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April 2017

MFA Thesis Exhibit: Sara Rincon

April 5 @ 10:00 am - April 14 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
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MFA Thesis Exhibit: Sara Rincon April 5 – 14 RECEPTION: Thursday, April 6, 5-7pm

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The 5th Annual Asheville Bioneers Conference

April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The 5th Annual Asheville Bioneers Conference, an event of the Bioneers Resilient Community Network, is coming to Asheville April 5th, 8th, and 9th. This FREE three-day event is presented by Lenoir-Rhyne University and the Reese Institute for Conservation of Natural Resources. The conference will bring together talks from the national conference in California with panels of local community members to discuss relevant themes related to building a better community. Conference presenters will provide a snapshot of their work in the…

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Michel Stone presents Border Child in conversation with Tommy Hays

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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For Hector and Lilia, pursuit of the American Dream became every parent's worst fear when their infant daughter vanished as they crossed from Mexico to the United States--now they must try to get her back. With great empathy and a keen awareness of current events, Michel Stone delivers a novel of surpassing sensitivity and heart. Young lovers Hector and Lilia dreamed of a brighter future for their family in the United States. Hector left Mexico first, to secure work and…

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Free

Sierra Club April 5: Clean Energy in North Carolina

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Join the Sierra Club on April 5 to learn about the status of installing solar and wind clean energy generation in North Carolina. Hear from experts about our success in becoming a national leader in installed solar generation and the beginnings of wind power in our state. Find out what the future holds for both expanding solar and onshore/off shore wind energy generation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Gail Solomon, gailwriter@msn.com, 908-963-7711

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$450

Taking Your Story to the Stage Storytelling Workshop

April 7 @ 9:00 am - April 9 @ 4:00 pm
StoryWindow Productions, Asheville, 28805 + Google Map

The focus of this 3-day intensive "Taking Your Story to the Stage" workshop is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” We will begin on Friday with group and partner exercises and individual feedback designed to smooth rough edges and polish your story and performance. In preparation for the performance, we will do sound and light checks and get comfortable with the performance space on Saturday. That evening we will meet…

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Glassworks Concert Series ft. Burial Beer Co. & The Barsters

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lexington Glassworks, 81 S. Lexington Ave.
Asheville, 28801
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The Lexington Glassworks will serve as a backdrop for the ultimate local music, art and beer experience. We are excited to announce the kick off of the 2nd Annual Glassworks Concert Series with a group of true blue Asheville locals, The Barsters, beer by Burial Beer Co and a limited release of LGW hand-blown glass mugs. Join us on April 7th from 4 – 8PM for our kick-off event and on the First Friday of each month for glassblowing demos,…

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Free

ArtScapes Hendersonville – Where Art Meets the Sky

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ArtMoB Studios &MArketplace, 124 4th Avenue East,
Hendersonville, NC United States
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Join the 40 artist's chosen for the First Annual ArtScape Hendersonville Exhibit Opening Reception. All the original artwork that was created, juried and accepted for the banners that will adorn Historic Downtown Hendersonville will be on display at TWO locations. ArtMob Studios & Marketplace 124 4th Avenue East and Art on 4th, 125 4th Ave W, Hendersonville, NC In providing a unique twist on an outdoor gallery experience, the project’s objective is to create an outdoor gallery experience making Hendersonville…

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$14 - $28

The Nerd at NC Stage

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - April 23 @ 5:00 pm
NC Stage, 15 Stage Lane
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Attic Salt Theatre Company presents the riotous comedy The Nerd The Nerd, by Larry Shue Produced by Attic Salt Theatre Company at NC Stage Company as part of their Catalyst Series April 7-23 Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm North Carolina Stage Company 15 Stage Lane, Asheville, NC Attic Salt Theatre Company is proud to once again team up with NC Stage Company as part of their Catalyst Series for Larry Shue’s crazy comedy, The Nerd. Attic Salt is the…

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Corey Smith Live at The Orange Peel

