The N.C. Outward Bound School is holding a half-century bike ride in memory of Collier Cobb Lilly, a graduate of the NCOBS, to raise awareness of bike safety, organ donation and advocacy.
From a press release: Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival Flat Rock, N.C. — On Memorial Day, May 25, folk musicians from across the region will converge at Connemara for a day of toe-tapping fun and music as Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site hosts the 29th annual Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival. This free festival […]
From a press release: Registration open for 32nd annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference Cullowhee, N.C. — The 2015 Cullowhee Native Plant Conference at Western Carolina University will feature more than a dozen new plant walks and workshops, plus a demonstration of how drones can aid in environmental conservation mapping. Registration is open for the 32nd […]
From a press release: WCU partnering with Asheville’s Mountain Sports Festival to showcase recreation programming at the Southeast’s “Top Adventure College” Cullowhee, N.C. — Western Carolina University will offer educational demonstrations and workshops covering everything from knot-tying and orienteering to campfire cooking at Asheville’s 15th annual Mountain Sports Festival, which will be held Friday, May […]
From a press release: 3rd Annual Franny’s Farm Fest — Saturday, June 6, 2015 Popular music festival returns to celebrate local talent, food, beer, recreation and independent businesses. Local Flavor AVL and New Mountain AVL are sponsoring the event to benefit Food Connection & WildSouth. Franny’s Farm Fest is a family friendly music festival featuring […]
From a press release: WCU shorelines program receives grant to conduct coastal vulnerability workshops Cullowhee, N.C. – Thanks to a $40,655 grant from the Department of the Interior Office of International Affairs and the National Park Service, Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines has begun a series of workshops in the […]
The Colburn Earth Sciences Museum, currently located on Pack Square in the Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center, will be moving to the Callen Center on the corner of Haywood Street and Patton Avenue this fall. To support this move, the museum is holding an evening benefit at The Boathouse at Smoky Park.
From a press release: Pizza Pan-Demonium to benefit Eblen Charities May 17 Another fun food competition is coming to Asheville and gourmet pizza is the buzz. There are few combinations better than great pizza with great beer. Highland Brewery is hosting Pizza Pan-Demonium May 17th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. along with celebrity judges, jammin’ local bands […]
From a press release: Power Hour May 13 at Sky Bar: “WNC Women in Aviation: Altitude Determines Altitude” In honor of the May anniversary of Amelia Earhardt’s birthday, and North Carolina’s historically significant role of “first in flight,” local female aviators and leaders Nancy Marstall and Cindy Carter have been invited to share their insights […]
From a press release: Tar Heel Junior Historians of Smith-McDowell House win state awards Asheville, N.C. – The Asheville History Center at Smith-McDowell House is pleased and proud to announce that their SMH over History (Tar Heel Junior Historians Association Chapter) was awarded 2015 History in Action Award and two first place awards in the […]
From a press release: Clay Day at the Folk Art Center June 6 Asheville, N.C. – Celebrate Clay Day at the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Folk Art Center on June 6 from 10am to 4pm. Clay Day features craft demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults. Clay Day has been a favorite happening at the […]
From a press release: Professional storyteller and whistler Andy Offutt Irwin at New Mountain on Memorial Day Black Box Storytelling Theater presents award-winning professional storyteller and whistler Andy Offutt Irwin at New Mountain SOL Bar on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Doors open at 6 p.m. for choice seats, and the show begins at 7 […]
From a press release: The National Endowment for the Arts awards $1.2 million in arts projects in North Carolina Washington, D.C. — The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today that nine nonprofit organizations in the state will receive more than $225,000 as part of the second round of grants for fiscal year 2015. […]
From a press release: Tap into NC ingredients at State of Origin Beer Fest, June 13 Morganton, N.C. – After a successful debut last year, the State of Origin Beer Festival returns June 13 with an increased emphasis on North Carolina ingredients. All participating craft breweries are required to be based in North Carolina and […]
From a press release: 4th annual “Run for Shindig on the Green” 5K race and fun walk: A special fundraising benefit for Shindig (Asheville, NC) – The Folk Heritage Committee, which produces Shindig on the Green, is excited to announce the fourth annual Run For Shindig on the Green, a fun and healthy way to […]
From a Press Release: Families, Fans, Volunteers, Coaches, and Athletes Invited to Learn More about Buncombe County Special Olympics Members of the public are invited to Lord Auditorium on the lower level of Pack Memorial Library at 67 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801 on May 18 from 6pm to 7:30pm in order to learn more […]
On March 17, the Asheville Housing and Community Development Committee listened to presentations from area CDBG applicants, and while many interesting and timely projects are proposed each year, those with the most potential were vetted and recommended for funding.
More than 15 local musicians will converge on Isis Restaurant & Music Hall to perform Paul Simon’s Graceland in its entirety to support Helpmate, Buncombe County’s nonprofit agency providing safety, shelter and support for victims of domestic violence.
From a press release: PARI hosts annual Space Day open house Rosman, NC (April 14, 2015) – The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is hosting its annual Space Day open house Saturday, May 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 200-acre campus will be open to the public with activities and events that are […]
From a press release: SBA names Western North Carolina business owner 2015 North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year Charlotte, N.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Jeff Slosman, the owner of National Wiper Alliance (NWA) the North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year for 2015. NWA is headquartered in […]
From a press release: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation raises impact on key Parkway improvements to $1.2 million Nonprofit provides matching funding through Centennial Challenge in addition to its yearly contributions to projects along the Parkway (NC, VA) – The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is thrilled to announce it will provide $357,370 to match funding allocated […]