Using a vast array of artifacts, period newspapers and personal items from the time, combined with a series of lectures by military veterans and authorities, The WNC Military History Museum in Brevard hopes to educate a new generation on veterans’ contributions in an upcoming exhibit, “Operation Armed Forces,” which will open Saturday, Oct. 22, and run through Friday, Nov. 11, at the historic Aethelwold Hotel in downtown Brevard.
For its fourth annual Barbells for Boobs fundraiser, Urban Athletic Training Center is inviting the public to work out, purchase baked goods and t-shirts, and hop into a mobile hydrostatic body fat testing machine. The event takes place on Monday, Oct. 24.
As more women work toward leadership roles in the local workforce, female business leaders and local organizations are working to provide the encouragement and resources necessary to help them attain equity and advancement in the workplace. Sharing their wealth of experiences, these community leaders are hoping they can lay the groundwork for the next generation of successful women professionals.
For its largest annual fundraiser, the Literacy Council of Buncombe County is hosting a dinner and silent auction, featuring a speech by best selling author Wiley Cash. His brother, comedian Cliff Cash, will emcee the event at Renaissance Asheville Hotel on Friday, Oct. 14.
A monthlong initiative of Asheville Vegan Outreach and No Evil Foods highlights the meat-free cuisine of more than a dozen local restaurants.
Dozens of local musicians will play music from John Lennon’s catalogue in support of arts nonprofit Aurora Studio & Gallery. The donation-based concert is at Highland Brewing Co., on Friday, Oct. 7.
Business leaders, nonprofit representatives, elected officials and political candidates from across Buncombe County gathered at the Biltmore Estate’s Lioncrest venue Wednesday, Oct. 28 for the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority’s annual meeting.
Yarn headlines the eighth annual Barnaroo, which takes place at Franny’s Farm from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2.
Asheville GreenWorks’ upcoming fundraiser, which features dancing and barbecuing, takes place at Asheville Outdoor Center on Thursday, Sept. 29.
Death is inevitable, yet many people are caught off guard for it. Planning for your death can help survivors save time and money while allowing them to focus on more important matters.
The inaugural Open Streets Asheville brought residents and visitors into the streets to enjoy downtown in a new way. With Battery Park Avenue, Wall Street and portions of Haywood Street, Patton Avenue and Church Street closed to automotive traffic, folks did art projects, movement-based activities, listened to buskers and relaxed with yoga and massage.
More than 40 garments by regional artists and designers will be on showcase at Local Cloth’s Project Handmade fashion show. The Folk Art Center hosts the event on Thursday, Sept. 22.
MADabolic gym is bringing fitness equipment to Green Man Brewery for a high energy benefit event on Friday, Sept. 23. Proceeds go to Girls on the Run of WNC.
Asheville’s rustic, arts-and-industry-dominated River Arts District is on the brink of a major transformation. From road realignment, sidewalk construction and expanded bike lanes to an ambitious network of greenways with the RAD as its central hub, substantial changes will be taking place over the next few years that will improve the way residents and visitors to the city access, explore and inhabit the area.
MANNA Express began last fall with deliveries of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy and meat going out to a handful of partners and agencies in Buncombe County. In the past few months, the program has stretched outward to all 16 counties that MANNA serves.
After a year hiatus, Next Step Recovery’s annual golf tournament is back — and just in time for the nonprofit’s 10-year anniversary. Broadmoor Golf Links hosts the benefit event on Saturday, Sept. 17.
While July was marked by a series of protests, rallies and demands for changes to the APD’s approach to policing in the city’s marginalized communities — especially its 11 public housing neighborhoods — August saw a shift in tone, with the outline of a collaborative process arising out of discussions among the APD, City Council and a wide range of community groups convened by the Racial Justice Coalition.
Bryce Monroe performs his one-man play on black American experiences at N.C. Stage Company Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 8-10.
Blue Ghost Brewing Co., hosts a night of country music tribute performances to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Local wellness, food and art vendors converged on Pack Square Park on Sunday to celebrate all things organic and sustainable.
Multiple artists are performing at Sounds for Recovery, a benefit event for Buncombe County’s Veterans Treatment Court, Sobriety Court and Adult Drug Treatment Court. The gathering takes place at First Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Sept. 1.