The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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July 2020

History Cafe Webinar: Solo Percussive Dance Traditions of Southern Appalachia

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
36106, 223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
$5 – $10

Jesse Edgerton will dance his way through this presentation on solo percussive dance traditions in Southern Appalachia and Western North Carolina.

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ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS 2020–Kids Clay Camp — The Secret Life of Clay Pets — Ages 6 – 10

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instructor: Sara Ballek Monday - Friday, 2 – 5pm Calling all animal lovers! This is the camp for you! In this class, students will create animals out of clay while learning all about the clay studio. We will be focusing on using handbuilding methods to create colorful creatures and habitats! We’ll also use the potter’s wheel to create bowls and plates so you can feed them! Join Sara for this week on the wild side! $25 discount for siblings enrolled…

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Oak Street Gallery Features “Say Their Names”

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Christ
Oak Street Gallery

The Oak Street Gallery, located at First Congregational Church of Christ in Asheville, is featuring “Say Their Names” – the first part of a two-part art installation on the subject of racial justice – through Friday, July 31.

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Oak Street Gallery Presents “Say Their Names”

July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Christ
Oak Street Gallery

The Oak Street Gallery, located at First Congregational Church of Christ in Asheville, is featuring “Say Their Names” – the first part of a two-part art installation on the subject of racial justice – through Friday, July 31.

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Greetings from Wilkesboro with The Kruger Brothers

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
36106, 733 Rivers St.
Boone, NC 28608 United States
Free

Since their formal introduction to American audiences in 1997, The Kruger Brothers’ remarkable discipline, creativity and their ability to infuse classical music into folk music has resulted in a unique sound that has made them a fixture within the world of acoustic music. The honesty of their writing has since become a hallmark of the Wilkesboro, NC-based trio’s work. In their ever-expanding body of work — Jens Kruger (banjo and vocals), Uwe Kruger (guitar and lead vocals), and Joel Landsberg…

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August 2020

ADAPT | Resilience Through Craft

August 1 - August 15
The Penland Gallery and Visitors Center, 67 Doras Trail
Bakersville, NC 28705 United States
Free

ADAPT | Resilience Through Craft Online Exhibition August 1 - 15, 2020 Penland Resident Artists: Eleanor Annand, Nate Cotterman, Jason Hartsoe, Andrew Meers, Kit Paulson, Matt Repsher, and Laura Wood *This is an ONLINE EXHIBITION

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HOLDING PATTERNS 2020 | Penland School Core Fellows Online Exhibition

August 1 - August 15
The Penland Gallery and Visitors Center, 67 Doras Trail
Bakersville, NC 28705 United States
Free

HOLDING PATTERNS 2020 Penland School Core Fellows Online Exhibition August 1 - 15, 2020 Penland Core Fellows: Sarina Angell, Molly Bernstein, Mia Kaplan, Maria Fernanda Nuñez, SaraBeth Post, Tony Santoyo, Erica Schuetz, Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro, and Scott Vander Veen *This is an ONLINE EXHIBITION only.

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WEAR | contemporary jewelry 2020 online exhibition

August 1 - September 6
The Penland Gallery and Visitors Center, 67 Doras Trail
Bakersville, NC 28705 United States
Free

WEAR | contemporary jewelry 2020 online exhibition August 1 - September 6, 2020 Contemporary jewelry by over 40 Penland Gallery artists and special guests.