April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, 28801
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The way Corey Smith sees it, he owes a debt to his fans. And it's one he is determined to repay with his 10th album, While the Gettin' Is Good. The project, released on Sugar Hill Records, marks the first time that the singer-songwriter, a wildly popular touring artist who has produced all of his past efforts, has turned over the reins to a bona fide country music producer in Keith Stegall. The result is Smith's most ambitious record yet,…

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Potters of Madison County

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marshall High Studios, 115 Blannahassatt Island
Marshall, NC, 28753
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The seventh annual Potters of Madison County market will feature the POMC member potters and a guest list including some of the finest potters from the southeast. It is held in the spacious, sunny auditorium of the Marshall High Studios, a beautiful brick 1920s high school - turned artist studios. Marshall High sits on a quiet little island in the French Broad River, just over the bridge from historic downtown Marshall, NC, 25 minutes north of Asheville.

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$68

Alpine Wine Dinner

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hickory Nut Gap Farm, 57 Sugar Hollow Rd
Fairview, 28730
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Embark on a culinary adventure. On April 8th Hickory Nut Gap Farm and Aaron Schorsch of Saveur the Journey present the Alpine Wine Dinner. The dinner will feature five courses with wine pairings and spotlight local artisanal cheeses. With each wine pairing, envision the snow-capped mountains, lakes, and rivers of the Alps shaped by glaciers over many years. Each cheese will be local, artisanal, and created in the Alpine style. Complimentary shuttle service provided from Asheville.

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Harmonia By the River: 3rd Annual Fundraiser and Festival

April 9
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Harmonia is hosting its third outdoor fundraiser and festival at the Salvage Station on Sunday April 9, 2017. The activities will begin at 2pm. The fundraiser will feature music on an outdoor stage from a lineup of multi-genre, local favorites, such as, Third Nature, ElectroChemical, and Natural Born Leaders, as well as special guest from Nashville, Sirius Colors. As day falls to night we will hear inspiring words from The Hip Hop Orchestra, a variety of regional conscious poets. At…

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Free

Malaprop’s Ultimate Mystery Books Author Panel!

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Enjoy an evening author panel made up of exciting mystery authors as they talk about their books, their craft, and perhaps a few of their secrets..... This year's Mystery Panel includes: David Burnsworth - Southern Heat Susan Crawford - The Pocket Wife Elena Hartwell - One Dead, Two to Go Bryan Robinson - Limestone Gumption Jaden Terrell - Racing the Devil

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Free

Camera Club of Hendersonville

April 11 @ 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, April 11th. 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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Author Stephanie Powell Watts presents No One Is Coming to Save Us

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, Nylon, Elle, and The Chicago Review of Books JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he's startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as…

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Lake Junaluska Easter Celebration

April 15 - April 16
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Spring in the mountains of western North Carolina brings a burst of color, with wildflowers evidencing rebirth and renewal. Gather with family and friends at Lake Junaluska to celebrate Easter with a powerful sunrise service and other special Easter activities. The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk will take participants on a route that showcases the beauty of the Lake Junaluska grounds. Schedule of Events 5K Road Race Saturday, April 15 at 9 a.m. Join runners and…

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$75.00

En-ONE-Ment Workshop

April 15
Center for Spiritual Wisdom in the Elk Haven Wellness Center, 100 Elks Club Road, in Brevard, N.C., 100 Elks Club Road
Brevard, 28712 United States
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The Center for Spiritual Wisdom in Brevard, N.C. will offer “En-ONE-Ment,” a day-long retreat, on Saturday, April 15, from 9 to 4:30, featuring Amazon-best selling author Randy Siegel. In this fast-paced, interactive workshop, participants will explore seven selves and three psycho-spiritual paths that help bring us into closer union with ourselves, others, the natural world, and the divine. Through dialog, journaling, group and individual exercises, participants will determine those paths most relevant to their lives now, as well as consider…

