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 month 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 5 days for your even to be posted. If you encounter difficulties submitting an event, please email amy@thelaurelofasheville.com.

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October 2020

Bigger Pots Made Easy

October 12 @ 10:00 am - December 7 @ 12:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$385

Instructors: Gabriel Kline and Anja Bartels Mondays, 10am – 12:30pm October 12th – December 7th No Class October 19th Do you want to increase the scale of your work, but feel intimidated by large pieces of clay? The truth is, you don’t have to be a big, strong person to make big, strong pots! Join Anja and Gabriel as they demystify the techniques used to produce large scale pottery. Demos will include throwing wide diameter bowls, section building skyscraper pots,…

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Charting New Waters

October 13 @ 10:00 am - December 8 @ 12:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$365

Instructor: Anja Bartels Tuesdays, 10am – 12:30pm October 13th – December 8th No Class November 3rd Are you curious about expressing yourself through pottery but don’t know where to start? Let Anja take you on a surface design journey in this 8-week hands-on course. We will take a close look at forms and shapes that give us the best canvases to decorate before we dive deep into storytelling through illustrative Sgraffito and Mishima, adding texture with slip to create phantasmagorical…

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Let’s Get Salty!

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - December 8 @ 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$365

Instructor: Gillan Doty Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9pm October 13th – December 8th No Class November 3rd Get ready to fire your pottery in our newly built Salt and Soda Kiln! This class will focus on making pots for everyday use to fill your cabinets, dish rack, and dinner table. Hone your skills and artistic pursuits by learning to make more complex cups, plates, bowls, and pitchers. You’ll be astounded by the dynamic surfaces you can achieve by using a variety…

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Beginner Sculpture: Personifying Clay Creations

October 14 @ 10:00 am - December 9 @ 12:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$365

Instructor: Mike Zukoski Wednesdays, 10am – 12:30pm October 14th – December 9th No Class November 25th This class will cover the basics of ceramic sculpture. We will use introductory hand-building techniques and sculpt using solid forms, coil, and slab methods. Each student will be encouraged to bring their own ideas and we will work to bring them to life in 3D. Everyone is welcome—from complete beginners to advanced potters who are interested in learning new techniques and methods. Levels: All…

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From Line to Form

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - December 9 @ 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$365

Instructor: Allison Cochran Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9pm October 14th – December 9th No Class November 25th Join Allie for an exploration of design methods that can enhance your creative process. In this class we will use drawing as a means for pattern making, translating lines and shapes into 3-d ceramic forms. Drawing shapes provides a quick way to explore new ideas. Students will apply these methods to make sets, coils, slabs, tiles, or working reductively with clay. Levels: All Levels…

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Beginner Wheel: You Can Handle It!

October 17 @ 10:00 am - December 12 @ 12:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$365

Instructor: Shinara Taylor Saturdays, 10am – 12:30pm October 17th – December 12th No Class November 28th Have you dreamt of making a personalized mug or bowl but feel boggled by the process? Don’t be nervous, every proficient potter was a beginner once—just like you. This class will boost your clay confidence with inspiring demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and plenty of practice. Through exploration of tools and foundational techniques you’ll be able to create distinct and useful pots. Each student with be…

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Beginner Wheel: Clay All Day!

October 18 @ 10:00 am - December 13 @ 12:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$365

Instructor: Lauren Breitling Sundays, 10am – 12:30pm October 18th – December 13th No Class November 29th Want to learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel? No experience? No problem! In this class, students will learn the foundations of wheel throwing. Starting with the basics and building upon them, students will gain the necessary skills to create mugs, bowls, vases, and more! There will be plenty of instruction as well as independent time to explore the mud and the studio.…

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Kid’s Class: Earth Day Everyday

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - December 10 @ 6:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$235

Instructor: Paige Janeri Ages 8-12 Thursdays, 4 – 6pm October 29th – December 10th No Class November 26th The process of making with clay is fun, creative, and expressive, especially with its tactile properties and many uses. This six-week class will add originality and innovation to your child’s day. Using beautiful brown clay, we will start with the basics and then build on our knowledge by combining hand-building, wheel throwing, and team projects. The activities in this class are designed…

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November 2020

Donate a ‘Take Home Kit’ to a Veteran

November 6 - November 30
North Carolina Glass Center, 140 Roberts Street, Suite C
Asheville, NC 28801
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$25

Join us in celebrating National Veterans and Military Month by donating a ‘take-home kit’ to a Veteran! Purchasing a kit will provide an hour-long hands-on glass mosaic activity to a local Veteran or Active Duty Military member. NCGC believes in healing through the arts - our intention is to help those who have sacrificed so much for others find a creative outlet that allows for expressing oneself in a positive way. This ‘Donate a Kit’ program is in lieu of…