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Asheville Gallery of Art August Show 2020

August 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
5822, 82 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

“Vistas, Vibes and Visitors” at Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville Gallery of Art’s August show, “Vistas, Vibes and Visitors,” is a multi-artist show that highlights the diversity of our members’ art and celebrates all that makes Asheville great. The show runs August 1-31 during gallery hours to be announced. We named this show after everything that best encapsulates what Asheville means to us as artists. We live in a corner of the world that is rich in vistas, whether we’re…

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ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS 2020–Kids Clay Camp — Fun, Colorful Clay — Ages 5 – 8

August 3 @ 9:00 am - August 7 @ 12:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instructor: Kristen Easters Monday - Friday, 9am – 12pm In this camp, designed for the youngest age group, we’ll create beautiful and functional pottery forms on and off the potter’s wheel. We’ll decorate our masterpieces using colors we love and fire them so that you can use them at home for years to come. Join Kristen for a colorful and fun week in the studio! $25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Use promo code “claycamp25”

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ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS 2020–Kids Clay Camp — Young Potter’s Wheel Camp — Ages 8 – 12

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - August 7 @ 5:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instructor: Amy Briggs Monday - Friday, 2 – 5pm Ready? Set? Throw! Let’s explore what clay can do! We’ll use the potter’s wheel to make cereal bowls, candlesticks, storage jars and more. Join Amy as she shows you how to spin some amazing creations in the studio! $25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Use promo code “claycamp25”

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BRAGging Rights IV

August 5 @ 10:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm
Burnsville, Yancey County Library, 321 School Circcle
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
Free

An exhibition of formerly unseen works by members of the Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild (BRAG).

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Hendersonville Art and Architecture Walking Tours

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
the Center for Art & Inspiration, 125 South Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
Free

The popular FREE Art and Architecture Walking Tours offered by the Arts Council of Henderson County return for 2020. The 90-minute tour of the Historic West Side gathers at 6:00 pm in back of the Henderson County Library at 301 Washington Street. Tours are led by Arts Council board member Doug Gelbert who has created over 400 architectural tours in towns across the United States and Canada. He is co-author of How About Them Apples? Be in the Know in…

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Sierra Club Webinar Aug. 6: Plastics — Problems, Solutions and How to Recycle Right

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online
Free

Tune into this Sierra club webinar that takes a hard look at the plastics problem and what we can do about it. This webinar is being produced jointly by the WNC Sierra Club and Greenworks’ Plastic Reduction Task Force. Register in advance for this Zoom presentation. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions about joining the program. The URL to register in advance for this webinar is: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r8BUkbRxQKK1P1ALq8O7rg A free movie, “The Story of Plastic,” will give you the…

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Asheville Outlets Hosts American Red Cross Blood Donation Drives – All Blood Donations Tested for COVID-19 Antibody

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States

As the need for blood donations continues, Asheville Outlets will host two blood donation drives in partnership with the American Red Cross on Fridays, August 7 and 21, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. next to Famous Footwear. The American Red Cross is now testing all blood, platelet, and plasma donations for the COVID-19 antibody. Red Cross donors can expect to receive the results of their antibody test within 7 to 10 days through the Red Cross Blood Donor…

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Hendersonville Art and Architecture Walking Tours

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
the Center for Art & Inspiration, 125 South Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
Free

The popular FREE Art and Architecture Walking Tours offered by the Arts Council of Henderson County return for 2020. The 90-minute tour of Downtown Hendersonville gathers at 9:00 am in front of The Center for Art & Inspiration at 125 South Main Street. Tours are led by Arts Council board member Doug Gelbert who has created over 400 architectural tours in towns across the United States and Canada. He is co-author of How About Them Apples? Be in the Know…

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ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS 2020–Kids Clay Camp — Handbuilt Habitats — Ages 5 – 8

August 10 @ 9:00 am - August 14 @ 12:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instructor: Halima Flynt Monday - Friday, 9am – 12pm Explore your favorite animals and their habitats in this super fun week of clay activities. We’ll learn to draw animals and sculpt them out of clay. Then we’ll make homes for them to live in! We’ll build birds’ nests and fishbowls and so much more! Plus, we’ll even get a chance to use the potter’s wheel! $25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Use promo code “claycamp25”

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ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS 2020–Kids Clay Camp — Onward and Upward! — Ages 10 – 14