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Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Junaluska, 91 N. Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745
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Come celebrate Easter at Lake Junaluska and join us for the annual Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk. The race is part of the Lake Junaluska's Saturday Easter celebration. The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk is a charitable event to support the recreation opportunities of Lake Junaluska through the Friends of the Lake program. 100% of the proceeds for this event go to the annual maintenance and improvement of the recreation areas at…

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s kitten “baby” shower

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, 31 Glendale Avenue NC United States + Google Map

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will host a kitten “baby” shower in preparation for the anticipated 1,500 kittens needing foster care in the greater Asheville area this spring and summer. The shower is Saturday, April 15, from noon-5 p.m. at Brother Wolf’s Adoption Center located at 31 Glendale Avenue in Asheville. Visit to learn more about fostering kittens, submit a foster application, enjoy family-friendly shower games and watch Trap-Neuter-Return demonstrations. Brother Wolf will also be collecting donations for the kittens.

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Oskar Blues Brewery presents Loaded Up and Truckin’

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - April 16 @ 10:00 am
Oskar Blues REEB Ranch, 315 Shoals Falls Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States
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Loaded Up and Truckin' Food Truck-off + Aural Pleasure Fest is BACK! ***Tickets on sale NOW*** WHAT is this all about, you may ask? Loaded Up and Truckin’ is a party, a festival, and a competition to showcase the food truck culture in WNC. Food trucks push the culinary boundaries by bringing fresh, innovative, and delicious dishes straight to the people. Food trucks are found near craft breweries, venues, trailheads and music festivals – Loaded Up and Truckin’ brings all…

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Sci-Fi Author John Kessel presents The Moon and the Other

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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John Kessel, one of the most visionary writers in the field, has created a rich matriarchal utopia, set in the near future on the moon, a society that is flawed by love and sex, and on the brink of a destructive civil war. In the middle of the twenty-second century, over three million people live in underground cities below the moon's surface. One city-state, the Society of Cousins, is a matriarchy, where men are supported in any career choice, but…

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Free

Paula Robbins presents On Strawberry Hill: The Transcendent Love of Richard Pinchot & Laura Houghteling

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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While not a biography of legendary American forester and conservationist Gifford Pinchot, On Strawberry Hill: The Transcendent Love of Gifford Pinchot and Laura Houghteling explores a vital and transformative facet of his personal life that, until now, has remained relatively unknown. At its core, Paula Ivaska Robbins's On Strawberry Hill is a human interest story that cuts a neat slice across nineteenth-century America by bringing into juxtaposition a wide array of topics germane to the period--the national fascination with spiritualism,…

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Authors Taylor Brown & Robert Morgan discuss their books The River of Kings and Chasing the North Star

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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TAYLOR BROWN grew up on the Georgia coast. He has lived in Buenos Aires, San Francisco, and the mountains of western North Carolina. His fiction has appeared in more than twenty publications including The Baltimore Review, The North Carolina Literary Review, and storySouth. He is the recipient of the Montana Prize in Fiction, and was a finalist in both the Machigonne Fiction Contest and the Doris Betts Fiction Prize . His short story collection In the Season of Blood and…

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$30

Vintage Canonball

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Calvary Church Hall, 2840 Hendersonville Rd
Fletcher, NC 2840 Hendersonville Rd United States
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Come "have a ball" Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Vintage Canonball, a social dance event featuring live music from the 1920s-1950s, performed by one of Asheville’s favorite retro bands, Drayton & the Dreamboats. Dance sets will include a nice variety of both swing and ballroom favorites. Come out and show off your best Balboa or Lindy Hop footwork, or have some fun with the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, and tango. Not a dancer? Then come for the entertainment! There will…

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Free

NYT Bestselling Author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney present The Nest

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Instant New York Times Bestseller; named a Best Book of 2016 by People, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Refinery29, NPR and LibraryReads. Hilarious and big-hearted, The Nest is a stellar debut. "Sweeney's writing is like really good dark chocolate: sharper and more bittersweet than the cheap stuff, but also too delicious not to finish in one sitting."-  Entertainment Weekly Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of…

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Windgate Project Grant Artist Talk with Rachel Mauser

