Grovewood Gallery will host its annual Handmade Holiday Sale, an alternative to buying your winter gifts from big-box stores, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 10—12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. In addition to 10 percent off select merchandise in the store, visitors can enjoy artist demonstrations daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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After a 20-month layoff, the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra (HSO) announces its return to the stage with Appalachian Christmas, a concert held Saturday, December 11. This is the first of four concerts making up the orchestra’s 2021-2022 season.
December is a festive time to stroll through Asheville’s River Arts District. This month’s Second Saturday will be held December 11, with many artists offering holiday exhibitions and sales, demonstrations and refreshments.
“Even though Annie Jr. takes place in the 1930s during the Great Depression, the show relates to the current pandemic and the effect it has on jobs and stability in our society,” says director and FSI middle school theater instructor Chris Martin. “It ties in with our focus at FSI on service learning with its connection to homelessness and the Western Carolina Rescue Ministries.”
It’s the time of “city sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style.” We’ve filled our December issue with seasonal delights and the usual exciting events throughout Western North Carolina.
Shelton House Museum of NC Handicrafts, in Waynesville, concludes its 2021 season with an Appalachian Family Christmas and opening of the Tinsel Trail on Sunday, December 5. “This is a free community event and we welcome everyone to come enjoy the holiday spirit,” says Shelton House Museum director Dannehl Strautz.
Safelight is the only nonprofit organization in Henderson County offering comprehensive programming for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. “We have evolved from a strictly crisis-driven agency to one that develops and delivers long-term services addressing community needs for survivors,” says executive director Lauren Wilkie.
The Blue Ridge Orchestra (BRO) will be joined on Sunday, December 5, by renowned bluegrass trio the Kruger Brothers for the orchestra’s annual holiday concert, BRO Revels!. The performance takes place at 3 p.m. at the University of North Carolina Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium.