15.00

Saturday August 5th 9:00 am - 11 am. Rosie Revere STEAM Workshop. Join us for a fun STEAM (STEM + Art = STEAM) workshop based on Andrea Beaty’s Rosie Revere, Engineer. Two-hour workshop led by an elementary school teacher. Registration is required. Open to ages 5-8 years. Limited to 6 kids per workshop. Cost is $15 per child. All materials provided and kids receive a coupon for $2 off Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers. Parents are welcome…

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45th Annual Village Art & Craft Fair

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cathedral of All Souls, Biltmore Village
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Free

Held the first full weekend in August, this area's premier outdoor art and craft fair hosts 120 exhibitors representing all media. The Fair draws thousands of eager shoppers to the beautiful tree covered grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls in charming Historic Biltmore Village.

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Youth Arts Class with Appalachian Art Farm

August 5 @ 10:30 am - August 15 @ 12:00 pm
Appalachian Art Farm, 22 Morris St.
Sylva, 28779
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$10

Every Saturday! $10 Includes project instruction/demo, materials and a snack. All ages welcome. Registration via email or pre-payment highly recommended to reserve your spot! appalachianartfarm@gmail.com Appalachian Art Farm is a non-profit organization in Sylva, NC whose mission is to support individual and artistic growth and community wellness through programs in the arts, heritage skills and outdoor recreation. We serve all members of the community and visitors, with a special focus on at-risk adolescents through service-learning projects. Our art studio is…

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Image Speak – BMCM+AC Workshop

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$48

In Image Speak, taught by Lynn Underwood, participants will explore a variety of art activities and media with the focus on process and intuition. The workshop will alternate between personal art and community art, responding to images through poetry and journaling. Takeaways will include ideas to incorporate into an existing art practice or as a means to jump-start something new. $40 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $48 non-members

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45th Annual Village Art & Craft Fair

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cathedral of All Souls, Biltmore Village
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Free

Held the first full weekend in August, this area's premier outdoor art and craft fair hosts 120 exhibitors representing all media. The Fair draws thousands of eager shoppers to the beautiful tree covered grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls in charming Historic Biltmore Village.

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Eron Hare mural unveiling party at Oskar Blues!

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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Free

We're so stoked to have our new #EronHare mural at the brewery! Come out and meet Eron + help us celebrate our new colorful addition. We'll have... > Live music from Circus Mutt > Specialty beers on tap > Chats with the artist > CHUBwagon specials > General good times

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Festival of Wisdom & Grace

August 7 - August 10
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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This year’s theme, Living with Grace, will carry throughout the weekend of worship, workshops, professional training, and fellowship geared toward those in the second half of life. Designed for individuals, couples, small groups or church leaders. Sponsored by the Southeastern Jurisdictional Association of Older Adults, it is an experience of inspiration and renewal.

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Cob Construction

August 7 - August 11
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$685

5-Day Workshop August 7-11 Monday- Friday 9:30am- 4:30pm You can build long lasting structures from your scrap clay. Join us in erecting a teahouse from reclaimed and scrap clay using the ancient technique of cob house building. This weeklong workshop will focus on making permanent structures using only clay, straw, sand, water, and dirt. We will cover the fundamentals of mixing cob and explore the vast possibilities of how to apply it to building walls, mass heaters, or pizza ovens.…

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Author GAVIN DILLARD presents GRAYBEARD ABBEY with MICHAEL COYLE

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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"Graybeard Abbey" is the thirteenth book from Gavin Geoffrey Dillard -- poet, playwright, songwriter, librettist, and comedy writer to the stars. Though the book is in poetic form, including free verse, koans, haiku, and traditional waka form, "Graybeard Abbey" also is a journal of a year on the poet's wee tea farm in Southern Appalachia, capturing the seasons and their foibles, the dramas of the woods and field and their critters, and life with eight obstreperous kitties. Once a gay…

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Camera Club of Hendersonville Critique Group

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Hendersonville, 2012 Kanuga Rd
Hendersonville , NC 28739 United States
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Free

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 Tuesday, August 8th. 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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Kissing Summer Goodbye Tour: 4 YA Authors

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Avenue, #204
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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Free

How much talent can we include in one evening? Four YA authors join us on Tuesday, August 8, at 6 pm. Along with news on their latest novels, there’ll be an opportunity for a Q&A session (a great chance for aspiring writers) and a prize drawing. Best for ages 12 and up. Free! You must be present to enter the drawing. Included on our panel: Christina June with It Started with Goodbye Joanne O’Sullivan with Between Two Skies Shaila Patel…

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Author GRANT KING presents LOVE SONGS FOR A COUNTRY LANE

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Join us as we welcome songwriter Grant King to Malaprop's! Grant is a country music songwriter and friend of many well-known country music artists. This book gives us his selected songs and poems from a lifetime of writing. These are classics from a true master of the artform.

