The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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November 2020

Christie Lenée – Live at Isis Music Hall

November 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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$15.00

On Thursday, November 12th, Lenée will perform her first live audience concert in many months as a celebration of her recent move to Asheville, NC. The concert will bring “an array of virtuosic overhand tapping, harmonic slapping, and classically inspired fingerstyle techniques,” as Guitar Player’s Jimmy Leslie noted when he caught her show last year. The venue requests concert attendees to call for tickets and a dinner reservation. Conscious social distancing will be honored with tables spread far apart. Dinner…

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A History of Stand-Up Comedy

November 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$15.00

Ritch Shydner's A HISTORY OF STAND UP COMEDY Presented by Marquee Comedy as a limited residency at The Magnetic Theatre It’s a funny and insightful multi-media presentation about the history of an original American art form, stand-up comedy, and what all the jokes and laughter say about America. The stories of forgotten trailblazers, martyred iconoclasts and familiar stars show how the simple act of one joker taking on a crowd became one of our most popular entertainments, and a cultural…

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Webinar: Crisis in Catawba Territory: Catawba Indian Women’s Interactions with Catawba and Non-Catawba Men, 1789-1828

November 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online
$5 – $10

In this online event, Brooke Bauer will examine Catawba women’s interactions with the men in their world during a period of crisis. She will expand on our understanding of the roles and responsibilities that Catawba women held within their society concerning Catawba land. Oral history, combined with written sources, enhance our knowledge of Catawba women’s responses to the men they encountered. Whether they were Catawba men who held them in high esteem or were land-hungry South Carolina councilmen, hostile landless…

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View the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree at Asheville Outlets

November 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Ready For Some Holiday Spirit? Join us at Asheville Outlets to view the ‘People’s Tree’ on its way from Colorado to Washington, D.C. during a ‘Whistle Stop Tour’ stop Tuesday, November 17th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. During the three-hour viewing, in-person AND drive-by options will be available. Activities are open to the public and FREE for all to enjoy. Face coverings are required and social distancing protocols will be in effect. Festivities during the tree’s visit to Asheville…

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The Magnetic Theatre and Smoky Park Supper Club keep live performance flowing in the RAD

November 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Smoky Park Supper Club, 350 Riverside Dr
Asheville, 28801
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$15.00

Thanks to popular demand, The Magnetic Theatre is thrilled to announce the continuation of its outdoor series of performances as Magnetic In The (Smoky) Park returns for two Tuesday nights in November! The artists of The Magnetic community have teamed up with the wizards at Smoky Park Supper Club to host this live, outdoor variety show. This exciting collaboration between River Arts District neighbors is the first of its kind for The Magnetic Theatre, and the popularity of October shows…

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Hemlock Treatment Workshop

November 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
NC Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Join the Hemlock Restoration Initiative at the North Carolina Arboretum on Wednesday, November 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn the fundamentals of treating hemlock trees to protect them from the invasive insect, hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). Today hemlock management is simpler and less expensive than ever before!We will use the trees on the Arboretum grounds to learn and practice a variety of methods to treat hemlocks available to all landowners in North Carolina. We will cover the…

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The SuperHappy Trivia Challenge

November 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hi-Wire Brewing Big Top, 2A Huntsman Pl
Asheville, 28803
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$10 – $15

SUPERHAPPY TRIVIA CHALLENGE November 11th with host Rodney Smith November 18th with host Adam Jack Arthur Presented at Hi-Wire Brewing's Event Space The Magnetic Theatre is thrilled to announce the triumphant return of the wildly popular and hysterically funny game show, where questionable people give questionable answers to questionable questions. From the creators of The SuperHappy Radio Hour, this live show features some of Asheville’s best comedians and improv performers competing for laughs, with a game show format in the…

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Reasons for Hope: A Virtual Discussion with Dr. Jane Goodall

