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December 2018

Defining America

December 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - May 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
Free

Inspired by Western Carolina University's 2018 Campus Theme, Defining America brings together artists with different perspectives on the concept of "America" and asks visitors to reflect on the values, definitions, and assumptions attached to this concept. The exhibition will be on view throughout the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters at Western Carolina University, beginning September 11, 2018 and closing May 3, 2019.

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January 2019

2019 Henderson County Bee School

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - February 25 @ 7:00 pm
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759 United States
$75

The Henderson County Beekeepers Association (HCBA) is pleased to announce the schedule for their 2019 Beekeeping School. This is one of this regions most extensive beekeeping courses consisting of 7 classroom sessions and at least 2 apiary sessions with over a dozen instrctors from the southeast. The course objective is to prepare you to successfully care for your bees during the first year of beekeeping. The $75 fee includes a textbook, course materials and one year Family membership to HCBA.…

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Exploring the Landscapes of Story & Telling

January 23 @ 10:00 am - February 27 @ 12:00 pm
Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$265

A Storytelling Offering in Asheville, NC Wednesday Mornings 10am-12pm January 23 – February 27, 2019 This winter Connie is excited to offer a learning opportunity to warm-up your storytelling voice and creativity! Join her in Asheville, NC at Lenoir-Rhyne University for six story-work sessions with a weekly format that allows for skills to grow over time while encouraging a consistency in discovering, revisiting and refining your stories. During these weekly sessions participants are invited to: Draw on memories & traditional…

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30 Minute Make Your Own: A Hot Shop Experience. Cup, Ornament, or Paperweight

January 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
North Carolina Glass Center, 140 Roberts Street, Suite C
Asheville, NC 28801

This is an opportunity to receive a guided experience with this magical material and create your own glass keepsake in the “hotshop” or glass blowing studio. In this hands-on class, students work one-on- one with an experienced instructor to create a piece of glass art. Choose between crafting a paperweight, ornament or drinking glass. Customize your piece with colors of your choice, learn the basics, and feel free to ask questions as your instructor assists you with the entire process!…

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February 2019

Heart Paperweight Workshop

February 6 @ 10:00 am - February 28 @ 5:30 pm
North Carolina Glass Center, 140 Roberts Street, Suite C
Asheville, NC 28801
$80

Throughout the month of February we offer a Heart Paperweight Workshop. Students will work one-on-one with an instructor to sculpt molten glass into a solid heart. Come take this 30 minute class with your sweetheart or treat yourself to a fun and educational activity. $80 offered everyday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm, except Tuesday

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Robinson Treacher Live Acoustic

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0012.00

Having been described by Hall of Fame Songwriter Don Schlitz as, “Impossible to follow on stage”, Robinson brings his emotionally passionate, high energy acoustic show to an intimate lounge performance. His soulful power incorporates his raw NY roots with a Nashville style unique among those in his genre.

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Handpan Concert inside the Salt Cave

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Asheville Salt Cave, 12 Eagle St.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
$38

The Handpan is a unique instrument, which calls the listener into presence with the clarity of a bell, and then transports the awareness atop waves of intricate rhythms and subtle overtones. This musical Journey is an opportunity to sink into the deeply relaxing environment of the Salt Cave while immersing the body and mind in clear tones and healing resonances. Join Handpan player Jeff Fisher, for this expansive and rejuvenating tonal voyage. Join us for one full hour inside the…

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Asheville GreenWorks TreeKeeper Training: Trees 201

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Asheville GreenWorks Neighborhood TreeKeeper Training is a six-week workshop series designed to teach you everything you need to know to care for the urban trees in your community. We are looking for applicants who are at least 18 years old and live in Asheville or the surrounding area. After completion of all six workshops, participants will have the opportunity to apply for a small grant to plant trees in your neighborhood. **Participants MUST complete all six workshops to be eligible…

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John Westmoreland

February 21 @ 7:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

An intimate solo show, John will be performing original music from his forthcoming record “Cast Fire” as well as long lost but recently found songs of his ancestor T-bone Slim- a legendary hobo poet, songwriter and activist in the labor movement.

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Rock of Ages

February 21 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$58 – $60

Broadway's Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America! Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at one of the Sunset Strip's last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line…

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Pruning Seminar 2019

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$15.00

Learn how to properly prune ornamental trees and shrubs with Bullington’s John Murphy. $15

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Pruning Seminar 2019

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$15.00

Learn how to properly prune ornamental trees and shrubs with Bullington’s John Murphy. $15

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Pruning Seminar 2019

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$15.00

Learn how to properly prune ornamental trees and shrubs with Bullington’s John Murphy. $15

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We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Suggested Donation

Friday and Saturday, February 22 + 23 – 7pm We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite by The Fresh Cut Orchestra. A timely restaging of We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, a seminal recording from the civil rights era. The piece will be performed by the NYC / Philadelphia-based ensemble Fresh Cut Orchestra with vocalist Melanie Charles. Recorded in the fall of 1960, the Freedom Now Suite was the most openly political jazz recording ever made, combining musical prowess…

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Weekend Program with Rev. Marjorie Thompson

February 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 204 Sixth Avenue W.
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States
$10

First United Methodist Church hosts a weekend program “The Humility of Christ: Revisiting God’s Nature” with guest speaker Rev. Marjorie Thompson on Friday, Feb. 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church’s Barber Christian Life Center. Rev. Thompson was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and brings to her ministry over 30 years of retreat work and teaching in Christian formation and spiritual practice. Her educational path includes McCormick Theological Seminary…

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We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Suggested Donation

Friday and Saturday, February 22 + 23 – 7pm We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite by The Fresh Cut Orchestra. A timely restaging of We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, a seminal recording from the civil rights era. The piece will be performed by the NYC / Philadelphia-based ensemble Fresh Cut Orchestra with vocalist Melanie Charles. Recorded in the fall of 1960, the Freedom Now Suite was the most openly political jazz recording ever made, combining musical prowess…

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Mardi Gras Masquerade Workshop

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$90

Mardi Gras Masquerade Workshop One-Day Workshop For Adults & Kids Paige Janeri Sunday, February 24 10am-4pm Come enjoy a day in the studio full of family, fun, and artistic expression! “Mardi Gras Masquerade” is a class for children and their guardians to explore, express, and celebrate your unique personalities. Spending time in the studio will strengthen and deepen relationships through teamwork and awareness of each other’s best qualities. Feel good about reflecting, creating, and working together, while also being silly…

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Crafty Hour: Bouquets with Your Bestie

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, 28806
$67 – $75

Grab a glass and get hands-on at The North Carolina Arboretum’s new “Crafty Hour” social series. Led by Melissa Thomas of Flora living boutique, each workshop will feature a new project design that enables participants to craft their own personalized botanical masterpiece while enjoying a peaceful afternoon at the Arboretum. Celebrate friendship with flowers! Bring your “bestie” and create hand-tied bouquets for each other while enjoying a glass of wine or beer. Event includes a personalized instruction, a complimentary beverage,…

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Tall Tales

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

It starts with good songs — lyrics that resonate, melodies that linger, an occasional left turn that stretches the ear… that’s where Tall Tales lives. We’re all over a wide range of American and international influences, and we love to sprinkle that magic dust over a good song just to see where it’ll go. C’mon out and be surprised with us!

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Pardee UNC Health Care Free Varicose & Spider Veins Treatment Seminar on Tuesday, Feb. 26

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mission Pardee Health Campus, 2775 Hendersonville Road
Arden, NC 28704 United States
Free

Vascular surgeon Dr. Craig Miller will discuss the latest treatment options, including the VenaSeal™ procedure. Hendersonville, N.C. – Pardee UNC Health Care will host a free seminar on treatments for varicose veins and spider veins on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mission Pardee Health Campus (second floor conference room above the YMCA), located at 2775 Hendersonville Road in Arden. Craig Miller, M.D., a board-certified vascular surgeon at Pardee, will discuss a breakthrough procedure for…

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Susi Gott Séguret presents Child of the Woods: An Appalachian Odyssey

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Child of the Woods is a uniquely beautiful collection of short stories and observations from Susi Seguret's experiences growing up in the natural settings of rural Appalachia. Immerse yourself in the vibrant and exciting world of Appalachia! Child of the Woods is an exploration of the world through the eyes of a young child, whose life was defined and enriched by nature that surrounded her. This collection of short stories and insights highlights the wonders of growing up in rural…

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Asheville GreenWorks Trees 101 Workshop

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Join us for an introduction to tree anatomy and biology, no prior knowledge needed! We will introduce the dichotomous key and how you can use it to identify trees. We will explore photosynthesis, tree reproduction, and defense to gain a better understanding of how trees work and the benefits the provide. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/enzM0YDN5y2Ly6SD2 Funding for Asheville GreenWorks’ Tree Workshops provided by the NC Forest Service and Duke Energy.

