Learn about efforts to create and grow a local fiber economy during a screening of the documentary Farm to Fashion on Wednesday, May 16 at 6 p.m. Hosted by Transition Hendersonville at Black Bear Cafe, 318 Main St., Hendersonville. Info: http://www.transitionhendersonville.com.
REI in Biltmore Park Town Square invites the community to a free bicycle maintenance course on Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. The class will focus on adjusting brakes and derailleurs, how to change and fix a chain and how to change brakes. Registration required: http://avl.mx/fl.
Blue Ridge Bookfest kicks off on Friday, May 18 with a variety of free workshops, lectures and readings by more than a dozen well-known authors at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock. The festival continues through May 19. Info and complete schedule: http://www.blueridgebookfest.org.
Join RiverLink for an afternoon in the sun and learn how to identify the tress that cover WNC as the organization hosts a leaf identification workshop and nature walk departing from the RiverLink offices, 170 Lyman St., on Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. Info: http://www.riverlink.org or 252-8474.
Hear Southern stories from near and far as the Jonesboro Storytelling Guild performs Tales From Tennessee at Fletcher Feed and Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Road, on Sunday, May 20 from 3-5 p.m. Info: 329-8112.
A Mountain BizWorks informational meeting will help businesses make the first step towards accessing the organization's services on Monday, May 21, at noon. Meetings are offered Mondays at noon and Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. at 153 S. Lexington Ave. Info: http://www.mountainbizworks.org
Girls ages 9-14 are invited to learn about food chemistry as part of Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute's SciGirls program on Tuesday, May 22 from 6-8 p.m. Held at 1 PARI Drive, Rosman. Registration required. $10. Info: http://www.pari.edu or 862-5554.