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VIRTUAL – Tellabration! Featuring Connie Regan-Blake

November 22 - December 1
StoryWindow Productions Asheville, 28805 + Google Map

Connie Regan-Blake is the featured storyteller for this international celebration of storytelling, known as Tellabration! which serves to build grassroots community support for the age-old art of storytelling. Since its beginning in 1988, this annual observance has grown into one of the most impressive collective events in the history of the modern storytelling revival.  Joining Connie are storytellers Wayne and Jane Sims, Sherry Lovett, Wallace Shealy, with Catherine Yael Seroda Shealy emceeing the celebration. Sponsored by Asheville Storytelling Circle and…

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Annual Seconds Sale

November 27 @ 10:00 am - November 29 @ 5:00 pm
North Carolina Glass Center, 140 Roberts Street, Suite C
Asheville, NC 28801
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Free

North Carolina Glass Center invites you to stock up for the holiday season! NCGC artists will be offering discounted "seconds" or overstocked items of handmade ornaments, jewelry, glasses, and other glass treasures perfect for everyone on your giving list. *masks are required, temperatures will be taken at the door, and capacity will be limited

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December 2020

5Point Adventure Film Festival Hosted by MountainTrue

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - December 3 @ 11:30 pm
Free

MountainTrue is excited to host this virtual screening of the 5Point Adventure Film Festival on December 1 as part of this year’s Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving and unity. These are hard times and we could all use a little inspiration. Join us for the 5Point Film Festival! You will be inspired by compelling stories of personal triumph, dramatic landscapes of natural beauty, and powerful stories of people connecting across cultural dividing lines. You will glide down…

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SHAC Virtual Holiday Tour

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - December 15 @ 6:00 pm
$55.

Virtual Holiday Gallery Tour Art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers around the country are invited to visit WNC galleries virtually from home and kick back with a glass of wine late afternoons while viewing, shopping online and enjoying the season with these weekday Zoom gatherings. Participants can meet gallery directors and curators, hear from artists, view work, and shop from the comfort of their own couch. One hour each weekday from 5-6 pm from December 2-15. Participating Galleries: Asheville’s first-ever Virtual…

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Deck The Trees

December 3, 2020 - January 4, 2021
Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State Street
Black Mountain, 28711
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Free

Deck The Trees is a fun and festive December Holiday Happing in Black Mountain. This event is a fundraiser for the Fuel Fund of the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries. Trees decorated in the theme And A Star Appeared will be displayed in the Monte Vista Hotel and many businesses throughout Black Mountain. Trees may be voted on by placing cash/check in the box corresponding to your favorite tree. All money collected goes directly to the Fuel Fund. For more information…

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Asheville Gallery of Art December Show 2020

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - December 28 @ 5:00 pm
Asheville Gallery of Art, 82 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Asheville Gallery of Art December Show “#ArtSquared” Asheville Gallery of Art’s December show, “#ArtSquared,” is amulti-artist show featuring a variety of original square paintings by gallery members. The show runs December 3-29 during gallery hours, 12-5 p.m. Thursday thru Sunday. You can also make arrangements for a private tour by emailing a request to AGAprivatetours@gmail.com. You may be wondering about the hashtag in the title of this month’s show. Along with the square format of the works, it’s a nod…

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Film Screening: Guardians of Our Troubled Waters

December 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$5 – $15

Join us Thursday, December 3 for this virtual film screening event! Award-winning film director David Weintraub has been an oral historian and filmmaker for over 20 years. His films have appeared on PBS stations around the country and at film festivals around the world. Weintraub’s latest documentary Guardians of Our Troubled Waters, tells the story of our early communities and their deep connections to their rivers and streams as a source of spiritual sustenance, as their lifeblood, and as a…

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One Big Table

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - December 6 @ 9:00 pm
Live Online, 0000
everywhere, NC 28801 United States
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$25

SeekHealing, an Asheville, NC-based 501(c)3 working to reduce drug overdoses and deaths of despair by providing free-of-charge mental health and holistic healing services, invites you to this informative yet playful and real dive into human connection and why the social bonds we form (or struggle to form) are so important to our health and happiness both as individuals and as communities at-large. This online event will feature renowned speakers, including Dr. Gabor Maté, discussing the neuroscience research behind human connection…

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Ugly Sweater Run

December 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Riveter, 701 Old Fanning Bridge Rd
Fletcher, 28732
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Ugly Sweater Run 5K, 10K & Challenge Get ready to swagger in your sweater (your UGLY sweater, that is), and join us for the inaugural Ugly Sweater Run 5K and 10K at the Riveter in Mills River, NC. Join iDaph Events for a festive (and socially distanced) 5K, 10K & Challenge hosted by the Riveter, the nation’s premier indoor climbing gym, bike park, and wellness arena. There’ll be delicious food, drinks, and refreshments (including adult beverages and coffee), and plenty…

