Despite the weather acting like a jerk this weekend, there are still some mighty fine events taking place. If you do plan on braving the cold, you have a rich selection of quality outdoor entertainment.
Swank 65, Couch Potato, Bookwalter Binge, Shut-In Trail Race and Superhero 5k all this weekend!
Asheville resident Peter Pfister makes his own hard apple cider from fruit he scavenges from trees in Buncombe County. Click through for the story, a hyperlapse video of an apple-pressing and two hard cider recipes from Black Mountain Ciderworks.
Perhaps one of the best-known Cherokee rituals is the sweat lodge. It’s practiced in many traditions and many countries, but for the Cherokee, says Yonv FrenchHawk, it’s a quest to harmonize one’s spirit and environment represents wellness. Raised on the reservation in Western North Carolina but now living in Asheville, FrenchHawk says the sweat lodge “was originally given […]
Gardeners from across the state assembled for the third annual N.C. Community Garden Partners annual conference on Oct. 25, in the Sherrill Center at UNC Asheville. This year’s conference focused on “Growing Garden Connections” with panels centered on creating opportunities for collaboration and partnerships between gardens as well as community organizations.
WHAT: Feeding America Through Entertainment (FATE) and jam weekly food drive WHEN: Thursdays, 8pm WHERE: New Mountain, 38 N. French Broad Ave. WHY: Feeding America Through Entertainment (FATE) is an organization that facilitates philanthropic relationships between the business community and prominent entertainers to raise money and awareness for hunger relief. So, when the owners of […]
WHAT: Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour, a free public exhibition of ancient relics of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and many other Buddhist masters. The opening ceremony will be led by Hun Lye. WHEN: Friday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. WHERE: The Venue, 21 N. Market […]
After next weekend you can look forward to going to work in the dark and leaving work in the dark. The endless days of summer are now an afterthought and the cool, early nights of autumn are starting to sink in. That means it’s time to try and squeeze in all of those post-work activities you’ve been telling yourself you were going to do all summer.
N.C. Community Garden Partners will hold their statewide conference in Asheville on Saturday, Oct. 25. Speaker Darcel Eddins of Bountiful Cities tells us more about the conference and her presentation.
WHAT: The 20th annual Public Witch Ritual, organized by Asheville-based Coven Oldenwilde WHEN: Friday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. WHERE: French Broad River Park, 508 Riverview Drive, West Asheville. WHY: Since 1995, Coven Oldenwilde has held its Public Witch Ritual on Halloween night (Samhain) in various Asheville locations. Annual themes have ranged from “Creatures of […]
N.C. Community Garden Partners will hold their statewide conference in Asheville on Saturday, Oct. 25. Learn more about the conference and its speakers in our previews this week — starting with Randal Pfleger of Grass to Greens.
The root cause of many chronic health issues, says local acupunturist and herbalist Jessica Godino, boils down to stress (and far too much of it at that). At the beginning of her class, Unwinding Stress, held on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference, Godino asked participants to consider their health in relation to stressful […]
The long summer is behind us, but for many growers in Western North Carolina, the spring-summer growing season is only half the story. Commercial growers, donation gardens and garden-based education programs are all finding ways to make local food and food security a hallmark of WNC, year-round.
At the 10th annual Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference, held from Oct. 10th through Oct. 12 on the beautiful grounds of Lake Eden in Black Mountain, 1,100 women gathered to study and celebrate. The conference is a three-day fall immersion, where women from across the country come together to study herbal medicine. Over 45 teachers offered classes in a […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a California-bound visual artist and Veterans Helping Veterans.
Bikes, bikes and more bikes! We’ve got a fantastic lineup of extraordinary cycling events coming up. There’s a little something for everyone. Red Bull Dreamline, Blue Ridge Pump Track Challenge, Cycle to Farm, Dig the Du and Autumn Faire this weekend!