The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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June 2020

Connie Regan-Blake’s 14th Annual Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure in Asheville, NC

June 21 @ 10:00 am - June 27 @ 4:00 pm
StoryWindow Productions Asheville, 28805
$790,

Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville for 7 days of story-listening & story-telling along with coaching, community & supportive exploration. This 14th annual workshop welcomes all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced teller. Participants discover ways of being in the world that nurture your creative flow while developing skills to: • Find, create, learn, and polish stories • Effectively integrate voice with image, gesture, and emotion • Embody a story and break free of memorization •…

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Kids Clay Camp — On Your Marks, Get Centered, Throw! — Ages 6 – 10

June 22 @ 9:00 am - June 26 @ 12:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instructor: Sara Ballek Monday - Friday, 9am – 12pm Handmade pottery is a great way to add some fun and creativity to your meals! What if you had the chance to make some of your own? Students will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel to create a variety of objects for daily use. We will also explore painting, decorating and sculpting to add final touches to our masterpieces! $25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Use…

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SVM History Cafe Webinar: The Community and Connections of Oteen

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
36106, 223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
$2.50 – $5.00

Archivist Heather South will present on the history of the Oteen Veterans Hospital and the Oteen community of Asheville, North Carolina.

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Kids Clay Camp — Set the Table — Ages 8 – 12

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - June 26 @ 5:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instructor: Amy Briggs Monday - Friday, 2 – 5pm It is scientifically proven that food taste better off of dishes you made yourself! Learn how to fill the kitchen cabinet with one of a kind bowls, cups, and plates that your family will love to use for years to come. Ding! Ding! Ding! Come to the table! Dinner’s ready! $25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Use promo code “claycamp25”

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Better Pots, Higher Fire with Instructor: Gillan Doty

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - August 11 @ 9:00 pm
13867, 236 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
$375

Tuesdays 6:30 – 9pm June 23rd – August 11th Sign up now for a chance to fire your work in our brand-new salt kiln! This class will be dedicated to exploring dynamic surfaces at Cone 10. We will achieve intriguing surfaces by using reduction firing techniques and by utilizing a variety of slips and glazes. During class, we will focus on making more complex forms on the potter’s wheel by stacking pieces together to create taller, more intriguing pots. Level:…

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The Realm of Red Clay with Instructor: Sara Ballek

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - August 12 @ 9:00 pm
13867, 236 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
$360

Wednesdays 6:30 – 9pm June 24th – August 12th Join Sara Ballek this session as she dives into the magical realm of red clay. We will be working with a red clay body fired at midrange temperatures to create rich, distinctive works of art. Sara will introduce surface design processes and finishing methods to refine each piece. Students interested in this course should have some knowledge on working with clay and understanding of a few basic construction techniques. Level: Intermediate…

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

June 26 @ 11:00 am
10128, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States

Help those in need by donating blood. Asheville Outlets will host a blood donation drive in partnership with the American Red Cross, Friday, June 26th 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 App or on the…

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YogaOnlineFest2

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - June 28 @ 11:30 pm
36686
Free

Join us June 26-28 for free live yoga classes. YouCallThisYoga is offering three days of free, accessible yoga classes to unite all people and share the healing benefits of yoga and community. We are offering hour long classes for all levels, from beginner to expert, taught by teachers from across North America. Visit our website to view our full class schedule and register now! Space is limited. https://youcallthisyoga.org/yogafestonline/

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Yoga on the Mountain Hike

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
21069, Bearwallow Mountain Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$49

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 9am, Saturday June 27. Detailed driving instructions will be included in your confirmation email. Prefer a private hike? Private Yoga Hikes are available…

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Beginner Wheel: Yes We Wheel! with Instructors: Shinara Taylor and Julia Claire Weber

June 27 @ 10:00 am - August 15 @ 12:30 pm
13867, 236 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
$290

Saturdays, 10am – 12:30pm June 27th – August 15th Do you enjoy being creative? Are you curious about the intricacies of handmade pottery? Do you aspire to make a personalized mug or bowl? Don’t be nervous, every proficient potter was a beginner once—just like you. This beginner wheel class will build your clay confidence through hands-on experience, live demos, and thought-provoking discussion. Students will be introduced to various techniques and tools for creating colorful and useful pots. Each student with…

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers St
Boone, NC 28607 United States
$50 – $60

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit open the 36th season of An Appalachian Summer Festival on Sunday, June 28 at 8pm at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. The summer stop is part of the highly anticipated national tour behind the group’s newest album, Reunions (to be released May 15). As such, the festival is included in the tour announcement and is opening up sales ahead of the rest of the festival in support of the tour. Jason Isbell…

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Kids Clay Camp — Sculpting the Animal Kingdom — Ages 5 – 8

June 29 @ 9:00 am - July 3 @ 12:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instructor: Amy Briggs Monday - Friday, 9am – 12pm In this class we will explore the animal kingdom by making our favorite animal pals out of clay. Students will make a few animals per day on a small scale but will take on a larger project over the course of the week. On the last couple of days, we will paint our animal creations with a colorful palette that brings them to life! $25 discount for siblings enrolled in the…

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Kids Clay Camp — Round and Round — Ages 6 – 10

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - July 3 @ 5:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instructor: Halima Flynt Monday - Friday, 2 – 5pm You will learn how to work on the potter’s wheel in this fun-packed creative camp! We will be learning all sorts of hand-building and wheel-throwing skills to create amazing works of art that you can use! Bring all of your creative and interesting ideas and we will turn them into reality. $25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Use promo code “claycamp25”

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July 2020

Asheville Gallery of Art July Show 2020

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - July 30 @ 5:00 pm
5820, 82 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

“Infinite Possibilities” at Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville Gallery of Art’s July show, “Infinite Possibilities,” is a multi-member show highlighting the insights artists gained during increased time in their home studios during the COVID-19 pandemic. The show runs July 1-31 during gallery hours. Change can be good! As members of a cooperative, the 31 artists of Asheville Gallery of Art are used to being and working together to keep the gallery functioning. With COVID-19, everyone is working in their home…

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Sierra Club Webinar July 2: Bear-ly There: Safe Encounters with Bears in the Wild and at Home

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
36686
Free

Tune in to the Sierra Club’s free webinar, “Bear-ly There: Safe Encounters with Bears in the Wild and at Home” on July 2 to learn about co-existing with bears in North Carolina. This program features Ashley Hobbs, Assistant State Black Bear and Furbearer Biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. If you encountered a bear walking in the woods or along your neighborhood street, would you know what to do? Do you want to learn more about our neighborhood…

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Asheville Outlets Hosts Pop-Up Shoe Store Warehouse Sale

July 3
10128, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States

LOVE SHOES? Asheville Outlets (ShopAshevilleOutlets.com) is hosting a Pop-Up Shoe Store warehouse sale Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 12, 2020 during center hours. Featuring designer shoe brands Michael Kors, Timberland, BCBG, Adidas, and hundreds others, the pop-up shoe store will feature men's, women's, and children’s brand name shoes at up to 80% off traditional retail prices. You know you can’t resist, come on over!

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Ask the Researcher

July 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Center for Craft: Virtual Online Webinar, 67 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Join the Center for Craft for the next discussion in our "Ask the ______" series! In this free webinar, we will speak with 2020 Materials-Based Research Grant recipients Victoria Manganiello and Julian Goldman about their “Soft Monitor” project, which aims to invent a screen made entirely from flax, water, and air, and learn about the benefits and hurdles of working cross-disciplinary.

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All-Star Orchestra: “The New World and Its Music”

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NC United States
Free

● Antonin Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” ● Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Avanti! Inspired by American dreams and legends, Dvořák created some of his greatest works while living in the United States, above all the “New World” Symphony. This program illuminates the multiple stories and influences – Native American, African-American and Czech – that Dvořák transformed in his most beloved work. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Avanti! offers a contemporary interpretation of the American archetype of “moving on.” To learn…

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Tesla Quartet

July 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
36946 Boone, NC 28608 United States
Free

Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style or technical demand” (The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. Enjoy this special message and preview scheduled in conjunction with the Tesla Quartet’s planned appearance as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival’s 2021 season. To learn more about Tesla Quartet: http://www.teslaquartet.com/about-us Available via YouTube, Facebook, appsummer.org

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Kids Clay Camp — Advanced Wheel — Ages 8 – 14

July 6 @ 9:00 am - July 10 @ 12:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instructor: Kelsey Sickmeyer July 6 – 10, 9am – 12pm This is the camp for students who have taken at LEAST one camp or class at Odyssey in the last year or two that was focused on the potter’s wheel. Students will be encouraged to develop their throwing skills to create bigger and better vessels on the wheel! We will move faster and have more freedom, so start sketching some ideas now and we will make them come alive! $25…

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Kids Clay Camp — Claying with Your Food — Ages 6 – 10

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - July 10 @ 5:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instrictor: Paige Janeri July 6 – 10, 2 – 5pm Food is something that everybody needs, deserves, and enjoys! In this week of camp, we will prepare some of our personal favorites in the clay studio. No experience or prior knowledge of clay is necessary to enjoy hand building sculptures that resemble our favorite things to eat. We will literally be playing with our food! Students will have the opportunity to use the wheel to make a bowl or plate…

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Matt’s Class with Instructor: Matt Wegleitner

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - August 13 @ 9:00 pm
13867, 236 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
$290

Thursdays 6:30 – 9pm July 9th – August 13th Come experience the love of clay! Join instructor Matt Wegleitner and learn the skills needed to create decorative, hand-built, and functional pottery. Demonstrations will include pinch, coil, and slab techniques with a focus on creating interesting surfaces and unique forms. We’ll also cover the basics of glazing and firing your work. All skill levels welcome. Level: All levels Tuition: $245 + $45 Lab Fee

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Bands2Fans Presents: Carolina Reapers

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Live Online, 0000
everywhere, NC 28801 United States

On Thursday, July 9th, Bands2Fans welcomes the Carolina Reapers. This group came together as an outlet to perform and pay homage to the electric jazz fusion of the 1970s, as well as more contemporary artists playing in that style. Listeners can expect to hear a mix of classic jazz fusion tunes from the last 40 years as well as new original music. Each member of the Carolina Reapers is accomplished in their own right: acclaimed drummer Jeff Sipe has performed…

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Anything That Floats 2020-French Broad in Wonderland

July 10 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
French Broad River Watershed
$25 – $75

Join RiverLink on the River July 10-31 for Anything That Floats 2020- French Broad in Wonderland! We continue to take measures to ensure social distancing and are excited to offer an adapted version of the Anything That Floats Parade. This year we are hosting a semi-virtual river float with a flexible time frame that ensures you can safely experience the river while uniting for a common cause- clean water and the protection of our watershed! Registration includes participation in the…

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Shana Tucker: An Evening of ChamberSoul

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
36946 Boone, NC 28608 United States
Free

Join us for a memorable evening of jazz-infused ChamberSoul, featuring live interviews with cellist/singer-songwriter Shana Tucker and her band, moderated by Todd Wright, Professor of Jazz Studies in the Hayes School of Music. With a deep respect for lyrical storytelling, cellist/singer-songwriter Shana Tucker delivers a unique voice through her self-described genre of ChamberSoul™. Shana's melodies weave strong hints of jazz, classical, soulful folk, acoustic pop and a touch of R&B into a distinctive rhythmic tapestry. Touted by JazzTimes Magazine as…

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Yoga on the Mountain Hike

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bearwallow Mountain, Bearwallow Mountain Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$49

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 1pm, Saturday July 11. Detailed driving instructions will be included in your confirmation email. Prefer a private hike? Private Yoga Hikes are available…

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Parsons Dance: ‘Caught’ at Home

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
36946, 733 Rivers St.
Boone, NC 28608 United States
Free

Enjoy this select program featuring archival gems, glimpses of the dancers at home, and sneak peeks of the world premieres that were scheduled for The Joyce this spring. Known for their remarkable athleticism and stunning ensemble work, Parsons Dance brings exuberance, joy and passion to any stage. Flawlessly fusing the gestures and movements that comprise modern dance with the discipline and precision of a classical dance company, the company is internationally renowned. Stunning works, like the iconic Caught, exemplify this…

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Canadian Brass

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
36946 Boone, NC 28608 United States
Free

With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.” Masters of concert presentations, Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. Each of their concerts ranges from trademark Baroque and Dixieland tunes to new compositions and arrangements created especially for them – from formal classical presentation to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects. The…

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Kids Clay Camp — Lovely Luminaries — Ages 6 – 10

July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 12:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instructor: Amy Briggs July 13 – 17, 9am – 12pm Light up your life this week while learning how light and clay work together. During this camp, we will create votives, candleholders, luminaries and lamps you can use at home. Plus, you’ll get a chance to try the potter’s wheel! Shine your brightest light! $25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Use promo code “claycamp25”

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SVM Book Club Webinar: Jane Hicks Gentry: A Singer Among Singers w/ author Betty Smith

July 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
36106, 223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
Free

A book club discussion of the book "Jane Hicks Gentry: A Singer Among Singers" with author and ballad singer Betty Smith.

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ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS 2020–Kids Clay Camp — Find Your Spirit Animal — Ages 8 – 12

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - July 17 @ 5:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instructor: Paige Janeri Monday - Friday, 2 – 5pm We can learn a lot from nature when we observe animals in the wild. We can observe their natural characteristics and habits. In this week of camp, we will dig into some clay and explore our spirit animals. No experience or prior knowledge of clay is necessary to enjoy creating hand-built sculptures and wheel thrown vessels that resemble our favorite animals. $25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Use…

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Appalachian Ballad Singing Webinar: Singers and Their Songs

July 13 @ 6:30 pm
36106, 223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
$5 – $10

A talk and performance by musician Susan Pepper about ballad singing in Appalachia and the stories and singers behind the songs.

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Hendersonville Art and Architecture Walking Tours

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Henderson County Library, 301 Washington 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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“My Life in the Theatre:” NC Black Repertory Company Artistic Director Jackie Alexander

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
36106 Boone, NC 28608 United States
Free

Sit down for an informal and compelling chat with Winston-Salem-based NC Black Rep Artistic Director Jackie Alexander as the award-winning playwright-director talks about the history of the acclaimed company and the importance of sharing the black experience on the stage. A native of New Orleans, Jackie Alexander is an award-winning actor, writer, producer, director, former Artistic Director of The Billie Holiday Theatre in New York, and current Artistic Director of North Carolina Black Repertory Company, producers of The National Black…

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Bands2Fans Presents Snake Oil Medicine Show

July 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Live Online, 0000
everywhere, NC 28801 United States

Additionally, Bands2Fans welcomes Snake Oil Medicine Show on Friday, July 17th. Formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1993, Snake Oil Medicine Show is a dedicated group of artists and musicians who love and respect tradition in acoustic music, but who also share an even stronger passion to steer its future. Their goal is to convey peace and positive ideals to their audience through music and art. The genre-bending music of Snake Oil Medicine Show finds Appalachian bluegrass and old-time coexisting in…

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Hendersonville Art and Architecture Walking Tours

July 18 @ 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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Introducing Sarah Jones and friends* (who live in her head)…

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
36106 Boone, NC 28608 United States
Free

