The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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The Laurel of Asheville is a lifestyle magazine focused on the arts, culture, and communities of Western North Carolina, and submitted events should fall within this context. If your event occurs over several days, please submit multiple events. Events extending beyond a four-day schedule will not be accepted. All submissions are subject to editorial approval and edits for clarity and style before being published online. Please allow up to 48 hours for your even to be posted. If you encounter difficulties submitting an event, please email gina@thelaurelofasheville.com.

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October 2017

Glassworks Concert Series ft. HotPoint Trio, Ginger’s Revenge, & Habitat Brewing

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lexington Glassworks, 81 S. Lexington Ave.
Asheville, 28801
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Join for our monthly First Friday event. Enjoy live glassblowing, live music and local brews. Watch as the glass artist sculpt hot glass to the tunes of HotPoint Trio, a local gyspy jazz swing band. We're excited to be featuring not one but TWO recently opened breweries this month, Ginger's Revenge Craft Brewery & Tasting Room and Habitat Tavern and Commons. This event is FREE, open to the public and runs in conjunction with the Downtown Asheville Art District.

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The Marcus King Band Family Reunion

October 6 @ 4:30 pm - October 7 @ 11:30 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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$38.50

This October 6 & 7, The Marcus King Band and their family & friends will descend on Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC for the inaugural Marcus King Band Family Reunion, a 2-day music festival featuring a lineup curated by King himself. The festival will feature performances by Blackberry Smoke, David Shaw (solo Acoustic), Muddy Magnolias, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, George Porter Jr. and the Runnin Pardners, BIG Something, Travers Brothership, That's What's Up and more. Given their almost non-stop tour…

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Ultimate Air Dogs at Asheville Outlets

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - October 8 @ 4:30 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806
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Free

It is high flying fun Columbus Day Weekend as Asheville Outlets, (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) Ingles and iHeart Radio team up to host the 3rd Annual Air Dogs (UAD) Competition October 6 – 8, 2017. For 3 days, shoppers will enjoy watching the competitor’s jump, catch, dive and retrieve in a 90’ pool set-up in the parking lot in front of Field & Stream. The competition begins Friday, October 6th at 5 p.m. and runs through 4:30 p.m., Sunday, October 8th. Visit www.ultimateairdogs.com…

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Ladies Clinic

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Double 00 Farm, 1563 Upper Tuskeegee Road
Robbinsville, NC 2877 United States
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$50.00

Ladies clinic-- Oct 7th. We will have several horses available for those they do not own horses or want to use one of ours. Come out a join us for a great day of fellowship and learning. We are going to drop our price on this one to $50 minimum with donations appreciated. Remember that all monies raised go straight into caring for and feeding the rescue horses. We are also going to offer auditing for this clinic, in case…

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Homestead Dreams

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
AB Tech Enka/Candler Campus, 1465 Sand Hill Road, Room 2046
Candler, 28815
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$65

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

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Picture Book Illustrator Jaime Kim with LA, LA, LA

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Avenue, #204
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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Free

Jaime Kim, award-winning illustrator, shares her picture book, La, La, La: A Story of Hope (written by Kate DiCamillo).  Bring in the young ones to Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, for a story time of a brave girl who goes out into the world, seeking understanding and friendship.  Jaime will show how she communicates so much in her pictures. Ages 3+.  Free.

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Let’s Explore Africa Quiz – WNC Regional Competition

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Collider, 1 Haywood Street - 4th Floor, Wells Fargo Building (Across Pritchard Park)
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$0.000.00

The journey to the 2018 National Championship is on... Western North Carolina (WNC) region kicks off this year competition. The event is sponsored by The Collider at 1 Haywood Street 4th Floor Wells Fargo Building (opposite Pritchard Park) on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 - 11:00AM EST. We invite students in 4th through 12th grades to participate in the Regional Quiz Competition. LEA is a fun trivia game established to help contestants learn about Africa as they navigate the continent from…

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Asheville Outlets Presents Community Day

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806
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Free

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to present Community Day on Saturday, October 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Day is an opportunity for shoppers to meet with representatives from area non-profits on-site, enjoy educational interactive booths and displays and sign-up to volunteer. The event is free and open to the public. Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

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Third Annual Pet Fest & Cover Dog Competition at Asheville Outlets

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806
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Free

JOIN US at Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. for our 3rd Annual Pet Fest & Cover Dog Competition with Critter Magazine. Pet lovers will enjoy a fun afternoon of activities with their furry friends including booths and displays featuring exciting products, nutrition and health information and MORE! The event is FREE and open to the public. Dog owners who think their dog should be “in pictures” will love the Critter Magazine Cover…