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Women’s Wilderness Workshops and Retreat

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - August 13 @ 2:00 pm
Camp Daniel Boone, Canton, NC United States + Google Map
$395.00

Join us for this four-day Women's only camping event and workshops! Classes teaching earth based skills like Fire by Friction, Basketry, Homesteading, Music, Pottery, Flint Knapping, Arts, Archery, Permaculture, Animal Husbandry, Women's Health, Fishing, Yoga and more! Registration includes classes, private platform tent/cot, bathroom/shower facilities and two locally raised meals per day, hiking, yoga and access to healing arts like massage and body work, amidst 1000's of acres of wilderness!

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Author reading and conversation, BEFORE IT WAS LEGAL: A BLACK-WHITE MARRIAGE (1945-1987)

August 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Pack Memorial Library, Asheville, NC United States + Google Map

Before It Was Legal honestly portrays the love and hurt that any two people, not just a bi-racial couple, can encounter in an intimate relationship. It tells the story of an independent white woman, a talented black man, and the times in which these two remarkable people lived. Nancy Werking Poling, of Black Mountain, will read from the book and tell why it took her 30 years to write it.

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Author JOE BERKOWITZ presents AWAY WITH WORDS

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Fast Company reporter Joe Berkowitz investigates the bizarre and hilarious world of pun competitions from the Punderdome 3000 in Brooklyn to the World competition in Austin. When Joe Berkowitz witnessed his first Punderdome competition, it felt wrong in the best way. Something impossible seemed to be happening. The kinds of jokes we learn to repress through social conditioning were not only being aired out in public--they were being applauded. As it turned out, this monthly show was part of a…

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Author CHRISTOPHER SWANN presents SHADOW OF THE LIONS

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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In the middle of his senior year at the Blackburne School in Virginia, Matthias Glass's roommate and best friend Fritz Davenport runs off into the woods after the two boys have an argument--and vanishes without a trace. Ever since, Matthias has felt responsible, thinking that their fight, about a betrayal of the school's honor code, led to Fritz's disappearance. A decade later, after an early triumph with his first novel, followed by too much partying and too little work, Matthias…

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Craft After Dark

August 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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$50 - $100

Crash the gala! Following a dinner in honor of artist and board member Stoney Lamar, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is throwing a cr-after party. Come together with a community of fellow creatives to celebrate Lamar's work as a renowned wood sculptor and mentor and support the work of CCCD. Stroll through the current exhibition, Tie Up, Draw Down, enjoy live music, and an all-inclusive cocktail and dessert bar. Eight artists will lead hands-on activities in the wood…

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LINDA STAR WOLF presents SOUL WHISPERING: THE ART OF AWAKENING SHAMANIC CONSCIOUSNESS

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Addressing humanity's paradigm shift from linear consciousness to shamanic consciousness, Linda Star Wolf and Nita Gage explore how the art of soul whispering can help each of us understand why we experience our lives the way we do and shift from healing our wounds to embracing the process of transformation. This powerful new synthesis of shamanic healing and psychotherapy can help you restore your relationship with your soul, transform dysfunctional ways of being, learn to hear the intuitive wisdom and…

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Vegan Awareness Week

August 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Asheville Vegan Society present Vegan Awareness Week, as proclaimed by our mayor. August 28 through September 3, 2017. Daily events will be held in various locations in town, ending with Asheville VegFest on September 3. Details at www.ashevillevegfest.com

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Youth Art Class with Appalachian Art Farm

August 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Appalachian Art Farm 22 Morris Street, Sylva, NC 28779, 22 Morris St.
Sylva, NC 28779
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$10

Every Saturday morning Appalachian Art Farm hosts a youth art class. The cost of $10 Includes project instruction/demo, materials, and a snack. All ages are welcome! Registration via email or pre-payment highly recommended to reserve your spot! Email us at appalachianartfarm@gmail.com. Appalachian Art Farm is a non-profit organization in Sylva, NC whose mission is to support individual and artistic growth and community wellness through programs in the arts, heritage skills and outdoor recreation. We serve all members of the community…

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Fostering Love Story Time with Eliada

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Avenue, #204
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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Free

Saturday August 12th 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fostering Love Story Time centered around stories involving foster families, with a special guest from Eliada to answer questions about local foster programs. Even if your kids have no direct experience with foster care, by the time they start school they'll probably have classmates who do. Stories are a great chance to create understanding and empathy for all kinds of family situations. Story for ages 3 and up.​ Free.​ At Spellbound Children's…

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Family Narrative Writing Workshop: Writing About the Family Photograph

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 31 Woodfin Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$125

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a family photo left without a description are often thrown away or forgotten, its story lost forever. Let us help you add the words to your photographs. Learn simple techniques that will help you frame the stories behind your photographs and write about them with confidence. Our writing consultants will assist you as you tell the stories of your photos and create an original portfolio that future generations will treasure. Visit…

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Asheville Outlets Hosts Back-to-School Kids Day Bash

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806
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Free

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) will team up with INVEST COLLEGIATE to host a Back-to-School Kids Day Bash on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. providing an afternoon of entertainment for kids of ALL AGES including booths and displays, strolling magic, balloon art, a stilt walker, face painting, crafts, music and MUCH MORE! Featuring giant board games for youths, kids can play the games and enter to win a $500 Asheville Outlets shopping spree that will be drawn…

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The Fairview Flyers

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sourwood Festival, Sutton Ave.
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Free

Bobby "Banjo" Anderson, Doc Hamilton (bass), James Kamp (Guitar) and Dan Tanner (harmonica) play Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Folk, Swing, Oldies, Americana, Jazz, Honky-Tonk, Gospel, Spiritual, Cajun, music for children and more.