November 19, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Live Online, 0000
everywhere, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Presented by the Office of Sustainability, the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Arts and Cultural Programs This public presentation is a rebroadcast of a private live interactive question-and-answer session with Dr. Goodall and Appalachian State University students that will occur on Wednesday, November 18th. Jane Goodall was born on April 3, 1934, in London, England. From earliest childhood, she was fascinated by animals and the Africa she discovered in the storybooks of Tarzan and Dr. Doolittle. In…

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

November 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Donating Blood Makes a Difference. Schedule an appointment to donate blood at Asheville Outlets on Friday, November 20, 2020 to benefit the American Red Cross. The blood drive will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the American Red Cross Bloodmobile. Donors are asked to register in advance by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/give and entering the sponsor code Ashevilleoutlets. Check-in will be located at the Food Court entrance to the center. Donors will be able to wait in their vehicles…

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A History of Stand-Up Comedy

November 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$15.00

Ritch Shydner's A HISTORY OF STAND UP COMEDY Presented by Marquee Comedy as a limited residency at The Magnetic Theatre It’s a funny and insightful multi-media presentation about the history of an original American art form, stand-up comedy, and what all the jokes and laughter say about America. The stories of forgotten trailblazers, martyred iconoclasts and familiar stars show how the simple act of one joker taking on a crowd became one of our most popular entertainments, and a cultural…

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ACMS Presents the Calidore String Quartet, Virtual Concert

November 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Online
Free

DATES: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020, 7:30PM / SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2020, 7:30PM / SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2020, 3PM LOCATION: ACMS WEBSITE, YOUTUBE COST: RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR FREE OR CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION WITH YOUR RSVP Recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, the Calidore String Quartet first made international headlines as winner of the $100,000 Grand Prize of the 2016 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. The quartet was the first…

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Yoga on the Mountain

November 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bearwallow Mountain, Bearwallow Mountain Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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$52

Unplug, unwind, and soak up some Vitamin (N)ature! Enjoy a 2 mile round trip hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains to a wide open mountaintop with stunning views. Pause for an hour of all-levels yoga at the summit, breathe deep, and enjoy the spaciousness on a uniquely Asheville adventure with Asheville Wellness Tours. The hike begins at 10am, Saturday, November 21st. Detailed driving instructions will be included in your confirmation email. Prefer a private hike? Private Yoga Hikes are available…

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The Art & Heart of Stories: A Virtual Storytelling Workshop with Connie Regan-Blake

November 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
StoryWindow Productions Asheville, 28805 + Google Map
$31.50 – $49

A quick, engaging, online storytelling workshop to encourage the stories that are (or might be) bubbling inside of you. This new virtual session is open to everyone – and it can benefit writers, teachers, sales professionals, poets, grandparents, storytellers, youth workers, ministers, students, attorneys, presenters, & all those curious.

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The Magnetic Theatre presents Bar Story

November 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$15.00

November 21st at 7:00 pm and 22nd at 3:00 pm, join The Magnetic Theatre virtually for a live-streamed performance of a new play, Bar Story, by local playwright Jamieson Ridenhour, creator of the popular horror podcast Palimpsest and previous Magnetic Theatre productions Grave Lullaby and Terry Tempest: The Final Interview. Starring Allen Law, Samantha LeBrocq, and Zacary Landolt, Bar Story highlights Ridenhour’s characteristic sharp dialogue and atmospheric mystery, unfolding the tale of a man on a hunt for a decidedly…

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ACMS Presents the Calidore String Quartet, Virtual Concert

November 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Online
Free

DATES: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020, 7:30PM / SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2020, 7:30PM / SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2020, 3PM LOCATION: ACMS WEBSITE, YOUTUBE COST: RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR FREE OR CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION WITH YOUR RSVP Recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, the Calidore String Quartet first made international headlines as winner of the $100,000 Grand Prize of the 2016 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. The quartet was the first…

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VIRTUAL – Tellabration! Featuring Connie Regan-Blake

November 22, 2020 - December 1, 2020
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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ACMS Presents the Calidore String Quartet, Virtual Concert