Called “a master of the genre” by The New York Times, Sarah Jones is a Tony® and Obie Award-winning performer and writer known for her multi-character, one-person shows (Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel, originally produced by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, and her current, critically-acclaimed show Sell/Buy/Date). Renowned as “a one-woman global village,” she has given multiple mainstage TED Talks garnering millions of views, and performed at The White House for President and First Lady Obama. This special preview is scheduled…

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Asheville Triathlon

July 19 @ 7:45 am - 12:00 pm
Asheville Recreational Park, 65 Gashes Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28805 United States

iDaph Events is excited to once again bring this popular fast & fun sprint triathlon to Asheville, NC! The race consists of a beautiful outdoor pool swim in a 50 meter pool, rolling bike course and a flat and fast run course which is super event for every level of triathlete, from novice to elites. Novice + Beginner tri-athletes love this race! The pool swim is great for new swimmers & the run is a flat, ‘easy’ course to navigate.…

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Pianist with the Hair: Live from Paris

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
36106 Boone, NC 28608 United States
Free

Steinway artist Julian G, commonly referred to as “Pianist with the Hair” because of his distinctive look, is a renowned classical pianist and composer, who performs all over the world, in prestigious venues from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Singapore’s Symphony Stage, and has been featured on radio and TV in North America, Europe, and Asia. A classically trained pianist, Julian captivates his audience not only with his technical precision but also with his Woody Allen-ish wit. Julian invites his…

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ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS 2020–Kids Clay Camp — Here We Throw! — Ages 5 – 8

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 24 @ 12:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instructor: Kelsey Sickmeyer July 20 – 24, 9am – 12pm Wheel 101- Come dressed to make a mess! We are going to go learn how to use a pottery wheel to make cups, bowls, vases and plates! Students will learn different ways to decorate these vessels, and once finished, they will be food safe treasures for the whole family! $25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Use promo code “claycamp25”

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ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS 2020–Kids Clay Camp — Fantastical Sculptures — Ages 5 -8

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - July 24 @ 5:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instructor: Kristen Easters July 20 – 24, 2 – 5 pm In this class, we will explore the depths of your imagination and create fantastical creatures from fairy tales, myths, and legends. Fairies, dragons, mermaids, elves and gnomes will all make an appearance in the studio this week. If you can dream it up, you can make it come to life in clay! $25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class. Use promo code “claycamp25”

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

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
Free

Help a neighbor by donating blood! As the need for blood donations continues, Asheville Outlets will host a blood donation drive in partnership with the American Red Cross, Friday, July 24th, 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…

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National Players presents “As You Like It”

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
36106, 733 Rivers St.
Boone, NC 28607 United States
Free

Pre-registration required; event will expire at 6pm on Sunday, July 26. While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented National Players from traveling the U.S. and completing Tour 71, that didn’t stop America’s longest-running theatre company from bringing theatre to their fans. Through this recorded preview performance of Shakespeare’s female-driven comedy As You Like It, which combines classic elements of romance and hidden identities, NP continues its mission of making theatre more accessible. In this classic romantic comedy about gender roles, losing oneself,…

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Emerson String Quartet

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
36106, n/a
Boone, NC 28608 United States
Free

The Emerson String Quartet has maintained its status as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles for more than four decades. “With musicians like this,” wrote a reviewer for The Times (London), “there must be some hope for humanity.” The quartet has made more than 30 acclaimed recordings, and has been honored with nine Grammys® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” award. The quartet collaborates…

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ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS 2020–Kids Clay Camp — Dream BIG — Ages 8 – 12

July 27 @ 9:00 am - July 31 @ 12:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Instructor: Kelsey Sickmeyer Monday - Friday, 9am – 12pm This week we will focus on HANDBUILDING strategies to make BIG pots and sculptures that you actually get to KEEP! We are aiming for 1-2 foot sculptures and vessels. We’ll warm up to proper construction methods on the first day with 1-2 smaller pieces that we will raku on the last day, and then spend the rest of the time focusing on just 2-3 larger pieces- constructing them well so they…

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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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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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