Weekly Picks

One part hip-hop, two parts Indian dance, a Bhangra aerobics class will be offered on Wednesday, March 7 at Carver Community Center, 101 Carver Ave., Black Mountain, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Classes held weekly. $10. Info: http://www.holisticwithhumor.com.

Celebrate the joyful Jewish holiday of Purim at a Purim festival, hosted by Chabad House, at Doubletree-Biltmore Hotel, 115 Hendersonville Road, on Thursday, March 8 at 5:15 p.m. $10. Info and registration: http://www.chabadasheville.org.

Gaze at the night sky and learn about light pollution at a star party, held at Lake James State Park’s Catawba River Area campground, N.C. Highway 126, on Friday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Info: 584-7728.

Tackle a strenuous 8.2-mile hike to Big Sandy Mush Bald, led by Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy experts, on Saturday, March 10 at 10 a.m. Registration required by March 8. $10/free for SAHC members. Info and directions: rich@appalachian.org or 253-0095.

Singer-songwriter Shannon Whitworth will perform in Brevard College's Porter Center on Sunday, March 11 to benefit Friends of the Animal Shelter, a nonprofit supporting the construction of a new shelter in Transylvania County. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. with the performance to follow at 7:30 p.m. $25/$20 in advance. Info: http://www.animalsheltertc.org.

Join the Entrepreneur Skills Network for a business skills meeting on Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in Room 246 of the Jackson Country Justice and Administration Building, 401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Sylva. Meetings held weekly. Info: 497-0160, 586-5466 or esn4meetings@gmail.com.

Malaprop's Bookstore will present licensed acupuncturist and traditional Chinese herbalist Kath Bartlett on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. for a discussion about sinus and allergy relief entitled "Chinese Medicine for Spring." Info: http://www.malaprops.com.

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