November 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online
Free

DATES: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020, 7:30PM / SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2020, 7:30PM / SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2020, 3PM LOCATION: ACMS WEBSITE, YOUTUBE COST: RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR FREE OR CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION WITH YOUR RSVP Recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, the Calidore String Quartet first made international headlines as winner of the $100,000 Grand Prize of the 2016 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. The quartet was the first…

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The Magnetic Theatre presents Bar Story

November 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$15.00

November 21st at 7:00 pm and 22nd at 3:00 pm, join The Magnetic Theatre virtually for a live-streamed performance of a new play, Bar Story, by local playwright Jamieson Ridenhour, creator of the popular horror podcast Palimpsest and previous Magnetic Theatre productions Grave Lullaby and Terry Tempest: The Final Interview. Starring Allen Law, Samantha LeBrocq, and Zacary Landolt, Bar Story highlights Ridenhour’s characteristic sharp dialogue and atmospheric mystery, unfolding the tale of a man on a hunt for a decidedly…

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South Asheville Turkey Trot

November 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fletcher Community Park, 85 Howard Gap Road
Fletcher, NC 28732 United States
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The Third Annual Biltmore Park Turkey Trot returns on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th. Join us for this fun and festive annual tradition at our IN-PERSON 5K (also with a virtual race option) that winds through the scenic and FLAT Fletcher Park. The 2020 in-person event has been moved from Biltmore Park Town Square to Fletcher Park to allow for extended wave starts. Wave starts, along with limited participation, will offer social distancing between runners and are part of our…

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Annual Seconds Sale

November 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 29, 2020 @ 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

12 Days of Gingerbread

December 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - December 12, 2020 @ 12:00 am
The Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Free

A new way of revealing The Omni Grove Park Inn's 2020 National Gingerbread House Competition Winners while staying safely apart. Tune into Facebook (@omnigroveparkinn) & Instagram (@omnigrovepark) from Dec. 1-12 at 11AM ET where the hotel will announce one Finalist, per day, with the Grand Prize Winner declared on Dec. 12 (also National Gingerbread House Day!)

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12 Days of Gingerbread

December 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - December 12, 2020 @ 12:00 am
The Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Free

A new way of revealing The Omni Grove Park Inn's 2020 National Gingerbread House Competition Winners while staying safely apart. Tune into Facebook (@omnigroveparkinn) & Instagram (@omnigrovepark) from Dec. 1-12 at 11AM ET where the hotel will announce one Finalist, per day, with the Grand Prize Winner declared on Dec. 12 (also National Gingerbread House Day!)

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5Point Adventure Film Festival Hosted by MountainTrue

December 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - December 3, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - December 15, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - December 28, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - December 6, 2020 @ 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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Swannanoa Valley Museum’s Holiday Open House

December 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum, 223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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FREE but can register online.

Come celebrate the holiday season at the Swannanoa Valley Museum’s Holiday Open House! This event will be an opportunity to enjoy our nine-foot tall Christmas tree, listen to holiday music and enjoy our exhibits! As part of the Monte Vista Hotel’s “Deck the Trees” event, our Christmas tree will be richly decorated with the theme “Stars of the Swannanoa Valley,” featuring star ornaments that highlight the influential people of the Valley’s past. We will also be selling special ornaments celebrating…

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FREE Drive Thru Christmas Lights at Lutheridge

December 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lutheridge, 2511 Hendersonville Road
Arden, 28704
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Free

Lutheridge Camp and Conference Center invites the community to a FREE Drive Thru Christmas Lights Event this Friday and Saturday night from 6-9. Socially distance in your car as you listen to their podcast reading of the Christmas Story and sing along to your favorite carols from your smart phone. Lutheridge is located at 2511 Hendersonville Rd, near Airport Road in Arden. To learn more visit Lutheridge.org/lights.

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The Guild’s Holiday Seconds Sale

December 5, 2020 - December 6, 2020
Free

We invite you to shop directly from Guild craftsmen ONLINE at discounted rates this holiday season. This annual event normally takes place in the auditorium of the Folk Art Center- but this year, you can find handmade gifts up to 50% off through the artists' online shops! Save on shipping and pick up your purchased goods at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, NC during December 8-20th- check with the artist for details.

