The YMCA of WNC Indoor Tailgate Market runs every Saturday until March.
The roughly two-hour tour, an elaborate twist on the city of Asheville’s Urban Trail, assigns a specific smell to each of 30 landmarks downtown.
Lantern Fest is to the night as Slide the City is to the day, and Asheville has popped up on both festival’s tour lists. Ticket-holders for Lantern Fest (date yet to be announced) will be provided a “s’mores kit,” along with a lantern, lighter and crayons for decorating their skyward luminaries.
In her talk at UNC Asheville, Allen discussed how social justice is entwined with food — and she encouraged people to take action, saying, “I want you all to think big about what to do.”
WHAT: Nia Fitness Fundraiser Jam WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. WHERE: Henderson County Athletics and Activity Center, 708 S. Grove St., Hendersonville WHY: Millions of children in this country qualify for free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the National School Lunch and National School Breakfast Programs. But what happens when these same […]
Touch has the power to heal, or at the very least to soothe us when we’re not feeling well. In Asheville, several practitioners apply this power, using a method of therapeutic touch created in the 1970s by Dora Kunz and Delores Krieger. “We are energy fields,” says Padma Dyvine, an Asheville-based practitioner for more than 20 years […]
Asheville is abuzz with news that Slide the City, nationally occurring mass slip ‘n’ slide event, is coming to Asheville on May 23.
. Gathered on an unpaved road, beside a never-bridged brook, in a forest that’s never been logged, the group itches to begin — to explore and experience, assist and learn, and join with the world outside. These are the Forest Keepers, and the wild slopes of wooded places are their workspace.
With the rising interest in alternative medicine and alternative crops, many forward-thinking growers are starting to raise Chinese herbs on American soil. Joe Hollis — the gray-bearded teacher at Daoist Traditions College in Asheville’s Montford neighborhood — has been at it for decades.
Imagine a city dappled with patches of small gardens and farms growing food for a community that stays connected with the land that feeds it. Sunil Patel is working toward that goal and wants your help.
Full Circle Farm Sanctuary is holding a “FUNdraiser,” consisting of a night of libations, entertainment and prize drawings. Since autumn 2010, the animal sanctuary has been raising awareness of farmed animals and the conditions that they face, working to save abused, neglected and abandoned farmed animals in need.
MountainTrue is presenting two upcoming live shows that celebrate the life and adventures of John Muir, an early advocate of wilderness preservation in the U.S.
Gemstones and tea might seem an unlikely combination, but to local jewelry designer Jen Aly, they make perfect sense together. “They are two of my favorite things,” she says. Aly decided to combine them for her workshop Gemstones and Tea: Set Your Intentions for 2015, which will be held at Dobra Tea on Sunday, Jan. 18. Aly, […]
WHAT: Pretty Faces: The Story of a Skier Girl benefit screening WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 8, 6 p.m. WHERE: The Millroom, 66 Asheland Ave., Asheville WHY: Pretty Faces, a film celebrating women who thrive in the snow, originated with professional big-mountain skier and SheJumps co-founder Lynsey Dyer, whose objective was to give women and girls, young […]
How does a culture combat an entity that cannot be seen? Start with awareness of the issue. “As humans, we all have bias,” says Dr. Rebecca Bernstein of Mission Health. “It doesn’t make us bad people, but when that bias affects how we make decisions, it can have adverse effects on our patients.” “We hope to help […]
It’s a “nightmare scenario” for residents living near or on land associated with the former CTS site south of Asheville on Mills Gap Road, according to a Dec. 29 Associated Press story that ran in the Charlotte Observer (“An Old Plant, tainted Land, and Worried Homeowners”). The story takes particular aim at the developers who purchased the more […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a documentary on the human-turtle bond, a libertarian political satire podcast and a seventh grade physics field trip.
In the emerging milieu of the 21st century, many traditional churches are being challenged to find new strategies to meet a rapidly changing culture.
WHAT: New Year’s Eve Masquerade Furball WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. WHERE: Céline and Company, 49 Broadway, Asheville WHY: Want to ring in the new year with style? Well, you won’t go wrong with Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s 2014 Masquerade Furball, an evening of heavy hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing, libations and masked revelry […]
William Najger is spreading his message this week in an unusual way: He’s dressed up as Moses and hanging out at the Vance Monument in downtown Asheville, channeling his inner McConaughey and telling people to just keep on L-I-V-I-N. The Asheville native said his Moses stunt started with him going to Hollywood in the past […]
Sugary beverages are everywhere and are connected to every season. Why is that such a big deal? According to The Nutrition Source, Harvard School of Public Health’s resource for evidence-based diet and nutrition information, soft drink makers produce 10.4 billion gallons of sugary drinks each year. That is essentially one 12-ounce can for every American, every day of the year.