Weekly Picks

Join Asheville Green Drinks for "Red, White and Water," a discussion about water conservation and the history of the environmental movement on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Presented at Posana Cafe, 1 Biltmore Ave. Info: http://www.ashevillegreendrinks.com.

Browse new paintings by Fleta Monaghan, founder and director of River's Edge Studio and 310 ART Gallery, as Nourish and Flourish, 347 Depot St., Suite 201, hosts an opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 6-8 p.m. Drinks and snacks provided. Info: http://www.nourishflourishnow.com or http://www.fletamonaghan.com.

Asheville Playback Theatre invites the public to share personal stories and watch them transformed into improvised performance pieces at Playback on Broadway. Held at the Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., on Friday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. Info: http://www.ashevilleplayback.org or 274-8315.

Learn about age-appropriate behavior for pets and how to establish good habits at "Puppies W.I.N." on Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to noon. Hosted by Patton Avenue Pet Company, 1388 Patton Ave., for owners with pets under 5 months of age. Please leave puppies at home. Info: http://www.pattonavenuepet.com.

Lake James State Park, N.C. Highway 126, will host two presentations about wild animals on Sunday, Jan. 22. A discussion of winter wildlife feeding begins at 1 p.m. and a lecture on animal tracks starts at 2 p.m. Info: 584-7728.

YWCA Club W will host an open house, featuring mini-fitness classes and door prizes, at 185 S. French Broad Ave. on Monday, Jan. 23, 4-7 p.m. Info: www.ywcaofasheville.org or 254-7206.

A staged radio adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula will be presented by Western Carolina University, 1 University Drive in Cullowhee, on Tuesday, Jan 24 at 7:30 p.m. $10. Info: http://www.wcu.edu or 227-2479.

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