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Ugly Sweater Run

December 5, 2020 @ 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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Webinar: Traditional Ornament Making

December 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online
$5 – $10

In this online winter workshop, museum director LeAnne Johnson will discuss traditions of ornament making from the colonial era as well as the early 1900s, and demonstrate how to make traditional ornaments to decorate your home for the holidays. Using simple foods and spices, LeAnne will go over the steps in making aromatic and colorful decorations for your home or Christmas tree. A PDF with instructions will be provided to each participant.

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Hemlock Hike at DuPont State Forest

December 9, 2020 @ 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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Happy HoLIZdays: A Festive Live Stream With Liz and Elizabeth

December 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live Online, 0000
everywhere, NC 28801 United States
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Pay what you can!

Liz and Elizabeth are a harmony-obsessed acoustic duo here in Asheville. These lovely ladies are bringing you a holiday covers in their signature style that blends folk, Americana, indie pop and blues. This event is pay-what-you-can. We encourage you to purchase a ticket for each person watching the performance. December 12, 2020 at 7pm

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Hemlock Volunteer Work Day with the Forest Restoration Alliance

December 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mountain Research Station, 265 Test Farm Rd
Waynesville, 28786
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Free

Join the Hemlock Restoration Initiative on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 as we lend a hand to our partners at the Forest Restoration Alliance (FRA). Volunteers will work in the FRA greenhouse to help with their selective breeding program. This time of year that includes repotting trees, preparing the greenhouse for winter, and other tasks around the facility. Volunteers will also get a tour of the facility by researcher Ben Smith and learn about their efforts to restore hemlocks. This is…

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Home For The Holidays

December 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online
Free

An online concert benefiting music educators, students, teaching artists, scholarships, and outreach at Asheville Music School. Performers include: Agent 23 Skidoo, Jonathan Scales, Free Planet Radio, Brie Capone, Matt Williams, Andrew Scotchie, Adama Dembele, Jeremias Zunguze, and more.

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Getting Through the HoliDaze: A festive celebration of short plays

December 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 – $23

In true Magnetic fashion, we reached out to playwrights across the country for this year's Getting Through The HoliDaze, running December 17th-19th. The holidays can be overwhelming - the frenzied activity, the commercialism, the family time (even though we love them). If you're looking for a refreshing night off, grab a hot toddy, snuggle into your couch, and join us for these holiday-inspired short films, hosted by our inimitable Board VP, George Awad. Tickets are $23.00. We encourage you to…

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Getting Through the HoliDaze: A festive celebration of short plays

December 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 – $23

In true Magnetic fashion, we reached out to playwrights across the country for this year's Getting Through The HoliDaze, running December 17th-19th. The holidays can be overwhelming - the frenzied activity, the commercialism, the family time (even though we love them). If you're looking for a refreshing night off, grab a hot toddy, snuggle into your couch, and join us for these holiday-inspired short films, hosted by our inimitable Board VP, George Awad. Tickets are $23.00. We encourage you to…

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Getting Through the HoliDaze: A festive celebration of short plays

December 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 – $23

In true Magnetic fashion, we reached out to playwrights across the country for this year's Getting Through The HoliDaze, running December 17th-19th. The holidays can be overwhelming - the frenzied activity, the commercialism, the family time (even though we love them). If you're looking for a refreshing night off, grab a hot toddy, snuggle into your couch, and join us for these holiday-inspired short films, hosted by our inimitable Board VP, George Awad. Tickets are $23.00. We encourage you to…

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A Very COVID Christmas

December 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$20 – $23

A Live-Streamed Fireside Chat with Murphy Funkhouser-Capps - Virtual Special Event Inspirational speaker, humorist, and storyteller, Murphy Funkhouser Capps will regale us with stories of the holidays at her house during this oh-so-lovely covid-Christmas season. One day only! Sunday, December 20th at 3pm. Come see how this family is coping (or not) during the 2020 holiday season. Tickets for this performance are $23.00. We encourage you to purchase a ticket for each person watching the performance. December 20, 2020 at…

