Through (8/19) – All Kinds of Quilts, by Asheville Modern Quilt Guild. Opening reception Sunday, May 4, from 2-4pm.
ONGOING – Classes for careers in the food and hotel industries. Includes American Hotel and Lodging Association Certification. Call for times. $25.
Through (10/14) – Applications will be accepted for this grant from the Asheville Area Arts Council to provide financial support for committed, accomplished artists.
Through FR (8/1) – Fly Over, photography of WWII warbirds by Barbara Sammons.
Through SU (9/7) – Dox Thrash, An American Journey: Georgia to Philadelphia, print works.
SA (7/26), 6:30am-11:30am – Volunteers needed to assist with the Asheville Color Run, which benefits the foundation. Must be 15 or older.
Through SA (7/27) – Paintings and illustrations by Trek 6, Ishmael, Ted Harper, Topr, Melt FTK, Big Bertha and Gus Cutty.
Through WE (8/27) – Cash Crop, life-size sculptures of slaves during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. $6/Free students 12th grade and younger.
Through TU (7/31) – World’s Apart, works by Peggy Horne Taylor.
Through SU (7/27) – Evolution of the Landscape, works by William Vandever, Jo Ridge Kelley and Ranoma Bronkar Bannavan. Opening reception: July 18, 6pm
Through SU (8/31) – Pop Gun, photography Sandlin Gaither.
Through (7/18) – Art in Bloom, plein air paintings.
Through (7/27) – The Luminous Surface, channel video and audio visual works
Through MO (9/1) – Bits and Pieces, sculptures by Raven Tata. Artist’s reception: August 2, 5pm.
Through SA (8/2) – A Retrospective, sculpture and ceramics by R. N. Grinnell/Banister.
Through (8/16) – Applications will be accepted for the N.C. Arts Council Regional Artist Project. Open to artists in Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania counties. Contact for guidelines.
Through SA (7/26)- Volunteers needed to prepare for and work at the Highland Ale Share benefit for the greenways.
Through WE (7/30) – Submissions will be accepted for the Hard Times Essay Contest, describing a difficult personal experience in 5000 words or less. $25. Contact for guidelines.
Through (7/28) – People, Places and Things, works by Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League members.
ONGOING – Two Worlds, abstract watercolors by Mick Donelan.
Through FR (10/3) – The Photography of Lewis Hine: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1918, photographs of child textile workers.
TUESDAYS through THURSDAYS, 9am-noon – Adult basic education/ high school equivalency classes. Registration required.
WE (7/16) & TH (7/17), 9-10:30am – Orientation sessions for adult literacy and English as a second language programs. Registration required. Held at 31 College Place, Building B, Suite 221.
THURSDAYS, 10:11:30am – T’ai Chi Qi Gong class. $12.
TH (7/17), 10am-noon – Seminar: “Starting a Better Business.” Held at Riverlink, 170 Lyman St. Registration required.
TH (7/17), 10:30am – Terrarium building activity. BM
TH (7/17), 10:30am-4:30pm – Black Mountain Fire Department, 106 Montreat Road, Black Mountain. Appointment and info: 800-733-2767.
TH (7/17), 10:30am – Coffee with the Poet: Karen Holmes
TH (7/17), 11am – Performance by Fish the Magish, children’s magician. Reservations required. LE
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 12:30-3:30pm – Medical office support career classes. Registration required.
THURSDAYS (through 10/31), 3-6pm –
TH (7/17), 3pm – Performance by Fish the Magish, children’s magician. Reservations required. WV
TH (7/17), 3-7pm – A quiz-show style contest to increase awareness and knowledge of Africa. Held in A-B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium. Free. Registration required to compete.
THURSDAYS, 3:30-6pm –
Food truck: Tin Can Pizzeria
$3.50 pints at Merrimon location
TH (7/17), 5:30-7:30pm – Monthly meeting with speaker Marcy Stahl. Includes dinner. $25.
TH (7/17), 5:30-7:45pm – Group bike rides to the ribbon-cutting ceremony that celebrates the designation of 4th Avenue as a “Bike Boulevard.” Two meeting locations: Patton Park, 114 E. Clairmont Drive, Hendersonville & Laurel Park, 441 White Pine Drive, Hendersonville. Free to attend.
TH (7/17), 6-9pm – The Broadcast, soul/rock. Free.
THURSDAYS through (7/31), 6-7:30pm – Stiff Guy Yoga. $40 for four sessions.
Live Music: One Leg Up Duo (jazz), 6-8pm
TH (7/17), 6-8pm – Workshop: “How to Competitively Price Your Natural Products.” Registration required.
TH (7/17), 6pm – Nighttime Storytime. Ages 3-6. SA
Live Music: Quimby Mountain Band (rock)
TH (7/17), 6-9pm – The Fritz, funk-rock. Held in downtown Hendersonville.
TH (7/17), 7pm – Jeremy B. Jones discusses his book, Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland.
TH (7/17), 7pm – Mountain dulcimer concert featuring staff from WCU’s Dulcimer U Summer Week. $10/ $5 faculty, staff & students.
MONDAYS, 7-8:30pm & THURSDAYS, 8-8:40am – In the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. All levels. Free.
TH (7/17), 7pm – Book club: The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan. SS
TH (7/17), 7pm – Information on possible fracking in WNC. Held at Burnsville Library, 321 School Circle, Burnsville.
TH (7/17), 7pm – An easy walk along the French Broad River, discussing its geology and history. Meets at MP 393.5.
TH (7/17), 7pm – Donna Glee Williams discusses her book, The Braided Path.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/26), 7:30pm – Tartuffe.
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS (7/17) until (8/3) – Promises. Thu.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.:2:30pm. $26.56.
TH (7/17), 7:30pm – A performance of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. $40.
WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/27) – Boeing, Boeing. Wed.-Sat.: 8pm; Thu., Sat.-Sun.: 2pm. $40/$30 seniors.
Live Music: Grandpa’s Cough Medicine (bluegrass), 8pm; Food Truck: Bombus
TH (7/17), 9:30pm – Oculus. Free.