SUNDAYS – Meets during Cleveland Browns games. Contact for specific times.
Through WE (12/31) – Hops & Crafts, mugs, steins & tankards by regional artist.
Through WE (12/31) – Poster art by Joshua Marc Levy.
Through SU (12/21) – Works by Angela Cunningham and Anis Crofts.
Through WE (12/31) – The Power of Place, pastels by Everett Schmidt.
Through WE (12/31) – Expressionist landscapes by Jean Claude Roy.
Through WE (12/31) – Dollar-votes at this hand-decorated Christmas tree contest benefit Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries. Free to attend.
Through WE (12/31) – Wish List Celebration, exceptional pieces collected throughout the year.
Through TH (1/1) – Short scripts accepted for consideration in Brief Encounters 2015. Contact for details.
Through SU (3/15) – What You See Is What You See: American Abstraction After 1950, American Abstract Expressionism.
Through TH (1/15) – Applications accepted from WNC artists for the Art in the Park Arts and Community Grant. Contact for guidelines.
Through FR (1/9) – Odyssey ClayWorks: A Collective Perspective, ceramics.
Through SU (12/28) – “Bedtime in a Bag,” drive for bedtime items for children in need.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until TH (1/1) – “Hometown Holidays,” includes lights, carriage rides, hay rides and pet photos with Santa Paws. Held in downtown Forest City.
Through TH (1/1) – Family activities including holiday lights, chili cook-off, hay rides and pictures with Santa. Contact for schedule. Free to attend. Held in Hickory Nut Gorge.
Through SA (1/31) – Microcosms: Our World in Paperweights, handmade paperweight exhibition.
Through WE (12/31) – Near and Far, plein air paintings by Stuart Roper and jewelry by Claudia Herr.
ONGOING – She-Pow, mixed media exhibit inspired by women.
Through FR (1/30) – Submissions accepted for the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize. Contact for guidelines. $25/$15 NC Writer’s Network members.
Through SA (1/31) – Submissions of artwork incorporating orchids accepted for 2015 WNCOS Annual Orchid Show. Contact for guidelines. Free to submit.
Through FR (1/30) – Portfolios accepted from local and regional artists for 2016 exhibitions. Contact for guidelines.
Through (2/28) – Volunteers needed for preparation of free tax returns at various Buncombe County Libraries. Contact for details.
Through SA (1/4), 6-10pm – “Winter Lights,” light show and festivities in the garden. Admission fees apply.
SU (12/21), 9:15am – “Evolutionary Spirituality – Part One,” discussing thoughts of Jesuit priest Pere Teilhard de Chardin. Free.
SU (12/21), 10:30am – Christmas music worship service. Free.
TUESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (12/31), 11am-3pm – Holiday gift market. Free to attend.
Through WE (12/31), 11am-6pm – Holiday Gift Market, works by various local artists.
SA (12/20) & SU (12/21), 11am-9pm – Book launch for Milarepa: A Buddhist Saint by illustrator Nirzara Verulkar, includes exhibit of her works. Free to attend.
SU (12/21), 2-3:30pm – Winter Festival 2014, candle lighting ceremony and “This I Believe” statements. Free.
SU (12/21), 2pm & 7pm – “A Swannanoa Solstice,” holiday music, storytelling and dance. $40/$35 students/$15 children/$10 student rush.
SUNDAYS, 3pm – Brevard Music Center faculty concerts, co-sponsored by OLLI. Free. Held in the Reuter Center.
SU (12/21), 3pm – Musicke Antiqua Renaissance Christmas concert. Free.
SU (12/21), 3-4pm – Winter Solstice service with optional potluck to follow.
SU (12/21), 4pm – “Handbells for the Holidays” concert. Free.
SU (12/21), 4pm – “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” poem performed by James Navé. Free.
SU (12/21), 5:30-6:30pm – Blue Christmas service for those bearing burdens of grief and loss.
Through TU (12/23), 6-9pm – Festival of Lights. $5-$25/vehicle.
Through SU (1/4), 6-10pm – Drive-through LED Christmas lights and music show. $20+/vehicle.
SU (12/21), 7-9pm – Community groups perform sacred and secular holiday favorites to benefit Children First/Communities In Schools. Donations accepted.
SU (12/21), 7pm – Solstice evening hike to Hooker Falls. Meets in Hooker Falls parking lot. Free.
SU (12/21), 7pm – “Three Spirits: A Multimedia Presentation of A Christmas Carol.” $8/$2 ages 12 and under.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (12/21) – A Charlie Brown Christmas. Fri. & Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2:30pm. $12-$22.
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (12/21) – Little Women. Thur.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. $20/$15 student/$10 children.
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (12/21) – A Christmas Carol. Thur.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sat. & Sun.: 2:30pm. Encore performances: Sun., Dec. 21-Tues., Dec. 23, 7:30pm. $10/$5 children.
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (12/21), 8pm – Music on the Rock: A Motown Christmas, tribute concert. $24.
WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (12/21) – A Christmas Carol. Wed.-Sat.: 8pm; Wed., Thur., Sat. & Sun.: 2pm. $40/$25 students/$10 children.