Weekly Picks

Take your morning jog off the sidewalk and into the forest as REI presents "Trail Running Basics" an introduction to "technique, training, clothing and footwear specific to the sport of trail running," on Wednesday, May 30  at 7 p.m. Held at 31 Scheneck Parkway in Biltmore Park Town Square. Free. Registration required: http://avl.mx/g5.

Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts will host a community day and open house, featuring dancing, a cakewalk, crafts and facility tours, on Thursday May 31 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Held at Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road. Free. Info: http://avl.mx/g6, pdansby@ashevillenc.gov or 350-2051.

"Mermaids in Marshall" will include a mermaid parade, live music and activities for kids throughout downtown Marshall on Friday, June 1 from 5-11 p.m. Held as part of the city's French Broad Fridays series. Free. Info: http://downtownmarshallnc.com.

Visit homes that feature green building and energy conservation construction methods during a Green Home Bicycle Tour of Asheville's urban neighborhoods on Saturday, June 2 at noon. Meets at Mosaic Realty, 797 Haywood Road. Free. Info: http://avl.mx/g2, Justin@JustInAsheville.com or 713-9400.

A fully staged production of Jesus Christ Superstar will be performed by First Baptist Church of Asheville, 5 Oak St., on Sunday, June 3 at 7 p.m. Free. Info: http://www.fbca.net.

Rookies, women and men are encouraged to try their hand at disk golf with the Asheville Ultimate Club. Meets at Memorial Stadium, 32 Buchanan Place. Rookie league will be held on Monday, June 4 at 6 p.m. $10. Women's league begins at 8 p.m. Free. Men's league runs from 6-10 p.m. $10. Practices are held every Monday. Info and registration: http://www.ashevilleultimate.org.

"Farm and Garden to Kitchen" encourages children ages 3 and older to celebrate Local Food Day on Tuesday, June 5 from 1-2 p.m. Held at Hands On!, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Free with $5 admission fee. Info: http://handsonwnc.org or 697-8333.

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