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CATHY NICHOLS presents STORYTELLING ART STUDIO

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Storytelling Art Studio is the guide that will show you how to create mixed media art that tells impactful stories. It's a creative guide for mining your own life to manifest imaginary worlds, emotional narratives and clever characters. Each chapter presents a new subject--you may paint a tree, collage a landscape or use sgraffito to create a scene. You will begin with inspirational warm-up exercises, then learn how to do it with a step-by-step demonstration and even get to see…

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2017 JCC Hanukkah 8k

August 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Asheville Jewish Community Center, 256 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$35

Please join us for the Asheville Jewish Community Center’s 2nd annual JCC Hanukkah 8K! The race begins at 9:15 am on December 10 at the Asheville JCC, 236 Charlotte Street. Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate. The event is a community-wide celebration of the upcoming 8 day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. Proceeds of the JCC Hanukkah 8K will benefit Shalom Children’s Center. Race day registration is 7-9 A.M. on…

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Service Industry Luncheon

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Table, 48 College St., Apt. 1
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$50

Table Asheville presents the final function in our community / charity based series. This one’s for the kids – the industry kids that is. With a portion of the proceeds going to CORE - http://www.coregives.org/ - an organization that supports the children of food and beverage employees who are navigating life-altering circumstances or conditions. Reservations will be made exclusively for those working in the industry. Reservations via text: 828.279.3088 Join the Table crew for a gathering that breaks the conventions…

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Author CHRISTOPHER BLAKE presents RIVER OF CLIFFS: A LINVILLE GORGE HISTORY

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Linville Gorge was the first Wilderness Area on the East Coast, approved by Congress in 1964. "The Grand Canyon of the East" was named for William Linville, a member of a party of long hunters in 1766 who fell victim to a Shawnee attack. The difficult terrain made early settlements nearly impossible and logging unprofitable, and it remains one of the few examples of old-growth forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Unique rock formations, from Table Rock to the Chimneys,…

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TEACH-IN Event with NANCY MACLEAN discussing DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS:THE DEEP HISTORY OF THE RADICAL RIGHT’S STEALTH PLAN FOR AMERICA

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Behind today's headlines of billionaires taking over our government is a secretive political establishment with long, deep, and troubling roots. The capitalist radical right has been working not simply to change who rules, but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance. But billionaires did not launch this movement; a white intellectual in the embattled Jim Crow South did. Democracy in Chains names its true architect--the Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan--and dissects the operation he and his colleagues…

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John Cage’s Roaratorio: an Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake – BMCM+AC Listening Session

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$5

John Cage’s ROARATORIO This second installment in our listening session series, led by Executive Director Jeff Arnal, will focus on John Cage’s 1979 composition “___, _______circus on _________,” a score/system created to translate any book into a performance without actors. Cage’s first realization of this score, “Roaratorio: an Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake,” was a 62-track found sound collage paired with live Irish music based on James Joyce’s famous book. FREE for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $5 for…

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Asheville Youth Choirs auditions August 17

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Academy for the Arts, 5 Oak Street NC United States + Google Map

The Asheville Youth Choirs (AYC) will hold auditions for the 2017-2018 season on Thursday, August 17 from 4:00 to 7:00pm. AYC are four community choirs for students in grades K-12 giving the children and youth of our area the opportunity to transcend boundaries of race, geography, schools, or family structure to create beautiful music and friendship together. Signup for six-minute audition slots is available at ashevilleyouthchoirs.org.

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The Fairview Flyers

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cherry St. Square, Cherry St.
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Free

Bobby "Banjo" Anderson, Doc Hamilton (bass), James Kamp (Guitar) and Dan Tanner (harmonica) play Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Folk, Swing, Oldies, Americana, Jazz, Honky-Tonk, Gospel, Spiritual, Cajun, music for children and more.

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Author DAWN RENO LANGLEY presents THE MOURNING PARADE

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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This deeply emotional novel explores the capacity of a mother's love, the challenge of overcoming a devastating loss, and the long, tiresome journey to healing. A writer, theater critic, mosaic artist, and educator, Dawn Reno Langley has devoted her life to literature and the arts. Born an Army brat to a WWII and Korea vet and his wife, Dawn spent her childhood scaring her younger siblings with stories of monsters under the bed. Her first published works, an essay on…

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