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by Holly Hill Ramblers

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806

The Holly Hill Ramblers is a group of Asheville, NC-based musicians who love traditional, hard-driving bluegrass. Mandolin player Barron Rogers, a Waynesville, NC native, provides much of the group’s lead singing. Bass player Celia Millington-Wyckoff retired to Asheville from central Pennsylvania in order to find more opportunities to play bluegrass. Nick Dauphinais, the band’s tenor singer and guitar player, is originally from New Hampshire, while banjo player and baritone singer Derek Vaden arrived in Asheville from Kansas. Both Nick and…

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Alias Patrick Kelly

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0010.00

After having spent over 20 years as the bass guitarist for local favorites The Goodies, Alias Patrick Kelly is making his Asheville solo debut in support of his forthcoming EP – An Unclaimed Inheritance. “Kelly’s lyrical and narrative range are twin beacons, shining in the dark as he tells exploratory stories that traverse loss, tragedy, and hopefulness.”

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Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$14.00

Successfully grow and harvest tasty blueberries in your own home garden. Area Extension Specialized Agent Craig Mauney will share practices on getting blueberries established and growing well, how to prune, pest problems and which are the best varieties for our area. $14

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Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$14.00

Successfully grow and harvest tasty blueberries in your own home garden. Area Extension Specialized Agent Craig Mauney will share practices on getting blueberries established and growing well, how to prune, pest problems and which are the best varieties for our area. $14

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Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$14.00

Successfully grow and harvest tasty blueberries in your own home garden. Area Extension Specialized Agent Craig Mauney will share practices on getting blueberries established and growing well, how to prune, pest problems and which are the best varieties for our area. $14

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Michael Roberto presents The Coming of the American Behemoth: The Origins of Fascism in the United States, 1920 -1940

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Michael Dunn will be in conversation with Alvis Dunn. Most people in the United States have been trained to recognize fascism in movements such as Germany's Third Reich or Italy's National Fascist Party, where charismatic demagogues manipulate incensed, vengeful masses. We rarely think of fascism as linked to the essence of monopoly-finance capitalism, operating under the guise of American free-enterprise. But, as Michael Joseph Roberto argues, this is exactly where fascism's embryonic forms began gestating in the United States, during…

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An Evening With Darin Waters

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Darin Waters, PhD, will examine America’s collective memory in remembering its past. As the Confederate-monument controversy swirls across the South, Waters will reflect upon the historical origins of memorializing bygone eras with images that disregard the blight of African-American enslavement and persecution. An audience Q&A will follow the presentation. Waters is an Associate Professor of History and Executive Director of Community Engagement at UNC Asheville.

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Asheville GreenWorks Neighborhood TreeKeeper Training: Tree Planting and Maintenance

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Asheville GreenWorks Neighborhood TreeKeeper Training is a six-week workshop series designed to teach you everything you need to know to care for the urban trees in your community. We are looking for applicants who are at least 18 years old and live in Asheville or the surrounding area. After completion of all six workshops, participants will have the opportunity to apply for a small grant to plant trees in your neighborhood. **Participants MUST complete all six workshops to be eligible…

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Richard Shindell

February 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$25.0030.00

Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be.

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March 2019

CRC for ED Hosts the 12th Annual HEAL Conference

March 1 @ 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road
Asheville, 28806 United States
$135 – $170

HEAL presents professional development and networking opportunities as well as education for the general public. Our conference addresses disordered eating and eating disorders recovery by presenting experts from various sectors of the industry. Awareness helps with prevention, treatment, and support and our hope is to reach many, with approachable education and (6) CEs. Take a look at this year’s schedule, speakers, and topics… and jump-in on early registration! Early registration discount applies if received by end of business, January 18,…

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Rough Draught No. 15 // Future Perfect

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marshall Container Co., 10 South Main Street
Marshall, 28753 United States

Rough Draught is an experimental community driven lecture series featuring deep thoughts on a theme. Join us in the workshop of the Marshall Container Co. as volunteer presenters ponder the theme - FUTURE PERFECT.