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - August 14 @ 5:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instructor: Amy Briggs Monday - Friday, 2 – 5pm Let’s go big! In this class, we’ll roll slabs, coil, and pinch pots so big they will blow your mind! The sky is the limit in this class, so bring your imagination and we will make your big ideas into reality. $25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Use promo code “claycamp25”

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Asheville Fire Department Teams with Asheville Outlets to Bring Awareness to Child Vehicular Heatstroke

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States

The Asheville Fire Department is setting up a hot car display this Saturday, August 15th from 9:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Asheville Outlets (ShopAshevilleOutlets.com) to bring awareness to the risk of child vehicular heatstroke, and to educate parents + caregivers of steps they can take every time they drive. As summer temperatures rise, the concern around child vehicular heatstroke rises as well. Children dying from heatstroke in cars have increased in recent years and these tragedies are completely preventable.…

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Let’s Sweeten Back-to-School! Give Back Day at Nothing Bundt Cakes

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Nothing Bundt Cakes Asheville, 1838 Hendersonville Road, Suite A-102
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
Free

Parents, students, teachers, and staff have been making tough decisions about returning to school this fall. Nothing Bundt Cakes hopes to make the transition a little sweeter with a day of giving back. Treat a teacher, a kiddo, a friend, or yourself to a bundt cake (or cupcake!) ranging from bite-sized to tiered. Visit https://www.nothingbundtcakes.com/bakery/nc/asheville to check out the menu or pre-order online. 20% of the day's sales will be donated to Buncombe Partnership for Children. Whether you call in…

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Come To Leicester Studio Tour

August 15 @ 10:00 am - August 16 @ 6:00 pm
Leicester, NC
Free

Come to our 15th Annual artist studio tour and enjoy Leicester’s mountain views, farms, craft made ciders and wine. Saturday and Sunday August 15-16 from 10am-6pm. Wear a mask! Participating artists this year include Wesley Angel, Valerie Berlage, John Cummings, Raquel Egosi, Michael Forehand, Andy Gordon, Barbara Hebert, Cat Jarosz, Beth Hampton Jones, Matt Jones, Sandra Mason, Patrick McDermott, Nirado, Cindy Parks, Janet Renfro, Suzanne Saunders, Anita Walling, Doc Welty, Brad Worden, and Noel Yovovich. The Come to Leicester Studio…

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Dahlia Darling Sponsorship

August 17 @ 8:00 am - September 7 @ 5:00 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$25.00

Be a Dahlia Darling and sponsor a Dahlia from Bullington’s Dahlia Garden. Grown, nurtured and propagated by Brian Killingsworth, (the Dahlia Lama), Bullington’s Dahlia Garden has been a draw for many visitors over the years for its hard to find varieties, beautiful colors and lush foliage. For $25.00, you can sponsor the Dahlia of your choice or we can pick one for you. Your name will appear on a sign on the Dahlia thanking you for your support. All proceeds…

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Asheville Outlets Hosts American Red Cross Blood Donation Drives – All Blood Donations Tested for COVID-19 Antibody

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States

As the need for blood donations continues, Asheville Outlets will host two blood donation drives in partnership with the American Red Cross on Fridays, August 7 and 21, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. next to Famous Footwear. The American Red Cross is now testing all blood, platelet, and plasma donations for the COVID-19 antibody. Red Cross donors can expect to receive the results of their antibody test within 7 to 10 days through the Red Cross Blood Donor…

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Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend,2020

August 22 - August 23
Shelton House – WNC History, Heritage and Crafts, 49 Shelton Street
Waynesville, NC 28786 United States
Free

This is a 2 day Craft Fair and Cultural Event at the historic Shelton House in Waynesville, NC. celebrating our 40th year as "The Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts". This years event opens at 8am on August 22, with Haywood's Historic Farmers Market and local Artists and Crafters from NC and neighboring states. Food Vendors will be selling food and drink throughout the day as well. The Shelton House will be open for limited free tours as well as two…

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Kiln Maintenance for Great Firings: 1-Day Workshop with Instructor: Les Powell

