Weekly Picks

Sip coffee and chow down on bake goods at Java for Justice, a fundraiser for Pisgah Legal Services. Local restaurants including City Bakery, Mosaic Café and West End Bakery will donate a portion of their profits on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Fundraiser continues through Feb. 24. Info: http://www.pisgahlegal.org.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will read on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at UNCA’s Humanities Lecture Hall, One University Heights. Info: 251-6808.

Experience the music of Spain and Russia at a classical guitar concert, held at Groce United Methodist Church, 954 Tunnel Road, on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. Info: stevec@groceumc.org.

Teach your kids about one of our region’s native animals at a class about coyotes on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9-11 a.m. The program is geared towards children ages 4-7 and will be held at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, 1401 Fish Hatchery Road. Info: http://www.ncwildlife.org or 877-4423.

Enjoy an evening of chamber jazz as The Cafe String Quartet performs at Jubilee! Community, 46 Wall St., on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. Donations to benefit Helpmate will be collected at the door. Info: http://www.echocooperative.org or 545-8865.

Join The Nature Conservancy for an afternoon of invasive species removal at Bat Cave Preserve, followed by an informative program on basic orienteering skills. Held on Monday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info, location and registration: mtns_volunteers@tnc.org or 350-1431 ext. 105.

Local restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds on Tuesday, Feb. 28 as part of the Animal Compassion Network's Dine to Be Kind, a fundraiser for the organization's low-cost spay and neuter programs. See website for a complete list of participating establishments. Info:  http://www.animalcompassionnetwork.org.

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