Through (8/19) – All Kinds of Quilts, by Asheville Modern Quilt Guild. Opening reception Sunday, May 4, from 2-4pm.
WE (7/23) through SU (7/27) – Annual convention including speakers, camping and live music. Contact for full events listings and locations.
SA (7/26), 8am-4pm & SU (7/27), 8am-1pm – Mountain Rendezvous and Summer Arrow Search. $25 family/$10.
ONGOING – Classes for careers in the food and hotel industries. Includes American Hotel and Lodging Association Certification. Call for times. $25.
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 (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 FR (8/15) – Works by artists of Burlingame Country Club.
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.
Through SU (8/31) – Screen prints, stickers and other works by California artist Bigfoot.
Through WE (8/27) – Wooden sculptures by Mark Gardner.
Through SU (7/27) – Annual dance festival with dancers representing nine different cultures. Held throughout WNC. See website for full events listings and locations. $0-30.
Through FR (10/31) – Drifting Toward the Names of Things, paper works by Brian T. Leahy.
ONGOING – Community, abstract works by Sharon Louden.
Through (8/30) – Volunteers needed to monitor monarch butterflies to aid conservation efforts and knowledge.
ONGOING – Two Worlds, abstract watercolors by Mick Donelan.
SA (7/26) & SU (7/27), 1-6pm – 2014 Farm, Garden and Studio Tour. Tickets priced by car: $25 for 2 days/$15 for one day/$10 for seniors, students. Info: Jacksoncountyfarmersmarket.org.
SATURDAYS through (10/31), 8am-noon -
SATURDAYS through (10/30), 9am-noon -
SU (7/27), 9:15-10:15am – Introduction to a series of forums on prayer.
Last SUNDAYS, 10:30am-noon – Family Meditation with Rev. Teijo Munnich
SATURDAYS, 11-11:30am – Storytime. Ages 2-6. Free.
SUNDAYS, noon – Includes chanting, discussion and a vegetarian meal. Free.
Live music: Bluegrass brunch; $10 pitchers all day
SU (7/27), 1:30-5pm – Roots Adventure program: Guion Farms area of DuPont State Forest for family adventure with focus on fun and navigation. $5. Registration required.
SU (7/27), 3-5pm – Keith Lockhart directs his final concert of the season as he leads a performance of Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8. $15-$40.
SA (7/27), 3pm – Ashley English presents ideas from her book, Handmade Gatherings: Recipes and Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations and Potluck Parties.
$5 mimosas & bloody Marys
SUNDAYS, 4-6pm – Weekly meeting for LGBTQ youth and straight allies.
SU (7/27), 4-5:30pm – Palmetto Gravel Snatchers perform. The Songcatchers Music Series showcases acoustic music with roots in the Southern Appalachians. $6/$3 for 15 & under.
Food truck: El Kimchi (Korean/Mexican street food)
SU (7/27), 5pm – Concert featuring Celtic and Appalachian old-time music. $10.
Live Music: Chris Smith (singer-songwriter), 5-7pm
Live music: Vollie McKenzie & Hank Bones (acoustic jazz, swing), 6pm
SU (7/27), 7-9pm – Piano competition finals. Piano students take the stage to compete for the top spot in annual piano competition. $10.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS (7/18) until (7/27) – Art. Fri.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. $12.
WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/27) – Boeing, Boeing. Wed.-Sat.: 8pm; Thu., Sat.-Sun.: 2pm. $40/$30 seniors.