August 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
13867, 236 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
$135

1-Day Workshop Saturday, August 22nd 9:30 am- 4:30 pm Want to know more about your electric kiln? Maybe how to maintain it and ensure that it lasts forever? Join Kiln Tech Les Powell, trained by Skutt, for a day dedicated to all things electric kiln. Les will show you how to replace elements, relays, bricks, and wiring. He will also demonstrate a number of best practices for loading and programs that will optimize your firings. Get the insider’s view on…

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History’s Mysteries for Kids- Ancient American Indian Artifacts

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Black Mountian United Methodist Church, 101 Church Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
$5

Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum for an hour-long outdoor activity in which kids will learn how to be "history detectives" by studying ancient American Indian artifacts and learning about their uses. Activity is designed for kids from Kindergarten through 4th grade.

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Amazing Glaze Workshop with Instructor: Gabriel Kline

August 24 @ 9:30 am - August 28 @ 4:30 pm
13867, 236 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
$670

Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm August 24th – August 28th Do you hate glazing? I mean, do you really HATE glazing? Have you experienced the frustration of making a beautiful piece, then ruining it with a flawed, or perhaps worse, boring glaze? Would you rather spend your time doing just about ANYTHING else, even cleaning your studio? Then this is the workshop for you! Join best-selling author of the book, Amazing Glaze, Gabriel as he demystifies the…

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History Cafe Webinar: The Swannanoa 4-H Camp as a German POW Camp in WWII

August 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Online
$2.50 – $5.00

Join the Swannanoa Valley museum online for a lecture by Elodie Covert on the history of the history of the historic Swannanoa 4-H Camp and the property’s use as a prisoner of war camp in WWII.

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Webinar: The Negro Motorist Green Book in Western North Carolina

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online
$5 – $10

Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum online as guest speaker Lisa R. Withers will discusses The Negro Motorist Green Book and the individuals who helped to facilitate African American travel in western North Carolina.

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September 2020

Ready, Set, Throw! One-Night Pottery Classes

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
13867, 236 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
$55

Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you’re not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here! Even if you’ve never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It’s the…

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ACMS Presents the Jupiter Quartet with Michael Brown, Virtual Concert

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Online
Free

DATES: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2020, 7:30PM / SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2020, 7:30PM / SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2020, 3PM LOCATION: ACMS WEBSITE, YOUTUBE COST: RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR FREE OR CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION WITH YOUR RSVP The Jupiter String Quartet is a particularly intimate group now enjoying their sixteenth year together; this tight-knit ensemble is firmly established as an important voice in the world of chamber music. Artists-in-Residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, the Jupiter String Quartet feels…

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ACMS Presents the Jupiter Quartet with Michael Brown, Virtual Concert

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Online
Free

DATES: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2020, 7:30PM / SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2020, 7:30PM / SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2020, 3PM LOCATION: ACMS WEBSITE, YOUTUBE COST: RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR FREE OR CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION WITH YOUR RSVP The Jupiter String Quartet is a particularly intimate group now enjoying their sixteenth year together; this tight-knit ensemble is firmly established as an important voice in the world of chamber music. Artists-in-Residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, the Jupiter String Quartet feels…

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History Explorers: Butterflies and Pollination

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Swannanoa Valley Museum, 223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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$5

In this outdoor, distanced program, children will learn about the life cycle of the butterfly and use colored paper, tempera paint and other crafts to make representations of each stage of the butterfly’s life cycle.Designed for pre-K to 2nd grade. This event will be held at the shaded lot across the street from the Swannanoa Valley Museum.

