Weekly Picks

Help celebrate the grand opening of Spellbound Children's Bookstore's new location inside ZaPow! art gallery, 21 Battery Park Ave., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. Info: http://www.spellboundchildrensbookshop.com.

Glimpse into the future as Nibbles the Groundhog predicts the coming spring at the WNC Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Road, on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. Festivities will also include a program on groundhogs with naturalist and educator Carlton Burke. Info: americorps@wildwnc.org or http://www.wildwnc.org.

Meet local artists as Woolworth Walk, 25 Haywood St., hosts an opening reception for From Pots to Paint, an exhibition featuring works on the theme of compassionate love by painter Gayle Ray and potter Laura Loercher, on Friday, Feb. 3 from 4-6 p.m. Info: http://www.woolworthwalk.com.

Having legal troubles? Local attorneys will offer free advice at Pack Library's Lord Auditorium, 67 Haywood St., on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A Spanish-speaking attorney will be available from 11 a.m.-noon. Info: Sarahldickson@gmail.com.

Asheville is known for its buskers and now they’re advocating for themselves and the city’s homeless population. Buskers for Change, a benefit for Asheville buskers and the Asheville Homeless Network will be held on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 6-9 p.m. Hosted by Rosetta's Kitchen, 116 North Lexington Ave. Info: 232-0738.

Dig up your banjo and drag out the old guitar for an Appalachian jam session, sponsored by Joyful Noise Community Music and Arts Center. Held at First Presbyterian Church, 30 Alabama Ave. in Weaverville on Monday, Feb. 6 from 6-7 p.m. $10. Info: http://www.joyfulnoisecenter.org.

Join poet and Zen Buddhist priest Norman Fischer for a lecture on “God, Sin, Pain, Song and Jewish Meditation" in UNCA's Sherrill Center on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Info: 232-5027.

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