The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

If you would like to submit an event to appear in our online Community Events Calendar, please visit our submission page.

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. If you are going to include a photograph, please be certain that you have the rights to utilize that image. If there is a question about image rights, we may remove the image. Also, images should be no larger than 2000 pixels wide. Large images will prevent the event from being submitted. Please allow up to 4 days for your even to be posted. If you encounter difficulties submitting an event, please email

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

I Am LR Speaker Series

April 1 @ 6:00 pm


Lenoir-Rhyne attacts some of the most amazing people in Asheville. Come hear their intriguing stories of joy, change, vim, vigor, bravery, resilience and fun, too!!! All sessions are at 6pm in the 2nd-Floor Boardroom.

Speaker Series:
March 25: Gabriele Marewski ‘Call to Adventure: World Travel and Personal Growth’ Pioneer in the ‘Farm-to-Table” movement, Gabriele sold her high-end organic farm in Florida and moved to Asheville. A student in LR’s Leadership program, she has visited over 25 countries and bicycled across a number of them. She will discuss how her solo adventures have changed her life.

April 1: Daniel Nevins ‘Creativity, Counseling, and the Cage of Identity’ A nationally recognized visual artist, Daniel has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Hi-Fructose magazine. He’s about to graduate from LR’s Counseling program. He will reflect on how the creativity he honed as an artist informs his work as a counselor, and will discuss how changing one’s identity and ‘abandoning our masterpiece’ can be necessary on the journey toward a meaningful life.

April 14: Annie Fritschner ‘Be Bold. Be Brave. Be Hope.’ Published author. Fund-raising professional. Reverend. Annie has built her career on helping people who are abused and vulnerable. She has dewormed orphans in Haiti, fought for women’s rights in developing countries, and mentored numerous young people. Annie graduated from LR with a MBA in Social Entrepreneurship, and she will examine how one person’s critical thinking, tender heart, and actions can lead to a better world.

April 30: The Brothers Polich ‘Exploring Your Alternate Self’ Sure, they look similar, but Danny and Andrew Polich are very different. Danny is a LR MBA graduate who runs his own business and works with his hands. Andrew is a LR Sustainability Studies student that enjoys heated debates and long hikes. The Brothers Polich will explore identity, expression, and change through the lens of two siblings on the path to self-realization.

RSVP at the link


Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies
36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States


Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville