From Dancing Bear Toys: ASHEVILLE, North Carolina – September 21 2013 – Dancing Bear Toys announces the first annual Fun Fest, a free outdoor festival for kids and families. The festival will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 11 am-3 pm in the parking lot of Dancing Bear Toys’ new location at 518 […]
From Western North Carolina Alliance: Asheville Green Drinks moves to The Green Sage Café ASHEVILLE – Starting this Wednesday, Asheville Green Drinks will be located at The Green Sage Café, 5 Broadway St., in downtown Asheville. The Green Sage Café has created a special reduced-price Asheville Green Drinks menu and is staying open later to […]
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR CANCER RESOURCE CENTER The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to provide information to cancer patients and families, through its Resource Center at the Mission SECU Cancer Center. Hours are weekdays, 9 AM to 1 PM. Because the Resource Center is a collaboration with Mission Hospitals, volunteers must complete […]
Children First/Communities in Schools’ summer camp gives low-income students a chance to ride horses, raft, zipline and hike each summer. Photos by Jodi Ford.
From Asheville Wild Birds Unlimited: On Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Asheville Wild Birds Unlimited Store, renowned ornithologist Simon Thompson will give a talk on the “World of Hummingbirds”. In addition to sharing hummingbird facts, he will show photographs of wonderfully colorful species and give advice on how to attract and […]
The bright hues and varied greenery of fresh flowers bring a special kind of joy — a chance to take the outside in and celebrate nature’s palette. Picking up blooms at a florist or grocery store can be a beautiful experience, but thinking about the chemicals and preservatives that are required to keep those flowers […]
From City Lights Bookstore: St John’s Episcopal Church and City Lights Bookstore will host Fred Bahnson as he presents his memoir, Soil and Sacrament on Monday, August 26th at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Soil and Sacrament is a profound and personal exploration of how cultivating a garden can root one’s individual spirituality and also give […]
Friends of Panthertown will host a picnic and concert to celebrate its members and encourage new volunteers on Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Celebrate the filming of Dirty Dancing and Laugh Your Asheville Off this weekend. Podcast hosted by Ms. Amandi of Asheville Free Media’s Bombshell-ter Radio.
From Environmental and Conservation Organization (ECO) and Falderal Winery: Falderal Winery will be the location for the next Sustainable Living Workshop sponsored by the Environmental and Conservation Organization (ECO) on Tuesday, August 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. The topic, “Growing Organic Hops,” will be presented by Lisa Schacht, who grows hops organically on her family farm near […]
From Hendersonville Sister Cities “NORTHERN EXPOSURE: ALASKA’S PEOPLE AND PLEASURES,” PRESENTED BY HENDERSONVILLE SISTER CITIES AUGUST 28 (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, August 14, 2013) – On Wednesday, August 28, a program on Alaska will be hosted by Hendersonville Sister Cities at the Henderson County Public Library auditorium, 301 N. Washington St., 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Northern […]
Press release from Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners: MASTER GARDENER TO SPEAK ON CLIMBING ROSES Asheville – The Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener volunteers (EMGs) announced the next lecture in their popular “Gardening in the Mountains” series will be on ‘Climbing Roses.’ The talk will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 10 to 11 a.m. […]
A summer market meal If you're not sure what to do with this summer's abundance of peppers or peaches, let the Montford Farmers Market be your guide. The tailgate will host a community feast on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 7-9 p.m. Chefs and owners Brian Canipelli of Cucina 24 and Jacob Sessoms of Table will […]
As Western North Carolina growers gear up for our region’s farm tour, the High Country Farm Tour is winding down from a weekend of produce, livestock and brews.
Anything That Floats Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10, has been CANCELED. RiverFest will be held at French Broad River Park as planned. From RiverLink: RiverFest is on. The Anything That Floats Parade is off. RiverLink regrets it, but the waters of the mighty French Broad are too high to guarantee rafters’ safety and there […]
Enjoy music and circus arts at RiverFest, see a social justice film or go for a hike this weekend. Podcast presented by Ms. Amandi, host of Asheville Free Media’s Bombshell-ter Radio.
The Cataloochee Ranch is on a mission: to rescue the American chestnut. These trees once populated dense forests across North America, including our region, but now even a single tree is a rare commodity. The trouble started in 1904, when a Chinese chestnut tree was shipped to New York City, bringing blight along with it. […]
Celebrate the mighty tomato at festivals near and far. Photo courtesy of ASAP.
Learn about topbar beekeeping, tour a hops yard and see local art this weekend. Podcast hosted by Ms. Amandi of Asheville Free Media’s Bombshell-ter Radio.
Marvelous 'maters Tomatoes are one of summer's many delights. One bite of these juicy fruits with their tangy skins and sweet insides is enough to make a veggie-lover swoon. Celebrate this incredible fruit at two free festivals in early August. ASAP will put the fruits front and center at its annual tomato festival, Saturday, Aug. […]
Our region is full of hidden gardens in unusual places. From a bamboo forest in Hendersonville to funky sculpture gardens in West Asheville, Xpress has the key to WNC’s most mysterious groves. Photos by Rich Orris and Max Cooper