Asheville Area Arts Council held their annual color ball at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 27. This year’s gilded theme was inspired by the organization’s new location in the Grove Arcade and the legacy of the Vanderbilts and the family’s involvement in Asheville’s art scene during the early 20th century.
Be Greek for a day — or a weekend. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Asheville will host a celebration of Greek traditional foods, crafts and dances starting today, Sept. 26, and reveling on until Sunday, Sept. 28.
Press Release Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of people from Latin American countries. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Fiesta Latina on October 11 at Pack Place Park and visit the Mi […]
From WCQS Greta Johnson A spokesman announced Monday that as of last month, the organization has provided permanent housing for 1,000 people. “The really good news,” said Executive Director Jim Lowder, “is that we have an 89 percent retention rate. 89 percent of the people we’ve placed in housing have never become homeless again.” Click […]
Press Release Asheville History Center at the Smith McDowell House For the first time in the history of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, the Western North Carolina Historical Association announces the selection of ten semifinalists for the 2014 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Originated by the Louis Lipinsky family in 1955, this annual award […]
Planned Parenthood of Asheville held their annual fashion event, Condom Couture, at The Venue on Thursday, Sept. 18. The event invited local designers to create garments that included condoms in the design.
Grab your camera and pack up your car with your best crew — it’s time to get out in the fields for Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s annual farm tour. The self-guided tour will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, and takes place at 37 Appalachian Grown certified farms across nine counties in Western North Carolina.
Press Release Buncombe County Master Gardeners For the 4th consecutive year, the Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener volunteers (EMGs) will hold their popular fall plant sale. The Blue Ridge Rose Society will also participate in the sale. The date is Saturday, October 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine. The NEW location […]
Who: BOOTLEGGERS CAR CLUB, PABST BLUE RIBBON & A BROKEN SPOKE CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE REPAIR ….proudly present…. What: The 6th Annual Hellbilly Hootenanny! When: (10a.m. SHOW CARS & BIKES ONLY!!!) SPECTATORS 12p.m. – 10p.m. September 27th, 2014 Where: A BROKEN SPOKE 874 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, ASHEVILLE, NC 28804 This event will be a full day of entertainment including – A […]
The Eastern Band of the Cherokee are working to overcome problems plaguing their community with a literal grassroots solution — a community garden kit program designed to encourage physical activity, increase access to healthy foods and promote family and agricultural traditions.
Press Release University of North Carolina Asheville The Departments of Atmospheric Sciences and Computer Science at UNC Asheville have been jointly awarded $613,609 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide scholarships and academic support to undergraduate students. With scholarships of approximately $6,000 per year, the Atmospheric and Computer Science Exploratory Scholars (ACES) Program will […]
Press Release Transition Asheville Transition Asheville, the local organization of the international Transition movement, is celebrating its 5th anniversary as an ‘official’ Transition initiative in the United States. The group has invited organizations and individuals to join them on Monday, October 13th for an evening of “visioning and back casting”, techniques developed to combine imaginative […]
Press Release RJT Relocation United Van Lines selected its Van Operators of the Month for June 2014. Among those selected to receive an honorable mention was Patrick Whitesides, van operator for Union Transfer and Storage Company, Inc., a United Van Lines agent based in Asheville, North Carolina. United Van Lines’ Van Operator of the Month […]
As the primary fundraiser for the Friends, the Hobo Ball not only raises funds for the site’s programs, it also honors the legacy of Sandburg — who often called himself “the eternal hobo.”
School is back in session, and that means the Asheville City Schools Foundation has an immediate need for volunteers. Julia Shuster, director of volunteer training and outreach programs, tells us about the volunteering opportunities at ACSF.
Planned Parenthood will hold its third annual fashion event that will not only raise funds for the organization but also raise awareness and promote the use of condoms by featuring garments made out of prophylaxis.
The growing season is winding down, which means it’s time for gardeners to celebrate their harvests. In that spirit, Waynesville’s Frog Level will host the inaugural SeptemberFest on Saturday, Sept. 13. The event aims to celebrate and share the bounty of community gardens, while raising awareness of sustainability, preservation and community-building.
Press Release Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County Children First/Communities In Schools (CIS) in Asheville, NC and LEAF Schools & Streets are participating in the Community Solutions Program of the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with IREX. Amgalanzaya Tserenbaljir (Amaa) from Norwegian Lutheran Mission in Ulaanbator, Mongolia is placed at Children First/CIS. Lea […]
Nan Chase and DeNeice Guest, authors of Drink the Harvest, recently joined Xpress in the test kitchen at Selina Naturally for a demonstration on how to make wine from fresh blackberries.
Since it began in 2003, Hope Chest for Women has provided more than $200,000 in assistance to women undergoing breast or gynecological cancer treatment in Western North Carolina — but organizers say they hope to do more.
More and more of Asheville’s downtown dwellers are finding creative ways to use their urban spaces for growing food. Russell Thomas, owner of the Flatiron Building, tells Xpress how he and his staff are converting the rooftop of the historic building into a hydroponic and raised-bed garden that is a source of both veggies and renewable energy for the building and its businesses.