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Asheville Piano Forum 17th Annual Fall Benefit Concert

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

The Asheville Area Piano Forum will be holding their 17th annual Fall benefit concert on Sunday afternoon October 8, 2017. Some of Western North Carolina's best classical and jazz pianists will be performing solo, with other pianists in duets and with guest musicians in ensembles. Admission is by donation and the proceeds benefit AAPF's charitable and educational activities including Student Assistance. (Photo of 2 pianos: Carrie Turner)

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Camera Club of Hendersonville Critique Group

October 10 @ 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, Oct 10th.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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“Trial by Fire”

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - October 15 @ 4:00 pm
The Gallery at Flat Rock, Flat Rock Square
Flat Rock, 28731
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Free

The Gallery at Flat Rock will present the exhibit “Trial by Fire,” featuring over a dozen artists working in clay, from Oct. 10-15. The show will feature one piece each from over a dozen artists working in clay, as well as a brief statement from each artist focusing on how each has responded to a personal challenge - and how that challenge has shaped them and their artwork. An opening reception for “Trial by Fire” will take place from 5-7…

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All Strung Up Guitar Tour

October 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Three of the worlds hottest young guitar virtuosos, singers, songwriters and performers have teamed up to tour the USA this fall! The show, featuring Christie Lenée (USA), Daniel Champagne (Australia) and Hussy Hicks - featuring Julz Parker and Leeza Gentz (Australia), is bound to turn heads across the nation as it combines the talents of these incredible artists. With each act bringing something unique to the show, audiences are sure to be left speechless and wanting more with each act…

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Laura Letinksy & Nicholas Hall at Tracey Morgan Gallery

October 12
Tracey Morgan Gallery, 188 Coxe Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Nicholas Hall: PLUS/MINUS Laura Letinsky: BETWIXT AND BETWEEN Tracey Morgan Gallery presents work from Laura Letinsky and Nicholas Hall. Letinsky’s explorations in still life photography, both perfectly lit and meticulously composed, are rooted in a 17th Centruy Dutch-Flemish Vanitas tradition. Letinsky has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, and is based in Chicago where she teaches at the University of Chicago. Nicholas Hall, based in Brooklyn, New York, creates work that is both captivating and incredibly tactile, intending to activate…

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Live Music Every Thursday Night

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maggie B’s Wine and Specialty Store, 10 C South Main Street
Weaverville, NC 28787 United States
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Free

Every Thursday night Maggie B's offers free music with everything from Americana and Bluegrass to Jazz and Bagpipes!

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OctoberTour Luncheon: “Money, Mining and Power: The Successful Life and Tragic Death of EBC Hambley”

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
J. W. Hall House, 226 South Jackson Street
Salisbury, 28144
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$45

Join us for a delicious meal and wine while you travel back in time, exploring one of Salisbury's most influential citizens. Friday’s OctoberTour Luncheon will feature an insightful presentation by Susan Sides, president of the Foundation’s board of trustees, on the influence of E.B.C. Hambley on Salisbury and the surrounding area. Event includes an exclusive tour of the first floor of the Hambley-Wallace House given by family members.

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Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - October 15 @ 2:00 pm

The Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference is a weekend for women to learn, celebrate and connect. For one weekend in autumn, we share inspiration, celebration and practical learning about earth-based healing and women’s health. Surrounded by the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains, our venue at Lake Eden offers a beautiful, serene backdrop for over 60 workshops and classes in herbalism, nutrition, personal growth and natural healing. Our 2017 featured speakers include Aviva Romm, Phyllis Light, Robin Rose Bennet, Sobande Moss-Greer, gina…

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Trans- Across, Beyond, Through (Panel Discussion)

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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Free and open to the public, but please register.

