Weekly Picks

Learn how to support friends and loved ones in their darkest hour when Ginny Callaway reads from her book A Friend in Grief: Simple Ways to Help at Malaprop's Bookstore on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. Info: http://malaprops.com.

UNCA hosts an evening of live jazz, performed by a variety of student combos under the direction of William Bares and Brian Felix, on Thursday, March 15 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. $5/students and children free. Info: http://music.unca.edu.

Watch ordinary life transform into drama as the Asheville Playback Theatre performs improvisational pieces based on the personal stories of audience members on Friday, March 16 at the Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. 8 p.m. Pay-what-you-will. Info: 274-8315.

Asheville Greenworks invites the community to celebrate Arbor Day early with a treasure hunt, Irish food, nature walks and more at Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures, 1 Resort Drive, on Saturday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: http://www.ashevillegreenworks.org or 254-1776.

Click your heels three times at the “There’s No Place Like Home” Wizard of Oz-themed party to benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Held at 31 Glendale Ave. on Sunday, March 18 from 2-5 p.m. Info: http://www.bwar.org.

Get your hands dirty at a vegetable gardening class for beginners, offered by the Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center, 94 Coxe Ave., on Monday, March 19 from 5:30-7 p.m. Registration required. $5. Info: 255-5522.

Butterflies get all the glory, but moths are just as intriguing. Learn about the 900 species of moths found on J. Merrill Lynch’s farm in Boone in UNCA’s Reuter Center on Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. Info: emasnc@emas.org.

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