From WNC Regional Air Quality Agency Saturday, May 16, 2015 is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. Sunday, May 17, 2015 is a code GREEN air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville. Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, 2015 are code GREEN air quality forecast days for the ridge tops. […]
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 […]
Event announcement: Beginning May 23 through September 7, 2015, the Savage Gardens exhibit will offer both real and interpretive examples of carnivorous plants.
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 […]
If you and your family are interesting in hosting a foreign student this summer in Asheville, consider checking out an information session this Sunday, May 17 (complete with free ice cream). Here’s a news release from the organizers: Xplore USA summer camp program brings international students to Asheville Local families can host visiting teens for […]
Local Cloth holds its annual fiber, fleece, yarn and fiber-art tailgate market (at the WNC Farmers Market) on Saturday, June 6. Press release from organizers: Fiber and textile art enthusiasts can plunge their hands into luscious locally raised alpaca, sheep or mohair fleeces; fondle yarns and products produced from them; and learn how to incorporate […]
The 20th annual Bluff Mountain Festival, held in Hot Springs, takes place on saturday, June 13. Press release from Madison County Arts Council: Foot-tapping bluegrass and old-time music, a silent auction of beautiful regional items, an artists’ market, good food, a beautiful setting, and much more make the Madison County Arts Council’s Bluff Mountain Festival […]
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 […]
Sure, goats are the cutest. But they’re also hard workers — and eager eaters. The “Goats of the Gorge,” a crew of 15 Bovidaes provided by KD Ecological Services in Mills Spring, will be chomping down on invasive non-native plants in Chimney Rock State Park this spring.
From a press release: The Western North Carolina aging and environmental health conference will be held at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on May 20. The intended audience is individuals who serve older adults as resource providers or caretakers. Overview: Older adults […]
New York Times best selling author Sandor Katz is headed to Asheville for a week to teach an in-depth fermentation class alongside five other wild food experts, including Alan Muskat, Natalie Blogwalker, Luke Cannon, Asia Suler and Marc Williams.
A video posted to Buzzfeed Video’s Facebook page yesterday evening has locals discussing the consequences and merit of the recent surge in national attention given to the city of Asheville and Western North Carolina. The video, entitled “9 Reasons You Belong In Asheville”, highlights some of the city’s and region’s well-known attractions, with extensive […]
Sixties soul singer Charles “Wigg” Walker and his band will perform at the Altamont Theatre on Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. The musician, whose band includes prolific session and touring guitarist Par Bergeson, has been active in the industry for decades. As the vocalist for the J.C. Davis Band, he’s opened for icons like […]
The American Advertising Federation of Asheville will host comedic author David Oakley at the group’s monthly Lunch & Learn at Strada Italiano on Monday, May 18, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The author will share his “best advertising stories and autograph his new book Why is Your Name Upside Down?,” according to an AAFA […]
Photographers Jameykay Young and Arlie Huffman (together Jameykay + Arlie Photography) have teamed with LWD Couture for a two-day photography workshop. The event, a Fabled Gathering, takes place at Homewood on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28 and 29. Press release from event organizers: Local creatives, Jameykay + Arlie Photography and LWD Couture are coming together […]
Smiling Hara Tempeh is teaming up with Miso Master and local fermentor Meredith Leigh to offer a class on cultured foods. The goal, says Smiling Hara co-founder, is “to offer tips for preparing locally cultured foods with success and ease, so that incorporating them into your regular diet is a breeze.” “We will all present […]
Students of Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance kick off the new season with a performance at Diana Wortham Theatre on Saturday, May 23. Press release from Terpsicorps: Join us for Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance’s annual kick off event! Every May, Heather Maloy’s students perform a mixed repertoire program at the Diana Wortham Theatre. This year features […]
The Center for Craft Creativity & Design announces a craft lecture featuring Windgate research curator Elissa Auther and designer and Windgate fellow Mark Reigelman. Events are free and take place Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30, at CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, 67 Broadway St. Press release from CCCD: The Center for Craft Creativity […]
“I have more energy, determination, and passion than ever for public service. I am eager to continue leading and problem solving for our great community,” Hunt declared in a statement to the press on Wednesday. Vice-mayor Hunt is finishing his first term this year. In his announcement covered by the Citizen-Times, he highlighted his work […]
The president of National Wiper Alliance, a Swannanoa based non-woven wiper supply company, was honored in a ceremony at the White House in celebration of National Small Business Week last Friday. The ceremony was hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration to recognize national and state winners of small business awards from around the country. […]