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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2016 Windgate Project Grant recipient, Rachel Mauser speaks about her new body of work: three new artist books. Her beautifully sculpted books also include original poetry and explore ideas of community, home, belonging and change. About Rachel Mauser: Rachel Mauser is a multi-media artist living and working in Louisville, Kentucky. She is co-founder and Program Director for the Steam Exchange, a community arts organization that serves the Smoketown neighborhood of Louisville. She recently completed the Core Fellowship at Penland School…

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Dr. Scott Mahan presents Are You Afraid of Snakes?: A Doctor’s Exploration of Alternative Medicine

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Are You Afraid of Snakes? describes the author's 5-year medical journey from Africa to Appalachia, as he encounters many alternative approaches to medicine (voodoo, naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, hot yoga, barefoot running, performance enhancing drinks, titanium necklaces, magnets, hypnosis, detoxification diets, and ayurvedic medicine). Dr. Mahan relates his personal and often humorous experiences in the dual worlds of alternative and Western medicine. He offers an unbiased analysis and opinion of the differing approaches to medicine.

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$15

Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers at Isis Music Hall

April 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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A CD Release party for Aussie Geoff Achison's latest - Another Mile, Another Minute. Geoff invokes the spirit of the great blues & soul artists to create his engaging original sound. He’s been chosen one of the “Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists” by Guitar Player Magazine followed with making the “Top 100+ Guitarists You Should Know” roster. In 2012 Geoff was listed as one of the “Top 50 Australian Guitarists of All Time.” He’s been a 17 year Guest Guitar…

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Run for the Paws

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
New Belgium Brewing Company, 21 Craven St.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s 7th annual Run for the Paws is the only 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re invited! Run or walk with hundreds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends to raise money for Brother Wolf on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at New Belgium Brewing Company located at 21 Craven St. in Asheville. Register as an individual or as a group. Participants can compete in the chip-timed 5K, or stroll…

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Bookmaking Workshop with Rachel Mauser

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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Speak up! Finding the Right Structure For Your Story Workshop with Rachel Mauser Think through issues of racial and cultural identity in this all levels bookmaking workshop. Participants will use 6-word memoirs, critical questioning, and collaborative techniques to explore different ways to share a story. Quick bookbinding structures and paper folding techniques will be taught in order to find the best form to help get a message across. No prior experience necessary, all supplies included. About Rachel Mauser: Rachel Mauser…

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Apple Country Cider Jam

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Henderson County Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, 28792
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The Apple Country Cider Jam celebrates the heritage of the apple industry in Henderson County. Enjoy sampling delicious hard cider from one of the many cideries that use Henderson County grown apples. The Cider Jam is a ticketed tasting event featuring North Carolina cideries, local food trucks, and music headlined by IBMA award-winning band Balsam Range.

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90-Second Newbery Kids’ Film Festival

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pack Memorial Library, Asheville, NC United States + Google Map

On April 22nd from 1:00-3:00pm, Asheville will host its first-ever 90-Second Newbery Kids' Film Festival at the Lord Auditorium, Pack Memorial Library. The Festival is a national, multi-city annual event in which kids take a Newbery Award book and tell the entire story in a 90-second film - which they create! This first year features 14 wonderful local films. James Kennedy, creator of the national festival and local author Alan Grazt will host the event, which will premiere our 14…

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Plant-based ultra-runner Josh LaJaunie speaks at The BLOCK

April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
THE BLOCK Off Biltmore, 39 Market Street
Asheville , 28801
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Plant-based ultra-runner Josh LaJaunie will participate in Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s 7th annual Run for the Paws on Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at New Belgium Brewing Company in Asheville. After the event, LaJaunie will share his story and speak on the health and environmental benefits of plant-based living at The BLOCK off , 39 S Market St. B, Asheville on Saturday, April 22, 5 p.m. free of charge. LaJaunie was born and raised in southern Louisiana. He grew…

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Earth Day Film and Panel

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lenoir Ryhne Center for Sustainability Studies,

