Weekly Picks

Judith Deutsch, president of the Asheville-Blue Ridge Rose Society, will share tips for spring planting on Wednesday, April 4 as she presents "Going Green in the Garden" at a meeting of the Asheville Garden Club. Held at the North Asheville Community Center, 37 E. Larchment Road. 10 a.m. Info: 258-0922.

Learn how to lube chains, fix flat tires and make minor adjustments to bicycles at a free bike maintenance class hosted by REI in Biltmore Park Town Square on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. No need to bring bikes. Info and registration: http://avl.mx/co.

Get a glimpse of the eclectic and thriving local art scene as more than 23 downtown galleries stay open late for the first Art Walk of the season. Held on Friday, April 6 from 5-8 p.m. Info: www.ashevilledowntowngalleries.org.

See the Blue Ridge RollerGirls smash the competition at the WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, on Saturday, April 7 at 5 p.m. $13/$10 in advance. Info: http://www.blueridgerollergirls.com.

Easter is here and local churches have many reasons to celebrate. Religious groups from Asheville to Mills River will honor this sacred time of year on Sunday, April 8. For a full list of services and festivities, go to http://mountainx.com/events.

Learn about one of nature’s most misunderstood animals at “Going Batty,” a presentation about bats for children. Held on Monday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at Lake James State Park, N.C. Highway 126. Info: 584-7728.

Keep your body strong at a variety of free health screenings, sponsored by Park Ridge Health. Tests include glucose, lipid, body mass index and blood pressure. Held on Tuesday, April 10 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Health Adventure in the Biltmore Square Mall, 800 Brevard Road #620. Info: info@parkridgehealth.org.

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