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Hemlock Hike at DuPont State Forest

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
DupontState Forest, Hendersonville
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States
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Free

Join HRI in DuPont State Recreational Forest for a “hike-and-treat” combination educational hike and volunteer treatment day. As we hike, we will observe and discuss our two native species of hemlock trees, the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), its impacts and control strategies. Along the way we’ll use a few trailside hemlocks to teach you how to apply CoreTect tablets, a simple HWA treatment method that requires minimal equipment and exposure to chemicals. This will be a great opportunity for folks…

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Asheville Gallery of Art January Show 2021

December 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Asheville Gallery of Art, 82 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Bringing in the Light opens December 31st at the Asheville Gallery of Art, ringing in the new year with optimism and vigor. The show will feature artwork from four new gallery members: Olga Dorenko, Rebecca Gottesman, Donny Luke, and Susan Voorhees. Olga Dorenko is a familiar name in the Asheville art scene, having run her own fine art gallery since 2008 as well as maintaining a local studio space. Her vivid landscape paintings are meticulously executed and often dreamlike in…

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January 2021

New Year’s Resolution Run

January 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pack Square Park, 121 College St
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Kiss 2020 Goodbye! Run a 5k, 10k or BOTH in downtown Asheville Let's kiss 2020 goodbye and celebrate with what we love to do most: RUN! The Resolution Run offers socially-distanced wave starts and this year will have a 5k, 10k, plus a Challenge distance where you can run both! We welcome families and participants of all ages to come run, walk or crawl their way to completing their first resolution. Bring warm layers of clothes, tie up your running…

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February 2021

ACMS Presents the Meccore String Quartet, Virtual Concert

February 26, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Online
Free

DATES: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021, 7:30PM / SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021, 7:30PM / SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2021, 3PM LOCATION: ACMS WEBSITE, YOUTUBE COST: RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR FREE OR CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION WITH YOUR RSVP Established in 2007, the Meccore String Quartet is one of Europe's most compelling ensembles. Since many years they have been a treat for music lovers in Europe and America, and have performed during most important music festivals. The quartet has received numerous awards in…

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ACMS Presents the Meccore String Quartet, Virtual Concert

February 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Online
Free

DATES: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021, 7:30PM / SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021, 7:30PM / SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2021, 3PM LOCATION: ACMS WEBSITE, YOUTUBE COST: RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR FREE OR CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION WITH YOUR RSVP Established in 2007, the Meccore String Quartet is one of Europe's most compelling ensembles. Since many years they have been a treat for music lovers in Europe and America, and have performed during most important music festivals. The quartet has received numerous awards in…

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ACMS presents the Meccore String Quartet, Virtual Concert

February 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online
Free

DATES: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021, 7:30PM / SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021, 7:30PM / SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2021, 3PM LOCATION: ACMS WEBSITE, YOUTUBE COST: RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR FREE OR CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION WITH YOUR RSVP Established in 2007, the Meccore String Quartet is one of Europe's most compelling ensembles. Since many years they have been a treat for music lovers in Europe and America, and have performed during most important music festivals. The quartet has received numerous awards in…

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April 2021

DigiMarCon East 2021 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition

April 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
$497

DigiMarCon East 2021 is your chance to ... – Experience a safe and intimate gathering with marketing leaders and professionals in a clean and hygienic environment. – Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry. – Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. – Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your professional…

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ACMS Presents the Neave Piano Trio

April 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Online
Free

DATES: FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021, 7:30PM / SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021, 7:30PM / SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2021, 3PM LOCATION: ACMS WEBSITE, YOUTUBE COST: RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR FREE OR CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION WITH YOUR RSVP Neave has performed at many esteemed concert series and at festivals worldwide, including Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 92nd Street Y, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Series (United Kingdom), and the…

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ACMS Presents the Neave Piano Trio, Virtual Concert

April 24, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Online
Free

DATES: FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021, 7:30PM / SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021, 7:30PM / SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2021, 3PM LOCATION: ACMS WEBSITE, YOUTUBE COST: RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR FREE OR CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION WITH YOUR RSVP Neave has performed at many esteemed concert series and at festivals worldwide, including Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 92nd Street Y, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Series (United Kingdom), and the…

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ACMS Presents the Neave Piano Trio, Virtual Concert

April 25, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online
Free

DATES: FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021, 7:30PM / SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021, 7:30PM / SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2021, 3PM LOCATION: ACMS WEBSITE, YOUTUBE COST: RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR FREE OR CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION WITH YOUR RSVP Neave has performed at many esteemed concert series and at festivals worldwide, including Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 92nd Street Y, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Series (United Kingdom), and the…

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