Join us for this wonderful film, discussion and seed exchange. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/288047794959268/ Trailer: http://www.seedthemovie.com/ Presented by Organic Growers School in partnership with Asheville Greenworks, Bountiful Cities, Green Opportunities, and Sow True Seed, Seed: The Untold Story tells a beautiful tale of seed diversity and its sad demise. The film takes us on a journey through heart-wrenching stories of betrayal and loss, sobering facts about where seed today is -- and isn't -- and the threats to seed diversity that…

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Author Hannah Palmer presents Flight Path

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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In the months leading up to the birth of her first child, Hannah Palmer discovers that all three of her childhood houses have been wiped out by the expansion of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Having uprooted herself from a promising career in publishing in her adopted Brooklyn), Palmer embarks on a quest to determine the fate of her lost homesand of a community that has been erased by unchecked Southern progress. Lyrically chronicling the overlooked devastation and beauty along the…

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Nature’s Apothecary: multimedia fiber art exhibition

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street
Asheville, 28801
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Mountain Art Quilters presents “Nature’s Apothecary”, a textile art exhibition encompassing fiber art, embellished works, photo-transfer onto fabric, and other modern techniques. Focused on studio art quilts and the exploration of the natural world that surrounds us. The Church Street Gallery (at the Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street.) will be open to the public on Sundays, from 9:00am to 12:30pm, during church services, for the duration of the exhibition. The artists are a regional division of SAQA: Studio…

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Authors Majorie Agostin & Emoke B’Racz present Home: An Imagined Landscape

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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"Our century has become marked by the distinct, bitter tinge of nomadism and emigration." The sixteen essays in this book are by writers from diverse parts of the world recalling their experiences and emotions of what is meant by the concept of Home. Each essay is written with evocative and often lyrical tones of great beauty as well as lucidity. Many of the essays describe homes that exist no longer, and homes that have changed or disappeared through time. Yet…

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Author John Cox presents To Kill a People: Genocide in the 20th Century

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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There have been numerous books on genocide in the last twenty years, but To Kill a People offers a different approach. It is one of the few books on genocide expressly written for use in the college classroom. The book includes four case studies--the Armenian, Nazi, Cambodian, and Rwandan genocides--and substantive introductory and concluding chapters that contribute to two key debates within genocide studies: how to define "genocide" and place it in relation to other mass atrocities, and how to…

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Daoist Traditions Discovery Day

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
382 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC, 382 Montford Ave
Asheville, 28801
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Interested in studying Chinese Medicine? Join us for Discovery Day Friday May 5th, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm Learn more about our Master’s & Doctoral Degree programs. - Tour the campus - Attend faculty presentations - Meet our College President - Alumni Q & A - Chinese massage treatments - Complimentary Lunch Our Admissions and Financial Aid Directors will be on hand to answer questions. To register for this event or for more information contact our Admissions Director,…

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Camera Club of Hendersonville

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hendersonvile Chamber of Commerce, 204 Kanuga Rd.
Hendersonville , NC United States
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Photographer Susanna Euston will critique photographs and provides tips to create “Abstract” images through a technique called Intentional Camera Movement at the Camera Club of Hendersonville General Meeting at 6:30PM on Tuesday, April 25th. All are welcome to visit and membership is available. The club meets at the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce Building (Kanuga and Church Streets). See Club Website for more details: www.cameraclubofhendersonville.com

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Author Kim Dinan Discusses and Signs “The Yellow Envelope”

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Join author Kim Dinan as she reads from and discusses her book: "The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World" at Malaprop's in Asheville, NC on 4/25/17. About "The Yellow Envelope" Plagued by anxiety and a persistent feeling that there was more to life than paychecks and mortgages, Kim and her husband decide to uproot their lives and travel around the world. Just before their departure, they're given an unexpected gift that will shape…

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Dr. Loren Olsen presents Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Dr. Loren A. Olson has frequently been asked two questions: How could you not know that you were gay until the age of forty? Wasn't your marriage just a sham to protect yourself at your wife's expense? In Finally Out, Dr. Olson answers these questions by telling the inspiring story of his evolving sexuality, into which he intelligently weaves psychological concepts and gay history. This book is a powerful exploration of human sexuality, particularly the sexuality of mature men who,…

