Weekly Picks

Tour the N.C. Arboretum's bonsai collection with experts from The Asheville Garden Club on Wednesday, May 9. Tour begins at 10 a.m. and a carpool departs from the North Asheville Community Center, 37 E. Larchmont Drive, at 9:30 a.m. $8 per car. Info: 258-0922.

Learn exercises to prevent back problems and strengthen your core at a presentation hosted by Fairview Chiropractic Center, 2 Fairview Hills Drive in Fairview, on Thursday, May 10 at 5:15 p.m. Free, but registration required. Info: 628-7800.

See a slideshow about water protection and organic agriculture in Peru at the Unitarian Universalist Church, on the corner of Charlotte Street and Edwin Place, on Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Info: http://www.uuasheville.org or 254-6001.

Join the Asheville Rowing Club for a "getting acquainted with crew" event to promote strength, endurance and community on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m.-noon. Held at Lake Julian Park, 406 Overlook Extension, Arden. $15. Info: http://www.ashevillerowing.org.

Enjoy the waterfalls of DuPont State Forest from the comfort of a shuttle during Tour de Falls on Sunday, May 13 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Buses depart every half hour from 1300 Staton Road, Cedar Mountain. Shuttles are not handicap-accessible and pets are not permitted. $12/$6 children under 17. Tours begin Saturday, May 12. Info: http://www.dupontforest.com or 692-2929.

Enjoy "world-renowed impresario" Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine acrobatics, traditional dance and a variety of music and theatrical techniques when Golden Dragon Acrobats perform at The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave., on Monday, May 14 at 11 a.m. Presented by LEAF in Schools and Streets. $5/$2 children under 18. Info: http://theorangepeel.net.

Watch an Oscar-nominated WWI film on the big screen as the Canton Branch Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, hosts a free screening in the library's meeting room on Tuesday, May 15 at 4 p.m. Info: 648-2924.

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