CCCD is pleased to announce the second annual Windgate Research and Collections Curator Lecture, Trans—Across, Beyond, Through. Please join us for an evening dedicated to unpacking the powerful, and loaded, prefix trans-, defined as "across, beyond, and through." From nation-wide activism supporting the civil rights of transgender people, to the popularity of the show Transparent, trans- is having an "it" moment. Taking the current political and cultural energy as a jumping off point, this special panel presentation brings together three…

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The 42nd October Tour of Historic Homes

October 14
J. W. Hall House, 226 South Jackson Street
Salisbury, 28144
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$25

On October 14 and 15, 2017, Historic Salisbury Foundation offers the rare opportunity to step inside ten of Salisbury’s finest private homes and two of the area’s notable landmarks. OctoberTour, now in its 42nd year, is one of the oldest annual historic home tours in the South and has featured more than 200 houses and historic properties in Salisbury and Rowan County. Its strong reputation and proven track record have helped establish Historic Salisbury Foundation as one of the country’s…

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Bank Street – Food, Music, Beer

October 14
J. W. Hall House, 226 South Jackson Street
Salisbury, 28144
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Free

Invite the entire family to experience Historic Salisbury with food trucks, hand made crafts, antique fire truck rides, antique cars, live musical entertainment, story time, Civil War Encampments, Colonial Children's games, and local wine and craft beer! All of this and more can be found during the 42nd OctoberTour of Historic Homes on October 14th and 15th along the 300 block of West Bank Street! FREE admission!

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Yoga on the Mountain

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$45

Join Asheville Wellness Tours for an epic Saturday adventure that includes a guided hike to a beautiful summit, one hour of flow yoga with local instructor Kimberly Drye, and a hearty "farmers market" picnic of fresh, local foods.

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OctoberTour

October 14 @ 10:00 am - October 15 @ 5:30 pm
J. W. Hall House, 226 South Jackson Street
Salisbury, 28144
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$10 - $30

Historic Salisbury Foundation’s OctoberTour offers the rare opportunity to step inside ten of Salisbury’s finest private homes and two of the area’s notable landmarks. OctoberTour, now in its 42nd year, is one of the oldest annual historic home tours in the South and has featured more than 200 houses and historic properties in Salisbury and Rowan County. Its strong reputation and proven track record have helped establish Historic Salisbury Foundation as one of the country’s leader in historic preservation. Ranging…

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Attention Women “Hobby” Artists!

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Free

- Do you wish you had an affordable place to do your art… - Where it wouldn’t compete with the distractions of work and family… - And where it would allow you to socialize with, and be inspired by, other women? Purple Crayon is now in Asheville! Please join us for our Open House!

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Salon Series // Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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Free and open to the public, but please register.

Following in the tradition of literary and philosophical salons of the 17th and 18th century CCCD is hosting a series of gatherings in conjunction with each exhibition at Benchspace Gallery & Workshop to engage with a central theme of the show. A book will be selected based on the theme and provide a framework for discussion. Refreshments will be served, all are welcome. The Crafted Strangers Salon Theme is Border. Our discussion will center around themes of the exhibition and…

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After Hours Artist Reception and Symphony Concert

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
J. W. Hall House, 226 South Jackson Street
Salisbury, 28144
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Free

Enjoy a glass of local wine or a craft beer while listening to select musicians from the Salisbury Symphony and viewing paintings created during the OctoberTour Plein Air Artist Paint Out.

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Sip & Shop in Downtown Black Mountain

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Black Mountain NC 28711 United States + Google Map
Free

Sip & Shop in downtown Black Mountain, 6-8 p.m., each Saturday in October! More than 10 downtown shops will be open late, serving FREE sips of wine while you shop! Look for the wine glass balloons.

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Hoot and Holler and The Brother Brothers at Isis Music Hall

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Hoot and Holler (guitarist Mark Kilianski and fiddler Amy Alvey) are songwriters equally influenced by wordsmiths like Gillian Welch and Townes Van Zandt as they are to authentic mountain musicians like Roscoe Holcomb and Ola Belle Reed. After spending the better part of 2016 living in a camper van while playing shows across the country, they now call Asheville, North Carolina their home.

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Carl Sandburg Heritage Golf Tournament

October 16 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Kenmure Country Club, 110 Clubhouse Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States
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$150

The first golf in Henderson County was played at Connemara Farms that would become the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Carl was no slouch at the game either, having helped teach Mark McCormack, Arnold Palmer's long-time friend and agent, the game. Find out more about the history of golf in Henderson County and Carl Sandburg's game at sandburggolf.com. Benefiting the Friends of Carl Sandburg National Historic Site, the first annual The Carl Sandburg Heritage Golf Tournament at Kenmure Country…

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Sherpa Night: Celebrate Nepal

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Diamond Brand Outdoors, 1378 Hendersonville Road, Suite J
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Free

Sherpa Adventure Gear weaves together the latest designs and technology with the rich heritage and time-honored beliefs of Nepal. The company was founded by Tashi Sherpa as a living memorial to the unsung heroes of Mt. Everest. For decades, climbers have always been grateful for having a Sherpa companion on the treacherous slopes of the Himalayas. It is the Sherpa who makes the route, carries the load, and sets the ropes to the top and back. Join us to experience…