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Pars for Paws

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Asheville Municipal Golf Course, 226 Fairway Drive
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and Asheville Municipal Golf Course invite you and your dog to play a round at Pars for Paws. On Thursday, April 27, from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. enjoy nine or 18 holes at the only golf event in the area that welcomes leashed, well-behaved dogs to play along. The golf course is located at 226 Fairway Drive in Asheville. Tee times are still available. Standard fees apply. To make a reservation, call the Asheville Municipal Golf…

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Sound Effects Benefit Concert

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Asheville Music School teachers and students perform The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album in its entirety, with a 26-piece band! Other performers include AMS outreach ensembles. Raffle and silent auction, including a full day of recording at Echo Mountain Recording Studios. Presented by Salvage Station.

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Lung Buster Time Trial Series #1

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverside Park, 503 E Tappan St
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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DATES: (4/27, 5/28, 6/29, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24, 9/16) The Lung Buster Time Trial Series is a seven-part competitive time trial racing series of cycling events in Western North Carolina held with the intent of providing all participants a professional racer experience, no matter how fast you are. All levels and abilities of cyclists are invited to participate! The 2017 series includes four flat & fast out-and-back courses, two are 20k or 40k routes along Riverside Drive between Marshall and Asheville…

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Poetry Cabaret House Party

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hanger Hall, 30 Park Ave. N.
Asheville, NC United States
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Contact: Caleb Beissert Poetry Cabaret Collective Phone (704) 975-3636 CalebBeissert@gmail.com Press Release Asheville’s Poetry Cabaret Collective is going to Washington, D.C. You are invited to a House Party in one of the most luxurious homes in all of Western North Carolina, Hanger Hall, to celebrate Asheville artists representing us in Washington DC at the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival. Poetry, Live Music, Burlesque, Magic, Fire Eating, Lite Fare. Bring snacks to share if you can. You may bring your own wine…

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$55

The Underhill Family Orchestra @ The Bywater

April 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Bywater, 796 Riverside Dr Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Asheville , 28801 United States
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Event: Thursday April 27th 8pm The Underhill Family Orchestra(Mobile,Al.) The Bywater 796 Riverside Dr Asheville, North Carolina 28801 Ticket info:http://www.bywater.bar --------------------------------------------------- Press Release: The Underhill Family Orchestra, native to the Alabama delta, has been described as "outright anthemic" taking their compositions to "idyllic places" that make you want to "paint your face, forget your age, and kiss a stranger." With "the bare knuckled nature" of their sound and their command of the "intricate, melancholy and densely literate" themes in the…

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Gypsy Jazz 102 Workshop

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Asheville Music School, 126 College St.
Asheville, 28801
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Back by popular demand! Once again, local musicians Steve Karla and Phil Alley of the group Gypsy Guitars will be leading a Gypsy Jazz workshop at Asheville Music School. This class will build on some of the fundamentals touched on in the first class regarding rhythm and lead playing in the Gypsy Jazz style. Particular focus will be centered on learning melodies and improvising with them, chord structure and voice leading, as well as some of the more nuanced gypsy…

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Event is free and open to the public, but please register.

Object as Poet

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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Inspired by the writings of longtime Craft Horizons magazine editor Rose Slivka and artist/poet M.C. Richards, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) posed a challenge for makers and writers: to create a new collaborative work inspired by The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons Magazine, 1941-1979 in just 11 days. In response to the call, makers, writers, and poets will join together to create new, experimental works to present at CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop. On April…

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Authors Allan Wolf & JoAnne O’Sullivan present their books Who Killed Christopher Goodman? and Between Two Skies

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Allan Wolf is the author of many award-winning books for children and teens, including The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic, New Found Land: Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery, and Zane's Trace. Allan Wolf lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy's inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it. Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he's a little odd. He…

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