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Grain Thief at The Pump House

March 2 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Pump House Black Mountain, NC United States

Riding on the release of their debut full length “Stardust Lodge,” Boston’s own, Grain Thief, heads south for a run of shows hitting, Asheville, Lexington, Louisville, Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, and Knoxville. They will be making a stop at The Pump House in Black Mountain 3/2/19 from 9pm-12m. Admission is free.

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Curve-Stitched Mandala Workshop

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$50

Even if you hate math, you’ll love creating these beautiful geometric mandalas using curve-stitching, a form of string art invented by Mary Everest Boole in the mid-1800’s. In this fascinating workshop, paper crafter, Barbara Mueller, will show you how to turn a seemingly complicated process into a fun, easy, and highly-satisfying activity. You’ll start by simply drawing angles, dividing them into segments, and connecting the dots. Once you’re comfortable creating parabolas—the basis of curve-stitching—the real fun begins! You’ll move onto…

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Film and Panel Discussion

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grail Movie House, 45 S French Broad Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Free

Join ACLU, WNC Chapter, and the Racial Justice Coalition, for a screening of "The Bail Trap: American Ransom," a Brave New Films compilation about the unjust cash bail system. Sunday, March 3, 2019 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Grail Moviehouse 45 S. French Broad Ave. Asheville, NC 28801. Free, but RSVP req: acluofnc.org/events. Film followed by a panel discussion, featuring: Kristie Puckett-Williams, ACLU of North Carolina; Brent Bailey, Buncombe County Reentry Council; Nicole Townsend, Southerners on New Ground; and Todd…

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Asheville GreenWorks Tree Establishment, Planting and Maintenance Workshop

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Want to plant a tree, but not sure where to start? Asheville GreenWorks Director of Operations, Eric Bradford, will give you the tools you need to plant the right tree in the right location. Learn about buying high quality trees from your local nursery, correct planting technique, and care for long term success. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/16viS29WvURRdG6d2 Funding for Asheville GreenWorks’ Tree Workshops provided by the NC Forest Service and Duke Energy.

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Asheville GreenWorks Neighborhood TreeKeeper Training: Insect & Disease Management

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Asheville GreenWorks Neighborhood TreeKeeper Training is a six-week workshop series designed to teach you everything you need to know to care for the urban trees in your community. We are looking for applicants who are at least 18 years old and live in Asheville or the surrounding area. After completion of all six workshops, participants will have the opportunity to apply for a small grant to plant trees in your neighborhood. **Participants MUST complete all six workshops to be eligible…

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Finding, Buying, & Loving the Land — Site Assessment & Land Design for Farmers, Homesteaders, and Land Seekers with Peter Bane

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759 United States

Date: March 8, 2019 Time: 9:30am-4:30pm Location: Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759. Cost: $55 with OGS Spring Conference Weekend Registration, $70 without Longer Description: How do you read the potential of a piece of property? Learn what the realtors, developers, and sellers won’t tell you. In this all-day workshop, we will develop land literacy through a permaculture lens, learning a sophisticated set of tools for assessment and design. Invaluable whether you…

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Year-Round Growing on the Farm & Garden with Pam Dawling & Ira Wallace

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Creekside Farms Education Center, 339 Avery Creek Road
Arden, NC 28704 United States

Date: March 8, 2019 Time: 9:30am-4:30pm Location: Creekside Farms Education Center, 339 Avery Creek Road, Arden, NC 28704 Cost: $55 with OGS Spring Conference Weekend Registration, $70 without Join experienced vegetable, herb, and seed growers Pam Dawling & Ira Wallace for a step-by-step approach to growing year-round. Learn the tools to manage space effectively, grow the quantities of crops when you want them, and efficiently meet your growing goals. The workshop will cover: Defining your Market: Are you growing for…

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Integrated Animal Agriculture—Incorporating Livestock into your Farm & Homestead with Meredith Leigh

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s Incubator Farm Education Center, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States

Date: March 8, 2019 Time: 9:30am-4:30pm Location: Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s Incubator Farm Education Center, 180 Mag Sluder Road, Alexander NC 28701. Cost: $55 with OGS Spring Conference Weekend Registration, $70 without Two of the drastic results, over the last 50 years, of taking the animals off the farm are confinement animal feeding operations (CAFO’s) and massive use of chemical fertilizer (for plants), both of which produce environmental disasters and unsatisfactory conditions for all involved. Livestock production was historically integrated…