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January 2021

New Year’s Resolution Run

January 1 @ 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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Asheville Outlets Hosts January American Red Cross Blood Drives

January 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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The need continues! Sign up today for one of two American Red Cross blood donation drives to be held at Asheville Outlets. Each drive will be held in Suite 348 across from the RH Outlet. Dates are Saturday, January 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, visit ShopAshevilleOutlets.com. Donors are asked to register in advance by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/give and entering the sponsor code AshevilleOutlets. Check-in will be…

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Asheville Outlets Hosts January American Red Cross Blood Drives

January 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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The need continues! Sign up today for one of two American Red Cross blood donation drives to be held at Asheville Outlets. Each drive will be held in Suite 348 across from the RH Outlet. Dates are Saturday, January 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, visit ShopAshevilleOutlets.com. Donors are asked to register in advance by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/give and entering the sponsor code AshevilleOutlets. Check-in will be…

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Sierra Club Jan. 7: Annual Awards Program and Year in Review

January 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live Online, 0000
everywhere, NC 28801 United States
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Free

On Thursday, Jan. 7, the WNC Sierra Club group will recognize outstanding environmental heroes in a variety of roles. In normal times, we gather in December for a holiday potluck that packs the fellowship hall at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Alas, that was not possible this year. Instead, our awards will be featured during this, our first Zoom program of the new year. Register in advance at this URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zbHtIZdcSSW1qkBSq51SHg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information…

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The Magnetic Theatre 2021 Season Auditions

January 9 - January 11
Free

The Magnetic Theatre is pleased to announce its first round of auditions for the 2021 season! Taking place over Zoom on January 9th, 10th, and 11th, these auditions will cover the first half of the season, which includes roles for actors age 18 and up. Performers of all levels of experience are invited to audition! As many are aware, 2020 has been an interesting year for theatre. While The Magnetic Theatre is still looking at how 2021 will evolve, current…

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Winter Workshop 1 (online): Fermentation Made Easy!

January 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Online
$8 – $12

In this workshop we will talk about why humans ferment food (hint: flavor, preservation, & health), we will discuss some of the history and culture of different fermentations, we will make a small batch of sauerkraut (you can follow along from home if you have a head of cabbage, salt, knife & cutting board, and a quart sized glass jar!) and we will have a Q&A for troubleshooting home ferments. An instructional PDF will be provided to attendees.

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Ask the Curator – Sleight of Hand (Virtual)

January 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Center for Craft, 67 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Ask the Curator is a virtual Q&A moderated by 2020 Center for Craft Curatorial Fellow, Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy. Vizcarrondo-Laboy will explore themes of her exhibition, Sleight of Hand, in conversation with Garth Johnson, Paul Phillips & Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics at Everson Museum of Art, and exhibition artists Salvador Jiménez-Flores, and Natalia Arbelaez

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Public Forest Bathing

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$49

The practice of forest bathing encourages you to slow down, relax and reconnect with nature by quieting the mind and awakening the senses. Join a certified forest therapy guide for a relaxing 2.5-hour stroll through the forest in our stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. Through a series of invitations, you’ll have the opportunity to be present in the moment, deepening your connection with nature and community, and enjoying the many gifts nature has to offer. The walk culminates in a tea…

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The Magnetic Theatre presents Magnetic U: Writing Sketch Comedy

January 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$30.00

The Magnetic Theatre presents Magnetic U: Writing Sketch Comedy January 16th 2-5pm, $30 In this workshop, taught by actor and television writer Paul Vonasek, we will break down the different types of sketches, structuring a sketch show, and then simulate a writers-room as we pitch and build a mock-show together. Learn how to create engaging sketches and thread them together in a showcase format. Bio for Instructor Paul Vonasek: Paul Vonasek is an actor, improviser and writer based out of…

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