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Seed Exchange Featuring Vandana Shiva

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Stephens Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Join us in celebrating our local biodiversity and the important work of seed savers as we welcome Vandana Shiva, world-renowned seed activist, to our region. There will be seed trading, as well seed storytelling, seed saving workshops, and more! Dr. Vandana Shiva will be attending the early part of the seed exchange for a special program. Seed saving is a culturally and ecologically important practice that requires much work and care. We want to honor the hard work of seed…

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Pardee Pill Drop Event

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pardee UNC Health Care, 800 North Justice Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791 United States
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Pardee UNC Health Care and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office will host a pill take-back event on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pardee’s Justice Street upper parking lot near the hospital’s main entrance. This event will provide local residents a convenient and safe way to dispose of old medications, including prescription pills, capsules, ointments, vitamins, liquids in their original containers, inhalers and patches. Radioactive chemotherapy medications as well as sharps, needles and EpiPens will not…

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Fall Fiesta Pop Up Shop

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bhramari Brewing Co., 101 S Lexington Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Enjoy the crisp fall air with a drink in your hand, good friends, and surrounded by amazing makers, designers, and vintage collectors at the Fall Fiesta Show & Tell Pop Up Shop! Shop our 4-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 70 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. FALL FIESTA POP UP SHOP Preview Party, October 18 from 6-9pm…

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LEAF Fall Festival

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - October 22 @ 7:00 pm
Lake Eden Events, 377 Lake Eden Rd.
Black Mountain, 28711
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$35 - $215

Come along and ride on a Fantastic Voyage for the 45th LEAF Festival on Oct. 19-22, 2017! Located on the grounds of scenic Lake Eden, LEAF Festival has spent over two decades bringing a diverse and multicultural line-up of musicians, artists, and artisans to the Blue Ridge Mountains with a mission to “Connect Cultures & Create Community” through music & arts. Whether spending your time uniting with friends for a camping adventure, experiencing 6 stages filled with world-class music, exploring…

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Bettis and DeAngelo at the Wedge

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Opening reception for the Mark Bettis and Philip DeAngleo Show at the Wedge at Foundation Brewery.

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Drawing for Joy – Stephanie Peterson Jones

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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In Drawing for Joy, author and illustrator Stephanie Peterson Jones offers beginning artists a low-stress way to build a successful daily drawing practice in just 15 minutes a day. She will discuss how this book came to be and offer her insight into how to draw with joy.

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Choir Music Weekend

October 20 - October 22
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Enjoy the incredible beauty of fall at Lake Junaluska along with others small and medium sized church choirs as we gather for a weekend of music and worship. Come learn and perform eight anthems, attend workshops and celebrate the colors of autumn at the Lake. Lodging and meal packages are available.

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Fall Fiesta Pop Up Shop

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bhramari Brewing Co., 101 South Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Enjoy the crisp fall air with a drink in your hand, good friends, and surrounded by amazing makers, designers, and vintage collectors at the Fall Fiesta Show & Tell Pop Up Shop! Shop our 4-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 70 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. FALL FIESTA POP UP SHOP Preview Party, October 18 from 6-9pm…

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NC Dance Festival in Asheville

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - October 21 @ 9:30 pm
BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce Street
Asheville, 28801 United States
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$15 - $21.50

October 20th at 8:00pm October 21st at 2:00pm & 8:00pm NCDA/NCDF New Works Award Winner Chris Yon presents a new solo for Taryn Griggs, “HOW TO PUNCH, KICK, STAB, KILL”. Witty and dark, the work draws inspiration from disaster survival guides, instructional diagrams for aerobic disco routines, and illustrations of disembodied hands in its idiosyncratic performance. Alexandra Warren’s JOYEMOVEMENT Dance Company presents excerpts from the full-length “For Love of Country,” an exploration of patriotism, struggle, reconciliation, and moving forward. Natalie…

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Art on the Trail

October 21
Trailblazer Park, 235 Trailblazer Drive SC United States + Google Map
Free

Join us Saturday, October 21st for Art on the Trail, presented by the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance. Held each year at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest, the juried Art Market opens with a gathering of nearly 90 of the area’s most talented visual artists and numerous performers. Designed to immerse the senses in art, Art on the Trail will arouse the inner artists in everyone - young and old. For more information and to plan your trip schedule visit www.ArtontheTrail.com.