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ACMS Presents the Jupiter Quartet with Michael Brown, Virtual Concert

September 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online
Free

DATES: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2020, 7:30PM / SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2020, 7:30PM / SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2020, 3PM LOCATION: ACMS WEBSITE, YOUTUBE COST: RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR FREE OR CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION WITH YOUR RSVP The Jupiter String Quartet is a particularly intimate group now enjoying their sixteenth year together; this tight-knit ensemble is firmly established as an important voice in the world of chamber music. Artists-in-Residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, the Jupiter String Quartet feels…

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Friends of the Lake 5K, Road Race, Walk and Kids Fun Run

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States
$15 – $20

The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race, Walk and Kids Fun Run has been rescheduled from April 11th to September 7th, 2020 (Labor Day). Registration for currently registered participants will automatically transfer to the rescheduled date. 5K Road Race: 9:00 a.m. 5K Walk: 9:05 a.m. Kids Fun Run (for kids ages 10 and under): 9:45 a.m.

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2020 World Pediatrics Conference

September 8 @ 9:00 am - September 9 @ 5:00 pm
Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Bangkok 10150 Thailand
$499

Episirus Scientifica welcomes you to attend 2020 World Pediatrics Conference (2020WPC) to be held during September 8-9, 2020 at Bangkok, Thailand around the theme ‘Current Challenges in Delivering Pediatric and Neonatal Researches’ which enable the professionals from worldwide to exchange their views on a wide variety of topics affecting child care and those suffering from pediatric diseases around the world. Since Genetic variance, developmental issues and Congenital defects are of a greater concern to pediatricians, we will be exploring more…

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Stem Cell 2020

September 8 @ 9:00 am - September 10 @ 6:00 pm
$749

2nd Global Experts Meeting on Frontiers in Cell & Stem Cell Research, which is going to be held during September 08-10, 2020, San Francisco, USA. Organized by Frontier Meetings will bring together world class Biologists, Chemotherapists, Surgeons, Physicians, Nurses, researchers, professors and scientists to discuss strategies and advancements in Cell Transplantation. Stem Cell Conference 2020 provide a platform for sharing of information about the cell biology, genetic engineering treatment techniques and newly developed techniques for the same as well as…

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ICSD 2020 : 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 9 – 10 September 2020 Rome, Italy

September 9
Roma Eventi, Pontifical Gregorian University, Piazza della Pilotta, 4
Rome, Italy 00187 Italy
https://ecsdev.org/conference/important-dates

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology will organize the 8th ICSD 2020 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability. The Conference theme : Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: Research, Practice and Education

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Katherine Min Memorial Reading, with Pulitzer Prize-winning Novelist Andrew Sean Greer, Poets Zefyr Lisowski and Jesse Rice-Evans

September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

The fall 2020 Visiting Writer Series from UNC Asheville’s Department of English begins with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Andrew Sean Greer speaking about and offering a short reading in honor of his friend, Katherine Min, the writer and UNC Asheville professor who passed away last year after a battle with cancer. The Katherine Min Memorial Reading with then continue with two alumni poets – Zefyr Lisowski and Jesse Rice-Evans. This online event is free and open to everyone, and takes place…

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Hendersonville Art and Architecture Walking Tours

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
the Center for Art & Inspiration, 125 South Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
Free

The popular FREE Art and Architecture Walking Tours offered by the Arts Council of Henderson County return for 2020. The 90-minute tour of Downtown Hendersonville gathers at 9:00 am in front of The Center for Art & Inspiration at 125 South Main Street. Tours are led by Arts Council board member Doug Gelbert who has created over 400 architectural tours in towns across the United States and Canada. He is co-author of How About Them Apples? Be in the Know…

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A Rare Aesthete: The Collection of William N. Banks, Jr. and “Bankshaven” to be Auctioned at Brunk

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Brunk Auctions, 117 Tunnel Road
Asheville, 28805
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Free

Brunk Auctions is delighted to announce the kick-off of the Fall auction season with the much-anticipated single-owner sale of the collection of William N. Banks, Jr. The auction consists of the contents of ​Bankshaven, the collector’s renowned historic property and architectural gem in Newnan, Ga., housing an unrivalled collection of Federal and Classical American furniture and Nineteenth Century American paintings. The 300+ lot sale will take place, both live at Brunk Auctions, Asheville, and virtually, on September 12, 2020.

