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Storyteller David Novak is invited to Provincetown Playhouse

Local storyteller David Novak shares his solo rendition of Gilgamesh as part of the Professional Storytelling Series at Provincetown Playhouse on Sunday, April 19. Press release from Novak: “I will rebuild the temple and the scribes will write of my adventure. I have no doubt, but that in five thousand years it will still be […]

SAHC: Wild hogs invade the Highlands of Roan

From the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy: Wild hogs invade the Highlands of Roan Over the past year, SAHC’s Roan Stewardship Director, Marquette Crockett, has been talking to conservationists, wildlife agencies, landowners, and farmers about something deeply disturbing in the Highlands of Roan — the growing frequency of invasive wild hog damage. “The hogs are causing […]

The Asheville Art Museum hosts a Museum Travelers trip

From an Asheville Art Museum press release: The Asheville Art Museum hosts a Museum Travelers trip to the Bentonville/Kansas City area on November 4-8 Tour the unique art and architecture of the Bentonville/Kansas City Area November 4–8, 2015 ASHEVILLE—The Asheville Art Museum is excited to be hosting a Museum Travelers trip to the Bentonville/Kansas City […]

North Carolina’s new poet laureate to be installed Monday, Feb. 2

From a North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources press release: North Carolina’s new poet laureate to be installed Monday, Feb. 2 Raleigh, N.C. — Shelby Stephenson, award winning poet, educator and recipient of a North Carolina Award for literature, will be installed as the state’s poet laureate in a ceremony with North Carolina Governor Pat […]

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B the Change community gathering at New Mountain, Feb. 10

The Asheville Chapter of the B Corp Movement host a “B the Change” community gathering at New Mountain. The Tuesday, Feb. 10 event takes place at 6:30 p.m. and focuses on “educating, inspiring, and entertaining fellow change-makers, businesses, artists and innovators.” Press release from New Earth MUZiQ: On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 6:30pm the […]

AMP hosts a free taxes & acousting workshop for musicians, Feb. 19

Asheville Music Professionals will hold a free workshop on taxes and accounting for musicians, presented by CPA Brian C. Hunter. The event takes place at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. From the AMP Facebook invite: Join us for a FREE workshop on taxes and accounting for musicians, presented by […]

Thomas Rain Crowe offers four-week class “Reading and Writing in Place: a Four Week Class”

The class takes place at The North Carolina Arboretum, Saturdays, April 25, May 2, 9, 16. Registration at ncarboretumregistration.org. Press release from The North Carolina Arboretum: Reading and Writing in Place: a Four Week Class Instructor: Thomas Rain Crowe Saturdays, April 25, May 2, 9, 16; 10:30 a.m. to Noon $89 Member/$97 Non-member Limit: 25 […]

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New Belgium seeks art submissions from Asheville makers

New Belgium seeks art submissions from Asheville makers In anticipation of assimilating into Asheville’s art-driven community, New Belgium is seeking submissions of ‘retail-type’ items to add to existing projects headed up by the company’s professional design team. The brewery seeks “quality, handmade and local” goods that align with New Belgium’s brand rather than vendor proposals. […]

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IHOP Restaurants celebrate a ‘Decade of Giving’ with free pancakes on National Pancake Day, March 3

IHOP is asking patrons to consider donating to Children’s Miracle Network in exchange for a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes on March 3, National Pancake Day. The franchise, which aims to raise $3.5 million dollars during the event, has locations at 245 Tunnel Road, 275-B Smoky Park Highway, 61-C Weaver Boulevard and 229 Airport […]

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue to host public forum on controversial dog tethering issue in Buncombe County

From a Brother Wolf Animal Rescue press release: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue to host public forum on controversial dog tethering issue in Buncombe County ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2015) – Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will host a “Public Meeting on Dog Tethering in Buncombe County.” The meeting will be February 5th at 6pm at the Haynes […]

Wicked Weed Brewing to release ‘Angel’ Sours series throughout 2015

Wicked Weed Brewing has announced the upcoming release of a series of sour beers called “Angel” Sours. A red (raspberry-infused), gold (apricot-infused), white (wild grape-infused) and dark (mixed berry) version of the limited releases will debut throughout 2015, the first of which —the raspberry sour — is expected in late March. Limited pre-sales and bottle […]

Pre-Valentines Day book/paper arts workshop at Blue Ridge Books, Feb. 7

Make two projects for Valentine’s Day at a workshop led by Kent Stewart. Held at at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2-4:30 p.m. $8. Press release from Blue Ridge Books: Getting Ready for Valentines Day Workshop Book/Paper Arts Workshop February 7, 2:00PM – 4:30pm Workshop by Kent Stewart Join us for […]

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Author Jeff Crawford presents suspense novel “Pheramane” at Battery Park Book Exchange, Feb. 7

North Carolina native Jeff Crawford is a self published author. He recently released latest thriller, Through Black Velvet Eyes. In advance of a book tour for that novel, Crawford holds an encore event for suspense novel Pheramane at Battery Park Book Exchange on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. Press release from Lone Wolf Communications: […]

New biofuels testing lab opens at A-B Tech

Excerpt from the article at the Renewable Energy website: The first biofuels testing lab in the Southeast has opened at the Enka, North Carolina, campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech ). Researchers at the lab “will provide convenient, cost-effective testing of biodiesel to assure quality products are going to market,” says Sam Brake, […]

Brother Wolf hosts public meeting on dog tethering

Announcement from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2015) – Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will host a “Public Meeting on Dog Tethering in Buncombe County”. The meeting will be February 5th at 6pm at the Haynes Conference Center, Room 209, at A-B Tech Enka Campus, 1459 Sandhill Road, Candler, NC. The public is invited to […]

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UNCA’s Center for Diversity Education to host civil rights photography exhibit and related events

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 […]