Weekly Picks: June 1-7, 2011

Align your body and mind with ChiRunning and ChiWalking at Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road in Asheville. Held on Wednesday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. Info: nicole@chiliving.com or 252-9828.

If you’ve always wondered how to make jam, put on your apron and try “Let's Start with Jams” at the Buncombe County Cooperative Extension, 94 Coxe Ave. in Asheville on Thursday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: buncombe.ces.ncsu.edu or 255-5522.

Come cheer on the Mountain Xpress’ fastest runners at the Chamber Challenge 5K on Friday, June 3 at 4:30 p.m. The race begins and ends at 36 Montford Ave. in Asheville. Info: ChamberChallenge.org or 232-2247.

Expand your musical horizons as sarod master K. Sridhar performs traditional Indian music on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. Held at Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa St. in Asheville. Bring your own yoga mat. $15. Info: sridhar.asheville@gmail.com or 274-5211.

Poetry Slam Asheville aims to "create a space in which spoken word poetry is the vehicle that connects diverse populations, organizations, and individuals." On Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. it will continue that mission with the School's Out Poetry Slam, held at the Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. Info: poetryslamasheville.com.

Internationally-recognized drum and chant outfit The Mayapuris will bring its rhythms to Montford Park's Hazel Robinson Amphitheater on Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m. for an evening of music, dance and acrobatics. Info: westashevilleyoga.com.

Firestorm Cafe and Books, 48 Commerce St., in downtown Asheville, is a worker-owned cooperative that hosts a number of community events, including performances, meetings and films. On Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m., the public is invited to share its own work at the Firestorm Open Mic. Info: firestormcafe.com

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