A nonprofit child placing agency located in downtown Asheville, FPCS works in several WNC counties to place children in therapeutic and family level foster homes. “Our agency implements a trauma-informed approach in helping youth and their families during times of behavioral and/or emotional difficulties,” says Chelsea Korynta.
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“This contest calls attention to opportunities for habitat restoration at our homes and it gives people the chance to inspire each other,” says Rose Jenkins Lane. Photographs must be taken in 2021 at your home or in your neighborhood and must feature at least one of the following: native plants, wildlife habitat improvement projects and/or wildlife.
April is the month when everything is blooming and animals are waking up hungry from their sleepy slumber. In colder months, rodents take cover in warmer spaces, but from March to May they come out in force because their food sources are available.
“Our audience is in for a treat when the Neave Trio performs its program celebrating women composers in April,” says ACMS vice president Marilynne Herbert. “The group’s 2019 album Her Voice ... was named one of the best recordings of the year by both The New York Times and BBC Radio 3.”
Earth Day, an annual event rooted in promoting environmental awareness and sustainability policies throughout the world, will be celebrated on Thursday, April 22. While the 51st anniversary of this global event takes place during a time of deepening concern about the health of our planet and its people, a sense of optimism abounds.
Solarizing a home in Buncombe County has never been easier thanks to a new campaign spearheaded by the Blue Horizons Project, a Green Built Alliance program focused on clean energy. The organization has launched Solarize Asheville-Buncombe, an initiative that will provide homeowners, businesses and nonprofits with solar energy through a bulk-purchasing program.
Henderson County will host its annual Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend Thursday, April 15, through Sunday, April 18. For the event, wineries and cideries of the Crest of the Blue Ridge American Viticulture Area will host tastings, educational programs, facility tours and live music performances.
The WCU Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center will offer its annual MFA Thesis Exhibition in a virtual format this year. The exhibition runs from Tuesday, April 13, through May 7, with a virtual reception on April 15.