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The Magnetic Theatre presents Black When I Was A Boy

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$12 – $15

The Magnetic Theatre is proud to present Black When I Was A Boy, a hilarious, heart-breaking, and wondrous show about facing racism with creativity and ingenuity. Black When I Was A Boy is an honest, moving, and humorous look at a powerful coming of age story. It's Cooper Bates' autobiographical recollection of the inner life of his younger self - Frankie Bates. Growing up as a black child in a small caucasian community in Kansas, Bates never saw himself as…

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Online SVM Book Club Discussion: Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout

September 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum, 223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Free

Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum for an online book club discussion of award-winning songwriter Billy Edd Wheeler’s autobiography “Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout.” Registrants will receive a Zoom link before the event starts.

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Webinar: Preserving Family Heirlooms- Working with Photos, Letters and Textiles

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online
$5 – $10

In this Swannanoa Valley Museum webinar, museum director LeAnne Johnson will explore simple tips and tricks that can aid in preserving family artifacts at home. From old photographs and handwritten letters to flashy hats and army uniforms, Ms. Johnson will discuss how to preserve and safely store items using basic household resources.

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Plaster 101: 3-Day Workshop

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - September 20 @ 6:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$275

Instructor: Tyler-James Anderson September 18th – 20th Friday 6-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm This workshop will demystify the basics of mold making for slipcast objects. We will be making one- and two-part molds that you will be able to use for decades to come. This workshop is designed with beginners and those new to plaster in mind, but all skill levels are welcome. Over the weekend, participants will become comfortable with plaster and will learn how to use the materials in a…

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History Explorers for Kids: Quilts- Colors, Patterns and Symbols

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Swannanoa Valley Museum, 223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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$5

In this program, children will get to view different historic, hand made quilts and learn to recognize quilt patterns. They will finish with an activity in which they color their own quilt patterns, combining squares to reveal a full quilt design. Designed for Kindergarten thru 2nd grade. This event will be held at the shaded lot across the street from Swannanoa Valley Museum.

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The Magnetic Theatre presents The Jingler

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$12 – $15

Meow Mix? Kit Kat? Band-Aid? All the jingles you know and love were written by one illustrious, yet unknown, man. Take a peek into the menagerie as he creates the next culture shifting jingle. Witness the pain, the darkness, the triumph, the consumer products. Bring a little quirky, catchy fun to your living room with Cameron Davis's dark comedy, The Jingler. Davis is a witty, provocative performer who'll have you thinking about this piece long after the curtain closes. Live-Streamed…

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Asheville: Jill Andrews’ Outdoor Spaces and Covered Faces Tour

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20

Join Jill Andrews as she plays songs from her new album Thirties and some Jill Andrews catalog favorites! We'll be spread out and safe in a large space. Jill will have new merchandise, copies of her new book, and of course plenty of copies of her new album for sale. We are going to do everything we can to make this a safe and fun experience for all! Jill is playing in an outdoor space in your community within zipcode…

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Sunset Yoga on the Mountain Hike

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bearwallow Mountain, Bearwallow Mountain Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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$25

Yoga on the Mountain, Sept 23 at 6pm A sunset hike to a local’s favorite mountaintop! Welcome to a special edition of the classic sunset yoga hike! This event is open to the public with special pricing for one night only! Unplug, unwind, and relax into the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy a 2 mile round trip hike to a mountain summit with an hour of all-levels yoga on the wide open bald with panoramic views as the…

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AbsenTea Fundraiser

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum, 223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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$55

A zoom fundraiser for the Swannanoa Valley Museum, including tea trivia, competitions including "most ridiculous hat" and "most beautiful tea pot", an interview with the director, "door" prizes and a raffle. Celebrate the culture of tea and support the Swannanoa Valley Museum at this fun and (of course) highly cultured evening event!

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