Any Go Local cards purchased in February and March will help support a local nonprofit of your choosing, with half of the price of the $16 card going to that organization.
James Baker was a photographer working with Washington State University’s Division of Industrial Research when he was sent to Selma, Alabama to cover the third civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery organized by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1965. Baker captured rare images of the civil […]
From the Arts Council of Henderson County Press Release The Arts Council of Henderson County has awarded $12,739 in Grassroots funding to nine local organizations. The North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program is designed to support nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming. The community panel evaluated 11 […]
Press Release University of North Carolina Asheville Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan and Asheville Deputy Police Chief Wade Wood will present Policing and Minority Communities at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. This lecture and discussion comes in the wake of months of protest and unrest across the United States […]
The YMCA of WNC Indoor Tailgate Market runs every Saturday until March.
A program from AAAP Foundation Tax-Aide, Buncombe County Library System and Council on Aging of Buncombe County will offer free tax preparations to low- to moderate-income taxpayers, with preference given to those age 60 and older. The service will be offered at four Buncombe County Libraries, Mondays through Thursdays, from Feb.1 to April 15. Both […]
The Golden Leaf Scholarship Program, offered by the Golden Leaf Foundation, provides 215 grants each valued at $12,000 to North Carolina high school seniors who will be entering as freshmen into eligible 4-year colleges and universities. The program is also available to community college transfer students entering eligible 4-year colleges and universities. Students may apply […]
From Exhibits Development Group (EDG) Press Release Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times makes its world premiere at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, February 5, 2015. The exhibition will be on display in the historic rooms of Biltmore House. Highlighting the fashion from one of the most widely watched television dramas in the […]
From The Concordia Choir Press Release The Concordia Choir from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., will present a concert in Asheville, N.C., at 4:00 PM, Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street, Asheville, N.C. Tickets; $20 Adults; $5 Students (K-Univ.); $15 for Group Tickets (10 or more); Available online at ConcordiaTickets.com, […]
Hall Fletcher Elementary’s garden-based education program announces second annual “Star Chef Junior” cooking competitions.
From the Asheville History Center Press Release Dr. Gordon B. McKinney has been selected winner of the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA). Since 1954 WNCHA has presented this annual award to recognize the significant contributions of both individuals and organizations in preserving and promoting the history of the […]
The Asheville Darkroom is a nonprofit, membership-based education facility located in the Phil Mechanic Building in the River Arts District. Register for workshops here. From The Asheville Darkroom Creative Darkroom Manipulation Instructor: Bridget Conn Workshop fee: $80 Adults and Teens: Saturday January 31, 10am-5pm Learn the techniques involved in making creative darkroom manipulations to images […]
The event centered around a discussion of the “History of Civil Rights in WNC and the Current State of Racism Affecting Black Asheville,” and featured speeches by Darin Waters and Dwight Mullen, professors at UNC Asheville. Marvin Chambers, a founding member of the Asheville Student Committee on Racial Equality and a leader in North Carolina’s civil rights movement, served as moderator for the discussion.
Western North Carolinians will honor the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. with events happening throughout the week. Here’s a quick round up of what’s planned.
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project announces their annual Business of Farming Conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, at UNC Asheville. Registration is $75 with discounts offered for multiple farm registrants. Pre-conference workshops will also be offered on Friday, Feb. 13. Registration for the Friday afternoon sessions is $30 per person. Check out this video to […]
From University of North Carolina Asheville Press Release Erika Allen, who focuses on community-based transformation through the food system, will present a discussion, Food and Social Justice, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20 in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, in the Grotto. This event, a Social Justice Coffee Hour presentation by the university’s Key […]
The Herbiary held its first class in its recently opened Asheville store on Jan. 11. The herbal apothecary and natural remedy store opened on Saturday, November 1, 2014. More classes are planned for the rest of the year, and course descriptions for January are below. For more information visit their website at herbiary.com. From The Herbiary […]
Professor Darin Waters of the UNC-Asheville History Department will discuss “History and its Burdens: The place of African Americans in our collective historical memory.”
From Scott and Sarah Yerkey, First King & Queen of Asheville Mardi Gras Press Release The 7th Annual Cajun Cook-off and Art Auction, brought to you by Asheville Mardi Gras will take place on Sunday, January 25th from 1-5 p.m. at Asheville’s premiere event space, The Mill Room, located in downtown Asheville at 66 Asheland […]
From Lush Life Productions Press Release Planning has begun for the 4th Annual Asheville Wing War and event producer, Lush Life Productions expects it to be its biggest year yet. Tickets will be available for purchase on Thursday, January 15 at noon and will be $20 per person. The ticket price includes unlimited wings and […]
Press Release ASAP – Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project How will a changing climate affect the way we farm and what we eat? How do we build resilient and sustainable food systems? These questions and more will be explored on January 26 at a talk and panel discussion at the UNC Asheville Sherrill Center. The talk […]