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Water & Agriculture—Critical Consciousness for Healing the Planet with John and Jonathan Todd

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Living Web Farms, 176 Kimzey Road
Mills River, 28759

Date: March 8, 2019 Time: 9:30am-4:30pm Location: Living Web Farms, 176 Kimzey Rd, Mills River, NC 28759 Cost: $55 with OGS Spring Conference Weekend Registration, $70 without The availability, quality, and integration of water in food production is an overlooked yet central feature of food systems. Leaders in the work of water interfaces are John Todd and his son Jonathan, who combine cutting edge research with dynamic design to restore waterways all over the world as functional, living components of…

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Tatted Butterfly Earrings Workshop

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$38

No one knows for sure how tatting originated, but we do know that this technique for making lace edging, doilies, and other decorative pieces (like earrings!) has been around since at least the 1800’s—and produces beautiful results! In this introductory workshop, Ann Lansing will show you how to make a simple pair of tatted butterfly earrings. You will begin by learning how to wind a shuttle, create a double stitch knot, and form a circle. Then, Ann will show you…

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Secret Worlds / An Exhibition of Watercolor Paintings by Selena Mecho

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - March 23 @ 9:00 pm
Marshall Container Co., 10 South Main Street
Marshall, 28753 United States

Selena Mecho, a native of Western North Carolina, makes art inspired by the beauty of both the natural world and the female form. Exploring many different mediums and styles – ranging from aerosol to watercolor and from pop art inspired pieces to whimsical scenes of nature and makebelieve – Mecho channels the different stages of her life through her work.  The figures that appear in all of her paintings are based on a character named Lucy. Originally inspired by a childhood…

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Steel Magnolias

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - March 17 @ 7:30 pm
Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S Washington St
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$15 – $25

Director: Jonathan Forrester To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this beloved movie, Truvy, Annelle, Shelby, M’Lynn, Ouiser and Clairee return to HCT for six special performances. These six Southern women come together in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana town. Celebrating family, strength in women, and big southern hair, this stage production is the perfect way to experience 30 years of Steel Magnolias.

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26th Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference

March 9 @ 9:00 am - March 10 @ 5:30 pm
Mars Hill University, 100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States

Date: March 8-10, 2019 Location: Mars Hill University, 100 Athletic St, Mars Hill, NC 28754 Cost: $59 for Saturday, $49 for Sunday: Early Bird Registration by January 31st. Registration is an additional $15 after January 31st and at the door. The Organic Growers School’s Spring Conference offers practical, regionally-appropriate workshops on organic growing, permaculture, homesteading, urban farming, and rural living plus a trade show, seed exchange, raffle, special guests, and pre-conference, on-farm events. More than 150 workshops over the three…

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Marriage Enrichment Retreat

March 10 - March 12
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Based on the research and clinical work of Dr. Sue Johnson, Created for Connection combines the best modern insights about love and bonding with the deep wisdom of Christian tradition. Distance, frustration, and disconnection can enter through any number of life’s events. This workshop will help you to better understand your partner, and learn to cultivate a warmer, more joyful and loving relationship.

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Connie Regan-Blake CD Release event: Leap and Laugh! Tales of Adventure

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15

March 10, 2019, at 7:30 pm. Isis Music Hall 743 Haywood Road West Asheville 28806 Show-Only Tickets: http://isisasheville.com/event/leap-laugh-connie-regan-blake/ Dinner-and-Show Reservations by phone 828-575-2737 $15 in advance/$18 day of show Connie Regan-Blake celebrates the release of her new storytelling CD “Leap and Laugh! Tales of Adventure” on March 10th, 7:30pm at Isis Music Hall on Haywood Road in West Asheville. Audiences will enjoy a laugh-out-loud and remarkable storytelling journey from a leap in New Zealand to “Dorky Spandex vs. Macho Leather”…

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Garden Silk to Dye For 2019

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$50.00

Mary Martin will lead this workshop on using plants and other natural dyes to make stunning and unique silk scarves. Each participant will dye 2 scarves and select another already done. $50. Limited to 12.

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Garden Silk to Dye For 2019

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$50.00

Mary Martin will lead this workshop on using plants and other natural dyes to make stunning and unique silk scarves. Each participant will dye 2 scarves and select another already done. $50. Limited to 12.

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