Wellness in brief: Honoring pediatric cancer patients, boosting breast cancer research

A celebration of the courage of pediatric cancer patients at Well Played Board Game Café on Wall Street in downtown Asheville will collect new and unused Legos and the card game UNO for patients. Attendees can also create greeting cards and paint “kindness rocks” for patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and Mission Children’s Hospital.

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay to speak at UNCA, Sept. 19

Press release from UNC Asheville: Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps and author of five books, will give a free public talk at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. No tickets are required. Isay, a radio producer, began what grew into StoryCorps in 2003 with a story recording booth in New […]

Autism Society of NC members train for Run/Walk fundraiser on Sept. 14

Press release from Autism Society of North Carolina: Members of the Autism Society of North Carolina are in training for the organization’s 14th annual Western North Carolina Run/Walk for Autism. About 20 members have been showing up every Monday evening for the past several weeks at French Broad River Park for a one-hour training session, in […]

Broadway Cultural Gateway Report calls for changes to Downtown Asheville’s north end

From the press release: “The final report identifies design recommendations, including adding signage and public art to create a true northern gateway for downtown; sidewalk and crosswalk improvements on Broadway and Woodfin; the creation of Asheville’s first parklet to enhance the pedestrian experience; and activation of Carolina Lane and Chicken Alley to address local feedback […]

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission elects new leadership

Press release from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission elected a new chairman and vice chairman and welcomed three new commissioners to its governing board at its business meeting on July 18. David W. Hoyle, Jr. was elected chairman of the commission after serving as vice-chair for the past two years. […]

MountainTrue merges with Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition

Press release from MountainTrue: Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition (HRWC) has merged with Western North Carolina conservation nonprofit MountainTrue as of July 1. Both organizations share a commitment to protecting our waters and forests. The merger is an important step toward building one organization that can effectively advance the interests of our mountain region through a […]

Center for Craft receives $100,000 matching challenge to support the Building the Future for Craft Campaign

Press release from the Center for Craft: The Center for Craft received a $100,000 matching challenge from Sara and Bill Morgan to support the Building a Future for Craft campaign launched in 2017. The Morgan’s gift challenges other supporters to match ($1 dollar contributed to every $2 dollars raised) their campaign donation before the reopening […]

Keeping Asheville Creative: Artspace survey findings affect development sector

Press release from Center for Craft: Last year, Center for Craft and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Artspace, a nonprofit real estate developer that focuses on affordable housing, studio, and performance space for artists, to conduct a community-wide survey to assess the needs of area creatives – from individuals to cultural organizations […]

Summer ceramics workshop series kicks off at Mars Hill University

Press release from Mars Hill University:  Mars Hill University kicked off its inaugural Summer Ceramics Workshop Series this week at the Mars Hill Center for the Ceramic Arts. The center is offering a series of workshops in June, led by renowned potters and ceramicists from across the country. The first workshop, “Thrown and Altered,” featured […]

Brevard Music Center opens 2019 summer festival, June 21

Press release from Brevard Music Center:  Brevard Music Center (BMC) officially kicks off its 2019 season with an opening weekend of captivating performances from Friday, June 21 through Tuesday, June 25. The extensive schedule of events features artists including BMC Principal Guest Conductor and 2019 GRAMMY winner JoAnn Falletta, violinist Chee-Yun, soul legends The Temptations and The Four Tops, […]

Registration now open for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Press release from the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter:  Registration is now open for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter is inviting Buncombe County and surrounding area residents to turn their communities into a sea of purple and help take steps to fight Alzheimer’s. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Asheville will take place […]

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Mars Hill University sets spring commencement for May 11

Press release from Mars Hill University: More than 170 students are expected to receive degrees during Mars Hill University’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Among them will be seven graduate students and the second cohort of nurses to earn the university’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Commencement will begin at 9:30 a.m. […]