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Rattlesnake Lodge History & Forest Tour

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ingles, 499 Weaverville Rd.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$12

Join us on this autumn hike along the Mountain to Sea Trail to the historic ruins of Rattlesnake Lodge with ecologist Dr. Jeff Beacham. This is a family-friendly event and dogs are welcome! Take a tour through time with stories about mystery, history, and nature. The hike is 2.8 miles round trip, easy to somewhat moderate difficulty. Registration is required for this tour (only 12 spots are available). To register, visit www.LandAndLoreEcotours.com or call 828-476-TOUR.

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Intimate Landscape: Plein Air and Scientific Illustration in the Southern Appalachians

October 21 @ 10:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm
High Cove Firefly Lodge, 1215 Rebels Creek
Bakersville, NC 28705 United States
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$175

Drawing and painting our area's amazing natural history is a great way to know it better, from close up and at a distance. In this workshop, you don't have to have drawing or painting experience, but it's guaranteed you'll learn cool new stuff even if you do. Nancy Lowe and Connie Karleta Sales will lead this two-part workshop at High Cove, between Spruce Pine and Burnsville on N80 (near Bandana). We will work in studio settings as well as on…

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Author Ruth Spiro with Baby Loves Science Board Books Story Time

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Avenue, #204
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Free

Ruth Spiro, author of the Baby Loves Science board book series, shares her newest creations in a Story Time for children through age 4. From thermodynamics to quantum physics, bring the universe home to little ones. Free.

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Fall Fiesta Pop Up Shop

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bhramari Brewing Co., 101 South Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Enjoy the crisp fall air with a drink in your hand, good friends, and surrounded by amazing makers, designers, and vintage collectors at the Fall Fiesta Show & Tell Pop Up Shop! Shop our 4-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 70 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. FALL FIESTA POP UP SHOP Preview Party, October 18 from 6-9pm…

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Kids’ Coding Workshop with Robot! Pre-Registration Required

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Avenue, #204
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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$25

Is it art? Is it science? You decide when your child participates in this hands-on introductory computer coding workshop on Saturday, October 21, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Come learn to draw with Parallax S2 Robots! Students begin by learning the commands to draw and create Spirographs and other geometric shapes using a Windows GUI application. The workshop is for 3rd-6th graders only and has a cap of six students, so there’s plenty of time for individual attention. The cost…

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Trick or Trail 5-Mile & 1-Mile Spooky Sprint

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DupontState Forest, Hendersonville
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States
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The only race of its kind in the region, participants will strap on headlamps and light up the night as they duke it out in the dusk. The twists and turns of DuPont’s famous trail system will dare them to push forward, not knowing what bogies and specters might lurk around each corner! The One Mile Spooky Sprint will be Halloween themed, and a great chance for kids and kids-at-heart to break in their costumes a day early, without stressing…

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Fall Fiesta Pop Up Shop

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bhramari Brewing Co., 101 South Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 20081 United States
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Free

Enjoy the crisp fall air with a drink in your hand, good friends, and surrounded by amazing makers, designers, and vintage collectors at the Fall Fiesta Show & Tell Pop Up Shop! Shop our 4-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 70 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. FALL FIESTA POP UP SHOP Preview Party, October 18 from 6-9pm…

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Fairview Area Art League Outdoor Art Show

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Hub of Fairview, 1185 Charlotte Highway
Fairview, NC 28730 United States
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The newly formed Fairview Area Art League (FAAL) will host its free fall outdoor art show on Sunday, October 22, 1–5 pm in Fairview. Member artists will showcase and sell a variety of art including painting, pottery, sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry, stained glass and more. There will be more than 20 artists represented on the sidewalk and inside The Hub of Fairview. Come enjoy a glass of cider and add some pizzazz to your life with local art. Location is…

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AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES

October 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flat Rock Cinema, 2700 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, 28731
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$10.00

Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has attracted admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould. AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both…

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AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES

October 23 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Flat Rock Cinema, 2700 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, 28731
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$10.00

Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has attracted admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould. AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both…

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Camera Club of Hendersonville

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hendersonvile Chamber of Commerce, 204 Kanuga Rd.
Hendersonville , NC United States
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Louise St. Romain, a photographer based in Western NC, and instructor at Blue Ridge Community College will be critiquing images submitted by Camera Club members under the theme, Simplicity. The club meeting will be held at the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce Building (Kanuga and Church Streets) on Tuesday, October 24th at 6:30pm.

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