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Saturday afternoon, Flat Rock Playhouse technical artists will join the actors and directors in the Playhouse Downtown theatre where each cast will have 50 minutes to tech their show by adding lights, music, and costumes. After each group has had their individual time, there will be one dress rehearsal where each cast will see the other plays performed for the first time.

Henderson County students team up with Flat Rock Playhouse for 24 Hour Playwriting Challenge

Press release: Henderson County students perform in the 2016 24 Hour Playwriting Challenge with Flat Rock Playhouse Mentor Dane Whitlock Flat Rock, NC (January 18, 2017) – Beginning Friday, January 20, HCPS high school theatre students and teachers will team up with Flat Rock Playhouse artists to write, direct, and perform four original 10-minute plays. […]

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center host 7th annual {Re}HAPPENING

Press release: Please join Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC), for the 7th Annual {Re}HAPPENING, on Saturday March 25, 3-10 pm at Camp Rockmont, 375 Lake Eden Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711. Since 2010, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) has hosted the {Re}HAPPENING inspired by John Cage’s 1952 Theatre Piece […]

Winter tree identification workshop

Press release from Wilderness Society: WHO: The Southern Appalachian Office of The Wilderness Society WHAT: Winter Tree ID Workshop WHERE: Craggy Mountain Wilderness Study Area near Burnsville, NC WHEN: Friday, February 10, 2017 • 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. RSVP: RSVP required; email or call Michelle Ruigrok, michelle_ruigrok@tws.org or 828-587-9453 On Friday, February 10, The […]

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Local RESISTORS organize rally to support Women’s March on Asheville and protest Trump inauguration in Buncombe and Haywood Counties

Press release from event organizers: On January 21, 2017 a rally to protect freedom in this country and resist the impending loss of human rights and freedoms that the Congress and President-Elect Donald J. Trump are dismantling on a daily basis will take place in downtown Asheville, when the Asheville RESISTORS join forces with the […]

Foothills Conservancy hosts guided hike in the south mountains

Press release from Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina:  On Saturday, February 18, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina hosts a guided hike on a conservancy-owned property, known as the Ivy Creek property, in the South Mountains of Burke County. The hike is easy with a couple of short inclines. Participants will be able to see the […]

Underwater photography exhibit opens at Green Sage Westgate

Press release: Local dentist John Highsmith presents marine and nature photography in his show, 26 BELOW. The title plays on the underwater and land-based subject matter. The exhibit is hosted by Green Sage Café in the Westgate Shopping Center, and runs through April 15, 2017. Asheville native John Highsmith is a dentist, cloisonné enamellist, jewelry […]

Henderson County residents to participate in Women’s March

Press release:  Over 100 Republican, Democrat and Independent men and women from Hendersonville will travel Friday to Washington, D.C., to attend the Women’s March On Washington on Jan. 21. The Women’s March is anticipating drawing up to 200,000 people from across the world and to be the largest demonstration linked to Donald Trump’s inauguration. Two buses […]

Rainbow Community School hosts open house for elementary and middle school programs

Press release from Rainbow Community School:  Asheville, North Carolina, Rainbow Community School (RCS) will hold an Open House on Wednesday, February 15 from 4-6 pm. The open house is free and open to the public and will feature the elementary and middle school programs at RCS. This event will provide an excellent chance for anyone […]

Advance care planning workshop at UNC Asheville

Press release from UNC Asheville: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville will hold an advance care planning workshop from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Reuter Center on the university campus. This workshop is free and open to the public. The workshop will feature a panel including physician David Mouw, […]

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino resort announces convention center and hotel expansion

Press release from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort:  Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort announced today that funding for construction of a convention center and fourth hotel tower was approved by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Tribal Council. The project is expected to include approximately 100K square feet of convention meeting space, 600 to 800 hotel rooms, […]

TOP TEAM: A-B Tech’s Student Culinary Team with their winning plates at the American Culinary Federation’s Southeast Regional Competition. Members of the team are, from left, Emma Wieber, Habiba Smallen, Nina Patterson, Jessica Olin, and Emily Welch.

A-B Tech culinary team wins regionals, heads to nationals

Press release from A-B Tech Community College: A-B Tech Community College’s Student Culinary Team won its 10th regional title after competition January 13-14 at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte. Team members were Emma Wieber, Jessica Olin, Habiba Smallen, Nina Patterson and Emily Welch.  Max Theofrastous serves as team alternate. Chefs Chris Bugher and Bronwen McCormick […]

Friends of the Smokies kicks off 7th annual Classic Hike Series

Press release from Friends of the Smokies:  Set your sights on a fresh start this year with the 2017 Friends of the Smokies’ Classic Hike Series sponsored by Mission Health. Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park and experience the natural and cultural beauty of southern Appalachia. Stunning vistas, picturesque cascades, and historic places will be […]

Free lecture and guided listening session with Bill Bares at UNC Asheville

Press release from UNC Asheville:  Bill Bares, best known locally for his jazz piano performances at White Horse Black Mountain and Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, begins UNC Asheville’s spring Music Lecture Series with Jazz and the Sounds of Nature at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Karpen Hall in the Laurel Forum. “While issues of […]

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Tourists search for new P.A. announcer for home games

Press release from The Asheville Tourists: The Asheville Tourists are in search of a Public Address Announcer for the upcoming baseball season and will hold tryouts at McCormick Field on Tuesday, January 31 from 3:00pm-6:30pm. Individuals must register in person on the day of tryouts by no later than 6:15pm. A sample script will be […]

Habitat for Humanity seeks applicants for home repair program

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: In addition to building new HealthyBuilt NC homes in partnership with qualified families, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (AAHH) also offers a Home Repair program for low-income Buncombe County homeowners. Services include modifications for accessibility, exterior and interior repairs, floor and roof repairs, painting/staining, and much more. By […]

LRU’s Asheville campus adds new business programs

Press release from Lenoir-Rhyne:  Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville entered its fifth year of operations in January of 2017. There are currently nearly 230 students enrolled in graduate level studies at the Center which is now offering new business programs scheduled to begin this fall. The new programs include a Master of Business […]

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13th annual Miniatures Show at American Folk Art opens Feb. 10

Press release from American Folk Art: The 13th Annual Miniature Show February 7- February 27, 2017 Show Online: Tuesday February 7, 2017 In the Gallery: Thursday February 9, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday February 10, 2017 5- 7 PM The highly anticipated 13th Annual Miniatures Show at American Folk Art will feature 14 of the gallery’s […]

Flat Rock-Hendersonville PFLAG announces new scholarship at Blue Ridge Community College

Press release from PFLAG: The Flat Rock-Hendersonville Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and the Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) Educational Foundation announce a new BRCC scholarship, the PFLAG Equality Scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship has been made possible by a grant from the Alliance For Full Acceptance (AFFA), which is […]

Pictured: Rei Hotoda

Asheville Symphony announces finalists for music director position

Press release from Asheville Symphony: The Asheville Symphony Orchestra (ASO) announced on Monday the six finalists for its music director position. The finalists are Jacomo Bairos, Darko Butorac, Nicholas Hersh, Rei Hotoda, Jayce Ogren and Garry Walker (biographical information below). Each finalist will visit Asheville and will conduct a Masterworks concert in the 2017-18 season. […]

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