Weekly Picks

Find out if your family heirlooms are worth more than you think at an antique evaluation on Wednesday,  May 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. Come early to visit Historic Johnson Farm, 3346 Haywood Road in Hendersonville. $2 per item. Info: historicjohnsonfarm.org or 891-6585.

If you’re a senior who’s curious about making your daily commute more green, grab a roadworthy bike and join Strive Not To Drive Week. There will be a free bicycle commuting class for seniors on Thursday, May 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road. Info and registration: 684-1846.

Does your teen want to make a movie? Help the Teen Awesome Group make a movie trailer for the novel The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. The Friday, May 20 meeting, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., will focus on scene selection and script writing. Held at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main Street. Info: 250-6482.

Small bites aren’t just for food. Pan Harmonia will present “Tapas de Musica,” a twist on early and world music. On Saturday, May 21 at 4 p.m., professional artists will pick up their paintbrushes and paint to live music. Held at The Design Gallery, 7 South Main St., Burnsville. Info: pan-harmonia.org.

The public is invited to a concert and auction to benefit woodcarver and cancer survivor Phil Brown on Sunday, May 22 from 1-6 p.m. Southern Crescent, Buncombe Turnpike and The Honeycutters will provide music. Held at the Folk Art Center, milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Info: southernhighlandguild.org or 298-7928.

The Nature Conservancy, a worldwide organization that seeks "to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth," seeks volunteers in WNC to remove invasive species in order to restore a critical bog habitat on Monday, May 23 from 9 a.m.-noon. Info and directions: 350-1431.       

The Battery Park Book Exchange, suite 101 in the Grove Arcade, will host a wolf-themed art show and sale to benefit Full Moon Farm wolfdog rescue on Tuesday, May 24 from 6-9 p.m. Guitarist and Full Moon volunteer Trey Merrill will perform. Info: fullmoonfarm.org.

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